2014 Off-Season Thread

Discuss the future NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Champions here!
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 01:47

mdneilson wrote:
Rabid_Husky wrote:And Gopher fans riot with 300 cops in Dinkytown...
Just as classy as Vancouver fans. :roll:
Nah, this is one is worse in my opinion because they were warned after Thursday's riots. I hope the university follows up on its threats and expels anyone who was a student. Plenty of arrests and plenty of video/photo evidence to find the guilty.
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 08:09

College kids being college kids, I have a hard time being bothered by that especially when the school and cops dared them.
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 08:16

Agreed Rabid.

That fanbase continues to make themselves look like jokes, they riot after beating UND and now they riot 2 days later after being handled by Union. Plenty of UM fans are solid, but stuff like this just ruins it for everyone.

However; MASSIVE congrats to Union!!
So happy they won, and not just cuz they beat the goofs ;)
Union was the first team I cheered for in the NCAA Tournament when I was getting into NCAA Hockey back in 2011-12; SCSU lost to UND in the Final Five and missed the NCAA's and I caught one of Union's NCAA games by pure luck and loved 'em; they were the small school underdogs making a Tournament Run, beating the big schools and looking awesome doing it! :D
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 11:15

mikecgrimes wrote:College kids being college kids, I have a hard time being bothered by that especially when the school and cops dared them.
Sorry, it's not college kids being college kids when they start destroying property. We made the Frozen Four, didn't hear anything about any riots here. And the school and cops telling them not to, then they still do is exactly why this is so stupid and why every one of them should be expelled.
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 19:25

Stay classy Minnesota.
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 19:26

Also, its kinda frustrating hearing about how Union was such an underdog, we saw them first hand here and we saw what they were capable of, the played awesome hockey when the time mattered and rolled through arguably 2 of the top teams in the country, they more than earned that national title and congrats to that program.
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Unread post 13 Apr 2014, 20:04

Maybe some casual hockey fans thought of Union as an underdog, but not many that follow college hockey. Very strong team the past several years. This was their second FF in the past 3 years. IMO, Wilcox was the only Gopher that could have turned the tide. He didn't, and Union schooled the Gophs.

Now we can listen how old and mature the Union players were, and how young and inexperienced the poor Minnie boys are.

Plain and simple--the better team won the national championship.
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Unread post 14 Apr 2014, 08:44

Boomer wrote:Now we can listen how old and mature the Union players were, and how young and inexperienced the poor Minnie boys are.
:lol: Spot on Boomer.

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Unread post 14 Apr 2014, 16:34

mdneilson wrote:
Boomer wrote:Now we can listen how old and mature the Union players were, and how young and inexperienced the poor Minnie boys are.
:lol: Spot on Boomer.

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If these excuses come from the fans, fine, it's silly but thats what fans do. The fact Don Lucia the guy that decides who and how they recruit brought up the subject is why I can never respect anything about the Gopher hockey program.
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Unread post 15 Apr 2014, 11:32

Lucia has always been a baby and never seems to give props to teams that beat his teams. That is one of the things I like about Bob, he gives the other teams praise for playing well. He losess with Class and that class show's in the program he has built here.
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Unread post 15 Apr 2014, 13:22

So we need a new president to go along with our passionate AD...
"SCSU Hockey-Future Multiple National Championship Winners!"
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Unread post 15 Apr 2014, 15:51

scsutommyboy wrote:Lucia has always been a baby and never seems to give props to teams that beat his teams. That is one of the things I like about Bob, he gives the other teams praise for playing well. He losess with Class and that class show's in the program he has built here.
Totally agreed with both you and mike.

Bob and this program are the definition of class.
I think that was best shown last year following our devastating loss to QU.
"Don't blame the kids, blame me; I didn't have them ready after the OT delay. They worked hard and earned everything they got this year." (Paraphrased)
Then he put over QU (not trying to spell that haha) and their players and wished them the best of luck.

Can't say that about the 13 lined ground squirrels or their coach.
"They were bigger than us, they were more experienced!"
Or, maybe, they were simply BETTER than you.
Shayne Gothisbere (so not spelled right) had SEVEN POINTS alone.

Not gonna lie, the main point of this post was to once again put over that awesome quote from Bob; really made me proud to call him my team's coach :)
Husky4Life wrote:So we need a new president to go along with our passionate AD...
Whatchu talkin' about H4L?
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Unread post 15 Apr 2014, 17:29

HuskyFan64 wrote:Shayne Gothisbere (so not spelled right) had SEVEN POINTS alone.
He was +7 for the game. Not 7 points in the game.
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Unread post 15 Apr 2014, 18:41

Crap, I was actually gonna put that then I went back and changed it :(

Anywho, STILL ridiculous, no one has pulled that off before in the NCAA Title Game!
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Unread post 16 Apr 2014, 17:44

HuskyFan64 wrote:Crap, I was actually gonna put that then I went back and changed it :(

Anywho, STILL ridiculous, no one has pulled that off before in the NCAA Title Game!
+7 in any game is impressive, you could just see he was a magical player anytime he was on the ice or had the puck on his stick, the play ill remember him by was the one where he played goalie in that goal mouth scramble, he stopped 4 shots from point blank, guy just has that will to do whatever it takes to win.
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