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  • Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post

    The roads are very slippery...Coming home from work was slow going. It has continued snowing steadily so it will definitely affect the attendance this evening.

    On the other hand with Minnesota having some struggles the last couple of years, it has also affected attendance.

    Gophers lead 1-0 after two periods.
    I remember a Saturday afternoon game in 2009 or 2010 (against ??) when it had been snowing much of the overnight; the city busses where still running, but I still had to trudge the last half-mile through a good foot of snow(I had to go it an ATM first to get some cash). Yeah, the crowd that day was rather small. Because i had nothing better to do, and I wasn't gonna get any other exercise for a couple days, I "walked" the three miles home.

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    • Minnesota...loses 3-2. Barely above .500 on home ice. W...T...F....
      Gopher Women's Hockey...Who stays and who goes? Evidently everyone stays but #16.

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      • Gophers vs. UMD is on BTN right now.
        Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

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        • Originally posted by D2D View Post
          Gophers vs. UMD is on BTN right now.
          I had to miss the 2nd game live, and could not find it on BTN+. Kept showing me the Friday game only. Great to see me in the stands, but that wasn't the game I was interested in seeing.

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          • Originally posted by Steamboat View Post

            I had to miss the 2nd game live, and could not find it on BTN+. Kept showing me the Friday game only. Great to see me in the stands, but that wasn't the game I was interested in seeing.
            It was on the Big Ten Network not BTN+
            Gopher Women's Hockey...Who stays and who goes? Evidently everyone stays but #16.

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            • Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post

              It was on the Big Ten Network not BTN+
              On Sunday I was able to watch it on B1G+. Why? The package I bought said nothing about 24 hour delays.

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              • Originally posted by Steamboat View Post

                On Sunday I was able to watch it on B1G+. Why? The package I bought said nothing about 24 hour delays.
                Not speaking to why they didn't mention it, but games that are on BYN Network are not streamed live on BTN+.

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                • Originally posted by used2lurk View Post
                  Jungels to Wisconsin on Insta tonight...Vivian. Many in MN think she is the frontrunner for Ms Hockey and the best 2022 D in the state.

                  Was the D situation going to be complicated next season?
                  In their last two games, the Gopher coaches did something I don’t remember seeing before. Because they have four goalies, and because only three are allowed to suit up on the bench, there always is one spending game day sitting in the stands. For those two games, though, they had the fourth G dress as a skater and listed her as a fourth line wing. This allowed her to spend the game on the bench with her teammates. That reminded me that the coaches are as concerned about the players’ game day experience as the players are. I would guess they hate telling any player that her game day will consist of a seat in the stands. That has been a problem for them this year, since there are 25 players on the team and only 22 can be on the bench.

                  Fortunately (unfortunately?), only 3 of these players will use up their eligibility. Next year’s team will have 22 returning players plus two freshman and two returning national team players, giving them 3 G, 7 D, and 16 F. If the player who elicited your question had signed her NLI with the Gophers, she would have been the eighth D and twenty seventh team member. Let’s assume that next season the team suits up 3 G, 8 D, and 11 F. Once you slot in 7 fifth year F and one second year national team F, you have 3 spots for the remaining 8 F, only one of which is a freshman. Safe to say, it will be a rare game that sees more than 6 D suiting up next year.


                  I am sure that as the coaching staff communicates with their recruits, one of their objectives is to manage expectations. After all, these recruits are used to being on the ice for 75% of the time or more for their high school teams and they will not get that level of use in college. For the Gophers next year, there is every likelihood that the recruits will spend 75% of their games sitting in the stands. Who knows if it was a coach or the player who suggested reopening her recruitment, but it ends up being a win-win for both. True, the player gives up her dream of playing for the Gophers, but she does get the ice time she wants. For the Gophers, the coaching staff has one less player sitting in the stands.




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                  • In case no one has heard yet, the exhibition game with the Whitecaps scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled. Covid was cited as the reason, with no plans to reschedule. Seeing how the Whitecaps season is going, it would have been more helpful to them than to the Gophers. I always loved seeing those two teams tangle. Maybe next season?

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                    • Per some guy named Chris Dilks, former UW/Bob Morris player Kyleigh Hanzlik is now a rodent. She is listed as a RS Sr. Does UM have a shortage of F's or something? UW could use a D in return.
                      Wisconsin Hockey: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 WE WANT MORE!
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                      Come to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
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                      Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
                      "Baggot says Hughes and Rockwood are centering the top two lines...
                      Timothy A --> Great hockey mind... Or Greatest hockey mind?!?"

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                      • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                        UW could use a D in return.
                        Would you take #5 from the Gophers?...Please.
                        Gopher Women's Hockey...Who stays and who goes? Evidently everyone stays but #16.

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                        • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                          Per some guy named Chris Dilks, former UW/Bob Morris player Kyleigh Hanzlik is now a rodent. She is listed as a RS Sr. Does UM have a shortage of F's or something? UW could use a D in return.
                          I was happy to see her getting ice time for Robt Morris, and glad to cheer for her there. That all gets much harder to do with this revolting development! (Daffy Duck, BTW)

                          Kidding, of course. Glad to see her land somewhere, before her time to play runs out. She's had little good luck in her 'career'.
                          Last edited by robertearle; 01-03-2022, 12:42 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
                            Would you take #5 from the Gophers?...Please.
                            Nice try. UW needs a second player included in the deal from UM to make it a fair trade.
                            Wisconsin Hockey: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 WE WANT MORE!
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                            Come to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
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                            Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
                            "Baggot says Hughes and Rockwood are centering the top two lines...
                            Timothy A --> Great hockey mind... Or Greatest hockey mind?!?"

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                            • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                              Per some guy named Chris Dilks, former UW/Bob Morris player Kyleigh Hanzlik is now a rodent. She is listed as a RS Sr. Does UM have a shortage of F's or something? UW could use a D in return.
                              Others with longer and more complete memories will have to answer this one: first player to play for both teams?

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                              • Originally posted by robertearle View Post
                                ... first player to play for both teams?
                                Good question; I don't remember anyone, although there have been sisters who have gone on either side of the border. Of course, she hasn't played yet. I'm assuming that the WCHA transfer rule is still in effect and Tella J. will have to sit out once she gets to Madison (if that's where she's bound), but again, no guarantee that she'll ever play.

                                "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
                                And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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