Gophers vs Dogs

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Re: Gophers vs Dogs

Post by Vegasgopher » Sat Oct 26 5:55 pm

gopherfun83 wrote:
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Is stucker ok?

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 6:36 pm

Vegasgopher wrote:
Sat Oct 26 5:55 pm
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Is stucker ok?
He probably is, they’re not going to healthy scratch #22

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 7:16 pm

Olson 1-0.
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If Wisconsin-Madison is the state's most prestigious university and the state itself is known as The Dairy State, does that mean UW is Bovine University?

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 7:17 pm

OLSON ☝️

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Post by JWG » Sat Oct 26 7:27 pm

Yea... my football high won’t be undone by whatever happens tonight. I guessed the blowout that happened last night.

My hope is that this team improves throughout the season and finishes strong. That’s the best I’ve got for hockey this year.
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Re: Gophers vs Dogs

Post by Composer » Sat Oct 26 7:27 pm

Is the camera work always this bad on the Dog game?

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 26 7:29 pm

Composer wrote:
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Is the camera work always this bad on the Dog game?
Looks like a bare bones effort, honestly.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Oct 26 7:30 pm

The glass here is f*** terrible. Super warped and impossible to look through.

Umd should be ashamed

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 7:31 pm

SHEPARD stones Sammy on breakaway

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 7:39 pm

End of 1, Gophs trail 0-1.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 7:51 pm

I think the future is bright with Johnson & LaCombe on the blue line. They are noticeably smoother with the puck than some other D from the past few years. Brinkman also looks solid as a sophomore. Sorensen beat Jacques on 2 draws & Brodz hot off 2 shots that Shepard gloved...to the point where Jacques went to the bench, tail between legs & Richards had to go out and show him how to win a draw clean from Sorensen (who I like). Sammy & Perunovich are the best players on the ice. Sammy will play in the NHL for the Lightning, he has NHL speed &. battle level 👍

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:09 pm

Gophers are battling hard, solid back in forth action, Ranta has been snakebit...Meyers also with a good scoring chance.

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Post by ex_goldy » Sat Oct 26 8:09 pm

Still in 1st period, 2nd 1st period.

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Post by ex_goldy » Sat Oct 26 8:11 pm

Ok, now we’re in the 2nd period.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:17 pm

Point shot off crossbar by Dogs

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:20 pm

Bad turnover by Loheit leafs a a Gopher PP

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Post by frozen4champs » Sat Oct 26 8:23 pm

Sammy can now quit taking penalties at any time please.

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 8:24 pm

Does anyone want to go on the PP anymore?
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:26 pm

And like the too many men call on MN where refs quickly made a call on UMD, they quickly call the Gophers for a penalty l. Lots of 4x4 tonight

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 8:28 pm

End of 2, Gophs trail 0-1.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:29 pm

Loheit & Brinkman getting reacquainted at the 2nd period buzzer 🤣 Who says SW suburban guys don’t like to mix it up :lol:

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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Oct 26 8:36 pm

I say,
GO GOPHERS!!

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:41 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
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I say,
GO GOPHERS!!
Despite the corner seat, you’re having fun at the game, right? 😉

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 8:51 pm

Blake makes the mistake of chasing #7

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 9:02 pm

Entertaining: 3rd period, both teams have had quality chances

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 26 9:05 pm

I think if this series were at the end of the season, we may have a different result. We're hanging with them, I think our raw talent matches their talent. Their experience is the difference this weekend. I'm not saying sweep, but I'd say at least one confidence with swagger win.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 9:08 pm

Moe comes up YUUUGHGE ☝️

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 9:15 pm

J Cates 2-0, ENG.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 9:15 pm

And there’s your Dagger ☝️☝️

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Post by ScoobyDoo » Sat Oct 26 9:15 pm

Still #4 in the state.
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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 9:16 pm

Game over, UMD wins 2-0.
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Post by glenhogan21 » Sat Oct 26 9:18 pm

Man I despise UMD!!

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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Oct 26 9:21 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Sat Oct 26 8:41 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 26 8:36 pm
I say,
GO GOPHERS!!
Despite the corner seat, you’re having fun at the game, right? 😉
I will always have fun at a hockey game, and I will always say GO GOPHERS.

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Post by Butters Stotch » Sat Oct 26 9:38 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
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Still #4 in the state.
........but closing the gap.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 9:51 pm

Walking out of the arena, talked to a couple with Gopher gear about the game for a few minutes. And out of the blue they handed me 2 tickets to the CC vs UMD game Nov 23rd. Very kind of them & I’ll be using these tickets for sure 👍

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Post by gopherfun83 » Sat Oct 26 10:00 pm

The Gophers have one really good line and Moe played solid in net. The Gophers are a young team and have some positives from this weekend to learn from and build on. Go Gophers!

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Post by D2D » Sat Oct 26 10:05 pm

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I think if this series were at the end of the season, we may have a different result.
Maybe, but tonight UMD didn't play nearly as well as Friday night. Of course much of the difference in their play was due to the Gophers being a tougher out. In his comments after the game Friday Motzko said his team would learn a lot from the series, and I think the improvement we saw this evening shows that his observation was spot on.

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D2D wrote:
Sat Oct 26 10:05 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sat Oct 26 9:05 pm
I think if this series were at the end of the season, we may have a different result.
Maybe, but tonight UMD didn't play nearly as well as Friday night. Of course much of the difference in their play was due to the Gophers being a tougher out. In his comments after the game Friday Motzko said his team would learn a lot from the series, and I think the improvement we saw this evening shows that his observation was spot on.
Agreed.
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Post by Magic » Sat Oct 26 10:14 pm

The Gophers deserved better tonight. A tie seemed about right. UMD did not play as well as Friday night, but that was because the Gophers upped their tempo.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 10:15 pm

Moe played MORE than solid. He only let in one goal & Olson was in clean (on that one).Moe gave his team a chance to win, that’s what you expect from your goalie.

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 26 10:19 pm

Moe was indeed fire tonight.
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Post by trixR4kids » Sat Oct 26 10:22 pm

We could really use an infusion of high end talent at forward, we’re already seeing some of the gains there on the blue line. Also let Meyers center his own line and figure out a linemate for the top line. Burke has worked there, McManus probably could, Reedy probably shouldn’t be expected to center a second line at this point.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Oct 26 10:28 pm

After this weekend, I could use a margarita the size of my face.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sat Oct 26 10:30 pm

trixR4kids wrote:
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We could really use an infusion of high end talent at forward, we’re already seeing some of the gains there on the blue line.
I think Meyers is pretty darn good (right now). Very impressed with Jonny S so far( granted my initial expectations were low on him). Perbix will be fine, Brodz will be fine, it’ll take some time...3rd round Bruin draft pick Olson & Meyers were the best freshman forwards on the ice (this series).

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Post by streakygopher » Sat Oct 26 10:32 pm

Better game for Minnesota, but in the end it's 0-2 against UMD this year. "Status quo."

I hear about how good Ranta has looked. Sorry, but there's no style points if you're not scoring. He looks like the real thing going up and down the ice, but he's not showing up on the score sheet.

The team is young, and I actually think they are pretty decent, but damn if they didn't get swept AGAIN by state rival. That is a FAIL for the weekend.

Has Brodz given anybody any reason to get excited about his future?

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 26 11:07 pm

streakygopher wrote:
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Better game for Minnesota, but in the end it's 0-2 against UMD this year. "Status quo."

I hear about how good Ranta has looked. Sorry, but there's no style points if you're not scoring. He looks like the real thing going up and down the ice, but he's not showing up on the score sheet.

The team is young, and I actually think they are pretty decent, but damn if they didn't get swept AGAIN by state rival. That is a FAIL for the weekend.

Has Brodz given anybody any reason to get excited about his future?
I don't think it's a total fail. Youngest team in college hockey and we pretty much hung with 'em. I like our future.
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Post by streakygopher » Sat Oct 26 11:17 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sat Oct 26 11:07 pm
streakygopher wrote:
Sat Oct 26 10:32 pm
Better game for Minnesota, but in the end it's 0-2 against UMD this year. "Status quo."

I hear about how good Ranta has looked. Sorry, but there's no style points if you're not scoring. He looks like the real thing going up and down the ice, but he's not showing up on the score sheet.

The team is young, and I actually think they are pretty decent, but damn if they didn't get swept AGAIN by state rival. That is a FAIL for the weekend.

Has Brodz given anybody any reason to get excited about his future?
I don't think it's a total fail. Youngest team in college hockey and we pretty much hung with 'em. I like our future.
I like their future, too....just tired of flaming out against in state teams. Taking a hard line!

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sat Oct 26 11:20 pm

streakygopher wrote:
Sat Oct 26 10:32 pm
Better game for Minnesota, but in the end it's 0-2 against UMD this year. "Status quo."

I hear about how good Ranta has looked. Sorry, but there's no style points if you're not scoring. He looks like the real thing going up and down the ice, but he's not showing up on the score sheet.

The team is young, and I actually think they are pretty decent, but damn if they didn't get swept AGAIN by state rival. That is a FAIL for the weekend.

Has Brodz given anybody any reason to get excited about his future?

I think Brodz will be good in time. Definitely looks like he may have been better off is USHL this year. Both his forward brother had double digit goals as freshman. Wouldn’t bet on him to hit 10 or more this year, hope like hell that I’m wrong.

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Post by thinkbui » Sat Oct 26 11:56 pm

Well so much for my prediction of a split, but even with the loss tonight, I really liked the significant improvement in play compared to last night. Heck there were quality chances to break the shutout, especially from Ranta, so you could say we were a bounce away from a tie and another away from a win for our young team.

Still have a ton of work to do though, so we've got to make the next week count before Notre Dame comes to town.
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Post by D2D » Sun Oct 27 12:55 am

thinkbui wrote:
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Still have a ton of work to do though, so we've got to make the next week count before Notre Dame comes to town.
A HUGE upcoming series, especially for my extended family Brother (who played for the Irish way back when) - plus one of his two kids - plus two of my sister's three kids - all went to Notre Dame.

Once again the undefeated Irish are looking to be very good so, for me anyway, a series split would be very acceptable, for obvious "family bragging" reasons.

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Post by upnorthkid » Sun Oct 27 5:37 am

Mountains left to climb after that one. Still too many black holes at forward who don’t generate anything (either offensive skill or ability to play the body). UMD, despite being unable to score, did not look at all uncomfortable all night which the BADgers were able to make them. Color me disappointed. Unless some guys make leaps in the second half, it’s going to be a tough year with a hope for the future.

Also, to answer another posters question on Brodz, he looks like he should be In the USHL this year. Game is too fast for him right now. Could’ve used a year to get stronger and see the ice with guys moving a bit faster. He’s going to be in for a struggle this year

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Re: Gophers vs Dogs

Post by Vegasgopher » Sun Oct 27 7:26 am

Seems to me this will be a season just like this series, we will see steady improvements as we go but the results will not be there...as all have said next year IT begins again...

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Post by gopher6 » Sun Oct 27 7:28 am

Gophers are youngest team in college hockey 19 players either freshmen or sophomore they will learn what is expected and will be good 👌

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 27 8:08 am

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Mountains left to climb after that one. Still too many black holes at forward who don’t generate anything (either offensive skill or ability to play the body). UMD, despite being unable to score, did not look at all uncomfortable all night which the BADgers SUCK were able to make them. Color me disappointed. Unless some guys make leaps in the second half, it’s going to be a tough year with a hope for the future.

Also, to answer another posters question on Brodz, he looks like he should be In the USHL this year. Game is too fast for him right now. Could’ve used a year to get stronger and see the ice with guys moving a bit faster. He’s going to be in for a struggle this yearl
Regarding the last paragraph comment...if what you’re saying proves to be true (that Brodz truly needed a full year in the USHL prior to arriving on campus) not saying yet that it’s true...but if it proves to be true... well...that error (will then) be squarely on “tBob”. ☝️ Because a full year in the USHL was the family’s initial plan for BB... that’s a fact

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 27 11:07 am

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sport ... of-Gophers Some postgame analysis from Saturday

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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Sun Oct 27 11:41 am

Much better effort and intensity in all 3 zones. Especially the d-zone where they were much better with their retrievals and handling the Bulldog forecheck. Moe was solid and the Gophers blocked a lot of shots. Much easier to defend on the smaller ice.

Gophers easily could have been up 2-1 after the first period if not for Sheppard.

Most of the offense coming from the top line. I would expect that as young as the Gophers are and how good the Bulldogs are defensively. They did keep it simple getting the puck deep and getting on the forecheck.

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Post by gopherfun83 » Sun Oct 27 11:50 am

Only time will tell how this years team develops. Last year they tied and beat UMD and still didn't make the NCAA tournament. Hopefully this year will be different and they will know what to expect. There are no easy games and next weekend won't be any easier, maybe tougher. At some point they need to start winning the in state teams again to be successful.

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Post by trixR4kids » Sun Oct 27 1:00 pm

Moe’s play was probably the best positive I can take away from that last game other than Duluth didn’t look quite as sharp and we had more sustained pressure.

Anyone who remembers, did we deserve those penalties we took on our (very short) PP’s? Seems kinda ridiculous that we basically had zero PP time that entire game.
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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun Oct 27 1:48 pm

Some of our penalties looked a little lame, they seemed to want to let them play. I’m good with that, but don’t have to even up every PP opportunity.

Not gonna get any better, Notre Dame doesn’t seem to get called for anything. Would expect another series where we get very few PP opportunities.

I do find it amazing that walker has taken more penalties than he has drawn. Seems to skate thru so many sticks, then the second he uses stick he gets called.

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Post by upnorthkid » Sun Oct 27 3:06 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Oct 27 8:08 am
upnorthkid wrote:
Sun Oct 27 5:37 am
Mountains left to climb after that one. Still too many black holes at forward who don’t generate anything (either offensive skill or ability to play the body). UMD, despite being unable to score, did not look at all uncomfortable all night which the BADgers SUCK SUCK were able to make them. Color me disappointed. Unless some guys make leaps in the second half, it’s going to be a tough year with a hope for the future.

Also, to answer another posters question on Brodz, he looks like he should be In the USHL this year. Game is too fast for him right now. Could’ve used a year to get stronger and see the ice with guys moving a bit faster. He’s going to be in for a struggle this yearl
Regarding the last paragraph comment...if what you’re saying proves to be true (that Brodz truly needed a full year in the USHL prior to arriving on campus) not saying yet that it’s true...but if it proves to be true... well...that error (will then) be squarely on “tBob”. ☝️ Because a full year in the USHL was the family’s initial plan for BB... that’s a fact
Hope he comes along more as the year goes on and he proves me wrong, but early returns regarding his skating and decision making are concerning going forward

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Post by Norm » Sun Oct 27 6:27 pm

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We could really use an infusion of high end talent at forward, we’re already seeing some of the gains there on the blue line. Also let Meyers center his own line and figure out a linemate for the top line. Burke has worked there, McManus probably could, Reedy probably shouldn’t be expected to center a second line at this point.
Maybe try Ranta on the Walker line and move Meyers back to center?

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Post by gopherfun83 » Sun Oct 27 7:15 pm

Norm wrote:
Sun Oct 27 6:27 pm
trixR4kids wrote:
Sat Oct 26 10:22 pm
We could really use an infusion of high end talent at forward, we’re already seeing some of the gains there on the blue line. Also let Meyers center his own line and figure out a linemate for the top line. Burke has worked there, McManus probably could, Reedy probably shouldn’t be expected to center a second line at this point.
Maybe try Ranta on the Walker line and move Meyers back to center?
Honestly I was surprised the BMW line isn't together this year. Also in last nights game with under 2:00 minutes left and a faceoff in the UMD zone that Moe wasn't pulled. If you lose you lose, but that is the perfect situation to pull Moe and go for the tie.

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Post by D2D » Sun Oct 27 7:19 pm

gopherfun83 wrote:
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Also in last nights game with under 2:00 minutes left and a faceoff in the UMD zone that Moe wasn't pulled. If you lose you lose, but that is the perfect situation to pull Moe and go for the tie.
I found myself questioning that myself.

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Post by Norm » Sun Oct 27 7:38 pm

trixR4kids wrote:
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Anyone who remembers, did we deserve those penalties we took on our (very short) PP’s? Seems kinda ridiculous that we basically had zero PP time that entire game.
I recorded the game. Still trying to figure out Walker's hooking penalty.

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Post by trixR4kids » Sun Oct 27 7:40 pm

Norm wrote:
Sun Oct 27 6:27 pm
trixR4kids wrote:
Sat Oct 26 10:22 pm
We could really use an infusion of high end talent at forward, we’re already seeing some of the gains there on the blue line. Also let Meyers center his own line and figure out a linemate for the top line. Burke has worked there, McManus probably could, Reedy probably shouldn’t be expected to center a second line at this point.
Maybe try Ranta on the Walker line and move Meyers back to center?
Ranta has looked more solid with the puck on his stick this year so it might be worth a try.
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Post by D2D » Sun Oct 27 8:13 pm

trixR4kids wrote:
Sun Oct 27 7:40 pm
Ranta has looked more solid with the puck on his stick this year so it might be worth a try.
What I'm also noticing about Ranta this year is his skating. He's one of those guys who's so smooth you don't realize how quickly he's accelerating until he's by you. Walker has that same ability.

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Post by Bertogliat » Mon Oct 28 5:56 am

bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Oct 27 8:08 am
upnorthkid wrote:
Sun Oct 27 5:37 am
Mountains left to climb after that one. Still too many black holes at forward who don’t generate anything (either offensive skill or ability to play the body). UMD, despite being unable to score, did not look at all uncomfortable all night which the BADgers SUCK SUCK were able to make them. Color me disappointed. Unless some guys make leaps in the second half, it’s going to be a tough year with a hope for the future.

Also, to answer another posters question on Brodz, he looks like he should be In the USHL this year. Game is too fast for him right now. Could’ve used a year to get stronger and see the ice with guys moving a bit faster. He’s going to be in for a struggle this yearl
Regarding the last paragraph comment...if what you’re saying proves to be true (that Brodz truly needed a full year in the USHL prior to arriving on campus) not saying yet that it’s true...but if it proves to be true... well...that error (will then) be squarely on “tBob”. ☝️ Because a full year in the USHL was the family’s initial plan for BB... that’s a fact
What if Bob thought Bryce was the most ready for college hockey of the remaining recruits? He had to bring in someone.

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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Oct 28 9:18 am

Sammy might get sick of carrying the team. Would be nice to have a first or second round forward talent as the icing on the cake next year (probably Walker's last season), but none out there.
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Post by glenhogan21 » Mon Oct 28 1:39 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Oct 28 5:56 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Oct 27 8:08 am
upnorthkid wrote:
Sun Oct 27 5:37 am
Mountains left to climb after that one. Still too many black holes at forward who don’t generate anything (either offensive skill or ability to play the body). UMD, despite being unable to score, did not look at all uncomfortable all night which the BADgers SUCK SUCK SUCK were able to make them. Color me disappointed. Unless some guys make leaps in the second half, it’s going to be a tough year with a hope for the future.

Also, to answer another posters question on Brodz, he looks like he should be In the USHL this year. Game is too fast for him right now. Could’ve used a year to get stronger and see the ice with guys moving a bit faster. He’s going to be in for a struggle this yearl
Regarding the last paragraph comment...if what you’re saying proves to be true (that Brodz truly needed a full year in the USHL prior to arriving on campus) not saying yet that it’s true...but if it proves to be true... well...that error (will then) be squarely on “tBob”. ☝️ Because a full year in the USHL was the family’s initial plan for BB... that’s a fact
What if Bob thought Bryce was the most ready for college hockey of the remaining recruits? He had to bring in someone.

Either way Bob owns that decision. When you bring someone in is almost as big a decision as who you recruit. Hopefully Bryce can find a way to use his size and shot to overcome his skating. If he can’t by end of year it’s fair to question his decision.

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Post by Cardinal » Mon Oct 28 2:36 pm

With all the guys moving on from last season, combined with the fact the best players commit 2-3 years before hitting campus, they were in a position to hope to defer a talented player and deal with the risks associated with that (which include then finding an over-age recruit to take up a roster spot like Denman is doing now and more or less being on the team without playing games for probably four seasons) or bring in some kids who probably aren't ready and have them learn on the fly. Not an ideal spot to be in but certainly not Bob's fault they lost a class of nine seniors plus some early departures. With the way recruiting is in college hockey in 2019, it's going to take another 1-2 years probably for things to align the way he wants from a roster standpoint.

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Post by Vegoe » Mon Oct 28 3:59 pm

Also Bryce is 19-years-old who has been training with his brothers for years, so it's not like he's a draft elibible freshman. I think he'll be fine given some time to adjust to the college game. I think he could contribute with some power play ability later in the year as they've been lacking right handed one-timers for a little while.


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Cardinal wrote:
Mon Oct 28 2:36 pm
With all the guys moving on from last season, combined with the fact the best players commit 2-3 years before hitting campus, they were in a position to hope to defer a talented player and deal with the risks associated with that (which include then finding an over-age recruit to take up a roster spot like Denman is doing now and more or less being on the team without playing games for probably four seasons) or bring in some kids who probably aren't ready and have them learn on the fly. Not an ideal spot to be in but certainly not Bob's fault they lost a class of nine seniors plus some early departures. With the way recruiting is in college hockey in 2019, it's going to take another 1-2 years probably for things to align the way he wants from a roster standpoint.
The other options he had were Huglen or Jack Jensen. Mason Nevers eligible as well, but doubt he was ever in conversation to come in. Too early to evaluate the decision but come end of year its fair to.

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Post by Cardinal » Tue Oct 29 8:41 am

glenhogan21 wrote:
Tue Oct 29 12:05 am
Cardinal wrote:
Mon Oct 28 2:36 pm
With all the guys moving on from last season, combined with the fact the best players commit 2-3 years before hitting campus, they were in a position to hope to defer a talented player and deal with the risks associated with that (which include then finding an over-age recruit to take up a roster spot like Denman is doing now and more or less being on the team without playing games for probably four seasons) or bring in some kids who probably aren't ready and have them learn on the fly. Not an ideal spot to be in but certainly not Bob's fault they lost a class of nine seniors plus some early departures. With the way recruiting is in college hockey in 2019, it's going to take another 1-2 years probably for things to align the way he wants from a roster standpoint.
The other options he had were Huglen or Jack Jensen. Mason Nevers eligible as well, but doubt he was ever in conversation to come in. Too early to evaluate the decision but come end of year its fair to.
There's no way to say what type of freshman season any of those players would have had in place of Brodzinski.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Tue Oct 29 9:47 am

I'm a huge supporter of Bob and fan of Bryce, not trying to stir the pot.

I just don't think you can give him a free pass and say he had no other choice. Bosses get criticized for who they select for promotions, this is essentially the same thing. If he felt Bryce could contribute to PP, use his size and and shot and Bryce is unable to do that it's fair to say he got it wrong. Same as we did with Phillips. I do believe Huglen was a viable option, good skater/forechecker with skill. I know he's hurt now, and don't know when or what that looked like so unsure if that factored into decision.

Either way its extremely difficult to predict who is ready and who is not, all coaches are going to get some right and some wrong.

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