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Video: Minnesota-Duluth’s Mike Connolly and Notre Dame’s Ben Ryan

Minnesota-Duluth junior forward Mike Connolly talks about his team’s play in a 4-3 win over Notre Dame in the 2011 Frozen Four:

Notre Dame senior forward Ben Ryan comments on his team’s power play performance and second period play:

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  • Go Dawgs!

    Hmm….I wonder if you might reconsider your vote after seeing Mike Connelly for UMD after playing the UMTC? He dominated both ends of the ice Friday night after Gophers were thanking their answered prayers they got a point after getting their goalie stood on his head so they could get a tie and the Mike rattled off 5 GOALS on Saturday night. Yes, he skates on without ANY question the best line in college hockey (ask any NHL scout as I have), but he is the best player on that line and is dominant on BOTH ends of the rink. Plus he plays in the Big Boy conference – the WCHA – not the CCHA – other the MTU, no layups in this physical conference.

  • Guest

    Yale is first in the Pairwise Rankings. First in RPI. Say what you want about a weak schedule, but those two rankings factor in your opponents and Yale sits at the top.

    • bored to tears

      And they were number one in KRACH for a long time. The UND trolls were asked repeatedly to outline some alternate criteria or Strength of Schedule threshold that must be met for a team to be at or near the top of the polls. None of them answered. It was pointed out that a few weeks ago (when BC took over the top spot in the poll) that Yale’s KRACH SOS was about 27th while BC was about 20. Apparently 20 didn’t bother them as much as 27 did but I can only assume this is true because again, none of them bothered to reply. Now they seem to have moved on to bashing Merrimack and by extension BC be arguing that the bottom five teams in Hockey East are weak. Again, it completely avoids the question of just how good your SOS needs to be to satisfy them. Of course, they never say it outright but it is implied that they think they are the best by virtue of their record and SOS.

  • Elliot Olshansky

    I’ll be watching Mr. Polacek this afternoon against Cornell on the NHL Network, and will comment afterwards.

  • Just askin

    What does losing to St. Lawrence have to do with the Hobey Baker Award?


    I was just replying to the “Typical North Dakota Troll” comment which also had nothing to do with the article. My apologies for taking the topic off track.

  • Just askin

    You probably should have just kept your mouth shut because by taking the bait you revealed what everyone already knew. Some of you have become highly obsessive about Yale.


    Wow. I’m not even going to dignify that with a response. Theres a difference between obsessive and speculative. Get a grip homer.

  • Just askin

    That makes no sense.


    Wouldn’t expect you to understand. You said some of us have become obsessive about Yale. I disagreed and said there is a difference between obsessing over Yale and being speculative of their performance this season. I can bring in a 3rd grader and have him explain it to you if need be. Let me know.

  • Just askin

    I knew you’d come back with this sort of bs. What I meant was what is “speculative” about your very first reply on this thread? Here, I’ll quote you so you remember:

    no, but they did lose to st. lawrence tonight to go 2-3 in their last 5 against weak opponents (minus union)

    That’s not speculative. That’s stating facts about what has already happened. In fact, nothing you posted in the past two months has been “speculative”. And yeah, you’re obsessed with Yale. You and UNDNorthStars show up in the comments to every article about Yale and ECAC.

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