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  • Harry Cleverly
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    Originally posted by DLG View Post
    Excellent article.

    You watch BU, see four first-round NHL draft choices on the ice at the same time (Farabee, Bowers, Fabbro and Oettinger) and wonder why they aren't better? Then you check the respective ages of some of the other teams ...

    It also shows that after the high-end talent, BU's depth players have been lacking.

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by Harry Cleverly View Post
    11 shots, and no goals, through two periods. Against UConn?
    Are they packing it in for the season?
    So much for a response to five straight losses and a fourth place finish in the Beanpot.
    Will there be any life for the third period?
    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Yes, one would think. But who knows where they are mentally? We don't know the identity of this team yet. They haven't progressed as well as last year's, who was playing much better and by the end of the season was a team nobody wanted to face. This year's team seems to be fading quietly into the night...
    Exactly why I posted this a few days ago. Mark Linehan just said "This is a twenty-minute statement for the rest of the season." We'll find out if they have packed it in by about 9:30...

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  • Harry Cleverly
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    11 shots, and no goals, through two periods. Against UConn?
    Are they packing it in for the season?
    So much for a response to five straight losses and a fourth place finish in the Beanpot.
    Will there be any life for the third period?

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  • DLG
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    one of best college hockey writers

    https://www.grandforksherald.com/spo...iting-strategy

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  • Friend_of_BU_Hockey
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    Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post
    In addition to injuries that are playing a role right now, Bobo and Wise, and the likelihood that others (Krys and Harper come to mind) are playing through an injury. Last year's team was mostly healthy in the second half of the year by all accounts.
    IIRC, Harper was only significant injury/illness. Greenway missed 4 games for the Olympics.

    Currently Albie is forced to dress every healthy/available skater.

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  • brassbonanza
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    Originally posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    This year's team has a different makeup in terms of personalities and leadership. Bobo is a quieter, lead-by-example captain, flanked by a co-captain and 2 assistant captains who are still younger than the average age of most teams.

    IMO last year's team had a leadership core that was complemented by a stronger group of Seniors (Melanson, Phelps, Macleod, Diffley). That's lacking this year with Switzer & Prawdzik not really playing a role on the team, Cloonan only returning to the team out of need following offseason turnover, and Willman as a transfer struggling to regain is pre-ACL tear form at Brown.

    Also, last year's lineup was bigger, deeper, and harder to play against once they started clicking. Greenway, Tkachuk, Hickey, Olsson, Phelps, MacLeod -- all very physical players. How many players on the current roster would one consider "difficult to play against"?
    In addition to injuries that are playing a role right now, Bobo and Wise, and the likelihood that others (Krys and Harper come to mind) are playing through an injury. Last year's team was mostly healthy in the second half of the year by all accounts.

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  • Friend_of_BU_Hockey
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Yes, one would think. But who knows where they are mentally? We don't know the identity of this team yet. They haven't progressed as well as last year's, who was playing much better and by the end of the season was a team nobody wanted to face. This year's team seems to be fading quietly into the night...
    This year's team has a different makeup in terms of personalities and leadership. Bobo is a quieter, lead-by-example captain, flanked by a co-captain and 2 assistant captains who are still younger than the average age of most teams.

    IMO last year's team had a leadership core that was complemented by a stronger group of Seniors (Melanson, Phelps, Macleod, Diffley). That's lacking this year with Switzer & Prawdzik not really playing a role on the team, Cloonan only returning to the team out of need following offseason turnover, and Willman as a transfer struggling to regain is pre-ACL tear form at Brown.

    Also, last year's lineup was bigger, deeper, and harder to play against once they started clicking. Greenway, Tkachuk, Hickey, Olsson, Phelps, MacLeod -- all very physical players. How many players on the current roster would one consider "difficult to play against"?

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    UConn has 10 points. If Bobo plays, I'm predicting a win and a tie. Without Bobo, I think they can split.

    Right!? Right!!!?

    *sigh*
    Yes, one would think. But who knows where they are mentally? We don't know the identity of this team yet. They haven't progressed as well as last year's, who was playing much better and by the end of the season was a team nobody wanted to face. This year's team seems to be fading quietly into the night...

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  • brassbonanza
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    UConn has 10 points. If Bobo plays, I'm predicting a win and a tie. Without Bobo, I think they can split.

    Right!? Right!!!?

    *sigh*
    Don't expect Bobo to play.

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  • Bomber
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Anyone going out on a limb and hoping for at least a split?
    UConn has 10 points. If Bobo plays, I'm predicting a win and a tie. Without Bobo, I think they can split.

    Right!? Right!!!?

    *sigh*

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  • mookie1995
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    Anyone going out on a limb and hoping for at least a split?

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  • Bomber
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    Darn - I forgot all about it! I assume it was on NESN Plus since the Bruins were on.Hopefully there will be a replay.
    I was at Blackhawks -Bruins and got home in time to watch OT. I loved seeing the old uni’s. I loved hearing the band and a small, but rabid cheering section.

    I did a little Women’s Beanpot research. They lost 24-0 to NU in ‘95 😳

    It’s good to see that one hockey team at BU is relevant.

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Unbelievable Women's Beanpot final if you didn't see it...Sammy Davis (not Jr.) scores in OT and BU beats Harvard, 3-2. First Beanpot for BU since 1981 (almost hard to believe).
    Darn - I forgot all about it! I assume it was on NESN Plus since the Bruins were on.Hopefully there will be a replay.

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  • JerryP66
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    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Announced attendance was 15,015, second lowest since TD Garden opened.

    Sean
    Maybe that is true, but how many years was it being announced a sell out and there were plenty of empty seats. For a college game 15K fans in any arena is good.

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    I had no idea you guys hadn't won a women's Beanpot since 80s. With all the good teams you've had under Durocher that is incredible.
    That was the exact thought I had when I heard it...

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