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With games beginning this weekend, the drive to St Paul begins. 

Here is the preseason USCHO poll. Will be interesting to see how it ends up. 

https://twitter.com/USCHO/status/1706352203747807319

 

 

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Gophers with as good of a chance as anyone. As Motzko says just get us in the tourney and see what happens. 


   
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USA Hockey/Rink Live poll

https://twitter.com/usahockey/status/1708904681081352513

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Posted by: @frozen4champs

With games beginning this weekend, the drive to St Paul begins. 

Here is the preseason USCHO poll. Will be interesting to see how it ends up. 

https://twitter.com/USCHO/status/1706352203747807319

 

 

Probably winds up the same.  So we take on Merrimac in round 1...

 


   
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Update on the Michigan player that was booted off the team.

https://twitter.com/Johnubacon/status/1709178390626881619

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Posted by: @frozen4champs

With games beginning this weekend, the drive to St Paul begins. 

Here is the preseason USCHO poll. Will be interesting to see how it ends up. 

https://twitter.com/USCHO/status/1706352203747807319

 

 

Probably winds up the same.  So we take on Merrimac in round 1...

 

I don't know if you can say that.  After all, there might be 3 conference championship winners not in top 13 and then Merrimack is out.  Might be Arizona State...

 


   
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Update on the Michigan player that was booted off the team.

https://twitter.com/Johnubacon/status/1709178390626881619

Two Michigan athletes linked to homophobic graffiti at JRC (michigandaily.com)

 

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Gophers with as good of a chance as anyone. As Motzko says just get us in the tourney and see what happens. 

The only downside to that is that theory has not worked for us in about 40 years.  Seems like we have to have the best team in order to win.  And then even when we do, we don't necessarily win.  Like '81, '89', '13, '23 etc.   You would think sometime we would have the fifth or sixth best team and get hot but that doesn't seem to happen for us. 

 


   
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Gophers with as good of a chance as anyone. As Motzko says just get us in the tourney and see what happens. 

The only downside to that is that theory has not worked for us in about 40 years.  Seems like we have to have the best team in order to win.  And then even when we do, we don't necessarily win.  Like '81, '89', '13, '23 etc.   You would think sometime we would have the fifth or sixth best team and get hot but that doesn't seem to happen for us. 

 

 

You could literally use this same argument for basically every team out there though.

 


   
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Gophers with as good of a chance as anyone. As Motzko says just get us in the tourney and see what happens. 

The only downside to that is that theory has not worked for us in about 40 years.  Seems like we have to have the best team in order to win.  And then even when we do, we don't necessarily win.  Like '81, '89', '13, '23 etc.   You would think sometime we would have the fifth or sixth best team and get hot but that doesn't seem to happen for us. 

 

 

You could literally use this same argument for basically every team out there though.

 

 

True, except for Michigan State with Abdelkater, Yale in 2013, Providence in 2015, maybe UMD in 2011. maybe Denver in 2004.  So it does happen.  Just never to us

 


   
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Posted by: @ddillon22

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Gophers with as good of a chance as anyone. As Motzko says just get us in the tourney and see what happens. 

The only downside to that is that theory has not worked for us in about 40 years.  Seems like we have to have the best team in order to win.  And then even when we do, we don't necessarily win.  Like '81, '89', '13, '23 etc.   You would think sometime we would have the fifth or sixth best team and get hot but that doesn't seem to happen for us. 

 

 

You could literally use this same argument for basically every team out there though.

 

 

True, except for Michigan State with Abdelkater, Yale in 2013, Providence in 2015, maybe UMD in 2011. maybe Denver in 2004.  So it does happen.  Just never to us

 

I don't remember Herbie's teams too well, but I'm guessing one or more of them won by getting greasy.

Minnesota doesn't have an enviable conversion record (National titles per tournament appearance), but they do win more consistently during the season than the others. I'll take a lot of talent, albeit young, and a team that wins year in and year out over winning a flukey tournament. (But I do wish they would have converted this year and in 2014, two times they got up early and let the game slip away, and two times they had more talent than their adversaries...still shaking my head over the way they played the second half against Q.

 

 


   
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I feel like any team in the top 8 winning it all isn’t unexpected, anything below that is less likely but it’s happened 3 of the last 10 (Duluth 2018, providence, and Yale) so it’s not exactly unheard of. If the preseason ranking of 3 is even somewhat accurate then I’ll be happy and you just gotta hope they mostly play to their capabilities once the regular season is over.


   
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Looking at the program in the NC through a 70-year lens is a bit illogical for the purpose of guessing future outcomes.

How many different coaches have a loss in a title game - 6?  iirc Mariucci, Sonmor, Beutow, Woog, Lucia and Motzko. Heck they missed the NCAA tournament for 10 years between the end of Mariucci's tenure and the start of Sonmor's. It's not like when the Bills lost 4-straight SBs.  S**t happens over the course of 7 decades. 

Enjoy the season.


   
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Looking at the program in the NC through a 70-year lens is a bit illogical for the purpose of guessing future outcomes.

How many different coaches have a loss in a title game - 6?  iirc Mariucci, Sonmor, Beutow, Woog, Lucia and Motzko. Heck they missed the NCAA tournament for 10 years between the end of Mariucci's tenure and the start of Sonmor's. It's not like when the Bills lost 4-straight SBs.  S**t happens over the course of 7 decades. 

Enjoy the season.

 

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Brooks lost 1 in 1975

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Brooks lost 1 in 1975

With a loaded team. Just could not get anything going that game. 

 


   
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Looking at the program in the NC through a 70-year lens is a bit illogical for the purpose of guessing future outcomes.

How many different coaches have a loss in a title game - 6?  iirc Mariucci, Sonmor, Beutow, Woog, Lucia and Motzko. Heck they missed the NCAA tournament for 10 years between the end of Mariucci's tenure and the start of Sonmor's. It's not like when the Bills lost 4-straight SBs.  S**t happens over the course of 7 decades. 

Enjoy the season.

Yeah I would hesitate to make any bold predictions about a one and done hockey tournament. I feel like if you’re in the top 8 teams you have a really good shot and even if you’re not the tourney format is more favorable.

 


   
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Around the Big Ten:

Michigan and Notre Dame upset by Providence and Clarkson respectively. Penn State squeaks by Long Island and Ohio State squeaks by Mercyhurst. Wisconsin and MSU each with wins too. 


   
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Air Force was up 5-1 on Sparty in the 2nd but it's now 5-4 with 11 minutes left in the 3rd. 


   
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Air Force holds on to win 6-5. The all world freshman goalie played the 1st 20 minutes and gave up 3. 

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All World?

18 year old 2nd round pick in his third NCAA game

Six years, nine months younger than Justen Close

He'll turn out okay


   
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All World?

18 year old 2nd round pick in his third NCAA game

Six years, nine months younger than Justen Close

He'll turn out okay

I was being sarcastic and poking a bit of fun at the hype behind him.. I guess I should add some emoji's to my posts... ? 

 

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B1G taking care of business tonight.


   
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B1G taking care of business tonight.

Not so much tonight…

 


   
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Congrats to Augustana on its first NCAA win.  Very cool for them.

https://twitter.com/AugieMHockey/status/1713365430566305945?s=20

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Call it schadenfreude. Call me petty. But I would find it absolutely hilarious if that is the only game he ever plays on Comm Ave and he goes straight to the NHL. 


   
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Call it schadenfreude. Call me petty. But I would find it absolutely hilarious if that is the only game he ever plays on Comm Ave and he goes straight to the NHL. 

You can call the following petty as well, but I'd love nothing more than for the Gophers to have a crack at his team. 

 


   
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https://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/

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Congrats to Augustana on its first NCAA win.  Very cool for them.

https://twitter.com/AugieMHockey/status/1713365430566305945?s=20

As an Augustana alum, I'm hoping they have a ton of success against everyone except the Gophers. Their navy jerseys with Augustana script on the front are so sharp.

 


   
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Notre Dame up 3-1 over Boston U after 1. Go Big Ten!


   
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SCSU vs Fairbanks on Fox9+ tonight, also. 

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Handshake line scuffle in the cows vs Fighting Hawks game, not entirely clear who started it but between those two teams you could probably flip a coin.


   
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BC#1
https://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/

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ASU is going with the SCSU way to hang banners...

https://twitter.com/JessRMyers/status/1719210639573553152

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Speaking of banners the remodel would have been a great opportunity to ditch the Runner Up banners at Mariucci.


   
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Pretty sure Mr Flor would have been very happy to do so, but didn't get to make that call.


   
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Nothing wrong with the runner up banners.

Keep your stick on the ice...


   
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Nothing wrong with the runner up banners.

Just wish at Mariucci they were not outnumbered.

 

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Posted by: @gator

Nothing wrong with the runner up banners.

Just wish at Mariucci they were not outnumbered.

 

Fits the Minnesota sports narrative... always a bridesmaids, never a bride. 

 

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Posted by: @gator

Nothing wrong with the runner up banners.

Just wish at Mariucci they were not outnumbered.

 

How to solve this:

1. Win three more titles before losing another one - Hopefully in the next 15 years

2. Throw the runner up banners in the trash can.

 


   
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Michigan State goes on the road tonight and spanks Ohio State 6-0


   
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