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  1. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    When I see the word “chippa” I cringe and feel like I’m in Jersey or Mattapan. I’ll stick with “chip”. Recruit at the highest level possible,, some will turn into 3-4 year players. Imho and fwiw, the chip vs grinder label when it comes to recruiting isn’t even a thing in ncaa hockey because of all the options these kids have. “Best available” is a thing. My last comment on that. It’s impressive every time BB signs one of these guys and hats off to him. The staff has to develop them but it’s good to start with highest quality clay. The future looks bright. Happy Friday
  2. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Great get. Well done Berry and Co "Proud to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey at the University of North Dakota," "Thank you to all my friends, family and past coaches for helping me this far #gohawks." http://inforum.com/sports/hockey/4482730-und-hockey-lands-no-1-ushl-draft-choice
  3. CarpeRemote

    Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Since I live 1000 miles away I get to 1-2 games per year so I’ve never seen the entire REA. I’m a big believer in blink moments; what exactly does a prospective recruit see when he is introduced to the facility other than the obvious such as the view from the seats. I guess I’m thinking more about trophy displays, photos, history, training facilities, player lounge...all the things that at first impression make it clear to them and parents this is the place they want to be. Thanks in advance.
  4. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Welcome aboard Mr. Stratton. Well done coach Berry. Impressive get, he should be a game ready player when he hits the ice.
  5. CarpeRemote

    What do you think of the logo now??

    Yet still caused such a negative reaction.
  6. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I had that one coming. After I hit submit I realized it and knew I’d catch a comment or two, but didn’t bother to come back to edit. Can’t get away with anything these days.
  7. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I’ve never ever heard someone argue that a team should pass up on the highest rated players (except for character issues). If Chicago University performed a 40 year back-tested statistical study to prove it was a valid strategy there would probably be a Nobel Prize in there somewhere. I will grant that the one-and-done may complicate the graph but probably not much. That being said, this looks like a pretty good class on it’s way. Right now my favorite grinder is Berry, keep it up coach.
  8. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Am I misunderstanding, or are we saying it’s a good idea to intentionally recruit some less talented players over high-end talent? I’ve passionately followed recruiting and seen the results for decades. There are exceptions to everything but elite programs intentionally going after mid-level players is a new concept to me. Some former mid-lower tier programs like Ohio State used to ignore Minnesota kids in exchange for grinders from Dublin Ohio. But not anymore, they have several kids from Minnesota, and countries like Canada, Ukraine, Germany, and New Jersey With an 85 man football roster it’s not unusual for the blue bloods to scholarship one legacy player and one or two 3-4th yr proven walk-ones. But hockey and BB don’t have much room for an average year. Maybe I’m wrong
  9. CarpeRemote

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    My motto has been when there are money issues the easiest answer is “make more money”. The Big 10 is handing out 51,000,000 per team their year. I don’t know what the issues would be but joining their hockey conference would give us a piece of that pie. Right now we are a commodity.
  10. CarpeRemote

    UND to cut women's hockey

    I hated to see the program cut simply because as a grad who has lived over 1000 miles out of state for decades I know that UND’s identity is hockey. Despite attendance etc it was a big loss in the big picture. But, everything has to be paid for and until there is a way to do that it can’t and shouldn’t survive. (Does that apply to football? I’m not informed enough about it’s relationship to donations, ancillary income, and conference requirements to comment) I held out hope it would find its way back via thinking outside the box to fund it, not by ex-players taking the easiest way out and hiring a self agrandizing SJW to ram it down everyone’s throat and forcing other people to pay enough to feed a third world country without making their own concerted effort. I really hoped it would come back, but not this way. Hopefully the suit gets tossed in a summary judgement and we start again on the right foot.
  11. CarpeRemote

    Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Spot on. Top programs go after the best and go hard. A great staff considers recruiting as competitive as the games.
  12. CarpeRemote

    Grand Forks Economy

    Probably because libraries are even more obsolete than malls. Shelves of books are medieval technology. Libraries now are glorified meeting spaces, study halls, and a place to make copies Nobody makes libraries anymore, they just downsize or close them. If I don’t want to buy a kindle book I download it directly from the library onto my desktop, laptop, notebook, or kindle. They don’t even need to buy a hard copy to lend it out. And google search gives more info than every magazine in a library in seconds The entire Harvard library could be in a large room with computers, scanners, and a handful of IT employees and librarians. I’ve seen gov’t offices successfully rent mall space. Tax office, DMV, gun licenses, special offices of police force, early voting, etc
  13. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Absolutely no offense intended but that’s what blue chips do. There’s a lot of guys who go all-out 60 minutes; if they don’t that’s on the coaches and staff. But you can’t coach speed, instinct, past training, or natural athleticism. Congrats to the staff on this one, keep em’ coming.
  14. CarpeRemote

    Destination hockey

    I’d prefer we play these games in high school hockey hotbeds and use the game as a recruiting tool. Host recruits etc. But I have to agree that Nashville is a great town and well worth the trip for fans. Like a little Las Vegas. I’d never give a B10 program like PSU who is now focusing on hockey and backing it with cash the ability to tell recruits they get games and opponents like this.
  15. CarpeRemote

    What do you think of the logo now??

    I have to admit that when I see it next to the others it looks really good