I heard Brian is renting a coach bus to take us all up to MSP.
Complete domination obscured by thousands of horrible pinging sounds and late-game terror until the world's dumbest penalty, and then more late game semi-terror, resulting in awe at a guy who doesn't show up on the scoresheet at all. JMFM. Definitely best freshman defenseman I've ever seen. Possible additional superlatives might be warranted. Muppets.
And you can't have one without the other…
Quick, everyone look up transport to St. Paul.
Road trip! Smash the Beveled Guilt jar.
ESPN 2 for all three games
No--semis are on ESPN2 on Thursday (5:00 & 8:30), but final is on regular ESPN on Saturday at 7:00 ET.
is that a first?? I feel like the games are always on espn2, even the finals
The team looked great. Best I've seen them play all year. This is certainly the right time to do it.
That game could have been a blowout but Howe played a great game.
GO BLUE! FROZEN FOUR!
Best they've looked on the power play since the Big Chill and the best they've played the penalty kill in a month. Woo!
I am so grateful to get to witness such an epic M hockey season.
this team falls under the category of "team that is not expected to do well but overachieves" - much better than the "very talented team that chokes in round one"
i love the heart they have - must be what is keeping them going
Congrats to the Icers! I'm by no means a big college hockey fan, but caught part of the game today and loved what I saw. Team isn't just Hagelin and luck, and Merrill really impressed. Hunwick deserves a huge amount of credit for turning away the shots he saw, and hopefully he'll continue to play on his head in St. Paul.
So right now, both the BBall and Hockey teams have surprised/exceeded most reasonable expectations - come on football team, 13-0!
I was hoping it would stay at 2-0 so we could cruise comfortably to a win. But I'll take a nerve wrecking heart pounding end over a loss any day.
Ha! JMFM indeed. Conjured Gary Kasperov out there tonight.
I know most fans were't happy that the games were here in St. Louis, but I loved it. I moved here 6 years ago and haven't been able to see a Michigan hockey game in what seems like forever. I drive to just about every football game, but can't get myself to do that for basketball or hockey. It's been a great weekend watching them play and tonight they played a hell of a game. It was also the shit to have the band there next to my section. Everyone from St. Louis said that having them there made the atmosphere so much better. Now on to the Frozon Four!
I'd be on board with that.
Stuff on Grand or Selby: fun
Stuff downtown: in my experience, not particularly fun
Stuff in mpls: well, we all know that that's the better city anyway. But don't go downtown, because downtown is dumb
Watching wedding photographers in Rice Park trying to angle their pictures so the homeless people don't get in the background can be amusing.
definitely worthy of that bump up to the #1 prospect in the NJ devils system he recently got from hockey's future.
bad gatways. apologies.
So uhhh who uhhhhh is uhhhhhh going uhhhhh to uhhhhhhhh St Paul uhhhhh?
Why not this year?
I haven't been to Yost in many years. But I drove up to AA to see the Big Chill, and I got to see them play these last 2 nights. It's been a Hell of a run, and there's only 2 more games to go.
frozen four two bball commits two football commits,what a great weekend.go blue.
JMFJ should be always reserved for JMFJ. His and Merrill's games are so different. JMFJ would simply awe you into respect with his physical play, offensive talent, and multiple OMG moments. Merrill ismuch more cerbral, cautious, and solid in his play overall. Both deliciously dominating but different in how it is acheived.
If you were to compare the two, Merrill is Nick Lidstrom to JMFJ's Chris Pronger. You would want both but they are distinctly different, kind of like comparing a hand crafted Belgian Trappist Ale to Arrogant Bastard. One sooths your pallete with a smooth finish, the other slaps you upside the head and says, "Damn I'm drinking strong but good beer"
Perhaps we need to find the Swedish translation of "Mutha fuckin" so as to apply it to Merrill's Lidstrom-esque superiority.
Two more games, Blue.
Unfortunately, I have, and so far the airfares are brutal . . .
Maybe the dude in your avatar can give you a lift?
They should cut the nets in hockey. Create a sort of net cape the players could skate around with.
Just got back from STL: ~7 hour drive with my lead foot, time change and Indiana/Illinois' lack of enforcement
Googled St. Paul-Ann Arbor: ~12 hours. I'm sure I can cut that down to 9-10 between my speeding and the time change!