A. why are you lumping in the Minnesota teams with the big ten when they have different conference tournament setups?This is a strong argument. The Big Ten should do something about this. Why do Minnesota teams and Big Ten teams fall short of the NCAA championship? Maybe the Big Ten could at least schedule games Wednesday, Saturday, Saturday through the Big Ten Tournament.
I think one reason Wisconsin women's hockey was able to upset Minnesota and Ohio State this year for the championship was because Wisconsin played an extra game against a weak team for shooting practice and then stayed sharp.
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Men Frozen Four Last Year -- 2 Big Ten teams + 1 more MN team but all lost.
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Men's Frozen Four in 2021 - 3 Minnesota teams and all lost
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I don't know.
B. The two B10 teams you referenced from last year's frozen four made the B10 championship game and played that last weekend leading up to the tournament so that sort of invalidates your point. In fact all 3 of the other frozen 4 teams played a more recent game than Denver did.