Wednesday, September 30, 2009

INCH Selects DU's Recruiting Class As #2 In USA

(above) DU secures one of the best recruiting classes in the country

InsideCollegeHockey.com has ranked the "Top 15 Recruiting Classes" in the country. They named DU's class as #2.

In what seems like a recent trend, Colorado College was not ranked in the Top 15.

Obviously these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, because INCH ranked DU's 2004 class #8 (Stastny, Mannino, Dingle, Thomas, May, Paukovich) and seven months later they won a National Championship. Many believe that the 2004 class was DU's best recruiting class in the modern era.

Last season INCH ranked DU's 2008 Class as the 8th best in the country. Colborne, & Wiercioch are now considered All-WCHA elite players just one year later.
INCH Ranks DU's Past Six Recruiting Classes & Key Recruits

2009 - #2 - Shore, Donovan, Wrenn, Murray, S. Ostrow

2008 - #8 - Colborne, Lee, Wiercioch

2007 - #9 - Bozak, Martin, K. Ostrow, Cheverie

2006 - #4 - Rakhshani, Ruegsegger, Brookwell, Seabrook

2005 - #6 - Butler, Trotter, Mullen, Fast

2004 - #8 - Stastny, Mannino, Dingle, Thomas, May, Paukovich

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

chevy was 07

dggoddard said...

Thanks for the correction. My mistake.

puck swami said...

While the exact placement rankings can and should be debated, I think the net takeaway from having these rankings is in the bigger picture. If you are ranked anywhere in the top 15 or so, it means that you are likely going the talent to be competitive at the national level, and if you consistently fall outside the top 15, it likely means a struggle to get there....

Trev said...

Which UND recruit is the favorite to have a "run in" with the law first?

Anonymous said...

I was pretty surprised when I saw Harvard at #5 on the list since they rarely do anything significant nationally. Then I saw rensallear at #9 and was shocked

Dirty said...

Conversely, which DU recruit is the favorite to break a guy's neck first?

du78 said...

Harvard has Montreal native Louis LeBlanc, the top rated forward in the INCH rankings, who was Montreal's 1st round pick. There was a lot of pressure for him to play major junior in Canada this season after starring in the USHL last year.

Trev said...

You cannot take something that has happened only once and compare it to something else that is virtually a yearly occurrence.

Nice try though.. keep it up. All the chatter is fun. Season is almost here.

wooooo

Anonymous said...

Umm getting hurt is a part of hockey - get over it.

Dirty said...

I'm pretty sure I can compare the two because I just did. But if you insist on waiting until the next DU player nearly kills an opponent, that's really up to you.

Trev said...

Hakstol better toughen up the neck strengthening exercises then so some needleneck doesn't cause a slow down a game then.

Anonymous said...

I would happily watch DU players consistently try to kill their opponents - it is hockey after all.

Dirty said...

You do realize the objective in hockey is to score more goals than your opponent rather than murdering your opponent, right?

Anonymous said...

...says Dirty to Hextall

Anonymous said...

Yes I do.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are more suited for women's hockey. None of that scary full contact stuff.

Trev said...

Didn't DU score goals and "murderize" people all the way to a national title that year... my memory is fuzzy ... who did we beat in the national title game?

Refresh my memory, please Dirty.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to excuse Dirty,his vaginitis is acting up again.

Dirty said...

Is that the same Brett Hextall who managed to get Denver to commit 45 minutes in penalties in under a minute?

You remember winning the national title and don't remember who they beat? Sounds like you are in serious need of Ginkgo Biloba.

Anonymous said...

It sure is.

Anonymous said...

Dirty please remove your toungue from Hextall's taint.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, the spelling nazzi is going to be on you for that one....

Trev said...

I just remember beating a bunch of wannabes who should have been figure skating as opposed to playing hockey.

Anonymous said...

Dirty.....when's the last time you were pimp-slapped? Please don't post here anymore until you locate your nuts and remove the shrink wrap.....

Anonymous said...

Judging by his wannabe gangsta picture,his nut haven't dropped yet.

Anonymous said...

Hell,I'm guessing he/she is an hermaphrodite.

Anonymous said...

Dirty has an innie and not an outie -- and, no, I'm not talking about his belly button.

However, his scared little turtle does make an actual appearance from time-to-time....but only when hextall is around.

Dirty said...

DU fans seem to have quite the chubby for Brett Hextall. And you have three more years to oggle over him. That is if a DU freshman doesn't break his neck this year.

Aren't you all excited?

Trev said...

zzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Let it go Dirty,you are the one who will be curled up in the fetal positon,at the bottom of your shower,crying and sucking your thumb when your lover Hextall leaves school.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Hextall? Whoever he is, I doubt that he can cast a "hex" to reverse the 1-0 (2004) and 4-1 (2005) DU wins that have surely gotten the oversized North Dakota fans' oversized panties in a super-sized bunch.

Anonymous said...

Hextall is a grade A twirp. He'll be a grease spot on someone's boards this season. Anyone that yaps that much and wears his hair like Hall and Oates deserves an ass kicking.

Anonymous said...

How sad is it that a guy like Dirty is spending a significant amount of time trolling blogs for other schools and taking the time to pick fights?

I mean really...?

broke neck hex said...

awwww c'mon! I calls em like i sees em - why did you have to pull that comment??

puck swami said...

See the big picture. Dirty has a master purpose -- from deep within his mother's basement, he is here to keep the universe on an even keel. He knows just how to poke everyone's balloon and keep us all honest.

There is a certain awesomeness to his modus operandi...

Anonymous said...

methinks dirty needs a teardrop tattoo, to complete the faux-gangsta look

Anonymous said...

He needs to be dropped off in Compton,Harlem or Cabrini Green and see how that look works for him.