I know when I renewed mine the lady at the front office looked a little overworked. She kept commenting about how 80% of the renewals came within three days prior to the deadline.
IT doesn't look like the Tigers are going to land potential first round draft pick Dylan Olsen. According to the fan960 in Calgary he has signed a contract with minnesota-deluth for next season. He gave a verbal commitment to them in Late February.
I believe his dad went the western Collegiate route in his playing days, and a couple of his former teammates went that way to, and that probably influenced his decision.
Here is part of the transcript of him being interviewed by "Coming down the Pipe" -May 12th, 2009
"The reason I decided to attend Minnesota Duluth for the 2010 season was because it seemed like the best fit for me to develop more as a hockey player and as an individual. There have been a few Kodiaks in the past that have gone there and they have gone on to greater things, such as Mason Raymond who is now playing for Vancouver in the NHL.
I was looking for a school where i would come in and get some ice time as a freshman and make an impact on the team so that we could have success. And after talking to Duluth for a while and seeing what they had to offer I knew I wanted to be a bulldog."