Dave Berger

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  1. From SI.com: USA Hockey strikes deal with women's national team Discuss. Dave
  2. Matheson Iacopelli to the Blackhawks Discuss. Dave
  3. Kind of the other way around... 2012 WCHA Final Five highlights Discuss. Dave
  4. NCAA West Regional Preview: North Dakota vs. Boston University Discuss. Dave
  5. Thank you, Simone.
  6. Agreed. On Saturday night, that blocker side was all weak. Dave
  7. NCHC Frozen Faceoff Preview: North Dakota vs. Denver Discuss. Dave
  8. Yes, I think he would have two goals this season. Dave
  9. I'm assuming you're referring to this, from my weekend preview: The newly-minted Fighting Hawks from the University of North Dakota fared much better in the postseason, defeating Northeastern (the nation’s hottest team), Michigan (featuring the nation’s best line), Denver (a bitter conference rival), and Quinnipiac (the nation’s best team) to hoist the program’s eighth national title. In the four games of the NCAA tournament, UND downed their opponents by a combined score of 18-7. I agree with you that Caggiula, Boeser, and Schmaltz were better than Kyle Connor, JT Compher, and Tyler Motte, especially when it mattered most. But the numbers are eye-popping, even when you consider that coming into their playoff matchup, Michigan's strength of schedule was in the middle of the pack (30th of 60 teams according to KRACH; by comparison, UND had played the 11th most difficult slate of games) and the worst of any tournament team not named Ferris State or RIT. Coming in to the NCAA tourney, Red Berenson’s squad had played only three games against the field, splitting a pair with Boston University (2-3 L, 4-2 W) in November and defeating Ferris State University 5-2 in February. Despite all of that, one can't argue that the national media was focused on the CCM line. Here's what I wrote in that game preview: The Fighting Hawks and Wolverines also boast the top two lines and the top two rookies in all of college hockey. Michigan’s Kyle Connor (35-35-70) is the nation’s Rookie of the Year and the prohibitive favorite to win the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. UND’s Brock Boeser (26-28-54) is second in the country in scoring among freshmen. Red Berenson’s ‘CCM’ line of Connor, JT Compher (14-47-61), and Tyler Motte (32-25-57) has scored more goals than nine other college hockey teams this season. North Dakota’s ‘CBS’ line has Boeser paired with Drake Caggiula (20-25-45) and Nick Schmaltz (10-34-44). But I have to give you credit: you typed seven characters and got me to write an additional 300 words on a Friday afternoon (on top of the 2700 that I've already cranked out today). Cheers! Dave
  10. My apologies, but I calls 'em as I sees 'em. Cheers and safe travels! Dave
  11. NCHC Playoff Preview: North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State Discuss. Dave
  12. NCHC Playoff Preview: North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State Discuss. Dave
  13. Yes, that's correct. And this weekend's games are not included in the student season tickets for that reason, opening up five (or six?) extra sections of seats. Dave
  14. The First-Round Playoff Series: Why Is It So Difficult To Sweep? Discuss. Dave
  15. I will do my best. I've got 3-2 UND tomorrow night as well. Dave