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Post by frozen4champs » Tue May 05 2:20 pm

Story on Ryan Johnson

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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Wed May 06 9:39 pm

Speaking of this article I'm really excited about the team next year but especially the defense. Would love to see a fun, offensive defenseman. As others have commented I feel like we haven't had that since Mike Reilly. Other than Jake Bischoff his senior year

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Post by JoeGopher » Thu May 07 11:39 am

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...

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Post by streakygopher » Thu May 07 6:05 pm

Rau4SkiUMah wrote:
Wed May 06 9:39 pm
Speaking of this article I'm really excited about the team next year but especially the defense. Would love to see a fun, offensive defenseman. As others have commented I feel like we haven't had that since Mike Reilly. Other than Jake Bischoff his senior year
No one on the current roster moves the puck offensively as well as Reilly, but the team has what I would call a "high average" in that area now that LaCombe and Johnson are coming back with experience. I look for a strong start for Johnson and hope to see him establish himself as the Gophers' top defenseman.

This team is going to be good this season.*

*If there is a season :chainsaw:

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Post by Bladepuller » Thu May 07 8:35 pm

I thought Mikey Reilly moving the puck was too much cutsey out on open ice and not enough driving into hard areas.
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Post by streakygopher » Thu May 07 9:45 pm

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I thought Mikey Reilly moving the puck was too much cutsey out on open ice and not enough driving into hard areas.
For. Sure.

He got two All Americas for that cuteness, but, in the game that mattered most, his adversary, Shayne Gostisbehere, was the player I think you're talking about.

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Post by Bladepuller » Thu May 07 9:51 pm

Well they both made the NHL but the kid from Calgary that plays for the Aves after winning the Hobey is a hell of a lot better than either of them IMHO.
Get (it) to the net needs to be the mantra, be it forwards or D.
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Post by Vegoe » Thu May 07 10:58 pm

Bladepuller wrote:
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Well they both made the NHL but the kid from Calgary that plays for the Aves after winning the Hobey is a hell of a lot better than either of them IMHO.
Get (it) to the net needs to be the mantra, be it forwards or D.
You'll be happy to hear that Ryan Johnson is working hard on his shot this summer. Kid had some handles at the blue, but does need to get pucks to the net.

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Post by trixR4kids » Fri May 08 12:27 pm

Makes sense, hopefully those two get more PP time as well.
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Post by Norm » Fri May 08 2:27 pm

trixR4kids wrote:
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Makes sense, hopefully those two get more PP time as well.
Why? Didn't you hear Clymer say Stucker was the Power Play specialist?

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Post by trixR4kids » Fri May 08 7:15 pm

Was interesting how we went from having a 5 forward PP that was one of the best in the country the previous year to a permafrost PP with said PP specialist at the top.
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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Fri May 08 8:36 pm

Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.

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Post by Rau4SkiUMah » Fri May 08 10:10 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Fri May 08 8:36 pm
Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.
One of my favorite moments from this past season was late in Game 3 against Notre Dame and Staudacher laying out and blocking a shot during a penalty kill.

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Post by Sioux Suck » Sat May 09 10:40 am

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Fri May 08 8:36 pm
Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.
The only undrafted defenseman was also our most consistent freshman defenseman. He quickly became one of my favorites for his willingness to work and play responsible defense.

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Whioux Suck wrote:
Sat May 09 10:40 am
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Fri May 08 8:36 pm
Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.
The only undrafted defenseman was also our most consistent freshman defenseman. He quickly became one of my favorites for his willingness to work and play responsible defense.
He focuses on defense, and he knows how to play his big body. Those guys who understand their strengths and don't try to do too much are great players to have. If he tried pushing the puck up the ice and running the offense, he would struggle maybe more than Johnson and LaCombe did.

Johnson may be the best skater on the team, and, in my opinion, has the highest stock. Put him in Staudacher's body, and you may have a one-year guy like Eric Johnson.

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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Sat May 09 11:51 am

streakygopher wrote:
Sat May 09 11:19 am
Whioux Suck wrote:
Sat May 09 10:40 am
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Fri May 08 8:36 pm
Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.
The only undrafted defenseman was also our most consistent freshman defenseman. He quickly became one of my favorites for his willingness to work and play responsible defense.
He focuses on defense, and he knows how to play his big body. Those guys who understand their strengths and don't try to do too much are great players to have. If he tried pushing the puck up the ice and running the offense, he would struggle maybe more than Johnson and LaCombe did.

Johnson may be the best skater on the team, and, in my opinion, has the highest stock. Put him in Staudacher's body, and you may have a one-year guy like Eric Johnson.
One of the first things I look at with young defensemen is the decisions they make in their own end.

LaCombe was a disaster early in the year. Didn’t Staudacher pair up with Johnson most of the year?

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Post by gopherfun83 » Sun May 10 7:02 pm

Any predictions for the 4th line this year? Maybe an all freshman 4th line this year. I think maybe Jack Jensen, Mason Nevers, and Rhett Pitlick.

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Post by frozen4champs » Sun May 10 7:07 pm

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Any predictions for the 4th line this year? Maybe an all freshman 4th line this year. I think maybe Jack Jensen, Mason Nevers, and Rhett Pitlick.
I believe Jack Jensen is no longer committed to the Gophers, so he won't be on it.

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Post by gopherfun83 » Sun May 10 7:11 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
Sun May 10 7:07 pm
gopherfun83 wrote:
Sun May 10 7:02 pm
Any predictions for the 4th line this year? Maybe an all freshman 4th line this year. I think maybe Jack Jensen, Mason Nevers, and Rhett Pitlick.
I believe Jack Jensen is no longer committed to the Gophers, so he won't be on it.
He is still listed as a verbal recruit:
http://www.gopherhockeyhistory.com/players/recruits.asp

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Post by frozen4champs » Sun May 10 7:19 pm

gopherfun83 wrote:
Sun May 10 7:11 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Sun May 10 7:07 pm
gopherfun83 wrote:
Sun May 10 7:02 pm
Any predictions for the 4th line this year? Maybe an all freshman 4th line this year. I think maybe Jack Jensen, Mason Nevers, and Rhett Pitlick.
I believe Jack Jensen is no longer committed to the Gophers, so he won't be on it.
He is still listed as a verbal recruit:
http://www.gopherhockeyhistory.com/players/recruits.asp
He is not listed on the GPL recruits list and he was discussed in the committed recruits thread in mid Feb that he is not coming in. His twitter page does not have it either.

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Post by Bonin21 » Sun May 10 7:36 pm

Burke - Nelson/Perbix (3C/4C) - Sorenson
Scratches but given chances: Wait, Nevers, Munson, Weber (You can do an all cake 5th line and swap them in if the 4th plays poorly)
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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun May 10 8:32 pm

Nevers needs another year of ushl.

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Post by JWG » Mon May 11 10:41 am

Since the previous season is closed:

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Post by JWG » Mon May 11 10:45 am

And in other mentions:

Tyler Nanne = Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

Sammy Walker & Brannon McManus were All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
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Post by Laxref » Mon May 11 11:51 am

I know this was posted in another thread but I’m posting it here as well, it’s “minnesota Day” on big ten network. At 8pm tonight is the one hour episode the big ten network did on the 1979 gopher hockey team. I know a few people have asked where they could find it, i recommend setting the DVR if you have never seen it.

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Post by streakygopher » Mon May 11 12:16 pm

Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Sat May 09 11:51 am
streakygopher wrote:
Sat May 09 11:19 am
Whioux Suck wrote:
Sat May 09 10:40 am
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Fri May 08 8:36 pm
Of the three freshman D last season lets not forget about how well Matt Staudacher played. Played huge minutes on the PK and added a physical presence on the blueline.
The only undrafted defenseman was also our most consistent freshman defenseman. He quickly became one of my favorites for his willingness to work and play responsible defense.
He focuses on defense, and he knows how to play his big body. Those guys who understand their strengths and don't try to do too much are great players to have. If he tried pushing the puck up the ice and running the offense, he would struggle maybe more than Johnson and LaCombe did.

Johnson may be the best skater on the team, and, in my opinion, has the highest stock. Put him in Staudacher's body, and you may have a one-year guy like Eric Johnson.
One of the first things I look at with young defensemen is the decisions they make in their own end.

LaCombe was a disaster early in the year. Didn’t Staudacher pair up with Johnson most of the year?
LaCombe was just selected to the all freshmen team for the Big10. Defensemen who put up points get awards #mikereilly2timeallamerican. LaCombe did struggle a bit in his own zone, but I expect that in a two-way defenseman. Last season was a bit of trial by fire for half the team.

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Post by trixR4kids » Mon May 11 12:39 pm

Yeah generally the best Dmen like Karlsson or what have you have a risk/reward factor where the reward outweighs the risk in the long term but they have their share of noticeable gaffes. I think the reward should outweigh the risk with LaCombe as he progresses and generally freshmen D are going to struggle a bit in terms of decision making and often aren't physically there yet to be defensive stalwarts yet (this is why someone with their skill is in college for a few years). I do appreciate that he is confident handling the puck from the back end and willing to take some risk as it's something that was clearly lacking for much of the last few years up until he and Johnson joined. Also appreciate that Bob seems to understand that on some level and allows them to play to their strengths.
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Post by Norm » Mon May 11 3:42 pm

Laxref wrote:
Mon May 11 11:51 am
I know this was posted in another thread but I’m posting it here as well, it’s “minnesota Day” on big ten network. At 8pm tonight is the one hour episode the big ten network did on the 1979 gopher hockey team. I know a few people have asked where they could find it, i recommend setting the DVR if you have never seen it.
Big 10 is showing Gophers vs Mich at 6pm tonight. From 2015

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Post by frozen4champs » Tue May 12 2:00 pm


The league is pushing for college hockey to disband the five-minute, five-on-five overtime and go directly into a five-minute, three-on-three for all games, including nonconference.

Under the NCHC's proposal, the value in the RPI and Pairwise would not be the same for a regulation win and an overtime win. The most talked-about model is 55 percent to the three-on-three winner and 45 percent to the loser

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Post by Bonin21 » Tue May 12 2:20 pm

Essentially the NCHC saying we have the talent for three on three to compete with anybody, and we're pushing guys to the NHL where this is the setup.

I would have no problem with it, and I'm glad Bob agrees and has the confidence, too.

Of course people on here will bitch about it even though three on three was the best thing to happen to the OT format since it started changing.
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Post by thinkbui » Tue May 12 2:24 pm

I'm not sold on it, but it still makes a lot more sense than the 2+1 point system in the NHL. It may be a low bar, but whatever we do shouldn't be that dumb.
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Post by frozen4champs » Tue May 12 5:56 pm

Anything to avoid the shootout is fine by me.

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Post by Jupiter » Tue May 12 5:59 pm

Vegoe and I were part of the Zoom meeting with Motzko yesterday... I got the feeling that Motzko just wants uniformity across all of the leagues. He likes what the NCHC wants to do, but whatever the "best" solution is.... just make it uniform.

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Post by Steve MN » Tue May 12 6:17 pm

Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
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Post by sunbone » Tue May 12 6:44 pm

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Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.

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Anything to avoid the shootout is fine by me.
I don't think this would avoid a shootout any more than the current system...

It would just eliminate the 5 on 5 period, and make the 3 on 3 period count toward the PW.
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Post by frozen4champs » Tue May 12 7:23 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
Tue May 12 7:05 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue May 12 5:56 pm
Anything to avoid the shootout is fine by me.
I don't think this would avoid a shootout any more than the current system...

It would just eliminate the 5 on 5 period, and make the 3 on 3 period count toward the PW.
I'm just hoping that more games will end before they get to the shootout, and maybe wide open 3x3 will accomplish that.

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Post by Bonin21 » Tue May 12 7:28 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
Tue May 12 7:23 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Tue May 12 7:05 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue May 12 5:56 pm
Anything to avoid the shootout is fine by me.
I don't think this would avoid a shootout any more than the current system...

It would just eliminate the 5 on 5 period, and make the 3 on 3 period count toward the PW.
I'm just hoping that more games will end before they get to the shootout, and maybe wide open 3x3 will accomplish that.
But we already get five minutes of 5-on-5 and five minutes of 3-on-3. You actually might see MORE shootouts if teams go into three on three keepaway to preserve the pairwise tie.
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Post by thinkbui » Tue May 12 7:33 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
Tue May 12 7:28 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue May 12 7:23 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Tue May 12 7:05 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue May 12 5:56 pm
Anything to avoid the shootout is fine by me.
I don't think this would avoid a shootout any more than the current system...

It would just eliminate the 5 on 5 period, and make the 3 on 3 period count toward the PW.
I'm just hoping that more games will end before they get to the shootout, and maybe wide open 3x3 will accomplish that.
But we already get five minutes of 5-on-5 and five minutes of 3-on-3. You actually might see MORE shootouts if teams go into three on three keepaway to preserve the pairwise tie.
That might be where the 55%-45% comes in. It eliminates the pairwise tie and gives actual incentive to win the 3x3 even if it is minute in the grand scheme of things.
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That might be where the 55%-45% comes in. It eliminates the pairwise tie and gives actual incentive to win the 3x3 even if it is minute in the grand scheme of things.
And 50 > 45

If you're risk averse you'd just hold out for the 50%. I don't think this would really be a problem and I would have no complaint with the change.

The Gophers have needed better pure skaters (like Walker) so this would just emphasize it more.
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Post by thinkbui » Tue May 12 7:41 pm

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thinkbui wrote:
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That might be where the 55%-45% comes in. It eliminates the pairwise tie and gives actual incentive to win the 3x3 even if it is minute in the grand scheme of things.
And 50 > 45

If you're risk averse you'd just hold out for the 50%. I don't think this would really be a problem and I would have no complaint with the change.

The Gophers have needed better pure skaters (like Walker) so this would just emphasize it more.
Is it 50% if it goes to a shootout? I had the impression that the 55%-45% being talked about would extend through the shootout too.
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue May 12 7:47 pm

sunbone wrote:
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Steve MN wrote:
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Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
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Is it 50% if it goes to a shootout? I had the impression that the 55%-45% being talked about would extend through the shootout too.
It would be 50/50 (or maybe 51/49) for the shootout.

NCHC would go back to 3 shootout shooters, totally matching the NHL.

Big Ten should do the same, and Mariucci should shrink asap. Copying the NHL isn't a bad thing here.
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I enjoyed it when teams just kept playing 20 minute periods until someone won.

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I enjoyed it when teams just kept playing 20 minute periods until someone won.
I don't remember this in my lifetime other than playoffs.
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Cowgirl wrote:
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I enjoyed it when teams just kept playing 20 minute periods until someone won.
I don't remember this in my lifetime other than playoffs.


I can’t say I remember how long ago it was but didn’t think it was that far back....

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Cowgirl wrote:
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I enjoyed it when teams just kept playing 20 minute periods until someone won.
I don't remember this in my lifetime other than playoffs.
It has never been done in regular season games. Regular season overtimes used to be ten minutes sudden death and then a tie.
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I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
I'm old too, but wasn't there always a 5 on 5 overtime of at least 5 minutes? If you scored in that one OT you got the full 2 points, and the losing team got zero.
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Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
Give it the 5-10 minute 5x5 Sudden Death OT, but otherwise, that's my preferred answer. 2 pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie after a regular 5x5 OT, and everyone moves on.
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Steve MN wrote:
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sunbone wrote:
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Steve MN wrote:
Tue May 12 6:17 pm
Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
Give it the 5-10 minute 5x5 Sudden Death OT, but otherwise, that's my preferred answer. 2 pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie after a regular 5x5 OT, and everyone moves on.
I didn't word that very well, but this is what I meant. 5 or 10 minute OT, 5 on 5. If nobody scores, it is a tie. And agree on the points.

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College hockey will be catering to 20 and 30 somethings and not 40 and 50 somethings going forward. The Gophers will need to replace a very old (on avg) STH base. I don't expect to see the 5 min OT then go home again.

I'm okay with a hard earned tie, but it's a thing of the past.
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I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
Teams actually scored goals back then, so every other game wasn't ending in a 2-2 tie.

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sunbone wrote:
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Certainly can't disagree with that attitude. There's like 3 different versions of how to handle a tie out there right now, it's ridiculous.
I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
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Post by Bertogliat » Thu May 14 7:54 am

Maize wrote:
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I know I’m old but I was fine with when a game ended up tied we called it a tie and moved on.
Teams actually scored goals back then, so every other game wasn't ending in a 2-2 tie.
This post changed my mind on the need for a winner for each game. I was totally fine having ties, but Maize is right. I recall some seasons with teams having 10 ties and that isn't good with a 35 game schedule.

That said, anything but a shootout. Play indefinitely 3 v 3 for all I care.
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Normally I'm a traditionalist but I am not opposed to a 3pt win in regulation, 2pt in OT, & a SO ends in each team getting 1pt but the winning "team" getting a edge seeding for post season play.
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Season Ticket renewal date has moved back to July 16 from June 4.
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Season Ticket renewal date has moved back to July 16 from June 4.
I renewed mine when they first went on sale, before the pandemic changed everything. :chainsaw:
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Season Ticket renewal date has moved back to July 16 from June 4.
Where are you hearing/seeing this? Just curious as I haven't received any communications from the Athletic Department indicating so.

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Butters Stotch wrote:
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Bonin21 wrote:
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Season Ticket renewal date has moved back to July 16 from June 4.
Where are you hearing/seeing this? Just curious as I haven't received any communications from the Athletic Department indicating so.
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Bonin21 wrote:
Sat May 16 5:21 pm
Butters Stotch wrote:
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Bonin21 wrote:
Sat May 16 2:59 pm
Season Ticket renewal date has moved back to July 16 from June 4.
Where are you hearing/seeing this? Just curious as I haven't received any communications from the Athletic Department indicating so.
https://gophersports.com/sports/2020/5/ ... icies.aspx
Got it. I was thinking the deadlines for the payment plans. It looks like the renewal deadline for full payment is 7/16 as you had indicated.

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Here are your 2019-20 Gopher award winners.

2019-20 Gopher Hockey Team Awards
John Mariucci Most Valuable Player Award: Sammy Walker
Mike Crupi Most Determined Player Award: Sampo Ranta and Ryan Johnson
Frank Pond Rookie of the Year Award: Ben Meyers
Elwin "Doc" Romnes Leadership & Sportsmanship Award: Tyler Nanne
Dr. V. George Nagobads Unsung Hero Award: Ryan Zuhlsdorf
John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete Award: Nathan Burke
Donald M. Clark Community Service Award: Ben Brinkman
Tom Mohr Playoff Most Valuable Player Award: Jack LaFontaine

https://gophersports.com/news/2020/5/14 ... wards.aspx

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Got it. I was thinking the deadlines for the payment plans. It looks like the renewal deadline for full payment is 7/16 as you had indicated.
I will not be too thrilled to loan the U $2K interest free in July with the season a complete unknown and more likely to not have fans before 2021. Might need to work something out with them.

There are rumors about my work not going back this year, so I don't see more than a 10% chance the U lets 5K fans in the arena at one time in the fall. UGH.
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Maybe they’ll practice social distancing by only allowing season ticket holders in. Plenty of room to spread us apart. 😬

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But bathrooms, handrails, squeezing by each other to get to the seats, and so on. The U just won't take the risk of people getting sick in their arena.
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They'd also want to wipe down every seat before and after each game and I'm not sure how feasible that would be.

Hopefully this will all be over by then making this discussion moot.
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They'd also want to wipe down every seat before and after each game and I'm not sure how feasible that would be.

Hopefully this will all be over by then making this discussion moot.
Spray with disinfectant is much quicker then wiping down.

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I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see this season happening. Even if they play without fans, the players have to be in contact. And team travel to away games seems like a problem. For instance, for in state games, would they take three buses with a third of the players on each bus? And hotels, one player per room? Seems like it would be cost prohibitive.

Maybe there's a vaccine by New Years and we can salvage half the season.

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They'd also want to wipe down every seat before and after each game and I'm not sure how feasible that would be.

Hopefully this will all be over by then making this discussion moot.
Spray with disinfectant is much quicker then wiping down.
It's more of a question of supplies than speed. Would the U be able to get everything they need to do this for all venues given how much in demand those are expected to be until a viable vaccine is available, especially when businesses are slowly reopening including some like breweries who only temporarily pivoted to making disinfectants? Has production of these suddenly precious cleaning supplies ramped up enough elsewhere to meet demand once breweries go back to making beer? If not, can the U leverage the brainpower and resources of CBS and CSE to manufacture what they need on campus? I want to say 'yes'; I just don't know anywhere near enough about this stuff.

But again, hopefully by the time the first Fall event takes place, things will have settled down enough for this to be an academic exercise.
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I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see this season happening. Even if they play without fans, the players have to be in contact. And team travel to away games seems like a problem. For instance, for in state games, would they take three buses with a third of the players on each bus? And hotels, one player per room? Seems like it would be cost prohibitive.

Maybe there's a vaccine by New Years and we can salvage half the season.
I know there is a strong possibility that there isn't a season or that the season is very truncated but I'm holding out hope that isn't the case. I need some gopher hockey. Of course this upcoming season is the first season in a few years where the team is really showing some promise. Honestly even with Mittelstadt on that 2017-18 team it was actually the team the year prior that I was more excited for. That 2016-17 season was also my senior year at the U so that might have played into the excitement a bit.

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Post by Bertogliat » Sun May 17 5:50 pm

I expect the virus to be going nuts in the fall now that people are not staying at home. I don’t expect a season with fans. Honestly, I don’t expect a season at all for NCAA until we have an antibody solution.

I am praying we have some pro sports of some kind in the fall because TV will be all reruns now that shows are not filming. It could be a looong fall/winter without a “cure.”

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Yeah and it's already felt like a long time. I was just thinking yesterday with all the buzz about the U's virtual commencement ceremonies that the last 2 months since we ended ND's season has felt like a year if not longer and was caught off guard when reminded that the seniors are just now graduating. I've been doing a few hockey-related things to pass the time like buy a couple of 2020 Frozen Four souvenirs to help out the vendors a little, but the reruns of games aren't as exciting as they were a month ago. I'm still watching them, but now they're kind of something I have on in the background while I mess around on Facebook.
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Sun May 17 6:54 pm
Yeah and it's already felt like a long time. I was just thinking yesterday with all the buzz about the U's virtual commencement ceremonies that the last 2 months since we ended ND's season has felt like a year if not longer and was caught off guard when reminded that the seniors are just now graduating. I've been doing a few hockey-related things to pass the time like buy a couple of 2020 Frozen Four souvenirs to help out the vendors a little, but the reruns of games aren't as exciting as they were a month ago. I'm still watching them, but now they're kind of something I have on in the background while I mess around on Facebook.
Good idea. I bought an official puck. Will be a talking piece down the road.

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