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Hammer
09-29-2013, 11:17 PM
I guess that it's tradition that I start this.

Sorry, that's all I got for a title at the moment. It will have to do for now.

I haven't followed the program nearly as much the past couple seasons, but I do have a rough idea what to expect, as some things don't change. We're solid in net with C. J. Motte, and we're going to be fine on the blue line. We're probably a little light on the goal scoring. The discipline will probably be a little better, and we'll be solid on special teams.

As for the new league, I don't know much about the teams from the old WCHA. But if I had to make a guess, we're looking at top 3 and in the running for an at-large berth in the NCAAs. Let's see how wrong I am about that come March.

It's going to be up to you guys to keep this thread going this season. I'm around, but I'm not going to be seeing this team play much this season.

Let's go.

hattrick16
09-30-2013, 10:07 AM
We're solid in net with C. J. Motte, and we're going to be fine on the blue line. We're probably a little light on the goal scoring. The discipline will probably be a little better, and we'll be solid on special teams.

I think that preseason analysis would be acceptable for any Bulldog team of the last decade.

The net should be solid and consistent. I'm pretty excited about the blue line. Denis, Czarnowczan, White and Binkley are all good. Hopefully with the defense and Motte we only need 2 or 3 goals to give us a shot at winning. I expect more from Corey Kane and Andy Huff. Our forwards are bigger than our defensemen (does that seem unusual to anyone else?) and hopefully they'll be able to grind a few out. A lot of familiar names still on the roster from 2011-2012. Many of these boys remember the trip to Tampa...

Go Dawgs!

hattrick16
09-30-2013, 10:15 AM
Another thought:

If I read the roster right, every single freshman is from Michigan, including two hometowners. We have one of the best states for recruiting hockey talent in the country so tapping into this local supply chain may be a great long term strategy. However, I'm a little worried that MSU, UofM, WMU and high profile out of state schools will suck up all the good ones. I just found that to be an interesting fact that I hadn't realized up to this point.

busterman62
09-30-2013, 10:49 AM
I think that preseason analysis would be acceptable for any Bulldog team of the last decade.


You beat me to it.

It does, however, appear to be a spot-on assessment. I think Hammer's prediction is pretty much where I would put the Bulldogs chances too. Hopefully it's a little too conservative but I've been burned too many times being overly optimistic. Unfortunately, I think his prediction of not getting to see them play very much will hold true for me also. To Quote Oscar Wilde: "Work is the curse of the Hockey class." (Hockey class and drinking class are interchangeable, aren't they?)

bueller
10-02-2013, 09:20 PM
Ferris invited to 2016 Icebreaker as WCHA representative

hattrick16
10-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Opening day! Dom's got a lot of nice stuff up on the website if you'd like to watch a preview or two. http://www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/sports/mice/index

Go Dawgs!

bueller
10-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Not sure where Dom was tonight, but I'll take that win to start the season.

Hammer
10-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Is he still in Big Rapids? Is he still in school?

Either way, a win is a win is a win is a win. I'll happily take it.

hattrick16
10-06-2013, 10:59 AM
Daniels expressed worry about where the goal scoring would come from. Seven goals from seven different players sounds like a good start.

Looks like Motte gave up two goals on the first four shots, after that he appeared to settle in.

gfmorris
10-16-2013, 01:39 AM
Hey, y'all. Just checking in to follow the thread and see if of you are coming next month.

GFM

bueller
10-18-2013, 06:44 PM
Good news, Sergott, Philo and Likens made the jump to the WCHA.

hattrick16
10-30-2013, 01:12 PM
I think we're looking good thus far, starting 3-2 isn't horrible. I'm also encouraged that the two loses were only by one goal. Williams hasn't received the same kind of offensive support Motte has, but he has looked pretty good between the pipes.

It'd be nice to start the WCHA with two wins down south before coming back to BR for a big series against Bemidji. I'm waiting to see who our conference rival becomes and every weekend has potential!

Go Dawgs!

streaker
10-30-2013, 02:54 PM
I guess that it's tradition that I start this.

Sorry, that's all I got for a title at the moment. It will have to do for now.

I haven't followed the program nearly as much the past couple seasons, but I do have a rough idea what to expect, as some things don't change. We're solid in net with C. J. Motte, and we're going to be fine on the blue line. We're probably a little light on the goal scoring. The discipline will probably be a little better, and we'll be solid on special teams.

As for the new league, I don't know much about the teams from the old WCHA. But if I had to make a guess, we're looking at top 3 and in the running for an at-large berth in the NCAAs. Let's see how wrong I am about that come March.

It's going to be up to you guys to keep this thread going this season. I'm around, but I'm not going to be seeing this team play much this season.

Let's go.

I'm guessing you will have a pretty good shot at winning the WCHA this season.

The holdovers from the CCHA (#13 LSSU, UA, NMU and BGSU) and the old WCHA (MTU, UAA, #16 Minnesota State and Bemidji) + UAH are not going to surprise anyone this season. BG is improving, where any of the teams (except for maybe UAH) can/will bite you in their barn. Outside of the two ranked teams, I'd say the talent level in Big Rapids is slightly better than the rest of the pack. In the end, who knows, but I like a team that focuses on goaltending and defense.

I'll have a first hand look in December when the Dawgs come to Yost.

Good luck.

gfmorris
10-30-2013, 03:34 PM
Until we start scoring 5x5 goals, we're not going to win very many games. If anyone is coming down tomorrow, you'll probably get to see that fall = severe weather season in North Alabama.

GFM

moose97
10-30-2013, 08:35 PM
An early head's up and questions for next weekend. I'll be there Saturday for the BSU game (looks like an hour and a half from Traverse City). The family wants to run to Grand Rapids first. Any can't miss attractions in either town? Thanks!

hattrick16
10-31-2013, 02:32 PM
An early head's up and questions for next weekend. I'll be there Saturday for the BSU game (looks like an hour and a half from Traverse City). The family wants to run to Grand Rapids first. Any can't miss attractions in either town? Thanks!

To be honest, not much to see in BR. Grand Rapids is a nice place to spend the day, but nothing specific comes to mind (especially in November).

gfmorris
10-31-2013, 02:32 PM
I'll be on the lookout for Ferris colors in the VBC this weekend. For those of you following along in Michigan, I'm the guy one the WCHA.tv broadcast. You may throw all of your rocks at me. I will accept them.

GFM

gfmorris
10-31-2013, 06:32 PM
Speaking of prep, I'm looking at the Ferris roster and praying that the line chart helps me out. I think I know how Czarnowczan is pronounced. Is Denis the English pronunciation or the French? He's from BC so there's nothing pointing me one way or the other. Is Motte MOTT or MOT-tee? Is Buzzeo BUH-zee-oh? Is Klecha KLEH-chuh, KLAY-chuh, KLEE-chuh, or something different?

Thanks for any and all help.

GFM

Hammer
10-31-2013, 06:39 PM
Speaking of prep, I'm looking at the Ferris roster and praying that the line chart helps me out. I think I know how Czarnowczan is pronounced. Is Denis the English pronunciation or the French? He's from BC so there's nothing pointing me one way or the other. Is Motte MOTT or MOT-tee? Is Buzzeo BUH-zee-oh? Is Klecha KLEH-chuh, KLAY-chuh, KLEE-chuh, or something different?

Thanks for any and all help.

GFM

I'll get back to this after Trick or Treat.

Hammer
10-31-2013, 08:05 PM
Czarnowczan = zar-NOW-zen

Denis = deh-KNEE

Motte = MOTT

Buzzeo = BUZZ-ee-oh, I think

Klecha = KLEH-chuh