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Happy
01-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Due to popular demand, I have started a "going down the TUBES" thread for everyone’s favorite ugly helmeted team, Michigan. May they finish last in the CCHA for it's last season.

MGoBlueHockey
01-28-2013, 07:28 PM
It's good everyone taking joy in Michigan doing poorly. That means they're a good program.

NCAAfan500
01-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Talk about a team doing less with more.

vizoroo
01-28-2013, 07:42 PM
It's about time!

davyd83
01-28-2013, 08:59 PM
It's good everyone taking joy in Michigan doing poorly. That means they're a good program.

Not this year.

WildShawn
01-28-2013, 09:00 PM
It's good everyone taking joy in Michigan doing poorly. That means they're a good program.

So's Maine (snicker)

Biddco
01-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Due to popular demand, I have started a "going down the TUBES" thread for everyone’s favorite ugly helmeted team, Michigan. May they finish last in the CCHA for it's last season.Is Sparty blocking to the tube or are they following right behind?

J.D.
01-28-2013, 09:20 PM
I know this is a joke thread, but all good things must come to an end. Pretty impressive run they've had of making the tourney.

alnike
01-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Is Sparty blocking to the tube or are they following right behind?

Blocking it since 2008-09.

MGoBlueHockey
01-28-2013, 09:30 PM
This is just like football in 2008. The bowl streak ended and the nightcrawlers came out from under their rocks.

And then Michigan went back to it's usual ways not too long after. I expect hockey to restart their streak next season. This season is an anomaly. No leadership on that team and goaltending problems spells disaster for any team. Even the immortal Michigan program that has been doing what every team wishes they could do every year, for over 2 decades.

Biddco
01-28-2013, 09:31 PM
Blocking it since 2008-09.Crap that means Ohio State is stuck in there behind them!

SanTropez
01-28-2013, 09:44 PM
This is just like football in 2008. The bowl streak ended and the nightcrawlers came out from under their rocks.

And then Michigan went back to it's usual ways not too long after. I expect hockey to restart their streak next season. This season is an anomaly. No leadership on that team and goaltending problems spells disaster for any team. Even the immortal Michigan program that has been doing what every team wishes they could do every year, for over 2 decades.

I hope you guys get it fixed quickly, the Gophers need some competition next year.

johnnyredshoes
01-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Being they are losing games, is their band still playing that god awful song 50+ times a period? Or do they choose to do it after the simpler things, like s.o.g. and successful passes now instead of goals.

davyd83
01-28-2013, 10:00 PM
This is just like football in 2008. The bowl streak ended and the nightcrawlers came out from under their rocks.

And then Michigan went back to it's usual ways not too long after. I expect hockey to restart their streak next season. This season is an anomaly. No leadership on that team and goaltending problems spells disaster for any team. Even the immortal Michigan program that has been doing what every team wishes they could do every year, for over 2 decades.
UM has been an incredibly successful program. And they should be. Their recruiting resources, from budget, facilities, travel accommodations, tradition and institutional ptestige are second to none in al of college. Unless hit by an avalanche of key injuries, there is no excuse for them to not make the tourney, and no excuse whatsoever for them to get beat by D-II teams like Northern, LSSU, Tech, Ferris and Fairbanks (1-6-2). Add to that the fact that Ann Arbor fans are hardly known for bring polite or humble is a prime reason they should not be surprised when it flows back the other way.

LTsatch
01-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Being they are losing games, is their band still playing that god awful song 50+ times a period? Or do they choose to do it after the simpler things, like s.o.g. and successful passes now instead of goals.

I had to sit next to that band at the Bridgeport regional a few years ago, thanks for the tinnitus.

J.D.
01-28-2013, 10:21 PM
UM has been an incredibly successful program. And they should be. Their recruiting resources, from budget, facilities, travel accommodations, tradition and institutional ptestige are second to none in al of college. Unless hit by an avalanche of key injuries, there is no excuse for them to not make the tourney, and no excuse whatsoever for them to get beat by D-II teams like Northern, LSSU, Tech, Ferris and Fairbanks (1-6-2). Add to that the fact that Ann Arbor fans are hardly known for bring polite or humble is a prime reason they should not be surprised when it flows back the other way.

Other great programs have had bad years. It happens. I think you're severely underrating the parity in college hockey these days.

burd
01-28-2013, 10:34 PM
This is just like football in 2008. The bowl streak ended and the nightcrawlers came out from under their rocks.

And then Michigan went back to it's usual ways not too long after. I expect hockey to restart their streak next season. This season is an anomaly. No leadership on that team and goaltending problems spells disaster for any team. Even the immortal Michigan program that has been doing what every team wishes they could do every year, for over 2 decades.

The key difference is that this team has become the subject of Happy's "going down the tubes" thread, which changes everything. Teams don't go back up the tubes.

But at least they will be in a conference of cupcakes. It'll be like the Eisenhower years again.

davyd83
01-28-2013, 10:39 PM
Other great programs have had bad years. It happens. I think you're severely underrating the parity in college hockey these days.

But should there be parity? If you have 10x the money and 10x the brand prestige, I can see losing a seaon series to a D-II rival here and there, but not all of them. The bottom line is that UM, MSU and other think they're too big to make even home series trades (they want 2 and 3 for 1) deals with those teams who have proven to be very competitive with them.

J.D.
01-28-2013, 10:53 PM
But should there be parity? If you have 10x the money and 10x the brand prestige, I can see losing a seaon series to a D-II rival here and there, but not all of them. The bottom line is that UM, MSU and other think they're too big to make even home series trades (they want 2 and 3 for 1) deals with those teams who have proven to be very competitive with them.

OK, so it seems you just have an axe to grind with bigger programs. That's fine. And to answer your question...in a vacuum, no, Michigan shouldn't have the record they do against the schools you mentioned, but in certain years it happens. That's just the way it is. It happens to all the great programs at some point. Sometimes there are coaching changes, sometimes injuries, top notch recruits don't pan out, bad leadership, no puck luck, pro defections...you name it. So, on paper, yes, Michigan should be great every year...it just doesn't work that way. It's not that easy.

Happy
01-28-2013, 11:36 PM
But should there be parity? If you have 10x the money and 10x the brand prestige, I can see losing a seaon series to a D-II rival here and there, but not all of them. The bottom line is that UM, MSU and other think they're too big to make even home series trades (they want 2 and 3 for 1) deals with those teams who have proven to be very competitive with them.

the Coach is 10X as old, too.