also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
Michigan heads to Columbus for another must win game. Steve Racine in net for Michigan, Tomkins for Ohio State. The game is on FSD.
Another must win game tonight at Yost. Matt Tomkins in net for Ohio State for the first time since January 24th. The game is on BTN.
Here are the Michigan vs OSU Hockey notes. I think we need a sweep to bolster our NCAA resume. Enjoy!https://az388273.vo.msecnd.net/mailsystem/assets/233/attachments/635290266645293261/2.28.14%20vs.%20Ohio%20State.pdf
Seattle has been long rumored to be the #1 expansion candidate for the NHL and now people are starting to indicate they may actually be close to an announcement. Per the Seattle Times (link):
Sources have indicated that talks between the NHL and local officials were far enough along that some type of announcement could be made within weeks of the Sochi Olympics concluding. Daly told reporters in Sochi this week that no expansion announcement was imminent.
But it’s unlikely the league would delay an announcement beyond June if it intends to have new teams in 2015-16. Expansion teams typically need a couple of summers to do proper marketing and prepare temporary arena facilities.
Some mixed reports there but rumblings certainly are indicating Seattle will have a team sooner or later. This article even goes so far as to suggest that another team would likely be added concurrently to even up the league (since there's 14 in the West vs 16 in the East). KC and Quebec City were floated FWIW.
Must win game tonight for the Wolverines with some big changes in the lineup. The game is on FSD+.
Both teams come off of devastating losses to their neighbors and rivals. Sweden and Canada are off to the Gold medal game. Finland and USA need to put yesterday's games behind them quickly and get focused today. The bronze medal game is still hugely important, and the difference between 3rd and 4th is massive. This is also big for the US in that it will affect the total Olympic medal count.
Let's hope the boys in red, white, and blue get back to work. Maybe score some goals, eh?
Bronze Medal Game: USA vs. Finland, 10:00 a.m. EST
All-time hockey medals: USA 2 gold, 8 silver, 1 bronze; Finland 0, 2, 3
USA's lone bronze medal came in 1936.