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state of hockey
12-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Have you been reading the boards? I don't think many gopher fans think we are super good.

Well, I do think that I am super good. The Gophers, not so much.

Biddco
12-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Well, I do think that I am super good. The Gophers, not so much.

If it is any consolation Michigan Tech thinks you are super good.

UMDbulldogs#1
12-07-2010, 08:28 PM
After this weekend, I predict the obsession from tUMD will surpass the obsession from SCSU.

I don't think that is possible.

Driftryder
12-07-2010, 09:25 PM
I love how Gopher fans still think they are super good when its obvious they are not good at all. Bulldogs sweep and the gophers can go hibernate somewhere.

You are correct we are not super good and you should probably beat us by 10 or so both nights, in fact we should probably just give you the 4pts now then the players can just go drink at Blarney's.

4four4
12-07-2010, 11:34 PM
I love how Gopher fans still think they are super good when its obvious they are not good at all. Bulldogs sweep and the gophers can go hibernate somewhere.

Weiner alert.

BigM3810
12-08-2010, 12:04 AM
You are correct we are not super good and you should probably beat us by 10 or so both nights, in fact we should probably just give you the 4pts now then the players can just go drink at Blarney's.

Hope Fox 9 news doesn't show up.

HarleyMC
12-08-2010, 06:56 AM
Although a sweep by UMD seems imminent, I'm going with the Gophers capturing 2 points for a split this weekend. Coming off a disappointing series last weekend, I expect them to come out of the gate with lots of energy and try to dominate early. It'll be important for the Gophers to get that early lead, play solid D, avoid stupid penalties, score on PP and for key guys like Jacob Cepis, Jay Barriball, Mike Hoeffel to be more involved from the drop than last week if they expect to pick up points.

dxmnkd316
12-08-2010, 07:32 AM
Worst thread title ever. EVER.

Biddco
12-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Although a sweep by UMD seems imminent, I'm going with the Gophers capturing 2 points for a split this weekend. Coming off a disappointing series last weekend, I expect them to come out of the gate with lots of energy and try to dominate early. It'll be important for the Gophers to get that early lead, play solid D, avoid stupid penalties, score on PP and for key guys like Jacob Cepis, Jay Barriball, Mike Hoeffel to be more involved from the drop than last week if they expect to pick up points.

What you guys do have going for you is the fact in confrence play you draw the fewest penalties. That may give UMD less chances to score on their always potent power play.

Also I <3 John Hill. He is awesome.

Dirty
12-08-2010, 10:48 AM
What you guys do have going for you is the fact in confrence play you draw the fewest penalties. That may give UMD less chances to score on their always potent power play.

That's because the Gophers play like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMK6lzmSk2o&playnext=1&list=PLEB44485416769D92&index=18).

UMDSimmerdown
12-08-2010, 07:17 PM
Although a sweep by UMD seems imminent, I'm going with the Gophers capturing 2 points for a split this weekend. Coming off a disappointing series last weekend, I expect them to come out of the gate with lots of energy and try to dominate early. It'll be important for the Gophers to get that early lead, play solid D, avoid stupid penalties, score on PP and for key guys like Jacob Cepis, Jay Barriball, Mike Hoeffel to be more involved from the drop than last week if they expect to pick up points.
So you're saying when a team plays with energy, gets an early lead, doesn't commit penalties, scores on the PP, and has their leaders show up they have a chance to win? Forget Hill, UMTC should hire this guy. He's a hockey genius.

GopherBigGuy911
12-08-2010, 09:31 PM
So you're saying when a team plays with energy, gets an early lead, doesn't commit penalties, scores on the PP, and has their leaders show up they have a chance to win? Forget Hill, UMTC should hire this guy. He's a hockey genius.

I for one would much rather have Harley on the Gopher bench rather than Don as the head coach.

HarleyMC
12-09-2010, 12:04 AM
So you're saying when a team plays with energy, gets an early lead, doesn't commit penalties, scores on the PP, and has their leaders show up they have a chance to win? Forget Hill, UMTC should hire this guy. He's a hockey genius.

The Gophers have faltered and are inconsistent in each of these areas. I expect both teams to come out energized for the final WCHA series of the first half. That often means special teams for both teams will probably play a significant role this weekend. The Gopher's special teams is nearly dead last in the WCHA at a net -6. If they can improve on some of these weaknesses (and there is a propitious alignment of the planets), this series will be a lot closer than most expect.

Driftryder
12-09-2010, 12:52 PM
Preview from Gophersports



Weekend Overview: The Gophers welcome second-ranked Minnesota-Duluth to Mariucci Arena for a pair of games this weekend. The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked team that Minnesota has faced this year and has four straight games in the Twin Cities. All four games were decided by one goal and two went to overtime. The Gophers have a 20-day break from games after this weekend. They return to action on Dec. 31 (Union) and Jan. 1 (Ferris State) for the Mariucci Classic.


Series History: Minnesota leads the all-time series with Minnesota-Duluth 128-71-13. Friday's game is the first of four meeting between the two schools this year, as Minnesota will travel to Duluth for games on Feb. 4-5. The Bulldogs took three out of four games last year and won both one-goal meetings (one in overtime) at Mariucci Arena. Minnesota won the one-goal affair 3-2 on Feb. 26 at Duluth. The Bulldogs won the final meeting 3-0 the following day.

About The Bulldogs: Minnesota-Duluth comes into its final series of the fall ranked No. 2 after a three-week stay atop the national polls. They have sole possession of first place in the WCHA with a 7-2-1 record (19 points). Last weekend, the Bulldogs hosted No. 9/10 Denver, and lost 5-4 in overtime on Friday, but earned a split with a 2-1 win the following night. The loss on Friday snapped a five-game winning streak and marked the first time all season they lost in overtime, dropping their record in the extra session to 5-1-1. UMD has the nation's second-best offense, averaging 3.94 goals per game. Juniors Jack Connolly (6g-17a) and Mike Connolly (11g-11a) are tied for sixth and tied for eighth, respectively, in the nation in points. Justin Fontaine is tied for 14th with 21 points (9g-12a). Travis Oleksuk (9g-8a), who has a team-leading five game-winning goals, and J.T. Brown (5g-11a) are each playing at a point-per-game pace or better, as well. Sophomore Dylan Olson (1g-12a) and freshman Justin Faulk (5g-7a) lead Bulldog defensemen in points, while Kenny Reiter (2.61 GAA, .896 save percentage) and Aaron Crandall (2.23 GAA, .902 save percentage) each have six wins between the pipes.


First Period Goals: Good things continue to happen to the Gophers when they score a first-period goal. Minnesota is 8-1-1 this year when scoring in the first period and 7-0-1 when scoring the first goal of the game. Minnesota is 0-6-0 this year when not scoring a first period goal.

Three or More: Three seems to be the magic number for the Gopher offense this year. Minnesota is 7-1-1 when scoring three or more goals in a game this year and is 1-6-0 when failing to light the lamp three times.

Biddco
12-09-2010, 02:23 PM
I believe last years stats had something along the same lines... UMTC has a great record when scoring first and terrible record when being scored on first. Yet last year UMD overcame back to back nights of being down by two goals. I hope for much of the same. :cool:

UMDfan4
12-10-2010, 11:57 AM
Go Bulldogs Can't wait to get done with school and get down to mariucci to watch some Bulldog hockey

4four4
12-10-2010, 12:47 PM
Go Bulldogs Can't wait to get done with school and get down to mariucci to watch some Bulldog hockey

Better bring your shovel because we are expecting anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow.

Runninwiththedogs
12-10-2010, 01:00 PM
Better bring your shovel because we are expecting anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow.

I'll get Brent to forklift the snow.

dogs2012
12-10-2010, 01:08 PM
Better bring your shovel because we are expecting anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow.

We're from Duluth. We'll be alright.

UMDfan4
12-10-2010, 01:18 PM
We're from Duluth. We'll be alright.

No doubt unless you are expecting 2 feet of snow I don't think it will be a big deal for us