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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    That would certainly explain why they'd be waiting until January to start showing college hockey.
    excellent point

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by RinkPig View Post
    Which teams might that be? The Gophers have a winning head to head record against every team in the WCHA with the exception of UNO (only played 3 games).

    against the Sue - Gophs are 141–128–14
    against Becky - 152–85–20
    against DU - 93–70–12

    and against Shirtless Guy's Techies - 172–77–15....ouch!
    well it's tried and true isn't it rinkpig?

    review the #'s that REALLY matter
    how about comparisons of NCAA Championships?

    UND7>rats5
    DU7>rats5
    UW6>rats5

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  • Shirtless Guy
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    Originally posted by RinkPig View Post
    Which teams might that be? The Gophers have a winning head to head record against every team in the WCHA with the exception of UNO (only played 3 games).

    against the Sue - Gophs are 141–128–14
    against Becky - 152–85–20
    against DU - 93–70–12

    and against Shirtless Guy's Techies - 172–77–15....ouch!
    Head to Head? How about results like conference championships, tournament championships, ncaa tournament appearances, frozen four appearances, ncaa championships? They haven't done **** in 4 seasons...thats a pretty bad stretch for the Gophers and I don't see it getting better this year.

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  • RinkPig
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    Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    And yet plenty surpass the gophers in success. Funny how that works isn't it?
    Which teams might that be? The Gophers have a winning head to head record against every team in the WCHA with the exception of UNO (only played 3 games).

    against the Sue - Gophs are 141–128–14
    against Becky - 152–85–20
    against DU - 93–70–12

    and against Shirtless Guy's Techies - 172–77–15....ouch!

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  • TigerFan86-87
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    Originally posted by redeagle View Post
    (after the Calgary, or was it Edmonton, outdoor game).
    Edmonton, fwiw

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  • Shirtless Guy
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    Originally posted by RinkPig View Post
    Just because they want a national broadcast package doesn't mean they will get one. Sounds like Versus wants a deal with all of college hockey and not just the new NCHC. Bottom line is the NCHC won't touch the Big Ten from a TV package deal.

    Go Gophers! Oh, and we still have FSN in HD for all our non conference games...no other college hockey team comes close to our coverage!
    And yet plenty surpass the gophers in success. Funny how that works isn't it?

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  • RinkPig
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    Originally posted by du78 View Post
    The DU website has an article from yesterday announcing the formal hiring The Goldwater Group and Stafford Sports as consultants for the NCHC. Their objective is stated as: "The consultant team has simultaneously commenced work on a national search for the conference's first commissioner; a research and assessment process of prospective, additional members with no specific, pre-determined limit on the final number of institutions; investigating the best-possible media platforms, including a broadcast package, to be in place before the conference's inaugural season in 2013-14; and identifying viable venues for a post-season championship game.

    Link to full article
    Just because they want a national broadcast package doesn't mean they will get one. Sounds like Versus wants a deal with all of college hockey and not just the new NCHC. Bottom line is the NCHC won't touch the Big Ten from a TV package deal.

    Go Gophers! Oh, and we still have FSN in HD for all our non conference games...no other college hockey team comes close to our coverage!

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  • 4four4
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Maybe they'll pull an ESPN and show high school games.
    Funny that you should mention that. A local FSN Jefferson vs. Edina game gets better ratings than a DU vs. UND game in Denver.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
    Friday nights during college football season would be open as well, but I agree with you that they would be focusing primarily after Jan. 1st.
    Maybe they'll pull an ESPN and show high school games.

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  • dggoddard
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    Originally posted by redeagle View Post
    Miami grad and loyal alum (and he is really loyal) Jon Miller was named President of Programming of NBC Sports and Versus last Frebruary. He currently has a son at Miami and his older boy is a Miami grad.

    Hmmmmm, coincidence?

    By the way, Miller is the NBC guy who is credited with coming up with the idea for a New Year's Day outdoor NHL game (after the Calgary, or was it Edmonton, outdoor game). Many thought he was crazy because of bowl game competition, but the ratings have proven him correct.
    This is the huge piece of the puzzle. Certainly explains why the NCHC schools were so eager to get out of the WCHA in a hurry.

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  • redeagle
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    Miami grad and loyal alum (and he is really loyal) Jon Miller was named President of Programming of NBC Sports and Versus last Frebruary. He currently has a son at Miami and his older boy is a Miami grad.

    Hmmmmm, coincidence?

    By the way, Miller is the NBC guy who is credited with coming up with the idea for a New Year's Day outdoor NHL game (after the Calgary, or was it Edmonton, outdoor game). Many thought he was crazy because of bowl game competition, but the ratings have proven him correct.

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  • dggoddard
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    That would certainly explain why they'd be waiting until January to start showing college hockey.
    Friday nights during college football season would be open as well, but I agree with you that they would be focusing primarily after Jan. 1st.

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  • du78
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    Re: NBC/Versus deal with College Hockey

    The DU website has an article from yesterday announcing the formal hiring The Goldwater Group and Stafford Sports as consultants for the NCHC. Their objective is stated as: "The consultant team has simultaneously commenced work on a national search for the conference's first commissioner; a research and assessment process of prospective, additional members with no specific, pre-determined limit on the final number of institutions; investigating the best-possible media platforms, including a broadcast package, to be in place before the conference's inaugural season in 2013-14; and identifying viable venues for a post-season championship game.

    Link to full article

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
    me? jump the gun! (gasp, that's a surprise!)

    you're right we need to kick back and see what transpires I just don't like the idea of NBC wanting football on that channel as football trumps everything. it makes me apprehensive as to their real plans for college hockey
    That would certainly explain why they'd be waiting until January to start showing college hockey.

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  • rdurk86
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    Doesn't Versus already show some college football games? I think I remember some Pac 10 games on there on Saturdays.

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