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  • I know it's only an exhibition and the first real competition in a while, but that's kinda disappointing, no? Lack of face off wins hurt them in a few games last season.

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    • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
      I know it's only an exhibition and the first real competition in a while, but that's kinda disappointing, no? Lack of face off wins hurt them in a few games last season.
      As a team last year they were 43% from the dot. Same players taking faceoffs this year (plus Brown) so I don't expect to see that much improvement. Can't remember a game last year where BU won more faceoffs.

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      • In his post-exhibition interview with Scott Weighart, O’Connell is pretty candid about what needs improvement moving into the season, while also addressing many of the individual assets he has on the roster.

        Like Scarlet, I’ve been critical of BU’s consistently low faceoff numbers, but do believe we should see better results than last year. Brown is a plus. Skoog’s win percentage was down last season after a .502 as a freshman. He was +2 on Saturday. Stevens had a team-best .536 last season. Judging from Albie’s comments in the interview, he’s looking to get Stevens into the line-up on a regular basis. Let’s see what happens vs. UConn.
        The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog

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        • [QUOTE=Rogie21;n3684805]
          In his post-exhibition interview with Scott Weighart, O’Connell is pretty candid about what needs improvement moving into the season, while also addressing many of the individual assets he has on the roster.

          Loved the "a few good men" reference. Was that '98?

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          • Starting October 15, proof of vaccination required to go to games at Agganis, per BU Athletics twitter.

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            • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
              Starting October 15, proof of vaccination required to go to games at Agganis, per BU Athletics twitter.
              Yup - they just sent an email too.

              Proof of vax or negative test within 72 hours.
              Masks are still required per the city of Boston mandate unless actively eating or drinking.

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              • [QUOTE=Leonidas;n3684903]
                Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post
                In his post-exhibition interview with Scott Weighart, O’Connell is pretty candid about what needs improvement moving into the season, while also addressing many of the individual assets he has on the roster.

                Loved the "a few good men" reference. Was that '98?
                1996-1997 was the “few good men” season. BU began the year with just 20 forwards and defensemen. I don’t recall why. Mike Grier and Chris O’Sullivan had turned pro after their junior seasons but that had been expected. John Hynes ruptured a disc in his neck after playing just one game and Brendan Walsh was suspended or dismissed after 27 games. Tommi Degerman was a mid-season addition right out of the Norwegian military and played the final 17 games.

                Bernie’s call, “a few good men are going to Milwaukee,” followed Chris Drury’s overtime game-winner in the NCAA regional final in Worcester. BU had led Denver, 3-2, but the Pioneers tied it on an extra-attacker goal. Two Terrier goals were scored by Albie O’Connell, who was named to the Regional All-Tourney team. This was the TV call of the goal, not Bernie’s. Will add if located. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wVFSgfMAIw
                The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog

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                • How does one leave Chris Drury ALL ALONE in front of the net? In OT? In a game to decide who goes to the Frozen Four??? Yeesh.

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                  • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                    How does one leave Chris Drury ALL ALONE in front of the net? In OT? In a game to decide who goes to the Frozen Four??? Yeesh.
                    3-on-3 was such a rarity back then - it was 3 on 3 because of actual penalties. I think they just didn't have enough experience with it to cover everyone effectively.
                    BU Hockey: The trophy case is once again growing

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                    • Brendan Walsh. Extra duck sauce. Forgot about that.

                      That was a good season. So close.

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                      • Happy Friday Terrier Nation! It's GAME DAY!!!!!

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                        • SI posted a top 100 college players list. Lots of Terriers and Crimson. Less Eagles. : ).

                          https://twitter.com/thnryankennedy/s...919711232?s=21
                          It Happened!!!!

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                          • Originally posted by Bomber View Post
                            SI posted a top 100 college players list. Lots of Terriers and Crimson. Less Eagles. : ).

                            https://twitter.com/thnryankennedy/s...919711232?s=21
                            Fewer.
                            Originally posted by mookie1995
                            bc is superior to bu in nearly everything. while it is sad that it has come to it, it's the truth. if bu doesn't like it, improve.
                            Rep from Hokydad -"and your an old never been piece of ****"

                            Originally Posted by Dirty
                            Why is anyone surprised that Old Pio is acting like a grumpy old f^ck? He is a grumpy old f^ck.

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                            • CHN’s spot-on preview of BU (Inside Hockey East: Team Previews) contends the team has potential Frozen Four talent, but is “playing with fire” by being consistently outshot. Last season BU was outshot in 12 of 16 games (including by a combined 33 shots in the sweep of UMass). The other four games included 2 wins against Vermont and 1 against Merrimack. Average shots/game were 33.5 for opponents and 26.375 for BU (overtimes not factored in).

                              The reasons for the disparity are no secret. Not overcoming a heavy forecheck. Losing 50/50s and weak face off numbers, especially in the D-zone—all of which prevent BU unleashing one of its best assets: team speed. Albie is well aware and addressed some of this in his media call. Now we’ll see if/how the team responds and executes.
                              The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog

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                              • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                                Happy Friday Terrier Nation! It's GAME DAY!!!!!
                                I'll be there!!!! First RS game in Harford for me.
                                BU Hockey: The trophy case is once again growing

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