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NCHC Frozen Faceoff - Target Center

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16 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

So if Denver, UMD, St Cloud State, and North Dakota were all in the NCHC Frozen Face-Off at the Xcel Energy Center, it wouldn't be quite the same because the jersey patches say NCHC on them instead of WCHA?  There were several years of no Gophers at the Final Five and the tournament didn't miss a beat.  

I don't think so. The landscape of the conference realignment has changed so much that a venue change wouldn't do much for attendance. If they bring it to the Xcel, are we automatically going to get an extra 4-5000 fans? Very doubtful.  A lot of these teams need time to develop a good rivalry between them before the NCHC takes off. I also believe that the NCHC wants to be known for their OWN tournament, not be known as a spin-off of the WCHA.

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24 minutes ago, dagies said:

Including the annoying jerks that showed up drunk near us, year after year.

Not everyone can hold their drink as well as you!  :0

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18 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

Is it possible that UMD and SCSU fans - and the two Denver fans who made the trip to the X every year - are as unhappy with Target Center as some of us?  :huh:

The UMD and SCSU fans must really hate Scheels arena too because neither fan base sold out their allotment each year. 

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12 hours ago, Snake said:

As much as it pains me to say it....you can't ignore the contribution the Gopher fans made toward the atmosphere of the tourney. A good chunk of them still showed up even though their team wasn't there.

Or more importantly the Wisconsin fans.  Far more atmosphere creating than Gopher fans.  The cratering of their program hasn't helped the dismal showings at the Big Ten tourney.

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On 5/25/2017 at 10:40 AM, Siouxman said:

Not everyone can hold their drink as well as you!  :0

No gopher fan has had training with buck pitchers at the Spud.

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22 hours ago, dagies said:

No gopher fan has had training with buck pitchers at the Spud.

i was going to say 1.50 pitchers at the DownUnder

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