2023-24 Season

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:05 am

umiejoe wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:51 pm Did you all notice that UMass got NO respect on the selection show? No shots of the team waiting for results. One of the announcers said a committee instead of a computer wouldn't have put UMass in. No talk about the team or players. Let's make them sit up and take notice! GO UMASS!

Yep, and all of what was said was warranted. We got in by the skin of our teeth after doing numerous things throughout the season to put ourselves into that position. And that's ok, because we got in.

Hopefully the staff and team and find some motivation from that, but nothing that was said at the Selection Show was inaccurate.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:32 am

jjmc85 wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:03 pm
69MG wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:31 pm Does anyone have a clue as to how Pairwise is calculated?
Also in RPI, home wins and road losses count as 0.8 wins/losses. Road wins and home losses count as 1.2 wins/losses. This is to incentivize teams playing OOC on the road as you get more credit for a road win, less credit for a home win, more punishment for a home loss, and less punishment for a road loss.
Listening to the Colorado College coach on the CHNsiders podcast. They were the first team out. He was asked what if anything he thinks should change about the pairwise, and he pointed out that they went into the playoffs at 11th in the pairwise and had a home playoff series against number 12 UNO. On the other hand, WMU who is in their conference and in the tournament went into the playoffs at 13th on the road against number 16 St. Cloud St. Both went 1-2 and lost their series. But because of home/road splits, CC for RPI purposes went 0.8-2.4. WMU went 1.2-1.6.

He said he thinks that playoff series shouldn’t have this weight and should be considered as neutral sites which have 1 win/1 loss for each team for pairwise. He further said that if he had a choice, he would have played the series at Omaha to protect their pairwise. He pointed out how WMU was rewarded in this situation for finishing 6th.

I think it’s a really fascinating point I’d never considered, and the host Adam Wooden said he didn’t think of it either. The CC coach has a pretty good point and teams shouldn’t be punished for earning home ice in the playoffs/rewarded for not earning it.

He didn’t bring up what UMass did in the postseason but Mike McMahon the other host did. UMass went into the playoffs at 15th and won a road game against the 14th at the time IIRC then lost a neutral game to 1. This means they went 1.2-1 for RPI purposes. They were on the road cause PC won a shootout the last day of the regular season. Instead if PC had lost in regulation they would have been at home. Assuming the results would have been the same at Mullins Center, that would have dropped to 0.8-1. I couldn’t figure out how to switch the location of the PC-UMass game on the CHN site to recalculate but and since UMass beat CC by 0.0003 in RPI it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that PC getting home ice was the difference between which side of the bubble UMass was on.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:04 am

Game day!
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by LS71 » Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:46 pm

Zip-zip after 1.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by e_parade » Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:23 pm

1-1 now!

Crowd seems loud on TV.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Sheck » Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:38 pm

Tied after 2 against the #3 team in the country. Boys are playing hard.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Quann » Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:27 pm

OT what a battle. Hold on to your butts.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:13 pm

DOUBLE OT
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Sheck » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:20 pm

Thrilled with the effort. Hrabal has really rebounded from last week as well.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by LS71 » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:34 pm

What a f*cking game! Easily the best hockey game I’ve seen live!
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Quann » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:44 pm

Incredible. Huge respect to the Denver goalie roughing this one out.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by LS71 » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:47 pm

SOG- 46-37 UMass
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Steve81 » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:57 pm

agh Denver wins with around 7:23 left in the second OT 2-1.

Lots to be proud of with the performance.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Sheck » Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:08 pm

Davis played a great game in net for Denver. The chance to win was on that PP but it just wasn't there. If we played 2 more OTs I'm not sure we could have snuck one by him.

Really happy with the effort though. They definitely brought their best game to the tournament.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:19 pm

Phenomenal game, brutal finish. That was one that was worth watching, even though we came out on the wrong side.
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