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    Quote Originally Posted by Puckdrop14 View Post
    All the best to young Kolstad and hope that all of the UND players find a home. And as for Timothy, I would rank the Badgers right up there in terms of dirty teams to play against but I guess it's acceptable because they win most of the time!
    Dirty player. Sorry she found another place to play - WCHA would be better off without her. At least she didn't come out East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffrinkrat View Post
    But what I don't understand is how Wisconsin could have 50 more penalties this past year than did that "rodent" team you so despise. ... Is it simply a lack of discipline at times or is it because they feel they're so far ahead a few hacks or checks don't matter or is it something else?
    Wisconsin took 159 penalties, their opponents took 158; Minnesota took 109, their opponents took 115. As pokechecker speculated "it could be that the other teams were frustrated and decided to play rough, and the Badgers responded in kind". Yes, Wisconsin found themselves in 'high penalty' games for whatever reason, while Minnesota played 'low penalty' games. But neither team found themselves at any particular advantage or disadvantage because of it; on average, they both had the same number of skaters on the ice as their opponents over the course of the game.

    It is only when the 'mismatch' in penalties gets to where North Dakota's was - 161 penalties taken vs 125 - that penalties become a problem. Until then, it is the 'style' of game the refs are giving you. (And if your PP is better than your opponent's AND your PK is better than your opponent's, maybe playing a 'high penalty' game is strategic.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    I think some of the UW players get frustrated with all the clog and grab and lose their focus, mainly Clark and Pankowski. Roque played boys HS hockey in MI, I hope she can adjust out of taking the physical type penalties.
    So, winning by an average of 9-0 caused them to be frustrated by their opponents play? Oh dear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertearle View Post
    (And if your PP is better than your opponent's AND your PK is better than your opponent's, maybe playing a 'high penalty' game is strategic.)
    That might make some kind of sense as a strategy if it wasn't for the fact that 66 of those penalties came from four of Wisconsin's five leading scorers. Maybe Johnson just wanted to give some of his other players more practice on the PK or ARD a few more saves? With just 3 penalties their #4 leading scorer McKibbon must have missed that particular strategy session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffrinkrat View Post
    That might make some kind of sense as a strategy if it wasn't for the fact that 66 of those penalties came from four of Wisconsin's five leading scorers. Maybe Johnson just wanted to give some of his other players more practice on the PK or ARD a few more saves? With just 3 penalties their #4 leading scorer McKibbon must have missed that particular strategy session.
    "Be extra aggressive on your forecheck. Steal the puck, and score. And if you happen to take a penalty, we've got ARD back there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertearle View Post
    "Be extra aggressive on your forecheck. Steal the puck, and score. And if you happen to take a penalty, we've got ARD back there."
    Hard to argue with a winning formula like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertearle View Post
    "Be extra aggressive on your forecheck. Steal the puck, and score. And if you happen to take a penalty, we've got ARD back there."
    With ARD gone 159 penalties as a strategy might not work quite so well next year. Your team may have to follow the McKibbon Method of committing as few penalties as possible. In Minnesota we call it the "Potomak Principle." I still think that roughing call in Wisconsin for her only penalty of the year must have been a mistake by the ref.

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    Surprise surprise surprise, looky here......UW lands another goalie....Former UND G Kristen Campbell is joining UW this season. I thought UW was loaded with Cece and Blesi, very interesting indeed.
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    2017 recruit Alyssa MacMillan (Okanagan Hockey Academy) will head to the University of Ottawa in the fall.
    Last edited by Iceburg; 04-21-2017 at 07:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timothy a View Post
    surprise surprise surprise, looky here......uw lands another goalie....former und g kristen campbell is joining uw this season. I thought uw was loaded with cece and blesi, very interesting indeed.
    omg! Stashing! Stashing!!1!

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    Re: UND Players finding new schools

    Kinda surprising at this point that with 15 underclassmen, that only a couple have found a home for next season. A few are northern Europeans which is a tough transfer, but what about the rest...? Second leading scorer (a sophomore next season) can't find a place - surprising... Makes me wonder if ND's competitiveness was about to drop off the map and this might have been a consideration in the decision.

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