The Counterpoint

November 01, 2004

The REAL poll of importance

There are hundreds of polls floating around the country this election season, so chances are you will be able to find one that makes you feel comfortable with your candidate's presidential prospects.

But the most important poll to come out this week is this one, which has the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey team ranked fourth in the country. This is good news, but it is also a little surprising because the Gophers are generally slow-starters. They typically play around .500 (sometimes worse, sometimes better) until January, and then really kick their game into high gear. It's tradition.

After losing some key players this off-season I didn't expect the team to be this high in the standings until later than usual, but thanks to some very solid goaltending and offensive explosions from Hobey Baker prospect Ryan Potulny and a multitude of other young players, the Gophers are on fire. I can't wait to see what happens when this team really starts to jell; it's going to be a scary sight for opponents but a thing of beauty for us fans.


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