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  1. OgieOgilthorpe

    Pairwise 2018-19

    I hope you're right.
  2. OgieOgilthorpe

    Pairwise 2018-19

    And I agree with the comments on hockey being a crazy game and a game of bounces. I wouldn't be surprised to see UND beat Denver, WMU, Omaha, and CC, I just think it's VERY unlikely for UND to steal one from SCSU or especially UMD. Hockey is just as much about matchups as it is about bounces.
  3. OgieOgilthorpe

    Pairwise 2018-19

    It was like the Natty championship game when UND beat UMD that second night. The first night was like college guys playing against Bantam kids and the 2nd night was a perfect storm for UND to win and they acted like they knew it. That was the 1 win out of 10 tried IMO and I would be flabbergasted if UND beat them again. UMD just matches up perfectly against UND for some reason. UMD was clearly the better team in that game, but I didn't see that at all when UND played Denver or WMU. I'm afraid I'll see that again when they play SCSU though.
  4. OgieOgilthorpe

    Pairwise 2018-19

    Not impossible but a pretty tall order. They'll be lucky to steal one from St. Cloud, I can see a split with Denver, then splitting with WMU in their house will be tough but realistic, then I'd be blown away if they were able to even tie with UMD. Omaha and CC are absolute must sweeps. Throw in ties instead of Ws and their chances shrink even more. My guess is 4--7-1 through this stretch and it'll be win the NCHC tourney or bust.
  5. OgieOgilthorpe

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    I love the idea, I just think it's a long shot unfortunately. Also, there will have to be a little shuffling of teams going A vs AA based off of competitiveness vs size. Grafton and DL certain years would throttle the A class, and some years FN, FSS, WF and WFS would get throttled in AA. As much as I'd like to see Williston and Dickinson in the AA, they just haven't had the teams to prove it in the last 10 years and that also adds to the travel big time.
  6. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    Would ripping on another poster about where they're from count as a demeaning comment then? I'm sharing my opinion about the current state of the UND hockey team and their game last night, just like this thread states. Things aren't going nearly as well as they have in the past so not all opinions are going to be playful and happy. Glad to hear you've been a fan so long
  7. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    Yes it is just an opinion but that's what this site is for. With watching a lot of hockey at all levels, especially this level, I think it's glaringly obvious UND has 3 maybe even 4 guys that flat out don't belong on D1 ice. Nothing personal to them, I'm not angry about it, but I'm just pointing out that those recruits just didn't pan out. They obviously showed success elsewhere, and were showing a good trajectory, but they peaked out before they got to UND. It happens from time to time, but not often does it happen with 3-4 guys all in one season at larger hockey school like UND. Losing that bottom end support and fire power has a bigger effect on teams than most people realize.
  8. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    Oh yes, absolutely! I 100% agree with that. Johnson and Rieger should be sitting at home. But Yon doesn't quite fit the bill at this level either.
  9. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    Keane yes, but Yon and Rieger?!?! Neither of those guys deserve to be on d1 ice let alone at UND IMO. If you're speaking directly at their effort and in turn giving some of the other guys wake up calls by sitting for Yon and Rieger, then I kind of get where you're coming from but still. UND's healthy scratches, extra skaters and even a few regular guys baffle me on how they tricked this coaching staff into thinking they could be quality d1 hockey players.
  10. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    No I thought about mentioning that as well actually. It seemed like UND matched up well with DU, but I still believe DU is on another level with the way they handle other teams that UND couldn't and doesn't. DU has only lost 4 games all season and have stomped on out of conference opponents all year long. They also swept WMU pretty easily which is the opposite of what UND did against them. But yes, I do like UND's chances against DU because UND seems to handle that playing style a lot better than teams like UMD and WMU. I think SCSU plays a comparable style to DU, but even faster, but that might give UND a fighting chance against them. I still can't wait for SCSU to blow it in March!
  11. OgieOgilthorpe

    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    UND beat a poor team last night. A win is a win, but SCSU, UMD and DU seem to be on an entirely different level than UND, Omaha, Miami and CC. Seems like WMU is stuck somewhere in the middle. Either way, I'm glad to see UND is showing some fight and showing that they actually care and can produce some goals even against a poor team (finally), but the overall skill set just isn't there. I'm prepared for them to go .500 through this last stretch of NCHC play, which should be considered a win for this team. As long as the gophers and both Boston teams miss the tourney I'll be able to calm myself until next season. Who would trade ND native Casey Johnson for Mason Morelli? Tough miss on him While we're at it, who would trade ND native Casey Johnson for: Jared Spooner- Mankato? Me Jon Lizotte- SCSU? Me Jacob Benson- SCSU? Me Cody Haiskanen- Cornell? Me Alec Rauhauser- Bowling Green? Me
  12. OgieOgilthorpe

    Pairwise 2018-19

    The winning 10 out of 14 win or die estimate has to be taken with a grain of salt. Losses to top ranked teams like UMD, DU and SCSU are inevitable, but those won't hurt UND's PWR much at all. As long as they can make sure to win out against Omaha and CC then I bet they won't actually need all 10 wins to be on the right side of the bubble. The crazy stuff that can go on outside of their control can also make for some pretty heavy swings to throw everything off.
  13. OgieOgilthorpe

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Sarcasm? Splitting 2 schools into 3 is going to make things even worse. Never seen the West look this weak before? There have been many seasons in a row where the East has swept the west in easy fashion, at least this season Century should battle with the #4 east team. I think the East has swept more often than not. I am very very disappointed in Minot. With a school that size, and a traditionally decent hockey town, how are they producing and performing so poorly?! I had high hopes for them and Dickinson and they are not showing up at all so far.
  14. OgieOgilthorpe

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Watch, Chris Wilkie will score a hatty this weekend.
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