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  • Gr8Sk8M8
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by HHound View Post
    That is enough!
    Every year this thread attracts a know-it-all who believes he knows the game so well that he could do a better job than the coaches, like Jerry Keefe, who dedicate their careers to the sport and put in 60+ hour weeks trying to recruit and train a competitive team. You may have good sources of information about the team, but you shouldn't pretend to know what the coaches are thinking as they tweak their personnel during a game.

    If you think you can help or do better, call the coaches. With Bob Sanders sad passing, there is room for another Volunteer coach.
    Dude...chill...it's the internet...

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  • Gr8Sk8M8
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    You must have been for the Seguin trade.
    Chalice! Long suffering Habs fan, mon frere...23 years and counting...

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  • HHound
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Gr8Sk8M8 View Post
    "That group of forwards" isn't the group continually caught out of position as badly as they were last night...that was the defense.

    NU was very lucky last night...a lot of selfish plays in the offensive zone...totally out-coached...a defense corp that just refuses to stay home...I'm hoping that they believed they'd have an easy game...still no excuse for allowing Carvel - and other coaches - to continually create line mismatches...rule of thumb from coaching 101...when your opponent has last change and 4th lines are matched with a play stoppage...PULL YOUR LINE OFF OF THE ICE...how many times if Keefe going to get caught in that mismatch before he learns?

    That is all...
    That is enough!
    Every year this thread attracts a know-it-all who believes he knows the game so well that he could do a better job than the coaches, like Jerry Keefe, who dedicate their careers to the sport and put in 60+ hour weeks trying to recruit and train a competitive team. You may have good sources of information about the team, but you shouldn't pretend to know what the coaches are thinking as they tweak their personnel during a game.

    If you think you can help or do better, call the coaches. With Bob Sanders sad passing, there is room for another Volunteer coach.

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  • Thiessen'sBetter
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    Originally posted by Gr8Sk8M8 View Post
    IMHO he's the most selfish player on the team not named Sikura...
    You must have been for the Seguin trade.

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  • Split-N
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by SkinsFan09 View Post
    Nah F it, play to your strengths...If we have to score 4 a game the rest of the way, that's the way it is, but at least we have the horses.
    Point taken but winning games on offense alone is, IMO, a bit of a stretch unless and until the 3rd and 4th lines start contributing more than they have so far.

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  • SkinsFan09
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Gr8Sk8M8 View Post
    I'm sorry that you read that as a diatribe...Gaudette has a great shot and I gave him props earlier in the season when he seemed to be the only one generating any offense...I've just never seen him work very hard away from the puck and was merely giving an example of how I see a player making an impact without showing on the scoresheet...we need all of these guys to play to their strengths in the coming weeks...if that requires a selfish play, so be it...
    I just want replacement level goaltending. That's all I ask, all we ask, and I don't feel like that's over the top. Just AVERAGE ****it.

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  • northeastern
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    One team.. one unit..!
    Lowell tonight. Let's go Huskies!
    That's all

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  • Gr8Sk8M8
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by SkinsFan09 View Post
    FWIW my post said ZAR is the best player on the team so your little diatribe was preaching to the choir.

    Anyway, feel what you feel but Gaudette is fantastic.
    I'm sorry that you read that as a diatribe...Gaudette has a great shot and I gave him props earlier in the season when he seemed to be the only one generating any offense...I've just never seen him work very hard away from the puck and was merely giving an example of how I see a player making an impact without showing on the scoresheet...we need all of these guys to play to their strengths in the coming weeks...if that requires a selfish play, so be it...

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  • SkinsFan09
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Split-N View Post
    Do we know for a fact that both Stevens brothers will be up and running? Even if they are, NU still needs better defense and goaltending than it has been getting if this indeed is to be the year.
    Nah F it, play to your strengths, this isn't the NHL where you have to be boring nowadays to succeed. We're not going to win anything this year 2-1 because Ruck isn't going to wake up and become Thiessen tomorrow. We're going to have sub replacement-level goaltending from here on out. If we have to score 4 a game the rest of the way, that's the way it is, but at least we have the horses.

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  • SkinsFan09
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Gr8Sk8M8 View Post
    That's not indicative of the Gaudette I've seen week in and week out...ZAR's presence @ UMass was felt all over the ice and his contribution on the score sheet was a secondary assist. Truth be told, he screened or occupied the goalie on Cockerill's goal and Sikura's goal was made possible by ZAR's mayhem...he was the only forward giving any kind of effort in the D Zone...he continually disrupted UMass breakout/regroup...

    Don't get me wrong...Gaudette has 4 or 5 good snipe plays in his bag but the little plays? Not that I've ever seen...frankly...IMHO he's the most selfish player on the team not named Sikura...
    FWIW my post said ZAR is the best player on the team so your little diatribe was preaching to the choir.

    Anyway, feel what you feel but Gaudette is fantastic.

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  • Gr8Sk8M8
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by Split-N View Post
    Do we know for a fact that both Stevens brothers will be up and running?
    One will be back on Monday...the other will remain day to day...and could be back on Monday, too...

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  • Gr8Sk8M8
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by SkinsFan09 View Post
    Gaudette is just dominant in terms of setting plays up without showing up on the scoresheet.
    That's not indicative of the Gaudette I've seen week in and week out...ZAR's presence @ UMass was felt all over the ice and his contribution on the score sheet was a secondary assist. Truth be told, he screened or occupied the goalie on Cockerill's goal and Sikura's goal was made possible by ZAR's mayhem...he was the only forward giving any kind of effort in the D Zone...he continually disrupted UMass breakout/regroup...

    Don't get me wrong...Gaudette has 4 or 5 good snipe plays in his bag but the little plays? Not that I've ever seen...frankly...IMHO he's the most selfish player on the team not named Sikura...

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  • Split-N
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Originally posted by SkinsFan09 View Post
    ...If we're going to win the Beanpot, this is the year. With Nolan returning, we have no less than 4 players who can legitimately win you a game.
    Do we know for a fact that both Stevens brothers will be up and running? Even if they are, NU still needs better defense and goaltending than it has been getting if this indeed is to be the year.

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  • SkinsFan09
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Sikura is the third best player on the team, which is crazy. ZAR is #1 and Gaudette is #2. Gaudette is just dominant in terms of setting plays up without showing up on the scoresheet. Of course he's top 7 nationally in scoring and #1 by far among underclassmen.

    If we're going to win the Beanpot, this is the year. With Nolan returning, we have no less than 4 players who can legitimately win you a game.

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  • Thiessen'sBetter
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    Originally posted by Gr8Sk8M8 View Post
    ZAR, hands down, has been the best player on the ice in every live NU game that I have seen this year. Frankly, I have to say he may also be the most improved player over last year as well. The little things that he has added to his game is a BIG reason he has ramped up his scoresheet production. See the SHG assist in Providence for more information. The decision making before that play even unfolded was major league.
    I don't necessarily disagree. As good as Sikura has been, ZAR is a more valuable player because of everything he does on both ends of the ice (and in the locker room for that matter). I just feel like a guy leading the league in goals, assists and points will win POTY simply because many of the voters don't watch enough NU hockey to see the "little things" difference between ZAR and Sikura.

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