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gordwiser
02-09-2011, 09:26 AM
I would really like to see some Sioux hockey in April this year...

Continue...

bignick33
02-09-2011, 09:39 AM
The key is to avoid BC's regional. That should be the only focus of the next month.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-09-2011, 10:23 AM
The key is to avoid BC's regional. That should be the only focus of the next month.

The best way to do that is to be a #1 seed, as BC will most likely remain one the rest of the year.

Saying that, I'm more concerned with this weekend, and fighting for the MacNaughton. If we win the MacNaughton, we are probably a #1 seed.

gordwiser
02-09-2011, 11:06 AM
Sioux do fine against BC in Regionals... Eagles need to be avoided in the Frozen Four!

bignick33
02-09-2011, 11:08 AM
The funny thing, it's entirely possible that BC gets sent West (with Yale and UNH both hosting and both contending for a 1 seed) and UND gets sent East again. That would be a cluster***k.

wasmania
02-09-2011, 11:11 AM
The key is to avoid BC's regional. That should be the only focus of the next month.

It's threads like these that confirm to our detractors that we are just happy to be there. Seriously, if we think we cant get past BC is it so much better to get rolled by them in the frozen four than in a regional???

Fighting Sioux 23
02-09-2011, 11:20 AM
The funny thing, it's entirely possible that BC gets sent West (with Yale and UNH both hosting and both contending for a 1 seed) and UND gets sent East again. That would be a cluster***k.

I don't see UND getting sent East. There are too many teams that would currently make the tournament that are within a bus drive of the eastern regionals. I see UND going to St. Louis, unless Duluth falls out of a #1 slot, and Wisconsin doesn't become a #1 (or #4). At that point, Green Bay becomes a big possibility.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-09-2011, 11:23 AM
It's threads like these that confirm to our detractors that we are just happy to be there. Seriously, if we think we cant get past BC is it so much better to get rolled by them in the frozen four than in a regional???

I don't think it is so much that we don't think we can't get past BC. IMO, I think UND and BC are the top two teams, and I'd rather face the other top team at the Frozen Four rather than the regional. Either way, I think it would be a good game, and neither team would "roll" the other.

MadTownSioux
02-09-2011, 12:08 PM
Good Grief, Whitey's Closes?? (http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/192874/) What do people do now before UND games??

Actually it doesn't sound like people were going there anyway.

ecbrevik
02-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by SoCalSiouxFan
Another day means another Hobey vote for Matt or Chay. I just voted did you?
http://www.hobeybakeraward.com
Maple Leafs are also showing their support for Matt.
http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=549341
There are 68 Hobey candidates and Matt is now getting 27% of the vote with help from Leafs fans and Chay is geting 5% of the vote.

RPI is first in voting with 38% of the vote to their two candidates. UND is second place in voting with 32% of the votes to our two candidates.

New thread, keep on voting.

Doesn't matter who we play when. You have to win all your tourny games to leave with the hardware.

Goon
02-09-2011, 07:50 PM
It's like almost Thursday and there is still not game thread for UND versus the big slow lumbering team from Anchorage. What gives?

dolan
02-09-2011, 10:23 PM
Sold my UAA Saturday ticket, but i'm still going Friday. So begins the chase for the MacNaughton.

Siouxfaninseattle
02-09-2011, 11:20 PM
The best way to do that is to be a #1 seed, as BC will most likely remain one the rest of the year.

Saying that, I'm more concerned with this weekend, and fighting for the MacNaughton. If we win the MacNaughton, we are probably a #1 seed.

But there is no Pairwise gain left in the regular season, only the potential to drop with any losses. If we do win the MacNaughton, we may need to still do well in the WCHA playoffs to get a #1 seed. Wins against Denver and UMD would certainly do the trick.

bik4u62
02-10-2011, 01:06 PM
Good Grief, Whitey's Closes?? (http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/192874/)

(shiver) Red Pepper still OK? I'll send a check...

Fighting Sioux 23
02-10-2011, 01:16 PM
But there is no Pairwise gain left in the regular season, only the potential to drop with any losses. If we do win the MacNaughton, we may need to still do well in the WCHA playoffs to get a #1 seed. Wins against Denver and UMD would certainly do the trick.

While there might not be any gain, if we win out, we'll be a #1 seed. I don't see Duluth, Denver, UNH and BC also winning out. A lot of things can happen in the PWR as well based on TUC and so forth. At the end of the day, winning usually assures that you'll do well in the PWR. Saying that, regardless if we're a #1 seed heading into the WCHA Tournament, we'll probably have to do well there to maintain it. Something to consider though, is the removal of the 3rd place game, so if we make the Final Five, we cannot lose more than once, if at all.

Mike Rane
02-10-2011, 04:51 PM
Just a thought...but if we sweep UAA will that knock them out of a TUC and actually hurt us in the PWR? I need a calculating guru...:D

Also, I believe the Sioux will win one game by about 3 goals and there will be one nail-biter.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Just a thought...but if we sweep UAA will that knock them out of a TUC and actually hurt us in the PWR? I need a calculating guru...:D

Also, I believe the Sioux will win one game by about 3 goals and there will be one nail-biter.

If we sweep UAA, I think they should remain a TUC, but not by much. Their current RPI is .5095. If we win both games, their RPI will take a dip, but probably remain above the .5000 mark.

Osorojo
02-10-2011, 09:42 PM
A few years back the size of the venue was a major consideration as to which team went where, even if it meant giving one of the elite eight home ice advantage. The size of the rink/prospective size of the gate may still be a major consideration as to who goes where.

MagnessMan
02-10-2011, 11:07 PM
A few years back the size of the venue was a major consideration as to which team went where, even if it meant giving one of the elite eight home ice advantage. The size of the rink/prospective size of the gate may still be a major consideration as to who goes where.

NCAA hasn't really factored the gate into the placements in year's past. Last year's regional attendance was pitiful. I was in Albany and there were three teams from the east and the crowd was tiny. The cost of tickets in this economy make it tough for families to go. As was discussed last year extensively it's time to move away from the neutral site arena venues. Give the number one seeds the home ice--other wise the seeds mean nothing. That would raise the level of excitement and make the games in the first round played before a packed house--empty games in a tourney makes for a very strange atmosphere.


Congrats to Chay Genoway for being named a four time WCHA Scholar Athlete (3.5+ GPA). Very impressive accomplishment.

gordwiser
02-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Give the number one seeds the home ice--other wise the seeds mean nothing. That would raise the level of excitement and make the games in the first round played before a packed house--empty games in a tourney makes for a very strange atmosphere.

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?