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4four4
01-25-2012, 12:25 AM
http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/137984168.html

Looks like this tourney is going to happen. It should be a fun tourney.

willythekid
01-25-2012, 12:29 AM
http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/137984168.html

Looks like this tourney is going to happen. It should be a fun tourney.

4 girls, 1 cup is the name. video sales should be outstanding... minnesota's economy could use all the help it can get.

SCSU Euro
01-25-2012, 12:46 AM
Maturi said this is the way the Gophers play all the MN teams... anyone else scared that means not making trips to their barns?

And Minnesota Cup... its ok, but can we get something cooler sounding? Like the DQ Cup?

Bakunin
01-25-2012, 01:01 AM
Just call it the Minnesota Gangbang and be done with it.

MavsFan
01-25-2012, 01:06 AM
Maturi said this is the way the Gophers play all the MN teams... anyone else scared that means not making trips to their barns?I don't know about St. Cloud, but I know we'll never see the Gophers in Mankato again.

Tipsy McStagger
01-25-2012, 06:49 AM
4 girls, 1 cup is the name. video sales should be outstanding... minnesota's economy could use all the help it can get.

Minnesota's economy is probably ten times the size of North Dakota, so not sure where this is coming from. Oh yeah, I forgot you are borderline ********.

willythekid
01-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Minnesota's economy is probably ten times the size of North Dakota, so not sure where this is coming from. Oh yeah, I forgot you are borderline ********.

I can see how jan fans would be a bit testy about this subject as they realize they will probably never be able to drink from this cup...

Biddco
01-25-2012, 07:24 AM
4 girls, 1 cup is the name. video sales should be outstanding... minnesota's economy could use all the help it can get.
Now now now, we all cannot find oil in our state...

http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/137984168.html

Looks like this tourney is going to happen. It should be a fun tourney.Beersong had a great post on tPB. Basically the question is how many people will be there? They tried a similar thing a few years ago and 5,000 (or less) showed up for a game that didn't include the Gophers. And when the Gophers are playing, how many will be in attendance? 10,000? 11,000?

Plus you can say goodbye to UMTC visiting your arena.

I am excited of the possibility of this being a Final Five 2.0. And by 2.0 I mean a sequel to a blockbuster hit that won't come near what the Final Five.

Minnesota Cup is a dumb name, call it "The Hotdish"

JDUBBS1280
01-25-2012, 07:28 AM
Now now now, we all cannot find oil in our state...
Beersong had a great post on tPB. Basically the question is how many people will be there? They tried a similar thing a few years ago and 5,000 (or less) showed up for a game that didn't include the Gophers. And when the Gophers are playing, how many will be in attendance? 10,000? 11,000?

Plus you can say goodbye to UMTC visiting your arena.

I am excited of the possibility of this being a Final Five 2.0. And by 2.0 I mean a sequel to a blockbuster hit that won't come near what the Final Five was.

Minnesota Cup is a dumb name, call it "The Hotdish"

The days of Minnesota visiting your arena often are going to be gone regardless. That's the reality of the situation.

Dirty
01-25-2012, 07:36 AM
I am excited of the possibility of this being a Final Five 2.0. And by 2.0 I mean a sequel to a blockbuster hit that won't come near what the Final Five.

Obviously. Without drunk UND fans to annoy everyone and puke everywhere, it just won't have the same charm.

Biddco
01-25-2012, 08:03 AM
Obviously. Without drunk UND fans to annoy everyone and puke everywhere, it just won't have the same charm.
:( Or to mistake you for a Gopher fan because you're wearing maroon and gold

The days of Minnesota visiting your arena often are going to be gone regardless. That's the reality of the situation.Fine by me, I'll just miss some good friends who come to Duluth. It makes for a great time.

4four4
01-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Maturi seems to be telling us expect to see more Sacred Heart series and less in state rivalry games against other Minnesota schools. My take read between the lines old WCHA if you want to see the Gophers at your barn. I am not thrilled by his statement.

beaverhockeyfan
01-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Basically this tournament is the Goofers saying we are helping the other Minnesota schools, we just won't go to their barn to do it. We will play them at the X or at Mariucci so that we don't have to leave the 494-694 loop for any non-conference games........

JDUBBS1280
01-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Basically this tournament is the Goofers saying we are helping the other Minnesota schools, we just won't go to their barn to do it. We will play them at the X or at Mariucci so that we don't have to leave the 494-694 loop for any non-conference games........

Well, they do have a scheduling agreement with Notre Dame already, and I heard they are working on one with BC/BU. So, it's not like they aren't ever going to leave the Twin Cities for out of conference games.

If they are going to maintain their 20 home game minimum (2 of which would be games in this tournament at the X), plus 10 road conference games, it doesn't leave a lot of non-conference games to play on the road.

RaceBoarder
01-25-2012, 12:24 PM
I can see how jan fans would be a bit testy about this subject as they realize they will probably never be able to drink from this cup...

Well, they'll always have one of these to drink from:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yex75Tfdo2A/Ta21qz3h0MI/AAAAAAAABak/ZEsKaJ4t1yU/s400/solo_cup.jpg

:p

Bronzebacks
01-25-2012, 12:36 PM
I don't get why so many are focused on the negatives here. The biggest loss from the WCHA splitting up is the revenue sharing from the Final Five. The gophers do not need the MN tournament. But schools like SCSU, BSU, MSUM, and UMD this is a big time deal. The specifics have not been released, but I imagine there will be a revenue sharing deal that will very important to help offset the losses of the WCHA Final Five cash cow going to slaughter.

Personally, I like to thank Lucia, Maturi and all others involved in getting this done. This will be great for College Hockey in Minnesota. I will be in the seats for the tourney.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
01-25-2012, 12:38 PM
I don't get why so many are focused on the negatives here. The biggest loss from the WCHA splitting up is the revenue sharing from the Final Five. The gophers do not need the MN tournament. But schools like SCSU, BSU, MSUM, and UMD this is a big time deal. The specifics have not been released, but I imagine there will be a revenue sharing deal that will very important to help offset the losses of the WCHA Final Five cash cow going to slaughter.

Personally, I like to thank Lucia, Maturi and all others involved in getting this done. This will be great for College Hockey in Minnesota. I will be in the seats for the tourney.

Shhhh. Clearly Minnesota was the frontrunner in breaking up the WCHA, and I know for a fact they NEVER wanted Bemidji State in the WCHA in the first place.

JDUBBS1280
01-25-2012, 12:43 PM
Shhhh. Clearly Minnesota was the frontrunner in breaking up the WCHA, and I know for a fact they NEVER wanted Bemidji State in the WCHA in the first place.

Wrong on both accounts. I've heard differently in both cases. Do you have any evidence to support your theories?

Bronzebacks
01-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Of course not. Minnesota is too arrogant too do anything that might benefit another program.....

John Mariucci would be proud of this tournament.

JDUBBS1280
01-25-2012, 12:46 PM
Of course not. Minnesota is too arrogant too do anything that might benefit another program.....

John Mariucci would be proud of this tournament.

Yes he would be. Herbie too.