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|4 days 22 hours ago||I think you're right in that||
I think you're right in that the team needs to be more cohesive and buy into the system if they want to be successful in 2013-14. We started to see that at the end of the season and look at what happened. The irony here is that individualistic play should happen less in hockey than sports like football or basketball because, for the most part, players who are going to be in the NHL someday have been drafted before their college career even starts. I think that last year's team knew how talented they were and too often looked to make the highlight reel play instead of the simple but smarter play. Here's hoping that doesn't happen in 13-14.
|1 week 3 days ago||Could just be coincidence,||
Could just be coincidence, but Michigan appears to be following the NHL trend of stockpiling tall, athletic goalies. Racine and Nagelvoort are 6'2, while Lavigne is 6'1. Michigan's had some tall goaltenders in the past but I think this is the first time in recent memory that all of the goalies on the roster (in 2014) will be over 6'0.
|1 week 4 days ago||Original 6 matchup in round||
Original 6 matchup in round 2, gotta love that. No 10 PM games will be nice too. If the Wings forecheck and cover as well as they did tonight I like their chances against Chicago.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Ducks are teetering on||
The Ducks are teetering on the edge of playing chippy and playing stupid. Let's hope they cross the line into stupid territory.
|1 week 4 days ago||Finally, a break! Definitely||
Finally, a break! Definitely caught Hiller by surprise.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's what I thought too,||
That's what I thought too, but it looks like THN is using the April ISS ranknings and those included all skaters. For example, Valeri Nichushkin of the KHL is ranked #2. The THN rankings include all draft-eligible skaters as well.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Allen's free fall in the||
Allen's free fall in the rankings surprised me as well. He's averaging 0.72 points per game, and while this isn't in Compher territory (0.91 points per game) it still seems like a 47 point season should boost his ranking, not cause it to tank. He's having a good World Championship too, so I don't know what the scouts are seeing that they don't like.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||...and a finger point.||
...and a finger point.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I agree, I'll be surprised if||
I agree, I'll be surprised if Copp isn't named captain for 2014-15. I looked through the media guide and there wasn't anything about who the youngest captain (or alternate) is, but with Copp being just 18 I'd think it's probably him.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Good article. I was going to||
Good article. I was going to watch some of the post-game press conference videos but don't feel the need to anymore. The article seems to do a good job of capturing the mood of the room but doesn't come off as contrived or as if there was a predetermined angle.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Cue the anti-Muppets! Which I||
Cue the anti-Muppets! Which I guess would just be kittens....
Either way, I guess Trouba and Merrill are sorta like Muppets in that you can't have one without the other.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I won't freak out until it's||
I won't freak out until it's official but I am a little surprised. If he was going to leave I thought it would have happened last week. I was getting exponentially more optimistic with each day that passed after the season ended.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I wrote and erased an extra||
I wrote and erased an extra four paragraphs from the diary entry I posted about the hockey season this week that boiled down to precisely this:
MY NEAR-SYNONYMOUS ADJECTIVE IS MORE APT THAN YOURS. LOUD NOISES!
Well said, BiSB.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||They do indeed. FSD put up a||
They do indeed. FSD put up a stat that pretty much says it all. Through the first 30 games, Michigan was 10-18-2. Over their last eight they're 7-0-1.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Score is 4-1 Michigan, end of||
Score is 4-1 Michigan, end of the 2nd period
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan 78- SDSU 63||
Michigan 78- SDSU 63
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The biggest difference I've||
The biggest difference I've noticed between earlier in the season and now is the number of mental mistakes. Earlier in the season MIchigan had a bad habit of blowing coverages and committing horrific turnovers and that's turned around as of late. I certainly like Michigan's chances against a Miami team that they split a series with at Yost during the crappy part of the season; y'know, October through three weeks ago.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This is just....wow. I love||
This is just....wow. I love this team right now. Usually I prefer low scoring games because it makes writing goal-by-goal analysis posts quicker but I'd be perfectly ok with more goals. Pour it on.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Regardless of what he does in||
Regardless of what he does in the NFL I think Denard will always have value as an ambassador of the University because of things like this. He's definitely got an impressive work ethic.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the compliment, I||
Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. I think video is a good idea and I'll try to figure out how to do that for the next GBGA. Speaking of video, I owe a huge thank you to Center Ice for putting up video of the first two goals from Friday's game.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for naming me Diarist||
Thanks for naming me Diarist of the Week, and also for naming me Griffyndor and not, like, Hufflepuff. I should have the GBGAs for Northern up tomorrow or Monday.
|11 weeks 4 min ago||I'm in! Any opportunity for||
I'm in! Any opportunity for me to eat my own words that also involves Michigan hockey and a Regional game at Yost is an opportunity I welcome.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||He played tremendously all||
He played tremendously all weekend, and that one was just bad puck luck. Something changed, and when a goaltender's involved it's likely confidence. Seems like Racine's caught fire at the right time.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||In this strange season any||
In this strange season any road win is a big deal, but it's that much sweeter coming against them.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for adding the||
Thanks for adding the commitments to this. Nice to see that being sidelined by an injury hasn't hurt Compher's draft stock. I'm excited about his potential, and also to see how he does once he returns to the lineup this weekend.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks! I do plan on making||
Thanks! I do plan on making this a regular contribution. I'll have the BGSU game analysis posted sometime Thanksgiving morning if time permits.
|28 weeks 23 hours ago||Mr. Block Miyagi||
As per usual, great UFR.
I think beard guy is what Fred Jackson would look like in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan 20 Northwestern 17||