Hopefully the hockey team can continue its success in the new year.
Edit: Grammar correction
Let's Go Blue! (read: plz crush them)
It's the first game of the season I can watch.
Come on BTN, don't fuck things up on hockey broadcasts for once.
I ... I don't know what I'll do
Well, it's looking like I'm not going to know what I'll do
So is Merrill going to be playing full time?
Yay Jacob Trouba - gold medal winner!
Shit! They score first.
That's the kind of stuff that got Lindsay Sparks scratched the first half. He threw the puck around the boards and no one was there. Come on man.
DAMMIT!! 2-0 them.
At the game
This is bad
Ugh. I finally get to see a game on tv and we go down 2-0 quickly.
Angry Michigan defenseman hating god
Major on them. Must score on PP.
This power play is horrible
Well, Mr. Announcer, is it Road Runner attitude, or Tasmanian Devil attitude?
Pushed around in our own house by bowling fucking green.
Geez, two of our passes leave the zone.
Holy smokes this is bad.
Why the hell didn't a third guy go in there?
Whether the calls go against us or for us, the officiating in the CCHA is such a joke. Hit on Serville was clean, and BGSU loses a player and gets a 5 minute penalty. If that had been called on us, we'd be livid. Gongshow, indeed.
They hate the teams that are causing them to lose their jobs by going to the B1G. You can see it with the officiating, the conference schedule and the horseshit from last year of Hunwick not being named first team all-conference.
One of the best officials Shegos "retired" from officiating. I know him personally and he was tired of the politics of everything. Especially prior to CCHA officially folding. I think conferences will strong arm some officials to pick between B1G, NCHC, and possibly WCHA.
"We want Shegos!"
Been a long time since I've heard that chant at Yost. A classic.
I thought you gave up on this team and were done for good?
anyone have a link? Its on BTN so I was hoping firstrowsports would have it but no dice
suck so bad this year, frustrating to watch this
is the arena as nice looking as it seems to be on TV?
It's really great. They did an amazing job on the reno
And they're still on the PP.
Trouba isn't coming back next year. He's too good. He win a freaking gold medal and dominated the WORLD JUNIORS. First rounder that could help out Winny immediately. Sad to say but it seems like he's the next Pacioretty (one and done).
One of the weakest drafts in a long time. No one in Winnipeg expects him to leave after year.
I hope he stays all 4. I hope every player in every sport at Michigan stay & graduate.
I could see him bailing before the end of this season. Winnipeg needs some D help.
Moffatt!! 2-1 them
GOOALLL!!! 2-1 BG
Damn, Trouba to the box.
needs to get these penalty minutes under control.
Looked like the guy tried to hit Trouba and fell down how was that a penalty?
He fell down because Trouba got his elbow up.
fair enough, I'm in that endzone so I couldn't see the whole play, lots of bodies blocking the action.
Trouba threw his elbow up into his face; looked like a good call to me.
On the PK again. /sigh
The guy who shoved Trouba when he was down probably should have gone to the box as well.
FUCK! 3-1 them.
I can not stand watching Lindsay Sparks. Play some defense man.
is just ridiculous. Of the few things you can control in a hockey game, not taking six penalty minutes in the first ten minutes of a period is a pretty god damn easy one (yes, two of those were coincidental).
screw this garbage tune in tommorrow at 7pm when a real michigan team plays
Fine. But don't come back, you t-shirt fan. I bet you quit on the basketball program when they were struggling.
Don't let the door hit you
This reminds me why I wasn't upset with the NHL lockout, it's painful to watch play like this. The Wings looked similar for much of the latter half of last season.
That's not really the news i was looking for.
4-1 Them... The route is on.
We meet again, three-goal deficit. I did not miss thee.
Somehow hockey and bball got freaky Friday'd
this team plays stupid, they almost look to get shots from the outside. When can we get Mel back?
Oh, great, another penalty on us.
There might be a chance that Red may walk away from this garbage.
You're an idiot. You should walk away from this site.
No more threads making endless excuses and predicting it magically turns around next weekend. This team is flat-out bad.
I keep wanting to believe we can get hot and win the CCHA tourney because it seems like every year we play awful for a while and then get it together. This year, like you said, it's just bad week in and week out
I've been off that bandwagon for weeks; unlike previous turnaround years, this team has bad leadership and bad character.
This team is just not good at any facet of the game. But there's some bright spits there, we'll rebound well.
At this point, it's about playoff positioning. Cannot finish below 8th. Need at least a home series for the first round.
Red oughta Gibbs-slap the whole team. How the hell can we be on the PP, but they outnumber us on the boards?
Kid loses at Score-O. Screw it, this season is over.
I just don't get it. They beat top 10 teams by 2+ goals, and are getting beat by 3+ by the worst team in the CCHA at home....
The streak of NCAAs can still be had if we win the CCHA tourney who knows I've seen it happen before. Just disappointing this team has talent but don't play with it.
This is tear-inducing
Everything is going wrong. The little kid didn't score in score o.
I still cannot understand how a team with so much talent is so bad. On paper, we're still probably in the top 3 or 5 most talented team in the NCAAs but we're playing like we're not giving out scholarships in the AHA
Holy balls, how does a team have this much talent, and get their shit shoved in? Can't say it's coaching, so what the fuck is wrong with them. This should be a good team. No senior leadership? <clueless>
all season that BGSU has scored more than 3 goals in a game. And they still have a period left.
I don't even think this team can really fight for play-off positioning, for a first round game at home, much less a bye. I think, assuming this result tonight holds, the best Michigan can hope for is to get hot at the end, win 4/6, then 2 at the Joe. The schedule is not set up for a second half run and if it was, these first three games (all at home and versus some pretty weak teams in Bowling Green and Alaska) have to be the time to do it. This team CAN win, they just,,, aren't.
We've had a couple first this year. The Michigan Tech goalie had given up 3 or more goals in every start...until we played them
Not having a number 1 goalie? kinda makes sense.
Lot more internal problems. Guptill being lazy & didn't travel up to BR to play ferris in Dec.
Hunwick, Turco, Hasek or Patrick Roy himself could make this team look that much better. Well, maybe Patrick Roy could. Maybe. They don't defend, they have no offense, special teams do nothing... There's a chance trust in a goalie could engender some confidence this team BADLY lacks, which could spark something, but while goalie is a problem on this team, it's far from the only problem.
Fuuuudddddggeeee, only I didn't say fudge.......should have been a goal.
Maybe it's just the Tuesday night thing, but it's really sad to see some big gaps of empty seats.
worst team in 25 years + basketball being amazing = seats available
5-1, are you fucking kidding me?!?!?
It's bowling green. BOWLING GREEN.
I can imagine what the alumni players are saying right now. Not one shot on goal in the 3rd period. Unacceptable.
I thought you gave up on the team? I hope you don't sit near section 17.
Well I don't get to see or hear many games, living in Washington, but I can't not watch them play. IDGAF if they lose 10-1, they will have, at least, 1 fan still watching.
So go the fuck away, already.
is that I've seen recently that a power will have an off year and then come back with a vengeance the following. I think BC missed the tournament in between some national titles just recently.
The talent is there, apparently the brains are not right now
tourney streak over, I would image Merrill AND Trouba gone after this year to the pros. If Red ever wanted motivation to go and reboot the program in terms of player types, recruiting, and assistant coaches, this is the year to do it. And to have this happen with Gibson f*n steal the show in Russia at the World Juniors, man, this hurts. But at least we've taken 2 out of 3 from MSU, amiright?
And I don't blame him, his Michigan career has been a nightmare. First the suspension, then the injury, he missed almost an entire year combined. He can't catch a break here.
Hello, 8th place. We lost to a last place team. At home.
I fell asleep and forgot about the game. Pretty much glad I did. I don't know how it's possible for a team to be this bad to make Bowling Green and Michigan Tech look amazing. Just baffling.
Well, Tech did also beat WMU 4-0 to win the GLI. I guess they were on a mission from God, or something.
If you need a reason to feel worse tonight, there's a quick recap.
Has really had an effect on the team.
We need to rehire that man.
This isn't about coaching. We have no goaltending. And lackluster defense in front of a crappy goalie. That tends to hurt a hockey team.