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nmupiccdiva
02-14-2010, 11:19 AM
The 'Cats head across the bridge this week to take on the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. NMU is coming off a 6 point weekend at home against Western, while the Maize and Blue return home winless from their final visit to Aromaha.


Play nice, children.

WildcatGoal
02-14-2010, 11:45 AM
"Play nice" I like that.


It is coming down to the finish, a couple of wins in the next two weeks will give us some rest and the bye and it is Michigan. Should be a fun week.

profoster
02-14-2010, 02:03 PM
Watching the game on FSD on Friday night. Then off to Ann Arbor for Saturday's game. Gotta say thanks to the U of M fan who gave up his second row isle seats in Section 7 for face value. Here come the Wildcats!!

aparch
02-14-2010, 02:15 PM
For those not in the Ann Arbor area, don't forget that Friday night is the annual "Wildcat Night Across the Country." The game is on Fox Sports Detroit (plus) and alumni are getting together in 14 different locations to watch the game.

http://webb.nmu.edu/AlumniAssociation/SiteSections/Events/WildcatNight2010.shtml

http://www.ccha.com/assets/ad/Feb-19.jpg

Kujo/NMU Hockey
02-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Friday night is the annual "Wildcat Night Across the Country."

I would go as far to say "WILDCAT HOCKEY NIGHT ACROSS THE WORLD!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Big Week for the Cats..... Play Wildcat Hockey, control UM, and the #1 goal is to play our A game and win baby each night...........

LETS GO CATS!!!!

davyd83
02-14-2010, 05:48 PM
I would go as far to say "WILDCAT HOCKEY NIGHT ACROSS THE WORLD!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Big Week for the Cats..... Play Wildcat Hockey, control UM, and the #1 goal is to play our A game and win baby each night...........

LETS GO CATS!!!!

With the wins this weekend, NMU sits in 5th place when comparing points, 4th in winning percentage in the CCHA. Right where preseason polls had us. Yet so many were throwing the team under the bus as recently as a month ago. Did the Cats really play alot better going 3-0-1-1 against Ferris and Western than they did going 0-3-1 vs Miami and Bemidji? Was NMU really alot worse in the 1-1 tie vs Tech than in the 4-0 win over Clarkson and were they so much better taking 5 of 6 points at home against Alaska than in taking two points in Fairbanks? Not really is the answer to all three. Just different circumstances, different travel considertions, different quality of opponents, different results. The only day you can accurately look at the standings and judge if expectations are being met is on the last day. Through the course of a season, you lost some games you may have thought you shoud win, but you also pick up a few wins you may not have expected to. So some may gripe about results against Tech, LSSU and at Omaha, but were we really expecting to not lose even one of 8 games at Minnesota, Notre Dame, Alaska, and Ferris State?

I saw one post last nite that talked of "59:00 of mediocre hockey" last nite. If out shooting the opponent thru 59 minutes by a 36-22 margin, allowing just one goal and creating double the opponents quality scoring opportunities is "mediocre hockey," I'll gladly take it any night of the year!

Here's to an exciting weekend ahead in Ann Arbor! Looking forward to see friends and alumni as well!

Billy Blanks
02-14-2010, 05:53 PM
I'm praying for at the very least a split. A sweep by Michigan would be debilitating with the way we've been playing as of late. A sweep by NMU and we're going to be sitting pretty with out eyes on the 1st round bye. I think this all comes down to Stewie. Umich is obviously having a down year and isn't even a TUC, so does that mean that if we beat them twice it actually hurts us?

devildog
02-14-2010, 06:05 PM
For those not in the Ann Arbor area, don't forget that Friday night is the annual "Wildcat Night Across the Country." The game is on Fox Sports Detroit (plus) and alumni are getting together in 14 different locations to watch the game.

http://webb.nmu.edu/AlumniAssociation/SiteSections/Events/WildcatNight2010.shtml

http://www.ccha.com/assets/ad/Feb-19.jpg

Nashville is the closest to me, but a four hour drive and a day off work not in the cards. They are calling for 5 inches of snow here tonight, which sends all the hillbillys into a tailspin. We may not get into work until Wednesday. UM will be out for blood after a tough weekend. Stewart will need to keep it close early cause the wolves will come out flying.
Go Cats.

nmu_27
02-14-2010, 06:24 PM
I saw one post last nite that talked of "59:00 of mediocre hockey" last nite. If out shooting the opponent thru 59 minutes by a 36-22 margin, allowing just one goal and creating double the opponents quality scoring opportunities is "mediocre hockey," I'll gladly take it any night of the year!

Here's to an exciting weekend ahead in Ann Arbor! Looking forward to see friends and alumni as well!

Compared to Friday's results, Saturday's results were mediocre. I wasn't dogging the effort of NMU, just the results. Obviously Western shored some things up defensively, but NMU wasn't nearly as dominant Saturday as I saw Friday.

NMU needs to find a way to put teams away on Saturday instead of pulling out 2-1 wins and shootout wins against the cellar of the CCHA.

kdilks
02-14-2010, 07:47 PM
UM will be out for blood after a tough weekend.

That hasn't happened all year, I don't see why this weekend would be any different.

Billy Blanks
02-14-2010, 09:02 PM
Nashville is the closest to me, but a four hour drive and a day off work not in the cards. They are calling for 5 inches of snow here tonight, which sends all the hillbillys into a tailspin. We may not get into work until Wednesday. UM will be out for blood after a tough weekend. Stewart will need to keep it close early cause the wolves will come out flying.
Go Cats.

This isn't the UM team that you're used to seeing. It's as if you think they're better than NMU. Remember no team in the CCHA has a better record at Yost than NMU (outside of obviously UM).

davyd83
02-14-2010, 09:05 PM
Compared to Friday's results, Saturday's results were mediocre. I wasn't dogging the effort of NMU, just the results. Obviously Western shored some things up defensively, but NMU wasn't nearly as dominant Saturday as I saw Friday.

NMU needs to find a way to put teams away on Saturday instead of pulling out 2-1 wins and shootout wins against the cellar of the CCHA.

What more could they have done? They ran into a goalie that was as hot Saturday as he was cold Friday.

DETBrass27
02-14-2010, 09:08 PM
Compared to Friday's results, Saturday's results were mediocre. I wasn't dogging the effort of NMU, just the results. Obviously Western shored some things up defensively, but NMU wasn't nearly as dominant Saturday as I saw Friday.

NMU needs to find a way to put teams away on Saturday instead of pulling out 2-1 wins and shootout wins against the cellar of the CCHA.

I think it came down to Riley Gill on Saturday. We were getting a lot of quality chances to the net, but he held firm. He definitely got his composure back after a slaughter on Friday, and almost stole some points away from the weekend. He is a talented goalie, but he's inconsistent and I'm sure the coaching at western isn't helping much.

Looking forward to Saturday at Yost!

davyd83
02-14-2010, 09:18 PM
I think it came down to Riley Gill on Saturday. We were getting a lot of quality chances to the net, but he held firm. He definitely got his composure back after a slaughter on Friday, and almost stole some points away from the weekend. He is a talented goalie, but he's inconsistent and I'm sure the coaching at western isn't helping much.

Looking forward to Saturday at Yost!

There is far more to judging the quality of your team's play than by simply looking at the final score. I've seen teams play absolutely horribly, catch a break on a call, get a lucky bounce and win, I've also seen the team on the other side of that coin.

Kujo/NMU Hockey
02-14-2010, 09:30 PM
There is far more to judging the quality of your team's play than by simply looking at the final score. I've seen teams play absolutely horribly, catch a break on a call, get a lucky bounce and win, I've also seen the team on the other side of that coin.

Maybe I'm too cautious, not having a chance to see the games or hear them, but I'm happy to be able to read this board and also glad to have davyd bring in his eyes and thoughts. Its good to be a Wildcat fan....

LETS GO CATS!!!!

bigblue_dl
02-14-2010, 11:23 PM
The 'Cats head across the bridge this week to take on the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. NMU is coming off a 6 point weekend at home against Western, while the Maize and Blue return home winless from their final visit to Aromaha.


Play nice, children.
'diva, did you want me to finish that song in the title, with the "modified" lyrics?

The Rube
02-14-2010, 11:38 PM
'diva, did you want me to finish that song in the title, with the "modified" lyrics?

Why? You have me!

Heil to those mother*ers,
Heil to the those big c*suckers,
Heil! Heil to Michigan,
The cesspool of the world!!!

Heil to those masturbators,
Heil to those donkey rapers,*
Heil! Heil to Michigan
The cesspool of the world!!!

Heil to those flies and maggots
Heil to those whores and f*ts
Heil! Heil to Michigan
The cesspool of the world!!!

Heil to those auto workers,
Heil to those circle jerkers,
Heil! Heil to Michigan
The cesspool of the world!!!


*This was modified at the Denver Frozen Four, by yours truly, because "fornicators" is a compliment.

NMUCatChat
02-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Highlights, postgame with Walt Kyle, recap, and analysis of NMU hockey's series sweep over Western Michigan. Then an interview with Andrew Cherniwchan and Tyler Gron.

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nmu_27
02-15-2010, 05:44 AM
What more could they have done? They ran into a goalie that was as hot Saturday as he was cold Friday.

The whole Western team seem 'hotter' Saturday. They did a better job shutting down NMU lanes and not allowing the Cats to set up shop in their offensive zone for lengths of time like they did Friday. They also put on more offensive pressure, which evened the playing field.

I didn't come away with the feeling that the only difference between the games was Gill's play. Western seemed to adjust better from night to night, that's the feeling I came away with.

As an aside, when did we finally getting a productive power play? Usually we are complaining that we need better production and now we are tops in the CCHA.

wolverineTrumpet
02-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Why? You have me!
...

I dislike you. :mad: