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Monday Morning Blues: A Few Links to start the Week

Good morning. Finally, I am back at it after a week long vacation. There are a couple of nice articles about the Danny Kristo trade over on the Blue Seat Blog. The inside track on the Kristo trade Astute trade gave Rangers fine prospect This may have an effect on UND’s goalie situation. Subban Ready to Step Up The UAA Seawolves have a new assistant coach; Thomas...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Does ESPN Hate the NHL?

ESPN (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Interesting article by SI's Allan Muir… Since the NHL moved from ESPN to OLN in 2005 after the 2004-05 lockout; then Versus and now NBCSN, there has been a lot less hockey highlights on ESPN. Actually, it’s one of the reasons that I don’t watch ESPN that much, at all. The only actual hockey games that ESPN shows on the sports network,...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football: End of the FCS Vs. FBS games?

Looks like you're going to see a lot less games between FCS and FBS football teams. If you have watched college football at the beginning of most football seasons, you will see match-ups between FCS and FBS teams. A lot of these FCS teams depend on these guaranteed games to fund their athletic departments. These games pay a lot of money to FCS teams to travel to the FBS team’s...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Good Bye to an old friend,Old REA Demolished on Monday

Ready to come down. Bitter sweet moment. I can't wait for the IDPF, but I respect the history and tradition. pic.twitter.com/AdJku8PhfO — Chris Mussman (@UNDMuss) July 27, 2013 As most of you know, the "old Ralph" comes down on Monday at 10:00 a.m. there is a nice article in today's Grand Forks Herald talking about the old barn. I came to Grand Forks, ND...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler signed for 5.6 million a year

Former @GopherHockey F Blake Wheeler (Plymouth, MN) “@BiggieFunke: Thrilled to be a Jet for 6 more years” — Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) July 27, 2013 While I was on my family vacation, I was surprised to see that the Winnipeg Jets resigned former Minnesota Golden Gophers and Boston Bruin forward Blake Wheeler to a 6-year, 33 Million dollar contract. According...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Forum headline: Former UNO, UND football coach arrested in Iowa

The Fargo Forum probably was falling all over itself to put up that headline. To quote the A.P. article that the Forum doctored, "[Pat] Behrns had been head coach of the University of North Dakota football team from 1980 to 1985." Behrns hasn't coached at UND for 28 years. This is the same newspaper that won't hold their head football coach or the football players...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Caption for this picture

This photo is from MacWilliam's first series at UND. The officials would later even the score with 327 PIMs. pic.twitter.com/jmH5NkJe0q — Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) July 25, 2013 s/t to Brad Elliott Schlossman. Caption for this picture. I am thinking, "sorry ref"... Related articles UND hockey to play UBC in January 2014 (ndgoon.blogspot.com) Is this...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UND Football: Dexter Albrecht explains ‘30 Minutes or Less'

I was able to ask Dexter Albrecht the Director of Ticket Sales & Promotions at the University of North Dakota, a few questions about the University of North Dakota’s ‘30 Minutes or Less,’ the 2013 season tickets promotion for UND football.  Eric Burton: So, you can guarantee that every UND fans living in the Greater Grand Forks Metro Area that orders a Season...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

J.T. Brown and Justin Falk golf photo

@BHHF23 Golf Tourney @TheeALPHA1 @JustinFaulk27 @JTBrown23 @W_E_DollarSign @iluvtofish @rkesti @vollanj #SS4L pic.twitter.com/w1bmhVhRZ7 — MAP South Campus (@SouthMAP) July 23, 2013 This one was way too good to pass up. I am not sure that I would wear an outfit like that to the golf course. :)
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

College Hockey Inc. announces the field for the 2014 Ice Breaker

Notre Dame hockey will play host to the 2014 Ice Breaker Tournament at the Compton Family Ice Arena. #GoIrish — Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) July 23, 2013 The Minnesota Gophers, Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Rensselaer Engineers and the Host Notre Dame Fighting Irish will participate in the 2014 Ice Breaker Tournament that is to be held at the Compton Family Ice Arena on the...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Jim Delany take aim at NCAA?

I found this article on my twitter feed, I find this article to be interesting, but in a way, I think  it kind of translates to other sports besides football, I think. There's a mind set out there, and frankly some of the schools in the WCHA didn't want to play against the smaller schools in the WCHA, that mind set was out there. It's really about the have's and...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils sign Jaromir Jagr

Czech NHL player Jaromír Jágr (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The New Jersey Devils have signed Unrestricted Free Agent forward Jaromir Jagr. This will be the third team in two seasons for the 41 year old Jagr, he also played for the Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and now is a member of the New Jersey Devils. Jagr was picked up by the Boston Bruins for the stretch run last spring and...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Canada's 2013-14 National Men's Team 2013-14 National Men's Team

Former Fighting Sioux forward Jonathan Toews  has made the team Canada Orientation Roster. Also, three Boston Bruins Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have made the roster as well. Team Canada's camp will be on 25-28 August, 2013.  Goaltenders Corey Crawford L/G 6'2" ...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's National Team Orientation Camp Roster Set

The Minnesota Wild have landed two of their star players (Zach Parise and Ryan Suter) on the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp roster, The orientation camp will take place from Aug. 26-27, at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va. If you look at the roster you will see a good number of players on team USA played Division I College Hockey.  GOALTENDERS ...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruh Roh! Small school complaining

I was reading this article in USCHO and it's interesting, but not all is equal. The Atlantic Hockey Association while they have made big-time improvements, they still aren't on the same level as the other major conferences. That's the brutal reality. That doesn't mean that they're not going to win games in the NCAA tourney, because they have in a few isolated...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods goes off

Oh how the mighty have fallen. That's not even that bad of a golf shot.
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey: Pain is Temporary

Amen..... pic.twitter.com/7n92hYQQ42 — HockeyPerks® (@HockeyPerks) July 22, 2013 This is so true! Related articles UND hockey to play UBC in January 2014 (ndgoon.blogspot.com) Time to name the #MNCollegeHockey Tourney (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UND hockey to play UBC in January 2014

UND to play in British Columbia on Jan. 2-3; Canucks home on Jan. 1. Jets home on Dec. 31. Sounds like a good trip. — Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) July 19, 2013 The University of North Dakota is scheduled to play two exhibition games against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on January 2-3, 2014 and of course some fans that aren't happy with the decision,...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock is head coach of team Canada Olympic team

With Olympic deal done, Hockey Canada will now move into overdrive to put team together.Will make coaching staff official tomorrow. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) July 21, 2013 Mike Babcock is head coach, Hitchcock,Ruff,Julien will assist...and Ralph Kruger will also have a role with staff. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) July 21, 2013 A very good selection for team...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

HL schedule includes “6” Outdoor Games

Chew on this for a minute, there are six outdoor games this season. They’re listed below in chronological order, and they’re scheduled as follows. One game is actually in L.A. 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic * Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings - Michigan Stadium Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET -- NBC, CBC, RDS Coors Light NHL Stadium Series...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Toews with the Cup

Toews kissing The Cup pic.twitter.com/CfYHe89ZRe — JRoads ™ (@JRoadsreal) July 19, 2013 s/t @JRoadsreal awesome picture. Too bad it wasn't in Grand Forks, ND. This is the second cup that Toews has won with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

We have a deal, NHL to Sochi in 2014

Agreement is reached and is official for NHL player participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. http://t.co/o5B7dm3Ggm — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 19, 2013 Yay! Awesome news, the NHL players are going to play in the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi , Russian. That means taht this year's NHL season will take two weeks off. The NHL will break the...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Predicting who wins the Inaugural 2014 B1G Title: Good Question

@THNRyanKennedy How dare you suggest that anyone other than the Minnesota Gophers win the inaugural B1G 2014 title. #sarcasm. — Eric J. Burton (@goon48) July 19, 2013 That is a very good question. It does bring up an interesting conversation, who is the favorite to win the 2014 Big Ten Hockey Conference Title. I would have to say that Wisconsin, based on who they return,...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron humor compared to soccer

.@SoccerrProblems Patrice Bergeron. pic.twitter.com/zaszIXBh5o — The Hockey Gods (@HockeyGods) July 19, 2013 This tweet was very funny. Although, it's very true when describing hockey players. Related articles SCF Game four: Patrice Bergeron first goal of the game (ndgoon.blogspot.com) Bruins Sign Patrice Bergeron To 8-Year Extension (conversehockey.wordpress...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Coaching by Gothberg

Boston Bruins draftee and current UND goalie Zane Gothberg coaches a group of youth hockey players during a clinic in Burlington. Gothberg is currently attending the Boston Bruins prospect camp. Related articles Check out the O'Gara Blog Zane Gothberg mention (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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