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  1. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    QFT, expect for the number of opposing fans when UND is there. As Mafia said, UND definitely gets a couple thousand fans into Mariucci.
  2. HockeyFan31

    Pairwise 2018-19

    They have a handful of losses to bottom ten in the PWR teams, not unlike UND losing to Canisius or Minnesota's losses to St Lawrence and Ferris St. So while Bowling Green has beaten some good teams this year, I have to imagine those bad losses are dragging them down a bit. I agree, though, that it's hard to believe a team with single digit losses out of any conference would be on the bubble.
  3. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    I don't think including it in season tickets would have been the difference between a sellout and the abomination that was seen at Mariucci on Friday and Saturday. Like I said though, you may have guilted a few more people into showing up and/or had more people selling off for cheap or just straight up giving their season tickets away for whatever reason. Either way I don't think it would have been that bad. Still wouldn't have been great, that's for sure. I don't disagree with your point, but those Michigan St games were regular season games. Those "attendance" numbers are likely tickets sold, not actual butts in seats. Those games were (obviously) definitely included in season tickets and I'm guessing a fair amount of those tickets went unused that weekend. I also don't disagree that they are probably quite a few fair weather Gopher fans. But I think we can all agree that Gopher fans have a lot more entertainment options in the MSP area than UND fans do in Grand Forks.
  4. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    I could be wrong but I think they are arguing that the U is not really willing to change much because they are technically selling 8000+ tickets. I don't think anyone is excusing the fans for not showing up, anyone with eyes can watch games on TV and see there aren't actually 8k people at Gopher games. Fans not sowing up is a completely different discussion IMO. I think people are just pointing out that the U is making their money on tickets sold and don't seem to want to change the perception of the program and the atmosphere in the arena. Instead they are just laughing all the way to the bank(I assume). As others have noted, the biggest fault on this last weekend was not including the playoff series in the season ticket package. In the WCHA years it's my understanding that the first round would get refunded or applied to next year's season tickets if the Gophers missed home ice. That said, the B1G has a goofy playoff system with all games being played on campus. So do you include what could potentially be 2-3 games/weekends in season ticket packages? That all gets confusing considering the #1 seed gets a weekend bye and all kinds of other scenarios. But overall I think that's a bad excuse, include all scenarios and figure out the refunds or application to the next years tickets or just have the extra amounts go as a donation to the athletic department or whatever after the fact. Lastly, yes, they did go up against the state high school tournament but I go back to not including the tickets in the season ticket package. I think you could have guilted at least 4-5K into showing up because the tickets were already paid for. I know some Gopher season ticket holders also have a long tradition of going to the high school tourney and have had tickets in their family for forever, but they could have at least tried to give their Gopher tickets away for free even if they only wanted to go to the high school games.
  5. HockeyFan31

    College Hockey Expansion

    Fair points. I have also always thought Nebraska would be one of the next from the B1G to make the hockey jump with their arena situation and, again, a football program that can basically fund their entire athletic department.
  6. HockeyFan31

    College Hockey Expansion

    I could be wrong on this take, but Penn St also has a football program that can darn near finance the rest of their athletic department. Illinois does not have that and their basketball program being down doesn't help either. I still think there is a good chance it happens for Illinois, but I'm not sure it's as much of a slam dunk as Penn St was.
  7. HockeyFan31

    College Hockey Expansion

    I think it's asinine that some teams play regular season conference games outdoors with points on the line. I can't imagine the Frozen Four, a national championship, could be hosted outdoors.
  8. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Think so? Danton Cole is only in his second year. They gave garbage Anastos four and the only thing he did was somehow finish 2nd in a terrible B1G that only got the conference tournament winner into the tourney that year. They were only a game over .500. I would bet he gets another year or two, if for no other reason than MSU cares more about basketball and football to probably even notice how (below) average their hockey team is.
  9. HockeyFan31

    Omaha Recommendations

    Omaha is still our group's favorite trip. Although that was a number of years ago before the new arena. Still would love to see the new arena someday. I can't speak to hotels because my aunt, who lives down there, let us crash at her house. If you end up in downtown/Old Market/whatever they call it, we had a blast at Dubliner Pub and Billy Frogg's. Don't remember a ton besides that but there are a ton of bars and restaurants in that area.
  10. HockeyFan31

    North Dakota vs. Minnesota in Las Vegas - October 2018

    They have the individual game available for bets? Sweet!
  11. HockeyFan31

    North Dakota vs. Minnesota in Las Vegas - October 2018

    ^^That's an interesting take on the Vegas game^^
  12. HockeyFan31

    North Dakota vs. Minnesota in Las Vegas - October 2018

    Sorry to be a smarta$$ but seeing as you posted this in two places...... You could maybe check Stubhub and see what tickets are listed for on there. Just a thought......
  13. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    I like the way they play too when I've watched. Wide open, end to end hockey.
  14. HockeyFan31

    Twins ?

    The tough part with Buxton is we've seen a couple September flashes. Is that all they were though, flashes? Flashes against some other non-contending teams trotting out some young guys trying to get big league experience? I'm too lazy to look back but I'd imagine that is part of why Buxton has looked good in September previously. Or is it more than a flash? Can he get healthy and put together a consistent defensive and offensive season? As others have noted, his defense is elite. But so far Cave seems to be a suitable defensive replacement. No, he 's no Buxton, but he's suitable, and he seems to have a little more pop offensively. I'm sure some analytics guru can tell me that's completely false, but that's just the feeling I get from watching the team for the better part of the season.
  15. HockeyFan31

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Is that department connected to this association in any way?:
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