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

    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    I admittedly didn't see the game, was following the score at work, but it doesn't surprise me the D was running around out of position. It's happened all year. A guy like Manson or Darou would really help this group. No highlights of the game on the HE website, was Ruck 83% save percentage bad, or was it mostly on the defense. Following online, I was surprised he wasn't pulled after the 4th goal when Gaudette had tied the game a minute before.
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    It was pretty bad early on, the third period he settled down and the only goal in the third he gave up was a real pretty pass in front that the D got burned on. But through the first 40 minutes there was a lot of flopping around, dives out of position to get the puck, over-committing to a side based on a pass, and tracking the puck seemed meh. He made some very good saves, and had others that was good positioning (I can think of one in particular that saved the potential tying goal when it was 6-5), but he wasn't great. One goal was directly a result of a rebound kicked to the tape of a UMass player. However, at least 2-3 goals were not his fault- defensive breakdowns/losing their man caused them. UMass' 2nd and 5th goals in particular were like that, and the 1st the D could not clear a loose puck while Ruck was prone.

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

    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    ...it doesn't surprise me the D was running around out of position. It's happened all year...
    I'm not close to the program so don't have any insights but just have to wonder if there are any concerns about coaching on the defensive side of the equation.

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  • northeastern
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    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    Following online, I was surprised he wasn't pulled after the 4th goal when Gaudette had tied the game a minute..
    UMass did a goalie change around about the same time.. at 4-5 or 5-5 as well.. something like that. Wouldnt have hurt if we did change G. Hindsight is 2020 & glad we came out of there with points.. to bad re missed call on Jozefek.

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  • Thiessen'sBetter
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    I admittedly didn't see the game, was following the score at work, but it doesn't surprise me the D was running around out of position. It's happened all year. A guy like Manson or Darou would really help this group. No highlights of the game on the HE website, was Ruck 83% save percentage bad, or was it mostly on the defense. Following online, I was surprised he wasn't pulled after the 4th goal when Gaudette had tied the game a minute before.

    To expand on Sikura, I think at this point he has to be the front-runner for HEA POTY. In conference games, he leads Hockey East in points, goals, assists, power-play shots, tied in power-play goals and SOG. He is an absolute beast. If 9, 8 and 21 all come back next year, and i know that's a big if, that could no exaggeration be the best line in Northeastern history.

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  • northeastern
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    Originally posted by TheRevengeance View Post
    Anybody have an update on Jozefek? After missing months to a conussion or two, I have visions of Marc Savard in my head.
    that is tough. wishing him a speedy recovery.

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

    Originally posted by NU_Husky View Post
    Me and another blogger (well, mostly him) were commenting about the 4th line getting throttled last night.
    Third line wasn't much better...I take back anything good I ever stated about Kurker...Filipe showing well lately...

    But that one sequence where Keefe kept the 4th line on after a whistle...I was right across from UMass bench...Carvel had that line nearly over the boards before the ref signaled okay...IIRC, UMass scored off of that faceoff/rush...
    Last edited by Gr8Sk8M8; 02-01-2017, 10:27 AM.

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

    Originally posted by NU_Husky View Post
    Hope Jozefek is alright...that hit was attempted murder
    I meant to comment on that...I was sitting right there...head was clearly targeted with an elbow...how in the Sam Hill all four officials missed the puck carrier being elbowed to the head is beyond my mere mortal powers...

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

    Anybody have an update on Jozefek? After missing months to a conussion or two, I have visions of Marc Savard in my head.

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

    Recap: http://northeasternhockeyblog.com/20...ve-iacobellis/

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  • northeastern
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    I think we were 3-5 on the powerplay. That is real good, except that teams like Harvard do not take that many penalties for the most part.. so comes down to D just making simple plays & (as righty pointed out).. knowing when to jump in or stay disciplined & stay home.

    edit: that should help Ruck out some, as well.

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  • NU_Husky
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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...
    Me and another blogger (well, mostly him) were commenting about the 4th line getting throttled last night. Pinned back deep often, UMass really took it to us. Powerplay kept us in the game. Defense, goaltending, and the bottom 6 really were Achilles heels last night.

    Hope Jozefek is alright...that hit was attempted murder

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

    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    Sikura now tied for the most points in the country. It's been said many times, but if they don't make any noise in the Beanpot or HE tourney with this group of forwards, it's going to be a huge disappointment.
    "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...

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  • northeastern
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    Originally posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    It's been said many times, but if they don't make any noise in the Beanpot or HE tourney with this group of forwards, it's going to be a huge disappointment.
    ..great to have the forwards.. but,
    defense wins championships.

    Goaltending on out. We need good goaltending.
    Ruck had it last year.. he's gotta find that again.
    The D in front of him.. same thing, make the simple plays. Giving up 5 goals to UMass, not good.

    Right now just great to have dug out, played hard & won some gms without some key players.

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  • Thiessen'sBetter
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2016-17 -- Great Expectations

    Sikura now tied for the most points in the country. It's been said many times, but if they don't make any noise in the Beanpot or HE tourney with this group of forwards, it's going to be a huge disappointment.

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

    Originally posted by northeastern View Post
    6-5 final.. Huskies.
    Minutemen registered about 62 sog.. :d......perhaps it was shot attempts..
    Official SOG were UMass 35 NU 29. I can't fathom where you come up with 62, which would be pushing it even for shot attempts. But you're spot-on about RR needing to get it going. (And not just hopefully.)

    On a brighter note, that's two in a row without anyone named Stevens in the lineup.
    Last edited by Split-N; 01-31-2017, 10:13 PM.

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