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Dude Love
03-08-2014, 11:20 PM
The champs are here!

1>0

Tipsy McStagger
03-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Split in the first two series this year, I think we will get another split this time.

Husky13
03-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Might as well end Miami's season two years in a row

SCSU Euro
03-09-2014, 04:02 AM
This one goes the distance, and I wouldn't be shocked for it to go to OT on Sunday

burd
03-09-2014, 10:29 AM
The loss to Western Mich was hard last night, but I'm glad you guys have Miami. Should be a good series.

Bronzebacks
03-09-2014, 12:41 PM
The loss to Western Mich was hard last night, but I'm glad you guys have Miami. Should be a good series.


The way WMU played us in our building, I would not have wanted to play them the final weekend. Tough team to play against. Congrats to UND on one hell of run down the stretch. It was a fun season that came down to the wire. 3 teams could have taken home the hardware. Fortunately SCSU pulled it out. This is going to be a **** fine league.

It was fun while it lasted. New season begins. Everyone is now 0-0-0. Now we get to watch these young men play to extend their seasons. College Hockey is the most under appreciated sport in the nation.


Anyone that looks past this Miami team is making a foolish mistake. I expect this series to go the distance as well. If MU wins Friday night, SCSU will be in deep. This may be one of Bob's greatest challenges to put the cup race behind them and get focused for a quality opponent. (Records mean nothing, if Blake Coleman is healthy-no way Miami is 8th).

hockeynut92
03-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Miami will not be a threat to St Cloud

Tipsy McStagger
03-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Miami will not be a threat to St Cloud

Agreed. As Starman said during the game when we played them a couple fridays ago, this team has no scoring threat after the first line. The defense also isn't as good as it was last year. Add in the fact that we are playing at the NHC and I don't think we have much to worry about.

First Time, Long Time
03-09-2014, 02:09 PM
It won't be easy, but then again, as keeps being said every week, no series in this league is easy.
I still think we pull this out, if it goes 3, then so be it.
But Miami did end up last in defense and 2nd worst in offense for a reason.
Yes they can be dangerous, but if we play the way we are capable of (read: NO 2ND PERIOD LETDOWNS!) we will be just fine.

Slap Shot
03-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Split in the first two series this year, I think we will get another split this time.

So no team moves on? :eek:

SCSU Euro
03-09-2014, 05:03 PM
What's interesting is Faragher's overall numbers .909 sv% 2.66 GAA aren't that different from McKay's .913 sv% 2.70 GAA. The team around you makes quite a difference, eh?

ShotFromThePoint
03-09-2014, 06:03 PM
I think you also need to take into consideration the possible low after the high now that the Huskies have gotten their Cup and the desperation of the teams that can only make the NCAAs if they win the tourney. Look at what CC did last year at the Final Five. Not saying that it will happen, but you never know. That's the nice part of a series for the first round though.

I see the Huskies winning this in 3 personally!

5MinMajor
03-10-2014, 09:30 AM
College Hockey is the most under appreciated sport in the nation.

Amen!

The Exiled One
03-10-2014, 10:42 AM
I'd love for the Huskies to do well in the NCHC playoffs, but it's almost meaningless for NCAA implications. They'll probably have to go 4-0, 4-1, or (maybe) 3-1 in order to have a shot at the #4 seed. The worst they can do at this point is 0-2. The next worse is 1-2 or 2-3. Either way, they'll do no worse than #8 PWR, which is a bummer going into the tourney, but a fine seed nonetheless.

Still, I'd REALLY like to see them play at the Target Center. I'm waiting on buying tickets until I know they're in. I'm probably going to go to this Friday's game (assuming they'll have some kind of Penrose Cup ceremony).

scsutommyboy
03-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Should be a good series. If Huskies win Friday they sweep. OTherwise it goes 3 games and who knows what will happen.

scsutommyboy
03-10-2014, 10:52 AM
I'd love for the Huskies to do well in the NCHC playoffs, but it's almost meaningless for NCAA implications. They'll probably have to go 4-0, 4-1, or (maybe) 3-1 in order to have a shot at the #4 seed. The worst they can do at this point is 0-2. The next worse is 1-2 or 2-3. Either way, they'll do no worse than #8 PWR, which is a bummer going into the tourney, but a fine seed nonetheless.

Still, I'd REALLY like to see them play at the Target Center. I'm waiting on buying tickets until I know they're in. I'm probably going to go to this Friday's game (assuming they'll have some kind of Penrose Cup ceremony).

FYI, The games this weekend are on Fox sports North Plus. If the Huskies win Friday I am going to go to saturday's game. The pope of Husky hockey Skeeterman has spoken that I need to be there... :0 :)

The Exiled One
03-10-2014, 11:19 AM
FYI, The games this weekend are on Fox sports North Plus. If the Huskies win Friday I am going to go to saturday's game. The pope of Husky hockey Skeeterman has spoken that I need to be there... :0 :)
Yup, but unfortunately I "cut the cable cord" two years ago. I could go watch the game(s) at a bar somewhere, but sadly I don't really have any friends who'd be interested in watching the Huskies with me. If I went to the game, I'd just bring my kid. I've been indoctrinating him on Huskies hockey since birth. :)

Also, if there was a Cup ceremony, would FSN show it?

Tipsy McStagger
03-10-2014, 11:27 AM
I'd love for the Huskies to do well in the NCHC playoffs, but it's almost meaningless for NCAA implications. They'll probably have to go 4-0, 4-1, or (maybe) 3-1 in order to have a shot at the #4 seed.
Why do you say that? We are .0009 away from Wisconsin in RPI. If Wisconsin loses or ties this weekend and we sweep we are back ahead of them.

The Exiled One
03-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Why do you say that? We are .0009 away from Wisconsin in RPI. If Wisconsin loses or ties this weekend and we sweep we are back ahead of them.
Michigan State has a slightly higher RPI than Miami, but I think they're an easier team to beat. Wisconsin has only four games left before the NCAA tourney. If the Badgers go 3-1 and the Huskies go 3-1, Wisconsin will likely get the #4 seed. I think the Badgers have a good chance of going at least 3-1.

That, and if Wisconsin and SCSU both slip, Ferris State still has a shot at sneaking into the #4 seed.

For all those reasons, I give the Huskies about a 30% chance of getting the #4 seed.

EDIT: It should go without saying, the Huskies are big Michigan State and Bemidji State fans this weekend.

Tipsy McStagger
03-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Michigan State has a slightly higher RPI than Miami, but I think they're an easier team to beat. Wisconsin has only four games left before the NCAA tourney. If the Badgers go 3-1 and the Huskies go 3-1, Wisconsin will likely get the #4 seed. I think the Badgers have a good chance of going at least 3-1.

That, and if Wisconsin and SCSU both slip, Ferris State still has a shot at sneaking into the #4 seed.

For all those reasons, I give the Huskies about a 30% chance of getting the #4 seed.

EDIT: It should go without saying, the Huskies are big Michigan State and Bemidji State fans this weekend.

I think the Spartans are better than you are giving them credit for. Got swept in Madison, but got two ties against the Gophers and their two losses to the Gophers were 3-2 and 1-0. Wisconsin is a bad road team (4-7-1) and playing in East Lansing this weekend, I think the Spartans get at least a point, probably two. Wisconsin then plays winner of Michigan/PSU and if they win that game, likely the Gophers. I think they have a good chance of going 2-2 or 1-2.

I give the Huskies a 51% chance of getting the #4 seed.