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Redwing77's Nickname Post

by Redwing77As I sit here in a Public Library study room listening to my neighbor chomping away on some sort of snack food louder than any sound you'd hear at, say, a rock concert or perhaps sticking your ears up to an airhorn....  I thought I'd chime in on the nickname thing.First, and foremost, it isn't going to matter at all what UND does with a new nickname.  Any way they cut...
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Schmaltz Signs with St. Louis and Other Stuff

by Redwing77Going into the offseason, I predicted two players leaving:  Zane McIntyre and Jordan Schmaltz.  Sadly, I did not predict Hakstol leaving.  More on that in a bit.Schmaltz, a former first round draft pick of the Blues, officially signed per Brad Schlossman.  The signing itself, to me, comes as no surprise, though some of the comments on Brad's blog, for some reason...
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Adrian Peterson has two Choices

View image | gettyimages.com In the never ending, sad, saga, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke about the team's awol, star running back today. Shall we say that he has options, Peterson can play for the Vikes or he can sit on the sideline. In a nut shell, the spoiled brat can honor his contract or not play in the NFL at all. I think this is awesome. Bravo coach Zimmer.I am sorry...
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Stanley Cup Finals Schedule Released

If the Stanley Cup Finals go to game seven, we will be watching hockey deep into June.  The only questions we left to answer, who's going to be the two teams in the finals?  Game 1 Wednesday, June 3Game 2 Saturday, June 6Game 3 Monday, June 8Game 4 Wednesday, June 10Game 5 * Saturday, June 13Game 6 * Monday, June 15Game 7 * Wednesday, June 17 * if necessary
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Badlanders Gains Steam in InForum UND Nickname Challenge

The Fargo Forum is having a little fun, they want to see which nickname their readers think will make it to the next round of the nickname selection process. It appears that "Badblanders" is gaining steam with the fans. You can submit your vote at this link. Don't forget to submit your vote.From a serious angle, it's nice to see that Sundogs and the Flickertails nicknames aren't doing very well.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Possible New Nickname

With the list scaled down to 63 potential nicknames, I'd also like to give my thoughts on each potential one, much like Eric did.Aeronauts - I say not. Aeros - This is ok. Makes sense with the aviation program, but still could do better. Arctic Blaze - I find this as to poke fun of the harsh Grand Forks WintersArctic Force - See previous nameAurora - An aurora is a gases reacting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Flickertails is a bad Idea

I tweeted this same thing yesterday. For the UND fans that want the name Flickertails. This is what we're talking about. Does that remind you of anything? This should cause people to stop and think. Ahem, do we want the University of North Dakota to referred to as Flickertails? Seriously? By definition: A Flickertial is a Richardson's ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii), or...
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Sifting Through the Nickname Recommendations

The's 63 nicknames to choose from. Some of them are down right horrible. In breaking down the names that are still on the list, I find very few that are acceptable. Aeronauts - I say not. Aeros - I find this acceptable. Arctic Blaze - where not in the Arctic. Arctic Force - Redundant, - where not in the Arctic.Aurora - This is just as bad as Sundogs. Aviators - Yep, works for me...
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God No! Please. No Sundogs

When I read this quote, I am very concerned. Seriously, I can't imagine that the University of North Dakota's sports teams could end up being called the "Sundogs". What a horrible idea for a nickname. UND could end up being a laughing stock if tagged with this nickname. Anna Burleson, Forum News Service --- "People wanted to be unique as we go forward," he said. "I think it was...
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Video: And the Academy Award goes to Andrew Shaw for Embellishment

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf is assessed a two-minutes minor penalty for high-sticking Chicago Blachkawks forward/pest Andrew Shaw. I think you could make the argument for embellishment by Shaw. If you count the seconds after the infraction in question it's almost a two full seconds before Shaw reacts.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

This is the season, change change change

by Redwing77Ok, first I see my Red Wings bow out early.  That's ok, I didn't expect them to make the playoffs (none of the pundits did either).  Now... lots of change.First, Hakstol bolts for the Flyers.  Ugh.  I don't like the Flyers.  Better there than Buffalo or Toronto, perhaps, but still....  it stinks.  I never saw it coming.  That being said, I talked to Hakstol in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nickname Committee Cuts List of Names to 64

The UND Nickname committee has cut the list of names to 64. One of the names under consideration is "North Dakota". Below is the list of names that are moving forward. Unfortunately, Sundogs and Sundog is on the list. I am disappointed that Green Machine is not on the list. Aeronauts Aeros Arctic Blaze Arctic Force Aurora Aviators Badlanders Big Green Bison Slayers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

For Those That were Wondering

I had a few people ask me this week what was going on with Zane McIntyre. Some wondered if the change at the head coaching position would make any difference. It will not make a difference.One more to go.Obviously, we're still waiting for Jordan Schmaltz as well.  According to Andy Strickland, it sounds like there's a chance that Schmaltz could be back this fall. We will see how...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hamburglar gets a Raise

Last season, former Bowling Green State University goalie Andrew Hammond made a big splash with the Ottawa Senators. In his first season with the senators, Hammond was (20-1-2, 1.73 GAA & .943 SV%) in 23 starts.For his efforts, the Senators are showing Hammond the money. Last season, Hammond made 750,000 with the Senators and is getting a pretty nice raise to 1.35 million. Hammond...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw No Goal

According to the NHL rule 78.5, this is why Andrew Shaw was not awarded the game-winning goal. According to the NHL Rules, the puck has to be shot in with a stick. NHL situation room confirms Andrew Shaw's goal disallowed because he directed it in with something (his head) other than stick. #Blackhawks — Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) May 20, 2015
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford steps into the Ducks Rickard Rakel

The game is getting feisty. Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford steps into the Ducks forward Rickard Rakel and causes a bit of a dustup. Got to love NHL playoffs. Mayhem all over including blatant interference by Crawford on Rickard Rakell and faceoff neutral zone. — Scott Burnside (@ESPN_Burnside) May 20, 2015 Corey Crawford steps out and intentionally bumps into Rickard Riakell...
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Clayton Stoner Cross-Checks Andrew Shaw in the Face

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner was very lucky that he's still in the game. Stoner cross-checks Marcus Kruger from behind, causing him to slide face first into the end boards. Kruger suffered a minor cut for his efforts.But Stoner wasn't done. The Ducks defender goes on to perform oral surgery on Andrew Shaw. To quote Brendan Shanahan, "this was a blatant attempt to injure...
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2015-16 UND Hockey Schedule

Date            Opponent                                   Time (CT)Oct. 3         Manitoba (exh.)                       7:07 pm Oct. 9          vs. Lake Superior State^             3:30 pm Oct. 10        vs. Maine^                               ...
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UND to Announce New Head Coach at 1:00 PM

The news is breaking fans right now. According to Brad Schlossman, UND is going to hire Brad Berry to be the next head coach of UND. GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison will introduce the 16th head coach of the UND men’s hockey program today at a news conference in the main lobby of Ralph Engelstad Arena. The news conference will...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Hakstol Named Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers

They say to be careful what you wish for. Coach  Dave Hakstol is moving on. The news broke this morning that Hakstol is going to be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. For the fans that wanted Hakstol fired because his teams didn't win an NCAA title, you won't have Hak to kick around anymore. Official Press Release -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Black Cloud: Fighting Sioux will not be silenced

This was a letter to the editor that was posted in the Fargo Forum. Before you label this gentleman a racist, don't do it, he's a member of the Dakota Sioux. This is one of the assumptions that people make when they talk about the Fighting Sioux. There are a lot of natives American that like the Fighting Sioux nickname. In response to the outlandish claim that we Sioux are “racist”...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s and Women’s Hockey Players to Graduate this May

Here’s a list of the UNDhockey players that gradate this Saturday. I would like to congratulate them all. If you look at the list, a majority of these players graduated in four years. That's no easy task playing division I hockey and going to school.   Men’s Hockey (6): Connor Gaarder(Entrepreneurship), Mark MacMillan(Entrepreneurship), Nick Mattson (Management), Brendan...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

On-Ice Officials for the Conference Finals

If you're not reading scouting the refs, I recommend you start perusing it. The site is run by Josh Smith, that's the same Smith that is a contributing editor of the Hockey Writers.  Here are the on-ice officials for the Stanley Cup Conference Finals.  Referees: Eric Furlatt, Steve Kozari, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland, and Brad...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: New York Ranger: Derek Stepan's Series-Clinching Goal and Hand Shake

The New York Rangers are going back to the Eastern Conference Finals for a second year in a row. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Derek Stepan scored the series-clinching goal at the 11:24 mark fo the overtime period. Former #Badgers McDonagh and Stepan have OT goals to help Rangers advance past Washington in Stanley Cup playoffs. — Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) May 14, 2015
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Video: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

This is the hit Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik put on Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle. Do you think that this is a dirty hit? Is there a suspension coming? Boyle left the game after the hit. @Dave_Schwartz cheap shot elbow to the head not called. — GPL (@GopherPuckLive) May 14, 2015 @DRdiabloTHW oh man. That's a lot of elbow to head :S — Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18...
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