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    Re: 2017-18 St. Cloud State Season Thread - Second Attempt

    Does Granato have something against Borgen? Kid has yet to see the ice in the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icehawk View Post
    Does Granato have something against Borgen? Kid has yet to see the ice in the Olympics.
    Dont know. Motzko isn't happy about it though. Said so today on a radio interview.

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    Re: 2017-18 St. Cloud State Season Thread - Second Attempt

    So easy to hate the badgers. What a ***** move.

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    I would like to see Borgen but this isn't an exhibition. Granato should put the guys on the ice that he thinks gives them the best chance to win. This is as big a stage as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsy McStagger View Post
    I would like to see Borgen but this isn't an exhibition. Granato should put the guys on the ice that he thinks gives them the best chance to win. This is as big a stage as it gets.
    No way in hell Borgen is the 8th best dman on a team being carried by 3 college forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    No way in hell Borgen is the 8th best dman on a team being carried by 3 college forwards.
    Hard to say. Experience on the back end is way more important than up front. Their most experienced d-man (in terms of NHL experience) is only getting PP shifts, primarily (Wisniewski). I, too, wish we had seen him.

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    Gameday. I'll be there. Will you?
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    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
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    NCHC title.
    Wooo

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    Impressive weekend from the boys. Pretty big accomplishment beating this Denver team for the regular season title and going through them to do it.

    The game Friday night was probably the tightest played game I have ever seen. Both teams were on each other like stink on you-know-what. It looked like St Cloud kinda gave up on trying to score the last 15 minutes of the game. They seemed content to just keep it in Denver's zone and hold onto the puck as long as they could. Might have been due to the fact that every time they shot it towards the net Denver was able to get a stick on it. Seemed like the last 10 minutes it was only a matter of time before Denver scored. Felt like we escaped the OT period as well. I thought we had the better of play in the 3 on 3. Borgen played the best game I have ever seen from him. No penalties and was just laying the wood. Blew up at least 3 Denver players taking out the aggression of not playing in the Olympics. Hrenak was spectacular. I thought Easton Brodzinski played a very good game.

    Last night's game was about as good of a test as you can get before the playoffs. Denver needed to win to keep their hopes alive for the Penrose. I think Mick tweeted that they were 11-1-4 against ranked teams this season, which is nuts. And SCSU came out and rose to the occasion. Hrenak was great again. Robby Jackson played a great game, was pretty good Friday too. Poehling with the huge breakaway goal. I thought he was a little gun-shy on Friday, had a couple good looks at the net and didn't pull the trigger. Schuldt played a great game after what I thought wasn't his best performance on Friday.

    Holding this Pioneers team to 3 goals on the weekend, in this big of a series, is a pretty impressive feat. Glad to see Hrenak get both starts and come out and prove that he deserved it. I am guessing with the conference title wrapped up and the #1 seed in the Pairwise on pretty solid footing, Bob will give Smith a start next weekend.
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    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
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    Re: 2017-18 St. Cloud State Season Thread - Second Attempt

    Great to see them get it done at home against a top team. Really good warmup for the postseason.

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    Anyone remember like 6-7 years ago when some in our fan base were saying we should be happy we were staying in the WCHA and not going to the NCHC cuz that wasn't what was best for us? Then we win the Penrose two of the first five years, are the first school to win the NCHC regular season and postseason tournament, and in the first four years of the postseason tournament we have made it to the championship game? No? Just me?

    Forget about our own Pairwise for a second... anyone else feel like these games are huge bc we need to do everything we can to rub out UND from the NCAA tournament? I really am hoping SCSU ends up in Sioux Falls but am much less excited about it if UND ends up there too... North Dakota isn't as good of a team but they seem like the kind of mediocre team that with the crowd behind them could pull off the upset. If they sweep the #1 team in the nation that's a huge boost to their PWR and on the other hand if SCSU sweeps it likely would cause UND to have to go on the road for the NCHC playoffs. I just have the feeling that if they make it in they are a #4 seed and if SCSU finishes as one of the top two teams they deserve to go to Sioux Falls but they don't deserve to play UND in the first round to do it (though the committee wouldn't want an NCHC conference match up in the first round so we'd probably get sent out east).

    Also... since when is Allentown, PA in the Midwest?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU Euro View Post
    Anyone remember like 6-7 years ago when some in our fan base were saying we should be happy we were staying in the WCHA and not going to the NCHC cuz that wasn't what was best for us?
    Actually, I remember those events quite distinctly. I was peripherally involved. After the president of SCSU publicly said they wouldn't apply to join the NCHC and they'd be staying the the WCHA, I wrote an angry email to the AD, Morris Kurtz. (I'm sure he received several.) Morris called me to talk about my email and I laid out all the reasons why failing to pursue membership in the NCHC would be a huge mistake. Morris hinted that things were happening behind the scenes at SCSU and that the Huskies would indeed end up in the NCHC.

    I have the email trail to back all this up. Also, Morris offered me a personal tour of the renovated NHC but he left before I could cash in.

    Sometime thereafter, the SCTimes wrote a story about the conference realignment process at SCSU and filed a FOI request, My email ended up getting published because Morris had forwarded it to the president. My name was not redacted. At first that bugged me, but then I decided that I was happy with getting some credit for helping SCSU ultimately make the right decision.
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    I took the stance of wanting to be in the NCHC, just because the competition would force the school to get better. At the same time, I was still going to support the boys if they were stuck playing in the diluted WCHA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU Euro View Post
    Anyone remember like 6-7 years ago when some in our fan base were saying we should be happy we were staying in the WCHA and not going to the NCHC cuz that wasn't what was best for us? Then we win the Penrose two of the first five years, are the first school to win the NCHC regular season and postseason tournament, and in the first four years of the postseason tournament we have made it to the championship game? No? Just me?
    I don't remember that. What was their reasoning behind thinking the WCHA was "best for us?"
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    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
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    I think a lot were worried about being able to win since at the time it was announced we hadn't won anything really and our record with the NCHC schools was poor.
    It has worked out but I understood the fear.

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    What FTLT said. Basically people being afraid we would become the doormat of the NCHC. Also I think a few were saying it bc "Since we didn't get invited, we didn't want it anyway!" That attitude has now become the motto of another Huskies team I can think of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsy McStagger View Post
    I don't remember that. What was their reasoning behind thinking the WCHA was "best for us?"
    Maybe they played one of the six sports that got cut, or were one of the 1000-1500 people that have stopped going to games because they're too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaizeRage View Post
    Maybe they played one of the six sports that got cut, or were one of the 1000-1500 people that have stopped going to games because they're too expensive.
    I thought Michigan Tech grads were supposed to be smart?

    So you're telling me that the people that played one of the sports that got cut knew, years beforehand, that when the NCHC was formed that their sport would eventually be cut? I am sure you were so concerned that you actually were in contact with one of those people to comfort them over the loss of their partial scholarship. You wouldn't just be concern trolling about people that were having their education subsidized by other students because they play a sport no one cares about.

    People stopped going to games because in 10-15 years, the price of a ticket has gone up $5? And you have intimate knowledge that the NCHC's formation is the reason for that $5 increase? I wonder if any of those fans are paying $90 to have the ability to watch over 80% of the teams games on NCHC.tv...

    I am glad that there are Michigan Tech fans butthurt enough about us leaving the WCHA 5 years ago, that they are still crying about it. And it's really rich, because their team voluntarily left the WCHA too, but when they did it, it was totally cool because they ended up coming back when the decision didn't work out as well as they had planned. Not hypocritical at all. Hopefully a NMU fan comes in here to whine about it with you, because there are a few of them still butthurt about it too. I would tell you to get over it and get a life, but that ship has obviously sailed.

    EDIT: Oh and here is an excerpt from the newspaper about the sports being cut:
    http://www.startribune.com/st-cloud-...ams/370796061/
    St. Cloud State, like other public universities across the state, is dealing with falling enrollment and nagging deficits. SCSU enrollment stands at 15,461, down from 18,650 in the fall of 2010, a more dramatic drop than at many of its sister schools. It is currently battling a $6 million budget gap.

    Sorry if that gets in the way of your jealousy about St. Cloud's hockey program being one of the best in the country and yours still being in the toilet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    We mourn for days after a loss, puff out our chests for a week or more after we win. We brave the cold for tailgates, our friends know not to ask about the game after a tough loss, we laugh, we cry, we BLEED hockey, specifically the maroon'n'gold. Many of us have a tattoo waiting in the wings, WHEN (not IF) the Gophers are champions again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsy McStagger View Post
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    EDIT: Oh and here is an excerpt from the newspaper about the sports being cut:
    http://www.startribune.com/st-cloud-...ams/370796061/
    St. Cloud State, like other public universities across the state, is dealing with falling enrollment and nagging deficits. SCSU enrollment stands at 15,461, down from 18,650 in the fall of 2010, a more dramatic drop than at many of its sister schools. It is currently battling a $6 million budget gap.

    Sorry if that gets in the way of your jealousy about St. Cloud's hockey program being one of the best in the country and yours still being in the toilet.
    Also, his adopted school, via his fiancée/wife, was noted in that same article as having dropped programs back in 2011 for exactly the same reasons as stated by SCSU. Oh...
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