You must be watching different sports than me, because most professional coaches whine like a baby. In fact hockey is probably the worst, it is well accepted that a coach should whine and complain to the officials, you’ll start getting the calls going your way.
If she can get the other WCHA coaches to say the same thing, that would be great. Note that the WILD did not play outdoors.
If someone wants to play or watch a hockey game outdoors in January in MN I assume the following:
1) They grew up in an area with indoor arenas and rarely, if ever, played outdoors. Certainly not in January.
2) They never played hockey. They never watched a game outdoors before.
3) Perhaps they did play outdoors, but they’ve spent the past 15-20 as a hockey parent whose kid never played outdoors, they’ve forgotten what it is like.
Ask anybody who grew up WITHOUT an indoor arena if they’d like to play outdoors in January (or watch a game outdoors) and they’ll look at you like you are crazy and not even answer wondering if you are serious or not. If they never have to paly or watch a game outdoors again, it will be a beautiful HDM.
Even beyond the brutal cold they are not fun games to watch or play. The players skate slower, the puck moves slower. The men’s game at US Bank between the Gophers and Buckeyes a few years back is a perfect example. BORING! The Gophers scored an early goal then it was about 45 minutes of watching two teams dump the puck and unable to pursue it (or in the Gophers case, unwilling). They sat on their one goal lead and there was nothing OSU was able to do.