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  1. I Ranger

    UND @ Western Michigan -- Saturday

    Easy call for me always Johnson!
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    The scary part about blowing these last three games to so-called inferior opponents is that there is a strong possibility of being 1-5 in conference after next weekend in Duluth with Denver the following weekend at home. That is one large hole to be in to start out the conference year!
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    That Bast-Tychinick pairing could be quite scary defensively!
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    Wade Allison was one of the three best players I saw in person at the Ralph last year so losing him for most of last year really hurt their chances and now having him back could be huge. Every time he had the puck I thought he was going to create a scoring chance. He is the real deal and probably could be playing in Philly this year as opposed to Western Michigan.
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    2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Vegas not taking Dumba.
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    2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Vegas' expansion draft was set up for them to succeed right a way with most teams unable to protect all the players they would have wanted to keep whereas in previous expansion drafts (such as the year the Wild came in) the teams were left drafting from the scraps other teams didn't want. Hence the reason you never heard of the majority of the guys on those initial rosters. The NHL made sure this expansion team wasn't a dumpster fire out of the gates.
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    former players

    It was Knight, Kristo, Nelson not Rowney.
  8. I have two and I don't think I will be able to make so mine are most likely available.
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    Not to mention Gornall has to greatly regret his hasty decision as he would have seen plenty of ice time based on the lineups we were consistently sending out the second half of the season.
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    100% agree. He works hard but has horrendous hands therefore should not play on a scoring line. His assets are to use his size and speed for puck retrieval.
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    As you can see by the lineup that we sent out the vast majority of the second half, these are the type of players the head man prefers apparently. As has been stated on this board numerous times, when an offensively challenged team sits three pretty skilled forwards (Hoff, Adams, Yon) for a slow footed defensive defenseman at forward something is wrong. Offensive skilled forwards had extremely short leashes whereas our low-skilled grinder type forwards had miles. To me Smith is a great example. He had two or three good weekends in a row in November-December which bought him a regular lineup spot the rest of the year even though he did basically nothing in the second half.
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    I really couldn't figure out why Adams had such a short leash yet Kawaguchi was put out there every night. Yes Kawaguchi came on in the second half but all the things describing Adams (not strong, defensive liability) all describe Kawaguchi as well. I had Adams as the much better player in the first half. A stiff breeze could knock Guch off the puck and his skating is suspect at best.
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    NORTH DAKOTA vs. uno mavs - GAME 2 GAMEDAY

    This I couldn't agree with more but I've said I don't like our lineup decisions so often I'm beating a dead horse. I would take a line of Adams-Hoff-Yon (who are our healthy scratches) over at least one if not two of our current lines. Unfortunately or I guess fortunately since we just won two games in a row I don't see any lineup changes moving forward.
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    NORTH DAKOTA vs. uno mavs - GAME 1 GAMEDAY

    It's absolutely insane for a team as offensively challenged as this one to suit up a slow footed d-man at forward over three healthy forwards. We don't need two grinder lines. One is plenty!
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    NORTH DAKOTA vs. uno mavs - GAME 1 GAMEDAY

    I've said it for a while now that I haven't been a fan of the lineup decisions the coaching staff has been making.