this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|4 days 19 hours ago||It mostly has to do with||
It mostly has to do with their stupid playoff system. It's not like Providence was any good last year; they weren't in the top 25% of college hockey at the end of the regular season. But it's a one-and-done format and about 75-80% of the games are decided by the team that scores first. The postseason has way more to do with who gets a few lucky bounces than how good a team is.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Stupid, stupid gimmick. If||
Stupid, stupid gimmick. If you're going to do an internatonal event, let each country bring their best players. Maybe the U23s don't compete for a medal, but it affects the two North American teams. If Canada doesn't win gold, all you're going to hear is "We only lost because we couldn't take Connor McDavid".
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota hasn't had that||
Minnesota hasn't had that problem. Ohio State hasn't had that problem. But that's because they came up relatively fair deals to keep local rivals on the schedule. Michigan and Michigan State tried to dictate terms to local teams and it has blown up in their face.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||1. Deadwood(Really? Nobody||
1. Deadwood(Really? Nobody else? You're doing it wrong...)
2. Mad Men
3. The Wire
4. Boardwalk Empire
5. My So-Called Life
Breaking Bad and House are probably 4/5 on my list if I can ignore the end of their runs.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I think very few hate him for||
I think very few hate him for dancing before a kick-off. It's the fact that he was then tackled 20 yards later every return. If he was actually good, nobody would have cared.
Hopefully he finds a way to graduate and transfer somewhere else. Seems like a nice, fun kid, but not someone that should be playing regularly for a good D-1 football program.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe they watched him try to||
Maybe they watched him try to throw the ball?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'll allow it because you||
I'll allow it because you didn't mention him in the first post.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The academic problem with the||
The academic problem with the graduate transfers, as I've understood it, is the number of guys enrolling in two+-year program and then bolting after their one year of eligibility is gone.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It's incorrect in AP Style,||
It's incorrect in AP Style, but otherwise the two are interchangeable.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||The Big Ten has nothing to do||
The Big Ten has nothing to do with their non-conference scheduling. In fact, it should have been easier to put together a decent non-conference schedule since there are plenty of teams within a bus drive they could play.
But Michigan had to be greedy and try to bend those programs over a barrel. Now they're stuck Grouponing tickets to games no one cares about against American International and Robert Morris.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||A lot of coaches(especially||
A lot of coaches(especially around the state) will be having a good chuckle when they see Michigan's home schedule. Michigan is definitely reaping what they've sown in that regard. Good luck making the NCAAs when the entire first half of your season is playing Atlantic Hockey and the entire second half is playing Atlantic Hockey West.
There was talk at one point of Michigan being on Arizona State's schedule for this season, but I guess they couldn't get it done. I think the arena situation for ASU was a problem. Honestly, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Michigan was going there for a conference series in two years.
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||She tested positive for||
She tested positive for yogurt that helps you poop.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Jack Johnson thinks this dude||
Jack Johnson thinks this dude got off easy.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Red looked like an idiot by||
Red looked like an idiot by whining like that. The only reason it doesn't hurt the program is because everyone knows he's gone soon anyway.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||1% of the final voting.||
1% of the final voting.
|18 weeks 37 min ago||Did he have broken bones in||
Did he have broken bones in his hands too?
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||Trevor Lewis didn't want to||
Trevor Lewis didn't want to come to Michigan to play school.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Remember that time about five||
Remember that time about five years Dean Lombardi said Michigan has no clue how to coach defensemen and we all laughed because Michigan had so much success and the Kings were terrible?
Kind of interesting to look back at that now.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I guess if you say something||
I guess if you say something on TV enough times it becomes true.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Raft did get to call the||
Raft did get to call the Final Four on the radio last year(and presumably previous years). I actually got into my car and drove around a little to listen to him call the game rather than sit at home and listen to Steve Kerr.
|19 weeks 27 min ago||I just don't think Nebraska||
I just don't think Nebraska happens any time in the foreseeable future.
Trev Alberts cut UNO's football and wrestling programs--for no real good reason--to help revitalize the walk-on programs at UNL. In return, UNO, got to be the "hockey school" in the state, complete with their own brand new on-campus arena which opens next year.
Maybe the situation changes some day, but it will be a while.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I have to say I was impressed||
I have to say I was impressed with Rutgers' dedication to protecting their KemPom ranking.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know if you missed it||
I don't know if you missed it or it wasn't worthy, but I was kind of hoping to see Dawkins' almost-put back slam dunk in the first half. If he had made that, it would have been the top play for the game, and maybe the season.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||CSU-Pueblo did win the D-II||
CSU-Pueblo did win the D-II national title last season. Not that that makes it much better.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||It doesn't escalate. It's||
It doesn't escalate. It's just another one-game suspension if Downing picks up another game misconduct.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Dave Brandon had nothing to||
Dave Brandon had nothing to do with Mel leaving for the UP.
|23 weeks 2 hours ago||I think Michigan went the||
I think Michigan went the first eight and a half minutes without a shot on goal in the second period.
Also, Doug MacLeod referenced Ufer because there's nothing in his reference back after the year 1980.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsin||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||They moved the needle, but in||
They moved the needle, but in the wrong direction. There was really no reason they should have been playing at a school like Michigan State except for their last name. A good example of how that program absolutey rotted from within under Rick Comley.
Anastos probably will get fired this year or next, but he hasn't been terrible. He took over a team with terrible talent and had no resources to improve things. Michigan State is going to be bad as long as the school is more concerned about multi-million dollar upgrades to their basketball facilities every decade than anything concerning the hockey program.
It's too bad for Michigan too. The Big 10 is basically Atlantic Hockey with much better marketing this year because three of the six programs in the conference could not care less about hockey. It's hard to take Zach Hyman seriously as a Hobey candidate when he's only scored three points all season against teams currently inside the NCAA tournament bubble and he won't play another decent team until the NCAA tournament.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||"...talent stakeholders in||
"...talent stakeholders in the college football prospect market"
Well that's the ugliest phrase I'll read all day.