A blog devoted to current, former, and future USHL players, along with current league happenings.
40th player to dress for the Blizzard this year????Seems like I've seen the NAHL supporters blabbing about how the USHL is terrible because there's no loyalty to players and it's run like a business without regard to the players. (Of course those are probably bitter parents & former players who got cut from a USHL team.)Without looking, I'd guess there isn't a team in the USHL that's made 17 player changes this season.The most players dressed for the Stampede was in '03-'04 with 31 players.
anyone that thinks either league and their teams is any thing but a business, doesn't know the nature of the game at junior a tier one and two levels. adjust your roster til you see results or risk not having fans, community support and a job. Owners are under pressure to realize roi unless they have very deep pockets. players are expendable on any given night. it has to do with what you did for the team on your last shift.
anon#2's take is the exact opposite of kevin hartzell at sioux falls. he stays with a kid and makes him a player - through his coaching. look at jake drewiske, matt lundin, nick dineen, dave grun... etc. hartz does more than turn over player until he sees results - he makes results using the players he has!
Coment #1....take a look at the Buc's roster...it is a revolving door and they still can't get the roster right!! They had the worst recruiting in the league..example...oh..let's trade Ben Blood to Indiana and pickup a final year player with 2 concussions..like Bruneteau......dumb...they have made a number of bad choices!
Hartzell is just as guilty as any other coach.A player was told at the beginning of the season he was on the team & made the roster, then was traded away less than 8 hours later for his nephew.A lot of people in SF are bitching about nepotism toward his son, but sometimes I see the nephew getting the breaks.
Who is the nephew?
Ben Blood is also in his final year, so the swap was a way to hopefully bring a little offense to Des Moines.
I'm glad Ben Blood found his niche in Indy...cause he didn't play worth a crap in Des Moines...
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