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    Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Any thoughts as to how this plays out as we approach the dog days of March and April?

    How's the math looking for the Despairwise "top" 16? What creative methods are the Committee considering to determine sites, dates, times, who are likely officials, all that delicious stuff I can really relate to as a Spartan fan?

    Are there paganistic divining rituals involved?

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Glad I'm not the only one concerned about the Bottom-feeders.
    Could try the Super Regional with 8 teams at 2 locations. An outdoor Super Series would be fun--assuming a late thaw.

    Just to get the juices flowing here are the potential teams in reverse order. (as of 3/3/17)

    40 Holy Cross
    41 Sacred Heart
    42 Dartmouth
    43 Bentley
    (Included Sacred and Holy to avoid being struck by a bolt of lightning)

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    44 Maine
    45 Arizona State
    46 Mercyhurst
    47 Colgate
    48 Michigan State
    49 Ferris State
    50 Northern Michigan
    51 RIT
    52 Alaska
    53 Lake Superior
    54 American International
    55 Rensselaer
    56t Alabama-Huntsville
    56t Alaska-Anchorage
    56t Massachusetts
    59 Brown
    60 Niagara

    AQ: Colorado College, by last place conference position, could be considered for inclusion.
    Both Niagara and Michigan State won tonight. Fortunately Niagara maintained its hold on the "top" seed.
    Last edited by vizoroo; 03-03-2017 at 11:42 PM.
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    Aren't we still trying to find the participants in the 2014 Futile Four?
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Maine season comes to a end tonight and again with a lost...no wins on the road. 11-21-4, this makes the 4 year rebuilding program under Gendron @ 49-82-17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owslachief View Post
    Are there paganistic divining rituals involved?
    Putting down some of your strongest brews, get down on your hands and knees, plead the old gods (and the new gods if you so please) for the glory days.

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Kinda amused to see UA_ so low.

    UAA has to play Brown, freaky to see the similarities between us two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Aren't we still trying to find the participants in the 2014 Futile Four?
    Just call it the WCHA-AHC cup hosted by Brown.

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    By my count there are approximately 400 players deserving of a Participation Trophy.

    Seriously, someday they can all proudly tell their kids and grandkids they were D1 hockey players. No shame in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Kinda amused to see UA_ so low.

    UAA has to play Brown, freaky to see the similarities between us two.
    You were 1-4 against the 52nd-ranked team in D1 hockey. That is amusing.

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    When the field is finally set, I don't want to hear any b ! t c h i n g about the WCHA getting UAA plus five at-large bids into the tourney this season. We've earned those spots fair and square by playing what, 96% of our NC games on the road this season. Finally a thread about WCHA domination!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    You were 1-4 against the 52nd-ranked team in D1 hockey. That is amusing.
    Ahh yes, and for what? To get into the playoffs, and get swept.

    At least we know we are done after the pre-WHCA tourneys.
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    After the regular season, the eligible teams remain the same. For some reason Michigan State is still skating.
    The NCHC does not have a team, but that was due to Colorado College's failure to lose to ranked teams such as Duluth, North Dakota, Western Michigan. They don't deserve inclusion.

    Again in reverse order of ineptitude:
    Maine
    Arizona State
    Mercyhurst
    Colgate
    Michigan State
    Ferris State
    Northern Michigan
    RIT
    Alaska
    Lake Superior
    American International
    Rensselaer
    Alabama-Huntsville
    Alaska-Anchorage
    Massachusetts
    Brown
    Niagara
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    After the regular season, the eligible teams remain the same. For some reason Michigan State is still skating.
    The NCHC does not have a team, but that was due to Colorado College's failure to lose to ranked teams such as Duluth, North Dakota, Western Michigan. They don't deserve inclusion.
    Again in reverse order of ineptitude:
    Maine
    Arizona State
    Mercyhurst
    Colgate
    Michigan State
    Ferris State
    Northern Michigan
    RIT
    Alaska
    Lake Superior
    American International
    Rensselaer
    Alabama-Huntsville
    Alaska-Anchorage
    Massachusetts
    Brown
    Niagara
    8-24-4 record definitely deserves consideration even if they did play the toughest schedule in the country. Also, that automatic qualifier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    After the regular season, the eligible teams remain the same. For some reason Michigan State is still skating.
    The NCHC does not have a team, but that was due to Colorado College's failure to lose to ranked teams such as Duluth, North Dakota, Western Michigan. They don't deserve inclusion.

    Again in reverse order of ineptitude:
    Maine
    Arizona State
    Mercyhurst
    Colgate
    Michigan State
    Ferris State
    Northern Michigan
    RIT
    Alaska
    Lake Superior
    American International
    Rensselaer
    Alabama-Huntsville
    Alaska-Anchorage
    Massachusetts
    Brown
    Niagara
    CC should make it as the NCHC deserves a representative. Also, is there a reason that you listed 17 schools?

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    ... For some reason Michigan State is still skating ...
    "And they still suck" - which should sort of make them an at-small qualifier, no? They are establishing a real tradition here be sewing up back-to-back single-digit-win seasons by week's end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    CC should make it as the NCHC deserves a representative. Also, is there a reason that you listed 17 schools?
    Obligatory Bottom Feeders play-in game, this year between Maine and AZ-State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    For some reason Michigan State is still skating.
    Last weekend was the final regular season weekend for the Big Ten. The conference tournament starts tomorrow (Thursday). If Michigan State loses they're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Obligatory Bottom Feeders play-in game, this year between Maine and AZ-State.
    What next, participation trophies?
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Where are the regionals and finals this year? Hunting for just the wrong sheet for a hockey game was always half the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUPhD View Post
    Where are the regionals and finals this year? Hunting for just the wrong sheet for a hockey game was always half the fun.
    Kinda' early to be making those decisions, dont'cha think? :-)

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