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everyone should watch this.....the kid is funny & the players are having a blast

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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Thu Jan 21 11:30 am

On the podcast last night Jup, Vegoe and Drew talked briefly about a limited number of fans potentially being allowed into Mariucci at some point this season. I've been pretty optimistic that there is a chance that might happen but with a month and a half left who knows. I know it's pretty much a wait and see game but has anyone heard anything at all that might indicate whether or not that might happen? If so, what would that possibly look like?

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Post by g-manpuck » Thu Jan 21 12:41 pm

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On the podcast last night Jup, Vegoe and Drew talked briefly about a limited number of fans potentially being allowed into Mariucci at some point this season. I've been pretty optimistic that there is a chance that might happen but with a month and a half left who knows. I know it's pretty much a wait and see game but has anyone heard anything at all that might indicate whether or not that might happen? If so, what would that possibly look like?
That is the same rumor going here in Mankato as well. Both MSU and the Civic Center are working on a plan to have fans at the end of February, that's what a blue line member told me last week. No word on how many fans. Before the s**t hit the fan in October/November they were working on four pods of 250 fans, I don't see that happening especially if February's expectations meet the forecast Covid-wise.
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Post by Bertogliat » Thu Jan 21 1:45 pm

g-manpuck wrote:
Thu Jan 21 12:41 pm
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Thu Jan 21 11:30 am
On the podcast last night Jup, Vegoe and Drew talked briefly about a limited number of fans potentially being allowed into Mariucci at some point this season. I've been pretty optimistic that there is a chance that might happen but with a month and a half left who knows. I know it's pretty much a wait and see game but has anyone heard anything at all that might indicate whether or not that might happen? If so, what would that possibly look like?
That is the same rumor going here in Mankato as well. Both MSU and the Civic Center are working on a plan to have fans at the end of February, that's what a blue line member told me last week. No word on how many fans. Before the s**t hit the fan in October/November they were working on four pods of 250 fans, I don't see that happening especially if February's expectations meet the forecast Covid-wise.
With the UK variant taking off in the US, look for plans to reverse themselves before too long.

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Post by D2D » Thu Jan 21 5:36 pm

I read somewhere that kids who are in private schools have continued to attend class uninterrupted. Haven't heard of any reversals...
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I read somewhere that kids who are in private schools have continued to attend class uninterrupted. Haven't heard of any reversals...
Anoka Hennepin schools had to close because they didn’t have enough teachers and no subs willing to come in. My wife’s office (guidance) had 5 people near her who were out with quarantine, including her, for significant periods.

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Post by Gopherguy05 » Thu Jan 21 6:02 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Thu Jan 21 5:57 pm
D2D wrote:
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I read somewhere that kids who are in private schools have continued to attend class uninterrupted. Haven't heard of any reversals...
Anoka Hennepin schools had to close because they didn’t have enough teachers and no subs willing to come in. My wife’s office (guidance) had 5 people near her who were out with quarantine, including her, for significant periods.

My wife was out 23 days and never had the virus.
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Post by thinkbui » Thu Jan 21 7:35 pm

I certainly hope we can watch in person later this season even if it's just the final game of the regular season. It feels so wrong for us to be celebrating this milestone season from home.
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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Sun Jan 24 11:31 am

I saw someone on Facebook pushing to let fans in for the Wisconsin series in two weeks. Obviously we'd all love to see fans at Mariucci for what would surely be an exciting series but with this UK variant taking off and Michigan putting a two week pause on athletics I just don't see that happening. I appreciate this fan's passion but let's be realistic.

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Post by JWG » Sun Jan 24 7:53 pm

I think it'd be great if the U offered season ticket holders some type of discounted merchandise opportunity for the 100 season. Since we can't be there, at least allow us to get something out of it. I'm willing to pay a reasonable price for something decent (like a jersey...)
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Post by D2D » Wed Jan 27 7:26 pm

Learned today that the team will be flying out to Columbus with the women's hockey team AND the volleyball team on a chartered 737. After the two hockey teams deplane the volleyball team will continue on to Maryland for their Friday/Saturday matches in College Park.

With the 737 the teams are expected to have plenty of room to maintain good separation, and of course everyone will be wearing masks.
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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jan 27 7:36 pm

D2D wrote:
Wed Jan 27 7:26 pm
Learned today that the team will be flying out to Columbus with the women's hockey team AND the volleyball team on a chartered 737. After the two hockey teams deplane the volleyball team will continue on to Maryland for their Friday/Saturday matches in College Park.

With the 737 the teams are expected to have plenty of room to maintain good separation, and of course everyone will be wearing masks.
I would hope too that all are continually Covid tested and have been negative……

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Cowgirl wrote:
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I would hope too that all are continually Covid tested and have been negative……
Yes every day and so far so good.
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Most college guys would like those odds!
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Post by gopher6 » Thu Jan 28 6:55 am

D2D wrote:
Wed Jan 27 7:26 pm
Learned today that the team will be flying out to Columbus with the women's hockey team AND the volleyball team on a chartered 737. After the two hockey teams deplane the volleyball team will continue on to Maryland for their Friday/Saturday matches in College Park.

With the 737 the teams are expected to have plenty of room to maintain good separation, and of course everyone will be wearing masks.
I hope nothing happens to the 737 plane

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Post by Steve MN » Thu Jan 28 9:15 am

gopher6 wrote:
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D2D wrote:
Wed Jan 27 7:26 pm
Learned today that the team will be flying out to Columbus with the women's hockey team AND the volleyball team on a chartered 737. After the two hockey teams deplane the volleyball team will continue on to Maryland for their Friday/Saturday matches in College Park.

With the 737 the teams are expected to have plenty of room to maintain good separation, and of course everyone will be wearing masks.
I hope nothing happens to the 737 plane
As a practical matter, the only thing that makes this trip any different from a "normal" season trip to Columbus is that they chartered that big of a plane and have the two teams flying together. Much more concerned with any problems passing anything from one team to the other.
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Post by D2D » Thu Jan 28 2:58 pm

Steve MN wrote:
Thu Jan 28 9:15 am
As a practical matter, the only thing that makes this trip any different from a "normal" season trip to Columbus is that they chartered that big of a plane and have the two teams flying together.
That's two things. :wink:
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Very cool article in today’s Strib on Carl Fish.

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Very cool article in today’s Strib on Carl Fish.
I was today years old when I learned Barry Tallackson also went to Johnson.
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Zwak wrote:
Fri Jan 29 11:58 am
Laxref wrote:
Fri Jan 29 6:42 am
Very cool article in today’s Strib on Carl Fish.
I was today years old when I learned Barry Tallackson also went to Johnson.
Haha me too. Did he play for Johnson as a senior?

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streakygopher wrote:
Fri Jan 29 2:25 pm
Zwak wrote:
Fri Jan 29 11:58 am
Laxref wrote:
Fri Jan 29 6:42 am
Very cool article in today’s Strib on Carl Fish.
I was today years old when I learned Barry Tallackson also went to Johnson.
Haha me too. Did he play for Johnson as a senior?
I think he played on the NTDP team. Maybe played for Johnson as a FR or SO? @Iceburg???
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I think you are exactly right @Zwak
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Zwak wrote:
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I think he played on the NTDP team. Maybe played for Johnson as a FR or SO? @Iceburg???
I don’t remember the whole story with Barry but he wasn’t a life long east sider. I believe he was born in North Dakota (western town, maybe Bismarck or Grafton?). Family moved to Detroit Lakes and Barry played his youth hockey there. I think Barry did two years with the NTDP so maybe just sophomore year at Johnson?
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Zwak wrote:
Fri Jan 29 11:58 am
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Very cool article in today’s Strib on Carl Fish.
I was today years old when I learned Barry Tallackson also went to Johnson.
I only knew this because my dad is a Johnson grad
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Post by frozen4champs » Mon Feb 01 11:58 am

LaFontaine up for Hobey. It is also a bit strange that Ranta did not get into the first batch of candidates. Maybe it is because it is hard to separate Ranta, Walker, Meyers or McLaughlin, as they are all about the same. Also, no Cole Caufield on the list. :confused2: Edit-- Todd Milewski said he will be added soon :confused2: :confused2:


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Post by JWG » Mon Feb 01 1:50 pm

Vote early and vote often!
I figured this must have been posted here as Lafontaine has 45% of the vote right now.
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Post by Cowgirl » Mon Feb 01 2:33 pm

Hey you can vote without a Facebook account this time!

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I expect North Dakota to stuff the ballot box (DELETED COMMENT).

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In before the lock.

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Wow 😂

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GPL has 1 basic rule..... :brickwall: :hammer:


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I expect North Dakota to stuff the ballot box (DELETED PORTION).
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Post by Slap Shot » Mon Feb 01 4:27 pm

Ahh, I missed it.
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Slap Shot wrote:
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Ahh, I missed it.
Me too... me too.
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Post by Composer » Mon Feb 01 7:57 pm

I didn’t see it, but I think it’s pretty easy to figure out...

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Post by Norm » Mon Feb 01 9:02 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon Feb 01 4:27 pm
Ahh, I missed it.
That's two weeks in a row I've missed it.

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Post by JWG » Tue Feb 02 7:56 am

Jack is now down to 17% of the vote as others gain votes.

Keep voting!
https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
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JWG wrote:
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Jack is now down to 17% of the vote as others gain votes.

Keep voting!
https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
Even using my company VPN I can't vote from me region. :censored:
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue Feb 02 8:33 am

Am I the only who thinks it’s weird that his odds at winning an award for best college hockey player are affected by the fans of a player or team and their willingness to spend their time voting online?

Bigger the fan base (among other factors) the better your chance of being the top hockey player in the country?

I honestly think less of an award for including such a factor.

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I didn’t think the fan vote really mattered the end.

Now it’s asking for Facebook log in so it doesn’t seem you can vote more than once anyways.

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Cowgirl wrote:
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I didn’t think the fan vote really mattered the end.

Now it’s asking for Facebook log in so it doesn’t seem you can vote more than once anyways.
You could always join Facebook. :D :poke:
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Zwak wrote:
Tue Feb 02 9:03 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Tue Feb 02 8:51 am
I didn’t think the fan vote really mattered the end.

Now it’s asking for Facebook log in so it doesn’t seem you can vote more than once anyways.
You could always join Facebook. :D :poke:
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Post by Steve MN » Tue Feb 02 9:27 am

The fan vote is essentially the final tie-breaker as I understand it... it counts for like 1% of the actual voting. It's just for show.
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Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Post by Vegoe » Tue Feb 02 9:33 am

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Am I the only who thinks it’s weird that his odds at winning an award for best college hockey player are affected by the fans of a player or team and their willingness to spend their time voting online?

Bigger the fan base (among other factors) the better your chance of being the top hockey player in the country?

I honestly think less of an award for including such a factor.
The fan voting is more of a sideshow than actually impacting the award -- head coaches can nominate three players from their league and three players in the nation. I think usually though coaches just nominate players from their own team. There is the fan vote, but really there is a panel of 29 people who ultimately narrow it down to 10 candidates, the Hobey Hat Trick and winner. It doesn't technically say how much ther fan vote matters anywhere in the process.

Also FYI -- Motzko didn't nominate anyone last year and just LaFontaine this year. Some coaches choose to get a little more liberal nominating guys -- eight schools nominated three players. Michigan put up Owen Power, Cam York and Kent Johnson, North Dakota put up Jordan Kawaguchi, Matt Kiersted and Shane Pinto, Minnesota Duluth put up Noah Cates, Cole Koepke and Nick Swaney, Boston College put up Spencer Knight, Matt Boldy and Logan Hutsko, Minnesota State put up Cade Borchardt, Nathan Smith and Dryden McKay, Maine put up Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup, Eduards Tralmaks and Adam Dawe, Lake Superior State put up Lukas Kaelble, Ashton Calder and Mareks Mitens, Sacred Heart University put up Marcel Godbout, Braden Tuck and Ryan Steele.

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

Post by JWG » Tue Feb 02 9:45 am

This coach nomination process is interesting. It's kind of like the Oscars or Golden Globes when you have multiple nominees for one show/film in a category. Do you have a better chance of winning because you have more nominees or does it hurt you because you split the vote across nominees?

It seems likely Lafontaine should make the top 10 if his play continues. He's been outstanding. Not sure on top 3 but it should would be nice to have a serious hobey candidate again for once.
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Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Post by Bertogliat » Tue Feb 02 12:37 pm

Sacred Heart feels they have three players worthy of a Hobey Baker nomination?

I mean.....

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

Post by Steve MN » Tue Feb 02 12:49 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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Sacred Heart feels they have three players worthy of a Hobey Baker nomination?

I mean.....
Realistically, the committee usually does a pretty good job of narrowing down to the top 10, usually get the top 3 right, and then it's down to which of three really :censored: good players is the "best" when they play potentially wildly different schedules/etc.
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Post by D2D » Tue Feb 02 5:18 pm

Anyone else attend the very first award ceremony at the old Decathlon Club in Bloomington? :M:
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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Feb 02 11:40 pm

While I'm glad to see they put up a #1 total, it's no wonder the BT doesn't really care about bumping hockey if that's as many viewers as they can get. I'd be curious to see how many viewers a game on FSN draws recently and what it would be at its peak.
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Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Post by MNGophers29 » Wed Feb 03 12:13 am

frozen4champs wrote:
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Would be interesting to see the LEAST watched FB or BB game ever...
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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Wed Feb 03 12:50 am

Depending on how the rest of the season goes the Minnesota-Michigan series could give this past game a run for its money if they air it on BTN. Which they really should. With what could potentially be at stake and bringing in viewers from both the Michigan and Minnesota fan bases they'd be foolish not. What better way to advertise B1G Hockey

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

Post by Bertogliat » Wed Feb 03 9:35 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Wed Feb 03 12:13 am
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue Feb 02 5:25 pm
Would be interesting to see the LEAST watched FB or BB game ever...
I saw a tweet this week that said this Gopher hockey game and the Gopher basketball game Purdue had the same TV share. The Gopher basketball game had to have pretty low ratings relative to big games.

Edit, I don't know the difference between ratings and share.

Per Nate Wells, the Gopher hockey game vs fOSU drew 164,810 viewers (4 pm ET). The Gopher basketball game drew nearly 300,000 viewers (5:30 pm ET).
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Post by Maize » Wed Feb 03 9:45 am

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I saw a tweet this week that said this Gopher hockey game and the Gopher basketball game Purdue had the same TV share. The Gopher basketball game had to have pretty low ratings relative to big games.
That's correct. Both games drew a 0.06 share in the 18-49 demographic, which tends to be what matters most. In terms of raw viewers, the Gopher basketball game had 291,000. Wisconsin/Penn State, which led into the Gopher/OSU hockey game had 414,000 viewers, but only a 0.05 in the demo.

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Post by Bertogliat » Wed Feb 03 9:47 am

Maize wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:45 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:35 am

I saw a tweet this week that said this Gopher hockey game and the Gopher basketball game Purdue had the same TV share. The Gopher basketball game had to have pretty low ratings relative to big games.
That's correct. Both games drew a 0.06 share in the 18-49 demographic, which tends to be what matters most. In terms of raw viewers, the Gopher basketball game had 291,000. Wisconsin/Penn State, which led into the Gopher/OSU hockey game had 414,000 viewers, but only a 0.05 in the demo.
So share is the % of viewers at that time?

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Post by Zwak » Wed Feb 03 9:50 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:47 am
Maize wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:45 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:35 am

I saw a tweet this week that said this Gopher hockey game and the Gopher basketball game Purdue had the same TV share. The Gopher basketball game had to have pretty low ratings relative to big games.
That's correct. Both games drew a 0.06 share in the 18-49 demographic, which tends to be what matters most. In terms of raw viewers, the Gopher basketball game had 291,000. Wisconsin/Penn State, which led into the Gopher/OSU hockey game had 414,000 viewers, but only a 0.05 in the demo.
So share is the % of viewers at that time?
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Post by Maize » Wed Feb 03 9:51 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Feb 03 9:47 am

So share is the % of viewers at that time?
Yes.

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Post by gopher6 » Wed Feb 03 12:47 pm

The next 2 weeks are going to show us a lot, first the Stinking BADDDGERS then Lou Holtz U

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Post by JWG » Wed Feb 03 2:31 pm

Cole Caufield has jumped ahead of Lafontaine in the Hobey voting. I get it doesn't really matter but I hate seeing a Badger on top.

https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
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Post by D2D » Wed Feb 03 2:48 pm

JWG wrote:
Wed Feb 03 2:31 pm
Cole Caufield has jumped ahead of Lafontaine in the Hobey voting. I get it doesn't really matter but I had seeing a Badger on top.

https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
Sure would be sweet if the Gophers could shut him down this weekend, while generating plenty of offense for the sweep. :dance:
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Post by JDUBBS1280 » Wed Feb 03 9:19 pm

JWG wrote:
Wed Feb 03 2:31 pm
Cole Caufield has jumped ahead of Lafontaine in the Hobey voting. I get it doesn't really matter but I hate seeing a Badger on top.

https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
He’s a Montreal first rounder and all the MTL accounts have been pushing Habs fans to vote for him.
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Post by gopheritall » Thu Feb 04 7:04 pm

D2D wrote:
Wed Feb 03 2:48 pm
JWG wrote:
Wed Feb 03 2:31 pm
Cole Caufield has jumped ahead of Lafontaine in the Hobey voting. I get it doesn't really matter but I had seeing a Badger on top.

https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote
Sure would be sweet if the Gophers could shut him down this weekend, while generating plenty of offense for the sweep. :dance:
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Post by gopherfun83 » Mon Feb 08 8:51 pm

Before the season started if someone told me the Gophers would be 15-5 at this point I would take it.
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Post by gopherfun83 » Sat Feb 13 9:23 pm

Most likely the Gophers would need to win the next 6 games and either make it to the final game or win the B1G tournament to get the #1 seed. For that to happen the defense will need to clamp down like they did today and Laffer only give up 0-2 goals per game. Last year a post like this would be laughable, after last weekend even. But it is definitely possible to come close to this and make a nice run in the tournament if the Gophers play the way they are capable of playing.

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Post by JoeGopher » Sun Feb 14 12:09 pm

I think they will need to go 5-1 to get the #1 seed in the B10 tourney. If they take care of business in the tourney, then they will be a number one at a regional.

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Post by Idontknow » Mon Feb 15 12:38 pm

Forgive me if this has been discussed a lot already. Are they still planning on using the Pairwise rankings for the tournament seeding? The Pairwise seems a little "off" this year (possibly due to the lack of non-conference games).

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Post by Steve MN » Mon Feb 15 12:49 pm

No, Pairwise is completely useless this year due to lack of inter-conference play. Nobody knows how the tournament field will be decided.
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Post by JDUBBS1280 » Mon Feb 15 12:51 pm

Idontknow wrote:
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Forgive me if this has been discussed a lot already. Are they still planning on using the Pairwise rankings for the tournament seeding? The Pairwise seems a little "off" this year (possibly due to the lack of non-conference games).
My understanding is that the Pairwise will not be used to pick the tournament field this year as it is fairly useless without non-conference games played. There isn’t a lot of understanding at this point about what will be used as criteria to pick the tourney field and do the seedings.
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Post by JWG » Mon Feb 15 1:04 pm

Gophers climb back to #4 in the polls leapfrogging WI again.
Interesting that in 5 losses, they've only lost to 2 teams.

Just two really bad weekends where they seemed to take the weekend off.
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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Mon Feb 15 1:16 pm

JWG wrote:
Mon Feb 15 1:04 pm
Gophers climb back to #4 in the polls leapfrogging WI again.
Interesting that in 5 losses, they've only lost to 2 teams.

Just two really bad weekends where they seemed to take the weekend off.
Really hope we meet Wisconsin in the B1G tourney and get a chance for revenge. I don't think they're better than we are and I don't think we're necessarily better than them. But I think when we're on our game we're a more complete team. Guess time will tell

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