...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
After scoring 18 goals and 11 assists in 51 games for AHL Portland this season, Chris Brown has been called up by the Coyotes. Look for Chris to make his NHL Debut Monday night when Phoenix hosts the Anaheim Ducks.
The article says 'recalled' because Chris has been called up in the past but never made his debut on the ice.
On the topic of his new book. Great read, can't wait for part II.
If you're much of a Michigan hockey fan, you know Chris Brown. He hits hard, takes penalties galore and sometimes makes the CCHA Play of the Year by undressing the Miami (NTM) captain.
The Daily deployed its Massive Profile Machine on Brown today, and it's a good one:
The click of cowboy boots follows Chris Brown everywhere. Find him in any sort of weather — rain, snow, sun — and he’s wearing those boots, trudging through the long Michigan winters wearing something that was intended for a climate more than a thousand miles south.
Around Ann Arbor, he drives a massive black pick-up truck with Texas license plates slapped on it, a not-so-subtle reminder of the Division-I hockey player’s transplanted background.
And there is the music he listens to before games, so different than the hip-hop and electronic beats that usually flow in the locker rooms of Yost Ice Arena. Chris prefers country artists like Kenny Chesney and The Casey Donahue Band, whose most popular song is called “White Trash Story.”
Sadly, no video of Hoke dancing/double pointing yet.
Nice flag. Please upgrade your phone cameras (and point them at Hoke dancing next time):
Examining Line Combinations and Defensive Pairings:
Today we look at how each line preformed as a group, to see which groups have been most effective.
Before we get started just a few notes:
- Many +/- numbers, goals and assists have been left off. The Wolverines used about thirty different forward combinations this season and many of them scored one time and never played together again. For that reason those numbers have been excluded.
- To avoid huge numbers a line only gets +1 or -1 when a goal is scored. +/- are not added together
- A line can earn more than one assist per goal scored.
- This only includes CCHA play
- This is not reflective of individual points or +/- Looking at overall stats and trying to compare them to what I have will confuse you. Any attempt to add them together to prove me wrong will result in hours of wasted time.
|K. Lynch-Deblois-T. Lynch||3||3||6||+3||-3|
As we can see here the top line does the heavy lifting and it's not even close. Our chances of winning can be directly attributed to how they are playing, because as you can see after that line scoring drops.
Players like Sparks and Hyman are left off the list, because they never scored more then one point on the same combination.
From watching the games you could tell our PP is not very good. This group also used many different combinations that only scored one time, before finding a unit that kind of worked but really not that well.
This looks pretty bad. Mac Bennett and Greg Pateryn have been pairing the entire year, they seem to get a boost in the + for being on the ice with the scoring line.
Moffie and Chiasson paired at the start of the season with bad results, and Moffie and Merrill haven't been that much better.
Another weak unit, stats don't say much here because of low numbers all across the board. Merrill-Moffie is much better than Pateryn-Bennett
A light hearted article by Chris Brown on the NYTimes hockey blog about the upcoming Frozen Diamond game against Ohio.
Not as much hype surrounding this as the Big Chill but this game probably means more to the season overall as a win (hopefully a sweep) on their turf would be nice to avenge the earlier sweep by tOSU at Yost!