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*WH-fan*
02-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Anyone seeing any upsets this year?. Maybe an underdog wins the Tournament and gets an auto bid into the final eight.

D2D
02-20-2018, 12:16 PM
Anyone seeing any upsets this year?. Maybe an underdog wins the Tournament and gets an auto bid into the final eight.
Best chance IMO is Bemidji State beating the Bulldogs. I'd give them about a 30% chance.
St. Cloud has come on strong as of late and could upend the Gophers. I'd give them about a 20% chance.
Least likely is Minnesota State vs. Ohio State. Not impossible, but probably no more than a 10% chance.

Although not entirely out of the realm of possibility, and I hope I'm wrong, I don't see any of these teams upending the Badgers in the final and receiving an auto bid.

Timothy A
02-20-2018, 01:19 PM
I don't see any of the road teams being able to win twice on the road, but I do see UW not winning the tourney due to their recent play.

Ciscokid
02-20-2018, 11:30 PM
Minnesota state could get one from Ohio., that's all
St Cloud will win one from Minnesota. Polusny is playing well and capable of stealing a game. If it's the first game, it will test the psyche of the gophs. This is the most interesting series IMO.
UMD should take the series, Beavers don't have a goalie.

After that - its Badger time.

2Bladedskates
02-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Minnesota state could get one from Ohio., that's all
St Cloud will win one from Minnesota. Polusny is playing well and capable of stealing a game. If it's the first game, it will test the psyche of the gophs. This is the most interesting series IMO.
UMD should take the series, Beavers don't have a goalie.

After that - its Badger time.

This is Wisconsin's year. No upset there. The Gophers are playing better of late. I liked OS early but it appears they have come down to earth. UMD has been trending up for the last 6-8 weeks. Bemidji has struggled in the nets and lacked the Bemidji grit of years past. Going to the Freshman goalie may make a difference. St. Cloud lack scoring and is young, but have played everyone tough all year. Mankato......Lot of heart on that team.

Predictions .... all top four teams moving on with maybe St. Cloud stealing a game and possibly the series.