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Fighting Sioux 23
03-27-2010, 07:39 PM
Well, I figured I'd start up a real offseason thread for the team.

Tough game for the Sioux, but that's what happens when you don't show up for 60 minutes.

Questions looming for the offseason...

Does Chay apply for a medical redshirt?

What recruits are coming in for next season?

Does anyone leave early for the pro ranks?

Was this season successful?

siouxinminny
03-27-2010, 08:01 PM
The team should be awesome in 2010-2011 so long as key players don't leave during the off-season. I, too, am interested in who comes in as freshmen.

brianvf
03-27-2010, 08:22 PM
This thread is better. ;)

The biggest question is what Chay does.
I would love to see him come back, but we'll see. Will he want to start a pro career instead?

We have some studs coming in next fall both offensively and defensively, so it will be a battle for playing time again.

siouxyeahyeah
03-27-2010, 08:45 PM
Who would have thought after Chay went down and the rough patch in Dec. and Jan. that this team would even have made it to a regional - and as the highest 2 seed! This team exceeded my expectations and I really liked how they didn't just lay down when they were down 3 going into the 3rd. The character of the guys and the fight until the end attitude should carry over into next season quite nicely. Considering, barring no defections, we will have 20 players back from this team next year...we should have a solid team that can make major noise and potentially get us #8.

Congrats on a great season, boys. It's going to be a long 6 months....I can't wait to see what they can do next year!!

(My guess is Chay is back next year. Call it a strong hunch...)

dolan
03-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Nice season boys. If you would've showed up at the regionals I don't think there was a team there that could beat you, but oh well, that's how it goes. Congrats on a nice season and a Broadmoor Trophy.

brianvf
03-27-2010, 08:57 PM
2010-2011 Fighting Sioux Roster

Defense
Blood, Jr
Davidson, Sr
Fienhage, Jr
Genoway, Sr
Gleason, So
Hill, So
LaPoint, Sr
MacWilliam, So
Marto, Sr

Forward
Bruneteau, So
Cichy, So
Frattin, Sr
Gregoire, Jr
Hextall, Jr
Knight, So
Kristo, So
Lamoureux, Jr
Malone, Sr
Rowney, So
Toews, Jr
Trupp, Sr

Goalie
Dell, So
Eidsness, Jr
Maris, So

Potential incoming recruits:
Danny Mattson, F
Derek Rodwell, F
Nick Mattson, D
Derek Forbort, D

There is also a chance that Dillon Simpson (D) and/or Brock Nelson (F) might come in this fall as well.

Potential early departures (for different reasons):
Blood, Fienhage, Genoway, and Gregoire

Thoughts?

STS
03-27-2010, 09:47 PM
Great season, wish it could have lasted a few games longer. Hopefully Genoway is back next year, would really like to see what this season should have been for him, it started out so well.

Anybody know the rules on applying for a medical red shirt? Do you have to apply before a certain date, though, I don't suppose it would necessarily be announced if it already has, or is going to be done.

Now for the worst part of the year, hoping your favorite players don't leave early.:(

jdr1
03-27-2010, 09:59 PM
Great job boys!! Was a good run at the end, and is it October yet? Good thing the ice is going out on LOW so we can soon get out the boats and kill some time until next season!! GO SIOUX!

Sloe Gin
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
I'm not going to sit here and pretend that it's ok that the Sioux laid down today. Why they didn't have the skill to win is beyond me. Why they didn't show up to play is also beyond me.

Flight risks include Kristo as well...I don't think he'll be an issue though. I could see all the guys returning next year.

Roben
03-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Was this this season successful?

I'd have to say yes, it was. After losing Chay, the team went through a time where they couldn't play well. They were able to overcome that and step it up during the second half. I don't think anyone expected them to get home ice for WCHA 1st round playoffs, let along win the tournament. We can't say the Sioux had anything to do with SCSU beating WI, but they played hard and proved they were the better team at the time.

Playing 3 games in the 3 days is hard. If there were a week more of time between the conference tourneys and the start of the national tourney, would they have been better? Who knows.

At the beginning of the season, there were high expectations. They had to get adjusted, and I believe it was a success. One more trophy is always nice...what's better though is #8.

Puck Swami
03-27-2010, 11:11 PM
I'm not going to sit here and pretend that it's ok that the Sioux laid down today. Why they didn't have the skill to win is beyond me. Why they didn't show up to play is also beyond me.


When you get old like me, you will have seen a lot more of this. We get caught up in our traditions and images of the way we imagine things to be, but at the end of the day, they are all still college kids, and you never really know what you'll see for sure....

Duey
03-27-2010, 11:24 PM
When you get old like me, you will have seen a lot more of this. We get caught up in our tradititions and images of the way we imagine things to be, but at at end day, they are all still college kids, and you never really know what you'll see for sure....

So true...

SiouxFanatic
03-27-2010, 11:33 PM
When you get old like me, you will have seen a lot more of this. We get caught up in our tradititions and images of the way we imagine things to be, but at at end day, they are all still college kids, and you never really know what you'll see for sure....

Great post Swami. Very true. +1

brianvf
03-28-2010, 12:15 AM
Frattin's goal was the SportsCenter #1 play of the day.

Old Pio
03-28-2010, 12:32 AM
The standard for "success" in Grand Forks and Denver is both simple and difficult: hanging another banner. Both programs are in a race to get to #8 first, and that's a good thing. But a season that fails to be a "success" based on that lofty criterion is not a failure. Fans of both programs are pretty spoiled and occasionally give off the aroma of entitlement. We aren't entitled to anything. We have to earn it.

Happy
03-28-2010, 12:44 AM
Frattin's goal was the SportsCenter #1 play of the day.

A great play.

SiouxFanatic
03-28-2010, 12:47 AM
A great play.

I was gonna make a joke out of the goal but I just couldn't think of a way to tie-in a Lawnmower. ;)

But yeah, great play and goal. A little Ovechkin like.

brianvf
03-28-2010, 09:39 AM
gordwiser, use this thread instead. :p

SJHovey
03-28-2010, 10:07 AM
I'm sure after a few weeks of reflection I'll look back on the season as one in which the team obtained a little more success than I anticipated. As basically the least experienced team in the conference, my hopes at the beginning of the season were simply for a top 5 conference finish and sneaking into the big dance.

The Broadmoor was obviously an unexpected surprise and I congratulate Hak and the team for that success. A big thanks to the seniors, including Chay, for a great 4 years.

It sure was fun to watch the boys the first half of that 3rd period last night, playing the way we know they can. But as I posted in another thread, the hockey tournament is a different beast right now. There is no such thing as an easy draw, and if you're not ready with the same intensity you show for a Minnesota or a DU or other big rival, you're going to have a tough time succeeding.

As always, I look forward to another season and count down the days. :)

brianvf
03-28-2010, 12:11 PM
As always, I look forward to another season and count down the days. :)

Too early for a countdown clock? ;)