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DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Let's be honest, we all hate our stupid teams, which are very Dumb and Bad, except for one.

Hamline is the light. Hamline is the truth. Trust in Hamline. I mean, look at that rad loving logo.


OK SO WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?
The North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hawks steamrolled their way to their 8th national championship.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OFFSEASON?
NCHC denied expansion bids from Arizona State and Minnesota State. AZ State remains the sole independent team for now.
The WCHA, which is Cool and Good, has moved the "Final 5" tournament to be entirely on campus sites
SPACEBEAR and Alaska-Anchorage are in danger of each losing their programs to budget cuts
Notre Dame announced a move from Hockey East to the B1G (starting in the 17-18 season), in case you somehow needed another reason to hate the B1G

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR?
This is where I'd put a real effort post of breaking down each conference but let's be honest with ourselves. We're all going to underachieve and be disappointing while BC and NoDak are going to walk back to the Frozen Four (in Chicago this year, by the way).

Also the Hamline Pipers Hockey Team are going to win the MIAC because Hamline is truth.

E:

Neodoomium posted:

The answer to all your questions is simultaneously "the ncaa sucks" and "college hockey is bad"

SON OF EDIT, THE RETURN:
Confused by all the 'god gently caress this team' posts that don't specify a team? Here is a handy list of posters and the teams that hate them!
if any of these are wrong let me know, sorry

DJExile - Bowling Green, Hamline
Top Hats Monthly - Minnesota-Duluth, also Hamline.
Neodoomium - Michigan, Hamline
Teemu Pokemon - Miami, Quinnipiac, Hamline
Nissin Cup Nudist - Penn State, Hamline
MrChupon - NoDak, Hamline
AsInHowe - Michigan, Hamline
marsisol - Penn State, Hamline
Jamwad Hilder - BU, Hamline
Infidel Castro - Hamline, Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and Hamline.
Stitecin - NoDak, Hamline
tupacalypse - Wisconsin, Hamline
hifi - Arizona State, Hamline
davecrazy - Quinnipiac, Hamline
Glambags - Cornell, Hamline
iospace - Wisconsin, Hamline
Fifty Three - PSU, RMU, Hamline


HEY KIDS COME YELL ABOUT YOUR BAD TEAMS IN HERE WITH US TOO

Top Hats Monthly posted:

https://discord.gg/e8twFxF

This link never expires. Hopefully.

DJExile fucked around with this message at Mar 19, 2017 around 12:39

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Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Penn State effort post goes here

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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BGSU Falcons Effort Post
2015-16 season: 22-14-6, lost to Minn State in WCHA Semis, no NCAA tourney.

Last year was a bit of an odd one for BG. Breaking the 20-win mark is always hard to argue with, but man finding consistency was a tough one at times. An 8-game win streak was followed up by way too drat many ties and losses. Spectacular goaltending (Chris Nell logged a 1.91 GAA and .930 sv%) and largely solid defense definitely helped things though.

This year things look really drat good for the Falcons. BG was picked #1 by both coaches and media, partly because we didn't really lose much in the off-season, and the rest of the conference is hurting to various degrees. 19 returners, including Chris Nell in net and Flyers draft pick Mark Friedman along the blue line. BG and Michigan Tech are easily the two deepest teams in the WCHA this year. Minnesota State was a fantastic possession/grind team but lost a ton of their talent to graduation. Fightin' Nerds finally lost some very good goaltenders and start a freshman this year, although they also bring back drat near everyone else from last year too.

It also helps that they got a very favorable schedule. They only play Minnesota State twice (one weekend in Mankato), and the Fightin' Nerds of Michigan Tech twice (two games at home). They get 5 very winnable games at home to finish the regular season (2 vs. Northern Mich, 1 vs. Mercyhurst, 2 vs. Bama-Huntsville) and no real rough road trips.

BG could finally loving Do The Thing this year and win the WCHA, after a heartbreaking miss of the NCAA Tournament 2 years ago (missed out by .0002 pairwise points), and running out of gas last year, but it's entirely on them. Chris Bergeron has steadily built a very drat good team here over the last few years, and if they somehow miss out on the NCAA tournament again, they'll have nobody but themselves to blame.

Go a Falcons.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

DJExile posted:

Let's be honest, we all hate our stupid teams, which are very Dumb and Bad, except for one.

The one that's going to steamroll their way to a 9th championship this year, tying Michigan, and frankly holding the tiebreaker because Michigan won like 6 of those 9 in the 1950's against little competition in lovely 4-team tournaments.

I do hate our Dumb and Bad nickname though, both of them. I liked just being 'North Dakota'. It was unique and didn't suck.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Kinda generic rest of WCHA preview based on what little poo poo I know, in no particular order:

Fightin' Nerds:
See what I said about BG, but put a question mark in goal. Having a new goalie isn't the worst Achilles Heel because they're still plenty deep at forward and defense so whoever starts will have plenty of help.

Minnesota State:
They graduated drat near everyone, which would be a concern for most teams but I'd be willing to bet they reload fairly quickly. Mankato thrives on a grinding, posession-based game. They're basically the LA Kings of the WCHA.

Northern Michigan:
They're a loving fantastic defensive team and I remember them frustrating what was a very good BG offense more than a few times last year, but holy god are they imbalanced offensively. Solid top line with a relative mess below that. They block so many loving shots that John Tortorella may take over if when the Blue Jackets fire him.

SPACEBEAR:
Oof, this doesn't look good. All their top scorers are gone and they've clearly been hurt by both the recent sanctions and now stare down budget cuts that threaten the entire program.

Alaska Anchorage:
See above, but with a bit more offense and they have good goaltending. Also have arguably the best sweaters in the league.

Lake Superior:
Super underrated goalie in Defiel and coach Damon Whitten has slowly started to turn things around, and it'd be good to see them get back to prominence. They're REALLY young but should steal some games here and there.

Ferris State:
GRIND GRIND GRIND HIT GRIND POSSESS HIT GRIND. Ferris is Minnesota State but more physical. They're the team you hate playing late in the season or in a tournament. They lost some great defensemen but Darren Smith is a drat good goalie and should hold the fort well for them.

Bemidji State:
Bemidji is the team everyone seems to kinda forget in the WCHA these days. They're not bad at anything, but they're not really great at anything either. They're just kinda... there. I remember them as a solidly defensive team that kinda prays for low scoring games but that's it.

Bama-Huntsville:
God bless 'em, they're not a total dumpster fire anymore! I just wanna give a hug to goalie Carmine Guerriero (who seems like he's been there forever now), who may have the national record for most shots against*, that poor bastard.

These days they're basically a couple steps behind LSSU. They're still young as all hell but don't have a ton of scoring talent.

*I have no idea if this is actually true and cannot be bothered to look it up

AsInHowe
Jan 11, 2007

Goal, assist, fight.

The Big Ten has approved an on-campus hockey tournament, for 2018.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

AsInHowe posted:

The Big Ten has approved an on-campus hockey tournament, for 2018.

Have they approved Good Hockey to be played this year?

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

You are now hearing this
noise in your head.



no


also glad my quote continues to live on

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Neodoomium posted:

also glad my quote continues to live on



Going to BG's exhibition tomorrow and gonna wear that rad fuckin' sweater the athletic department surprised me with

ALSO HEY OYM/DANDY/POKEMON I DIDN'T KNOW YA BOY BELPEDIO WENT TO CULVER

WELCOME TO THE PALACE OF THOSE WHO OWN

DJExile fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2016 around 03:20

marsisol
Mar 29, 2010


Penn State gonna be good this year. Or maybe not. A lot of freshmen adding depth. I hope that Gadowsky doesn't alternate goalies again and sticks with Peyton Jones right out of the gate.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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BOWLING GREEN IS UNDEFEATED

TOTALLY GOING THE DISTANCE YOU GUYS

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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https://twitter.com/MnBJoe/status/782684072560693248

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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Michigan News:

Cooper Marody (Sophomore Forward) is academically ineligible until January. He was a 0.75 point per game last year so that will probably hurt.

Go to class, dipshit.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Yeah there was a brawl at the end too. Game was chippy as all hell.

HILARIOUS WEEKEND RESULTS:
Bama-Huntsville sweeps Ferris (2-1, 4-3)
Guelph beats Mercyhurst 6-2
Toronto beats Western Mich 4-3
Guelph beats Canisius 6-2
St. Francis Xavier beats Maine 6-5

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Neodoomium posted:

Michigan News:

Cooper Marody (Sophomore Forward) is academically ineligible until January. He was a 0.75 point per game last year so that will probably hurt.

Go to class, dipshit.

Sounds like part of it was down to a bout of mono

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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oh noooooooo

the kissing disease claims another

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Our best defenseman and 2 other players are suspended for Friday's game at Bemidji because of the brawl at the end of the Windsor game. Awesome.

Not that it wasn't warranted, look at this poo poo:



E: Fun fact: Dylan Seguin down at the bottom there is Tyler's brother, near as I can tell.

DJExile fucked around with this message at Oct 6, 2016 around 14:49

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

all I have to say is that BU is going to win like 30 games this year I bet. that roster is stupid.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Jamwad Hilder posted:

that roster is stupid.

I just googled it and jesus you aren't kidding

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Penn St win 4-2 over St. Lawrence

season off to a good start

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


DJExile posted:

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR?

For what seems like the third straight year, Miami is overrun with freshman, including 3 freshman goalies, and Will Be Bad.







Happy First Weekend (that matters) College Hockey Goons




Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


ps Go The Hamline Pipers Bitch

Infidel Castro
Jun 8, 2010

Again and again
Your face reminds me of a bleak future
Despite the absence of hope
I give you this sacrifice





Let's go Eau Claire and also Hamline when you don't play Eau Claire.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Hey Gadowski, you know how you never played the same goalie b2b until the end of the season? Do that again this season. 3 goals against in the first 5 minutes jfc

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

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Michigan and their 31 freshmen blew a lead late and lost to Union.

They'll be good next year.

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


Miami continues to lose to Providence, will fail to make the tournament again, are destined to be a third rate program after a fleeting period of success just like football and basketball before them, make me pray for the sweet release of death

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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We lost to beavers with like 4 of our top guys suspended so that's bad but understandable i guess

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


The Miami University Redhawks won a hockey game in TYOOL 2016

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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Swept by Bemidji. An inauspicious start

Stitecin
Feb 6, 2004
Mayor of Stitecinopolis

Virg Foss, UNDsports.com posted:

GRAND FORKS, N.D. --
It's difficult to win a game when one player on the other team has as many shots on goal as your entire team of 18 skaters.

And it's difficult to win when you muster one single goal in two games.

That's why it was Mission Impossible for Caisius[sic] College this weekend as defending NCAA champion North Dakota opened its season successfully at Ralph Engelstad Arena with a sweep of the Golden Griffins by 6-0 and 4-1 margins.

Those points are all true, but holy poo poo is Virg Foss one smug rear end in a top hat.

It's nice to see the boys off to a good start, even though I know nothing about Canisius except that they're unranked. Time's going to tell but I hope Brad Berry didn't learn the traditional "be mediocre until Christmas" strategy that Hakstol used to roll out every damned year.

Is anyone here a long time Canisus / Atlantic fan? A dude that played for them in like '99-'01ish that had hair down to his breezers and a big beard. I blacked out a lot of those games, but I vaguely remember him trying to fight Mike Commodore and the crowd going nuts. What ever happened to that guy?

Stitecin
Feb 6, 2004
Mayor of Stitecinopolis

DJExile posted:

Bama-Huntsville:
God bless 'em, they're not a total dumpster fire anymore! I just wanna give a hug to goalie Carmine Guerriero (who seems like he's been there forever now), who may have the national record for most shots against*, that poor bastard.

*I have no idea if this is actually true and cannot be bothered to look it up

"USCHO Player Stats posted:


Season Team GP Min GA SV Shots SV% GAA Record Win% Pen
2013-2014 Alabama-Huntsville 21 1106:40 72 686 758 .905 3.90 1-17-0 .056 0 0
2014-2015 Alabama-Huntsville 29 1737:00 74 958 1032 .928 2.56 8-18-3 .328 3 6
2015-2016 Alabama-Huntsville 18 1066:40 57 519 576 .901 3.21 2-14-2 .167 1 2
2016-2017 (Current season: no games played yet)
Career Totals 68 3910:20 203 2163 2366 .914 3.11 11-49-5 .208 4 8 0.12 0 0 0

Wow, 31.808 saves per game through 3 seasons...

edit: I looked up the Sioux goalies during the same period and it was ~24.5. Additionally Carmine's been pumped for 203 goals during the same time, he's never going to fall asleep between the pipes.

Stitecin fucked around with this message at Oct 11, 2016 around 07:50

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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well then

I had it in my head he saw a ton more shots against

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Penn St beat the stuffing out of Mercyhurst 7-0

tupacalypse
Jan 1, 2013




Late, but Wisconsin beat BC 3-1 yesterday

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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gave up a 3 goal lead to Western in double OT

earth gay so what

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

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We got annihilated by Western what the poo poo

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

NoDak train keeps a rollin all night long

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011

Dad gay so what


Merrimack College? More like Merry-snack Call-edge.

I don't know, I couldn't come up with a pun about them being bad at hockey now.

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


Miami lost in a shootout to Ohio State

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marsisol
Mar 29, 2010


Turdsdown Tom posted:

Merrimack College? More like Merry-snack Call-edge.

I don't know, I couldn't come up with a pun about them being bad at hockey now.

Merriwhack College.

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