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  • Chuck Murray
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Originally posted by Dan View Post
    Well, confidence cannot be good. Hopefully, there is some sense of pride in the room and they will bring more of an effort this weekend. Though, it is certainly fair to wonder why they wouldn't have done that last weekend. SOG and possession are much maligned on the board - but the lack of zone time and Saturday's SOG total certainly don't indicate a sense of urgency...

    While Umile's media quotes are uninspiring I'm certain that's not what's being expressed in the room. So, hopefully there is some fight in there that is just as of yet unseen. Maybe next weekend we'll see it...
    Looks like I'm not the only one hoping for more than I'm realistically expecting from the team this weekend.

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  • C-H-C
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    "UNH Looks For Success in Hockey East Playoffs"
    by Ben Nawn

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  • HockeyRef
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Originally posted by deltabravo62 View Post
    I'll be down there Friday and Saturday as well. No go for Sunday though. Not expecting much but I hope to be surprised.
    Awesome; see you there. We UNH fans have to stick together. Sitting somewhere in Section 12...It would be highly gratifying to make it out of this round. At least they are still playing....even if most feel this first round is nothing more than a HE $$grab. And nada on a third game if it goes that far. Too hard and I've got school in the morning. Besides, I'd rather be home doing my usual 'pace back and forth'...ha!

    ps lost in all of this is that our Tyler Kelleher shares top scoring honors in the nation (along with NU's Zach Aston-Reese) with 59 points. TyK also wins the HE scoring title, the second Wildcat to do so in two years with Andrew Poturalski winning it last year. Jason Salvaggio had a great regular season with 21 goals, as well as Michael McNick with his 38 points, along with his 9 PP goals. Bright spot on the D of course is Captain Matias Cleland in 5th slot for assists. Rookie forward Patrick Grasso potted 17 goals.
    Finally I would be remiss if I didn't mention Danny Tirone who gets a lot of flack (guilty as charged on occasion) But if you sat behind him on Sat nite you would see like I did just how hard he works to keep the puck out of the net. Well done.
    Last edited by HockeyRef; 02-26-2017, 11:48 PM.

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  • deltabravo62
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    I'll be down there Friday and Saturday as well. No go for Sunday though. Not expecting much but I hope to be surprised.

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Dan View Post
    Well, confidence cannot be good. Hopefully, there is some sense of pride in the room and they will bring more of an effort this weekend. Though, it is certainly fair to wonder why they wouldn't have done that last weekend. SOG and possession are much maligned on the board - but the lack of zone time and Saturday's SOG total certainly don't indicate a sense of urgency...

    While Umile's media quotes are uninspiring I'm certain that's not what's being expressed in the room. So, hopefully there is some fight in there that is just as of yet unseen. Maybe next weekend we'll see it...
    Sorry just cranky from the weekend of games. Am hopeful they will be prepared guess I am steeling myself...but I'll head down there and do my part! Heck maybe even break out the Pom Poms!!

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  • Dan
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    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Bingo...coupled with the usual "how hard it's going to be to play at Lawlor" mantra they will be subjected to by the powers that be....which it is...I just wonder about their confidence right about now...
    Well, confidence cannot be good. Hopefully, there is some sense of pride in the room and they will bring more of an effort this weekend. Though, it is certainly fair to wonder why they wouldn't have done that last weekend. SOG and possession are much maligned on the board - but the lack of zone time and Saturday's SOG total certainly don't indicate a sense of urgency...

    While Umile's media quotes are uninspiring I'm certain that's not what's being expressed in the room. So, hopefully there is some fight in there that is just as of yet unseen. Maybe next weekend we'll see it...

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Dan View Post
    MC will do what they always do in that rink against UNH - clog up the neutral zone to take away transition and put every puck that ends up on their sticks on goal. Tirone needs to make the easy saves, control rebounds and cover up pucks. The defense needs to block, corral and clear as many of these attempts as possible. If pucks get through and Tirone starts scrambling MC will jump on them for garbage goals.

    Offensively, UNHs PP needs to lead the way. The group is ranked eighth in the country, while MCs PK is rated 47th overall. Get early leads, draw penalties and convert.

    That's how UNH advances. If they fall behind or kick pucks around in their own end, season over...
    Bingo...coupled with the usual "how hard it's going to be to play at Lawlor" mantra they will be subjected to by the powers that be....which will be the convenient explanation if they lose...I just wonder about their confidence right about now...and just how prepared they will be to play. Granted it IS a tough rink no doubt about it but your plan sounds about right.
    Last edited by HockeyRef; 02-26-2017, 06:05 PM.

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  • Dan
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    MC will do what they always do in that rink against UNH - clog up the neutral zone to take away transition and put every puck that ends up on their sticks on goal. Tirone needs to make the easy saves, control rebounds and cover up pucks. The defense needs to block, corral and clear as many of these attempts as possible. If pucks get through and Tirone starts scrambling MC will jump on them for garbage goals.

    Offensively, UNHs PP needs to lead the way. The group is ranked eighth in the country, while MCs PK is rated 47th overall. Get early leads, draw penalties and convert.

    That's how UNH advances. If they fall behind or kick pucks around in their own end, season over...

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Yeah right....
    You took the words right out of my mouth...

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    Oh no not at all. Just thinking we can help hasten Umile's departure if UNH plays Lowell. Just trying to be helpful.
    Yeah right....

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  • riverchief1
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Well that sounds like a putdown to me...."Oh, let's play you because you're the easiest to beat."

    SO...are you going to take that?????
    Oh no not at all. Just thinking we can help hasten Umile's departure if UNH plays Lowell. Just trying to be helpful.

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    I'm going with UNH to hopefully take out Merrimack so as the lowest remaining seed, we'd get the Wildcats in the quarterfinals.
    Well that sounds like a putdown to me...."Oh, let's play you because you're the easiest to beat."

    SO...are you going to take that?????

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  • riverchief1
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Originally posted by Darius View Post
    We were 1 - 0 - 1, outscoring MC 9 - 5 in the regular season so we are optimistic, correct?
    Since it's unlikely Maine or Amherst will do anything, I'm going with UNH to hopefully take out Merrimack so as the lowest remaining seed, we'd get the Wildcats in the quarterfinals. Really don't feel like dealing with either UConn or NU, especially UConn who really seems to have Lowell's number. Go Wildcats (and eat plenty of Fuddrucker's as that's pretty much the only benefit of having to play at Merrimack).

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Darius View Post
    Aw, geez. Trying to be positive here.
    I am buoyed by your positivity!!! Tix bought for first two games but cannot do a third (if there is one). Go 'Cats!!

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  • Darius
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    They were 1-0-1, outscoring MC 7-5 last year in the regular season.
    Aw, geez. Trying to be positive here.

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