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Podcast: “Mavpuckcast” - S2 E17

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 1:31 PM
    Message # 8738048
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On this week’s podcast...

    • Bulldog Bites
    • Ticketing Rant
    • Tiger Preview


  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:29 PM
    Reply # 8741189 on 8738048

    Hello, Jason.

    Hello, Jon.

    No Bridget? Smurf this. I’m out of here.

    Have I offended Kevin Neubauer, yet?  If not, I will just have to try harder.

    Mother Nature is against this podcast.

    Jason sounds like he’s close to tears about getting swept. I think it was inevitable. They swept us here. It would have been nice to turn the tables. But reality is, we should have expected Duluth to be better at home. Omaha put in a yeoman’s effort, played well. Got outplayed really by just Hunter Shepard. (I know, I know… he’s so old!)

    Sullivan has been good. Forget flow of play. Just to have someone we can rely on to take a faceoff.

    Let’s ask Kevin what the injury was.

    We don’t have any healthy forwards in reserve, right now. Abate is hurt. Keck is hurt. That’s it.

    Fail, Jason. How can you not notice that? This is like the Nogard/Dragon thing.

    Line combinations… we can go through strategies and combinations. It’s a puzzle, but it’s not tangible.

    Parse-Thomas, Guentzel-Ortega… the question is: do you go top heavy, or balanced?

    Nobody makes that big a deal over the Duluth streak. Nobody pays attention to Duluth.

    Let’s ask Kevin what happened to Saville. Shocked Kevin wasn’t on here telling us about it before the game. Where were you on that one, Kevin?

    Standings check. Let’s not forget we still have to go to Oxford. See my above statement about Omaha and Duluth’s season series. I hope we run the Redhawks out of their own building… but we thought we would run them out of Baxter Arena.

    So Miami has Western at home, Denver on the road, Omaha at home, Western in Kalamazoo.

    Optimism about taking on Denver. I don’t think anyone scares this team. I think there is still a mental deficit with Denver and Duluth. North Dakota scares me, but we seem to play well against them.

    Our battle seems to be with St. Cloud. But the S’n Hawks could do us a favor and keep us in touch with Denver.

    Player of the weekend. Primeau stands out as obvious. I would split honors with the goaltenders – both Sparrow and Dusty played well on the road. Roden doing so on short notice. Pulkinnen is a good choice. Does a lot of things well. Isn’t a guy who garners a lot of attention, but shows up when you need him.

    Kothenbuetel. Love how hard this kid plays. He doesn’t get noticed because he’s in and out of the lineup.

    Knoepke. You hear about him a lot against Duluth because they have Koepke.

    Primeau. I did this. Get him, Jon!  Of course, Jon just said Tee-moo. It’s Tay-moo.

    Co. Ten. Beatle. 

    Raubenheimer.

    Ah. Vig. Lay. Ben. (Is Tim Elofson on here?)

    Yes, there is a pronunciation guide. Every team has one. UNO’s is in the media guide, and I believe on the line chart distributed in the press box. Most teams do this. Denver has one – but it was WRONG the last four seasons: Lu-koh-SAVAGES? WRONG! Loo-koh-SEH-vih-shus

    What is Netflix?

    You have old people, like my parents who are anti-technology. Yes, darn near Amish.

    Don’t get me started on Adobe, Microsoft, and their monthy fee bullhockey. It’s why I’m still on CS2. I own it, I’m not paying through the nose for monthly access.

    Just the Ticketmaster app. I had to transfer soccer tickets in Chicago to a friend, last year. We both had accounts. No issues. Actually worked out because I was running late that day.

    Bottom line is: look at autonomous vehicles, instant replay, ticketmaster, the Iowa Caucuses… we need to stop seeing technology as a cure-all. We’re still human. Analog methods still work, and usually are more effective. Technology may destroy us.

    The worst part of the TM convenience fee: Omaha pays TM for the service, then we get charged for their service. They’re double-dipping. It’s a cash-grabbing racket.

    Let’s bring down the system, Jon! VIVA LA RESISTANCE! Dead to TicketMaster!

    Don’t rely on a phone. Have you tried using the WiFi at Baxter?

    Oh, geez… Jon’s been in the Sprite again!

    Talking about cutting tickets with the move to Baxter Arena. Still waiting for that crowd of 10,000 people – because everyone thought we needed 10,000 seats in the building.

    Preach on, Jon! Over-exposure, burnout. Why are we doing this to kids? Let them be kids. I wasn’t at the ice rink every day after school, and I was NEVER in the weight room. I was in front of the house playing street hockey. Or shooting hoops. Or playing stoopball. I also wasn’t focused on ONE sport. I played hockey, soccer, and baseball. And in the neighborhood, I played front-yard football, or basketball. We did it all. It wasn’t structured. We just did it.

    Uh oh, Jason just tried to segregate the fans. Bad idea. Yes. Elitist. Entitled. Buying your way into something. Everything that is wrong with society, now.

    Honestly, a season ticket holder gets: access to every game, a cheaper rate (at least they should), and maybe a souvenir for each season. Done. Keep it simple, but make it worth it.

    Jon calling out everyone for smoke, mirrors, and double talk. He’s not wrong.

    I feel like we needed a commercial time out in this segment.

    Jason with the point: Everyone is a little different. Exactly. What works for some, even what works for the majority DOES NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE. The sooner we figure this out as a society, the sooner we can fix what is wrong with the nation, the world.

    Tiger watch! Can you bring in Kate Shefte for her opinion? Can we talk about their new logos and sweaters?

    Swept CC in the Springs. But they have new sweaters, a new logo. They might be a new team.

    Jon talking about 4th place. Might want to talk about third, too. DU and WMU are tied for 3rd at 28 points. Both have two games in hand.

    Jon picking the sweep. No reason not to expect improving on the performance on the road. We play well against Colorado College. But less rink to work with. All we have to do is limit Wilkie – like we did on the road.

    I’m not worried about Saville’s injury. Roden and Saville are not too far off each other. I think Roden has earned our confidence for starts, if needed. It’s not Weninger (who isn’t half the goalie these guys are) and ‘oh my God, not him’!

    Have I said enough inflammatory things? Is Kevin fuming?

    Seriously, if you don’t like what I’ve posted – just ignore it.

    Go Mavs.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:16 PM
    Reply # 8744035 on 8738048

    Speaking of Tickets:  The NCHC frozen faceoff is digital ticket only.

    When I found out I sent a very long nasty gram to the xcel energy center. I was livid and beyond pissed off (called em every name in the book pretty much)..  lord knows wireless in baxter is spotty at best.  what happens when you cant get a connection?  what if you can't pull up the app on the phone?  too many things can go wrong.

    I work in the technology sector and I find digital tickets only a horrible horrible idea.   just my opinion. 

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:54 PM
    Reply # 8746371 on 8738048
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quinn:

    (And just to confirm... Quinn does work as an IT professional, so he does know technology). 

    We had wondered the same thing... it mentions digital tickets on the NCHC and Xcel sites. 

    HOWEVER...

    We called the Xcel Center and talked to one of their ticket managers. He informed us that "physical" tickets will be available at the arena box office. All session tickets won't be available if you purchase on Friday/Saturday, but will be on Thursday (and the days leading up to the event). 

    In addition, if you go to the website and visit the following page:

    https://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/detail/nchc-frozen-faceoff-2

    ... and click SEE TICKETS. You'll note that all the tickets available for order online via the Ticketmaster site are "physical" and will be mailed to you if you order now. 

    NOTE: Some of the tickets are "locked" and need a special code. I'm not sure what those are — or what the code is — so I just selected "best available" and it pulled up tickets that aren't locked. 

    So it doesn't appear that digital tickets are the sole means of entry. 

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  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:42 PM
    Reply # 8749454 on 8738048

    Yeah, and ~$45 in fees (mailing fee, (dis)service charge, purchase fee, $3 in tax, etc).


    The wife was looking at maybe going this year, but when she saw that that the Excel Center was digital only (per their website)...Well, we'll not be going any time soon since the only ways in seem to be Fee...TicketMaster or a commensurate amount in fees and programs to get us "smart" phones that we don't otherwise desire.


    We're not exactly Luddites, but we've resisted the corporate/societal push for us to become one of Google's/Apple's resources and to pay quite  a bit for the dubious "privilege".  If/when this happens for UNO (by their own choice or by mandate of the NCHC), we will have to evaluate then whether or not we continue as season ticket holders or even attendees.


    Hockey is one of the last things we "do."  We don't go to concerts, rarely go to movies, and have never really gone to "shows" (stand-up comics, plays, etc.).  I'd be lying if I said the associated fees and complications had no impact.  Mandatory, or near-mandatory, smart phones will probably take hockey, too.

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:32 PM
    Reply # 8751321 on 8741189
    Anonymous wrote:

    Have I offended Kevin Neubauer, yet?  If not, I will just have to try harder.

    Don't be a dick.  On the other hand, it doesn't seem to take much.  For you to be a dick or for him to be offended.

    Jason sounds like he’s close to tears about getting swept. I think it was inevitable. 

    Hate to agree but....

    Aside: There's no Russky on Michigan St. that played for Muskegon last year.  There's also no Russian currently on Muskegon's roster that's committed to Michigan State.  There is a Russian appearing name leading Muskegon who doesn't appear to be committed anywhere.

    Line combinations… we can go through strategies and combinations. It’s a puzzle, but it’s not tangible.

    Parse-Thomas, Guentzel-Ortega… the question is: do you go top heavy, or balanced?

    I find it makes sense to have one good line.  I get the idea of splitting them up but players look for somebody they can jive with, and by jive with I mean of a certain ability.  They're all good I get it and maybe I only say that because where I play there's a greater disparity of playing level so I look to play with a certain player or players.

    Let’s ask Kevin what happened to Saville. Shocked Kevin wasn’t on here telling us about it before the game. Where were you on that one, Kevin?

    Come on now.

    Optimism about taking on Denver. I don’t think anyone scares this team. I think there is still a mental deficit with Denver and Duluth. North Dakota scares me, but we seem to play well against them.

    They're stronger than that mentally.  See what you're saying, but those are just good teams.  That maybe have our number.

    Raubenheimer.

    Arnold Schwarznegger: RAUBENHEIMAAA!!!

    Just the Ticketmaster app. I had to transfer soccer tickets in Chicago to a friend, last year. We both had accounts. No issues. Actually worked out because I was running late that day.

    We don't even need a fancy book of tickets, just print me off a wad of tickets I can bring with.  I enjoy the digital aspect.  I bought tickets to the Avs-Wild game one year in Denver.  Got to about York when I realized I had forgotten the tickets.  Avs ticket office couldn't do anything about it and I had to buy new tickets.  That sucked.

    Don’t rely on a phone. Have you tried using the WiFi at Baxter?

    Wifi there blows.

    Preach on, Jon! Over-exposure, burnout. Why are we doing this to kids? Let them be kids. I wasn’t at the ice rink every day after school, and I was NEVER in the weight room. I was in front of the house playing street hockey. Or shooting hoops. Or playing stoopball. I also wasn’t focused on ONE sport. I played hockey, soccer, and baseball. And in the neighborhood, I played front-yard football, or basketball. We did it all. It wasn’t structured. We just did it.

    A shoutout on the Mavpuckcast!!  Yes, I will not be renewing those upper level tickets and the ticket office will not hear about how busy my life is, they will hear about those shitty ticket deals they run.

    My kids swim and swimming has always been a busy sport.  I didn't swim but what I've learned is that kids swim 3-5x a week.  But then they dance 2x a week too.  We are busy EVERY day of the week.  Seems excessive to do karate 3x a week, but that's the way it is these days.  I'll still split the lower levels I have been this year but I have a hard time even using those this year.  On top of the kids' activities then I also play in a weekend only league.  It's crazy.

    Maybe season ticket holders don't need to use the clear plastic bags.  Oh man, I feel like just by entering that idea, we're going to have another Bridget visit next week where we talk about clear bags AND season tickets again.

    Honestly, a season ticket holder gets: access to every game, a cheaper rate (at least they should), and maybe a souvenir for each season. Done. Keep it simple, but make it worth it.

    Not worth it anymore.

    Tiger watch! Can you bring in Kate Shefte for her opinion? Can we talk about their new logos and sweaters?

    They had those sweaters and logo in the 90's, actually a better rendition of it.

    Seriously, if you don’t like what I’ve posted – just ignore it.

    I ignore everything you say.


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  • Monday, February 17, 2020 9:25 AM
    Reply # 8751970 on 8751321
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Ryan "buetane" Buetow wrote:

    Aside: There's no Russky on Michigan St. that played for Muskegon last year.  There's also no Russian currently on Muskegon's roster that's committed to Michigan State.  There is a Russian appearing name leading Muskegon who doesn't appear to be committed anywhere.


    Egor Afanasyev (F) played for Muskegon last season (and was a commit to Michigan State when we saw him Dec. 2018). 

    He was born in Moscow. 

    He had 27 goals and 35 assists for the Lumberjacks in 2018-19. He was #10 in the USHL in scoring. 

    Ultimately, he de-committed from Michigan State in the first half of 2019. 

    He was drafted by the Preds last year, and decided to go play major junior hockey in the OHL this season.

    https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=209451 


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