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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    It's hard to think of it being an issue any time in the near future. The only year it was even plausible to be tested was the year the Badgers qualified with a 16-17-x record and the WCHA nearly put 7 teams into the tournament.

    or was it a 17-18-x record and nearly 8 teams...I can't recall exactly
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    My wild guess is we're on a plane to the Northeast Regional (Manchester):

    13 Notre Dame vs. 4 Minnesota
    11 Cornell vs. 6 Western Michigan

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    Fargo is sold out. Attendance doesn't matter as a factor there.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Yeah, it seems clear we'll be in either Providence or Manchester. Just a question of who else is there.

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    RPI difference between the #4 Gophers and #5 Mass.-Lowell? .0001

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Had Wisconsin won tonight, Fargo almost certainly would have been:

    UMD-Wisconsin
    Gophers-UND



    That would have been one hell of an atmosphere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    It's hard to think of it being an issue any time in the near future. The only year it was even plausible to be tested was the year the Badgers qualified with a 16-17-x record and the WCHA nearly put 7 teams into the tournament.

    or was it a 17-18-x record and nearly 8 teams...I can't recall exactly
    There's potential for a similar attendance puzzle with the following fitting into two eastern regionals. Moy had Mass-Lowell in Fargo last week in his Bracketology.

    ECAC Hockey – Harvard, Union, Cornell

    Hockey East – Massachusetts-Lowell, Boston University, Notre Dame, Providence

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Here's Moy's final bracket hot off the press tonight:

    Midwest Regional (Cincinnati):

    15 Ohio State vs. 2 Minnesota-Duluth
    9 Penn State vs. 6 Western Michigan

    West Regional (Fargo):

    16 Michigan Tech vs. 1 Denver
    10 North Dakota vs. 7 Boston University

    East Regional (Providence):

    14 Providence vs. 3 Harvard
    12 Air Force vs. 8 Union

    Northeast Regional (Manchester):

    13 Notre Dame vs. 4 Minnesota
    11 Cornell vs. 5 Massachusetts-Lowell

    I was close. He swapped Western Michigan for Mass-Lowell to cover attendance issues.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Not sure why New England continues to get two regionals. With just six teams coming from the east, its just much more likely they will likely they will not be crossing the country. OK...I know why.
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    That stat is helped by Atlantic Hockey sending the only western team in the conference. You only have to go back to last year to find a tournament where the majority of teams came from the east.

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    John Buccigross just tweeted the following for #1 seeds:

    Fargo: UMD
    Cincinnati: Denver
    Manchester: Gophers
    Providence: Harvard

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Brackets are set:

    Cincinnati
    1. Denver vs. 16. Michigan Tech
    8. Union vs. 9. Penn State

    Fargo
    2. Minnesota-Duluth vs. 15. Ohio State
    7. Boston University vs. 10. North Dakota

    Providence
    3. Harvard vs. 14. Providence
    6. Western Michigan vs. 12. Air Force

    Manchester
    4. Minnesota vs. 13. Notre Dame
    5. Mass.-Lowell vs. 11. Cornell

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    Brackets are set:

    Cincinnati
    1. Denver vs. 16. Michigan Tech
    8. Union vs. 9. Penn State

    Fargo
    2. Minnesota-Duluth vs. 15. Ohio State
    7. Boston University vs. 10. North Dakota

    Providence
    3. Harvard vs. 14. Providence
    6. Western Michigan vs. 12. Air Force

    Manchester
    4. Minnesota vs. 13. Notre Dame
    5. Mass.-Lowell vs. 11. Cornell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    Had Wisconsin won tonight, Fargo almost certainly would have been:

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    That would have been one hell of an atmosphere
    I don't know if the committee would have done that.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    Why is MN shafted with the late game?

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Season Thread - 2016-2017

    I'm not too concerned about what time they play. I'm more concerned with whether they can make it out of Manchester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    I'm not too concerned about what time they play. I'm more concerned with whether they can make it out of Manchester.
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    Second observation: Ben Clymer drives me crazy! I've gotten to the point where I just tune him out when he starts rambling on and on. It's like he starts talking before knowing where he's headed with it and ends up talking nonsense and not making a relevant point. Why the various networks can't find someone far less annoying is beyond me, /end of rant.
    It is his incessant attempts to use a larger vocabulary to sound smart. Yet he misuses the word about a third of the time and ends up sounding worse than if he had stuck with a simpler vocabulary. Seems like a decent guy who has some decent observations, but his misuse of words makes him almost UN-listenable at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    I'm not too concerned about what time they play. I'm more concerned with whether they can make it out of Manchester.
    Didn't someone look at travel distance and success, and find that teams that tend to travel further have had less success?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koho View Post
    It is his incessant attempts to use a larger vocabulary to sound smart. Yet he misuses the word about a third of the time and ends up sounding worse than if he had stuck with a simpler vocabulary. Seems like a decent guy who has some decent observations, but his misuse of words makes him almost UN-listenable at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koho View Post
    Didn't someone look at travel distance and success, and find that teams that tend to travel further have had less success?
    Manchester is basically home ice for Mass-Lowell (40 min.).
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