I think this is a great move and will be great for college hockey.
I am very excited for the Big Ten league.
Plus I think this is going to give some other schools a better chance to succeed (the LSSU, Bowling Greens, etc... over the college hockey world). We're still going to play these schools (at least MSU is committed to playing the other CCHA schools - outside of maybe Alaska) during the season too.
The only thing I want to see happen is the BTN needs to completely revamp its college hockey coverage - it's terrible. It always has been, and if I'm going to be force to watch more games on the BTN, they need to bring in people who know what they are doing.
This is going to draw in more casual fans - which the game needs - more fans. The casual MSU/UM fan doesn't give 2 rips about LSSU, Ferris State, Northern Michigan, etc.... They WILL care about Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Penn State. Plus if it allows you to play teams like your schedule has - then Good Lord man, the die hard fans should love it too. UNH, BC, BU?!! Are you kidding me?! That's a great schedule.
Look at the attendance at Yost this year - it was down. College hockey needs this move.
This post was edited on 3/29 8:49 AM by MSUStudent