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brianvf
02-14-2010, 03:51 PM
Frattin gets on the board twice, 4 pp goals...

I counted five, but that's just me. :p

Sloe Gin
02-14-2010, 05:25 PM
I counted five, but that's just me. :p

Schloss said 4...

SJHovey
02-15-2010, 11:44 AM
Well, the top 15 has a good chance to make the NCAAs as Bemidji State is currently T-4th (unless they lose in the CHA tournament).

Since we won last night, we merely have to split with UMD and CC and then sweep tech to win 5 of our last 7. But I agree, anything less than splits with UMD and CC and a sweep (or at bare minimum 3 points) of Tech and we most likely have to do at least some damage at the Final Five.

Hopefully last nights performance spills over to next weekend, and we can sweep UMD (considering that we probably should have when we played at UMD).

This weekend is really the key to this team's possibilities. A sweep of the Bulldogs and a whole range of possibilities open up, including even home ice in the first round, and a pretty solid shot at the NCAA's regardless of the WCHA playoff outcome. A split and the Sioux will definitely need one in Colorado, a sweep of Tech, and probably at least one in the first round, if not a first round road upset. A sweep by the Bulldogs and you can close the door on this season barring some miracle in the the playoffs.

Mike Rane
02-15-2010, 11:48 AM
This weekend is really the key to this team's possibilities. A sweep of the Bulldogs and a whole range of possibilities open up, including even home ice in the first round, and a pretty solid shot at the NCAA's regardless of the WCHA playoff outcome. A split and the Sioux will definitely need one in Colorado, a sweep of Tech, and probably at least one in the first round, if not a first round road upset. A sweep by the Bulldogs and you can close the door on this season barring some miracle in the the playoffs.

I like their chances, after they way they played last weekend. CC has to play DU the last weekend so we could overtake them in the standings if all goes as planned...

brianvf
02-15-2010, 12:00 PM
I like their chances, after they way they played last weekend. CC has to play DU the last weekend so we could overtake them in the standings if all goes as planned...

Yes, hopefully if we can get close enough to CC before the final weekend, that could swing things nicely with UND playing Tech and CC playing DU.

Puck Swami
02-15-2010, 12:14 PM
2004: Denver, didn't make it to Final Five, barely skated into the NCAAs, and got on a streak and won it all.


Denver was actually a #2 seed in the NCAAs in 2004. While it's true they didn't make the WCHA final five, it was largely because they were playing arch-rival CC in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. As it turned out, not going to the WCHA Final Five was a benefit that year, as DU's team was really banged up.

brianvf
02-15-2010, 02:11 PM
SCSU fans are touchy. :)

Montelena
02-15-2010, 02:29 PM
Not all.

For UND, I'd be a little concerned after the testosterone induced Saturday massacre of the Huskies that it'll be difficult to muster up the same adrenaline rush needed to sweep a high quality team like Duluth. As a matter of fact I'd be worried about an adrenaline hangover on Friday.

brianvf
02-15-2010, 02:44 PM
Not all.

Agreed. :)


For UND, I'd be a little concerned after the testosterone induced Saturday massacre of the Huskies that it'll be difficult to muster up the same adrenaline rush needed to sweep a high quality team like Duluth. As a matter of fact I'd be worried about an adrenaline hangover on Friday.

No doubt.
UND controlled play in both UMD games at the DECC, so hopefully they can do the same at REA. They usually play better at home as well this season. Shutting down the top line is the first priority...if they can do that I like their chances.

bik4u62
02-15-2010, 02:53 PM
I'd be a little concerned after the testosterone induced Saturday massacre of the Huskies that it'll be difficult to muster up the same adrenaline rush needed to sweep a high quality team like Duluth. As a matter of fact I'd be worried about an adrenaline hangover on Friday.

Concern or optimism. You could also argue this gives them momentum. No one's predicting another 8 goals. But five PP's is as much a relief as it is encouraging.

klumpmypants
02-15-2010, 02:58 PM
Just wanted to be the first to say you guys got hosed in this week's poll. After dominating the #4 team in the country two nights in a row, to not move up and for them not to move down is a little crazy.

Montelena
02-15-2010, 03:00 PM
I'm not sure it's classified as momentum after 1 game. Maybe you used up all your goals on Saturday (a joke). I'd be concerned about a team (UMD) that plays on a small rink and can scorch you if you if you hand them PP opportunities. The Huskies were awful on the PP last Saturday after killing you on the PP Friday.

If anything, thank the Huskies for giving you renewed hope.

Siouxfaninseattle
02-15-2010, 09:31 PM
This weekend is really the key to this team's possibilities. A sweep of the Bulldogs and a whole range of possibilities open up, including even home ice in the first round, and a pretty solid shot at the NCAA's regardless of the WCHA playoff outcome. A split and the Sioux will definitely need one in Colorado, a sweep of Tech, and probably at least one in the first round, if not a first round road upset. A sweep by the Bulldogs and you can close the door on this season barring some miracle in the the playoffs.

If they can can sweep either UMD or CC, and split with the other, and sweep Tech, I think home ice is very likely. But if not worst case is they finish 6th, in which case they play the 5th place team. Maybe a return trip to CC? But finish the regular season with splits or worse and it will take winning the F5 to get to the tournament.

jdr1
02-15-2010, 09:57 PM
SIOUX SWEEP!!!! Enough said

Siouxfaninseattle
02-15-2010, 11:47 PM
SIOUX SWEEP!!!! Enough said

OK, works for me. Actually, if they were to win out, they could end up a #1 seed. :eek:

dxmnkd316
02-15-2010, 11:53 PM
OK, works for me. Actually, if they were to win out, they could end up a #1 seed. :eek:

Wait what? Are you talking through the entire WCHA playoffs as well?

Siouxfaninseattle
02-16-2010, 12:07 AM
Wait what? Are you talking through the entire WCHA playoffs as well?

Hey, I didn't type that with a straight face. :D But if I read the Pairwise right, it could happen.

sfo19
02-16-2010, 12:17 AM
I'm not sure it's classified as momentum after 1 game. Maybe you used up all your goals on Saturday (a joke). I'd be concerned about a team (UMD) that plays on a small rink and can scorch you if you if you hand them PP opportunities. The Huskies were awful on the PP last Saturday after killing you on the PP Friday.

If anything, thank the Huskies for giving you renewed hope.

we didn't use up all our goals on saturday. we've been saving them over the course of the last few weeks for the stretch run :D

I'm not too concerned about UMD. They won't have the lucky bounces of the DECC on their side at the Ralph.

We're just getting started...

SJHovey
02-16-2010, 08:22 AM
If they can can sweep either UMD or CC, and split with the other, and sweep Tech, I think home ice is very likely.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it would be very likely. Possibility is more like it, especially if the sweep comes against UMD.

We're not going to catch DU, Wis, SCSU or UMD. The most likely candidate is SCSU, but it would take a complete collapse by them and us basically winning out. Even if we sweep UMD this weekend, no easy task, the Bulldogs only need 3 pts in their final 4 games, 2 at home against MN and 2 on the road against UAA, to finish ahead of us. That will happen.

That leaves only CC as a team in the top 5 we might possibly pass. If we sweep UMD and only split with CC, that still leaves us 0-4 points behind them with two games to play.

I don't see MN sweeping CC this weekend.

I also wouldn't count on 2 DU wins the final weekend. First, it's a rivalry series. Second, the Pios will probably have the Cup wrapped up and nothing to play for.

4 pts this weekend are a must. Then we need a lot of help.

Dirty Bottles
02-16-2010, 08:27 AM
SCSU fans are touchy. :)

Hey, if your squad got torched for 8 goals at home you'd be touchy too! :D

Thanks for the good ol' fashioned butt kicking UND. That really sucked! :mad: But no doubt you guys enjoyed it!

Good luck the rest of the way and maybe we'll meet in the final 5 and do this all over again.