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So can we get another sweep of the ugly helmets next weekend?

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Gophers are #1 in the pairwise, while Michigan is #8

Gophers are 1st in the B1G with 34 points, Michigan is in 6th with 15 points

 

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So do you think they'll assign the refs that we had for the playoff game vs Michigan?  Where all the stuff was thrown on the ice?

Actually, now that I look at the box scores, those 2 are the guys we had at Notre Dame.  Kronforst and Sherva.  Sounds about right.


   
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One of my favorite weekends of the year! Let’s go Gophers! Looks like others agree, 196 tickets left for Friday. 


   
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One of my favorite weekends of the year! Let’s go Gophers! Looks like others agree, 196 tickets left for Friday. 

I will be there for my first home game of the year! (was up in St. Cloud last weekend)  The Michigan playoff game was my last home game.  Should be fun.  Hoping to see some goals scored!

 


   
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Like many, this weekend has been circled on my calendar since the schedule was released. Should be two good games with some good crowds and fun atmosphere. Students will be (or already are) back on campus so that will of course add to the fun. Even with Michigan having a more inconsistent season than last year this will still be a good test against a team with a lot of talent and a sweep would be huge! 


   
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Bob on WCCO AM this morning said he hopes Luke Mittelstadt won't be out a long time....

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Posted by: @frozen4champs

Bob on WCCO AM this morning said he hopes Luke Mittelstadt won't be out a long time....

what happened?

 


   
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Bob on WCCO AM this morning said he hopes Luke Mittelstadt won't be out a long time....

what happened?

 

He went into boards hard on a CFB call against ND

 


   
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Only 168 tickets left for the game on Friday night. However, oddly enough, there are quite a few left for the game on Saturday. Hopefully more get bought up over the course of the week and we get good crowds for both games. 


   
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Fridays game was included in the Black Friday 50% off deal, whereas Saturdays wasn’t. Friday also had the $30 ticket and a beverage deal. Guessing that has something to do with it. 


   
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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Fridays game was included in the Black Friday 50% off deal, whereas Saturdays wasn’t. Friday also had the $30 ticket and a beverage deal. Guessing that has something to do with it. 

Yep that's when I got my tickets for Friday.

 


   
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Can we expect to see one or both of the Mittlestadt brothers this weekend? 


   
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Can we expect to see one or both of the Mittlestadt brothers this weekend? 

My guess is that Luke is out. The Gophers are deep enough at d that they can make sure he is 100% before he returns. Not sure what John's issues are, hopefully the flu or something minor. I quickly re-watched the Friday game and John's last shift was with about 11 minutes left in the 3rd. I didn't see any big hit or anything unusual. The full 4th line didn't play those last 11 minutes either because the Gophers were trying to tie it. Lamb and Kurth rotated in on the 2nd and 3rd lines, but Pino and John M. did not. Maybe Bob will fill us in more tonight on the coaches show or at Weds media availability. 

 

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I'd expect John to get a game. Not sure what the injury situation is with Luke.


   
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Posted by: @idontknow

Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Fridays game was included in the Black Friday 50% off deal, whereas Saturdays wasn’t. Friday also had the $30 ticket and a beverage deal. Guessing that has something to do with it. 

Yep that's when I got my tickets for Friday.

 

Interesting to see that clear of an impact from the promotions. I usually go on Fridays and it is definitely usually the smaller crowd. 

 


   
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Hopefully they are very cautious with Luke. We will be just fine without him, we are loaded on defense. 

edit: to clarify, I’d just give Faber, Lacombe, and Johnson more ice time


   
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Dress six defensemen and give Faber, Johnson, and LaCombe more ice time. Or play Fish. I think Fish is a more than capable defenseman and I would be totally fine seeing him dressed as the 7th D. Pretty sure we also heard at the beginning of the season that he was also practicing a bit with the forwards so it sounds like he can do a little bit of everything and be put in and relied upon in several different situations.I hope we stick with Motzko’s usual lineup of having the extra skater be a defenseman and we see Carl Fish back in the lineup. 


   
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Posted by: @streakygopher

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Bob on WCCO AM this morning said he hopes Luke Mittelstadt won't be out a long time....

what happened?

 

He went into boards hard on a CFB call against ND

 

Concussion precautions??

 


   
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Posted by: @wincav

Posted by: @streakygopher

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Bob on WCCO AM this morning said he hopes Luke Mittelstadt won't be out a long time....

what happened?

 

He went into boards hard on a CFB call against ND

 

Concussion precautions??

 

Could be, but they showed him briefly on the ice and it looked like he was grabbing his shoulder as it looked like his shoulder hit the boards first. 

 

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From tonights coaches show--

Still not on top of our game yet.

Glad to walk away with the win and tie.

Just win every series is their goal. That should put that team behind you the rest of the year. 3-0-1 against ND.

Luke probably won't be back this week. Waiting on x-rays. Doesn't think it is long term. ( It must be a shoulder injury then )

Bob says the shootout doesn't belong in college hockey. He gets why it's in hockey to speed up the end of the games. He then goes on a rant about overtime. 

Bob doesn't like the way the OT is scored. The league and NCAA should be the same. Too many columns in the standings.

The gauge against Michigan is this week.  Both teams this time should be close to 100%.

If you make mistakes against Michigan, you will pay. 

Wally asks Bob his favorite stats he tracks-- Bob said he likes to track scoring chances for and against. Helps give him a peak if the lines are working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob isn’t wrong. NCAA standings read like messed up binary code. Rows of numbers that somehow got more than just 0’s and 1’s in it. Like Johnny #5’s programming. 


   
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Bob isn’t wrong. NCAA standings read like messed up binary code. Rows of numbers that somehow got mote than just 0’s and 1’s in it. Like Johnny #5’s programming. 

So many props on the Johnny #5 reference. 

 

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Posted by: @frozen4champs

Bob doesn't like the way the OT is scored. The league and NCAA should be the same. Too many columns in the standings.

I am not fond of it as well. I liked the old days where if you won the game in OT, you received full points. I always liked how that differentiated us from the NHL. But that is gone...

When it comes to the GPL standing for the BigTen... I do not use ties. I go strictly on points. I cannot make it any simpler than that. It obviously does not show your NCAA Record since they recognize ties. But it is the league record and ties do not exist in the league.

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Reg. Win = 3pts

OT or SO Win = 2pts

OT or SO Loss = 1pt

Reg. Loss = 0pts

 

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How you don't find this easier to understand is beyond me /sarcasm

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How you don't find this easier to understand is beyond me /sarcasm

Whoa… I think my 4 columns is too many. But 6 is over the top. 

 

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Some of us here are old enough to remember tie games. Not sure how we survived it though.


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Ties were perfectly fine...the problem was lots of teams in college and the NHL abused it when they knew they had no chance to win.  Watching mediocre squads play for the tie got boring fast.  I would rather go back to that though than watch this 3x3 crap followed by shootouts.


   
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Looking forward to this weekend! Another Gophers home sweep and Culvers 2 days in a row! It will be fun! Go Gophers! Maroon M Large Gold M Large Maroon M Large Retro Goldy  


   
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Another weekend of gopher hockey on Red lake ice fishing. Go gophers!!


   
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Only 61 tickets left for the game on Friday. I know Michigan is having a bit of an inconsistent season but here are a few things that, I wouldn’t say worry me, but I hope the Gophers watch out for. Although maybe not quite as consistent and solid as last year this Michigan team still has a lot of talent and can hurt you if you’re not paying attention. Also have this dude named Adam Fantilli. He’s kind of good. Currently sitting at 8th in the pairwise. So in a decent position but from their point of view they can’t really afford to lose many more games. Also, like everyone else we’ll face, the boost they would get from winning even one game against would be big for them. Finally, while I know we had guys out as well, I would imagine that after the chaotic (in terms of who was healthy, especially for them) series in Ann Arbor they have a big chip on their shoulder and are coming in with a point to prove. Let’s not even give them the chance. I hope we just play our best brand of Gopher hockey and we come out firing. Let’s see two solid wins and play out the weekend to the Battle Hymn of the Republic. 


   
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The teams finally over the flu I hope?


   
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Posted by: @maroon_and_gold

The teams finally over the flu I hope?

I certainly hope so. Sounds like most guys are through it or on the mend. 

 


   




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With L Mittelstadt likely out we finally might actually have d pairs for the first time all season. I’d go:

Thomas-Faber

Koster-LaCombe

Johnson-Chesley

I’d dress the extra forward in this series too. 

Pinoniemi-Mittelstadt-Kurth and mix in Strobel when you think you need a physical presence. 


   
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Posted by: @maroon_and_gold

With L Mittelstadt likely out we finally might actually have d pairs for the first time all season. I’d go:

Thomas-Faber

Koster-LaCombe

Johnson-Chesley

I’d dress the extra forward in this series too. 

Pinoniemi-Mittelstadt-Kurth and mix in Strobel when you think you need a physical presence. 

I like that. I still would like to see Fish dressed as the extra skater. If we don’t rotate through seven D and he plays a more traditional extra skater role while we have the other six defensemen in legit pairs that totally makes sense. But no offense to Schmidt but of the two I’d prefer Fish dress. I suppose you could have whoever isn’t on the fourth line dress as the extra skater. Strobel, Pino, or J. Mittlestadt. But personally I prefer the extra skater be a defenseman. 

 


   
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From todays media availability--

Bob--

Went to Menards during the Vikings game. Got his voice back on Monday.

Both teams should be at full strength, except the Gophers will be missing 1. (L Mittelstadt)

* No one asked about Luke Mittelstadt, but I assume that is who he was referring to

Trying to get back to where they were at before the break.

Button has been pushed as far as trying to reset the team. 

They dogged a bullet on Saturday. 

Close has been consistent since he was thrown in. He never changes. Steady as a rock.

Close is a fabulous young man. 

Every game since Christmas has been a carbon copy. 

Glad classes started because it brings continuity.

Looking forward to the sold out crowds.

Talked a bit about St Thomas new rink and briefly joked about an all Mn conference after someone brought it up. 

Chelsey was up next--

Talked about playing against Fantilli

Need to play our game.

Close keeps everyone calm.

Says team is into board games more than video games during the off time.

Ryan Johnson was last--

Talked about his humanitarian award nomination and what organization he is involved in. 

Michigan is just like us.

Expects odd man rushes.

Has been working on his 1 timers. Credits P Mart and Killer. 

Talked about how his after practice routine has changed from his freshman year until now.

Said his Dad has helped his development. Looks as Makar as someone he tries to learn from.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob talking about the Vikings game and then sarcastically about an all Minnesota conference was amusing. As the season goes on I like Chesley more and more. Not to project too far into the future but if he’s here his Junior year I personally think he has Captain written all over him. As far as Ryan Johnson, I’ve always liked his game and how he’s steadily gotten better. Like a Jonas Brodin he’s a real steady eddie. He also comes across as just the nicest kid. Seems really humble and respectful. 


   
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It’s a crime how underrated Johnson is. Super-duper skilled. 


   
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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Fridays game was included in the Black Friday 50% off deal, whereas Saturdays wasn’t. Friday also had the $30 ticket and a beverage deal. Guessing that has something to do with it. 

Yeah I got Black Friday tickets for $20 so going with a group Friday, been looking forward to this for a couple months now Smile

 





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Pretty sweet giveaway for Saturday's first 1,500 fans. I am assuming my wife will want us to get this one lol.

 

https://twitter.com/GopherHockey/status/1616163714901622800?s=20&t=CSPblDc3-tnaUAxCkZ5AFA


   
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You tote-ally should. ? 


   
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Games against Michigan tend to be more open ice offensive games which lends more importance to which goalie plays better. Close had a REALLY good game last Saturday not only was it a shut out but Notre Dame definitely tested him with quality chances. Hopefully Closer is on his game again this weekend.


   
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Games against Michigan tend to be more open ice offensive games which lends more importance to which goalie plays better. Close had a REALLY good game last Saturday not only was it a shut out but Notre Dame definitely tested him with quality chances. Hopefully Closer is on his game again this weekend.

The team depended on Close too many times againt ND. MI can score so hopefully the team cleans up their coverages.

 

 


   
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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Pretty sweet giveaway for Saturday's first 1,500 fans. I am assuming my wife will want us to get this one lol.

 

https://twitter.com/GopherHockey/status/1616163714901622800?s=20&t=CSPblDc3-tnaUAxCkZ5AFA

Not to sound too greedy, but I'm curious if it comes with stuff in it since they show a stick and pom.  Don't really need either of those, but it'd be a nice surprise to get more swag.

I guess we'll find out Saturday.

 

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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Pretty sweet giveaway for Saturday's first 1,500 fans. I am assuming my wife will want us to get this one lol.

 

https://twitter.com/GopherHockey/status/1616163714901622800?s=20&t=CSPblDc3-tnaUAxCkZ5AFA

Im impressed that they seem to be giving away some quality items.  The mugs a few weeks ago were prime.  No sponsor logo messing up the design.  And unless there’s something on the back of the tote, again a clean Gopher image.  
They had some pretty cheap crap the last few years.  These items will last and be USED, hence continue the promotion.

 

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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Pretty sweet giveaway for Saturday's first 1,500 fans. I am assuming my wife will want us to get this one lol.

Not to sound too greedy, but I'm curious if it comes with stuff in it since they show a stick and pom.  Don't really need either of those, but it'd be a nice surprise to get more swag.

I guess we'll find out Saturday.

I wouldn’t hold your breath on getting a stick.  I will be surprised if there is any real swag inside.  It does look like a nice bag. 

 


   
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