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Seawolf Fan
12-19-2013, 08:21 PM
That's not uncommon, Hudson friesen is only 20, and bailey was 19 when he joined.

Meant it as an upside. Just get these guys a whole bunch of calories and workout regimen and they're ready to go at 20.
Gain 10 pounds of muscle a year is what he should be shooting for.
And that's a realistic goal.

Jimjamesak
12-19-2013, 09:15 PM
I am really hoping that the Sullivan gets the new glass next year along with the replacement lower bowl seats as well as the new scoreboard too! This is with the replacement of the ice that was already scheduled to happen! That will be a good day in Seawolf hockey!
Well that would be nice start to renovations. Just need about $60-$80 million more...

Suze
12-20-2013, 01:04 AM
Well that would be nice start to renovations. Just need about $60-$80 million more...

For a new arena! No matter how much they fix up the Sully, it's still old and outdated. Still, with the renovations they are talking about, it should be a lot more enjoyable for the fans.

Jimjamesak
12-20-2013, 01:14 AM
For a new arena! No matter how much they fix up the Sully, it's still old and outdated. Still, with the renovations they are talking about, it should be a lot more enjoyable for the fans.
That's pretty much the point with all of this. For the money it would take to fix up the Sully to acceptable levels you may as well just build a new building.

Squarebanks
12-20-2013, 09:07 PM
Merry Christmas, Seawolves. And I guess I'll include Seawolf Fan. But probably not Alaska Hockey.

(Ok fine, Alaska Hockey too)

Suze
12-21-2013, 01:30 AM
Merry Christmas, Seawolves. And I guess I'll include Seawolf Fan. But probably not Alaska Hockey.

(Ok fine, Alaska Hockey too)

Wishing you a blessed Christmas as well, Squarebanks!

Merry Christmas to all the Seawolf faithful! Have a wonderful time with your families, and see you at the Sully in January!

Suze
12-22-2013, 12:44 AM
Need some last minute stocking stuffers? UAA hockey coupon books are $70 for 10 tickets. That's only $7 each! There ya go Dingman! Can't beat that price.

http://www.goseawolves.com/SplashPage.dbml?SPLASH_AD_ID=1236451

Suze
12-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Here's the breakdown on what the Assembly appropriated for the Sully. Total amount is $9,303,000.

Slated to be replaced are: CO2 Direct Refrigeration, Boards, Glass, Energy, Seat Replacement, Sound System/Mics, Storage Building, Doors, West Pavers and Boilers/H2O. I don't see anything about a new HD center ice scoreboard though. And this is pegged for 2015, which is a big disappointment. I hope they can push for it to be done sooner than that!

Seawolf Fan
12-22-2013, 07:40 PM
Here's the breakdown on what the Assembly appropriated for the Sully. Total amount is $9,303,000.

Slated to be replaced are: CO2 Direct Refrigeration, Boards, Glass, Energy, Seat Replacement, Sound System/Mics, Storage Building, Doors, West Pavers and Boilers/H2O. I don't see anything about a new HD center ice scoreboard though. And this is pegged for 2015, which is a big disappointment. I hope they can push for it to be done sooner than that!
Your diligence is unrivaled!
Agreed on the scoreboard, center ice "jumbotron".
Several years ago I was told the replay screen on the East wall is "owned" by GCI and that's the reason things like the end of game coach interview with Kurt can't be shown. That b.s. should change.
And I hate to admit it but those dumkoffs on the edge of nowhere hold an interview/dog and pony show after the game similar to what we see on football telecasts.
These things are just me being selfish and wanting more of Matt and the teams time.
More importantly, any idea what the ice size will be?

Seawolf Fan
12-22-2013, 07:51 PM
My bad for complaining about the after game media things.
On the Fridays when there is no Coaches Lunch, Coach Thomas holds a "Chalk Talk" at 6:15pm in the Northeast corner "student lounge" room.
He gives inside info on the team, that nights game plan, things to watch for in the game and gives straight answers to any questions.
Unbelievable that close to game time!
The guy walks the talk.
Can't ask for much more than that.

Suze
12-22-2013, 08:39 PM
Your diligence is unrivaled!
Agreed on the scoreboard, center ice "jumbotron".
Several years ago I was told the replay screen on the East wall is "owned" by GCI and that's the reason things like the end of game coach interview with Kurt can't be shown. That b.s. should change.
And I hate to admit it but those dumkoffs on the edge of nowhere hold an interview/dog and pony show after the game similar to what we see on football telecasts.
These things are just me being selfish and wanting more of Matt and the teams time.
More importantly, any idea what the ice size will be?

The ice will remain Olympic size. Parks testified that UAA and the Aces didn't want to downsize to NHL ice ... and the memo that Hackett and Parks sent to the Assembly asked for NHL standard seamless glass, not ice size. After hearing testimony from Parks, the Assembly decided it was too costly to change the ice to NHL size, and since the two primary tenants didn't want it, they would leave it Olympic size.

Suze
12-22-2013, 08:40 PM
My bad for complaining about the after game media things.
On the Fridays when there is no Coaches Lunch, Coach Thomas holds a "Chalk Talk" at 6:15pm in the Northeast corner "student lounge" room.
He gives inside info on the team, that nights game plan, things to watch for in the game and gives straight answers to any questions.
Unbelievable that close to game time!
The guy walks the talk.
Can't ask for much more than that.

I have not taken in a chalk talk yet, but maybe we will. We're usually in the Kendall eating dinner (as you know!) :)

Alaskana
12-22-2013, 10:18 PM
I have not taken in a chalk talk yet, but maybe we will. We're usually in the Kendall eating dinner (as you know!) :)

First off, a big 'thank you' to Suze for her doing the legwork and posting all of that info on the Sullivan Arena upgrade project here. It's somehow satisfying to see an actual dollar amount pegged to the upgrades/repairs that are supposed to be happening to the Sullivan Arena. The two things I am most eager about are the new glass and seats, but no doubt all of the other items have their importance in the grand scheme of things.

That being said, I do have to express my disappointment at there being no new scoreboard in the works. To me a scoreboard in an arena is such an important focal point and has the ability to define the experience at a game, as much so as a crowd and how the home team is doing. Looking at the current scoreboard in that arena is equivalent to looking at an Atari 2600 screen from the early 80's, with its low resolution display and limited color palette. I guess that makes sense since the Arena is a product from that era. Speaking of which, does anyone know how long the Sully's current scoreboard has been in place as it stands? That would be an interesting factoid.

Anyways, I'll stop my *****ing. I know a new scoreboard will cost probably as much as the GDP of a small country and that it will probably be at least 10 years before we actually see any movement on that since the currently planned upgrades are all that the Sully is likely to get for a long while. I'll be (and am) thankful for upgrades that the arena is getting. New glass is paramount above all else IMO, and next to that to replace those gawdawful plastic buckets they call seats. I'm a happy guy with this news, even though I'm in Minny now and won't be able to see it all in place until I make my next trip back. On a sidenote, I will probably be in Madison for the UW game! I'm nervous about how it will go down there but I'm confident coach Thomas will have a plan to win.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Holidays, Kwanzaa and Festivus (depending on your preference).

Wolfman
12-23-2013, 01:53 AM
First off, a big 'thank you' to Suze for her doing the legwork and posting all of that info on the Sullivan Arena upgrade project here. It's somehow satisfying to see an actual dollar amount pegged to the upgrades/repairs that are supposed to be happening to the Sullivan Arena. The two things I am most eager about are the new glass and seats, but no doubt all of the other items have their importance in the grand scheme of things.

That being said, I do have to express my disappointment at there being no new scoreboard in the works. To me a scoreboard in an arena is such an important focal point and has the ability to define the experience at a game, as much so as a crowd and how the home team is doing. Looking at the current scoreboard in that arena is equivalent to looking at an Atari 2600 screen from the early 80's, with its low resolution display and limited color palette. I guess that makes sense since the Arena is a product from that era. Speaking of which, does anyone know how long the Sully's current scoreboard has been in place as it stands? That would be an interesting factoid.

Anyways, I'll stop my *****ing. I know a new scoreboard will cost probably as much as the GDP of a small country and that it will probably be at least 10 years before we actually see any movement on that since the currently planned upgrades are all that the Sully is likely to get for a long while. I'll be (and am) thankful for upgrades that the arena is getting. New glass is paramount above all else IMO, and next to that to replace those gawdawful plastic buckets they call seats. I'm a happy guy with this news, even though I'm in Minny now and won't be able to see it all in place until I make my next trip back. On a sidenote, I will probably be in Madison for the UW game! I'm nervous about how it will go down there but I'm confident coach Thomas will have a plan to win.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Holidays, Kwanzaa and Festivus (depending on your preference).

Lets hope the seats are NOT red and yellow! Especially yellow close to the glass! I obviously favor green, but, I know that the Aces probably want blue (nanook colors, yuk). At any rate, Not sure what colors would be appropriate, but PLEASE not the bright colors!!!!

Wolfman
12-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Also, I agree that the scoreboard upgrade is going to be a bummer. Especially when the new AAC on campus is going to have this great HD 4-sided scoreboard for the basketball team. Ugh.

Jimjamesak
12-23-2013, 03:06 AM
First off, a big 'thank you' to Suze for her doing the legwork and posting all of that info on the Sullivan Arena upgrade project here. It's somehow satisfying to see an actual dollar amount pegged to the upgrades/repairs that are supposed to be happening to the Sullivan Arena. The two things I am most eager about are the new glass and seats, but no doubt all of the other items have their importance in the grand scheme of things.

That being said, I do have to express my disappointment at there being no new scoreboard in the works. To me a scoreboard in an arena is such an important focal point and has the ability to define the experience at a game, as much so as a crowd and how the home team is doing. Looking at the current scoreboard in that arena is equivalent to looking at an Atari 2600 screen from the early 80's, with its low resolution display and limited color palette. I guess that makes sense since the Arena is a product from that era. Speaking of which, does anyone know how long the Sully's current scoreboard has been in place as it stands? That would be an interesting factoid.

Anyways, I'll stop my *****ing. I know a new scoreboard will cost probably as much as the GDP of a small country and that it will probably be at least 10 years before we actually see any movement on that since the currently planned upgrades are all that the Sully is likely to get for a long while. I'll be (and am) thankful for upgrades that the arena is getting. New glass is paramount above all else IMO, and next to that to replace those gawdawful plastic buckets they call seats. I'm a happy guy with this news, even though I'm in Minny now and won't be able to see it all in place until I make my next trip back. On a sidenote, I will probably be in Madison for the UW game! I'm nervous about how it will go down there but I'm confident coach Thomas will have a plan to win.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Holidays, Kwanzaa and Festivus (depending on your preference).
The scoreboard in the same one since it opened, however the panels on it were replaced sometime last decade.

Suze
12-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Lets hope the seats are NOT red and yellow! Especially yellow close to the glass! I obviously favor green, but, I know that the Aces probably want blue (nanook colors, yuk). At any rate, Not sure what colors would be appropriate, but PLEASE not the bright colors!!!!

Well, I know UAA does not want bright colors either, so I doubt that will happen. Orange and yellow? What were they thinking?

seawolfpunk
12-23-2013, 10:50 AM
Also, I agree that the scoreboard upgrade is going to be a bummer. Especially when the new AAC on campus is going to have this great HD 4-sided scoreboard for the basketball team. Ugh.

Black

Suze
12-23-2013, 11:09 AM
I was just looking over all the paperwork concerning the appropriations for the Sully. Now I'm not sure if the HD jumbotrom scoreboard is included or not. UAA and the Aces asked for: new sound, video and projection system and new spotlights. Replace existing refrigeration system, new concrete ice floor, new dasher system and no seam NHL glass, and replace retractable seats in lower bowl. They also asked to be part of the design selection process.

Ok, now looking at the Sully allocations (AR-2013-256), this is what is listed for the cost of 5,425,000:

New concrete floor ("NHL" standard). Upgrade to new ice plant, New paint and décor in fan viewing area, new graphics and update colors (walls and floors). New sound and spot lighting system including wireless mics and remote spotlights. New center ice jumbotron (4 screen) video score board. Exterior storage building 80x60. Repair security and team office leaking roof on West side. Remove and replace landscaping. Paint exterior. Provide for interim maintenance fund until ice plant replacement in 2015.

The project 80's worksheet that the Assembly looked at at their last meeting reads:

CO2 Direct Refrigeration, Boards, Glass, Energy - for a total cost of $ 5,023,000. There is a 402,000 difference. And what does "energy" mean? I am trying to get some answers from either Starr or Demboski about the scoreboard! The only project listed as not being funded is paint, at a cost of $650,000.

Suze
12-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Well, the scoreboard is not on the list of things to be replaced. BUT, I was told that the Aces had a meeting with the Mayor and were confident that they could get private sponsors to pay for the new video screens, and that's why they aren't on the list. So still some hope.