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JohnsonsJerseys
10-08-2017, 07:36 PM
I think there will be a fair amount of "UMD was exhausted from the night before" rationale
Well, only from NCHC voters. I think the rest of the voters understand that nearly all college hockey games are part of back to back nights. If you can't win on Saturday night, plan on finishing your season with a sub 0.500 record.
Ryan J

Arafel
10-08-2017, 09:15 PM
Well, only from NCHC voters. I think the rest of the voters understand that nearly all college hockey games are part of back to back nights. If you can't win on Saturday night, plan on finishing your season with a sub 0.500 record.
Ryan J

Not from this NCHC writer. Duluth however, lost its two best D from last year plus its starting goalie. I think Tech is very good, and will likely compete for the WCHA crown, possibly an at-large. I don't think the result had anything to do with Duluth being tired, but I don't think Duluth is as good as last year's national runner-up.

Also, I do remember last year's Icebreaker. Denver hosted, and lost to OSU and then BC in the consolation. Sometimes teams take time to gel.

bigblue_dl
10-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Can't argue with the results! These boys have more fight in them than the past 2 seasons combined!

Improved leadership behind the bench wilk do that.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-08-2017, 09:28 PM
Not from this NCHC writer. Duluth however, lost its two best D from last year plus its starting goalie. I think Tech is very good, and will likely compete for the WCHA crown, possibly an at-large. I don't think the result had anything to do with Duluth being tired, but I don't think Duluth is as good as last year's national runner-up.

Also, I do remember last year's Icebreaker. Denver hosted, and lost to OSU and then BC in the consolation. Sometimes teams take time to gel.

I wish Tech fans had the sense to look past NCHC hate.

MTUHuskies
10-08-2017, 09:32 PM
Not from this NCHC writer. Duluth however, lost its two best D from last year plus its starting goalie. I think Tech is very good, and will likely compete for the WCHA crown, possibly an at-large. I don't think the result had anything to do with Duluth being tired, but I don't think Duluth is as good as last year's national runner-up.

Also, I do remember last year's Icebreaker. Denver hosted, and lost to OSU and then BC in the consolation. Sometimes teams take time to gel.Lost two best D from last year plus it's starting goalie?

Sounds familiar to Huskies fans.

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rustedblades
10-09-2017, 09:29 AM
Lost two best D from last year plus it's starting goalie?

Sounds familiar to Huskies fans.

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I think you could argue 3 best and with Liebinger, 4 of the teams best D. No disrespect to the remaining guys, they are all very good and were all part of the best D corp in college hockey last year.

A lot of positives in Tech's first 3 games. The biggest positive is what appears to be a great coaching staff!

rustedblades
10-09-2017, 09:42 AM
Way to early to mean anything at all but still exciting!

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/

bigblue_dl
10-09-2017, 09:59 AM
Way to early to mean anything at all but still exciting!

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/

Definitely too early to care about what the PWR say today, but the 2 non-conference wins picked up this last weekend will be paying PWR dividends all season long. If Tech gets in the NCAA tournament as an at-large, it was this last weekend that got them in. To say it was huge is an understatement.

USAFA Bulldog
10-09-2017, 10:00 AM
Always fun to have Tech weekend in Duluth. Glad to have stopped by with you rowdy people up in the rafters. You won over my daughter with your costumes and singing/chanting the entire game. I agree. Thanks again MeG for the Tech pompom for my daughter.

As far as the game goes, yikes the Huskies power-play was ridiculous.

manurespreader
10-09-2017, 01:24 PM
Always fun to have Tech weekend in Duluth. Glad to have stopped by with you rowdy people up in the rafters. You won over my daughter with your costumes and singing/chanting the entire game. I agree. Thanks again MeG for the Tech pompom for my daughter.

As far as the game goes, yikes the Huskies power-play was ridiculous.
I thought the pp was good, but was pretty average later in the game. It still needs a lot of work.

JohnsonsJerseys
10-09-2017, 02:22 PM
I think we would have to disregard the performance on the 5-min major at the end where Tech's goal was simply to play keep away (and almost botched that). In spite of the three PP goals, they need to do a better job of quickly changing the point of attack. Duluth was making some nice passes through the box which resulted in Munson moving quite a bit in net. I didn't really see that from Tech.
Ryan

mtu_huskies
10-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Tech is 15 in the USCHO Poll, 13 in USA Today

A couple of my notes from Joe's show:
Misiak was arguably was our best forward overall in terms of execution
Future non-conference is set next year: UMD early, tentatively going to Clarkson in Nov and GLI, Notre Dame is scheduled a few years out
Interesting notes on team leadership and the current leadership trying to develop some others for the future
No questions about Gerrie though.

Shirtless Guy
10-09-2017, 03:31 PM
Tech is 15 in the USCHO Poll, 13 in USA Today

A couple of my notes from Joe's show:
Misiak was arguably was our best forward overall in terms of execution
Future non-conference is set next year: UMD early, tentatively going to Clarkson in Nov and GLI, Notre Dame is scheduled a few years out
Interesting notes on team leadership and the current leadership trying to develop some others for the future
No questions about Gerrie though.
I never did specifically ask about Gerrie or anyone else but I was told by one person that everyone is "healthy" as far as he knew.

Biddco
10-09-2017, 03:59 PM
Tech is 15 in the USCHO Poll, 13 in USA Today

Future non-conference is set next year: UMD early, tentatively going to Clarkson in Nov and GLI,
This is exactly what I want to hear! :cool:

Clarkson is a far trip to the North Country but would be a great one if you can make it.

Lost two best D from last year plus it's starting goalie?

Sounds familiar to Huskies fans.

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Plus 60% of our scoring from last year and including 3 of our best offensive players.

Not from this NCHC writer. Duluth however, lost its two best D from last year plus its starting goalie. I think Tech is very good, and will likely compete for the WCHA crown, possibly an at-large. I don't think the result had anything to do with Duluth being tired, but I don't think Duluth is as good as last year's national runner-up.

Also, I do remember last year's Icebreaker. Denver hosted, and lost to OSU and then BC in the consolation. Sometimes teams take time to gel.
UMD isn't as good as last year and Tech is good...it's not that huge of an upset. But it will be the best win in your pairwise.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-09-2017, 07:53 PM
Will be good to see Duluth in Houghton again. And I will have to start planning for the trip to Potsdam. It's almost like Tech reads these boards and has seen the demand... :)

EDIT: Google Maps says the drive, using Canada as a shortcut, is 7:45. Could plan some vacation time and combine it with stops in Canada.

manurespreader
10-09-2017, 08:20 PM
Will be good to see Duluth in Houghton again. And I will have to start planning for the trip to Potsdam. It's almost like Tech reads these boards and has seen the demand... :)

EDIT: Google Maps says the drive, using Canada as a shortcut, is 7:45. Could plan some vacation time and combine it with stops in Canada.
One year, ( 1970?) Tech was in the NCAA's in Lake Placid.The rink is not there any more, it was left over from the 32? olympics. Me and a couple of other guys drove all night, thru Sudbury, Ontario, to get there and arrived about 10 am game day.. We got a motel guy to rent us a dirty room for the three of us for the afternoon. Crashed in the one bed for 4 hours, then got up and went out to the ski jump and looked around before the game.( that ski jump is gone now too) Met Dean Meese there at the rink standing next to John MacInnes.. We were driving my 1962 Dodge Dart, push button automatic, two speed. One of our guys was a white guy with an afro. His nickname was predictable, the bushman. Anyway customs detained us for some time at the border.
Tickets could be had at the door for about 8 bucks and there were plenty of empty seats. The rink held maybe 3000 people. Anyway Tech was the first game vs Clarkson and we lost on a very bad call by the official, who called back the tieing goal by mistake. A picture of the mistake was featured on the cover of a number of publications subsequently.
Cornell was in the second game, beat whoever they played,( Denver?) and beat Clarkson in the final. Ken Dryden in nets.

John J. MacInnes
10-09-2017, 08:21 PM
Will be good to see Duluth in Houghton again. And I will have to start planning for the trip to Potsdam. It's almost like Tech reads these boards and has seen the demand... :)

EDIT: Google Maps says the drive, using Canada as a shortcut, is 7:45. Could plan some vacation time and combine it with stops in Canada.

I did a game at Cheel Arena last season. Nice barn, and strangely enough they have a "Let's Go Tech" sign up. You'll feel right at home.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zFczrqHzLxd3JMcFlkMTg1VFE/view?usp=drivesdk

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-09-2017, 09:50 PM
One year, ( 1970?) Tech was in the NCAA's in Lake Placid.The rink is not there any more, it was left over from the 32? olympics. Me and a couple of other guys drove all night, thru Sudbury, Ontario, to get there and arrived about 10 am game day.. We got a motel guy to rent us a dirty room for the three of us for the afternoon. Crashed in the one bed for 4 hours, then got up and went out to the ski jump and looked around before the game.( that ski jump is gone now too) Met Dean Meese there at the rink standing next to John MacInnes.. We were driving my 1962 Dodge Dart, push button automatic, two speed. One of our guys was a white guy with an afro. His nickname was predictable, the bushman. Anyway customs detained us for some time at the border.
Tickets could be had at the door for about 8 bucks and there were plenty of empty seats. The rink held maybe 3000 people. Anyway Tech was the first game vs Clarkson and we lost on a very bad call by the official, who called back the tieing goal by mistake. A picture of the mistake was featured on the cover of a number of publications subsequently.
Cornell was in the second game, beat whoever they played,( Denver?) and beat Clarkson in the final. Ken Dryden in nets.

1970, per CHN. Lost the consolation game to WI. Dryden's eligibility was exhausted by spring 1969 though. He stayed an extra year to finish his degree, then joined the Habs' farm team.

manurespreader
10-09-2017, 10:18 PM
1970, per CHN. Lost the consolation game to WI. Dryden's eligibility was exhausted by spring 1969 though. He stayed an extra year to finish his degree, then joined the Habs' farm team.
Ok, well, must have missed that. I paid very little attention after we lost to Clarkson. I remember the game being pretty even and Tech outplaying them in the third. On the way home we slept on some guy's basement floor who was a student at St Lawrence, which until that minute we had never heard of.I can also say that Sudbury is not the most scenic of cities.

wolverineTrumpet
10-10-2017, 02:38 PM
I did a game at Cheel Arena last season. Nice barn, and strangely enough they have a "Let's Go Tech" sign up. You'll feel right at home.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zFczrqHzLxd3JMcFlkMTg1VFE/view?usp=drivesdk

Having just returned from a trip to the North country, I can confirm a "Let's go Tech" sign as well as cheer at Cheel Arena.

Fade, I suggest going if you have a chance. My group made it into a hockey themed trip. We drove to Toronto Thursday night, went to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto Friday morning, spent a few hours right when it opened, and got to the North Country in time for Friday night's game. Saturday morning/afternoon we went to Lake Placid and toured some of the Olympic facilities, including, of course, the 1980 hockey rink. Back to Potsdam for hockey Saturday night. Drove back to MI Sunday. Took about 9 hours. Traffic in and around Toronto is awful.