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John W.

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  1. 2018 Season

    So tell me....I want to know...where should I respond to be critical of hockey and coach Hak....?? I did mention FB which is why I responded here... let eat me know the appropriate spot....and I'll happily attack arrogance there!!!!
  2. 2018 Season

    This site is so funny....programs and coaches are open to criticism....which is good....with the exception of the 'holy grail' of UND sports....hockey....I've been temporarily suspended and threatened with banishment for speaking critical of that program and speaking Ill of 'the baby jesus '...(small J)...his highness David Hakstol... the name of the site tells all....if truly supportive of UND...should want to drop reference to it and unify ALL behind the new UND moniker and symbol...that old name 'ain't ever coming back' Two area programs overly riddled with arrogance, self indulgence and self import....NDSU football and UND hockey...
  3. The NFL tried to address the 'National Anthem' issue but did not....they created too much 'wiggle room' and left much open to interpretation... Maybe the solution is to eliminate that tradition....after all ...it has NOT always been the norm....playing of the anthem originated around the time of WW I to show support and was not universally installed, even then...I, as a veteran, take offenses at the anthem played at UND sports venues with the ending, considered 'cute' by some, as bring disrespectful to our 'brave' veterans who served...I've attended sports events in many states and not heard the anthem varied as at UND events....
  4. Sounds like, like Engelstad family and their foundation has moved past the ' nickname/logo' issue..good for them. Now if the Herald and other 'Fighting Susie sniffers' could do the same,,..and pull in one direction for UND!!!!
  5. The healing process would be further advanced if this 'site' would change it's name!!!!!
  6. Waaa...waa...."Fighting Susie" name will pass in time....just like GFC's "Redskins Forever" signs, chants and shirts....just selfish bigots who lost their 'cool logo'....they're thinking only of themselves and not about respecting a 'people or culture'...Most have never talked to a Native American person or visited a 'Rez'...that may open their eyes about 'respect'....besides respect is in the eyes of the 'receiver' and not the 'giver'... Fighting Susie's may be masking some hidden personal 'issue'....there are more important things of which to concern one's time...take a breath and chill!!!
  7. Sandy?

    your blog name tells it all!!!!!
  8. Sandy?

    A blend of 'studs' and 'grinders'.....Hockey recruiting has evolved into those categories....and Sandelin has seemingly perfected the blend....'Studs' in both college hockey and BB...come in for 1 or 2 years...don't care about any tradition...but just development and exposure for themselves...and move on to the next level.......it's the merging of these guys with 'grinders' like the kid from Minto and from Warroad, (both @ UMD) who are just happy for the opportunity to play and will put out effort every shift.... The successful coach/staff has got to reach that 'blend' in recruiting....
  9. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Oh, but I am.....Gophers, UMD, St. Cloud, Mankato all in the mix for MNotans....just like most GFC, RR kids would prefer playing for UND if offered.....
  10. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Going to,be an interesting final....someone asked 'what would it take to get Sandelin back to UND?'.....start with 500K/year....other than being an alum, why would he want to? Area talent pool much better/deeper in Duluth than GF...For most MN kids, UND is 4th/5th fav team...(Poolmsn's exceptions as their dad works within the UND program) GO DAWGS....(drive the haters crazy)
  11. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Haters still venting.....Go Dawgs....OBW....I'm not trolling....I'm a UND athletic donor....have FB season tickets....had...operative 'had'....hockey season tickets......but "Let's go Susies" chants got to me....FB, VB and BB pretty much embracing the name/logo change....Wonder what the graduation rates are for the top athletic programs at UND....most DI schools keep track of that...and some even have incentives in coaches contracts for high graduation rates....I can guess which program would be lowest at UND....and that's not reflective of student athletes as many hockey players are stashed by NHL at colleges until needed by the pro team who has their 'rights'.... Enjoy the 'Frozen Four'...about 18 in my family going to be there....from various states....but all born in upper Midwest....
  12. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    "Go Dawgs"....been enjoying Matt Wellens articles on UMD this week....great beat writer for the Duluth. News Tribune....covers UMD hockey as well as St. Scholastica and UW -Suoerior plus high school hockey....a hockey journalist WITH a future.... (I know it's hard for 'haters' to give props...but take a deep breath and enjoy!!!!)
  13. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Name calling makes the 'immature and insecure' feel better...let's see....what are you insecure about....I can only guess....!!!!
  14. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Coach Sandelin getting his 'props' and probably will be collegiate coach of the year...interesting article on how his staff 'keeps' the talent pipeline full....Contrary to some posts....NCAA 'ice' hockey Frozen Four is sold out...of course some of those tickets are available....always are..as folks whose teams don't make it offer them up...
  15. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    Gopherhole also said the BIG would never take the likes of 'Mankato, St. Cloud, or UND'...nothing to do with hockey competitiveness....but 'status and prestige' of the BIG, academics and research related....
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