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Midwest Regional semifinals live blog

Follow the Midwest Regional semifinals Saturday with our live blog. Comments are moderated.

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  • Adamsjjw

    Le’ts see–BC, BU, BC…I guess it’s BU’s turn to crown yet ANOTHER Boston team as national champs. Maybe that’s why the Midwest and West play so many early games. That is unless any of the easy earlies are against real teams like the 2 above and, in any given year, Maine or NH. Long live the East.

  • HE Fan

    I guess its to much to ask for the Hockey East blog to be about Hockey East and not a Boston team. Two weeks in a row that we’ve heard nothing about the other teams in HE. I mean, not taking anything away from BU’s start but who did they beat over the weekend? “Their Back” might be a more appropriate title for an article about Maine’s sweep, , , yes, sweep, of #2 North Dakota. Not only did they sweep but they dominated. This writter seems to have a fascination with BC and BU. Its unfortunate because the national champion may very well come out of HE again this year and it might not be either of those teams. I guess the good news is that nobody will see them coming because nobody want’s to talk about them.

    • Seth

      I agree with HE Fan. Why not talk about the fact that HE teams hold nearly half of the top 10 spots in the polls.

    • Sbaggers

      “its”… “their”

      Yeah, someone went to Maine

  • M-A-I-N-E!!

    yeah I definitely agree with HE Fan, I think the Boston biased in Hockey East needs to ease just a bit. I would be willing to wager Maine takes it to both schools this year. afterall, they added some scoring punch to the already potent lineup and have shown more consistancy in net, compared to last year already. Did BU lose to Maine and Maine took BC into OT in HE finals last year??? Thats what I thought. Stop with the bias already!!

    • Jay

      there doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to these HE articles in regard to when they come out or what the subject will be. in years past, the HE blog would cover a few different areas and not just one team.

      as for whoever willing to bet that maine takes it to BC this year? maine has the potential to be a very good team, hopefully an NCAA team, and i also think they’re better than BU. but take it to BC? slow down.

      • Ed Trefzger

        In past years, USCHO had one Hockey East column a week, which would come out late Thursday night. The new schedule for the D-I conferences is: a Monday blog post recapping events from the weekend; a Tuesday blog post highlighting some topic from the conference; a weekly column which publishes on Thursday morning; and a Friday blog post with picks for the upcoming weekend. Those are the minimum — a conference columnist might add other posts more frequently. USCHO did this so that there would be fresh content from the writers throughout the week, rather than just on late Thursday night/Friday morning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NJDAIOWD4C3RE673RB7WE4NEI Scott

    Wow…and I thought just UNH fans noticed that everything was all about the two Boston Teams. Good for Maine – nice sweep. Lets see how they fare when they take on HE teams other than Lowell. As for BU…back…by beating UMass? Wow, kind of a stretch isn’t it? And didn’t BC LOSE to a mediocre Notre Dame team? Seems that NESN and the “unbiased” HE writers on this site are on the same sheet of music…one that the other HE teams don’t know the tune to.

    • Jay

      So at 4-1, you’re ready to declare Notre Dame mediocre? There’s a lot of talent on that roster and they have a very good coach. As for BC, they went 3-1 on a tough four game road trip…I don’t see a problem with that.

  • Drcashman11

    How is BU back by barely beating two teams they should beat? How bout Henderickson writes the Boston blog and they get someone else to write about HE? Until BU plays the likes of UNH, Maine and BC and win they are NOT Back!

  • Jay

    With the last three national championships, I think BC and BU has earned the press. Win something other than a regular season weekend series and maybe they will write about your team.

  • BUismost overratedsofar

    Well, as a Miami fan I am pumped that all these teams are being over-hyped because if and when we face them (this year), the fact that we destroy them will make the RedHawks look like gods. So there!!!

    ps: So Denver beating and tying Wisconsin got them to fall a spot. What the fudge???? Really???

    • Jay

      which Boston school will end Miami’s season this year? Maybe Northeastern could do it…

  • http://www.hendricksonwriter.com Dave Hendrickson

    Please look at Ed Trefzger’s explanation. This blog post isn’t the weekly column of year’s past. It isn’t even this week’s column.

    We’re breaking things up more so an individual blog post may mention only one team. This one covered BU. The quick weekend recap made note of Maine’s sweep as well as BC’s loss, which was a no-brainer since the Eagles were number one in the country. Last week, Jim discussed Maine and Northeastern. This week, Vermont.

    You’re getting as much coverage as in past years, it just isn’t located all in one column.

  • Hutchmon

    any Big Green fans seeing this, I wonder?

  • Collegehockeyrules

    Enough of the ECAC getting multiple bids to the tourney. They haven’t been relavant for 20 years. Another putrid showing & Duluth will beat Yale–count on it. ECAC should get one bid only, like Atlantic Hockey. I don’t care how many wins they pile up in the regular season. They are beating sub-par teams in their own conference. Get teams in that deserve it and play in a legitimate conference, like BU & Maine.

    • GeauxSioux

      Or Minnesota.

      Can’t believe I’m saying that.

    • 1520 on the SATs

      The only reason the ECAC gets three bids is so that players in other conferences get a chance to meet some of the players that they will one day work for.

      • GeauxSioux

        Which has what to do with hockey?

        • 1520 on the SATs

          This has everything to do with hockey. These kids now have a great outlet to use hockey as a networking tool to prepare themselves for life after hockey. Don’t they teach you that at shop class at North Dakota?

          • GeauxSioux

            No, but they do teach etiquette. Therefore we should probably thank the ECAC for providing us idiots with tools to wipe the floor with.

          • george

            there is no way that etiquette is taught at und

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBVOP7JEIJTGTBGPEMTI67KVLU J

            you flame

      • Suture1

        LOL…is this all you can say? Wait, if I rooted for the ECAC I think I would very quickly turn this into something other than hockey…lol…lol. Do you think Matt Frattin was trying to see if any of the RPI kids would talk to him today about future employment? LOL….you are too funny…..I actually feel sorry for you…you don’t have much to work with when it comes to defending your conference….lol…you poor lilttle boy….:)

        • 1520 on the SATs

          Geez, you guys are difficult to argue against. One says the conference has etiquette, the other says Matt Frattin is in the conference.

          • GeauxSioux

            Who is a leading Hobey candidate.

          • Harvard grad

            Easy there 1520. With a score like that you’re not very smart and probably went to a safety school like Dartmouth. You’re going to end up pumping gas with some of the Sioux so you might as well be nicer to them.

          • After Further Review

            I was thinking Miele… but tonight’s hiccup may give it to Frattin

      • Collegehockeyrules

        Great call!! I’ll go with that explanation!

    • Jbm2y

      Short sighted Idiot! Yale will be in the Final.

      • SoCal

        Yale might be AT the final, but not as participants.

      • Collegehockeyrules

        I told you to count on it with Duluth. Where’s Yale now? And you called me an idiot?

  • Siouxnh

    GEAUX SIOUX!!!!!

    • GeauxSioux

      Thief!

  • SoCal

    Yale is about to be exposed.

  • Dro3838

    DU roaring back/ Go DU!