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The Michigan Hockeycast 2.5: Back On Their Blades

February 19, 2020

wsg  Craig Ross

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1. OSU, Wisconsin, and MSU series

starts at 0:50

In grand Michigan Hockeycast tradition, we've shuffled our lines. In the co-host's chair this time: the distinguished one himself, Mr. Craig Ross. David and Craig look at what went right against Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State and where Michigan may have benefited from some sloppy play by opposing goaltenders. Then the guys discuss ways to beat Michigan and how different those are from years past. Thirty blocks!

2. ND Preview, B10 Standings, PWR

starts at 29:35

Notre Dame is up next on Michigan's schedule, so David and Craig take a multifactorial look at where ND is right now and how this weekend might shake out. Then the Pythagorean theorem and some Bill James theories do a bit of heavy lifting to give insight into Michigan's expected overall and conference record; in other words, have they been lucky or a bit snake-bitten? A look at the Big Ten standings and what Michigan needs to do to win the conference follows, with some PairWise talk spinning out of that.

MUSIC
  • "NHL on ESPN Theme"
  • "NHL on Sportsnet Theme"
  • "Ice Hockey (NES) theme"