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  • riverchief1
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    Looking forward to BU game tomorrow night. Team played well against them a couple weeks ago, matching up nicely, but the BU goalie sealed the win for them after Lowell dominated for much of the game. Need 3-4 points this weekend to stay in hunt for first round HE bye.

    For Saturday, Amherst is well, Amherst. But hope Lowell isn't caught off guard and has one of their classic "no urgency/play down" games.

    In any event, Beer Works should be slammed tomorrow night so plan on getting there early.

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  • Patman
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    I never liked Claude because he seemed like an uninspiring ball of mush and I'm still not happy about the failure to retaliate for savard.

    However, the guy won the cup and had no controversies or problems with the talent he was given and went as far as the talent he was given

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  • UMLFan
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    Originally posted by LTI Alum View Post
    I think your math is a bit off. If we go 3-1-1 in the final 5 games, we get to 26 points. I think, that might do it.
    You're correct. I was looking at the 17 as the amount of points in the standings, not the games played. They are actually at 19 points. My mistake, and thanks for spotting.

    PC won their 8th straight last night over UConn and has now jumped all the way up to 3rd. ND still has a game in hand on both us and PC.

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  • LTI Alum
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    I hate to say this about one of my all time favorite Bruins, but I agree. I actually think Sweeney has done well with drafting the last two years. There's some good young talent in the pipeline. But they've both failed in the free agent/trade markets. That, of course, could also come from the top in regards to $$. At the end of the day, we're looking at three straight years for the Bs to miss the playoffs. I love Julien (best coach in history) but it was time for him to go. The way they did it though makes me feel disgusted.

    Back to topic ... we play the #2 and #12 teams in Hockey East this weekend, both at home. Once again, huge games for the Hawks. We're currently in the last bye spot, but the teams behind us all have a game in hand. PC owns the tiebreaker and is a point behind, UVM is also a point behind, but we do have the tie-breaker. UConn two points back, but has the tie-breaker.

    Just looking ahead at remaining HE schedules (and where these teams are currently in the standings in HE):
    Lowell: #2 BU, #12 UMass, @ #12 UMass, #1 BC, @ #1 BC
    PC: @ #7 UConn, #7 UConn, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #12 UMass, #12 UMass
    UVM: #8 UNH, #8 UNH, @ #1 BC, @ #1 BC, #9 MC, #9 MC
    UConn: #5 PC, @ #5 PC, #9 NU, @ #9 NU, @ #8 UNH, #8 UNH

    I'd say we have the toughest remaining schedule. There's a desperate need to sweep the two UMass games on our side of things. Add that, and if we can go 1-1-1 against BC and BU, that would put us at 24 points. I don't think that's enough to hold on to that last spot.
    I think your math is a bit off. If we go 3-1-1 in the final 5 games, we get to 26 points. I think, that might do it.

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  • UML03
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    I hate to say this about one of my all time favorite Bruins, but I agree. I actually think Sweeney has done well with drafting the last two years. There's some good young talent in the pipeline. But they've both failed in the free agent/trade markets. That, of course, could also come from the top in regards to $$. At the end of the day, we're looking at three straight years for the Bs to miss the playoffs. I love Julien (best coach in history) but it was time for him to go. The way they did it though makes me feel disgusted.

    Back to topic ... we play the #2 and #12 teams in Hockey East this weekend, both at home. Once again, huge games for the Hawks. We're currently in the last bye spot, but the teams behind us all have a game in hand. PC owns the tiebreaker and is a point behind, UVM is also a point behind, but we do have the tie-breaker. UConn two points back, but has the tie-breaker.

    Just looking ahead at remaining HE schedules (and where these teams are currently in the standings in HE):
    Lowell: #2 BU, #12 UMass, @ #12 UMass, #1 BC, @ #1 BC
    PC: @ #7 UConn, #7 UConn, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #12 UMass, #12 UMass
    UVM: #8 UNH, #8 UNH, @ #1 BC, @ #1 BC, #9 MC, #9 MC
    UConn: #5 PC, @ #5 PC, #9 NU, @ #9 NU, @ #8 UNH, #8 UNH

    I'd say we have the toughest remaining schedule. There's a desperate need to sweep the two UMass games on our side of things. Add that, and if we can go 1-1-1 against BC and BU, that would put us at 24 points. I don't think that's enough to hold on to that last spot.

    I believe we are actually 3 points ahead of UConn. With that said, UConn and PC play tonight...bringing them both to the same amount of games played as UML (17).

    The other team in the picture for home ice is Notre Dame. They have two on the road at Maine, two at home vs PC and two on the road at BU. I think we can all agree it appears BC and BU are going to take 2 of the 4 top spots leaving 2 spots open with 5 teams fighting for those spots. The interesting thing to me is how the season ends. UML and BC wraps up their regular season schedule on a Friday while the rest of the league finishes up on the following night. It appears there will be a lot of scoreboard watching going on that Saturday night.

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  • UMLFan
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    Originally posted by Patman View Post
    The real problem is the guy in the number 8 sweater
    I hate to say this about one of my all time favorite Bruins, but I agree. I actually think Sweeney has done well with drafting the last two years. There's some good young talent in the pipeline. But they've both failed in the free agent/trade markets. That, of course, could also come from the top in regards to $$. At the end of the day, we're looking at three straight years for the Bs to miss the playoffs. I love Julien (best coach in history) but it was time for him to go. The way they did it though makes me feel disgusted.

    Back to topic ... we play the #2 and #12 teams in Hockey East this weekend, both at home. Once again, huge games for the Hawks. We're currently in the last bye spot, but the teams behind us all have a game in hand. PC owns the tiebreaker and is a point behind, UVM is also a point behind, but we do have the tie-breaker. UConn two points back, but has the tie-breaker.

    Just looking ahead at remaining HE schedules (and where these teams are currently in the standings in HE):
    Lowell: #2 BU, #12 UMass, @ #12 UMass, #1 BC, @ #1 BC
    PC: @ #7 UConn, #7 UConn, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #3 Notre Dame, @ #12 UMass, #12 UMass
    UVM: #8 UNH, #8 UNH, @ #1 BC, @ #1 BC, #9 MC, #9 MC
    UConn: #5 PC, @ #5 PC, #9 NU, @ #9 NU, @ #8 UNH, #8 UNH

    I'd say we have the toughest remaining schedule. There's a desperate need to sweep the two UMass games on our side of things. Add that, and if we can go 1-1-1 against BC and BU, that would put us at 24 points. I don't think that's enough to hold on to that last spot.

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  • leswp1
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    <--- cynical person here
    Pro hockey isn't really about winning, it is about $$. Look at what happens when someone has an up-down contract. They can have great #s, being playing well and they will send them down for a few games because they don't want to pay them the extra $ if they stay up for X games.

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  • gochiefs
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    Originally posted by Patman View Post
    The real problem is the guy in the number 8 sweater
    Firing the coach is the wrong move. In order for the Bruins to become relevant again, Neely and Sweeney have to go.
    It was totally wrong to do this on the same day as the Patriots parade. Hey Sweeney, about getting some decent players
    on the team and then not to trade them away.

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  • Middle Street
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    Originally posted by Patman View Post
    The real problem is the guy in the number 8 sweater
    I couldn't agree more. I'm not impressed with the decision to do this today during Patriots parade. Neely stopped doing regular weekly interviews on the radio this season as well. Seems like he can't handle the accountability aspect of his job.

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  • Middle Street
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    Originally posted by UML Puck Hawk View Post
    Norm to the Bruins current odds set at 20:1
    Is that why he shaved? For the job interview?

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  • Patman
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    Originally posted by UML Puck Hawk View Post
    Norm to the Bruins current odds set at 20:1
    The real problem is the guy in the number 8 sweater

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by UML Puck Hawk View Post
    Norm to the Bruins current odds set at 20:1
    .

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  • UML Puck Hawk
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    Norm to the Bruins current odds set at 20:1

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  • UMLFan
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    3 River Hawks named Walter Brown Award Semifinalists.

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  • UMLFan
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    Great win for the boys last night.

    Apparently when the team isn't playing their fourth game in eight days, it doesn't affect players legs as much, and they can continue to play hard in the third period. Wonder what the UNH fan who mocked us for saying that for the last game ... wonder what he's saying now.

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