John W.

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  1. Chicagoland is deep in talen.......and those kids get "cold weather ".....the cold winter wind coming off Lake Michigan....is much worse than a North Dakota winter.....so no shock there!!!!
  2. You've said that well, UND1.....that's what I missed about UND M hockey,,when Blaise left....it went from being fun...with a touch of humility....to 'arrogance..and it's all about me' with the subsequent regime....(one who could never win the big one....never has ... as a player or coach....and never will....the 'ice may be getting thin in Philly)
  3. 7 Gophers, former or current, named to US National Women's Team......out of 23 selected....almost 1/3 of total.... Glad to see many UND players and recruits have found new homes....Cutting a sport at one small school does not mean the "Death Knell" for the sport...
  4. Dear "Management"....Thx for the answer on the site name...it was an honest inquiry...With regard to trolling....I find this site the most informative about UND sports...my honest opinion is that I don't like the direction UND hockey has taken after Dean left....how is that different from the "Fire Brian Jones" thread or the rants against Muss.... Those individuals have a right to express their opinions, just as I should be granted the opportunity to express my opinion about the Hak regime.... Private enterprise has a right to stifle free speech....but that is kind of the antithesis of what forums/blogs are intended to provide...open discourse of opinions!!!!
  5. No...Blackheart....I don't hide behind any pseudonym....been known by my real name...John....for my 70 years on this earth...and unlike several on this post...'never lived in my mom's basement'....and sponged.......been supporting myself/wife/family all my life...and done real well....at it.... Enjoying Fighting Hawk M/W BB and Football now....life is good......not tormented by the past....as some who hold on......
  6. Love this site....check it several times per day to learn "all things" UND sports...this is the only hockey related link I check, some days there is nothing other than hockey threads here....tho.... Glad to see the consencus is a) women's hockey @ UND is dead , and b) the Fighting Sioux nick name/logo ain't ever coming back.... I used to follow UND hockey under Geno and Dean, but then Hak spoiled it for me in spite of all his National Championships....no wait..!!!!!!! Honest Q....when will this site change name?????
  7. The recent news from college hockey about lack of neutral site applications for regionals...makes ESPN"s point....that at the collegiate level, they....and the vast majority of the US....doesn't care about hockey.!!!!....."put lipstick on a pig....it's still a pig"....the "puck sniffers" following UND hockey can't grasp that!!!!
  8. Agree with Eric P Nelson....way cool!!!!
  9. The vocal 'minority' of what is known as the hockey culture cannot embrace or accept the reality of the cutting of WH or the new 'nickname/logo'......or the fact that, nationally, ice hockey is no longer in the 'Big 4' of US sports in popularity!!!! What is it now, 7,8, maybe 9?
  10. still......have an arena with the Ridder name attached....ND taxpayers then should 'pony up' to support the deficits in all phases of state government....is that your point???
  11. Lead story on Gophersports.com "10 current or former Gophers bring home medals....6 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze..." its all about recruiting and commitment...Lady Gophers have their own arena, donated by Mrs. Ridder of St. Paul...of the Knight-Ridder publishing family....comparing the commitment to women's hockey between UND and Minnesota...is like the proverbial 'apples/oranges'
  12. Called it.....Dawg-Denver final.....NCHC commish lovin' this!!!!.....I have relatives who are relatives with Keith Ballard's family...no blood to me.....They are true and true Gopher fans from northern MN....have followed college hockey for at least 50 years.....Have told stories about the 'cheap shots' taken by UND...It's all in the eyes of the beholder.... Get over it...and enjoy the game on Saturday....may the best (luckiest) team win!!!!
  13. Dawgs-Pioneer final...good for the NCHC.... Flopping, spearing, diving is a part of all college team cultures...True also for UND going back to the days of Gino...some of you need to get off your 'high horses' re: UMD-a couple weeks ago!!!!
  14. Slight diversion from the 'x-o' talk....pulling for the "Dogs" on Monday night and then for the "Dawgs" at the Frozen Four"..., woof woof !!!!!
  15. Women's National Team...10 current and former Gophers on the team. 6 for US, 2 for Canada and 2 for Finland...that tells you a big reason for the demise of UND women's hockey....recruiting...recruiting...recruiting...!!!!