You're welcome, and thanks!
My pleasure, folks. I'm glad to finally have some positive early season results/expectations to bring you. I was running out of silver linings.
It is a rather young team, eight freshmen and only a couple of seniors. Plus there's an entirely new coaching staff. Everyone seems to be making the transition to Buckeye hockey very well!
There are a couple different national polls. Denver is ranked third in one and fourth in another.
Yeah it's from OSU's exhibition game against Wilfred Laurier. Photographic pickings are kinda slim for road games.
You're welcome. I'm looking forward to writing up this season for you guys!
Yeah, if this weekend was any indication of what's ahead it's going to be an exciting season.
I gave the edge in that quarter of my bracket to Boston College but I'm usually rubbish at tournament picks so Providence should be looking good lol.
You're very welcome. Thank you for reading. Lol I'm pretty sure I've used that phrase before. Probably right after I typed some serious journalistic term like "janky" or "bomb diggity." And then used an emoticon ;)
An odd numbered conference isn't ideal so I do think the Big Ten will be looking to add another team.
Arizona State is a popular rumor but I don't think that's the conference's preference. The way I see it, the Big Ten has been fairly careful to cultivate an elite brand and adding a newly minted D-I doesn't further that cause. I expect it's more likely the B1G hopes the addition of Notre Dame will pave the way to poach one of the better programs from the WCHA or NCHC. Miami is certainly an attractive prospect.
I think the possibility that a current Big Ten school makes the jump to D-I hockey is least likely. It has been repeatedly emphasized that no school is prepared to make that transition.
Not yet but I'm guessing the Big Ten wants another team. I'm also guessing they'd like to lure one of the better programs away from the WCHA or NCHC.