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owslachief
07-02-2018, 03:48 PM
There is always this (https://i.imgur.com/ljVHwQj.mp4).

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


As some guy last October mused, we've settled on MunnSters for the new name of the student section. Long may it live :).

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?120446-MSU-Spartan-Hockey-Episode-VII-A-New-Hope&p=6543608&viewfull=1#post6543608

wsummers
07-11-2018, 12:20 PM
Anyone want to split a season ticket? I would want Fridays and would need someone else to take Saturdays. Message me if interested.

Scarlet
07-16-2018, 11:44 AM
New, or rather permanent Athletic Director announced today. What say you all?

wsummers
07-16-2018, 09:47 PM
New, or rather permanent Athletic Director announced today. What say you all?

Interesting choice since he has no athletic background. However, he has a good reputation and has the full support of Dantonio and Izzo.

giwan
07-17-2018, 03:10 PM
Interesting choice since he has no athletic background. However, he has a good reputation and has the full support of Dantonio and Izzo.

Would you ever expect Dantonio and Izzo to not offer full support to their new boss?

Pirateasaur
07-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Would you ever expect Dantonio and Izzo to not offer full support to their new boss?

I suppose you are right. I don’t know much about this guy except he doesn’t have any athletic department experience. That doesn’t really bother or concern me. How hard can it be? All Hollis did was schmooze, go to college basketball games all over the place and not search for a new hockey coach.

owslachief
07-21-2018, 12:16 AM
Congrats to incoming sophomore D Tommy Miller for making the USA hockey World Junior Showcase camp roster for Team Blue. If he survives the Aug 1 cut, he'll represent in team USA's final roster in the showcase.

wsummers
07-25-2018, 07:05 PM
Summer update
http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/072518aab.html

Pirateasaur
07-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Summer update
http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/072518aab.html

Ah excellent! A lot of good info in there. I feel like we never get even a morsel of news out of hockey for months(unless it’s bad news) so this is welcome.

Looks like we’re safe as far as keeping the KHL line intact. I agree with Koepke that they should be one of the best lines in the country.

It also seems there may be no attrition this offseason. I’m honestly surprised as it seems to be a crowded roster.

I did not know that they bailed on eliminating shootouts. I can take SO’s or leave them. What I do not like are the OT timeouts. All those will serve to do is delay games further as now both coaches will probably feel compelled to use a TO in the 5 min span of overtime, often to rest tirednplayers. Dumb.

gomsuman
07-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Summer update
http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/072518aab.html

So how does the new rule work for the extra skater? Did it increase the total number of players you can dress every game? Or just change the way you can configure your roster?

owslachief
07-26-2018, 10:37 PM
Ah excellent! A lot of good info in there. I feel like we never get even a morsel of news out of hockey for months(unless it’s bad news) so this is welcome.

Looks like we’re safe as far as keeping the KHL line intact. I agree with Koepke that they should be one of the best lines in the country.

It also seems there may be no attrition this offseason. I’m honestly surprised as it seems to be a crowded roster.

I did not know that they bailed on eliminating shootouts. I can take SO’s or leave them. What I do not like are the OT timeouts. All those will serve to do is delay games further as now both coaches will probably feel compelled to use a TO in the 5 min span of overtime, often to rest tirednplayers. Dumb.

I agree with the last part. Majority of the time the TO in regulation is in closing minutes of the game. Then you have the short break before OT begins. Then you get a potential TO in the next 5. So, I'd say keep the extra TO for the 20-minute OT's only. OK, that's a lot of T's and O's :)

Pirateasaur
07-27-2018, 11:33 AM
I agree with the last part. Majority of the time the TO in regulation is in closing minutes of the game. Then you have the short break before OT begins. Then you get a potential TO in the next 5. So, I'd say keep the extra TO for the 20-minute OT's only. OK, that's a lot of T's and O's :)

I have a specific negative experience related to this. I was in my dorm several years ago ready for an NCAA tournament game to come on ESPN or whichever channel. It was NoDak vs. somebody. But before hockey, a Lacross game was televised. It went into overtime so it began to run into hockey’s timeslot. In Lacross each team gets a timeout every OT period so the first possession each team got in OT they’d call a timeout and it would go to commercial. So, several OT’s and more than a dozen timeouts later, the game finally ends and they switch to hockey with 9 minutes remaining in the 2nd period.

I’ve hated Lacross and timeouts ever since.

wsummers
07-27-2018, 11:21 PM
So how does the new rule work for the extra skater? Did it increase the total number of players you can dress every game? Or just change the way you can configure your roster?

Teams get to dress and play an extra player. Most will probably dress an extra forward to be used in case of an injury or game dq.

gomsuman
07-30-2018, 03:18 PM
Teams get to dress and play an extra player. Most will probably dress an extra forward to be used in case of an injury or game dq.

Thanks for the clarification! I guess looking back at the article I don't know why I was confused in the first place.. Must be getting old! :eek:

owslachief
07-30-2018, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the clarification! I guess looking back at the article I don't know why I was confused in the first place.. Must be getting old! :eek:

Must be going around! :D

UMICH
07-31-2018, 03:31 AM
Thanks for the clarification! I guess looking back at the article I don't know why I was confused in the first place.. Must be getting old! :eek:

sparty education...;)

owslachief
07-31-2018, 03:47 PM
sparty education...;)

Getting old?

When you hit your late teens you start to think about it. I'm not talking about emotionally (which is what I'm sure you're dealing with).

UMICH
08-01-2018, 03:02 AM
Getting old?

When you hit your late teens you start to think about it. I'm not talking about emotionally (which is what I'm sure you're dealing with).

Truth hurts huh?

owslachief
08-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Whew how quickly August flies in ...

https://twitter.com/MSU_Hockey/status/1024648436539375617

wsummers
08-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Drew DeRidder’s pads

https://twitter.com/VaughnHockey/status/1023984313703038976