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I think the Sioux would of faired a lot better than Minnesota. We have better defenseman and gothberg was playing solid in net. Minnesota defense looked really bad. Any other thoughts?

I'll be the first to say it but no. They would have given them a game but I do not think they would have beaten them.
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would've or would of? :ohmy:

All speculation, but we lost to a team that got shelled.

Union is the National Champion and deserved it.

Would Michigan have beaten UND in 1997??

I'm not sure there were a lot of Sioux players that REALLY believed they would have beaten Michigan that year.

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I think the Sioux would of faired a lot better than Minnesota. We have better defenseman and gothberg was playing solid in net. Minnesota defense looked really bad. Any other thoughts?

Gothberg was playing solid, no doubt. But, Wilcox was playing just as good going into the title game.

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Oddly enough, I think there would be more cranky UND fans if they had gotten by Minnie. If Union did to UND what they did to Minnesota, some fans would have concluded the season pissed off at coaches and players for taking a licking at the FF.

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We would have gotten smoked. They're better than men and men is better than us - we were lucky yo be in that game. Union is legit.

Haha...I doubt it. Mn played terrible in that game....it was glorified men's league. What were the shot attempts....something like 90-75. That more than up and down play.

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Goldie tried to skate with them and failed. Goldie never tried to dictate tempo via puck possession.

If it would have been UND/Union, UND would have tried to dictate tempo; however, I give them a one-in-five at best shot of achieving it against that Union team.

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Really no way to know. Union's goalie was not great in that game, though.

Lucia would probably have given his kingdom for a Matt in the first period. Any Matt would do, Greene, Jones, Smaby. A few Dutchmen needed to take a seat in the blue paint.

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As terrible as they played, it was a one-goal game heading into the last few minutes of the 3rd period. Wilcox played as well as I have ever seen a goalie play in a game in which he allows 6 goals. Not only did Union have a lot of shots on goal, but so many of them were legitimate quality chances. The score very easily could have been 12-4.

OMG....I think I just agreed with DaveK. This is an odd start to the day.

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I think it would have been a close game. I think that ND's style of play frustrated the gophers, and would have been a better matchup against Union. ND's advantage over the gophers was the defense, and ND would have cleared the front of the net against Union. I thought UND and Union were pretty similar in many respects. ND gave up more that 3 goals once in the last 31 games (Saunders). (U of M allowed more than 3 in 6 of last 34 games). Doesn't mean they wouldn't have given up a bunch to Union, but I'd guess it would have been a tight game.

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would've or would of? :ohmy:

All speculation, but we lost to a team that got shelled.

Union is the National Champion and deserved it.

Would Michigan have beaten UND in 1997??

Thank you. That drives me crazy as well.

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I had concerns that the Gophers were barely at UND's level in the semi and that Union was going to clearly be the better team. With the brief amount of hockey I watched UND play this year I didn't think they had the finishing ability of most UND teams and that is what cost them vs. the Gophers. It very likely would have cost them against Union as well.

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I had concerns that the Gophers were barely at UND's level in the semi and that Union was going to clearly be the better team. With the brief amount of hockey I watched UND play this year I didn't think they had the finishing ability of most UND teams and that is what cost them vs. the Gophers. It very likely would have cost them against Union as well.

I think that's a pretty fair assessment. A number of games we didn't play a full 60 minute game, and it cost us at times. I think UND and Minnesota were pretty evenly matched most of the game and the rivalry seemed to sharpen both teams. As for Union, they are definitely for real and kept playing their game in the FF against BC and Minnesota. I wasn't really surprised they won a Title.

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I had concerns that the Gophers were barely at UND's level in the semi and that Union was going to clearly be the better team. With the brief amount of hockey I watched UND play this year I didn't think they had the finishing ability of most UND teams and that is what cost them vs. the Gophers. It very likely would have cost them against Union as well.

Well, Union had more experience than UND too, so I think that would have helped the Dutchmen. :p

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And for a year more talent too! :p

Not exactly enjoying the reemergence of eastern hockey.

Nevermind EASTERN hockey, how about just ECAC hockey by itself? Yale and Union...wow.

If it wasn't for having to play a WCHA Big 10 team in the final, Union, could have just raised a Hockey East Tournament Championship banner next fall in addition to their ECAC season and tournament title banners. Vermont - check. Providence - check. BC - check.

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