Day and night, for more than a year, they’ve been out there — reflective safety vests cinched tight and handheld stop signs at the ready as train after train roars past.
CHICAGO — It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2, again. It’s the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular-season champion against the NCHC tournament champion. It’s the two best teams from December, and now. It’s Denver and Duluth — fittingly.