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Fighting Sioux 23
02-12-2011, 04:25 PM
I guess I haven't thought about this idea in awhile and in theory I like it, but how would the logistics work? All three games of the first two rounds at the #1 seed? What if all the #1 seeds were in the East? Just the first round at the #1 seed and then a travel day?

How about the first round game at the higher seed and then make the final 8 a four day tourney in one location the next week... Thursday/Friday games and then the Final on Sunday?

This is how it is now...

Week 1: Regionals
Week 2: Off Week
Week 3: Frozen Four

I think they should do this...

Week 1: Best of 3 First Round at Higher Seed
Week 2: Best of 3 Quarterfinals at Higher Seed
Week 3: Frozen Four

Same amount of time, you'll get probably 5-6x the attendance (if not more) than the way it is now, and it actually makes being a top seed important.

ecbrevik
02-12-2011, 06:17 PM
Had to like the results last night. Hope the Sioux come out intense tonight as well.

gordwiser
02-12-2011, 11:03 PM
This is how it is now...

Week 1: Regionals
Week 2: Off Week
Week 3: Frozen Four

I think they should do this...

Week 1: Best of 3 First Round at Higher Seed
Week 2: Best of 3 Quarterfinals at Higher Seed
Week 3: Frozen Four

Same amount of time, you'll get probably 5-6x the attendance (if not more) than the way it is now, and it actually makes being a top seed important.

Interesting idea, but a lot of teams play in multi purpose arenas so they'd basically be asking 58 teams to block off two additional weekends in their venue and I don't see that happening. Maybe just the first round a best of three and then the remaining games an 8 team long weekend. I hate that weekend off in there, too, but I'm sure they're avoiding title games in two sports on one weekend. I wouldn't mind shortening the season and playing before the hoops final, but I doubt that happens either.

Siouxfaninseattle
02-13-2011, 12:14 AM
A few random thoughts....
Nice weekend - it was a sweep that we should have, and did. It is probably tough to focus on Saturday after a blow-out win on Friday (see RMU series) but they were intense from the opening faceoff.
They are catching SCSU when they are playing what looks like their best hockey of the year. The Sioux will need to be ready for a tough series, and need at least a split.
Have you heard Ben Blood mentioned lately? Not much, which is a good thing. He is a good defenseman, and has taken far fewer of the penalties that he took last year.
The third line - fans of lots of teams get worried when the third line is on the ice. I just wonder how often they are going to contribute to the scoring. Depth is a wonderful thing.
No more injuries and we'll do fine in the playoffs.

jdr1
02-13-2011, 09:00 AM
A few random thoughts....
Nice weekend - it was a sweep that we should have, and did. It is probably tough to focus on Saturday after a blow-out win on Friday (see RMU series) but they were intense from the opening faceoff.
They are catching SCSU when they are playing what looks like their best hockey of the year. The Sioux will need to be ready for a tough series, and need at least a split.
Have you heard Ben Blood mentioned lately? Not much, which is a good thing. He is a good defenseman, and has taken far fewer of the penalties that he took last year.
The third line - fans of lots of teams get worried when the third line is on the ice. I just wonder how often they are going to contribute to the scoring. Depth is a wonderful thing.
No more injuries and we'll do fine in the playoffs.
I think the same thing! I look back over the last 3 games of 6-6-3 goals scored and no one doubled up in a game, other teams can just key on one guy or line. I think the same about Blood he is quietly becomeing a very good player! And Evan Trupp is the guy to keep rolling he is so elusive out there when you think he is going to get his bell rung he sneaks out to the side and makes a hell of a pass or shot!

jdr1
02-13-2011, 10:55 AM
For those of you at last nights game, what was your opinion of the pregame fire show to the song Welcome to the Jungle? I thought it was awesome --very classy..... got the crowd into it right away!!

Siouxfaninseattle
02-13-2011, 11:26 AM
Here's another website to visit and vote for Chay. It is an honor that he deserves.
seniorclassaward.com

dxmnkd316
02-13-2011, 11:40 AM
For those of you at last nights game, what was your opinion of the pregame fire show to the song Welcome to the Jungle? I thought it was awesome --very classy..... got the crowd into it right away!!

No offense or anything, but anything that is associated with GnR can't be classy. Stick with your normal pregame stuff. It's fantastic.

ecbrevik
02-13-2011, 12:12 PM
Here's another website to visit and vote for Chay. It is an honor that he deserves.
seniorclassaward.com
Make that a link already! seniorclassaward.com :p :D

PCM
02-13-2011, 12:32 PM
No offense or anything, but anything that is associated with GnR can't be classy. Stick with your normal pregame stuff. It's fantastic.
"Welcome to the Jungle" was a staple in the old Ralph. It got a bit stale and I don't think it's been played much in the new Ralph. But hearing it again and having it paired with Michael Morgen's amazing fire dance really got the crowd pumped up.

ecbrevik
02-14-2011, 10:31 AM
SCSU finally showed signs last weekend of the kind of life they were expected to have at the beginning of the season. UND is hopefully making another strong stretch run. And these two teams do not like each other. Could make for an entertaining weekend of hockey.

icelund
02-14-2011, 08:06 PM
2nd in both national polls, 2nd in the PWR, and for what its worth 1st place in the KRACH ratings. Middle of February? I'll take it :D:D:D


SCSU finally showed signs last weekend of the kind of life they were expected to have at the beginning of the season. UND is hopefully making another strong stretch run. And these two teams do not like each other. Could make for an entertaining weekend of hockey.
The Huskies are definitely a dangerous team right now, I could realistically see either team walking away from this series with 4 points. I agree, this should be a very fun series. It would be more fun if I didn't have to spend 2 hours in the National Hockey Center to see it, but I can manage... ;)

Slash01
02-14-2011, 09:04 PM
To me, the future for the Sioux this season depends largely upon the following factors:

1) Team focus and intensity. As shown against Anchorage.

2) Stay away from any further key injuries. There have been enough already.

3) Coaching energy, focus and effectiveness.

4) Luck. (Hey, lots of champions have had their share.)

Best of luck to the UND hockey team.

SoCalSiouxFan
02-15-2011, 03:17 PM
Another day means another Hobey vote for Matt or Chay. Keep voting daily.
http://www.hobeybakeraward.com

Matt still has 27% of the vote.

ecbrevik
02-17-2011, 09:20 AM
Make that a link already! seniorclassaward.com :p :D
Chay currently in 3rd place with 19% of the vote. Conacher and J. Lamoureux (AFA) lead with 23.6% each. Chay's gained a little ground in the last few days but not enough. Get the votes in Sioux fans!

SoCalSiouxFan
02-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Article on Brad Malone.
http://www.milehighhockey.com/2011/2/18/2000423/prospect-profile-brad-malone

Denver area Aves Fans seem very upbeat on the possibility of having him in their organization soon.


"he looks a lot less imposing than I expected"

"its a trap!"

"Kid's got the baby-face, but the idea of of bigger players in our bottom 6 who play physical and can score on occasion works for me."

"another angry red head. im not excited, but not against it."

"I watched him at Magnus a couple of times now. He's a bull. Once the cage comes off I suspect he's going to be throwing a bit. Not sure his skating will allow him to be defensively good enough to translate to the NHL to kill penalties and enforce. Great body checker."

ecbrevik
02-18-2011, 11:44 PM
Holy cow, what happened in the WCHA tonight? MTU over DU???????? :eek: MSU-M over UMD? Wow!

Siouxfaninseattle
02-18-2011, 11:48 PM
Holy cow, what happened in the WCHA tonight? MTU over DU???????? :eek: MSU-M over UMD? Wow!

And with a little more luck, UAA over UNO. :)

brianvf
02-19-2011, 12:15 AM
And with a little more luck, UAA over UNO. :)

They are winning 3-2 in the 3rd...hold on UAA!

Who would have thought that UND would get that much help on a night when they got a tie.
Hopefully the Sioux can come out tomorrow and get the win to stay in front of DU and UMD.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-19-2011, 11:12 AM
They are winning 3-2 in the 3rd...hold on UAA!

Who would have thought that UND would get that much help on a night when they got a tie.
Hopefully the Sioux can come out tomorrow and get the win to stay in front of DU and UMD.

Well, count me in the group that is surprised that a tie actually increases our lead to 2 points.

What is fun, is that if we win tonight, the MacNaughton can be won next weekend against Bemidji.