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HockeyRef
11-30-2015, 01:42 PM
Sissy. :p Back in the day, we'd travel up to the Downeast through raging blizzards on dog sleds, walking those final few miles from Bangor in sub-zero temps after even the dogs couldn't take it any more. Sit in cramped obstructed view seats surrounded by snaggle toothed locals stanking of liquor and tobacky, all for the privilege of watching Walshy's retroactive financially aided boys drub the SMT's by 5 goals with some help from the frightened HEA officials, who wouldn't be allowed to leave alive if the two points didn't come down decisively in the home team's favor. All while risking our future health with the fungus dripping from the asbestos-ridden arena ceiling. And if we were lucky, the UNH goalie might not be left for dead after having had a few liters of blood drained from a stray skate blade.

ok only some of that was a slight exaggeration. i'm not entirely sure about the fungus or asbestos ...

haha You're killing me man! Yes I am a wuss :p And who knows...I might still go. Knowing me, it's still an option! What's that old saying of one of the UNH greats, maybe Lanny Gare (sp) "I'd rather be stabbed in Lowell than to play hockey in Maine"? Seems fittin'. The stories that place could tell...sigh...

Chuck Murray
11-30-2015, 02:19 PM
haha You're killing me man! Yes I am a wuss :p And who knows...I might still go. Knowing me, it's still an option! What's that old saying of one of the UNH greats, maybe Lanny Gare (sp) "I'd rather be stabbed in Lowell than to play hockey in Maine"? Seems fittin'. The stories that place could tell...sigh...

Yup, that was Gare. :) Not sure of the verbatim quote, but you got most of the important stuff right.

Did You Know?: Lanny's uncle Danny Gare had a 13 year NHL career, during which he scored 354 goals (including two 50 goal seasons for Buffalo) before being traded away by then-Buffalo GM Scotty Bowman to the Detroit Red Wings, where Gare became the answer to a popular trivia question ("Who was Detroit's last captain before Steve Yzerman took the job for the next 20+ seasons?").

Ironically, it would be when Bowman moved to Detroit almost 10 years later that Yzerman would become an iconic captain figure by adjusting to a more balanced two-way game, after Bowman initially toyed with the idea of trading him to Ottawa for the star-crossed Alexander Yashin - who himself was a decidedly one-way player who had some very good seasons in the NHL, but never played for a winner, and never really lived up to his staggering potential.

Funny how things can turn out sometimes. Lessons to be learned in there, too. :) ;)

walrus
11-30-2015, 02:32 PM
, but never played for a winner,

Just like every player in UHN history

Drew S.
11-30-2015, 02:45 PM
haha You're killing me man! Yes I am a wuss :p And who knows...I might still go. Knowing me, it's still an option! What's that old saying of one of the UNH greats, maybe Lanny Gare (sp) "I'd rather be stabbed in Lowell than to play hockey in Maine"? Seems fittin'. The stories that place could tell...sigh...

I wonder what he would pick between being stabbed in Lowell and losing 7-2 in the frozen four.

wildcatdc
11-30-2015, 02:51 PM
I wonder what he would pick between being stabbed in Lowell and losing 7-2 in the frozen four.

Wow - saving up the one about losing in the finals in OT? Is that the trump card? (Or is it the Trumph card.... - oops, wrong thread)

And yes, I get that he didn't arrive on campus until the following year...

wildcatdc
11-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Just like every player in UHN history

Cmon, Walrus, you've seen our banners!!! 😄

Dan
11-30-2015, 03:15 PM
As UNH fans, we've had plenty to complain about in recent years - but at least we have Poturalski & Kelleher and haven't fallen as far or as hard as the Bears. Imagine the torture of sitting in a run-down, Alfond Arena all winter long, watching your team average just over a goal per game...

e.cat
11-30-2015, 03:54 PM
Helps me a ton. I was actually having some insane thoughts about landing at Logan at noon after 13 hours of travel and driving straight to Orono. FCS will suffice, and I think my wife will appreciate it. See y'all at the Whitt Saturday.

Glad that helps dc. Hopefully I can catch up to you and ref Saturday night at the Whit. Safe travels.

HockeyRef
11-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Glad that helps dc. Hopefully I can catch up to you and ref Saturday night at the Whit. Safe travels.

Hey this isn't Facebook ya know...meet you and other unh fans at the picture between 1st and 2nd? ;)

wildcatdc
11-30-2015, 05:06 PM
Hey this isn't Facebook ya know...meet you and other unh fans at the picture between 1st and 2nd? ;)

Count me in. Will likely be at Libby's as well, pre-game.

Hope scoreboard isn't watching

e.cat
11-30-2015, 06:04 PM
Hey this isn't Facebook ya know...meet you and other unh fans at the picture between 1st and 2nd? ;)

Sounds good ref!

Chuck Murray
11-30-2015, 07:03 PM
Just like every player in UHN history

Stick that in yer asterisk (*1993) and smoke it, you shameless Walshy apologist!! :mad:

:p

theprofromdover
11-30-2015, 07:32 PM
Hey this isn't Facebook ya know...meet you and other unh fans at the picture between 1st and 2nd? ;)

Don't you guys meet in front of your trophy case? 😂

walrus
11-30-2015, 07:35 PM
Don't you guys meet in front of your trophy case? 😂
Why not in the case, there is plenty of room

Donald Trumph
11-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Don't you guys meet in front of your trophy case? 😂

Don't push it or we'll build a wall between NH and ME so you maniacs can't shop here for your cigarettes and alcohol😆

Snively65
11-30-2015, 09:36 PM
Def does! Am not going to make the trip. My last time up there was 2 years ago and I wore NO UNH gear. Sat in one of the "premium" seats off the penalty box/ center ice. Guy next to me told me that usually college scouts sat in that seat; did I pay the 50.00 for it? yes I did. UNH lost 3-2 that evening and I drove up in a terrible snow storm. So sitting at home watching it is going to have to suffice. Basically enjoyed the game at the Alfond; not the 4.5 hrs. to get there.

$50 for a regular season college hockey ticket? Really? I am thinking about making my first visit to Alfond on Friday night; hard to believe, as I spend a lot of time in northern and eastern Maine. But, when I was a grad student in Orono, the Black Bears were a club hockey team that played at an outdoor rink "down by the river" (apologies to Chris Farley).

HockeyRef
11-30-2015, 09:54 PM
$50 for a regular season college hockey ticket? Really? I am thinking about making my first visit to Alfond on Friday night; hard to believe, as I spend a lot of time in northern and eastern Maine. But, when I was a grad student in Orono, the Black Bears were a club hockey team that played at an outdoor rink "down by the river" (apologies to Chris Farley).

I believe most tix are 24 but there are premium seats (their term)!that cost 50...

Ma#1ne Hky
12-01-2015, 01:27 AM
The funny part is we all WISHED it could be like the years past, where BOTH teams were fighting for a Top 4 spot in Hockey East and were in the Top 10 Rankings each week...and were mentioned as possible Frozen 4 Teams in the spring. Now 20 win seasons are a distant memory and fighting for 8th through 12th is the norm.

mainer64
12-01-2015, 05:40 AM
$50 for a regular season college hockey ticket? Really? I am thinking about making my first visit to Alfond on Friday night; hard to believe, as I spend a lot of time in northern and eastern Maine. But, when I was a grad student in Orono, the Black Bears were a club hockey team that played at an outdoor rink "down by the river" (apologies to Chris Farley).

Hey, I used to scrape that ice.:)

Snively65
12-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Hey, I used to scrape that ice.:)

Must have been pretty hard ice, as there were week-long stretches when the temperature never rose above 0 F; my Datsun 510 woould not start for over three weeks, and a friend could not get his Fiat to start for over three months. No plug-ins for the engine blocks where we lived.