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  • #61
    Ryan St. Louis possibly leaving Northeastern to return to juniors:

    https://***********/SchlossmanGF/sta...C51e6l558pAAAA

    Will UVM get another shot at him?

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    • #62
      Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
      Ryan St. Louis possibly leaving Northeastern to return to juniors:

      https://***********/SchlossmanGF/sta...C51e6l558pAAAA

      Will UVM get another shot at him?
      Doubt it - feels like Marty wants his kids to be their own man, which I respect the hell out of (and also avoids questions of nepotism) - but a gal can dream.
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      • #63
        Originally posted by TovarishchLisa View Post
        Plus the second game of that set was rougghhhh.
        Agreed, that was brutal!

        Overall, in regard to not posting, while I'm still a fan of course, my level of interest has honestly dropped a bit after years of losing. Hopefully Woodcroft can turn things around.

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        • #64
          We knew this thing was gonna take a decent amount of time to fix, and the fact we're still living in COVID world hasn't made things any easier. I do believe there's light at the end of the tunnel eventually, but it will take some time to actually see it.

          Woodcroft's regime has basically *torn down* the old recruiting, which is a good thing. That was the big knock on the previous regime especially once Wallack got jettisoned.
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          • #65
            Interrupting this men's thread to encourage you to check out the women's team who just upset #1 Northeastern on the road in a game that featured one of the best saves you'll ever see in context:

            https://***********/hockey_east/stat...76251643244547
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            • #66
              not a particularly convincing win last night, but a win's a win.

              PS - I adore those Alaska jerseys.
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              • #67
                Originally posted by UVM Cat in Texas View Post
                Agreed, that was brutal!

                Overall, in regard to not posting, while I'm still a fan of course, my level of interest has honestly dropped a bit after years of losing. Hopefully Woodcroft can turn things around.
                Same this year….What you said combined Covid has really sapped my interest….no rivalries anymore. Boring.

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                • #68
                  My view is that this year is pretty much a long preseason. Watched almost all the games either live or on TV. The team is entertaining to watch but is still finding ways to lose. Young team, blah, blah, blah. Knew it is going to be a multi-year project to restore the program and that is what we are watching. I'm a little concerned about defense for next year and wish UVM could have kept Jeff Hill. Last night was the coldest night at Gutterson that I remember in a long time.

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                  • #69
                    I don’t buy this years to rebuild. You only have a player for four years so, yes 2-3, but you need to work with what you have. I still go to every game and watch whenever I can. I hear the coach talk about not having natural goal scorers. I can tell you that you won’t score unless you shoot. A lot of a teams goals are not perfect goals but opportunities after the initial shot or the odd bounce. Look at Alaska’s second goal last night. If you bring the puck in on a power play you don’t always have to set up the play if you have an opportunity. The rest of the team is right behind to take advantage of any bouncing pucks. And don’t always skate behind the net, but out it in the slot and it might even bounce off a defender. And Alaska was getting close to stealing the drop pass. We need to think about doing that.

                    it always looks easier from the stands but you need to shoot to score. I did like them hustling to the puck a lot of the time. Each shift should be treated likes it’s your last shift. This team has enough talent to win, they just need to believe that themselves.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Vermont Ref View Post
                      I don’t buy this years to rebuild. You only have a player for four years so, yes 2-3, but you need to work with what you have. I still go to every game and watch whenever I can. I hear the coach talk about not having natural goal scorers. I can tell you that you won’t score unless you shoot. A lot of a teams goals are not perfect goals but opportunities after the initial shot or the odd bounce. Look at Alaska’s second goal last night. If you bring the puck in on a power play you don’t always have to set up the play if you have an opportunity. The rest of the team is right behind to take advantage of any bouncing pucks. And don’t always skate behind the net, but out it in the slot and it might even bounce off a defender. And Alaska was getting close to stealing the drop pass. We need to think about doing that.

                      it always looks easier from the stands but you need to shoot to score. I did like them hustling to the puck a lot of the time. Each shift should be treated likes it’s your last shift. This team has enough talent to win, they just need to believe that themselves.
                      UVM admittedly isn't bad at getting shots off. In terms of shot attempts UVM actually is slightly in the black, 1128 for, 1114 against. That rate is similar to UMass. What's killing them is that UVM is dead last in the country in shooting percentage and is only midpack in save percentage.

                      I know college doesn't have the stuff required for expected goal models, but I'm curious to see how it lines up for UVM, if it's just bad luck/lack of confidence or we're not creating grade-A chances.
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                      • #71
                        Good to see some action in here.
                        Give Woodcroft two more seasons. Think you will love what you see.

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                        • #72
                          Great game tonight!! A few lapses were the difference in the game. Much better game than the BU game they actually won. Good passing, puck possession and overall good game. One negative. They used to try to hit too much under Sneddon and take themselves out of plays trying to make the hit. Tonight there were a few times they could have unloaded and did not. It’s a fine line in the game but felt there were a few times they could have been a little more physical.

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                          • #73
                            Vermont looked great. Schooled northeastern all first period with great passing and puck work. Unfortunate for them they didn’t get more then. Hopefully they keep it up. Great to see them and Merrimack stepping it up

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                            • #74
                              In that team somewhere, there is a solid group, we've seen flashes. Up to the coaching staff to find it and fish it onto the ice consistently.
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                              • #75
                                They looked so good for a lot of the game. It was good to see them get some goals. It felt like the were shooting sooner rather than the perfect set up. It’s often the second chance/rebound that goes in.

                                They’ve lost about half of their losses by one goal. I’m not sure what that means. They are good enough to win; but something is missing, maybe it’s just the feeling of what it feels like to win. If we could crack that nut, who knows where’d we be.

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