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geezer
01-02-2013, 03:07 PM
I figured someone would say that

honest? I thought I was making it up as I went along. :p

Twitch Boy
01-02-2013, 03:08 PM
Terminal sibilant alveolar fricatives are your friends, as required by subject-verb agreement rules. Also, don't pick on the Calumet people, we don't talk good.

You will pry my Harvard comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.

bigblue_dl
01-02-2013, 03:10 PM
honest? I thought I was making it up as I went along. :pWell the part about the "s", I don't know about the rest of that BS. :p

geezer
01-02-2013, 03:11 PM
You will pry my Harvard comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.

fwiw, Michigan Tech's style guide requires its use anyway.

Flashy Man
01-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Does anyone know if they will sell and GLI champions merchandise? I doubt it but figured I would ask. May have to pick up the new Gold jersey as a GLI Champions souvenir.

It will be available in a few weeks.

Twitch Boy
01-02-2013, 03:27 PM
fwiw, Michigan Tech's style guide requires its use anyway.

Press releases, which are AP style, specify not to use it.

I worked in University Marketing and Communications for a few years toward the end of my Tech career. My first press release I turned in used a Harvard comma. The head of UMC was delighted I still used it, and said it broke her heart to tell me to stop because AP style doesn't call for it.

Thecalkid
01-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Terminal sibilant alveolar fricatives are your friends, as required by subject-verb agreement rules. Also, don't pick on the Calumet people, we don't talk good.

Corse we be da yoopers

geezer
01-02-2013, 07:15 PM
I haven't been following the WJC, but the radio said Blake leads team USA in +/- with +5 so far. That's pretty cool. Would like to see him go on a tear for about the next 3 months or so.

stuckinwi
01-02-2013, 09:36 PM
I haven't been following the WJC, but the radio said Blake leads team USA in +/- with +5 so far. That's pretty cool. Would like to see him go on a tear for about the next 3 months or so.

He's also a key part of of the penalty kill.

eye4talent
01-03-2013, 11:40 AM
He's also a key part of of the penalty kill.

from the United States of Hockey Blog.

Blake Pietila — Pietila was dynamic on the penalty kill and made a lot of the really simple plays that can make him so effective. He played physical and was also good at shutting down opposing forwards and pressuring the D. He’s stayed within his role perfectly throughout the tournament and while you don’t always notice it, he’s usually having a big impact on the game.

The Grind Line — I could mention each guy individually, but this line succeeds as a group more than any other for the U.S. Even though the U.S. wasn’t able to always get the match-ups that they wanted for these guys, they were able to adjust their game as the situation dictated it. Cole Bardreau was good on faceoffs. Blake Pietila was terrific on the forecheck and winning battles along the boards. Ryan Hartman was able to create some offense, while also playing a smart, physical game. All three guys have embraced their roles and without them, the U.S. may not be here. You have to have something from your depth guys and they’ve been answering the bell.

In other news that might interest locals, Big Ben Storm got picked to play in the USHL NHL Prospects game on Jan. 23rd.

http://www.ushl.com/news.php?action=detail&news_id=1451

Burnt Orange Husky
01-03-2013, 12:22 PM
On the heels of Copley's outstanding performance at this year's GLI, Mel should give Tony Esposito a call to see if he can get Tony engaged with the hockey program in some way even if it's just a one-time visit. It's my perception that Tony has been unwilling to get involved with/support the Huskies. Am I wrong?

bigblue_dl
01-03-2013, 01:42 PM
A GLI Championship and a U20 Gold Medal would make for a pretty nice little week for Tech Hockey.

eye4talent
01-03-2013, 01:56 PM
On the heels of Copley's outstanding performance at this year's GLI, Mel should give Tony Esposito a call to see if he can get Tony engaged with the hockey program in some way even if it's just a one-time visit. It's my perception that Tony has been unwilling to get involved with/support the Huskies. Am I wrong?

it's not perception, it's reality. Tony Esposito once referred to Houghton, MI as the armpit of the midwest. Big A-hole from what i hear.

manurespreader
01-03-2013, 04:08 PM
I thought Pietila was one of three or four top players at the world juniors for the US, and I think when he comes back we will have a much improved player from the standpoint that he will be more disciplined and play his position better. He has played outstanding, and his line is the reason we have the result we have so far. When the US has faltered it's because the other team checked closely, and that's where he has shined the most. When it was a wide open game you didn't see him much, but when the chips were down he showed up.

mtu_huskies
01-03-2013, 04:27 PM
On the heels of Copley's outstanding performance at this year's GLI, Mel should give Tony Esposito a call to see if he can get Tony engaged with the hockey program in some way even if it's just a one-time visit. It's my perception that Tony has been unwilling to get involved with/support the Huskies. Am I wrong?

I have wondered the same thing. I thought about emailing the Mel Pearson show to ask, but based on eye4talent's post, maybe it's good I didn't! Sounds like he has no interest in being involved with this school.

Brick Tamland
01-03-2013, 05:04 PM
RE: Blake... he has been great, filling his role perfectly and making a big impact in quiet(ish) fashion. Would love to have him on a team I regularly cheer for (instead of occasionally cheer for). Love his play.

RE: Espo... ******nozzle.

FadeToBlack&Gold
01-03-2013, 06:24 PM
it's not perception, it's reality. Tony Esposito once referred to Houghton, MI as the armpit of the midwest. Big A-hole from what i hear.

Many goalies back in his day were like Terry Sawchuk and Patrick Roy - an unlikeable lot who lived in their own self-centered world (some still are). I watched a taped interview with him once, and they talked about how he used to try and get away with all kinds of equipment modifications back in the day before goalies had seriously enforced equipment standards.

bose301s
01-03-2013, 08:36 PM
The crazy thing about Esposito IMO is that he wasn't head and shoulders above Tech's other goalie, Rick Best. The split time in net the whole time they were there, there was no #1 goalie really, yet Esposito is know in Tech lore and Best isn't.

aparch
01-03-2013, 09:09 PM
I think that has to do with the storied career that Esposito had with the Blackhawks. What other Tech alumnus went on to have such a legendary NHL career? Jarkko Ruutu? Andy Sutton?

Huskiefan906
01-03-2013, 09:16 PM
Zuke.