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Ronnieb
11-28-2015, 09:53 AM
oops. and provinces and countries.

Greyeagle
11-28-2015, 11:38 AM
I'm not saying a hockey game can't be boring. But in regards to discussing Gopher hockey, I might be frustrated when they have a bad game but I'm never bored with it. I played minor league hockey, yet I've always taken an approach as a student of the game. There's always something to learn. A lot of fans don't like the pace of a trap game. From a player perspective, a well executed trap is not as easy as it looks to the average fan. I'm ok with it, it's one strategy of the great game of hockey. Good luck with that game tomorrow man!

The trap requires a ton of discipline to execute even more discipline to counter.

Slap Shot
11-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Can't wait till Big 10 can compete.

SCSU beat an entire conference last night? They must be really good!!

5mn_Major
11-28-2015, 12:37 PM
I can't tell if you're serious?
Schierhorn definitely doesn't look to be an egg.
As for the skaters, I see a number of guys who look like they could stick around 4 years and be more than solid building blocks for dominant teams in the future.
The problem is, we basically had to replace half of our line-up....losing 9 guys who played every game (out of the 19 who play in any single game) is a pretty big hit...and so asking freshman to step in and fill that hole is a pretty tall order.

Maybe you could criticize the recruiting plan, in that we needed to get some guys in earlier to get them seasoned or pick up 1 or 2 really high-caliber freshman coming in for this year, but when you had so many guys who you had to prepare for leaving early then end up stick around last year, that makes it a little tough to plan 2-3 years out.

Yeah, I'm serious.

I did forget about Schierhorn who is almost undoubtably the best goalie to come out this year. Having said that, Novak looks like he could turn out to be a pretty good support set up guy. But all in all, too many recruits too little scoring threats for the sheer volume of skaters added. Of course, we'll see. But I have my concerns.

I almost never think that you should aim to load up on OK players that will stick around for 4 years. There are too many to have that be your recruiting policy. And even great players that don't make it to expectations will turn out to be OK players that hang around 4 years. You go for the stars and you won't get them all. And there are very few players that leave after one year (Eichel) and not a large number that leave after two. Even Johnny Hockey and Bjugs stuck around for three.

I'm not criticizing the 'recruiting plan'. I'm lamenting that it was a combination where we missed on a couple of our recruits and lost out on a couple others. I don't fault the staff. It happens. But it has happened. When you're Minnesota, you compare yourself to the best. BU has what 5 A rated skaters to watch and maybe a B rated player. MN has a single B rated player. Don't quote me, but I think that's the score.

Having said all that, I'm of the opinion that all this changes in two years. We will be getting the stars when Middelstadt, Reedy, Walker, Nelson, Maniscalco, Zuhlsdorf get here. And that staff will have done nothing different to deserved both what appears to be this years plight and the upcoming motherload.

4four4
11-28-2015, 12:44 PM
Huh? It was the best crowd on the year. Most every seat was filled, other than the students' sections as they were on break.

Really? When the game started nobody was there.

MaizeRage
11-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Really? When the game started nobody was there.

That and 'best crowd of the year' are not mutually exclusive.

Tipsy McStagger
11-28-2015, 12:57 PM
Really? When the game started nobody was there.

Guy in front of me thought the game started at 7 so he didn't show up until the 2nd period

4four4
11-28-2015, 01:09 PM
Guy in front of me thought the game started at 7 so he didn't show up until the 2nd period

Ok that makes sense.

D2D
11-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Guy in front of me thought the game started at 7 so he didn't show up until the 2nd period
It was a very late-arriving crowd. Apparently there were many guys like the one in front of you.

ScoobyDoo
11-28-2015, 03:04 PM
SCSU beat an entire conference last night? They must be really good!!

Wake me when the Big 10 is relevant.

Greyeagle
11-28-2015, 03:11 PM
Wake me when the Big 10 is relevant.

Call him Rip. ;)

Slap Shot
11-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Wake me when the Big 10 is relevant.

Wake me when the entire Big 10 plays an entire game.

ScoobyDoo
11-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Wake me when the entire Big 10 plays an entire game.

Maybe. But the entire conferences PWR played last night and it stunk.

The Rube
11-28-2015, 05:12 PM
Wake me when the Big 10 is relevant.

Only if you stop posting until the B1G is relevant, Mr Broken Record. ;)

RL3AO
11-29-2015, 02:14 PM
Lets get the sweep and get ready for a big series against UNO.

St. Clown
11-29-2015, 07:06 PM
My buddy mentioned to me what ticket prices look like this year at Mariucci while we're listening to the game. :eek: Somebody in the organization seems to have a swollen opinion of the game experience for that program.

icehawk
11-29-2015, 07:51 PM
Seeler better be getting some time off after this blatant head shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAzc_E8Pm7g

St. Clown
11-29-2015, 08:24 PM
It's the first time SCSU has ever swept the Gophers for a weekend series in Mariucci. The first time SCSU ever swept the Gophers was in St. Cloud, back before the home-and-home series, and then they've done it only once or twice during home-and-home series era.

RL3AO
11-29-2015, 08:26 PM
Bring on the good hockey teams again. Big games against UNO and Denver.

First Time, Long Time
11-29-2015, 08:29 PM
PP seems to be working.
Gotta shore up the PK.