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Russell Jaslow
03-30-2019, 04:44 PM
The question is, who is going to flame out more? The State of Minnesota or the ECAC?

J.D.
03-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Sieveish from Primeau

J.D.
03-30-2019, 04:45 PM
I thought he said Brown didnít put in the bid.

I meant the city, sorry.

SteveO
03-30-2019, 04:47 PM
I never said they were the hosts. I said it wasn't home ice. And it wasn't.

It's a 9 min. bus ride from Providence College to the Dunk. There's never been a closer regional site for a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Bonin21
03-30-2019, 04:48 PM
The question is, who is going to flame out more? The State of Minnesota or the ECAC?

I expect one MN or ECAC team to make the FF. Let's see which.

J.D.
03-30-2019, 04:50 PM
MSUM are 3rd in the PWR with the second best W% in the NCAA, Providence is 14th. The committee had an attendance $$$ obsession with this location. Not at all fair.

So we're just gonna keep ignoring the fact Minn State had a 3-0 lead and that the 3rd ranked team in the country should lock that game down no matter where it is played?

ticapnews
03-30-2019, 04:50 PM
It's a 9 min. bus ride from Providence College to the Dunk. There's never been a closer regional site for a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Convince the NCAA money is overrated and maybe they will stop putting Providence in Providence.

Koho
03-30-2019, 04:52 PM
Yup, that's got to be tough. After watching the replay it looked like the elbow came up and made contact to the head.

A big play in the game was the disallowed goal for offsides at the end of the first. That would have regained the 3 goal lead and stopped PC's momentum after they had scored. PC really got going after that first goal. It's hard to say how the game would have gone if MSU goes up 4-1.

Didn't have to watch he replay to see the head contact. and it was clearly offsides.

As for 'home' ice being an advantage, last year someone had stats for seeds on how much they traveled going back to 2006. #4 seeds were like 5-2 when they didn't have to travel, and number one seeds that had to fly were well under .500. Seems like there is an advantage, even if not the host, or on the 'home' team ice.

state of hockey
03-30-2019, 04:52 PM
So we're just gonna keep ignoring the fact Minn State had a 3-0 lead and that the 3rd ranked team in the country should lock that game down no matter where it is played?

It appears so, yes.

Greyeagle
03-30-2019, 04:54 PM
So we're just gonna keep ignoring the fact Minn State had a 3-0 lead and that the 3rd ranked team in the country should lock that game down no matter where it is played?
Yes. Especially since Providence goals were scored by their fans who didn't have to drive far from their hotel.

Bale
03-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Nope, we blew it. Badly.

That doesnt mean there arent other issues. In this case, it likely didnt make any difference, but itsfoolish to act as though it couldnt make a difference.

willythekid
03-30-2019, 04:58 PM
So we're just gonna keep ignoring the fact Minn State had a 3-0 lead and that the 3rd ranked team in the country should lock that game down no matter where it is played?

I donít think anyone is ignoring the fact that Mankato performed an epic choke job. They should have won the game... Completely separate from that fact is that Providence had a home rink advantage as a 4 seed. Both are of these are facts. Frankly, the system stinks of NCAA incompetence but it is what it is.

ticapnews
03-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Yes. Especially since Providence goals were scored by their fans who didn't have to drive far from their hotel.

Don't forget they were all power play goals.

SteveO
03-30-2019, 05:06 PM
So we're just gonna keep ignoring the fact Minn State had a 3-0 lead and that the 3rd ranked team in the country should lock that game down no matter where it is played?

MSUM didn't get it done on the PP and the major cost them the game. But an arena 9 min. away from campus packed with Providence fans is home ice advantage for a #4 seed. That's not a fair deal for #1 MSUM.

J.D.
03-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Nope, we blew it. Badly.

That doesnt mean there arent other issues. In this case, it likely didnt make any difference, but itsfoolish to act as though it couldnt make a difference.

I understand the problems with the system. All I am saying is Providence playing at the DDC shouldn't matter when they are down 3-0. Minn State had the game and didn't know what to do with it.

J.D.
03-30-2019, 05:12 PM
Lol Davies doesn't even miss a shift

Bale
03-30-2019, 05:13 PM
I understand the problems with the system. All I am saying is Providence playing at the DDC shouldn't matter when they are down 3-0. Minn State had the game and didn't know what to do with it.

Agreed, if you go back and look at the posts from msu fans, they mostly agree with your exact sentiment.

ticapnews
03-30-2019, 05:15 PM
Cornell fans cheering "Kill Red, kill." That seems a tad harsh.

walrus
03-30-2019, 05:15 PM
MSUM didn't get it done on the PP and the major cost them the game. But an arena 9 min. away from campus packed with Providence fans is home ice advantage for a #4 seed. That's not a fair deal for #1 MSUM.

They don't write NC$$ for nothing

MagnessMan
03-30-2019, 05:20 PM
yes. Especially since providence goals were scored by their fans who didn't have to drive far from their hotel.


That's funny!