Where I sit, even with their best game, I don't think ND would have beaten Denver. The Pioneers played like a team on a mission, and against tUMD as well as against ND.
Do they even have a football team?
The other two were regionals, at The Compton in 2015, and Fort Wayne in 2010.
It was a great second half season. Back in December after the Irish we shutout by Clarkson, and gave UMass one of their two HEA wins, I had little hope we would be seeing them in the post season. They turned it on when it counted and made for a thrilling and enjoyable spring.
Dueling info out there at the moment. The Boston Globe's Bruins beat writer had a speculative tweet about the prospect of playing for team USA in the Olympics enticing Bjork back to ND, while Kirk Luedeke had previously suggested that Bjork and the B's already had a handshake deal and now says, "Sounds like Bjork to Boston is becoming a reality. Stay tuned- something expected to shake out soon."
I'm seeing B's fans who are suggesting for Bjork to play with Krejci and Pastrnak, which might be a little overenthusiastic.
idiots who know nothing fabricating fantasy lines. That's a line which would lack physical presence, especially with Bjork as a rookie. He should go to Providence, get his feet wet in the AHL postseason, and come to camp next September to compete. If he makes the team out of camp, he should break in as a third liner. If over time he shows more, have at it.
I remember he moved home games from the JACC to Fort Wayne and even gave up home ice to play one of the Michigan teams in Auburn Hills. I believe the thinking was to play in regional and NHL-sized arenas so that when the tournament happened, the team was well-adjusted to situation. I never knew why we stopped doing that.
When games were at the Joyce it was easier to give up a date there with 2500 people paying an average of about $9.00 a ticket. The CFIA was envisioned as being packed with 5000+ every night and the average price of a ticket to a game has gone way up since 2011.
didn't cause or exacerbate the problem, though, did it? He was identifying a problem, and he certainly seemed right to worry about it.
When it looked like we were going to get buried by Minnesota, I was ready to say how the program is stagnating, hasn't win a tournament game in several years, etc., etc. Obviously I won't say that now, nor can I complain about "big game performances" too much, because we've had good big games under Jackson, too. Even Jerry York has been blown out in the tournament a couple of times.
The key for the program now is consistency. It's about making the tournament every year. I have to think that if we do that, we'll eventually get it done.
Bjork so much has said the Irish were in awe when he was quotes as saying "we got caught up in the moment there." I think that Jackson emphasized it to such an extent, both with the team following the loss to UML in Boston, and then literally at every press event after that game, in Boston, in Manchester, in South Bend and again in Chicago, that his team got a message delivered that Jackson did not intend.
To be sure, most of last night was a great team playing their best hockey of a long season. We could have been poised and lost the game by a couple of goals the way DU played. But even in falling down 2-0 to Minnesota, a pretty good team in their own right, we did not look like we were in awe of the moment. And that particular moment was not awe inspiring. A small crowd in a midsized arena with at least 3/4 of the college hockey world focused somewhere else.
He was right to worry about it, but I do think he exacerbated it instead of ameliorating it.
I agree totally about the consistency. We will turn consistent participation in the NCAA tourney into a title.
As for York, yeah he's had a couple of blowouts. The CC game in 2011 was a shocker, but he was coming off a title the year before where they won in one of the more overwhelming FF performances I have ever seen, and BC has 4 titles so far in the 2000s. I don't like comparing my program to BCs in any ways, good or bad.
call on his part. I thought he was correct reiterating it after we knocked off UML because it was a reminder not to let that happen again and that it was the reason for the bad showing the week before. If it affected the players in the other direction, that's on them IMHO.
will stay but understand if they don't.
the B's think Bjork is ready to make the move and the NHL CBA makes him leaving now a priority.
Although it might behoove Cal to stay another year and become a free agent. My guess, however, is that Petersen will be playing in glorious Rochester next year.