Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Frozen Brackets

We would be remiss if we did not offer up our F-F-F-F-Frozen F-F-F-F-Four brackets. So, here they are...

Is there any science behind these picks? Not really, other than...

- There has been a Boston team in the Frozen Four in four of the last five years (Unfortunately for Terrier fans, it has always been Boston College).

- A team from Michigan has been in 14 of the last 18 Frozen Fours (and yes, Lake Superior State, the pride of Sault Ste. Marie, counts).

- In the last two years, the loser from the finals appeared in the finals again (both times, it was Boston College...we give that slot to Notre Dame).

- A WCHA team has reached the Frozen Four in each of the last nine years. Minnesota-Duluth, you're up. They also get our "Cinderella" slot -- they finished seventh in the WCHA in the regular season before winning the "play-in" game to the WCHA tournament, then winning it all over Denver in the final, who we see as a team they'll have to go through again to reach Washington.