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    * Weíd all love for UNH to have everything but that never has been and never will be reality. Itís why itís taken 25 years for any substantial renovation to the Whitt to occur at all. Every decision and dollar spent is going to result in sacrificing the ability to spend a dollar somewhere else...

    * I appreciate bckchk, Ref and DC passing along more concrete information into what the plans actually are and it certainly seems like theyíre going to push through these renovations pre-capital project. I like them just doing it and figuring out payment later. Though I agree with deltabravo, among others, in hoping that this wonít hinder their ability to do things the right way or put them in a tough position when future spending decisions come along (which is definitely a threat)...

    * Looking at the plans linked - I canít help but notice that it mentions nothing about renovating space for locker rooms, a lounge or other amenities. It does mention moving all visitor space into previously wasted space - which would certainly create available room for these upgrades but in what state? Will these be makeshift improvement such as moving a couple Olympic platforms or couches/desks into existing rooms? Full renovations even to existing spaces wouldnít be cheap - DUís upgrading of a locker room to a locker room was well over a million dollars last season...

    * This plan spells out that simply adjusting the seating bowl will cost 3 million dollars. There are still other costs associated with shrinking the rink too. Will this plan hinder the programís ability to go all out on In arena amenities? Or is there more money unaccounted for in this plan? Posters have mentioned 13 million and this plan only accounts for 9 million...

    * Spending 3 million plus on shrinking the rink is no insignificant cost - even if it is more affordable now than later. Whether this hinders In arena amenities or not it will force UNH to make sacrifices in other areas, like it or not...

    * Three million dollars would likely allow UNH to maximize its recruiting budget and offer full cost of living stipends to men and womenís hockey players for 20 plus years. Will UNH coaches feel able to request extra recruiting trips or trips to Europe (or get the answers they want) after getting millions poured into the program for the sake of ice size?

    * Whatever you think attracts recruits to a school or program the number one answer is always money. If youíre stacking up rink size versus the ability to provide a family an extra 5,000 in a cost of living stipend, the cash is always going to be more impactful. And it isnít even close. UNH hasnít been offering that and now itís very unlikely they will. More and more teams will start to offer this and UNH will he paying off a 3 million dollar debt. This doesnít even take into account legislation in other states to promote payments to student athletes. What happens if other avenues of financial incentives for student-athletes come along and UNH isnít even meeting the existing standard...

    * Rink size never had anything to do with UNHís success or failures. It has even less to do with recruiting. Schools like UMass, Minn and SCSU have flourished recruiting to larger rinks. In just the pst few seasons Commesso, Gildon, Farabee, Stutzle and Crookshank have committed to UNH. A few ended up elsewhere for various reasons but none would have considered UNH if this was remotely a concern for them. Kids want scholarship money, an education, the college system and to win and develop (UNH has simply failed to prove itself in the last two areas in recent years)...

    * And donít forget - UNH is not even downsizing to an NHL rink but to a hybrid size. So presenting recruits with a differing ice size relative to their ultimate goal is still an existing reality. Additionally, UNH will still have to adjust its game due to ice size when traveling to BC/BU or any post season building. So itís 3 million and theyíre not even eliminating their primary concerns...

    * Perhaps the biggest benefit to shrinking the rink would be a change in mindset that removes from the back of stakeholders minds the misguided idea that UNH is at a disadvantage and their beliefs will stop holding them back, but at 3+ million dollars itís an expensive benefit when attitude is entirely controllable to begin with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    First of all, it is troubling that PC Construction/Friar Architecture is being tasked with this project.
    After many an unpleasant evening watching PC lose at the Whit, there is some karma there...

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Taylor in goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Taylor in goal.
    Good

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    1-0, Sato (MacAdams, Gildon)

    Is this breakout for real?

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Sato now has four goals on the season and has scored in three of four games. Taylor made three saves in the first.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    1-1 middle 2nd. Looks like this game is being played between the blue lines. 6-3 SOG advantage for UNH after 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    1-1 middle 2nd. Looks like this game is being played between the blue lines. 6-3 SOG advantage for UNH after 1.
    Back to back losses to Bentley and Merrimack would sure fritter away a nice opening weekend in Miami. UNH needs a big third here, but they start down a man on a penalty to Verrier...

    PP is 0-2 after entering the fame clicking at nearly 50%.

    Canít lose this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    1-1 middle 2nd. Looks like this game is being played between the blue lines. 6-3 SOG advantage for UNH after 1.
    Scotty Borek's freshmen giving our Cats all that they can handle tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Scotty Borek's freshmen giving our Cats all that they can handle tonight?
    13-13 in face-offs after 2.

    😁

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    Thanks again, Gildon!

    2-1, on the PP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Thanks again, Gildon!

    2-1, on the PP...
    I canít recall a time this season that heís been taken off the puck. He carries with such ease. Itís ridiculous.

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    PPG against. Five hooking or holding penalties tonight for UNH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    I canít recall a time this season that heís been taken off the puck. He carries with such ease. Itís ridiculous.
    I think heís in for a ridiculous season - heís already 3-4Ė7 and with another point tonight could start the season at a clean 2.00 PPG and heís been on the ice for 9 of UNH's 14 goals...

    His goal tonight was incredible.

    Another UNH PP on Tavernierís third PIM of the night. No dice, just 1-6 tonight...
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    Kelleher OT winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Kelleher OT winner
    Bam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    Bam.
    Thatís big - at risk of blowing a second straight late lead, instead they regroup get an emotional win and head into their first true test of the season with some confidence at 2-1-1...

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    Woo 'Cattsssss we'll take it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Woo 'Cattsssss we'll take it!
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