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    Red face Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Are we really boasting about showing up red headed stepchildren? c'mon!!!!

    We are all red headed step children in Norm Bazin's eyes





    Everyone seems to be getting a bit antsy (The BU thread is just starting to heat up with [a] chest beating NU fan{s}), so it seems like as good a time as any to start up this thread. Here is your chance to make an idiot out of yourself by December and be redeemed in March. Last year was definitely a down year for the conference, and looking at some of the predictions from last year, I would say we were all off our game a bit (except Patronick and some Golden Domer for whatever reason :P).

    Predict!

    Standings 1-11
    Tournament Champion
    NCAA tournament team(s)
    POY
    COY
    ROY
    Goaltender of the year?

    Fun/Non-traditional Predictions
    Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?)
    Any coach firings?
    Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension?
    Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018?
    Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC?






    A few highlights from last years thread.


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    You are delusional if you think Maine is going to finish in the basement or if Gendron is going to be fired. He just signed an extension for a good reason.

    Basement +1 =/= basement

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    NU also returns Jim Madigan. Let's see if he was a one hit wonder.

    Half his team went down with injuries, BUT he didn't ever bench Ruck. I'd say this is still up for debate. NU should sign him to a nice long extension


    Quote Originally Posted by m1_ping View Post
    1. Boston College
    2. Notre Dame
    3. Boston University
    4. Massachusetts - Lowell
    5. Providence
    6. Vermont
    7. Merrimack
    8. Northeastern
    9. Connecticut
    10. New Hampshire
    11. Massachusetts
    12. Maine

    Actually probably will be the closest thing to a winner. Issue is you're a Notre Dame fan and I ain't giving you any awards. Sorry


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    Northeastern should be embarrassed if they finish behind Vermont.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tilldog40 View Post
    It is funny seeing everybody diss NU on this board. Mostly by bc and bu fans that are so butt hurt that NU the underdog for years won the championship. .
    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    To paraphrase the children's song:

    Nobody likes us, everybody hates us,
    We're gonna go eat worms!
    Big fat juicy ones,
    Eensie weensy squeensy ones,
    See how they wiggle and squirm!
    Quote Originally Posted by SkinsFan09 View Post
    Wake us up when Vermont does anything of note. Try getting past round 1 of the playoffs even. We will happily take talking to's from BC, BU, Lowell, PC fans on here with actual sustained success but man, win a few games first.
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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    To be fair to my contingent, Vermont finishing sixth and giving up 14 goals to BC in round 2 is not actually as good as NU's goaltending disaster makes it seem, but anyway.


    Standings 1-11
    1. BU
    2. PC
    3. UML

    Pretty clear cutoff here.

    4. NU
    5. BC
    6. UVM

    Pretty clear cutoff again.

    7. UMass
    8. Merrimack
    9. UConn

    Smaller gap here

    10. Maine
    11. UNH

    Tournament Champion PC because BU is as 18 years old as ever.

    NCAA tournament team(s) BU, PC, UML, and someone from that 4-6 group. Saying that because the team in fifth will probably beat the team in 4th in the PWR to be annoying.

    POY - Adam Gaudette (NU)

    COY - Nate Leaman (PC)

    ROY - *looks up BU freshman list* I guess let's try Tkachuk this time. I picked Bellows last year so I'm probably going to be wrong again.

    Goaltender of the year? Everybody except Ryan Ruck. (Woll)

    Fun/Non-traditional Predictions

    Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?) Nope

    Any coach firings? Can I count Dick? If not, no, because Maine probably still can't afford to fire Gendron.

    Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension? Does he not have a lifetime contract yet? Somebody should work on that.

    Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018? Are you implying that Shane Switzer, the greatest BU defenseman of all time, might not sign the most lucrative ELC of all time?

    Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC? UNH, since that is the single only reason why they never get good recruits anymore and it has nothing to do with anything else.
    Last edited by TheRevengeance; 09-07-2017 at 04:06 PM.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Just going with the regular season standings: 1. BC 2. BU 3. UMass-Lowell 4. Providence 5. Vermont 6. Northeastern 7. Maine 8. UNH 9. UConn 10. UMass 11. Merrimack.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Maine and UNH suck
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Maine and UNH suck
    Stop giving umo too much credit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Just going with the regular season standings: 1. BC 2. BU 3. UMass-Lowell 4. Providence 5. Vermont 6. Northeastern 7. Maine 8. UNH 9. UConn 10. UMass 11. Merrimack.
    What is your rationale for putting BC #1?

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Few quick thoughts...
    1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).
    2. Hoping BU's resurgence will spark BC to move forward SOON to keep up with Quinn. While I'm ok with their general success, the fewer trophies they get during this upswing the better, unfortunately in league that would mean leaving it for one of the gutter programs of the league or the annoying nouveau riche folks from Providence so... really no thanks to all options other than Jerry York pulling off a miracle.
    3. Nice to see Our Lady or Moral Victory is back in a league where they (probably don't) belong... and probably one they can be more competitive in. Now I don't have to look at those stupid helmets and watch their goalie kick the posts off 30 times a game.

    Drop the puck!
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Ambrose on 3/7/2010 View Post
    The fact that you BC fans revel in the superiority of your team in an admittedly weak league leads me to believe you will be more sorely disappointed when the end comes than we will.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Standings

    1. PC
    2. BC
    3. Lowell
    4. NU
    5. BU
    6. UConn
    7. UVM
    8. MC
    9. UMass
    10. UNH
    11. Maine

    Tournament Champion - PC
    NCAA tournament team(s) - Lowell, PC, BC, BU, NU
    POY - Wall (BC)
    COY - Leaman (PC)
    ROY - Ferraro (UMA)
    Goaltender of the year- Wall (BC)


    Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?) - Nope
    Any coach firings? - Gendron just got an extension, so no
    Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension? - Please for the love of god yes
    Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018? Greenway sticks around because he wants to win a trophy (not share) while at BU, plus more gets to choose NHL destination
    Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC? BC just lost a top 10 recruit in the country, who is lighting it up overseas. Its BC, but by midseason we will hear the goalie who decommitted from UNH to go to BU was told he would not get accepted to UNH anyways
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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    What is your rationale for putting BC #1?
    Goaltending, Solid game planning by York....and players that know about winning.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    BU-Someone has to be #1, I see this as a down year for Hockey East
    NEU-They should be really good if the frosh goalie is any decent
    UML-Giving them this position based on reputation and lack of talent in Hockey East
    PC -See above
    BC-Think some posters are overrating them based on reputation
    UVM-Were solid last year and should be again this year
    Maine-Need a couple freshmen forwards to step up, should be a more solid team than Maine has had in awhile
    UConn-Rate Cavanaugh very highly
    MC-Not as bad as UNH and UMass
    UNH-Not quite as bad as UMass, but close
    UMass-They have a very good freshmen class but not much else
    Originally posted by BobbyBrady
    Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Didn't make the collection of NU fans in the original post. Means I gotta be either more divisive or more abrasive

    Standings: 1) BU 2) PC 3) UML 4) NU 5) BC 6) UVM 7) UConn 8) UMass 9) MC 10) Maine 11) UNH

    Champion: PC
    NCAA Teams: BU, PC, UML, NU, BC
    POY: Gaudette. Yes I'm a homer. Think Greenway has a legit shot too.
    ROY: Tkachuk, but very excited to watch Cale Makar
    COY: Nate Leaman
    GOY: Oettinger

    Umile: Doesn't get 600. Finishes at 599, comes back one more year to try and get #600
    Firings: None, but Red's seat gets the hottest
    Bazin extension: Yes, he's gonna coach there forever
    BU seniors: Yes
    Admissions: Depends on which thread you read when a player gets denied entry!
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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Few quick thoughts...
    1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).
    2. Hoping BU's resurgence will spark BC to move forward SOON to keep up with Quinn. While I'm ok with their general success, the fewer trophies they get during this upswing the better, unfortunately in league that would mean leaving it for one of the gutter programs of the league or the annoying nouveau riche folks from Providence so... really no thanks to all options other than Jerry York pulling off a miracle.
    3. Nice to see Our Lady or Moral Victory is back in a league where they (probably don't) belong... and probably one they can be more competitive in. Now I don't have to look at those stupid helmets and watch their goalie kick the posts off 30 times a game.

    Drop the puck!
    I see BC has 2 good size Dmen coming in. Lack of size on the blue line was glaring last season. Although Lohan is only here for 1 year as a transfer grad student from UM.

    I'm hoping the new forwards can add needed offense after last year. Losing Tolvanen is big.

    Another down year for BC unfortunately. Who knows maybe we will be surprised.
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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    What is your rationale for putting BC #1?
    He wanted to anger Tater/hates BU

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).
    I just checked and see Jim Madigan is STILL the head coach at NU. Your take checks out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    I just checked and see Jim Madigan is STILL the head coach at NU. Your take checks out.
    you guys talking NU Huskies.. good, he must be doing something right.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by northeastern View Post
    you guys talking NU Huskies.. good, he must be doing something right.
    Well to be honest, I particularly enjoy when he turns into a monkey behind the bench and loses his mind...so just about every game.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    He wanted to anger Tater/hates BU
    Didn't ask you. The next time I expect a coherent, rational answer from you will be the first time.

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Dick Umile needs 14 more wins (not 13) for the NRN, but who's counting?

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Didn't ask you. The next time I expect a coherent, rational answer from you will be the first time.
    oh snappppppppp

    boo hoo

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    Re: Hockey East Preseason Thread 2017

    1. UML
    2. NU
    3. BU
    4. PC
    5. UVM
    6. BC
    7. UMA
    8. Merrimack
    9. Maine
    10. UConn
    11. UNH

    Champion: UML
    NCAA Teams: UML, NU, PC, BU
    COTY: Carvel (Think they'll be ~.500 which should warrant NCOTY talk after what they've been the past 10 years)
    POTY: Sikura
    ROTY: Makar
    Goalie: Woll (Or Wall, whichever one is from BC)

    The bottom 4 are ugly. Forget about who they add as the 12th team, for Hockey East to be as strong as it has previously been, UNH and Maine need to at least be bubble NCAA tourney teams. (Hot take I know)
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