Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BU 2020-21 Season: The Road to … Nowhere?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rogie21
    replied
    CHN'S bracket projection--taking into account tonight's conference championship games--has BU as the #3 seed in the Northeast regional, facing #2 seed Wisconsin.

    Fargo
    1. North Dakota vs. 4. St. Lawrence
    2. Minnesota State vs. 3. Minnesota-Duluth

    Loveland
    1. Minnesota vs. 4. Omaha
    2. St. Cloud State vs 3. Lake Superior

    Bridgeport
    1. Boston College vs. 4. American International
    2. Michigan vs. 3. Quinnipiac

    Albany
    1. Massachusetts vs. 4. Providence
    2. Wisconsin vs. 3. Boston University

    FWIW, USCHO's bracketology--done two days ago--offered two scenarios. In one, BU is the #3 seed in Bridgeport, facing #2 seed St. Cloud. In the other, BU is a #4, facing #1 seed Minnesota in Loveland, Colorado.

    Leave a comment:


  • J.D.
    replied
    You guys are in

    Leave a comment:


  • brassbonanza
    replied
    In order for BU to not get in, the committee would have to find three teams on this list more deserving than BU. Not happening.

    (place finished in league)

    Bemidji 15-9-3 (4)

    BU 10-4-1 (2)

    Denver lol 10-13 (5)

    Omaha 14-10-1 (4)

    PC 11-8-5 (5)

    Bowling Green 20-10-1 (2)

    Notre Dame 14-13-2 (4)

    Leave a comment:


  • Scarlet
    replied
    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    Don't know who the last 4 at large are right now, but there still are 4 potential bid stealers tomorrow:

    Canisius
    St. Lawrence
    UML
    NMU

    Highly unlikely all 4 win. Even then I haven't concluded who would be left out. I will leave that to you guys.
    One down.

    Leave a comment:


  • Sean Pickett
    replied
    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post
    Fifty years ago today, BU defeated Minnesota, 4-2, in the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium, for its first NCAA championship...
    I was still eight years away from watching hockey on TV, another year away from attending my first game (10 Feb 1980, Canadiens vs Bruins at the Garden. I went with a young lady and we sat in the last row of the west end balcony and the ice behind the goal line was not visible. Boston lost, 3-2, but my date was happy since she was a Montreal fan.), and 14 and 1/2 years away from attending my first BU game (1 Nov 1985, Maine vs BU. I went with another young lady and we sat on the glass next to the Maine bench. BU won, 4-1, and my date became my wife several years later.). I, of course, enjoyed the BU game much, much more than the Bruins game.

    I'm not sure which I fell in love with more, my wife or college hockey. I went to all the BU road games east of the Great Lakes during the regular season and when the team went out west I either went to see games at Harvard if they were home (to see different teams) or up to Lowell, especially when they hosted WCHA teams. I also went to other games, like when NU hosted Alaska-Fairbanks and the Auld Lang Syne Tournament. I also went to the ECAC Tournament at the Garden and,NCAA games at Harvard when BU wasn't in the Hockey East and/or NCAA Tournaments.

    Sean

    Leave a comment:


  • DNAEagle
    replied
    Interesting to see the equipment, and remember some of those BU players, Danby Stirling etc (ugh) and Dean Blais for Minnie. I like the more subdued celebrations after a goal, guys acting like they have done it before, rather than the Euro football histrionics.

    Leave a comment:


  • Rogie21
    replied
    Fifty years ago today, BU defeated Minnesota, 4-2, in the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium, for its first NCAA championship after six previous trips to the Frozen Four. Two goals for Captain Steve Stirling and 32 saves for MOP Dan Brady. Stirling, Brady and Bob Brown made up half of the Eastern All-American team. BU finished 28-2-1 and the 1.91 team GAA remains the program record. So is the 40.2 power play percentage (66 of 164). More PPGs than total goals allowed (60).
    http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/20...h-back-bu.html

    Video highlights Check out the tiny goal pads on Brady and Erickson.

    Leave a comment:


  • Lemonade
    replied
    Even if all 4 win that leaves 12 spots and I think BU is fine. Probably a 3 seed in a bracket.

    Leave a comment:


  • brassbonanza
    replied
    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    Don't know who the last 4 at large are right now, but there still are 4 potential bid stealers tomorrow:

    Canisius
    St. Lawrence
    UML
    NMU

    Highly unlikely all 4 win. Even then I haven't concluded who would be left out. I will leave that to you guys.
    If all 4 of the above win, then BU is in trouble. 3, maybe a small sweat. 2 or below, we're fine.

    Leave a comment:


  • J.D.
    replied
    Don't know who the last 4 at large are right now, but there still are 4 potential bid stealers tomorrow:

    Canisius
    St. Lawrence
    UML
    NMU

    Highly unlikely all 4 win. Even then I haven't concluded who would be left out. I will leave that to you guys.

    Leave a comment:


  • brassbonanza
    replied
    Originally posted by DLG View Post
    With the Northern Michigan victory BU chances have diminished but they should still make the tourney

    However, this year the committee has much more discretion than in previous years where the pairwise selected the teams
    As a result coaches and others are opening lobbying the committee. Both Leaman (Prov) and Carle (Denver) mentioned it in their post game pressers

    Is Bu lobbying the group? Do O'connell and the athletic director have enough stature/juice to even be noticed
    If Quinn were still the coach I think BU chances would be higher-
    Politics seemed to have been a factor in the women's tourney selections
    That's really not true. BU is far from the last team in at this point.

    The postgame presser lobbying is childish and stupid. Both PC and DU have much worse arguments than BU. DU is 10-13. If you're lobbying in the press, that usually means you don't have much of a shot.

    BU is 3-1 against the two Hockey East "locks" and 5-2 against the top half of the league. While our play the past few weeks has been bad, our resume remains stronger than nearly all "bubble" teams.

    A whole lot of very bad analysis in this thread.

    Leave a comment:


  • DLG
    replied
    With the Northern Michigan victory BU chances have diminished but they should still make the tourney

    However, this year the committee has much more discretion than in previous years where the pairwise selected the teams
    As a result coaches and others are opening lobbying the committee. Both Leaman (Prov) and Carle (Denver) mentioned it in their post game pressers

    Is Bu lobbying the group? Do O'connell and the athletic director have enough stature/juice to even be noticed
    If Quinn were still the coach I think BU chances would be higher-
    Politics seemed to have been a factor in the women's tourney selections

    Leave a comment:


  • J.D.
    replied
    Ha, there were only 3 teams in that tournament.

    Leave a comment:


  • Harry Cleverly
    replied
    St. Lawrence in the mini-ECAC final. Yikes!

    Leave a comment:


  • BU93
    replied
    Originally posted by BU Fan 84 View Post

    Oh, you must be new here.
    I’m well aware of that game. I remember throwing stuff around my apartment watching in helpless frustration. The point is we play better against that kind and style of opponent. We don’t match well with the older, physical heavy teams right now. Anyway, it’s about time we returned the favor from that experience, don’t you think?

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X