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by Magic
Wed May 12 11:41 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2021-2022 Schedule
Replies: 65
Views: 3927

Re: 2021-2022 Schedule

I would much rather play the BC, BU, and Harvard type teams over Alaska and Mercyhurst. With that said, they better win ALL the games against the cupcakes. We have seen what happens to your pairwise if you have an off night against these type teams.
by Magic
Thu Mar 25 4:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 30693

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

I feel good about Saturdays game as long as our D doesn't get pushed around in front of LaFontaine. Our D should be able to jump up into the play and create scoring chances. One last point, please please SHOOT the puck in scoring areas. It drives many of us crazy when they try and score "pretty goal...
by Magic
Thu Mar 25 4:29 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 30693

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

I'm guessing a WCHA crew is going to work this game, but if an East Coast crew does instead and calls a tight game, would there be an advantage for either team or be a wash? [/quote] A tightly called game would help the Gophers. The Gophers didn't take many penalties during the season. Omaha is a "N...
by Magic
Mon Mar 22 9:40 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 30693

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

Omaha plays whack hockey. They shoot and crash the net. Our Defense is very skilled, but not very physical (except Staudacher). Omaha scores most of their goals "whacking" in close rebounds, so we need LaFontaine to limit rebounds. If the Gophers can handle Omaha's physicality their speed advantage ...
by Magic
Sun Mar 21 8:04 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Jim Connelly of USCHO picks Omaha over the Gophers. He has North Dakota, Wisconsin, BC, and Omaha in the Frozen Four
by Magic
Sun Mar 21 9:36 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Those last two teams in are very very subjective. My issue is the bracket committee seems to make sure one conference is not over represented in the Frozen 4. They want to make sure an Eastern team is in the Frozen 4. Would love to see the NCHC and Big 10 teams spread out in all four regionals
by Magic
Thu Mar 18 5:47 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Bonin21 wrote:
Thu Mar 18 4:35 pm
"North Dakota buddies" This oxymoron doesn't compute for me
Friends and Co-workers from North Dakota. I dont have a huge problem with North Dakota fans so much as their chippy Canadian players over the years
by Magic
Thu Mar 18 3:30 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

My North Dakota buddies didnt care who was sent to Fargo as long as the Gophers were not there. They believe their better, but that .06 is still in the back of their minds 😁
by Magic
Tue Mar 16 9:28 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 27352

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

5-4 with two minutes left I'm pacing back and forth. They got their #1 seed AND avoided a trip to Fargo. Yeah Baby :dance:
by Magic
Tue Mar 16 7:44 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 27352

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Granato sends Caufield out every time our 4th line gets on the ice. Good 1st period, but I find myself shouting SHOOT THE F'N PUCK.
by Magic
Wed Mar 10 2:41 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

I have no words for whoever thought it was a good idea to take a team photo wearing masks.
by Magic
Sun Mar 07 12:27 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 27352

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Wisconsin has had a horseshoe lodged (you know where) the last two weeks. They got extremely lucky to tie Notre Dame with 23 seconds left. Then the Gophers lost two probable wins against Penn St because of Covid. Add the fact, the Big Ten uses a goofy winning percentage instead of a basic winning pe...
by Magic
Fri Mar 05 9:17 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... No longer for the title.
Replies: 189
Views: 10734

Re: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... For the title!

I've thought these two teams were even all season (when both teams have all their players). Tonight Michigan got all the puck luck (3 of their 4 goals were bounces to an open Michigan player). Lou Nanne made a great comment when he said the Gophers play better on a smaller rink (they get on the puck...
by Magic
Mon Mar 01 12:30 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... No longer for the title.
Replies: 189
Views: 10734

Re: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... For the title!

Im expecting Wisconsin to destroy Michigan St in one of the games and the other will be tight. The Gophers series has split written all over it (I hope Im wrong).
by Magic
Sun Feb 28 11:33 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 116574

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Big 10 Regular Season or Tournament Champs is nice, but I'm more concerned about losing that #1 seed for the NCAA. I want to play North Dakota in Pittsburgh NOT Fargo with 2500 fans (really 5000 with North Dakota math)
by Magic
Wed Feb 24 5:16 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Magic wrote:
Wed Feb 24 5:14 pm
My early picks (barring any major tourney upsets.
Atlantic: AIC
B10: Gophers, Wisconsin, Michigan
ECAC: Quinnipiac
HE: BC BU UMass
NCHC: North Dakota, St Cloud, Duluth, Omaha
WCHA: Mankato, Bowling Green, Lake St, Bemidji St
*maybe Northeastern edging out one of the WCHA teams
by Magic
Wed Feb 24 5:14 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

If AIC or Quinnipiac doesnt win their league tournaments a quality team will get left out
by Magic
Mon Feb 22 4:50 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Albany has replaced Manchester as the 4th Regional site
by Magic
Mon Feb 22 1:39 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Or just say the equipment person has covid and not play the Michigan series (hang a banner and take your B10 bye). By the way, just kidding on working the system
by Magic
Thu Feb 18 3:10 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 342
Views: 38255

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

Big Picture: This might be a good thing. Gophers do not need to leave campus until the B10 tournament. Plus two weeks to prepare for Michigan.
by Magic
Mon Feb 15 6:32 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers vs Sparty -- Feb 19 & 20
Replies: 106
Views: 6376

Re: #4 Gophers vs Sparty -- Feb 19 & 20

I think the Gophers need to go 5-1 to win the B10 and get that bye in the B10 tourney (assuming Wisconsin loses one of their last six games). Either way, the Gophers should make the NCAAs.
by Magic
Fri Feb 12 9:00 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophs @ Irish 2/12 - 2/13
Replies: 238
Views: 13080

Re: Gophs @ Irish 2/12 - 2/13

The Gophers seem to play better on NHL sized rinks. 4 of their 5 losses have been at Mariucci.
by Magic
Mon Feb 01 3:41 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

I expect North Dakota to stuff the ballot box (DELETED COMMENT).
by Magic
Tue Jan 26 4:45 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 342
Views: 38255

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

Notre Dame will be hosting B10 Single Elimination Tournament March 18-20
by Magic
Sun Jan 24 7:28 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22
Replies: 167
Views: 9771

Re: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22

I dont endorse ASU joining the B10. Playing a series in Tempe every other year is fine though :D
by Magic
Fri Jan 22 4:47 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22
Replies: 167
Views: 9771

Re: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22

Regardless of the sport NEVER let an inferior team hang around. I think the Gophers will still win, but if this is still tied late your inviting trouble.
by Magic
Sun Jan 10 7:10 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #1 Gophers @ #12 BADgers (Jan 9 - 10)
Replies: 160
Views: 11268

Re: #1 Gophers @ #12 BADgers (Jan 9 - 10)

Two of Wisconsins goals were lucky. Wisconsin has two very good lines and if they get good goaltending they can beat anybody. Minnesota is deeper and has better defenseman and goalie.
by Magic
Mon Jan 04 1:34 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 113443

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

With the NCAA putting March Madness in a Indy bubble. Dont be surprised if the Big 10 Hockey Tournament is put in a bubble also (possibly Chicago with Black Hawks out of town)
by Magic
Tue Dec 08 12:14 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9
Replies: 187
Views: 13890

Re: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9

Gophers should get at least a split in this series. With both teams missing quality players the wild card for me is Strauss Mann. Can he steal one of the games for Michigan? We will see.
by Magic
Sun Sep 06 6:23 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 342
Views: 38255

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

The NCAA would be wise to schedule a one 16 team Regional and the Frozen 4 in a Pittsburgh bubble on back to back weekends. Just in case there is another outbreak during flu season
by Magic
Fri Jul 10 2:57 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 342
Views: 38255

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

The Big Ten is looking at alternate scheduling if the pandemic drags into the fall. One option is just playing the Big 10 schedule (no fans) starting in December. Canceling all the non conference games would suck, but better than starting up and canceling the season again. Right now, I would be fin...
by Magic
Sun Apr 26 8:49 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 342
Views: 38255

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

The Big Ten is looking at alternate scheduling if the pandemic drags into the fall. One option is just playing the Big 10 schedule (no fans) starting in December. Canceling all the non conference games would suck, but better than starting up and canceling the season again.