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    So far I'm impressed. I've seen but one game (WMU), but I'm reading and seeing comments on, a much higher level of skill then in previous years. That comes to good coaching and better schemes. Finishing at, or above 0.500 is certainly attainable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomsuman View Post
    I was kind of disappointed with the lack of shots on goal. Just two weeks ago Danton said we would have to score by volume. I'll take 17 shots and a win every day, don't get me wrong. I just think as a team they still look to pass too much sometimes or forget that our d-men can actually touch the puck in the offensive zone.
    I noticed this a bit this weekend. Quite a few times we went for the extra pass and it bit us, ended up as a turnover or ended up not getting as good of a look as we had in the first place.

    That said, I think passing may be where we've most improved. The past couple years we seemed to struggle just keeping it the zone because a pass back to the D men would hop over a stick or would just be completely off the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decatur Spartan View Post
    So far I'm impressed. I've seen but one game (WMU), but I'm reading and seeing comments on, a much higher level of skill then in previous years. That comes to good coaching and better schemes. Finishing at, or above 0.500 is certainly attainable.
    If they bottle the second periods they had against Wisconsin (either night), I'm not ruling it out. But it would be a monumental task - it seems like it's all coming together for the other 6 teams - except perhaps so far for Penn State - and when you include the addition of Notre Dame, this season is a brutal learning curve in B1G for any team as young as the Spartans.

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    Re: MSU Spartan Hockey - Episode VII - A New Hope

    We signed Drew DeRidder today, a goalie on the U18 team.

    Also signed defenseman Dennis Cesana out of the AJHL, who will come in as a 20 year old freshman. 52 points in 59 games last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    We signed Drew DeRidder today, a goalie on the U18 team.

    Also signed defenseman Dennis Cesana out of the AJHL, who will come in as a 20 year old freshman. 52 points in 59 games last year.
    That DeRidder seems like quite the goalie..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    We signed Drew DeRidder today, a goalie on the U18 team.

    Also signed defenseman Dennis Cesana out of the AJHL, who will come in as a 20 year old freshman. 52 points in 59 games last year.
    He currently leads his team in points and is 10th in the league. Very impressive for a defenseman. I believe he was previously a commit to Army? Great find by Cole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    We signed Drew DeRidder today, a goalie on the U18 team.

    Also signed defenseman Dennis Cesana out of the AJHL, who will come in as a 20 year old freshman. 52 points in 59 games last year.
    This a great pair of signings. Unfortunately, Nolan Moyle has committed a sacrilegious act.
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    KHL line comes through again tonight with all three goals.

    Obviously happy to win it in OT, but disappointing it got there in the first place. We absolutely dominated the first 35 minutes, gave up a weak goal to end the second, and never really took control again until OT.
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    Osburn is literally skating backwards on one foot. Must have been one painful ankle block

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    Why in a 4 on 3 powerplay situation would they let the guy with the longer penalty come out after a goal instead of the guy with the least amount of time left?

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    Re: MSU Spartan Hockey - Episode VII - A New Hope

    Bring out the brooms!
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    Re: MSU Spartan Hockey - Episode VII - A New Hope

    Two sweeps this season. That is more hen in the last three years or so. And it's not yet Thanksgiving.
    Good job boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decatur Spartan View Post
    Two sweeps this season. That is more hen in the last three years or so. And it's not yet Thanksgiving.
    Good job boys!
    Quite a few first time's - long-time's so far.

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    Re: MSU Spartan Hockey - Episode VII - A New Hope

    If the season ended today we would be in the NCAA playoffs! We are up to #10 in the pairwise...

    Also no surprise but Lewendowski is now the leading freshman scorer in the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owslachief View Post
    Osburn is literally skating backwards on one foot. Must have been one painful ankle block
    I caught a few of those back when I played and would be left limping for days. Not fun. He should be good to go for PSU but might be limited in practice this week.
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    A second sweep? I was pretty sure we were only allowed 1 of those per season, at most.

    Lewandowski just has the magic right now. I cannot remember the last MSU player with such a hot stick. It has to have been a decade. Last year I recall seeing PSU's Smirnov put up huge numbers as a freshman and it frustrated me that MSU, year after year, could barely get anybody over the 10 goal mark. If Cole can recruit a couple more goal scorers to stick on the 2nd or 3rd lines then we may finall see a prolific offense in East Lansing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    A second sweep? I was pretty sure we were only allowed 1 of those per season, at most.

    Lewandowski just has the magic right now. I cannot remember the last MSU player with such a hot stick. It has to have been a decade. Last year I recall seeing PSU's Smirnov put up huge numbers as a freshman and it frustrated me that MSU, year after year, could barely get anybody over the 10 goal mark. If Cole can recruit a couple more goal scorers to stick on the 2nd or 3rd lines then we may finall see a prolific offense in East Lansing again.
    Neil Koepke's take was fairly dead-on: State played a physical "in your face" kind of game, I saw some good active sticks, a lot of challenges at the blue line and fine back checking to cover up the rare mistakes. They withstood a 5-on-3 to take the crowd out of it a little, and recovered nicely from Ferris' third period goal. That Sanford goal looked like it came from a top-line goal-scorer. Nearly impossible angle.

    I'd like to say they "played" hard rather than worked hard. That was a full 60.

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    On Cole’s show tonight he said they will sign 2 or 3 forwards in the spring.

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