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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    True enough re: the kicking game, but give some credit to how Maine football has been relevant nationally for a while, even without a single 3-star recruit most years, let alone a 4 or a 5. The Cosgrove Era has enjoyed a lot of success with neglected prospects, while the hockey program has been an utter train-wreck in comparison.
    ....in the Junior Varsity "we can't compete with the big boys" division. James Madison, Sam Houston State, North Dakota State and Jacksonville State aren't exactly Michigan, Minnesota, BC and Notre Dame.

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    ....in the Junior Varsity "we can't compete with the big boys" division. James Madison, Sam Houston State, North Dakota State and Jacksonville State aren't exactly Michigan, Minnesota, BC and Notre Dame.
    OK, but get real... Maine sports are not competitive at any D-1 level. (Field hockey being a kinda-sorta exception. )

    Too bad there isn't a FCS-type deal for hockey, because there's no real hope for Maine hockey in the foreseeable future at the "varsity" level.

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    I ran across a couple of articles that include references to incoming Maine recruit Jack Quinlivan:

    http://www.telegram.com/news/2017090...who-made-grade

    http://www.telegram.com/news/2017090...-to-be-in-game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine Event View Post
    I ran across a couple of articles that include references to incoming Maine recruit Jack Quinlivan:

    http://www.telegram.com/news/2017090...who-made-grade

    http://www.telegram.com/news/2017090...-to-be-in-game
    Interesting, but surprised no UPDATED Roster to report by either the Coaching Staff or other publications concerning College Hockey in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    OK, but get real... Maine sports are not competitive at any D-1 level. (Field hockey being a kinda-sorta exception. )

    Too bad there isn't a FCS-type deal for hockey, because there's no real hope for Maine hockey in the foreseeable future at the "varsity" level.
    Changes needed if this is a FAILED season for the hockey program. Never give up hope that with the right people in charge and the mindset that stranger things can happen. If I remember correctly a wise-man with a ambition/ego or whatever you may call it said: "If you don't have the best of everything, then do the best with what you have." Maybe you can call it dreaming/hoping......but I firmly believe a better program can be had....maybe not at the ELITE LEVEL as past times...but a better hard working, accountable team on the ice and behind the bench is not far fetched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    OK, but get real... Maine sports are not competitive at any D-1 level. (Field hockey being a kinda-sorta exception. )
    Oh I fully agree. I just don't think that we should kid ourselves about ANYTHING happening at the FCS level is "nationally relevant."

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    Oh I fully agree. I just don't think that we should kid ourselves about ANYTHING happening at the FCS level is "nationally relevant."
    They don't play many local schools either. Regardless of sport its fun when Maine plays UNH, UVM, UMA, BU, BC, Northeastern, etc. I think its hard for people to get excited about Richmond, Binghamton, Stony Point, etc.
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    Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Changes needed if this is a FAILED season for the hockey program. Never give up hope that with the right people in charge and the mindset that stranger things can happen. If I remember correctly a wise-man with a ambition/ego or whatever you may call it said: "If you don't have the best of everything, then do the best with what you have." Maybe you can call it dreaming/hoping......but I firmly believe a better program can be had....maybe not at the ELITE LEVEL as past times...but a better hard working, accountable team on the ice and behind the bench is not far fetched.
    I agree with this. There really isn't any reason for Maine not to win 15 games this year. Red has had time to put together his team and Maine has a pretty easy schedule. People can try to convince me otherwise but I think this will be another poor year for Hockey East.
    Originally posted by BobbyBrady
    Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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    They don't play many local schools either. Regardless of sport its fun when Maine plays UNH, UVM, UMA, BU, BC, Northeastern, etc. I think its hard for people to get excited about Richmond, Binghamton, Stony Point, etc.
    I'd rather see Maine play their usual schedule. The CAA is far and away the best top-to-bottom FCS conference in the country, and hands-down on that one. Major kudos to Maine for being a factor every year.

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    Did Maine significantly raise ticket prices this year or am I misremembering? The prices this year are $50, $40, $35, and $20 depending on location. I thought last year most expensive tickets were $40 and cheapest were $15.

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    Did Maine significantly raise ticket prices this year or am I misremembering? The prices this year are $50, $40, $35, and $20 depending on location. I thought last year most expensive tickets were $40 and cheapest were $15.
    I thought they were 20 , 40 and 50 last year, don't remember 35. Bought a few single tickets today
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    This should give the team some motivation: http://bangordailynews.com/2017/09/0...int-at-umaine/
    Originally posted by BobbyBrady
    Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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    This should give the team some motivation: http://bangordailynews.com/2017/09/0...int-at-umaine/
    Man does the BDN overthink their clickbait headlines or what? Seems like the words "Paul Kariya" would generate more clicks than something about surfing.

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    Did Maine significantly raise ticket prices this year or am I misremembering? The prices this year are $50, $40, $35, and $20 depending on location. I thought last year most expensive tickets were $40 and cheapest were $15.
    Prices are the same as last year...except for processing fee has gone from $6 to $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Prices are the same as last year...except for processing fee has gone from $6 to $10.
    FWIW, That tactic, a.k.a. Nibbling, irritates me and a lot of others. It reminds one of the TV scam of "buy one, get one free - just pay separate S & H. . If attendance (demand) is flagging, don't raises price - raise incentives.
    Good luck to to your guys this year and cheers to your loyal band of posters, from an NU Husky fan in Lyman, ME.

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    I only paid 6 dollars yesterday for the processing fee
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    The roster is out. Gibson is the only other player gone. There are 28 skaters in total. Hopefully Red isn't going for quantity over quality.

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    The roster is out. Gibson is the only other player gone. There are 28 skaters in total. Hopefully Red isn't going for quantity over quality.
    I'm kind of shocked Gibson is gone. I kept waiting for him to light it up on a regular basis but it never happened. Didn't think he was the worst player on the ice though
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    10 D-Man with only Holway, Michel, and Hamilton seeming like regular starters, leaving 7 guys to compete for 3 spots.

    I would think Swayman and McGovern would rotate.

    Starting forward combo's is anyone's guess!
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