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  • manurespreader
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    Originally posted by Redridge View Post
    The GLI is done. I hope our athletic dept can see that. Schedule a couple of meaningful NC games. Or create a new tournament with non-B1G schools. Could still be downstate. Plenty of great opportunities.
    I don't think it is.( dead) the problem though is LCA charges so much to use the arena that it's hard to even break even and they give us the dregs of what dates there might be. I think they will try again though. Let's hope it works.
    I appreciate Michigan and MSU being willing to play at home on short notice but maybe we could just show up anyway instruments and all.. There won't be students after all, so plenty of seats. .
    I don't think Van Andel is a viable alternative to be honest and all the other possible arenas aren't acceptable.

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  • Redridge
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    Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post
    So if you were hoping to see the Band at the 'GLI' this year, the Big Ten says you can pound sand.

    https://techhockeyguide.com/2021/12/...-gli-showcase/
    The GLI is done. I hope our athletic dept can see that. Schedule a couple of meaningful NC games. Or create a new tournament with non-B1G schools. Could still be downstate. Plenty of great opportunities.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    These have been road games from the day the "showcase" format was announced, so you could see this coming a mile away.

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  • Lost_Husky
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    Originally posted by John J. MacInnes View Post
    So if you were hoping to see the Band at the 'GLI' this year, the Big Ten says you can pound sand.

    https://techhockeyguide.com/2021/12/...-gli-showcase/
    This is BS! I could begrudgingly go with playing "The GLI" in EL and AA with the scheduling challenges at the Pizza Box, but this is too far. This is the first time in a very long time I question our scheduling powers that be. No band + playing MSU in EL + playing U of M in AA = two road games. It was a stretch to call it the GLI before, and now there is no way anyone should call it that. The real kicker, we wasted a scheduling bullet for this.

    This is like Christmas without presents.

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  • John J. MacInnes
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    So if you were hoping to see the Band at the 'GLI' this year, the Big Ten says you can pound sand.

    https://techhockeyguide.com/2021/12/...-gli-showcase/

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  • manurespreader
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    Originally posted by Lost_Husky View Post

    How is it dangerous? Their teammates need to call out the pic if they see it being set up. They could set up a 2 second "set" rule where the person setting the pick can't move and has to be "flat footed." I don't know about hockey, but in basketball, injuries rarely happened off the pick. If they let knees, elbows and guys move, then yes, it will cause injuries. That is up to officiating to stop/control.
    I don't think teammates are very good at calling it out and I don't think refs are very good at discerning whether it is moving or not. I'd like to see them called more.

    BTW. We could use AIC to beat Uconn tonight.

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  • Redridge
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    Originally posted by redwing61 View Post

    Well, Alex Tracy is off the board - he just committed to Mankato.
    I realize this started out as an educated guess... I am hoping they are looking globally. Thanks for the updates.

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  • redwing61
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    Originally posted by redwing61 View Post
    Joe said on his show today that we have a goalie committed for next season. His identity does not seem to be public knowledge, but I have some guesses:

    1. Max Gutjahr (Amarillo, NAHL) – from Appleton, Wis.; NAHL goaltender of the month for November; teammate of Oliver Bezick
    2. Alex Tracy (Sioux City, USHL) – best uncommitted 20-year-old USHL goaltender; from Chicago
    3. Sam Evola (Johnstown, NAHL) – from Rochester, Mich.; 12th best sv.% in NAHL (10+ GP)
    4. Lassi Lehti (El Paso, NAHL) – 8th best sv% in NAHL (10+ GP); Houghton may be a welcome change after El Paso for an Espoo native
    Well, Alex Tracy is off the board - he just committed to Mankato.

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  • Lost_Husky
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    Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
    Joe said on his show that he wasn't against all pick plays, only the moving ones. I disagree with that. I think it's dangerous and should be more tightly enforced. Too easy, imho, for kids to get hurt and it disrupts the flow of the game if you ask me. Plus it allows a team that is having trouble in zone entry for instance to get zone entry via the pick. Wisconsin uses it on the pp so that the point man can wipe off a defender and get a free look at the net.
    How is it dangerous? Their teammates need to call out the pic if they see it being set up. They could set up a 2 second "set" rule where the person setting the pick can't move and has to be "flat footed." I don't know about hockey, but in basketball, injuries rarely happened off the pick. If they let knees, elbows and guys move, then yes, it will cause injuries. That is up to officiating to stop/control.

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  • manurespreader
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    Joe said on his show that he wasn't against all pick plays, only the moving ones. I disagree with that. I think it's dangerous and should be more tightly enforced. Too easy, imho, for kids to get hurt and it disrupts the flow of the game if you ask me. Plus it allows a team that is having trouble in zone entry for instance to get zone entry via the pick. Wisconsin uses it on the pp so that the point man can wipe off a defender and get a free look at the net.

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  • redwing61
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    Joe said on his show today that we have a goalie committed for next season. His identity does not seem to be public knowledge, but I have some guesses:

    1. Max Gutjahr (Amarillo, NAHL) – from Appleton, Wis.; NAHL goaltender of the month for November; teammate of Oliver Bezick
    2. Alex Tracy (Sioux City, USHL) – best uncommitted 20-year-old USHL goaltender; from Chicago
    3. Sam Evola (Johnstown, NAHL) – from Rochester, Mich.; 12th best sv.% in NAHL (10+ GP)
    4. Lassi Lehti (El Paso, NAHL) – 8th best sv% in NAHL (10+ GP); Houghton may be a welcome change after El Paso for an Espoo native

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  • Redridge
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    I thought we played better Saturday. A few thoughts:
    1. We lost way to many faceoffs. Many were draws that we lost in the following scrum. It kills the PK and PP, and your always chasing the puck for the first 15 seconds of each shift.
    2. We did well on the boards. Especially the forecheck. Good energy to pressure MSU and prevent easy exits.
    3. The difference in the game was the play in front of the net. MSU got the puck in front of the net and created a lot more quality scoring opportunities. We need to find a way to connect passes to the front.

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  • Redridge
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    Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    At a 10,000 ft level, I feel like Mankato (and other top teams) are coached to win games. Tech is being coached to not make mistakes and not lose. There is a big difference. Coaching to win means taking risks and going for it. Coaching not to lose results in plays like the OT faceoff. Tech wins the draw but then decides to just give up the puck to the Mavs at the first bit of pressure (aka, make the "safe" play). If you want to win you WANT the puck on your stick. Tech never touched the puck again after that give away, game over.
    Exactly. With a really hot goalie you may get an occasional 1-0 or 2-1 win against a team like MSU. But you will never win an OT with that style of play.

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  • JohnsonsJerseys
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    At a 10,000 ft level, I feel like Mankato (and other top teams) are coached to win games. Tech is being coached to not make mistakes and not lose. There is a big difference. Coaching to win means taking risks and going for it. Coaching not to lose results in plays like the OT faceoff. Tech wins the draw but then decides to just give up the puck to the Mavs at the first bit of pressure (aka, make the "safe" play). If you want to win you WANT the puck on your stick. Tech never touched the puck again after that give away, game over.

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  • HuskyDut
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    Originally posted by manurespreader View Post

    in the great scheme of things OT doesn't count for much. and yes we can skate, that's not the issue.
    Ok, I'll bite. What's the issue then? Why are we so ineffective in 3-on-3 situations?

    I agree in terms of Pairwise OT isn't a huge deal, but that's a lot of conference points we are leaving on the table. For a guy who has never played a conference playoff series at home, you would think Joe would focus on this.

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