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MagnessMan
02-07-2010, 02:06 AM
I suspect the Gophers will roll into the Mile High City looking to right the shape and fighting for home ice. They have lost three of their last four and come in off a bye this weekend. DU has won 4 straight and is sitting at 2 in the PWR.
Jessie Martin may or may not be back for this series. Let's getting it rolling on Super Sunday.

The Rube
02-07-2010, 02:54 AM
Show some respect. It's not UM. It's MN. :mad:

Despite our record, we are the bestest college team around.

Oh yeah, I've been hitting the Kool-Aid heavy tonight. :D

Bakunin
02-07-2010, 03:51 AM
Cheverie will shutout this low octane gopher offense both nights without so much as breaking a sweat.

The Rube
02-07-2010, 03:54 AM
Cheverie will shutout this low octane gopher offense both nights without so much as breaking a sweat.

How would we really know? That arena is darker than Rob G.

Bakunin
02-07-2010, 04:15 AM
How would we really know? That arena is darker than Rob G.
Black itself isn't darker than him.

The Rube
02-07-2010, 04:36 AM
Black itself isn't darker than him.

It's like, how much more black could he be? and the answer is none. None more black.

Gophers #1
02-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Both games will be on FS North and FS Rocky Mountain.

du78
02-07-2010, 10:59 PM
Both games will be on FS North and FS Rocky Mountain.

Also on FCS Atlantic

state of hockey
02-07-2010, 11:44 PM
It's like, how much more black could he be? and the answer is none. None more black.

We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.

DenverGoldJersey
02-08-2010, 02:45 AM
denver sweeps

Slap Shot
02-08-2010, 06:43 AM
Who'd have thunk a DU fan would come up with a boring title?

du78
02-08-2010, 10:08 AM
I guess the big question for this series is can Chevy hold the Gophers scoreless for all 4 games in the regular season? :D :rolleyes: ;)

dggoddard
02-08-2010, 10:14 AM
I guess the big question for this series is can Chevy hold the Gophers scoreless for all 4 games in the regular season? :D :rolleyes: ;)Quadzero?

DU has never had a four game regular season sweep over the Gophers.

DU best 4 game series against the Gophers
3-1-0 in 1951-52
3-0-1 in 1959-60
3-1-0 in 1994-95
3-1-0 in 2003-04
3-0-1 in 2007-08

Puck Swami
02-08-2010, 10:51 AM
Quadzero?

DU has never had a four game regular season sweep over the Gophers.

DU best 4 game series against the Gophers
3-1-0 in 1951-52
3-0-1 in 1959-60
3-1-0 in 1994-95
3-1-0 in 2003-04
3-0-1 in 2007-08

I'm sure that record would be different had Minnesota agreed to actually play Denver in the regular season from the '60s to the early '70s. That era was Denver's best.

skiumah2
02-08-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm sure that record would be different had Minnesota agreed to actually play Denver in the regular season from the '60s to the early '70s. That era was Denver's best.
Are you phishing Swami? It isn't like you to troll like that. Shame on you! :D

Puck Swami
02-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Are you phishing Swami? It isn't like you to troll like that. Shame on you! :D

No phishing. Just facts.

Minnesota is the one program that melds hockey culture and state pride like no other, and I see why Mariucci did what he did - he was maximizing his assets, and promoting a bigger idea,but there is only one Minnesota, and the model really only works there and not in other places. Other US regions could never really be viable with that model without the cultural component that was made possible by the presence of natural ice. Additonally, the idea of not playing certain schools just because they followed a different (but legal) recruitment practice smacks of self-service (although some would say principle).

Did it work? Partially. Major Junior players are no longer eligible. To some that was victory. But we still have 21 year old freshmen. Some would like to go all the way and say no more 21 year old freshmen, only 18 year old freshmen. If that were the case, Minnesota would likely win every year, as they have the best infrstructure for supplying 18 year old players. The junior leagues help balance this out by allowing more development time and greater access to talent by having kids compete outside their hometowns and allowing them to experience other areas of the country. And the colleges get a more finished product that leads to better hockey. Eliminating older freshmen would clearly tilt the balance toward Minnesota, and the rest of the country would never catch up.

Happy
02-08-2010, 01:52 PM
I'm sure that record would be different had Minnesota agreed to actually play Denver in the regular season from the '60s to the early '70s. That era was Denver's best.

Maybe if Denver didn't insist on every player being an older ex-professional, Minnesota would have felt they were an actual college team, and played them. and, since Denver players were all professionals, Denver never had to worry about any players leaving for the Olympics like Minnesota. We got memories like both Olympic gold medals, and you got to know that your players retired, and went back to Canada.

dggoddard
02-08-2010, 02:17 PM
Maybe if Denver didn't insist on every player being an older ex-professional, Minnesota would have felt they were an actual college team, and played them. and, since Denver players were all professionals, Denver never had to worry about any players leaving for the Olympics like Minnesota. We got memories like both Olympic gold medals, and you got to know that your players retired, and went back to Canada.We'll just have to settle for the memories of the 7 national championships, 12 MacNaughtons, 15 WCHA Playoff Championships and 14 DU victories over the USA National/Olympic teams.

Puck Swami
02-08-2010, 02:59 PM
Maybe if Denver didn't insist on every player being an older ex-professional, Minnesota would have felt they were an actual college team, and played them. and, since Denver players were all professionals, Denver never had to worry about any players leaving for the Olympics like Minnesota. We got memories like both Olympic gold medals, and you got to know that your players retired, and went back to Canada.


Here we go again:

1) By the NCAA definition at the time, major junior players were not pros and were 100% eligible and legal players until 1980 when the rules were changed. DU was a 100% college team and the NCAA banners they won were won fair and square under the rules of the day. Had Denver recruited only 18 years olds, they would've been slaughtered, as there was no local pool of players to draw from. The DU program would never have made it without Canadian players. Had they been forced to recruit 18 year old Americans, DU would have had to take second tier players for other hotbeds, and would never have been competitive, let alone successful in a place like Denver, where no hockey culture existed.

2) Denver has had plenty of Olympic players over the years play for Team Canada. Guys like Marshall Johnston (64/68 captain), Glenn Anderson (80), Ken Berry (80, 92), Kevin Dineen (84) Craig Redmond (84) and Derek Mayer (94). Many of them left DU early and played for Team Canada in the 60s and 80s, and many more of them would have played for Canada in those Olympics when Canada sat out in the 1970s, protesting the Soviet pros. One of our Minnesota players even played for Italy in 1980, and is now in the Minnesota State Senate (Dave Tomassoni). Our only US Olympic hockey player was Ron Naslund, who won silver in 1972, who had graduated in the 60s. Paul Stastny will be the second DU American hockey Olympian in 2010.

3) Your Olympic Gold Medal memories are great and so are ours. Our 1959-60 NCAA Champion Denver team beat and tied the 1960 US Olympic team just prior to the Squaw Valley Games. They also tied the Soviets, which is something no college team has ever done, before or since. The 1980 USA Olympics team was helped by an American Denver grad as assistant coach by the name of Craig Patrick, who played as big a role on that 1980 team as any player. Patrick also helped Team USA win silver as GM in 2002. Patrick captained DU to an NCAA title in 1969, and was a member of the 1968 NCAA title DU team.

4) Not all of Denver's players retired to Canada after playing for DU. Many of them went on to distinguished Olympic and pro careers, and many of them choose to live here in Denver today.

brianvf
02-08-2010, 03:04 PM
Here we go again.

:)

I was waiting for Happy to respond to your earlier post.
It didn't take long. ;)