I'm very much looking forward to the '15-'16 edition of the Cats. There was a lot of potential last year on that team, but due to injuries, it was a season to forget. With a good chunk of the scoring coming back from last year, a healthy Dahlstrom, and a pretty strong d-corps, I think NMU has the potential to be the surprise of the WCHA. This will be Wisco's first opportunity to skate against an opponent, not having played an exhibition game. THat would probably give NMU a bit of an advantage, particularly Friday night. I don't expect the Badgers to roll over by any means, but man-for-man, Northern should take both of these games.