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SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 12:51 AM
BSU swept at home by UNO, SCSU taking 3 of 4 from UND.

Smells like a trap series... SCSU really needs to be focused and get ready for a long, lulling knock-out attempt from Serratore's boys.

Husky13
01-28-2013, 01:49 AM
I'm not saying it's a must-sweep weekend, but it's a must-sweep weekend.

Reverse Sanity
01-28-2013, 05:58 AM
Quoting Miagi to Danialson: "You stay focus". These are the teams to cringe about Husky fans. Nothing to do with who's more talented or who is going into the series hotter. BSU has that style that gets the boys disinterested. Can't let that happen. It is not going to be end to end. It is going to be zone to zone. Get the dang puck across the red line and get it deep. Go get it and work their d-corp. Nothing pretty needed. Grind it out and get it done. I think the recent hot streak bodes well that they can suck it up and get it done. Good luck and go Huskies!!!!!! Sorry for actual analysis this early in the thread. Please continue with who's chicks are hotter and where we can get cheap drinks in Bemidji. I have cheap drinks in the flask in my desk.

SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 08:45 AM
No way is this a must sweep weekend. We just banked 7 of 8 from DU and UND. 3 points on the road would be good, that's like sweeping BSU and splitting in UND except we win the tiebreaker.

Honesty a split wouldn't be the end of the world, it would just take us to step up and get more points in a series down the road

The Exiled One
01-28-2013, 10:55 AM
No way is this a must sweep weekend. We just banked 7 of 8 from DU and UND. 3 points on the road would be good, that's like sweeping BSU and splitting in UND except we win the tiebreaker.

Honesty a split wouldn't be the end of the world, it would just take us to step up and get more points in a series down the road
I agree... not a must sweep, but a should sweep. If they play like they have the last two weekends, they WILL sweep, by large margins.

In reality though, we are all aware that the Huskies like to "take a breath" when they feel like their opponent won't put up as much of a challenge. I pray that doesn't happen. The Beavers have nothing to lose, so they're going to play each game like it's their last game of the season. The Huskies should have the same mindset. They should think of this series as the WCHA playoff first round, where they've typically had success.

We'll see how it turns out, but if I were a betting man, I'm probably putting money on a split. I'll give BSU 7-1 odds of 3 or more points. I'll give SCSU 5-2 odds of 3 or more points. That leaves a split at 7-3 odds. Feel free to disagree.

SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 11:45 AM
I agree... not a must sweep, but a should sweep. If they play like they have the last two weekends, they WILL sweep, by large margins.

In reality though, we are all aware that the Huskies like to "take a breath" when they feel like their opponent won't put up as much of a challenge. I pray that doesn't happen. The Beavers have nothing to lose, so they're going to play each game like it's their last game of the season. The Huskies should have the same mindset. They should think of this series as the WCHA playoff first round, where they've typically had success.

We'll see how it turns out, but if I were a betting man, I'm probably putting money on a split. I'll give BSU 7-1 odds of 3 or more points. I'll give SCSU 5-2 odds of 3 or more points. That leaves a split at 7-3 odds. Feel free to disagree.

Its a can sweep and a should sweep, but I don't think they will necessarily sweep by "large margins" if they play the way they have the last two weekends. They could make it a route but BSU knows how to stick around games and keep it low scoring. A couple of wins for the good guys, maybe 4-2, 3-1 type of scores, sound like heaven to me. It'd be nice to go into the Gopher series without being in reach of them being able to catch us in St. Cloud.

gopher wes
01-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Good luck to both teams. I'm not "pulling" for either team per se, but I secretly am hoping SCSU takes care of business. The Concrete Center should be rockin' regardless when the Gophers and I roll into town in two weeks, but it will be even crazier if SCSU stays this hot I would think!

scsutommyboy
01-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Its a can sweep and a should sweep, but I don't think they will necessarily sweep by "large margins" if they play the way they have the last two weekends. They could make it a route but BSU knows how to stick around games and keep it low scoring. A couple of wins for the good guys, maybe 4-2, 3-1 type of scores, sound like heaven to me. It'd be nice to go into the Gopher series without being in reach of them being able to catch us in St. Cloud.

All I know is if the Huskies take them lightly they will lose. BSU has great work ethic and just keeps coming at you. I have watched parts of quite a few of their games on TV this year and they are a team that never seems to gives up. Their style of play always gives us fits, so the boy's will have to come ready. anything less than a sweep would be very dissapointing in my opinion after the way they have played the last two weekends.

SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 01:30 PM
All I know is if the Huskies take them lightly they will lose. BSU has great work ethic and just keeps coming at you. I have watched parts of quite a few of their games on TV this year and they are a team that never seems to gives up. Their style of play always gives us fits, so the boy's will have to come ready. anything less than a sweep would be very dissapointing in my opinion after the way they have played the last two weekends.

Anything less? So you're upset if we take care of them comfortably, then skate to a tie, in Bemidji? I'm not. I'd take 3 points right now, thank you very much, and move on to the Rodents

Husckey Domi Nation
01-28-2013, 02:20 PM
Anything less? So you're upset if we take care of them comfortably, then skate to a tie, in Bemidji? I'm not. I'd take 3 points right now, thank you very much, and move on to the Rodents

Agreed. Our recent past history with their trap style of play has me worried about these upcoming games this weekend.

BTW: Enjoying your current discussion with Harley MC and the rest of the goofers

SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Agreed. Our recent past history with their trap style of play has me worried about these upcoming games this weekend.

BTW: Enjoying your current discussion with Harley MC and the rest of the goofers

Haha, loose use of the word "discussion." In the last couple posts all they could come up with I dick, cornhole and stupid. Sorry to disappoint but if Beavis and Butthead can't at least get creative in hurling insults I think I will let them have their thread back.

Curious what mindset Bemidji fans are in and what they are expecting and hoping for out of this series

First Time, Long Time
01-28-2013, 05:06 PM
Anything less? So you're upset if we take care of them comfortably, then skate to a tie, in Bemidji? I'm not. I'd take 3 points right now, thank you very much, and move on to the Rodents

As would I.
It's not easy to sweep on the road, no matter who you are playing.
I'll be up there for Saturday's game.
Never been there, hoping to have some fun and see a good performance out of our boys.

SCSU Euro
01-28-2013, 05:13 PM
As would I.
It's not easy to sweep on the road, no matter who you are playing.
I'll be up there for Saturday's game.
Never been there, hoping to have some fun and see a good performance out of our boys.

I have been in the Sanford Center, got a tour and seen BSU start practice but not a game. Hoping maybe in the next couple years

Husky4Life
01-28-2013, 06:24 PM
If the guys think for one-second that this will be an easy weekend there will be a good chance they get swept. BSU just got swept at home, you think they want that to happen again in front of their fans? Time to grind! If the boys play hungry I like our chances of winning two, if they let their guard down at all, it would not surprise me if they left with only 1 point or worse.

Husckey Domi Nation
01-28-2013, 10:24 PM
As would I.
It's not easy to sweep on the road, no matter who you are playing.
I'll be up there for Saturday's game.
Never been there, hoping to have some fun and see a good performance out of our boys.
Have a great time in Brrrrrmidgee on Ground Hog Day. Keep in mind that a ground hog is also referred to as a "land beaver", so the locals may assume it is their Day to win. Don't get stuck watching a bad game continue to repeat itself.

The Rube
01-28-2013, 10:58 PM
As would I.
It's not easy to sweep on the road, no matter who you are playing.
I'll be up there for Saturday's game.
Never been there, hoping to have some fun and see a good performance out of our boys.

Word of warning: unless things have changed, they have 2 cabs for the city. As in, 2 cars that are cabs. So, if you are need them at bar close, call them an hour before bar close, and leave when they show up. Otherwise, you're screwed. And you won't see a cop all weekend UNTIL an hour or so before bar close. Then they are everywhere, trolling for drunks.

First Time, Long Time
01-29-2013, 12:26 AM
Word of warning: unless things have changed, they have 2 cabs for the city. As in, 2 cars that are cabs. So, if you are need them at bar close, call them an hour before bar close, and leave when they show up. Otherwise, you're screwed. And you won't see a cop all weekend UNTIL an hour or so before bar close. Then they are everywhere, trolling for drunks.

Considering my father was an alcoholic, I don't drink often, so I'd be sober cab if Rabib and our buddy decide to drink.
Thanks for the info though Brent. :)

Husky13
01-29-2013, 04:51 AM
So maybe it's not a must sweep series overall, but if Bemidji beats us, down we go in the pairwise and conference rankings. I guess I meant a it is a must sweep series if we want to stay on top of the WCHA.

beaverhockeyfan
01-29-2013, 08:20 AM
Curious what mindset Bemidji fans are in and what they are expecting and hoping for out of this series

Not really sure what to expect. If it goes like the rest of the season, it will be a 5-4 SCSU win on Friday an a 1-1, 2-2 tie or a 2-1 win for SCSU as BSU has had 8 OT games this year......

BSU just hasn't been able to finish teams off this year. They haven't won on a Friday night yet and there have been a lot of leads that have slipped away. BSU's two usually strong suits, defense and goaltending, have been a little shaky this year. Offensively, there was some fire power there at the beginning, but it has tailed off some as of late. They are fast and they work hard, they just haven't been finding the back of the net. They got blown out of the rink by Mankato, but then take three points from Denver and Nebraska-Omaha.

Tipsy McStagger
01-29-2013, 06:22 PM
There is only one way to guarantee 3 or more points this weekend: We need gopherfan89 to come in here and predict that SCSU will lose the series.