Monday, October 22, 2007

Kyle Turris

Kyle Turris is good. To quote Marv Alberts’ head, he’s really showing what a man with a cannon in his chest can do.

I never got around to posting my star-rankings for recruits(super-sorry, btw), because I was never really satisfied with how it looked. In my first draft of it though, Kyle Turris was the only player to get a 5-star rating. I eventually ended up bumping a couple guys up, but to start, it looked like Turris and then everybody else. And that is what it has looked like so far this year. Turris, and then everybody else.

So far this year, Kyle Turris has an NCAA-best 12 points through Wisconsin’s first four games. Of course it should be noted that two of those four games were against Robert Morris, a team that has pulled off a couple upsets in the past, but in general, doesn’t have the talent that Wisconsin has. And call me provincial, but I think there is always a big difference in intensity between a WCHA conference game, regardless of which WCHA teams are playing, and a non-conference game, even if the non-conference games are against quality opponents. So I don’t think it’s all that likely that this scoring pace can continue once he gets into conference play and goals are tougher to come by.

But still, it’s really hard to ignore a kid averaging three points per game right out of the gate like Turris is. He’s been every bit as good as he was advertised to be. There’s no way he’ll come close to Paul Kariya’s amazing freshman season at Maine, but he does have the chance to put up 60-70 points and be one of the NCAA’s leading scorers, which is truly a remarkable feat for a freshman playing in the WCHA.

It’s looking more and more likely that this will be Turris’ only season at Wisconsin, but it should be a joy to watch.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

turris is a hell of a player. will make gretzky look good for the debacle and bust that is blake wheeler. no top 5 pick is ever in school his 3rd season, 2 tops. hes a bust and they know this in phx, he is a big time project for where the dumb ass scout drafted him when he was still with phx. anyways, lets see what turris does bs other teams and NOT robert morris , please. a joke. his points still count but lets see wat he does vs gophers who suck, the sioux, cc and denver. i think he will win ROY in wcha,enjoy him sconnie. 1 and done for sure. lucky he showed up this year!

Anonymous said...

wheeler is probably more of a project than originally expected to be, he's not a lost cause though.

Anonymous said...

Futurama rocks!

Here's another good Marv Alberts' quote:

"Ladies and gentlemen, something very strange has just occurred in this basketball match between space clowns and atomic monsters."

Anonymous said...

Listen, if guys like Heatley, Parise, Vanek, and Toews can stay in the WCHA for 2 years, this scrawny little punk bitch they call Turris can stay for a couple year too

Anonymous said...

"Heatley, Parise, Vanek, and Toews"

All those guys were drafted after a year of college and left a season after their draft just like Turris probably will.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't help that the Coyotes suck either, so they will need him next season. Though looking at it from a different prespective, I would rather have another stellar year in college, pack on some more muscle and fill out, and hope that Phoenix adds some talent so as a 20 year old the burden isn't completely on his shoulders to carry that team.

Tornado Towers said...

Seems as though Buckey is still smarting over Phil Kessel snubbing the Badgers. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Tornado Towers, your not that fucking stupid, are you? Except for the fact that Phil was at home watching Bucky win their 6th title on tv after his season was cut short by HOLY CROSS!!! Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Phil who?

whydorodentfanshavetotroll? said...

6>5 especially when one nut wonder gets to watch on tv

Anonymous said...

How's Robbie Earl?

Anonymous said...

Is Robert Morris a D-3 program?

Anonymous said...

What did I miss? Who mentioned Kessel anywhere? If Bucky is "smarting" over anything it is probably Sam Gagner.

Anonymous said...

10:29, Yes, Boston University lost to a D-3 program. Hey, so did the gopher football team!

Anonymous said...

Hey, nobody said the Gophers were fielding a D-1 program in football. Fire Maturi, re-hire Mason.

Some of the commenters on this site need to grow up. Enough with the cursing and ad hominum attacks. A pretty embarrassing way to represent your skool.

Anonymous said...

Robbie Earl is doing better than Hirsch who I hear was committed to the pscho ward again. Why do the rodent faithful feel the urge to jump into every thread on this blog with comments about Kessel or robbie Earl when they have NOTHING to do with the discussion? Must eb smarting from getting swept this past weekend.

Anonymous said...

Probably for the same reason Badger fans bring up Blake Wheeler when the topic is a Badger player.

Countering a non sequiter with another non sequiter.

Good for Kyle Turris. It's nice to have a great talent like him in the WCHA. Let's hope he sticks around longer than Nigel Williams.

Anonymous said...

The difference is, Hirsch only dives at the end of big losses, whereas Robbie "DiverDown" Earl dives every time he takes a shift. Earl looks like seven year old with their first Slip-n-Slide.

Anonymous said...

Earl doesn't play in the league anymore, nor does Kessel or Hirsch. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

The person who made the Wheeler comment was not a Badger fan. Read it again. I'm assuming UND.

Anonymous said...

umm seeing that Wheeler and Turris were both number one picks by Phoenix in the top 5 of the draft and play in the WCHA might make a conversation about the two a little more relevant than say Kesshole which is the point this whole discussion went off on a troll induced tangent, but that is typical of most of the rodent fans that frequent the internet...sigh