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The Rube
01-18-2013, 11:39 PM
Are you reading Sioux Sports again? What did I tell you about that? :p

Haven't read it yet. That's for tomorrow morning. And Twocox looked a little hectic at times when the puck was behind the net in the first two periods. However, he looked strong when it was on the line....

MinnesotaNorthStar
01-18-2013, 11:39 PM
Uff...I can only imagine what's going on over there. :p:D:DBased on Hajdu's comments after the game, I was really glad I decided to not sign in to the game chat tonight on Schloss' blog and UNDSports. That thing gets negative enough when we win. Can't imagine how it is in a loss to the Gophers...

GopherFan89
01-18-2013, 11:42 PM
FS23 is just trying to discredit the Gophers using his subtle (but not really) tactics of repeating the same thing over and over to try and convince himself that his squad is somehow much better than they appear. One could say that he claims his team was UND-eserving of a win!

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 11:42 PM
Based on Hajdu's comments after the game, I was really glad I decided to not sign in to the game chat tonight on Schloss' blog and UNDSports. That thing gets negative enough when we win. Can't imagine how it is in a loss to the Gophers...

Yeah. I usually stay away from the SS Forums and Game Chats during the games. They make me look like a glass half full kind of guy after a game like tonight. :p:D:D

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 11:44 PM
FS23 is just trying to discredit the Gophers using his subtle (but not really) tactics of repeating the same thing over and over to try and convince himself that his squad is somehow much better than they appear. One could say that he claims his team was UND-eserving of a win!

Considering that I have said basically the exact opposite already (i.e. Minnesota was the better team, deserved to win, played well enough to win, although not great, Wilcox was rock solid, etc. etc. etc.)...I don't think so.

Why can't Gopher fans just accept the fact that North Dakota played really bad tonight, and probably their worst game of the year tonight? I would think they would rejoice. Your team won for crying out loud...enjoy the victory.

Stauber1
01-18-2013, 11:45 PM
You're a clever one. Obviously, it makes me feel worse that they played their worst game of the year. If they had to lose, I would much rather they lose while playing well.

And no, I never played Division 1, college hockey. If you did, please enlighten me on how failing to complete a pass in your own zone when the other team is not in the zone shows that the pass failed because of something Minnesota did. Thanks.
My sport wasn't hockey. But the general principle is universal to high level competition.

When everything has to be better in order to succeed, and everyone involved knows that, it has an effect.
When plays that used to be routine all of a sudden yield a less positive result, you have to be better in how you execute them than you were previously. All the little things make much more of a difference, and that affects how you play the game. Your focus is diverged. There is a lot more that you have to be aware of. And you have to make an attempt to be faster, cleaner and more aware in even those routine plays, which can lead to a higher failure rate.
As the level of your competition rises, so does the degree to which you have to deal with all of what I have just said.

If you don't realize that, nothing I say will make a difference.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 11:45 PM
My sport wasn't hockey. But the general principle is universal to high level competition.

When everything has to be better in order to succeed, and everyone involved knows that, it has an effect.
When plays that used to be routine all of a sudden yield a less positive result, you have to be better in how you execute them than you were previously. All the little things make much more of a difference, and that affects how you play the game. Your focus is diverged. There is a lot more that you have to be aware of. And you have to make an attempt to be faster, cleaner and more aware in even those routine plays, which can lead to a higher failure rate.
As the level of your competition rises, so does the degree to which you have to deal with all of what I have just said.

If you don't realize that, nothing I say will make a difference.

So nobody can play their worst game against a good team?

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 11:48 PM
And we're saying that for the first two periods at least, you held your own, on the road, against a #1 team. You sound like a MN pro sports fan right now, always whining about something.

You felt that North Dakota played well in the first two periods?

You're confusing the result (a close game in that time frame) with how North Dakota played. They were awful. It was our worst performance of the season. Can't I have my opinion?

HarleyMC
01-18-2013, 11:49 PM
My sport wasn't hockey. But the general principle is universal to high level competition.

When everything has to be better in order to succeed, and everyone involved knows that, it has an effect.
When plays that used to be routine all of a sudden yield a less positive result, you have to be better in how you execute them than you were previously. All the little things make much more of a difference, and that affects how you play the game. Your focus is diverged. There is a lot more that you have to be aware of. And you have to make an attempt to be faster, cleaner and more aware in even those routine plays, which can lead to a higher failure rate.
As the level of your competition rises, so does the degree to which you have to deal with all of what I have just said.

If you don't realize that, nothing I say will make a difference.

Brilliant. Thank you Stauber.:)

MinnesotaNorthStar
01-18-2013, 11:51 PM
And we're saying that for the first two periods at least, you held your own, on the road, against a #1 team. You sound like a MN pro sports fan right now, always whining about something.You don't need "pro" in there. :p

The Rube
01-18-2013, 11:52 PM
You felt that North Dakota played well in the first two periods?

You're confusing the result (a close game in that time frame) with how North Dakota played. They were awful. It was our worst performance of the season. Can't I have my opinion?

You can, but it's wrong. I thought they played well for the first two. Not great, not horrible, not average. If it weren't for Twocox, I think the game would have ended differently (still a MN win, but that could be tArrogance talking). I think you are too hard on your team tonight. That does happen, most often when facing a rival.

Koho
01-18-2013, 11:52 PM
Hoping for a win from both my alma maters for Hockey Day tomorrow!! Go Red Knights!! Go Sioux!!

I'll take wins by Thunderhawks and Gopher's, and Wild too while we're at it, thank you!

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 11:55 PM
You can, but it's wrong. I thought they played well for the first two. Not great, not horrible, not average. If it weren't for Twocox, I think the game would have ended differently (still a MN win, but that could be tArrogance talking). I think you are too hard on your team tonight. That does happen, most often when facing a rival.

We'll have to agree to disagree. IMO, it was our worst performance of the season. We certainly didn't play "well." If anything, our best hockey was in the middle of the third period. I'm hard on my team because I know their capabilities...tonight was an abomination.

The Rube
01-18-2013, 11:56 PM
We'll have to agree to disagree. IMO, it was our worst performance of the season. We certainly didn't play "well." If anything, our best hockey was in the middle of the third period. I'm hard on my team because I know their capabilities...tonight was an abomination.

The third was making me nervous, to be honest.

Stauber1
01-18-2013, 11:57 PM
So nobody can play their worst game against a good team?

Wow, that is an absurdly loaded question. You don't happen to be a lawyer, do you?

Just to play along, I never implied anything of the sort. I only said that to claim the level of your competition doesn't affect how you perform is a naive opinion....
Or a coping mechanism.

4four4
01-18-2013, 11:59 PM
Wow, that is an absurdly loaded question. You don't happen to be a lawyer, do you?

Just to play along, I never implied anything of the sort. I only said that to claim the level of your competition doesn't affect how you perform is a naive opinion....
Or a coping mechanism.

Lol he is a lawyer.

state of hockey
01-19-2013, 12:00 AM
Why can't Gopher fans just accept the fact that North Dakota played really bad tonight, and probably their worst game of the year tonight? I would think they would rejoice. Your team won for crying out loud...enjoy the victory.

Probably because every opponent (except Anchorage last Friday) that has come to Mariucci the last three or four weeks has played their worst game EVAR. According to their fans, of course.

The Rube
01-19-2013, 12:01 AM
Probably because every opponent (except Anchorage last Friday) that has come to Mariucci the last three or four weeks has played their worst game EVAR. According to their fans, of course.

The Gophers Excuse defense. I'm familiar with that. ;)

Slap Shot
01-19-2013, 12:03 AM
It was North Dakota's worst performance of the season.

Horse hockey. UND didn't play great, but they had stretches in which UM was on their heels and I am not going to dig up the comments but your fans have said the same thing about recent performances. I'm not going to proclaim the Gophers are 4 goals better than UND, but the certainly didn't play their best game either for at least portions of those first two periods and Wilcos bailed them out several times over. You're a better analyst than this kind of comment - the Gophers should have been viewed as the better team coming into this series and at least for one game proved it.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Just to play along, I never implied anything of the sort. I only said that to claim the level of your competition doesn't affect how you perform is a naive opinion....

I fully understand that the opponent drastically alters certain pieces of performance. However, there were dozens of wide open passes that were missed. There were dozens of poor decisions made when there was little to no pressure. There was an overall lack of emotion for the majority of the game. North Dakota is too talented a team to let those mistakes happen. Whether they are playing mites, or whether they are playing the '84 Oilers. You can feel free to disagree, and argue that every mistake was a result of Minnesota's play.

FWIW, I'm done arguing this. IMO, it was North Dakota's worst performance of the season. Now, perhaps you've also watched every (minus Saturday against Tech) North Dakota game this season like myself, and feel that there were others that were worse. I don't. Hopefully they play up to their potential tomorrow and make it a better game.

Oh well...at least it wasn't against Denver.