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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Whelp, once again the month of January has become our Waterloo.
    Aside from the goaltending, this team is really, really, really bad without Loughran and Mitch.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Whelp, once again the month of January has become our Waterloo.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    A 2022-23 commitment from an OA F out of the NAHL:

    https://twitter.com/ep_transfers/sta...C9nca4zJQpAAAA

    I've seen that show before when Cole came on board. Color me unimpressed.

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  • wsummers
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    Verbal from Christian Kim, a California forward. He has put up big numbers on his AAA junior team. Probably at least 2 years away from landing at MSU.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Well, we got our wish, albeit by the skin of our teeth. ND is nails but we hung in there well enough. A good first half for the team and probably our best start in years. That 20 win mark still feels miles away with our remaining schedule, though.

    I just noticed that last night technically goes down as a tie? The first OT? That sucks.
    Last edited by Pirateasaur; 12-12-2021, 10:05 AM.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Last series before the break at ND. A split would be a good way to cap off a solid half of the season. I never feel good about playing ND, though. It almost certainly can’t be the case but if you told me MSU has never beaten the Irish since the B1G started I would not be confident that was incorrect.

    Update: ok, I got curious and checked. We have beaten the Irish several times, including once last year. There was one year, 2018, we went 0-6. Clearly it left an impression.
    This team would do VERY well to split each of its remaining series the rest of the way. I'm not holding my breath, but that would be great progress. Let's see how they look tonight/tomorrow vs. ND - I see the games are being broadcast on NBCSN.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Last series before the break at ND. A split would be a good way to cap off a solid half of the season. I never feel good about playing ND, though. It almost certainly can’t be the case but if you told me MSU has never beaten the Irish since the B1G started I would not be confident that was incorrect.

    Update: ok, I got curious and checked. We have beaten the Irish several times, including once last year. There was one year, 2018, we went 0-6. Clearly it left an impression.
    Last edited by Pirateasaur; 12-10-2021, 09:20 AM.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by wsummers View Post
    Recruiting news…MSU signed 3 for next year this fall: Basgall (smaller defensive dman), Shoudy (potential checking line forward), and Russell (decent scoring numbers in USHL). Missing is Winter Wallace who has had problems scoring in the USHL.

    Also add Jack Sparkes as a verbal probably for 2023. A big 6’8” dman from Ontario.
    In other recruiting news, it looks like Michael Feenstra, '01 dman with Dubuque, decommitted, unless the team's 12/03 line-chart is mistaken.

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  • wsummers
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    Recruiting news…MSU signed 3 for next year this fall: Basgall (smaller defensive dman), Shoudy (potential checking line forward), and Russell (decent scoring numbers in USHL). Missing is Winter Wallace who has had problems scoring in the USHL.

    Also add Jack Sparkes as a verbal probably for 2023. A big 6’8” dman from Ontario.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by aallenpollreisz View Post
    Given our strength of schedule, 20-ish wins should be enough to get us into the tournament.

    That's a good rule of thumb for MSU for just about any year, actually.
    While I appreciate the optimism, I just don't see us winning 12 of 20 games when only 6 of those games are against opponents currently ranked below us. Furthermore, it's a bit premature to read anything into the Pairwise when a team like Cornell (7-1) is ranked #23. But I'm admittedly less bullish on this team than most, and always hope to be proven wrong.

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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
    Also, if, and a very big if at that, we can win both games of the GLI and hold our own in the B1G, I don’t think a potential NCAA birth is out of the question? We’re pushing bubble territory right now.
    Given our strength of schedule, 20-ish wins should be enough to get us into the tournament.

    That's a good rule of thumb for MSU for just about any year, actually.

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  • aallenpollreisz
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    Granted, I still don't think Wisconsin is any good, but MSU looked really, really good this weekend. You can tell Lewandowski is getting his conditioning back and is gluing that line together.

    The Thanksgiving break is well-deserved. Hopefully, we'll keep our conditioning up and heal some lingering injuries.

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
    I'm encouraged by the scoring by committee that has led to over 2 goals per game over the last 3 games. How that stacks up against Notre Dame and Minnesota (and whether we've improved subtantially more than UMich has potentially regressed) remains to be seen but I'm not holding my breath. I still expect us to be middle-of-the pack in the B1G. In other words, likely just enough to save Cole's job for years to come.

    In addition to local goalie recruit Di Pasquo, we gained '04 F Dylan Wegner with Maryland of the NAHL who's also played some games for Youngstown of the USHL:

    http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=32987
    oh I have no hopes of ending up higher than 4th. Not great, but a lot better than an annual 7th.

    Also, if, and a very big if at that, we can win both games of the GLI and hold our own in the B1G, I don’t think a potential NCAA birth is out of the question? We’re pushing bubble territory right now.

    MTU and WMU would be big PWR wins. I do think it’s pretty unlikely we take both of those games but it’s fun to dream for a week, at least.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    I'm encouraged by the scoring by committee that has led to over 2 goals per game over the last 3 games. How that stacks up against Notre Dame and Minnesota (and whether we've improved subtantially more than UMich has potentially regressed) remains to be seen but I'm not holding my breath. I still expect us to be middle-of-the pack in the B1G. In other words, likely just enough to save Cole's job for years to come.

    In addition to local goalie recruit Di Pasquo, we gained '04 F Dylan Wegner with Maryland of the NAHL who's also played some games for Youngstown of the USHL:

    http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=32987
    Last edited by FLHockeyMom; 11-21-2021, 09:23 AM.

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  • wsummers
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    Good weekend. We’re a much better team than last year, especially with Lewie back in the lineup.

    add goalie Luca Di Pasquo for next year.

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