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DETBrass27
03-09-2010, 07:52 PM
No broadcast in fairbanks. :( Sad.

radio either? if you have a good internet connection try this for the game:

http://wnmu.publicbroadcasting.net/listen.html

Kujo/NMU Hockey
03-09-2010, 07:56 PM
OK, I miss a few days of posting and now I see how this thread has become, this institution vs that, this player/cast of players vs this, and the flame fest it has become. Come on people, this is about Alaska @ NMU for the 2nd Round.

Each team has dangerous Players that can make a team pay. NMU has to come out strong, play their style and control the puck, stay out of the box (STUPID PENALTIES), and simply win. I think Alaska has the capability to keep these games close or win one and hope NMU does not take this team lightly. The memories of UNO coming to Marquette several years back when Sidoruk was in net denied NMU the opportunity to go to the Joe and beyond and my travel plans that year already paid for. NMU needs to get past Alaska before going to the Joe, just my 2 cents.

The sandbox will be where I'll observe this years playoffs, not exactly in the cards for the Joe like each year, oh well... Could use some ice over here too, its getting hot.... :D

LETS GO CATS!!!!

Methodical
03-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Is there going to be a TV broadcast of these games in michigan?

nmu_27
03-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Is there going to be a TV broadcast of these games in michigan?

B2 will have all games for a price.

I don't know about any other broadcasts.

mmf
03-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Dueling huge inflatable mascots at the Berry!

I think the bear might end up flat by the end of the weekend.

Or not. :)
http://i130.***********.com/albums/p248/mmffbks/NMUFinal.gif

NMUFAN
03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
Anyone who thinks NMU will sweep this weekend is greatly underestimating the Nanooks. If the Cats show that attitude they will be in for a rude awakening. Alaska is tied for 7th in the pairwise for a reason. Plus they're riding on a ton of confidence right now.

This should be a good series. But if the Cats are to advance to the Joe, it'll take 3 games. There is no way Northern sweeps. No way.

It will also be interesting to see who the officials are. I hope they don't interfere with what should be a fine series played by two fine teams.

sweet canadian mullet
03-09-2010, 09:34 PM
Go Cats? What the hell, I thought at one point you cheered for UAF, or at least a player on the UAF squad (I can't remember for sure who, but I'm going to take a blind guess that it was Curtis Fraser).

I actually agree with you, if there is any team other than UAF that I enjoy seeing do well it is Northern Michigan. I'm really not sure why I like them over Lake State, Ferris State or UNO, but I do, it might simply be that they have been more successfuly on a regular basis than those other schools so seem a more likely challenger to the Michigans and Michigan States. There seem to be some similarties in remote northern communities (one a little more so than the other : ) and in their respective rivalries with bottom tier WCHA teams.

I do wonder if UAF beats NMU this weekend and NMU misses the NCAA tournament again what Billy Blanks will have to say about the Cats head coach.

UAF fans seem very Canadian in our lack of ability to trash talk, but it is good for BB to at least try to provide us some fodder to get angry about if we are too pragmatic and apologetic in our attempts to contradict his outlook.

you have quite the memory. i was and am a big nanook fan, but i'm also a northern alum. northern will always be my #1 team, with alaska being my #1a. you're right about the player, too. it was curtis fraser who originally got me interested in the nanooks. he was a very entertaining player, a bit of a thorn in nmu's side during his time at uaf, and got my attention because of that.

NMU8405
03-09-2010, 10:02 PM
The supporting cast is a two-way argument..you are arguing that it is harder to put up points without as good of a supporting cast, while I am arguing the opposite. I see it as easier to put up points if you are far and away the most talented player on your team because as such, your teammates usually let you call the shots, so you get many more oppurtunities...a la Lebron James, Alex Ovechkin (although with the evolution of Backstrom, and Semin the last year and a half, his example is growing harder to use.).
With a supporting cast full of top end talent, even the best player gets fewer oppurtunities because his other teammates are quite capable of picking up a lot of the slack so they don't have to depend on him as much...a la Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Look, I don't mean to be coming off as derogatory as I suspect that i am...but all I am saying is that I find it incredibly unlikely that if you take the group of forwards that is currently in the CCHA and look into a crystal ball 10 years down the road that Mark Olver will have had the best career, that's all I am saying.


You cant compare apples and oranges to prove your point. It doesnt work that way. You said he wasnt one of the top fowards in the CCHA. If thats your view, stand by it. Dont go back and say "10 years down the road he wont have the best career in the NHL."

I can cite many cases where the top foward in the NCAA barely scratches the surface in the NHL. Case in point: Jim Montgomery from UMaine.
1991, 1992: Hockey East Second All-Star Team
1993: Hockey East First All-Star Team
1993: NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team
1993: NCAA Championship Tournament MVP

103 Career Goals, 198 assists 301 points.

NHL Totals: 122 Games, 9 goals 25 assists 34 points.

The NHL game is very different than the college game. But to sit here and to say, that this kid wont have the best career its foolish. This kid puts in some of the hardest work on the team, and has improved his game, both offensive and defensive, in three years. He consistently plays on a line with the same players for the past two seasons and has devolped incredible chemistry with his linemates. Does he want the puck with the game on the line? Yes. Any competitive player does. Would you as a fan want the puck on the stick of a top 5 point scorer in the NCAA with the game on the line? Hell Yes. And to answer no to that is foolish, and would probably land you a head coaching job at Lake State.

Billy Blanks
03-09-2010, 10:10 PM
I remember back in the day when NMU games were broadcast on TV. Does Alaska have all of their home and away games televised (or at least most)?

redhawkman10
03-09-2010, 10:15 PM
Funny that you say that, when I received the same rep from 4 NMU posters as well.

What does hippocrital mean anyways?

I probably make more in one month than you make in an entire year.

And to think I actually was rooting for Miami until you came trolling around.

Next.

maybe in your little fantasy world. I have yet to see a NMU fan ever stick up for you, ever.

We don't need your support, you just bring negativity wherever you go. And if you had 4 people so call agree with you, then why are you still red as can be? Want to make up anything else? Those who need to come on here and brag about their salaries, lie. Anything else?

1/2 nook
03-09-2010, 10:15 PM
I remember back in the day when NMU games were broadcast on TV.

We're they the opening act for Howdy Doody?

redhawkman10
03-09-2010, 10:17 PM
Or not. :)
http://i130.***********.com/albums/p248/mmffbks/NMUFinal.gif

Now that is cool, would be a helluva battle just like this series should be. Might have to give the edge to the wildcat, gotta think they are quickier than a polar bear.

NMU8405
03-09-2010, 10:20 PM
Or not. :)
http://i130.***********.com/albums/p248/mmffbks/NMUFinal.gif

The Wildcat stopped the puck. Just sayin :D

And 5 Min Major and DQ for High Sticking on the Marty McBear Guy

AnchorsAway
03-09-2010, 10:46 PM
You cant compare apples and oranges to prove your point. It doesnt work that way. You said he wasnt one of the top fowards in the CCHA. If thats your view, stand by it. Dont go back and say "10 years down the road he wont have the best career in the NHL."

I can cite many cases where the top foward in the NCAA barely scratches the surface in the NHL. Case in point: Jim Montgomery from UMaine.
1991, 1992: Hockey East Second All-Star Team
1993: Hockey East First All-Star Team
1993: NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team
1993: NCAA Championship Tournament MVP

103 Career Goals, 198 assists 301 points.

NHL Totals: 122 Games, 9 goals 25 assists 34 points.

The NHL game is very different than the college game. But to sit here and to say, that this kid wont have the best career its foolish. This kid puts in some of the hardest work on the team, and has improved his game, both offensive and defensive, in three years. He consistently plays on a line with the same players for the past two seasons and has devolped incredible chemistry with his linemates. Does he want the puck with the game on the line? Yes. Any competitive player does. Would you as a fan want the puck on the stick of a top 5 point scorer in the NCAA with the game on the line? Hell Yes. And to answer no to that is foolish, and would probably land you a head coaching job at Lake State.


I wasn't going back on my word, and I never said he wasn't one of the top forwards..I said he just wasn't the best.. I was just trying to convey that I'm not here to smear Olver's name... I never said that I wouldn't want Olver with the puck with the game on the line if i was an NMU fan, but my assesment of him as a puck hog certainly wasn't due to him having/wanting to have the puck with game on the line..he's the best player on his team so he should have the puck in that situation...To clarify, I think Olver is a very good player but I don't think he is the best forward in the CCHA right now, nor do I think he will have the best professional career of any forward currently in the CCHA ...I don't see how that latter prediction necessarily makes me anymore foolish than you showing me an example of a player who piled up points by the bunches in the NCAA and did nothing in the NHL and then sentences later bragging about Olver because he has one of the highest point totals in the NCAA....look we're just enthusiastic hockey fans with opinions here and I just don't see Olver's game making it at a very successful level in the pros..I felt the same way about Kevin Porter a couple of years ago when all Michigan fans could talk about was how great he was...

richl49
03-09-2010, 10:48 PM
it was curtis fraser who originally got me interested in the nanooks. he was a very entertaining player, a bit of a thorn in nmu's side during his time at uaf, and got my attention because of that.


I met Curtis briefly after the UAF-UAA game in Anchorage two weekends ago. He had been playing in the ECHL for the Anchorage Aces, but has been out most of the season after having shoulder surgery. He was holding his four or five-month old son (I can't remember the kids name, something that started with a C).

Billy Blanks
03-10-2010, 12:55 AM
maybe in your little fantasy world. I have yet to see a NMU fan ever stick up for you, ever.

We don't need your support, you just bring negativity wherever you go. And if you had 4 people so call agree with you, then why are you still red as can be? Want to make up anything else? Those who need to come on here and brag about their salaries, lie. Anything else?

Talk to Davey D, Mojo and Aparch all of whom are fond of me...so again, kiss my ***.

We? Who is this we that you speak of? Did you go to NMU? I highly doubt it, since you can hardly figure out simple spelling and word usage.

I'm -100 million in the red because in the Rep Thread we were experimenting. I was trying to achieve the record and was able to accomplish it. I could really care less what color my rep is, if anything it makes my posts stand out more than others.

I'm a liar? Let's compare W-2's and then I might hire you as my 2nd assistant *****.

I'm starting to have serious reservations about you and your stalker tendencies.

Billy Blanks
03-10-2010, 12:56 AM
We're they the opening act for Howdy Doody?

We are they? Huh?

RaceBoarder
03-10-2010, 01:52 AM
Anyone who thinks NMU will sweep this weekend is greatly underestimating the Nanooks. If the Cats show that attitude they will be in for a rude awakening. Alaska is tied for 7th in the pairwise for a reason. Plus they're riding on a ton of confidence right now.

This should be a good series. But if the Cats are to advance to the Joe, it'll take 3 games. There is no way Northern sweeps. No way.

It will also be interesting to see who the officials are. I hope they don't interfere with what should be a fine series played by two fine teams.

I agree with this analysis... This will be a hard fought series and BB and anyone else that thinks this will be a cakewalk is way off base here... Blind homerism at it's finest...

I'm not sure what will be more of a factor early on Friday, Alaska's "Bus Legs" or NMU being off for a week... Basically the team that shakes their alement off first gains a huge swing in momentum...

mmf
03-10-2010, 02:00 AM
...Does Alaska have all of their home and away games televised (or at least most)?

We have been fairly fortunate over the last couple of years to have many of our away games televised. Not sure if a lack of local underwriting or technical logistical issues are a problem this time. I havenít watched a B2 stream in awhile, but that seems to be the option. :(

Rms123
03-10-2010, 02:29 AM
mmf is right most away games we get to watch on tv. For some reason I don't recall seeing tv games when we play nmu or lssu. B2 sucks, but it's better than nothing. Should be a good match up, hope it's clean, fast paced, and injury free.