TH is great, we’re lucky to have him on the radio just like we are lucky to have Alex and Jake from State Farm on MIDCO. Those clowns who did the UMD game were so one-sided they made us laugh, at least I thought they were trying to be funny with some of their homer comments. Our guys are homers, but they aren’t always wearing green glasses and their comments are generally fair to both teams. They won’t try to make us “unsee” what we just saw on the ice, like Wolf’s Saturday major was just a good clean hit, not even worth 2 minutes, after they showed it 5 times and he hit Smith in the head & Wolf his skates to do so every time they showed it!
As for UND this year, we will have to win a lot of 2-1 games. We can play defensively but obviously are having trouble putting it in the net. Getting healthy will help a ton, but even that will not give us another 3 goals/game. The Dogs series at Duluth was huge for us. Yes we lost 5-0, but take out the 2nd period or if Scheel had played the entire game or if Thome had not temporarily lost focus, Friday may have been respectable. Still a split on the road against a top 5 team is always acceptible. I’m guessing UMD will soon be ranked #1 again and may stay there most of the season. On the other end, Duluth’s goalie was on fire, we could have had 4 more goals over the weekend had he played a normal game(s). We won’t run over anyone this year, but if we can keep it close or low scoring, we will do all right. It’s not even Christmas break yet and we’re not healthy. Get everyone back from injuries, use the break to work on the things we need to improve on and hopefully 2019 will be enough to stay in the top 12 pairwise! Anything can happen if we just make it to the regional!