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3 minutes ago, moser53 said:

The schools with the big endowments will win more times than not. They have the money to treat the athletes like royalty.

So how do you explain our 8 NCAA titles?

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6 minutes ago, siouxforce19 said:

Well, it’s easy to have Hockey be king when at least 3 of the 8 schools in your conference don’t have football... 

I don't care what the reasons are. I just love the concept and make-up of the NCHC.

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22 minutes ago, fightingsioux4life said:

No, but I would rather be in a conference where hockey is king and not a red-headed stepchild.

 

18 minutes ago, siouxforce19 said:

Well, it’s easy to have Hockey be king when at least 3 of the 8 schools in your conference don’t have football... 

Well, to be fair, the B1G has 4 schools that don't have football...Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, and Minnesota.  :lol:

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5 minutes ago, MafiaMan said:

 

Well, to be fair, the B1G has 4 schools that don't have football...Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, and Minnesota.  :lol:

Oh your bad. Bad to the bone.

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35 minutes ago, fightingsioux4life said:

I don't care what the reasons are. I just love the concept and make-up of the NCHC.

Just my 2 cents. Big thinkers in Fargo given a chance to rub elbows be in the Big 10 with any sport would say where do we sign. Hurry before they change there mind. Look what there doing to there downtown. Private money tax payer money makes no difference. Do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

I respect your opinion and you may know more about the hockey landscape than I.

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Good discussion here, going to a hockey party, hoping the MN alumni will remember this years PRW Bubble burst as the Duluth heart shot that brought in the MN Misery of Motzko for years to come at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

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13 minutes ago, moser53 said:

Just my 2 cents. Big thinkers in Fargo given a chance to rub elbows be in the Big 10 with any sport would say where do we sign. Hurry before they change there mind. Look what there doing to there downtown. Private money tax payer money makes no difference. Do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

I respect your opinion and you may know more about the hockey landscape than I.

Yeah, I'm (almost) with you.  I don't think being associated with the Big 10 can hurt.  Until you realize that UND's #1 sport is the rest of the conference's #3 sport (if lucky).  And that UND may not have much to say in terms of how the conference goes about its hockey business.  UND in Big 10 hockey is kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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4 minutes ago, Dustin said:

Yeah, I'm (almost) with you.  I don't think being associated with the Big 10 can hurt.  Until you realize that UND's #1 sport is the rest of the conference's #3 sport (if lucky).  And that UND may not have much to say in terms of how the conference goes about its hockey business.  UND in Big 10 hockey is kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

If I had to put $ down.Big 10 will be #1 in hockey sooner than later.

 

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7 minutes ago, Dustin said:

Yeah, I'm (almost) with you.  I don't think being associated with the Big 10 can hurt.  Until you realize that UND's #1 sport is the rest of the conference's #3 sport (if lucky).  And that UND may not have much to say in terms of how the conference goes about its hockey business.  UND in Big 10 hockey is kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Even at #3, the B1G schools still have more fans and more of a financial commitment to hockey than the NCHC schools not located in North Dakota.

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1 hour ago, MafiaMan said:

 

Well, to be fair, the B1G has 4 schools that don't have football...Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, and Minnesota.  :lol:

Illinois and Rutgers are the B1G's FCS teams.

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4 minutes ago, Siouxphan27 said:

15 years from now when you resurrect this thread, we'll see if you were right. 

Are you saying I'm like Pro Wrestling? Fake

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1 hour ago, UNDBIZ said:

Even at #3, the B1G schools still have more fans and more of a financial commitment to hockey than the NCHC schools not located in North Dakota.

Agreed. I say take the opportunity if given. We’d be silly to say no to the big 10, even if we lose some conference clout. 

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On 3/22/2018 at 9:20 AM, MafiaMan said:

In order of who I would like to see win the NCAA tournament, from 16 to 1:

#16:  UMD  -- Remember 2011?  DrunkHockeyGuy needs a second natty about as much as he needs another beer.  No, thanks.

#13:  Notre Dame -- you think @JohnboyND7 is bad NOW?  Just imagine if the Fighting Irish win the NCAA title.

#7:  Michigan -- Mel Pearson's a likeable guy.    

This is not going as I'd hoped...

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3 hours ago, Dustin said:

Yeah, I'm (almost) with you.  I don't think being associated with the Big 10 can hurt.  Until you realize that UND's #1 sport is the rest of the conference's #3 sport (if lucky).  And that UND may not have much to say in terms of how the conference goes about its hockey business.  UND in Big 10 hockey is kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

I'm not sure I agree there. I can't speak for every school, but SCSU and UMD are pretty big on hockey.

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4 minutes ago, Rebel_Sioux said:

I'm not sure I agree there. I can't speak for every school, but SCSU and UMD are pretty big on hockey.

Well, that explains the always sold-out AMSOIL Arena and 3-year waiting list for season tickets up there.  Oh, wait...

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4 minutes ago, Rebel_Sioux said:

I'm not sure I agree there. I can't speak for every school, but SCSU and UMD are pretty big on hockey.

Maybe you misunderstood- I was saying big 10 schools rank hockey as #3. 

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3 hours ago, moser53 said:

If I had to put $ down.Big 10 will be #1 in hockey sooner than later.

 

I agree 

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26 minutes ago, Dustin said:

Maybe you misunderstood- I was saying big 10 schools rank hockey as #3. 

Some might rank it #4 or #5.

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48 minutes ago, Dustin said:

Maybe you misunderstood- I was saying big 10 schools rank hockey as #3. 

Ah. Ok. Well that's probably true then. 

I've met a number of Michigan fans who barely know or care they a team and Gopher fans who think they have been missing the playoffs because "the committee" is biased against them.

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On 3/22/2018 at 9:20 AM, MafiaMan said:

In order of who I would like to see win the NCAA tournament, from 16 to 1:

#16:  UMD  -- Remember 2011?  DrunkHockeyGuy needs a second natty about as much as he needs another beer.  No, thanks.

#13:  Notre Dame -- you think @JohnboyND7 is bad NOW?  Just imagine if the Fighting Irish win the NCAA title.

Worst.  Tournament.  Ever.

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