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    Re: UND 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 4four4 View Post
    I think it's great for the area. IMO, Seattle already has the grassroots infrastructure to develop hockey players before other parts of the country like Vegas. Not to jinx this thing but I am surprised it took the NHL this long.
    The reason it took this long is because the arena (KeyArena) is a crappy venue. It only seats about 15,000 and has lots of poor sight lines and the "luxury" boxes are lousy (never been in one but that is what I have heard). Now that it is being renovated - actually torn down, I think - there is interest. There were two groups willing to put up $600M+ to build arenas. I think it's a huge mistake that KeyArena was chosen. There is very little parking and transit is virtually nonexistent. But, hey, there will be light rail in 10 years. Sorry, a little soapbox there. I agree that there is infrastructure to develop hockey players here.
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    If you sell your program to prospective recruits as the best path to the NHL, you gotta expect players to leave early. The stat I found the most amazing - 8 of 19 players that were on the ice winning the NC in Tampa are now in the NHL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siouxfaninseattle View Post
    If you sell your program to prospective recruits as the best path to the NHL, you gotta expect players to leave early. The stat I found the most amazing - 8 of 19 players that were on the ice winning the NC in Tampa are now in the NHL.
    And we as UND fans know players will leave early every year. But 8 of 19 from that 2016 championship team in the NHL is incredible

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    Re: UND 2017-2018 Season Thread

    per @SchlossmanGF Early NHL signings last three offseasons

    10 — North Dakota
    8 — Boston College
    5 — Minnesota
    5 — Michigan
    4 — Boston University
    4 — Lake Superior State
    4 — Minnesota Duluth

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    Re: UND 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Anybody want to start an off-season thread? It seems too early to me.
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    Re: UND 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Siouxfaninseattle View Post
    The reason it took this long is because the arena (KeyArena) is a crappy venue. It only seats about 15,000 and has lots of poor sight lines and the "luxury" boxes are lousy (never been in one but that is what I have heard). Now that it is being renovated - actually torn down, I think - there is interest. There were two groups willing to put up $600M+ to build arenas. I think it's a huge mistake that KeyArena was chosen. There is very little parking and transit is virtually nonexistent. But, hey, there will be light rail in 10 years. Sorry, a little soapbox there. I agree that there is infrastructure to develop hockey players here.
    What will the capacity be? I also believe the NHL going into KeyArena will likely help the interest to really grow the game before the NBA shows up. With the same rules Vegas had Seattle will have a solid team to follow right off the bat.
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    What will the capacity be? I also believe the NHL going into KeyArena will likely help the interest to really grow the game before the NBA shows up. With the same rules Vegas had Seattle will have a solid team to follow right off the bat.
    Capacity will be about 17,000. The NHL getting going before NBA will help them get a head start for fan dollars.
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    Re: UND 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Gersich becomes a trivia answer tonight
    http://www.grandforksherald.com/spor...ngton-capitals

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    Quote Originally Posted by icehawk View Post
    Gersich becomes a trivia answer tonight
    http://www.grandforksherald.com/spor...ngton-capitals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siouxfaninseattle View Post
    I forgot to watch. How did he do?
    Actually looked pretty good. Didn’t look out of place at all.

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