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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I don't want to be a broken record, but David Quinn sucks at being a head coach. The more practice time they get, the worse they become. Absolutely no semblance of a coherent team offense. It's much worse than last season.

    Also, the attendance sucks, the atmosphere is non-existent, the between period entertainment is literally the stupidest stuff I've ever seen.

    Many people should begin collecting unemployment on Monday.
    Agreed on all of this and as much as I hate being wrong about Quinn, the results speak for themselves.

    Not sure what's going on with student attendance. It has been nice out, the season does start earlier, and there's no "buzz" about the team like when Eichel showed up on campus, but regardless it does seem dead. The arena could also do us all a favor and lose the full body cavity searches when you walk through the door. I've had less of a hassle boarding a plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I thought he has been playing pretty well. He was awesome even when they gave up six last weekend. I think the one at home against UConn that tipped off the top of glove might have been one he should have had, but I couldn't tell if he got screened or if the shot nicked the stick of the BU player higher up in the slot.
    This is no knock on Oettinger, as I think he's played pretty well thus far.

    However, I do have a question about the evolution of goaltending style. I recognize that the era of the standup goalie has passed; goalies drop to their knees as soon as they sense a shot is coming. However, when your goalie is 6'5'', and three goals whiz by over his shoulder for goals as they did in the Friday night game against Minn. St, don't you have to wonder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buoldtimer View Post
    This is no knock on Oettinger, as I think he's played pretty well thus far.

    However, I do have a question about the evolution of goaltending style. I recognize that the era of the standup goalie has passed; goalies drop to their knees as soon as they sense a shot is coming. However, when your goalie is 6'5'', and three goals whiz by over his shoulder for goals as they did in the Friday night game against Minn. St, don't you have to wonder?
    Tough to use any examples from the MSU games as he faced about 85,000 A+ chances due to awful defensive coverage.
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    A hatty for Matty Nieto. AJ Greer called up to Avs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I don't want to be a broken record, but David Quinn sucks at being a head coach. The more practice time they get, the worse they become. Absolutely no semblance of a coherent team offense. It's much worse than last season.

    Also, the attendance sucks, the atmosphere is non-existent, the between period entertainment is literally the stupidest stuff I've ever seen.

    Many people should begin collecting unemployment on Monday.
    The BU staff can obviously recruit. Defensemen seem to give Quinn plenty of credit for helping to develop them.
    Offense continues to be the bane of the club, especially the third and fourth lines who contributes have generally been anemic going back to Parker's last few years. Albie O'Connell was considered something of a power-play guru at his previous stops.

    I would consider switching Cockerill and Crone. Cockerill can fly and gets involved. Crone hasn't clicked yet.
    Or at least put Cockerill and Cloonan on the wings between a grinding center (Curry?). They both have great speed, although Cloonan hasn't scored a goal in about two years.

    The attendance has been woeful. Particularly among students. How much promotion is being done? Can't be much, or can't be very effective, given the disappointing turnouts.

    And yes, the between periods "entertainment" gets lamer and lamer by the week. Does someone at Agganis have ownership is a plastic bubble-making company?
    It is embarrassing.
    Let the youth hockey kids play. Otherwise forget about putting coeds on ice who have never held a stick before playing some ridiculous game.
    And while we are at it, the Dance Competition between the second and third periods have gotten really old. There are two or three people that can actually dance. First prize is a $50 Dominoes gift certificate. Second prize should be $100.

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    BTW, is Chabot injured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Cleverly View Post
    BTW, is Chabot injured?
    One of the few third/fourth line forwards that does not regularly disappoint.
    I was wondering the same thing. Almost has to be the case, given how much he was changing things up after the first Minn St game. And I agree he has been playing well.

    Kudos to Curry for making his way back into the lineup and getting on the scoresheet.
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    First college hockey game of the year tonight, making the road trip across the river. Good luck.

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    Got to see greenway standing around. He got a better view of the gwg than you did

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    Got to see greenway standing around. He got a better view of the gwg than you did
    That seems to be becoming a trend from what I've been reading. On the other hand, I think BU was a little gassed at the end after dominating the first 17 minutes of the third period. And really if Jaillet doesn't stone them a couple of times they probably win the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    That seems to be becoming a trend from what I've been reading. On the other hand, I think BU was a little gassed at the end after dominating the first 17 minutes of the third period. And really if Jaillet doesn't stone them a couple of times they probably win the game.
    For a relatively young team against the best team in the country, this was an encouraging game overall. Much to work on but they went toe to toe with the best. It'll be a huge test of Quinn to see if he can get them mentally recentered to play PC tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    That seems to be becoming a trend from what I've been reading. On the other hand, I think BU was a little gassed at the end after dominating the first 17 minutes of the third period. And really if Jaillet doesn't stone them a couple of times they probably win the game.
    Bernie and Mark thought that it was Denver that was gassed in the final minutes. After BU took its timeout, it was all DU. But Greenway's minimal- effort reach proved fatal.

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    Best game I've see at Agganis in a loooong time.

    Terry is filthy. He should be playing in the NHL.

    Watching PC next week is gonna be painful.

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    From the tying goal, BU seemed to be "let's play for Overtime" and I cringed knowing they'd get burnt for that. After the timeout, it was all DU and yup, filthy goal.

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    Super hockey game by 2 elite teams. Entertaining, exciting, competitive, compelling all the way to the end.
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    And the atmosphere was decent. Still a pathetic number of students, but Agganis was hopping in the third. (That 6-7 minute stretch when BU owned processions and had a number of grade A chances was awesome.)

    I loved Ty Amonte's first goal celebration.

    Denver's Power Play is a freakin clinic. I want that!

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    Still no answer if Chabot is hurt- Would add some grit
    Also was Hank Crone benched last night or is he also injured
    Great game but we need more scorers- having 7 scholarship defensemen is a liability not a positive
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    Tory Terry of Denver and Fabbro fit that description right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLG View Post
    Still no answer if Chabot is hurt- Would add some grit
    Also was Hank Crone benched last night or is he also injured
    Great game but we need more scorers- having 7 scholarship defensemen is a liability not a positive
    Can never complain when players leave early and play immediately in NHL
    Tory Terry of Denver and Fabbro fit that description right now
    Crone isn't injured. Quinn said in pre-game comments on radio that he decided to go with Cockerill and that Crone would be back in the line-up.
    Clear mistakes by freshman Ds on first and third DU goals. Was anyone else surprised that MacLeod wasn't in the line-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Denver's Power Play is a freakin clinic. I want that!
    Until last night they were 2-for-13 (15%) and struggling. Still, I get it - watching them out here it's incredible to see them NOT score when you consider the talent on their first unit of Gambrell, Terry, Borgstrom, Finley and Mitchell. Though it looks like the jumbled the units with Staub being the beneficiary. I guess the balance will give them a better two minutes rather than an electric 45 seconds...

    I wouldn't be too concerned about losing to DU, early in the season, with the talent they return. Difference between DU and BU is Keller, JFK and Bellows left while DU returned ALL their flight risks. Terry, Gambrell and Borgstrom might be the three best forwards in college hockey right now. It's unbelievable they all returned - and when they play together, looking for a late goal, it's going to look like a lot of people are standing around...

    If you lose to UNH in a couple of weeks, I'll come back and you can complain to your hearts content! DU is a force. If you hung with them, that means you're a contender...

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    Amonte's pure joy at scoring is what college athletics is supposed to be all about. Loved the show of emotion and energy.
    Having the name Amonte and wearing #3 on the jersey is a lot of weight for anyone to carry. He is not his father, but let's hope there are a lot good things ahead for him.

    Tkachuk has yet to register a goal (he could have, if he didn't pass to Bowers with an open net against Union), but he looks like he is about to burst out at any moment.

    I would like to see what Cockerill could do on a top-two line. He skates, he hits he plays with energy. Crone got the chance, why not him?
    Crone will be fine. I am thinking he will eventually be another Hohman.

    Should we start a "Cloonan Scores" pool? Maybe tonight?

    Still no word if Chabot is injured.

    Where are the students? The three sections opposite the band side were practically empty.

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