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bunt_q
03-16-2011, 06:58 PM
With all of the talk about the future of the WCHA (and others) post-Big 10, I was wondering... what's the real hockey pecking order in Minnesota?

At the risk of getting slammed, I am assuming the Gophers are number 1... but after that? In terms of overall public popularity, fan following, student/alumni interest? Attendance and dollars? Etc. Etc.

To put it another way... if you were forming a new WCHA, which Minnesota schools do you hang on to, and in what order?

My gut, with no basis for this at all is:

1. Minnesota (Ciao! Enjoy your new rivalry with...Penn State. What *is* a Nittany Lion, anyways?)
2. Duluth
3. St. Cloud
4. Mankato
5. Bemidji

state of hockey
03-16-2011, 07:01 PM
Hamline.

DenverGoldJersey
03-16-2011, 07:23 PM
My gut, with no basis for this at all is:

1. Minnesota (Ciao! Enjoy your new rivalry with...Penn State. What *is* a Nittany Lion, anyways?)
2. Duluth
3. St. Cloud
4. Mankato
5. Bemidji

If i remember right a nittany lion is a lion from mount nittany, a landmark in Happy Valley.

DenverGoldJersey
03-16-2011, 07:24 PM
My gut, with no basis for this at all is:

1. Minnesota (Ciao! Enjoy your new rivalry with...Penn State. What *is* a Nittany Lion, anyways?)
2. Duluth
3. St. Cloud
4. Mankato
5. Bemidji

If i remember right a nittany lion is a lion from mount nittany, a landmark in Happy Valley.

Biddco
03-16-2011, 07:25 PM
With all of the talk about the future of the WCHA (and others) post-Big 10, I was wondering... what's the real hockey pecking order in Minnesota?

At the risk of getting slammed, I am assuming the Gophers are number 1... but after that? In terms of overall public popularity, fan following, student/alumni interest? Attendance and dollars? Etc. Etc.

To put it another way... if you were forming a new WCHA, which Minnesota schools do you hang on to, and in what order?

My gut, with no basis for this at all is:

1. Minnesota (Ciao! Enjoy your new rivalry with...Penn State. What *is* a Nittany Lion, anyways?)
2. Duluth
3. St. Cloud
4. Mankato
5. Bemidji

1. St. Cloud
2. UMD
3. Bemidji State
4. Hamline
5. MSU-M

Runninwiththedogs
03-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Isn't Bemidji, with their history of WINNING!!!1!!!!@@!! at every level and their THIRTEEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!! at the top of the list?

bunt_q
03-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Hamline.

Was that sarcasm?

SanTropez
03-16-2011, 07:28 PM
Isn't Bemidji, with their history of WINNING!!!1!!!!@@!! at every level and their THIRTEEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!! at the top of the list?

Yeah, the Beavers should always be on top.

wildcatdc
03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
I believe it's Denver this weekend. And I know they're "in" Minnesota, as I just saw them get off their plane at gate d2 in MSP at 4pm! ;)

NUMcNeely
03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
no one on the corner has shwagga like da beavas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFaA6koXIk

SanTropez
03-16-2011, 07:34 PM
no one on the corner has shwagga like da beavas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFaA6koXIk

I hope that guy shows up at the F5, I want to get his autograph.

state of hockey
03-16-2011, 07:49 PM
Was that sarcasm?

Yes, even though they were pretty good this year.

Mankato had some success at the D-II level, but not as much as Bemidji. Mankato does come in last for the D-I programs right now though. If this question was asked eight years ago they would probably flip with Bemidji.

Red Cows
03-18-2011, 12:47 AM
After today, it looks like anybody and everybody but BSU. They currently have scoreboard, which is 9/10th of the law when your still playing and nobody else is.

huskiesfan1990
03-18-2011, 01:08 AM
I'd have to say right now, it's Bemidji. On a consistent basis, I'd say UMD or St. Cloud, depending on the season.

Tipsy McStagger
03-18-2011, 03:11 AM
1. St. Cloud
2. UMD
3. Bemidji State
4. Hamline
5. MSU-M
I would agree, but I don't think you actually believe this.

Biddco
03-18-2011, 07:36 AM
I would agree, but I don't think you actually believe this.

Haha. Well replace Hamline with the most popular D3 team in the state....which I have no idea who that would be...