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MUnRPI
12-14-2011, 11:16 AM
I forget who proposed this thread name but "Freshman Roller Coaster Edition" would have been perfect

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 11:19 AM
I forget who proposed this thread name but "Freshman Roller Coaster Edition" would have been perfect

*Raises Hand*

RedhawkBandMan
12-14-2011, 04:22 PM
*Raises Hand*

Don't you go stealin' my thunder! :p

If you youngins would get your posting rate up a bit we could get this thread maxed out and start Part II...

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Don't you go stealin' my thunder! :p

;)


Defenseman of the week for Spinell (http://www.ccha.com/ccha_players_of_the_week_dec._12.aspx)

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 08:18 PM
I know we need to let the post-OSU week stuff go, but I can't help but laugh at this post regarding Hoke calling OSU, "Ohio"


Agreed. I wish I could be offended by Hoke's attempt at disrespect; strong emotions enhance the rivalvry. But there's just nothing about it that generates a reaction. The only thing I can come up with is that the endless repetition is mildly irritating. It's the same feeling one gets when a kindergartner endlessly repeats the same knock-knock joke.

Amazing! Sounds just like how I feel about OSU fans trying to use "Miami of Ohio" as an insult. Perfect analogy, could not be more spot on. Love it.

MUnRPI
12-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Don't you go stealin' my thunder! :p

If you youngins would get your posting rate up a bit we could get this thread maxed out and start Part II...

I've been posting way too much lately lol. So I'm just trying to figure out if I'm missing sarcasm here.

And if we let the post OSU stuff go what do we have to talk about? Because it's completely pointless to try to figure this team out right now

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 08:42 PM
I've been posting way too much lately lol. So I'm just trying to figure out if I'm missing sarcasm here.

And if we let the post OSU stuff go what do we have to talk about? Because it's completely pointless to try to figure this team out right now

I'm pretty sure it was heavy on the sarcasm lol, but I'll be disappointed if we don't hit 3 threads this year!

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this team, but it really is impossible to figure out what is going on with this defense at times. I know LoVerde might have been on of the most under appreciated players Miami has seen, but ****, with the group we still have, there have been some head-scratchers late in games.

The torpedo was playing forward on Saturday, maybe that was the problem :)

MUnRPI
12-14-2011, 09:55 PM
The torpedo was playing forward on Saturday, maybe that was the problem :)

The Torpedo is a major liability. Diving head first to block shots can only work for so long....

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 10:00 PM
The Torpedo is a major liability. Diving head first to block shots can only work for so long....

It would actually seem that Torpedo has lost his spot to Paulides.

MIamiGirl
12-14-2011, 10:11 PM
It would actually seem that Torpedo has lost his spot to Paulides.

That's why he's a forward now. So he can dive head first into walls and distract everyone.

MiamiRedhawks2008
12-14-2011, 10:15 PM
The Torpedo is a major liability. Diving head first to block shots can only work for so long....

Capital's Mike Green got his jaw broken in the playoffs doing that.

MiamiRedhawks2008
12-14-2011, 10:22 PM
I'm pretty sure it was heavy on the sarcasm lol, but I'll be disappointed if we don't hit 3 threads this year!

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this team, but it really is impossible to figure out what is going on with this defense at times. I know LoVerde might have been on of the most under appreciated players Miami has seen, but ****, with the group we still have, there have been some head-scratchers late in games.

The torpedo was playing forward on Saturday, maybe that was the problem :)

Is this, statistically, the worst team defense of the last decade? Its just mygut, but I don't want to do the research...lol!

MUhawks628
12-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Is this, statistically, the worst team defense of the last decade? Its just mygut, but I don't want to do the research...lol!

Yeah...far too late in the evening for that kind of work. I'd doubt it. They aren't giving up an obscene number of goals, just keep giving up bad goals late in games.

Edit: I take it back, 54 GA at Christmas is a lot.

MIamiGirl
12-15-2011, 10:10 AM
As of Chris Wideman's tweet this morning there is another Wideman headed to Miami next year.....except she plays field hockey. That's a lot of Widemans.

fellowes
12-15-2011, 10:18 AM
As of Chris Wideman's tweet this morning there is another Wideman headed to Miami next year.....except she plays field hockey. That's a lot of Widemans.

Speaking of Widemans, it just occurred to me that we haven't seen the younger one dressed in a while. I can only assume he is injured if Kennedy was playing as a forward.

MUhawks628
12-15-2011, 10:53 AM
Speaking of Widemans, it just occurred to me that we haven't seen the younger one dressed in a while. I can only assume he is injured if Kennedy was playing as a forward.

He actually played Friday against OSU, then Kennedy was in Saturday.

MUhawks628
12-15-2011, 10:57 AM
Is this, statistically, the worst team defense of the last decade? Its just mygut, but I don't want to do the research...lol!

The first year for Jones, Davis & Co. was rougher

Year Goals Shots (Yeah, I know, useless stat)
2011-2011 2.7 25.9
2010-2011 2.18 23.1
2009-2010 1.95 24.8
2008-2009 2.17 23.4
2007-2008 1.86 25.7
2006-2007 2.55 27.4
2005-2006 2.03 27.9
2004-2005 2.74 30.5

MUhawks628
12-15-2011, 11:06 AM
These were from before OSU (National Ranks)

PIM
2011-2012 - 4th
2010-2011 - 12th
2009-2010 - 2nd
2008-2009 - 19th

PK
2011-2012 - 29th (82%)
2010-2011 - 2nd (88.3%)
2009-2010 - 7th (86%)
2008-2009 - 2nd (89%)

MUnRPI
12-15-2011, 11:14 AM
I've always wondered this...

If a math wiz were to formulate a sabermetric-like approach for hockey, which obscure statistics would be most important in predicting the success of a player and/or team? In baseball, On-base %, base runs, and the all important "Player empirical comparison and optimization test algorithm" are used by some clubs to form their team. Now I know that hockey is not a sport that focuses on statistics as much as baseball, but I think that it is interesting to think about.

MUhawks628
12-15-2011, 11:32 AM
I've always wondered this...

If a math wiz were to formulate a sabermetric-like approach for hockey, which obscure statistics would be most important in predicting the success of a player and/or team? In baseball, On-base %, base runs, and the all important "Player empirical comparison and optimization test algorithm" are used by some clubs to form their team. Now I know that hockey is not a sport that focuses on statistics as much as baseball, but I think that it is interesting to think about.

I'd talk to these guys

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?98215-Statistics-Models

Hockey is probably too team oriented to rely that heavily on statistics. +/- can say a lot about a player, or it could be totally misleading. Not all SOG are equal, ect.