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grindiangrad-80
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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:03 pm

BodyShots wrote:
grindiangrad-80 wrote:Another "Better Dead than Red" weekend upon us. Bucky has been improved of late as have the Gophs.

I was wondering how long they would be down.
Amazing what a new coach can do. (Just ask the Wild!)
For sure. Granato has them heading the right way. I know he was always introduced that he was from Downers Grove, IL but didn't he play in Minnesota as a high school kid?

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:29 pm

Entertaining game. Not the result I was hoping for though.

We'll see you again tomorrow night.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:08 pm

Strange weekend. I thought the Gophers deserved to win on Friday and Wisconsin was the better team on Saturday. But of course, the opposite happened on both nights. I guess that is why they play the game.

What adjustments did Wisc make on Saturday after the 2nd period? To me, the Gophers controlled the first 4 periods of this weekend, but something changed, and Wisconsin took over the 2nd and 3rd periods on Saturday night.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:18 pm

Not really sure what the difference was. We had a few people over that night so I missed quite a bit of the game.

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Post by oldschoolpuckster » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:26 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
BodyShots wrote:
grindiangrad-80 wrote:Another "Better Dead than Red" weekend upon us. Bucky has been improved of late as have the Gophs.

I was wondering how long they would be down.
Amazing what a new coach can do. (Just ask the Wild!)
For sure. Granato has them heading the right way. I know he was always introduced that he was from Downers Grove, IL but didn't he play in Minnesota as a high school kid?
All three Wisco coaches played at Burnsville in the early 80's.

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Post by xy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:25 am

Don Granato played at Burnsville after moving up from Illinois for high school, but Tony did not.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:00 pm

Michigan? C'mon man.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:13 am

It drives me crazy to read how Lucia was happy about the teams performance in the semifinal game against Penn State. They were outshot 63-40 and looked terrible in the first couple of periods. Numerous times it looked like Penn State was on the PP even though they were playing 5 on 5.

I just don't see this team peaking at the end of the year, which seems like a reoccurring theme year after year. If Don doesn't get this team to the final four, it's time for a new coach!

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:36 pm

I doubt the Gophs will get a better coach than Don but I imagine they will move on someday.

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Post by mulefarm » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:01 am

The Gophers will always be good, but why can't they play their best at the end of the year?

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