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by Magic
Sun Apr 26 8:49 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Schedule
Replies: 84
Views: 4341

Re: 2020-2021 Schedule

The Big Ten is looking at alternate scheduling if the pandemic drags into the fall. One option is just playing the Big 10 schedule (no fans) starting in December. Canceling all the non conference games would suck, but better than starting up and canceling the season again.
by Magic
Mon Mar 09 12:36 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: MN @ PSU... B1G Semi-Final
Replies: 100
Views: 5618

Re: MN @ PSU... B1G Semi-Final

Norm wrote:
Mon Mar 09 9:49 am
If LaF stays hot we have a good chance. This PSU streak can't go on forever.
Penn St will do what they always do. Strong forecheck, Shoot every chance they get, and crash the net. If LaFontaine doesnt give up juicy rebounds and our D controls the front of the net I expect a very close game.
by Magic
Sun Mar 08 1:40 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

Are ticket prices more reasonable in the playoffs because the B10 sets the price?
by Magic
Sat Mar 07 11:53 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

Every time we play Notre Dame the game is tight. I want to see a much higher compete level. When tickets are $20 and less than a 1500 people show up its the product NOT the customer. With that said, win tonight and anything can happen in one game single elimination hockey
by Magic
Fri Mar 06 9:41 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

LaFontaine played ok, but one bad rebound was the difference. The team looks lost out there?
by Magic
Fri Mar 06 2:11 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

Gopherguy05 wrote:
Fri Mar 06 8:58 am
I have a pair for tonight I can't use. Sick kid. If you want them Dm me and you can have them for free.
PM Sent
by Magic
Thu Mar 05 6:27 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

It is looking like a repeat of last year this coming weekend... https://twitter.com/GopherPuckLive/status/1104170695989301248?s=20 I can barely see myself on the blue line. Excited about playoffs, but still steaming about last Saturday. Oh well, win 3 more games and give yourself a chance at the NC...
by Magic
Tue Mar 03 1:54 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I agree playoff tickets should be included in season ticket price. Years of non NCAA teams and pricing that didnt match demand drove over 40% of the former fans away. I do expect Coach Motzko to turn Minnesota into a top ten program again and with another price drop we get to much better attendance...
by Magic
Tue Mar 03 10:24 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame
Replies: 412
Views: 16013

Re: B1G 1st Round vs Notre Dame

I agree playoff tickets should be included in season ticket price. Years of non NCAA teams and pricing that didnt match demand drove over 40% of the former fans away. I do expect Coach Motzko to turn Minnesota into a top ten program again and with another price drop we get to much better attendance ...
by Magic
Sun Mar 01 4:07 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 9564

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

LaFontaine is a solid college goalie. The problem is he is not elite. He reminds me of Dubnyk who seems to give up a softie every game. Against the defensive Irish that might be the difference. Moe seems like a better chance to get hot because he has a bigger upside JMO
by Magic
Sat Feb 29 9:04 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 9564

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

Attendance for next weekend took a big hit tonight. Barring winning the B10 tourney I cant see them not losing even more STHs next season. ONE win the past two weekends would have put us in good shape for the NCAAs. Now they need to win out
by Magic
Fri Feb 28 10:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 9564

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

We needed two points tonight, but only got one. The good news is were still #13 in Pairwise and can be B10 Co Champs tomorrow with a win. The bad news is we lost a possible Bye and will probably play a red hot Badger team in the first round
by Magic
Thu Feb 27 10:39 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

See what Mankato and St Cloud charge and match it. You can make a good argument that prices should be even lower than them with all the entertainment options here
by Magic
Thu Feb 27 10:19 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I dont think dropping the price $100 ($5 a game) will do much, but its better than nothing. If they lose more STHs next season I would expect another $100 drop the following season
by Magic
Tue Feb 25 6:23 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29
Replies: 254
Views: 9564

Re: Michigan vs #18 Gophers Feb 28 & 29

Saturday should get a nice crowd if they win Friday.
by Magic
Sun Feb 23 11:57 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Gophers lose tiebreakers to both Penn St and Ohio St. Best scenario for Gophers is sweep Michigan and hope Wisconsin can steal a point in Columbus. Also a sweep keeps us from going back to Pegula.
by Magic
Sun Feb 23 7:32 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

ASSUMING both Gophers and Buckeyes sweep their home series the playoff matchups will be:
1. Ohio State (Bye)
2. Gophers vs 7. Wisconsin
3. Penn St vs 6. Mich St
4. Notre Dame vs 5. Michigan
by Magic
Sun Feb 16 6:03 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Its going to be very hard for the University to drop ticket prices if their 150 million in debt for TCF Bank Stadium and the Athletic Village. Personally I would make season ticket prices $500 for the whole arena and drop the Seat Donation BS. Lastly I would take Ticket Kings 150+ seats away between...
by Magic
Wed Feb 12 12:53 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15
Replies: 279
Views: 9850

Re: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15

By saying LaFontaine and Moe are not elite does not mean their below average goalies. I just think they need to get hot for the Gophers to make the NCAAs. A little puck luck wouldnt hurt either
by Magic
Wed Feb 12 12:40 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15
Replies: 279
Views: 9850

Re: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15

:M: :dup:
by Magic
Wed Feb 12 12:38 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15
Replies: 279
Views: 9850

Re: Gophers @ Notre Dame 2/14-15

Like I said at Christmas, just finish in the top four and get a first round home series. I would love to run the table or win five of our last six games and sneak into the Pairwise. I just dont see it. The Gophers are playing much better, but I still have major questions about our goaltending? I fig...
by Magic
Mon Jan 06 12:31 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: @ Michigan State 1/10-11
Replies: 158
Views: 6158

Re: @ Michigan State 1/10-11

Gophers need to win three of the four games left with Sparty to have a shot at a first round home series. JMO
by Magic
Sun Dec 15 9:02 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

All Big 10 teams are now ten league games in. We all would like the Gophers (13 points) to run the table, but that’s not very realistic. I believe the best path at the present is to catch one of three teams Ohio St (19 points) Mich St (19 points) or Notre Dame (18 points) for 4th place and a 1st rou...
by Magic
Mon Dec 09 8:01 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Drop ALL seat donations in ALL sections and win is the answer to preventing STH numbers from declining next season. If their confused on prices just match Mankato or St Cloud prices
by Magic
Thu Nov 28 9:39 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown
Replies: 409
Views: 17997

Re: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown

Get a split tomorrow and this debacle can be forgotten
by Magic
Thu Nov 28 9:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown
Replies: 409
Views: 17997

Re: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown

Incompetent Athletic Department. Why would you schedule the best traveling fan base (North Dakota) on a holiday with your band and students off campus? Then they charge $60-$105 so very few Gophers fans even bother to show up? If North Dakota didnt want to play Sunday - TOO BAD.
by Magic
Tue Nov 26 2:24 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown
Replies: 409
Views: 17997

Re: Gophers vs. hawks. Thanksgiving showdown

I attended the Vegas game last year. The NCHC officials called many soft penalties on the Gophers (especially after Gophers took 1-0 lead). With nine Canadians on North Dakota I am expecting typical chippy play (especially after whistle face washes etc)
by Magic
Tue Nov 19 11:32 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BADgers this week
Replies: 330
Views: 12444

Re: Badddgers this week

Jupiter wrote:
Tue Nov 19 9:46 am
Vegoe wrote:
Tue Nov 19 9:41 am
No Shows 2,457
:chainsaw: :evil: :ddown:
It would be interesting to find out who the no shows are?
A. Wealthy people with expendable income
B. Corporate
C. Ticket King (big Gophers client) who aren’t able sell their tickets on secondary market
D. All the above
by Magic
Tue Nov 19 8:53 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BADgers this week
Replies: 330
Views: 12444

Re: Badddgers this week

Ticket prices waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high for fans on the fence about going. If they want to fill the arena with a team that isn't capable of playing true Gopher hockey yet you're looking at $30 buck tickets for anyone not called UND and $15 for any non WCHA team. The Athletic Dept made the decision...
by Magic
Sat Nov 02 7:08 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Notre Dame (Nov 1 & 2)
Replies: 186
Views: 8583

Re: Notre Dame (Nov 1 & 2)

Not getting that 3-0 lead early and Moe giving back a couple of softies was the difference.
by Magic
Sat Nov 02 9:48 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

The $20 number is arbitrary. I personally would pay $20 to sit between the blue lines for any of the premium games. The point is MOST people who are attending the game arrive by end of 1st period. The added incentive for the University to sell unused seats. Just a thought
by Magic
Sat Nov 02 8:43 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

There are many many variables why attendance is low. Some people point to price (which is way too high for college hockey) some point to moving to B10, some point to winning, some point to many other entertainment options to spend money on. Personally I would drop Seat Donation Seating and tell the ...
by Magic
Fri Nov 01 10:36 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Notre Dame (Nov 1 & 2)
Replies: 186
Views: 8583

Re: Notre Dame (Nov 1 & 2)

Good: Getting two points when they could have easily lost. Perbix and Nelson looked good. Bad: I have to join the rest of the anti Nanne crowd. He skates so well maybe Bob can turn him into a winger. He makes too many mistakes on D
by Magic
Sat Oct 26 10:14 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs Dogs
Replies: 241
Views: 16250

Re: Gophers vs Dogs

The Gophers deserved better tonight. A tie seemed about right. UMD did not play as well as Friday night, but that was because the Gophers upped their tempo.
by Magic
Sat Oct 26 8:46 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gophers vs Dogs
Replies: 241
Views: 16250

Re: Gophers vs Dogs

I agree with most of the comments. I thought we needed one of our goalies to steal a game this weekend (hopefully tonight). Playing passive against the Bulldogs is a losing strategy. Perunovich reminds me a lot of Jordan Leopold
by Magic
Sat Oct 19 1:21 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)
Replies: 191
Views: 14381

Re: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)

My observations from the game. I didn’t think the crowd was too bad for a game against Niagara. Guessing 5,000ish. Didn’t see too many people drinking beer. The PA was terrible (could not understand anything the announcer said?). Gophers looked confused when Niagara took space away. They definitely ...
by Magic
Mon Sep 23 3:31 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

You realize that Gophers fans had opportunities to purchase Season Tickets, Mini Packs, State Fair Releases, Gopher Score Presales, along with today’s General Public Sale. Siouxsports.com also announced to their fans that Gophers vs North Dakota tickets were going on sale today. It’s only logical No...
by Magic
Mon Sep 23 12:06 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

Sad day for Gophers hockey that they can’t sell out a North Dakota game on a holiday weekend. I understand people have plans on Thanksgiving, but Friday should have sold out. The Sue fans look like they bought out most of tickets behind the Gophers goal (cheapest tickets). Hopefully, the Ticket Offi...
by Magic
Sat Aug 24 11:58 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

The goal for me is always the same “Make the Tournament” then roll the dice.
by Magic
Tue Jul 23 9:58 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I looked at all the mini packs this morning. If your fine sitting behind the Gophers goal there were some fair deals. If you want to sit in Zone 1-2 prices are still WAY too high. Forcing fans to buy 7-10 games will also keep some casual fans away. JMO
by Magic
Tue Jul 02 10:29 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Many of us expected a decline in STHs. They can recoup some of those lost dollars by keeping prices down on the mini packs. The $500 low demand seating season tickets was a good start, but I felt many “Gift” Donation STHs were ticked off they didnt get a price cut and decided to leave.
by Magic
Sat Jun 15 4:23 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

Any sports organization can say any attendance number they want and just say “paid” attendance. True numbers are what your eyeballs tell you for the majority of the games.
by Magic
Sat Jun 15 10:23 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 436
Views: 44346

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

I think most of us agree Coach Motzko has the team headed in the right direction. The $25/game for low demand season tickets was a good start. With that said, I am expecting a slight decline in STHs. No business likes to admit publically that demand is waning, so I don't believe the U will release t...
by Magic
Fri May 10 11:14 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Does this mean you still pay $95 per ticket if they only host two games?
by Magic
Fri Apr 19 8:03 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I am pretty sure I will transfer to the non donation sections (good price) or buy a package. I just can’t justify the Zone 2 $900 per ticket plus parking anymore. I like the direction the team is going and next years schedule is good, but the University is taking a big gamble that the Donation fans ...
by Magic
Thu Apr 18 2:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1860
Views: 397817

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

This pricing proposal is a joke right? My Zone 2 has no overall price change and I still pay Seat Donations and Parking? Im very disappointed in Coyle. Looks like this season ticket holder will wait and see what other packages offer.
by Magic
Mon Feb 11 12:34 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing
Replies: 91
Views: 9020

Re: Season tickets 2019/2020 - renewing or not renewing

Been a Gophers diehard fan since 1977 (Steve Christoff rube) I support Bob Motzko 100% and think he is a great coach. I like next years home schedule North Dakota, Duluth, Mankato, and maybe St Cloud (Mariucci Classic). With all that, I am 50/50 on renewing if Season Ticket prices don’t drop signifi...