8 Minnesotans in Wild Islanders game tonite

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  1. Bookman

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    Mike Russo of the Star-Trib pointed this out tonite:

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/285245411.html

    Okposo, Leddy, Nelson, Lee

    Parise, Carter, Ballard Prosser.

    Not to mention honorary Gophers Haula and Vanek.

    Not a big deal in Canada, but wonder, is that some kind of record for an American state? Esp with 2 team leaders in points head to head.

    If only Coyle had stayed sick, we coulda got Stu Bickel out there and made it 9.
     
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    Coyle disappoints me, but even as a good ole Minnesota boy I don't want to see Bickell :laugh:
     
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    also on this note, the sens somehow have 3 dmen from ottawa. Not ontario, not the ottawa valley, but ottawa.
    because they normally play on different pairings, the sens (when methot is healthy) always have a local boy on the ice.
     
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    Islanders should have called up Ness for this game so we could out Minnesota, Minnesota. lol
     
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    4/8 Minnesotans have a point so far.
     
  6. TaLoN

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    You missed another honorary one in Justin Fontaine who played college Hockey with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs.
     
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    gphr513 Watch the world burn

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    Aaah, but you're forgetting another honorary one. John Tavares once had a layover in Minneapolis when his family was vacationing in Miami during the winter of '93.

    We can count him too then, right? :sarcasm:
     
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    Wild would have countered with Jordan Schroeder
     
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    Excellent point!
     
  10. thestonedkoala

    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    And it was the two former Islanders that helped win the game!
     
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    That's pretty awesome.
     
  12. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Help On The Way Sponsor

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    Not surprising. Minny has been one of, if not the top, talent producers from the US to the NHL since forever.
     
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    Since you're talking about the top, How many MN players have played for #1 (Petes) or #2 (Gens),
    in graduates to the NHL? Just curious.
     
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    Now now, we're talking US here. No comparison to Canada, as mentioned in op and by Legionanaire.
     
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    I couldn't really tell you offhand. A good number of them come up playing high school hockey (Mr Hockey) and then transition to college as opposed to going to the junior route so I'd guess not many.
     
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    And none have won a Cup ;)
     
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    rare indeed. High school hockey is a huge draw in MN. Most kids dream of playing in the State Tournament for their local school growing up. Some guys go to Shattuck or Ann Arbor but juniors is pretty rare. The pull of the Gophers is huge too, and the Sioux (especially in northern MN), not to mention the UMDuluth, Saint Cloud etc.
     
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    Carter and Leddy both have cup rings.
     
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    Except for Carter and Ledds
     
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    A good amount go to the USHL after the high school season for the last month and playoffs.
     
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    TaLoN All Hail the FBJ!

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    Interesting fact...from 2001-Present, 11 Minnesotans have won a cup. Only 4 Cup Champs did NOT have a Minnesotan on their roster during that period...which were in 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2012.

    So statistically speaking, in teams with a Minnesotan vs a team without for the cup, you increase your chances if you have a Minnesotan on your roster. ;)
     

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