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WildShawn
11-19-2010, 09:10 PM
Misconduct Penalty against Escobedo was horse$hit. Am just by where it happened. Definitely a penalty, not worthy of Game Misconduct.

I think its automatic if its into the boards now (?)

BU Hammer
11-19-2010, 09:26 PM
Misconduct Penalty against Escobedo was horse$hit. Am just by where it happened. Definitely a penalty, not worthy of Game Misconduct.

Disagree strongly on this one. He lined DeSimone up and leveled him between the numbers from behind. Dangerous play, and very deserving of the misconduct. Video of Parker's take and much more on the blog linked in my sig.

Saetia22
11-19-2010, 10:20 PM
Very interesting play for the misconduct. It was from behind with a good amount of time to 'decommit' for desimone. i'd call it as a 2 min for boarding. ive seen worse penalties against other teams that haven;t been right. hardworking game for both teams.. i dont think the score represents the play.


Side note: Silengo and Goumas create offense for UNH. I hope they keep this line together.

WildShawn
11-19-2010, 10:32 PM
i dont think the score represents the play.



Do you mean that the game was closer than the score indicates?? I hate to disagree with you again, but even Parker said it was men vs. boys out there, and if it weren't for Millan it would have been 12-2. BU had stretches where they had the better of the play but not for more than a minute or two here and there. UNH dominated for long stretches of the game. I expect a much different game tomorrow, but if you mean the score didn't represent the play, its because it should/could have been a lot worse...

Saetia22
11-19-2010, 10:41 PM
Eh. I just feel like UNH had a couple opportunites to crack the game open.... and they didn;t. Luckily the team picked it up and carried on for the win...
Tonight at Agganis will be totally different. UNH has to play their best game of the year.

slurpees
11-19-2010, 11:10 PM
Eh. I just feel like UNH had a couple opportunites to crack the game open.... and they didn;t. Luckily the team picked it up and carried on for the win...
Tonight at Agganis will be totally different. UNH has to play their best game of the year.

They kind of did crack the game open, maybe not wide open to a complete laugher, but a three goal lead is fairly solid. BU did not show up tonight to play. UNH was quick, crisp, in rhythm, while BU was discombobulated, confused, often caught in no man's land, and for the last half of the game looked disinterested and defeated. That game was not close by any means.

JB
11-19-2010, 11:26 PM
for the last half of the game looked disinterested and defeated.

I was really surprised by this part. 12 minutes left in the 3rd and it was obvious if UNH didn't do something really stupid no way BU was coming back. 12 minute is a ton of hockey. This probably surprised me the most.

I will be interested in how UNH plays tonight. Last two weekends UNH has not been nearly as good Saturday as they were Friday. I wonder if it is a legs thing with a all those one game weekends early.

Federal League
11-19-2010, 11:54 PM
Continuing on themes brought up...

Escobedo absolutely deserved the major and misconduct. Parker said so himself. There wasn't even any question about it in my mind. Someone mentioned they've seen worse hits not called misconducts. So have I, but that doesn't make it OK not to call it. Just because one officiating crew sucks and doesn't enforce the rule the right way doesn't mean they should all not enforce it. I'd rather they all follow the rule to the letter than give guys unnecessary leeway.

I also agree that 5-2 is a deceiving score. UNH dominated a lot more than that. Again, Parker admitted as much. Other than special teams and goaltending, there was not one area tonight where BU was anywhere even remotely close to competing with UNH. I don't think UNH is leaps and bounds better than BU (BU definitely had an off night), but they were tonight. Should be interesting to see how BU bounces back Saturday.

slurpees
11-20-2010, 12:09 AM
I was really surprised by this part. 12 minutes left in the 3rd and it was obvious if UNH didn't do something really stupid no way BU was coming back. 12 minute is a ton of hockey. This probably surprised me the most.

I will be interested in how UNH plays tonight. Last two weekends UNH has not been nearly as good Saturday as they were Friday. I wonder if it is a legs thing with a all those one game weekends early.

Honestly, BU was due for a game like this. We have an incredibly young team who has generally responded well to adversity, but really hadn't shown much of the youthful inexperience. Tonight it finally showed, and boy did it show. Mistakes abound and confused, disinterested play. Guys half-heartedly skating after pucks, ridiculously overskating a play leading to being miles out of position in no man's land, just lots of overall bad play. The trademark of these guys this year has been enthusiasm, hustle, and team play (sometimes too much, JUST SHOOT!) There's lots of young skill, and their hustle has made up for some of their rookie mistakes, but there was virtually none of that.

GoUNH
11-20-2010, 06:10 AM
Misconduct Penalty against Escobedo was horse$hit. Am just by where it happened. Definitely a penalty, not worthy of Game Misconduct.

Your coach disagrees.

Scarlet
11-20-2010, 08:22 AM
I recorded the game last night, watching it now (I know - glutton for punishment, but the fact that UNH puts opposing teams' fans in a section where students stand prevented me from seeing good portions, and your PA system could use some upgrading, so I had to see what I missed, which was a lot). I wanted to see what the discussion was on the reviewed goal and why it took so long. It's weird, the overhead view to me looked like the puck crossed the line after the net came off the mooring but the view from the broadcast looked totally different. I can see why it took so long. Not saying it shouldn't have been called back but now I see that it kinda mighta been. I suppose it would have been easier to overturn if the net actually came completely off, but it didn't. Regardless, that was a nice play and goal.

UNHhockey29
11-20-2010, 08:32 AM
I recorded the game last night, watching it now (I know - glutton for punishment, but the fact that UNH puts opposing teams' fans in a section where students stand prevented me from seeing good portions, and your PA system could use some upgrading, so I had to see what I missed, which was a lot). I wanted to see what the discussion was on the reviewed goal and why it took so long. It's weird, the overhead view to me looked like the puck crossed the line after the net came off the mooring but the view from the broadcast looked totally different. I can see why it took so long. Not saying it shouldn't have been called back but now I see that it kinda mighta been. I suppose it would have been easier to overturn if the net actually came completely off, but it didn't. Regardless, that was a nice play and goal.

There aren't normally students over that. That section was taken away from the students a few years ago. I'm guessing that the university decided to release more tickets to them and I was pretty pleased to see that (sorry it took away your view though, that is quite annoying).

Greg Ambrose
11-20-2010, 09:33 AM
Two things I took away from last night's game. First, UNH battles for every puck. I've seen all but two games this year (BC & Lowell weekend) and the energy that all four lines is putting out is phenomenal. Battling for pucks leads to turnovers, turnovers lead to goals, goals lead to wins. Umile said he liked what he calls "the pace" last night. What he means is skate, skate, skate. That they did in spades. Should be an interesting matchup tonight at Agganis, where UNH has only lost once.

Second, and I have no idea where this came from, but I have been totally impressed by the student section this year. In the last few years it would not be packed except for games against the big three - BC, BU & Maine. There was too much of arriving late and leaving early. But even last weekend against UMass the students were there early and they were loud. Last night took me back to the Mowers/Krog days when the students would pack both ends. I hope they keep it up because when they do, there is no doubt it energizes the team.

One last thing, I too am sorry that Scarlet had difficulty watching the game last night. As stated, that end zone is normally no populated with students, but I guess the demand was so great that they had to open it up for them. Good for UNH, bad for the visitors. Please take solace in the fact that you get a better view at the Whit than the visitors do at Alfond, where you watch the game from what remind me of a dungeon. Or, worse, at Miami where fans of the visiting team are provided with standing room only seats.

Darius
11-20-2010, 10:19 AM
Disagree strongly on this one. He lined DeSimone up and leveled him between the numbers from behind. Dangerous play, and very deserving of the misconduct. Video of Parker's take and much more on the blog linked in my sig.
Classic Jack Parker, gotta love him.

Snively65
11-20-2010, 11:59 AM
UNH fans - what the heck is up with that rotary coming out of the parking lot?

That rotary was new to me also for the UMass game last weekend. I think that UNH and the town are trying to slow down traffic coming into Durham from the west, as apparently the speed limit signs were not working and there were a couple of really bad accidents at that intersection. Then again, perhaps UNH is trying to save money by not needing a cop there to direct traffic after games, but that would be only a few nights per year, so I think it is the former explanation.

billb
11-20-2010, 12:14 PM
Thank you, NESN. I was impressed with UNH's discipline, both in playing their positions and in not getting sucked into retaliatory penalties. I thought it was as close to a 100% effort as we'll see, and Jack Parker showed his class when he said his team took a lot of penalties, deserved every one, and some of them were just stupid. Tonight will be a real test for UNH.
And that rotary is a PITA.

skatin_terrier
11-20-2010, 01:12 PM
UNH played a complete game last night.

BU looked like their old selves in being unable to clear a puck from the defensive zone and surrendering too many along the boards behind the goal, leading directly to 2 goals last night.

Noonan showed his inexperience with some dumb penalties and out of control defensive play. He should sit for a game or three.

Trivino was meh.

Who told the Terriers to go for Digiralomo's blocker side?!??! He was so solid there and yet the shots just kept coming.

On a different note, Warsofsky showed why he is so highly thought of and at both ends, Chiasson and Coyle were both studs and Sahir Gill continues to impress with his smooth play and smart passing.

WHile Milan played really really well, especially in the 5 on 3 shotfests, I didn't like his head shaking after goals and general slumped shoulders defeated look. Gotta get back on an even keel for him. Maybe Rollie tonight?

Parker and the captains gotta light a fire under this team for tonights game. If they can't bounce back, the season ahead looks grim.

buoldtimer
11-20-2010, 01:38 PM
Parker and the captains gotta light a fire under this team for tonights game.
True.



If they can't bounce back, the season ahead looks grim.
False

bostonewe
11-20-2010, 01:55 PM
Finally saw the Jack interview (thanks, Hammer) and I'll just agree to disagree about it. I actually thought the Noonan hit later on in the game (the 3rd I believe) was a worse hit and was worthy of game misconduct.
Looking forward to returning to Agganis tonight and hoping that BU can right the ship. I don't think it bodes ill for the season if they give up 4, but I'd most certainly prefer at least one point tonight.

zoofer
11-20-2010, 03:29 PM
For you BU fans, in the other UNH thread I mentioned that I was with an old teammate who was there to scout 2 of his team's drafts from BU last night....when I kiddingly asked him why we couldn't handle BU like that back when, he said they were so much better than this squad.....BU isn't very deep and the D is too porous he said, not really that good...not my words at all but I find that many of the scouts are never really impressed with college teams just the individuals they need to fill their rosters, so with that said, UNH has to win tonight or this weekend falls into the category of another split weekend with BU, and all the hype of today's comments fall by the wayside.....again it's what UNH does in Maarch that means something.....however I left the Whitt last night awful proud and happy :o)