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gopher wes
11-06-2012, 10:44 AM
A few weeks back, I made a comment about how terrible Mike Reilly looked on defense. More than one other person jumped to his defense saying it was Alt who was leaving him hanging out to dry on several occasions. I have to say, after the past few weeks, I couldn't agree more with whoever was saying that. Reilly looks actually pretty decent. Still a few rookie mistakes but that's a given, being a Freshman D in this league. But what the hell is going on with Alt? After paying more attention to him, he looks absolutely brutal! He's regressed severely in my opinion - making stupid decisions with/without the puck, taking stupid penalties, and just general sloppiness. I hope he can turn it around because he's got high-level talent but hasn't shown it this year.
Couldn't agree more. I think Alt has been terrible this year so far.

duper
11-07-2012, 09:15 PM
I'm thinking about coming out for the Final Five, and wanting to book everything so I can just not think about it for a few months. Any suggestions on good places to stay/places to avoid like the plague?

state of hockey
11-07-2012, 09:22 PM
I'm thinking about coming out for the Final Five, and wanting to book everything so I can just not think about it for a few months. Any suggestions on good places to stay/places to avoid like the plague?

The Holiday Inn right across the intersection is great for obvious reasons, but fills up fast. The Crowne Plaza works well. It is a doable walk, especially with how warm it has been in recent years.

Also, A DENVER FAN AT THE FINAL FIVE?!?

duper
11-07-2012, 09:31 PM
The Holiday Inn right across the intersection is great for obvious reasons, but fills up fast. The Crowne Plaza works well. It is a doable walk, especially with how warm it has been in recent years.

Also, A DENVER FAN AT THE FINAL FIVE?!?Someone has to root for the winning team. :D

The Rube
11-07-2012, 10:12 PM
The Holiday Inn right across the intersection is great for obvious reasons, but fills up fast. The Crowne Plaza works well. It is a doable walk, especially with how warm it has been in recent years.

Also, A DENVER FAN AT THE FINAL FIVE?!?

Good luck for the Holiday Inn. I've tried booking there for this year's F5 and the F4 when it was here, and they claimed no rooms available both times.....50 weeks in advance (which is the outermost limit a hotel will book). I've stayed at the Crowne, and will be staying there again this year. Solid hotel, and within walking distance of everything.

HarleyMC
11-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Marshall back on D...Yay!


Lucia said there’s a good possibility on Friday that the Gophers play 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Ben Marshall, who has been playing forward since Warning got hurt, will move back to the blue line, and Lucia said most likely Tom Serratore will move up in lines.

HarleyMC
11-08-2012, 01:03 AM
What they could learn is to play with heart and full effort every minute. And to cover their man (woman) in the defensive zone - not puck watch. Having an all-world player in net would help too.;)

Agreed. Show me great effort and I'll show you how great you can be.

SanTropez
11-08-2012, 08:16 AM
Marshall back on D...Yay!

Great news! Back where he belongs, also I agree that Serratore deserves a shot with another line besides the 4th.

Move Isaackson down, he hasn't done anything anyway. I do get annoyed at the 11 forward thing though and rotating a D in to play 4th line forward, not sure why he is so against playing Horn, I thought he would be a decent player in college. Guess not.

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 08:47 AM
Great news! Back where he belongs, also I agree that Serratore deserves a shot with another line besides the 4th.

Move Isaackson down, he hasn't done anything anyway. I do get annoyed at the 11 forward thing though and rotating a D in to play 4th line forward, not sure why he is so against playing Horn, I thought he would be a decent player in college. Guess not.
Agreed on your entire post.

Marshall back at D...good!

Isaackson down, yeah, I just haven't seen much from him since the Mich St series.

Not sure why Horn doesn't get a shot. It seems like everyone else is getting chances to play...?

5mn_Major
11-08-2012, 08:56 AM
Can the Gophs avoid a split?


Agreed on your entire post.

Marshall back at D...good!

Isaackson down, yeah, I just haven't seen much from him since the Mich St series.

Not sure why Horn doesn't get a shot. It seems like everyone else is getting chances to play...?

Agreed. Isaackson got some goals early. But I was suspect from the beginning. And that anyone playing with arguably the best player in the country and best soph should do just fine.

Marshall is becoming the real deal. Let him continue to work his magic.

I think folks have been overly harsh on M Reilly. Its tough moving from the BCHL to the WCHA. He's got flashes of greatness, I bet he just needs time to polish himself.

duper
11-08-2012, 09:12 AM
Good luck for the Holiday Inn. I've tried booking there for this year's F5 and the F4 when it was here, and they claimed no rooms available both times.....50 weeks in advance (which is the outermost limit a hotel will book). I've stayed at the Crowne, and will be staying there again this year. Solid hotel, and within walking distance of everything.Also already sold out. Crazy

I also will be visiting my niece, who lives on campus at the University, so I might also stay near campus, rather than near the X.

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Can the Gophs avoid a split?
I hope so. I'm thinking 3pts would be acceptable and anything less would be a major letdown. If they split, they will be some major outcry from the fans and, I'd say, rightfully so as that would be cause for concern, IMO.

cross cheque
11-08-2012, 09:47 AM
If they split, they will be some major outcry from the fans and, I'd say, rightfully so as that would be cause for concern, IMO.

Will the sky fall if they split?

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Will the sky fall if they split?
IMO, yes. I know it's only 1pt less than a win and a tie, but I think the fans will go nuts if the Gophers don't sweep or take 3pts minimum.

I personally won't panic(it's weird playing @AA and the Gophers just don't have it all together yet), but you know their will be plenty of people in full on panic mode if the Gophers split up there. I would be pretty concerned with that kind of outcome though.

D2D
11-08-2012, 10:09 AM
I think folks have been overly harsh on M Reilly. Its tough moving from the BCHL to the WCHA. He's got flashes of greatness, I bet he just needs time to polish himself.

I agree. He will be a great player for the Gophs. As a freshman D it will take him a little time to make the adjustment, but once he does everyone here will be singing his praises - just like they are beginning to do now for Ben Marshall.

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 10:29 AM
I agree. He will be a great player for the Gophs. As a freshman D it will take him a little time to make the adjustment, but once he does everyone here will be singing his praises - just like they are beginning to do now for Ben Marshall.
I hope you're right. I was VERY critical of Marshall last year and now I couldn't be happier to know he is moving back to D this week!

5mn_Major
11-08-2012, 10:39 AM
I hope you're right. I was VERY critical of Marshall last year and now I couldn't be happier to know he is moving back to D this week!

Funny how people see things differently. Last year, I thought Marshall was often the best freshman on the ice...and in the end, not far off Rau in that. M Reilly is our best freshman this year. Which says something about Reilly...but it also says something about our freshmen forwards.

SanTropez
11-08-2012, 10:56 AM
M Reilly is our best freshman this year. Which says something about Reilly...but it also says something about our freshmen forwards.

Yeah our freshman forwards don't exactly put the fear into anyone yet, next year's class should make up for that and then some, and you add in Connor Reilly who supposedly has some offensive talent and that class should be outstanding and deep.

Anyone hear if Warning is making the trip? That will be huge to get him back into the lineup.

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Funny how people see things differently. Last year, I thought Marshall was often the best freshman on the ice...and in the end, not far off Rau in that. M Reilly is our best freshman this year. Which says something about Reilly...but it also says something about our freshmen forwards.
The only problem I had with Marshall last year was when he seemed to almost lose concentration. I saw way too many times where he couldn't hold the zone on what should have been easy plays, IMO. His little spin moves were getting him into trouble in his own end at times as well and seems to have cleaned that up this year.

I don't have too much beef with M. Reilly. His defensive miscues have been mostly due to the fact that Alt has left him high and dry. I think it's only a matter of time until the kid starts finding the back of the net on a consistent basis. He has a shift on the PP last Saturday in Kato where he was by far the best player on the ice. We were really surprised he didn't score a goal on that shift.

gopher wes
11-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Anyone hear if Warning is making the trip? That will be huge to get him back into the lineup.
No, he couldn't make it through a full practice yesterday and it sounds like they might be questioning his availability for the sconnie series now even.