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  • Koho
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    Re: Minnesota hosts Ohio State: 12/4 & 12/5

    Originally posted by Stauber1 View Post
    ...likely they will need to play 2 very good and very complete games to get out with a split.
    I think they can manage to lose one even if by playing really poorly in one game. (I know what you meant.)

    Could be a very entertaining next series if MN can be on top of their game. No question who the scoring favors, but UMi D sounds awful. And I am coming around to your view that this Gopher team is a decent team. Guys like Novak and Sheehy are looking comfortable and making plays to contribute points and upperclassmen seem to be more consistent than early in the season. And overall, the team seems to play with a strong effort for longer parts of the game. They area little like the Wild. Can be pretty good when firing on all cylinders but need balanced scoring as they don't have That Guy(s) who can take over a play and score when the team is lagging (OK, Parise is sort of that guy, but not quite a Kane, Benn, Ovechkin, Terasenko, etc.. ) Not much margin for error in team performance. (If only the Gophs also had as strong and deep of a D corp as the Wild....)

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  • SteveO
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Say what you want about the poor attendance, the B1G being a lousy conference, the loss of traditional rivalries, etc. but that was one entertaining hockey game. So many ups and downs; so many almost sure goals that somehow didn't go in.

    I have to give credit to the Buckeyes who gave it everything they had. When you consider that 11 of their 12 forwards and all 6 of their defensemen in their lineup tonight are undrafted, it's pretty amazing how well they played in both games.
    Yeah, I thought OSU skated hard and made plays and guys like Greco, Weis, Dalrymple, Healey and Schilkey are all quality athletes. I thought OSU looked good all weekend. Rohlik may lose some sleep over 3-11 though.

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  • D2D
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    Say what you want about the poor attendance, the B1G being a lousy conference, the loss of traditional rivalries, etc. but that was one entertaining hockey game. So many ups and downs; so many almost sure goals that somehow didn't go in.

    I have to give credit to the Buckeyes who gave it everything they had. When you consider that 11 of their 12 forwards and all 6 of their defensemen in their lineup tonight are undrafted, it's pretty amazing how well they played in both games.

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  • Stauber1
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    Well, at least the end results were good....

    Some positives on the weekend were the resiliency they showed, and also seeing some freshmen step up and some team leaders look like leaders. But having to go to overtime both nights is not exactly confidence inspiring. I'm of the opinion that this team is better than a lot of Gopher fans are giving them credit for (which isn't to say they are a FF caliber team), but the way both these games came down to the wire wasn't exactly what I was looking for on the weekend. This team has seemed to get better every week except for this one, so I'm not going to read too much into it, but they are going to have to play at least 1 very good and very complete to get out of Yost with a split...likely they will need to play 2 very good and very complete games to get out with a split.


    I'm ready to see Collins take a seat for a game. The major penalty and misconduct isn't the reason, but it is the final straw for me. He has made a lot of bad plays both in his defending and in his decisions with the puck. If he were adding something on the offensive side I could tolerate it, but right now he looks like a stay-at-home defenseman who isn't really that comfortable at home. That's not good. Let's see some more of Sadek and give him an opportunity to make some plays with the puck. That's something this team could really use, anyway.

    I'm also ready to see C. Reilly moved off that line. Yeah, he had a couple assists tonight, but they weren't anything more than routine passes that the recipient then did all the heavy lifting on. I've been saying for the past 2 years that he has a great shot, but if he ain't shootin' he ain't doing anything...except for making mistakes in the defensive zone. I still can't figure out what the ****** he was doing on that first OSU goal. Just continued to sag back until the OSU player was primed to shoot and Schierhorn had nothing but a big maroon butt in his face.

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  • SteveO
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    Re: Minnesota hosts Ohio State: 12/4 & 12/5

    Originally posted by SanTropez View Post
    Gophers are busting out the gold jerseys tonight, sweep time!
    Good call, but didn't expect it to be OT cliffhanger. Collins has made numerous mistakes this season on D coverage, but taking the 5 min. CFB penalty with 5 min. left in the 3rd was ridiculous. Good win for the Gophers to carry some momentum into Yost. They're gonna need it.

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  • The Rube
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    Re: Minnesota hosts Ohio State: 12/4 & 12/5

    Originally posted by SanTropez View Post
    sioux?
    The word associated with brooms and the Battle Hymn.

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  • SanTropez
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    sioux?

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  • The Rube
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    Originally posted by SanTropez View Post
    Gophers are busting out the gold jerseys tonight, sweep time!
    GODDAMMIT! You jinxed it. You used the s-word.

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  • SanTropez
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    Gophers are busting out the gold jerseys tonight, sweep time!

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  • SteveO
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    We could sure use a few more goal scorers. Even though the Gophers managed to get three, we were having a very hard time putting some real quality chances into the back of the net. Great to see Fasching get that game winner...actually it would have been great to see anyone get that game winner.
    Yeah, it got a little desperate for a couple periods. Given they had only won 2 out of 7 home games this season, if they had lost that game I imagine the wave of criticism may have been pretty harsh. I'm not sure on the line change though with Bristedt up with Kloos. I would have moved Cammy up and left the second line intact the way it was. Then it looked like Bristedt went back on the second line later in the game. Novak, Gates and Sheehy seem to be elevating their game now. Lettieri seems lost out there at times and I'd like to see him work his way towards the net more.

    Fasching is a good character guy, and I was also glad to see he got rewarded for his effort last night. Nice outlet pass by Novak too:




    How about that crash by Schierhorn on the breakaway! Bold move by the freshman:


    Last edited by SteveO; 12-05-2015, 03:30 PM.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • D2D
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    Originally posted by SteveO View Post
    I said last week this wasn't a comeback team and they proved me wrong tonight. Nice 3-2 win in OT. They got better as the game went on against a feisty Buckeye team that hit the ice storming Schierhorn from the puck drop. Mistakes were made by the Gophers, but great comeback win.
    We could sure use a few more goal scorers. Even though the Gophers managed to get three, we were having a very hard time putting some real quality chances into the back of the net. Great to see Fasching get that game winner...actually it would have been great to see anyone get that game winner.

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  • SteveO
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    I said last week this wasn't a comeback team and they proved me wrong tonight. Nice 3-2 win in OT. They got better as the game went on against a feisty Buckeye team that hit the ice storming Schierhorn from the puck drop. Mistakes were made by the Gophers, but great comeback win.

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  • The Rube
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    Re: Minnesota hosts Ohio State: 12/4 & 12/5

    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    It worked.
    Limbo.

    Very much limbo.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Suspended.
    It worked.

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