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    Default Bye Week & Pairwise

    The off week was good for the Gophers in the Pairwise. They went from #11 fo #9. And #8 in the RPI.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    The off week was good for the Gophers in the Pairwise. They went from #11 fo #9. And #8 in the RPI.


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    I think what we saw was other teams doing a little catching up to our BRUTAL schedule and also having to play some tough competition themselves finally.


    Now all we have to do is win 4-6 of our last 6 games and we'll be in great shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    The off week was good for the Gophers in the Pairwise. They went from #11 fo #9. And #8 in the RPI.
    It was the least frustrating weekend of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius L Hoops View Post
    It was the least frustrating weekend of the season.
    Yup. The team finally gave consistent effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius L Hoops View Post
    It was the least frustrating weekend of the season.
    Yeah, the weekend's we played Clarkson, MSU, Harvard, Army & MSU again, were pretty frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillmeNow View Post
    Yeah, the weekend's we played Clarkson, MSU, Harvard, Army & MSU again, were pretty frustrating.
    Well, the first game of the 2nd MSU game was frustrating, even though they won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    Well, the first game of the 2nd MSU game was frustrating, even though they won.
    Close wins can be frustrating, I suppose, as well as close losses. UMn's had more than a few of those.

    0-1 vs #1 NDm on the road.
    1-2 vs #6 OSU on the road.
    3-4 vs #11 UMD on the road.
    4-5 vs #15 Mich on the road.

    But at least we can say that we are competitive. We wouldn't be ranked #9 otherwise.

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    6th place of 7 with a 7-10-1 record in B10 is a awful season for Gophers. Hopefully, they can sneak into NCAA and pull a couple upsets and make Frozen 4.

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    Do any of you people focusing on the Conf standing even understand that all 3 teams in 3rd, 4th & 5th have played 20 conf games and UMn's only played 18?

    So basically UMn gets a free weekend vs all three of those teams.


    UMn, if they win out, are GAURANTEED to finish 3rd, no worse.

    Gophers would finish with 41 pts.

    Ohio St only has 34 right now, so if they go on the road and get swept by #1 Notre Dame this weekend, we'd be GAURANTEED 2nd place, if we won out.


    We gain our 2 games vs PSU this weekend as PSU with just 25 pts doesn't play this weekend, but we do.

    Just a split with Wisconsin bumps us AUTOMATICALLY ahead of PSU going into next weekend.


    A sweep of Wisconsin bumps us ahead of Wisconsin and way ahead of PSU going into next weekend when UW doesn't even play, so any points we win vs OSU just puts us that many points further ahead of Wisconsin.


    Then finally, Michigan's done with conference play after next weekend. They are only 4 pts ahead of us, so if we win out, we are guaranteed to pass them up, and that is if they somehow sweep Notre Dame and MSU, neither of which is a sure thing much less even likely.




    So basically, there is almost no way we finish in 6th, if we only manage splits from here on out, everything could go wrong, and we could finish 6th. For example, Wisconsin could go on the road and beat OSU & PSU could go on the road and sweep MSU, and Michigan could also sweep MSU or get a win vs Notre Dame.

    So basically both Notre Dame and Michigan St have to play poorly and for us to play Jekyll & hyde and then, maybe, we'd finish 6th in conference?


    But no matter who against, if we just win 4 of our next 6 games, we finish in 5th AT WORST and could climb as high as 3rd. If we sweep both UW and PSU, but get swept by OSU, the worst we could finish is 4th, IF Michigan wins 3 of their 4 games, and this isn't even that likely.

    If we win 5 of our last 6 games, we finish AT WORST, 4th, and Michigan would have to win all 4 of their remaining games to finish ahead of us. 1 loss by Michigan and 5 wins by us GAURANTEES us a 3rd place finish, AT WORST.



    And no matter how we rank in the Conf standings, we are ranked #9 in the PWR and #8 in the RPI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesBolstad View Post
    6th place of 7 with a 7-10-1 record in B10 is a awful season for Gophers. Hopefully, they can sneak into NCAA and pull a couple upsets and make Frozen 4.
    And just like that, we are in 4th place already. WOW?! How is that possible LesBolstad???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillmeNow View Post
    And just like that, we are in 4th place already. WOW?! How is that possible LesBolstad???
    Well, there's only 7 B10 teams and a sub .500 record is 4th. Congrats to the Gophers and Don. Let's extend his contract 5 more years!
    That being said, last night was the best we've played all year and perhaps the squad is jelling at the right time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesBolstad View Post
    Well, there's only 7 B10 teams and a sub .500 record is 4th. Congrats to the Gophers and Don. Let's extend his contract 5 more years!
    That being said, last night was the best we've played all year and perhaps the squad is jelling at the right time.
    Oh, the super genius comes and graces us with his glorious opinion again, STILL apparently oblivious to the fact UMn has 2 games in hand and can finish as high as 2nd in the conf.

    AND, is also STILL apparently oblivious to the fact UMn is 4-1 vs Top 8 ranked teams at home and is ranked #9 in the PWR, and very safely in the NCAA tourney.


    And is also STILL apparently oblivious to the fact that several B1G & NCHC teams, all ranked in the Top 20, are hovering at, below or just above .500, overall and in their conferences.


    IT'S A VERY COMMON THING IN HOCKEY!!!

    Think like an SEC cfb fan. Going 3-5 in conf still almost always means they are getting into a bowl game. 4-4 in conf makes it a lock, and 5-3 could put them in very good bowl games, with 6-2 making them a contender for the Final Four, especially when they got several HUGE wins in the ooc part of the scedule.

    Is your tiny little brain starting to figure this out yet???

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