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huskyfan
01-30-2011, 10:22 AM
I am taking a brief holiday from the Tech bandwagon. the Seawolves need the points and may actually use them to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tech ... meh ... not so much. Go Seawolves! bring home all four!!

Suze
01-30-2011, 10:48 AM
I am taking a brief holiday from the Tech bandwagon. the Seawolves need the points and may actually use them to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tech ... meh ... not so much. Go Seawolves! bring home all four!!


Wow! You are being very generous. As much as I hate to see it, it looks like there is no way Tech is going to pull itself out of 12th place.

So, who is banged up for Tech? Do they have several guys out with injuries?

geezer
01-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Tech ... meh ...
and the last domino falls. My faith in the essential goodness of humanity has been crushed.
all is lost.


;)

bigmrg74
01-30-2011, 12:18 PM
I am taking a brief holiday from the Tech bandwagon. the Seawolves need the points and may actually use them to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tech ... meh ... not so much. Go Seawolves! bring home all four!!
God Help Us All.....

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FadeToBlack&Gold
01-30-2011, 12:21 PM
So, who is banged up for Tech? Do they have several guys out with injuries?

Olson and Royer came back, and are getting in game shape again.


Carl Nielsen--------------------------questionable for Jan. 28 weekend
Jordan Baker------------------------shoulder surgery (has redshirted)
Milos Gordic ------------------------questionable for Jan. 28 weekend
Aaron Pietila------------------------questionable for Jan. 28 weekend

Russell pretty much threw his hands up in the air last night when Dirk asked him who would travel, and said he wouldn't know until Tuesday morning. Pietila for sure is out, Gordic's recovery was promising, then he had a setback this week and is questionable, and it sounded like Nielsen will remain out too.

In addition to the players we recently got back, we also have guys who are playing, but are not "at 100%". At least Gubb and Sova are on that list.

Suze
01-30-2011, 12:27 PM
Olson and Royer came back, and are getting in game shape again.



Russell pretty much threw his hands up in the air last night when Dirk asked him who would travel, and said he wouldn't know until Tuesday morning. Pietila for sure is out, Gordic's recovery was promising, then he had a setback this week and is questionable, and it sounded like Nielsen will remain out too.

In addition to the players we recently got back, we also have guys who are playing, but are not "at 100%". At least Gubb and Sova are on that list.

Wow, that has to be so frustrating. UAA went through several seasons plagued with injuries such as what you are experiencing. I remember the feeling, such helplessness.

mtu_huskies
01-30-2011, 01:35 PM
Likteig and Stebner are out too I think

Suze
01-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Likteig and Stebner are out too I think

Sounds like your team will be okay with healthy forwards, but may be short two defensemen? Maybe some of the guys who were listed as questionable for last weekend will be ready to play this weekend?

I was very surprised to see that Gordic has 11 goals as a freshman! How many games has he missed due to injuries? If he's missed very many, that makes his numbers even more impressive. He's gonna be a good one.

Edit: The Michigan Tech website has this listed under Gordics profile:

Redshirt Season
Played in 10 games before suffering a season-ending injury ... Scored a shorthanded goal against Lake Superior State on Oct. 11th.

Sounds like he is a second year freshman? Is his injury this season related to last season's injury?

Twitch Boy
01-30-2011, 04:42 PM
I am taking a brief holiday from the Tech bandwagon. the Seawolves need the points and may actually use them to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tech ... meh ... not so much. Go Seawolves! bring home all four!!

I'd expect the Seawolves to come out guns blazing this coming weekend. They really need these four points. Their schedule after Tech is @UND, UNO, rivalry home-and-home against UA_ for the Governor's Cup, @Mankato.

techcodemonkey
01-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Sounds like he is a second year freshman? Is his injury this season related to last season's injury?

He is a second year freshman, from what I understand the injuries are unrelated, it sounded like he was just beat up and it all finally got to him, all they decided to sit him for a couple

I believe that Nielson could be ready to go for this weekend, he's another that was just beat up.

Lickteig has been out for a while, never really heard what's going on there...

And lastly, Stebner, from the way Dirk talked before the Friday (maybe Saturday) game, he could possibly be done for the season.

JohnsonsJerseys
01-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Just saw this posted and not sure if you folks have seen this yet. The headline read "Coach Gets the Ax"... That doesn't sound good and the timing is poor right before a big road trip. #82 looks thrilled to be giving coach the ax.
;)
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Painted_Bandit
01-31-2011, 05:39 AM
Just saw this posted and not sure if you folks have seen this yet. The headline read "Coach Gets the Ax"... That doesn't sound good and the timing is poor right before a big road trip. #82 looks thrilled to be giving coach the ax.
;)
Ryan J

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That thing is a lot cooler than the little trophy they play for now, rather interesting is that UW/MN Battle for Paul Bunyans Axe started in 1948

MTUHatTrick84
01-31-2011, 11:41 AM
With the finish line of the regular season now in sight, it is time to go back and look at the over-under. Back in December, I said that I could see us getting to 9 wins and something like 14 conference points if things started to get better. They obviously did not.

There are 10 games left in the regular season, and then likely 2 (maybe 3) playoff games. We sit at 3 wins, and 3 conference points.

So, a revised over and under:

- The Huskies beat last year's win total (requires 6 wins): Under. I think we pull out two games, one during Carnival, and one at another time. We will likely match last year's win total.

-Double digit conference points: Under. If we only win two remaining games, we would have 7 conference points. I doubt there are 3 ties, or an extra victory and tie in the waiting. This is the second year in a row that we will not make it to 10 points.

- -60 in-conference goal-differential: Over. Right now, Tech is at a -46 conference goal differential. They are at a -55 overall. I can see Tech easily going more than -14 for the rest of the season, especially with @ Denver, @ Minnesota, and North Dakota to close out the regular season. For the record, last year Tech was -59 in WCHA play.

Looking ahead to the playoffs, we will be on the road (though we still have a <<1% shot at home ice), most likely at UND, DU, or UMD. Tech has a >99% chance of the bottom spot.

It is looking pretty bleak, but I think we will start to get healthy at the right time. If the right combinations come back and everybody gets up to speed, we might come back and make a little bit of noise. Just remember, we are not eliminated from the WCHA Playoff Title until March. We still have a chance!!! (::dies laughing::)

The_Commissioner
01-31-2011, 11:49 AM
I am taking a brief holiday from the Tech bandwagon. the Seawolves need the points and may actually use them to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tech ... meh ... not so much. Go Seawolves! bring home all four!!

This is a good strategy. They'll owe us a favor next year when we may need it.

bigmrg74
01-31-2011, 11:51 AM
That thing is a lot cooler than the little trophy they play for now, rather interesting is that UW/MN Battle for Paul Bunyans Axe started in 1948
Indeed. That's would be a very cool trophy to have teams play for.

FadeToBlack&Gold
01-31-2011, 11:57 AM
I love that we still have more wins on the road than at home. Only we could have one of the worst records in the NCAA and still pull that off. :D

I had thought that there was a chance to re-set our own NCAA record for losses, but the worst we can do is 3-32-2, which would be three losses short.

I agree that our next chance for a win is at Carny, but everyone needs to stay healthy on the Anchorage road trip, which means we'll probably hear about two more injuries instead. :rolleyes:

manurespreader
01-31-2011, 12:25 PM
we'll see about the injuries. If things heal faster we might win something before carnival, but who knows. Even considering the injuries, we are improving every week. Also despite the numbers I think this team is a better them than last years. I am looking for better performances all the way around. That's how you get out of a funk like this. Keep getting better.

FadeToBlack&Gold
01-31-2011, 01:35 PM
Even considering the injuries, we are improving every week. Also despite the numbers I think this team is a better them than last years.

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I agree that we're a bit better than we were during, say, the CC series though.

bigblue_dl
01-31-2011, 02:02 PM
Can we start the offseason thread? I can't wait for offseason.

Shirtless Guy
01-31-2011, 02:05 PM
Can we start the offseason thread? I can't wait for offseason.
not until after you and I mail in one of those tickets to vegas ;)