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osualum86
01-30-2012, 04:59 PM
This is a big series for both teams, arguably bigger for Ohio State based on the two teams remaining schedules. It may not be enough for Ohio State to just split this weekend. The Buckeyes and Bulldogs split earlier this season in Columbus. After this weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to Bemidji, then host Minnesota State. Ohio State's remaining schedule is home against Minnesota, then a road trip to Wisconsin.

ARM
01-30-2012, 05:05 PM
This is a big series for both teams, arguably bigger for Ohio State based on the two teams remaining schedules.That's true in terms of 4th place in the WCHA, but UMD has bigger fish to fry as well, in that they are still alive for an at-large NCAA bid. I suppose that OSU is mathematically still in the at-large picture, but they have some serious RPI ground to make up.

osualum86
01-30-2012, 05:20 PM
That's true in terms of 4th place in the WCHA, but UMD has bigger fish to fry as well, in that they are still alive for an at-large NCAA bid. I suppose that OSU is mathematically still in the at-large picture, but they have some serious RPI ground to make up.

Honestly ARM, I was just thinking about that 4th place spot in the WCHA and home ice in the first round. I'm not even thinking about the NCAA tournament. I just want to see us climb that hurdle in front of us. Maybe in a few years when Coach Handrahan has had a chance to get three or four classes in here like the freshmen we have this year, then my expectations will probably be different. Then I will be watching the RPI more closely. Thanks for the response. I enjoy discussing womens college hockey with knowledgeable posters like yourself. Hope you are able to make it down to Columbus in a couple weekends.

ARM
01-30-2012, 05:31 PM
Honestly ARM, I was just thinking about that 4th place spot in the WCHA and home ice in the first round. I'm not even thinking about the NCAA tournament.I can definitely see that from the OSU perspective. I know for a fact that UMD is looking beyond the conference race, and that makes sense, given they've qualified for every eight-team NCAA field to date.


Maybe in a few years when Coach Handrahan has had a chance to get three or four classes in here like the freshmen we have this year, then my expectations will probably be different.I never thought that Coach Barto's problem was recruiting. Your senior class speaks to that. I'd imagine that this season's frosh are her recruits as well.


Hope you are able to make it down to Columbus in a couple weekends.I wish I could, but a flight to Columbus isn't in the cards right now. Mrs. ARM goes there on business from time to time, she's even been to the Horseshoe, but Ohio is still on my list of states I've never experienced. I talked to a few Gopher fans that are planning to make the trip, mostly parents, one or two others as well. Say "hi" if you get the chance -- none of them will call you "Osama".

brookyone
01-30-2012, 05:52 PM
Honestly ARM, I was just thinking about that 4th place spot in the WCHA and home ice in the first round. I'm not even thinking about the NCAA tournament.
I've no doubt UMD is thinking of their NCAA chances and will be highly motivated...or put another way, what ARM said. I shouldn't have to mention, but I will anyway, no one would hope to see OSU prepared, equally motivated and ultimately having success in Duluth, more than me...well, except maybe you and pgb, but I'm close I assure you. The Buckeyes can do themselves a lot good per the WCHA race, and go a long way towards answering the question regarding the UMD / NCAA tournament if they get the job done this weekend. It will be quite challenging, no question. Good luck, GO BUCKEYES!

Word of caution, be prepared for tampering with officials. ;)

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 06:19 PM
I've no doubt UMD is thinking of their NCAA chances and will be highly motivated...or put another way, what ARM said. I shouldn't have to mention, but I will anyway, no one would hope to see OSU prepared, equally motivated and ultimately having success in Duluth, more than me...well, except maybe you and pgb, but I'm close I assure you. The Buckeyes can do themselves a lot good per the WCHA race, and go a long way towards answering the question regarding the UMD / NCAA tournament if they get the job done this weekend. It will be quite challenging, no question. Good luck, GO BUCKEYES!

Word of caution, be prepared for tampering with officials. ;)

Geez Brokey for someone that claims to be interested in women...you sure slam this one a lot. Why is that?

Factoid: Shannon Miller reached her 300th win faster than any other woman's NCAA Div 1 head coach in history on November 20, 2010...defeating Ohio State.

brookyone
01-30-2012, 06:23 PM
Geez Brokey for someone that claims to be interested in women...you sure slam this one a lot. Why is that?

Factoid: Shannon Miller reached her 300th win faster than any other woman's NCAA Div 1 head coach in history on November 20, 2010...defeating Ohio State.
Hey...thanks a million for the unsolicited "factoid." Give a rats rear not. You can count on me to continue to slam Miller. Don't like her and in case you haven't noticed, myself, or any man interested in women wouldn't really apply to Shannon Miller now would it?

You back to stalking my every post now because of yesterday?

osualum86
01-30-2012, 06:29 PM
I never thought that Coach Barto's problem was recruiting. Your senior class speaks to that. I'd imagine that this season's frosh are her recruits as well.

I agree with you there. I think what I said about Coach Handrahan bringing recruiting classes in probably could have been worded better. I just meant that coaches will recruit players who fit their style/gameplans, etc..

ARM
01-30-2012, 06:30 PM
I just meant that coaches will recruit players who fit their style/gameplans, etc..Agreed.

osualum86
01-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Factoid: Shannon Miller reached her 300th win faster than any other woman's NCAA Div 1 head coach in history on November 20, 2010...defeating Ohio State.

Miller's accomplishments speak for themselves. She will definitely have the Bulldogs ready to go this weekend. I would love to see us get four or more points up there, but I think I may have to be content with a split, and that won't be easy.

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Hey...thanks a million for the unsolicited "factoid." Give a rats rear not. You can count on me to continue to slam Miller. Don't like her and in case you haven't noticed, myself, or any man interested in women wouldn't really apply to Shannon Miller now would it?

You back to stalking my every post now because of yesterday?

What do you mean by that?

Brokey...there was no yesterday. You and your posse cleaned that slate up pretty quick. Not quick enough though.. ;)

brookyone
01-30-2012, 06:44 PM
What do you mean by that?
Oh nothing at all. What do you mean what do I mean?

I think the administration did the right thing with the RIT thread. Complain to them if you're unhappy with that. Or just make ridiculous infantile implications and faux indictments as is always your habit.

You going to wreck another thread now with your childish bitterness?

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Miller's accomplishments speak for themselves. She will definitely have the Bulldogs ready to go this weekend. I would love to see us get four or more points up there, but I think I may have to be content with a split, and that won't be easy.

We don't care much for people that slam her as she's a legend in and around the Calgary area and has been credited for forming the first ever girls minor hockey association in Calgary in 1989. Done a lot for the woman's game in Western Canada.

Good Luck to both teams on the w'kend..should be a good series.

osualum86
01-30-2012, 10:55 PM
We don't care much for people that slam her as she's a legend in and around the Calgary area and has been credited for forming the first ever girls minor hockey association in Calgary in 1989. Done a lot for the woman's game in Western Canada.

Good Luck to both teams on the w'kend..should be a good series.

Agreed. Shannon Miller is obviously a fabulous coach and UMD is one of the top women's hockey programs in the country. Hey, congrats on Elmira's season! They are having a great season and appear to be a serious contender to challenge for the division III national title!

northhockey
01-30-2012, 11:23 PM
There is a difference between a good coach and a good person. We don't like shannon, the person.

brookyone
01-30-2012, 11:35 PM
There is a difference between a good coach and a good person. We don't like shannon, the person.
Bingo!

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 11:44 PM
There is a difference between a good coach and a good person. We don't like shannon, the person.

Well of course, she has 5 cups and you don't. It's coach envy and it gets worse the closer you get to Minneapolis. Bingo!

northhockey
01-30-2012, 11:45 PM
Well of course, she has 5 cups and you don't. It's coach envy and it gets worse the closer you get to Minneapolis. Bingo!

that would still be shannon, the coach.
they are not cups.
and its grand forks not the twin cities, too.

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 11:47 PM
Agreed. Shannon Miller is obviously a fabulous coach and UMD is one of the top women's hockey programs in the country. Hey, congrats on Elmira's season! They are having a great season and appear to be a serious contender to challenge for the division III national title!

All good at the D3 level 86. Coming down the stretch... neck and neck. Should be an exciting finish.

5 4 Fighting
01-30-2012, 11:53 PM
that would still be shannon, the coach.
they are not cups.
and its grand forks not the twin cities, too.

It's a cup where I come from. I know it's Grand Forks. The reference was to your buddy Bingo Brookyman and his Gooph's..