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Chris Clark Fan Club
12-10-2012, 05:57 AM
MSU coming off of a sweep of UAA and UNO splitting with SCSU.

Is the pride of the mavericks or whatever they call that trophy still up for grabs in this series?

BCat
12-10-2012, 10:02 AM
I believe it is The Spirit of the Mavericks Trophy, I assume they still play for it. I am curious if this series will continue every year with the conference realignment. Mankato is coming in looking good, but I think UNO will end their recent success. Should be a good series.

Pants
12-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Two solid teams at this point in the season. Should be a fun one! Will be good to see Hastings back, he should get some cheers, he's a great Omaha guy.

Red Cows
12-10-2012, 01:35 PM
Uh, Purple Cows vs. Red Cows, if you please. ;)

Pre-1971 this one would have been "Indians" vs. "Indians". Apparently, our two schools aren't satisfied unless one has the same mascot as the other.

Only team we've played every year of our existence.

Bale
12-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Only team we've played every year of our existence.

I hope it stays that way too.

I know that Hastings has always had a very good reputation, but he's surpassing my expectations. It's not just that MSU is winning because the cupboard certainly wasn't bare. Anyone that watched MSU last year knew that (as did the coaches as there were rumblings at the end of last year that MSU would be good this year). It's the way that they are playing. The crispness and the mature play has been what's impressed me the most. For the most part, the stupid and retalitory penalties are gone. You don't see the players getting lazy. And you see good passing and playmaking more than any MSU team that I can remember. I'm very happy with the coaching change and his ability to make MSU into a quality program.

purpleinnebraska
12-10-2012, 06:31 PM
Surprised how quickly things changed, particularly with the penalties. The RPI and St. Cloud series still featured the dumb penalties (and the first Minnesota game was blown with penalties at the start of the third period), and then bam! It stopped. The Hayes numbers are remarkable - 19 PIM in the first 6 games, 2 minutes since then. All that said, UNO still has a little more talent, home ice, and they're playing great. A split would be a great result for us.

bigclean
12-10-2012, 08:19 PM
I hope it stays that way too.

I know that Hastings has always had a very good reputation, but he's surpassing my expectations. It's not just that MSU is winning because the cupboard certainly wasn't bare. Anyone that watched MSU last year knew that (as did the coaches as there were rumblings at the end of last year that MSU would be good this year). It's the way that they are playing. The crispness and the mature play has been what's impressed me the most. For the most part, the stupid and retalitory penalties are gone. You don't see the players getting lazy. And you see good passing and playmaking more than any MSU team that I can remember. I'm very happy with the coaching change and his ability to make MSU into a quality program.

Agreed.... Completely. Of course I'd have settled for Blais choke slamming Jutting a few years back and taking over the Purple Maverick bench. Hastings is a good pick-up tho. I so wish I could be there for this.

MavsFan19
12-11-2012, 08:43 AM
Id love to see this series continue as well because I think both teams are on their way up. I expect it will too because the new look WCHA will give the Purple a good chance to dominate and be top in the league. Their high pairwise will only benefit UNO, and vise versa as well.

Now if someone would just put up some cash and make this an outdoor game at The Blake Ill be truly happy.

Mavwatcher
12-11-2012, 11:05 AM
IMO one of Hastings strengths is his ability to game plan for his opponent. The purple Mavs really handcuffed the Beavers and Seawolves with a serious defensive shutdown. It will be interesting to see what he game plans against his old team.

Red Cows
12-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Id love to see this series continue as well because I think both teams are on their way up. I expect it will too because the new look WCHA will give the Purple a good chance to dominate and be top in the league. Their high pairwise will only benefit UNO, and vise versa as well.

Now if someone would just put up some cash and make this an outdoor game at The Blake Ill be truly happy.

I'd love to see it continue because Mankato is only a 300 mile drive, making you guys the closest D-1 hockey school to us that there is. Easy drive to get there.

What's the Blake?

MAVSFAN4EVER
12-11-2012, 07:03 PM
I'd love to see it continue because Mankato is only a 300 mile drive, making you guys the closest D-1 hockey school to us that there is. Easy drive to get there.

What's the Blake?

Our historic football field. I doubt this would ever happen as that facility is in dire need of updates. MN State needs to address their current attendance issues before planning any showcase event. With that being said, I would love to see MN State play an outdoor game.

MavHockey14
12-11-2012, 10:56 PM
A split is absolutely necessary. Period.

Red Cows
12-12-2012, 01:20 AM
A split is absolutely necessary. Period.

UNO has not lost on a Friday night this season.

By the way, I have driven through Spicer on many occasions on the way to and from St. Cloud (my mom's family is from there). What a beautiful little town, right there on Green Lake. My wife's parents have friends that live there, too. It looks like one of those places you wouldn't have to twist my arm very hard to live in. It's also one of the places I've gotten a ticket in Minnesota, right on the north side of town, southbound, from the Minnesota Highway Patrol.

As sweep by either team this weekend would be huge for the team that did it.

How we ended up having to play the two hottest teams in college hockey, by a ton, in consecutive series, I don't know. UNO goes to Quinnipiac after playing you guys:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20121211/MAVS/712119883/1001#no-holiday-break-for-mavs-as-they-face-two-streaking-teams

MavHockey14
12-12-2012, 02:38 AM
UNO has not lost on a Friday night this season.

By the way, I have driven through Spicer on many occasions on the way to and from St. Cloud (my mom's family is from there). What a beautiful little town, right there on Green Lake. My wife's parents have friends that live there, too. It looks like one of those places you wouldn't have to twist my arm very hard to live in. It's also one of the places I've gotten a ticket in Minnesota, right on the north side of town, southbound, from the Minnesota Highway Patrol.

As sweep by either team this weekend would be huge for the team that did it.

How we ended up having to play the two hottest teams in college hockey, by a ton, in consecutive series, I don't know. UNO goes to Quinnipiac after playing you guys:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20121211/MAVS/712119883/1001#no-holiday-break-for-mavs-as-they-face-two-streaking-teams

You know they do say, Spicer is nicer! I met a poster on here awhile back on the lake.. SCSU guy, Weldie. Spicer is gorgeous. For not being extremely far north, the lake is crystal clear; absolutely beautiful.

I know many of the cops here, both county and MN State trooper. Actually very good friends with one of the state guys.:p

There is a stretch where it goes from 55 to 45 right before you hit town, often a speed trap!

For me I'm just stating how important I feel taking two points is. We're now 9-0-2 against teams "we should beat" and 1-5-0 against teams who "should beat us." It's time to prove if these guys are for real or not, against a WCHA foe that has had an excellent start to their year.

MavsFan
12-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Nothing new to add, just want to get the thread marked for easy following.

Chris Clark Fan Club
12-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Any injury concerns for the Red Mavs coming into this series? I don't believe any of the top 12 forwards are banged up for the purple Mavs.

Good luck Red Mavs

MavHockey14
12-12-2012, 09:33 PM
Any injury concerns for the Red Mavs coming into this series? I don't believe any of the top 12 forwards are banged up for the purple Mavs.

Good luck Red Mavs

Knock on wood.....that's a rarity.

Red Cows
12-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Very little love for the Purple Cows in the NCAA pick-em thread.

I'm interested to see what this series draws. This is about the time that attendance starts picking up for us although that is greatly intensified after the first of the year. UNO hockey, unfortunately, lives in the shadow of Husker football, Creighton basketball, and Husker volleyball (which just ended).

Bale
12-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Very little love for the Purple Cows in the NCAA pick-em thread.

I'm interested to see what this series draws. This is about the time that attendance starts picking up for us although that is greatly intensified after the first of the year. UNO hockey, unfortunately, lives in the shadow of Husker football, Creighton basketball, and Husker volleyball (which just ended).

Not really much of a surprise that there isn't much love for the purple guys yet. Most people don't actually watch much college hockey other than their own team and maybe 1 or 2 of the big dogs. Most people base their pick based upon history rather than what's happened up to this point. MSU just has to prove that they can win before anyone is going to show them any real love.

Red Cows
12-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Not really much of a surprise that there isn't much love for the purple guys yet. Most people don't actually watch much college hockey other than their own team and maybe 1 or 2 of the big dogs. Most people base their pick based upon history rather than what's happened up to this point. MSU just has to prove that they can win before anyone is going to show them any real love.

I have Direct TV and their sports upper tier package (the 600 numbered channels) and I have either seen in person, or, on TV, every WCHA team so far this season. In person, Bemdiji State and UMD in Omaha, and SCSU in St. Cloud. All the others on the tube, except for AA, who I watched on their web site playing SCSU recently. Direct TV rules if you are a college hockey fan since you get a lot of east coast teams in that package as well, with Hockey East being well represented there as well as whoever they are playing out of conference, which is mostly other eastern schools.

I think most of the more serious posters here pay more attention than just being a "casual" fan of their team and some big dogs. At least, I know I do. I probably watch too much college hockey, particularly if you are asking my wife. :D