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  • eXcSports
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    Moment #8 is the Army win at home.
    http://excalibursportspage.com/2013/...yre-baaaaaack/

    I'm going to be profiling AIC tonight most likely leading into tomorrow. I'm legitimately worried about this weekend. Bentley needs to outscore Canisius by -1, meaning they can give up a point in the standings to Canisius and still have home ice next week. What I'm worried about is a clean split and a sweep for Canisius. RIT still has plenty to play for, but I'm worried about what the Griffins will do. Also worried if Bentley puts up another 1 point weekend, they're leaving themselves way too vulnerable to a road series in the first round.

    On top of that, I'm kind of worried that playing Canisius next week could be a downfall. They're a bad matchup.

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  • Snively65
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    Could be a tough final weekend of the regular season for the Falcons. AIC and Meisner just beat Army 4-1, to move into 10th. AIC and Bentley have been moving in opposite directions. The Falcons need at least a point this weekend to stay ahead of AIC in the standings.

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  • eXcSports
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    Moment #9 - bounceback vs. Mercyhurst.

    http://excalibursportspage.com/2013/...vs-mercyhurst/

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  • eXcSports
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    Look - I've said it all year. The talent exists on this team to make a huge run; I still believe that. I believe in these players. But they need to be accountable as a program.

    Right now, look they're in 8th. They can get a favorable matchup if the chips fall correctly in the playoffs. With the right boost this week, they can hypothetically finish 7th, which would put them in line for a potential second round matchup against Holy Cross or UConn. Remember that Bentley has defeated better teams this year; I believe this is a case of playing up to opponents and playing down to opponents. They struggle against teams they can skate with, and they defeated teams they're not supposed to defeat.

    What's that mean? It means that this team is still one that nobody willr eally want in the playoffs. And I think, like at the end of the first half of the year, they need to rejuventate this week. We all know they haven't played great, but to overreact and point blame at everyone is unbecoming of true hockey fans on all of our parts. The team needs to show heart, and they need our support in doing that.

    What I'm trying to say is this -- if you all want to go ahead and overreact by blaming players vs. coaches, that's not helping this team out. This team has the talent, and all they need is the right chips to fall the right way at the right time. That can still happen.

    Can't we all just get along!!!!!

    PS - as an aside, if this team goes on a run, I bet all of you stop blaming everyone and extol the virtues of how great the players and coaches are.

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  • Humanoid
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    Originally posted by beenthere77 View Post
    wow
    at Northestern, Maine and Bu they blame the coaches at Bentley it is all the players. D and goaltender mainly. Ever hear the saying the best defense is good offense. No accountability demaded on the O. Pushing the same pp without results game after game.
    There is absolutely accountability on the offense; they're completely inconsistent. They have no killer instinct. The power play is in the toilet and has dropped to something like 27th nationally. That's not on the coaches though, exclusively. Everyone here is to blame. Wiping out the coaching staff still isn't the answer. They just need somoene in that locker room to stand up as a leader. You can't exclusively blame the coaching staff.

    At Northeastern and Maine it's completely different. NU was successful with the same group of recruits under Cronin and then dropped out under Madigan. Maine has one of the best recruiting classes in Hockey East, but they fell off the map. And as for BU - that's a whole other bag of worms. How many quits, suspensions, and arrests have taken place in 2 years over there?

    Like I said - Komm really couldn't stop water if he fell out of a boat these days; there was that SHU goal that popped up and hit him in the head. And there was the puck that bounced up and over him at Niagara. Then there's the misplay against Holy Cross earlier this year. But the defense isn't helping him out. They're hanging him out to dry way too much, too. I think I mentioned that.

    I think everyone needs to cool their jets. Yes, I'm blaming the players. But I also said this was a collective effort. Inconsistent offense, poor defense, and untimely bad goaltending is a result of everything going down hill at the same time. That's not just on the players or the coaches. That's on everyone.

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  • beenthere77
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    wow
    at Northestern, Maine and Bu they blame the coaches at Bentley it is all the players. D and goaltender mainly. Ever hear the saying the best defense is good offense. No accountability demaded on the O. Pushing the same pp without results game after game.
    Last edited by beenthere77; 02-25-2013, 10:46 PM.

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  • Pk Specialist
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    Originally posted by Humanoid View Post
    I think there has to be some accountability on this roster somehow. Right now, there's none. Yous ee them rolling one line out there consistently, and that one line is skating in mud. There's no emotion unless the team is making a mad dash comeback. There's no flow. The team is completely disjointed, and at the least there needs to be some frustration shown outwardly by someone.

    Gensler is playing like he's out there for himself now, and Grieve is trying too hard to do too much. Komm, all of a sudden, can't stop water if he fell out of a boat. And the loss of Blomquist is exposing the defense ofr being even worse than it was. And Blomquist is only a freshman!

    If they're home against Canisius, it's a loss in 3 games. With any luck, they'll somehow get Army in the first round.
    Blame it all on the players! Next year will be different. Rinse. Repeat...

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  • Humanoid
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    Originally posted by eXcSports View Post
    As much as this pains me to say it, I had to identify Bentley in one song - Free Fallin'. Right now, they're the worst team in the last month in AHA.

    http://excalibursportspage.com/2013/...yoff-update-4/
    I think there has to be some accountability on this roster somehow. Right now, there's none. Yous ee them rolling one line out there consistently, and that one line is skating in mud. There's no emotion unless the team is making a mad dash comeback. There's no flow. The team is completely disjointed, and at the least there needs to be some frustration shown outwardly by someone.

    Gensler is playing like he's out there for himself now, and Grieve is trying too hard to do too much. Komm, all of a sudden, can't stop water if he fell out of a boat. And the loss of Blomquist is exposing the defense ofr being even worse than it was. And Blomquist is only a freshman!

    If they're home against Canisius, it's a loss in 3 games. With any luck, they'll somehow get Army in the first round.

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  • eXcSports
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    As much as this pains me to say it, I had to identify Bentley in one song - Free Fallin'. Right now, they're the worst team in the last month in AHA.

    http://excalibursportspage.com/2013/...yoff-update-4/

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  • Snively65
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    On further analysis, still a chance for home ice, as Bentley holds the tiebreaker with Canisius, but Bentley will need to pick up at least a point this weekend against AIC, the hottest team in the country, if Canisius splits. I still think that Bentley has a better chance in the first round against any team other than AIC or Sacred Heart, whether home or away.

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  • schiegs
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    Hats off to SHU fans (both of them), but this is just plain bad.

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  • Humanoid
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    Upon further review, that giant object sticking out of the Bentley Falcons 2012-2013 season is, indeed, a salad fork in the back.

    Excuse me while I go light myself on fire.

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  • schiegs
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    One point weekend against the worst team in the nation.

    Stick a fork in this season.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by eXcSports View Post
    I like what I'm seeing so far. Here's the game preps for this weekend's games.

    http://excalibursportspage.com/2013/...rt-university/

    So sidebar -- apparently the next AD of SHU is going to be old pal Bobby Valentine. All I can say is - oh dear.
    So, now looks like the Falcons may be traveling for the first round? Maybe there will be free pizza between periods for final game at the JAR next Saturday night?

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by Humanoid View Post
    If I had to pick a single moment, it would be when Mike Eden's family was introduced on ice before the first game. The Falcons Nest held up 8's and Mike's sister dropped the puck. I know there weren't many dry eyes in the rink when that happened.

    I'd also throw out there Steve Weinstein's big hit against Kevin Roy during the Northeastern game. Roy had already had an assist, but he was streaking through the neutral zone not playing defense (because he never does) and Weinstein shaded back. Roy came from right to left and BAM - #24 buried him. It was a great moment, and it turned the tide of that game squarely into Bentley's favor. That was a moment when you knew Bentley wasn't losing that game.
    I agree that both of these should be #1 and #2 on the list; excellent calls.

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