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  • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

    Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
    For those that plan on following (and feel free to comment while the game is going on), the 1988-1989 Harvard (#35) vs. 2006-2007 Boston College (#94) has a puck drop of 12:05pm Central (1:05pm Eastern) from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
    I better hurry up and get downtown or I'll miss the tailgate! Sidenote, I'm sure I asked this back when you made your list but the 1974-1976 stretch fascinates me. How exactly did all three MTU teams make the top 100 but none of the Minnesota teams did?
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    • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

      Tech was better at beating the better teams, and they also had higher winning margins in general. Also, Tech won the MacNaughton 2 of those three years, along with winning the Broadmoor each of those three years (along with Minnesota) and they had a higher winning %. IMO, the '74 and especially '76 Tech teams were better throughout the season than their Minnesota counterparts, but the Gophers had Brooks behind the bench who knew how to win come March.

      The 1974-1975 Minnesota squad came very close (#110) to making the top 100, but narrowly missed out. Not surprisingly, that was also the only Gopher squad of those three to win the MacNaughton, and they had the highest winning % of that three year period by about 10-15%. Of course, I'm sure Michigan Tech fans would happily trade their three top 100 teams and 1 title for Minnesota's zero top 100 teams and 2 titles.

      No hurry up and get down there for the tailgate!
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        Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
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        • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

          #35 - 1988-1989 Harvard Crimson vs. #94 - 2006-2007 Boston College Eagles
          March 6, 2013
          Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

          Game Update Post but feel free to chime in during the game

          Starting Goalies:
          Harvard - Allain Roy
          Boston College - Cory Schneider

          A raucous crowd of nearly 20k is already packed into the X today. Standing Room Only is even sold out. This was one tough ticket to get! The teams are just about ready to come out for warmups. There was a little question mark as to who Coach Cleary would start in net tonight, but he's going with Roy. Coach York had a much easier decision, giving the nod to Schneider. The bands are in place, the students are revved up, the Alumni are talking trash, and there are no audible 'r' sounds in the building. This one should be a dandy!

          Teams are out on the ice for warmups! Harvard wearing white, while Boston College is sporting their away maroon jerseys.

          Just got word that Jeff Healey was set to perform the national anthem, but has come down with laryngitis after getting lost trying to find the entrance to the X. Don't worry though, we've got a stellar replacement band coming in to sing.

          Teams back out on the ice after warmups, and introductions are about to get underway.

          Tension is filling the arena right now, as introductions finish up.

          National Anthem is coming up, and who is that coming out to sing? No!!! It Couldn't Be!!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, singing today's national anthem is the superstar band SHERIFF!!

          Baaaabbbbyyyyy WOW! What a performance. Crowd is up on their feet, and the puck is set to drop here any minute!

          1st Period:
          - Puck has been dropped, and game is underway. Harvard going right to left!
          - C.J. Young rips one high. First shift, and Harvard has jumped on BC. Peter Ciavaglia comes in along the far boards, and circles down below the goal, and finds Young streaking into the slot, but Young's shot goes high.
          - Kevan Melrose lays out Joe Rooney in the neutral zone! Rooney attempting to dump the puck into the Crimson zone pays the price as Melrose flattens the BC forward. 18:30 left in the 1st.
          - Schneider with a nice save on Tod Hartje. Hartje comes in 1x2, but moves to the high slot, and fires a wrister, that Schneider blocks away. 17:30 left in the 1st.
          - BC will head to the powerplay! Ben Smith was coming through the neutral zone, dumped the puck in, again Melrose lays him out at the blue line, but this time he gets called for interference. 16:29 left in the 1st.
          - Roy stones Boyle! Brian Boyle wins the draw back to Brett Motherwell, who fires a shot in that gets deflected in front, right to Boyle in the slot. He tries to go low on Roy, but Roy gets his pad down to make the save. Under 1:00 left on the powerplay
          - Harvard kills the rest of the powerplay off. 14:00 left in the 1st.
          - And Ciavaglia gets his stick slashed away by Boyle, and Harvard will head to the man advantage. 12:31 left in the 1st
          - BC kills the powerplay with a masterful PK...didn't give Harvard much of anything. Just over 10:00 to go in the 1st.
          - Pat Gannon hits the post!! Gannon gets free along the near circle, and fires a wrister that beats Roy glove side, but rights off the crossbar. 9:15 left in the 1st.
          - Lane MacDonald making his presence known, as he gets a feed from Ciavaglia, circles around the net, comes out below the near circle, and tries to go high, but Schneider gets a piece of it with his shoulder. Still 0-0 with 7:00 left in the 1st.
          - What a save by Schneider! Mike Vukonich gets a beautiful feed from Josh Caplan to send Vukonich in on a clean break. Vukonich goes forehand to backhand back to forehand and tries to tuck the puck in, but Schneider gets his leg over just in time to keep this one tied. 5:30 left in the 1st.
          - Crimson heading back to the powerplay, as Mike Brennan gets called for holding as Harvard was cycling the puck. 4:12 left in the 1st.
          - Allen Bourbeau pushes his tap-in just wide! Bourbeau gets a feed at the far post from Ted Donato, and Bourbeau has a wide open net, but his one-timer goes just wide.
          - And now we'll skate 4x4 as Bourbeau gets called for tripping.
          - Neither side willing to open it up at this point, and Brennan now out of the box, and BC will have a short powerplay. Just over 2:00 left in the 1st.
          - Bourbeau is out of the box, and a long feed from Melrose nearly connects that would have sent Bourbeau on a break, but it just misses Bourbeau's stick. Under 1:00 left in the 1st.
          - That's the end of the First Period! Game still scoreless.
          - Shots on Goal: Harvard - 12, Boston College - 10

          2nd Period:
          - Puck has dropped and we're underway in the second!
          - Lane MacDonald Scores!!! BC wins the faceoff, but MacDonald steals the puck from Motherwell, and takes the puck to the far circle where he lets a wrister fly, and it beats Schneider 5-hole. Just 9 seconds into the 2nd! 1-0 Crimson
          - Peter Ciavaglia Scores!! Harvard gets the puck down in the BC zone, and MacDonald wins a battle along the boards for the puck, and fires another shot on Schneider that gets deflected to Ciavaglia at the near post, who taps it in to give Harvard a 2-0 lead!
          - Jerry York calls a timeout. BC looks stunned.
          - BC has really shifted to a more defensive look here after the two Crimson goals. A lot of neutral zone action right now. 17:30 left in the 1st.
          - BC starting to gain some momentum back, but nothing really to show for it thus far. 15:00 left in the 1st.
          - BC draws a penalty! John Weisbrod takes down Boyle trying to come into the zone and Weisbrod will sit 2 minutes for interference. 13:37 left in the 1st.
          - Brian Boyle Scores!! Boyle wins an offensive zone draw to Nathan Gerbe who fires a wrist shot on Roy, who makes the stop, but the rebound bounces out in front, and Boyle slams home the rebound to make this a 2-1 game! 12:08 left in the 1st.
          - Now Harvard is swarming the Eagles. Donato with a great chance from the far circle, but Schneider makes a nice glove save. Just under 11:00 left in the 2nd.
          - C.J. Young Scores!! Ciavaglia wins a draw back to MacDonald, who circles the puck behind the net, then finds Young coming in to the near post, and Young one-times a shot that trickles through Schneider, and it's 3-1 Crimson
          - Both teams a little cautious with the puck right now, and neither team able to mount much of an attack. 9:00 left in the 2nd.
          - Benn Ferriero Scores!! Brian Boyle brings the puck into the zone on a 3x2, dishes it over to Gerbe, who goes back to Boyle, who lays an amazing drop pass to Ferriero who rifles a mean slapshot that beats Roy glove side high. 3-2 Game...Wow! 8:01 left in the 2nd
          - The back and forth continues, but this time Cory Schneider is up to the task, and makes a nice blocker save on Donato's wrister from the slot. Under 7:00 left in the 2nd.
          - Harvard keeping the pressure on the Eagles, as Ed Presz nearly scores on a slapshot from the point. 6:00 left in the 2nd.
          - And Harvard draws a penalty, as Young is crosschecked by Tim Filangieri in front of the Eagle net. 5:24 left in the 2nd.
          - Schneider keeps the Eagles within one, after Ciavaglia finds Young all alone at the far circle, but Schneider gets the stick over just in time. Just a few seconds left on the Harvard Powerplay
          - BC kills the rest of the penalty. 3:00 left in the 2nd.
          - Boyle with a decent opportunity, as he wins a battle along the boards behind the Harvard net, then tries to come out, but Roy smoothers the puck. Under 2:00 left in the 2nd.
          - That's the end of the 2nd. Harvard has a 3-2 lead.
          - Shots on Goal in the 2nd: Harvard - 15, Boston College - 12
          Last edited by Fighting Sioux 23; 03-06-2013, 02:41 PM.
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          • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

            Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
            For those that plan on following (and feel free to comment while the game is going on), the 1988-1989 Harvard (#35) vs. 2006-2007 Boston College (#94) has a puck drop of 12:05pm Central (1:05pm Eastern) from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
            Harvard going back to the future to play at the X.

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            • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

              Originally posted by Zim View Post
              Harvard going back to the future to play at the X.
              Well, they are playing in the West Regional...and the players and coaches seem to have a lot of fond memories about St. Paul.
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                I would venture to guess that 99.2% of that crowd will be cheering for Boston College...although it is strange to see two eastern teams duking it out in St. Paul. Jason Moy would be having a stroke.

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                  Originally posted by HoosierBBall_GopherHockey View Post
                  I would venture to guess that 99.2% of that crowd will be cheering for Boston College...although it is strange to see two eastern teams duking it out in St. Paul. Jason Moy would be having a stroke.
                  All the venues were sold out well in advance of the announcement of the bracket. Tickets selling on Stubbhut for anywhere from $500-600 for SRO, and if you want to sit in the lower bowl, you better be prepared to drop $3-4k/ticket. The excitement is overwhelming!
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                  • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

                    Originally posted by Zim View Post
                    Harvard going back to the future to play at the X.
                    But Harvard didn't win their NC at the "X". Wasn't the game played at the old St Paul Arena, with the transparent boards?
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                    • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

                      Originally posted by buoldtimer View Post
                      But Harvard didn't win their NC at the "X". Wasn't the game played at the old St Paul Arena, with the transparent boards?
                      St. Paul Civic Center, and yes...the transparent boards...glad that didn't catch on.
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                      • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

                        #35 - 1988-1989 Harvard Crimson vs. #94 - 2006-2007 Boston College Eagles
                        March 6, 2013
                        Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

                        Game Update Post but feel free to chime in during the game

                        3rd Period:
                        - Puck has dropped for the third period here at the X!
                        - Kevin Sneddon makes a tremendous defensive play. Boyle and Gerbe were coming in on a 2x1 after a turnover in the neutral zone, and Sneddon gives up his body to stop Gerbe's pass to Boyle. A lot of neutral zone play early on, but Sneddon has been playing a tremendous game from the blue line. 17:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - Harvard playing tremendous defense right now. BC has had the majority of the puck possession, but Harvard has stepped up and forced BC to try to outmatch them physically. So far, that hasn't happened. Under 14:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - BC starting to win some battles along the boards and generate some opportunities, but nothing of substance yet. 12:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - BC draws a penalty! BC continued to heap on pressure, and Harvard handled it until Kevan Melrose gets called for holding Matt Lombardi behind the Harvard net. 10:44 left in the 3rd.
                        - Nathan Gerbe Scores!!! Boyle wins an offensive zone draw, and the puck goes to Gerbe who skates over to the slot, and wrists one top shelf that beats Roy high to the blocker side. We have a Tie Game!!
                        - Motherwell nearly gives BC the lead!! BC is dominating play right now, and Motherwell takes a feed from below the near circle, and rips a slapshot that goes just high. All BC right now. 9:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - Sneddon forced to ice the puck, and the Crimson look absolutely gassed. Coach Cleary is calling his timeout to try to regroup his team. 7:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - Harvard regaining a little bit of composure and momentum late in the third, as the MacDonald-Ciavaglia-Young trio nearly teamed up for another goal when they came in on a 3x2, but Young's pass to MacDonald was broken up by Andrew Orpik, and we're still even at 3 with 4:30 left in the 3rd.
                        - Boyle with another great chance! This time, Motherwell fired a slapper that was deflected in front of Roy, and Boyle got the puck to his stick, and fired a wrister, but Roy was up to the task with a brilliant glove save. Under 3:00 left in the 3rd.
                        - Lane MacDonald Scores!!! The Hobey winner came in with the puck on a 2x1 with Ciavaglia, and fed Ciavaglia at the bottom of the far circle. Ciavaglia then faked a wrister, sending Carl Sneep sliding by Schneider, and fed a beautiful pass over to MacDonald, who tapped the puck into the open net to give Harvard the go-ahead goal with just 2:08 left in the 3rd!
                        - BC trying to mount a rally, and they have pulled Schneider with just over 1 minute left in the 3rd.
                        - Lane MacDonald Scores!! The Hobey winner gets the hattrick. As BC was mounting pressure with the extra attacker, Sneddon made a tremendous block on a wrister from the slot by Boyle. The puck bounced out of the zone, and C.J. Young raced to the puck. All by himself, Young waited for MacDonald to catch up with him, and let MacDonald tap it in for the hattrick. Harvard up 5-3 now with just 31 seconds left!
                        - That's it! Harvard wins, and advances to the Round of 64 beating BC 5-3 here in St. Paul.
                        - Shots on Goal in the 3rd: Boston College - 13 (35 total), Harvard - 11 (38 total)
                        Last edited by Fighting Sioux 23; 03-06-2013, 03:34 PM.
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                            One of the best games I've seen this season.
                            if you walk with Jesus, he's gonna save your soul, you gotta keep the devil way down in the hole

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                              • Re: Top 100 Greatest Teams of the NCAA era Tournament

                                Originally posted by Wisko McBadgerton View Post
                                Pfft...

                                When '77 Badger's All American goalie Julian Barretta stones a 2-0 break away, flips it to All-American Craig Norwich who hits crossing All-American Mike Eaves, who in turn shoots a lazer up the ice to Freshman of the year, future two time All American, and All time WCHA first teamer, Mark Johnson streaking to the goal for the game winner in the final, I will gloat like crazy!
                                ...but wait!!! With the din of the crowd drowning out the whistles, Mike Meeker was called offside

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