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hockey59
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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by hockey59 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:33 pm

See below #-o
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Re: State of Hockey's Team

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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by Slap Shot » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:02 am

Programs such as Minn, Wisc and Mich have been near the top of college hockey for decades. Why would anyone logically expect their recent slide to continue much longer? Also with rise of PSU, ND and OSU on the national scene it looks to being a very competitive conference soon. 4 straight NC wins strong? Maybe not but who cares? My support of the Gophers doesn't rise or fall if the B1G isn't winning titles, just like my interest wasn't higher in years when UND, UW, or Denver were winning titles when in the WCHA.

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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by yesiplayedhockey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:07 pm

Since the Big Ten was formed, they've only had two teams make it to the finals...Minnesota in 2014 and Notre Dame 2018..Both teams lost

NCHC - 4 National Champions since the Big Ten was formed

So right now it's pretty clear who's winning the race

Money can buy a lot of things but apparently not college hockey championships
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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by MrBoDangles » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:14 pm
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Edina will always have a handful of D1 caliber players on every team. With the sheer numbers in their youth program and former professional and D1 players who choose to live there it’s always likely they’ll have very talented and well coached players. But like an earlier poster said, a well rounded college team puts together kids from all backgrounds who have both the talent and desire to excel as a team at the college level. The Bulldogs have shown that the last 3 years. They have a bunch of MN kids from up north and the metro, and mix in some gems from *ahem Canada with a team first attitude and they get the job done. Sandelin is a very good coach with a proven system, he deserves all the credit he’s received. It took him 15+ years to get his program to the pinnacle. What he’s done is even more impressive given college hockey has more parity than ever before. Motzko is a great coach with a great system as well, and he’s putting together a strong recruiting stream from diverse hockey backgrounds, which will benefit the Gophers hockey program in the years to come.

The NCHA vs Big 10 debate is valid now, but it’s my opinion that the Big 10 will surpass the NCHA as premier college hockey conference over the next decade.
I just don’t see any evidence (at least currently) that the BIG will surpass the NCHC any time over the next decade. They may pull even, but surpass, I just don’t see it. What NCHC teams have in common is that for at least 6-8 (and especially the top 4) Hockey is their #1 sport. As for some BIG schools (Gopher & Bucky excluded) it’s sport number 4-5-6😉 One of the reasons UMD is so good is how truely tight knit & close their players are. All 20-25 buy into the style they play, especially during the playoffs. Nobody puts themselves ahead of the TEAM, whether you’re a 1st Round NHL draft pick or a 3 year NAHL player (before arriving on campus). They don’t cheat offensively, everyone plays a 200’ game & their upperclassmen & leaders find a way come up big when it counts 👍
You are right on with much of this... The Gopher hockey players were at the top of the pecking order in the 1990's when I was living near campus... Even the football and basketball players seemed to acknowledge this at parties and bars.. Now it sounds like they get about as much acknowledgement as a chess club would around campus. Lots has changed... They're treated like rock stars at UMD, NorthDakota, etc.

I could definitely understand the draw to Wisconsin with their game attendance and party scene campus..

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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by WestMetro » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:01 pm

Badgers having attendance decline also

https://www.google.com/amp/s/madison.co ... 5.amp.html

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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by Slap Shot » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:28 am

yesiplayedhockey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:07 pm
Since the Big Ten was formed, they've only had two teams make it to the finals...Minnesota in 2014 and Notre Dame 2018..Both teams lost

NCHC - 4 National Champions since the Big Ten was formed

So right now it's pretty clear who's winning the race

Money can buy a lot of things but apparently not college hockey championships
So you're posting to yourself. Got it.

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Re: State of Hockey's Team

Post by hockey59 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:46 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:28 am
yesiplayedhockey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:07 pm
Since the Big Ten was formed, they've only had two teams make it to the finals...Minnesota in 2014 and Notre Dame 2018..Both teams lost

NCHC - 4 National Champions since the Big Ten was formed

So right now it's pretty clear who's winning the race

Money can buy a lot of things but apparently not college hockey championships
So you're posting to yourself. Got it.
The first 3 statements are...facts. The 4th is speculation :lol:

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