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  • Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post

    Thanks; so betting its 2 dmen as I do not think KE is returning. At least...no one has said he is, or no announcements that I am aware
    of, say he is...
    What about Sam Court (‘04, Winnipeg) and Ryan Philbrick (‘04, Concord, N.H.) who are listed as incoming D-men on CHN?

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    • Originally posted by Snively65 View Post

      What about Sam Court (‘04, Winnipeg) and Ryan Philbrick (‘04, Concord, N.H.) who are listed as incoming D-men on CHN?
      Sam has de-committed...believe he wanted to come this season and at the time UNH had no room in the Inn (prior to Carfagna announcing he was leaving) Think he was a 2024 commit.

      As for Philbrick am not sure about him..thought I saw something about him on a CHC tweet...(Mike Lowry) Will take anotjer look.

      Lets Go Hurricanes! PESCE!!!
      Last edited by HockeyRef; 05-03-2023, 07:28 PM.
      Here we go 'Cats!!

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      • Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post

        Sam has de-committed...believe he wanted to come this season and at the time UNH had no room in the Inn (prior to Carfagna announcing he was leaving) Think he was a 2024 commit.

        As for Philbrick am not sure about him..thought I saw something about him on a CHC tweet...(Mike Lowry) Will take anotjer look.

        Lets Go Hurricanes! PESCE!!!
        You always make room for players that are excelling earlier than one thought they would. This has been an on going problem that UNH has no plans on fixing i guess.

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        • Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
          I'm more interested to see how Cy LeClerc / Liam Devlin do this season...development wise that is...Of course Conmy and all incoming Frosh will have the learning curve of D1 hockey to deal with...but yeah, he does look like a promising forward coming in.
          Remember "promising" soph Robert Cronin this time last year? How did this year go for him? Or Huard even??

          Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
          That said...the pressure is going to be sky high for that team...or is it?
          There will be HUGE pressure for sure, but I'm not sure if the lame duck coaching staff will succeed in passing the urgency to perform along to the players. Now, if the coaching staff had a track record of developing talent for the next level, I could see their players getting behind him for their mutual benefit, BUT ... no, it will end in tears, more of the most talented remaining players will head to next year's portal, rinse and repeat, what a waste of a year.
          Sworn Enemy of the Perpetually Offended
          Montreal Expos Forever ...

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          • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

            Remember "promising" soph Robert Cronin this time last year? How did this year go for him? Or Huard even??



            There will be HUGE pressure for sure, but I'm not sure if the lame duck coaching staff will succeed in passing the urgency to perform along to the players. Now, if the coaching staff had a track record of developing talent for the next level, I could see their players getting behind him for their mutual benefit, BUT ... no, it will end in tears, more of the most talented remaining players will head to next year's portal, rinse and repeat, what a waste of a year.
            Should have mentioned Cronin for sure. This in itself (the failure to develop players) to me is a huge red flag...am I wrong to expect that?

            I mean some are going to develop because they are just that good..but most will need / benefit greatly from sound coaching experiences.
            Here we go 'Cats!!

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            • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
              Remember "promising" soph Robert Cronin this time last year? How did this year go for him?
              https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe.../robert-cronin

              The one who had 8 points in the USHL as a 19 year old, and 15 points in 25 games as a midget player?

              His career has been up and down well before he reached MS7. Sort of like Devlin. At least there's been more good than bad with Devlin, but neither were "I can't believe MS7 stalled his development." More, "why are these sorts of kids being recruited for our first line rather than bottom six?"

              Interesting that Philbrick was picked in USHL draft, suggesting he will not be coming in this year, but so far the MacPherson twins have not been spoken for by any junior team despite being hot prospects. I don't see the scholarship space for them at UNH up front unless more changes, but still would have expected Brooks or Penticton or USHL teams to draft them. Maybe MS7 is willing to take younger kids early even though it would not benefit the immediate results?
              Last edited by NCAA watcher; 05-04-2023, 08:12 AM.
              The Souza record:
              15-16 10th place
              16-17 10th place
              17-18 11th place
              18-19 8th place
              19-20 9th place
              20-21 10th place
              21-22 9th place
              22-23 10th place

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              • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post

                https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe.../robert-cronin

                The one who had 8 points in the USHL as a 19 year old, and 15 points in 25 games as a midget player?

                His career has been up and down well before he reached MS7. Sort of like Devlin. At least there's been more good than bad with Devlin, but neither were "I can't believe MS7 stalled his development." More, "why are these sorts of kids being recruited for our first line rather than bottom six?"

                Interesting that Philbrick was picked in USHL draft, suggesting he will not be coming in this year, but so far the MacPherson twins have not been spoken for by any junior team despite being hot prospects. I don't see the scholarship space for them at UNH up front unless more changes, but still would have expected Brooks or Penticton or USHL teams to draft them. Maybe MS7 is willing to take younger kids early even though it would not benefit the immediate results?
                I myself would bring the Bradshaw kid in before the twins if that's Souza's intentions.Or if nothing else tell him he's coming in next year and not 2025. The 14th pick in the OHL draft should not be a 20 year old Freshmen.I'll give Souza credit for bringing in Conmy a year early. Hopefully this is a new trend so he doen't have to bring in 20 year olds that put up 5-10 points a year they already have too many as it is.

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                • 14th pick in the leftover draft*, not the primary draft. He's intriguing given his size, but not at the level of the twins.

                  *the under 16 draft of players not selected in the 15 rounds (280 players) of last year's 15 year old draft.
                  The Souza record:
                  15-16 10th place
                  16-17 10th place
                  17-18 11th place
                  18-19 8th place
                  19-20 9th place
                  20-21 10th place
                  21-22 9th place
                  22-23 10th place

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                  • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
                    14th pick in the leftover draft*, not the primary draft. He's intriguing given his size, but not at the level of the twins.

                    *the under 16 draft of players not selected in the 15 rounds (280 players) of last year's 15 year old draft.
                    Oh ok didn't know that thanks for the info. I have seen some video and he has good size and skates well.There is a defensmen in the USHL from Belarus. Artyom Levshunov 6'2 2005bd. 200 pounds 13-29-42. he's uncommitted.

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                    • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
                      Interesting that Philbrick was picked in USHL draft, suggesting he will not be coming in this year, but so far the MacPherson twins have not been spoken for by any junior team despite being hot prospects. I don't see the scholarship space for them at UNH up front unless more changes, but still would have expected Brooks or Penticton or USHL teams to draft them. Maybe MS7 is willing to take younger kids early even though it would not benefit the immediate results?
                      Nothing has worked yet doing things the other way ... shame he didn't consider changing his approach earlier, rather than waiting until he was walking on the precipice of his D-1 coaching future ...
                      Sworn Enemy of the Perpetually Offended
                      Montreal Expos Forever ...

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                      • Originally posted by Robert Balin View Post

                        Oh ok didn't know that thanks for the info. I have seen some video and he has good size and skates well.
                        well, unlike the MacPhersons who have no junior connections yet, Bradshaw first committed to the BCHL, then committed to Brooks in the AJHL, and was now drafted in the USHL draft. He'll have lots of options.

                        The Souza record:
                        15-16 10th place
                        16-17 10th place
                        17-18 11th place
                        18-19 8th place
                        19-20 9th place
                        20-21 10th place
                        21-22 9th place
                        22-23 10th place

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                        • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

                          Nothing has worked yet doing things the other way ... shame he didn't consider changing his approach earlier, rather than waiting until he was walking on the precipice of his D-1 coaching future ...
                          Expecting alot as he tends to follow the Umile play book...how's that been working out for him? Sorry, it's a snarky kind of day.com
                          Here we go 'Cats!!

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                          • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post

                            well, unlike the MacPhersons who have no junior connections yet, Bradshaw first committed to the BCHL, then committed to Brooks in the AJHL, and was now drafted in the USHL draft. He'll have lots of options.
                            If Philbrick, the MacPherson twins, and Bradshaw are not coming to Durham for the coming season, MS7 needs to try the portal for Seamus Powell, Fr, D, at BC, and Killian Kierkegaard-Olson, Fr, F, at Maine. Just trying to remain engaged here. :-)

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                            • Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
                              Appreciate the perspectives here from you all..reading the twitter stuff makes it clear that this B's team, loaded with talent, wasn't built for the 'crash and bang' of the playoffs. (They did no crashing and banging, tho, so maybe that's not a fair assessment). Someone's head (s) are going to roll most likely, because that's what happens. Just too bad a guy like Bergy can earn only 1 cup, but there's tons of other great players that never won any so....Just goes to show you that if you show up, do the basics, you can get it done, the Bruins sure did make it easy for them which to me, is the worst part of all of this.

                              Thinking about our 'Cats, here it is May 1 and we still have roster spots open although I'm sure other teams do as well. Hoping we hear some news on Siedem, one way or the other. Like you said Chuck he's prob the best we can hope for out of the portal. Would love to see him come play for us! Imagine that the decision has already been made; just a matter
                              of time before we hear what that choice is...

                              At this point am hoping one of our UNHer's still in the game (Pesce/Foegele) go far; noticed you did not mention the Canes as a contender? And Edmonton seems like they can put it together. At this point, and after what happened to the Bruins, I guess anything is possible. Anyone but Toronto, and of course, the Panthers. HA!

                              Wouldn't it be something if Bruce Cassidy takes the VK all the way? (VK all the way; kind of has a nice ring to it).
                              Foegele went for 0 points in game 1, but Pesce scored a goal in his game 1. :-)

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                              • I have a solution - I have at least 2 years of eligibility left, I am a "proven" goal scorer, but more importantly, will play for free. Cant be any worse for the W-L totals than what they have left (or maybe say, hasn't left, walked out the door, been exposed as D3 talent, or another teams reject in the portal). The best part? Rich can take care of "business" early, make me a player / coach 1/3rd of the way in the season (will also coach for free) and then I continue the drain. Once again, how is this going to be worse than what we got?? I then start a buy 1 hockey ticket, get 1 hoop ticket "Free" to drum up business and fans for Lundholm. No one is going to the H games by then, the downtown establishments are thrilled to close early to save on employee costs and wear-n-tear on the buildings in advance ......... Of the New Coach!

                                AD Rich??? AD Rich???? Did you hear that??? How is the current "plan" any different? Or offer better potential results?

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