Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 53

Thread: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

  1. #21
    #BanBiddy Dirty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Posts
    55,211

    Smile Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    1. Minnesota
    2-11. Don't care, doesn't matter.
    12. UAA, because they really suck.
    It will be nothing to be proud of though when Minnesota wins it with non-Minnesotans on the team.

    The Man. The Myth. The "Mini"ster.
    Back-to-Back Preseason Rookie of the Year


    Hollywood Hair Care Tip for Infinity (Directly from Hollywood himself)
    when its minus 20 and u have to go outside.. make sure u wear a winter hat as the mohawk does not enjoy the winter weathe(r)
    Hollywood Amazingness

  2. #22
    Anti-Semantic Brenthoven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    97,143

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty View Post
    It will be nothing to be proud of though when Minnesota wins it with non-Minnesotans on the team.
    You're talking to the wrong person there. I don't care who we have. We're going to win it.
    "You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink because it's what men do." --Roger Sterling

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IGH
    Posts
    6,459

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    I don't know why everyone's so high on Wisconsin, and if Schultz leaves I can't see them getting home ice let alone an NCAA bid

  4. #24
    Falling on fans at NHC since 2001
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    2,310

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Not sure why people are high on Wisconsin and Omaha. Neither of them are going to get home-ice next year.

  5. #25
    Go 'Wolves!
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    93

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Adding to that, I'm not sure why everyone is picking UAA to finish last this year. Yes, they were bad, but they had a bunch of freshmen last year. They've got nowhere to go but up.
    Go 'Wolves!

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IGH
    Posts
    6,459
    Quote Originally Posted by seawolffan View Post
    Adding to that, I'm not sure why everyone is picking UAA to finish last this year. Yes, they were bad, but they had a bunch of freshmen last year. They've got nowhere to go but up.
    Mankato's most talented players were young, and they have a good class coming in, new coach, and they were DECIMATED with injuries. Wisconsin was real young especially with freshmen goalies. The only bottom team I could see taking a step back is Bemidji but Walsh was good in net and I think they were SO much better than UAA that I still think they won't fall that far.

    Anchorage was THAT bad, but I guess my question is who do you see them finishing ahead of?

  7. #27
    Go 'Wolves!
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    93

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    They could finish ahead of Bemidji and possibly Mankato, but that's unlikely. I see them finishing 10th or 11th.

    The team showed some promise by knocking off top teams such as UMD and holding a 3-1 lead at one point in game two in the UAA-UM series, but they need to be more consistent. I lost track of how many leads the Seawolves blew over the course of the season.
    Go 'Wolves!

  8. #28
    Michigan Tech Fan
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    989

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by seawolffan View Post
    Adding to that, I'm not sure why everyone is picking UAA to finish last this year. Yes, they were bad, but they had a bunch of freshmen last year. They've got nowhere to go but up.
    seawolffan - Don't worry about placing last until Tech fans start predicting it. Only the fans of Michigan Tech have the necessary understanding of what it takes to finish 10th of 10 or 12th of 12 due to our vast experiance in this area of the standings during recent years. Those who typically finish in the top half of the league don't have the first hand knowledge to accurately predict the lower bracket placings. You can disregard their predictions. You heard it here first - UAA is not finishing 12th next season. I will not predict exactly where because we are too busy trying to figure out what it takes to finish 4th through 6th for a change.
    Ryan J
    Preserving Michigan Tech's Hockey History
    http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net
    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Tech has the best of everything, even the best jersey nerd.
    The Definitive Source for Michigan Tech Hockey's Present and Future
    http://www.techhockeyguide.com

  9. #29
    Go 'Wolves!
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    93

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    seawolffan - Don't worry about placing last until Tech fans start predicting it. Only the fans of Michigan Tech have the necessary understanding of what it takes to finish 10th of 10 or 12th of 12 due to our vast experiance in this area of the standings during recent years. Those who typically finish in the top half of the league don't have the first hand knowledge to accurately predict the lower bracket placings. You can disregard their predictions. You heard it here first - UAA is not finishing 12th next season. I will not predict exactly where because we are too busy trying to figure out what it takes to finish 4th through 6th for a change.
    Ryan J
    Exactly. I didn't watch every game, but I liked what I saw from several of the freshman (especially Coldwell). The team was great at the start of the season in the two Alaska tournaments, going 3-0-1 with wins against Mercyhurst, SCSU, and UNO, as well as a tie against Clarkson. This team has the potential to be good, but I think after last year, there's low expectations everywhere.
    Go 'Wolves!

  10. #30
    Shoot to Score! Score to Win! Biddco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Crystal, Minnesota
    Posts
    7,491

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    I just don't know who will be worse than UAA. Msu will be better with the new coach and BSU works too hard to place last.

  11. #31
    Michigan Tech Fan
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    989

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    I guess you haven't heard - UAH has been admitted as an associate member on the condition that they finish 13th so that whoever finishes 12th won't have to be last in the league standings.
    Ryan J
    Preserving Michigan Tech's Hockey History
    http://www.johnsonsjerseys.net
    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Tech has the best of everything, even the best jersey nerd.
    The Definitive Source for Michigan Tech Hockey's Present and Future
    http://www.techhockeyguide.com

  12. #32
    and I like to Party
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Grand Forks, ND
    Posts
    90

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Much, much too early. If everything stays the way it is (which it will not):

    1. Minnesota (No matter what, if Bjugstad stays, they're #1)
    2. North Dakota (Goalie will be a strength whether Dell, Saunders or Gothberg)
    3. UNO (I think they'll surprise, White needs to stay)
    4. St. Cloud State (Hanowski NEEDS to stay, I liked Faragher, I think he competes for WCHA GoY)
    5. Denver (Will have year similar to UND this year, get hot late, fantastic goalies)
    6. Wisconsin (I think they'll surprise, they just need SOME road success)
    7. Michigan Tech (Tech could compete for home ice, they're young and had a good year)
    8. Collorado College (Rylan Schwartz is good, so is Thorimbert, the rest of the team is not)
    9. Minnesota-Duluth (Going to have to rely on no-names, maybe a guy like DeLisle steps in?)
    10. Minnesota State Mankato (They have young good forwards, but they're Mankato.. Mankato sucks)
    11. Alaska-Anchorage (Maybe someone will decide to score goals..)
    12. Bemidji State (George is very good, but who gives a sh*t)

    In all fairness, I wouldn't separate 3 to 10 by more than 8 points or so. I could realistically see 3-10 flip flopped and I wouldn't be surprised.

    Broadmoor goes to Denver, they have good goalies and their program is too good to have a rebuilding year.

  13. #33
    Watch out for the bull!
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    North Mankato, MN
    Posts
    3,070
    Quote Originally Posted by PhatKroger10 View Post
    ...they're Mankato.. Mankato sucks)
    Brilliant in-depth analysis. Great hockey mind.

  14. #34
    and I like to Party
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Grand Forks, ND
    Posts
    90

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MavsFan View Post
    Brilliant in-depth analysis. Great hockey mind.
    I was being brief and humorous. Mankato won't be bad by any standards, but (what is currently) the WCHA, is too good for them to compete. Lafontaine and Lehtner were good, but they will not have a competent goaltender (again) and will continue to have atrocious defense. They'll be a one line team who will be close in a lot of games, but I couldn't see them much higher than 7th. There most significant win last year was at home over Wisconsin. With a new coach I can't imagine their progress will be anymore significant than other WCHA teams. However, I'm sure many said that of MTU last year and they certainly surprised us all.

    While I think they will be a nonfactor next year, I think they deserve serious consideration to win/compete for the title in the 2013-2014 WCHA.

  15. #35
    Frozen four or Bust!!
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Twin Cities
    Posts
    10,809

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PhatKroger10 View Post
    I was being brief and humorous. Mankato won't be bad by any standards, but (what is currently) the WCHA, is too good for them to compete. Lafontaine and Lehtner were good, but they will not have a competent goaltender (again) and will continue to have atrocious defense. They'll be a one line team who will be close in a lot of games, but I couldn't see them much higher than 7th. There most significant win last year was at home over Wisconsin. With a new coach I can't imagine their progress will be anymore significant than other WCHA teams. However, I'm sure many said that of MTU last year and they certainly surprised us all.

    While I think they will be a nonfactor next year, I think they deserve serious consideration to win/compete for the title in the 2013-2014 WCHA.
    Hastings is very defensive minded. I have a feeling as long as the players by in to the system they will be much better defensively. Will that be good enough for home ice? Not sure but that 6-8 range seems about right for them.
    I am Tommyboy, and I approve this message.

    In Bob we Trust!

    The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center..... I wonder who originally came up with that.

  16. #36
    AKA - "Drop The Puck"
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    In Your Head
    Posts
    1,622

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by scsutommyboy View Post
    Hastings is very defensive minded.
    When he was in charge at UNO it seemed to me that the lunatics ran the asylum and he let it happen. I would be pretty skeptical if he was going to be the next head coach of any hockey team for whom I cheer.

  17. #37

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IGH
    Posts
    6,459

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by scsutommyboy View Post
    Hastings is very defensive minded. I have a feeling as long as the players by in to the system they will be much better defensively. Will that be good enough for home ice? Not sure but that 6-8 range seems about right for them.
    It they could finish 6-8, then name 4-6 teams they will/should finish ahead of?
    tUMD is Jan Brady per Brenthoven. Whew.... thanks for clearing THAT up.

    Best USCHO quotes to date:

    "UND/DU will realize that their party sucks, because the easterners only want to drink Zima." - BPH

    "It is too bad that aaron marvin was a senior so he can't go after the rest of the sioux". - bigblue_dl

    "I would rather play the blackhawks than you right now." - dogs2012

  18. #38
    Already insane, UAA making it worse
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    49th
    Posts
    12,716
    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU Euro View Post
    Mankato's most talented players were young, and they have a good class coming in, new coach, and they were DECIMATED with injuries. Wisconsin was real young especially with freshmen goalies. The only bottom team I could see taking a step back is Bemidji but Walsh was good in net and I think they were SO much better than UAA that I still think they won't fall that far.

    Anchorage was THAT bad, but I guess my question is who do you see them finishing ahead of?
    UAA also dealt with injuries a lot last year, I don't think we played a consistent lineup all year, especially on defense.

    Everybody nearly always picks UAA last every year. I stopped caring about 2000-2001, it means nothing.

  19. #39
    We're Doomed ScoobyDoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    The 9th Circle
    Posts
    55,811

    Re: The last wcha champ!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    UAA also dealt with injuries a lot last year, I don't think we played a consistent lineup all year, especially on defense.

    Everybody nearly always picks UAA last every year. I stopped caring about 2000-2001, it means nothing.
    I usually like to pick them as an up and comer. Something always happens though. The new WCHA set up after next year is going to be interesting for everyone.
    Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
    Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

    Glass is 75%: Lots of glue and duct tape. Bring on next season.

  20. #40
    Already insane, UAA making it worse
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    49th
    Posts
    12,716
    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    I usually like to pick them as an up and comer. Something always happens though. The new WCHA set up after next year is going to be interesting for everyone.
    With UAA's youth they are primed in my mind to make a run in the new WCHA. Honestly at this point it's about having some on-ice leadership. 2 years ago Parkinson and Grant ran that team and last year we basically had nobody and ran into the ground.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •