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Lockout humor...

s/t to my good buddy Jason Block...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL prospects represented by many current and former College Hockey players

Originally posted at The Hockey Writers - Combine As most of us know, the NHL players have been locked out by the NHL owners effective on September 15th, 2012 – when this lockout ends is anyone’s guess – the prospects of the two sides coming to a quick settlement doesn’t look very good. From everything that I have been reading during the past week does  suggests fans...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

More comes out about UND Hockey party

More and more information is beginning to come out about the suspension of the four UND Hockey captains - the suspension are a result of a team party that took place this past weekend in Grand Forks, ND. It would appear that the University of North Dakota is being proactive and sending a message to it's players that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. One could say that...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

OHL to limit fighting?

Just confirmed a new fighting rule coming to the OHL. The much-rumoured 10 fight maximum is part of it but there is more as well. — Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) September 19, 2012 I saw this tweet tonight and I think it's a horrible rule after 10 fighting majors a player would receive an unspecified suspension plus additional discipline. I think this is a horrible rule if...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tweets of the day - UND suspends four captains

@bruceciskie @chrisdilks The relatively swift punishment and the wording throughout release certainly leaves a lot open to interpretation. — Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) September 18, 2012 If you weren't on the internet or had smart phone today - the you haven't noticed the UND Hockey team was making news off of the ice this morning and this is some of the tweets...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

UND gets out in front of weekend incident

One could say that the shoe is now on the other foot – recently there has been a lot of press about our friends to the south at NDSU as their football players had gotten into trouble with the law, when as many as 10 players have been involved as what has been described as a voter petition fraud. Also, one of NDSU’s star linebackers also managed to get two minor in consumptions...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Men’s hockey team captains suspended for regular season opener

Official Press Release GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison announced today that men’s hockey senior captain Andrew MacWilliam and assistant captains Corban Knight, Danny Kristo and Carter Rowney have been suspended for the opening game of the 2012-13 regular season for a violation of team rules. The suspensions are a result...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

UND Women 5th in USCHO Poll

The UND women are ranked fifth in the first USCHO poll of the year. Coming into the season, the UND women's team returns most of their team from a year ago and will be "one" of the favorites in the WCHA this season.
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA Hockey to crack down on hits to the head

This morning I was checking out the video the NCAA put out on the new points of emphasis. [click to view video] First off, I really don’t have a problem perse with the new rules or the new points of emphasis. That being said, the new point of emphasis is the direct contact with the head or neck. While I agree that there needs to be better on ice officiating when it comes...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tweets from fans upset about the NHL lockout

Die bettman. Die. Just die. Just DIE. — autumn(:(@autumncierraa) September 16, 2012 Like I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Angry NHL Fans is a twitter account that I monitor because whenever something big happens in the NHL there are always going to be fans that are upset with something... Here is a snap shot of the fans that are unhappy with the NHL lockout... ...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

NHL stars record video about lockout for fans

I hate to say this, but today kind of feels like a funeral. It's also kind of a case Deja Vu all-over again, we have seen this act before - and we didn't really like it very much. Here is the video from the NHLPA players and former Fighting Sioux forward Jonathan Toews is in the video. Related articles How Fans Can End the NHL Lockout (insidehockey.com) Unable to Reach...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

More reasons to hate the Vancouver Canucks; they resigned Burrows

One of the most unlikable teams in the NHL re-signed one of their most unlikable characters when the Vancouver Canucks resigned Alex Burrows to a four year extension worth 18 million dollars for the mathematically challenged people like me – that’s works out being a four year extension that pays Burrows 4.5 million a year. For fellow Canucks haters like Me – Alex Burrows...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

WCHA 2012-13 season preview

Originally posted at the Hockey Writers Combine. The 2012-13 WCHA season is going to be a historic season. After this season (2012-13), the WCHA is going to go through some major changes – the Minnesota Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers will move to the newly formed Big Ten Hockey Conference and join their fellow Big Ten Conference schools the Penn State Nittany Lions, Ohio...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UND Hockey TV options.

I have been looking at the UND hockey schedule and plugging in the TV schedule - as we go along we can plug in the dates... Reading Brad Schlossman’s blog we know that for the 2012-13 hockey season, “UND games WILL be on Fox College Sports and DirecTV again this season.” Tentative 2012-13 UND Hockey TV Schedule October Oct. 6 -- MANITOBA (exh) – FCS /Midco Oct...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre-Season Predictions (by Sioux 7)

PRESEASON PREDICTIONS The last WCHA season as we currently know it is about to start, this season will mark the end of epic an era. The WCHA has been one of the top conferences for as long as I can remember, and it will be reborn with some schools remaining (Michigan Tech, Minnesota State, Alaska-Anchorage, and Bemidji State) and new ones (Alaska (Fairbanks), Northern Michigan (they...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Green Caption?

Here is something that has become a weekly occurrence. Fill in your own caption, for former Fighting Sioux defenseman Matt Greene as he barks at the once ice official during the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Why I oughta..."
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Tweet(s) of the day... Doom and gloom

Gary Bettman shut down his Twitter account today. That's not the biggest thing he'll shut down this week. — Down Goes Avery (@DownGoesAvery) September 12, 2012 This is the tweet of the day in my opinion. It's also sad because I do believe that there is definitely going to be a lockout. This afternoon, the NHLPA turned down the owner's latest proposal. ...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Does recruiting bad apples help football teams?

UND Women's head hockey coach Brian Idalski posted a link to this story on Twitter today. I think this article causes many things come to mind when I start thinking about all of the stories in the media as of late. Do you think that teams play better if they have a few players that get into trouble with the law. Dick Harmon, Desert News --- Does a football coach need to recruit...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Net releases 24 game college hockey schedule

English: A picture of a RedHawks college hockey fans before a game against Nebraska-Omaha. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Orginally post at the Hockey Writers. With the NHL owners set to lock out the NHL players I they don’t have a new Collective  Bargaining Agreement on September 15th, 2012 hockey fans are going to be looking for options when it comes to watching hockey....
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links - Discipline and TV Schedule addition

Senkbeil, Parks punished for minors bit.ly/RQhQ4X — Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) September 11, 2012 There might be four people that hasn't heard about this yet. As we know word travels fast in Grand Forks, ND. UND hockey beat writer Brad Schlossman, is reporting that two UND hockey players were cited for Minor in Possession. Unlike the "other school" to the south...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin gets contract extension.

The NHL owners have been saying that they want to limit player salaries and also the amount of money that the owners pay to players out of the Hockey Related Revenues. The NHL owners said in their first and second CBA proposals to the NHLPA that the owners were also concerned about the length of player salaries and that the owners don’t want any contracts to extend past the five...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

McFeely on the Travis Beck incident.

(cont.) As officers yelled at pair to stop, suspects ran inside apartment building. Police later caught one suspect (Beck) leaving building. — Mike McFeely (@MikeMcFeelyKFGO) September 10, 2012 This is a snap shot of KFGO radio talk show host Mike McFeely and his twitter feed. You can see that he broke down the Travis Beck incident. As most of you know NDSU's Football...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey fans you have options

This post was originally posted at the Hockey Writers. Due to the impending and inevitable NHL lockout this season a lot of hockey fans of the National Hockey league are going to be looking for other options to fill their NHL hockey void. May I suggest, giving college hockey a try to fill your NHL hockey void.   For the college hockey fans this is going to be a very exciting...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Few things before bed...

NDSU players disenfranchised entire state & possibly cost conservation $80M/year, yet Taylor and Bohl are angry people are talking about it? — Mike McFeely (@MikeMcFeelyKFGO) September 9, 2012 Like him or hate him - Mick McFeely of KFGO radio out of Fargo, ND says some interesting things and with this tweet he nailed it. Dennis Anderson of the Star and Tribune also...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan thumbs nose at NCAA?

A friend of mine pinged me on twitter with this story and I was busy this weekend with other things and I wonder if this is push back by Eastern Michigan University against the NCAA. You have to wonder if EMU is basically saying we don’t care what kind of repercussions will come from the NCAA for violating their policy on nicknames and logos that the NCAA deems hostile and abusive...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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