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  1. Irish

    Make REA Fun Again...

    Are they ill-tempered? Seriously, one thing that could change easily is that incessant mood-killing crap coming over the PA during every break. If play stops during an exciting stretch dominated by the Sioux, you can count on the PA to take the crowd out of it with blaring music or a commercial. Those who were in Vegas can see the difference.
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    Make REA Fun Again...

    I believe the crowd could come together on many chants and yells if they fixed the PA system during breaks - what a mood killer. A great investment would be to supplement the money they get from the constant ads and have them fire up the crowd instead. The Ralph needs to look at what many pro teams are doing. Nothing worse than blaring music or a commercial just when things on the ice get going.
  3. Irish

    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    Fair enough -
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    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    Tell me how I'm wrong.
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    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    We were on the road for the first round while Duluth and Denver were again in the Frozen 4 and St. Cloud (before their annual choke job) was the highest seeded team in hockey. Our offense and power play were the worst most fans have seen. I'm not sure that the fact that we had the puck a lot brings much optimism to me. Our team was hard to watch this year and we need some serious changes starting with Shaw. I'm not sure Berry has the will to do what is necessary. I hope so. We can't take much more of this as a fanbase and program. We do have some talent coming in, but we've seen what Berry's program seems to do to scorers.
  6. Irish

    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    That is the prevailing sentiment of a large percentage of posters. And although we were were 1-4-1 against Denver we had the puck a lot of the time.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    There's a little more to the story - Sandy took over a program that hadn't won crap and played in a crappy arena. Berry took over the top program in College Hockey playing in the best arena in College Hockey with fans that lead the nation in attendance and which has a history of developing NHL players. Berry also inherited a team with a top line of NHLers. Now, we are getting worse each season and have missed the playoffs for the second straight year while Sandy's team has been in three straight finals and are back to back champions. See the difference?
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    If this doesn't light a huge fire under Berry's butt we have the wrong guy. Absolutely no way that Duluth and St. Cloud should have better programs than us. An occasional season - sure, but year after year. Couldn't be more frustrated.
  9. Irish

    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    Sorry - lost track of time on this test and didn't hear you call for answer sheets.
  10. Irish

    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    My friend wants to know what percentage makes up for not scoring a goal from November until the end of the season.
  11. Irish

    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    Hers's how you could make that case (not a Donovan fan but here is a scenario I see) We have a recruit with a decent up-side whom we want to play USHL another year. He doesn't want to and signs with another program. Meanwhile we have 4 players who will be Juniors or Seniors on the roster who scored 3 goals or less last year. Berry was unwilling to make roster room for Donovan - and he probably needed another year of seasoning - but he has to be as good next year as several of our returners and then we have him in our program to possibly develop into a good offensive player. No way 4 of our returners are going to do that. It comes down to hard roster decisions. Still waiting for Berry to do what is necessary.
  12. Irish

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I respect your hockey knowledge, but then why are we on the road for the first round of the playoffs and Duluth (looking for back-to back titles) and Denver are once again at the Frozen Four and St. Cloud (before their annual choke job) the top rated team in College Hockey. According to you, the only guys we have missed on are the one and done guys we don't want because - see Boston University. We are excelling at developing 200 foot players. We have the best system (one that is used by the Pros), and we are fine in player development. Why does our top scorer have 10 goals? Something is off the rails. To Berry's credit he seems to be recruiting his butt of lately - now if only he would address the roster dead weight and coaching staff. Reading Schloss's article on how former Sioux are the top scoring college program in the pros only emphasized our current roster woes. See anyone on this year's roster that would add to the pro scoring total? We are used to having some absolute studs play here in addition to well chosen role players. No way St. Cloud should have 8 guys with more goals than our highest scorer.
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    We scored 2 goals or less in 19 games and missed the playoffs for the second year. In my mind there are a limited number of possibilities as to how this happened. 1. Missing on recruits 2. Lack of development of recruits 3. Systems systems systems 4. A combination of 1 and 2 5. All is going according to plan (which seems to be your take on things). No way St. Cloud and Duluth should be skating circles around us. None.
  14. Irish

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I agree with your assessment - however, he mentioned that stats speak for themselves and I wanted to show another stat that should speak for itself - The fact that St. Cloud had 8 people scoring more than our top scorer should alarm Sioux fans regardless of how highly rated our recruiting classes are. There is a serious disconnect somewhere that needs to be fixed. If someone posted 4 years ago that this would be the case I think collectively we would move for a commitment to an institution. Yet here we are.
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Speaking of stats and facts - according to NCHC overall scoring stats, St. Cloud has 8 players (count em, 8) who had more points than our leading scorer. So I do wonder where that silly idea started.
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