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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post

    If you think the overtime record is the difference in the PairWise, it's clearly YOU who doesn't understand it.
    Lol, yes. I'm well aware of the math for overtime Pairwise. My point is the five opponents (UST x2, State, Northern & Lake) Tech should have been able to beat in regulation (THAT abysmal OT record) plus the BG loss. The only other top-10 PairWise team even close to that is Duluth with 5 less than full wins vs bottom half teams, but most of those are OOC. Don't blame conference strength when you can't beat said bottom feeders in regulation
    Last edited by moose97; 02-14-2022, 02:36 PM.

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  • John J. MacInnes
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    Originally posted by moose97 View Post

    Mankato can absorb losses to Ferris & Northern because they dominated a ridiculously difficult OOC schedule. What can Tech (not we, or you) do? Start with not blowing a 3-1 lead, TWICE to UST. How about beating a mediocre State rather than losing in OT? Yeah, even good teams (as mentioned, the Mankato losses to Ferris & Northern) lose here and there. It's not the here & there. It's the awful overtime record. It's that there are 2 examples for Mankato & 6 for Tech. Seriously, you people are supposed to be good at math. How do you not understand how the Pairwise works?
    If you think the overtime record is the difference in the PairWise, it's clearly YOU who doesn't understand it.

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  • manurespreader
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    Well I think you miss the point. LH is saying that we can't win them all and it hurts us. that's true. it's also true that not winning things we could have and should have won, hurt us too. that's water under the bridge at this point. We can only deal with the future. Let's start with sweeping Ferris which has become a must win series. I don't think it's realistic to expect a split with Mankato. it's possible of course but the odds are we won't.
    After that we have to win in the playoffs. let's do what we can and live with the results. our OOC schedule was not super easy btw. But I must admit mankato's was tougher.
    A lot of our ranking is dependent on how two or three series come out. Does BU beat NU in the beanpot? Does MSU split with Notre Dame, Does BC beat NU next week? will UND split with Duluth? all of those happen and our ranking rises.
    Last edited by manurespreader; 02-14-2022, 09:59 AM.

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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by Lost_Husky View Post
    I like the nCCHA but we still have a quality problem. Other leagues (B1G, NCHC) can afford to lose a game or two as they are playing top 20 PW teams weekend in and weekend out. If they drop a game here and there to sub 20 teams, all they need to do is beat a top 10 team the next weekend and it is like nothing happened. To expect Tech to go perfect in the CCHA is unrealistic. We have too many teams below PW top 20. I don't care who the team is, every team has a stinker game. We like to hold Mankato up as perfect, but they dropped games to NMU and FSU. Perfection is impossible.

    SO win over STU and now a loss to BGSU really did hurt us. Now we need to sweep FSU, at least get 3 points against MnSU, and a first round sweep to have a prayer at an autobid. It seems like we are here every year. I don't know what we can do to "fix" it.
    Mankato can absorb losses to Ferris & Northern because they dominated a ridiculously difficult OOC schedule. What can Tech (not we, or you) do? Start with not blowing a 3-1 lead, TWICE to UST. How about beating a mediocre State rather than losing in OT? Yeah, even good teams (as mentioned, the Mankato losses to Ferris & Northern) lose here and there. It's not the here & there. It's the awful overtime record. It's that there are 2 examples for Mankato & 6 for Tech. Seriously, you people are supposed to be good at math. How do you not understand how the Pairwise works?

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  • Lost_Husky
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    I like the nCCHA but we still have a quality problem. Other leagues (B1G, NCHC) can afford to lose a game or two as they are playing top 20 PW teams weekend in and weekend out. If they drop a game here and there to sub 20 teams, all they need to do is beat a top 10 team the next weekend and it is like nothing happened. To expect Tech to go perfect in the CCHA is unrealistic. We have too many teams below PW top 20. I don't care who the team is, every team has a stinker game. We like to hold Mankato up as perfect, but they dropped games to NMU and FSU. Perfection is impossible.

    SO win over STU and now a loss to BGSU really did hurt us. Now we need to sweep FSU, at least get 3 points against MnSU, and a first round sweep to have a prayer at an autobid. It seems like we are here every year. I don't know what we can do to "fix" it.

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  • JohnsonsJerseys
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    The Saturday afternoon loss is an example of what continues to separate Tech from Mankato at the top of the CCHA and other teams in the NCAA tourney conversation. Those teams just seem to find the effort/motivation/skill to get those key wins when needed. The month of February really could not have been scheduled much better for Tech. Yes, mid-week games vs NMU were not great, but the potential tough games were all in Houghton with some other "must/should win" games on the road.

    The top teams might blow a game they should win once or twice a season, but Tech seems to give away points about once a month. That's too often to stay in the national race. Tech entered Saturday in control of their own destiny to win the CCHA and all but assure themselves a spot in the tourney. However Tech has now left points on the table with every team in the conference except for Ferris (two games yet to play). Like most seasons they are going to have to get help from Mankato and/or others around the country on the tourney bubble if they want to make the 16 team field.

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  • manurespreader
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    Things that worry me. : 1)The PK last night wasn't that hot and failed to adjust to the things BG was doing.BG owned our zone most of the time. On the other hand our pp was not effective vs their pk. We couldn't get set up and struggled to even enter the zone. 2) the team did not do well breaking out against the aggressive forecheck of BG. on either night . No adjustment was made either between periods or between games. 3. The compete level was only so so. Some guys competed but we lost a lot of puck battles both nights.
    I worry that we have gotten lax because we haven't been playing top notch competition and can still win. Witness the Alaska vs St .Thomas series. Or anyone else vs st thomas, except us. I'm not sure we can just rekindle things in a week or two. I hope i'm wrong.

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  • John J. MacInnes
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    Eventually playing 8 games in 16 days was going to catch up. BG is that team that always finds a way to get a split in Houghton, so I can't say I'm surprised. Any remote hope of a shot at the MacNaughton the last weekend is gone, so maybe a rest day before prepping for Ferris would be in order. Dropping to #10 in the PairWise is probably the most concerning development, likely going to need at worst a split against Mankato to get that QWB and make it safer.

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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by giwan View Post

    have not been kept up to date with NMU, just what happened with all their goalies?
    DiMattio is simply listed as "out." The assumption is he re-agrivated the hip injury he had surgery on last off-season. Glockner got kicked in the head (inadvertent) by a BSU player last weekend.

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  • giwan
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    Originally posted by Qball319 View Post
    FIrst time I have ever felt bad to NMU. Well more just the goalie. Their Coach intermission interview was great. I've never heard a coach that defeated, that early.
    have not been kept up to date with NMU, just what happened with all their goalies?

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  • Redridge
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    I liked Joe’s second intermission interview. “We are staying off our checks. No need to finish bumps…”. Im sure Joe wishes we didn’t take the major at the end, but things could have really escalated if the game stayed physical through the 3rd.

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  • Qball319
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    FIrst time I have ever felt bad to NMU. Well more just the goalie. Their Coach intermission interview was great. I've never heard a coach that defeated, that early.
    Last edited by Qball319; 02-09-2022, 12:38 PM.

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  • Lost_Husky
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    Originally posted by HuskyDut View Post

    Mission accomplished. That was a very fun game to watch.
    Yes. Good thing the game was at the LiBerry. I don't think NMU could sit for the bus ride home after that whooping we delivered.

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  • HuskyDut
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    Originally posted by Lost_Husky View Post

    Need to forget about that and on to NMU!
    Mission accomplished. That was a very fun game to watch.

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  • Lost_Husky
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    Originally posted by HuskyDut View Post
    This is why we can't have nice things.
    Exactly! It makes this team hard to follow. We have a great 3 game stretch. Then play a good D3 lineup with some D1 transfers sprinkled in and can't beat them twice soundly. Anything less than a 6 point weekend against them is disappointing.

    Need to forget about that and on to NMU!

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