Friday, September 21, 2007

Whither Nick Larson?

About a month ago, there was a rumor out there that Minnesota recruit, and Washington Capitals draft pick Nick Larson would redshirt with the Gophers this year, as opposed to playing with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL, as he was expected to.

It seemed like an odd choice at the time, considering that most players opt to play junior hockey rather than red-shirting. In the past week, however, the reasoning for that decision became a little more clear.

Some fairly reliable internet rumors have surfaced indicating that Larson is burnt out from hockey and will be taking this year off, and possibly never playing again. It's very disappointing news, but it is probably for the best for both the Larson and the Gophers if Larson's heart truly isn't into playing any more.

For all the glamor of a game night, I think fans sometimes forget the countless hours of hard work and physical toil that go into playing college hockey.

UPDATE:Bruce Brothers of the Pioneer Press gets confirmation from Don Lucia.


Anonymous said...

Didn't Nick, #17, play for Waterloo last night at home against Des Moines?

Is that a different Nick Larson?

Anonymous said...

that's a different nick larson

Anonymous said...

Chris, the "fans" haven't "forgotten", they have had no idea of the sacrifice in the first place.

Chris said...

Yes, the Nick Larson currently playing in the USHL attended St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota, while the Nick Larson discussed here attended Hill-Murray.

blah blah blah said...

This is nothing more than Chris showing how much of an anti-gopher troll he is. He should be burned at the stake.

There. I just shortened the comment section of this blog entry by 17 or so posts.

You're welcome, Chris. :)

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah

Wow, what a truly classy post?

Thanks for proving what a truly hypocritical idiot you are.

Keep up the good work and before you know it UND will be synonymous with class. After all you guys already throw dead animals on the ice, you guys love Ralph who venerated Hitler, and you guys whine about every call so the bar is set pretty low.

Anonymous said...

where is nick larson ?

Anonymous said...

Once again an anon makes a reference that ralph was a nazi. Funny how this is always brought up yet nobody can prove it.

Anonymous said...

Gopher players well known to be "soft" players. This is yet another prime example. What a pussy.