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Driftryder
11-15-2009, 03:42 AM
What's the status on Flynn?

Greyeagle
11-15-2009, 10:25 AM
What's the status on Flynn?

A tweet from Roman mentions a muscle pull and he could be out today too.


If Ryan Flynn is out of lineup tonite as expected with muscle pull in leg, every available Gophers skater (non-goalie) will be in lineup.

ScoobyDoo
11-15-2009, 10:12 PM
Nice effort tonight. We found out why Patterson never starts I guess.

johnnypohlfan
11-16-2009, 08:57 AM
So an NCAA regional comes to town two years in a row, and its really starting to look like we won't even get to see our home team in either one. :mad:
This is unacceptable. The effort displayed yesterday was just horrid. If this continues for the rest of the year, I'll hop up and firmly plant my *** on the Fire Lucia bandwagon. Waaaaay too much talent on this team to be performing like this.

And this is nothing against BSU. They were a fun team to watch, very fast, and they play their system very, very well. I hope the Gophers took notes.

Koho
11-16-2009, 09:45 AM
This is unacceptable. The effort displayed yesterday was just horrid. If this continues for the rest of the year, I'll hop up and firmly plant my *** on the Fire Lucia bandwagon. Waaaaay too much talent on this team to be performing like this.



While they played a little more sloppily yesterday, it is hard for me to put all the blame on the coach when the goalies give up 6 goals on 19 shots (including a couple week ones). Some of these shouldn't have been opportunities if the team had defended better. But, there were also a few key mistakes/penalties by individuals. The goal on the CFB penalty gave Bemidji a lot of confidence when MN was buzzing and gaining momentum. (It looked like it was just a matter of time before MN took over before that.) Then, MN again started buzzing and Bemidji was having trouble keeping up towards the end of the 2nd. Then Schroeder took an unnecessary (undisciplined) cross-check. That PP started the flurry in the 3rd that ended the game. MN still outshot them 27-19 and had some great scoring chances (how many posts?). Bemidji just finished their chances and had better goaltending last night. If they were to meet again, I would still expect a MN win 75% of the time.

On the bright side, Schroeder and Carman scored this weekend, so hopefully we'll see their production increase. If they can work on consistency, they should still be able to work their way up through the year to put themselves in a position to make the NCAA's. I know in the offseason we had hoped to see more by now. To me, Schroeder and Fairchild aren't controlling play as much as I had expected. This is probably partly because teams can key on them more since players like Carman and Flynn (and a few others) haven't made as much of a step as I had hoped. And of course losing a top player for a season doesn't help. Hopefully Cepis will be able to replace what we lost with Jay. I do like the way Ness has been playing. White also seems to be getting it this year (other than an occasional miscue - Was he the one that dropped the puck back and set up the break-away goal?) Even with some players falling short, so far, of what I had hoped, when they are clicking, they are still a pretty good team. If they can do that consistently, they can still have a pretty good season. Let's hope they can make us forget the beginning of the season with their play in the second.

Skeeterman
11-16-2009, 09:49 AM
Congratulations on the split with the Beavers. It's quite an accomplishment to split with a nationally ranked team.

Koho
11-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Congratulations on the split with the Beavers. It's quite an accomplishment to split with a nationally ranked team.

Quite a bit short of the feeling of winning an NCAA game though..

dxmnkd316
11-16-2009, 10:04 AM
So an NCAA regional comes to town two years in a row, and its really starting to look like we won't even get to see our home team in either one. :mad:
This is unacceptable. The effort displayed yesterday was just horrid. If this continues for the rest of the year, I'll hop up and firmly plant my *** on the Fire Lucia bandwagon. Waaaaay too much talent on this team to be performing like this.

And this is nothing against BSU. They were a fun team to watch, very fast, and they play their system very, very well. I hope the Gophers took notes.

My only wish is that minnesota fans pick a ****ing bandwagon and stick to it. If you want that one fine. Stick with it.

johnnypohlfan
11-16-2009, 10:16 AM
On the bright side, Schroeder and Carman scored this weekend, so hopefully we'll see their production increase. If they can work on consistency...

The only thing Carman does consistently is take boneheaded penalties.

I agree the blame can't be placed completely on the coach, but the individualistic, selfish play that is going on is his burden to bear. I realize when you recruit top of the line players, many of them have their eyes on bigger things, but if you decide to be a Gopher, you better **** well play the system while you are here.
Schroeder has played well the past two games, but for a player who was picked in the preseason as the WCHA play of the year to be completely invisible for the first FOUR WEEKS of the year is inexplicable. I still don't think he's 100% mentally invested in this team, and that's a shame.
I do agree with you on Ness. His improvement is noticeable. The only other player who I think has shown more improvement is of course Tony Lucia. If just a few more players would follow his lead, this team would be in good shape. I'll believe it when I see it.

dxmnkd316
11-16-2009, 10:19 AM
The only thing Carman does consistently is take boneheaded penalties.

I agree the blame can't be placed completely on the coach, but the individualistic, selfish play that is going on is his burden to bear. I realize when you recruit top of the line players, many of them have their eyes on bigger things, but if you decide to be a Gopher, you better **** well play the system while you are here.
Schroeder has played well the past two games, but for a player who was picked in the preseason as the WCHA play of the year to be completely invisible for the first FOUR WEEKS of the year is inexplicable. I still don't think he's 100% mentally invested in this team, and that's a shame.
I do agree with you on Ness. His improvement is noticeable. The only other player who I think has shown more improvement is of course Tony Lucia. If just a few more players would follow his lead, this team would be in good shape. I'll believe it when I see it.

Reusse? Is that you?

Dirty
11-16-2009, 10:22 AM
I would like to thank Minnesota fans for this entertainment. In the last few years when UND started off like crap and all the Sioux fans were constantly whining, it was annoying. It's hilarious to read when it's a different team's fans though. :)

Driftryder
11-16-2009, 10:30 AM
I would like to thank Minnesota fans for this entertainment. In the last few years when UND started off like crap and all the Sioux fans were constantly whining, it was annoying. It's hilarious to read when it's a different team's fans though. :)

Were here to help.

61ache
11-16-2009, 04:34 PM
The only thing Carman does consistently is take boneheaded penalties.

I agree the blame can't be placed completely on the coach, but the individualistic, selfish play that is going on is his burden to bear. I realize when you recruit top of the line players, many of them have their eyes on bigger things, but if you decide to be a Gopher, you better **** well play the system while you are here.
Schroeder has played well the past two games, but for a player who was picked in the preseason as the WCHA play of the year to be completely invisible for the first FOUR WEEKS of the year is inexplicable. I still don't think he's 100% mentally invested in this team, and that's a shame.
I do agree with you on Ness. His improvement is noticeable. The only other player who I think has shown more improvement is of course Tony Lucia. If just a few more players would follow his lead, this team would be in good shape. I'll believe it when I see it.

I don't really get the shelfish play angle. Like the player's haven't boght into the system?

The one thing I keep noticing is just a team that's trying to do too much, playing over their heads, compounded by serious fundamental mistakes. Maybe they're just gripping the stick a bit too tight? Lucia does need to figure it out, though, and fast...

The announcers kept commenting (Arggg I hate Frank, here's a rule book, read it. I always laugh when he's confused and questions what's going on..."should the face off be here, Doug?") about BSU pouncing on UofM mistakes. Is pouncing the right word when the defense is already at the box for a change, before you've even brought the puck out of the zone, and you're a BSU player who's suddenly found the puck on your stick with no one between you and net? Just play's that make you scratch your head and try and figure out what's going on.

It seems Ness's game is getting better and better as the year goes on--making strides each sereis...He keeps it up, and he might just have that yr. 20 breakout season.

brianvf
11-16-2009, 05:36 PM
Attn: Scooby

Please check the UW/SCSU series thread. You'll like it. :)

4four4
11-16-2009, 10:13 PM
Congratulations on the split with the Beavers. It's quite an accomplishment to split with a nationally ranked team.

You are really running out of material. Wow, how the mighty have fallen.

MinnesotaNorthStar
11-17-2009, 12:47 AM
You are really running out of material. Wow, how the mighty have fallen.It's early...Skeeter is still getting warmed up. I would guess the colon cleansing stuff will start in a couple weeks, only then can we till if he truly is running out of material...

HarleyMC
11-17-2009, 01:28 AM
IMO one of the major problems with the Gophers so far is that the senior leadership, which was expected to lead the team this season, is not performing well. Lucia stated prior to the start of the season that as the seniors go, so the team will go. Although there are various aspects to leadership on a team, scoring is a big part of it. Tony Lucia has gotten off to a good start, but consistency is needed. Other seniors: (minus Barriball) Flynn, Carman, Fischer and Schack have a total of 2 goals and 6 assists.

kdilks
11-17-2009, 01:29 AM
Wow, how the mighty have fallen.

My irony detector just exploded.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
11-17-2009, 02:22 AM
While they played a little more sloppily yesterday, it is hard for me to put all the blame on the coach when the goalies give up 6 goals on 19 shots (including a couple week ones). Some of these shouldn't have been opportunities if the team had defended better. But, there were also a few key mistakes/penalties by individuals. The goal on the CFB penalty gave Bemidji a lot of confidence when MN was buzzing and gaining momentum. (It looked like it was just a matter of time before MN took over before that.) Then, MN again started buzzing and Bemidji was having trouble keeping up towards the end of the 2nd. Then Schroeder took an unnecessary (undisciplined) cross-check. That PP started the flurry in the 3rd that ended the game. MN still outshot them 27-19 and had some great scoring chances (how many posts?). Bemidji just finished their chances and had better goaltending last night. If they were to meet again, I would still expect a MN win 75% of the time.

On the bright side, Schroeder and Carman scored this weekend, so hopefully we'll see their production increase. If they can work on consistency, they should still be able to work their way up through the year to put themselves in a position to make the NCAA's. I know in the offseason we had hoped to see more by now. To me, Schroeder and Fairchild aren't controlling play as much as I had expected. This is probably partly because teams can key on them more since players like Carman and Flynn (and a few others) haven't made as much of a step as I had hoped. And of course losing a top player for a season doesn't help. Hopefully Cepis will be able to replace what we lost with Jay. I do like the way Ness has been playing. White also seems to be getting it this year (other than an occasional miscue - Was he the one that dropped the puck back and set up the break-away goal?) Even with some players falling short, so far, of what I had hoped, when they are clicking, they are still a pretty good team. If they can do that consistently, they can still have a pretty good season. Let's hope they can make us forget the beginning of the season with their play in the second.

My thoughts exactly.

Stauber1
11-17-2009, 08:34 AM
IMO one of the major problems with the Gophers so far is that the senior leadership, which was expected to lead the team this season, is not performing well. Lucia stated prior to the start of the season that as the seniors go, so the team will go. Although there are various aspects to leadership on a team, scoring is a big part of it. Tony Lucia has gotten off to a good start, but consistency is needed. Other seniors: (minus Barriball) Flynn, Carman, Fischer and Schack have a total of 2 goals and 6 assists.

I really don't think that. Which out of those 4 guys did you expect to lead the team offensively? None of them have ever put up offensive numbers that you could even consider average (except maybe Carman his freshman year).
I think the biggest problem has just simply been consistency, in all facets of the game. While that may be a lack of leadership, you can't quantify it with offensive statistics.