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Fighting Sioux 23
03-27-2011, 10:41 PM
This should be an excellent Frozen Four. All four teams have strong fanbases that should be able to travel, so I expect an electric atmosphere. North Dakota and Duluth were just here last weekend for the Final Five, so they are familiar with the arena and area. It is an all-West Frozen Four or the WCHA-CCHA showcase if you will.

Thoughts?

Expectations?

Discuss...

J.D.
03-27-2011, 10:53 PM
Western bias!

First time without a Hockey East team since the all WCHA FF in Columbus (I think).

My thoughts are I will be very surprised if UND doesn't win this and that I hope I can jinx them by saying it ;)

state of hockey
03-27-2011, 10:56 PM
I am hoping Duluth pulls this off.

Siouxfaninseattle
03-27-2011, 10:56 PM
I'm really looking forward to it! My brother (who has never been to a FF) and I will be there. I was at the FF that you mentioned before - the one we would both like to forget. This is a Sioux team that has been focused all year on this goal, and I would be very surprised with anything less than their best effort. As long as they play the game they are capable of playing, they have a great chance of winning. Go Sioux!

Zudnic
03-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Worst FF field ever. Worse than 2005, even.

Just hand the trophy to Genoway and be done with it.

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
03-27-2011, 10:59 PM
It's going to take a Herculean effort to get past both Notre Dame and then North Dakota. For this reason, I'm really hoping Michigan can pull off the upset.

Jason A
03-27-2011, 11:00 PM
I'm pretty sure the ESPNU guy just callled it St. Pete, Minnesota.:o

mngopherguy
03-27-2011, 11:04 PM
Rooting for the Dogs to pull it out.

Biddco
03-27-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm pretty sure the ESPNU guy just callled it St. Pete, Minnesota.:o
Maybe the announcer guy is super old. St. Peter could have been the capital of Minnesota back in the 1850's.

Worst FF field ever. Worse than 2005, even.

Just hand the trophy to Genoway and be done with it.

Is someone bitter BC didn't make it? Or that a Boston team isn't winning this year?



I like UMD's chances to make the final. I think UMD's speed matches well against ND.

UND, UMAA will be an interesting contest.

Also it is interesting after a team from Boston won it all three years in a row, we now have an all "western bias" Frozen Four.

bik4u62
03-27-2011, 11:16 PM
This is a Sioux team that has been focused all year on this goal, and I would be very surprised with anything less than their best effort. As long as they play the game they are capable of playing, they have a great chance of winning. Go Sioux!

Fitting reward for the UND kids that took the risk and stuck around this year - just for this purpose. Great story, and rare in college hockey these days.

cg_siouxfan
03-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Worst FF field ever. Worse than 2005, even.

Just hand the trophy to Genoway and be done with it.

You can't make this stuff up.

It's like some of you Easterners think there's only 13 colonies and the Articles of Confederation were just ratified.

J.D.
03-27-2011, 11:19 PM
You can't make this stuff up.

It's like some of you Easterners think there's only 13 colonies and the Articles of Confederation were just ratified.

Come on now. WCHA fans are just as guilty.

Siouxfaninseattle
03-27-2011, 11:22 PM
Worst FF field ever. Worse than 2005, even.

Just hand the trophy to Genoway and be done with it.

Good plan. ;)

UMICH
03-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Worst FF field ever. Worse than 2005, even.

Just hand the trophy to Genoway and be done with it.

Well, if the other #1 seeds would have done their job...:rolleyes:

UMICH
03-27-2011, 11:25 PM
It's going to take a Herculean effort to get past both Notre Dame and then North Dakota. For this reason, I'm really hoping Michigan can pull off the upset.

Thank you, I think...:confused:

helgy56
03-27-2011, 11:29 PM
ESPN wet dream.... ND vs Mich in the Final.... just thinking about it makes me want to throw up...

J.D.
03-27-2011, 11:32 PM
The college hockey "dream" would be UND and UMD playing in St. Paul

UMICH
03-27-2011, 11:33 PM
ESPN wet dream.... ND vs Mich in the Final.... just thinking about it makes me want to throw up...

I've been dreaming of that final since the brackets were announced. We split our regular season series this year. This would be an incredibly appropriate way to decide it this year.:D

DaveStPaul
03-27-2011, 11:33 PM
It is an all-West Frozen Four . . .

[Begin Pocket Protector voice guy] Pardon me, but I believe the cities of South Bend and Ann Arbor are located in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, which hampers your theory of the current tournament being quote all-West unquote. [Push up thick glasses]

helgy56
03-27-2011, 11:35 PM
The college hockey "dream" would be UND and UMD playing in St. Paul


Thats what I'm want as well! Packed house at the X, will be an awesome game!