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gfmorris
10-21-2016, 06:14 PM
Mankato should have a good weekend, and you'd be wise to pick sweeps and overtime in Big Rapids (http://blog.wchaplayoffs.com/2016/10/21/2016-17-wcha-week-4-predictions-above-1-1/).

GFM

Hammer
10-21-2016, 10:18 PM
We're never going to win another game. Ever.

LSSULaker889294
10-21-2016, 10:32 PM
We're never going to win another game. Ever.

What the heck is wrong with Ferris? I don't think anyone had them starting 0-6.

Dirty Dream No. 2
10-22-2016, 03:25 AM
Gonna be a crazy year in the new WCHA! Three of the top four preseason picks are beyond awful.

Dirty Dream No. 2
10-22-2016, 03:26 AM
Ferris fan: I do like those yellow 3rd jerseys you guys are sporting.

Jimjamesak
10-22-2016, 09:50 AM
We're never going to win another game. Ever.
Eh, you got 4 games against us...

:(

Shirtless Guy
10-22-2016, 01:39 PM
Gonna be a crazy year in the new WCHA! Three of the top four preseason picks are beyond awful.

Michigan Tech is far from awful. Not good enough but far from awful or beyond.

bravohankins
10-22-2016, 06:09 PM
BG's problems are two fold.

1) They have had a hard time adjusting to the amount of penalties being called. With nearly half the game being played in special teams they have been unable to use all 4 of their lines regularly. 5 on 5 they have outscored their opponents by a wide margin. PK has been an adventure, part of that PK issue is their other problem......

2)Their goalies have been very poor. Nell has shown no hint of the goalie he has been the last 2 season. His father passed away right before the season, not saying that is it(and that would be understandable), but he is just not the same goalie he has been. Ryan Bednard is a true freshman that has played in one game and got pulled. He is a Panthers draft pick, but he looked nervous in his only start.....maybe he can get his feet under him and be the guy until Nell gets his head on straight.

Bottom line is until they stop taking penalties and/or get better goaltending they will continue to struggle.

gfmorris
10-23-2016, 10:13 PM
We've seen everyone in WCHA play at this point save UAA — conversely, UAH has played 21% of their league slate. This is a weird year for the league. I figure that we'll have a half-decent handle on the league by mid-November. But how would you rate them?

GFM

manurespreader
10-23-2016, 10:48 PM
We've seen everyone in WCHA play at this point save UAA — conversely, UAH has played 21% of their league slate. This is a weird year for the league. I figure that we'll have a half-decent handle on the league by mid-November. But how would you rate them?

GFM
It's interesting, but we have to get more ooc wins as a group.

beaverhockeyfan
10-24-2016, 09:43 AM
2016-17 WCHA Non-Conference Schedule

The WCHA has 69 non-conference games this year, not including the one game between Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage.

27 Possible NCHC Games (2-9-1)
25 Possible Big10 Games (3-7-1)
8 Possible Hockey East Games (0-2-0)
8 Possible Atlantic Hockey Games (1-1-0)
7 Possible ECAC Games (0-0-0)
TOTAL: 6-19-2

ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE (0-2-0)
-2 at Connecticut L 6-0, L 4-0
-2 at St. Cloud State
-vs. Massachusetts (Minneapolis, MN)
-vs. Minnesota/Mercyhurst (Minneapolis, MN)

ALASKA (1-3-0)
-at Alaska-Anchorage W 4-1
-vs. Minnesota (Anchorage, AK) L 6-3
-Canisius L 2-1 (OT)
-Nebraska-Omaha L 4-3 (OT)
-2 at Notre Dame

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (1-3-0)
-Minnesota L 6-0
-Alaska L 4-1
-vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Fairbanks, AK) L 3-1
-vs. Canisius (Fairbanks, AK) W 1-0
-2 at Penn State

BEMIDJI STATE (0-2-0)
-2 at North Dakota L 3-2, L 5-4
-2 with Princeton
-at Minnesota-Duluth
-Minnesota Duluth
-vs. St. Cloud State (St. Paul, MN)
-vs. Minnesota/Minnesota-Duluth (St. Paul, MN)

BOWLING GREEN (0-3-1)
-Western Michigan T 4-4
-at Western Michigan L 8-2
-Ohio State L 5-4
-at Ohio State L 6-1
-2 at Miami
-vs. RIT (Toledo, OH)
-with Mercyhurst

FERRIS STATE (0-3-0)
-Western Michigan L 5-3
-at Western Michigan L 2-1
-Michigan L 2-1
-at Michigan State
-Michigan State
-vs. Robert Morris (Pittsburgh, PA)
-vs. Boston College/Quinnipiac (Pittsburgh, PA)

LAKE SUPERIOR STATE (2-0-0)
-2 with Michigan State W 6-1, W 7-3
-2 at Michigan
-2 at Nebraska-Omaha

MICHIGAN TECH (0-3-1)
-2 at Minnesota Duluth L 6-0, L 4-3
-2 at Michigan L 4-3, T 3-3
-2 at Michigan State
-vs. Michigan (Detroit, MI)
-vs. Western Michigan/Michigan State (Detroit, MI)
-2 at Notre Dame

MINNESOTA STATE (2-0-0)
-2 with St. Cloud State W 4-1, W 6-4
-Minnesota
-at Minnesota
-2 at Princeton

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (1-1-0)
-2 vs. Wisconsin (at Green Bay) W 3-2, L 6-5
-2 at Wisconsin
-2 with Nebraska-Omaha
-vs. Colorado College/Cornell/Mercyhurst (Estero, FL)
-vs. Colorado College/Cornell/Mercyhurst (Estero, FL)

MaizeRage
10-24-2016, 02:07 PM
Brutal. They're about 2.5 games worse than Atlantic Hockey in non-conference play so far.

gfmorris
10-24-2016, 02:09 PM
It's interesting, but we have to get more ooc wins as a group.

One way to look at it is that UAH can only lose a maximum of four more OOC games.

GFM

Shirtless Guy
10-24-2016, 02:23 PM
Brutal. They're about 2.5 games worse than Atlantic Hockey in non-conference play so far.

while true, that really isn't fair. WCHA hasn't played ECAC or Arizona State and AHA has only 2 games against NCHC.

LSSULaker889294
10-24-2016, 07:21 PM
Brutal. They're about 2.5 games worse than Atlantic Hockey in non-conference play so far.

Brutal might be an understatement. Sadly it's looking like there will be only one WCHA in the NCAA tournament unless we start winning a lot more NC games ASAP.

aparch
10-24-2016, 08:02 PM
We've seen everyone in WCHA play at this point save UAA — conversely, UAH has played 21% of their league slate. This is a weird year for the league. I figure that we'll have a half-decent handle on the league by mid-November. But how would you rate them?

GFM

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gfmorris
10-25-2016, 02:00 AM
https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Boards/257/21257/39077.jpg Unsafe for work language.

Oh, sorry, I meant the whole league, not UAH (or UAA). Depressed is how I feel.

GFM

Squarebanks
10-27-2016, 05:34 PM
Hockey is not being cut at UAF or UAA. Skiing (both schools) and track (UAA) will be cut, pursuant to the NCAA waiver being approved.

Your travel nightmares will continue until morale improves.

AKSWF
10-27-2016, 06:05 PM
Your travel nightmares will continue until morale improves.

That travel complaint has always been horse po o py, if you make it into the pros you travel a lot more. ECHL players more than likely will enjoy the Alaska trips yet again!

manurespreader
10-27-2016, 08:03 PM
No i'm not nuts but I can see 4 teams in. 1. Msu mankato- at large bid. Assuming they win most of their remaining non con games and finish near the top
2. Bemidji- playing really well and has a few non con games coming up to get well. the und losses won't hurt them.
3- LSSU - could really make some noise, but haven't played anyone really tough yet, so pretty iffy
4. MTU- if goaltending gets fixed, could win the league

also, the rest of college hockey isn't dominated by a few teams like last year. BU isn't great, nor BC, nor Quinnipiac, so because of that there might be openings that weren't expected.

comments?