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MinnesotaNorthStar
10-07-2013, 03:43 PM
The season is now officially here with a 3-0 win over Manitoba, and a 2-0 win in the practice shootout. I like the new home look with the new green helmets and breezers.

MavHockey14
10-07-2013, 03:47 PM
Check mark. Count me as one who loves the green buckets and breezers as well.

Siouxfaninseattle
10-08-2013, 10:53 AM
I wasn't able to watch the Sunday game live, so I watched some of it last night. All in all, they looked OK. Power play was not good, but that is to be expected with so many new faces and very little practice time. It's going to be a roller coaster year - 43% of last year's scoring gone and 8 freshman and 5 sophmores. Yikes.

lord k
10-09-2013, 03:31 PM
I have been waiting for years for them to go back to the green helmets and pants.

Goal scoring is going to be an issue especially early. The biggest challenge is going to be the schedule. The conference is very balanced from top to bottom. There are no more 12 games a season against Tech, Alaska and Mankato.

brianvf
10-09-2013, 07:25 PM
I have been waiting for years for them to go back to the green helmets and pants.

Yessir!

burd
10-09-2013, 08:05 PM
I have been waiting for years for them to go back to the green helmets and pants.

Goal scoring is going to be an issue especially early. The biggest challenge is going to be the schedule. The conference is very balanced from top to bottom. There are no more 12 games a season against Tech, Alaska and Mankato.

I think one question will be who show a real hunger to score. The kind who will fight through guys to score garbage goals.

MavHockey14
10-09-2013, 11:08 PM
I have been waiting for years for them to go back to the green helmets and pants.

Goal scoring is going to be an issue especially early. The biggest challenge is going to be the schedule. The conference is very balanced from top to bottom. There are no more 12 games a season against Tech, Alaska and Mankato.
Was Mankato truly ever an easy out?

Siouxfaninseattle
10-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Was Mankato truly ever an easy out?

Not really. UND has always struggled against them, but I would guess that they hold the lead in wins in total games.

MavHockey14
10-10-2013, 12:29 AM
Not really. UND has always struggled against them, but I would guess that they hold the lead in wins in total games.

I'd agree with that sentiment. Just thought it was a little bit off to mention them with Tech and UAA.

Wreckincrew
10-10-2013, 12:33 AM
They do in Mankato, that place was 1/3 green for Sioux games.

I'm going to miss those......

Also, I heard the tail end on the radio that the Rodents have agreed to play again, anyone have more info?

Siouxfaninseattle
10-10-2013, 12:35 AM
They do in Mankato, that place was 1/3 green for Sioux games.

I'm going to miss those......

Also, I heard the tail end on the radio that the Rodents have agreed to play again, anyone have more info?

They will play in 2016/17 - probably again the next year, alternating between sites and then 2 years off and then repeat. Contracts have not been signed yet so stand by.

sfo19
10-10-2013, 12:47 AM
Not really. UND has always struggled against them, but I would guess that they hold the lead in wins in total games.

That must've been before my time.

lord k
10-10-2013, 12:51 AM
Was Mankato truly ever an easy out?

I was maybe a bit harsh to lump them in with tech and Alaska, but most years Mankato was a 1 line team. They just never had the depth to overcome the traditional powers.

MavHockey14
10-10-2013, 02:33 AM
So this peaked my interest in the all time series...

Totals since 1999-2000

Total: UND leads the series 29-11-7.

Regular Season Games in Grand Forks: UND leads 12-5-3 (1-4)

Regular Season Games in Mankato: UND leads 13-5-4

Playoff Games: UND leads 4-1 in two series played in Grand Forks

Fairly interesting numbers, and probably about what you'd expect. North Dakota has traditionally had better teams, of course, but Minnesota State also has been better against UND then Alaska and Tech.

I found it interesting Minnesota State has swept UND in Grand Forks. That's crazy.

brianvf
10-10-2013, 02:35 AM
I found it interesting Minnesota State has swept UND in Grand Forks. That's crazy.

A lot of teams swept UND in GF that year.

MavHockey14
10-10-2013, 03:02 AM
A lot of teams swept UND in GF that year.

Actually, Minnesota is the only other team that did it. (Point still stands though, that was probably the weakest Sioux team since Minnesota State joined Division I.)

cross cheque
10-10-2013, 09:30 AM
Was Mankato truly ever an easy out?

Mankato always plays UND tough, even when Jutting was at the helm.

brianvf
10-10-2013, 11:17 AM
Actually, Minnesota is the only other team that did it. (Point still stands though, that was probably the weakest Sioux team since Minnesota State joined Division I.)

My memory must be hazy as I think I blocked most of that season. ;)

Siouxfaninseattle
10-10-2013, 11:45 AM
So this peaked my interest in the all time series...

Totals since 1999-2000

Total: UND leads the series 29-11-7.

Regular Season Games in Grand Forks: UND leads 12-5-3 (1-4)

Regular Season Games in Mankato: UND leads 13-5-4

Playoff Games: UND leads 4-1 in two series played in Grand Forks

Fairly interesting numbers, and probably about what you'd expect. North Dakota has traditionally had better teams, of course, but Minnesota State also has been better against UND then Alaska and Tech.

I found it interesting Minnesota State has swept UND in Grand Forks. That's crazy.

That's not nearly as close as I thought it was - my memory must be a little hazy too.

Nice article on the Pattyn brothers:

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/275376/group/Sports/

brianvf
10-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Hopefully UND can take advantage of a Vermont team already weakened by injuries.
A non-conference sweep to start the season would be huge.