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Squarebanks
10-27-2016, 08:11 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?

You're nuts. :D

I could see two getting in, at most. The non-conference record is too bad right now.

Critical Thinker
10-27-2016, 08:16 PM
pursuant to the NCAA waiver being approved.

That's not reassuring. What happens if the NCAA tells them no?

Shirtless Guy
10-27-2016, 09:22 PM
That's not reassuring. What happens if the NCAA tells them no?what is the waiver required for? Going below some required minimum? I would think an exception could be made for a pair of schools so far from most of the rest.

bigblue_dl
10-27-2016, 09:23 PM
what is the waiver required for? Going below some required minimum? I would think an exception could be made for a pair of schools so far from most of the rest.

When is the NCAA reasonable and thoughtful, though?

davyd83
10-27-2016, 10:22 PM
what is the waiver required for? Going below some required minimum? I would think an exception could be made for a pair of schools so far from most of the rest.

If you make an exception for them, you have to make it for all. Unless you make a new Alaska/Hawai'i rule. I hope UAA & UAF find a way to make it work.

davyd83
10-27-2016, 10:23 PM
When is the NCAA reasonable and thoughtful, though?

Rarely. Very rarely. Unless you're a Power 5 school.

Squarebanks
10-27-2016, 11:35 PM
That's not reassuring. What happens if the NCAA tells them no?

UAF stays at 10, UAA drops from 13 to 10.

gfmorris
10-28-2016, 01:38 PM
Probabilities for this weekend's series. (http://blog.wchaplayoffs.com/2016/10/28/2016-17-wcha-week-5-predictions-above-1-2/)

GFM

Jeff
10-29-2016, 08:00 AM
I wasn't sure if I liked all the penalties at the start of the season, but I do like the results. Is it just me or does it seem the game has opened up and the players have adjusted.

gfmorris
10-29-2016, 10:16 AM
PWR only considers the first 40:00 of non-conference games, right?

GFM

manurespreader
10-29-2016, 10:54 AM
PWR only considers the first 40:00 of non-conference games, right?

GFM
I was going to say, what happened?

gfmorris
10-29-2016, 02:03 PM
I was going to say, what happened?

Jordan Uhelski was 31/32 after two, and the one that went in rang in —*he had the angle and the placement but the guy just snuck it in there.

I've blacked out a lot of it, but I think that #2 was just a really good goal while #3 was a bad D-zone turnover. After that, it snowballed. I think that some of it was just bus legs.

GFM

manurespreader
10-29-2016, 10:10 PM
Congrats to BG. much needed by everyone else.

LSSULaker889294
10-29-2016, 10:21 PM
Anyone know if Walt Kyle is on the hot seat at NMU?

bravohankins
10-29-2016, 11:54 PM
Congrats to BG. much needed by everyone else.

BG actually should have swept Miami. Outplayed them both nights could have won 7 or 8 to 1 tonight. BG just could not get a bounce to go their way last and Miami got the OT PP.

They finally played 6 solid periods of hockey... the way we figured they would.....now can they do it 2 weeks in a row is the question.

bigblue_dl
10-30-2016, 12:25 AM
Anyone know if Walt Kyle is on the hot seat at NMU?

Hopefully not. I have grown to like his normal level of success.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-30-2016, 01:26 AM
Anyone know if Walt Kyle is on the hot seat at NMU?

I hope not. We're just getting started with Walt - payback's a b*tch. :)

In all seriousness, I think you're forgetting that their best player, Dominik Shine, appeared in his first 2 games of the year this weekend. Once he gets his feet back under him, they'll get better.

aparch
10-30-2016, 03:56 AM
Anyone know if Walt Kyle is on the hot seat at NMU?

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/wcha/2015/4/8/8371659/northern-michigans-walt-kyle-renegotiates-contract


The biggest change is that Kyle's contract now contains a fixed end date of the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season rather than being a rolling contract as it had been previously.

LSSULaker889294
10-30-2016, 12:37 PM
I hope not. We're just getting started with Walt - payback's a b*tch. :)

In all seriousness, I think you're forgetting that their best player, Dominik Shine, appeared in his first 2 games of the year this weekend. Once he gets his feet back under him, they'll get better.

What was the deal with Shine? Injury? Suspension for breaking team rules?

RaceBoarder
10-30-2016, 07:57 PM
What was the deal with Shine? Injury? Suspension for breaking team rules?

No one has said much other than it was an "internal" situation. Team Rules would be my guess.