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aparch
11-20-2011, 08:29 PM
"Walker, facing punishment, takes someone elses bike and goes home."

davyd83
11-20-2011, 10:50 PM
It really irks me when these young adults jump ship to avoid the punishment they deserve.

And how would you propose that they keep them in school? He still will have to go through the legal process or it could affect his ability to enter the US legally.

aparch
11-20-2011, 11:57 PM
So he doesn't have to face the charges by skipping back to Canada? He not planning on playing against the Tri-City Americans or Seattle Thunderbirds for road games?

davyd83
11-21-2011, 10:36 AM
So he doesn't have to face the charges by skipping back to Canada? He not planning on playing against the Tri-City Americans or Seattle Thunderbirds for road games?

He hasn't been convicted of anything yet. Remember the whole innocent until proven guilty thing. To speculate that he "skipped" is a bit far reaching.

davyd83
11-23-2011, 01:08 PM
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Nice change to get to spend it with family this year!

aparch
11-23-2011, 01:42 PM
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Nice change to get to spend it with family this year!Same to you, and to all the Wildcat fans!

Dave, you feel like a member or booster for Forest Park (Crystal Falls, MI) High School Football this thanksgiving? After how many years on the road, will you remember what it's like to have Thanksgiving in your own house? :D

boot_walt_kyle
11-24-2011, 02:14 AM
Eric Walker has left the team and signed with Vancouver of the WHL.

http://www.vancouvergiants.com/article/eric-walker-joins-the-vancouver-giants

First Walter lets the team run wild around Marquette like a bunch of hooligans, and then he has guys quitting the team. What a joke.

NMUFAN21
11-24-2011, 12:52 PM
First Walter lets the team run wild around Marquette like a bunch of hooligans, and then he has guys quitting the team. What a joke.

Please do us all a favor and delete your account.

aparch
11-24-2011, 01:08 PM
I enjoy how ignorant he is. Obviously Walker didn't want to wait to be a part of this program, or didn't give a sh** about NCAA hockey if he ran away to the Vancouver Giants in the WHL.

I want players in this team who want to be here, who want to be a part of the program. Obviously, Walker wasn't that person.


But, please BWK, continue your unintelligible ignorant rants. The freedom of being an anonymous keyboard bully will never stop you.

aygwm2
11-25-2011, 01:07 PM
First of all, it isn't the coaches fault that some of his players stole some bikes--each of us is responsible to ourselves. Second, Walker makes his own choices about what he wants to do and where he wants to go--it's his choice. Third, just two seasons ago Coach Kyle and the team turned themselves around after mid-season and found themselves in the NCAA tournament (that was a better team in my estimation)--maybe they can turn it around again this year, but I don't think right now they're a tournament team. Fourth, just relax and enjoy the hockey games--Northern usually puts up a good fight year in and year out, but they are, most likely, never going to be a "dynasty" type team with multiple championships etc. Being in the "new" WCHA in 2013 (it's really not going to be the WCHA anymore is it?) with the teams that will make it up may be to NMU's advantage, but that remains to be seen. Fifth, I'm an NMU grad, but I enjoy college hockey in-total, not just the Northern.

aparch
11-27-2011, 12:00 PM
So by having a bye weekend, NMU has moved up to 15th in the nation in PWR. From here on out, it only gets harder to move up the PWR. While they cannot win an auto-bid or at-large bid this early, they certainly can lose it this quick.

The Cats can help themselves by just winning from here on out though. :D

aygwm2
11-27-2011, 12:57 PM
It will be tough with Miami coming to town after their two wins in the Denver Cup (beating Denver 4-2). How many NMU players will be sitting out on Friday--three or four--Epp, Macaulay, Follmer, anyone else? Are they going to sit back and play defense all night, collapsing around Ellingson or Coreau? It would be so nice to stick it to Miami, but it's going to be a challenge with a limited line up on Friday and even at full strength on Saturday. Hopefully, Ellingson and/or Coreau can stand on their heads all weekend.

MiamiRedhawks2008
11-27-2011, 08:03 PM
hey guys. since this week is Miami-NMU, I am hoping to get a rundown on how the 'cats are doing this week. How are you guys doing? We defenitely expect this to be a great week of hockey, because this pairing is always entertaining hockey.

davyd83
11-28-2011, 09:06 AM
It will be tough with Miami coming to town after their two wins in the Denver Cup (beating Denver 4-2). How many NMU players will be sitting out on Friday--three or four--Epp, Macaulay, Follmer, anyone else? Are they going to sit back and play defense all night, collapsing around Ellingson or Coreau? It would be so nice to stick it to Miami, but it's going to be a challenge with a limited line up on Friday and even at full strength on Saturday. Hopefully, Ellingson and/or Coreau can stand on their heads all weekend.

McAulay, Epp and Follmer are all out with suspensions from the MSU game. Cherniwchan missed the MSU series. His availability won't be known until later in the week.

aygwm2
11-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Anyone have any speculation on how NMU will play Friday's game with the lack of defensemen? I say NMU should do what Tampa Bay did to the Flyers recently and play a 1-3-1, just to see how Miami reacts to that. It will be an interesting game on Friday night--I'll be watching online.

bigmrg74
12-01-2011, 12:03 AM
On a football note, Bernie Anderson was canned, Randy Awrey resigned as the DC, and I believe its the OC there that's being moved up to the HC now.

davyd83
12-01-2011, 09:59 AM
Anyone have any speculation on how NMU will play Friday's game with the lack of defensemen? I say NMU should do what Tampa Bay did to the Flyers recently and play a 1-3-1, just to see how Miami reacts to that. It will be an interesting game on Friday night--I'll be watching online.

Playing with 5 d-men isn't that big of a deal in and of itself. It happens whenever someone gets hurt or kicked out early. What hurts most is who will be missing. Handley and Kesti will have to step in and I think that they are both very capable players.

aygwm2
12-01-2011, 10:11 AM
Playing with 5 d-men isn't that big of a deal in and of itself. It happens whenever someone gets hurt or kicked out early. What hurts most is who will be missing. Handley and Kesti will have to step in and I think that they are both very capable players.

Right, hopefully the guys will step up and Ellingson and/or Coreau have good nights.

Something to read: http://www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/569600/NMU-hockey-will-be-shorthanded-when-Miami-visits-Friday.html?nav=5010

aparch
12-01-2011, 03:54 PM
It was nice to the article from WLUCtv6 a week ago about the Hockey guys spending some time at the Jacobetti VA.

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=690906

And strangely, nothing from the Mining Journal about this. :rolleyes: Seems they can dig up the dirt, but good causes like this go unnoticed.


And for those who think that this was just a "publicity" stunt to smooth over the "Bike-Gate," Lake Superior Hospice helped organize this, and I believe they'll be more involved with the hockey program this season.


As for "Bike-gate," I've read the police report provided by the North Wind. There is a LOT of questionable issues with the report. Great detective work in arresting FRESHMEN for bikes stolen two and three years ago. :rolleyes:

aygwm2
12-02-2011, 10:51 PM
NMU 2 - MU 1. Gron, Nugent, and Coreau step it up for Northern. Well fought late third period win for NMU. Tomorrow night it will be nice to be back at full strength.

Did you see that Al-Hunt beat UNO tonight 3 - 1.