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Caustic Undertow
01-26-2019, 11:13 PM
We sure could use the broom tonight.

imagine a non-converted frown emoji here.

Quinn Hughes is the most exciting player in college hockey. Every time he's on the ice you can expect something amazing to happen.

Unfortunately a great deal of the time it will happen for the other team.

JoeZ
01-31-2019, 08:25 AM
Unfortunately a great deal of the time it will happen for the other team.

Ain't THAT the truth!

I often get the impression he is trying to do it all himself rather than getting his teammates involved.

alfablue
02-03-2019, 08:01 AM
So does anyone think we will ever sweep a weekend?

Last night was at least different than previous Saturdays- where we got behind (as usual) but then tied it back up. And had SO much momentum. Only to not get a goal.... Ugh.

Greyeagle
02-03-2019, 09:45 AM
So does anyone think we will ever sweep a weekend?

Last night was at least different than previous Saturdays- where we got behind (as usual) but then tied it back up. And had SO much momentum. Only to not get a goal.... Ugh.

Dang Hughes is fun to watch.
Hope he signs during the off-season. ;)

alfablue
02-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Dang Hughes is fun to watch.
Hope he signs during the off-season. ;)

Given that's his +- is -5 right now, I suspect that more than one hope the same thing.

If he had last year's +- of +14, so lets say +10 at this point. And even if he scored no more points, I suspect that those 15 goals would have won us quite a few more games....

wolverineTrumpet
02-04-2019, 06:52 AM
Dang Hughes is fun to watch.
Hope he signs during the off-season. ;)
Can't expect the Gopher fan to read back in our thread, but you missed this post:



Quinn Hughes is the most exciting player in college hockey. Every time he's on the ice you can expect something amazing to happen.

Unfortunately a great deal of the time it will happen for the other team.


Hughes is fun to watch. I get worried when we're trailing and Hughes looks like he's trying to carry the team. As talented as he is, he needs to realize his teammates are talented as well and that the best way to win a team sport is to play as a team.

alfablue
02-04-2019, 07:13 AM
Can't expect the Gopher fan to read back in our thread, but you missed this post:




Hughes is fun to watch. I get worried when we're trailing and Hughes looks like he's trying to carry the team. As talented as he is, he needs to realize his teammates are talented as well and that the best way to win a team sport is to play as a team.

And because he does not seem to realize that, his dreams of a Hobey are grossly unrealistic.

wolverineTrumpet
02-04-2019, 08:21 AM
And because he does not seem to realize that, his dreams of a Hobey are grossly unrealistic.

Those dreams are so unrealistic I'd be surprised he has them. There is a difference between being one of the most exciting players and being one of the best players in a sport.


In other news, I'm going to test out a new strategy for watching Michigan hockey this season. I'm only going to watch the 2nd period. I've determined we are a 2nd period team.
I was curious, so I looked up the box scores for 2019. So far this calendar year, Michigan is 4-4, with an overall scoring edge in those 8 games of 24 goals for vs. 23 goals against. In the 2nd period of those games, that scoring edge is 14 goals vs. 6 goals against.

alfablue
02-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Those dreams are so unrealistic I'd be surprised he has them. There is a difference between being one of the most exciting players and being one of the best players in a sport.


In other news, I'm going to test out a new strategy for watching Michigan hockey this season. I'm only going to watch the 2nd period. I've determined we are a 2nd period team.
I was curious, so I looked up the box scores for 2019. So far this calendar year, Michigan is 4-4, with an overall scoring edge in those 8 games of 24 goals for vs. 23 goals against. In the 2nd period of those games, that scoring edge is 14 goals vs. 6 goals against.

He has been nominated. https://www.hobeybaker.com/VFH2019-Quinn-Hughes

And he has alluded to it in interviews as we got close to the season.

Greyeagle
02-04-2019, 10:39 AM
You are correct I didnít read back too far. Thanks for quoting it.

It was interesting to note he was slapping his stick a lot in the last minute calling for the puck but didnít really move to create a lane.

Was really fun to watch him and MNís Sammy Walker when they were on the ice at the same time. Two guys who can fly, are shifty, and with hockey sense off the charts.

John J. MacInnes
02-06-2019, 04:09 PM
Saw on CHN that Jim Hunt passed away at the age of 68. Always enjoyed talking to him, one of the best straight shooters in college hockey. RIP Jim, thanks for making every pressbox or postgame gathering a better place.

JoeZ
02-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Given that's his +- is -5 right now, I suspect that more than one hope the same thing.

If he had last year's +- of +14, so lets say +10 at this point. And even if he scored no more points, I suspect that those 15 goals would have won us quite a few more games....

I am more concerned with the negative component of the +/-, his turnovers that lead to goals against.

JoeZ
02-07-2019, 09:23 AM
I get worried when we're trailing and Hughes looks like he's trying to carry the team. As talented as he is, he needs to realize his teammates are talented as well and that the best way to win a team sport is to play as a team.

I've been saying the same thing, just different wording, for a couple months now. I do not recall that propensity last season.

alfablue
02-07-2019, 09:36 AM
I am more concerned with the negative component of the +/-, his turnovers that lead to goals against.

The delta from last year really shows that problem, IMHO, which is why I put it up. His scoring from a year ago looks to be *barely* up. Which puts a LOT of emphasis on the fact that he's on the ice for a LOT of goals against. And that's a really bad thing for this team.

And my theory is that if it was flipped, or improved (which would be a strong stat for a Hobey candidate), the team would be in a totally different place WRT wins and losses.

So, yea, the stats clearly says that the team is worse off with him on the ice this year vs. last.

It's odd that we were saying the same thing that you are now, last year. Fun to watch, but he needs to work on his turn overs. Instead of getting better, it's gotten worse.

Bonin21
02-09-2019, 06:27 AM
Looks like we picked up LaFontaine for next year.

JoeZ
02-09-2019, 08:01 AM
In other news, I'm going to test out a new strategy for watching Michigan hockey this season. I'm only going to watch the 2nd period. I've determined we are a 2nd period team.
I was curious, so I looked up the box scores for 2019. So far this calendar year, Michigan is 4-4, with an overall scoring edge in those 8 games of 24 goals for vs. 23 goals against. In the 2nd period of those games, that scoring edge is 14 goals vs. 6 goals against.

That strategy would have worked last night. The 2nd period was definitely the one to watch if you had to pick one!

alfablue
02-09-2019, 08:36 AM
That strategy would have worked last night. The 2nd period was definitely the one to watch if you had to pick one!

For where we sit, we support this message.... :)

alfablue
02-10-2019, 08:07 AM
Holy cow, we swept a weekend!

JoeZ
02-10-2019, 10:13 AM
Holy cow, we swept a weekend!

Do you realize that hasn't happened since way back in OCTOBER?
And yet we are in 2nd place in the B1G standings!
It just does not make any sense - how can a .500 team be in 2nd place out of 7 teams?
4th place would make a lot more sense, 3 teams above and 3 teams below.

Yeah, I know how. It just looks very strange.

https://bigten.org/confstandings.aspx/2018-19/mhockey?path=mhockey

Hockeybuckeye
02-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Do you realize that hasn't happened since way back in OCTOBER?
And yet we are in 2nd place in the B1G standings!
It just does not make any sense - how can a .500 team be in 2nd place out of 7 teams?
4th place would make a lot more sense, 3 teams above and 3 teams below.

Yeah, I know how. It just looks very strange.

https://bigten.org/confstandings.aspx/2018-19/mhockey?path=mhockeyYet there are 4 other teams with their own sweeps and 2 Michigan losses would either pass or tie you. What a tangled knot!