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UAFHockeyFan314
03-08-2016, 10:58 PM
If the games two weeks ago were any indication, this is going to be a great series. And with the Nanooks returning captain and leading scorer Tyler Morley, as well as dynamic rookie John Mullally. It came down to the last play both games last time, I don't expect this weekend to be any different...

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Except the results...

Squarebanks
03-09-2016, 12:33 PM
This has the potential to be a very interesting matchup. Looking forward to it. Nooks have nothing to lose, so why not have some fun.

lawdoggies
03-09-2016, 03:21 PM
Who knows what will happen? Fairbanks played hard and stretched Tech last time ... is healthier now ... and anything can happen in playoff hockey. Last year Huntsville took us to a 1-0 triple OT game on Friday night. I'm expecting to see some good hockey this weekend at the MacInnes ...

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With the same result ...

UAFHockeyFan314
03-09-2016, 07:15 PM
With the same result ...

Agree to disagree?

lawdoggies
03-09-2016, 09:47 PM
Agree to disagree?

Sure ... wouldn't want it any other way. Go Huskies!

Shirtless Guy
03-09-2016, 11:30 PM
I have a feeling one of the game will go to OT, and that UA_ could win a game but I'm still predicting a sweep. The way the last series went should go a long way toward preventing complacency from the Huskies and make sure they're focused on the moment.

mmf
03-09-2016, 11:47 PM
This seasonís Huskies are a better team than the Nooks. But not so much better that we canít steal a game and maybe a series this weekend if we play hard and smart.


Thatís about as bad as I have seen us play in a long, long, time. When Tech wasnít making us look bad we had no problem doing it on our own. Energy, effort, passing, toughness, smart decision making, pride,Öwhere art thou? It's not that we lost, it's how we lost...

Above is my USCHO comment after our Nov 27 home game against MTU. It truly was a poor effort by the Nooks that night. Lost 4-1 and were outshot 33-15. Injuries and/or discipline issues left us without the services of Weiss, Burns, Woods, Hajdukovich, and Mullally that night. Those being disciplined really let the team down, and might be the reason for the poor team performance.

Saturday we had a better effort. We lost 3-1 but shots were even. We were without the services of Weiss, Woods, Hajdukovich, Munson, and Mullally. In our Februray series at MTU we were without the services of T. Morley and Mullally. So hopefully everybody we expect to play can play in the playoffs.

Nobody gives us much of a chance in this series. MTU fans are spending all their time predicting their pairwise after they sweep us. I hope their team is also thinking that way. Our team should finally have a fairly full rooster against Tech. The boys should be loose. All the pressure is on MTU.

Skate hard all game, stay loose but aggressive, limit turnovers at our blue line, forsake the poke check and take the man, trust your teammate to have your back. The Nooks have nothing to lose. We got this.

Go Nooks!

Shirtless Guy
03-10-2016, 12:17 AM
This seasonís Huskies are a better team than the Nooks. But not so much better that we canít steal a game and maybe a series this weekend if we play hard and smart.



Above is my USCHO comment after our Nov 27 home game against MTU. It truly was a poor effort by the Nooks that night. Lost 4-1 and were outshot 33-15. Injuries and/or discipline issues left us without the services of Weiss, Burns, Woods, Hajdukovich, and Mullally that night. Those being disciplined really let the team down, and might be the reason for the poor team performance.

Saturday we had a better effort. We lost 3-1 but shots were even. We were without the services of Weiss, Woods, Hajdukovich, Munson, and Mullally. In our Februray series at MTU we were without the services of T. Morley and Mullally. So hopefully everybody we expect to play can play in the playoffs.

Nobody gives us much of a chance in this series. MTU fans are spending all their time predicting their pairwise after they sweep us. I hope their team is also thinking that way. Our team should finally have a fairly full rooster against Tech. The boys should be loose. All the pressure is on MTU.

Skate hard all game, stay loose but aggressive, limit turnovers at our blue line, forsake the poke check and take the man, trust your teammate to have your back. The Nooks have nothing to lose. We got this.

Go Nooks!


I don't argue that with the fact that UA_ could steal a game and even the series this weekend, I just don't think it will happen. Beating any team 6 times in a row in one season isn't easy.
Overall, I think this is the most contested WCHA tournament in years. I think at least 2 of these series could go three games and all of them could.

lawdoggies
03-10-2016, 09:36 AM
MTU fans are spending all their time predicting their pairwise after they sweep us. I hope their team is also thinking that way.

Mmmm ... I think maybe you forgot that that the "T" in MTU stands for Technological. There are some guys that just love to crunch numbers and check possibilities. Actually, the fascination with the Pairwise shows that Tech in not taking anything for granted ... we're just hoping for a chance to make the NCAAs if someone else takes the Broadmoor. No way the team or Husky fans see this weekend as anything but a challenge.

Shirtless Guy
03-10-2016, 09:59 AM
Mmmm ... I think maybe you forgot that that the "T" in MTU stands for Technological. There are some guys that just love to crunch numbers and check possibilities. Actually, the fascination with the Pairwise shows that Tech in not taking anything for granted ... we're just hoping for a chance to make the NCAAs if someone else takes the Broadmoor. No way the team or Husky fans see this weekend as anything but a challenge.There is a big difference between us predicting a sweep and giving UA_ no chance. As I said, I'm not thrilled about getting matched up with Alaska after the way things went two weeks ago, but I wouldn't have wanted LSSU either. Alaska-Anchorage swept MTU earlier...not like there really is a "good" option for this matchup. Michigan Tech will certainly respect their opponent despite the season sweep. Myself and others are just trying to see where we can get tech in the PWR, we all know that MTU isn't going anywhere if they don't win this series, and I'm sure the players are well aware of that...not to mention that they'll have to play better than they did in the last series to actually win this thing.

mmf
03-10-2016, 10:54 AM
Donít read too much into my pairwise comment. The Nooks are definitely underdogs. There are good reasons why we only won 8 conference games and they canít all be overcome by playing hard. Every favored team guards against looking ahead in first round playoff games and all underdogs hope they do. The bottom line message to our boys is skate hard all game and anything can happen.

P.S. - I'm a retired accountant so I realize that numbers are our friends. Crunch away.

Go Nooks!

Squarebanks
03-10-2016, 11:50 AM
Tech should win this without too many issues, but the Nanooks finally came into their own over the last few weeks of the season. Both Morleys, Justin Woods, and Alec Hajdukovich have all been playing really well lately. Plus Davis Jones is, all of a sudden, playing the most consistent goaltending of his career.

My guess is one of the first two games goes OT and I wouldn't be surprised to see it get to a game 3, but Tech is deeper than we are and that will likely be the difference.

Shirtless Guy
03-11-2016, 06:03 PM
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Seawolf Fan
03-11-2016, 08:04 PM
Both Morleys, Justin Woods, and Alec Hajdukovich have all been playing really well lately. Plus Davis Jones is, all of a sudden, playing the most consistent goaltending of his career.

My guess is one of the first two games goes OT and I wouldn't be surprised to see it get to a game 3
Leave it to a nook to jinx his own team.

Squarebanks
03-11-2016, 08:07 PM
Leave it to a nook to jinx his own team.

I hear the Palmer golf course is already open. Shouldn't your guys be out there?

Suze
03-11-2016, 08:47 PM
My guess is one of the first two games goes OT and I wouldn't be surprised to see it get to a game 3, but Tech is deeper than we are and that will likely be the difference.

I hope you don't go to Vegas very often. Geeze, way to represent Alaska.

Squarebanks
03-11-2016, 08:53 PM
I hope you don't go to Vegas very often. Geeze, way to represent Alaska.

Once in the last decade. :D

mmf
03-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Same ole story. Against good teams (sorry Anchorage, didnít mean to leave you out of this conversation), our D men have no clue how to transition the puck, and as a team, it is awfully hard to beat anybody to loose pucks when you are pretty much standing still. We spend way too much time watching the puck instead of where the next Tech goal scorer is positioning himself. We made Tech look pretty good. They donít need our help.

Squarebanks
03-11-2016, 09:30 PM
Same ole story. Against good teams (sorry Anchorage, didnít mean to leave you out of this conversation), our D men have no clue how to transition the puck, and as a team, it is awfully hard to beat anybody to loose pucks when you are pretty much standing still. We spend way too much time watching the puck instead of where the next Tech goal scorer is positioning himself. We made Tech look pretty good. They donít need our help.

As Dallas says...by this time of year, you are who you are.

Suze
03-11-2016, 10:01 PM
Same ole story. Against good teams (sorry Anchorage, didnít mean to leave you out of this conversation), our D men have no clue how to transition the puck, and as a team, it is awfully hard to beat anybody to loose pucks when you are pretty much standing still. We spend way too much time watching the puck instead of where the next Tech goal scorer is positioning himself. We made Tech look pretty good. They donít need our help.

At least we swept the team who just kicked your butt. So there's that.