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  • HockeyRef
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    Saw on social media that we will have Shane Eiserman back in the line up this weekend...

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  • riverchief1
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Wow...amazing food prices. Like out of the 1970s! $6 for a hamburger???? Can't get one for less than 9 or 10 anywhere today...
    They pump pretty decent food out of a little corner nook to left of the bar. Specials too. They had a pretty good reuben on special the afternoon of the BC game two weeks go when I grabbed a late lunch. Since work is out at noon Fridays, if there's a game that night at Tsongas, will sometimes head home, change, and do a couple errands, then swing back downtown for lunch around 2:00 there and then over to Beer Works by 4. Playing it by ear tomorrow.

    While Beer Works is the go-to pregame location for a lot of us, I know some have switched to the Worthen because it's less expensive in terms of food and drink.
    Last edited by riverchief1; 03-09-2017, 08:09 PM.

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    If you haven't been there in years, you should check it out.
    Wow...amazing food prices. Like out of the 1970s! $6 for a hamburger???? Can't get one for less than 9 or 10 anywhere today...

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  • riverchief1
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    Originally posted by scoreboard View Post
    ... And an incredible dump.
    Not at all today, maybe back in the 70s before the building was restored. Lots of character...and characters sometimes.

    Check it out HERE. If you haven't been there in years, you should check it out. Great, local UML pregame location. A good pregame alternative near the Tsongas if you want to avoid the Beer Works zoo.
    Last edited by riverchief1; 03-09-2017, 07:56 PM.

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  • scoreboard
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    Originally posted by LTI Alum View Post
    Used to go to the Worthen back in the 70s. Arthur was bartender. Anyone remember him? Went back 3 years ago whilst waiting before a game, ordered 2 pints, gave the Barkeep a 20 and was shocked to get $14 back. Thought I had gone back in time. Definitely still a friendly affordable pub. A Lowell landmark.
    ... And an incredible dump.

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  • LTI Alum
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    Libbys was pretty good though. Glad it was on break as I can imagine it must be a zoo during the rest of the season. But wanted to visit a "traditional" pregame place before the UNH game. Did the same at BU a few weeks back when I spent a couple hours at T's Pub before the game, had fun. Always nice to visit different teams' pre-game locales.

    Beer Works is nice and convenient to Tsongas and where the majority go, although it can get busy early and tends to be a little more expensive. I know others who have been going to The Old Worthen on Worthen Street which is a little further walk but it's been a bar since the 1889 and has great atmosphere. It's housed in a building built in 1834 and has an antique belt driven fans system on the first floor. Food and drinks are inexpensive.
    Used to go to the Worthen back in the 70s. Arthur was bartender. Anyone remember him? Went back 3 years ago whilst waiting before a game, ordered 2 pints, gave the Barkeep a 20 and was shocked to get $14 back. Thought I had gone back in time. Definitely still a friendly affordable pub. A Lowell landmark.

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  • riverchief1
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    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Thanks for the feedback of a new place...hate to admit it but I am not one of those specialty brew people. I mean...no bud light? Good to know there is an alternative!
    No problem. You can definitely get bud light at the Worthen. It's at 141 Worthen Street, maybe 1/4 mile from Tsongas. If you're at Tsongas, it's a straight shot up the street leading to/from it, past front of City Hall, on to Worthen Street and it's on the right. Real close and an easy walk.

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    Libbys was pretty good though. Glad it was on break as I can imagine it must be a zoo during the rest of the season. But wanted to visit a "traditional" pregame place before the UNH game. Did the same at BU a few weeks back when I spent a couple hours at T's Pub before the game, had fun. Always nice to visit different teams' pre-game locales.

    Beer Works is nice and convenient to Tsongas and where the majority go, although it can get busy early and tends to be a little more expensive. I know others who have been going to The Old Worthen on Worthen Street which is a little further walk but it's been a bar since the 1889 and has great atmosphere. It's housed in a building built in 1834 and has an antique belt driven fans system on the first floor. Food and drinks are inexpensive.
    Thanks for the feedback of a new place...hate to admit it but I am not one of those specialty brew people. I mean...no bud light? Good to know there is an alternative!

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  • riverchief1
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    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Haha your Beer Works is a close second...�� Def agree tho I mean we all know we are quintessential underdogs here. It will be a small victory to take it 3 or....dare I say win? �� I'm glad we are still skating and make no illusions about the game (s).

    If you do prevail doubt you'll need any of us going over to your board to (fake) cheer you on. Unless of course you are playing BC then maybe I'd consider it...
    Libbys was pretty good though. Glad it was on break as I can imagine it must be a zoo during the rest of the season. But wanted to visit a "traditional" pregame place before the UNH game. Did the same at BU a few weeks back when I spent a couple hours at T's Pub before the game, had fun. Always nice to visit different teams' pre-game locales.

    Beer Works is nice and convenient to Tsongas and where the majority go, although it can get busy early and tends to be a little more expensive. I know others who have been going to The Old Worthen on Worthen Street which is a little further walk but it's been a bar since the 1889 and has great atmosphere. It's housed in a building built in 1834 and has an antique belt driven fans system on the first floor. Food and drinks are inexpensive.

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by riverchief1 View Post
    LOL! Well if there was a Libbys nearby, the decision would be easier.
    Haha your Beer Works is a close second...😉 Def agree tho I mean we all know we are quintessential underdogs here. It will be a small victory to take it 3 or....dare I say win? 🙀 I'm glad we are still skating and make no illusions about the game (s).

    If you do prevail doubt you'll need any of us going over to your board to (fake) cheer you on. Unless of course you are playing BC then maybe I'd consider it...

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  • riverchief1
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    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Could not agree more!!!!
    LOL! Well if there was a Libbys nearby, the decision would be easier.

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  • UML Puck Hawk
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    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised at all to see you guys win the RS title again next year. It seems that UML is in this decade what UNH was 10-15 years ago (a bunch of regular season titles, less postseason hardware.) I see that RS crown means alot to you guys...
    Well right now its a 2-2 in regular season vs postseason titles, vs 7-2. That being said, it has crossed my mind a bit, but I'm just going to enjoy it and not worry too much about it.

    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    But I will tell you this: I can't remember how many times UNH was the #1 seed back in the better times. But I know I NEVER worried that they might (gasp) have to play the NINE SEED in the first (legitimate) round of the league playoffs.
    Six times you were the 1 seed, you shared it with BU once.

    I would imagine never, but that was a time with far less parity in the league and the national landscape than there is now. I prefer a matchup that suits the team I root for well as opposed to one they have struggled with. We really haven't struggled with UNH in the Bazin era, we have struggled with UConn since they joined HEA.

    Also the 9 seed didn't make the playoffs anytime your team has been especially good, so its definitely never (semantics).

    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    At this point UNH is playing with house money. Nothing would be better than upsetting UML and lousing up RiverFraud's St Patty's Day plans. Perhaps he can spend it at a Golden Corral instead of the Garden. But even one Wildcat win might mess with Lowell's PWR and remind some people to be careful what they wish for.
    Sounding a lot like a BC fan mocking people for enjoying what they enjoy.

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    That won't happen either. They'll cite "safety concerns" - especially given the equipment (sticks) and the speed with which players can shoot the puck today.
    What "safety concerns"? The goalies' protective headgear has never been more advanced. Helmets are mandatory for everyone else. If there are more pucks higher, it's an easy fix - just slap face shields/cages on 'em, like in the NCAA. Simple.

    No one seems overly concerned about "safety" when goalies play on their knees - sometimes even their stomachs - bringing their heads squarely into the middle of the goal. And there has never been any complaining about the way the rest of the skaters throw themselves in front of pucks. No one seems THAT concerned about puck speed/force.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it here again. No one is shooting the puck any faster today than Bobby Hull or Bobby Orr was shooting it a half century ago. And Hull was doing it with a grossly curved stick that would make today's composite materials blush. Until then, sticks were virtually flat, and goalies were mask-less.

    But God forbid we dare ask the goalies to trim away the excess padding that's not there for injury protection, but for *protection* of the goalie's GAA. Oh, the horror ...

    ((( ... I realize I'm probably jumping the gun on the offseason, but we are playing with house money now ... )))

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    It would be fine with me if the HE execs grew a pair next season and said team finishing 9-11 don't make the postseason. But we know that aint happening...



    Wouldn't be surprised at all to see you guys win the RS title again next year. It seems that UML is in this decade what UNH was 10-15 years ago (a bunch of regular season titles, less postseason hardware.) I see that RS crown means alot to you guys...

    But I will tell you this: I can't remember how many times UNH was the #1 seed back in the better times. But I know I NEVER worried that they might (gasp) have to play the NINE SEED in the first (legitimate) round of the league playoffs.

    At this point UNH is playing with house money. Nothing would be better than upsetting UML and lousing up RiverFraud's St Patty's Day plans. Perhaps he can spend it at a Golden Corral instead of the Garden. But even one Wildcat win might mess with Lowell's PWR and remind some people to be careful what they wish for.
    Could not agree more!!!!

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  • HockeyRef
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    Article about Marcus Vela...who we've been missing!

    https://www.nhl.com/sharks/news/pros...la/c-287513644

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