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    Not to beat the dead horse, since obviously expansion is such a regular discussion (to the point where it’s almost an eye roll topic on the USCHO and CHN podcasts), but:

    Atlantic Hockey commish was on the USCHO podcast yesterday, and said that they’re aggressively pursuing a 12th member. No details beyond that (could be discussions with anyone from Syracuse to the NE10 D-II schools to Hawaii for all I know), but worth acknowledging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4four4 View Post
    Every time I think of the BTHC the name Larry from the Club Forum always pops up in my mind. That guy was adamant we would see a BTHC. It got to the point of absurdity.
    For me it was more about how glorious it would be for the world. As far as I can tell so far the breakapart hasn't gone awesome for anybody... particularly the B10 set. I guess under that theory the NCHC has been the winner but nobody would have thought thatd happen but it's kinda funny

    But yeah... my issue with LEB was his insistence that it would lead to a deeper psychic connection of humanity and allow us to plant an American flag on Io or Europa. Further the greater glories of the B10... hasn't worked out there chief, has it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman View Post
    For me it was more about how glorious it would be for the world. As far as I can tell so far the breakapart hasn't gone awesome for anybody... particularly the B10 set. I guess under that theory the NCHC has been the winner but nobody would have thought thatd happen but it's kinda funny

    But yeah... my issue with LEB was his insistence that it would lead to a deeper psychic connection of humanity and allow us to plant an American flag on Io or Europa. Further the greater glories of the B10... hasn't worked out there chief, has it?
    Nope. Moreover. I really do hope IL joins the icebox it would help give more slots to Minnesotans who want to play D1 hockey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4four4 View Post
    ...Ice hockey would 'flourish' at University of Illinois, study shows...I will be surprised if they don't announce a D1 team soon.

    Well, Frozen Four Weekend has come and gone, and with it the opportunity for Illinois to announce establishment of a program--or at least significant progress--on a big media stage. This kabuki dance has gone on so long that Macbeth (Act II Scene 1) comes to mind:

    "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Well, Frozen Four Weekend has come and gone, and with it the opportunity for Illinois to announce establishment of a program--or at least significant progress--on a big media stage. This kabuki dance has gone on so long that Macbeth (Act II Scene 1) comes to mind:

    "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.".
    Correct me if I'm wrong but PSU or ASU didn't announce it during the Frozen Four. IMO, that's a horrible time.
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    ASU announced in November of ‘14.

    PSU announced (officially) in September of ‘10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4four4 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but PSU or ASU didn't announce it during the Frozen Four. IMO, that's a horrible time.
    Au contraire. Frozen Four weekend is about much more than three hockey games. The attention of the entire college hockey world is focused not only on the games but also all the other things that go with it. No better platform for making an announcement as significant as the launching of a new D1 program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Au contraire. Frozen Four weekend is about much more than three hockey games. The attention of the entire college hockey world is focused not only on the games but also all the other things that go with it. No better platform for making an announcement as significant as the launching of a new D1 program.
    Assuming, of course, that the incoming schools understand this, which they probably don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Au contraire. Frozen Four weekend is about much more than three hockey games. The attention of the entire college hockey world is focused not only on the games but also all the other things that go with it. No better platform for making an announcement as significant as the launching of a new D1 program.
    I disagree. This is when we hear rumors of schools joining the icebox. Neither PSU or ASU made this announcement and they were smart, this tourney isn't about them but the four schools already playing D1 hockey.
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    BOOM! or a dud?

    @JoeMeloni: Per a Big Ten source, the conference recently instructed teams not to schedule non-conference games for the 2021-22 season and beyond, likely to allow the league time to figure out its new conference format with the Illinois announcement coming later this month.

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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    For the love of all that is holy, stick at 24 conference games. The other two best conferences in the country do it despite having 8+ teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    BOOM! or a dud?...
    Apparently (and finally) a BOOM, unless several credible sources have been duped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    For the love of all that is holy, stick at 24 conference games. The other two best conferences in the country do it despite having 8+ teams.
    I like the old old WCHA with 28 conference games

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I like the old old WCHA with 28 conference games
    Ya because the opponents were interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    BOOM! or a dud?

    @JoeMeloni: Per a Big Ten source, the conference recently instructed teams not to schedule non-conference games for the 2021-22 season and beyond, likely to allow the league time to figure out its new conference format with the Illinois announcement coming later this month.
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    Prob just a brief meeting to let people know there is no "I" in hockey or that they are announcing they are going to continue moving forward with a study to review how their study is going. Or in the ultimate I-rony, the press conference is to announce they are starting a WOMEN'S D-I hockey program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    Prob just a brief meeting to let people know there is no "I" in hockey or that they are announcing they are going to continue moving forward with a study to review how their study is going. Or in the ultimate I-rony, the press conference is to announce they are starting a WOMEN'S D-I hockey program.
    Remember their presser and media release a year or two ago? WHere they had too many men on the ice, they were playing the Rangers, and they were missing a ref, all of which happened in the 4th period (or some such nonsense).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4four4 View Post
    I don't know why he would block me when I have no idea who this lad even is. I better log out and see his tweets.
    He has me blocked too. I don't have a profile photo and never tweet. I just use it as a source for news. We must be in some filter he uses for bots.

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