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    Re: Brown Hockey 2016-17: The Importance of Being Ernst

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hutter View Post
    Any one at last night's Bruins/Devils game in Providence? It must have been strange to see Nick Lappin battling against Marc Naclerio. I'm headed to the TU tonight to see Bobby Farnham, trying to get my Brown hockey fix. Turk, will you be there?
    No Mike, especially now that it’s 3:55 & the game's @ 5pm.

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    Farnham will have company Mike.....

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    Has anyone been to Holy Cross' rink? Is it worth battling rush hour traffic from north of Boston on a Friday evening to watch Brown play there in a couple weeks? Holy Cross is looking pretty good so far this year, so I'm thinking it might be a fun game to see.

    Also, does anyone know why the Mayor's Cup game is on Sunday, rather than Saturday? PC plays at BC on Friday and Brown has the aforementioned game in Worcester, so the travel is pretty light and it seems like there would be no obstacle to playing on Saturday night (or afternoon). I hate to conflict with the Patriots; it always depletes the crowd.

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    Has anyone been to Holy Cross' rink? Is it worth battling rush hour traffic from north of Boston on a Friday evening to watch Brown play there in a couple weeks? Holy Cross is looking pretty good so far this year, so I'm thinking it might be a fun game to see.

    Also, does anyone know why the Mayor's Cup game is on Sunday, rather than Saturday? PC plays at BC on Friday and Brown has the aforementioned game in Worcester, so the travel is pretty light and it seems like there would be no obstacle to playing on Saturday night (or afternoon). I hate to conflict with the Patriots; it always depletes the crowd.
    I have been there. The place isn't bad, and may have had some renovations of late. In the past, the sightlines are not great, but it doesn't sell out or anything like that. It's almost like a smaller version of Houston Fieldhouse, in that most of the seats are on the sides of the rink, not behind the goals, but much smaller and with far less character/noise. I think there were some renovations that were done beyond the bowl, but I don't think it impacted the seating at all.

    Whether or not it's worth a ride into Worcester is not necessarily my place to comment (I don't live far). If you do, there are good places to eat/imbibe not far from the campus.

    I know that's not the most ringing endorsement, but there are worse places to watch a hockey game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunoFan00 View Post
    I have been there. The place isn't bad, and may have had some renovations of late. In the past, the sightlines are not great, but it doesn't sell out or anything like that. It's almost like a smaller version of Houston Fieldhouse, in that most of the seats are on the sides of the rink, not behind the goals, but much smaller and with far less character/noise. I think there were some renovations that were done beyond the bowl, but I don't think it impacted the seating at all.

    Whether or not it's worth a ride into Worcester is not necessarily my place to comment (I don't live far). If you do, there are good places to eat/imbibe not far from the campus.

    I know that's not the most ringing endorsement, but there are worse places to watch a hockey game.
    Thanks for the insight! It's good to know that they don't sell out regularly. I was hoping to kind of make my decision on the fly, as I'll have to leave straight from work and I'm not sure if I'll feel like dealing with the traffic.

    Unfortunately, my favorite Worcester eatery (an authentic Armenian place called Shiraz) just closed this past spring. Maybe I'll peruse the places you referenced near CHC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff77 View Post
    To start the season, I'd like to see:

    Marchin-Lafferty-Beaudoin
    Willman-Corcoran-Bird
    Pryzbek-Aibel-Lappin
    Brink-Dodd-Gessert
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    Extras: Schoo, Maguire, Wynne, Wood
    1. It's certainly fun to speculate...

    2. Expect the Willman-Lafferty-Bird combination to be broken up, with Bird playing alongside Marchin and Lafferty, and Willman playing with Corcoran and Lappin.

    3. Brent Beaudoin is a player with enormous potential and a natural center. I think Alex Brink would fit in well with him, with Gessert or Dodd on the other wing, though Gessert is more of a center.

    4. It looks like Gottlieb, McArdle, Cooper and Schoo would be the top four defensemen. Brendan has a total of ten defenders available, and it's therefore hard to predict the exact composition of the top six. Much will depend on this weekend's practice games against Princeton and Yale.

    4. Aleksi Rossi will be a forward this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euler18 View Post
    1. It's certainly fun to speculate...

    2. Expect the Willman-Lafferty-Bird combination to be broken up, with Bird playing alongside Marchin and Lafferty, and Willman playing with Corcoran and Lappin.

    3. Brent Beaudoin is a player with enormous potential and a natural center. I think Alex Brink would fit in well with him, with Gessert or Dodd on the other wing, though Gessert is more of a center.

    4. It looks like Gottlieb, McArdle, Cooper and Schoo would be the top four defensemen. Brendan has a total of ten defenders available, and it's therefore hard to predict the exact composition of the top six. Much will depend on this weekend's practice games against Princeton and Yale.

    4. Aleksi Rossi will be a forward this year.
    I love the idea of Willman-Corcoran-Lappin! So much speed between the three of them.

    Excited to see how the team looks next week.

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    I love the idea of Willman-Corcoran-Lappin! So much speed between the three of them.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff77 View Post
    Excited to see how the team looks next week.
    Albeit still relatively young, this is a much more experienced team than last year's. If the goaltending holds, the Bears could have a good season. And no key players will graduate at the end of this season.

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    I have been in the Mediterranean Sea on a 2 week cruise visiting and eating my way around Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Gibraltar(UK). I come back and with less than one week to go before RPI and Union kick off the ECAC campaign and I find only 22 contestants. Come on people. You have until Friday at 7PM to get your picks in or amend your previous picks. If doing an amendment just give me a new post with your revised picks and state that they are revised.

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    Euler: Any comments on the scrimmages yesterday?

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    Re: Brown Hockey 2016-17: The Importance of Being Ernst

    You still have time to get your picks into the ECAC Pick the Standings Contest. Friday at 7PM is the deadline.

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    Re: Brown Hockey 2016-17: The Importance of Being Ernst

    Quote Originally Posted by vicb View Post
    You still have time to get your picks into the ECAC Pick the Standings Contest. Friday at 7PM is the deadline.

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    Re: Brown Hockey 2016-17: The Importance of Being Ernst

    Hey, look! It's game day!

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    Re: Brown Hockey 2016-17: The Importance of Being Ernst

    Anyone heading to Worcester?

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    Anyone heading to Worcester?
    I took my friend up on an offer to go to the BC-PC game, so I'll be in Chestnut Hill, instead. I'll return with a scouting report on Sunday's enemy!

    Excited to see how Brown does against a seemingly pretty decent Holy Cross team that beat PC and put up 12 goals in two games against Niagara. If this Divver article is any indication, it would seem as though Nieto will start in net.

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    I took my friend up on an offer to go to the BC-PC game, so I'll be in Chestnut Hill, instead. I'll return with a scouting report on Sunday's enemy!

    Excited to see how Brown does against a seemingly pretty decent Holy Cross team that beat PC and put up 12 goals in two games against Niagara. If this Divver article is any indication, it would seem as though Nieto will start in net.
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    Looks like I didn't miss much tonight. Did anyone attend/watch? Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff77 View Post
    Looks like I didn't miss much tonight. Did anyone attend/watch? Thoughts?
    First, it looks like we have a goalie for 4 years. Nieto played quite well. One soft goal but otherwise it was hard to believe this was his first D1 game. Coach played 5 of the 7 frosh. Beaudoin is a keeper. Dodd also showed a lot of promise. Power play came up empty but that happened I believe due to lack of game time experience. It showed some new looks and with the passing a little off due to timing there could have been at least 3 goals. Defense pairings worked well Gottlieb and McArdle were solid. Cooper and Wood also looked good; Schoo plays with a little edge and Tyler was solid, best I have seen him play in awhile. But same old problem - scoring. Brown had its chances but couldn't convert. I believe in another game or two, and hopefully next weekend Marchin, Beaudoin, Bird, Willman and Lafferty will start producing.
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    Wow, it's great to hear about Nieto! We'll probably have to call on him quite often tomorrow against what should be a very hungry (and angry) Friar team. I'm a little concerned we weren't able to find the back of the net, but HC did hold PC to one goal as well, so I'm taking it with a grain of salt - especially since it was our first game.

    My scouting report on Providence: They're going to be really, REALLY good once their young guys get fully acclimated. I wouldn't be surprised to see them go on a tear through Hockey East from January to the finish line. They were miles better than BC for the first 40 minutes before getting overwhelmed in the third. My initial reaction is that this is the best skating and puck-handling team Leaman has had over on Smith Hill. They'll be a tough team to beat, but if we're going to do it for the third year in a row, I think it's better to take a crack at it while their freshmen are still adjusting early in the season.

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