How many more years of MEDIOCRE Don Lucia hockey are we going to have to put up with ?
I can understand why nobody on this site wants to rehash last night, because it was BUTT UGLY!
The Gophers totally dominated UND for one period and then put it on cruise control to defeat!
What did Lucia do -- IF ANYTHING -- as this collapse was happening before his very eyes?
I didn't see him bound and gagged.
All I saw every time the camera turned his way was this dumb look of DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS.
Lucia just stood there and did nothing.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, HERBIE WOULD HAVE BEEN SCREAMING IN THEIR FACES!
Hakstol won that game when he called a Timeout and brought his boys to the bench for a little reality check.
Where was Lucia's timeout ??????
How many more Sioux goals did he have to see before he DID SOMETHING?
Traditional rival Wisconsin came into Marriucci on the last weekend of the regular season,
and Gopher Pride was a no-show. Lose on Friday and salvage a title on Saturday.
Minnesota meets North Dakota in the semifinals of the very last WCHA Final Five the Gophers will play in
for the forseeable future and what do they do?
Do they send North Dakota a final message of adios to puncutate the Blake Wheeler triumph ?
No, the Gophers lay down like a Lake Street Hooker.
Too bad Denver and UMD didn't play so many overtimes that WCHA officials would have had to
postpone the Gopher-Sioux game to Saturday instead.
I appreciate the optimism of those who want to look forward to the NCAA tournament, but in all honesty,
how can we have any realistic hope at all after what we saw from the Gophers against Wisconsin and
Look to next week? Look to next year?
Great, Lucia's Gophers can go from being an also-ran in the WCHA to being
an also-ran in the new Big 10 Hockey Conference.