Agree on the matchup advantages, but MSU was probably the least desirable in terms of attendance at Mariucci. And with the Boys High School hockey tournament going on next weekend as well - would not be surprised to see a lot of empty seats.MSU coming to Mariucci next weekend. Probably the most favorable of the possible matchups for us, not including Bucky because there's no way they were beating Michigan.
Agreed, always tough going up against the tourney. I just hope the B1G championship game sells out, would be fun to have a repeat of last year's atmosphere, without the beer being thrown on the ice.Agree on the matchup advantages, but MSU was probably the least desirable in terms of attendance at Mariucci. And with the Boys High School hockey tournament going on next weekend as well - would not be surprised to see a lot of empty seats.
The media does love Hughes, and wouldn't be shocked if he gets the nod over Faber for Defense Player of the Year. But I would be surprised if he took both Defensive Player and POY (voters tend to like to spread things around a bit - and there should be no way that, with as dominant as Minnesota has been this year, Michigan would win 3 of 4 player awards.)Turns out I'm an idiot and didn't realize Fantilli isn't even a finalist for POY. I think Knies has a good shot though the media loves the overrated Luke Hughes.
Alaska no doubt a huge Mankato fan now. Weird to think the NCHC could be another bid stealer unless STC or Denver win it, and STC may go home today.Gophers are now updated to 100% for 1 overall! And poor Alaska is down to 57% to make it.
Still very, very open on the Gopher opponent. RIT, Providence, Lowell, NMU, Colgate, Niagara, CC, Canisius, or Holy Cross.
Gophers most likely to be joined by SCSU and OSU. Tough regional. 2 of 5 teams in the country that have beaten the Gophers in 5 on 5.