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  • #31
    Originally posted by Sierra View Post
    Coach Frost
    17th season as the Head Coach for the Gophers (one of the best womens hockey program of all time)
    4 NCAA Titles
    7 Frozen Fours
    5 WCHA Season Titles
    5 WCHA FF Titles
    2 COY

    Coach Darwitz
    ...


    in the history of sports very very few great players ever made it as Coaches... look at this year's Gopher team. I belive they were the best team in the country this season. With Coach Darwitz and Coach Frost why couldn't the Gophers live up to expectations? Minnesota made the right decision with keeping the accomplished Coach vs the unaccomplished Coach.
    well shelfit's theory would say that it is the coaching, right?... clear cut best team in the country (not close really)... or does that only apply to elmira?


    sports is a world of what have you done for me lately, and lately Frost has done a lot of one and dones.
    Last edited by bobthomasiselite; 06-08-2023, 09:09 AM.

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    • #32
      More discussion of the Darwitz kerfuffle...They cover it right away for the first 18 to 20 minutes.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNKRi3yvo4

      Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin were all really good teams last year. The evidence for that is OSU wins the league regular season title, UM wins the league championship tournament, and Wis wins the national tile. UM loses in OT to Wis in the Frozen Four and Wis scores 1 goal in the championship game to beat OSU. About as close as it can be.

      It will not be this close next year as OSU and Wis will be more talented than the UM.
      At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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      • #33
        Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
        More discussion of the Darwitz kerfuffle...They cover it right away for the first 18 to 20 minutes.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNKRi3yvo4

        Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin were all really good teams last year. The evidence for that is OSU wins the league regular season title, UM wins the league championship tournament, and Wis wins the national tile. UM loses in OT to Wis in the Frozen Four and Wis scores 1 goal in the championship game to beat OSU. About as close as it can be.

        It will not be this close next year as OSU and Wis will be more talented than the UM.
        Well there goes 18 minutes of my life that I'll never get back. Lol. The guy on the left said the same thing I said about the Darwitz-Bobrowski twosome; that the whole thing is just weird.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by shelfit View Post

          Well there goes 18 minutes of my life that I'll never get back. Lol. The guy on the left said the same thing I said about the Darwitz-Bobrowski twosome; that the whole thing is just weird.
          Very true on not getting the time back. A whole lot of speculation in the discussion and not much substance which they acknowledge as neither side is talking.
          At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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          • #35
            Recruitment of soon to be high school juniors if open and I am openly lobbying for the Minnesota braintrust (what's left of it) to do the right thing and offer Mercury Bishoff...I will be very disappointed if this player doesn't wind up in dinkytown. And not really because of playing ability (which she certainly has) but for the all-name team possibilities. She has Darryl Watts level potential in that aspect.

            On another note, here is a name to keep track of in the next few years. Granted, who knows, developement wise, for someone who is this young but the hard work and goal is not lacking...

            https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...f-6803736db5f1
            Last edited by FiveHoleFrenzy; 06-16-2023, 08:59 AM.
            At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
              On another note, here is a name to keep track of in the next few years. Granted, who knows, developement wise, for someone who is this young but the hard work and goal is not lacking...

              https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...f-6803736db5f1
              The trend with NHL goalies seems to be that they keep getting taller, moving away from the quick/athletic goalies that are more common in the women's game and were once more prevalent in the NHL. Although, that obviously isn't the biggest obstacle that she'd have to overcome.

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

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              • #37
                Originally posted by ARM View Post
                The trend with NHL goalies seems to be that they keep getting taller, moving away from the quick/athletic goalies that are more common in the women's game and were once more prevalent in the NHL. Although, that obviously isn't the biggest obstacle that she'd have to overcome.

                Thanks for sharing.
                Goalies in the women's game are getting taller too, I've noticed.

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                • #38
                  Here is just a small sample of Mercury Bischoff's name potential.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ohLDXWjvA
                  At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
                    Here is just a small sample of Mercury Bischoff's name potential.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ohLDXWjvA
                    Two reactions:
                    - Mercury Marine is a Wisconsin company (Fond du Lac, I think)

                    - The old blues song "Mercury Blues"; I'll go here with the late great David Lindley's version (I could have gone with Steve Miller's version, a UW guy).
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr0DGRf8-So
                    Last edited by robertearle; 06-16-2023, 06:17 PM.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
                      Recruitment of soon to be high school juniors if open and I am openly lobbying for the Minnesota braintrust (what's left of it) to do the right thing and offer Mercury Bishoff...I will be very disappointed if this player doesn't wind up in dinkytown. And not really because of playing ability (which she certainly has) but for the all-name team possibilities. She has Darryl Watts level potential in that aspect.
                      Saw her (Bishoffplay a couple of times, and it was immediately obvious she was a stand out player, against good (but not always great" Metro" competition - talented players in her age group. One can only hope "The Dogs" haven't already don't
                      Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by robertearle View Post
                        - The old blues song "Mercury Blues"; I'll go here with the late great David Lindley's version (I could have gone with Steve Miller's version, a UW guy).
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr0DGRf8-So
                        The orginal...
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTfCITzISM

                        The previously mentiond Steve Miller band version...
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJJvyPXPssg

                        A variation of the David Lindley version he did with Ry Cooder
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPpJYvLsBco

                        And if you need to go in a different direction...Alan Jackson's version
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T3MgIRUwj0

                        At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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                        • #42
                          It took a sinner poster to break the news in another thread so that tells you the kind of apathy that has set in for this program.

                          Article on the front page here at USCHO and here is the article from Gopher Sports announcing the coaching staff additions...

                          https://gophersports.com/news/2023/7...ssistant-coach

                          I guess I should be excited that the one assistant already has the "boom" nickname.
                          Last edited by FiveHoleFrenzy; 07-07-2023, 12:53 PM.
                          At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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                          • #43
                            I'm a big believer in Skylar Vetter and think she's the type of goalie who can steal important games. But the defense looks worrisome and I'm not sure how much scoring depth there is. Some of the players are going to have to take big steps up. I don't think the Gophers will win the WCHA regular season but they could get hot come tournament time. Of course, they could just as easily finish 4th or 5th in the conference. It's a prove-it year for basically everyone on the team, not least of which being the coaching staff.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by eastcoastgopher View Post
                              I'm a big believer in Skylar Vetter and think she's the type of goalie who can steal important games. But the defense looks worrisome and I'm not sure how much scoring depth there is. Some of the players are going to have to take big steps up. I don't think the Gophers will win the WCHA regular season but they could get hot come tournament time. Of course, they could just as easily finish 4th or 5th in the conference. It's a prove-it year for basically everyone on the team, not least of which being the coaching staff.
                              I think everyone is going to be under the micro scope you don’t bring in another game changer goalie like the did this year if they believed in there current goalie

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                              • #45
                                Has Boom ever worked in womens hockey?
                                Coaching wise he and Darwitz have similar resumes except Darwitz worked in womens hockey. Player wise on the resumes, we all know.

                                Interesting that she came in as assistant and he comes in as associate head coach.

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