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    Re: Michigan Hockey 2019-2020- a big fresh start, again.

    Thought this was funny, from our local paper:

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    Game reminder- TONIGHT 6:30pm.

    So and odd night and an odd time. Even for Sparty, I bet many will forget about the game tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Game reminder- TONIGHT 6:30pm.

    So and odd night and an odd time. Even for Sparty, I bet many will forget about the game tonight.
    This gives me a sad. Normally my Uncle and I go out for pizza after the MSU game at Yost. I can't do that on a weeknight, even with the earlier start time.
    At least my hubby works from home today, so we should be able to get to the game on time. Looking ahead at the schedule, I should probably sell my Friday night Wisconsin tickets...6 pm start? The 6:30 start last week hubby missed all of the 1st period and some of the 2nd. I'm starting lean towards not getting season tickets next year.

    Speaking of, got an e-mail about being season ticket holder of the game. I think I'm going to have to decline, as it would require being at the selected game 45 minutes early. I barely make it in time for puck drop these days.


    Ok, so besides complaining about the weird day and time....what do we think about tonight? Is State improving with Danton Cole as coach? Will Michigan find some offense?

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    We gave that game away. Turnover after turnover after turnover.

    Ugh.

    Just when you get some goals, you start giving them away.

    This season is turning into a dumpster fire.

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    Lets try Lavigne Mann has been shaken since the season started

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmi49 View Post
    Lets try Lavigne Mann has been shaken since the season started
    I still like Mann. No matter who we start, we still don't have a goalie that can steal a game.

    Hard to pin the loss on Mann when....

    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    We gave that game away. Turnover after turnover after turnover.

    Ugh.

    Just when you get some goals, you start giving them away.

    This season is turning into a dumpster fire.
    Those turnovers are tough to watch. Especially the pass in front of your own net. That pass has too much of a possibility of horrific consequences.

    The start of that game looked promising. We were controlling play, dominating the shots on goal, had a 2 goal lead at one point....and then....*shrug*

    I'm not ready to give up on the season yet. If/when we lose to Wisconsin and begin securing last place in the B1G then it'll have turned into an all out dumpster fire. Maybe they can fix some things and come away with some conference points tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    Looking ahead at the schedule, I should probably sell my Friday night Wisconsin tickets...6 pm start? The 6:30 start last week hubby missed all of the 1st period and some of the 2nd. I'm starting lean towards not getting season tickets next year.
    I hate all this jumping around with start times. I very much preferred those old 7:00 regular starts back when that was the standard almost completely without exception. I was disappointed when they changed to 7:30. In all honesty it probably was mostly due to the fact I had to get up @ 4:30 to be out the door @ 5:00 for my 75 minute drive to work to make sure the assembly line got started up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZ View Post
    I hate all this jumping around with start times. I very much preferred those old 7:00 regular starts back when that was the standard almost completely without exception. I was disappointed when they changed to 7:30. In all honesty it probably was mostly due to the fact I had to get up @ 4:30 to be out the door @ 5:00 for my 75 minute drive to work to make sure the assembly line got started up.
    I'm almost glad that we could see large chunks of empty (I'm guessing unsold) seats in the North endzone last night. You would think a game vs. State would be sold out. But, alas, scheduling a game for a Thursday night and then bumping the cost up for the ticket makes for a less than full arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZ View Post
    I hate all this jumping around with start times. I very much preferred those old 7:00 regular starts back when that was the standard almost completely without exception. I was disappointed when they changed to 7:30. In all honesty it probably was mostly due to the fact I had to get up @ 4:30 to be out the door @ 5:00 for my 75 minute drive to work to make sure the assembly line got started up.
    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    I'm almost glad that we could see large chunks of empty (I'm guessing unsold) seats in the North endzone last night. You would think a game vs. State would be sold out. But, alas, scheduling a game for a Thursday night and then bumping the cost up for the ticket makes for a less than full arena.
    BTN. That's what is driving it.

    The scheduling makes no sense- there's really no reason at all to have hockey play State the same weekend as the football team does. Given the crowd that is expected, we could easily have an away weekend, and play State some other weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    BTN. That's what is driving it.

    The scheduling makes no sense- there's really no reason at all to have hockey play State the same weekend as the football team does. Given the crowd that is expected, we could easily have an away weekend, and play State some other weekend.
    What I'd like to know is how many viewers does the average BTN aired hockey game get? What kind of numbers do they get on a Thursday night? Is there enough of a market for college hockey to air these games, or is it just that BTN needs programming to fill open times....so they can relegate whatever sport to whatever day and time they demand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    BTN. That's what is driving it.

    The scheduling makes no sense- there's really no reason at all to have hockey play State the same weekend as the football team does. Given the crowd that is expected, we could easily have an away weekend, and play State some other weekend.
    I feel that scheduling of this series has been unfortunate for a while now. Multiple times it has been during some sort of school break which is unthinkable to me. You’re really gonna schedule our big rivalry game for the one of the only weekends where the band and students are out of town? Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    I feel that scheduling of this series has been unfortunate for a while now. Multiple times it has been during some sort of school break which is unthinkable to me. You’re really gonna schedule our big rivalry game for the one of the only weekends where the band and students are out of town? Stupid.
    Even worse is that its SO easy for fans to cross over. For a nominal game, it's pretty easy to make it between the two cities, if you want. These game are the best if Munn and Yost are 100% full and loud at face off. Drives me crazy that they have messed up this series.

    Given how JLA was full and LCA gets full, it's not as if there's a shortage of fans in this state.

    Very stupid, as you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    BTN. That's what is driving it.

    The scheduling makes no sense- there's really no reason at all to have hockey play State the same weekend as the football team does. Given the crowd that is expected, we could easily have an away weekend, and play State some other weekend.
    Nothing screams Big 14 hockey like having UM-MSU on Thursday night at 6:30 so BTN can squeeze in a volleyball match at 9. But the sad thing is--which gets better ratings? Probably volleyball, unfortunately.

    Big 14 hockey has been an absolute disaster for everyone involved who is not a school president, AD or coach. They gambled that the TV revenue would out do any reduced ticket sales and they were wrong. Would be great to see some real reporting on this. And they jacked up ticket prices.

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    How much leash will the school give Mel Pearson? He's been absolutely awful the last two years. What exactly is going on in Ann Arbor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dream No. 2 View Post
    How much leash will the school give Mel Pearson? He's been absolutely awful the last two years. What exactly is going on in Ann Arbor?
    MSU fan here, so I have no real horse in this race (well, other than the obvious rivalry). I will say that I'm familiar with the Pastujov bros. from their time in youth hockey down here in FL. Although I have no inside intel, I find it interesting that their younger bro, who I think by most scouts' accounts has the most potential, committed to another B1G school, Notre Dame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dream No. 2 View Post
    How much leash will the school give Mel Pearson? He's been absolutely awful the last two years. What exactly is going on in Ann Arbor?
    I'm a Tech alum, and also a bit surprised, although TBF, the Wolverines did make to the FF in 2018, but anyhow for someone that could turn around the Huskies, and I imagine it's 1000x easier to recruit in Ann Arbor than Houghton, maybe the increased competition in the B10 and elsewhere is taking its toll. Could a system mismatch too, but Mel recruited these players, so he should have a pretty good idea.

    But I also don't follow Michigan enough to know if they have a lot of one and done guys though too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dream No. 2 View Post
    Nothing screams Big 14 hockey like having UM-MSU on Thursday night at 6:30 so BTN can squeeze in a volleyball match at 9. But the sad thing is--which gets better ratings? Probably volleyball, unfortunately.

    Big 14 hockey has been an absolute disaster for everyone involved who is not a school president, AD or coach. They gambled that the TV revenue would out do any reduced ticket sales and they were wrong. Would be great to see some real reporting on this. And they jacked up ticket prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness View Post
    I'm a Tech alum, and also a bit surprised, although TBF, the Wolverines did make to the FF in 2018, but anyhow for someone that could turn around the Huskies, and I imagine it's 1000x easier to recruit in Ann Arbor than Houghton, maybe the increased competition in the B10 and elsewhere is taking its toll. Could a system mismatch too, but Mel recruited these players, so he should have a pretty good idea.

    But I also don't follow Michigan enough to know if they have a lot of one and done guys though too.
    The Big 14 has certainly leveled the playing field for once proud programs. Mich and Minn can no longer fatten up on D-2 and MAC schools. Players want to win, period, everything else is secondary. They'll go play at PSU or ND or even OSU. The ones who want the old college try of a few years banging babes in college, playing good level hockey and living in a world class university town will continue to attend Minn, Mich and Wisky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Even worse is that its SO easy for fans to cross over. For a nominal game, it's pretty easy to make it between the two cities, if you want. These game are the best if Munn and Yost are 100% full and loud at face off. Drives me crazy that they have messed up this series.

    Given how JLA was full and LCA gets full, it's not as if there's a shortage of fans in this state.

    Very stupid, as you say.
    We'll see if LCA fills up for our Monday night match-up with State later this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    We'll see if LCA fills up for our Monday night match-up with State later this season.
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