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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Defensively, I was disappointed. We gave up a lot of shots, a lot of scoring chances, and turned the puck over too much. AF bursts of speed both beat us to the outside and split the D up the middle. We looked slow and disjointed at times. Now, I fully anticipate AF to be nowhere near the fastest squad we play against so I hope this was just a weird aberration.

    DeRidder was solid in net.
    We looked better defensively when Charleson was in net last week against the U-18s. Assuming he starts, I'm guessing we'll look better tonight.

    I still have no clue who the goal-scorers are going to be, though.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Alright, some quick observations:
    Our top line of Middendorf, Nodler and Loughran is pretty good. Loughran was especially notable. I actually felt like from top to bottom, our forward lines looked more promising than we’ve seen in quite a while. Despite this, it seemed like we never really could put it all together last night. Hopefully that changes as we get a few games under us.

    Defensively, I was disappointed. We gave up a lot of shots, a lot of scoring chances, and turned the puck over too much. AF bursts of speed both beat us to the outside and split the D up the middle. We looked slow and disjointed at times. Now, I fully anticipate AF to be nowhere near the fastest squad we play against so I hope this was just a weird aberration.

    DeRidder was solid in net.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Well, we’re roughly as good as Air Force. Where do we think they would rank in the Big 10?

    Might have even caught covid while watching. Who knows?

    I’ll have actual thoughts later.
    I don't think the question is where would AF rank in the B1G, it's where would MSU rank in Atlantic Hockey? And I don't have to tell you that's not a good look.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Well, we’re roughly as good as Air Force. Where do we think they would rank in the Big 10?

    Might have even caught covid while watching. Who knows?

    I’ll have actual thoughts later.

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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    But my point here is that Cole needs to have this team buzzing this year because another .300 record that might include getting thumped by Michigan might find his seat getting very uncomfortable.
    I’m not going to count the pandemic year against him, but enough time will have passed by the end of this season to look at trend lines. This is Cole’s year to show his work.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Looks like Mich blasted BG in an exhibition 7-1. A lot of these exhibitions sure seem secretive. I have to check team Twitter pages to know these games even happened.

    But my point here is that Cole needs to have this team buzzing this year because another .300 record that might include getting thumped by Michigan might find his seat getting very uncomfortable.
    Box score of sorts from USCHO.com for said same thumping of the Falcons by the Weasels, although as you say I'm not really sure what the take-aways are:

    https://www.uscho.com/gameday/divisi...-06/game-2351/

    In any event, your point re. Cole is well taken, and you are preaching to the choir!

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Looks like Mich blasted BG in an exhibition 7-1. A lot of these exhibitions sure seem secretive. I have to check team Twitter pages to know these games even happened.

    But my point here is that Cole needs to have this team buzzing this year because another .300 record that might include getting thumped by Michigan might find his seat getting very uncomfortable.

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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Losing to the NTDP is never fun, even if they're good and even if the game doesn't mean anything.

    But yeah, I'm also concerned that we don't have a goal-scorer this year. I think we have a bunch of assist guys, but I don't know if we have anybody that can put it in the cage. The sample size is limited, though. (Technically, it's a sample size of zero.) Hopefully, this is just an overreaction to a bad exhibition game on the road.



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  • Pirateasaur
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post

    The U18 is a strong team. That having been said, it just feels like more of the same old, same old (e.g., lack of scoring) where this team is concerned.
    For what it’s worth(not much) Notre Dame also dropped their exhibition against the U-18 team.

    But as we’ve already determined, it’s the goose egg that has us worried, not the loss.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Well, good thing it doesn’t count.

    Losing to the U18 doesn’t mean much. Getting shut out, however, feels like a bad omen.
    The U18 is a strong team. That having been said, it just feels like more of the same old, same old (e.g., lack of scoring) where this team is concerned.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Well, good thing it doesn’t count.

    Losing to the U18 doesn’t mean much. Getting shut out, however, feels like a bad omen.

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  • wsummers
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    In presser today Cole gave current first two lines.
    1 - Middendorf Nodler Loughran
    2 - Lewandowski Papp Davidson

    3rd center is Muller

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Originally posted by wsummers View Post
    Season starts in 6 days with exhibition at Plymouth. Not sure what to expect this year, but defense and goaltending should be fine. Offense can’t get worse. Reports are that Lewie, Middendorf, and Davidson are especially looking good. Looking forward to the Air Force series when I can get my first look.
    It’s been a year and a half since I’ve seen a hockey game in person so I’m very excited. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long but the last 18 months sometimes feel like they never existed, somehow.

    As a result, I’ve never known less about an MSU hockey team heading into the season.

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  • wsummers
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    Season starts in 6 days with exhibition at Plymouth. Not sure what to expect this year, but defense and goaltending should be fine. Offense can’t get worse. Reports are that Lewie, Middendorf, and Davidson are especially looking good. Looking forward to the Air Force series when I can get my first look.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by wsummers View Post
    Add commit from Arvega Hovsepyan…probably a 2023.
    https://twitter.com/_Neutral_Zone/st...72129540788229

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