Our situation is no different than the other traditional powers that haven't made the tournament the last 2 years. Rodents, badgers, BC, BU, ugly helmets are on the same down cycle as UND. I say this will change next year for us. We will have home ice for the NCHC 1st round. St.Cloud, Duluth, Denver all will be depleted with graduation and ED's. We will be better with no ED's and good talent coming in. MM, Guchi, Hain, Weatherby will all be better next year. If Yon, Bowen, Adams and Smith can score a bit more all the better. Defense and goal tending will be very good. Berry will get back some job security next year.