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geezer
12-13-2011, 02:11 PM
After Saturday's festivities, Stephen Anderson points out (http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/523312/Emotions-high-for-rivals-Inside-the-Huskies.html?nav=5062) we're going to see a similar style of play again this Friday and need to keep our cool.

The Wildcats are third in the nation in penalty minutes and have already racked up nine major penalties and five game misconducts.

UpNorthHockey
12-13-2011, 05:27 PM
I pick Tech to win both NMU games, based solely on this season's statistics. I saw NMU play Wisconsin in the opener at the Kohl Center and they looked very strong. However, they've been inconsistent over the season. One could say the same about Tech. That said, both MTU and NMU have 18 games under their belts. Nearly every stat favors Tech as being a significantly stronger team than Northern this year. Here are some basic stats from the WCHA and CCHA websites:

Pts for/against:
Tech - 143/137
NMU - 125/128

Shots on goal:
Tech - 555
NMU: 433

Goals/Game:
Tech - 2.94
NMU - 2.56

Goalies are about even in stats. Tech has 11 players with over 6 points, while NMU has only 9 players over 6 points. In short, I think Tech has a scoring edge and also has more depth than NMU. Tech should be able to win both games unless they lose their composure and have a penalty fest.

bigblue_dl
12-13-2011, 05:34 PM
I pick Tech to win both NMU games, based solely on this season's statistics. I saw NMU play Wisconsin in the opener at the Kohl Center and they looked very strong. However, they've been inconsistent over the season. One could say the same about Tech. That said, both MTU and NMU have 18 games under their belts. Nearly every stat favors Tech as being a significantly stronger team than Northern this year. Here are some basic stats from the WCHA and CCHA websites:

Pts for/against:
Tech - 143/137
NMU - 125/128

Shots on goal:
Tech - 555
NMU: 433

Goals/Game:
Tech - 2.94
NMU - 2.56

Goalies are about even in stats. Tech has 11 players with over 6 points, while NMU has only 9 players over 6 points. In short, I think Tech has a scoring edge and also has more depth than NMU. Tech should be able to win both games unless they lose their composure and have a penalty fest.That all means nothing.

1. It doesn't include strength of schedule
2. They're not that much different, seriously, 2.94 Goals vs. 2.56?
3. Its still a rivalry. How did the season stats look some of the years Tech beat NMU in the last 20 years?

aygwm2
12-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Shots on goal:NMU: 433


That all means nothing.

Right, bigblue, throw the stats out for this one. But, I sure would like to see NMU improve SOG numbers. I know they have their own style of play, but even so.

CCHA SOG Overall

UoM: 650
LSSU: 580
Miami: 569
ND: 568
OSU: 565
WMU: 552
ALSK: 540
BGSU: 513
MSU: 503
FSU: 473
NMU: 433

NMUFAN21
12-13-2011, 07:27 PM
NMU has played a much more difficult schedule then Tech. Personally I believe the CCHA is a much stronger league then the WCHA, this year that is. I also think all but 1 opponent was ranked when Northern played them, so you can just get rid of those stats.

NMUFAN
12-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Right, bigblue, throw the stats out for this one. But, I sure would like to see NMU improve SOG numbers. I know they have their own style of play, but even so.

CCHA SOG Overall

UoM: 650
LSSU: 580
Miami: 569
ND: 568
OSU: 565
WMU: 552
ALSK: 540
BGSU: 513
MSU: 503
FSU: 473
NMU: 433


Walt has never been worried about the SOG stat. What's more important to him (and I agree) is quality scoring chances. Those particular numbers tend to be much closer game to game.

The strength of schedule to date between NMU and MTU isn't close. But, really, that doesn't count in this game.

JohnsonsJerseys
12-13-2011, 10:15 PM
That all means nothing.
1. It doesn't include strength of schedule
2. They're not that much different, seriously, 2.94 Goals vs. 2.56?
3. Its still a rivalry. How did the season stats look some of the years Tech beat NMU in the last 20 years?

Oh yeah, well how's your attendance down there in the "Southern UP"?
Sorry, I had to go there but it is an important factor in discussing team strength as we learned from the Goofers.
;)
Ryan J

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Oh yeah, well how's your attendance down there in the "Southern UP"?
Sorry, I had to go there but it is an important factor in discussing team strength as we learned from the Goofers.
;)
Ryan J

He's a Tech fan from MN, I doubt he cares. :p

aparch
12-13-2011, 11:09 PM
Oh yeah, well how's your attendance down there in the "Southern UP"?
Sorry, I had to go there but it is an important factor in discussing team strength as we learned from the Goofers.
;)
Ryan J
As pointed out already bigblue is on your side. :p


And attendance has been hurting at LSSU. It was discussed in the NMU/LSSU thread last week.
Oh, wait, you were trying to be funny regarding NMU's latitude. Such a shame you don't own a MAP. :p

Jesus, don't they teach you engineer's anything?

Shirtless Guy
12-13-2011, 11:30 PM
As pointed out already bigblue is on your side. :p


And attendance has been hurting at LSSU. It was discussed in the NMU/LSSU thread last week.
Oh, wait, you were trying to be funny regarding NMU's latitude. Such a shame you don't own a MAP. :p

Jesus, don't they teach you engineer's anything?Last time I checked, 4632′47″N was south of 477′2″N but I guess quotes confuse you? ;)

aparch
12-14-2011, 12:02 AM
Taffy Able Arena, LSSU Campus:
Latitude Longitude
46.48990 -84.36589

Berry Events Center, NMU Campus:
Latitude Longitude
46.55758 -87.39268


And here I thought Civil Engineering was one of MTU's stronger degrees...

Shirtless Guy
12-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Taffy Able Arena, LSSU Campus:
Latitude Longitude
46.48990 -84.36589

Berry Events Center, NMU Campus:
Latitude Longitude
46.55758 -87.39268


And here I thought Civil Engineering was one of MTU's stronger degrees...South of Houghton is "Southern UP"

aparch
12-14-2011, 12:13 AM
South of Houghton is "Southern UP"
Every public university in the Upper Peninsula is "Southern" to Houghton.

Lake State would fit the "Southern UP" school as JohnsonsJerseys tried to make a funny comment about.

Beer Pong Horn
12-14-2011, 12:06 PM
Jesus, don't they teach you engineer's anything?

:D a

goldy_331
12-14-2011, 12:11 PM
Oh yeah, well how's your attendance down there in the "Southern UP"?
Sorry, I had to go there but it is an important factor in discussing team strength as we learned from the Goofers.
;)
Ryan J

Only according to Shirtless Guy.

bigblue_dl
12-14-2011, 12:15 PM
South of Houghton is "Southern UP"South of Chassel is "Detroit"

aygwm2
12-14-2011, 12:44 PM
South of Chassel is "Detroit"

Chassell is the spelling for you flatlanders.

bigblue_dl
12-14-2011, 12:51 PM
Chassell is the spelling for you flatlanders.Yeah, I know, it was a typo. And flatlander? Really? Where I'm from is anything but flat. Its like you think I'm a ****ing UND fan.

aygwm2
12-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Yeah, I know, it was a typo. And flatlander? Really? Where I'm from is anything but flat. Its like you think I'm a ****ing UND fan.

I wasn't directing that "flatlander" reference toward you, most anyone south of the bridge.

Painted_Bandit
12-14-2011, 01:10 PM
I wasn't directing that "flatlander" reference toward you, most anyone south of the bridge.

**** Trolls