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Neither am I. I suspect Trevor Olson might "take issue" with situations like that. After that? Maybe Pogo or Chyzyk.

The problem is this: In today's NCAA guys are not afraid of direct, on-ice ramifications and there is no indirect, off-ice ramification either (one game is nothing). 

I think everyone on the team would have done something if it was a UND player.

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Was at a Seattle Thunderbirds game over the weekend.  Mathew Barzal, #1 pick of Islanders and slick skill player got ran along the end boards- he was vulnerable, and the hit was vicious- certainly charging or boarding with contact up high.  Without an instant of hesitation, his linemate Keegan Kolesar had lost his gloves and was feeding the Moose Jaw player responsible.  You stick up for your teammates...especially when they are skill guys...

I seem to recall Dino ordering the code red and sending Matt Greene out to protect Zach Parise in a similar situation...

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Coach Blais, did you order the code red?

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Christian Heil out 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle.  And the times just keep getting tougher for CC...

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Kohen Olischefski decommitted from Wisconsin and committed to Denver. Did Denver not uphold the gentlemen's agreement?

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Man, both CC and UW have really fallen off the cliff.  Will be a tough uphill battle for either to regain their old level.

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I personally like the variety of ice surfaces and layouts in hockey.  I think hockey should go the baseball route and allow even more variation.  Just set the maximum and minimum parameters.  Its fun to play on olympic sheets, nhl sheets, short sheets like the old DECC, and what not.  I would like to see variation in lengths, widths, etc.  

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I personally like the variety of ice surfaces and layouts in hockey.  I think hockey should go the baseball route and allow even more variation.  Just set the maximum and minimum parameters.  Its fun to play on olympic sheets, nhl sheets, short sheets like the old DECC, and what not.  I would like to see variation in lengths, widths, etc.  

I can see your interest factor, but I have to disagree.  To me, that's like saying you want a different size goal than the rest of the country - maybe St. Cloud should be 4" wider to keep proportions?  (Mariucci would only be 2.5" wider, since they changed their ice size a couple years ago to add more empty seats).  From another angle; You don't see different sized football fields in college than high school or the NFL.  Can you imagine saying UND was going to build a new football stadium, but only make it 40 yards wide?  Or to match the dimensions of the CFL field? Last objection would be that a sizable percentage of these kids are trying to play hockey at the next level, so why not let them prepare? 

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I personally like the variety of ice surfaces and layouts in hockey.  I think hockey should go the baseball route and allow even more variation.  Just set the maximum and minimum parameters.  Its fun to play on olympic sheets, nhl sheets, short sheets like the old DECC, and what not.  I would like to see variation in lengths, widths, etc.  

I too like the variety of rinks but not size.  Olympic sized ice sheets need to disappear.  Such a boring game to watch if you D up correctly (ex. most recent Olympics).

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I have this debate all the time with a buddy of mine whose a CC season ticket holder as am I....I think the game is more intense and exciting on the NHL size sheet-less room, less time to make decisions=more scoring opportunities. He argues that the extra 15 feet gives teams on offense room to maneuver and set up plays. I guess we have a philosophical difference of opinion. I find that opposing teams are wise to teams who play on the big ice that try to make those long, home run passes.

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I have this debate all the time with a buddy of mine whose a CC season ticket holder as am I....I think the game is more intense and exciting on the NHL size sheet-less room, less time to make decisions=more scoring opportunities. He argues that the extra 15 feet gives teams on offense room to maneuver and set up plays. I guess we have a philosophical difference of opinion. I find that opposing teams are wise to teams who play on the big ice that try to make those long, home run passes.

Big ice sheets you can trap; it is actually easier to play D.  At least at the higher levels.

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Funny, coming from a guy who plays home games at Baxter, which put the home bench next to the penalty box.

Never noticed that before.  I know the DECC was that way, too, and I never understood why they would do that.  It gives a massive unfair advantage to the home team.

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Do any of the Major Junior teams have Olympic size sheets?   I certainly wouldn't want to be a team with Olympic ice.  Just another reason for an NHL draft pick to be moved to the minor leagues earlier.  Would you rather have a guy develop playing 50 percent or so of his games and practice time on a sheet that he won't see at all in the NHL, or the correct size rink?

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Never noticed that before.  I know the DECC was that way, too, and I never understood why they would do that.  It gives a massive unfair advantage to the home team.

You answered your own question as to why teams would do it.

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I can see your interest factor, but I have to disagree.  To me, that's like saying you want a different size goal than the rest of the country - maybe St. Cloud should be 4" wider to keep proportions?  (Mariucci would only be 2.5" wider, since they changed their ice size a couple years ago to add more empty seats).  From another angle; You don't see different sized football fields in college than high school or the NFL.  Can you imagine saying UND was going to build a new football stadium, but only make it 40 yards wide?  Or to match the dimensions of the CFL field? Last objection would be that a sizable percentage of these kids are trying to play hockey at the next level, so why not let them prepare? 

Mariucci is still Olympic.

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Couple of nice scores out East that will bump UND's RPI a little:

Vermont with the 4-2 upset win over BU.

Maine pulls a tie off UNH.

And I'm always glad to see Bemidji get a win ... tonight 2-0 over Ferris State.

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When will QU lose?
They are now 14-0-2.  Pretty darn impressive.

If they can get past BU and Harvard and remain undefeated, that would be something.

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