ND-UMD is underway. 1-1 early. Gary Thorne (ugh) and Barry Melrose (double ugh) on the call.
Frozen Four Open Thread
but I would love to have Gary Thorne calling NHL playoffs again. Even though him and Bill Clement were Avs lovers I still prefer them. Barry Melrose was cool for a while (until he became a Red Wings hater) but I would trade him for Mickey Redmond every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
To add to that, IMO Wings games were best called by Redmond with Dave Strader over Redmond with Ken Daniels. That sucked when he left Channel 50 for the big time.
On a swift rebound.
I watch CBC soooo
2-1 ND now.
Melrose knows nothing about college hockey and you can tell. I don't think he knows much about NHL hockey either, but whatever.
Jim Hughson, Dave Strader, and senile Bob Cole are all better than Thorne. Back when Cole had all his faculties (up to about 4/5 years ago) he was the best in the world, by a huge margin.
needs more ornery
Dork and tool in one sentence by golly!
Melrose reminds me of the dudes that used to chase us 19yr olds out of Windsor bars and tell us to get back over the river, eh.
2-2. Defense optional tonight.
Quick response from MN-Duluth ties it up with 8 mins left in the first.
Why the hate for Gary Thorne? I did pbp of M hockey for student radio about 10 years ago and did a couple of Frozen Fours, and, in watching/listening to various pbp guys to try to get better, I felt like, as far as the mechanics of actually calling a game, there was no one better than Thorne. There are other very good guys, too, obviously. I just thought, as a play-by-play guy, Thorne was/is pretty damn good.
My favorite pbp guy was Tom Mees, but Gary Thorne is good for a national pbp guy. I like Ken Daniels as well, but I think that had something to do with Redmond in the same booth (my favorite hockey color guy)
3-2 Duluth. Anyone flashing back to the game we played against North Dakota a couple years ago? That was what, 7-5 30 minutes in?
Gary Thorne is great at hockey, and Melrose isn't too bad. I do like them calling games, and I can't wait to hear them call the Meeechigan game tonight.
Thought, the best PBP guys are Harry Neal and Bob Cole together.
I think that's probably the root of my Thorne dislike. I had him and Cole in his prime in direct comparison. No contest.
Melrose is just a moron.
CLAP CLAP CLAP!
4-2 UMD. They look good on the powerplay.
If the refs are calling things like this tonight that's bad for us. I think we want as much 5 on 5 as possible.
Haven't seen anything in the last few minutes, can someone give a score update? Or are they at the first intermission already?
Score and time left would be appreciated.
4-2 UMD at 2nd Intermission
Wow, I thought they'd be near the first. Must have thought they started later than they actually did. Is it closer than two goals or is ND lucky to be hanging on or is it somewhere in between?
Too bad. My non-Michigan friends that care about hockey are all ND fans. I'd love to see M drub ND in the national championship game.
From everything I've heard about UND (NTUND) we need to stay out of the box, so if everything is getting called, that's bad for us. Especially since this isn't a random game before, the referees are all together with the same supervisors in the locker room.
Any time ND fails to make the championship game is a good time, because their fans' egos get inflated when they make it to the finals. Also, you should find new non-Michigan friends. I hear IU fans are cuddly and harmless now that they have the fourth-best basketball program in the State of Indiana.
IU doesn't have a (varsity) hockey program. If people here care about college hockey, it's M or ND.
No losing to ND would be worse than MD, but beating them would be the sweetest ever. Kind of like a M-OSU MNC game in 2006 would have been.
Anything to bring joy to my little Hoosier friend on the board. RR didn't lose to IU either.
To get back on topic, they need to go back to Pee Wee and learn to NOT FUCKING CLEAR THE ZONE UP THE MIDDLE. They've almost gotten burned twice, and that flip wasn't exactly awe-inspiring either.
with Notre Dame."
"Fuck Notre Dame."
Im actually cheering for ND here because that's just how annoying I find WCHA fans. I won't be able to stand it if I have to hear about the all-WCHA final.
Then again, the WCHA-sweep would be so awesome. That would be ammunition for eternity
There's a bit of Maize and Blue UMD end far side of the ice. That's encouraging.
Hello everyone, lets get this party started!!!!!!!
Where ya been, man? We've been waiting for ya!
No not really, but welcome to the party!
Just an hour out from the main event now. Go Blue!
Nothing quite as satisfying as watching the dejection of a losing Notre Dame.
I'm right with you on that Kal. ND Sux!
But not the lines you think
North Dakota -200
ND -1.5 goals +140
MICH +1.5 goals -130
Thinking of taking MICH plus those goals, yo
Otherwise, I cant play in the open thread. Cant watch until later and I will be about an hour or so behind y'all, but I wanted to drop in with the official lines....and offer up a loud, hearty
THE SIOUX ARE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pardon a dumb question from someone who has never gambled legally. I know this means we are supposed to lose, and I deduce that it should be by less than 1.5 goals. Is there any more information packed in that?
It's a spread. Basically it means they're favored by 1.5 goals. If you bet Michigan covering the spread, you're saying Michigan will lose by 1 at the most. If you bet the other way, you're saying that the Sioux win by 2 goals or more.
LETS GO BLUE!!!
It's officially 'go time' on my two 40's of Cobra malt liquor. Ya bit! Go blue baby!
ps. also go tigers!
Haven't drank King Cobra since my freshman year, the venom will get ya. I'm gonna stick with my 15 pack of bud light.
I have a growler of "Vat 33 IPA" from CJ's Brewery in Commerce, Michigan. Tasty stuff...great food there too, not to mention HOT wait staff.
Love me some Michigan brews. I'm picking up a cornie (5 gal) of "440 Pepper Smoker" from Original Gravity in Milan tomorrow night. Great stuff.
Does anyone know when Avery starting canning their beer. Picked up a six pack of their canned IPA and it's pretty tasty.
the wait is killing me....
I'm about ready to have a heart attack here. About to clear some paths around the apartment so I can safely pace around.
If anyone needs it here's a stream http://www.seeon.tv/view/9646/
A stream that isn't blocked by my school's filter....i love you
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank You!
Barry Larkin says Go Blue!
LETS GO BLUE!!!!!
Anyone at the game? How well did we represent in the crowd?
If I make fun of Melrose, my computer will break from overuse.
Anyone else having issues with ESPN 2?
Mine is working fine right now.
Frenetic start... UND very aggressive on the forecheck.
Ooooh these guys are playing physical today!
Dammit early PP for ND
GOD DAMN IT RUST GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME
WHat a bullshit call that was!
Meh, that's a pretty clear and obvious call. Rust has to play smarter.
I gave a peptalk in my shower in which I said, play physically but keep the elbows down. Rusty wasn't listening. Which in retrospect, I suppose is encouraging.
Also Caporusso and Blood? Were Frattin and Hagelin cliched?
Bruce Madej or whoever is there from the AD needs to pop in and tell Gary Thorne it isn't "Haygulin."
Please post scores often. I am in a cave in Zimbabwe testing some local molds.
13:58 left in the 1st, 0-0, TV timeout
M just killed a PP.
but he's BLOWING UND right now, and I doubt he'll stop until they finish.
These camera angles are terrible.
What a chance there! whoa
Wow that should've been a goal!
How did that not get through??
jeez guys, lets keep the tempers in check here
Rodwell's wasn't a penalty on Patryn? Are you kidding? If we go shorthanded on that, Imma kill somebody.
led with the leg off the ice
led with the leg off the ice
I hate these huge ND assholes
Now this is a vintage piece of NCAA tournament officiating. Clear shot to the head in open ice, no call. What backwater conference do these guys come from again?
physically. Don't sit back and take it.
I feel like i'm watching Iceland vs. Team USA
3rd period in USANTDP U-17 sweaters?
Let's go shake their haaands.
And we're shorthanded on that? Christ.
Err...stay out of the box? No?
How are WE shorthanded after that sequence?
...and FUCK Melrose.
anyone else lose sound to espn3?
Yes, compliments of my mute button.
It seems that our penalty kill is going to have to be really good tonight.
Let's hurt more of them!
...but I can't root for injuries. These kids have their whole careers ahead of them. Hope he's okay (tomorrow).
Gosh these guys are hitting hard today.
Hey look Gary Thorne has no idea who's on our team! He sucks.
I like Melrose so far, but yes Thorne sucks.
A lot of stuff being done by "MIchigan Player."
It's getting absurd. I'm not sure they're trying anymore.
That hit that ND threw that lead to our penalty was so far off the puck. Yet we get the penalty. Eff.
"Those guys in the suits are doctors."
I thought I was listening to John Madden there for a second...
Brock Nelson being taken off on a stretcher. 1st round pick by the Islanders btw.
That's some quality penalty killing. Now stop taking penalties and attack.
"hope it's nothign major, because he's a great hockey player"
subtext: if he sucks, break his neck.
But seriously, gotta feel for the kid.
"hopefully it's just the wind knocked out of him".
Yeah, that's why they brought out the backboard.
They are a bigger more physical team by nature, but when we try to match their physicality we get stupid penalties called on us, How is this being called fair?
Wasn't expecting him to get hurt that badly. Hope he's OK but I guess glad he's not playing anymore?
I'm not liking Barry Melrose right now. He's spent the entire game telling everyone how good UND is, and there's been three or four times he didn't know a Michigan player's name, instead just saying "a Michigan player". He also called Scooter something Lapointe. I don't think he should be doing college hockey. He knows more about the NHL
Is this on espn3?
Thank you sir
Two big penalty kills here boys, lets get so offense going here!
Don't want to keep tempting fate, though.
Listening to these guys is like sitting in front of that asshole at a game who doesn't know the players' names or the rules.
Is "a merical" like a miracle in America or what?
Next penalty better be ours.
Oh fuck you Melrose...now he's suggesting we're lucky 'cuz UND hasn't scored.
He started off okay, but I'm quickly getting tired of both these guys.
"We're seeing a lot of dumping by the fighting sioux"
switching over to Big Ten during the breaks to watch the 98 Rose Bowl for the 1,000th time?
I didn't know it was on.
The ice seems less slanted than it did in the opening minutes.
Brock Nelson with a back injury, going to the hospital, not paralyzed, but I'm guessing he won't return.
Thats the best news we could have. Out for the game, but with pain in the lower back (away from the central nuervous system) it ought to not be permanently damaging. And that was based on AP Bio, the last science class I took.
Hunny with the big save!!!
wow, we were lucky there...
My nerves aren't going to be able to handle this.
North Dakota's players are bigger, please stop bringing it up so much now.
8:05 left in the 1st, no score
is so highly rated. They're huge AND quick.
0-0, 8:05 to go in the 1st.
way too much time iin our own zone here
OMG Melrose praised one of our players.
Duh, Melrose, our helmets have wings.
Handpass my ass.
CLEARLY a hand pass. Barry said so.
you're an ass.
"Kitty by the door"
Uh... I don't think that's the saying, Barry...
Can we please stop passing the puck into the slot in OUR defensive zone?
THERE'S YOUR SCORING CHANCE, BARRY...
YEEEEEESSSSSS 1-0 good guys
this game has been played in just half the rink !
YEEEEEESSSSSS 1-0 good guys
lets go blue!!
fuck yea 1-0 baby
Rust has brought his A game today
but at least we can execute !
Review my ass.
What the hell is this?
what the fuck are they reviewing?!
if we get screwed on this goal!
Merrill off the crossbar, Winnett gathers and scores, 1-0 good guys, 6:34 left in the 1st.
That is a clean goal. Count it.
they better not screw us. why are they revewing it perfect goal
Don't they automatically review all goals in the Frozen Four?
lol what kind of review is this? how to rig for ND?
What on earth is the deal. Point at the center, zebra man.
keep it going
What's great is that after we hit the crossbar, we kept the puck and got another chance.
Great kick save to redirect that puck out of danger.
I've counted at least three odd man rushes that he has stood tall in. That's what we need.
I've counted at least three odd man rushes that he has stood tall in. That's what we need.
Jesus ANOTHER PP for the Sioux
If we could just stay out of the box
What is up with the penalties?
Another penalty on us?!?!?!
Can't take stupid penalties!!!!!!!!
WTFFFFFFF THREE PP FOR THEM????
I didn't see that penalty, don't know if it was legit or not. Either way, we can't afford many more, whether the refs are giving them to North Dakota or we are f'ing up and taking stupid ones.
Maybe another UND powerplay.. Couldn't really tell what they called..
5:43 left in the 1st, 1-0 Mich, TV timeout, UND on the power play after the break
Correction: matching minors, 4 on 4
one sided here. Oh yea, FUCK Melrose some more. He's totally UND.
Both got roughing.
with 4 on 4.
4 on 4 calm down. First two penalties were legit and stupid.
Ben Blood....What a name for hockey
The first 10 minutes were so fast and furious - I hope Michigan saves a little intensity for the next two periods.
That centering pass was incredible.
is starting to look better out there.
My computer sucks though.
Phil Mike-l-son. They pronounce everything wrong.
Watching an NCAA hockey game surrounded by Indiana and Purdue fans is no fun.
Never trust Thorne. Note that the whistle blew while they had the puck, so it was obviously matching.
Keep up the pressure on their sieve!
Question: If my girlfriend was complaining about something I did wrong on the phone and I interrupted her to celebrate
a) am I ever getting laid again?
b) was it worth it?
c) (off topic) will Melrose ever stop explaining the butterfly technique?
No, Yes, No.
a) If she sincerely loves you, she'll understand
b) HELL YES
c) He'll start to incorporate the butterfly technique with the great nickname given to a member of the Michigan basketball team.
...I get the feeling his team always has him in front - he doesn't need to worry.
Maybe a 2-goal lead will FUCK with his head.
North Dakota's goalie seems to be getting screened well by Michigan - there were a couple of moments where he didn't see the puck and was lucky Michigan couldn't get a clean shot off the rebound.
what a pass! so close
you don't know our team.
you don't know our team.
ooh it could have easily been 2-0 damn
Did you guys know that North Dakota has big players? I just realized that like right now. Good thing Barry Melrose told me......
Once again, can we PLEASE stop passing the puck into the slot in our defensive zone???
OMG heart attack..
OOOOOOOHHHHHH C YA
Edit: Bullshit Embellishing call = 4-on-4
Hobey Baker finalist missed point blank. Whew!
Hey look a call on them. The Mayans were right. The apocalypse is upon us.
hahah of course not. Why would I expect a correct call? Silly me.
holy giveaway, nice save
power plaayyyy! about time!
see ya! chump dick wuss douchebag asshole prick cheater bitch whoooore slut! cocksuckerrrr!
what the hell?
how the HELL is that a matching situation? NO WAY.
Oh, of course we got a piece of your butt-buddy's shot Melrose. No way he missed on his own!
4 on 4 again.
Garbage announcing. These guys are making me stabby.
When is ND not favored in the eyes of Melrose.
well never mind..4 on 4 because of "embellishment"
Is that like diving in soccer?
however, the really fucking dumb part is that the hit AND the dive were called. It has to be one or the other, in my opinion. Either he dove or he didn't. I guess he could have made it look worse yet it was still a penalty? I have no idea how that follows any logic.
It's like diving in soccer if the tackler gets called too.
lots of fellatio from Melrose for North Dakots. This is getting pretty old
i fucking hate these guys i had to mute the tv
Melrose is unbearable.
what did i miss? why the 4 on 4?
No way those should have been matching minors.
Your username has a dual meaning today.
I planned it that way two years ago when I picked it! GO BLUE!
How was that matching minors?
Apparently sliding along the ice on your butt after you were just interefered with == embellishment.
End of 1st, 1-0 Michigan. 1 minute of 4-on-4 to start the 2nd.
Hey - matching brains!
I still have to take organic, biochem, and the MCAT, but I'm pulling a 3.8 in the required science classes so far. Did you go to M for your medical degree or just do a residency there? I'm seriously considering going somewhere in-state for the degree (I already have an out-of-state Michigan degree, and those things don't come cheap) and trying to match at Michigan for whatever I end up specializing in.
Sorry man, I'm not a doctor, I'm an archaeologist. My initials are MDR so mdoc is just a nickname.
I like the nickname. Thanks anyways; I doubt the mods would look kindly upon us discussing the med school application process in a hockey open thread.
Eh, intermission is free time. Good luck with the med school stuff!
Gotta love hockey for that!
Seriously, that embellishment call is one of the worst calls I've ever seen.
But that's the NCAA tournament, I guess.
Solid first period. I would have liked to see a us get a power play but o well
End of 1st period, 1-0 Michigan, 1:03 of 4 on 4 play to start the 2nd
If there were any justice, this is where Don Cherry would come on and say "Kids this is how you play goalie. Watch little Hunwyck show the way!"
Is the scoreboard at the arena something we should expect to see in Yost nest season?
I was thinking the same thing. It actually sounds exactly the same as the description, maybe with different dimensions though.
And a lot less GREEN. Why is there so much green background when we're playing a team whose colors are almost completely GREEN?
Despite the fact that North Dakota is the greatest thing since the invention of the blow job, Michigan somehow leads 1-0
Melrose taking lessons from Clark Kellogg imo
In North Dakota, the Frozen Four is like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Stanley Cup all rolled into one. Then the rest of the country forgets they exist for another 51 weeks.
has been unconcious. Fantastic.
I'm getting rather pset with these announcers. You'd swear UND was a team of godlike adonis players, and U of M had never played before yesterday.
Announcers will eat crow from NDakota.
I'm seriousy considering buying a Hunwick jersey after that period of hockey. I've had a man-crush on him all season. The only question is, should I go with the home maize or the away blue?
MGoPromise: If we win this game, I will *definitely* buy a jersey.
Maize. Always maize.
where would I have to go to get my jersey embroidered with number/name? I'm considering doing this with Hagelin even though he's leaving. Maybe Hunwick now that you mention it.
I already have the white home jersey, I just want a place that can do a good job with the right font/numbers/etc. and I'm not sure the MDen does it
Go with Blue for football. Lots of #5's will be on sale this year.
JK - sorry to see Tater go. Wish him the best.
Personally I'm a fan of the white jerseys.
by period. Lets win the next period !!!
But got to get rid of those penalties!!!
I want to see more shots!!
These MFers know they owe us a PP or three. Regardless of how totally awesome UND is (Melrose is the official Fred Jackson for the Souix), MEEEEECHIGAN leads. FUCK you and your sister, Melrose.
On BTN, it's the fourth quarter of the '98 Rose Bowl. 14-13 Michigan.
I was just about to post this. damn i miss football
Seriously, Brain Griese was fantastic in this game, but SO many great contributions. Woodson was Woodson-esque.
I have a feeling we're going to see a ton of scoring in the 2nd.
It's about time for Hagelin to Bork the place up and put a couple in.
Hopefully in our favor.
besides the actual scoring of the goal, of course, is the despondent look on the faces of the ND fans by the boards. Gooooooooaaaaaaal!
Melrose just said, "They know where each other is"? IS?
now I have time to go back and +1 all the great posts by you guys ( even though they don't count).
Viagra at work, baby.
Let's see if this thread can get 1000 comments..
I think we had like 1800 last year. Granted, double OT.
lets do that again. but with a win, preferably as easy as possible..
Alex Avila: Surprising, in a good way.
Brad Penny: Surprising, in a way that really shouldn't be surprising
Miggy: Good at baseball
5-4 Tigers, Top 7.