Season 2 Episode 6 of the Chasing MacNaughton Podcast from Tech Hockey Guide; “FloHockey Is Bad Mkay.” This week, Tim Braun, Rob Gilreath, and Dustin Lindstrom discuss (times are approximate):

  • MSU Series Recap (8:56)
  • FloHockey Issues (31:05)
  • Joe Shawhan Hour Review (45:53)
  • New Recruit Ryland Mosley (47:47)
  • BSU Series Preview (56:48)
  • Predictions (60:30)

Here are the recaps from this weekend’s series split with the Minnesota State Mavericks

MSU-Mankato @ MTU Sunday, December 6, 2020

MSU-Mankato @ MTU Monday, December 7, 2020

In this week’s breakdown, we discuss Sunday’s big win, Monday’s loss, the incredible play of Blake Pietila leading to him getting WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors and we debate the controversial majors that were assessed both Sunday and Monday night.

We also take some time to voice some displeasure with the service offered by FloHockey. Dustin has been having difficulty getting Flo to accept his money and his opted to just listen to Dirk this season, Tim doesn’t feel like Flo is worth the money and wouldn’t pay for it were it not free for him. Replays are being put out much later than what should be acceptable for what they are charging and there’s just an overall feel that the service is really lacking for the price point ($30/month or $150/year). If the service was being offered at a lower price point, such as $6 or $12 per month, it would be a no-brainer. Instead, Flo is charging a similar price to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, which makes little sense for company that does little more than re-broadcast productions the schools made independently. With Flo, it is impossible to watch multiple games on one screen, pause a live game, etc, which is upsetting when we were able to do that with the previous product. It is impossible to get a single team package, and Tech hockey fans tend to be uninterested in all of the niche sports such as gymnastics that Flo offers. When the product is being out-priced by ESPN+ and NCHC.tv, it’s become clear that it is an inferior product to what was being offered by other leagues and the price is straight up pathetic.

This week’s Joe Shawhan hour featured assistant coach Dallas Steward, which offered a fresh perspective while Joe Shawhan was “under the weather,” allegedly not COVID-related. Overall, the update wasn’t extremely eventful as there was only one game between this show and the last one. We found it interesting that Dirk took the time to talk to Minnesota State’s broadcaster and thought it was great to get a new perspective on the game.

Over the weekend, we got a new recruit in Ryland Mosley of the Carleton Place Canadians in the CCHL. Last year, he was on the All-Star team for the World Jr. A Challenge, which is where you will find many of the best junior players that decided not to go the Major Junior path and are looking to go to college. Last season, he put up 81 points in 56 games for the Canadians, good for second most points in the league. Overall, we can expect to get an average sized player that can be expected to be seen regularly in the lineup, contributing points on a consistent basis. His biggest question mark is him coming in at an older age, bringing about the question of why he’s been passed over for so long.

To wrap up, the Chasing MacNaughton crew offers their predictions for the upcoming series against the Bemidji State Beavers. Bemidji State was another team that suffered from COVID outbreaks at both Mankato and Northern, losing out on their last 2 weeks of games aside from their only game, a 5-0 loss to Mankato. For that reason, they’re rather difficult to get a decent scouting report on. Listen along to the podcast to hear the Chasing MacNaughton crew put their spin on how they think the series will shake out.

Cut Content

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