Exhibition matchups start this weekend. Conference realignment is upon us - should be interesting to see how it all plays out. After last year I can only hope for further increased parity among the conferences. My Michigan Tech Huskies should be on the upswing - nWCHA should play a little softer than in the past, along with a tough nonconference schedule featuring games @UMD, @Michigan, vs Michigan State, and @Notre Dame that will help to harden the team early in the year. As of last year, team leaders for every significant stat were freshmen or sophomores, but the defense is looking a little thin, graduating many seniors and looking at the very real prospect of two freshmen in the top three pairings. As well, the pair of goalies are now sophomores,more shots, more experience. Big wins last year against Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, St. Cloud St., etc should help with confidence. Heres to happy hockey!