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  • Originally posted by eastcoastgopher View Post
    The expectations for Primerano are probably the highest for any recruit in program history. Glad she is choosing to further challenge herself by jumping up a level. Having her and Murphy on the same team will be fun.
    I was hoping she'd go right into the PWHL. MN having a KK type player is not so amusing to all and the fact she's Canadian doesn't give her a soft landing post rodent career. I will never have any reason to root for her and develop a deep appreciation for her. I was wondering Watts her style is vs KK's, whose a unique player.
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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 eastcoastgopher View Post
      The expectations for Primerano are probably the highest for any recruit in program history.
      Not locally. They were high for Krissy Wendell, even though that was tempered a bit by having to wait a couple of years due to two years of centralization for Team USA. When you score over 100 goals per season in HS, people tend to notice you.

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

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      • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post


        In my era, the early aughts, the games were recorded and the coaches must have exchanged vhs tapes. Because we watched video prior to every match up. And video the next day or 2 after every game. A few years later it was already digitized and coaches could look at clips in between periods. I assume there’s boxes of grainy old vhs video of Muzerall somewhere. Maybe Halldorson has them, maybe they are in a dusty office at Ridder somewhere….maybe Muzerall scooped em when she was a coach there and has them herself!
        For sure tapes and/or game film were routinely created -- just as you describe. Back in the day the coaches would sometimes submit physical tapes or film to the league office for one reason or another. (requesting an assist; appealing a DQ, etc.)

        Ken Dryden wrote about watching old video of himself on the Candiens (or was it the Summit Series?) He said the memories were better than the tape.
        Great quote. That's Dryden! Superb Goalie & Excellent Wordsmith. You probably already know this, but he wrote both The Game & Home Game. They aren't the newest books; Home Game was published in 1989. But great reads if you can get your hands on them.

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        • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
          Was the 5 SOG Friday in game 1 period 1 a program record for fewest SOG in a period?
          Being pretty sure there was a fairly recent game where the Gophers started out with fewer SOG than that against the Buckeyes or maybe the Badgers, I did a quick search and found a game in Columbus two seasons ago where they were outshot 12-3 in period 1. They ended up with 28 for the game and won 5-3.

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          • Originally posted by ARM View Post
            Not locally. They were high for Krissy Wendell, even though that was tempered a bit by having to wait a couple of years due to two years of centralization for Team USA. When you score over 100 goals per season in HS, people tend to notice you.
            That is correct...Both Krissy Wendell and Natalie Darwitz were Minnesota high school legends and had very high expectations coming in. The local hype for players like Hanna Brandt, Rachel Ramsey, Grace Zumwinkle and Taylor Heise (to name a few) was quite high as well.
            Last edited by FiveHoleFrenzy; 02-16-2024, 08:07 AM.
            At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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            • 4 bench coaches for Frosty. Impressive.
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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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              • I don't think that Murphy played too "dirty". Of course I don't know what she was saying on the ice that was drawing perhaps the ire of the Wisconsin players a bit. She drew penalties and did not take one. The refs ignored a blatant penalty on Murphy by Potter. I don't know whether it's by design or by the way she wants to play but she wasn't terribly interested in defending a whole lot deep in the d zone at times and she was cherry picking quite a bit. I think Vetter played her best game against Wisconsin that I have seen.
                Wisconsin Hockey: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 WE WANT MORE!
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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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                • What a difference a day makes.... She had three penalties today one of which resulted in the third Wisconsin goal and I don't recall if she drew any penalties or not...... After Wisconsin scored on that power play the crowd started chanting "thank you Abby" lol.
                  Wisconsin Hockey: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 WE WANT MORE!
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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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                  • With that third penalty, she became the first player in NCAA D1 Women's Hockey in 13 years (Ashley Cockell of Syracuse with 111 and Jocelyn Lamoureux of North Dakota with 100) to cross the 100 PIM mark. I don't know if she has time to pickup 44 more to break the record set by Megan Young of Quinnipiac with 144 in the 01-02 season.

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                    • I'd stop posing the question on why Murphy needs to do all the extracurricular activity and start focusing on why no one else can seem to create plays for this team. Murphy getting taken off her game certainly is not a good thing, but usually there's someone else to help out.

                      As an aside, I think it's time to roll with Vetter.

                      Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post

                      That is correct...Both Krissy Wendell and Natalie Darwitz were Minnesota high school legends and had very high expectations coming in. The local hype for players like Hanna Brandt, Rachel Ramsey, Grace Zumwinkle and Taylor Heise (to name a few) was quite high as well.
                      I feel vindicated by Frost saying in an interview with Dan Hamann that only Kessel had the kind of buzz coming in that Primerano had.
                      Last edited by eastcoastgopher; 02-17-2024, 08:35 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by eastcoastgopher View Post
                        I'd stop posing the question on why Murphy needs to do all the extracurricular activity and start focusing on why no one else can seem to create plays for this team. Murphy getting taken off her game certainly is not a good thing, but usually there's someone else to help out.
                        In Fridays game when Edwards knocked Murphy down to the ice and she seems motionless my initial reaction was she could really be hurt but the camera clearly showed her smiling and laughing as she got up and my reaction changed to she should have been called for embellishment.

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                        • Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post

                          In Fridays game when Edwards knocked Murphy down to the ice and she seems motionless my initial reaction was she could really be hurt but the camera clearly showed her smiling and laughing as she got up and my reaction changed to she should have been called for embellishment.
                          Saturday second period, jostling near the Gopher net, Britta Curl goes down to the ice at Murphy's feet. If you're not looking closely, you might just think Murphy sort of trips over her and falls on top of her. But the closer replay shows Murphy rather purposely going down, with her hand coming down on the back of Curl's head, to push her head into the ice. Sort of like an old-time 'face wash', but from behind with the other player already on the ice. She got two minutes for roughing. Just pointless.
                          Last edited by robertearle; 02-19-2024, 09:52 AM.

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                          • Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
                            In Fridays game when Edwards knocked Murphy down to the ice and she seems motionless my initial reaction was she could really be hurt but the camera clearly showed her smiling and laughing as she got up and my reaction changed to she should have been called for embellishment.
                            I thought she'd play that out out longer to get the 5, she should have been more patient there LOL. It's not the first time I've seen her play dead then pop up grinning.
                            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 eastcoastgopher View Post
                              I feel vindicated by Frost saying in an interview with Dan Hamann that only Kessel had the kind of buzz coming in that Primerano had.
                              No need to feel vindicated. Primerano is the best recruit the tunnelers have had in a while. It's just different hype locally for the players in Minnesota who are playing in the best high school league in the US. Much more of a following than anywhere else in the country.
                              At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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                              • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                                It's not the first time I've seen her play dead then pop up grinning.
                                She must have some possum in her. LOL!

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