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  1. I am looking for 4 tickets for both nights February 9-10 for Colorado College.
  2. New Offsides review rule

    Is this a new rule implemented this year? I thought it was just a suggestion to the rules committee as this isn't a rule change year. The rules can only be changed next year or am I mistaken?
  3. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Man I would love for the younger more talented brother to commit somewhere else to see if Wisconsin would keep this commitment.
  4. NORTH DAKOTA @ Denver

    I don't know what others think but I think Yon has looked good the games he has been in. He looks quick and confident with the puck. I know this won't be a popular opinion on here since most are big Smith fans but I would put Yon with JJ and Hoff before Smith.
  5. NORTH DAKOTA @ uw

    Not going to happen. This same question was always brought up with Genoway in him playing forward. Some player's offensive instincts and abilities are much better served from the back-end. Just because you're an offensive minded d-man doesn't necessarily mean you would make a good forward.
  6. former players

    He can be sent to the AHL whenever they want as he's on an entry level two way contract. I believe it's major junior guys at a certain age that can only play NHL or get sent back to junior. This is where you see teams give a CHL kid basically a ten game tryout before sending them back to the CHL as that's the limit after that they have to play in the NHL.
  7. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Manitoba - Saturday Gameday

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jones much on here. I thought he may have been the most impressive forward out there. He seemed to be everywhere with a never ending motor. I really liked his play.
  8. University of North Dakota Hockey 2017-18 Season

    I don't think a volunteer position is getting anyone to retire from their playing career. It has to be a convenience for someone like it was for Goehring who was living in GF and working in another field who had the time and desire to help out the program.
  9. University of North Dakota Hockey 2017-18 Season

    I've said it before but I think center is the biggest question mark on this team. Gardner is definitely playing center but he is not a guy that should be centering our top scoring line but he may have to out of necessity. I see Gardner, Hoff, Bowen, Simo, Jones as our natural centers to start the year. Not sure on Kawaguchi but it would be nice if he could play center as he could fit in on a scoring line. I think this shows that we are going to need a guy like Hoff to really step up and be a top two line center.
  10. 2017-2018 College Hockey (Non-UND Hockey)

    At Minnesota. It will be interesting to see if he can carry that over to Northern. Not likely.
  11. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    This is off the top of my head so I'm sure missing some (probably a bunch): Quinn Fylling (was the first I believe), Matt Greene, Kristo, Grimaldi, Forbort, Gersich, Ausmus, Thompson, Mattson, Cichy, Jones. De-commits, Miller, Matteau, Koules, theres more I can't think of I'm sure.
  12. Early departures 2017

    I would rank a guy who left the same year as a much worse decision in Hextall.
  13. University of North Dakota Hockey 2017-18 Season

    But I think we are really fragile up the middle. Losing Jost really hurts up the middle. Gardner will never be the #1 center. He is a good fit centering a second line with some more power forward type wingers but isn't fit to center a top line with a guy like Gersich on his wing. Not sure who fits that top center role as of now but hopefully Hoff can be that guy. As has been said, it looks like a scoring/forward by committee/depth type squad next year with no superstars (although Gersich very well could be I just worry with no legit #1 center to play with).
  14. University of North Dakota Hockey 2017-18 Season

    Totally agree with you here. He is most valuable on the back end creating offense. He obviously needs to improve on the defensive side of the puck but he is most valuable back there. Some players are just better on the back-end than at forward. Not all offensively gifted players need to be forwards. Chay Genoway and Mike Reilly are two perfect examples. Much better at creating offense from the back-end than at forward.
  15. NCHC Frozen Faceoff - Xcel Energy Center

    Also high school hockey can take away from attendance with Hermantown, Duluth East, Duluth Marshal and Cloquet all in the area.