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    Re: University of Michigan, 2017-2018, a new era starts

    it is effective, but ND plays a BORING brand of hockey. a 1-1-3 set up, always 3 guys back, a lot of dumping and playing D. Again, not saying they are not a good team, but if there was not a couple of early PP's for ND, they could well have lost 1-0. It reminded me of the Ron Mason days when State was a power, especially with Miller in net. They would get a goal or two, and sit back and try to win 1-0 or 2-1. That was what it felt like tonight.

    The Students chanted "boring" more than once during the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Tough loss, but because they actually played well instead of playing badly for a bad loss.
    Also, would have been nice to have 3 of their top players who were in the World Juniors. Not sure if ND had any players there, but it seems as if the Big10 could work around that tourney somehow, so that teams could field full squads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    it is effective, but ND plays a BORING brand of hockey. a 1-1-3 set up, always 3 guys back, a lot of dumping and playing D. Again, not saying they are not a good team, but if there was not a couple of early PP's for ND, they could well have lost 1-0. It reminded me of the Ron Mason days when State was a power, especially with Miller in net. They would get a goal or two, and sit back and try to win 1-0 or 2-1. That was what it felt like tonight.

    The Students chanted "boring" more than once during the game.
    Boring, sure. But there were times were we spent the time enough to tire ND out, and break that D down to get some really good shots on net. That makes me much more optimistic. The only power play we got, the top line was out there for just over 3/4 of the 2:00, and in that time, the break down of the D was pretty obvious. Later in the game, we also were able to be patient with the puck enough to break them down- including the 6-5 at the end. ALMOST got that down enough to get a great shot on net. It wasn't that we just teed up the puck and shot for those instances, which is what I would have expected. And what the crowd expected. Had they done that, I think we would have lost 3-1 with an ENG.

    Also, I think ND had some really high quality chances 5-5- not many, sure. But Hayden did a great job keeping the game tight. He bailed out the few times we had bad breakdowns 5-5.

    Perhaps with the other 3 players we tie or win that game. Just implying that is good news- that tells us that we can play straight up with anyone. And there's potential to put it all together before the B1G tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    it is effective, but ND plays a BORING brand of hockey. a 1-1-3 set up, always 3 guys back, a lot of dumping and playing D. Again, not saying they are not a good team, but if there was not a couple of early PP's for ND, they could well have lost 1-0. It reminded me of the Ron Mason days when State was a power, especially with Miller in net. They would get a goal or two, and sit back and try to win 1-0 or 2-1. That was what it felt like tonight.

    The Students chanted "boring" more than once during the game.
    UM students: smart about many things, not about hockey.

    I'd rather have a boring #1 team than a losing team like UM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    Also, the game at Notre Dame is on Sunday. My husband hasn't been to South Bend, so we were looking for tickets...$47 for SRO. I think we'll just stay here. I wish UM would sell away hockey tickets like they used to, though I understand there's only around 10 people that regularly go to away hockey games.
    Yeah, well, selling out the CCHA for the Big 14 will do that to you. Hope you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMICH View Post
    I know that we're on the Holiday break so there isn't much traffic right now but what does everyone think about the team this year?

    IMHO they are young, very young. The upper-classmen seem to be doing the best job at leadership that they can but they are lacking a proven leader like Nystrom. Porter was a great leader as well but he led in a different way, by example. Plus he had a lot of talent on the team. Kolarik was also the vocal leader on that team. This will sound strange given the regular season of the 2010 team but I liked Summers as captain as well. Hard to believe that I look back on that year fondly. The season absolutely sucked but that playoff run was the most fun that I've ever had watching Michigan Hockey. I like Marody but he just seems to play. Granted he had the hat trick against sparty on Thursday night but there was absolutely zero carryover to Friday's game. Unfortunately I think that we're still a year or two away. Here's to hoping that I'm wrong and they come back from the break on fire but I'm not expecting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dream No. 2 View Post
    UM students: smart about many things, not about hockey.

    I'd rather have a boring #1 team than a losing team like UM.
    Not sure who you are or why you are posting in the UM thread, but if you did not cherry pick my post, you would have seen i gave ND credit, i said it was effective, and i compared them to MSU circa Ron Mason and Ryan Miller. who were extremely effective.

    But, IMO, regardless if it is highly effective or not, i feel like the ND team is a boring team to watch most nights.

    Again, taking nothing away from them, they just won their 14 or 15th straight game again today, they are top notch, but they are boring to watch. At least in this man's opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    Not sure who you are or why you are posting in the UM thread, but if you did not cherry pick my post, you would have seen i gave ND credit, i said it was effective, and i compared them to MSU circa Ron Mason and Ryan Miller. who were extremely effective.

    But, IMO, regardless if it is highly effective or not, i feel like the ND team is a boring team to watch most nights.

    Again, taking nothing away from them, they just won their 14 or 15th straight game again today, they are top notch, but they are boring to watch. At least in this man's opinion.
    Ignore the fool. As in use the ignore feature. That way you don't have to read the blather the moron posts.

    That was a tougher game to lose, since the first goal was a pretty bad defensive mistake to lead to basically a 2-0 break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    The Students chanted "boring" more than once during the game.
    That's what I thought that they were chanting but the guy in front of me said, "No, they're chanting the goalies last name, Morris." I knew that it was "Boring".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    Also, would have been nice to have 3 of their top players who were in the World Juniors. Not sure if ND had any players there, but it seems as if the Big10 could work around that tourney somehow, so that teams could field full squads.
    They had 1.
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    Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Ignore the fool. As in use the ignore feature. That way you don't have to read the blather the moron posts.

    That was a tougher game to lose, since the first goal was a pretty bad defensive mistake to lead to basically a 2-0 break.
    Yep, Dirty is a long-time butthead of this forum. Isn't he a minny guy? Or is it NoDik? Either way yes ignore him. And don't quote any of his posts, I have to read his drivel that way.
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    Still bitter, eh? Gotta get over it someday. He left, and UMICH was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMICH View Post
    Yep, Dirty is a long-time butthead of this forum. Isn't he a minny guy? Or is it NoDik? Either way yes ignore him. And don't quote any of his posts, I have to read his drivel that way.
    I thought dirty dream whatever was CCHA fan of some not so great team like Northern. Sad about B1G conference leaving them in a crappy new WCHA with no big name schools to draw crowds.

    Not to be confused with Dirty who is a NoDak fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    I thought dirty dream whatever was CCHA fan of some not so great team like Northern. Sad about B1G conference leaving them in a crappy new WCHA with no big name schools to draw crowds.

    Not to be confused with Dirty who is a NoDak fan.
    Dirty whatever is just wrong. Maybe dream is just trying to be like Dirty but offends everyone in an attempt to get people not to like the real dirty? Either way they are both jackholes...
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    That was a pleasant surprise. We didn't play that well (or that bad for that matter) and we still won. We were responsible in our own D-end and actually capitalized on our chances however they were few and far between. Hey, we won in Mariucci, that never happens.

    Let's rub it in with a sweep on Saturday night.

    Who would have thought that we'd be in fourth place at this point in the season, and yes 4th is pathetic.
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    Very nice sweep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Very nice sweep.
    I enjoyed watching what parts of it I was able to see after OSU's games were done.
    Minnesota's fans have from my perspective always felt their team is god's gift to college hockey and to see them get taken down more than a few notches by being swept at home multiple times this season knowing they're finally being humbled is a good thing although they won't see it that way.
    So that being said, good job Michigan, way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Very nice sweep.
    Yea, I didn't see that coming. Is it a case of Michigan finally putting it together of Minnesota royally sucking? I'm actually thinking that it is a bit of both. Minnesota has talent, they have more players who are drafted than we do. They're just not putting it together.

    But I had to go to the Minnesota board and ask if they are on suicide watch? These opportunities don't come every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjaskolski View Post
    it is effective, but ND plays a BORING brand of hockey. a 1-1-3 set up, always 3 guys back, a lot of dumping and playing D. Again, not saying they are not a good team, but if there was not a couple of early PP's for ND, they could well have lost 1-0. It reminded me of the Ron Mason days when State was a power, especially with Miller in net. They would get a goal or two, and sit back and try to win 1-0 or 2-1. That was what it felt like tonight.

    The Students chanted "boring" more than once during the game.
    This is spot on haha, they’re an interesting team, they get out shot pretty often but their goaltending is unreal. It’d be interesting to know how they fare in terms of scoring chances for/against per game at even strength. Their PP is good to no doubt.

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    So after my complaints at the GLI that we weren't at full speed during the 1st period, it was great to see the jump and early scoring in both games this weekend. Then to maintain those leads was even better. I kept thinking back to the series at Yost and worried we'd blow the leads the way Minnesota had.

    I'm still not sure what to think of this team. The last two weeks have looked promising. Yes, we were swept by Notre Dame, but they were competitive one goal games.

    I had given up hope of the NCAA tourney this year, but now I see the weekend sweep has bolted us up to tied for 15 in the pairwise. Tied with....Minnesota who dropped significantly this week. 16th doesn't get you in though, and a .500 record doesn't deserve it. It is still January, and there is plenty of hockey left to play.

    Two tests coming up to see if we can break into the top half of the conference. Penn State at home this weekend and then on the road to s* hole town down south the following weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    So after my complaints at the GLI that we weren't at full speed during the 1st period, it was great to see the jump and early scoring in both games this weekend. Then to maintain those leads was even better. I kept thinking back to the series at Yost and worried we'd blow the leads the way Minnesota had.

    I'm still not sure what to think of this team. The last two weeks have looked promising. Yes, we were swept by Notre Dame, but they were competitive one goal games.

    I had given up hope of the NCAA tourney this year, but now I see the weekend sweep has bolted us up to tied for 15 in the pairwise. Tied with....Minnesota who dropped significantly this week. 16th doesn't get you in though, and a .500 record doesn't deserve it. It is still January, and there is plenty of hockey left to play.

    Two tests coming up to see if we can break into the top half of the conference. Penn State at home this weekend and then on the road to s* hole town down south the following weekend.
    This is the Pairwise problem, that a .500 team could make the tourney. With games remaining against other top 20 PWR teams, Penn State (2 at home), Wisconsin (2 at home), ND (home and home), and OSU (2 away), Michigan will get a lot of opportunities to continue to strengthen their PWR ranking.

    They also have 2 games against MSU (away and neutral) and 2 against Arizona State (home). They would probably need to win all 4 of those to not take a hit from a 30 + PWR team. And MSU already smoked Michigan at Munn earlier this year.
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