User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Meh...

This team is the worst UND team in probably a decade. Resoundingly average at all aspects of the game. Nothing stands out as a strength. They are OK on defense, OK on offense... can't dominate even weak competition like Miami and managed to actually lose the season series to the worst team in the conference.

If they somehow manage to sneak into the tournament, I don't expect another national title coming back to Grand Forks. As long as Denver doesn't get their 9th, I'll be happy.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Looked really good tonight vs St. Cloud. Carried the pace, outshot them by a good margin... Lost in overtime.

Ugh... Looking like the 2nd longest streak of tournament appearances in men's hockey history may be ending at 15. Probably need to salvage a split and tack a few wins on in the conference tourney to be safe . Goal got waved off that was absolutely incorrect. Whistle was blown prematurely with the puck free in the crease and got tapped in as the ref blew it... Terrible call.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Two game sweep of Omaha. Staying alive.

Great game last night. Ended up in OT.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Not a lot of scenarios that end with UND not in the tourney. Losing both games this weekend, plus three upset conference champs are the only way I can find using the predictor on USCHO.com

I'm just going to hope for a sweep and a conference tourney title to lock it down. Tough with two #1 seeds and a very strong Duluth team also in the mix.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
OT in the NCHC semifinals.

I'm not used to stressing over the conference tourney weekend. But there are too many thing that need to fall right to get a berth with a loss. I was wrong on my previous post... Things would need to fall pretty perfect in the other conferences without two wins this weekend...
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Sigh... Another OT loss.

This team hung with every single team they played all year. Now we need a series of unlikely events to fall our way for a berth to the tourney.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Need Clarkson and Providence to win their conference title games today. If that doesn't happen I want them both to lose, so at least Minnesota misses the tourney too.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
And they both lost. Run ends at 15.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Wow, Minnesota got bumped as well.

Two of the premier programs in college hockey will not be I the tourney this year. Minny looked safe but conference champs fell to some bad teams. First time ever all four #4 seeds are auto bids.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Duluth/Notre Dame for the title tomorrow night.

Should be a good one, a lot of press about Duluth being the last team in, and while that is true they were 8th the week before the selection. They were only the last team in because of the wonky way that conference titles fell granting some auto bids to some teams that wouldn't have been in without them.

In short, don't sleep on Duluth... 4th in the NCHC in a lot of years is good enough for 4th in the nation.
User avatar
Great White Shark
Posts: 3959
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009
Sand$: 7,714.68
I really enjoy Budmonsan's insight in this
_______________________________________

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
William G. McAdoo
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
This Wade kid from ND is putting some big hits on the Bulldogs. Sent one guy to the locker room, was a good clean hit, he just fell funny and hurt his knee.

1-0 Duluth right now.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
2-0 Duluth after 1.

NCHC represent!
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 21212
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Sand$: 43,593.64
Three in a row for the NCHC.

Congrats Duluth.
Supreme Megalodon
Posts: 71161
Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2004
Sand$: 312,168.35
So hoping to get a top 3 pick last night. Oh well, congrats to buffalo!
_______________________________________

Image Image

Image