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Decatur Spartan
01-19-2017, 08:21 AM
Also could be that he is having to deal with Suzy Merchant's unexpected health issues. I believe he said in an interview last night that he had to practically make her take the leave of absence. Scary situation with her and I hope they figure out whats wrong.. nothing worse than not knowing.

I think you are correct on Suzy Merchant. Scary situation that. Pray that the Dr's get to the bottom of this.

As for tCHHCoMSU, maybe the AD will take a good hard, long look at what a trash fire looks like, and notice the similarities to that and what is happening with the Hockey Program.

owslachief
01-19-2017, 10:38 AM
About Friday, the unknowns are pretty intriguing.
What kind of score can we expect? Blowout? Shootout? Low score or high score?
Who should have more fire in their bellies and who will be "going through the motions"?
Who's in goal?
What will the crowd numbers be like, and what % will be MSU-biased?

Food for thought as I enjoy my lunch

aallenpollreisz
01-19-2017, 02:48 PM
I have a feeling one game will be a UM blowout and the other will be a coin flip.

Don't know what the Yost crowd will be like Friday, but Munn is just about sold out for Saturday.

Decatur Spartan
01-19-2017, 06:30 PM
One game will be a UM blowout. 5-1,6-2 sort of game.
the other, 4-3 um.
And tCHHCoMSU will blather on about how they're progressing.

Spartanforlife4
01-19-2017, 08:34 PM
5-1 at Yost
3-1 at Munn

Pirateasaur
01-19-2017, 08:48 PM
C'mon guys. Michigan is a bad team this year. They're not blowing us out and I doubt they sweep us.

owslachief
01-20-2017, 09:15 AM
C'mon guys. Michigan is a bad team this year. They're not blowing us out and I doubt they sweep us.

I would be shocked if MSU gets swept. Then again, I was fairly shocked at what I walked into at the Northeastern ... contest.

aallenpollreisz
01-20-2017, 10:09 AM
Just $10 SROs left for Saturday.

gomsuman
01-20-2017, 10:43 AM
Even Anastos didn't expect this year to be going this poorly... He speaks like a man who knows the end is near unless some serious winning happens very very soon. Good article from the LSJ yesterday.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2017/01/19/michigan-state-hockey-couch-column/96774506/

My predictions are UM 5-4 and then MSU 5-2 on Saturday.

Decatur Spartan
01-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Even Anastos didn't expect this year to be going this poorly... He speaks like a man who knows the end is near unless some serious winning happens very very soon. Good article from the LSJ yesterday.


http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2017/01/19/michigan-state-hockey-couch-column/96774506/

My predictions are UM 5-4 and then MSU 5-2 on Saturday.

About time the LSJ picked up on things. Good article.

gomsuman
01-20-2017, 01:25 PM
Also Graham Couch and Chris Solari talk MSU hockey for a good 20 minutes on this weeks episode of Spartan Speak.. link- http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/2017/01/19/spartan-speak-graham-couch-chris-solari-michigan-state-basketball-hockey/96793978/

Basketball till 17:20 mark then hockey rest of the way.. so if you only want the hockey talk skip to around 17:20. Solari covered hockey for a long time before getting the beat writer job at the Free Press this summer so he knows more than most when it comes to this program..

owslachief
01-20-2017, 02:26 PM
Also Graham Couch and Chris Solari talk MSU hockey for a good 20 minutes on this weeks episode of Spartan Speak.. link- http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/2017/01/19/spartan-speak-graham-couch-chris-solari-michigan-state-basketball-hockey/96793978/

Basketball till 17:20 mark then hockey rest of the way.. so if you only want the hockey talk skip to around 17:20. Solari covered hockey for a long time before getting the beat writer job at the Free Press this summer so he knows more than most when it comes to this program..
Solari also covered hockey for SNews, back when SNews was actually a, well, newspaper.

Decatur Spartan
01-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Even Anastos didn't expect this year to be going this poorly... He speaks like a man who knows the end is near unless some serious winning happens very very soon. Good article from the LSJ yesterday.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2017/01/19/michigan-state-hockey-couch-column/96774506/

My predictions are UM 5-4 and then MSU 5-2 on Saturday.

I listened to the Pod Cast. Very interesting take on things at Munn. I was wondering why the exterior project had stalled. And it seems to be not only money, but lack of interest from the Ath. Dept? And supporters? And having been to UND, and Miami, (not PSU yet), I understand why a kid would want to go play in front of those crowds instead of at MSU. It is certainly a different atmosphere at Munn then 20-30 years ago. Both Crouch and Solari seem to think that if he (tCHHCoMSU) doesn't get some wins pretty quick, he's gone.

John J. MacInnes
01-20-2017, 03:09 PM
I listened to the Pod Cast. Very interesting take on things at Munn. I was wondering why the exterior project had stalled. And it seems to be not only money, but lack of interest from the Ath. Dept? And supporters? And having been to UND, and Miami, (not PSU yet), I understand why a kid would want to go play in front of those crowds instead of at MSU. It is certainly a different atmosphere at Munn then 20-30 years ago. Both Crouch and Solari seem to think that if he (tCHHCoMSU) doesn't get some wins pretty quick, he's gone.

The original plans to renovate Munn ended up seeing costs spiraling out of control. With the amount of concrete that would have to be moved, it quickly became cost prohibitive. The alternate plan was to "flip" the facility and move the Spartan hockey offices, locker room, and everything to the south side of the arena, with the visiting locker rooms moving to the north side. The expansion would then happen at ground level on the plaza facing Munn Field (offices & new weight room on that level at a minimum). That didn't really resonate with the donors, and especially irked the handful that contributed to the new cold tub and training room renovation.

As for who sits in the big office, we'll see.

John J. MacInnes
01-20-2017, 07:57 PM
That might be the worst performance by a skunk team in the last 25 years. They're bloody awful. And Boka has zero redeeming qualities other than straight goon.

Pirateasaur
01-21-2017, 12:59 AM
That one's gotta feel good for the team. Way to go, boys.

Felt great to see Knudson knock one in. First goal and point as a spartan. He was probably wondering if his career was over prior to tonight and he pops one in at Yost.

Decatur Spartan
01-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Well, that was unexpected. Good game though. Had some luck, which is needed now.
See what happens tonight.

wsummers
01-21-2017, 10:33 AM
Looks like we finally found a team that our 4th line could beat.

Looking at the schedule I thought Michigan was the only team left that we had a good chance of taking a game or two from. I'll enjoy the moment.

UMICH
01-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Simmer down, you'll get a win this weekend.


Not a chance. Not in EL or West Ypsi.


Once again Big Brother was right. To be honest I just found out the score from last night. I, as well as a lot of other UM hockey fans, have already written this team off. You won 3-0. Michigan absolutely sucks on Friday nights this year. We're bad on Saturday's too but I think/hope they win tonight. Face it, we gave you a win last night as to guarantee TA coming back for another year. Your AD doesn't care how you do as a whole, only how you do against Michigan.

John J. MacInnes
01-21-2017, 06:17 PM
Face it, we gave you a win last night as to guarantee TA coming back for another year. Your AD doesn't care how you do as a whole, only how you do against Michigan.

So that's what happened. The skunks are conspiring to keep Asbestos around. Now it all makes sense.

Devious. Very devious.