There were some good nominees, such as:
- All the whining back and forth between Michigan and Michigan State this past weekend. They're big rivals, so it was bound to happen.
- Donald's classic rant where he whines about Goon's whining. I don't know how I would have divided up the award with that scenario...
- redwing77's nonstop whining about the officiating. I seriously think he has a post template that already includes the necessary complaining about whatever official is reffing that weekend's UND games. He didn't win it this week, but rest assured, he will win one in the future...I guarantee it.
- Etc, etc. There's always good stuff when the playoffs are near. :)
Which leads me to this week's selection. This team is having a stellar year, having already wrapped up the HEA conference with a hefty 9 point lead over BU and Vermont. They are the "team to beat" from the East (which hasn't meant much in the past few years, has it?). But it seems after their recent sweep of BC that their fans still feel the need to demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T from others. How much more respect to they need? They've already got a conference title, a virtual lock on a #1 seed in the PWR (barring a spectacular collapse), they're ranked top 3 in every poll, etc. I'm pretty sure that opposing fans know that you have a good team with that resume. Bragging that you're 9-0 against BC, BU, and Maine this year isn't saying much when Maine has a lowly 6 conference wins on the entire season and sits in 9th place. And the JVR for Hobey stuff? That's just hilarious. He's not even the best player on his team, let alone his league, or the nation. And Jon- your thread on USCHO had no bearing on the outcome of this week's award. :)
Congratulations to the Whiner of the Week:
University of New Hampshire Wildcats