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  • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

    Originally posted by thecomicbookguy View Post
    BU did it, and they seemed pretty excited about it.
    They would. They get excited about winning the Piszpot in February and typically act like they won a national title. And of course, up to that point, they hadn't won much more than that in a long time except for one HE title in 2006 (even Malts usually needs two in a row to get REALLY excited ).

    Probably not a good example. That's all I'm saying.

    Anyway, it was fun seeing BC win another national title. Hope you guys can get one soon.
    Originally posted by Greg Ambrose on 3/7/2010
    The fact that you BC fans revel in the superiority of your team in an admittedly weak league leads me to believe you will be more sorely disappointed when the end comes than we will.

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    • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

      Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
      Anyway, it was fun seeing BC win another national title. Hope you guys can get one soon.
      Wouldn't that be a blast? As much as I hate to say it, BC has too much 'street cred' amongst kids who want to play college hockey ( so does BU though). UNH is a tough sell, and it doesn't seem like its being sold to a few key recruits. A few kids who can score and a solid D corps and I think Umile can put together a squad to make a run for it. I believe that the 2008 squad was every bit as capable of BCs to make the run that year! Our boys in blue can do it again!

      I was for BC this weekend. Too much nostalgia on my end having lived so close and been to the games when I was doing the Boston thing. They even gave us free admission once to the playoff game against PC!
      "Look to the end, no matter what it is you are considering. Often enough, God gives man a glimpse of happiness, and then utterly ruins him"

      -Herodotus

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      • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

        Originally posted by unh_hockey View Post
        I was for BC this weekend.
        Me too.

        Once UNH is out I am for whatever Hockey East teams are left. If only to not listen to the WCHA fans...

        BC is tough to root for; they have a certain number of fans that make it nearly impossible. Thankfully York is such a classy guy that he can make up for it. I just hope York is right in his belief that a rising tide lifts all boats, UNH only need a little more lift one of these years to get over the top.

        This past year UNH squad wasn’t going to win it all, it was a flawed team, not enough depth. This is a year Umile got a team to overachieve, on paper coming into the year the NCAAs was a long shot at best. Umile should get credit for his coaching of these players (as much as he is getting hammered for the lack of top end talent coming in). Who saw Butler exploding like he did? We can only hope that maybe Paul Thompson is the next “UNH forward”, otherwise I wonder again where are the goals coming from.
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        • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

          Originally posted by Clark-Hislop-Cox
          What's the word on the street/rinks about MiKe Vecchione, the UNH recruit from Malden Catholic (e.g., current skills; potential for development; why he chose UNH over any Boston school, etc.)?
          Not sure who badly any of the Boston schools wanted him, but he is considered to lack the upside of Ryan Fitzgerald and Brendan Silk, both of whom UNH wanted but lost out to BC. However, he won a Mass HS player of the year award, and is considered to be a very hard worker and good student. He just finished his junior season at Malden Catholic and is expected to matriculate in the fall of 2012.
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          • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

            Any early word on where Vecchione might play next yr?

            I can't imagine that Silk, Fitzg or Vecchione are heading back to their current schools.
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            • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

              Originally posted by i'zonprize View Post
              Any early word on where Vecchione might play next yr?

              I can't imagine that Silk, Fitzg or Vecchione are heading back to their current schools.
              http://www.wickedlocal.com/saugus/sp...us-chooses-UNH

              http://multimedia.boston.com/m/29268...n-catholic.htm

              Silk is leaving for the natl program
              Both Vechionne and Fitzgerald are heading back to MC for another year. Vechionne will graduate and play a year and head to UNH. 10/15% chance he might do 2 years juniors. probably USHL.

              Putting the other 2 aside, who I like and have deals etc.

              Rest assured, you grabbed a blue chipper in Vechionne. He is not behind either of the otehr 2 and in my opinion, will be the best of the 3 when they play hockey east. not putting down the others as they are both exceptional kids and players but MV is a very good player./ Everyone looks at him as being older because he is a junior and they are freshmen but in reality, he is a later 93 and they are 94's. it is months difference, not years.

              He is by far the fastest of the 3 and is a pure goal scorer. The difference is he is a Saugus kid who stay off the radar screen and works hard. doesnt do most of the showcase stuff and gets little if any fanfare. Him and Alex Gaceck were on the 93 Minuteman Flames for years together and they were equal.

              PC was after him, Holy Cross was and Harvard was talking with him. He is going to UNH because of Serino and his ties there. the kid also loves the rink.

              wait and see which one of the 3 has a bigger impact in their 4 years there.
              Last edited by Hokydad; 04-12-2010, 08:00 PM.

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              • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                Originally posted by Clark-Hislop-Cox
                What's the word on the streets/rinks inside 128, about MiKe Vecchione, the UNH recruit from Malden Catholic (e.g., current skills; potential for development; why he chose UNH over any Boston school, etc.)?
                usually has something to do with ties to someone they know. Reading kids for the most part are all for UNH since their coach is a former player.
                "Look to the end, no matter what it is you are considering. Often enough, God gives man a glimpse of happiness, and then utterly ruins him"

                -Herodotus

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                • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                  Originally posted by Hokydad View Post
                  http://www.wickedlocal.com/saugus/sp...us-chooses-UNH

                  http://multimedia.boston.com/m/29268...n-catholic.htm

                  He is by far the fastest of the 3 and is a pure goal scorer. The difference is he is a Saugus kid who stay off the radar screen and works hard. doesnt do most of the showcase stuff and gets little if any fanfare. Him and Alex Gaceck were on the 93 Minuteman Flames for years together and they were equal.

                  PC was after him, Holy Cross was and Harvard was talking with him. He is going to UNH because of Serino and his ties there. the kid also loves the rink.

                  wait and see which one of the 3 has a bigger impact in their 4 years there.
                  If he was paired with Gacek.. That's about as good as it gets for prospects- Sounds like there was the old.. stay behind a yr game being played early on. how can one kid be a Jr and the other 2 be Frosh. and only be months difference in age.. nonsense..
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                  • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                    Vechionne will be 17 when he graduates from hs. A lot of city kids just go to school. cant speak for Silk but Fitzgerald is a late 94 and never stayed abck. A keeper+ as well
                    After a year in the USHL, watch the player who walks on campus in 2012.
                    Will improve when he plays with USHL kids for 80 gms. many kids dont have as much upside as they are tricked up ponies where he has not

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                    • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                      Originally posted by Clark-Hislop-Cox
                      it's not entirely clear why his freshman teammate, Ryan Fitzgerald, chose to commit to BC over UNH.
                      oh, i could think of at least 4 reasons
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                      • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                        Originally posted by SteveF View Post
                        oh, i could think of at least 4 reasons
                        Bwahahahahhahaa.

                        Back to the wall.... and it's GONE!!!!!!!!!

                        edit - still haven't seen any apology from you Hislop-Cocks...
                        Last edited by Carmine Scarpaglia; 04-12-2010, 10:24 PM.
                        Originally posted by reBlur
                        the sober Trivino I know is not a guy who would force his way into a girl's room and attempt to rape her. I can't imagine him ever making anyone even feel uncomfortable when he's sober.There are plenty of players in my time covering the team who have looked at me differently or flirted with me or the like. Trivino has never been one of those players. Even outside of the rink, he'll say hi and is plenty of friendly, but has never been even close to saying or doing anything inappropriate.

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                        • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                          Correct me if I'm wrong, but UNH loses:

                          Butler
                          LeBlanc
                          Krates
                          Foster

                          Am I missing anyone? Umile has lost more than this in the past and still managed to be near the top of the league. Looks to me like UNH is better off than a lot of teams in Hockey East considering what they lost. If UNH gets some goaltending, wouldn't surprise me at all to see them #2 in the league next year.

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                          • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                            Originally posted by J.D. View Post
                            Correct me if I'm wrong, but UNH loses:

                            Butler
                            LeBlanc
                            Krates
                            Foster

                            Am I missing anyone? Umile has lost more than this in the past and still managed to be near the top of the league. Looks to me like UNH is better off than a lot of teams in Hockey East considering what they lost. If UNH gets some goaltending, wouldn't surprise me at all to see them #2 in the league next year.
                            Yes, that's it. Krates is replaceable, but the other 3 will be sorely missed. Leblanc and Desimone were the only two real offensive threats at the center position. Butler obviously carried the team offensively, and Foster's play was definitely underrated in the second half. I think Digirolamo will be fine in the long run, but the first few months of next season could be wild.
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                            • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                              Foster is a huge loss. Unless UNH is bringing in a great freshman goalie that can start right away there will be issues for them.

                              I've seen their back-up. He's terrible and is going to have to improve dramatically.
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                              • Re: UNH Wildcats 2010 off-season thread

                                Originally posted by Terrierbyassociation View Post
                                I've seen their back-up. He's terrible and is going to have to improve dramatically.
                                In how many games have you seen him? I'm going to guess it hasn't been many, since no one's seen him in many.

                                I haven't been impressed by what I've seen, but I haven't seen much. There have been other goalies who looked bad in limited time early in their careers at UNH, who developed into solid goaltenders.

                                Originally posted by SteveF View Post
                                oh, i could think of at least 4 reasons
                                Wow, Fitzgerald can see the future? Impressive pick up by York.

                                I've been meaning to ask - when are you going to change your sig from that line about Smaby that was funny for all of about 10 minutes back in 2006 to something a little more relevant, like "Making it nearly impossible to root for BC since 2002."

                                Originally posted by Carmine Scarpaglia View Post
                                Bwahahahahhahaa.
                                Honestly, this is kind of sad from you.
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