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|21 hours 29 min ago||Final Score: USA - 5 BU - 2||
Empty netter from USA defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (a one-time BU commit) with under a minute to play.
|21 hours 42 min ago||JT Compher Goal Puts USA Up 4-1 in Third; BU Scores 4-2||
Compher from Jeremy Bracco. BU's backup goalie has played all of the second period and all of the third period so far.
Danny O'Regan goal for BU from Brandon Hockey. USA - 4 BU -2 with 7:00 to play.
|21 hours 58 min ago||After Two Periods at Boston University: USA - 3 BU - 1||
USA scored two quick short handed goals in the first period (from Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin and Boston University forward and USA Captain Jack Eichel.) USA went up 3-1 in the second period on an even strength goal from Chase DeLeo of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks. BU got on the board with a long-distance slapshot from defenseman Brandon Hickey.
BU's missing four of its top forwards, including Eichel.
Tyler Motte remains on the first line with Eichel and Boston College's Alex Tuch. They've looked good as a unit. JT Compher has been playing well, centering USA's second line with North Dakota's Nick Schmaltz and BC recruit Jeremy Bracco who's with the USNTDP U-18 team. Michael Downing has been playing well on the first defense pairing for USA. Dylan Larkin and Zach Werenski are not skating for USA.
Third period is under way. The Boston University live stream has been pretty good. LINK
|1 day 11 hours ago||Swim Lanes and Cheers!||
|1 day 11 hours ago||You're Welcome, TSS||
We just have to hope that, if and when Brian Cook returns to Michigan, he'll remember to return with his heart.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Do The Late Birds Get . . .||
The "Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing?"
|1 day 13 hours ago||Wishing All MGoBloggers A Sunny Posbang Friday||
Reminder: Michigan Wolverines JT Compher, Michael Downing, Dylan Larkin, Tyler Motte and Zach Werenski will be skating tonight for Team USA in an exhibition game against Boston University. It will be live streaming starting at 7:30. Go Red, White and BLUE!
|1 day 13 hours ago||Will He Be Wearing Some Flowers In His Hair?||
Hope he'll be meeting some gentle people there.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The 2006 Counterpoint To The Devin Gardner and JT Barrett Photo||
|1 day 23 hours ago||Tyler Motte Seems Like A Lock To Make The Team||
Tyler Motte has been skating on a line with Boston University's Jack Eichel and Boston College's Alex Tuch. After skating together for some time last summer and competing against each other this season, it seems like the coaching staff has decided that their line's a keeper.
Of course, there are still three exhibitions to play before the tournament starts in Canada, so lines and defense pairings might change on almost a daily basis. LINK to Boston Globe article.
Quote from Jack Eichel about his linemates:
“We played together a little bit this summer,” said Eichel. “Obviously, both of them are great shooters. I like to pass the puck. Recently I’ve been passing it more than shooting it. I really enjoy playing with them. Motte works extremely hard on the ice and so does Alex. They both create a lot of space for me.”
|1 day 23 hours ago||One of the Best Photos of 2014||
Say what you will about Devin Gardner's performance as a quarterback. As a human being and a model for what's good about 'The Michigan Difference," he's a leader and among the best.
|2 days 7 hours ago||What's Next And When Will It End?||
Will we learn that Those Who Stay's uncle used to be married to Wolverine Devotee's aunt and that computer hackers contracted by Kim Jung Un have stolen all of Those Who Stay's email messages, tweets and Facebook posts and are about to pass them on to Edward Snowden, James Franco and Seth Rogen?
All these speculative and unsubstantiated "searchbits" from Michigan outsiders who claim to be insiders have me feeling Over, Under, Sideways, Down, wondering "When Will It End?"
|2 days 7 hours ago||If "Those Who Stay" Is So Well Connected To U-M, , , ,||
Then how come he hasn't said anything about Jake Ryan accepting an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on January 17?
[Sorry if this has been posted already, but I can't recall having it seen it mentioned elsewhere on this board. Congratulations to Jake Ryan!]
|2 days 7 hours ago||. . . Believe Half Of What You See And None Of What You Hear|
|3 days 4 hours ago||But Is It Safe?|
|3 days 5 hours ago||Solid Verbal, But How'd He Do On The Math?||
|3 days 5 hours ago||In Lieu Of Fighter Jet Flyovers . . .||
Pre-Game Solar Car Drive Arounds
|3 days 5 hours ago||Enjoy The Cubano!||
For those who haven't seen the movie "Chef," here's a description of how they made it.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Wilco?||
California Stars! Maybe THAT's the secret, hidden message MGoBloggers have been waiting for.. . . A "California Star" is heading to Michigan! It's happening! (Maybe)
|3 days 7 hours ago||Respect||
Despite the complaints about rogue posters, unsubstantiated speculation, wild and crazy rumermongering and repetitive posts that irritate some members of the MGoBlog Community, for me MGoBlog often contains the best resources for information and some of the best analysis of activities and developments in the University of Michigan's athletic programs.
Of course, it's probably wise to consider the dangers of relying on "Citizen Journalism" when we're seeking the truth.
Embed For Those Who Haven't Seen HBO's "The Newsroom"
If all of the fascination with the Michigan football coaching search that's driving clicks, eyeballs and eardrums and forcing us to deal with more speculation and rumormongering is due to a veil of secrecy imposed by the "Jim H's" (Hackett and Harbaugh), then it might be safe to say that we're all probably just going to have to wait and see. . . . But I'll keep tuning into MGoBlog -- "same Bat time; same Bat station."
|4 days 3 hours ago||OT: The Greater Impact of This Decision||
Zach Galifianakis has canceled his trip to Ann Arbor for Between Two Ferns.
|4 days 18 hours ago||EXTREMELY Connected?||
|5 days 28 min ago||Is It Only Us Old Folks Who Use TwitLonger and TinyURL?||
Because there are ways to copy and paste long messages into a tweet, I'm surprised that Chris Clark apparently didn't know that the 140-character limit on Twitter can be overcome by using TwitLonger.
I've also used TinyURL.com for reducing the character size of links posted into tweets.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Do We Fasten Our Seat Belts For A Season Of "Bumpy Nights?"||
Based on recent play, MGoPessimists might argue that this may be the least talented team John Beilein has had at Michigan since his first season in 2007-2008, and that this losing streak (and injuries to the top players) could cause a downward spiral that could make this season end poorly. . . while MGoOptimists might argue that the coaching staff could make some adjustments, as it has in the past, that will enable the team to improve enough to finish with nothing worse than a bid to the post-season NIT.
Their next game against SMU will be a challenge for this Michigan team. Larry Brown’s team is 6-3 and on a four-game winning streak and has an RPI rank of 60 on CBS Sports. They have seven seniors and no freshmen on their roster. Their leading scorer, 5-9 junior point guard Nic Moore, is averaging 14.3 PPG and hitting on 47.2% of his three point shots. Their leading rebounder, 6-8 sophomore Ben Moore, averages 7 rebounds a game. They’re both averaging over 30 minutes a game. LINK to SMU Stats
Even if Michigan’s losing streak continues against SMU, it still will have a good chance to end the non-conference schedule with a record above .500 when it faces a 1-8 Coppin State team whose only win came against 3-8 Division II Goldey-Beacom College. LINK to Coppin State Hoops Page at CBS Sports
Unfortunately, although the Big Ten may be significantly weaker now than it was last season, according to CBS Sports, Michigan’s current RPI of 97 is worse than every Big Ten team other than Indiana (129), Iowa (120), Nebraska (144) and Purdue (131.) Even if this team improves throughout the season, you can’t expect that the other Big Ten teams won’t improve, so starting conference play with a 7-5 record may mean that Michigan could struggle to be playing in a post-season tournament in 2015. LINK to CBS Sports Standings and RPI Rankings
Last season, the 32-team NIT field had only eight teams with fewer than 20 wins and no teams with a record below .500. The 16-team (“pay-to-play”) 2014 CBI Tournament had three teams with records below .500, including Penn State. LINK
|1 week 2 hours ago||Are You Into Something Good?|
|1 week 2 hours ago||MGoPessimists Might Request "The Twelve Chairs (of Mel Brooks)"||
Considering the pessimism expressed by some people on this Board and the way things have been going for Michigan athletics lately, you might expect some MGoBloggers to suggest that it'd be more appropriate for you to post something from “The Twelve Chairs (of Mel Brooks)"
|1 week 2 hours ago||College Hockey Players In The NHL||
For those of us who aren't Red Wings fans, there's a site that lists NHL players who've played at NCAA schools.
The number of NHL players with NCAA experience has been increasing steadily since 2000. LINK
Other Michigan players besides Luke Glendening in the NHL:
Anaheim - Andrew Cogliano
Arizona - Chris Summers and David Moss
Columbus - Jack Johnson
Florida - Al Montoya
Montreal - Max Pacioretty
Nashville - Eric Nystrom
New Jersey - Jon Merrill, Mike Cammalleri
New York Rangers - Matt Hunwick and Carl Hagelin
Pittsburgh - Andrew Ebbett
San Jose - Mike Brown
Washington - Chris Brown
Winnipeg - Jacob Trouba
|1 week 2 hours ago||Here To Commiserate And Upvote||
Maybe it’s our lawyers’ curse.
When overworked, we write in verse
That MGoBloggers just despise.
I’ve been there, so I sympathize.
From my experience, writing in verse on MGoBlog generates more intensely negative comments than anything I’ve posted here. Take heart in knowing that all of our fellow MGoBloggers who’ve condemned our lyrical writing probably, at some time when they’ve been attending a Michigan sporting event, have been singing some verses written by a 35-year old lawyer and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Well Done, MadMonkey||
Your alternate version of the original reminded me of another alternate version that was pretty impresssive.
|1 week 1 day ago||Cliff Clavin Notes (It's A Doozy)|