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du78
09-29-2010, 03:52 PM
Both WCHA pre-season polls were released today.


40th Annual Grand Forks Herald WCHA Coaches Poll

1. North Dakota (10 first-place votes), 120 points
2. St. Cloud State (2), 105
3. Minnesota Duluth, 100
4. Denver, 88
5. Minnesota, 82
6. Colorado College, 67
7. Wisconsin, 64
8. Nebraska Omaha, 55
9. Bemidji State, 46
10. Minnesota State, Mankato, 31
11. Anchorage, 19
12. Michigan Tech, 15

Player of the Year: Jack Connolly, Minnesota Duluth.
Rookie of the Year: Jaden Schwartz, Colorado College.

94X WCHA Media Poll

1. North Dakota (28 first-place votes), 347 points
2. Minnesota Duluth, 300
3. St. Cloud State (1), 295
4. Denver, 242
5. Wisconsin, 218
6. Minnesota, 203
7. Colorado College, 182
8. Bemidji State, 156
9. Nebraska Omaha, 125
10. Minnesota State, 97
11. Alaska Anchorage, 51
12. Michigan Tech, 46

Player of the Year: Chay Genoway, North Dakota.
Rookie of the Year: Jaden Schwartz, Colorado College.

Summerzzzoff
09-29-2010, 03:54 PM
Go DOGS!

brianvf
09-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Genoway was the preseason WCHA POTY in the Media Poll, not Connolly:


Preseason WCHA Player of the Year
Chay Genoway, North Dakota (10); Garrett Roe, St. Cloud State (5); Justin Fontaine, Minnesota Duluth (4); Jack Connolly, Minnesota Duluth (3); Jason Gregoire, North Dakota (2); Mike Connolly, Minnesota Duluth (1); Matt Read, Bemidji State (1); Evan Trupp, North Dakota (1)

du78
09-29-2010, 04:20 PM
Genoway was the preseason WCHA POTY in the Media Poll, not Connolly:

Thanks, fixed, copied it from the DU site which had Connolly listed in both polls.

The Sicatoka
09-29-2010, 04:42 PM
It wouldn't be right unless I tossed in the obligatory ...

The only poll that matters is the pole you raise a championship banner on.

:cool:

MavsFan
09-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Right where I expected the Mavericks to be. Two new teams in the league, two places lower in the standings. And yet I keep renewing my season tickets.

Blackheart
09-30-2010, 01:28 AM
Right where I expected the Mavericks to be. Two new teams in the league, two places lower in the standings. And yet I keep renewing my season tickets.

I hate to overuse the word HERO, but you sir are the real deal...

JF_Gophers
09-30-2010, 07:05 AM
MN is 5th/6th interesting. They must expect them to win more than 18 games this year.

5mn_Major
09-30-2010, 09:50 AM
So much has happened in the off season.


MN is 5th/6th interesting. They must expect them to win more than 18 games this year.

Frankly the only way I think the Gophs hang in there is if the frosh step up to their typically high expectations...and they rarely do.

Sloe Gin
09-30-2010, 10:01 AM
MN is 5th/6th interesting. They must expect them to win more than 18 games this year.

as Quiz put it to me, there are going to be 2-3 REALLY good teams this year, 2-3 REALLY bad teams, and the rest will battle it out for mediocrity. The Gophers could finish as high as 4th or as low as 10th. It really depends.

Chuck Schwartz
09-30-2010, 11:27 AM
as Quiz put it to me, there are going to be 2-3 REALLY good teams this year, 2-3 REALLY bad teams, and the rest will battle it out for mediocrity. The Gophers could finish as high as 4th or as low as 10th. It really depends.

I think that's a perfect assessment. There are 3 groups.

UND, SCSU, UMD

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Denver, UNO, Bemidji, CC

Anchorage, Tech, Kato

5mn_Major
09-30-2010, 12:43 PM
I think that's a perfect assessment. There are 3 groups.

UND, SCSU, UMD

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Denver, UNO, Bemidji, CC

Anchorage, Tech, Kato

Agree. Even so...Colorado schools can never be counted out to cross over to the top group. And I would put a couple of schools including Minnesota as having potential to slip down into the bottom group.

Dirty
09-30-2010, 12:45 PM
I have to give Gopher fans credit, their sandbagging this year is exceptional.

GopherBigGuy911
09-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Go DOGS!

The Dogs are going to get run over this year..... :p

Stauber1
09-30-2010, 02:00 PM
I have to give Gopher fans credit, their sandbagging this year is exceptional.

I actually agree with you :eek:

I think the Gophers are much more likely to finish in the top 3 than the bottom 3. I'll point out that I don't think either is all that likely.
I would bet dollars to donuts that they will finish in the 4-6 range, with the difference in those spots being one point or one game.

I'll stick my nose out there for others to take a swing at, and say I think the defense is going to be better (losing Leddy hurts, but I think that is offset by Fisher's departure:p and the rest of the guys come in with another year of experience and weight gains in the off season); and really, the offense can't get much worse then it was last season. Cepis, Barriball, Budish with a year under his belt, Hoefel coming into his final year, and a couple very talented frosh should be enough to improve the GPG. I'm not saying it's going to be outstanding, but certainly improved.

I also really believe the attitude in the locker room is going to be different, starting with the coaching staff.

GopherBigGuy911
09-30-2010, 04:07 PM
I actually agree with you :eek:

I think the Gophers are much more likely to finish in the top 3 than the bottom 3. I'll point out that I don't think either is all that likely.
I would bet dollars to donuts that they will finish in the 4-6 range, with the difference in those spots being one point or one game.

I'll stick my nose out there for others to take a swing at, and say I think the defense is going to be better (losing Leddy hurts, but I think that is offset by Fisher's departure:p and the rest of the guys come in with another year of experience and weight gains in the off season); and really, the offense can't get much worse then it was last season. Cepis, Barriball, Budish with a year under his belt, Hoefel coming into his final year, and a couple very talented frosh should be enough to improve the GPG. I'm not saying it's going to be outstanding, but certainly improved.

I also really believe the attitude in the locker room is going to be different, starting with the coaching staff.

I agree we could be more improved this year as long as no one leaves at Christmas break :p The additions of Ault should help and as long as Kevin Wehrs of last year shows up or improves and not the Wehrs of 2 years ago the D should be better. Offensively other than a solid first line and a so so second line the rest of the crew could be begging for goals....

SCSU Euro
09-30-2010, 05:47 PM
I would bet dollars to donuts that they will finish in the 4-6 range

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-4P1WPE-Qg

Blackheart
10-01-2010, 12:33 AM
MN is 5th/6th interesting. They must expect them to win more than 18 games this year.

The Twin Cities media reports that they worked really hard this summer...;)

ScoobyDoo
10-01-2010, 08:29 AM
as Quiz put it to me, there are going to be 2-3 REALLY good teams this year, 2-3 REALLY bad teams, and the rest will battle it out for mediocrity. The Gophers could finish as high as 4th or as low as 10th. It really depends.

I don't disagree but I think the important point in that statement is 2-3. Cause one of the big 3 is going to disappoint and disappoint big time. Not sure which one but it's going to be one of them.

And one of those 4-10 is going to be really really good and nobody is going to want to play them at the end of the year. Not sure which one of them it's going to be either.

My postings earlier had the Gophers finishing anywhere between 3rd and 7th. I think 4-6 is too narrow for this team. I think they can reach higher and I think they can suck harder. All depends which way they want to go.

Driftryder
10-01-2010, 09:12 AM
I don't disagree but I think the important point in that statement is 2-3. Cause one of the big 3 is going to disappoint and disappoint big time. Not sure which one but it's going to be one of them.

And one of those 4-10 is going to be really really good and nobody is going to want to play them at the end of the year. Not sure which one of them it's going to be either.

My postings earlier had the Gophers finishing anywhere between 3rd and 7th. I think 4-6 is too narrow for this team. I think they can reach higher and I think they can suck harder. All depends which way they want to go.

If they can score more than 2 goals a game this year I think finishing somewhere between 3rd and 5th is a distinct possibility. Although it is early yet and I still have my Maroon & Gold tinted glasses on.