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tyratoku 04-07-2013 11:24 AM

F Erik Haula Signed to Entry Contract
 
Russo's Article about it

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As expected, the Wild has signed Gophers center Erik Haula, who led the U in scoring the past two seasons, to a two-year entry-level deal. He signed an amateur tryout and will immediately report to Houston, where he is eligible to play in the Calder Cup playoffs.

He is actually flying there as we speak. His contract is the max for a 2009 pick, I understand, with max A bonuses. Not bad for a 2009 seventh-rounder.
Two year deal, max bonuses, going straight to Houston.

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MuckOG 04-07-2013 11:27 AM

Larsson 2.0

Casper 04-07-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MuckOG (Post 63491243)
Larsson 2.0

hope so.

glad he is inked though. It would have sucked if we lost him along with Larsson.

Puhis 04-07-2013 11:36 AM

Good for him. Really impressive stats from NCAA this year and seems like a good two-way guy. Seems a bit streaky though. I wouldn't mind a younger Matt Cullen.

Also, former Gopher, which makes certain someone very happy.

Caior89 04-07-2013 11:37 AM

Nice to see him finally going pro. i'm very curious to see him in the other level

Lapa 04-07-2013 11:53 AM

Woo!

In your face, FEL :sarcasm:

Karl 04-07-2013 12:00 PM

Should be interesting to see how Haula develops, good for him. Man the Gophers are just getting gutted who is left? Rau?

Engebretson 04-07-2013 12:02 PM

Awesome, hope he adds some immediate talent and depth to the Aeros for the rest of the season. I really hope he turns into Larsson 2.0 but I guess we'll all have to wait and see. Also, it is great to see 2 7th round picks signed to entry-level deals in the same year. No Eero Elo's anymore. :D

So, does this make Rau the Gophers' best player now?

MuckOG 04-07-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Karl (Post 63492715)
Should be interesting to see how Haula develops, good for him. Man the Gophers are just getting gutted who is left? Rau?

Rau, Condon, Warning, the Reilly brothers, Boyd, etc. Plus they have one of the greatest freshman classes that I can remember coming in: Cammaretta, Fasching, Vanelli, et al. Most importantly, though, Wilcox will be back.

They should be favorites to win the new Big 10 Conference.

Gaps 04-07-2013 12:22 PM

Good. Considering how late he was drafted, he's developed very well.

Jarick 04-07-2013 12:24 PM

Haula!

PariseSuterKoivu 04-07-2013 12:29 PM

He's got the speed and hands... and smarts.. to make it in the NHL no doubt. Better prospect than Phillips or Bulmer I'm sure.

Billy Mays Here 04-07-2013 12:55 PM

The mass exodus continues. I see Alt left today as well.

57special 04-07-2013 01:00 PM

Intrigued to see how he turns out in the NHL. Am I the only who sees a more mature Granlund in Haula? He's certainly a point getter. Was strong enough in the WCHA, and with reasonable speed. Very heady. 11 months older than Granlund, and I'm guessing stronger ( which isn't saying much).

Minnesota 04-07-2013 01:07 PM

Holla!

I'm excited to see how the AHL treats him.

W75 04-07-2013 01:19 PM

Nice to hear! But I think you guys have seen his play more than I have. A couple of WJC games, that's all.

I hope all the best for him!

TheeNorthStar 04-07-2013 01:47 PM

Holla for Haula

Rabid Husky 04-07-2013 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by MuckOG (Post 63492921)
Rau, Condon, Warning, the Reilly brothers, Boyd, etc. Plus they have one of the greatest freshman classes that I can remember coming in: Cammaretta, Fasching, Vanelli, et al. Most importantly, though, Wilcox will be back.

They should be favorites to win the new Big 10 Conference.

They have to hope those freshmen do produce right away. As it stands now I think Wisconsin is the favorite in the B1G.

MuckOG 04-07-2013 02:30 PM

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Michael Russo ‏@Russostrib

Haula's deal is actually 2 years because of his age. Seventh-rounder paid like an 09 first-rounder. Got max, I'm told #mnwild
This shows you how much the Wild think of him....

https://twitter.com/Russostrib/statu...31280936124416

TaLoN 04-07-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Karl (Post 63492715)
Should be interesting to see how Haula develops, good for him. Man the Gophers are just getting gutted who is left? Rau?

Not a bad player to be building a college team around...

Foxlockbox 04-07-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 57special (Post 63495767)
Am I the only who sees a more mature Granlund in Haula?.

Yes. :laugh: Did you see any games when Granlund and Haula played at the same WJC team? The skill difference was quite noticeable. Of course its been a couple of years and they both have come forward, but you just don't get MG's sense of the game in a few years. Haula might have easier time in NA for some time, but MG will make the transition.

HDZx 04-07-2013 03:30 PM

Awesome signing, I think he will be great in Houston and for the future. He can play center/wing and has been good with the gophers.

Digitalbooya 04-07-2013 06:32 PM

[QUOTE=Rabid Husky;63500861]They have to hope those freshmen do produce right away. As it stands now I think Wisconsin is the favorite in the B1G.[QUOTE]

It looks that way. Minnesota is looking like the Badgers after the 2010. So much talent leaving early.

MuckOG 04-07-2013 06:35 PM

[QUOTE=Digitalbooya;63516199][QUOTE=Rabid Husky;63500861]They have to hope those freshmen do produce right away. As it stands now I think Wisconsin is the favorite in the B1G.
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It looks that way. Minnesota is looking like the Badgers after the 2010. So much talent leaving early.
But so much more coming in....This might be the best freshman class the Gophers have had in quite some time.

Digitalbooya 04-07-2013 06:38 PM

[QUOTE=MuckOG;63516369][QUOTE=Digitalbooya;63516199]
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Originally Posted by Rabid Husky (Post 63500861)
They have to hope those freshmen do produce right away. As it stands now I think Wisconsin is the favorite in the B1G.

But so much more coming in....This might be the best freshman class the Gophers have had in quite some time.

But I wouldn't expect them to come in their freshman year and produce like Haula's and Bjugstad's. Unless they are all Nic Kerdiles' :sarcasm:


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