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June-July 2013 - Wolverine

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Talent Infusion The Wolverines Welcome A Heralded Crop Of Recruits Led By Four Impact Forwards T By Michael Spath wo years ago, Michigan fell one overtime goal shy of winning the 2011 national title. But in 2012, the Wolverines were bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and this season they missed the postseason tourney for the first time since 1990. This year's disappointment was due to the confluence of a number of factors, including poor goaltending J.T. Compher, a 6-0, 165-pound forward who is the centerpiece of U-M's class, was tabbed No. 34 in the 2013 NHL Central Scouting Service final draft rankings. photo courtesy USA Hockey for much of the year, injuries and a lack of team chemistry until the final five weeks of the season. Yet, it also exposed a fundamental weakness that had been slowly creeping into the program — the Maize and Blue roster lacked the depth of talent

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