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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

    Quote Originally Posted by northeastern View Post
    definitely some talented kids.. just figuring it out.. its a curve.
    Yes...a BIG curve apparently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Yes...a BIG curve apparently...
    Yeah I don't know how much is a curve and how much is they're just not that good. Quinn needs to quit it with the lineup roulette. Guys looked like they were disinterested and beaten down. Looks like they're having no fun and don't want to be out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrance View Post
    Good to see the team come out with some urgency in a league game tonight.
    yeah, very urgent . What the heck is going on over there?
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    Current state of BU hockey:



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    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Yeah I don't know how much is a curve and how much is they're just not that good. Quinn needs to quit it with the lineup roulette. Guys looked like they were disinterested and beaten down. Looks like they're having no fun and don't want to be out there.
    this sounds like what some of you wrote at the end of JP's reign
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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Yeah I don't know how much is a curve and how much is they're just not that good. Quinn needs to quit it with the lineup roulette. Guys looked like they were disinterested and beaten down. Looks like they're having no fun and don't want to be out there.
    Key phrase is "they're" not that good. The whole is not always greater than the sum of its parts. That's the coach's job...to extract the maximum productivity from the talent. Because they certainly have talented individuals...unless ALL of the "experts" that rank these guys are wrong...
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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

    You normally would think there would be some big time benchings coming up but can they? They can't keep piling up the losses. Hockey East's brutal OOC means maybe only 3 teams in the NCAA? Does a double digit loss HEA team make it in this year?

    That said, it looks like NU is for real this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Hockey East's brutal OOC means maybe only 3 teams in the NCAA?
    To steal a line from Jim Mora.... "Playoffs?!?!?!?!?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by northeastern View Post
    thx sour grapes..
    anyway, gluck in the coming gms, i think they'll get better some, deeper the season goes . definitely some talented kids.. just figuring it out.. its a curve.
    How is that sour grapes? It's reality. BU and David Quinn suck ***. I've been saying it for a long time. It doesn't mean you're any good just because you beat BU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    How is that sour grapes? It's reality. BU and David Quinn suck ***. I've been saying it for a long time. It doesn't mean you're any good just because you beat BU.
    ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    How is that sour grapes? It's reality. BU and David Quinn suck ***. I've been saying it for a long time. It doesn't mean you're any good just because you beat BU.
    Well, it kinda means they're good as they're ranked 7th in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Key phrase is "they're" not that good. The whole is not always greater than the sum of its parts. That's the coach's job...to extract the maximum productivity from the talent. Because they certainly have talented individuals...unless ALL of the "experts" that rank these guys are wrong...
    Recruiting prowess isn't as impactful if players recruited don't develop and/or leave to find opportunities at other programs or in MJs. Not to say that with these guys BU would've been world-beaters, but I think JFK, Bellows, Andren and even McDermott returning to BU this year would have at least resulted in a deeper, more experienced forward corps. 6 of the forwards in tonight's lineup are 1st year players at BU. Guys like Bowers & Tkachuk would have had room to grow into bigger roles. Guys like Amonte, Crone and/or maybe even Cockerill may have played another year in the BCHL or USHL before coming to BU as 19-20 year olds instead of as 18-19 year-olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    Recruiting prowess isn't as impactful if players recruited don't develop and/or leave to find opportunities at other programs or in MJs.
    Agreed. I have been saying that for at least three years (to considerable resistance). Talent alone doesn't win, but the team with more talent SHOULD win more often than not if they have any leadership and/or cohesion. That's where experience comes in. Everyone needs role players who will suppress their egos and do the things it takes to win, like going to dirty areas to get pucks and taking hits to make plays. I see a lot of non-productive energy...pucks sent to open ice with nobody there, confusion on coverages and some of the most inaccurate passing of any BU team ever. These are all "correctible" but it is going to take recognition and commitment to resolve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Agreed. I have been saying that for at least three years (to considerable resistance). Talent alone doesn't win, but the team with more talent SHOULD win more often than not if they have any leadership and/or cohesion. That's where experience comes in. Everyone needs role players who will suppress their egos and do the things it takes to win, like going to dirty areas to get pucks and taking hits to make plays. I see a lot of non-productive energy...pucks sent to open ice with nobody there, confusion on coverages and some of the most inaccurate passing of any BU team ever. These are all "correctible" but it is going to take recognition and commitment to resolve.
    I don't think talent is an issue as much as player development. Some upperclassmen not improving, perhaps pigeonholed and buried on the depth chart b/c of the prioritization of recruiting and developing the "shiniest toys" available for the NHL instead of following the 1+1+1+1+1 > 5 team-building model.

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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

    Whoa
    Glad Mookie didnít get up for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Whoa
    Glad Mookie didnít get up for that
    An obstructed view seat at Matthews would've been ideal for this debacle

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Whoa
    Glad Mookie didnít get up for that
    It looks like you can sleep all season.

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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

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    It looks like you can sleep all season.
    But he'll miss Jasmine in Lowell if he does that.
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    Re: Boston University - 2017-2018 season - thread numero uno

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Well, it kinda means they're good as they're ranked 7th in the country.
    No, they are ranked 13 in both polls.

    I assume you were talking about the pairwise? They are down to 8th right now, but I think it is a little early to really be looking at that. They haven't beaten anyone any good (BU and Lowell both suck this year, Sacred Heart is cupcake city) and they got swept by QU, who isn't really any good, either.
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