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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Mackey will return to school. So, the Mavericks effectively return 19 of their 20 regulars in the lineup, Coatta the only one gone. Expectations for next season will be through the roof, and on paper this will be the best team ever in Mankato.

    This doesnít count at all on guys like incoming 3rd round NHL pick Nathan Smith, Ryan Sandelin, etc.
    I really think the sleeper recruits are Sowder, Furry and Bukes.

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    They officially signed 7 in November I think NLI are good for 2 years. The real question will be if Michaelis leaves. I think if MSU won an NCAA game heíd be gone, but now I believe heíll be back. Itís Hastings job to out recruit his current players. Top two lines are set but 3-4th are up for grabs.
    Where would Michaelis go? I'm not sure I'd project him as an NHL prospect. He seems to be more of a college star whose game may not translate to the next level.
    Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

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    Re: Minnesota State 2018-19 Season Thread

    As was said, Mike Hastings is a proven winner and well respected at every level. 11-6-2 in the second half says a lot about his ability to get his team ready every week.

    But I wonder about the Mavs schedule. No games against top 10 teams, in fact very few games against good top 15 ranked teams. Mavs need to schedule more NCs against ranked teams. WCHA was weak this season in interconference play, ranking closely behind Atlantic Hockey (.257) with a W% of .347.

    Whatever...just a thought. Carry on.
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    Re: Minnesota State 2018-19 Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    As was said, Mike Hastings is a proven winner and well respected at every level. 11-6-2 in the second half says a lot about his ability to get his team ready every week.

    But I wonder about the Mavs schedule. No games against top 10 teams, in fact very few games against good top 15 ranked teams. Mavs need to schedule more NCs against ranked teams. WCHA was weak this season in interconference play, ranking closely behind Atlantic Hockey (.257) with a W% of .347.

    Whatever...just a thought. Carry on.
    Don't disagree on the need for a tough schedule, but we scheduled the Gophers, NoDak, and BU. You'd think that would have yielded at least a couple of tournament teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    Where would Michaelis go? I'm not sure I'd project him as an NHL prospect. He seems to be more of a college star whose game may not translate to the next level.
    There was talk (not sure how serious, but talk, anyway) of going to play in Germany, or somewhere else in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    Where would Michaelis go? I'm not sure I'd project him as an NHL prospect. He seems to be more of a college star whose game may not translate to the next level.
    He almost signed to play back in Germany last year. It was just reported by @puckato that Michaelis will return as well.

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    Don't disagree on the need for a tough schedule, but we scheduled the Gophers, NoDak, and BU. You'd think that would have yielded at least a couple of tournament teams.
    Yeah, but look where they spent most of their time in the PWR, below 20. The Gophers didn't start to find their chemistry until long after they played MSUM, Whioux didn't have consistent play this season and BU was a bust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    Yeah, but look where they spent most of their time in the PWR, below 20. The Gophers didn't start to find their chemistry until long after they played MSUM, Whioux didn't have consistent play this season and BU was a bust.
    Agreed, but at the time we made the schedule, no one would have thought that's how it would play out. Next year, rumor is we'll have UMD, NoDak, ASU, plus the new Mariucci. I think we've got at least a couple top 10s in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    Yeah, but look where they spent most of their time in the PWR, below 20. The Gophers didn't start to find their chemistry until long after they played MSUM, Whioux didn't have consistent play this season and BU was a bust.
    Yes, but there's no way of knowing that when the schedule is put together. Okay, the Gophers struggling one could probably expect.

    Usually, having UND, Minnesota, and BU on the schedule is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Yes, but there's no way of knowing that when the schedule is put together. Okay, the Gophers struggling one could probably expect.

    Usually, having UND, Minnesota, and BU on the schedule is a good thing.
    Truth. Hard to project that outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    As was said, Mike Hastings is a proven winner and well respected at every level. 11-6-2 in the second half says a lot about his ability to get his team ready every week.

    But I wonder about the Mavs schedule. No games against top 10 teams, in fact very few games against good top 15 ranked teams. Mavs need to schedule more NCs against ranked teams. WCHA was weak this season in interconference play, ranking closely behind Atlantic Hockey (.257) with a W% of .347.

    Whatever...just a thought. Carry on.
    Uh, well you'd think scheduling BU, UND and Minnesota would normally give you games against top 10/15 teams. All three were top 20 when they played them, not the Mavs fault they couldn't finish there. And they did play UMD and ASU, both of whom finished in the top 15. And technically, Minnesota and UND ended tied for 19 in Pairwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAVS21 View Post
    They officially signed 7 in November I think NLI are good for 2 years. The real question will be if Michaelis leaves. I think if MSU won an NCAA game heíd be gone, but now I believe heíll be back. Itís Hastings job to out recruit his current players. Top two lines are set but 3-4th are up for grabs.
    Michaelis will also be returning to school, FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAVS21 View Post
    I really think the sleeper recruits are Sowder, Furry and Bukes.
    Sowder is currently having an excellent playoffs.

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    As well as UMD, too. The scheduling MSU has done in the NC recently is at or near the top of college hockey, IMO. You canít control when blue blood schools have their down years.

    I do think, and have been hammered by some fellow current WCHA school supporters for this, that playing in the WCHA hurts the Mavericks in terms of preparing them to win in the tournament. The WCHA didnít blow a 3 goal lead for them, no, but the proof is in the pudding. 2 more NCHC schools back in the Frozen Four. The last three champions? 3 different NCHC schools.

    Playing in that league night in and night out requires a different level of consistency and mental focus than playing in the WCHA. Against most WCHA schools, if the Mavs are up 3-0, they can manage to live through some turnovers, survive breakdowns a little bit easier, etc. In the NCHC, most teams are gonna do exactly what Providence did to the Mavs.

    6 of the top 8 NCHC teams were in the top 23 of the Pairwise. Only 2 WCHA schools were in the top 23, with 10 league members rather than 8. (NMU was 24th).
    Playing in the NCHC hasn't helped SCSU in the first round their last 3 trips to the NCAAs. Playing in the Nacho isn't a cure-all.

    Please check your PW numbers again. The WCHA had 3 teams in the top 23 (LSSU is #22) and 4 in the top 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Husky View Post
    Playing in the NCHC hasn't helped SCSU in the first round their last 3 trips to the NCAAs. Playing in the Nacho isn't a cure-all.

    Please check your PW numbers again. The WCHA had 3 teams in the top 23 (LSSU is #22) and 4 in the top 25.
    Accidentally deleted it when I tried to save my adjustment lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Yes, but there's no way of knowing that when the schedule is put together. Okay, the Gophers struggling one could probably expect.

    Usually, having UND, Minnesota, and BU on the schedule is a good thing.
    As well as UMD, too. The scheduling MSU has done in the NC recently is at or near the top of college hockey, IMO. You canít control when blue blood schools have their down years.

    I do think, and have been hammered by some fellow current WCHA school supporters for this, that playing in the WCHA hurts the Mavericks in terms of preparing them to win in the tournament. The WCHA didnít blow a 3 goal lead for them, no, but the proof is in the pudding. 2 more NCHC schools back in the Frozen Four. The last three champions? 3 different NCHC schools.

    Playing in that league night in and night out requires a different level of consistency and mental focus than playing in the WCHA. Against most WCHA schools, if the Mavs are up 3-0, they can manage to live through some turnovers, survive breakdowns a little bit easier, etc. In the NCHC, most teams are gonna do exactly what Providence did to the Mavs.

    6 of the top 8 NCHC teams were in the top 23 of the Pairwise. Only 3 WCHA schools were in the top 23, with 10 league members rather than 8. (NMU was 24th).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Husky View Post
    Playing in the NCHC hasn't helped SCSU in the first round their last 3 trips to the NCAAs. Playing in the Nacho isn't a cure-all.

    Please check your PW numbers again. The WCHA had 3 teams in the top 23 (LSSU is #22) and 4 in the top 25.
    I do think part of the Mavs issue is similar to St. Cloudís in that itís a mindset at this point, just like the Vikings, for example. However, itís definitely helped UND, DU, and UMD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Playing in that league night in and night out requires a different level of consistency and mental focus than playing in the WCHA.
    I have been vocal about staying in wcha but i agree with this. How often did the Mavs face a good pp or a team that could turn our mistakes against us. Prov 2nd goal was a great example. Shot missed the net and they transitioned it very quickly and a great shot to score. When you play 90% of you season against teams who don't have the skill to do it you can become acclimated to that. Our NC games are done early so those are little help in preparing us.

    Good news to have those two back to play. It will be a very interesting roster next year.

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    Re: Minnesota State 2018-19 Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MavsFan19 View Post
    I have been vocal about staying in wcha but i agree with this. How often did the Mavs face a good pp or a team that could turn our mistakes against us. Prov 2nd goal was a great example. Shot missed the net and they transitioned it very quickly and a great shot to score. When you play 90% of you season against teams who don't have the skill to do it you can become acclimated to that. Our NC games are done early so those are little help in preparing us.

    Good news to have those two back to play. It will be a very interesting roster next year.
    SCSU plays in the NCHC and finds a way to get upset year after year so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddco View Post
    SCSU plays in the NCHC and finds a way to get upset year after year so...
    I understand the point, but it helps everyone else in the conference come tourney time more than it hurts ó itís silly to think the WCHA competition week in and week out is at a level close to the NCHC.

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    Re: Minnesota State 2018-19 Season Thread

    I've been a fan of the Mavericks for years. Been going to games since the first game at the Verizon Center almost 25 years ago. Watched the program grow through the first Final Five appearance at Target Center in Coach Brose's last game (2000) and getting to the NCAA tournament in 2003 for the first time. The biggest issue the program has is having success in big road or neutral site games. The biggest win most recently I can think of in a neutral site game was at the 2015 Final Five championship against Michigan Tech at Xcel Energy. There's the obvious lack of a win in the NCAA tournament as well as never winning the North Star Cup tournament before that went away. Maybe the Mariucci Cup next year will help the 2019-2020 team gain some success during the year for preparation for the NCAA tournament. What's everyone thoughts as far as getting that elusive first NCAA tournament win? Next Year? 2-3 years? 5-10 years? I'm hoping sooner rather than later. Being a Maverick Hockey fan can be tough but there's been a lot of good moments too. Like being at the Mankato Miracle against Bowling Green for the conference championship.

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