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ck1969
10-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Who on Maine's schedule other than Providence do you look at and think 'wow, they're a lot better team than Maine'? That is the thing that really gives me hope this year. There aren't many teams that have both a forward and dman rated in the top 10 either. I'm not really sure what to make of the talk about the goalies all looking good. I'd prefer to hear that one guy was really standing out but it could be the players/coaches are just being PC.

If they learn to win the 1-0. 2-1 games they'll be alright. I'm not so much worried about the goaltending as I am about scoring this year. Trust me nobody wants them to kick arse more than me. But I'm not going to be freaking out if they're a .500 team this year either.

Nick Papagiorgio
10-03-2014, 10:09 AM
It can happen in 2-3 years. Y'all gotta believe. Brian Kelly had Notre Dame ranked No. 1 shortly after cleaning up Weis mess

Yes, reviving the most storied of all college football programs at one of the top academic schools in the country is a lot like rebuilding a team that has basically only been successful when breaking the rules at the #173rd ranked school in the US.


Who on Maine's schedule other than Providence do you look at and think 'wow, they're a lot better team than Maine'?

Everyone but Uconn, UMass, and Merrimack.

BBDiehard14
10-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Yes, reviving the most storied of all college football programs at one of the top academic schools in the country is a lot like rebuilding a team that has basically only been successful when breaking the rules at the #173rd ranked school in the US.



Everyone but Uconn, UMass, and Merrimack.




Maine won't be as challenged offensively as some of you guys think. And can you seriously tell me that UNH and Vermont are better? UNH is a mess and Vermont is Vermont.

Aerman
10-03-2014, 10:58 AM
... And can you seriously tell me that UNH and Vermont are better? UNH is a mess and Vermont is Vermont.

I tried to be offended by this, but couldn't. :( [but I still think Diehard has had too much KoolAid ;)]

BobF
10-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Maine won't be as challenged offensively as some of you guys think.

I agree with Diehard on this. We should be better offensively and better on the blue line! Question is between the pipes. We all know 3 is not better than 1! SO let's hope one of the 3 is up to the challenge. Am guessing Morris and Nugnes will be the first two to go as one has played and the other spent last semester with the team and is the only one that the current coaching staff brought in. Will be interested to see line combos on Sunday!

Drew S.
10-03-2014, 12:08 PM
I agree with Diehard on this. We should be better offensively and better on the blue line! Question is between the pipes. We all know 3 is not better than 1! SO let's hope one of the 3 is up to the challenge. Am guessing Morris and Nugnes will be the first two to go as one has played and the other spent last semester with the team and is the only one that the current coaching staff brought in. Will be interested to see line combos on Sunday!

Agree as well. I think between Shore, Leen, Higgins, Pecararo, Byron, and S. Swavely we should be able to put together a couple really good lines. If a few of Morgan, Brown, Merchant, Cambell, and Cerratani step up the third line could be decent too.

walrus
10-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Who on Maine's schedule other than Providence do you look at and think 'wow, they're a lot better team than Maine'? That is the thing that really gives me hope this year. There aren't many teams that have both a forward and dman rated in the top 10 either. I'm not really sure what to make of the talk about the goalies all looking good. I'd prefer to hear that one guy was really standing out but it could be the players/coaches are just being PC.
BC is better than Maine without question. BU has more 1st round draft picks than anyone in D1 hockey, they should finish higher than Maine. Northeastern will light Maine up.

daaabears
10-03-2014, 12:32 PM
http://wabi.tv/2014/10/02/shore-continues-pie-tradition-umaine-hockey-media-day/

I find it encoraging that Devin picked Musil for the shaving cream in the face. They always pick the most promising freshman. Last year it was Byron and the year before Shore.

BBDiehard14
10-03-2014, 01:46 PM
BC is better than Maine without question. BU has more 1st round draft picks than anyone in D1 hockey, they should finish higher than Maine. Northeastern will light Maine up.



You guys make it sound like BU's recruiting class has Kariya, Monty, et al. Until they get on the ice what have they proven? Nothing. Maine will be a top-4 team in this conference and will make it back to where we belong, and that is the NCAA Tournament. Anythign less than the NCAA Tournament is a failure.

Agganis
10-03-2014, 01:59 PM
You guys make it sound like BU's recruiting class has Kariya, Monty, et al. Until they get on the ice what have they proven?

The same thing Maine's goalies have proven.

blackbearbandie
10-03-2014, 02:30 PM
http://wabi.tv/2014/10/02/shore-continues-pie-tradition-umaine-hockey-media-day/

I find it encoraging that Devin picked Musil for the shaving cream in the face. They always pick the most promising freshman. Last year it was Byron and the year before Shore.

Yeah, that is interesting, although who knows for sure the criteria they use to select for that honor. It seems like a promising class of rookies.

BoSox3066
10-03-2014, 04:02 PM
I think Vesey can be an impact player, he should be top nine if not top six. Like the size on D too. I think Maine will be between 3-6 in the league at the end of the year with a shot at the tournament if they win some league playoff games.

Reading BDN today and seeing Red take ownership of some things that went wrong last year is such a nice change too.

BBDiehard14
10-03-2014, 05:40 PM
I think Vesey can be an impact player, he should be top nine if not top six. Like the size on D too. I think Maine will be between 3-6 in the league at the end of the year with a shot at the tournament if they win some league playoff games.

Reading BDN today and seeing Red take ownership of some things that went wrong last year is such a nice change too.


Winning 2 in Alaska would be huge with 6 straight at home to follow

all bear
10-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Its encouraging to see fans of grampy's team and Jackies rejects over here dissing Maine. Hope springs eternal

Maine'll win somewhere around 25 before beginning of HE tournament, good enough for third in the league. Write it down.

Pucknut
10-04-2014, 09:23 AM
I wonder how Red will divide up the goal tending duties tomorrow or will he?

Drew S.
10-04-2014, 12:17 PM
I wonder how Red will divide up the goal tending duties tomorrow or will he?

I would think each one gets a period. It will be interesting to see how it plays out during this year. I would be surprised if all three are back next year. I'm not a big fan of having three front line goalies, seems a waste of scholarship money and it seems like it is tough to get all of them enough reps in practice.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
10-04-2014, 01:14 PM
I would think each one gets a period. It will be interesting to see how it plays out during this year. I would be surprised if all three are back next year. I'm not a big fan of having three front line goalies, seems a waste of scholarship money and it seems like it is tough to get all of them enough reps in practice.

Nik Nugnes is not getting money so he's not a waste of scholarship money

BBDiehard14
10-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Nik Nugnes is not getting money so he's not a waste of scholarship money



Romeo will likely be the No. 2 guy

Rob
10-04-2014, 10:54 PM
Maine vs UNB on Sunday. Expect this one to go into overtime again. :D

BBDiehard14
10-05-2014, 06:15 AM
Maine vs UNB on Sunday. Expect this one to go into overtime again. :D

Some interesting scores yesterday. SFX blanks the Pussycats...UNB over BC 6-4