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UncleRay
10-24-2013, 05:23 AM
I note with interest all the "Cornell pickers" against UNO on Friday night despite the fact that Cornell has yet to play a game this year other than one exhibition game and UNO has played 4 games (a home and a road series) besides an exhibition game. Plus, the series this weekend is in Omaha. If Cornell prevails on Friday night I'll be more concerned than I already am about the Mavs.So because one team has played games already this season, they can't lose?? Or because the other team hasn't played a game they can't win??? I guess Cornell - and the rest of the Ivies - are in for a long, winless season since all of their opponents have already played. Maybe all those posters noticed that UNO lost to Bentley at home, a team that is rarely thought much of. A team that is 1-4.

Terrance
10-24-2013, 08:30 AM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence - Miami
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - Boston University
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Clarkson
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - UNH

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 5
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 23

all bear
10-24-2013, 09:12 AM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence - PU
Boston College @ Minnesota - Goofs
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - MSU
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - CC
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - RPI

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 8
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 18

Irish08
10-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Mich. Tech
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence - Miami
Boston College @ Minnesota - BC
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - BU
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Colorado College
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - UNH

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 7
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 21

vizoroo
10-24-2013, 01:15 PM
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Michigan Tech
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence -Miami
Boston College @ Minnesota -Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - UNO

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - BU
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth -
Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - CC
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - RPI

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition -7
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday -15

Red Cows
10-24-2013, 10:51 PM
So because one team has played games already this season, they can't lose?? Or because the other team hasn't played a game they can't win??? I guess Cornell - and the rest of the Ivies - are in for a long, winless season since all of their opponents have already played. Maybe all those posters noticed that UNO lost to Bentley at home, a team that is rarely thought much of. A team that is 1-4.

I just think that'll be at least something of a factor on Friday night. Bentley and UNO had both played one exhibition game when they squared off. Not an apples-to-apples comparison of the Cornell/UNO situation at all.

4 games played versus no games played is significant in my book in the case of Cornell vs. UNO.

Note that I held open the door that UNO might lose, anyway, on Friday. They have not looked good at all, IMHO.

UncleRay
10-25-2013, 07:11 AM
I just think that'll be at least something of a factor on Friday night. Bentley and UNO had both played one exhibition game when they squared off. Not an apples-to-apples comparison of the Cornell/UNO situation at all.

4 games played versus no games played is significant in my book in the case of Cornell vs. UNO.

Note that I held open the door that UNO might lose, anyway, on Friday. They have not looked good at all, IMHO.Because that same situation really affected Big Red last year when they opened with 3 wins. The first two against a CC team with 4 games under their belt. They were 3-1, with their only loss coming to UMass-Lowell. And we all know how well Lowell did last year. Looking at the past 5 years, Cornell is more likely to start without a loss in their first three than they are to open with a single loss.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-25-2013, 08:55 AM
We still have quite a few people who haven't picked yet this week, so just a reminder that your picks need to be in by 7:00pm Eastern TONIGHT!!

Also, I'm not one to nitpick somebody's predictions, but I do find it interesting is that at least part of Red Cows logic stems from the fact that Omaha is at home tonight, yet Red Cows then proceeds to pick the road team in 8 of the 10 games. I just found that interesting. Either way, the point in this thread is to have fun, so good luck to the Mavs this week Red Cows, and good luck with the rest of your picks.

bigblue_dl
10-25-2013, 09:58 AM
I note with interest all the "Cornell pickers" against UNO on Friday night despite the fact that Cornell has yet to play a game this year other than one exhibition game and UNO has played 4 games (a home and a road series) besides an exhibition game. Plus, the series this weekend is in Omaha. If Cornell prevails on Friday night I'll be more concerned than I already am about the Mavs.


You're forgetting the very important fact that Cornell doesn't suck nearly as much as UNO does...

SanTropez
10-25-2013, 09:58 AM
UNO pretty much sucks, that is the main reason people are picking Cornell. Who the hell loses to Bentley at home...


Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Princeton
Miami @ Providence - Providence
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - Boston University
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Colorado College
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - UNH

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 7
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 10

SanTropez
10-25-2013, 09:59 AM
You're forgetting the very important fact that Cornell doesn't suck nearly as much as UNO does...

+1

Siouxfaninseattle
10-25-2013, 11:09 AM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence - Miami
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - Boston University
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Clarkson
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - UNH

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 8
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 18

brhull169
10-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan -
Dartmouth vs. Princeton -
Miami @ Providence -
Boston College @ Minnesota -
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha -

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International -
Boston University @ Michigan State -
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth -
Colorado College @ Clarkson -
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer -

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 11
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 12

PcFriars13
10-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Princeton
Miami @ Providence - Providence
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Cornell

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - Boston University
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Notre Dame
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Clarkson
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - UNH

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 9
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 15

UncleRay
10-25-2013, 04:10 PM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - NMU
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dart
Miami @ Providence - Miami of Ohio
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minne
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Big Red

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - Sacred Heart
Boston University @ Michigan State - BU
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - ND
Colorado College @ Clarkson - CC
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - RPI

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 7
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 16

UncleRay
10-25-2013, 04:34 PM
We still have quite a few people who haven't picked yet this week, so just a reminder that your picks need to be in by 7:00pm Eastern TONIGHT!!Miami @ Providence started at 5:20. Looks like I got my picks in just in time!

UncleRay
10-25-2013, 04:39 PM
1) All picks must be in by the drop of the puck of the FIRST game in the bunch. This week, that is FRIDAY at 7:00pm Eastern! (The 4pm Brown-Yale matchup is not an "away" game by either team)
2) No late picks will be allowed. No exceptions. This means that if you post your picks on Friday at 7:10pm Eastern, you will not receive credit for your picksDid they change the time of the Providence game? You might have a conundrum now, having said that the cutoff is 7:00 and Providence is already on the board. Maybe you just post the first rule as merely the first sentence, and avoid mistakes or schedule changes.

gochiefs
10-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Friday:
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan - Northern Michigan
Dartmouth vs. Princeton - Dartmouth
Miami @ Providence - Miami
Boston College @ Minnesota - Minnesota
Cornell @ Nebraska Omaha - Nebraska Omaha

Saturday:
Sacred Heart @ American International - AIC
Boston University @ Michigan State - BU
Notre Dame @ Minnesota Duluth - Minnesota Duluth
Colorado College @ Clarkson - Colorado College
New Hampshire @ Rensselaer - RPI

BONUS (5 points if correct, otherwise 0 points)
Total Goals Scored in the US Under-18 @ North Dakota exhibition - 8
Total number of victories by road teams (read: away, not neutral) on Friday through Sunday - 12

Fighting Sioux 23
10-26-2013, 08:50 AM
Did they change the time of the Providence game? You might have a conundrum now, having said that the cutoff is 7:00 and Providence is already on the board. Maybe you just post the first rule as merely the first sentence, and avoid mistakes or schedule changes.

I'm not sure if they changed the time, or if USCHO just had it wrong. When I picked the games for the week, it had a 7:00pm puck drop.

In general, the rule is the first sentence, and the following is explanation of the rule. Given that it really didn't make a difference (the only poster to put predictions in following the actual drop of the puck of the first game was gochiefs, and gochiefs picked Miami, who lost), I'll follow the reasonable reliance theory and allow gochiefs picks to count for this week.

I like to post the games for people to pick as early as I can to allow as many posters to participate as possible. When I do that, I'm picking games based on USCHO's scoreboard on a Sunday or Monday. Apparently, things change as far as game times and the like between then and Friday. Perhaps to avoid this particular issue in the future I'll consider changing the rule to enforce a Noon Eastern deadline for predictions.

As for Friday's games, congrats to both PcFriars13 and SanTropez for going 4-0-1 to grab the early lead for this week. Also, there were 7 road winners on Friday. Of the 29 posters to predict this week, only 9 are over .500 heading into Saturday's picks, while 11 are below .500 (meaning 9 are right at .500). Good luck to everyone tonight and tomorrow, and may the best poster win!

UncleRay
10-26-2013, 10:17 AM
Glad to see that you're counting gochiefs picks, though he should probably get a 2 point penalty for picking a team that was down 2-0 at the time he posted his picks. ;)