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Snively65
09-09-2010, 06:44 PM
Just wanted to say hey to you Wolverine fans....I'm really looking forward to having the Blue and Maize visit the NH Seacoast this fall.....I know it's a big kudo for us to have Michigan visit, but Red wanted to do Umile the favor and now we get the benies.....I have no idea how UNH will come out to begin the season but either way, I'll enjoy seeing Michigan at the Whitt!

UNH really needs this one to even things up: :)
10/15/2004 4-4 T in Ann Arbor
3/27/2004 Mich W 4-1 at Verizon/Manchvegas in 1st game of regionals
3/27/1999 UNH W 2-1 at Worcester in 1st game of regionals
4/4/199 Mich 4-0 in semi's FF at Gahden in Boston

FlagDUDE08
09-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Thank you for a new thread. I was challenged to remember the last page I read on the old one, so I wouldn't waste time finding where I left off.

Discussion: Read an article that mentioned the ND football coach wanted NBC to change the commercial breaks for the game as to not disrupt the game flow.
Was Kelly channeling Red B. on this issue? NBC said that the breaks would go from 4 long ones a quarter to 5 short ones.
This may not seem like a big deal, but what if instead if the 3, 2-3 minute breaks a period, the broadcasters stretch several 'icings' to say 45 sec. run a short ad, in place of the 15 sec. turnover time.
In the old days CBC would run shot ad's at these types of breaks and did not have the multi-minute stoppages.
Red has mentioned this in the past and talked about it several times with regard to the outdoor games where standing in the cold can have an effect on the players.
What do you think? Should we lobby all the networks that carry hockey?

I must say that I absolutely agree with you on this position. In my humble opinion, television has somewhat ruined the nicety of attending a sporting event. If you go to a non-televised hockey game, there aren't many extended stoppages, 60 minutes of play, 30 to zamboni the ice between each period, throw in some time for penalties, violations, fights (if it's a pro league or you guys are playing State :D ), and other odds/ends, and it's a nice 2 hour event. Commercials drag on the periods, and have introduced what I see as very corny promotions within the barns (Kiss Cam, anyone?).

I am in agreement with the quick 15 second ads at the stoppages; I also remember when La Soirée du Hockey did that in the early 90's. Also, what's stopping the networks from running extended 4 minute breaks around the "intermission show"? Unless of course they do this already. I know that's what ESPN-U does in the regular season; they show the periods uninterrupted, then just have extended commercials in the period breaks.

Football takes forever because of the commercials. Basketball has unfortunately fallen into the same pit. Please, hockey, don't go and do the same!

quack
09-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Is anybody good with CSV files? I tried to make one to put the schedule on my cell phone but I did something wrong - the games are on the calendar but are scheduled to end the same time they start.

The one I have is at www-personal.umich.edu/~dsa/MichiganHockey2010-1011.csv if you want it or can tell me how to fix it.

Caustic Undertow
09-13-2010, 12:58 AM
:mad:

Oh, the humanity....:eek:

Seriously, I have some heavy family connections to the U of Michigan, and have long cheered on the Wolvies in football. I was a kid in the '70s when Mike Lantry's leg taught me the horrors of having a Michigan passion, a Michigan pain I felt for years until it was eased in 1997-1998, when I was in the Rose Bowl that afternoon when M erased the pain with a perfect football season..

Little did I know how Michigan would inflict new, far more horrible pain in beating my own school in hockey. Those DU NCAA hockey losses to the Wolverines still haunt me far worse then Mike Lantry ever did. DU went up 3-0 in 99 in Worcester, and then Berenson calls a timeout, and suddenly it's 5-3 Michigan. Season over. Then, the 2002 meltdown game at Yost, our NCAA reward for being a top seed that year. I still see Jed Ortmeyer crushing our top ranked team and ruining a great DU season...

Both games still grind me at the core of my soul...:mad:


You've won a couple of titles since then, we're still waiting.

Still, from my center-ice seats overlooking the ice across from the student section, courtesy of TAJen and Lord Sid, I got to watch the Molly Game and the Denver game in the 2002 regional (a regional so legendary that all-timer Ron Mason's last game featuring all-timer Ryan Miller was a footnote, an uninspiring loss to Colorado College. That CC team lost to eventual champion Minnesota featuring Hobey-winner Jordan Leopold... aw man, I miss those 6-team regionals).

Unfair? You'd better believe it. People talk about the crowd at the Molly game, and it was great, but I have never heard anything like the crowd in the last half of the third period against Denver, after Werner scored to tie. When Ortmeyer, falling forward, redirected that pass into goal, the place went absolutely bananas. Went bananas again with Glenn's last ever "You're Welcome," stayed bananas through a ridiculous 10-minute timekeeping delay, went bananas again when Nystrom empty-netted the insurance goal, and went bananas again as the team saluted the crowd after the game. Denver had no chance once that goal went in, none at all.

Sorry Swam, but that weekend is on my Mt. Rushmore of favorite sports experiences. It's in Woodson vs. Ohio State '97 territory. Braylon game territory. Red Wings Playoff run territory (that great series against the Evilanche in 2002... wow, that was a good spring for hockey). I'll never have more fun at a game.

JoeZ
09-13-2010, 04:29 PM
I have never heard anything like the crowd in the last half of the third period against Denver, after Werner scored to tie. When Ortmeyer, falling forward, redirected that pass into goal, the place went absolutely bananas. Went bananas again with Glenn's last ever "You're Welcome," stayed bananas through a ridiculous 10-minute timekeeping delay, went bananas against when Nystrom empty-netted the insurance goal, and went bananas against as the team saluted the crowd after the game. Denver had no chance once that goal went in, none at all.

Sorry Swam, but that weekend is on my Mt. Rushmore of favorite sports experiences. It's in Woodson vs. Ohio State '97 territory. Braylon game territory. Red Wings Playoff run territory (that great series against the Evilanche in 2002... wow, that was a good spring for hockey). I'll never have more fun at a game.

A big AMEN!

I have had season tix for almost 20 years and that was without question the loudest I have heard Yost.

JoeZ
09-13-2010, 04:33 PM
.I have no idea how UNH will come out to begin the season but either way, I'll enjoy seeing Michigan at the Whitt!

The Wolves USUALLY start slow then turn it on after the Christmas (Yes, I said CHRISTMAS) break.

FWIW College Hockey News in their preseason poll has New Hampshire #10 and U-M #4. It should be a good game.

alfablue
09-16-2010, 02:58 PM
A big AMEN!

I have had season tix for almost 20 years and that was without question the loudest I have heard Yost.

Fully agree (and am starting my 21st season this fall!- how time flies:eek: ), but that North Dakota game in '98 was pretty close- I had a major headache after the game.

huskyfan
09-18-2010, 09:22 PM
bah

d4rksabre
09-19-2010, 12:37 AM
Fully agree (and am starting my 21st season this fall!- how time flies:eek: ), but that North Dakota game in '98 was pretty close- I had a major headache after the game.

Hey alfa, did pictures from the Posters game ever surface?

Also, I figured you guys might appreciate this little snag I made the other day:

http://item.ebay.com/230517611013

JoeZ
09-22-2010, 09:47 AM
If you go to a non-televised hockey game, there aren't many extended stoppages, 60 minutes of play, 30 to zamboni the ice between each period, throw in some time for penalties, violations, fights (if it's a pro league or you guys are playing State :D ), and other odds/ends, and it's a nice 2 hour event.

Normally (non-televised) the 7:35 starts at Yost usually end almost exactly at 9:50 or 9:55. Nevertheless it does not compare to the molasses-like pace of the televised games.

sqeyes
09-22-2010, 07:43 PM
Noticed this in the NYTimes and it got me thinking about the scrambling to catch the play-off games from other regions.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/09/21/sports/ncaabasketball/AP-NCAA-Digital-Rights.html?_r=1&ref=sports

All 88 NCAA sports available online sounds good.

wolverineTrumpet
09-23-2010, 07:38 AM
:mad:

Oh, the humanity....:eek:

Seriously, I have some heavy family connections to the U of Michigan, and have long cheered on the Wolvies in football. I was a kid in the '70s when Mike Lantry's leg taught me the horrors of having a Michigan passion, a Michigan pain I felt for years until it was eased in 1997-1998, when I was in the Rose Bowl that afternoon when M erased the pain with a perfect football season..

Little did I know how Michigan would inflict new, far more horrible pain in beating my own school in hockey. Those DU NCAA hockey losses to the Wolverines still haunt me far worse then Mike Lantry ever did. DU went up 3-0 in 99 in Worcester, and then Berenson calls a timeout, and suddenly it's 5-3 Michigan. Season over. Then, the 2002 meltdown game at Yost, our NCAA reward for being a top seed that year. I still see Jed Ortmeyer crushing our top ranked team and ruining a great DU season...

Both games still grind me at the core of my soul...:mad:
Sorry Swami, but I'm with the Michigan hockey fans on this one.
Seeing Ortmeyer's huge smile while he was in the net after following his goal in there is one of my favorite memories.


Hey alfa, did pictures from the Posters game ever surface?

That reminds me, I have some Posters game pictures I should upload somewhere so others can view/take what they want. It's only 5 1/2 months later at this point, maybe I'll get to it in a few months.


9 days until hockey!

Alton
09-23-2010, 09:29 AM
Normally (non-televised) the 7:35 starts at Yost usually end almost exactly at 9:50 or 9:55. Nevertheless it does not compare to the molasses-like pace of the televised games.

Get ready for a change this season. In an effort to standardize play, every single CCHA game will have the three TV timeouts inserted per period, whether the game is televised or not. There is a news release to this effect on the CCHA web page. Apparently, the WCHA also has this rule.

http://www.ccha.com/ccha_to_continue_shootouts_in_league_play_.aspx

I remember the days of the NHL having seven 30-second breaks per period--they were pretty much seamless if you were at the game and even if you were watching on TV. In the early '90s or so, they went to three 75-second breaks, which are not seamless at all. I would certainly support going back to the shorter breaks, but for some reason the TV people don't like it. It's not an increase in the number of commercials--that stayed pretty much the same.

The same issue is true in football--an average half of football has almost enough natural break time (timeouts, changes of possession, scoring plays, etc.) to fit in all of the commercial time the networks use, but instead the networks concentrate the commercials into just a handful of the natural breaks.

dggoddard
09-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Get ready for a change this season. In an effort to standardize play, every single CCHA game will have the three TV timeouts inserted per period, whether the game is televised or not. There is a news release to this effect on the CCHA web page. Apparently, the WCHA also has this rule.Makes a big difference in the coaching of the game as well. Teams can roll two lines far more often.

In the last half of the third period coaches can use their timeout to play their top line almost constantly.

All this led to lower scoring in the WCHA IMO.

cross cheque
09-23-2010, 03:34 PM
What's the word on Wolverine hockey? Contender this year for the F4? I saw Hagelin on the Hobey watch but I haven't gotten to see him play, could someone talk to the UM AD and schedule a game with UND one of these years? I like this thread, I haven't seen Happy on here once and it has lead to a lack of dooosh baggery:D

d4rksabre
09-24-2010, 12:12 AM
That reminds me, I have some Posters game pictures I should upload somewhere so others can view/take what they want. It's only 5 1/2 months later at this point, maybe I'll get to it in a few months.


9 days until hockey!

Yeah you should do that :p

The Yost facebook page keeps posting open skates times on my live feed. I loved playing in your old school barn. Good luck Blue!

alfablue
09-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Hey alfa, did pictures from the Posters game ever surface?

Also, I figured you guys might appreciate this little snag I made the other day:

http://item.ebay.com/230517611013

We've posted all the ones Mrs Alfa took, and a few from my parents. I was hoping a few others were taking pictures.

Like, say wT.... :D

alfablue
09-28-2010, 08:17 AM
Quick question about the season tickets-

Did anyone notice that we have TWO GAMES THIS WEEKEND?!?!?!?!?

Wow, that came fast.

Hope to see you all there.

wolverineTrumpet
09-28-2010, 08:28 AM
Quick question about the season tickets-

Did anyone notice that we have TWO GAMES THIS WEEKEND?!?!?!?!?

Wow, that came fast.

Hope to see you all there.

Yes I did notice! I also noticed that we have a D1 game before the exhibition game. I feel like I saw Mercyhurst play in our first weekend last year. They didn't look so great against the Alaska schools then.

"hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,
hockey <STRIKE>all the time</STRIKE> SATURDAY!"

JoeZ
09-29-2010, 10:49 AM
Did anyone notice that we have TWO GAMES THIS WEEKEND?!?!?!?!?


Yeppers!
Sat. night and a rare Sun afternoon.
Then off for 9 days until the NTDP game