Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Season Preview: Predictions

According to Brad Schlossman's blog, the 37th annual Grand Forks Herald WCHA coaches' poll will be released this week. I feel somewhat obligated to make some pre-season predictions, so I thought I'd get them out there before things like the coaches' poll and sites like USCHO and Inside College Hockey publish their predictions.

Feel free to let me know what you think and/or what your predictions are via the comments area.

Season Preview Archive
Part I: Conference Schedules
Part II: Non-Conference Schedules
Part III: Top 5 Returning Scorers By Team
Part IV: Goal Production Lost By Team
Part V: Freshmen by Team
Part VI: Freshmen by Age / League
Part VII: 2006-07 Scoring Breakdown By Class

1. North Dakota
2. Minnesota
3. Colorado College
4. Michigan Tech
5. Wisconsin
6. St. Cloud State
7. Denver
8. Minnesota State
9. Minnesota Duluth
10. Alaska Anchorage

Player of the Year
T.J. Oshie - UND

Freshman of the Year
Kyle Turris - UW

Coach of the Year
Dave Hakstol - UND

All-WCHA First Team
F - T.J. Oshie - UND
F - Andreas Nodl - SCSU
F - Kyle Okposo - UM
D - Taylor Chorney - UND
D - Chris Butler - DU
G - Michael-Lee Teslak - MTU

WCHA All-Rookie Team
F - Kyle Turris - UW
F - Patrick White - UM
F - Tyler Bozek - DU
D - Derrick LaPoint - UND
D - Ryan McDonagh - UW
G - Alex Kangas - UM