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|2 weeks 15 hours ago||So then||
Let UAA, UAF, Simon Fraser, Arizona St, Air Force and Army play together in the same conference. call it a "Great Western Conference" or something.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||They're the Simon Fraser||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hockey dominoes||
Yep, I think Bentley is the hidden dog in this fight. Anything Hockey East can do to make the conference even more tied to Boston's public transit system the league will be in favor of. You've got 7 schools right now that are on the MBTA system either by subway, bus, or commuter rail. You add one more in Bentley and I'm sure they'd jump at the reduced travel costs / room & board costs for their premier D-I sport. The only that makes more sens geographically would be Harvard, but no way they're leaving their Ivy League brethren.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, you mean to tell me||
that someone got noticed for their playing ability after going to camps that were not located at university facilities? Where was his hudl and Youtube videos though?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Conference is to announce the newest hire to the Michigan AD||
Pep Guardiola cancelling his deal to go to Man City since they won't be playing in the Champions League next year, coming to coach Michigan Mens Soccer.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Morrison, Comrie, Connor, Madden||
Morrison was the best player I've ever seen in a Michigan uniform. He was damn near unstoppable. Next on skill was Comrie, then Connor, and then I'd put John Madden next. Madden sacrificed a lot of offensive stats to be the defensive stallwart on the 2nd line with those Morrison teams, but he was able to show off his offensive skill on the PENALTY KILL. Madden was an absolute weapon shorthanded. It got to the point in his senior year that teams on the PP were passing away from his side and not even attempting cross ice passes when Madden was out because they knew he'd pick off the passes and score. His NHL career was not too bad either.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Do you have an opinion on Cole, regardless?||
or are you going to cover non D-1 coaches in a separate post?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks Canadian||
After reading through all three parts, to me, we have Mel Pearson, and then a short list of young candidates. Leaman, Bennett, and Bergeron in that order are my preference. I like that Leaman cut his teeth at Maine when they were still a national power and recruiting the high level skill hockey guys instead of the 23-24 yr olds. I'd have to dig into Bergeron's record and history more to see what his recruiting has looked like at BG.
I also think that Gadowski would be an absolute home run of a hire, but that there's no way we're prying him from Penn St. Blasi and Jackson aren't leaving their current digs.
No love for Danton Cole, though? I'd think he'd be a short list of guys that Manuel would talk to, considering he's got the local, recruting, and NTDP ties, and has a track record of a successful in-game coach at a high level. The Sparty connection is there however, and in conversations I've had with Jeremy Dewer from the MSU Hockey blog, he thinks that *if* Anastos gets canned this year, Cole would be their #1 target.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||OK, I'll play`||
How do you pronounce her first name?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Folks, make sure you check the UM Alumni Club in Dayton website||
I'm a former officer of the club and the current regime is big on hosting game watching parties and helping folks who travel from out of town into the area. Support them. website is: http://alumni.umich.edu/clubs/dayton
And for the folks asking about football watching parties, the UM Club of Dayton routinely hosts football watching parties in the Oakwood area... Flyboys Deli has been a popular option in recent years.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Comment thread over||
Any of the baked pancakes at Pancake Pantry / The Pantry on Van Dyke south of 14 Mi Rd. Apple pancake with extra glaze FTW.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The park across the street from Saban's lake side house||
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||So I'm coming to the conclusion that Racine doesn't close his||
arms fast enough. He's vulnerable under the arms if you get him moving.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||I miss Senor Save||
Wish he had stuck around for one more year...
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||Way too depressing a piece||
Yes, the defense has huge holes, but looking at the entirety of college hockey this year, Michigan is actually a Top 10 team legitimately, bordering on Top 5, as scary as that sounds. Last weekend, 3 of the top 10 teams in the USCHO rankings dropped a game, and #1 Quinnipiac tied and won. MSU always plays us tough, especially at JLA, so I don't see why this is so surprising. I'm encouraged overall that the team beat MSU on the road after dropping a tough one on Friday night. If this was last year, they would have lost on Saturday as well. They didn't, Racine had two good back to back games, and we're still tied with Minnesota with games against them coming up. As long as we sweep up Wisconsin and Ohio St the rest of the year, a couple wins against Minnesota will likely get us the B1G regular season title and a nice position for an at-large if we lose in the tourney.
|13 weeks 13 hours ago||We've now crossed the threshold from CHAOSTEAM to HOCKEYBAYLOR||
There's enough sample size in now to say that we are going to outscore our opponents more than we're going to give up unreasonable amounts of goals. This will not preclude the inevitable heartbreaking loss or two, but I'm now convinced we'll win the league. If we can win the regular season and get to the conference tourney championship, we may stay in line for a 1-seed.... sheesh.
And the CCM Line is legit scary. This line is Zetterberg-Datsyuk-random 3rd guy in their prime scary with how fast they go from forecheck to offense-possession-shot.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Manuel's first weekend is the last week of regular season hockey||
Courting of Mel and others won't start until after the tournament run we'll be engaging on, so don't expect any news until April at the earliest.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||EN=empty net, EX = extra skater||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||We have entered the singularity||
This team, I mean, this is straight BigXII / 90's era Pac-10 football version of hockey. I'm now convinced we're going to outscore everybody to the conference title, we'll get an at-large since our OOC is helping our PWR, and we'll flame out spectacularly in the 1st or 2nd round. If Racine can keep his GAA under 4, we'll win the conference by a big margin.
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||And even better||
Our OOC opponents are holding their end of the deal. BU, Rensselaer, Union, Robert Morris, Dartmouth, Michigan Tech, and Northern Mich are all Top-30 in PWR. Penn St & Minnesota will be the only chances for conference bonus point wins. This bodes well for a potential At-large bid if we stumble in the B1G tourney (provided we win the reg season conference title by a healthy margin)
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||So 7 players need to leave / be dropped from recruiting?||
Looking at the list, I guess I can see that...
No schollie (special teamers / walkons): (3) Allen, Sypniewski, David
Not asked back: (4) Strobel, Bars?, Gant?, Richardson?
Possible transfers: (4) Green, Taylor-Douglass, a QB, McCray?
That's 11 right there, not counting any recruits on the board as committs that end up not in the class. You'd like to give Allen a schollie I'd think, but would Harbuagh not renew Bars or Gant with the depth at those positions? It'll be tight, especially if some of those transfers don't come on, so there might be some grayshirting in the recruiting class to make numbers.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Huge win this weekend for many reasons||
Michigan picked up at least 1, possibly two OOC bonus wins for PWR in the GLI if Northern can get their shit together and become a team under consideration. In the weaker (than last year) WCHA, that's possible. Not playing State in the championship is probably the best thing that could have happened, PWR wise. Racine looked, dare I say, good?, and Kyle Connor is continuing his Larkin-esque debut. Also this holiday break, Robert Morris won their holiday tournament, so that'll boost their resume and potentially add another OOC scalp for our PWR sheet.
If Michigan can win the B1G regular season, we probably will be an at-large team going into the B1G tourney with a championship game loss to burn.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||On a happy note||
Robert Morris and Mercyhurst are keeping their head above water (RM just won their holiday tournament with a couple of upset wins) and Union is holding strong as a ranked team. Only Dartmouth has really fallen off the map as far OOC opponents go. Beat Michigan Tech in the GLI final (them winning was about as good a result as we could hope for-- another game against Sparty just doesn't help us at this point), and our OOC may actually end up being a plus for us instead of a negative. WCHA is looking weak unlike last year, and Bowling Green just lost a key member of their team to Canadian Juniors right before break.
|20 weeks 12 hours ago||From what I can tell from Miami guys on the 'nets||
There was a bit of a fools gold aspect to Blasi. Once he lost the ability to rack up points on lesser regional opponents in the old CCHA, and lost some of his recruiting cache of playing "Michigan, Ohio St, and Michigan St every year" (instead now having to sell Midwest and eastern Canadian recruits on playing NoDak, Denver, Colorado College, etc), recruiting has gone down, his technical acumen behind the bench has been exposed, and he's not gotten any breaks in scheduling in the new NCHC. This is why some of the BC Hockey bloggers are scared that Brad Bates is going to pick the next hockey coach after York retires since they think he'll try to get Blasi (who actually was hired by the guy before Bates). It's confusing, I'll grant you.
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||I will not get excited until I see him between the pipes in Yost||
The OHL fuck train does that to people.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Holy fucksticks can we just put a complete weekend together?||
Minnesota still has a lot of talent and good coaching so you knew they were going to be back and ready on Saturday. The third goal was just sloppy all around. Poor defense play at the line, compounded with a poor recovery effort, compounded again by giving up a soft one from a side angle. Great Jeebus, get your ass on the post and cover the side- you have two defensemen(!) covering the middle...
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Lets be honest||
I odn't know if any COY would know what a rotary phone ring actually sounds like...
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Is anyone else surprised that by the end of their careers||
Kampfer and Hunwick might arguably have had a better career than JMFJ? I really thought Johnson was going to have a monster Al Iafrate / Chris Pronger like career, but he just can't seem to put together 2 good seasons in a row. Kampfer meanwhile is turning in a very solid NHL career and Hunwick is a near all-star quality stay at home defenceman
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I have on good authority that on that campus||
Brutus Buckeye gets laid regularly... in costume.
In all seriousness though, how does a college player have the funds to pay for such a service?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with Save us Mel, it's E) all of the above||
but if you want to point to a specific tactical thing we could do better to try and get some immediate improvement, it's that the defensemen are going in to dig the corners on dump and chases with poor body position and a poor first pass. If the coaching staff can get the defensemen to go harder into the corners and then either just skate around the back of the net to get more room for a better outlet pass, or trade a couple more icing calls per game into stronger clearing attempts, that may help.