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Tiggsy
04-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Well, Tiggsy could end his life before next February and then his hope would come true. :D

I'm still holding out hope there is an earthquake or something else to prevent this really bad idea. I guess with it being so far away I have a pretty good reason not to go beyond the fact I think it's just stupid.

ScoobyDoo
04-19-2012, 08:43 AM
What's the rationale behind playing what would have been one of the country's highest grossing games outdoors game in Chicago? Makes no sense.

Barry Alvarez. Need I say more?

SanTropez
04-19-2012, 09:39 AM
ok I'll bite, why is playing outdoors such a tragic event that people get so bent by it?

I look at it as an opportunity for some young Gopher players, but that's me.

Jupiter
04-19-2012, 09:52 AM
What's the rationale behind playing what would have been one of the country's highest grossing games outdoors game in Chicago? Makes no sense.
Highest grossing? Not so sure about that.

Talking with the arena manager at Mariucci, he told me that they consulted with UW a while back on costs to put on an outdoor game at TCF. They wanted to use the HOF game against Notre Dame this past season as an outdoor game. They found out that the last UW outdoor game at Camp Randal made about $8000 profit for UW. Apparently it costs a bundle to bring in a refrigerated system for those outdoor games. So MN decided against the outdoor game and moved the Notre Dame game back to Mariucci since they would make a lot more money.

I always figured that outdoor games would be a huge cash grab for schools, but talking to people who know their stuff.... This is just not the case. Maybe the game in Chicago will be different. Who knows.

goldy_331
04-19-2012, 09:56 AM
Highest grossing? Not so sure about that.

Talking with the arena manager at Mariucci, he told me that they consulted with UW a while back on costs to put on an outdoor game at TCF. They wanted to use the HOF game against Notre Dame this past season as an outdoor game. They found out that the last UW outdoor game at Camp Randal made about $8000 profit for UW. Apparently it costs a bundle to bring in a refrigerated system for those outdoor games. So MN decided against the outdoor game and moved the Notre Dame game back to Mariucci since they would make a lot more money.

I always figured that outdoor games would be a huge cash grab for schools, but talking to people who know their stuff.... This is just not the case. Maybe the game in Chicago will be different. Who knows.

Jup, you're talking net, he was talking gross. Of course net matters and gross doesn't, but still. . . ;)

William Blake
04-19-2012, 10:04 AM
Maybe he just meant that the matchup would be high grossing in the regular setting (at either school) and that any outdoor setting would greatly reduce that amount (especially one not even in the same state as either participant)?

mnstate0fhockey
04-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Highest grossing? Not so sure about that.

Talking with the arena manager at Mariucci, he told me that they consulted with UW a while back on costs to put on an outdoor game at TCF. They wanted to use the HOF game against Notre Dame this past season as an outdoor game. They found out that the last UW outdoor game at Camp Randal made about $8000 profit for UW. Apparently it costs a bundle to bring in a refrigerated system for those outdoor games. So MN decided against the outdoor game and moved the Notre Dame game back to Mariucci since they would make a lot more money.

I always figured that outdoor games would be a huge cash grab for schools, but talking to people who know their stuff.... This is just not the case. Maybe the game in Chicago will be different. Who knows.

They are playing more than one game in Chicago. I've heard that it will be at least a double-header, with possible opponents for the second game being Miami and Notre Dame.

SanTropez
04-19-2012, 04:12 PM
http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20434637/erik-haula-return-gophers-wont-sign-wild-now



Erik Haula, who led the University of Minnesota men's hockey team in scoring last season, will return to the team next season, Gophers coach Don Lucia said Thursday, April 19.

Haula, a sophomore who is a draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, is expected to play his junior season with the Gophers, according to Lucia.


Great news, now let's hope Bjugs comes back.

Tiggsy
04-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Highest grossing? Not so sure about that.

Talking with the arena manager at Mariucci, he told me that they consulted with UW a while back on costs to put on an outdoor game at TCF. They wanted to use the HOF game against Notre Dame this past season as an outdoor game. They found out that the last UW outdoor game at Camp Randal made about $8000 profit for UW. Apparently it costs a bundle to bring in a refrigerated system for those outdoor games. So MN decided against the outdoor game and moved the Notre Dame game back to Mariucci since they would make a lot more money.

I always figured that outdoor games would be a huge cash grab for schools, but talking to people who know their stuff.... This is just not the case. Maybe the game in Chicago will be different. Who knows.

Woo hoo! Glad to hear they're not going to have one here.

I think the first few were cash grabs. When it was still a novelty or when there was a record to be set at the Big House. All that is out the window now because the NHL does it every year and no one can match the Michigan record. So maybe this trend will die slowly. Especially since I've heard Ford Field didn't do so great and Madison didn't turn out so well either.

mnstate0fhockey
04-19-2012, 05:25 PM
Woo hoo! Glad to hear they're not going to have one here.

I think the first few were cash grabs. When it was still a novelty or when there was a record to be set at the Big House. All that is out the window now because the NHL does it every year and no one can match the Michigan record. So maybe this trend will die slowly. Especially since I've heard Ford Field didn't do so great and Madison didn't turn out so well either.

I'll bet money they eventually do one here. What I've heard is they are waiting to piggy back off a Winter Classic. That would cut the expense considerably.

HarleyMC
04-19-2012, 11:12 PM
http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20434637/erik-haula-return-gophers-wont-sign-wild-now

Great news, now let's hope Bjugs comes back.

Awesome news about Haula.

Hey we've got tournament SITES (http://www.gophersports.com/blog/2012/04/big-ten-announces-mens-ice-hockey-tournament-sites.html) for the BTHC!:eek: X and the Joe, not earth shattering news.

5mn_Major
04-19-2012, 11:27 PM
Maybe he just meant that the matchup would be high grossing in the regular setting (at either school) and that any outdoor setting would greatly reduce that amount (especially one not even in the same state as either participant)?

True that.


http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20434637/erik-haula-return-gophers-wont-sign-wild-now




Great news, now let's hope Bjugs comes back.

Awesome. Frankly I don't trust the Wild after the Leddy debacle.

Koho
04-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Fair enough. I'm starting at 75%. Any sudden departures or issues could set it back.

I can take 75%. After all, what if we were to hear Bjugs was leaving and you were at 0%. That would be a big step back, but the program sure wouldn't be in the negative with all the potential talent in the next few years....

mnstate0fhockey
04-23-2012, 01:01 PM
@AndyBaggotWSJ: Outdoor men's hockey game between WCHA rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota at Soldier Field to be finalized this week.

JF_Gophers
04-23-2012, 01:02 PM
“@AndyBaggotWSJ: Outdoor men's hockey game between WCHA rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota at Soldier Field to be finalized this week.”WI vs MN in Illinois? Why?

No one in Illinois cares about hockey.

HarleyMC
04-23-2012, 01:12 PM
WI vs MN in Illinois? Why?

No one in Illinois cares about hockey.

Yeah...I wonder who the marketing genius is behind this brain trust?

ScoobyDoo
04-23-2012, 01:14 PM
Yeah...I wonder who the marketing genius is behind this brain trust?

Barry Alvarez.

mnstate0fhockey
04-23-2012, 02:25 PM
<B><U>Destination of Dreams</U></B>
<i>Benilde-St. Margaret's career scoring leader Christian Horn was programmed to play for Gophers</i>

Love this quote from Ken Pauly (Benilde-St. Margaret's head coach) at the end of the article:

<i>“Some colleges get frustrated with Minnesota kids because for some of them coming out of the womb they have the M tattooed on their rear end.”</i>

<A HREF="http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/145621?referrer_id=32760">Minnesota Hockey Hub Article</A>

mnstate0fhockey
04-23-2012, 02:29 PM
Gopher Hockey <A HREF="http://www.gophersports.com/blog/2012/04/minnesota-announces-2012-13-schedule.html">SCHEDULE</A> released today.

William Blake
04-23-2012, 04:04 PM
<B><U>Destination of Dreams</U></B>
<i>Benilde-St. Margaret's career scoring leader Christian Horn was programmed to play for Gophers</i>

Love this quote from Ken Pauly (Benilde-St. Margaret's head coach) at the end of the article:

<i>“Some colleges get frustrated with Minnesota kids because for some of them coming out of the womb they have the M tattooed on their rear end.”</i>

<A HREF="http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/145621?referrer_id=32760">Minnesota Hockey Hub Article</A>
Also, watch out if you are playing Lacrosse against Eagan.