2017-18 Golden Gophers

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:08 pm

Mid 2nd period of Clarkson game and my observation. If they can figure out a PP they will still be playing next spring. If not, they will be done this winter.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:39 pm

Watched Friday nights game on cable and attended Saturday's game in person. What an embarrassment to see all of the open seats in a series between two top 10 rated teams. They were lucky if they had 5,000 fans in the stands on either night. They might as well move these games over to Ridder arena!

The game was actually pretty good. They dominated the first period on Saturday and gave up only 1 shot through most of the period. In the 3rd period, it appeared they were happy with a 1 goal lead and went into a defensive shell with very little fore-check. What I don't understand is if they are going to play this defensive style, then why would you play the umbrella power play with only one defensemen on the ice?

BTW, there power play is struggling this year. I think I know why. They need an offensive defensemen to run the thing. Stevie Johnson is not that guy!

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:25 am

I have always been fired up to watch Gopher hockey since I was pretty young. I must admit though, breaking up the WCHA and starting Big 10 hockey hasn't, so far anyway, done a thing to increase excitement. It is hard to get jacked up to watch Penn State or Michigan State or Clarkson, etc when you were used to watching all of the in state rivalries every weekend. Heck, it's even taken the luster off of the North Dakota and Wisconsin series now. I thought after a couple years I would get accustomed to the new schedule. Nope, I was wrong. I don't like it.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:39 pm

Maybe the networks are following this board. Tonight I can watch Gophs/ Mich St.- Wis/ Nodak/ - and Dogs/Huskies.

Go figure.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 am

I spoke to soon. Gophers at Michigan Friday night- No TV coverage. :D

I think the NCAA needs a new hockey marketing person.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Was at Saturday's game and they looked REAL good. 50 shots on net and another 34 that were blocked for a total shot attempts of 84. WOW. They were just flying all night long.

Hopefully Sheehy gets going now. He hasn't looked so good coming into this weekend.

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Post by BodyShots » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:40 pm

BodyShots wrote:Hopefully Sheehy gets going now. He hasn't looked so good coming into this weekend.
He still ain't going.... How does a guy earn All American honors one year, get his portrait put up on the walls of 3M Arena, and then disappear the next year? He looks terrible, slow, and unmotivated. At best, he should be on the 3rd line.

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Post by xy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:55 pm

I think "he had back surgery and was severely limited in what kind of training he could do over the summer" is probably a large part of the answer to your question.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:55 am

This losing might be a good thing. It finally give Coyle a reason to make a coaching change. [-o<

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:32 pm

I know some have been critical of Nanne but I like his game. He brings some grit every night.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:32 pm

This was the worst I have ever seen a Gopher team play. They can't even stay out of their own way the last couple of weekends. Painful to watch.

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Post by mulefarm » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:31 pm

Looks like players and coaches have checked out. Had to be 3000 people for the 3rd period.

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Post by BodyShots » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:09 pm

It's bad. The passing and catching passes is brutal. The offense is non existent, and the defensive zone covering is atrocious. Does anybody except Romanko win a puck battle along the boards?

Don's got to go. Agree, this team has checked out.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:22 pm

Late in the 2nd tonight vs Notre Dame- No idea who will win but this the best I have seen out of the Gophers all year.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:14 pm

Nice sweep at Madison this weekend. Robson playing well in goal. Maybe they are going to hit their stride at the perfect time?

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 am

grindiangrad-80 wrote:Nice sweep at Madison this weekend. Robson playing well in goal. Maybe they are going to hit their stride at the perfect time?
I hope so, but I still see a lot of dumb decisions and lackadaisical play.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:29 pm

BodyShots wrote:
grindiangrad-80 wrote:Nice sweep at Madison this weekend. Robson playing well in goal. Maybe they are going to hit their stride at the perfect time?
I hope so, but I still see a lot of dumb decisions and lackadaisical play.
I have to agree with Lucia when he said "if you would have told me that we would have trouble scoring- I wouldn't have believed you".

I still can't believe it myself.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:00 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:This was the worst I have ever seen a Gopher team play. They can't even stay out of their own way the last couple of weekends. Painful to watch.
Update- They blew away the worst Gopher performance I have watched. What happened to Lindgren? I thought he was supposed to be tough. Bristedt?- Biggest disappointment in D1 hockey this year for sure.

I understand losing a game but that was a f.....g joke.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:24 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
grindiangrad-80 wrote:This was the worst I have ever seen a Gopher team play. They can't even stay out of their own way the last couple of weekends. Painful to watch.
Update- They blew away the worst Gopher performance I have watched. What happened to Lindgren? I thought he was supposed to be tough. Bristedt?- Biggest disappointment in D1 hockey this year for sure.

I understand losing a game but that was a f.....g joke.
X2 Tonight. Wow.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 am

It's embarrassing to watch them sometimes and this was one of those weekends. Good thing I was busy and didn't have to witness it.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:32 pm

Is the Robson experiment over? What happened to Schierhorn?

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:14 pm

Penn State gets a 5 minute major for a hit on Sheehy and Sheehy gets 2 minutes for embellishment? WHAT?

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:35 am

grindiangrad-80 wrote:Penn State gets a 5 minute major for a hit on Sheehy and Sheehy gets 2 minutes for embellishment? WHAT?
My sons a ref and he texted me the same question.

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:37 am

Losing four in a row to Penn State to end the season. If this doesn't result in a coaching change, nothing will.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:29 pm

BodyShots wrote:Losing four in a row to Penn State to end the season. If this doesn't result in a coaching change, nothing will.
I'm not sure I can bear to watch another game if they make the tournament.

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