The Michigan Hockeycast 1.6: Quinnball Wizards Comment Count

Seth February 6th, 2019 at 9:31 AM

The Hosts: MGoHockey Correspondent David Nasternak and Las Vegas Knights fan Anthony Ciatti.

This Podcast Has a Sponsor: Michigan Law Grad Jonathan Paul is the guy with the C you want skating next to the ref and pleading your case. He's also a good guy to sit next to at the hockey games.


1. Penn State Series

(starts at 0:50)

Michigan has not tied in 37 days and now Dave is lonely. They have traded draws for splits! The Penn State series was mostly even with teams trading games where they had bad breakdowns. Michigan was the victim of some pretty bad puck luck on Saturday at MSG. The goalie sympathizer defends Hayden Lavigne and we discuss the dynamics of keeping a goalie warm during games. Penn State is fun and unusual, from a hockey sense, and they are appreciated. Michigan ends with a season split with games being mostly even.

2. Minnesota, Takes, and MSU

(starts at 24:08)

Michigan continues their rollercoaster ways with a split in Minneapolis. Minnesota is a flat team and Michigan made them look slow on Friday. Lavigne kept the team in it as the Gophers crept back into it on Friday and Boka put it away. We talk about the power play and special team woes that submarined a sweep on Saturday night, and discuss Quinn Hughes' magic and how he affects games and the team. Minnesota looked like a team who was getting used to a coach when we saw them in December and now they look like a team without any elite talent.

We also talk about where the team is now. Why is their defense not performing to expectations? Why are the special teams not up to par? Dave and Anthony share their frustrations on this front.

We also preview this coming weekend's series against Michigan State, who is now competent and not annoying to play.

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