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Agganis
11-20-2012, 04:27 PM
Well, we know it won't be an EZAC school. :cool:

Onion Man is a BC fan pretending to be a Brown fan so he doesn't get banned (again).

Onion Man
11-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Well, we know it won't be an EZAC school. :cool:

Just wait until Roy transfers back to Brown, too. :)

Happy Husky
11-20-2012, 09:10 PM
A Happy Thanksgiving to all you Husky (and college hockey) fans.. don't know what else to say about the club (that hasn't) already been added or said. Only way is up..

c'mon team - Adversity does not build character.. it reveals it.
Don't let the Saints get too comfortable at the barn. Safe travels everyone :).

Happy Thanksgiving to you too brother!!-well said,and very optimistic,someone once said "Ya can't fall out of the cellar" and truth be told,there is alot to build with here and it's great to be a Husky fan!!

steve66
11-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Your dreaming. The man took over a team with talent, that the previous year had won a playoff series on the road at bu, and went to the Garden and put up a good fight. Its not like he took over a last place team. The cupboard was not bare when he took over. Was it a perfect team? No. But it was a team that should have been in the fight for the 4th home ice spot, not battling to make the playoffs.

He seems to be coaching them into the grave again this year. At least last year this team owned almost every game at even strength. The stats backed it up. It was the special teams that killed them. This year, the special teams are still horrible, and now they get killed at even strength. Yes, some of that has to due with a defense that has maybe 2.5 guys back there that can play at this level, but the forwards have totally fallen off. We should be able to roll three pretty aggressive lines out there, but not so much anymore.

JM is going to need to walk away when this season is over. Roby picked the wrong former player to run the team, Sebastian was the guy. I am guessing Roby did not feel comfortable giving him the job knowing he was going to suspend him the first few games of the year and maybe felt he was going to have issues with him the way he did Cronin.

Lets look at it another way, its been a year and a few months. Is there any player on this team better now then when JM first took over? Who has shown improvement? Oskroba and Manson would be about it. Everyone else is about the same.

Like last year, I have no idea why anyone thinks this team is any good? I thought they would be in a dog fight for 8th place and that looks to be right one. If you want to blame Madigan that the team stinks OK.

steve66
11-20-2012, 09:30 PM
When did Dylan McGlaughlin decommit?

SkinsFan09
11-21-2012, 09:20 AM
Like last year, I have no idea why anyone thinks this team is any good? I thought they would be in a dog fight for 8th place and that looks to be right one. If you want to blame Madigan that the team stinks OK.

This team has six 20 point scorers in its top 6 (I'm counting Ferreiro who had 15 in 17 last season before going down) and one of those guys is a kid who has the talent to hit 40 this season. So why are we scoring at two goals per game pace? Why does our PP look abysmal? It's pretty obvious coaching holds this team back to at least some degree.

Ryecheers
11-21-2012, 09:44 AM
Last spring or early summer. Not sure that it was he who decommed. USHR made it sound like he was the hottest thing since sliced bread based on a good showing at a festival and 4 goals in 14 games. They never mentioned that he was once committed to NU. They seem to have an ax to grind .

steve66
11-21-2012, 12:26 PM
This team has six 20 point scorers in its top 6 (I'm counting Ferreiro who had 15 in 17 last season before going down) and one of those guys is a kid who has the talent to hit 40 this season. So why are we scoring at two goals per game pace? Why does our PP look abysmal? It's pretty obvious coaching holds this team back to at least some degree.

Wow I had no idea the team was loaded with so many awesome players that do nothing. At what point do you start to blame the kids for doing nothing? PP under Cronin was awful and he had Vitale, Ginand, McNeely, and MaCloud. The reason that Husky team won 27 games, Brad Thiessen. The goaltending on this team sucks! If you want to be ****ed at Madigan, be mad for letting Gilles walk away.

SkinsFan09
11-21-2012, 01:02 PM
Wow I had no idea the team was loaded with so many awesome players that do nothing. At what point do you start to blame the kids for doing nothing? PP under Cronin was awful and he had Vitale, Ginand, McNeely, and MaCloud. The reason that Husky team won 27 games, Brad Thiessen. The goaltending on this team sucks! If you want to be ****ed at Madigan, be mad for letting Gilles walk away.

They are not being put in the best position to succeed. We've regressed even. At least last season we owned even strength but now we can't even score 5-on-5...I don't know what else to say. There are under-performers but it also falls on the coach.

Ryecheers
11-21-2012, 02:21 PM
Wow I had no idea the team was loaded with so many awesome players that do nothing. At what point do you start to blame the kids for doing nothing? PP under Cronin was awful and he had Vitale, Ginand, McNeely, and MaCloud. The reason that Husky team won 27 games, Brad Thiessen. The goaltending on this team sucks! If you want to be ****ed at Madigan, be mad for letting Gilles walk away.

That team won a school record tying 25 games not 27. But who's counting!?

Happy Husky Victory!
11-21-2012, 02:45 PM
if you want to be ****ed at madigan, be mad for letting gilles walk away.

amen

Ryecheers
11-21-2012, 03:19 PM
On the surface, it would seem to be a major mistake. He might have told Rawlings to pound sand, but you simply can't do that to a three year starter who hasn't really turned "Madore" and should be highly motivated to have a super senior season. Furthermore, as I understand it, Gillies indicated that he planned to stay in school for two years before moving into the pro ranks. It seems to me I've heard that song before. Still, if he had some success, he would be a short term solution. If he was a dud, we'd be stuck with him for four years.

Forced to make a choice, Madigan chose to go with the devil he knew - knowing that he had two other decent goalies as backups and for next season as well.

northeastern
11-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Go Huskies!

Thiessen'sBetter
11-23-2012, 05:43 PM
[QUOTE=steve66;5555787]PP under Cronin was awful and he had Vitale, Ginand, McNeely, and MaCloud. QUOTE]

His last two years the PP was actually a lot better; especially in the second half of 2010-2011. Also Vitale and McNeely played on the PP but we're clearly at their best 5 on 5. This current team has guys who should be PP specialists, mainly 79, 9 and 45. However, for the most part they've been terrible in every situation.

northeastern
11-23-2012, 11:15 PM
sigh.. okay, i'll go first.. it is time for Jim Madigan to do the right thing as soon as possible & recommend to the ADs office, a suitable Head Coach for the team for nxt (possibly even this) season. And yes, it is all about the coaching.. the better systems & practices.. the better player execution on ice. We have players playing way below potential. We have no team chemistry.. no passing, no strong side/ weak side systems in place. We have breakdown in discipline almost every gm (started from the UNH gm when our record was 2-0.. and we were up 3-1 on the Wildcats)...

..this all comes down on the coaching. Madigan does not know how to. He can perhaps play a future role in the selection of players (sincerely believe he loves NU hockey).. and i do believe he has a good eye for talent.. far as coaching at the D1 level.. sorry Mr Madigan, this is above your head..

tonight was the last straw for me. SLU was okay, but we made 'em to be an NHL team..

Madigan must go..

Sorry to my fellow Husky fans if i offend anybody.

Since we can't lock out college hockey.. perhaps we can lock out the Huskies until this is all sorted out. :)

RossiRules
11-24-2012, 12:17 AM
Nearly 23 years post graduation from NU and perhaps 350 games attended, I am at a loss for words, they are far worse then the individual sum of their collective parts. That ailment is usually 100% a coach's fault and until both Roby and Madigan are gone we will have to live with it. I blame Roby for taking a guy who was away form hockey for 20 years and naming him the coach. No fault to DM as he was a well liked Dean of Administration and the Physical Plant and a fair player on some pretty good teams, however let's face it, Administrator's are usually the guys who should be making sure the Auditorium has great acoustics, planting trees and flowers at gradulation and painting fences on campus.

Hockey East is arguably like the SEC of hockey, is it not? and to that extant, this is the guy we got after a national search?

I am sorry, but it's painful and sad and I am just depressed. I am away and watched on line where the graininess and refresh rates of my Dad’s like, Pentium 90 made it seem like I was watching from another dimension and I might has well have been.

Anyway, do you think we will win another game aside form Bentley? We might squeak a win against Vermont but <5 hockey east wins is a reality. Listen guys, we are going to have to suck it up and accept it because in order to have any chance to get to of this guy moved to greener pastures and away form behind the bench we are going to have to suck so bad, that he is hopefully only a 2 or 3 season experimental endeavor as with every embarrassing loss he realistically shovels another handful of dirt on his own grave.

This is not like Cronin’s 1st, 3 win and multiple tie season. He is lost. This team has raw tallent that is not being developed and that's very dangerous because any recruit worth his salt, wants to believe he has the goods and talent to make a paycheck playing somewhere, even if its just a year in f*ing Mannheim. What we now have is a goal tending controversy. Who in their right mind takes a 3 year starter and starts platooning goalies like this is the NHL. These are kids!

I have had lost coaches in my life, who s*u*c*k*d but in Jr’s and Midgets where you just skated bye the guy and looked for direction from an on ice leader with an C or an A on his jersey, but at this level, it‘s amazing to me. My nearly 80 year old father has been watching the home games on line form Florida looked at me and said, this looks like a coach who has lost his team or has no idea what he is doing, I said, Dad, I think it’s a bit of both.


Sadly, after watching tonight s press conference in which JM assigns blame and responsibility to everyone but himself and the cast of clowns he calls his assistants, I say, take a good hard look in the mirror pal, because here is a news flash not every human being has the ability to lead, to get the most form a man or a team simply because they have been ordained to do so by the powers that be, as it has nothing to do with if you ever even played the game or not it’s an intangible "x factor" of a personality and I am starting to suspect that you don’t have "it", whatever, "it" is!


Good God! If he mentions the words “compete level” in another post game interview as the root cause for the woes of is apathetic offence, spotty goal tending or lackluster D, I am going to puke.

If disappointment were people, I would be China.

NUMcNeely
11-24-2012, 05:16 PM
What Rossi said, we're doomed. Goalie-smoalie, you could have Thiessen back there and we'd still be sitting with the exact same record. Madigan MUST GO.

Split-N
11-24-2012, 10:18 PM
To paraphrase the late Justice Potter Stewart, I shall not today attempt further to define dysfunction ... But I know it when I see it.

HungryHungryHuskies
11-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Anyway, do you think we will win another game aside form Bentley?


We will not win against Bentley.

Please reference this post a month from now as my preemptive "I told you so."

Huskies01
11-25-2012, 09:22 AM
Nice of all of you for picking up my talking points, just a year to late.

Hopefully someone over in the Athletic Department realizes this is not working and gets the walking papers ready prior to the last game of year, and hands it over the next day. And alumni who give also get in the ear of people who count.

When it comes down to it, people could deal with JM and losing if the team was TRYING. That is not the case here, and unless Santa comes with some kind of miracle, it is not going to happen.

JM took a team rising, a sure thing playoff team, even with the goalie being blah, and sunk it. That cannot be denied.