College Hockey:Gallery: Saturday at the West RegionalBy Tim Brule and Jim Rosvold • Photographers • March 24, 2012 The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference. Simon Such a BSU hater because of the style they play. Please tell me how playing an up-tempo style would help them? They don’t have the horses the big boys have so they need to play a grind-it-out style for wins and the fans appreciate their hard work. Trying to play like UND gets you 5-2 losses. http://twitter.com/Butterz07 Aaron G. @simon: I’m confused, are you directing your comment at anyone? Quite frankly i don’t see any BSU hating in the article. As a Sioux fan I am unhappy with their play but i understand the game and I’ve played it. Every team cycles, and the fact that this year might be the year the Sioux end up at the bottom of the league is depressing but also a way of understanding. J.T. Miller a first rounder opt out before the year started. our next big thing in Grimaldi is out until January and with a team of sophomores and freshmen with only one true scorer in Kristo; it’s obvious why they have been having troubles. I’m not making excuses but simply rather giving my take on the growing pains. Besides Saturdays game was close until the end of the third and the Sioux simply couldnt generate offense on sunday hats off to da beavers. Fatmikek Some guys always think people are bashing their team. To be honest the beaver were very luck that the Sioux couldn’t and didn’t generate any offense. This coming from a UMD fan. UND is a better team just having issues and the grind it out game Simon talked about wouldn’t have helped if UND could have scored. It didn’t work against my Bulldogs. WCHA Fan Were the Bulldogs “lucky” that the Beavers couldn’t generate some offense when they won 1-0? No, it’s called playing solid defense for 60 minutes. Why then are the Beavers “lucky” the Sue couldn’t generate some offense? This is what Simon is trying to say. While few would argue that the Sue have been the better team in the past, have a deeper roster, etc…, that does not mean that they are the better team any given weekend or even this season. The Beavers split, which implies this weekend that they were equal teams. The Beavers have played a tough early schedule including all but 4 games on the road, and games against ranked opponents every series with the exception of NoDak. Still, they hold a three point advantage in the standings against the Sue. Explain to me how NoDak is a better team right now? Explain how shutting out a WCHA opponent is a “lucky” win? I think Simon hit the nail on the head. No love or respect. Stoney2323 Or you can watch the game and see that UND was the better squad both games…. seems pretty logical to me WCHA Fan How so? No scoring in 60 minutes? 9 minutes of power play chances in the 3rd period alone and no goals? FYI, a team is made up of offense and defense. Apparently BSU’s defense was better, their offense was better, and goaltending was better on Sunday. Their schedule has been tougher and their record is better. I did watch the game on Sunday, obviously you are a Sue fan with their typical blinders on. Give me a real explanation as to why you think UND is the better squad right now. You can do better than that. Donnordland just because of what nodak has done in the past doesnt mean stink thats why they play the game or should we just hand the trophy to umd because we one last year? That Mack Guy This is the strongest Hockey East has been top to bottom in at least a decade. Vermont is an easy out but I feel like the other nine teams are all able to beat the others on any given night. It’s nice to see the best league in the country living up to the moniker.P.S. Being able to gloat to my UNH and BC friends about my Warriors doesn’t hurt either. HEhockey31 I agree that the bottom is much stronger than ever, but I also think the top is a lot weaker. Merrimack is the only consistent, solid team this year. 2009 was much much stronger. Northeastern was on fire and made the NCAA’s, Vermont made it to the frozen four, UNH lost to BU in the regional final. On top of that Lowell almost beat BU in the hockey east tournament, and BC looked pretty good too but lost to BU in the semi’s. Oh yeah, and BU won the whole thing. It really doesn’t get much stronger than that. The top 5 teams were really something else. CommAve Pretty tough to consider to BC, Merrimack and BU weak…Most likely all 3 will be in tourney (the former two with high seeds) and who knows what UNH will do. Early for sure, but don’t think top of the Hockey East is that watered down. http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6IGPAF6OVQLRDZAXUEK223Y7O4 Carlos BU stole the game against Cornell. A phantom interference to give BU a 5 on 3, TWO disallowed Cornelll goals. The Hockey East refs embarrased themselves. Anonymous Fire Tim Whitehead it’s 2011 fire your avatar Anonymous Oh, he’ll be gone in Nov 2012 Brian Harvey can someone get this doofus banned? his avatar is pretty racist and all he ever posts is “fire tim whitehead” Anonymous Ban Brian Harvey AND fire Tim Whitehead! 94Eagle Looking forward to BC/BU this weekend and hopefully 4pts for the Eagles!