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  1. Walsh Hall

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Seriously? Why are men basketball players better than women? Why are men sprinters faster than women? Why can men lift more weight than women? Why can men hit a golf ball further than women? Many women should implement more checking into whose athletic endeavors as well?
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    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Apparently you haven't watched ND Bantam hockey. Most of the boys are not good skaters. It's no different than the girls. Some are great skaters, some are awful.
  3. Walsh Hall

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    The fundamentals of sound skating are learned many years prior to allowing checking. Skating deficiencies, no matter the gender, are not caused by checking.
  4. Walsh Hall

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Yep. Many fouls are called in youth basketball for actually boxing out and for actually posting up. It would drive me crazy to see a kid doing what he was suppose to do, and get called for a foul.
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    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Caleb Petrie, 13 points in first 2 games in WDC for Bismarck.
  6. Walsh Hall

    UND Budget Cuts

    The optics are horrible. That said, I have no idea of her value to the University, and it doesn't sound like anyone here does as well. She may be worth every penny and then some. It sounds like her compensation is not out-of-line with that position. But the optics are absolutely horrible.
  7. Walsh Hall

    ND High School Hockey 2018-19

    Jamestown 2-1 over DIckinson after 2. Bismarck rolled Bottineau 10-2.
  8. Walsh Hall

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    It's different in the parity. Minn, Michigan, Wis, BC, BU, and UND were all outside the top 20. The elite kids are recruited at an insanely young age. There's as many misses as hits in recruiting a 14/15 year old. There also are way more kids to pick from that are essentially equal, and a stagnant number of college teams. The talent level difference isn't that great anymore. Add in the misses, and "lower" schools having generally older players, it isn't difficult to see why UMinn isn't dominant every year. Add to the early recruiting, if the kid becomes a blue chipper, he's gone in a couple years. Recruiting and striking a balance has to be extremely difficult, and certainly much more difficult than 15-30 years ago.
  9. Walsh Hall

    NDSUCKS Dump Thread

    Please list the "facts." 1.
  10. Walsh Hall

    NDSUCKS Dump Thread

    I guess I don't see the big deal here. Athletes take supplements. The supplement he took was inappropriate or tainted. An athlete is responsible for what he/she puts in their body. There's an automatic suspension. I see this as an unfortunate situation, not some grand conspiracy. Occam's Razor. Similar to the Nate Schmidt suspension. If he was getting HGH or steroids from a trainer that would be different. Same suspension, but totally different circumstance.
  11. Walsh Hall

    St. Cloud State at North Dakota (January 25 & 26)

    Apparently you missed MANY years if you think this is the most pathetic team since 1984. This is a competitive and slightly above average team in the nation.
  12. Walsh Hall

    2018-19 World Juniors

    That was certainly odd. I thought the first shouldn't be a penalty shot as it didn't take away the scoring chance. The guy still has a breakaway after the first trip. The second trip was the one that ended up taking away the scoring chance.
  13. Walsh Hall

    MJHL to be in Grand Forks next year

    Average attendance for the MJHL http://www.hockeydb.com/nhl-attendance/att_graph_season.php?lid=MJHL1999&sid=2017
  14. Walsh Hall

    Who would UND hire?

    Find a young D2 guy what's innovative, energetic, and motivated to advance, and give him a shot. No lateral move or retread. I'd much rather strike out or hit a home run opposed to a single.
  15. Walsh Hall

    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    Recruiting is so much harder today than it was 20 years ago. Look at the current top 20. I'd argue that only 3 teams in the top 20 are the old blue bloods of college hockey. Denver 7, Michigan 14, UND 17, no Minnesota, BU, BC, Wisconsin... With the depth of kids coming up, early recruiting, and a relatively static number of programs the old days of the other Minnesota programs truly being gopher rejects just isn't the case any more. Minnesota used to essentially have their pick of the top five Minnesota HS players every year. We still get a nice percentage of the kids we target, but the percent that pan out isn't the best. That's really no different than the other top programs. Good luck predicting the 14 or 15 year old kid that will be able to pick a corner at an elite level when he's 20 or 21. Or do you wait and see if 17-19 year old kids that develop are uncommitted and still hope they can produce at the college level? Add in the young recruit that pans out is probably gone after 2 years. If they don't pan out you're stuck with a below average player for 4 years. I think the expectation of any program being elite year in and year old is flawed.
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