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    I don't really want to type all this again but here is my take on it:

    https://twitter.com/Salzano14/status...12376810434563

    Basically the committee can either give us a really interesting bracket or make travel as easy as possible. I hope they go with the former.
    Grant Salzano, Boston College '10
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    Twitter: @Salzano14


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    Clarkson v Minnesota-Duluth @ Ohio State would be interesting. Call it the transfer bracket.
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    • #3
      I thought the show was tonight?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Numbers View Post
        I thought the show was tonight?
        In 15 minutes.

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        • #5



          Looks like a fun bracket

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TitleIXHockey View Post



            Looks like a fun bracket
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            • #7
              Originally posted by TitleIXHockey View Post
              Looks like a fun bracket
              Agreed. It would have been nice if they could have done something about splitting up Yale and Colgate, but I'm not sure what, given those were slotted into the #5/#4 seeds. I don't totally understand why Minnesota gets the bracket at #2 that it would have gotten at #1, but whatever. At least there is both some variety and some intrigue.

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              And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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              • #8
                Well.....The first round games were decided for the committee by rule: Quinnipiac had to play Syracuse, and then UMD/Harvard made sense as an 8/9 matchup. Colgate/Yale was also decided by rule, so that left...

                Who goes with who:
                Quinn/Syr.......UMD/Harv......Wis/Clark and....
                OSU, Minn, Northeastern.

                By serpentine bracketing, the 8/9 game SHOULD go to OSU, but it doesn't. I am guessing the committee decided there wasn't much difference between the 6,7,8 seeds, and it was more fair to OSU as overall #1 to have the weakest team, Syracuse, in their bracket.

                So.....1, 7, 11 at OSU.... OSU/QU/SU. Then, the 8/9 game goes to Minn, even though Harvard and Northeastern in the same bracket would draw....
                2, 8, 9 at Minn....UM/UMD/HU and.....
                3, 6, 10 at N'eastern.....NU/UW/CCT

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Numbers View Post
                  Well.....The first round games were decided for the committee by rule: Quinnipiac had to play Syracuse, and then UMD/Harvard made sense as an 8/9 matchup. Colgate/Yale was also decided by rule, so that left...

                  Who goes with who:
                  Quinn/Syr.......UMD/Harv......Wis/Clark and....
                  OSU, Minn, Northeastern.

                  By serpentine bracketing, the 8/9 game SHOULD go to OSU, but it doesn't. I am guessing the committee decided there wasn't much difference between the 6,7,8 seeds, and it was more fair to OSU as overall #1 to have the weakest team, Syracuse, in their bracket.

                  So.....1, 7, 11 at OSU.... OSU/QU/SU. Then, the 8/9 game goes to Minn, even though Harvard and Northeastern in the same bracket would draw....
                  2, 8, 9 at Minn....UM/UMD/HU and.....
                  3, 6, 10 at N'eastern.....NU/UW/CCT
                  Some have pointed out that the committee wanted to try and increase attendance which may have incentivized trying to minimize travel for fans in terms of where the play in teams will be sent.

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                  • #10
                    Of course, Harvard has played UMD as many times as they have any of the other ECAC teams in the tournament.

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                    • #11
                      What is the flight rule? 400 miles or 500? If 500, then the committee saved one flight by sending the QU/SU game to Columbus

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ARM View Post
                        Agreed. It would have been nice if they could have done something about splitting up Yale and Colgate, but I'm not sure what, given those were slotted into the #5/#4 seeds. I don't totally understand why Minnesota gets the bracket at #2 that it would have gotten at #1, but whatever. At least there is both some variety and some intrigue.
                        Maybe they set the bracket during the (non-)goal review late in the third period today, and then just got lazy.

                        :-)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Numbers View Post
                          What is the flight rule? 400 miles or 500? If 500, then the committee saved one flight by sending the QU/SU game to Columbus
                          The flight rule is gone.

                          There is a rule to minimize intraconference matchups, though with Harvard playing UMD anyway this season it got a bit silly.
                          There is also a nebulous priority to optimize attendance. So travel may still be a concern but more in terms of who to send to which QF host so fans have less travel.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Still Eeyore View Post
                            Of course, Harvard has played UMD as many times as they have any of the other ECAC teams in the tournament.
                            Remember that the current UMD coach was an assistant to Katey Stone. This is a good rivalry. I was surprised to recognize Laura Schuler on the bench for UMD. Previous coach for the Canadian women's Olympic team. This will be a good game, and I hope the Minnesota fans get out to preview the Gopher opponent.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TitleIXHockey View Post

                              The flight rule is gone.

                              There is a rule to minimize intraconference matchups, though with Harvard playing UMD anyway this season it got a bit silly.
                              There is also a nebulous priority to optimize attendance. So travel may still be a concern but more in terms of who to send to which QF host so fans have less travel.
                              I'm sorry. I wasn't clear about what I meant. What I meant is.......Does a school 400 miles away have to fly? Or, can the NCAA send them by bus? What is the cutoff? Syracuse is 475 miles or so from Columbus, and is the only school within the 500 miles (saving the obvious Duluth to Minneapolis and Madison to Minneapolis).

                              If Syracuse can go by bus, the committee saved some cash by sending them to Columbus.

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