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The Rube
02-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Welcome to the Big Boys' Club, Bemidji!

I liked the way BSU played in the first period or so of Sunday's game against the Sioux, but other than that.......what the heck happened? Many of us thought you were better than that.

MN is on a hot streak right now, playing to what they look like on paper. I hope it continues.

Lots of movement in the conference is possible this weekend. MN should lock up home ice. Make it happen.

HarleyMC
02-28-2011, 05:17 AM
The Gophers basically locked up home ice last weekend. Remember the Gophers hold the tiebreaker with CC. The only scenario that may put them on the road is if the Gophers are swept by BSU, CC takes 3 pts. in Madison and SCSU sweeps Denver. There's a snowball's chance in hell of that happening next weekend. The Gophers need only 1 point to seal a 5th place finish.

Driftryder
02-28-2011, 08:48 AM
Welcome to the Big Boys' Club, Bemidji!

I liked the way BSU played in the first period or so of Sunday's game against the Sioux, but other than that.......what the heck happened? Many of us thought you were better than that.

MN is on a hot streak right now, playing to what they look like on paper. I hope it continues.

Lots of movement in the conference is possible this weekend. MN should lock up home ice. Make it happen.

I watched as well and it looks to me like the Beav has only one line that can really do any damage and by the middle or the end of the 2nd period they wear down. Maybe I'm wrong but that's what it looked like on Sunday at least.

Bakunin
02-28-2011, 09:59 AM
The Gophers need only 1 point to seal a 5th place finish.
No. They lead CC by two points. If CC sweeps and MN gets 1 point, MN would finish 6th.

HarleyMC
02-28-2011, 10:38 AM
No. They lead CC by two points. If CC sweeps and MN gets 1 point, MN would finish 6th.

True, although the chance of a CC sweep in Madison is slim.

gmann
02-28-2011, 11:00 AM
it looks to me like the Beav has only one line that can really do any damage

The statement above is pretty accurate.

The Gophers have seemed to figure things out and are playing probably their best hockey of the season over the last few weeks and at the right time of the season nonetheless.

BSU has struggled this season in the win loss column. Playing in the WCHA has taught BSU that they can play a great game and still lose. However, don't be fooled by their record. BSU could easily have 10 more points in WCHA games this season as nine games have went into OT. But hey, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Last home game for BSU seniors and against the Gophers. A tie and a BSU win. Take it to the bank. :p

Any fans of the evil empire/the dark side making the trip to BJI?

Bakunin
02-28-2011, 11:25 AM
True, although the chance of a CC sweep in Madison is slim.
Given how UW has played of late, I wouldn't be at all surprised if CC took 3 or 4 points in Madison - which would open up the possibility of MN hosting UW in round one if SCSU can swipe some points in Denver.

gopher wes
02-28-2011, 11:42 AM
Sounds like we got some Gopher Believers again. Does it continue this weekend or are we being toyed with? Does three points doom the Gophers tourney chances outside of winning the Final Five? Is a sweep the only option of keeping an at-large alive?

Driftryder
02-28-2011, 12:23 PM
BSU has struggled this season in the win loss column. Playing in the WCHA has taught BSU that they can play a great game and still lose. However, don't be fooled by their record. BSU could easily have 10 more points in WCHA games this season as nine games have went into OT. But hey, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.



I agree. I also thought you guys outplayed the Sioux for much of the 1st period Sunday and then lost some steam as the game went on. I think I heard the name George and Read called about every other shift :) they both can move their feet and the puck really well. I see why they're on the ice all the time, hopefully we can wear you down like the Sioux did. ;)


Edit: We need the "cool" Bemidji music video to make a comeback. :)

HarleyMC
02-28-2011, 12:34 PM
Given how UW has played of late, I wouldn't be at all surprised if CC took 3 or 4 points in Madison - which would open up the possibility of MN hosting UW in round one if SCSU can swipe some points in Denver.

CC has been as inconsistent as the Gophers this year. I would be shocked if UW doesn't rebound with a least 2-3 points at the Kohl to finish on a high note. SCSU might grab 1 or 2 points out of Denver but that's about it. Should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Stauber1
02-28-2011, 01:04 PM
CC has been as inconsistent as the Gophers this year. I would be shocked if UW doesn't rebound with a least 2-3 points at the Kohl to finish on a high note. SCSU might grab 1 or 2 points out of Denver but that's about it. Should be interesting to see how this all plays out.
I wouldn't be surprised to see St. Cloud get out of Denver with the majority of points.
DU has been slumping lately as their young goaltender is starting to show his age, and SCSU was picked to finish 1-3 in the league by virtually everyone in the pre-season for a reason. St. Cloud has been dysfunctional as hell this year, but they have some pretty good talent on that team. They have been showcasing it much more over the second half.

Given how UW has played of late, I wouldn't be at all surprised if CC took 3 or 4 points in Madison - which would open up the possibility of MN hosting UW in round one if SCSU can swipe some points in Denver.
I'm really hoping the Gophers draw Wisconsin in the first round - SCSU is a team that scares me right now.

moose97
02-28-2011, 02:07 PM
I'm personally going to tape both broadcasts (FSN and Lakeland PTV, which is available on the Minnesota Channel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Channel) - KTCA Ch. 2.2 over the air in the Twin Cities, plus those on Dish or Direc get Lakeland itself...) to see the difference. Each will favor their respective fan bases, but It will be interesting to see just how different the broadcasts are...

Upper Deck
02-28-2011, 04:08 PM
BSU is basically a one-line team on both ends. The UND series showed that with lines 2-4 generating one goal. BSU is playing with CHA recruits and it will take a few years to have skilled depth. The coaches, to their credit, have done well with the the current crop of players. MN is starting to peak at the right time and will be an interesting few weeks for your squad. I would rather play Bucky than SCCC in the first round if I were a Gopher fan.

MN won't have an easy time in Bemidji, but wouldn't be shocked with a Gopher sweep, but I hope for a split.

thebrain
02-28-2011, 05:21 PM
I'm personally going to tape both broadcasts (FSN and Lakeland PTV, which is available on the Minnesota Channel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Channel) - KTCA Ch. 2.2 over the air in the Twin Cities, plus those on Dish or Direc get Lakeland itself...) to see the difference. Each will favor their respective fan bases, but It will be interesting to see just how different the broadcasts are...

I'm going to watch Lakeland just so I don't have to hear LaPanta and whoever they find to broadcast with him, most of those guys can't put together a sentence.

Gophernation
02-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Gophers are playing good Hockey and if they can find a way to put together 3 periods instead of 2 they should get at least 3 points this weekend! They have been hot with Jay out of the lineup, it should be interesting to see the line combos this weekend. Bjugstad, Hoeffel and Jay that would and should be a Dominate line! But line two what would you do? I am thinking Cepis, Hanson, Haula! Line 3 Larson, Condon, Matson, Line 4 White, Serratore, Nico! I think thats how I would roll, defense I think we need to get Holl back in there, but I would really like to Schmidt in there some where he has a rocket of a shot hes a big kid that needs to become more physical, watching him in Fargo I could not wait to see him in a Gopher uniform, which we have not witnessed to much this year.

Gophers Sweep!
4-2 Friday
5-2 Saturday
Bjugstad gets his first hatrick this weekend, good luck to the boys!

Go Gophers

The Rube
02-28-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm going to watch Lakeland just so I don't have to hear LaPanta and whoever they find to broadcast with him, most of those guys can't put together a sentence.

I'd watch Lakeland if it didn't look like a crappy webcast.

moose97
02-28-2011, 09:19 PM
I'd watch Lakeland if it didn't look like a crappy webcast.

Out of curiosity, what's your complaint? Quality of pic, camera work or something else? We get it in HD up here, but I know non-HD can be a bit annoying - I almost refuse to watch non-HD programming at this point (especially since I get something like 90+ HD channels on Dish)...

The Rube
02-28-2011, 09:32 PM
Out of curiosity, what's your complaint? Quality of pic, camera work or something else? We get it in HD up here, but I know non-HD can be a bit annoying - I almost refuse to watch non-HD programming at this point (especially since I get something like 90+ HD channels on Dish)...

Picture a webcast-quality video (including occasional choppiness in the picture) blown up on an HDTV. Add poor and inconsistent audio (although to be fair, the Sioux Network's audio is also like that when FCS shows their games), and it ends up being a poor broadcast. I honestly thought it was a student-produced broadcast (which I believe the Mankato broadcasts are).

Now, if MN isn't playing BSU, I will check in once a while to see those broadcasts, simply because it's more hockey to watch. But when I have a better alternative (even if you include TV Voice LaPanta), I'll take it.

moose97
02-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Picture a webcast-quality video (including occasional choppiness in the picture) blown up on an HDTV. Add poor and inconsistent audio (although to be fair, the Sioux Network's audio is also like that when FCS shows their games), and it ends up being a poor broadcast. I honestly thought it was a student-produced broadcast (which I believe the Mankato broadcasts are).

Thanks for the info. I know a number of the folks involved in the production, and it's hardly a student-run affair (although it was prior to this year). The quality (audio/video) is excellent on Lakeland PTV in HD, so I'm guessing something is happening once it leaves Bemidji... I'll pass your comments along.

The Rube
02-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the info. I know a number of the folks involved in the production, and it's hardly a student-run affair (although it was prior to this year). The quality (audio/video) is excellent on Lakeland PTV in HD, so I'm guessing something is happening once it leaves Bemidji... I'll pass your comments along.

And believe me, I don't mean to p* anyone off, I'm just being honest. If it had been student-run, I'd have given more slack. Given the audio similarities between Lakeland and the Sioux Network that is rebroadcast on FCS, I'm wondering if there's a commonality between the linking of the channels, or whatever.

Also, I'm not expecting a OMGWT*BBQ broadcast, given that it's PBS, but still...