Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quick Thoughts on Bulldog Season Preview

Goaltending is the Key

There are always challenges and questions leading into the college hockey season.  This year all eyes will be on the goalie position in Duluth.

Matt McNeely was brought in over others that we just should not talk about because it is too painful.  He was the supposed answer to the departure of hardworking, very successful Kenny Reiter to be the backstop of a team coming off a national championship in the near past.  What McNeely has given is drama and questions about who should be the guy to man the net.

Coming into the new season there is freshman Kasimir Kaskisuo from Finland.  Kaskisuo is given a full chance to prove that he is the number one and push McNeely for playing time.

With the first real action of the season upon us with the exhibition game tomorrow, we now know that Kaskisuo and McNeely will split time in the warm up to the games that count.  Those games that count are closer than most years seeing that the exhibition against Lakehead is Monday and the non-conference games start the following Friday.

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