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45 minutes ago, Papa Smurf said:

Explain to Me again - How we only have one Natty since the Ralph? Meanwhile St Cloud kicks Ass - at least in regular seasons - Duluth wins and Denver keeps rolling??  WTH?

We have a tendency to get outsmurfed at the worst of times. 

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1 hour ago, Papa Smurf said:

Explain to Me again - How we only have one Natty since the Ralph? Meanwhile St Cloud kicks Ass - at least in regular seasons - Duluth wins and Denver keeps rolling??  WTH?

We've gotten soft, we need to move back to the old barn where we froze our asses off and cool things happened like dead badgers swinging down in nooses from the rafters during games...that's the Sioux hockey I grew up with. And it was good. 

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12 hours ago, Cratter said:

I hope it's DU vs UMD for the natty.

Nothing worse than not having a dog to cheer for in a fight. It can't get worse than this for me.

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Recruit to your system......not just 'talent'...reading accounts (don't go to Herald  for quality anymore) of the NCAA  hockey Frozen Four...coaches/writers talk about recruiting players to your system. AIC, Bowling Green AZ State may not have high end talent...but players stick to their coaches system , and don't 'freelance'...St. Cloud may be guilty here.....The new wave of talented young coaches preach system and not 'tradition'....only alums and legacy players give a rats butt about tradition.....look at Michigan, Minnesota, the Boston's and now UND..,.. Also 'facilities' may be over sold....most teams have decent, upgraded facilities now...ie. Denver, Duluth, Penn State, Ohio State, etc....facilities more important to alums....as is tradition...

Recruit system..and the quality of the school...

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Our problem is we missed judged the top 1-2 years and turning pro guys AND never attempted to get the four year guys.

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AIC had Older & International players & did OK

Only 2 Seniors 

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43 minutes ago, SiouxFan100 said:

Our problem is we missed judged the top 1-2 years and turning pro guys AND never attempted to get the four year guys.

It also seems like we get next to zero production out of our freshmen classes.  I think I heard last night DU got 102 points from freshmen.  

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2 hours ago, John W. said:

Recruit to your system......not just 'talent'...reading accounts (don't go to Herald  for quality anymore) of the NCAA  hockey Frozen Four...coaches/writers talk about recruiting players to your system. AIC, Bowling Green AZ State may not have high end talent...but players stick to their coaches system , and don't 'freelance'...St. Cloud may be guilty here.....The new wave of talented young coaches preach system and not 'tradition'....only alums and legacy players give a rats butt about tradition.....look at Michigan, Minnesota, the Boston's and now UND..,.. Also 'facilities' may be over sold....most teams have decent, upgraded facilities now...ie. Denver, Duluth, Penn State, Ohio State, etc....facilities more important to alums....as is tradition...

Recruit system..and the quality of the school...

I don't think UND wants to get into a "quality of the school" recruiting battle. That's a fight they'll lose most of the time.  Lots of very high end schools in the world of college hockey. 

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3 minutes ago, JohnboyND7 said:

I don't think UND wants to get into a "quality of the school" recruiting battle. That's a fight they'll lose most of the time.  Lots of very high end schools in the world of college hockey. 

Where exactly do you feel UND lacks in the quality of school battle? Education-wise they're light years ahead of the schools you and I call home, the facilities are decent, are you talking strictly because Grand Forks isn't Boston or a Big 10 city? Because that doesn't sell it for many kids.

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46 minutes ago, jodcon said:

Where exactly do you feel UND lacks in the quality of school battle? Education-wise they're light years ahead of the schools you and I call home, the facilities are decent, are you talking strictly because Grand Forks isn't Boston or a Big 10 city? Because that doesn't sell it for many kids.

Comparing academics to a lot of the east coast schools and the B1G schools is not a battle we can even sniff them in.

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49 minutes ago, jodcon said:

Where exactly do you feel UND lacks in the quality of school battle? Education-wise they're light years ahead of the schools you and I call home, the facilities are decent, are you talking strictly because Grand Forks isn't Boston or a Big 10 city? Because that doesn't sell it for many kids.

I can't recall the last time that a high end hockey player picked or didn't pick UND because they were truly worried about the quality of their education.  For the next rung of players (non-elite), if they truly care about education first they will go Ivy league and they should if that's an option.  Short of going to an Ivy league school.......or having an MBA from Stanford, there really isn't much of a difference between most schools.

UND is fine for 90% of the country.  

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1 hour ago, jodcon said:

Where exactly do you feel UND lacks in the quality of school battle? Education-wise they're light years ahead of the schools you and I call home, the facilities are decent, are you talking strictly because Grand Forks isn't Boston or a Big 10 city? Because that doesn't sell it for many kids.

UND isnt lightyears ahead of any (insert state) U or (insert state) State University. I'd wager UND and NDSU are pretty close to the bottom as far as academic rankings vs other states' flagships/land grants. That's perfectly fine. Doesn't make them bad. 

I am saying if UND's big recruiting pitch was school quality, they would probably be closer to the bottom of D1 hockey than the top. 

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Providence up 2-0 on Cornell. They gotta love it that they don’t have to pay to host a regional but get to play in their hometown none the less. Maybe they send Brown a thank you card.

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2 minutes ago, SiouxFanatic said:

Providence up 2-0 on Cornell. They gotta love it that they don’t have to pay to host a regional but get to play in their hometown none the less. Maybe they send Brown a thank you card.

The young lady doing the play by play is almost unbearable to listen to. Where's Bucci and drunken Barry?

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Academics at D1 college hockey schools according to US News national rankings:

The Ivy's scattered across top 15

Notre Dame #18

Michigan #27

BC #38

BU #42

Northeastern #44

Madison #49

RPI #49

Ohio State #56

Penn State #59

UConn #63

Umass Amherst #70

Minnesota #76

Michigan State #85

Miami #96

DU #96

Vermont #96

Clarkson #102

UNH #106

ASU #115

Michigan Tech #136

UMass Lowell #157

Maine #177

Robert Morris #183

UND #205

Bowling Green #215

All Others are lower

 

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2 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

The young lady doing the play by play is almost unbearable to listen too. 

I was going to mention that as well. It’s like ESPN picked someone from the crowd. She doesn’t have a PxP voice....

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8 minutes ago, GO_FIGHTING_SIOUX_GO said:

Imagine her and Greasy Drunk Melrose in a booth together

#MeToo protests would follow. I'd fear for her safety.

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At least the Friars have a goalie with a cool name

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I can hardly understand the Female announcer 

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