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  • mookie1995
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    4 in a row!!

    Shots were really 12-30 after two??

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  • Friend_of_BU_Hockey
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    Albie has a not so talented team playing hard. That's a credit to him. Okay so their moves around the net remind of that time shrader was on a date at T's Pub, but its all good. Like that late, not so great poster (who I believe eventually got married and then screwed to North Carolina) there's room for improvement especially if Albie can get more talent in here.
    One trend I'd like to see Albie develop (pun intended) is for depth/role players to improve so they make a bigger impact in their roles as they become upperclassmen. I feel this year the likes of Curry, Amonte, Crotty, Farrance (to an extent) have definitely improved. Even Cloonan has finally started playing like the Ryan Cloonan we saw his Freshman year.

    One criticism of the DQ regime is that he spent much more of his focus on his stars, and didn't invest enough towards developing his depth players. Quinn regularly shortened his bench and leaned very heavily on a small group of players; some of that was a byproduct of not being able to coach up role players so he could trust them enough in key situations.

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    Yes but on the flip side, you have to live in Ohio for another 4 years...

    Albie has a not so talented team playing hard. That's a credit to him. Okay so their moves around the net remind of that time shrader was on a date at T's Pub, but its all good. Like that late, not so great poster (who I believe eventually got married and then screwed to North Carolina) there's room for improvement especially if Albie can get more talent in here.
    Well, next years freshman class will seemingly be ranked among the top 5, with Zegras, Mastrosimone and the 3 d-men from USNDTP. So there is a good chance that the talent level will be higher next year.

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  • Rover
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    Originally posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    Even fully healthy, this BU team isn't as deep nor talented as last year. Bobo's injury impacts the team so much more.due to those factors.

    Not shocked Vidoli goes back to his native Ohio. Plays closer to home and assuming he's not on scholarship (he wasn't at BU), in-state tuition @ OSU makes a big difference compared to the ~$65K/year at BU.
    Yes but on the flip side, you have to live in Ohio for another 4 years...

    Albie has a not so talented team playing hard. That's a credit to him. Okay so their moves around the net remind of that time shrader was on a date at T's Pub, but its all good. Like that late, not so great poster (who I believe eventually got married and then screwed to North Carolina) there's room for improvement especially if Albie can get more talent in here.
    Last edited by Rover; 02-08-2019, 10:53 AM.

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  • Friend_of_BU_Hockey
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    Originally posted by srsterrier View Post
    Tough to judge from one year, especially this year. This team just isn’t as strong as last year and Bobo being out is a killer.
    P. S. In case it hasn't been mentioned already, Vidoli to Ohio State.
    Even fully healthy, this BU team isn't as deep nor talented as last year. Bobo's injury impacts the team so much more.due to those factors.

    Not shocked Vidoli goes back to his native Ohio. Plays closer to home and assuming he's not on scholarship (he wasn't at BU), in-state tuition @ OSU makes a big difference compared to the ~$65K/year at BU.

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  • srsterrier
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    I'll give the dude a little breathing room. Remember it took Quinn 5 years to figure out how to coach and make his team reach their potential (and then of course he turned around and immediately ditched the team for the NHL! ).
    Tough to judge from one year, especially this year. This team just isn’t as strong as last year and Bobo being out is a killer.
    P. S. In case it hasn't been mentioned already, Vidoli to Ohio State.

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  • Rover
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Wha?!?!?

    If Albie didn’t.... why’d he get the job

    Thought that was the whole point
    I'll give the dude a little breathing room. Remember it took Quinn 5 years to figure out how to coach and make his team reach their potential (and then of course he turned around and immediately ditched the team for the NHL! ).

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post
    Watching the Bruins beat up on the Rangers... I wonder how Quinn feels about his decision (financial aspect aside).
    Um...probably pretty good right about now.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Watching the Bruins beat up on the Rangers... I wonder how Quinn feels about his decision (financial aspect aside).

    Edit: And now the tide has turned... Go Bruins!
    Last edited by ericredaxe; 02-06-2019, 09:32 PM.

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  • PPGuru
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    Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post
    The issue is, from what I understand, a lingering leg injury of some kind. I don't specifically know the severity, but from reading the tea leaves I don't believe this is a short-term thing and am skeptical that he was actually a game time decision on Monday.
    I heard the same info from a well connected BU STH.

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  • mookie1995
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    That's been clear for quite some time now. Unless you have Bobby Orr back there, I don't like it when a defenseman is the top scorer. I don't like it when the top goal scorer barely has double digit goals (10) in February. I like the effort, which is something we didn't always see during the end of Parker's era. But the inability to put the puck in the net is fatal. Not blaming Albie as he didn't recruit these guys, and there have been a ton of departures. But, if we took a drink every time they shoot the puck straight into the goalie's chest each game we'd all be on the floor of the arena by the 2nd intermission with the room spinning around.
    Wha?!?!?

    If Albie didn’t.... why’d he get the job

    Thought that was the whole point

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  • Rover
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    Who would you rather have: Ryan Whitney or Dante Fabbro?

    Not sure who else has led the team in scoring in the past. Plus, I think Farabee moved ahead of Fabbro on Friday night. But your point still stands.
    To me it screams of an offense designed around "puck luck" as opposed to creating your own opportunities. I realize a lot of that is after watching 20+ years of Jack's boring azz offense which revolved around dumping the puck into the corner, digging it out and passing back to the blue line for a slapper from the point, only to find no one was actually in front of the net What you end up having is one defensemen leading the team with a boatload of assists while all the forwards are bunched up in the single digits in goals based on the random chance of a slap shot hitting them in the rear end and bouncing into the net. But, the D shouldn't be outscoring the 1st line center. Or the 2nd line center ideally.

    BU: No Snipers Need Apply

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    That's been clear for quite some time now. Unless you have Bobby Orr back there, I don't like it when a defenseman is the top scorer. I don't like it when the top goal scorer barely has double digit goals (10) in February. I like the effort, which is something we didn't always see during the end of Parker's era. But the inability to put the puck in the net is fatal. Not blaming Albie as he didn't recruit these guys, and there have been a ton of departures. But, if we took a drink every time they shoot the puck straight into the goalie's chest each game we'd all be on the floor of the arena by the 2nd intermission with the room spinning around.
    Who would you rather have: Ryan Whitney or Dante Fabbro?

    Not sure who else has led the team in scoring in the past. Plus, I think Farabee moved ahead of Fabbro on Friday night. But your point still stands.

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  • Rover
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    It's just becoming clearer and clearer that the talent level on this team is not what we would like to think. .
    That's been clear for quite some time now. Unless you have Bobby Orr back there, I don't like it when a defenseman is the top scorer. I don't like it when the top goal scorer barely has double digit goals (10) in February. I like the effort, which is something we didn't always see during the end of Parker's era. But the inability to put the puck in the net is fatal. Not blaming Albie as he didn't recruit these guys, and there have been a ton of departures. But, if we took a drink every time they shoot the puck straight into the goalie's chest each game we'd all be on the floor of the arena by the 2nd intermission with the room spinning around.

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  • buoldtimer
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    Originally posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    From the BU perspective, the timing of Tkachuk's departure was less than ideal. As contingency, BU added Cheremeta to the roster a few weeks before Tkachuk made his decision. However, it's very clear Tkachuk would've had a much bigger impact on this BU team than Cheremeta has.
    Does this statement imply that expectations for Cheremeta exceed what we've seen this season?

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