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|1 week 1 day ago||It's not like it's a huge||
It's not like it's a huge deal. No school is going to let a coach's contract "just run out". It just ups the buyout to get rid of him a tiny fraction.
Wisconsin didn't extend Mike Eaves under similar circumstances last summer and it ended up saving them about $100k in buyout money when they fired him this year. If $100K is "suicide" for Michigan State's athletic department, they've got bigger problems than Anastos.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Berkley Edwards had two||
Berkley Edwards had two touchdowns. Maybe Norfleet was the Poor Man's Edwards.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Five sets the||
Five sets the precedent(longest an owner could have a son in the league), he gets an opportunity for appeal after three(when his son ages out)
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Unless they want to play in a||
Unless they want to play in a conference tournament with better attendance.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||NCHC isn't the other||
NCHC isn't the other conference.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||There's only 60 teams. Top 15||
There's only 60 teams. Top 15 is the upper 25% of the country. A team ranked 25th is pretty much middle of the pack.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||How good is Penn State really||
How good is Penn State really though? They've played six games against the top 15 and have a 1-5 record, and 3-8-1 record against the top 20. They put together a competent record against an abysmal schedule, but they're not great.
Also, how does Michigan go entire season and only play three games against teams in the top 15? That's an embarrassing schedule.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||They don't show more games||
They don't show more games because the ratings for the games they do show are beyond terrible and any game they show loses money for them.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Minor quibble, but Boston||
Minor quibble, but Boston College was the most recent team with three top-10 scorers nationally in '13-'14(Gaudreau, Hayes, Arnold). They made the Frozen Four, losing to Union.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The thing with MAAR and rim||
The thing with MAAR and rim attempts is that I think he's great at getting there and creating his own shot, but he's terrible at getting into the paint and passing the ball, which really limits easy rim attempts for guys like Donnal/Doyle.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Both this and the Cutler||
Both this and the Cutler Martin suspension were too weak by a factor of 4.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I was wondering about that||
I was wondering about that too, though given how veraciously that yearbook seems to be edited, her name was probably actually Susan Smith or something.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||This was the last year that||
This was the last year that Connor was eligible to play in this tournament.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||?||
|28 weeks 3 days ago||71% of the 21 y/o freshmen in||
71% of the 21 y/o freshmen in college hockey were committed to their school less than a year prior to enrolling. It's absolutely the case that most don't draw much attention until their final year of juniors rather than teams stashing them until they reach that age.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||LaFontaine is the same age,||
LaFontaine is the same age, plays for the same junior team, and has the same numbers as Wisconsin's Matt Jurusik last year. Jurusik has been fine but nothing special so far for the Badgers.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||It happens in other leagues||
It happens in other leagues too. There was a suspension in Hockey East and two in Atlantic Hockey last week.
The reason you hear a lot more announced these days than in the past is because the on-ice game disqualification penalty has basically been erased. By NCAA rule, you can only add to a penalty called on the ice, you can't lessen it after the fact. So officials always err on the side of caution by just handing out the game misconduct and then letting the league review via video to determine if the player should sit out the next game.
|29 weeks 8 hours ago||There's a hierarchy of||
There's a hierarchy of sports. It goes Football-->Basketball-->Hockey-->Either baseball or wrestling(?)--->Everything else.
Your scholarship counts towards the total for whichever sport is highest on the list.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Jason Bacashihua was the||
Jason Bacashihua was the other should-have-been goalie(although his jumping to the O was more academic-related), and he's apparently still plugging away in Slovakia.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||"This kick is for all the||
"This kick is for all the Battlefrogs!"
|29 weeks 6 days ago||No NCAA team besides maybe||
No NCAA team besides maybe North Dakota could fill an NHL-size arena regularly. But the Thomas and Mack Center on UNLV's campus is capable of making ice(they host Disney on Ice stuff). Orleans Arena in Vegas also holds 7700 for hockey.
As far as an arena goes, UNLV is in a lot better shape than Arizona State is--and the arena problem is the big hold-up with a conference taking ASU. So it's "only" a matter of UNLV raising the $30 million or so to cover costs of the progam.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||He'll play at least a year||
He'll play at least a year of juniors next season. He's not close to being ready for college hockey.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||BU's recruiting class might||
BU's recruiting class might be one of the best ever if they can get everyone to show up.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||The comment/avatar synergy||
The comment/avatar synergy really adds something to this post.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||It's a poorly spelled thing.||
It's a poorly spelled thing.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||That was my point. They||
That was my point. They passed on McQuaid for a guy that ended up being Duncan Robinson, and McQuaid did not look like a guy you'd want to pass on last night.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||All I can say is thank||
All I can say is thank goodness Robinson looks legit after the way Matt McQuaid looked last night.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Johnson-Won't be drafted(or||
Johnson-Won't be drafted(or at least shouldn't be. Maybe his name makes a difference, though maybe not with his parents)
Lavigne-Won't be drafted
Lockwood- Mid-to-late round this year
Luce-Mid-to-late round this year
Martin-Middle rounds in 2017
Meike-Won't be drafted
Merl-Won't be drafted
Murphy-Won't be drafted
Mike Pastujov-Still early, but first few rounds of 2017
Nick Pastujov-Late round this year
James Sanchez-Late round this year
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Cousin Merl?||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||It's not just that Abdelkader||
It's not just that Abdelkader has only one 20-goal season, it's that that season came in a year when his shooting percentage was double his career average. He's a 10 goal/year guy that had a very lucky season. Those guys are pretty easy to find.