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  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:38 PM
    Reply # 7903697 on 7901537
    Anonymous wrote:

    I'll explain.  Used in a sentence, There is a chance UNO has another twizzlersty season.  I hope it's all bulltwizzlers though. 

    Jon, I miss the old censors on the old board.
  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 9:56 AM
    Reply # 7912626 on 7903697
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    I'll explain.  Used in a sentence, There is a chance UNO has another twizzlersty season.  I hope it's all bulltwizzlers though. 

    Jon, I miss the old censors on the old board.

    That’s because you came up with them all... ;-)
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  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 10:04 AM
    Reply # 7912644 on 7886190
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My NCHC picks:

    1. UMD
    2. Denver
    3. North Dakota
    4. WMU
    5. UNO
    6. SCSU
    7. CC
    8. Miami

    I think the 12 freshman on UNO’s roster (of 27 total players) will make a difference this season. 

    I also think St. Cloud will have a hangover this season from losing their last two NCAA tournament first round games to Atlantic Hockey teams. (They might not end up 6th, but I had to put them somewhere since I had UNO fifth). 

    I’m still unsure about Western Michigan. Sometimes they look great. Other times that team look “ugly” (translation: very average). 

    The reason I picked North Dakota as high as I did is based on the assumption that they will return to more solid form at some point (the last two seasons certainly didn’t resemble the Hakstol teams of yore). 

    UMD — with Hunter Shepard back for his 10th season in net — will make a run at a third national championship. ;-)

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 11:47 AM
    Reply # 7912860 on 7912626
    Anonymous wrote:
    That’s because you came up with them all... ;-)
    No. I only found the words that needed censoring. You made most of the substitutions... except replacing 'Montoya' with 'Cuban Sieve'.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:53 PM
    Reply # 7958560 on 7886190

    Excellent sweep for the Mavs this weekend!  Liked some of the freshman play boyer, Brushett, Abate all played very well imo.

    Travis Kothenbeutel is going to be a pest and a hi energy guy.  he was all over the place this weekend.

    I am encouraged by the fact that the mavs didn't play down to their competition and blew out a team they were supposed to beat.   so far so good for mike kemp version 2.0 era.   Better test next week against OSU

    elsewhere:  uhhh st cloud... was down 4-0 on friday and had to rally for a tie. saturday were up 2-0 and couldn't hold the lead.   a very disturbing way to start off.

    mixed results elsewhere with the exception of miami... miami giving up a ton of goals and UNH isn't that good.  my prediction that miami would be better isn't looking too good

    out east: anyone check the union jerseys?  they are as bad as their hockey team right now.  Union could be in for a very long year.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019 11:03 AM
    Reply # 7959442 on 7886190
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As you suggested Quinn, I thought Miami would be better under Bergeron this season. It's still early, but they don't look like they're going to see any significant in the *immediate* post-Blasi era. 

    The string of successful seasons that program had leading up to the formation of the NCHC was impressive. He just couldn't ever seem to turn the corner (other than the 2014-15 season) after realignment. 

    Bridget and I had the chance to meet Blasi in 1999 at the Badger Showdown in Milwaukee (we were staying at the same hotel as Miami). Terrific guy. We actually met him on the elevator the night we arrived, and he chatted with us about the Mavs and the Omaha Lancers.

    The day we left he and the other coaches were sitting by us having breakfast in the hotel restaurant. He came over and chatted some more. 

    I know some UNO fans were/are down on Coach Blasi, but he helped that program accomplish a lot of great things during his 20 years. 
  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:21 PM
    Reply # 8068295 on 7886190

    A huge 37 save night on Saturday by saville gives the mavs a very good win on the road

    Special teams killed the mavs on friday.  Mavs need to be more disciplined going forward.  took a ton of penalties and would like to see that opposition shot total drop going forward.

    I don't like gabinet at all  (and to be honest I never will) but that was a very good win on the road.  I'm impressed.

    speaking of undisciplined:  UMD has 2 D tossed on friday and get swept by Wisconsin.   Bulldogs now 1-3 on the year -- no time for panic just yet but they need to get their act together

    DU was very impressive this weekend with a sweep of BC.   Denver 6-0 for the first time since 2001.  Denver looks like the real deal

    speaking of Real: Mankato with a very nice road win and tie at UND.   I had my doubts about mankato but they are looking legit. 

    The WMU underachievement and disappointment tour is coming to a city near you!  every year you think WMU will turn the corner and then they go out and get swept by bowling green.  at lawson no less.   that's not good.

    Miami has problems.  they did get a win against ferris, but that's not saying a whole lot. 

    Elsewhere:  Good weekend for Northern Michigan against BU.   they were down saturday but rallied for a win

    Niagara gave minnesota all they could handle but the gophers win both.  could be a team to keep an eye on.

    Maine gets a split at Quinnipiac.  It's a long time since maine has been relevant,  good win for them. 

    Union is still very very bad.  they could be worse than st. lawrence this year.  A dubious feat.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:24 PM
    Reply # 8068541 on 7886190

    Don’t like Gabinet and never will? Sounds personal, makes me wonder why, especially when spending big money on a ‘elite’ coach guarantees nothing more than spending big money.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:46 PM
    Reply # 8068720 on 8068295
    Anonymous wrote:

    I don't like gabinet at all ...

    Who would you have brought in?

    Anonymous wrote:

    speaking of Real: Mankato with a very nice road win and tie at UND.  

    That series was at Mankato.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:56 PM
    Reply # 8068782 on 7886190

    Mike Hastings

    Guy Gadowsky 

    blah blah blah blah...

    i like Gabinet. I like his approach. I like his connectivity to the University. I believe he will build an annually competitive product and the kids will love playing here. Last years debacle was, I believe, the product of resentment amongst a few of the players based on the outcome of reviews of both skill and effort. Won’t say any more, but that is my intuitive call on it. This team is very obviously different. They will succeed, if not this year then surely next. Tired of hearing ‘bargain coach’, blah blah part II, etc. 

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