Surprised nobody created a thread yet. Game 1 vs. Boston one period in. LGRW!
PS: If somebody breaks Marchand's face into pieces, I wouldn't be upset.
If this doesn't get you pumped for the playoffs, I don't know what will. Really hoping for a Red Wings - Avs final for old times sake. Especially since Roy is the coach now, it would be awesome to see some type of rivalry rekindled. Maybe a Varlamov - Howard fight or Roy v Babcock
CollegeHockeyNews just dropped their early Top 10 for 2014-2015 yesterday. Michigan features in at #3 which seems a touch high to me:
early top 10 for 2014-15— College Hockey News (@chnews) April 15, 2014
2. N. Dakota
8. Minnesota St.
Surprising to me is that they have Miami all the way up at #5. They finished at 15-20-3 this year but must have a strong core coming back and/or a strong class coming in to get a bump like that.
I'm hoping with the possible 'addition by subtraction' of some players and a strong class coming in that we'll get back to our first Frozen Four since 2011. CHN seems to agree.
Edit: SBN College Hockey (formerly WesternCollegeHockeyBlog) also has their early list up but has Michigan all the way at #16. Very interesting decision to have Brown and Dartmouth as ranked teams, both of which have been nothing better than average in years and years
Honorable Mention: Michigan, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Harvard, Maine
Hey folks, I created an MGoBlog league on NHL.com's Bracket Challenge game. The password for the group is "maize", if you are interested in joining the group and making your own picks.
Playoffs in the NHL are arguably the most intense of any other professional league. Let's hope we see some great hockey and lots of series going the distance to 7 games.
The Wings obviously have quite a challenge in facing the Presidents' trophy-winning Boston Bruins, though Detroit did win the season series 3-1. It's time for Jimmy Howard to come up huge.
My homer bracket:
Join the group and enter those picks, hockey fans.
Happy Playoffs, and Let's Go Red Wings!
Minnesota up 1-0 with an early goal.
For those big Hockey fans, the Frozen Four is always an exciting event. This year returns the big-name teams missing from last year's event with BC, North Dakota, and Minnesota all in the tournament.
Right now Union and BC are tied 2-2. Later North Dakota plays Minnesota.
And down in Augusta, Bill Haas leads after one day at -4. Adam Scott, last year's champion, is tied for second at -3 with the champion from two years ago, Bubba Watson, and 2010 British Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen.
And at 7:00 the Michigan Men's gymnastics team has the preliminary round of the NCAA Championship. Michigan should hopefully advance to the final round with ease. It should also be noted that star Sam Mikulak won the Nissen Emery award, given to the best college gymnast. Basically the Heisman of Men's Gymnastics. Results can be found here:
Feel free to discuss anything related to these or any sports in general.