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by JoeGopher
Wed Nov 25 9:02 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 418
Views: 37145

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

I really like the way the team looks this year. Very strong from the net out. My only thought is 'are really this good early in the year, or are PSU and tOSU not up to the level they had been playing the last few years?" I imagine it's a little of both. Regardless, I am thrilled for the team that th...
by JoeGopher
Tue Oct 27 11:50 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 418
Views: 37145

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

frozen4champs wrote:
Thu Oct 22 2:34 pm
The U taking votes on all century team.
https://gophersports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=1104
Not that anyone asked, but here's who I had:

A. Broten
N. Broten
J. Mayasich
J. Leopold
B. Butters
R. Stauber

B. Bonin
T. Vanek
L. Olimb
K. Ballard
T. Richards
J. Mattson

Herbie as the coach.
by JoeGopher
Thu Jul 09 3:32 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 418
Views: 37145

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

Just received this from Gopher Sports... Dear Joseph, I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. I wanted to make you aware of a change that the Big Ten made today with regard to scheduling. The conference announced that all 14 member institutions would be competing in Big Ten games only this f...
by JoeGopher
Thu May 07 11:39 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 418
Views: 37145

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

I also liked reading that the Sabres want him to come back and play for the Gophers. Pretty refreshing to heart based on some recent teams encouraging the kids to leave and then waste away in the AHL or ECHL...
by JoeGopher
Thu Apr 30 5:00 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: FS North Gophers hockey classic
Replies: 178
Views: 15191

Re: FS North Gophers hockey classic

Just watched the YouTube replay of the Michigan game. Pretty solid overall, but I had forgotten how that Michigan team was a little chippier than most Red coached teams. They had a fair amount of talent as well.
by JoeGopher
Wed Apr 29 3:08 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 165
Views: 16334

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

Divison 2 = Amazing Our Division = Awful Division 3 is fine, Eyeore. If they did something like this it would make more sense to have 8 divisions to fill the 16 NCAA spots. 2 teams from each division. No whining if you're the 3rd best team in a tough division. Agreed. FWIW, Divisions 4 and 10 are a...
by JoeGopher
Sat Apr 11 10:59 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Long ago, but Andy Brink was actually at the U as either an Evans Scholar, or on a golf scholarship. There was also a time in the 89/90 season where they needed an emergency goalie due to injuries and this kid that was on scolly with the baseball team stepped in. His name was Scott Nelson. I don't ...
by JoeGopher
Fri Apr 10 12:30 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Long ago, but Andy Brink was actually at the U as either an Evans Scholar, or on a golf scholarship. There was also a time in the 89/90 season where they needed an emergency goalie due to injuries and this kid that was on scolly with the baseball team stepped in. His name was Scott Nelson.
by JoeGopher
Fri Apr 03 12:10 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Game Thread | 2007 WCHA Final Five - Minnesota vs. North Dakota | Thursday, April 2 | 7:00pm, FSN
Replies: 75
Views: 4908

Re: Game Thread | 2007 WCHA Final Five - Minnesota vs. North Dakota | Thursday, April 2 | 7:00pm, FSN

If it's the Deuce, I imagine that they will show reruns of Frozen Four games. If so, the 2002 championship would be a very good candidate - one of the best I have seen and not just for the outcome (and this year is only the 5th one I have missed since 1989). Another really interesting one to show, a...
by JoeGopher
Wed Mar 11 8:05 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: MN @ PSU... B1G Semi-Final
Replies: 100
Views: 9511

Re: MN @ PSU... B1G Semi-Final

If we are hoping for a win based on the jersey they wear and the lack of crowd at Pegula, there are bigger troubles...

And yes, I realize that most people are joking about it...
by JoeGopher
Mon Mar 09 7:16 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I'm not usually one to talk crap about refs since it usually averages out, but this weekend was certainly interesting. One that particularly piqued my interest was in the third period in the Gopher offensive end, a ND player broke their stick attempting a shot. He then threw the stick at the Gopher ...
by JoeGopher
Sat Mar 07 9:17 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I only caught the last two 30 minutes of play, but I saw something a little different. Sure, they didn't mount any offensive pressure and the power play was the same it's been all year. But, ND played one of the best defensive games I have seen in a long time. They took away passing lanes, worked th...
by JoeGopher
Fri Mar 06 8:42 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I have received emails about 20-21 ticket pricing, but certainly nothing about ordering at this point. That usually comes sometime in May and I imagine the option will be there just like it was this year.
by JoeGopher
Mon Mar 02 9:06 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I sincerely offer my apologies for offering FREE tickets on a message board dedicated to Gopher Hockey. Next time I will try the Indian Motorcycle board I frequent... Just saying it's possible like three people even saw the post... And now it's going to get more visibility cuz it's in this thread. ...
by JoeGopher
Mon Mar 02 8:58 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

You offered where? If GopherHockey tweeted your free tickets they'd be gone in a minute. Looks like you offered them on here in the section that most people never scroll down to on the portal. Also need to realize message boards are not exactly a hopping place anymore... I sincerely offer my apolog...
by JoeGopher
Mon Mar 02 8:24 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 29889

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

Not for nothing, but I offered FREE tickets to the Friday game and over the course of many hours had exactly ONE taker. Don't ever say anything on this board again about ticket prices...
by JoeGopher
Fri Feb 28 2:55 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 18284

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

I'm really happy that we don't have to hear "Victors" 389 times tonight, since it's the only song their band seems to know...

And finally... CESSPOOL!
by JoeGopher
Tue Feb 25 9:52 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 18284

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

Eff the Ugly Helmets.
by JoeGopher
Tue Feb 25 9:50 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon Feb 24 4:23 pm
Someone talked at Blarney's.
It wasn't me...
by JoeGopher
Sun Feb 23 10:08 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #18 Gophers @ #11 Penn St. Feb 21 & 22
Replies: 288
Views: 19850

Re: #18 Gophers @ #11 Penn St. Feb 21 & 22

They played a solid three periods this weekend - it's just too bad they weren't consecutive. Regardless, there are some good things going on. Unfortunately, they need help from the Red Menace to take the title and get the bye, assuming they can sweep Ugly Helmets. Overall, I have nothing against PSU...
by JoeGopher
Thu Feb 20 12:15 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I don't follow this thread as much as others but maybe some of the regulars can help:

This site shows 4 committed recruits for next year
Heisenberg shows 10 for next year
CHN shows 13 for 2020

What's the right list?
by JoeGopher
Wed Feb 19 10:36 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

As a long time STH, and one of those "Center Ice" people, I have been to about 60% of the games this year, but my tickets have been used all but one game. While I wouldn't mind a free drink coupon or something here or there, it wouldn't help keep me as a STH, nor would it entice me to go to more gam...
by JoeGopher
Sun Feb 16 8:47 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15
Replies: 279
Views: 18886

Re: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15

Bonin21 wrote:
Sat Feb 15 6:08 pm
"Notre Dame's PK has been outstanding, north of 77%"

What is this idiot talking about
I loved this one. It showed them having a PK of 77% and that it is 51st in the country. That's pretty stellar right there.

Not for nothing, but the Gophs got some love in Bucci's updated poll this week.
by JoeGopher
Sat Feb 15 9:29 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15
Replies: 279
Views: 18886

Re: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15

I can see getting the win tonight and even sweeping Ugly Helmets, but PSU has been the Gophs Kryptonite for the last, well, forever. I am less than enthusiastic they will get a split on the road, but it's very hard to tell with this team.
by JoeGopher
Sun Feb 09 9:01 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs Sparty Feb 7 & 8
Replies: 156
Views: 14008

Re: Gophers vs Sparty Feb 7 & 8

One really bad period since the last time they played Sparty. It will happen and it only matters how they come back against Jesus U next week in South Bend.

I prefer to think of it as MSU being the only team good enough to beat the Gophers this decade..
by JoeGopher
Sun Feb 02 4:48 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Better Dead than Red: Gophers @ WisconSIN BADgers 1/31 & 2/1
Replies: 246
Views: 18798

Re: Better Dead than Red: Gophers @ WisconSIN BADgers 1/31 & 2/1

I agree, the goalie situation is shaky. I'm really not a fan of Laffer, I'd be more inclined to go with Moe most nights as he seems to be a little more consistent, give him the chance to grow through these big games. However, LaFontaine was a stud at home against OSU just a week ago. He is streaky,...
by JoeGopher
Wed Jan 29 9:33 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Better Dead than Red: Gophers @ WisconSIN BADgers 1/31 & 2/1
Replies: 246
Views: 18798

Re: Better Dead than Red: Gophers @ WisconSIN BADgers 1/31 & 2/1

I would prefer 6 pts this weekend, but would be happy with 3 or 4 as well...
by JoeGopher
Mon Jan 27 8:37 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

It's about time Zusseldorf steps up for the good of the program.

Come to think of it I spent 2 days in Zusseldorf, Austria this past summer drinking beer and riding a motorcycle in the alps!
by JoeGopher
Sun Jan 26 8:08 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs Buckeyes Jan 24-25
Replies: 139
Views: 10243

Re: Gophers vs Buckeyes Jan 24-25

No problem with allowing the goal to count. Gophers need to ratchet up their energy level to match OSU's or it's going to be a one-goal game very soon. Can someone explain why? I was clearly directed in off his skate. Especially considering that was the call on the ice. I didn't have a problem with...
by JoeGopher
Sat Jan 25 8:38 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs Buckeyes Jan 24-25
Replies: 139
Views: 10243

Re: Gophers vs Buckeyes Jan 24-25

https://www.foxsports.com/north/video/1686776387863 Wish they'd shown the overhead view, it would have been a lot clearer what happened, I think. They did show the overhead in the arena and it wasn't until the 2nd time I saw it that I knew it was a good goal. Really hard to catch the puck on Nappie...
by JoeGopher
Mon Dec 23 9:33 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gopher Hockey All-Decade Team
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: Gopher Hockey All-Decade Team

Holl didn't put up big numbers, but he was a very stabilizing presence on the blueline, what he did when moving to forward helped the team greatly, and once back on the blueline he rarely got beat. There are certainly arguments to be made to move him down to HM though because he wasn't a sexy prese...
by JoeGopher
Mon Dec 23 9:51 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gopher Hockey All-Decade Team
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: Gopher Hockey All-Decade Team

I get the love for Justin Holl based on .6, but he really doesn't belong on an All-Decade team of any sort - unless it's honorable mention. For most of his time with the Gophers he floated between the blue line as a forward fill-in. He was a functional player that added some size, but he wasn't spec...
by JoeGopher
Tue Dec 17 11:26 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Doug Woog RIP
Replies: 164
Views: 15185

Re: Doug Woog RIP

I consider Wooger to be the best college hockey coach to never win a National Title. Consistent play, recruiting and outcomes. Not always a bad thing, just wish for him that if nothing else the "Clank Heard Round The World" in 1989 didn't define a big part of his career. Had the opportunity to talk ...
by JoeGopher
Sat Nov 30 11:41 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

It must be very tough for some of you to get up every morning with the level of negativity that is in your lives. A couple of solutions might be to lay back a little and just enjoy what's happening. Sure, it can be less than desirable product on-ice, but there are sparks. Alternatively, just go away...
by JoeGopher
Mon Nov 04 7:36 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 57086

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

Most of the middle sections are sold. It is no shows. Not necessarily corpie like everyone likes to use as an excuse. Also the ages of people you're seeing are the ones showing up... My hypothesis is a lot that don't show up are old. Interesting if that really is the case. About 40% of 18 was open ...
by JoeGopher
Mon Nov 04 4:27 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 57086

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

Whatever you want to think. They don't show up and if they cared about the money they would drop. I'd also be curious to know the average age of STH in the high donations sections. That might also play a big role in no shows... I can only speak to my section (18), but the age appears to be a bit al...
by JoeGopher
Sun Nov 03 10:39 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

What's the word on Rossini? Is he hurt, or just not able to get on the ice with all the new D on the roster?
by JoeGopher
Mon Oct 21 5:49 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)
Replies: 191
Views: 20693

Re: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)

I wasn't as surprised about LaCombe's play as much as Johnson's. He looked pretty lost for both games and made a lot of errant passes. I am sure he will come around if he's as good as advertised, but he didn't live up to the hype this weekend. And in total fairness, I am guessing tBob is having all ...
by JoeGopher
Sun Sep 15 2:22 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Not that it matters much, but why is Phillips immediately eligible with PSU? With two years of eligibility left I doubt it’s due to graduation.

NCAA rules can be vexing at times...
by JoeGopher
Mon Aug 26 7:21 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Say what you will about Romanko, but he was better than average on the PK, and that's a skill that Freshmen struggle to do right out of the gate.
by JoeGopher
Thu Jul 18 11:18 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 8867
Views: 1450264

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

I wonder if Dylan Godbout is either Brent or Jason's kid?
by JoeGopher
Fri Apr 19 11:05 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

They could be priced at $1 and some people would still complain. The fans have a chance to show the U in real time what the value of the experience is to them. Sell out the low priced sections and they just might adjust accordingly. If the fans ignore it all it will show the AD is the price isnt th...
by JoeGopher
Thu Apr 18 3:12 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I guess I failed simple math... Don't save a penny but don't add one either. I didn't look at the invoice to see that there was a $30 processing fee, just looked at the total amount. True Comparison: 2018-2019 - $700 ea. ticket. plus $300 ea. donation. Total, $2000 2019-2020 - $500 ea. ticket. plus ...
by JoeGopher
Thu Apr 18 1:19 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 460325

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I saved $30!!! I will still be getting my seats.

And now that they have lowered the price in the Gopher end and added two more sections, how many here will be getting tickets?
by JoeGopher
Sun Apr 14 1:11 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 57086

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

Rumor has it the U of M was asked if they wanted a block of tickets to the Vegas game but turned it down because they didn’t think they could sell them. I.e they didn’t think they could make enough money. As I’m sure you know the U is only about making bucks. Regardless of who they screw. I would h...
by JoeGopher
Fri Mar 22 8:41 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing
Replies: 91
Views: 12274

Re: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing

The re-seating thing has to be one of the all time great blunders. And that's not even in hindsight - I don't recall a single person thinking it was going to be a good idea. I think in general this is a correct statement. There were a lot of long-time ST holders that were grandfathered in when the ...
by JoeGopher
Tue Mar 19 9:33 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I haven't followed this thread in it's entirety, but I was wondering about Jaxon Nelson. It seems like he graduated from HS about 5 years ago and keeps shifting. Will he be on the 19/20 roster, or is it another year til he gets here? Not that I really care either way, but it seems like I've been hea...
by JoeGopher
Tue Feb 12 6:49 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing
Replies: 91
Views: 12274

Re: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing

I will be renewing for the 30th year. Wouldn't even give it a thought. FWIW, I like the split season idea - to be sold after the season's are allocated. For some, getting to all 19-21 games (depending on the year) is difficult and being my own ticketmaster hasn't always been the easiest. Pricing wil...
by JoeGopher
Wed Jan 16 9:51 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

NTDP was critical in changing US hockey. I have doubts if its still the best model. Playing USHL teams with such a talent advantage on most teams, then playing a college exhibition schedule, and international tournaments where teams were recently put together may not be the best development. I thin...
by JoeGopher
Thu Apr 20 2:43 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I have to imagine tDon and tGrant have an informal "gentlemen's" agreement that he won't pursue any of the kids that have committed in one way or another, unless the kid reaches out to Grant directly.
by JoeGopher
Tue Apr 11 9:42 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 13552
Views: 2111415

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I personally like the name Luke Mountain...

Safe to assume that Landon Langenbrunner is related to Jamie in some way? Same for Bryce Brodzinski with Johnny or Michael?