Post your predictions for the standings of the new league, and if you feel like it award winners, number of arrests, or whatever else you want.
Here is the media poll for reference.
1. Miami (7) 115
2. North Dakota (5) 109
3. St. Cloud State (4) 99
4. Denver 66
5. Western Michigan 61
6. Minnesota-Duluth 43
7. Colorado College 42
8. Nebraska-Omaha 41
1. St. Cloud State
4. North Dakota
6. Western Michigan
8. Colorado College
Was thinking Miami is the team to beat during the offseason, but I changed my mind. Maybe I am just looking for justification to put SCSU first, but they return more goals than any team in college hockey. They ended Miami's season last year in convincing fashion. And I think that while you can only play the teams they put on your schedule, Miami won a 12 team league that only sent 2 teams to the NCAA tournament. SCSU won a 12 team league that sent 6 teams to the tournament. I think it will be close but I am giving my alma mater the edge.
3-7 I think is a crap shoot. I think Denver finishes ahead of UND. North Dakota was almost completely gutted offensively. Denver isn't bringing many scorers back either, but I like Brittain a bit more than Gothberg or Saunders. Duluth has a lot of scoring coming back, but their goaltending is bad and they lost 3 of their top 4 defensemen. Western Michigan is mostly a courtesy ranking. I don't know much about their team, but they finished 3rd in the CCHA and Slubowski is good so I will put them at 6. UNO struggles against good teams and gets most of their wins against the bottom dwellers, so I think this conference will be tough for them. They can score a lot, but their goaltending is horrendous and they lost two of their top d-men. CC is in a sad state. Turned it on at the end of last season but lost almost everyone. I think they come in last.
Player of the Year: Ryan Walters
Names on the police blotter: Duluth 1, North Dakota 2