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    Re: Spartan Hockey 2018-2019 - Preparing for Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    I’d say we stole that point. We were on our heels much of the game. Although we really poured it on in the last 5 minutes of regulation and the first OT which took some of the sting off the shot disparity. 54 shots for Wisko but they did throw a fair amount of junk at DeRidder.
    'k so the strategy is: dudes got to just pretend it's overtime all the time. Same as last Saturday, rinse, repeat. Play like that (score though).

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    So I got an itch to check the Pairwise rankings, and the Spartans are #24, ahead of all but OSU and Notre Dame among the B10's.
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    Maybe itís just bitter over losing the shootout, but I donít see the point in making that sudden death. Iím guessing their point is weíve already sat through two OT periods, but are another two rounds really that strenuous for the players?

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    Yost and LCA this weekend. 1-0-2 in three games against UM, though we've been outshot by a large margin in each contest. Not sure what to expect out of this series. We appear to be on the upswing and UM has been wildly inconsistent the entire year.

    It's a shame only one of the five games in this year will be on TV. As TV coverage expands it seems the rivalry gets less air time every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Yost and LCA this weekend. 1-0-2 in three games against UM, though we've been outshot by a large margin in each contest. Not sure what to expect out of this series. We appear to be on the upswing and UM has been wildly inconsistent the entire year.

    It's a shame only one of the five games in this year will be on TV. As TV coverage expands it seems the rivalry gets less air time every year.
    Michigan takes a lot of shots and we often give up a lot of shots. I expect UM to put 35+ up both nights.

    However, our defense and goaltending has improved lately. 4 GA in the last 3 games. Also, shots donít tell the whole story. I think weíve been forcing teams to take quite a few low percentage shots. Looks good on that part of the stat sheet but does not always translate to goals.

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    Re: Spartan Hockey 2018-2019 - Preparing for Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Yost and LCA this weekend. 1-0-2 in three games against UM, though we've been outshot by a large margin in each contest. Not sure what to expect out of this series. We appear to be on the upswing and UM has been wildly inconsistent the entire year.

    It's a shame only one of the five games in this year will be on TV. As TV coverage expands it seems the rivalry gets less air time every year.
    I can't remember a more important UM series since the 2009-10 CCHA tournament best-of-3 at Munn - given where things are in the standings and on the calendar, and how relevant the Spartans are currently. If MSU wins one of these games in regulation or overtime, they're ahead via the 2nd tiebreaker.

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    Well, weíre going to have to do better than that.

    Need the win tonight to keep hosting a playoff series within reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Ho boy, I was afraid it would be Afanasyev.

    Nevertheless, disappointing. But we just have very little roster room opening up at D(also forward) so maybe he decided to go somewhere with more playing time daylight.
    Latest expectation is he goes to Windsor for a year then NHL....Cole doesnít expect him to go the college route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsummers View Post
    Latest expectation is he goes to Windsor for a year then NHL....Cole doesnít expect him to go the college route.
    That's hugely disappointing about Afanasyev if true, but honestly not entirely unexpected. The fact that Cole hasn't named at least some of his incoming class is a huge red flag to me. It suggests he's known this development for awhile and is still working on improving the team's F recruits in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
    That's hugely disappointing about Afanasyev if true, but honestly not entirely unexpected. The fact that Cole hasn't named at least some of his incoming class is a huge red flag to me. It suggests he's known this development for awhile and is still working on improving the team's F recruits in particular.
    It probably doesnít mean anything but I did see a video where his USHL team interviewed him in recent weeks and he said he intends to major in Sports Management or something at MSU. Could just be going through the motions until things are final but they didnít have to ask him about MSU.

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    Re: Spartan Hockey 2018-2019 - Preparing for Glory

    As for last night, I thought there was a lot to be pleased with. The KHL line was actually neutralized a fair amount but other lines really stepped up(particularly salibaís) and we got scoring from some names that do not often appear on the stat sheet. Save for their 3rd goal, Lethemon was great.

    The 2nd period did get pretty squirrelly. We turned the puck over a ton and I felt the 4 goal lead was in jeapardy but we really buttoned it up in the 3rd.

    Iím just gonna skip last weekend.

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