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Scarlet
02-14-2010, 08:36 PM
There is a Spikes about 1/2 mile from the rink. Bring your own to the game.

A) You can bring food into the rink?

B) It's Friday during Lent. No meat. Even if they serve it at the arena. :)

The Freds
02-14-2010, 09:59 PM
A) You can bring food into the rink?


Netman does it all the time. :)


B) It's Friday during Lent. No meat. Even if they serve it at the arena. :)

The choices are severely limited this time of year. Best to bring your own.

mookie1995
02-14-2010, 10:04 PM
The choices are severely limited this time of year. Best to bring your own.

if only traffic was likely limited.:(

BUT09
02-15-2010, 10:28 AM
if only traffic was likely limited.:(

Agree on that one. I really want to get up there for this game, but it's so hard without needed to leave work early, and somehow I don't think my boss will see this as necessary... :(

ericredaxe
02-15-2010, 10:57 AM
Yeah, unfortunatley with traffic and work etc....7PM games at Providence are officially off my list. I wish this one were on TV.

pirate
02-15-2010, 11:26 AM
I'm flying into Providence tonight for meetings tomorrow, doubt I can turn a little snow into "I have to stay the week".:(

Gohardfor60
02-15-2010, 12:05 PM
To bring this back to the thread topic, which is the games(s) this weekend.....

I remember the last game thread when I said that it always seems to be Lent when BU plays there, and guess what?! Lent starts this week! Ha! No hot dogs at The Coffin!

The Abbey is 1/2 mile away. Great grub, plenty of cold beer

quiddlet
02-15-2010, 04:44 PM
The absolute necessity of four points this weekend is making me really anxious / nervous for these games..

We can only lay an egg against Providence once a year, right?

Agganis
02-15-2010, 05:21 PM
The absolute necessity of four points this weekend is making me really anxious / nervous for these games..

It's the kind of game you hate because success really isn't an option it's either failure or not a failure. I think the PC win last month should help remove most of the trap element from this trap game though.

BU Hammer
02-15-2010, 05:27 PM
The absolute necessity of four points this weekend is making me really anxious / nervous for these games..

We can only lay an egg against Providence once a year, right?

The thing about that first Providence game was that BU actually played a very strong game. Parker said afterward that he thought the Terriers played well and then said as much the next week after watching the gametape. Providence brought their best game and had enough things go its way to come away with the 'W.' It was just one of those days for BU.

Federal League
02-15-2010, 05:40 PM
The thing about that first Providence game was that BU actually played a very strong game. Parker said afterward that he thought the Terriers played well and then said as much the next week after watching the gametape. Providence brought their best game and had enough things go its way to come away with the 'W.' It was just one of those days for BU.

BU played a decent first, awful second and good third. Parker can say whatever he wants, but that doesn't constitute a strong game IMO.

FourAnd0
02-15-2010, 05:44 PM
The thing about that first Providence game was that BU actually played a very strong game. Parker said afterward that he thought the Terriers played well and then said as much the next week after watching the gametape. Providence brought their best game and had enough things go its way to come away with the 'W.' It was just one of those days for BU.

I know it was slightly after the break, but I felt that game epitomized the entire first half of the season. BU played "ok" (maybe even pretty good)...but we ran into a hot goalie, shot right at him, our goalies struggled and as a team we didn't bring enough hustle/heart.

In last week's Maine series I loved the backchecking, which is a great indication of hustle (and coincidentally BU's been winning).

quiddlet
02-15-2010, 06:22 PM
It's the kind of game you hate because success really isn't an option it's either failure or not a failure. I think the PC win last month should help remove most of the trap element from this trap game though.

This is a combination of true and I hope it's true.

I know the reason this weekend scares me is that if we win we don't feel all that great because I mean, we should be able to sweep PC... but if we lose it's devastating. Hopefully the team is up for the two games realizing they really represent do-or-die matches.


The thing about that first Providence game was that BU actually played a very strong game. Parker said afterward that he thought the Terriers played well and then said as much the next week after watching the gametape. Providence brought their best game and had enough things go its way to come away with the 'W.' It was just one of those days for BU.

I'll admit I wasn't there, I was at home listening on the radio... but I've heard from several people that they thought this was one of the worst games they've seen BU play this year if not ever. Sounded like we came in, dropped an egg, and left.

Rogie21
02-15-2010, 06:41 PM
From the Freep recap of the Jan. 15 game


"In general, I dont think this was a big step backward as far as our effort or the way we played, BU coach Jack Parker said. Id say its a huge step backwards as far as not getting a W. We needed that W tonight.

In general it was the type of game I thought it would be, but the score went the other way. I liked the way my team played in a lot of areas.

slurpees
02-15-2010, 08:33 PM
It's the kind of game you hate because success really isn't an option it's either failure or not a failure. I think the PC win last month should help remove most of the trap element from this trap game though.

im not sure these are "trap games" per se, because that implies there's a game ahead of it that they'd be looking forward to i.e. pre and mid beanpot games. while the uvm games themselves are very big for conference standings and ncaa implications, they dont seem like the type that everyone in the bu locker room would be circling on their calendars and counting down the days until they get up there. i think this series is more about fighting complacency. certainly on paper bu looks like the better team, but that doesn't buy you anything on the ice.

25 N Countin'
02-15-2010, 11:08 PM
I believe the first PC game was on NESN, yeah? Jack might have been okay with it, but it was pretty uninspiring, particularly coming after two solid wins over UMass and BC post-break. It was another one of those games with inconsistent offensive play and just a lack of really good scoring chances and fire until it was too late.

Kinda like the Beanpot in a way, except that game was against BC (who can make even a good team look bad), and this one was against PC (who really shouldn't be able to do that).

BUT09
02-18-2010, 09:32 AM
So, mostly off topic (and I wanted to bump the thread anyway), but is Providence paying off Sneddon to tank his team in the hopes that they make the playoffs or at least don't finish last?

BU2K
02-18-2010, 10:06 PM
Gratuitous PC fan post!


And... I'm done.

You showing up for this one? Netman seemed so lonely last time until we came over for the 3rd. :D

Federal League
02-19-2010, 01:35 PM
We'll be live blogging (http://thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/bu-vs-providence-live-blog.html) both games this weekend.

Also, bump.

mookie1995
02-19-2010, 03:12 PM
I'm thinking that there will be no to little traffic with school vacay and all... I may just head south in 45 minutes