Chicago: Land of broken dreams

Chicago: Land of broken dreams

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April 13th, 2011, 12:16 am #1

The Chicago Steel has recently had the third decommit of the year!

Garret Allen has decomitted from Denver and is now going to play D3 at a small school in Wisconsin. This marks the third player this year to lose a scholorship opportunity. Earlier this year Yale decomitted to Kubiak and Ohio St decomitted to Peter Hand. Kubiak locked in with Bentley and will attend next year. Hand to this date hasnt recommitted anywhere.
Lets hope the Chicago Steel get the team back on track and stop costing players the chance of persuing the dream...
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don't compete
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April 13th, 2011, 2:48 am #2

Thats what happens when you get comfortable after the commitment vs keep competing every shift
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April 13th, 2011, 3:44 am #3

Isn't there some type of "contract" or "signing letter with scholarship money" involved ?

How can a school de-commit except for academic or behavioral issues if something is in writing ?

Wouldn't the school lose all credibility ?

Why would a kid de-commit from Denver to go play d-3 ( not that there is anything wrong with d-3) ?
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April 13th, 2011, 4:11 am #4

They have decomitted to these players because they are not even good junior players. Would you want unqualified employees in your business?

Coaches take over programs and see the preivious commits and say I like the job, I would like to keep it. These players pushed out were pushed out because they were not D-1 level players.
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April 13th, 2011, 2:23 pm #5

I understand your opinion about not being very good players, but someone thought they were to commit to them in the 1st place.

1. Was anything in writing ?

2. When did they receive their offers ? ....when they were 14 or 15 ?

3. There has to be some type of accountability by the schools, these kids could have passed on others that were interested because of ther commits.

4. what if a school commits, and the kid has a serious injury ?

Can someone please give honest answers and not opinions.
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Anonymous
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April 13th, 2011, 11:00 pm #6

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome ... egislation and Governance/Eligibility and Recruiting/InformationforCollege-BoundStudent-Athletes



If you have dreams of getting a scholarship you have to start learing about these things. For example: Core requirments in high school. Perhaps you child isn't taking approved courses according to the NCAA. Lots to learn. You should start in sophmore year in trying to figue it out.
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Anonymous
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April 13th, 2011, 11:20 pm #7

Denver is not known for De-committing so it very possibly could be the case that Allen didn't have the academic requirements to get into a D1 program.
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Anonymous
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April 14th, 2011, 3:20 pm #8

Garrett Allen Signs DU Letter Of Intent For 2012


Garrett Allen
Chuck Schwartz the online college hockey recruiting guru who contributes to the 60 Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets Hockey Blog (Wisconsin) has retracted his original report that "two sources have confirmed to him that University of Denver 2012 recruit Garrett Allen does not plan on playing for DU."

Schwartz noted on Wednesday evening, "Apparently Garrett Allen is still committed to Denver, but will come in 2012 not 2011. He signed a Letter of Intent with DU. Although the Concordia SID confirmed that they had been talking to Allen. My apologies to Allen and DU fans for any confusion."
2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)
D-F Wade Bennett (Wichita Falls, NAHL)
F Matt Tabrum (Omaha, USHL)

2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)
D Dakota Mermis (U.S. Under-17)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (U.S. Under-18)
F Garrett Allen (Chicago, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL)

2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)
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April 14th, 2011, 3:40 pm #9

Good luck to Garett at DU!!

We wish him the best!

Im glad it worked out for him.
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Anonymous
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April 14th, 2011, 9:25 pm #10

Denver recruit Garrett Allen was considering playing D-3 hockey next year, but ended up signing his letter of intent with Denver instead. Allen had a disappointing year this year in the USHL after a big season in 09-10.
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