Home Photography 2011 Frozen Friday: Michigan practice 2011 Frozen Friday: Michigan practice By Melissa Wade - April 8, 2011 4 14 SHARE Facebook Twitter Related posts: 2011 Frozen Four Friday: Duluth practice 2011 Frozen Four Wednesday Practices RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gallery: North Dakota celebrates its eighth national title Gallery: Quinnipiac, North Dakota play for the national championship Gallery: Open skate, preparations for Frozen Four championship game Neil WMU has been in the basement so long when Culhane was the coach, you expected them to never see daylight. The Broncos can beat anyone when they stop getting dumb penalities, I think when Frank moved on he took the self destruct component with him…he did know how to hit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBtcM_uj5zQ A new coach and look Kuhn is it net…holy cow..Blashill actually started him, Culhane would have never done that. Lets recap for an average team .. Swept Union..overratted.. Spilt Miami, Northern, LSSU, Ferris, and is 7-1 with East Coast teams… If WMU is average this year exactly how many ranked team do they need to beat to get out of that category? SiouxAlumDenver I would say IF Michigan Tech were to steal one from UND it would be this weekend, not next. And it would be the Saturday game. I think UND takes all four games, but there is no way Tech is taking a game in Grand Forks during the playoffs in my opinion. The Ralph will be rocking. FightingSioux4ever They ended a 14 game unbeaten streak in 09. In the Ralph. I think that Sioux take all four, but Tech proved in Denver a few weeks back that they can pull off a surprise win, too. This Sioux team is just too good for that to happen this year. Matt4466 Is is possible the gophers and badgers could meet in the playoffs next week? If so what is the scenario? Omaha Too many scenarios to spell out. Especially for someone unwilling to do it themselves. lakeshoe Here’s one Sioux fan hoping the rodents get SCSU for the first round. This is the best case scenario for MN to miss the Final 5. SCSU takes 2 of 3 and tDon likely doesn’t get an extension. Anonymous I don’t think ND has anything to play for here, way from home, in what will probably be a blase’ environment. I would not be shocked at all for MT to come of this weekend with at at least a point. Trap games. LuckyLou If UW was to take 3 pts. from CC and SCSU swept the pioneers……wouldn’t the Huskies have home ice? Anonymous UNO leads the nation in shutouts (6) and their goaltending is “average”? Plus, Faulkner has taken a shutout into the 3rd period of 12 games (more than 1/3 of UNO’s entire schedule), and UNO’s goaltending is “average”? Right. How about, if we had better defensemen and took a few less penalties we’d have the best goaltending in the NCAA? That sounds a lot more like it to me. If Faulkner isn’t the WCHA goaltender of the year, there’s something really wrong here. Saara Faulkner won’t be goaltender of the year because sorry but the WCHA doesn’t have that award. We have a “goaltending champion” which goes to the goalie with the best goals against average in league play, and it’s looking like that will be Aaron Dell. So sorry. Faulkner will have to settle for *maybe* one of the all-wcha awards. Omaha As a UNO fan, I almost made the same post. But his GAA is 2.50 and save percentage is 91.1. Those are fair numbers but there are 6 other WCHA goalies ahead of him in the same categories and having a similar amount of games. So that’s middle of the pack and does not equate to goaltender of the year. Don’t get me wrong, he can steal games. I’ve seen it numerous times this year. And if he gets on a roll, UNO has a good chance to do some damage. siouxfanforlife Why is it that all season long they don’t give tech a chance in heck to win anything, but all of a sudden they are predicting a win against the Sioux in one of the upcoming two weekends? I understand they beat us two years ago in the Ralph, but I firmly believe that this year the Sioux are better than they were two years ago, and at the same time I think Tech is worse than two years ago. True, upsets can always happen, but I think the Sioux are just too deep of a team and playing too well this time of year for that to happen. Long story short, I’m wondering why they picked a team that is #1 in every poll and #2 in the pairwise to be one of the few teams to drop one against Tech? Old Time Hockey “Wait until next week when the series will most likely go three.” That is the best laugh I have had in a long time Markoak2000 So proud of these Michigan Wolverines, I have watched them be one of the top rated teams early in the year, they went through a mid-season slump, then went on amazing run late in the year to end up in the championship game, and regardless of win or lose it I know they deserve nothing but high praise for where they made it.