Puck University: Superstition and Playoff Hockey

This week on Puck University, we take a closer look at a number of teams whose seasons are on the line this weekend. While some “bubble” teams could lose this weekend and be safe, the ones Dave Dondoneau and I look at have to advance to even get an at-large bid. In doing so, both of us mention a few teams who just so happen to be playing their best hockey at the right time, as well as one team that needs an immediate turnaround.

We also look at a few potential party-crashers; teams that are good enough to win their conference even if they haven’t earned consideration for an at-large NCAA bid. A couple of teams featured had high hopes coming into the season and seem to be hitting their stride at the right moment, could they have real sleeper potential?

After Dave and I preview ASN’s featured Northeastern at Boston University game on Saturday night, I sit down with Northeastern associate head coach Jerry Keefe to discuss the Huskies’ season, as well as their rise from Hockey East afterthoughts to conference competitors.

This week Sydney McKibbon has the hammer. With the Women’s NCAA Tournament set to begin this weekend, I sit down with frontrunner Wisconsin’s senior captain to discuss her career with the Badgers, the remarkable team she’s been a part of this year, the atmosphere remarkable WCHA Women’s Hockey Conference, and the mindset of a true NCAA Tournament favorite.

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