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Fighting Sioux 23
09-09-2012, 04:50 PM
....or JT from Atlantic Hockey. He chose Cole Schneider as POY. Um....he signed a pro deal in May with Ottawa.

I'll let them know about that. JT has been out of the country for awhile, so I'm not sure if he knows about the signing, but Dave and Dan (main editors of the site) should have caught that. JT is an Air Force grad, and is currently serving our country in Afghanistan. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt :p:D:D

mnstate0fhockey
09-09-2012, 05:47 PM
I'll let them know about that. JT has been out of the country for awhile, so I'm not sure if he knows about the signing, but Dave and Dan (main editors of the site) should have caught that. JT is an Air Force grad, and is currently serving our country in Afghanistan. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt :p:D:D

Indeed. Definite free pass for serving.

bunt_q
09-09-2012, 09:20 PM
No worries. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that I was a contributor to the site, but perhaps not. Also, CHW uses my exact same handle as on here (either Fighting Sioux 23 or FS23) whenever they refer to something that I have contributed. In this case, I am one of the 5 people who they used for predictions for the WCHA, CCHA, and Atlantic Hockey. Hopefully that clears up any confusion.

So who of the five of you should we talk to about putting CC at 9th? Seriously? 9th? I'm nominating that for worst pre-season pick this year.

Dirty
09-09-2012, 09:29 PM
So who of the five of you should we talk to about putting CC at 9th? Seriously? 9th? I'm nominating that for worst pre-season pick this year.

Robert. He's a horrible human being.

First Time, Long Time
09-09-2012, 09:36 PM
So who of the five of you should we talk to about putting CC at 9th? Seriously? 9th? I'm nominating that for worst pre-season pick this year.

Someone has to finish 9th, might as well be CC.

bunt_q
09-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Someone has to finish 9th, might as well be CC.

How about somebody who doesn't need or appreciate home ice for the playoffs, and can probably only put 3,000 butts in seats even if they get it. Tech comes to mind. ;)

drshoen
09-10-2012, 11:47 AM
If you're taking information back to the site editors to correct, Jarrod has Andy Iles playing for Harvard; I doubt the Cornell fans would be too happy with him for playing for two teams!

Fighting Sioux 23
09-10-2012, 11:53 AM
If you're taking information back to the site editors to correct, Jarrod has Andy Iles playing for Harvard; I doubt the Cornell fans would be too happy with him for playing for two teams!

That would be on the website guy. I let him know about the corrections that needed to be made, and it looks like he has it fixed (apparently Jarrod had Biega as his POY). Thank you for pointing that out.

Fighting Sioux 23
09-10-2012, 12:00 PM
So who of the five of you should we talk to about putting CC at 9th? Seriously? 9th? I'm nominating that for worst pre-season pick this year.

I can only speak for myself when it comes to my ballot, but I had CC 9th. I felt CC is going to drop a bit this season (unless they get tremendous goaltending, which has saved them in the past). I think the top 4 teams are going to separate themselves a bit (I had Minny, UND, SCSU, and Wisconsin in my top 4). After that, I think Denver is in position to be that team that finishes a solid 5th. I think the race for the last home ice spot is basically between Tech, CC, Omaha, and Duluth. I felt that Tech has what it takes to get that last spot, so I had them 6th, just edging out Omaha who I had 7th. That leaves Duluth and CC for 8th (again, all in my opinion), and I think Duluth has a slight edge over CC this year. That's how I got CC at 9. Again, I can only speak for myself. I didn't see the ballots of the other 4 who did predictions for the WCHA, but in general conversations with them, we all felt pretty similar that CC was going to have a down year this year.

For those interested, here was my ballot for standings:
1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. SCSU
4. Wisconsin
5. Denver
6. Tech
7. Omaha
8. Duluth
9. CC
10. Mankato
11. Bemidji
12. Anchorage

manurespreader
09-10-2012, 12:42 PM
I can only speak for myself when it comes to my ballot, but I had CC 9th. I felt CC is going to drop a bit this season (unless they get tremendous goaltending, which has saved them in the past). I think the top 4 teams are going to separate themselves a bit (I had Minny, UND, SCSU, and Wisconsin in my top 4). After that, I think Denver is in position to be that team that finishes a solid 5th. I think the race for the last home ice spot is basically between Tech, CC, Omaha, and Duluth. I felt that Tech has what it takes to get that last spot, so I had them 6th, just edging out Omaha who I had 7th. That leaves Duluth and CC for 8th (again, all in my opinion), and I think Duluth has a slight edge over CC this year. That's how I got CC at 9. Again, I can only speak for myself. I didn't see the ballots of the other 4 who did predictions for the WCHA, but in general conversations with them, we all felt pretty similar that CC was going to have a down year this year.

For those interested, here was my ballot for standings:
1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. SCSU
4. Wisconsin
5. Denver
6. Tech
7. Omaha
8. Duluth
9. CC
10. Mankato
11. Bemidji
12. Anchorage
Good ballet there FS, I question if STC can be that good and CC could end up 10th or 11th very easily.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
09-10-2012, 12:51 PM
My predictions were terrible last year for the WCHA. I was off by 30 total spots. :o

1) DU: Finished 3rd (-2)
2) CC: Finished 5th (-3)
3) SCSU: Finished 6th (-3)
4) UND: Finished 4th (0)
5) UMN: Finished 1st (+4)
6) UW: Finished 10th (-4)
7) UNO: Finished 7th (0)
8) UMD: Finished 2nd (-6)
9) UAA: Finished 12th (-3)
10) BSU: Finished 9th (+1)
11) MTU: Finished 8th (+3)
12) MSU: Finished 11th (+1)

2012-2013 WCHA Predictions

1) UMN
2) UND
3) UW
4) DU
5) SCSU
6) MTU
7) UMD
8) CC
9) UNO
10) BSU
11) MSU
12) UAA

Driftryder
09-10-2012, 01:28 PM
My 2012-2013 WCHA Prediction

1. Minnesota
2. NoDak
3. DU
4. Bucky
5. Jan
6. UMD
7. CC
8. UNO
9. Tech
10. BSU
11. MSU
12. UAA

UpNorthHockey
09-10-2012, 01:58 PM
My 2012-2013 WCHA Prediction

1. Minnesota
2. NoDak
3. DU
4. UNO
5. Tech
6. CC
7. SCSU
8. UMD
9. UW
10. BSU
11. MSU
12. UAA

MN is a juggernaut this year and NoDak is also very tough...I think Grimaldi is going to rock the league if he stays healthy.
UW struggled last year, lost Schultz and Kerdiles is the only recruit of note. They will have a tough year.
I'm a bit of a homer, but I think Tech will be considerably better this year, mostly because of coaching, and the team is getting deeper and the two Sr. losses were replaced with equal or better underclassmen.
I also like UNO this year...they definitely have an upward trajectory.
I haven't followed SCSU or UMD as closely....perhaps they'll do better than I've picked.
Bemidji may also be underrated.

FlagDUDE08
09-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Terry must be OsecnUC on here. :p

turk181
09-10-2012, 02:13 PM
I'll let them know about that. JT has been out of the country for awhile, so I'm not sure if he knows about the signing, but Dave and Dan (main editors of the site) should have caught that. JT is an Air Force grad, and is currently serving our country in Afghanistan. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt :p:D:D I humbly recant my post & wish to thank JT for his service to America.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
09-10-2012, 03:03 PM
Wisconsin in the Frozen Four? Put down the pipe.At this point, I'll be happy with a Final Five appearance.

stuckinwi
09-10-2012, 03:52 PM
How about somebody who doesn't need or appreciate home ice for the playoffs, and can probably only put 3,000 butts in seats even if they get it. Tech comes to mind. ;)

Hell, if we get home ice, I'm taking vacation and driving the 4 hours north to Houghton like I'm on a pilgrimage to see Hailey's comet. I've waited this long I'm not missing it...

I'd imagine there are others in the same boat :)

mookie1995
09-10-2012, 08:28 PM
bc wins hea. beats everyone else who wins those other conferences.

mnstate0fhockey
09-10-2012, 08:36 PM
bc wins hea. beats everyone else who wins those other conferences.

Probably to the former, I'll go ahead and disagree with the latter.

mookie1995
09-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Probably to the former, I'll go ahead and disagree with the latter.

opinions vary