March 7, 2010

Sioux sweep Huskies...and get Minnesota

Two come from behind victories over the weekend ensured a couple things. One, it gave North Dakota a 7 game winning streak. Yes, it seems the 2nd half surge has come. Two, it vaulted North Dakota up to 5th in the pairwise. The team is being rewarded for it's stellar effort over the past few weekends. Third, the victory last night ensured the Minnesota Golden Gophers will be coming to the Engelstad for the WCHA Playoff.

I'm very apprehensive about this series. Ever since I heard Bruce McLeod publically say that the WCHA was nervous about Minnesota not making the Final Five in 2008, but were relieved when they did. It makes me wonder how many calls will not go the Sioux's way. I mean, granted, the refs cannot take the game away, but still...you wonder...

Also, it's a rivalry series. We know how much both teams get fired up for these games. Minnesota will be coming in fighting for their lives. A couple victories over the Sioux and they play in St. Paul, where anything can happen.

Thoughts?

7 comments:

Charlie said...

Sioux Fans: PLEASE move beyond your conspiracy theories. After awhile it makes for pathetic reading...

Anonymous said...

Sioux in 2 and end the miserable season of one underachieving rodents team.

EsoxPirate said...

Charlie, I am going to ask you to calm down. this is a blog which is ment to reflect thoughts, ideas, and past happenings of the author.

With that said, the gophs get fired up to play in the ralph on a normal day, but given that fact that there season is on the line and this could be an ugly serires...
I predeict an exstended overtime on friday or saturday night...

sioux move on to the Final Five.. and Lammy keeps on putting up points..

krangodance said...

i'll likely never understand what possesses a person to continually read a blog written by a fan of a specific sport's team, then exhibit surprise that said blog's posts are biased toward the team for whom the blogger set up his/her site in the first place.

i mean, c'mon, if i went to a blog site that was set up specifically to promote a certain politician, then posted garbage on how surprised i am that the blogger is leaving posts in support of that politician's stances, i'd look like a complete idiot.

those who are doing that, and you know who you are. see the last line of the previous paragraph. got it yet?

Goon said...

I agree Krango I love how people tell a person to move or don't post that topic on their blog. Yeah, blog = person web log...

Brandon said...

what cracks me up is that I am not saying anything unfounded. I can try to get the sound clip of Bruce saying that on here if no one believes me. There's no conspiracy; but it is awfully suspicious...

Goon said...

Actually Brandon I think Sioux fans should be concerned by McLeods comments that he is worried about the Goofs not being in the Final Five. I am worried we are going to get a game like the ones in Mankato a few years back no penalties called and a obstruction feast...