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  • brassbonanza
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    word on the street is Bobo is playing tonight

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  • Thiessen'sBetter
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    Originally posted by Jofa View Post
    Agree with poster on the quality of play difference. Whether it’s an issue of talent or style is not important the college game has not been entertaining on many nights even for the alleged better teams. The PC game was dreadful. NHL worthy players or not these boys have been playing at a high level somehere before college and have shown they can skate and put the puck in the net. Has anyone seen a college team this year that has played an exciting brand of hockey? The NHL is killing it now for excitement the best in a few decades imo.
    The college game needs stars. Gaudreau and Eichel drew a lot of eyeballs from hockey fans who weren't fans of those teams. Gaudette and Makar as well, but the buzz isn't/wasn't the same as those other two guys. I enjoy watching Lowell, Providence, NU this year...but can a casual college hockey fan name 2 players on those teams?

    Also, I know it's been talked about a ton, but I was drawn to college hockey for the rivalries and the atmospheres. Large student sections, packed barns, constant noise and chanting. The experience is a lot more dull nowadays and I think the same product on the ice would feel a lot more exciting if it occurred in a high-energy environment.

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  • Jofa
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mookie been trying that argument for years when peeps say bu tickets are well priced and use Bruins for comparison

    Also, nhl draft is a blindfolded dart board. Brian McConnell? Former employee #6??

    The evidence is overwhelming
    Jeff Kealty #22 overall pick never played an NHL game was a woeful underperformer at BU. Now the president of hockey operations for Nashville but still lives locally

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  • JerryP66
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    Originally posted by Jofa View Post
    Agree with poster on the quality of play difference. Whether it’s an issue of talent or style is not important the college game has not been entertaining on many nights even for the alleged better teams. The PC game was dreadful. NHL worthy players or not these boys have been playing at a high level somehere before college and have shown they can skate and put the puck in the net. Has anyone seen a college team this year that has played an exciting brand of hockey? The NHL is killing it now for excitement the best in a few decades imo.
    I still find the college game entertaining, my only point in this was that the NHL and College aren't close, and they aren't supposed to be and they never have been. All i can say is that this is a BU thread, and BU fans were accustom to a high level of play, they haven't been seeing that as much so maybe that is the problem here.

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  • Jofa
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mookie been trying that argument for years when peeps say bu tickets are well priced and use Bruins for comparison

    Also, nhl draft is a blindfolded dart board. Brian McConnell? Former employee #6??

    The evidence is overwhelming
    Agree with poster on the quality of play difference. Whether it’s an issue of talent or style is not important the college game has not been entertaining on many nights even for the alleged better teams. The PC game was dreadful. NHL worthy players or not these boys have been playing at a high level somehere before college and have shown they can skate and put the puck in the net. Has anyone seen a college team this year that has played an exciting brand of hockey? The NHL is killing it now for excitement the best in a few decades imo.

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  • mookie1995
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    Mookie been trying that argument for years when peeps say bu tickets are well priced and use Bruins for comparison

    Also, nhl draft is a blindfolded dart board. Brian McConnell? Former employee #6??

    The evidence is overwhelming

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  • Bomber
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    Originally posted by JerryP66 View Post
    This is great, my credentials. OK, I am 45 years old I have been watching hockey for 38 approx years, I played in HS. What are yours? And again, of those 22 NHL draft picks how many of them are NHL level today?? How many will ever see the NHL. The difference between the NHL and college is HUGE! If you don't think so then I will question who the **** you are?
    Welcome to the board (or this thread anyway.). Enjoy your stay.

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  • JerryP66
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    There were 22 NHL Draft picks on the ice last night in Providence. 22. So NHL Exec's think there was a complete roster (with spare parts) of a future NHL Team out there.

    Who the the **** are you anyway? And how long have you been watching college hockey? #CredentialsRequested

    BU Hockey: Been At This a Long Time
    This is great, my credentials. OK, I am 45 years old I have been watching hockey for 38 approx years, I played in HS. What are yours? And again, of those 22 NHL draft picks how many of them are NHL level today?? How many will ever see the NHL. The difference between the NHL and college is HUGE! If you don't think so then I will question who the **** you are?

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  • BU93
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. I DVR'd both games and watched the first period of BU, then the whole Bruins, then the last two periods of BU. Agree it "isn't fair" but it just magnified how ineffective BU's play was in the third period (as chickod said).
    I just finished watching on DVR tonight as well. This was a tale of 2 teams. The team that played the first 15 minutes shows the potential of this team - attacking style, quick and accurate passing, a physical defense, and top tier goaltending. I was impressed. That team wins 20-25 games. They certainly had the ability to do it this year. The team in the last 45 minutes hung on for their lives as they were taken for a ride. I still maintain if Jake plays like that, we have a chance to beat anyone in college hockey, even when scoring 1 or 2 goals. Still a chance (slim) for home ice in the quarters.

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  • OldAlum
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    Two favorable outcomes for the Terriers in Hockey East tonight: A BC win, and a UNH win.

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    I know this isn't fair (Pro's vs. Amateurs), but switching from PC-BU to Bruins-Lightening last night was like watching a completely different sport. The gap shouldn't be that wide. The 3rd period of PC-BU was borderline unwatchable.
    I was thinking the same thing. I DVR'd both games and watched the first period of BU, then the whole Bruins, then the last two periods of BU. Agree it "isn't fair" but it just magnified how ineffective BU's play was in the third period (as chickod said).

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  • brassbonanza
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    Suit yourself, but if I see you biting into a hot dog at the arena I'm still looking the other way!
    Many games at The Coffin are free of hot dogs!

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  • Rover
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    I can eat just fine (and fast), thank you very much. And I even have my own teeth!!
    Suit yourself, but if I see you biting into a hot dog at the arena I'm still looking the other way!

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    I think Bomber's point is that watching BU try to score is like watching old people eat.
    I can eat just fine (and fast), thank you very much. And I even have my own teeth!!

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  • Bomber
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    Originally posted by rover View Post
    i think bomber's point is that watching bu try to score is like watching old people eat.

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