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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

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    Please don't. It's been rated a BSL=3 biohazard, and I don't want to explain constant sharting to your mother.

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    ???? I thought Corbett had them trending in the right direction.
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    Please don't. It's been rated a BSL=3 biohazard, and I don't want to explain constant sharting to your mother.

    GFM <— more than fed up with the coaching situation.
    you need a new rink, then...
    you need a new league, then....
    you need a new coach(s) now?

    hell! so i will go further...

    chargers never made sense [unless you are talking about batteries], so...

    you need a new mascot!

    the UAH Thrusters...

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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkTrainPolka View Post
    you need a new rink, then...
    you need a new league, then....
    you need a new coach(s) now?

    hell! so i will go further...

    chargers never made sense [unless you are talking about batteries], so...

    you need a new mascot!

    the UAH Thrusters...
    The Chargers make plenty of sense...the problem is nothing around them makes much sense and the D1 hockey arms race and conference reshuffling has really hurt them. They are a fine program with plenty of history but the disconnect between them and the rest of D1 and not having the benefit of the Alaska exemption makes things difficult, not to mention air travel to Huntsville is expensive. They have a good reason to exist, but they do have a lot of things going against them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    The Chargers make plenty of sense...the problem is nothing around them makes much sense and the D1 hockey arms race and conference reshuffling has really hurt them. They are a fine program with plenty of history but the disconnect between them and the rest of D1 and not having the benefit of the Alaska exemption makes things difficult, not to mention air travel to Huntsville is expensive. They have a good reason to exist, but they do have a lot of things going against them.
    That's all true and they are trending better from a team play point of view. And you have to admit many of those same things are similar to ASU. I know it was tough for the cowardly seven but I'm still against this action they are taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    ???? I thought Corbett had them trending in the right direction.
    I think that he's done the best he can with what he has. Maybe I'm overly blaming the coaches, but there are worrying trends that make me think that they are plateauing. Case in point: alumni do better professionally than they did here. Is it just the fact that they have sub-par bottom-six or bottom-four teammates?

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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    I've never understood, though, why we were horses and not electrical energy.
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    So, charge is no longer an electrical phenomenon? My EE degree is old, but I didn't think physics had changed that much!

    Actually, I've always liked the name "Chargers" because you CAN take it both ways.
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    I saw "Thrusters" and immediately thought of Ron Jeremy...

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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    Let's say for a moment that UAH ends up as an independent (again) when this next shuffle is all over. Do you think the NCAA would support a hockey exemption for them like the do for the AK schools? I'm sure someone has already figured this at some point but who actually is the closest current D-I hockey program to UAH and how far away are they? Ohio State? 500+ miles? Maybe UAH could try to get some sort of hardship exemption (lack of local schools in that sport)? Just trying to think outside the box/conference.
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    Let's say for a moment that UAH ends up as an independent (again) when this next shuffle is all over. Do you think the NCAA would support a hockey exemption for them like the do for the AK schools? I'm sure someone has already figured this at some point but who actually is the closest current D-I hockey program to UAH and how far away are they? Ohio State? 500+ miles? Maybe UAH could try to get some sort of hardship exemption (lack of local schools in that sport)? Just trying to think outside the box/conference.
    Oxford/Miami is closest to Huntsville then Columbus/OSU. Only Miami and OSU are withing 500 miles.

    Actually, Notre Dame is slightly closer to Huntsville than BG, each under 600 miles. Next up is Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, then Pittsburgh all under 700 miles. Everything else (starting with Erie) is over 700 miles.

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    Let's say for a moment that UAH ends up as an independent (again) when this next shuffle is all over. Do you think the NCAA would support a hockey exemption for them like the do for the AK schools?
    No.

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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    UAH has filed their letter of intent to leave the WCHA, which makes all the sense in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    UAH has filed their letter of intent to leave the WCHA, which makes all the sense in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    UAH has filed their letter of intent to leave the WCHA, which makes all the sense in the world.

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    What’s the strategy behind this?

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    Same as the cowardly seven isn't it?
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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    Non conference action tonight:

    Lake State falls to Notre Dame and Bemidji trails by 1 against North Dakota with under 2 minutes left.
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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

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    UAH has filed their letter of intent to leave the WCHA, which makes all the sense in the world.

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    That leaves the 2021-22 WCHA currently true to their name with the two westernmost NCAA schools.
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    Sigh! I think it's pretty **** dumb! The whole thing. And I definitely am against bringing in ASU.
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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

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    What’s the strategy behind this?
    Who knows how the bylaws are written, UAH might have had to pay an exit fee to leave UAA and UA_?
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    Re: WCHA 2019-20 season: We Can Do Better Than Two Bids and a First Round Exit

    Quote Originally Posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post
    What’s the strategy behind this?
    It's the same as the M7. If you file now, there's no financial penalty for leaving. There would be no certainty that the WCHA wouldn't charge remaining schools a fee to "leave" a collapsing conference (Shep needs a new pair of skates!). If you think that you're leaving the league, you file.

    These letters aren't binding, in my understanding. In a theoretical world (that I don't like, please don't take this the wrong way) where the Alaska state government's blunderbuss funding situation kills their programs, maybe the M7 decide that they'll live with UAH being in the fold and choose not to rebuild a conference structure from scratch, likely under the CCHA banner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Non conference action tonight:

    Lake State falls to Notre Dame and Bemidji trails by 1 against North Dakota with under 2 minutes left.
    Bemidji lost 2-1 in OT. BSU got a power play goal, then NoDak scored with about 5 minutes left to play. The OT goal was a clean faceoff win and a nasty wrister past Driscoll.

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