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  • Sunday, December 04, 2022 8:45 AM
    Reply # 13012611 on 12927687

    This Mav team continues to surprise and exceed my expectations.  A little bird told me that this team would make the frozen faceoff.  I'm still extremely skeptical but we shall see.

    good thing rowe is still a mentally fragle basket case and western is much better in lawson.  I will take the sweep and to be honest this has been the best the mavs have looked all year (with the exception of Friday's 3rd period)

    Mavs have in the past played down to their level of opposition -- lets hope they take CC seriously.

    PSA for those going to the frozen faceoff:  Friday is st. patricks day and you really don't want to be out and about -- lots of drunks.
    the Hampton inn is right across the street from the xcel -- 208 a night at last check.  

    elsewhere:

    you want some interesting reading just head over to sioux sports:  St. Cloud with a big sweep against nodak (TM) St. Cloud is exceeeding my expectations as well.  thought they wouldn't be as good as they are.

    Denver continues to roll right along with a nice sweep against ASU.

    in the Big 10: Minnesota served notice that they could be the best team in college hockey with their impressive beat down of MSU.  I expect to see Minnesota making the trip to tampa this year -- that's a very solid team.

    Perhaps that exhibition loss by mankato was a warning sign.  could be that mankatos reign in the CCHA could be slipping.

    per nate wells:

    It's been almost four years (Dec 14-15, 2018 at BGSU) since Minnesota State was swept in conference play. Wisconsin, who hasn't been in the same conference as Mankato in nearly a decade, was the last conference foe to sweep the Mavericks in Mankato

    BU: (my pick in hockey east) demolishes UNH.  BU has always had the talent and the coaching change seems to have had a positive effect.


  • Sunday, December 04, 2022 8:54 AM
    Reply # 13012625 on 13012611
    Quinn wrote:

    good thing rowe is still a mentally fragle basket case

    We dodged a huge bullet there. I believe he was a Blais recruit to Omaha. But I was on to his mental issues a couple years ago at Wisconsin. He'll fit in at K-Zoo -- where Bussi was equally-talented, but just not there in the head.



    PSA for those going to the frozen faceoff:  Friday is st. patricks day and you really don't want to be out and about -- lots of drunks.

    The last time FF was on SPD, the light rail was FREE to everyone. FF was at Target Center -- a bit more convenient to the light rail, but you can still make it work from the X.

    We used to stay down by MoA, and take the train in to the games. Worked out really well. With the move to St. Paul we've been staying elsewhere (usually Eagan).


  • Sunday, December 04, 2022 9:13 AM
    Reply # 13012642 on 13012611
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Quinn wrote:

    This Mav team continues to surprise and exceed my expectations.  A little bird told me that this team would make the frozen faceoff.  I'm still extremely skeptical but we shall see.

    Mark it down, Quinn. I'll see you guys there! 
    Last modified: Sunday, December 04, 2022 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Sunday, December 04, 2022 10:54 AM
    Reply # 13012734 on 12927687

    Thoughts:

    1. Simon looked solid in net, some really awesome stops.

    2. The defense impressed me on Saturday night, as well as "part" of Friday.

    3. My biggest concern was goal scoring but this team is showing solid team play in that regard, both in puck control and movement. Getting goals from up and down the lineup.

    4. Randl is a beast, out working everyone. Berg is showing solid development, and, the French Connection, well, jeeeeeez!

    5. I certainly hope Lemay sat the third as a precaution. Defensively, the Mavs covered, he was missed in the O zone. Play maker, through and through.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2022 9:11 AM
    Reply # 13015495 on 13012734
    Jim wrote:

    5. I certainly hope Lemay sat the third as a precaution. 

    My goodness did he have a series. He looks like he has settled in, and he can skate... WITH THE PUCK.

    But... I feared that kind of skill might be punished at the college level, and the hit he took was just one way it can.


  • Tuesday, December 06, 2022 10:14 PM
    Reply # 13016432 on 13012734
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Jim wrote:

    Thoughts:

    1. Simon looked solid in net, some really awesome stops.

    2. The defense impressed me on Saturday night, as well as "part" of Friday.

    3. My biggest concern was goal scoring but this team is showing solid team play in that regard, both in puck control and movement. Getting goals from up and down the lineup.

    4. Randl is a beast, out working everyone. Berg is showing solid development, and, the French Connection, well, jeeeeeez!

    5. I certainly hope Lemay sat the third as a precaution. Defensively, the Mavs covered, he was missed in the O zone. Play maker, through and through.


    +1. Totally agree. 

    (Also... my apologies for not starting a standalone topic for the DU series... )
  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 12:10 PM
    Reply # 13017132 on 12927687
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I mean a thread for the WMU series... Ugh... it's been quite a week. 

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 5:47 PM
    Reply # 13017612 on 12927687

    After the weekend you had, I think it's excusable, Jon.

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 8:44 AM
    Reply # 13021538 on 12927687

    Frustration and disappointment all around for the NCHC teams this weekend:

    I called it weeks ago that CC would sweep UNO and the mavs didn't disappoint me.  every year this mav team gives points away that they should have had.  Not a great third period on Friday -- to many defensive breakdowns at key times.
     
    of course we will probably get swept by miami.  that's the fate of the maverick fan.

    speaking of miami -- they blow out a very good st. cloud team on saturday.

    UMD should have beaten DU on friday, but a goal was waved off due to a very questionalble goalie interference call when magnus chrona flopped around on the ice.  (I was trying to find a video so if anyone has it feel free to post)
    another example of over officiating and just a horrible call all the way around.  -- something needs to be done about reviews and the contact to the head rule (which as mentioned I detest)  but what is the answer?  I don't have a quick fix.

    north dakota was in 7th place(!) coming into the weekend and they get a win and a shootout win at lawson of all places.

    elsewhere:  anyone catch that crazy BC BU game?  per chn twitter:
    the BU vs. BC match up will be the first time since Feb. 26, 1964 -- 58+ years ago -- that neither Jack Parker or Jerry York are involved in the game.

    how about merrimack taking down providence?  never thought we would be taking about connecticut and merrimack as contenders in hockey east.

    the Big 10 reminds me of the NCHC in years past. a lot of very good teams (with the exception of wisconsin)
    I could see the NCAA tournament being filled with Big10 teams this year.

    and I am not a robot as I was able to select all images with traffic lights....









  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6:10 PM
    Reply # 13025845 on 13021538
    Quinn wrote:

    UMD should have beaten DU on friday, but a goal was waved off due to a very questionalble goalie interference call when magnus chrona flopped around on the ice. 

    It wasn't a flop. There was contact. But at first look, it does not appear to have any influence on the play.

    The puck had already gone to the weak side, where Dominic James had a full four-by-six to shoot at.

    That said, if the officials ruled the contact Ben Steeves inhibited Chrona's ability to play the position, it's no goal. That appears to be the case here.

    (I'll try to post something to Twitter on this.)

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