Friday, November 14, 2008

More Gopher Puck

Fear not, Gopher Hockey fans! My good friend Optimator has heard the desperate call for Gopher hockey related posts, and has answered the call like Roland Deschain! His first ever guest post is below, and I'm pretty sure it sets a DWG record for least grammatical and/or spelling errors, and certainly it does for hockey posts. Without further ado....

can’t wait to sit down tonight with a cold beer and watch some Gopher hockey. What’s this? Why was I not notified of this? Apparently the usual Friday and Saturday night college hockey bout is off for this weekend. The Gophers will be hosting, the other husky women of the WCHA, the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. I can’t seem to find any information as to why the time change is in play. Anyone? Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?... In all seriousness though, what is going to get my blood pressure going on Friday night and encourage copious amounts of drinking if not for the Gophers regularly scheduled Friday night tie. Nothing. Reading the previous post would probably do the trick though…moving on.

The usually slow starting Gophers appear to be off to a very strong start this year. This quick start is largely contributed to the outstanding goal tending of Sophomore Alex Kangas. This bodes very well for the Gophers if he bucks the usual trend as of late and sticks around for two more years. I’m not holding my breath. Couple this with good scoring production from the junior class and stud freshman Jordan Schroeder and things start to look like the dominant Gopher teams of the past.

This weekend’s test against the Huskies is hardly a test. I expect the drunken play of the Huskies to give away the game. I imagine it will look something like this to Husky fans:

Michigan Tech might hang around for awhile and then boom, they’ll be on their ass trying to figure out how they got there. Much like the Todd on an epic bender. Bummer. The Huskies give up an average of 3.2 goals per game compared to the Gophers 2. If the Gophers’ 3rd period efficiency from last Saturday’s game is any indication it will be a blood bath. This will be very beneficial in that I won’t have to channel flip between hockey and football for 3 hours. The Gophers scored 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd period last Saturday and all 4 were well earned. No bad bounces or garbage here folks. Just good old highlight reel passes and shots. Brilliant! I fully expect a sweep with the first game being a blow out and the second game coming down to the wire.

Somebody get me a beer, it’s Friday.



Well done Optimator, feel free to send me any Gopher related posts that you come up with in the future. Maybe we'll even have some sort of debate between you and Super Sioux Fan, assuming you can understand her responses.