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  • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    An outsider looking in (me) would fairly conclude that the coaches are better at recruiting than they are at coaching.
    With all the emphasis placed on (high) draft picks, that must have resulted in multiple national championships for BU over the last few years then?
    "It ain't over, baby! And that took only six seconds!"

    USCHO gives me another reason to not do work while I am at work.

    Everything is Hill's fault.....

    "Hakstol you hack!!!!"

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    • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

      Originally posted by gopher wes View Post
      With all the emphasis placed on (high) draft picks, that must have resulted in multiple national championships for BU over the last few years then?
      Gosh you would think they would at least get to the Frozen Four in most of those recent years.
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      • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

        BU is definitely not raking in those kind of bucks through ticket sales. They don't operate at arena capacity (6,221) very often.

        Six teams in the B1G with top attendance for 2017-18, but some arenas have higher seating capacity than others (i.e. Ralph/11, 634, Kohl/15,359). Cap.% is a good indicator in measuring the health of a fanbase. Shocked to see OSU @ 30.5% capacity last season with a total seating capacity of 17,500. But it landed them in the #9 spot in total attendance.

        UND stayed at the highest attendance mark again with near full capacity despite their 17-13-10 overall record in 2017-18. They lost only five of 21 home games (10-5-6).

        Most teams on the 2016-17 list lost capacity% in 2017-18.

        NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity%: 2017-2018

        Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity%


        1 North Dakota/98.1
        2 Wisconsin/67.9
        3 Minnesota/87.3
        4 Omaha/77.5
        5 Penn State/102.2
        6 Minnesota Duluth/86.0
        7 Denver/94.0
        8 Michigan/93.1
        9 Ohio State/30.5
        10 Michigan State/84.3
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        19 Boston University/61.1

        NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity %: 2016-2017

        Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity %


        1 North Dakota/98.9
        2 Wisconsin/66.1
        3 Minnesota/95.9
        4 Colorado College/85.2
        5 Penn State/104.2
        6 Minnesota Duluth/88.4
        7 Omaha/75.1
        8 Michigan/96.5
        9 UMass Lowell/92.3
        10 Denver/89.1
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        14 Boston University/71.2

        NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity %: 2015-2016

        Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity %


        1 North Dakota/100.4
        2 Minnesota/98.5
        3 Wisconsin/57.6
        4 Omaha/87.6
        5 Minnesota Duluth/90.4
        6 Colorado College/83.2
        7 Penn State/105.4
        8 UMass Lowell/93.2
        9 Michigan/94.1
        10 Michigan State/84.8
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        17 Boston University/70.1
        Last edited by SteveO; 07-07-2018, 07:41 AM.

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        • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

          Interesting, SteveO, thanks for posting.

          Any predictions on what the Gophers' Capacity % will be in 2018-19? One would hope they will reverse the recent downward slide, at least a little, with the new coach. Of course it mostly depends on their win/loss record, which should be improved from last season's 19-17-2 and 5th place finish in the B1G.
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          • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

            Originally posted by D2D View Post
            Interesting, SteveO, thanks for posting.

            Any predictions on what the Gophers' Capacity % will be in 2018-19? One would hope they will reverse the recent downward slide, at least a little, with the new coach. Of course it mostly depends on their win/loss record, which should be improved from last season's 19-17-2 and 5th place finish in the B1G.
            I think you're right here on the W/L record.

            We'll most likely see a small inc. in attendance from fans checking out how Motzko and his staff run the team. Wisconsin saw a nice attendance spike in the 2016-17 season after they hired Granato. But they were not a true contender last season.

            Ticket prices may still be a deterrent for some fans though. But I think the bottom line is still riding on their on-ice performance for the coming season.

            If the Gophers start consistently winning, I think fans will start buying into the new regime and attendance numbers will climb back over the next couple seasons. We saw that spike with DU last season on the heels of their NC in 2016-17 or Ohio State who had their highest W% in 34 years last season.
            Last edited by SteveO; 07-07-2018, 08:55 AM.

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            • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

              Originally posted by SteveO View Post
              BU is definitely not raking in those kind of bucks through ticket sales. They don't operate at arena capacity (6,221) very often.

              Six teams in the B1G with top attendance for 2017-18, but some arenas have higher seating capacity than others (i.e. Ralph/11, 634, Kohl/15,359). Cap.% is a good indicator in measuring the health of a fanbase. Shocked to see OSU @ 30.5% capacity last season with a total seating capacity of 17,500. But it landed them in the #9 spot in total attendance.

              UND stayed at the highest attendance mark again with near full capacity despite their 17-13-10 overall record in 2017-18. They lost only five of 21 home games (10-5-6).

              Most teams on the 2016-17 list lost capacity% in 2017-18.

              NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity%: 2017-2018

              Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity%


              1 North Dakota/98.1
              2 Wisconsin/67.9
              3 Minnesota/87.3
              4 Omaha/77.5
              5 Penn State/102.2
              6 Minnesota Duluth/86.0
              7 Denver/94.0
              8 Michigan/93.1
              9 Ohio State/30.5
              10 Michigan State/84.3
              .
              .
              .
              19 Boston University/61.1

              NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity %: 2016-2017

              Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity %


              1 North Dakota/98.9
              2 Wisconsin/66.1
              3 Minnesota/95.9
              4 Colorado College/85.2
              5 Penn State/104.2
              6 Minnesota Duluth/88.4
              7 Omaha/75.1
              8 Michigan/96.5
              9 UMass Lowell/92.3
              10 Denver/89.1
              .
              .
              .
              14 Boston University/71.2

              NCAA Division I Hockey Attendance Capacity %: 2015-2016

              Total Attendance Top Ten/Capacity %


              1 North Dakota/100.4
              2 Minnesota/98.5
              3 Wisconsin/57.6
              4 Omaha/87.6
              5 Minnesota Duluth/90.4
              6 Colorado College/83.2
              7 Penn State/105.4
              8 UMass Lowell/93.2
              9 Michigan/94.1
              10 Michigan State/84.8
              .
              .
              .
              17 Boston University/70.1
              Those numbers are tickets sold I’m guessing.
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              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
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              • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                It's almost always "tickets sold."
                Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                  Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                  Those numbers are tickets sold I’m guessing.
                  It's very possible these are not "scanned" tickets, but UND website claims their 7th consecutive season leading attendance total is fans "passing thru the gates".

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                  • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                    I don’t doubt the UND numbers. It’s the only thing they have aside from Fargo.
                    Code:
                    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                      Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                      I don’t doubt the UND numbers. It’s the only thing they have aside from Fargo.
                      Boom!

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                      • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                        Originally posted by SteveO View Post
                        It's very possible these are not "scanned" tickets, but UND website claims their 7th consecutive season leading attendance total is fans "passing thru the gates".
                        I dislike total attendance, due to the massive variance in size of arenas. I prefer capacity attendance. Example: 4000 in a 4400 arena > 7000 in a 10000 arena.
                        Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                        Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                        • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                          Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
                          I dislike total attendance, due to the massive variance in size of arenas. I prefer capacity attendance. Example: 4000 in a 4400 arena > 7000 in a 10000 arena.
                          You mean percentage? I'd guess UND has gone from 101% (Minny students who will sneak in and stand to see good hockey) at the old Ralph to 9? percent at the new.

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                          • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                            Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                            I don’t doubt the UND numbers. It’s the only thing they have aside from Fargo.
                            Hey! They have Grafton. Have you never been to Grafton?

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                            • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                              Originally posted by burd View Post
                              Hey! They have Grafton. Have you never been to Grafton?
                              Sue? That’s a girl’s name.
                              Code:
                              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                              Originally posted by SanTropez
                              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                              • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                                Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                                Sue? That’s a girl’s name.
                                And UND hockey fans are completely comfortable with that, having left the metrosexual look behind a decade ago and thoroughly embraced sexual ambiguity as a form of cultural expression. But we always pack Carhartt when we cross the Red.

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