Our conference record was 46-27-15. Not bad. (And it was 44-18-13 vs. teams not located in Lowell, MA.) And we were a win vs. a lousy UMass team from taking the regular season title this year. I don't buy that the league 'hurt' us, as Jackson seems to be suggesting, except insofar as it is a great league.
After the CCHA fell apart, though, there was never going to be a perfect fit. The Big 10 won't be a perfect fit either.