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riverchief1
02-21-2017, 11:31 AM
I can't wait for the games this week.

Interesting to note, last year, the same 5 teams were competing for the bye. The split against BC is what got us the bye (and pushed BU to fifth).

A reminder:

#1 BC and #4 Lowell, home and home.
#2 BU and #3 Notre Dame, two at BU
#5 PC and #12 UMass, home and home
#6 UVM and #7 Merrimack, two at UVM

I added UVM since they can actually still surpass us.

The best seed possible for Lowell is 1st, the worst is 6th. With only two games left, that's a huge gap in seedings.

Of course, if we finish fourth, we play PC most likely in the second round, and I don't think anyone wants to see that. Finishing third would most likely get us UVM.

Yes, fourth is bad. I want no part of PC or UConn for that matter, at any point in the playoffs.

ScottK
02-21-2017, 01:00 PM
College Hockey News brought back their Pairwise Probability Matrix (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/ratings/probabilityMatrix.php).

Right now, it has Lowell making the NCAAs 90% of the time, mostly likely in the 7-10 range, but there's at least one scenario that gets us to #2 overall.

riverchief1
02-21-2017, 05:18 PM
Who's heading to BC Thursday night? Shake Shack might be a possibility for pre-game around the corner.

UMLDOUG
02-21-2017, 08:52 PM
it would be nice.

leswp1
02-21-2017, 09:28 PM
I know someone asked and I can't remember the answer- why are the nameplates off the shirts that are out for bid?

Middle Street
02-21-2017, 10:39 PM
I know someone asked and I can't remember the answer- why are the nameplates off the shirts that are out for bid?

From what I have read online in some other forums for other sports, the rule is the nameplates need to be removed for players that are still eligible and with the team.

I noticed the Senior Jerseys were not part of the auction. Not sure if they are waiting to sell those with nameplates after the season, or maybe they are letting the Seniors keep them as gifts.

Patman
02-21-2017, 10:49 PM
From what I have read online in some other forums for other sports, the rule is the nameplates need to be removed for players that are still eligible and with the team.

I noticed the Senior Jerseys were not part of the auction. Not sure if they are waiting to sell those with nameplates after the season, or maybe they are letting the Seniors keep them as gifts.

the school can't gift them, iirc, but they can sell them at cost

leswp1
02-22-2017, 10:58 AM
I asked mr les. They can't have names because it would mean using the player's name for benefit. Chock this up to one more stupid NCAA rule. Some day the NCAA may actually think before making a rule but probably when I am long gone.

UML03
02-22-2017, 10:58 AM
If my math is correct...if we take 3 points this weekend vs BC, we will be locked in as the 3 seed. We will not be able to move any higher or lower based on the tie breakers.

Patman
02-22-2017, 01:19 PM
I asked mr les. They can't have names because it would mean using the player's name for benefit. Chock this up to one more stupid NCAA rule. Some day the NCAA may actually think before making a rule but probably when I am long gone.

Well. It's a legitimate one which has lead to lawsuits... the biggest one that has put the kibosh on NCAA themed video games.

If it were allowed then the student could sue because somebody else is profiting off of their likeness... otherwise you'd have to explicitly pay the athlete.

It's a rabbit hole, les

UML Puck Hawk
02-22-2017, 04:25 PM
the biggest one that has put the kibosh on NCAA themed video games.

:mad:

LTI Alum
02-22-2017, 05:43 PM
If my math is correct...if we take 3 points this weekend vs BC, we will be locked in as the 3 seed. We will not be able to move any higher or lower based on the tie breakers.

I'll sign up for 3 pts right now.

riverchief1
02-22-2017, 06:04 PM
Article in today's Lowell Sun (http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_30812302/all-comes-down-bc-series) that has some BC series preview information as well as some miscellaneous notes including info on Panico with Bazin saying "defenseman Tommy Panico, who suffered a head injury vs. UMass on Feb. 11, remains out."

But I guess according to Carvel the Amherst coach, as noted by someone here last weekend, he was quoted as saying "somebody inside the league, per their coach, said that "that penalty shouldn't have been a penalty much less a five minute major"... you guys saw it, I didn't." What a ******. Not liking this Carvel very much and he sounded very frustrated after the game Saturday too. What was he expecting when he took the coaching job at the dumpster fire (oh I'm sorry, "flagship")?

Lowell weekend preview (http://goriverhawks.com/news/2017/2/22/mens-ice-hockey-no-5-river-hawks-end-regular-season-with-series-vs-no-14-bc.aspx)

Winterfest detour directions for Friday's game (http://goriverhawks.com/documents/2017/2/22//WinterFestDirections2017.pdf?id=2667)

ScottK
02-22-2017, 06:31 PM
I'll sign up for 3 pts right now.

I'll start with settling for 2 points tomorrow, then we'll see what happens on Friday.

MaryK
02-23-2017, 08:30 AM
Who's heading to BC Thursday night? Shake Shack might be a possibility for pre-game around the corner.

Have you picked up a ticket yet? I have an extra since Mom isn't up to joining us tonight.

UMLFan
02-23-2017, 08:31 AM
Vital game tonight ... get the W, keep BC rolling backward. Or, they come here looking for a sweep tomorrow.

riverchief1
02-23-2017, 09:37 AM
Have you picked up a ticket yet? I have an extra since Mom isn't up to joining us tonight.

Nope. Was heading down to hopefully hit Shake Shack if have enough time and then be at Conte around 6:30. What time were you getting there tonight?

MaryK
02-23-2017, 09:58 AM
Nope. Was heading down to hopefully hit Shake Shack if have enough time and then be at Conte around 6:30. What time were you getting there tonight?

Will meet you at Shake Shack. I should be there around 5:15-5:30 depending on traffic.

UMLFan
02-23-2017, 10:01 AM
The Penguins are becoming Lowell South.


@penguins
The Pens have acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 2nd-rounder & Danny Kristo.

riverchief1
02-23-2017, 10:04 AM
Will meet you at Shake Shack. I should be there around 5:15-5:30 depending on traffic.

Sounds good, thanks!