LATEST STORIES FROM GOON'S WORLD

TJ Oshie is now a Washington Capital

by Redwing77Today, T.J. Oshie, a former UND standout forward and St. Louis first round draft pick, was traded to the Washington Capitals.In return, St. Louis receives former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer, former MTU goaltender Phoenix Copley, and a 2016 3rd round pick.Oshie had a down year last year only recording 55 points (19g-36a), which is down from 2013-14 campaign where he had 60Â...
Via Goon's World
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The End of Native American Nicknames?

The Democrats and President Obama are on a full court press to get rid of the Washington Redskins nickname. I believe they're going to come after other sports teams that use Native American nicknames.This begs the question, are native American nicknames on the way out? Will they cave to political correctness.WASHINGTON (AP) The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel a Pengiun

It's Canada Day in Canada and in the NHL, we have a blockbuster trade that sent Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It doesn't look like the Penguins gave up much to get Kessel.Per Mike Johnston of Sportsnet.CA:In return Toronto gets centre Nick Spaling, forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenceman Scott Harrington, plus first- and third-round picks from 2016. Toronto will retain $1.2...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WTH, Sharks acquire goaltender Jones from Bruins

If you're a Boston Bruins fan, are you scratching your head right now. I know that I am. I don't understand it? First, you trade away your muscle of the franchise in Milan Lucic. I get it, he was over paid base on his performace the last two season. Then you take three players that are at least a year or two away in the NHL Draft. Now, after trading for and receiving a great goaltending...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UAA Fan Blog Endorses Sundogs :)

Oh, course he does. Why wouldn't he? Lol. Since UND is currently in the process of selecting a new nickname, opposition fans are going to have fun with the process, too. I am sure that if I was a Gopher fan, I probably would find the UND's process of selecting a new nickname to be humorous. I found this post on the UAA Fan Blog. I want to be clear, this is no way an attempt to start...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Few know sundogs, but everyone knows Roughriders

I have been focusing on the nickname issue because I think it's an important issue. First, I think the UND nickname committee eliminated names that are a lot better than the remaining final seven nicknames. Also, as I mentioned last week, I think we need to reject the Sundogs nickname. Finally, I am also concerned that UND nickname committee is going to pick a very bad nickname that...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Draft Thoughts and Reflections

by Redwing77The 2015 NHL draft is over and with it, lots of news from highly drafted players from BU to highly baffling decisions by Boston.  Intriguing to be sure.UND had four players drafted in Boeser, Tomek, Wolanin, and Wilkie.  Honestly, if you read a lot about the surprise about Wolanin's draft, be so.  He was unranked on the rankings and was slated to be undrafted yet went...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Commodore goes off on Pierre McGuire

Former NHLer and University of North Dakota defenseman Mike Commodore took to twitter to express his displeasure with Pierre McGuire. He's not alone, there are many fans that can't stand McGuire. I see a lot of NHL fans expressing their thoughts about McGuire on social media often, many of them aren't very flattering. So, what do you think of big Mike's thoughts? Good morning folks...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Fans Exhale: Devan Dubnyk Re-Signs with the Wild

View image | gettyimages.com Crosses fingers. I think we don't have to worry about backup goalie Niklas Backstrom being in the mix next season., unless there's a lot of injuries. Or at least I hope we don't. The Wild have re-signed Devan Dubnyk. Wild fans can now exhale.Per Michael Russo:After three days of heavy-duty negotiation, the Wild has agreed to terms with the goaltender...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Chat

Live Blog NHL Draft Come chat about the NHL draft.
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wild Are Going to the Gophers: Mike Reilly Picks Wild

If you're a Minnesota Gopher fan, you're probably really happy right now. The highly-sought free agent and former Minnesota Golden Gopher Mike Reilly had narrowed his choices down to four teams, the Wild, Blackhawks, Kings and Penguins were said to be in the running for Reilly's services. If you're  a Columbus Blue Jacket fan, you're probably not all that happy.   Michael...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

More Flawed Logic

I am going to be here pointing out the flawed points about adopting the Sundogs nickname. I just found this little doozy. This is why I am no board with any of the other six nickname choices that aren't Sundogs. There was an letter published June 25 in support of the name and logo of Sundogs for UND (Making the case for UND Sundogs," Page A4). I concur for the reasons stated...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: The truth: UND, system officials wanted the name change

As you have nave noticed, I have been scanning the Grand Forks opinion page. Like one of my Facebook friends suggested, I am actually surprised that the Herald Editorial staff approved this letter. This letter was too big to post in it's entirely, so I posted the part that makes the point. Thoughts? (Read the whole article at the Herald) That does not mean restoring the name...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's Reject Sundogs Outright

This is the kind of thinking and logic that has to be rejected outright, or UNDWILL end up with the nickname like Sundogs. It’s a letter to the Grand Forks Letter to the editor (LETTER: A case for the UND "Sundogs). If you want to read it, you can click on the link. What should work to convince us all is a simple Google image search for Sundogs (I would use search tools to...
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Herald Letter: For UND's sake, let university adopt new nickname

I am sure that the Fighting Sioux supporters will be excited with this lecture. Does anyone want to bet this guy is also a supporter of the nickname Sundogs? It sounds like it. First, I don't think that anyone is suggesting that we go back to the Fighting Sioux nickname. Also, there's no reason to just select a new nickname for the sole reason having a new one. This is why I caution...
Via Goon's World
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Play the GM for an Hour

by Redwing77Ok, I heard an ad for this segment on NHL radio on Sirius/XM and I was unable to catch this segment but it got me thinking.Here's what the host challenged:  You are the GM of your favorite team for 1 hour in which you can make any ONE move, no strings attached.  What would it be?The host stipulated that it could be a front office move, a trade, a buyout, a signing,...
Via Goon's World
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Readers Poll: Your Pick for UND’s Nickname

Of the 7 remaining Nickname Selections, which one do you like? Roughriders Nodaks North Stars North Dakota Fighting Hawks Greenhawks Sundogs Poll Maker Here's your chance to vote. Which nickname option do you like the most? Vote for your favorite choice.
Via Goon's World
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Sundogs vs. Greenhawks

Would you support the nickname Greenhawks over Sundogs yes no Poll Maker First, I want to be clear. I am not endorsing the Greenhawks nickname, I am just throwing it out there. Also, if I have a choice, I would rather have UND or North Dakota as a nickname.
Via Goon's World
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What about Greenhawks?

One of my facebook friends Traci Wald sent me this picture in a tweet yesterday.Looking at all of the remaining options for a new nickname/logo, I actually think that Greenhawks could work. If you could design a logo similar to the one on the right, I could get on board with this. Imagine an all green logo that looks sort of like this.Obviously, UND couldn't use this exact one because...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwoz to leave Lightning to pursue other opportunities

Per the Tampa Bay Lightning team page, former Denver head coach George Gwozdecky is moving on after spending two season with the Lightning. Tampa Bay Lightning team release - Assistant Coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to pursue other opportunities, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Gwozdecky has been with the Lightning on...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Herald LETTER: No greatness lost as Kelley leaves (Nickname Related)

I will let this one speak for itself.  FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — I disagree with Mike Jacobs’ assertion that UND President Robert Kelley was cheated out of greatness. You can’t “cheat” anyone out of greatness. Greatness may be ignored and/or not acknowledged, as may be the case with Kelley. And anyone who manages to get rid of 80-year-old racist college nickname is great...
Via Goon's World
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Herald Letter: Sundogs is the best nickname for UND

Yippy,Skippy! Another one for the Sundogs nickname.  Again, for those that are unfamiliar with what a Sundog is look to your right.  In the November 17, 2007, edition of the Grand Forks Herald, I submitted my suggestion of Sundogs as the UND nickname.  Later, I officially submitted the name and I see that nickname is high on the list of remaining considered nicknames. Some folks...
Via Goon's World
12 days ago  |  Discuss

8 Millon Reasons why Kessel won't be Traded Soon

After all of these years, Eklund is still putting out false rumors that lead nowhere at all. Eklund was right when Jonathan Toews signed, but I think it was the last time.Update 225pm: I'm hearing a very strong rumor right now that the Phil Kessel trade could go down as early as tonight. According to my source a few teams were close and while the price is very high, The leafs may...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss

AP: Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos

And some have said it will never happen here, right? Here my prediction, come the lawsuits. This school is a perfect example of how our country is being ruined by political correctness run amuck. I really hope that these people are really happy with themselves.MADISON, Wis. — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin State Journal Axes Andy Baggot

This is really bad news for the college hockey world. It's the nature of the business, I don't like very much. I can predict that with the retirement of Andy Johnson and the axing of Andy Baggot, the coverage of Wisconsin Badgers hockey will take a hit next season. I had the pleasure to run into Baggot during a couple of UND hockey games and they guy was interesting and always had...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Goon's World
Dedicated to Fighting Sioux Hockey, the WCHA, College Hockey and NHL hockey.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.