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robertearle
03-23-2017, 11:03 AM
Earlier on this thread Arlan said "Having voted for FF All-Tourney teams in the past, they usually ask for the ballots back so early that it excludes the last 10 minutes in the third period. Sometimes, you have to vote 'Winning goaltender' because the game is still tied." Somebody over the weekend posted a photo of their ballot for the men's Big Ten Tournament (I thought it was Todd Milewski, but looking at his twitter feed right now, I'm not seeing it) and the instructions at the top of the ballot said much the same thing as Arlan said; "Ballots are due before five minutes remaining in the third period" or some such (even though that game went into double-overtime).

Yes, I think such a process is silly, and should be changed. Yes, I think who gets on an all-tournament team is pretty trivial and unimportant. But within the context, just saying "the goalie of the winning team should have won the award" simply ignores the process, and what the voters did and did not know at the time they had to make their choice. At the time they had to make their choice, ARD was a completely reasonable choice to make.

Ahh, my memory from the weekend was faulty - I have PLENTY I'd rather forget! It wasn't the men's B1G tourney, it was Nicole Haase and her ballot for the Women's Championship game: "Ballots will be collected with approximately five minutes remaining in the contest"

https://twitter.com/NicoleHaase/status/843577447094325252

vicb
03-23-2017, 11:51 AM
An ode to the 2017 Frozen Four and Clarkson Women's Hockey :)

It was a Friday in St Charles
To the Family Arena they came
Four teams on a mission
Only one would win their last game

The Badgers were rated the best
The Eagles stood in their way
A goaltending dual they played
The Badgers would win that day

The Knights were the number two seed
The Gophers were number three
A back and forth battle they played
One the Knights would win, whoopee

On a Sunday in St Charles they met
The best two teams alive
Clarkson seeking championship Two
Wisconsin number five

The Badgers were the favorite
But the Knight’s fans had no fear
After the end of this game
They would celebrate the victory with a beer

The game was one for the ages
Another goaltending dual would be played
A goal by Savannah Harmon
Made the Wisconsin fans dismayed

To the last period they battled
The Knights were leading by one
Then late it was Gabel to Mercer
Goal number two and Wisconsin was done

In the end Clarkson won by three
Despite Desbien being Desbien
The Knight Coaches and players were Champions
Because Shea Tiley was tres bien.

As a fan of women’s hockey
Since Clarkson's beginning in 2004
Thank you Thank you Thank you
For making my spirits soar.

Matt, Britini and Tony
You are the coaching staff supreme
And the women of Clarkson hockey
You are the meaning of the word team

LGT LGT LGT :) :)

Blackbeard
03-23-2017, 12:14 PM
Well, wouldn't a 22 save shutout be easier than a 41 save shutout?

Sean

Not necessarily, it depends on the quality of the shots.

Is driving 22 miles over a pothole filled back road easier than driving 41 miles on a brand new highway just because it's a shorter distance?

KTDC
03-23-2017, 12:17 PM
An ode to the 2017 Frozen Four and Clarkson Women's Hockey :)


LGT LGT LGT :) :)

vicb-props to your ode and to your team. Clarkson women's hockey has put together an interesting thing up there by the border!

Timothy A
03-23-2017, 12:24 PM
Why were the Clarkson fans chanting "Let's go Tech"? A local nickname?

So next year the tourney is in rodentapolis, I hear the tickets sell out quickly once they become available, is this correct?

joecct
03-23-2017, 12:30 PM
Not necessarily, it depends on the quality of the shots.

Is driving 22 miles over a pothole filled back road easier than driving 41 miles on a brand new highway just because it's a shorter distance?

In New Jersey? Hmmmmmm. :)

FiveHoleFrenzy
03-23-2017, 12:51 PM
Why were the Clarkson fans chanting "Let's go Tech"? A local nickname?

So next year the tourney is in rodentapolis, I hear the tickets sell out quickly once they become available, is this correct?

The locals can speak more to it but Clarkson University used to be CCT (Clarkson College of Technology).

Sean Pickett
03-23-2017, 12:56 PM
The locals can speak more to it but Clarkson University used to be CCT (Clarkson College of Technology).Yes, college hockey fans seem to enjoy living in the past: just ask the Cornell band.

Sean

rochnycsc
03-23-2017, 01:14 PM
The locals can speak more to it but Clarkson University used to be CCT (Clarkson College of Technology).

Became Clarkson University in 1984.

joecct
03-23-2017, 01:37 PM
The locals can speak more to it but Clarkson University used to be CCT (Clarkson College of Technology).

More Accurately - Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology.

A Workman That Needeth Not Be Ashamed

joecct
03-23-2017, 01:37 PM
Became Clarkson University in 1984.

A day that will live in infamy

vicb
03-23-2017, 01:57 PM
More Accurately - Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology.

A Workman That Needeth Not Be Ashamed

And proud to be a graduate LGT

ne7minder
03-23-2017, 04:00 PM
So next year the tourney is in rodentapolis, I hear the tickets sell out quickly once they become available, is this correct?

Yes, we have a devoted core of hockey fans here who will buy tickets even if the best team in the nation is not in the championship game ;). Add to that the fact the NC$$ keeps a ton of the best seats for themselves (often empty during the games) and your choices can be slim if you wait till February to buy. All bets are off though if some combination of trickery and deceit keeps the correct team from being there. If that were to happen you might even be able to walk up to the window and buy.

the 41-0-0 season ended at Ridder and scalpers were getting $400 for that championship game.

FiveHoleFrenzy
03-23-2017, 04:03 PM
And proud to be a graduate LGT

Wait a minute...I wouldn't, by chance, happen to be looking at your profile (w/photo) on the Clarkson Alumni site, would I? :)

vicb
03-23-2017, 05:47 PM
Wait a minute...I wouldn't, by chance, happen to be looking at your profile (w/photo) on the Clarkson Alumni site, would I? :)

You just might. I think I am the only Vic B. on the site. ;)

Nowheresville
03-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Yes, we have a devoted core of hockey fans here who will buy tickets even if the best team in the nation is not in the championship game ;). Add to that the fact the NC$$ keeps a ton of the best seats for themselves (often empty during the games) and your choices can be slim if you wait till February to buy.

If I remember correctly, in 2015 tickets went on sale around Christmas, were standing room only by late January and were sold out with a waiting list by early February.

Of course, Ridder might be the perfect example of how success can be the best marketing tool. The perfect season that lead to the high scalper prices certainly helped the quick sell out of 2015, but the previous time Ridder hosted, with Duluth winning the title, it was one of the the smallest, if not the smallest crowd in the wFF history.

ARM
03-23-2017, 06:32 PM
Why were the Clarkson fans chanting "Let's go Tech"? A local nickname?

So next year the tourney is in rodentapolis, I hear the tickets sell out quickly once they become available, is this correct?You can walk up and buy a ticket the day of the game. In 2010, you could get one for less than face value; in 2013, the scalpers wanted more for some reason. Hopefully, they charge more if you're wearing red.

IDK
03-24-2017, 12:10 PM
You can walk up and buy a ticket the day of the game. In 2010, you could get one for less than face value; in 2013, the scalpers wanted more for some reason. Hopefully, they charge more if you're wearing red.

That definitely wasn't true in 2015--we waited too long to buy tickets and ended up paying an inflated (but not astronomical) price on StubHub the week before the finals.

Timothy A
03-24-2017, 12:25 PM
That definitely wasn't true in 2015--we waited too long to buy tickets and ended up paying an inflated (but not astronomical) price on StubHub the week before the finals.

I guess with the games on the B7 network it's not as critical to go....I won't pay inflated ticket prices to no stinking rodent fans. I do think we'll come the weekend UW plays in rodentapolis barring a scheduling conflict with fall musky fishing or hubby-wife shopping trip. Hopefully it's a Saturday-Sunday series.

bluffrinkrat
03-24-2017, 12:31 PM
I guess with the games on the B7 network it's not as critical to go....I won't pay inflated ticket prices to no stinking rodent fans. I do think we'll come the weekend UW plays in rodentapolis barring a scheduling conflict with fall musky fishing or hubby-wife shopping trip. Hopefully it's a Saturday-Sunday series.

There's muskies in Wisconsin? I thought you guys only fished for bullheads. Or do I have you confused with Iowa? :D