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Joseph Labate Talk

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H-east has some of the top end talent like the WCHA in BU, BC, and UNH to an extent but also has the lower tier programs like the ECAC in the rest of the division.

His numbers are good but I'm far from sold on Cannata because the NCAA in itself is a defensive league and coach-oriented. He could be a product of the system, or could be an all star, its hard to tell for me at least

Sweet. Thanks man.

Do H-East, WCHA, ECAC and the other leagues you just mentioned all play for one championship? Or do they differ in levels--for example, WCHA plays against only BU, BC and UNH for a championship, ECAC does its own thing, H-East plays in the 2nd tier championship...

Or do they all get an opportunity to ultimately get in the NCAA Frozen Four?

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Sweet. Thanks man.

Do H-East, WCHA, ECAC and the other leagues you just mentioned all play for one championship? Or do they differ in levels--for example, WCHA plays against only BU, BC and UNH for a championship, ECAC does its own thing, H-East plays in the 2nd tier championship...

Or do they all get an opportunity to ultimately get in the NCAA Frozen Four?

they all compete to try to go to the frozen 4

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they all compete to try to go to the frozen 4

Thanks. I'll be pulling for Merrimack, Harvard, Colgate and Wisconsin then tongue.gif

LaBate probably has the best chance of making it to the Frozen Four.

Schneider came from the exact same league and put up similar numbers. But like you said, it's hard to tell.

He has received some honors for his play, and was nominated for the Hobey Baker award. So he's gotta be doing something right.

I didn't know that.

Joe's numbers in H-East is better than Cory's...This sounds promising--I'm cautiously optimistic about Joe and I will patiently await his pro debut next season with the Wolves.

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as far as Cory vs Cannata goes, my feeling is that marrimack probably plays a more defensive game than did BC when cory played because they have very little forward support vs BC which always has talent. Think New Jersey or Nashville type systems

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here are the national polls and their leagues.


USCHO rankings

RANK	SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)	RECORD	POINTS	PREVIOUS

1	Minnesota-Duluth (25)		11-3-2	965	4

2	Minnesota (9)			13-4-1	921	5

3	Boston College (8)		11-5-0	884	2

4	Ohio State (7)			12-3-1	861	7

5	Merrimack			9-2-1	783	1

6	Colorado College		8-4-0	733	8

7	Notre Dame (1)			10-5-3	671	2

8	Western Michigan		8-4-4	590	12

9	Ferris State			10-5-1	525	6

10	Union				7-3-5	505	9

11	Boston University		8-5-1	477	13

12	Colgate				11-4-1	454	15

13	Denver				6-5-3	421	10

14	Michigan State			10-5-1	411	16

15	Lake Superior			10-6-2	306	11

16	Cornell				7-3-1	304	17

17	Yale				6-4-1	205	14

18	Massachusetts-Lowell		9-4-0	177	NR

19	North Dakota			8-7-1	63	NR

20	Providence			8-6-1	56	NR


Dropped Out: No. 18 Miami (Ohio), No. 19 Michigan, No. 20 Michigan Tech.


Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 45, Northern Michigan 40, Air Force 30, Miami 25 (Ohio), Quinnipiac 17, Northeastern 16, Michigan Tech 8, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Harvard 3.

USA Today

RANK	SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)	POINTS	RECORD	PREVIOUS

1	Minnesota-Duluth (19)		495	11-3-2	5

2	Minnesota (11)			473	13-4-1	4

3	Boston College (3)		418	11-5-0	3

4	Ohio State (1)			410	12-3-1	7

5	Merrimack			382	9-2-1	1

6	Colorado College		329	8-4-0	8

7	Notre Dame			306	10-5-3	2

8	Western Michigan		233	8-4-4	12

9	Union				199	7-3-5	9

10	Ferris State			198	10-5-1	6

11	Colgate				158	11-4-1	14

12	Boston University		156	8-5-1	13

13	Denver				134	6-5-3	10

14	Michigan State			87	10-5-1	NR

15	Lake Superior State		47	10-6-2	11


Dropped Out: No. 15 Yale.


Others Receiving Votes: Cornell 37, Yale 7, Massachusetts-Lowell 6, Providence 3, Air Force 1, North Dakota 1.

D-1 Mens Hockey RPI

RPI	SCHOOL			LEAGUE		OVERALL

1	North Dakota		WCHA		28-8-3

2	Boston College		Hockey East	28-7-1

3	Yale			ECAC Hockey	25-6-1

4	Michigan		CCHA		25-9-4

5	Denver			WCHA		23-10-5

6	Miami (Ohio)		CCHA		21-9-6

7	Minnesota Duluth	WCHA		22-9-6

8	Union (N.Y.)		ECAC Hockey	26-9-4

9	Merrimack		Hockey East	24-8-4

10	Notre Dame		CCHA		23-11-5

11	New Hampshire		Hockey East	21-9-6

12	Nebraska-Omaha		WCHA		21-15-2

13	Dartmouth		ECAC Hockey	18-11-3

14	Western Michigan	CCHA		18-11-10

15	Boston University	Hockey East	19-12-8

16	Colorado College	WCHA		21-17-3

17	Maine			Hockey East	17-12-7

18	Rensselaer		ECAC Hockey	20-12-5

19	Wisconsin		WCHA		21-16-4

20	Minnesota		WCHA		16-14-6

21	Alaska-Anchorage	WCHA		16-17-3

22	Princeton		ECAC Hockey	17-13-2

23	St. Cloud State		WCHA		15-18-5

24	Alaska-Fairbanks	CCHA		16-17-5

25	Ferris State		CCHA		18-16-5

26	RIT			Atlantic Hockey	18-10-8

27	Cornell			ECAC Hockey	15-14-3

28	Air Force		Atlantic Hockey	18-11-6

29	Bemidji State		WCHA		14-17-5

30	Quinnipiac		ECAC Hockey	16-15-8

31	Northeastern		Hockey East	14-15-8

32	Robert Morris		Atlantic Hockey	18-12-5

33	Minnesota State		WCHA		14-18-6

34	Niagara			Atlantic Hockey	18-13-4

35	Lake Superior		CCHA		13-17-9

36	Michigan State		CCHA		15-19-4

37	Ohio State		CCHA		15-18-4

38	Northern Michigan	CCHA		15-19-5

39	Clarkson		ECAC Hockey	15-19-2

40	Brown			ECAC Hockey	10-16-5

41	Holy Cross		Atlantic Hockey	17-15-5

42	St. Lawrence		ECAC Hockey	13-22-5

43	Harvard			ECAC Hockey	12-21-1

44	Mercyhurst		Atlantic Hockey	15-18-4

45	Connecticut		Atlantic Hockey	15-17-4

46	Vermont			Hockey East	8-20-8

47	Canisius		Atlantic Hockey	13-19-6

48	Providence		Hockey East	8-18-8

49	Colgate			ECAC Hockey	11-26-3

50	Bowling Green		CCHA		10-27-4

51	Massachusetts		Hockey East	6-23-6

52	Bentley			Atlantic Hockey	10-18-6

53	Army			Atlantic Hockey	11-20-4

54	Michigan Tech		WCHA		4-30-4

55	UMass-Lowell		Hockey East	5-25-4

56	Sacred Heart		Atlantic Hockey	6-25-6

57	American International	Atlantic Hockey	8-24-1

58	Alabama-Huntsville	Independent	4-26-2

NCAA leagues in the top 10

League		# of schools

CCHA		3

WCHA 		3

ECAC Hockey	2

Hockey East	2

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Labate with an assist last night...

Brings him to 12 Pts (3G, 9A) in 17 Games...not bad for a freshman at a good program such as Wisconsin.

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Wow. Patrick Who?

Patrick White? He sucks. His last year of college he finished 13th on the team in scoring and now plays in a 3rd division German League. I never thought a first round pick could make Nathan Smith and Libor Polasek look like decent selections.

Taylor Matson, a 6th round pick of the same year scored twice as many goals at White last year. Matson has had horrible injury problems and isn't even considered a very good pick for a 6th rounder. Just goes to show how awful the White pick was.

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LaBate went pointless last night.

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Patrick White? He sucks. His last year of college he finished 13th on the team in scoring and now plays in a 3rd division German League. I never thought a first round pick could make Nathan Smith and Libor Polasek look like decent selections.

Taylor Matson, a 6th round pick of the same year scored twice as many goals at White last year. Matson has had horrible injury problems and isn't even considered a very good pick for a 6th rounder. Just goes to show how awful the White pick was.

Oh no, I was being sarcastic (I think we all know who White is icon_cheesygrin.gif) but appreciate the input regardless! tongue.gif I agree that pick was just horrible. I know we got Ehrhoff for him but still, you can't expect to cover for that by trading 1st round busts for 40 point D-men every time.

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BTN is playing Wisconsin vs RIT. LaBate is playing. He's doing well, on the 2nd PP line. Not really that noticeable though. Check it out on Shaw channel 221 BTNHD. 3 min left in the 1st

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The announcers just went on a 30 second speech about LaBate's offensive upside, skating abilities and his 6'4" 200 lb frame.

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LaBate just set up a line mate for an amazing chance that was snagged by RIT's goalie on his shift after a goal by Wisconsin defenseman Justin Schultz

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LaBate's skating and passing skills are quite impressive. He just carried the puck out of his zone then made a no look pass to his teammate who then got tripped and drew a penalty. Schultz scored in the PP and now has a hattrick as a defenseman. 100 career points now too. Is Schultz drafted?

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LaBate's skating and passing skills are quite impressive. He just carried the puck out of his zone then made a no look pass to his teammate who then got tripped and drew a penalty. Schultz scored in the PP and now has a hattrick as a defenseman. 100 career points now too. Is Schultz drafted?

chosen 43rd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft's second round

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chosen 43rd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft's second round

Ahh, alright. Thanks Avelanch.

LaBate's game is good.

A few main points I noticed tonight were

-Excellent speed for a guy who's 6'4 200lbs

-Good vision and passing, always willing to distribute the puck to someone in better position to score

-Quick release on his wrist shot, didn't see his slap shot in this game

-Could be more physical, has this large frame but doesn't use it in an aggressive manner.

-Can play LW and C effectively.

That's what I read off of watching his play tonight. I am happy with this pick and think that after hes out of college and plays a year or two in the AHL he will be a solid 3rd or 4th line center or winger.

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Thanks for the analysis H36. Always great to have someone actually watching a game or two. I like that he's a threat to score, so he's not just a grinder.

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Thanks for the analysis H36. Always great to have someone actually watching a game or two. I like that he's a threat to score, so he's not just a grinder.

Yeah, no problem man. I actually started watching the game out of boredom then realized LaBate was on Wisconsin emot-parrot.gif

Another thing that I forgot to put in was that I probably heard the announcers say "LaBate and the Badgers" about 8 times, if not more. So he obviously must have some leadership role (I can't remember if he wore an A or not).

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Ahh, alright. Thanks Avelanch.

LaBate's game is good.

A few main points I noticed tonight were

-Excellent speed for a guy who's 6'4 200lbs

-Good vision and passing, always willing to distribute the puck to someone in better position to score

-Quick release on his wrist shot, didn't see his slap shot in this game

-Could be more physical, has this large frame but doesn't use it in an aggressive manner.

-Can play LW and C effectively.

That's what I read off of watching his play tonight. I am happy with this pick and think that after hes out of college and plays a year or two in the AHL he will be a solid 3rd or 4th line center or winger.

Nice report! Any chance he'll be on TV again for people to see?

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