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#1 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:15 PM

Most teams start next weekend. I got my first taste today watching preseason so I thought it's about time to start this thread.

Thoughts/Predictions? Lets get it started!!!!

CCHA Media Poll...

1) Michigan
2) Notre Dame
3) Michigan State
4) Miami
5) Northern Michigan
6) Ferris State
7) Bowling Green
8) Nebraska-Omaha
9) Ohio State
10) Lake Superior State
11) Alaska
12) Western Michigan



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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:49 AM

I just hope this michigan team performs better then the football team.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:54 PM

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Random Stat That I Can't Believe I Just Spent 10 Minutes Figuring Out But It's Still Kinda Cool: If you removed every goal that Porter, Pacioretty and Kolarik scored last year (and didn't replace them with anything) we still would have gone 17-15-11.


Wow Packer!! That would have taken me a year to figure out!!

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:26 PM

We'll probably suck again. This program has gone so far downhill is just 4 years, it's depressing.

The days of filling the Schott for a hockey game are long gone.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:48 PM

OSU needs a coaching change IMO. When I watched Palmer play before he went to OSU I thought he was going to be the truth. Maybe he's just a late bloomer though.....

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:17 AM

Le sigh. Michigan gets the win last night, but probably loses Mark Mitera for the season. He got an MRI last night, Red said "I can tell you it's going to be serious" and Bret from GBW said he talked to someone on the team at 1 am last night and was told "It's not good." What a crushing blow in the first period of the season.

Our defense will still be ok, since I'm sure they'll just slide Summers back to the blue-line again, but the offense is going to take a hit because Summers was going to have a huge year, IMO. It sucks on a lot of levels to lose your captain, especially since Summers is the only alternate on the roster. I guess at least one other guy will be getting a letter....Turnbull maybe? Personally, I'd give one to Rust. He's our best forward, he leads by example (playing on a broken leg last year??!!), and he's got "future captain" written all over him. Might as well start grooming him.

What a fricken letdown though. It seems the Hockey Gods really don't want Summers playing forward. Last year Quick got kicked off the team right when they were going to move Summers up front. This year Mitera gets hurt in the firstf****** period....

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (Packer487 @ October 11, 2008 - 08:17AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Le sigh. Michigan gets the win last night, but probably loses Mark Mitera for the season. He got an MRI last night, Red said "I can tell you it's going to be serious" and Bret from GBW said he talked to someone on the team at 1 am last night and was told "It's not good." What a crushing blow in the first period of the season.

Our defense will still be ok, since I'm sure they'll just slide Summers back to the blue-line again, but the offense is going to take a hit because Summers was going to have a huge year, IMO. It sucks on a lot of levels to lose your captain, especially since Summers is the only alternate on the roster. I guess at least one other guy will be getting a letter....Turnbull maybe? Personally, I'd give one to Rust. He's our best forward, he leads by example (playing on a broken leg last year??!!), and he's got "future captain" written all over him. Might as well start grooming him.

What a fricken letdown though. It seems the Hockey Gods really don't want Summers playing forward. Last year Quick got kicked off the team right when they were going to move Summers up front. This year Mitera gets hurt in the firstf****** period....


Mitera is such a huge blow. I feel for the kid big time. How did it happen? I think they will be okay though on defensive end. Maybe it's just not meant to be for Summers to be up front. I wish I could watch a re-run of these two games. I really want to see Hogan play again.

And hopefully Ferris doesn't embarrass the CCHA again tonight dry.gif

Edited by mannysBETTER3434, 11 October 2008 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 03:05 PM

That was ugly last night wasn't it. If they play like they did in the opening ten minutes, they can run with anybody. However, it fell apart quick after that.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE (mannysBETTER3434 @ October 11, 2008 - 10:55AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mitera is such a huge blow. I feel for the kid big time. How did it happen? I think they will be okay though on defensive end. Maybe it's just not meant to be for Summers to be up front. I wish I could watch a re-run of these two games. I really want to see Hogan play again.



Sounded like someone just slid into his knee. I haven't seen the clip.

If you've got the NHL Network, tonight's game should be on tomorrow at Noon. Canada gets it live, US gets HNIC and then the Michigan/SLU game tomorrow on tape delay. I guess that's going to be the case every time we're on Comcast 900.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (Packer487 @ October 11, 2008 - 02:28PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounded like someone just slid into his knee. I haven't seen the clip.

If you've got the NHL Network, tonight's game should be on tomorrow at Noon. Canada gets it live, US gets HNIC and then the Michigan/SLU game tomorrow on tape delay. I guess that's going to be the case every time we're on Comcast 900.


Thanks. My parents house has NHL network where I could watch it, but I'll stay at my own place tonight. I don't want to be in that household after what happened in the Big House today scared.gif

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE (mannysBETTER3434 @ October 11, 2008 - 07:45PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks. My parents house has NHL network where I could watch it, but I'll stay at my own place tonight. I don't want to be in that household after what happened in the Big House today scared.gif


Well it sounds like they're doing this (Saturday shown live in Canada, Sunday tape delay in the USA) for 18 games this season. Might be a good way to see some additional games, especially if you have a way to not find out the score until Sunday morning. I was going to hold off and watch the game tomorrow morning, but luckily Comcast's feed FINALLY came in during the second period.

This was an awful weekend for the hockey coverage. The video didn't work on MGoBlue last night, the TV feed didn't work tonight, the MGoBlue audio wasn't working for a good portion of the game, WTKA's went out during the game, and I think Gametracker even froze last night. Awesome. I was supposed to get video for both games and I got to see a total of 30 minutes of action.

Next weekend's games will be on the PPV B2TV Network. I used it for a few games last year and it's pretty cool. I think it's $7 a night. Michigan/NMU might be worth shelling out for....should be a fun matchup.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:17 AM

I plan on using B2TV next weekend, and the other games intriguing games when I'm not at Ferris ones. Next weekend will be my first chance. I've never used it before, but heard its solid. Nice start with the sweep.



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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (mannysBETTER3434 @ October 12, 2008 - 12:17AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I plan on using B2TV next weekend, and the other games intriguing games when I'm not at Ferris ones. Next weekend will be my first chance. I've never used it before, but heard its solid. Nice start with the sweep.


You'd think the quality of it would depend on the school that's using it, but I think B2 provides all of the equipment to make it work, so it should be pretty standard from weekend to weekend. I think I used it for NMU and UNO (?) last year and never regretted spending the $7 or whatever it was. I wish B2 had a package where you could buy the season pass for your team's road games smile.gif

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:21 AM

Michigan's defense is going to be hurting, badly. Mitera is out for who knows how long, and Kampfer got injured in an assault early Sunday morning. He'll be in a neck brace at least 8-10 weeks. I guess one of the freshman, Brandon Burlon sprained his ankle as well.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE (LadyWildcat @ October 17, 2008 - 07:21AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Michigan's defense is going to be hurting, badly. Mitera is out for who knows how long, and Kampfer got injured in an assault early Sunday morning. He'll be in a neck brace at least 8-10 weeks. I guess one of the freshman, Brandon Burlon sprained his ankle as well.


Thats a huge blow. This is Sauer's time to put it all on his shoulders. I know there are still people who doubt him, because of the frozen four (I don't). I can't name another scenario that would be better for him to prove everyone wrong.

And U-M got Jack Campbell, one of the nations best goalies for 2010!! Kill Jack Kill, oh wait I mean.... laugh.gif

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (mannysBETTER3434 @ October 17, 2008 - 09:42AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats a huge blow. This is Sauer's time to put it all on his shoulders. I know there are still people who doubt him, because of the frozen four (I don't). I can't name another scenario that would be better for him to prove everyone wrong.

And U-M got Jack Campbell, one of the nations best goalies for 2010!! Kill Jack Kill, oh wait I mean.... laugh.gif


Haha, I think that most people who go here are back to loving Sauer, but you're right, a lot of people still aren't over the Frozen Four yet. Also, Bryan Hogan had a good showing in net last Saturday, so if Sauer falters we've got a decent backup.
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:45 AM

there is entirely too much michigan talk in this thread wink.gif

first off, my condolences to mitera, kampfer (especially), and burlon. secondly, wow, fun game to be at. very physical, very fast, and frankly, i'm amazed nmu actually shut out michigan. even with three defensemen out, the wolverines are damn scary. i gotta hand it to the michigan offense, they did a great job supporting the defense. the um penalty kill was great, too, half the time, northern couldn't get into the zone (which was insanely annoying, btw). hopefully, the 'cats aren't spent after friday and come out strong tonight

GO CATS!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (hawkupaloogie @ October 18, 2008 - 06:45AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
there is entirely too much michigan talk in this thread wink.gif

first off, my condolences to mitera, kampfer (especially), and burlon. secondly, wow, fun game to be at. very physical, very fast, and frankly, i'm amazed nmu actually shut out michigan. even with three defensemen out, the wolverines are damn scary. i gotta hand it to the michigan offense, they did a great job supporting the defense. the um penalty kill was great, too, half the time, northern couldn't get into the zone (which was insanely annoying, btw). hopefully, the 'cats aren't spent after friday and come out strong tonight

GO CATS!


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:12 PM

Wow Ferris, Robert Morris? Are you serious? I'll excuse the hiccup against Canisus, but not twice in a row. You return 14 of your best 15 players, and a top 15 recruiting class, and do this...WOW.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:38 PM

I wonder if Ferris lost because of their continual parade to the penalty box. It seems like that is all they want to do.
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