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MavHockey14
02-16-2015, 11:34 AM
Well, with both teams on a bye after returning from Alaska, I figured it wasn't too early to start this thread. Not to mention the anticipation for this series is as big as it gets among the two fan bases.

The Mavericks, who return from Fairbanks with just one point couldn't have asked for better timing to have a weekend off. With a few minor injuries, as well as another weekend where illness plagued a chunk of guys, the Mavericks should be well rested heading into arguably the biggest series ever in Mankato. I can't wait! Go Mavericks!

Hatch_man
02-16-2015, 11:53 AM
#2 MSU vs #4 MTU... Not bad for the end of the season... Can't wait for the series and I hear good things about the food at Mettler's Bar and Restaurant, I just might have to stop there after the games!!!! GO HUSKIES!!!

Chris Clark Fan Club
02-16-2015, 12:09 PM
#2 MSU vs #4 MTU... Not bad for the end of the season... Can't wait for the series and I hear good things about the food at Mettler's Bar and Restaurant, I just might have to stop there after the games!!!! GO HUSKIES!!!

I suggest the French fries!

MavHockey14
02-16-2015, 12:11 PM
I suggest the French fries!

Unique for a bar, but a side of melons is fantastic there.

stuckinwi
02-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Unique for a bar, but a side of melons is fantastic there.

I'm glad I googled before commenting...

Really looking forward to this series as well. Hopefully you guys have solved your plague issues by then. Is there a recommend set of shots before we come to Mankato?!?

Chris Clark Fan Club
02-16-2015, 01:04 PM
I'm glad I googled before commenting...

Really looking forward to this series as well. Hopefully you guys have solved your plague issues by then. Is there a recommend set of shots before we come to Mankato?!?

Full body latex suits should cover the after game shenanigans!

manurespreader
02-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Maybe I'll spend the night in the cities and drive down for the game.

Chris Clark Fan Club
02-16-2015, 01:30 PM
If it wasn't for being in Alaska, would they haven figured a way to get healthy players to the game? Say in the UP? Or to BSU?

Bale
02-16-2015, 01:33 PM
I don't think you're allowed to do that, are you? I was under the impression that you could only travel with X amount of players. Maybe I'm wrong.

JohnsonsJerseys
02-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Only way this series could have been better is if it had been scheduled on the final weekend of the regular season and have the Cup in Mankato. It might still be there, but only the Mavs would have a chance to skate it Saturday night with a sweep. Possible outcomes:

Mavs take 4pts - They skate the Cup and have earned it beating the Huskies four times.
Mavs take 3pts - Mavs earn a share of the Cup, but eat a lot of Tums in the next week.
Tech takes 2 pts - Bemidji has the chance to ruin the Mavs' season for a second time, and cost them a WCHA championship
Tech takes 3 pts - Tech will be ordering Tums by the case and hopefully handle 1st place better the second time around vs arch rival Northern
Tech takes 4 pts - Most everyone in Mankato and Houghton will be on acid blockers for the last weekend of the season. Mavs fans because of what could have been, Tech fans for what the season could be.

Ryan J

HawkeyHuskyFan
02-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Tech takes 4 pts - Most everyone in Mankato and Houghton will be on acid blockers for the last weekend of the season. Mavs fans because of what could have been, Tech fans for what the season could be.

I don't know if my stomach can handle this... I am definitely willing to try though. No matter what happens, it will most likely be two great games.

crossjcek
02-16-2015, 08:56 PM
If it wasn't for being in Alaska, would they haven figured a way to get healthy players to the game? Say in the UP? Or to BSU?

I believe there was a weekend in which a goalie went down on a Friday in North Dakota and Chris Clark was driven up in a teammates car to dress as the back up Saturday. Anyone remember this? Is it within the rules because they were not traveling with the team?

John J. MacInnes
02-17-2015, 07:55 AM
I believe there was a weekend in which a goalie went down on a Friday in North Dakota and Chris Clark was driven up in a teammates car to dress as the back up Saturday. Anyone remember this? Is it within the rules because they were not traveling with the team?

Your travel roster is locked in for the trip. The only exception is a goaltender injury/suspension, and you have to get a waiver to get a substitute goaltender on the travel roster for the second game. This situation happened in the CCHA about 5 years ago when Michigan State had a goalie injured on Friday at Ohio State, and received the waiver to send their third string goaltender to Columbus for the second game.

JohnsonsJerseys
02-17-2015, 09:10 AM
Didn't Tech have a skater come down from Houghton for a Saturday game as a last minute roster change in Madison a few years ago?
Ryan J

bigblue_dl
02-17-2015, 09:11 AM
These will be 2 long weeks....

MavHockey14
02-17-2015, 09:46 AM
These will be 2 long weeks....

No kidding. Woof.

huskyfan
02-17-2015, 12:29 PM
Didn't Tech have a skater come down from Houghton for a Saturday game as a last minute roster change in Madison a few years ago?
Ryan J

yes. I don't remember who, but there was an injury either during practice or on Friday night.

MavHockey14
02-17-2015, 10:13 PM
The games are a ways away still, but I'm not optimistic C.J. Franklin will be ready to play. That would be a pretty big hit to the lineup. I'll keep things posted the best I can on the injury front.

purpleinnebraska
02-18-2015, 05:37 AM
The games are a ways away still, but I'm not optimistic C.J. Franklin will be ready to play. That would be a pretty big hit to the lineup. I'll keep things posted the best I can on the injury front.
Thanks for the info. Hoping for the best. I love to watch that kid play.

MavHockey14
02-18-2015, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the info. Hoping for the best. I love to watch that kid play.

He's going to be an absolute stud.

Whiteout next Saturday.. Handing out white rally towels and everything. Last series I remember this happening was a sweep of a North Dakota in 2003; gave the Mavs home ice IIRC.