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ND Hockey
09-28-2009, 12:54 PM
don't know if you folks saw this (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2009/09/28_cchato.php).

While I am still not a fan of a shootout to decide games, a 3-2-1-0 scoring system is a much better way to go.

3-2-1-0 is a much better way to go. Not as good as the old HEA's 5-3-2-0, but a much needed improvement. It makes all games worth the same amount of points and gets rid of the silly extra point for tied games. Consider this:

Michigan and Miami tied for second place last season; the Wolverines would have held a seven-point advantage over the RedHawks under the new format.
Miami was perfect in their shootouts, while Michigan won or lost all their CCHA games in regulation.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-28-2009, 03:24 PM
Consider this:
Miami was perfect in their shootouts, while Michigan won or lost all their CCHA games in regulation.

Notre Dame was the only team to win all the shootouts they participated in last season. Miami, IIRC, won 50% of theirs.


The best comparison may Justin Abdelkader. After the Irish knocked out the Spartans, Abdelkader finished the season with the Red Wings, but played almost all of 08-09 in Grand Rapids, before rejoining the Wings in time for the playoffs.

While I did not like him as a Spartan, I love him as a Wing. However, I think he has gotten rooked by the Red Wings, who notoriously take forever to bring guys up. Had he stayed and played in the finals instead of Kris Draper, I think those last 3 games may have turned out differently.

Season ticket holders can buy tix to the regionals (http://notredame.scoutware.net/dev/cgi/viewMail.pl?i=M2815543200_982168) before going on sale to the public (Oct. 1).

mcfarljd
09-28-2009, 03:51 PM
I dunno where the Miami being perfect thing came from, we were .500 at best.

This new system really rewards the top end teams of the league (ND, Mich, Miami...) and just made it that much harder for the borderline clubs to crack the top 4 that our teams have had a stranglehold on for the past few years.

SteveP
09-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Even with minor league seasoning, most NHL rookies seem to hit a wall by the time April rolls around and that plays a large part in the fact that rookies almost never seem to be a factor in the NHL playoffs. Lets face it, at the start of Hanson's Junior year did any of us think he was an NHL forward? Now he's got a very realistic chance at not only playing in the NHL, but carving out a nice career doing it.

Better for Christian to be playing every night in the AHL than being a healthy scratch every night for the Leafs.

ND Hockey
09-28-2009, 07:43 PM
I dunno where the Miami being perfect thing came from, we were .500 at best.
Miami was 2-2 last year. The quote from the USCHO article is incorrect, and led me to my false assumption.

NDHockey9
09-29-2009, 11:39 AM
Irish ranked #5 in the pre season USA Today / US Hockey Magazine poll.

1. Miami (4)
2. Denver (13)
3. Boston University (12)
4. Michigan
5. Notre Dame (5)
6. Minnesota
7. Cornell
8. North Dakota
9. Princeton
10. UMass-Lowell
11. Yale
12. Boston College

We play 9 of 36 regular season games versus top 12. (If my count is right and Im counting NDakota as an oppt in Chicago.)

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-29-2009, 07:28 PM
ND has 4 guys on the CCHA preseason all-conference teams. Ian Cole made 1st team. Calle Ridderwall, Billy Maday and Kyle Lawson made 2nd team.

On a more p155ed off note...Am I the only season ticket holder who has not, for some unknown reason, received their tickets yet? This is why I'm a misanthrope. People just screw stuff up.

grantfan
09-30-2009, 10:47 AM
It seems like the CCHA is daring the seniors to have big years. Aside from Kyle Lawson on the All-CCHA 2nd Team, all the respect is being given to youngsters. Two Rookie of the Year candidates. Thang honorable mention, no Deeth?

I would imagine those seniors are going to be mighty hungry this season!

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-30-2009, 04:35 PM
The CCHA is springing to life, as is ND and their website. ND was picked 2nd by the media and coaches pre-season poll for the league. Thang, Deeth, Lawson and Ruth will wear the letters on their sweaters this season, with Thang getting the 'C'. And I got my season tix today. All's right with the world again.


I would imagine those seniors are going to be mighty hungry this season!

Here's to appeasing their appetite!

SwedishJustice22
10-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Ah its good to be back my friends. A long off season and there is still the bitter taste in my mouth from Grand Rapids. A few questions: How is going to be in goal this year? I think a lot depends on that. I really didnt like what i saw in limited action from Tommy last year and Jordies shoes are pretty big to fill. Secondly when is the appx opening date for our new arena? I cant wait to see. it.

Side Note: My season tickets got moved. I am now in row one of section 3. Any of you guys down that way?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-01-2009, 03:17 PM
How is going to be in goal this year?Brad Phillips will get the start, but who knows about Mike Johnson. He comes with good credentials. A little competition never hurt.


Secondly when is the appx opening date for our new arena? I cant wait to see. it.
Groundbreaking is in the spring. Plans call for the '11-12 freshmen to start their careers in the new digs.


Side Note: My season tickets got moved. I am now in row one of section 3. Any of you guys down that way?
Isn't that where they place the opposing fans? :eek: Did you ask for them to be moved? BTW, that's where I sat when I was a kid and I could sneak a peek at John Schmidt in the 1st and 3rd periods!

SwedishJustice22
10-01-2009, 03:20 PM
idk. I believe they place them in section 2 right above the bench. My dad wanted to go down there so we could see the Irish shoot twice per game. They never asked us if we wanted to be officially switched though which i was a little ****ed about

IrishHockeyFan
10-02-2009, 11:44 AM
TV schedule for the Irish this year, courtesy of the South Bend Tribune. So far 11 games are scheduled, with Comcast carrying the most.



Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Boston University (ESPNU) 7
Thursday, Nov. 19 at Michigan State (Comcast) 7:05
Friday, Dec. 4 at Miami (Comcast) 7:35
Saturday,Dec. 5 at Miami (Comcast) 7:05
Friday, Dec. 11 at Michigan (Comcast)7:35
Sunday, Dec. 13 Michigan (Comcast) 4:05
Friday, Jan. 15 Michigan State (CBSCollege Sports) 8:05
Friday, Jan. 29 Nebraska-Omaha (CBS College Sports)8:05
Saturday, Jan. 30 Nebraska-Omaha(CBS College Sports) 8:05
Thursday,Feb. 25 at Michigan (Fox SportsDetroit) 7:35
Saturday, Feb. 27 Michigan(Big 10 Network) 7:05.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-02-2009, 01:18 PM
I hate it when games I'm going to are on t.v. I want the games I can't make it to, like, say, in Fairbanks, to be on t.v.!

ND's first official practice should be tomorrow morning.

SwedishJustice22, where were you before that you couldn't see ND shoot twice? There are no "obsview" seats in that cave. :p ;) :D

SwedishJustice22
10-02-2009, 04:41 PM
I hate it when games I'm going to are on t.v. I want the games I can't make it to, like, say, in Fairbanks, to be on t.v.!

ND's first official practice should be tomorrow morning.

SwedishJustice22, where were you before that you couldn't see ND shoot twice? There are no "obsview" seats in that cave. :p ;) :D

You know what I meant :D. My dad just wants to be down at the Notre Dame Blue Line at the other end. I was fine with where i was at.

IrishHockeyFan
10-02-2009, 05:58 PM
SwedishJustice22, where were you before that you couldn't see ND shoot twice? There are no "obsview" seats in that cave. :p ;) :D

5 years ago I was so busy covering my eyes to hide the horror that every game seemed like it was an obstructed view...:eek: :D There were definitely a few periods where none of us saw them shoot twice... double:eek: :D

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-02-2009, 09:11 PM
5 years ago I was so busy covering my eyes to hide the horror that every game seemed like it was an obstructed view...:eek: :D There were definitely a few periods where none of us saw them shoot twice... double:eek: :D

Yes, but that's because they never took that many shots on net to begin with! :eek:

That was harsh. True. But harsh. :rolleyes:

IrishHockeyFan
10-03-2009, 11:09 AM
anyone on campus this morning to know if they had an organized practice?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-03-2009, 12:40 PM
They would have definitely had one as today is the first day teams (other than UAA and UAF) can have an official practice with coaches.

NDHockey9
10-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Game Preview: ND vs Alabama-Huntsville Chargers

Fri: 7:35pm --Giveaway: Schedule Poster and Student T-Shirt
Sat: 7:05pm -- Giveaway: Hockey Night Schedule T-Shirt
Radio: Cat Country 99.9FM / UND.com (Pre game 20 minutes before faceoff)

Alabama Huntsville Chargers
--25th varsity hockey season
-- Notre Dame leads series 9-8-1
Last meeting: March 23,2007: NCAA Tourney 1st round -- ND 3 UAH 2 (2ot)
--Alabama Huntsville plays in the CHA (disbanding after this year)
--2007 CHA Tournament Champions
--Last year: 5-20-4 (3-11-4 in CHA)

CHA Pre Season
--Alabama Huntsville selected to finish 4th out of 4 teams.
--Goaltender Cameron Talbot All CHA Pre Season Team (2.95 / .907)
Leading scorer from last year Matt Sweazey (12-10-22) graduated. Top leading returning scorer is Cody Campbell (7-14-21). Leading goal scorer is Andrew Coburn (9). Return 4 of their top 5 scorers from last year.

Head Coach: Danton Cole (3rd year). 222 minor league wins as a coach. 6th round pick of Winnipeg in 1985. Won an NCAA Title with Michigan State and a Stanley Cup with New Jersey.