Wednesday reading: Early departures, other notes

New York Rangers left wing Ruslan Fedotenko (26) is checked by Minnesota Wild center Chad Rau (36) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

The WCHA has been hit by early departures already.

UMD’s J.T. Brown will soon follow. DU’s Jason Zucker will soon be the first Nevadan to play in the NHL.

Former Pioneer Drew Shore will begin his pro career with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage.

Here are the Spencer Penrose Award coach finalists.

Here is the first of what I expect will be many Frozen Four predictions.

Merrimack may add Division I women’s hockey.

Here are some leftover notes from North Dakota, which may have been undone by a minor line change by the Gophers. Matt Frattin talks about things in this video.

Minnesota coach Don Lucia talks about the Frozen Four.

The Fargo Force coach talks up his goalie Zane Gothberg, who will challenge Aaron Dell for the No.1 job at North Dakota, along with UAH transfer Clarke Saunders.

Looks like there will be some excellent goalie competition in Grand Forks.

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About paisleyhockey
I am a freelance writer specializing in sports with 20-plus years of experience.

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