Saturday, May 17, 2008

Larson Commits to Notre Dame

Waterloo Blackhawks forward Nick Larson committed to Notre Dame last week. Larson was one of the top remaining forwards available, and should be an NHL Draft Pick next month. He was rated 52nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

Larson is scheduled to join the Irish in 2009, though he could join the Irish next year if Notre Dame loses a forward to the pro ranks.

11 comments:

Chuck Schwartz said...

Larson is a good player and a good kid. He should do very well for the Irish.

michael said...

another mn kid that U of M lost... I mean come on coaches...I mean i know we are not always going to get the best players all of the time but the one that we do lose to other programs are the ones that end up killing us in the end... sure hope Mr. Hill gets his recruiting cap strapped on tight and starts winning some battles.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Minnesota has a great recruiting class coming in for the next couple of years.

Your not going to get every kid in Minnesota.

a team can only have so many players.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Michael, Larson was not part of the gophers recruitment.

Anonymous said...

Michael, you've got it backwards. First the goofer fans say that Larson isn't any better than the recruits they already have lined up, then he goes on to star at Notre Dame while most of the goofer recruits fail, then Lou Nanne publicly declares that the "Gentlemen's Agreement" should go away because it's hurting the gophers.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see the other fans ripping the Gophers now possess some sort of device to see into the future. Larson hasn't even stepped onto the ice for Notre Dame and already he's a star. And all the Gopher recruits will be failures. Is that just for 2008 or from now on?

Nanne wants the gentleman's agreement to go away because kids are committing very young and that makes it harder to determine who will be a great college player.

For the Gophers there is a distinct disadvantage to this situation. Why shouldn't they want to end it? In bouncyball and football recruits change commitments all the time. If you believe in your school and its hockey team you have nothing to fear.

Anonymous said...

"Is that just for 2008 or from now on?"

From now on. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Michael...you obviously are a big Larson fan. He is a good player just like many other players that come from MN but I would not put him in the elite category that seems to be more in line with Gopher recruiting standards (with the exception of the few character/role players that are also needed). I had the chance to see him play several times over the course of the USHL season and while I would say he has a lot of potential, particularly given his size, which is probably the reason for his high draft rank, he was hardly a dominating player and really didn't put up any type of big offensive numbers except towards the end of the season. He seemed to be more of a power play specialist judging by his stats and his overall +/-. I wish him well and he is a nice recruit for Notre Dame.

6>1 said...

Michael,
I guess you could also say that Larson is another player that North Dakota, St. Cloud, Mankato and Wisconsin lost out on too. What the hell are those schools doing? How could they let him slip through their fingers. Check the Heisenberg site to see who is committed to play where before revealing what a tool you are.

Anonymous said...

6>1,

You are too logical for people like michael.

Kramer said...

some of you guys can't see the forest for the trees; you need to accept that, with the exception of some ivy league schools, whether you love, hate, despise, or abhor ND, they are going to win the recruiting battles for many families (even those that hail from the great state of Minnesota) that understand that college hockey is more than just an interim step to perhaps a shot at an entry level pro contract. In other words, there is intelligent life on this planet; even in MN