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NDSU Linebacker Carlton Littlejohn smokes Montana receiver Mitch Saylor

NDSU linebacker Carlton Littlejohn was assessed a personal four for targeting and given a game disqualification for this hit on Montana receiver Mitch Saylor. After further review, the disqualification for targeting reversed. Littlejohn remained in the game, but NDSU was still given a penalty. This is a perfect textbook example of how reviewing a penalty, in the end, will help the...
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UPDATE: More on the Nickname Task Force

The Grand Forks Herald has updated their article from earlier today and this caught my eye. I guess, I am all for slowing down picking the name, too. Makes sense to me. Jennifer Johnson, Grand Forks Herald -- Last month, UND Athletics Director Brian Faison said that he didn’t anticipate changes to the nickname affecting game attendance, and merchants have continued to sell their...
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Gramd Forks Herald: UND names task force to adopt new nickname, logo

So it begins. The University has announced that it will move forward in selecting a new logo. Not surprising, but I think that the decision for a new nickname should include more than 13 or 14 people. In my opinion, if the University of North Dakota doesn't go about this the right way, this could get ugly.   UND has formed a task force to develop a process to adopt a new...
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Penguins Unveil New Third Jersey

Looking at these jersey's I am having flashbacks of the 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs finals where the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars four games to two, to win the Stanley Cup. The Penguins will wear their new third jersey 12 times this season.
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UND Hockey: 25 Former UND hockey Players on NHL Training Camp Rosters

The list has been updated, there were a few omissions. Arizona Coyotes: Matt Smaby, Buffalo Sabres: Drew Stafford (A); Calgary Flames: Corban Knight; Carolina Hurricanes: Brad Malone; Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews (C); Edmonton Oilers: Dillon Simpson; Florida Panthers: Rocco Grimaldi; Los Angeles Kings: Derek Forbort, Matt Greene (A); Minnesota Wild: Zach Parise (A); Montreal...
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The Hill: Democratic Senator Would Strip NFL's Nonprofit Status over 'Redskins'

#455538422 / gettyimages.comHere's the latest on the Washington Redskins nickname. Apparently, the democratic led senate wants to take the NFL's tax-exempt status away from them if the Redskins don't change their name. Here's my prediction, I can see a law suit coming, with the NFL winning. In my opinion, it's not the federal government's business to tell...
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John Buccigross : UND Second in Pre-Season Twitter Poll

#484640483 / gettyimages.comJohn Buccigross (@Buccigross) tweeted his college hockey top 10. 1-Minnesota2-N.Dakota3-Colgate4-BC5-Providence6-Miami7-St Cloud8-Michigan9-Ferris St10-N'EasternI never put must stock in pre-season polls or prediction, but they're fun to look at and talk about. Life is a crap shoot, nothing ever shakes out the way the pundits predict anyways. Last...
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Harding Suspended Kuemper Signed

Well as I reported earlier, Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding suffered a foot injury that would sideline him indefinitely. The Minnesota Wild have now suspended Harding for the cause of his injury being non hockey related. Other reports had said he broke his foot because of kicking a wall.However, any goalie question marks that the team has had just hours ago about who was going...
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23 Former UND Hockey Players on NHL Training Camp Rosters

I think it's a great statement about the quality of the UND hockey program.Related articlesWho's the Greatest All-Time UND Hockey Player?UND Hockey: Age is Just a Number
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Toronto Star: Kessel not hot on Spott’s breakout strategy

#469476587 / gettyimages.comInteresting article about former Golden Gopher and Boston Bruins forward Phil Kessel. You have talented, millionaire athletes telling coaches what they will do and not do. It's a great perspective that's not put out there a lot. Dave Feschuk, Toronto Star – At least, such was the gist of an anecdote Spott shared at a coaches’ clinic at which...
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More Goalie Drama with Harding Injury

Well as if the one question mark couldn't get any worse for the Minnesota Wild, Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Harding, the likely Wild starter, allegedly broke his foot yesterday after kicking a wall.Now we have the problem with who fills his shoes? Kuemper is unsigned and Backstrom is only useful in a back-up role. There are a few options out there as...
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Calgary Herald: Knight ready to compete for full-time spot with Flames

#478282597 / gettyimages.comGoing into training camp, former UND forward Corban Knight is ready to fight for a spot on the Calgary Flames roster. It will be interesting to see how Knight does. What ever he does: one thing is for certain, Knight will have a smile on his face.Laurence Heinen, Calgary Herald -- And the Calgary coaching staff is looking forward to seeing whether the...
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Danny Kristo on the Rangers 2014 Training Camp Roster

The question is, will Danny Kristo stick with the Rangers and make the team out of training camp.  The Rangers appear to have a pretty stacked training camp roster this season.
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UND Women's Hockey Season Preview

With Fan Fest just four short days away, and the unofficial opener for the women's hockey season just 10 days away, it's that time to let you know what to expect for the upcoming season with who we added, who we subtracted, player predictions, and where we stand in the rest of the WCHA.Starting off, it's time to look at who will not be in uniform for UND this season....
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NHL Might Not Publish Offenders Names

#450380074 / gettyimages.comAccording to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the NHL might not publish the names of the offending divers. Sounds like this is a work in progress so far. I say embarrass the divers, make their names public. Let's have a weekly report exposing the frauds that dive up and down the ice. DIVE RIGHT INDaly, the NHL’s deputy commissioner, told...
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English Only in the Red Wings Locker Room

#479945545 / gettyimages.comHere's an interesting story about former Maine Black Bear Gustav Nyquist. Apparently, English is the only language that is allowed in the Detroit Red Wings locker room. Dan Rosen - NHL.com -- Nyquist, a Swede, figured out English is the only language players are allowed to use in the Red Wings dressing room. "Yeah, and I learned that pretty...
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Central Division Preview

With most training camps about to begin, I thought it would be appropriate to preview each division in the NHL. I will highlight a little about each team in the division, highlight key players on their teams, and how I think each team will end up come April.Lets start off by giving praise to the surprise division champs of last season, the Colorado Avalanche. Forward Matt Duchene...
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Early Minnesota Wild Line Combinations

On my way home from classes this morning, I was listening to Paul Allen and Michael Russo on the Nine to Noon show on KFAN for some preseason Minnesota Wild talk. Right now it looks as if Parise is playing with Granlund and Pominville, which puts Vanek down with Koivu and Coyle.Now I know that many of us Wild rubes wanted to see Vanek with Pommer and Granny, however, according to...
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Time for the NHL to Embarass the Divers

#57060815 / gettyimages.coms/t Pro hockey talk... I really like the idea of exposing and publically humiliating the divers in the NHL. I am all in on that idea. In fact, let's have a wall of shame and expose the frauds weekly that cheapen the game of hockey. I have a great idea. Let's have an end of the season dishonor award for the frauds that get caught diving and embellishing...
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Calgary Herald: Scouts’ subterfuge played big role in Flames snaring Johnny Gaudreau at 2011 NHL draft

#485119909 / gettyimages.comInteresting story about former Boston College Eagles Johnny Gaudreau. Reading the article, I am sure that you will see a few familiar names thrown out in this article. Gaudrea is one of the most prolific players to play college hockey in some time. It will be interesting to see how he does with the Calgary Flames this season. Scott Cruickshank, Calgary...
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NCHC CBSSN TV Schedule

CBS’s expected NCHC college hockey schedule Jan. 9 — Notre Dame at Western Michigan Jan. 10 — Minnesota Duluth at North Dakota Jan. 23 — Colorado College at North Dakota Jan. 30 — North Dakota at Nebraska Omaha Feb. 6 — Denver at Colorado College Feb. 13 — St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth Feb. 20 — North Dakota at Western Michigan Feb. 20 — Denver at Colorado...
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Video: Frankie Corrado Elbow on Johnny Gaudreau

First, Frankie Corrado is a bozo for his dirty elbow on Johnny Gaudreau. There's no excusing this type of hit. This is a dirty hit that needs to be eliminated from the game of hockey. Checking out his stats, Corrado is nothing more than a two-bit hack that will have a hard time cracking an NHL line up.
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Chad Johnson Tweet - Wants to suit up for Habs so he can Fight Chara.

Yeah, let's think about this for a minute. I don't think that the Ocho Cinco has any idea how tough Zdeno Chara really is. Chara was ranked number one of the 10 toughest players in the NHL by the Bleacher Report in 2013.As NHL training camp approaches I want to suit up for the HABS so I can fight Chara & Lucic...— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 15, 2014
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Will the NHL Officials Enforce the New Diving Rule?

#76020147 / gettyimages.comTony Gallagher from the Province has some questions about the NHLs new diving rule. I would hope that the officials will enforce this new rule and penalize the divers. Tony Gallagher, the Province -- Take, for instance, the changes on diving infractions. A player will now be fined $2,000 for his second infraction and $3,000 for the next one until a maximum...
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MY NCHC Predictions

I posted my predictions for the NCHC season at the Hockey Writers. League Champion (Playoffs)Before I get accused of being a homer, hear me out. I predict the University of North Dakota will be the NCHC playoff champion. Here’s why. During his 10 seasons at UND, head coach Dave Hakstol’s teams have a (.583) winning percentage before Christmas and (.697) winning percentage after...
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