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Post by gopher6 » Mon Apr 22 4:04 pm

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Post by trixR4kids » Mon Apr 22 4:27 pm

RE scheduling NCHC teams, scheduling is done multiple years if I'm not mistaken so it's hard to know who exactly will be good then but for the most part it seems like our program is going for a difficult schedule for PWR purposes. So I imagine most years it'll have its share of local MN schools which generally already includes some of the NCHC and No Dak has been on the schedule most recent years. So that generally covers at least 4 games right there which is probably enough. From there you can include Mankato some years and eastern teams should probably be at least 1 series, if they wanted to include a UNO (at least while my brother still lives there :) ) or Denver (assuming they remain a good program) I'd be fine with it.
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Post by MNGophers29 » Mon Apr 22 4:46 pm

This is the, 8th or 9th version of this same conversation?
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Mon Apr 22 4:55 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Apr 22 4:46 pm
This is the, 8th or 9th version of this same conversation?
The same person keeps trying to make it a thing...

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Post by frozen4champs » Mon Apr 22 4:55 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Apr 22 4:46 pm
This is the, 8th or 9th version of this same conversation?
Well, we do love to beat dead horses around here. Up next, rehashing the firing of Lucia, not getting Jake Guentzel to come here, and Bobby Brink.

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Post by D2D » Mon Apr 22 8:58 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
Mon Apr 22 4:55 pm
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Apr 22 4:46 pm
This is the, 8th or 9th version of this same conversation?
Well, we do love to beat dead horses around here. Up next, rehashing the firing of Lucia, not getting Jake Guentzel to come here, and Bobby Brink.
Don't forget attendance and ticket prices! :roll:

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Post by RatherBeGolfing » Tue Apr 23 10:32 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Apr 22 4:46 pm
This is the, 8th or 9th version of this same conversation?
New season, same topics!

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Post by bearpaw28 » Tue Apr 23 10:35 am

Watching a little of the IIHF U18 tourney...Denver is getting one hell of a player in Bobby Brink...

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Post by Biddco » Tue Apr 23 5:16 pm

DU is supposed to be really good next year.
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Biddco wrote:
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DU is supposed to be really good next year.
Evidently pointing out Brink will be a good player for the team he COMMITTED to is now considered trolling by some::::in the NCAA hockey thread: LMAO 🤣

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Post by Cowgirl » Tue Apr 23 6:04 pm

Really, you guys should just give Brink his own thread. Then the rest of us could just ignore it.

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bearpaw28 wrote:
Tue Apr 23 5:46 pm
Biddco wrote:
Tue Apr 23 5:16 pm
DU is supposed to be really good next year.
Evidently pointing out Brink will be a good player for the team he COMMITTED to is now considered trolling by some::::in the NCAA hockey thread: LMAO 🤣
I would assume he was talking about someone else.
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Post by Beauner » Tue Apr 23 9:29 pm

I played softball against Hunter Shepard over the weekend.
If this hockey thing starts to get boring he could just play softball full time. He freaking murders the ball.
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Post by maddie » Mon May 06 8:10 am

this is great news....sorry non-B1G fans

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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 06 8:15 am

Any time we can add teams to the league is good news. ..

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Edit: fake news
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Mon May 06 9:39 am

But....this one does potentially have a bit of merit. Just not from that rando college hockey account



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Post by Bonin21 » Mon May 06 10:36 am

If they go 28 game schedule instead of 24 like NCHC that's going to be annoying.
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Bonin21 wrote:
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If they go 28 game schedule instead of 24 like NCHC that's going to be annoying.
You mean a 28 game schedule like the WCHA was? Yeah, not seeing a problem.
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Steve MN wrote:
Mon May 06 10:52 am
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If they go 28 game schedule instead of 24 like NCHC that's going to be annoying.
You mean a 28 game schedule like the WCHA was? Yeah, not seeing a problem.
The other two best conferences in the country do 24 games.

If you go to 28 games you take away not just one but potentially two home series against teams the fans actually get excited to see.
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Post by ScoobyDoo » Mon May 06 10:58 am

How long before Minnesota starts losing all the time to Illinois like they do Penn State?
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon May 06 11:02 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:
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How long before Minnesota starts losing all the time to Illinois like they do Penn State?
Now that’s Debbie Downer Funny! 😉 :lol:

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I told you guys last year that is was a foregone conclusion. There was way too much smoke on this for their not to be fire. The league wants more teams and none of these schools are hurting for money right now. And they have the advantage of having a built in schedule unlike most start ups.
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Post by Bertogliat » Mon May 06 12:01 pm

Handyman wrote:
Mon May 06 11:58 am
I told you guys last year that is was a foregone conclusion. There was way too much smoke on this for their not to be fire. The league wants more teams and none of these schools are hurting for money right now. And they have the advantage of having a built in schedule unlike most start ups.

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I was told without some huge donor building some mega new stadium, no other B1G teams would start a hockey program.

I was also told there would be no B1G hockey conference, so.....

I am starting to love it. Next up, Iowa?

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Post by Bonin21 » Mon May 06 12:03 pm

8 and 8 makes the yearly super conference showdown easier!
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Post by Handyman » Mon May 06 12:19 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon May 06 12:01 pm
Handyman wrote:
Mon May 06 11:58 am
I told you guys last year that is was a foregone conclusion. There was way too much smoke on this for their not to be fire. The league wants more teams and none of these schools are hurting for money right now. And they have the advantage of having a built in schedule unlike most start ups.

I
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I was also told there would be no B1G hockey conference, so.....

I am starting to love it. Next up, Iowa?

Cue G-Manpuck
I dont think Iowa has the backing. I want to say 5 years ago the rumor was Indiana with Illinois but I doubt they have the backing. If anyone cared about Northwestern Sports they would make the most sense as they could play up a rivalry factor. That wont happen though.

Sooner or later someone will do it though.
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Post by ScoobyDoo » Mon May 06 12:25 pm

The irony of Iowa is the guy who used to push this Big 10 thing on USCHO all the time was a big Iowa guy and Iowa was going D1 no matter what. I think his tag was, "the time is now for a BTHC" or something like that.
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Post by Laxref » Mon May 06 12:27 pm

Northwestern and Iowa are the only two that would get me excited, northwestern for the road trip and it would be fun to destroy Iowa 10-0 in their infancy.

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ScoobyDoo wrote:
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The irony of Iowa is the guy who used to push this Big 10 thing on USCHO all the time was a big Iowa guy and Iowa was going D1 no matter what. I think his tag was, "the time is now for a BTHC" or something like that.
Back then he was right too...there was some support for the idea. Now I doubt it...
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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 06 12:46 pm

Excited to see the league grow, but takes away NC games, so will have to wait to see how quickly they can get competitive.

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gopherguy06 wrote:
Mon May 06 12:46 pm
Excited to see the league grow, but takes away NC games, so will have to wait to see how quickly they can get competitive.
I've already proposed the easy solution. Stick to 24 conference games just like the NCHC and HE.

If Illinois does get added I'll likely at least email Coyle calling out that they do this, in case he might want to talk to Motzko before the Big Ten meets about the schedule.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon May 06 1:36 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
Mon May 06 1:02 pm
gopherguy06 wrote:
Mon May 06 12:46 pm
Excited to see the league grow, but takes away NC games, so will have to wait to see how quickly they can get competitive.
I've already proposed the easy solution. Stick to 24 conference games just like the NCHC and HE.

If Illinois does get added I'll likely at least email Coyle calling out that they do this, in case he might want to talk to Motzko before the Big Ten meets about the schedule.
I agree that for an 8 team league with a 24 game conf. schedule is optimal. Means you still play 5 of the 7 opponents in 2 weekend series, but still allows for minimum of 8 non conference games. Add in the revised Mariucci Classic, home & home with the Bulldogs, and a couple other weekend series against teams that (losing a game to) won’t bury you in the pairwise...and it’s a decent schedule (all in all) 🥅

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Post by MATT » Mon May 06 1:44 pm

How does it rotate in the NCHC and East? Are there "rivalries" or is it even every 8 years?

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Laxref wrote:
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Northwestern and Iowa are the only two that would get me excited, northwestern for the road trip and it would be fun to destroy Iowa 10-0 in their infancy.
I still can't see Iowa fielding a team. It's all football and wrestling down there. They did recently build a new arena, don't recall if the Iowa club team moved there from the local SHOPPING MALL (not even kidding, that's where they played). Hockey is a blip in that area, at best.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon May 06 1:48 pm

I think it’s simply a normal rotation in the NCHC (the 2 teams every year you only play in one weekend series)

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The Rube wrote:
Mon May 06 1:45 pm
Laxref wrote:
Mon May 06 12:27 pm
Northwestern and Iowa are the only two that would get me excited, northwestern for the road trip and it would be fun to destroy Iowa 10-0 in their infancy.
I still can't see Iowa fielding a team. It's all football and wrestling down there. They did recently build a new arena, don't recall if the Iowa club team moved there from the local SHOPPING MALL (not even kidding, that's where they played). Hockey is a blip in that area, at best.
Plus they already get a healthy dose of hockey in Iowa (for that particular State) with all the USHL teams located in IA

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Post by Bertogliat » Mon May 06 2:13 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon May 06 1:36 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Mon May 06 1:02 pm
gopherguy06 wrote:
Mon May 06 12:46 pm
Excited to see the league grow, but takes away NC games, so will have to wait to see how quickly they can get competitive.
I've already proposed the easy solution. Stick to 24 conference games just like the NCHC and HE.

If Illinois does get added I'll likely at least email Coyle calling out that they do this, in case he might want to talk to Motzko before the Big Ten meets about the schedule.
I agree that for an 8 team league with a 24 game conf. schedule is optimal. Means you still play 5 of the 7 opponents in 2 weekend series, but still allows for minimum of 8 non conference games. Add in the revised Mariucci Classic, home & home with the Bulldogs, and a couple other weekend series against teams that (losing a game to) won’t bury you in the pairwise...and it’s a decent schedule (all in all) 🥅
Please tell me you’re trolling with that Bulldogs comment.

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Post by g-manpuck » Mon May 06 2:49 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon May 06 12:01 pm
Handyman wrote:
Mon May 06 11:58 am
I told you guys last year that is was a foregone conclusion. There was way too much smoke on this for their not to be fire. The league wants more teams and none of these schools are hurting for money right now. And they have the advantage of having a built in schedule unlike most start ups.

I
I was told without some huge donor building some mega new stadium, no other B1G teams would start a hockey program.

I was also told there would be no B1G hockey conference, so.....

I am starting to love it. Next up, Iowa?

Cue G-Manpuck
You rang? Everyone here has heard me beat this drum so I'll lay off drubbing through that argument again. Like Handy said I don't think there is the backing financially or even the juice to sway the Board of Regents to take it on. Someday maybe I'll be proven wrong but it's a hard sell to make Iowa fans give a damn about college hockey because they will expect the USHL and college hockey IS NOT the USHL.
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Handyman wrote:
Mon May 06 12:19 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
Mon May 06 12:01 pm
Handyman wrote:
Mon May 06 11:58 am
I told you guys last year that is was a foregone conclusion. There was way too much smoke on this for their not to be fire. The league wants more teams and none of these schools are hurting for money right now. And they have the advantage of having a built in schedule unlike most start ups.

I
I was told without some huge donor building some mega new stadium, no other B1G teams would start a hockey program.

I was also told there would be no B1G hockey conference, so.....

I am starting to love it. Next up, Iowa?

Cue G-Manpuck
I dont think Iowa has the backing. I want to say 5 years ago the rumor was Indiana with Illinois but I doubt they have the backing. If anyone cared about Northwestern Sports they would make the most sense as they could play up a rivalry factor. That wont happen though.

Sooner or later someone will do it though.
so what about Rutgers, Indiana, :rotflmao:

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Post by team22tank » Mon May 06 4:01 pm

I am asking because I have no idea...

Does it really matter if a Big Ten institution has the backing? Almost all of college sports are subsidized so if a school adds hockey does it really matter? I can see now how it could help to have the backing early on but as more teams add hockey won't it be more of a, the rest will follow?

I guess the biggest factor would be having an arena.

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Post by frozen4champs » Mon May 06 4:40 pm

I guess I would prefer a 24 game league schedule to allow flexibility in the non conference schedule. I hope they have a "natural" rival like the old WCHA and the Gophers and Wisc play 4 games every year. If they continue to rotate the NC schedule of the Whioux, Duluth, Kato, Jan Brady and throw in a few others now and again ( BC, BU, Denver, and other schools from out east) that would be ok with me.

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Post by Handyman » Mon May 06 6:35 pm

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I am asking because I have no idea...

Does it really matter if a Big Ten institution has the backing? Almost all of college sports are subsidized so if a school adds hockey does it really matter? I can see now how it could help to have the backing early on but as more teams add hockey won't it be more of a, the rest will follow?

I guess the biggest factor would be having an arena.
Yeah but you dont create 2 sports (they will need women's teams too most likely due to Title IX) just for the fun of it. 36 scholarships a year is a lot of money as is the rest of the expenses including an arena. You need help to start it up.

After a few years it will be a different story but to get going schools like this will need help.
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Tue May 07 11:45 am

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I guess I would prefer a 24 game league schedule to allow flexibility in the non conference schedule. I hope they have a "natural" rival like the old WCHA and the Gophers and Wisc play 4 games every year. If they continue to rotate the NC schedule of the Whioux, Duluth, Kato, Jan Brady and throw in a few others now and again ( BC, BU, Denver, and other schools from out east) that would be ok with me.
It would make sense. Easily can pair up MN/WI, MI/OSU, MSU/PSU, and ILL/ND.

Only problem is that at least initially gives ND a huge schedule boost.

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From Matt Wellens “Looks like Stejskal won’t be making it to UMD in the fall. He has a year of junior eligibility left and with Shepard back for his senior season, Stejskal probably wasn’t going to play much anyway.”

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Not really too much of boost since 5 of 7 teams will play them twice. And in the end just win games and don't worry about other schedules.
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From Matt Wellens “Looks like Stejskal won’t be making it to UMD in the fall. He has a year of junior eligibility left and with Shepard back for his senior season, Stejskal probably wasn’t going to play much anyway.”
He will still want to go there the next year. Non story.
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Post by Slap Shot » Wed May 08 3:01 am

ASU to play exhibition games in Jina.

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Post by Cowgirl » Wed May 08 7:58 am

That reminded me of a dream I had last week: the Gophers were going to play two games in Australia (one one weekend and one the next), but it was over the last week of December and I was devastated because I can’t take time off then, (and I’ve always wanted to go to Australia.)

Will exotic destinations become a new college hockey trend? :lol:

On a side note, that night I also dreamed we tied 6-6 at home vs. Duluth. I never found out who won...

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Post by MATT » Mon May 13 8:51 pm

Weird.
Hockey East teams play 24 league games. They play six teams twice and four teams three times.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon May 13 9:36 pm

When you consider how close most of the schools are located from each other, it’s easier to play a school 3 times than in other conferences ☝️

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Cowgirl wrote:
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That reminded me of a dream I had last week: the Gophers were going to play two games in Australia
How was the attendance?

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When you consider how close most of the schools are located from each other, it’s easier to play a school 3 times than in other conferences ☝️
Agreed. They usually do a weekend series against two different teams, so it's doable to make this kind of schedule.
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Post by Laxref » Tue May 14 11:03 am

Isn’t the Illinois announcement going down today?

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Steve MN wrote:
Tue May 14 8:35 am
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Mon May 13 9:36 pm
When you consider how close most of the schools are located from each other, it’s easier to play a school 3 times than in other conferences ☝️
Agreed. They usually do a weekend series against two different teams, so it's doable to make this kind of schedule.
But do they get to be on national TV(on nights that there is no wrestling, gymnastics, or backgammon)?

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Maize wrote:
Tue May 14 11:58 am
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When you consider how close most of the schools are located from each other, it’s easier to play a school 3 times than in other conferences ☝️
Agreed. They usually do a weekend series against two different teams, so it's doable to make this kind of schedule.
But do they get to be on national TV(on nights that there is no wrestling, gymnastics, or backgammon)?
I’ll stipulate that the Gophers currently have as good or better TV coverage as any team in college hockey. That said, back in the mid 2000’s, when nearly every Gopher game was televised on FSN at either 7pm on Friday or Saturday (throughout the State of MN) plus oftentimes a 30 minute pregame show & post show...which was better is too obvious to require further elaboration 😉

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The Gophers have the best TV coverage.

The Big Ten was supposed to expand coverage for the other teams, but like the conference itself that was a failure when they realized no one watches it outside of this region.
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Post by Thomps » Tue May 14 4:34 pm

Today was supposed to be the day of the B1G announcement the Illinois was joining the hockey conference. Awfully quiet in Chicago area right now. :roll:

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Post by JWG » Tue May 14 4:43 pm

Here's the most recent news I could find on Illinois. It tells us nothing other than this person didn't have a lot going on on Mother's Day.

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Post by Vegoe » Wed May 15 9:43 am

There are Big Ten meetings going on right now... not sure if this was tied to that at all.

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Post by Maize » Wed May 15 10:43 am

The Illinois thing yesterday was officially described as an "event" not an "announcement" which means still asking people for money, rather than having money. My guess is that it was an opportunity to get some rich people in a room and update them on the progress of the $250M downtown development deal that includes their rink and trying to convince them it's still a good, feasible idea.

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bearpaw28 wrote:
Tue May 14 2:09 pm
[ That said, back in the mid 2000’s, when nearly every Gopher game was televised on FSN at either 7pm on Friday or Saturday (throughout the State of MN) plus oftentimes a 30 minute pregame show & post show...which was better is too obvious to require further elaboration 😉
If you are saying nearly every game was on on Friday or Saturday at 7 in the past this makes sense, although I don't think it's as different as most people think just simply due to time zones and games at CC, DU, MTU and Alaska (among others) which weren't on at 7 Central.

If what you're trying to say here is "back when more Gopher Games were on TV than are on now"........ That would just be false.

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MhdGopher wrote:
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[ That said, back in the mid 2000’s, when nearly every Gopher game was televised on FSN at either 7pm on Friday or Saturday (throughout the State of MN) plus oftentimes a 30 minute pregame show & post show...which was better is too obvious to require further elaboration 😉
If you are saying nearly every game was on on Friday or Saturday at 7 in the past this makes sense, although I don't think it's as different as most people think just simply due to time zones and games at CC, DU, MTU and Alaska (among others) which weren't on at 7 Central.

If what you're trying to say here is "back when more Gopher Games were on TV than are on now"........ That would just be false.
He's also complaining that he can't just leave his cable box on one channel and turn the TV on to watch a game, instead of checking any number of readily available resources, including this very site which conveniently has the schedule annotated with links showing where the game can be found on TV
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Post by bearpaw28 » Thu May 16 9:49 am

Steve MN wrote:
Thu May 16 8:34 am
MhdGopher wrote:
Wed May 15 9:30 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Tue May 14 2:09 pm
[ That said, back in the mid 2000’s, when nearly every Gopher game was televised on FSN at either 7pm on Friday or Saturday (throughout the State of MN) plus oftentimes a 30 minute pregame show & post show...which was better is too obvious to require further elaboration 😉
If you are saying nearly every game was on on Friday or Saturday at 7 in the past this makes sense, although I don't think it's as different as most people think just simply due to time zones and games at CC, DU, MTU and Alaska (among others) which weren't on at 7 Central.

If what you're trying to say here is "back when more Gopher Games were on TV than are on now"........ That would just be false.
He's also complaining that he can't just leave his cable box on one channel and turn the TV on to watch a game, instead of checking any number of readily available resources, including this very site which conveniently has the schedule annotated with links showing where the game can be found on TV
The two of you are missing the point...when FSN did pregame shows and postgame shows with player interviews, in addition to showing the game on TV statewide, it was better exposure than the current situation and accordingly...a better tool for getting youth hockey players interested in Gopher hockey (exactly what the Wild does now with their TV broadcasts) ☝️The current Gopher situation is OK, I don’t mind flipping around to find the games, but the production value simply isn’t as good.

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The current situation is not just okay. Compare it to every other team in the country. Yes the pre and post games were nice but they probably would have gone away either way. Who gives a $h!t really the game is all that matters. With social media now if you want to get to know more about the players check there.

And yes the announcing sucks but that is something that can be changed fairly easily and hopefully will finally happen this season.

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The current situation is not just okay. Compare it to every other team in the country. Yes the pre and post games were nice but they probably would have gone away either way. Who gives a $h!t really the game is all that matters. With social media now if you want to get to know more about the players check there.

And yes the announcing sucks but that is something that can be changed fairly easily and hopefully will finally happen this season.

The subtle trolling is more annoying than blatant trolling.
I get annoyed by Bearpaw's trolling too, but in this case he is right.

Since I am a Gopher hockey fan, I am frequently asked by friends and family who are much more casual than I, which channel the Gophers are on. I think for most casual fans, if they can't find it on one of two or three channels, they just give up and move on.

The Gophers have the best TV situation, but it isn't nearly as good as "the olden days" of MSN and Channel 9.

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Are those people 50+ years old? You can search with your remote now and it'll find you the channel...

TV is not the problem here. The Big Ten effed things up waaaaay more for the program.
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Bonin21 wrote:
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The current situation is not just okay. Compare it to every other team in the country. Yes the pre and post games were nice but they probably would have gone away either way. Who gives a $h!t really the game is all that matters. With social media now if you want to get to know more about the players check there.

And yes the announcing sucks but that is something that can be changed fairly easily and hopefully will finally happen this season.

The subtle trolling is more annoying than blatant trolling.
Do I miss having real pre/post-game shows? Of course, but those were going away before the B1G anyway, as there were more and more events even just FSN was covering.

One note on your signature, though... it's only been 5 years since the Gophers were in the championship game...
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Post by trixR4kids » Thu May 16 12:02 pm

It's funny to see people get all butthurt about Bearpaw, I don't think he was trolling on this one and I actually kind of agree. BTN isn't nearly as dedicated to Gopher Hockey (nor should the be) or just MN hockey in general. Not to mention the play by play quality is way down. Yes Gopher sports sorta does half assed social media stuff but it's not nearly the same nor does it have the same reach.

Obviously the B1G and everything that came with it was gonna happen but we can be honest about it too.
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Post by SkiUMahLaw » Thu May 16 1:44 pm

What is to stop the U of M from producing its own broadcasts of a pre-game/post-game variety, and broadcasting them on its own social media outlets?

My guess is that the pregame/postgame shows don't add the value for a commercial network to make them profitable, and thus the U doesn't see the value for exposure either. But given the availability for tech, I blame FSN less than I blame the athletic department as it is something that athletic communications could produce and do.

On the other hand, I have grown tired of the pregame/postgame mantra, as it is always the same. Last night's interview with Karlsson after his (illicit) game winner against the Blues is the reason why-- a stale question is asked, and the canned, noncontroversial answer is given, then it is thrown back to the studio for more "analysis" which is less insightful and more stating the obvious.

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