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TonyTheTiger20
11-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Will they cheat and plow over our goalie in overtime again? Come to Conte Forum today at 1pm to find out!

Blackbeard
11-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Is there no video coverage of today's and tomorrow's BC vs UMD games?

ARM
11-27-2009, 01:07 PM
Will they cheat and plow over our goalie in overtime again?The 'Dogs definitely will send somebody to the net on the rush. But when I watched the replay of that goal, my thought was, "wow, the BC D just backed into her goalie." I think you have to make more of an effort to defend your crease on a play like that, or it will be a long day.

mattj711
11-27-2009, 01:09 PM
UMD up 1-0 early on BC.

TonyTheTiger20
11-27-2009, 03:17 PM
BC played great and lost. Luckily our OOC games are exhibitions. I'm glad we're showing some fight though. As Joe said earlier today, if we play like we did today against teams from WHEA, we'll win our share of games.

Hux
11-27-2009, 10:51 PM
BC played great and lost. Luckily our OOC games are exhibitions. I'm glad we're showing some fight though. As Joe said earlier today, if we play like we did today against teams from WHEA, we'll win our share of games.

Were you watching tape of some old game? :confused:

BC, with the exception of two or three players and the goalie, was in a tryptophan haze.

TonyTheTiger20
11-27-2009, 11:51 PM
Were you watching tape of some old game? :confused:

BC, with the exception of two or three players and the goalie, was in a tryptophan haze.
Well that's encouraging, then. If we were able to hang tough with a top 5 team with only two or three players plus the goalie playing well, I'd say we're in good shape. :rolleyes:

I didn't think BC played badly at all, and I thought Motherwell, Welch, and Bolden played one of their best games of the year. Also, I thought Kingston had a pretty average day. She wasn't the reason we lost, but wasn't anything spectacular.

joegrav
11-27-2009, 11:58 PM
I thought a bunch of players played good individual games, but they didn't get anything going as a team... at all... there was very little cohesion. Lots of off-target passes to nobody in particular.

Hux
11-28-2009, 12:25 AM
I thought a bunch of players played good individual games, but they didn't get anything going as a team... at all... there was very little cohesion. Lots of off-target passes to nobody in particular.

Bingo. You know its not going as planned/hoped when Coach King squeezes her temples repeatedly. ;)

mwade
11-28-2009, 04:07 AM
Gallery from Friday's game vs. Minnesota-Duluth - http://www.uscho.com/recaps/20092010/w/11/27/umd-bc.php

TonyTheTiger20
11-28-2009, 04:13 PM
Ugh.

joegrav
11-29-2009, 12:39 AM
Sheesh.......

well, they've got about a week to recover before a big game against Northeastern. Hopefully they'll be able to take something out of this series, but I'm not sure if there's much positive to say.

Onward & upward. Keep the faith.

hockeyfan111
11-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Agree with SuperFan that there is not much positive to say; unless you wish to discuss UMD. UMD outplayed BC on all facets of the game; offense, defense, goaltending, penalty play, penalty kill... over the two days. This on top of traveling across half the country, staying in a hotel, being bussed around... The bar is set high and according to the roster sheet, they also have a rather young team. I was impressed by UMD's speed, stick handling skills, passing (did you see some of those 2 on 1's and 3 on 2 passing displays?) and did I say passing? Think we need to give credit to UMD's team effort over the 2 days; albeit reluctantly.

joegrav
11-30-2009, 11:59 PM
So I'm guessing we're back onto a rigid goalie rotation again? Regardless of the opponent, Kingston and Boyles have been rotating, so that would mean Kingston against NU and Boyles against UNH.

I still think Boyles is probably the go-to goalie in a playoff scenario, but she's come back to earth a bit while Kingston has really made strides in recent weeks. Hopefully competition makes both of them better.

Goalie is the least of our concerns right now no matter who's in the net - how is this team going to start creating offense? They often look listless through the neutral zone.

TonyTheTiger20
12-01-2009, 01:52 AM
They often look listless through the neutral zone.
I disagree. We've, somehow, been getting out of the defensive end and through the Nuetral zone [sic] pretty reasonably. The problem is, we look like we don't know *** to do next once we get through it.



"If we sweep [Minnesota-Duluth], that changes the entire season" - TonyTheTiger20, Nov. 27, 2009 I was not incorrect! :(

Hux
12-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Goalie is the least of our concerns right now no matter who's in the net - how is this team going to start creating offense? They often look listless through the neutral zone.

In all three zones, which obviously doesn't make the goaltender's life any easier.

joegrav
12-01-2009, 11:59 AM
I really thought defensemen creating offense would be one of this team's strenghts. That aspect of the game is just as puzzling as it's been for all four years I've been here, though. Just weird.

ARM
12-01-2009, 12:22 PM
I really thought defensemen creating offense would be one of this team's strengths.You've obviously seen your team a ton more than I have, but I'd say it would be more important to have your defensemen playing good, solid D throughout. The Eagles have played Minnesota 3 times in the last couple of years, and every time the Gophers have scored very early, and that first goal wound up being very significant in the final score. Part of the problem each time was that one or more defensemen failed to pick somebody up. Coach King said after the NCAA game last spring something to the effect that BC had been a slow starting team, but that was going to change [this] season. But against UMD, the 'Dogs score on the second shift, and BC faces an uphill battle right away.

If a team isn't going to score a lot -- and BC is near the bottom in offense -- then it is critical that they buckle down on D for all 60 minutes. Northeastern has shown that a team can have success with little offense if they take care of their own end.

RStarr
12-02-2009, 04:43 PM
I really thought defensemen creating offense would be one of this team's strenghts. That aspect of the game is just as puzzling as it's been for all four years I've been here, though. Just weird.
my thoughts exactly. BC has a few blueliners capable of creating offense. and a few players up front that should be able to sustain offense. Im going to place the blame squarely on Kingedy Barto and say that the strategy is obviously not working.....in other words, can we try something new already? Quite frankly, Im not sure how Katie keeps getting all these coaching assignments (cue Huxs rebuttal). Maybe the players need to step it the eff up?

Hux
12-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Maybe the players need to step it the eff up?

Ah, yeah. A whole lot of talent making typical freshman mistakes, but also some stuff that comes from trying to do it on their own. And there are some compete level issues.