Pat Micheletti reviews the Frozen Four, discusses the uptick in scoring in the NHL, the fun of this Wild team
Color commentator and former Gopher talks about a variety of subjects, including college signings, Arizona State still being without a conference, talented young players in college and the NHL on The Rink Live podcast.
Longtime hockey color commentator and former Gophers All-American Pat Micheletti joins Mick Hatten and Jess Myers to talk about a variety of subjects. The trio takes a deep dive into this year's Frozen Four, the Minnesota Wild, a number of multi-talented younger players making an impact in college and pro hockey, Garrett Raboin being named Augustana's first head coach and what's up with Arizona State still being without a conference. All this and more in this episode of the podcast.
Memories of his brother, Joe, playing on the Gophers' first national championship team.
2:10 A deep dive into the Frozen Four, which featured Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota, Denver and Michigan.
16:25 Scoring being increased in the NHL
18:10 Minnesota Wild, their playing style under Dean Evason, the fan base expecting wins, Bill Guerin being unpredictable and effective
28:45 Ben Meyers signing with the Colorado Avalanche, Matthew Knies deciding to return to the Gophers
34:15 Will Ryan Johnson sign with Buffalo and is the draft fair to college players
37:40 Garrett Raboin being named Augustana's first head hockey coach
39:00 Does the NCAA need a powerful hockey commissioner to help teams find conferences?
41:15 How is Arizona State still an independent