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    Re: Dartmouth Hockey 2016-17 Season

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    Re: Dartmouth Hockey 2016-17 Season

    The post-season is upon the Big Green! A very tough first match up as Yale dominates the Big Green year in and year out and it was no different this year as the score was an aggregate of 11-0, including a humiliating 7-0 loss at home. However, if there a glimmer of light and hope, the BIG Green can remind themselves of last year's upset and unlikely sweep of Yale at Ingalls in the quarters to move onto Lake Placid. Yes, times and rosters have changed but anything thing can happen so let's get the upperclassmen who were a part of that last year share to not only that experience and optimism to the freshmen class but infuse themselves with it as well. It is much needed. It goes without saying that the most important player coming in the the playoffs is the GOALIE. Hear that Devin Buffalo or whoever is in net! Remember Grant last year! Team defense has got to be tighter with less risk taking either on D or jumping in on O. Also on team O, cannot rely solely on the Crema line or first unit PP to score the goals. PK has been a killer all year round...just an observation tip-ins has been a major issue, maybe tie up man and/or stick. BIG GREEN with ENVY!

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    Well, the season comes down to tonight. Can the Big Green extend the series to a finale and live for another day? This is coming off the heels of a 6-1 loss to Yale. What was a tight game turn into a semi romp as the Yale scored two goals in 30 seconds to take a commanding 4-1 lead in the second. Big Green started off nicely controlling the play but a tripping penalty swung momentum as Yale now had puck possession to let their big players do their thing. Snively was left all alone in his off wing circle and hammers home a rebound. Mistake by D on the centerline leads to a breakaway then a rebound put back. Over rotation on their PK leads to a backdoor goal as their D steps down to take open ice. Then the quick senseless turnover deep in Big Green's zone leads to another goal 30 seconds later. Well you get the point. It's not to say that they Big Green didn't have their chances..they did. McLaughlin comes in on the off wing on a 2 on 1 only to put it in Tucker's crest. Jasiek on another 2 on 1 one time/deflects the puck right onto Tucker's crest instead of a mostly open net. Warpecha fins himself all alone on the doorstep only to tried to force through Tucker's five hole...with a little more patience forehand. backhand and in. If that was Snively, it would be in. So this all speaks to a lack of finishers for the Big Green because they actually made plays last night leading up to those Grade A chances. Interesting note, Graber was scratched..do not know if it was an injury, illness, or what.

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    It goes without saying that the most important player coming in the the playoffs is the GOALIE. Hear that Devin Buffalo or whoever is in net! Remember Grant last year! Team defense has got to be tighter with less risk taking either on D or jumping in on O. Also on team O, cannot rely solely on the Crema line or first unit PP to score the goals. PK has been a killer all year round...just an observation tip-ins has been a major issue, maybe tie up man and/or stick. BIG GREEN with ENVY!

    The above was my assessment on the keys to the game: Buffalo gets pulled, key turnovers and clear cut odd man chances given up by the D (converted by Yale), PP had quality chances but no goals with zone entry being a problem, and finally the PK surrenders I believe two goals. Recipe for disaster and it certainly played out.

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    The season is winding down while the Big Green are fighting for their playoff lives. As eddieshack23 has duly noted, it is getting increasingly difficult to stay upbeat as this season has gone downhill, while acknowledging that they are really young with losing only 3 seniors with major playing time. BUT ever the optimist I will stay by the BIG Green through thick and thin. Last year culminated in Lake Placid while this year?????. Come on boys do it for yourselves and the seniors!

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    Keep the faith Big Green as I like to say in each and every game they control their own destiny

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    Nice clean series, good luck to the seniors.
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    Well the season is OVER but not before a very valiant effort last night against Yale. If there ever was a time where the Big Green deserved to win, it was last night. They played as well as could of given what they had to work with injuries, etc. Unfortunately, the Big Green could not close out the game in a very entertaining clean series, as LTsatch stated. The Big Green never lost the lead until the OT winner. Tucker won the game for Yale as Buffalo was very good as well. Buffalo probably would like the second goal allowed back. The D core played much better as it appeared like the Yau/Roth pair matched up against the Snively/Hayden/Stevens? line as much as they could given Yale's last line change advantage. They did their job but like good teams do, someone else step up...namely Doherty who had a monster game. Ernsting was good as he helped out his linemates with good puck decisions/distributions. Graber certainly made a difference as evident in the first goal a minute in. As stated Buffalo was good. Han could have helped him on that second goal as his gap was too big (Yale player had no support). This goes into the category could of/should of but didn't; Opperman was all by himself in front of Tucker in OT only to backhand a shot (in RETROSPECT... backhand to forehand and in goes in the near post as Tucker reactively went down in the butterfly already) Also Crema had a in tight chance but he decided to try to slide it over to Kalk with many sticks in the lane. If he keeps it and goes further wide on his forehand he tucks the puck just inside the near short-side post.

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    I would be remiss if I did NOT recognize the accomplishments and dedication the seniors put forth in their careers at Dartmouth. Congrats to Troy Crema, Josh Hartley, Grant Opperman, Kyle Nickerson, and Brandon Kirk. Wishing you the best in your next your endeavors and life. Based on your stellar careers at Dartmouth, you all will undoubtedly succeed.

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    Troy Crema will be sorely missed next year,hopefully someone will emerge to be a strong center to help Kalk And Jasiek

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    Big Green, a question. Bob Gaudet is I believe a good coach and has brought in through the years some solid forwards and dmen. It seems to me that the missing link for better success than he has had is that he has never been able to recruit a "lights-out" goalie to support the team. Is that a fair assessment?

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    Big Green, a question. Bob Gaudet is I believe a good coach and has brought in through the years some solid forwards and dmen. It seems to me that the missing link for better success than he has had is that he has never been able to recruit a "lights-out" goalie to support the team. Is that a fair assessment?
    Yes I would agree with you as the Big Green has NOT had that "light-out" goalie that can "steal" a game for you especially when it counts, battling for playoff positioning or on the path to Lake Placid. Although the goalies has had their moments such as Grant "standing on his head" to sweep Yale last year in quarters to move onto Lake Placid, however, that seems like a distant memory. While the goalies are/were good, I not sure you can classify them as a true #1 as as shown the goalie shuffle in the past. It's one thing to share or get playing time but when the shuffling happens many times during the season, that makes a big statement.

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    Nick Boucher was an outstanding goalie even he seemed to have problems with Gaudet who seems to be way to be impatient with his goaltenders. Sadly I think Gaudet has become stale. He is a really great guy and been good for the program but seems to need a new assistant who could bring some new life to the program.

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    Re: Dartmouth Hockey 2016-17 Season

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    Re: Dartmouth Hockey 2016-17 Season

    Good luck to all team in the quarters! Feeling a bit jealous as the Big Green's season is over. Time to take those learnings from this past season and improve on them for the next season with the returning players. While only losing 4 seniors of which 3 of whom are considerable playing time, incoming recruits are vital, meaning not the quantity but the quality and the "right" ones. And the process starts now if it has NOT started already.

    I will post my end of the season's reflections after the the entire ECAC season concludes!

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    A BIG Big Green congrats to Hahvaard, Union, Cornell, and Quinnipiac for moving on to Lake Placid. For the most parts, the favorites won (Q beating ST. L is not really an upset). These four teams got stronger towards the end when it counted most..kudos to you. Not more than two months ago, 4 - 10 was a crap-shoot! Good luck to all as Lake Placid is both nostalgic and picturesque.

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    Re: Dartmouth Hockey 2016-17 Season

    Looks like I will be flying solo on this thread as the only Big Green fan unless someone else steps up. I know you are out there....jump on board and help me out with some helpful information to keep the Big Green fans appraised about Dartmouth hockey!

    To that end , I will post my season ending thoughts in a year that was after the Lake Placid finals. Did not want to take away from the finals. Look for Harvard to beat Cornell 3-1 in an All Ivy League final. Good luck to all teams!

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