Monday, January 28, 2013

You want answers?!?!

Minnesota State is off this coming weekend — a much-needed break, coach Mike Hastings says — before getting to the stretch run of the season.

So this is a great time to get to your questions about MSU hockey or anything else that might be on your mind (I know, it's been awhile). Write your questions in the comments section of this post, and I'll answer them in a post later in the week.

Ask away!

11 comments:

Robb Murray said...

"Yeah, I got a question. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"

Bryn Jarcho said...

In your opinion wants the biggest difference with the team this year? Same amount If games but we sit with 8 more wins and a high rated defense which I can't remember the last time that happened.

MSU Grad 97 said...

How does the WCHA and the NCAA rate or choose their officials for post season tournaments? It seems like a few of the officials this year have been gunning for being in the Big 10 next year, giving those teams an edge over the other WCHA teams. I would hope many of the questionable calls going mostly a certain way would hamper their ability to be doing the big playoff games, especially when Big 10 teams are envolved.

MSU Grad 97 said...

What do you see as the biggest needs (other than better internet) for the VWC for next year in regards to hockey? Do you think they have a reasonable chance at the bonding bill this session to get everything they need?

MSU Grad 97 said...

I saw that no Mavericks were nominated by their team for the Hoby Baker - why wouldn't they try to get Leitner or Hayer or Williams on that list? Also, do you see anyone who has a chance to be an All-American this year based on play so far?

Darin Arnold said...

Based on the latest standings from today (1/28/13) how do the Gophs retain the top spot after splitting with Mankato this past weekend, but MSU loses a spot from 14th to 15th?

Hockey25 said...

How is Knoll doing with his eye issues? Does he plan on applying for a medical redshirt?

Chris said...

They were 14th until Shepherd went to the video.

MSU Hockey Girl said...

1. How feasable is it to get Huntsville into conference play next year? It sounds like most schools have already finished their schedules and some shuffling would need to be done to fit them in.

2. Do we know what the non-conference schedule will look like next year besides playing in the Minnesota tournament and the Gophers twice at Mariucci?

3. Has there been any other word from the WCHA about next season, especially concerning the league tournament? It seems the Big 10 and NCHC had their plans wrapped up ages ago but the WCHA has been pretty mum on the topic. Also, have they settled on 28 games for the regular season?

puckluck said...

Shane my question is also about the new WCHA's transportation cost policy. I understand that Huntsville has to fork over, as does Anchorage, maybe Fairbanks, too? What exactly do these costs cover? And finally, what is the bill to fly, house and feed a visiting team for a weekend in Huntsville or Anchorage?

Sam said...

How do you feel about MSU's chances of finally making the national tournament again this year? If I remember correctly, the program has only made it one other time in their D1 history (during the Shane Joseph and Grant Stevenson days)...correct?

Has there been any sort of official announcement that Blake Thompson is joining the Mavericks next season? I know you reported it, but I don't recall seeing either of the two prominent college hockey websites even acknowledge it (USCHO and College Hockey News). Perhaps I missed something.

Do you stay in touch with Chris Clark at all? If so, have you asked him how he came up with that hysterical ref protest idea? It looked like he had been planning it for years, and was executed flawlessly.