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  1. 11 points
    The Clive George injury hurt a lot, too. Another player that could of survived by knowing his limits and role within the team. Clive could gut a team deep or with any open space......leave the tough yards for the RB's. I think Cam was a freak accident. And of course Conner Wentz had his cheap shot of a lifetime on another safety, 3rd game of the year, Zach Arnell. Thanks Conner!!
  2. 7 points
    I hate to hear about injuries and especially career ending. I need to continually be reminded of the commitment and sacrifices college athletes make for the good of us fans and the University
  3. 6 points
    I always start by looking back to last year, the final numbers being 5th in the NCHC and 20th in the pairwise. Not where any of us hoped they'd be, but honestly, not that far off from being a tournament team. As annoying as it is to play what ifs, they were one win against Western at home on Friday night of finishing 3rd in the NCHC. Goalies: Scheel: Real deal, very impressive Freshman season. His Save % was solid at .911, given the limited amount of shots that were usually given up, that will give the team a chance to win a lot of games. His so technically sound, doesn't give up bad goals, always in the right position. Thome: Although his numbers took a hit from his Freshman year, he was very good when Scheel went down at the end of the year. Unlike his Freshman year and the start of his Sophomore campaign, he looked very comfortable, more structurally sound at the end of the year. Rebounds were much better. Overall, a very good one / two punch in net. These two are a strength of the team. No worries in net. Defense: I like to use a term "pop" when it comes to a player taking a large step. Some never do, others do at different times. Kierstad did it last year, his game took a gigantic step. Guy like Poolman never really had his, but was really good right away his Freshman year. This was such a solid unit last year and I honestly believe when looking at the college hockey landscape, that they will be one of the best this year. When comparing to a unit like Duluth, I don't think they have any guys that will pop this year. That's not necessarily a bad thing, they had the best and will likely have one of the best units again. What UND has is an incredible Top End players and more importantly Top End Depth. Guys like JBD and JT given their pedigree and age are guys that most likely will "pop" this year. They'll be able to mix and match what I consider two true top end pairings between Poolman, Kierstad, JBD, JT and Bast. Peski is also very solid and will be the 6th guy. I'm hoping Frisch will be the 7th guy that will play most games. This defense will be so much fun to watch this year. If you look at Goaltending / Defense as one unit, I think they are a sure fire Top 5 combined unit next year. Forwards: This unit overall was terrible last year, but I think that will change this year. Michaud is such a unique case that we aren't used to. Getting a grad transfer that is a proven Top 6 guy in the NCHC, possibly CC's best forward at the end of the year. It's rare that you can bring someone in that can basically cancel the loss of Jones. Jones (1st line Center) / Michaud (1st line Center) Gardner (2nd Line center / 3rd line center talent) / Pinto (2nd Line Center talent (as Freshman) Hoff (Role player) / Blaisdell (Top 6 Forward) JJ (Didn't player 2nd half) / Caulfield (3rd Line Forward) The infusion of talent definitely outweighs what was lost last year. We're already starting out with a more talented roster. Then I look at guys that return. Kawaguchi, we know what to expect, leading scorer last year. Mismash, was injured the 2nd half of the year, being fully healthy is a Top line guy. Weatherby / Adams have talent and can't possibly have point production as low, could both pop. Mismash / Pinto / Kawaguchi -- Put Pinto with two upperclassman Blaisdell / Michaud / Adams -- Senior in the middle of two talented players Caulfield / Weatherby / Hain Smith / Senden / Bowen I like that forward lineup and forward group. Overall: This team will be back in the NCAAs this year, not only that, I think they have a very high ceiling this year. I really, really like this team.
  4. 6 points
    Pretty sure it was sarcasm from Wilbur in reference to some of the southern lurkers on this site.
  5. 4 points
    Heck, why not keep the Senden, Hein, Smith line in tact? They seemed effective last year.
  6. 4 points
    Have you even siouxsports.comed?
  7. 4 points
    SI article that Johnson committed suicide. Horribly sad and happens way too often. If you need help call the national suicide prevention lifeline. 1-800-273-8255
  8. 4 points
    It's official. Mid July has rolled around and I am now antsy for some football!
  9. 3 points
    I can’t wait to see the new offense that actually utilizes the big talent we have on the roster. I have a feeling seeing this offense will make me pissed we stuck with Rudolph way too long.
  10. 3 points
    Call me spoiled but I expect that every year.
  11. 3 points
    Until we get more interstate exchanges building will be slow should be at least 3 new ones between grand forks and Thompson seems fargo has one very mile on 94 and more on 29
  12. 3 points
    Agreed. Not going to pay to have my intelligence insulted by the likes of McFeely, Zaleski, and Shaw.
  13. 3 points
    This was a missed opportunity to dig into a conference change conspiracy theory. "Did anyone else notice that the NCHC school banners are down? This has to mean we're joining the B1G right???"
  14. 3 points
    Fear not; we will not exploit your youth and inexperience.
  15. 2 points
    Thorpe did a great job holding the fort.
  16. 2 points
    Not all have store fronts or actually physically expand. Off the top of my head currently under construction are a new church, ironhide equipment, simplot expansion, new plant by CHS on 42nd, New strip mall on South Washington. Im sure theres more than that this year in GF. Lots of industrial businesses that aren't on main thoroughfares or get articles in the newspaper.
  17. 2 points
    The only reason I'd break that line up is to give Hain a look in a top 6-9 role. I think he could be a heck of a college hockey player, I'd give him a chance to produce offensively. If he's not keeping up, you know you could move him back down and that line is tough to play against.
  18. 2 points
    This is a great article about Quinn that was written last November. 4th on team in tackles while also rushing for almost 1000 yards, and he can also long snap. Played linebacker along side NDSU's Luke Weerts and a Northwestern commit. https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/sports/ct-abn-spt-football-batavia-quinn-urwiler-st-1128-story.html
  19. 2 points
    I think the solution to not being able to put the puck in the net is simple. In the intro to Through These Doors you see a player one-timing a shot right into the middle of the net. Had there been a goalie the puck would have hit him square in the chest (sound familiar?). So they need to edit that intro and show a player hitting a corner. Guaranteed increase of at least 1.5 goals per game. You're welcome.
  20. 2 points
    Probably the wrong thread, but as far as player numbers go I'm hoping that this is the last year that #9 is worn.
  21. 2 points
    Looks like we have a roster set. Glad to see no one else leaving. Good stuff. We're getting closer, ladies and gents!
  22. 2 points
    I'd have to assume he likes getting paid for his work.
  23. 2 points
    I heard the 8th member of the new WCHA, but must bring back women's hockey to join.
  24. 2 points
    Take 2: Other schools banner threads are considerably shorter. Lookin at you UMtc...
  25. 2 points
    I can't believe we have an 8-page thread about banners. Not saying good or bad, just interesting
  26. 2 points
    For sure. I'd like to see some Naturdays too added.
  27. 2 points
    150 years of college football. Across all of the NCAA D1 at least.
  28. 2 points
    Good timing on not having having a conference patch this year. The 150 patch looks great!
  29. 2 points
    Wow, I guess I better start preparing the obituary for Grand Forks. Easy Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. Grand Forks is growing, not shrinking. I have lived here for over 40 years and traffic is worse than I can ever remember. And all those apartments and town homes going up on the south side are not being built for ghosts. Slow but steady growth is better than explosive growth. This was a great place to grow up, a great place to get an education and it is still a great place to live.
  30. 2 points
    Man, you guys are old lol.
  31. 2 points
    Guessing this hasn't been posted yet because it only has 10 views
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  34. 1 point
    Great write up. I appreciate the effort put into this.
  35. 1 point
    Stand by above comment..... They have got to make a move.....goodness they have got to make a move.
  36. 1 point
    Freund is bringing in a lot of QBs to our camps from throughout the country: Kamal Gray @kamal_gray10 I hit the northwest today to work with @dfreund7 I really liked the energy there and the school other than all the mosquitos! felt good out there today tho only kid from PA @UNDFBRecruiting @UNDfootball Hopefully, we will learn of some commitments soon!
  37. 1 point
    Definitely. I'm just very hopeful this season, particularly.
  38. 1 point
    That will be the new location for Iron Hide Equipment, the Bobcat dealer on gateway Drive
  39. 1 point
    Lots more f UND caps at the twins game tonight
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  42. 1 point
    I resemble that remark....
  43. 1 point
    Are new people moving to the developments in south Grand Forks or is the population just shifting from the north end?
  44. 1 point
    On Ray Richards Golf Course.
  45. 1 point
    I am just confused where the retractable roof stadium will go?
  46. 1 point
    Softball field/stadium? Pretty luxurious/impressive, if so. That would be a lot money to put into a sport that doesn't draw anybody.
  47. 1 point
    Since results aren't public, can you with 100% certainty say there wasn't more than one failed test? Plenty of plausible reasons for a positive test to not be noticed. Hell, the Forum guys barely caught that a starter missed the championship game even though a ton of people knew almost a week before the game.
  48. 1 point
    Mary Holz-Clause, Ph.D., began her tenure as chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston on June 30, 2017. She is behind this recommendation and is forming the local hockey committee. She would be willing to hire a hockey coach/s this fall, when/if to field a team/s would be on the committee's table. This post is from another SS thread back in May. The Committee recently agreed to hire a coach.
  49. 1 point
    I have trouble arguing against any of those three statements.
  50. 1 point
    If it happens, UMC should schedule on opposite weekends that UND does. Imagine that Grand Forks and surrounding areas could provide a good number of spectators to see former WCHA teams. UND home weekends would probably result in very low attendance.
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