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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    I don't care if they drop so far they have to play Sunday night the 26th. I just want to see team hockey and some offensive creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    So Tater may very well be correct. Looks like Channel 5 at least (haven't seen 4) "changed" their forecast...it started sooner (we already have 4" here) and it will exit by Noon. Don't know how that will affect the scheduling...we'll see. I know the Bruins wanted to postpone last Thursday but the NHL forced them to play. The result was about 8,000 people in attendance. To me, if Tuesday is available, what's the rush in forcing them to play Monday? It will be a lot easier for the fans on Tuesday.



    No. What we worry about is when this team is going to show signs of improvement. It doesn't matter where the games are played...this team has the "ability" to go on the road and win in Hockey East. It's not like they haven't played in all these venues. National tournament? Now that's another story, but we've been over that. IMO, I would rather sacrifice some early season games to evaluate what you have and find winning combinations, even if it means losing PWR points. Because the only thing that matters is playing well at the end of the year. Does that mean we won't finish in the Top 6 in the PWR? Yes. But what's the difference? This team is #3 now. Do you really think they are the third best team in the country?
    This team was rolling going into the break. That line up has not been seen since. You have won every single game with Diffley and Switzer both in the line up. Yet all DQ does is swap out the 6th D and act like that matters. The defense on this team is equally responsible for the lack of offense. There is zero fear of missing any time on this team no matter how badly you play. This is what you get when you have a coach more interested in appeasing NHL GM's than coaching BU hockey.

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    I'll agree Diffley deserves some ice time, unless there's something going on in practice/injury that we don't know about. Both Diffley and Switzer, no. They've played D at the same time three times, @UVM and Yale when Fabbro was at Canadian tryouts and the Union game. The first two games I remember them playing fine but nothing memorable, Yale is/was not a good team. Both were significantly overmatched by Union forwards. Of course Shane put one in against Union but that's not a contribution the coaching staff could reasonably count on with any regularity.

    If you want to argue McAvoy needs to realize that he's played B-/B hockey of late, which isn't "bad" per se, but is capable of being one of the best D in the country then I'll agree with that 100%. I don't think that warrants him being benched in favor of Switzer or Diffley unless his play continues to regress. But he's gotta realize he's the best blueliner out there every night and he's gotta play like it, whether that means getting on the scoresheet himself, making a play in his own zone that springs one of his forwards into an offensive chance, or knocking an opposing forward down to get the team riled up. He doesn't wear a letter but he's the starting point guard and most important skater on the team, he's gotta play like it. B- play from him isn't enough to get us where we want to go.

    A change I'd like to see is actually breaking up Fabbro and Hickey, their playing style is so similar that it's a redundant pairing. Perhaps matching one with Doyle and one with MacLeod/Diffley/Switzer might be worth a look.

    Also the most recent weather reports have the snow ending in the very early afternoon tomorrow so Beanpot Tuesday might not be necessary.
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    Sounds like the snow will end just early enough that they won't cancel it, but late enough to 100% maximize the pain in the ***** of getting iinto the game. Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    I'll agree Diffley deserves some ice time, unless there's something going on in practice/injury that we don't know about. Both Diffley and Switzer, no. They've played D at the same time three times, @UVM and Yale when Fabbro was at Canadian tryouts and the Union game. The first two games I remember them playing fine but nothing memorable, Yale is/was not a good team. Both were significantly overmatched by Union forwards. Of course Shane put one in against Union but that's not a contribution the coaching staff could reasonably count on with any regularity.

    If you want to argue McAvoy needs to realize that he's played B-/B hockey of late, which isn't "bad" per se, but is capable of being one of the best D in the country then I'll agree with that 100%. I don't think that warrants him being benched in favor of Switzer or Diffley unless his play continues to regress. But he's gotta realize he's the best blueliner out there every night and he's gotta play like it, whether that means getting on the scoresheet himself, making a play in his own zone that springs one of his forwards into an offensive chance, or knocking an opposing forward down to get the team riled up. He doesn't wear a letter but he's the starting point guard and most important skater on the team, he's gotta play like it. B- play from him isn't enough to get us where we want to go.

    A change I'd like to see is actually breaking up Fabbro and Hickey, their playing style is so similar that it's a redundant pairing. Perhaps matching one with Doyle and one with MacLeod/Diffley/Switzer might be worth a look.

    Also the most recent weather reports have the snow ending in the very early afternoon tomorrow so Beanpot Tuesday might not be necessary.
    Wow...where to begin with this fantasyland of hockey nonsense

    First off thank you for making my point BU is undefeated and averages 5 goals a game with them in the line up...didn't say they played together.
    They both played extremely well against Vermont in fact BU ran 4 D for a significant amount of the game because Krys/McAvoy were a breakaway machine

    Now Yale is a bad team?....as opposed to Umass?..Maine?..Merrimack?...what a joke

    And again with the phantom breakdowns against Union...rewatched the game and not in any way shape or form was Switzer overmatched....the goals were a result not taking sticks in front(MacLeod)...and terrible reads on the PK(Hickey)....you must have been watching the Trump version of that game.

    As for the coaches not being able to count on offense from someone who just scored 3 goals in 4 periods....who you counting on?the guys with 3 in 30 games?...or maybe the guy with 1 in 84 games...if you did one ounce of homework you would see the kid has been an elite scorer at every level...but don't play him and find out....laughable

    McAvoy is an elite talent but the play does not match the hype...he is not an elite offensive player or puck mover...he is an impressive puck lugger.He is physical but often times gets himself out of position trying to make a big hit He is one of the major reasons BU's PP is so dreadful. There has been little development from year 1 to year 2.

    The truth is my friend is that nothing changes with this coaching staff nor will it....the only way one of the top 5 d comes out is for injury...otherwise you are getting a call from an angry NHL GM and we can't have that.
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    interesting fact
    18 league games 47 goals- a little over 2,5 goals a game
    11 non league games- 42 goals- almost 4 a game-
    And we played a very competitive non-league schedule

    Playing Keller and Bellows tomorrow is certainly an improvement over Andren and McDermott

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    Came for a Beanpot snow update, stayed for the Switzer BJ's

    Riddle me this. If Quinn is coaching to appease NHL teams how do you explain Bellows riding the pine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Came for a Beanpot snow update, stayed for the Switzer BJ's

    Riddle me this. If Quinn is coaching to appease NHL teams how do you explain Bellows riding the pine?
    Seriously...he's been so atrocious you can't even hide him...if he wasn't an NHL draft pick he would be getting the Udall treatment

    And I'd be giving BJ's to any kid who scored 3 goals in 4 periods after watching this offensive juggernaut the last few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUtogether View Post

    And I'd be giving BJ's to any kid who scored 3 goals in 4 periods after watching this offensive juggernaut the last few weeks.
    Quoted for posterity sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUtogether View Post
    Seriously...he's been so atrocious you can't even hide him...if he wasn't an NHL draft pick he would be getting the Udall treatment

    And I'd be giving BJ's to any kid who scored 3 goals in 4 periods after watching this offensive juggernaut the last few weeks.
    So he got hot and had some good bounces for 4 periods.
    I had 5 A's in 2 semesters - my junior year.


    Is it sustainable? Doubtful


    We don't know what goes on in practice and how the boys look.

    Don't get me wrong, Quinn being a serial line changer annoys the heck out of me, but then again how many of us here have been coaching in some capacity for the better part of two decades...
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    [QUOTE=Rhett Hot;6442640]So he got hot and had some good bounces for 4 periods.
    I had 5 A's in 2 semesters - my junior year.


    Is it sustainable? Doubtful


    We don't know what goes on in practice and how the boys look.

    Don't get me wrong, Quinn being a serial line changer annoys the heck out of me, but then again how many of us here have been coaching in some capacity for the better part of two decades...[/QUOTE

    We will never know if it's sustainable because he will not be given the chance barring injury...good bounces would be McAvoy goals ..dribble to him at the side of the net or bounce off his ***...keep enjoying 2 goals a game and hope for shorty's....the tired old bit....practice...good god....whatever is going on in practice ain't putting pucks in the net during games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UML Puck Hawk View Post
    Quoted for posterity sake
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLG View Post
    interesting fact
    18 league games 47 goals- a little over 2,5 goals a game
    11 non league games- 42 goals- almost 4 a game-
    And we played a very competitive non-league schedule

    Playing Keller and Bellows tomorrow is certainly an improvement over Andren and McDermott
    Numbers mean nothing to the wizards in this forum...Twiiter and the NHL say otherwise ...Bellows is an improvement over nobody

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUtogether View Post
    Seriously...he's been so atrocious you can't even hide him...if he wasn't an NHL draft pick he would be getting the Udall treatment
    Asking seriously, do you have knowledge of Quinn actually getting calls from GMs and making lineup decisions based on it? Did he get any for Greer? Kurker? I know that college coaches do have interaction with NHL GMs that have drafted the players, but I think it is a whole different issue to let the dictate the lineup.

    My personal opinion is that even if he does get strong "requests" from the GM's, if Quinn felt Switzer and or Diffley really should be in there, they would at least be playing some games. No GM is going to care if their draft pick doesn't play both games of a series against Merrimack.
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    Pulled from the Recruit Thread. 3 outta 4 ain't bad...

    Kieffer Bellows, LW, 6-0/195, Edina, Minn. (Boston University) - He's not the fastest player, but he keeps up and he knows where to go to find the puck to get off shots. He also has a quick and strong stick that allows him to get shots off in traffic. His release is incredibly quick and he has a heavy shot. He scored twice by driving the net and letting line mate and fellow BU recruit Clayton Keller find him. He took a slap shot in the third period that went high and wide, but it took off so fast from his stick, it was hard to believe.

    Clayton Keller, LC, 5-10/168, Swansea, Ill. (Boston University) - He's a smooth skater with incredible vision and soft hands that allow him to be such a terrific set up guy. On all three goals Keller assisted on, he smoothly carried the puck deep into the zone before dishing it out front or out to the point. He doesn't possess blazing speed, but he's quick and agile. He has an active stick and caused a couple of turnovers by playing pesky. His offensive creativity and special hands let him create time and space to distribute the puck. He made a couple of real nice touch, saucer passes.

    Chad Krys, RD, 5-11/184, Ridgefield, Conn. (Boston University) - His skating ability and mobility allow him to cover a ton of space in the defensive zone. A left shot, He has a good active stick and did a good job most of the time in his own zone Friday. He did a good job of getting in shooting and passing lanes. There were a couple of spots where he got beat or was caught in no-man's land, but that's to be expected for a 17 year-old kid out against a premier college program. He has good footwork and is so nimble carrying the puck up ice.

    Jake Oettinger, 6-4/201, Lakeville, Minn. (Boston University) - He made 41 saves on 45 shots and did most of it look effortless. He's a big goaltender that covers a lot of net. He's a hybrid butterfly goalie who makes quick lateral movement in the crease. He's graceful and smooth in front of his cage. He challenges shooters and covers up rebounds quickly. A late '98, he's not eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft.
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    Congrats on the Beanpot Championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Congrats on the Beanpot Championship.
    Everything I read keeps labeling BU as the favorite. Anyone that is paying attention knows otherwise (I know, I know, it's the Beanpot, so BU should be favored). Harvard is unbeaten in 8 games, has the best winning % in the country, and is now actually ranked ahead of BU. The Terriers meanwhile, have stumbled losing 3 out of 4.

    I'm hoping for a competitive game, and hoping our edge in net gets us the trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post
    Everything I read keeps labeling BU as the favorite. Anyone that is paying attention knows otherwise (I know, I know, it's the Beanpot, so BU should be favored). Harvard is unbeaten in 8 games, has the best winning % in the country, and is now actually ranked ahead of BU. The Terriers meanwhile, have stumbled losing 3 out of 4.

    I'm hoping for a competitive game, and hoping our edge in net gets us the trophy.

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