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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by Darius View Post
    Seriously. Are y'all pining for a meaningless exhibition game with like 30 skaters, 4 goalies suited up that season ticket holders must pay for whether they attend or not or is this just another chance to b1tch about the program?
    Maybe the program's strong suit shouldn't be generating new & exciting reasons to b1tch about it?

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    Not sure how this is necessarily a bad thing. Its a coach's decision on how to prepare the team for the first games. Belichik prefers joint practices over pre-season games. I guess less formal structure, able to work with the team without worry about result, etc. may benefit them -- Borek apparently thinks so too. Rather than having an older Canadian team goon it up as we've seen in the past with a young Wildcat team. We'll see on Friday.
    WWSBD I guess? You mean, the same guy we criticized for a decade for his mediocre recruiting, and now he is somehow the template for future success because he had a winning season last year?? The guy with the .400 career winning percentage in 9 years as a D-1 head coach??? Luce Canaan Lite????

    Apathy just oozes out of every single pore of the program. Now its fans have Stockholm Syndrome ...

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  • Darius
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    Seriously. Are y'all pining for a meaningless exhibition game with like 30 skaters, 4 goalies suited up that season ticket holders must pay for whether they attend or not or is this just another chance to b1tch about the program?

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  • NCAA watcher
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

    Pathetic. The rot in the program runs deep, literally from top to bottom.

    Someone wake the new AD, please ...
    Not sure how this is necessarily a bad thing. Its a coach's decision on how to prepare the team for the first games. Belichik prefers joint practices over pre-season games. I guess less formal structure, able to work with the team without worry about result, etc. may benefit them -- Borek apparently thinks so too. Rather than having an older Canadian team goon it up as we've seen in the past with a young Wildcat team. We'll see on Friday.

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by Nifty16 View Post
    So Providence can get 2 exhibition games this weekend and UNH can't even get one together?
    Pathetic. The rot in the program runs deep, literally from top to bottom.

    Someone wake the new AD, please ...

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  • Nifty16
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    So Providence can get 2 exhibition games this weekend and UNH can’t even get one together?

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by Felger View Post
    Chuck, if you want to take a ride over to Seabrook you can get Maine at +25,000 to win the NC
    LOL I might just do that, Effingwoods being just a hop skip & a jump away ;-)

    To be clear, I'm not THAT bullish on UMaine (yet) ... but looking at the HEA '22/'23 field, I see UMaine likely finishing around 8th or 9th at worst, moving ahead of both UNH and UVM, and possibly picking off someone like Merrimack, too. Coach Barr is a consensus Top Ten recruiter (and arguably WAY better), and it looks like the consensus is, he's bringing in a Top Ten class to Orono this season. So the program has probably bottomed out - just like UMass did after a transitional Carvel/Barr season - and if there is another Top Ten recruiting class coming in behind that (not unreasonable given Barr's history), then UMaine should comfortably slide into the middle of the pack for the '23/'24 season. The hard sledding probably starts then, but Barr-recruited teams have thrived at the highest levels of postseason play in Schenectady, Providence and Amherst, so as they say, "the sky's the limit".

    What a shame we didn't beat UMaine to the punch on this one ...

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  • Felger
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    (2) To repeat, UMaine will NOT finish in last place. You can deduce the impact of that on UNH;
    Chuck, if you want to take a ride over to Seabrook you can get Maine at +25,000 to win the NC

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    https://www.grandforksherald.com/spo...erence-preview

    Hockey East


    Herald predicted standings

    1. Northeastern
    2. Boston University
    3. Providence
    4. UMass Lowell
    5. UMass
    6. Boston College
    7. UConn
    8. Merrimack
    9. Vermont
    10. New Hampshire
    11. Maine

    THE BEST OF…

    Best forward: Aidan McDonough, Northeastern
    Best defenseman: Domenick Fensore, Boston University
    Best goalie: Devon Levi, Northeastern
    Best rookie: Jeremy Wilmer, Boston University
    Best transfer: Gustavs Grigals, UMass Lowell

    NORTH DAKOTA/MINN. SECTION 8

    Maine: F Cole Hanson (GF), D Brandon Holt (GF)

    Vermont: F Jens Richards (Detroit Lakes)

    Five things to know

    1. Two of Hockey East’s traditional powers will have new coaches at the helm. Greg Brown is the new coach at Boston College, replacing Jerry York, who was with the Eagles for 28 years. Jay Pandolfo, meanwhile, is the new coach at Boston University. He replaces Albie O’Connell, who was let go in the offseason.

    2. UConn will have the youngest player in college hockey this season in 17-year-old forward Matthew Wood, who could be a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Wood was a dominant player for Victoria in the BCHL last season.

    3. Merrimack will be bringing in one of the best finds of this year’s rookie class in defenseman Zach Bookman. Last season, Bookman dominated the AJHL, racking up 21 goals and 102 points in 55 games for the Brooks Bandits. Other schools were interested in trying to flip his commitment, but Bookman remained loyal.

    4. This could be the Year of the Goaltender in Hockey East, which is loaded with high-end puck stoppers. Devon Levi, who won the Mike Richter Award last season, leads the way, but Boston University’s Drew Commesso and UMass Lowell’s Gustavs Grigals enter the season with pretty good pedigree.

    5. Three schools dug into the Division-III ranks to grab transfers this summer, including New Hampshire. The Wildcats nabbed Babson’s leading scorer, Ryan Black, who had 39 points last season, while notably not taking a single penalty. The other D-III transfers are Babson’s Mike Egan to Niagara, Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Ryan Ouellette to Niagara and Skidmore’s Austin Rook to Long Island.
    Few random observations and comments on this worthwhile read ...

    (1) Good to see someone refusing to drink Luce Canaan's UConn Kool-Aid. 7th looks about right;
    (2) To repeat, UMaine will NOT finish in last place. You can deduce the impact of that on UNH;
    (3) The lone UNH mention in this article is how the 'Cats poached Babson's leading scorer

    Babson

    Yup it's shaping up to be another *great* season in Titletown.

    At least the traffic here is picking up!! :-)

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by e.cat View Post
    Why on God’s green earth is UNH scrimmaging Merrimack to begin with? I'd rather watch a Don Lemon docuementary about reparations or climate change!
    LOL ... well, he does have some spare time on his hands, having lost his prime-time gig (shame) ...

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  • e.cat
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

    Why on God's green earth would it be a closed scrimmage this year?

    Last year was already pushing things ... but still engaging in this crap now ... if so, wow, just wow.

    This should have been low-hanging fruit for the newbie AD. Yet she's still managed to muff it.

    And ClOuD 9 is spot on in questioning how to establish any causal connection on ice surface etc.
    Why on God’s green earth is UNH scrimmaging Merrimack to begin with? I’d rather watch a Don Lemon docuementary about reparations or climate change!

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    [B]https://www.grandforksherald.com/spo...erence-preview


    5. Three schools dug into the Division-III ranks to grab transfers this summer, including New Hampshire. The Wildcats nabbed Babson’s leading scorer, Ryan Black, who had 39 points last season, while notably not taking a single penalty. The other D-III transfers are Babson’s Mike Egan to Niagara, Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Ryan Ouellette to Niagara and Skidmore’s Austin Rook to Long Island.
    Glad to see that we share the limelight with Niagara and LIU.

    Edit: Nifty16 beat me to it. :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlBr...channel=Mothra

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  • Nifty16
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    Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    [B]
    5. Three schools dug into the Division-III ranks to grab transfers this summer, including New Hampshire. The Wildcats nabbed Babson’s leading scorer, Ryan Black, who had 39 points last season, while notably not taking a single penalty. The other D-III transfers are Babson’s Mike Egan to Niagara, Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Ryan Ouellette to Niagara and Skidmore’s Austin Rook to Long Island.
    wooboo competing with Niagara and LIU for players

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  • NCAA watcher
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    https://www.grandforksherald.com/spo...erence-preview

    Hockey East


    Herald predicted standings

    1. Northeastern
    2. Boston University
    3. Providence
    4. UMass Lowell
    5. UMass
    6. Boston College
    7. UConn
    8. Merrimack
    9. Vermont
    10. New Hampshire
    11. Maine

    THE BEST OF…

    Best forward: Aidan McDonough, Northeastern
    Best defenseman: Domenick Fensore, Boston University
    Best goalie: Devon Levi, Northeastern
    Best rookie: Jeremy Wilmer, Boston University
    Best transfer: Gustavs Grigals, UMass Lowell

    NORTH DAKOTA/MINN. SECTION 8

    Maine: F Cole Hanson (GF), D Brandon Holt (GF)

    Vermont: F Jens Richards (Detroit Lakes)

    Five things to know

    1. Two of Hockey East’s traditional powers will have new coaches at the helm. Greg Brown is the new coach at Boston College, replacing Jerry York, who was with the Eagles for 28 years. Jay Pandolfo, meanwhile, is the new coach at Boston University. He replaces Albie O’Connell, who was let go in the offseason.

    2. UConn will have the youngest player in college hockey this season in 17-year-old forward Matthew Wood, who could be a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Wood was a dominant player for Victoria in the BCHL last season.

    3. Merrimack will be bringing in one of the best finds of this year’s rookie class in defenseman Zach Bookman. Last season, Bookman dominated the AJHL, racking up 21 goals and 102 points in 55 games for the Brooks Bandits. Other schools were interested in trying to flip his commitment, but Bookman remained loyal.

    4. This could be the Year of the Goaltender in Hockey East, which is loaded with high-end puck stoppers. Devon Levi, who won the Mike Richter Award last season, leads the way, but Boston University’s Drew Commesso and UMass Lowell’s Gustavs Grigals enter the season with pretty good pedigree.

    5. Three schools dug into the Division-III ranks to grab transfers this summer, including New Hampshire. The Wildcats nabbed Babson’s leading scorer, Ryan Black, who had 39 points last season, while notably not taking a single penalty. The other D-III transfers are Babson’s Mike Egan to Niagara, Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Ryan Ouellette to Niagara and Skidmore’s Austin Rook to Long Island.

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  • d.gerry
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    Five skaters hailing from NH on this year's roster. Seems like the most we've had in a long time. Anyone remember this many NH guys on the team in recent memory?

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