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duper
03-18-2012, 12:41 PM
I think Denver can take it.

vizoroo
03-18-2012, 12:47 PM
The current schedule on WatchESPN shows all these games will be on ESPN3.

So much better than espnu

A Shot and a Goal
03-18-2012, 12:49 PM
With an eye toward the tournament beginning later this week, Denver fans looking for reasons to be optimistic can file this under "Odd But True" or perhaps "Looking For The Silver Lining." The Pioneers have the chance to complete an unusual sweep.

The regular season champion of Atlantic Hockey was Air Force. This season Denver is 1-0 against Air Force.

The regular season champion of the ECAC was Union. This season Denver is 1-0 against Union.

The regular season champion of Hockey East was Boston College. This season Denver is 1-0 against Boston college.

The regular season champion of the WCHA was Minnesota. This season Denver is 2-0 against Minnesota.

The regular season champion of the CCHA was Ferris State. Denver plays Ferris State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

vizoroo
03-18-2012, 12:54 PM
With an eye toward the tournament beginning later this week, Denver fans looking for reasons to be optimistic can file this under "Odd But True" or perhaps "Looking For The Silver Lining." The Pionerers have the chance to complete an unusual sweep.

The regular season champion of Atlantic Hockey was Air Force. This season Denver is 1-0 against Air Force.

The regular season champion of the ECAC was Union. This season Denver is 1-0 against Union.

The regular season champion of Hockey East was Boston College. This season Denver is 1-0 against Boston college.

The regular season champion of the WCHA was Minnesota. This season Denver is 2-0 against Minnesota.

The regular season champion of the CCHA was Ferris State. Denver plays Ferris State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

I like the symmetry! Hopefully we can keep it up.

Deejpuck
03-18-2012, 01:13 PM
This is question for Denver, how come you rotate 3 goalies, which one do you think will start against Ferris St.?

wooderson
03-18-2012, 01:19 PM
Anything definitive on Zucker's injury yet? All I've heard so far is the classic "upper body injury" which could mean anything from a sore shoulder to missing an arm.

duper
03-18-2012, 01:37 PM
This is question for Denver, how come you rotate 3 goalies, which one do you think will start against Ferris St.?DU only rotates 2 goalies. For the first half-ish of the season, we rotated Jussi Olkinuora and Adam Murray while Sam Brittain was out with a knee injury. Since Brittain returned, I don't think Murray has started at all. Last night might be the only time he's been on the ice.

My guess would be that Olkinuora starts against Ferris. I will be in n o way surprised if I am wrong.


Anything definitive on Zucker's injury yet? All I've heard so far is the classic "upper body injury" which could mean anything from a sore shoulder to missing an arm.I've heard nothing.

ScottA
03-18-2012, 02:10 PM
With an eye toward the tournament beginning later this week, Denver fans looking for reasons to be optimistic can file this under "Odd But True" or perhaps "Looking For The Silver Lining." The Pioneers have the chance to complete an unusual sweep.

The regular season champion of Atlantic Hockey was Air Force. This season Denver is 1-0 against Air Force.

The regular season champion of the ECAC was Union. This season Denver is 1-0 against Union.

The regular season champion of Hockey East was Boston College. This season Denver is 1-0 against Boston college.

The regular season champion of the WCHA was Minnesota. This season Denver is 2-0 against Minnesota.

The regular season champion of the CCHA was Ferris State. Denver plays Ferris State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


I was on the bubble until I read this. Now I'm filling up the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle with gauze, linament, tape, splints and oxygen for the boys and making the drive up from CHI-town. Go DU!

vizoroo
03-18-2012, 02:14 PM
The #2 vs #3 matchup is the early game in Green Bay and the late game in every other regional. Thought #1 seed would go early to get more rest before expected regional final.

alnike
03-18-2012, 02:16 PM
The #2 vs #3 matchup is the early game in Green Bay and the late game in every other regional. Thought #1 seed would go early to get more rest before expected regional final.

The Midwest Regional was that way too in 2011, as 2-3 (M-UNO) played prior to 1-4 (BC-CC).

fangers
03-18-2012, 02:28 PM
With an eye toward the tournament beginning later this week, Denver fans looking for reasons to be optimistic can file this under "Odd But True" or perhaps "Looking For The Silver Lining." The Pioneers have the chance to complete an unusual sweep.

The regular season champion of Atlantic Hockey was Air Force. This season Denver is 1-0 against Air Force.

The regular season champion of the ECAC was Union. This season Denver is 1-0 against Union.

The regular season champion of Hockey East was Boston College. This season Denver is 1-0 against Boston college.

The regular season champion of the WCHA was Minnesota. This season Denver is 2-0 against Minnesota.

The regular season champion of the CCHA was Ferris State. Denver plays Ferris State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

But you were only 1-1 vs. the Independent League Champs ;)

J.D.
03-18-2012, 03:00 PM
Wonder why that is. I've never seen anything definitive on whether or not the #1 seed has a say in what time they play.

I know Brittain is coming off an injury and maybe I'm putting too much weight on one game (last year's Final Five championship)...but even seeing Brittain's performance against UMD recently...how is he NOT the #1 goalie?

J.D.
03-18-2012, 03:02 PM
The broadcast schedule I'm looking at has Michigan-Cornell LIVE on ESPNU:

http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/files/DIMIceHockeyBroadcast_Revised.pdf

duper
03-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Wonder why that is. I've never seen anything definitive on whether or not the #1 seed has a say in what time they play.

I know Brittain is coming off an injury and maybe I'm putting too much weight on one game (last year's Final Five championship)...but even seeing Brittain's performance against UMD recently...how is he NOT the #1 goalie?Gwozdecky has a strong tendency to platoon goalies, even when one is distinctly better than the other. In '04-'05, he platooned Glenn Fisher and Peter Mannino most of the year. Manno got the nod in both Frozen Four games as I recall, but even though he outplayed Fisher all year long, they still platooned. In all the time Gwoz has been at DU, there have been relatively few seasons in which he didn't do this.

J.D.
03-18-2012, 03:07 PM
Fair enough. I just have a hard time envisioning him not going with Brittain on Friday.

duper
03-18-2012, 03:10 PM
Fair enough. I just have a hard time envisioning him not going with Brittain on Friday.My thinking is that whoever plays in goal Friday sits Saturday if they win. My feeling is that he has the confidence that Olkinuora can hold off Ferris State, so that Brittain gets the Saturday game.

That said, I will surely not be surprised if Brittain goes Friday. I won't really even be surprised if Brittain plays Friday and (if they win) Saturday. I have long since given up thinking Gwoz's motivations can be predicted.

GB Puck Fan
03-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Welcome to Green Bay, everyone.

If you are looking for any information on the city, area around the Resch, etc, let me know.

One tip to start: the tours at Lambeau Field can sell out pretty quickly. I am not sure if you can make reservations but at the least get there early to buy tickets for a later tour. The Packers Hall Of Fame is also nice. There is a pro shop and restaurant in the stadium that are always opopen

I'm not sure who the locals will be cheering for. Three teams - Ferris, Denver and Michigan - each have one Gamblers alum on the team. There are enough Wisconsin, Tech and Northern folks here that I would they would cheer against Michigan but beyond that I am not sure.

LynahScott
03-18-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm not sure who the locals will be cheering for. Three teams - Ferris, Denver and Michigan - each have one Gamblers alum on the team.

Cornell's Locke Jillson is also a Gamblers alum.

Cross-Czech
03-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Cornell's Locke Jillson is also a Gamblers alum.

Tie breaker goes to DU since the current head coach was an assistant at DU :cool:. Bring the fans Dr. Evil!

jericho
03-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Welcome to Green Bay, everyone.

If you are looking for any information on the city, area around the Resch, etc, let me know.

One tip to start: the tours at Lambeau Field can sell out pretty quickly. I am not sure if you can make reservations but at the least get there early to buy tickets for a later tour. The Packers Hall Of Fame is also nice. There is a pro shop and restaurant in the stadium that are always opopen

I'm not sure who the locals will be cheering for. Three teams - Ferris, Denver and Michigan - each have one Gamblers alum on the team. There are enough Wisconsin, Tech and Northern folks here that I would they would cheer against Michigan but beyond that I am not sure.

I was in GB last year for RPI, UND, Denver, and Western Michigan. When we got out there to rent the car, the car rental agent said "There are three things to do out here, and two of them are closed for the winter." Plan to s[pend alot of time at Lambeau. The restaurant in Lambeau is delicious. Take the tour. You don't need reservations, just get there early. You can't do a Lambeau Leap, but if you are a Giants fan, I recommend that you NOT wear anything that shows it. :D