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Dave Starman previews the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals, Big Ten championship, Hobey Baker top 10 finalists

CBS Sports Network color analyst gives keys for the 4 NCHC teams after watching a lot of game film in the last week

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Dave Starman will provide color analysis of this weekend's NCH Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center for CBS Sports Network. He breaks down keys for Denver, Minnesota Duluth, North Dakota and Western Michigan in their games on Friday. He also discusses the Big Ten championship game between Minnesota and Michigan, his initial reaction to the top 10 Hobey Baker Award finalists and gives his take on where teams should play in the NCAA regional tournaments with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

1:00 Recap of NCHC quarterfinals series

4:50 Western Michigan

6:30 Similarities in the semifinals matchups with one very good offensive team playing a team that plays good defense

10:15 North Dakota playing without Jake Sanderson, teams playing without star players


14:40 Denver beats UMD if ...

15:25 UMD beats Denver if ...

16:40 North Dakota beats Western Michigan if ...

17:40 Best team creating scoring chances down low

18:27 Western Michigan beats North Dakota if ...

19:35 Does Western Michigan have the most to play for among the four?

22:15 Differences with the Broncos under first-year coach Pat Ferschweiler?

26:40 Getting away from being hard-edged as coaches


28:15 Big Ten championship between Minnesota and Michigan

33:00 Where NCAA regionals should take place?

38:30 Hobey Baker top 10 finalists

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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