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  • Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

    The Minnesota State University Mavericks travel to the Mile High City this coming weekend. Last season DU went 5-0-1 against the Mavs including 4 one goal wins. The only blowout was a 6-1 win last Nov. 13th. The big question is how are the Mavs getting to Denver? Last year they bused from Mankato to Denver during the playoffs. The Mavs comes in with a 1-3-0 record after splitting with RPI on the road two weekends ago and getting swept by Umass-Lowell at home last weekend.

    No doubt that Adam Murray will start in goal on Friday for DU as Juho Olkinuora from Finland will be serving the final game of his 3-game NCAA suspension. Will Gwoz give him the start on Saturday night to get his feet wet in the WCHA? Historically, the Mavs have given DU fits the way they play especially on the road in Mankato. DU has played some of the weirdest games against them. On paper DU should sweep this weekend at home but against this team you never know what is going to happen. Will the Mavs be able to shut down DU's offense? I highly doubt it.
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    Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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    Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

    It's quite dicey as to whether MSU can even slow down the DU offense. This last weekend we had 3 freshmen and a forward playing on the blue line. Injuries have already taken a team that wasn't very skilled down a couple of notches already. Guys are breaking bones, separating shoulders and getting concussed left and right. This has the potential to be a proverbial blood bath. Of course, these are the types of weekends that seem to surprise me, so who really knows?
    Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

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    • #3
      Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

      About all I can say is, they'll show up.
      My guy is a hard-nosed hockey player who is not afraid to crash the net. Your guy is a goon who runs the goalie.

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      • #4
        Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

        Things are pretty quiet in this thread.
        Hopefully DU's Power Play will make some noise this weekend.
        GO DU !!!

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        • #5
          Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

          Homecoming weekend at DU. Lots of fun things planned for and by the students. Supposedly the largest number of floats in DU history for the Parade around campus.

          Plus Zucker's parents are flying in.

          Guessing that Murray starts Saturday if he plays well on Friday, otherwise the Flying Finn might get a start Sat.
          Last edited by dggoddard; 10-18-2011, 02:44 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

            DU will be streaming Saturday night's game on the DU Facebook page and it is FREE.
            For details: denverpioneers.com
            Last edited by vizoroo; 10-18-2011, 07:01 PM.
            GO DU !!!

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            • #7
              Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

              I'd rather see than be one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bale View Post
                It's quite dicey as to whether MSU can even slow down the DU offense. This last weekend we had 3 freshmen and a forward playing on the blue line. Injuries have already taken a team that wasn't very skilled down a couple of notches already. Guys are breaking bones, separating shoulders and getting concussed left and right. This has the potential to be a proverbial blood bath. Of course, these are the types of weekends that seem to surprise me, so who really knows?
                Injuries have definitely depleted an already thin roster.

                Zucker will light this team up. The Mavs are coming off possibly their worst weekend performance in the last 5 years at least. This team is usually good for being physical and working hard, but even that was lacking from this team. After an optimistic start week 1, week 2 took us about ten steps back. I'm one of the most optimistic guys on here, but I can honestly say I'd be surprised if these were less than three goal games. It seems we've taken over for MTU as the laughing stock of the league.
                AF 99

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                • #9
                  Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                  DU Game Notes for this series. Some highlights of the notes.

                  THIS WEEKEND'S STORYLINES
                  Denver is 10-7 in WCHA openers under head coach George Gwozdecky.
                  The Pioneers are unbeaten at 10-0-2 in their last 12 games against Minnesota State.
                  Denver remains ranked at No. 3 in both national polls for the second consecutive week.

                  FOR OPENERS
                  The Pioneers (1-1-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) open their 2011-12 regular-season home schedule with a two-game series against Minnesota State (1-3, 0-0-0 WCHA).
                  DU head coach George Gwozdecky is one win shy of 400 wins at Denver and 550 in his 26-year career.
                  DU will celebrate "University of Denver Pioneer Athletic Day" as proclaimed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 22.

                  BACK IN ACTION
                  Matt Tabrum returns to the DU lineup after serving a four-game suspension for violation of team policy. Goaltender Juho Olkinuora returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 22 following his three-game NCAA suspension.
                  DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                  DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                  DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                  MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                  Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                    Originally posted by MavHockey14 View Post
                    Injuries have definitely depleted an already thin roster.

                    Zucker will light this team up. The Mavs are coming off possibly their worst weekend performance in the last 5 years at least. This team is usually good for being physical and working hard, but even that was lacking from this team. After an optimistic start week 1, week 2 took us about ten steps back. I'm one of the most optimistic guys on here, but I can honestly say I'd be surprised if these were less than three goal games. It seems we've taken over for MTU as the laughing stock of the league.
                    Let's be honest, if you are an MSU fan you either have to be ridiculously optimistic or a masochist.

                    I'm with you though. I was encouraged after week 1, but this last weekend discouraged me 10 steps further back. According to Shane's column today, MSU had 7 guys injured by the end of the game on Saturday. It's going to take some serious leadership from Dorr, Hayes, Jokinen, et al to keep us even CLOSE to the back of the pack at this point. I was really disappointed in the effort this weekend. Of all the faults of this program, a lack of effort and urgency has never been an issue. This weekend it was and that, more than anything, is going to turn people against the program. I sure hope that there is more effort this weekend or, you're right, we're going to end up losing by 4-5 goals each game. By the way, after sweeping us, Lowell went on to lose to UCONN.....not a good sign.
                    Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                      There is only one Purple Cow:

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                      • #12
                        Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                        Originally posted by du78 View Post
                        DU Game Notes for this series. Some highlights of the notes.
                        BACK IN ACTION
                        Matt Tabrum returns to the DU lineup after serving a four-game suspension for violation of team policy. Goaltender Juho Olkinuora returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 22 following his three-game NCAA suspension.
                        I guess Chris Knowlton is still in the doghouse.
                        GO DU !!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                          Originally posted by vizoroo View Post
                          I guess Chris Knowlton is still in the doghouse.
                          Looks that way.
                          DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                          DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                          DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                          MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                          Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                            Per Puckato Mavs will have no extra skaters this weekend as 6 players are injured and they don't have any extras to make the series in Denver.

                            http://mankatofreepresshockey.blogsp...eton-crew.html
                            DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                            DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                            DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                            MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                            Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Purple Cows at Denver 10/21 and 10/22

                              This is just getting ridiculous. I've never seen a team injured like this before. Taking a third goalie just so they've got as many bodies as possible is nuts.
                              Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

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