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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2017-18: Every Dog Has its Day

    Quote Originally Posted by NU_Husky View Post
    Lowell will be a good test after a series like Q. Similar ranked opponent; well coached.
    I agree in the review that couple key saves (especially in the 3rd) Friday, some defensive tightening & the outcome could have been a split or .. a win & a tie type wknd. Nevertheless, it did not happen. If there are adjustments & improvements to be made re the defensive end of things.. hopefully will bear some fruit starting with the Lowell series. Would be great to start league play on a strong note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossiRules View Post
    That was pathetic and a sorry performance and newsflash it wasnt a hard fought game NU played well for 1 period and sucked in all other facets after he 1st 5 minutes of the 2nd period. I was there with many if the great players in the Alumni Club from the teams of the early 80s and it was embarrassing performance to witness, while they were out shot 45 to perhaps 25. They deserved to lose and will continue to lose if they play like they did tonight. I saw absolutely no talent in any aspect of the game from the bench to the pipes. Prediction .500 like usual !
    I see that you are back for another season of pretending that you are a "fan" who knows more than the coaches or the rest of the posters on this board..

    I don't know why you were hanging with the players from the mid-late '80s on Saturday Night. Are you still pretending that you were one of their teammates? We know, despite your boasts, that you never played a minute for the NU Hockey team. Perhaps you sharpened their skates.

    I can't speak for others, but I can say that I appreciate your not "adding" anything at all to our discussions during the entire off-season. Won't you please consider continuing those non-contributions during the next six months.

    By the way, we had plenty of talent on the ice this weekend. The season is very young, and we competed well with a very strong program. Still, it's not too early for you to give up on the team. Please feel free, even encouraged, to post your "wisdom"/opinions on a bu or BC thread (until they throw you out!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHound View Post
    I see that you are back for another season of pretending that you are a "fan" who knows more than the coaches or the rest of the posters on this board..

    I don't know why you were hanging with the players from the mid-late '80s on Saturday Night. Are you still pretending that you were one of their teammates? We know, despite your boasts, that you never played a minute for the NU Hockey team. Perhaps you sharpened their skates.

    I can't speak for others, but I can say that I appreciate your not "adding" anything at all to our discussions during the entire off-season. Won't you please consider continuing those non-contributions during the next six months.

    By the way, we had plenty of talent on the ice this weekend. The season is very young, and we competed well with a very strong program. Still, it's not too early for you to give up on the team. Please feel free, even encouraged, to post your "wisdom"/opinions on a bu or BC thread (until they throw you out!).

    I don't know what to think about this guy, not sure on what his agenda is. A lot of the Madigan bashers have moved on, he appears to be a fair weather fan. When things are good he is happy, but then when maybe there is a down game he jumps off the wagon fast. he would be good at BU and BC, there people jump off and on all season.

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    rossi is a bit harsh at times.. but calls it like he sees it. i dont always agree with him.. (dont always agree with many people, that's life ).. but his posts are entertaining.

    after all, this is a hockey discussion forum. dont take him too seriously either on the up.. or the down.. & you'll be okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northeastern View Post
    rossi is a bit harsh at times.. but calls it like he sees it. i dont always agree with him.. (dont always agree with many people, that's life ).. but his posts are entertaining.

    after all, this is a hockey discussion forum. dont take him too seriously either on the up.. or the down.. & you'll be okay.
    Northeastern: Unlike you, who is a year round poster who shares well reasoned opinions and constructive ideas with the other diehards, this RossiRules character has been misrepresenting himself for years as a former player who rails about the coach, the players and anything else related to the program when we lose a game. When we win, he will usually grudgingly acknowledge it. He may complain that margin of victory was not as great as he would have expected. If this is a virtual chat room, he is the guy who attempts to suck the air out of it. Additionally, he has suggested that he is the largest employer of Coop students from DMSB. He is not that big, nor is he terribly charitable. Those who know me, understand that I am/was in a position to know. Rossi is not. I doubt that he ever calls the coach (who knows who he is) to better understand what is happening. He may be a bully. but he's not a complete fool!

    Hopefully, Rossi reads this and gets the idea that I and others don't welcome here. We merely tolerate his intrusions. If he would really like to help the program, perhaps he can use his trolling skills to offer his harassment and misinformed notions to the season threads of our upcoming opponents. The Lowell, bu or BC people will quickly find a way to deal with him.

    That's enough! I've wasted more of my valuable time on this subject than it deserves. Go Huskies! Go away Rossi!!!
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    Meh....let's not get all roiled up about posts on a forum that--at the end of the day--is about a game. It seems to me that this place would get all too boring and predictable if everybody's posts reflected the same general mindset. I've never been a fan of groupthink.

    My big qualm with Mr. Rossi's posts is his pathetic grammar and punctuation (or lack thereof), which sometimes makes it difficult to figure out what he's trying to get across. (Safe to say he wasn't an English major.)

    But, to my way of thinking, anyone who cares enough about this program to take the time to post is entitled to express his/her thoughts, positive negative, or otherwise. And if you really want to see negative posts, visit some of the Power-5 football and hoops forums, where threats of grievous bodily harm are not unheard of.

    It's a long season that has barely started and one that we all hope will last into April, so let's just buckle up and enjoy the ride--bumps and all.
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    He can have his opinion, I just think it is hard to take him seriously when he is all over the map. Plus he is always saying who he is with and what he is doing. Almost like trying to say listen to me I am important. I just kinda chuckle at it.

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    On to Lowell, after they were swept by UNH a couple weeks ago, I thought we might be getting them at the right time early in the season. This could still be true, since Norm always has them playing their best late in the year, but they've won 3 games in a row by a combined score of 13-3 since the 0-3 start. It will be weird seeing a Lowell team without Gambardella, Kapla, Smith and Zink but they still obviously have a lot of very good college players who are extremely well coached. My guess is we see a Ruck/Hernberg match-up on Friday. It's crazy Tyler Walll may have lost the job after 3 games, but Hernberg has been off-the-charts good since they made the switch. As much as I'd like to go back to Primeau, I think after both guy's performances last weekend, I think you have to go with Ruck. Hopefully someone seizes the job relatively soon so this isn't a question going into every weekend. Like others have said, this will be a good test, and a character revealing series, after 2 heart breakers last weekend. We seem to play pretty well at Tsongas normally, so I'll predict a weekend spilt, with both road teams winning.
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    I'd say its Ruck's net for the time being, but the leash will certainly be a short one. A split at the very least this weekend is a must, or we would most likely fall outside the top 20 and we all know from the past 2 years it can be hard to make up ground during the second semester. Taking 3 out of the next 5 (at least one against BU) would bump us up a few spots giving us a foundation to build off of heading into the grind of this first semester league schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_Dawgs View Post
    I'd say its Ruck's net for the time being, but the leash will certainly be a short one. A split at the very least this weekend is a must, or we would most likely fall outside the top 20 and we all know from the past 2 years it can be hard to make up ground during the second semester. Taking 3 out of the next 5 (at least one against BU) would bump us up a few spots giving us a foundation to build off of heading into the grind of this first semester league schedule.
    I didn't see Friday night, bit sounds like Cayden laid an egg, but I think I would go back with him Friday. We know what Ruck is, now maybe Cayden will be the push to get a better Ruck, and it sounded like he played well Saturday night, but making the next jump they need Cayden to be the goalie that we were told we were getting. The only down I heard was that he is young and probably could have used another year in juniors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_Dawgs View Post
    I'd say its Ruck's net for the time being, but the leash will certainly be a short one. A split at the very least this weekend is a must, or we would most likely fall outside the top 20 and we all know from the past 2 years it can be hard to make up ground during the second semester. Taking 3 out of the next 5 (at least one against BU) would bump us up a few spots giving us a foundation to build off of heading into the grind of this first semester league schedule.
    I agree with this, very solid first post. Welcome to the board! Cayden's poor performance Friday, IMO, made the decision easy to roll with the experienced Ruck to start conference play. I am disappointed in it, and expected Primeau to take the job by BU, but at this point, Ruck should start. Splitting versus Lowell would be a good start to conference play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I didn't see Friday night, bit sounds like Cayden laid an egg, but I think I would go back with him Friday. We know what Ruck is, now maybe Cayden will be the push to get a better Ruck, and it sounded like he played well Saturday night, but making the next jump they need Cayden to be the goalie that we were told we were getting. The only down I heard was that he is young and probably could have used another year in juniors
    Welcome to the board, Richard. You may also want to post or lurk on Dieharddogs.com.
    I have to disagree with you over starting Cayden on Friday night. If you are new to the program you may not know that Ruck is 2-2-1 against Lowell and has played very well in those games. Among those wins is the 2016 HEA Final.
    I will be very surprised if JM starts the rookie in the first game. If Ruck plays well and wins it, Id expect him to start the rematch as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHound View Post
    If you are new to the program you may not know that Ruck is 2-2-1 against Lowell and has played very well in those games.
    Ruck has an .873 sv% in his 5 games vs UML, obviously a small sample size, but well below his .905 sv% against all other opponents in his career.

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    ruck knows lowell. pls start him friday. go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HHound View Post
    Welcome to the board, Richard. You may also want to post or lurk on Dieharddogs.com.
    I have to disagree with you over starting Cayden on Friday night. If you are new to the program you may not know that Ruck is 2-2-1 against Lowell and has played very well in those games. Among those wins is the 2016 HEA Final.
    I will be very surprised if JM starts the rookie in the first game. If Ruck plays well and wins it, Id expect him to start the rematch as well.
    I've been on this board for about 15 years, I have had to change my username as I cannot remember my password when they require you to change it. Like the one I have now, it is stored in my computer. But anyway, my thing with Cayden is that he had a bad start on Friday night, I don't want a bad taste lingering in his mouth to long where he starts to doubt himself. I agree with the notion go with the hot goalie, we saw what Ruck can do in that respect 2016. But we also know how inconsistent his play can be. Most of the preseason predictions (which are bs in all sports) have NU in the top 4 in HE and some even saying a frozen 4 contender if they can get the national avg in net. I think these may be a little lofty but I would love to see it. Maybe Cayden will push Ruck and make him a better goalie, great! I just worry about crushing the confidence of a young goalie. BUT this was the chance they took bringing him in at 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agganis View Post
    Ruck has an .873 sv% in his 5 games vs UML, obviously a small sample size, but well below his .905 sv% against all other opponents in his career.
    They won the HE championship game, I was there, he played well. He also gave up 2 goals from behind the net. So...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I've been on this board for about 15 years, I have had to change my username as I cannot remember my password when they require you to change it. Like the one I have now, it is stored in my computer. But anyway, my thing with Cayden is that he had a bad start on Friday night, I don't want a bad taste lingering in his mouth to long where he starts to doubt himself. I agree with the notion go with the hot goalie, we saw what Ruck can do in that respect 2016. But we also know how inconsistent his play can be. Most of the preseason predictions (which are bs in all sports) have NU in the top 4 in HE and some even saying a frozen 4 contender if they can get the national avg in net. I think these may be a little lofty but I would love to see it. Maybe Cayden will push Ruck and make him a better goalie, great! I just worry about crushing the confidence of a young goalie. BUT this was the chance they took bringing him in at 18.
    I agree you want to build up CP's confidence and that along with sending Ruck a message is why he got the RIT & QU game 1 starts. With that being said Ruck responded well in QU game 2 and with every league point being huge I'd say its Ruck's net to lose for now. Aside from that I think Jim would risk messing with both goaltenders mentally if he was to keep flip flopping between the two just for the sake of getting CP starts.

    On another note, UML has not been generating a large volume of shots over their past 3 wins (against inferior opponents). If NU can tighten up defensively as a whole and limit UML to lets say 20-25 SOG, it'd benefit whichever goalie is in net tremendously.

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    Jim gonna shock us all and start Theut on Friday.

    Everyone has focused on the defense and goaltending, and rightfully so, but I'm also hoping Nolan gets it going soon. There were quite a few instances in the past two weekends when it felt like the next NU scoring chance would occur the next time 8 and 9 came on the ice. NStevens has 1 even strength point (against SHU) and to use a Cronin word, he hasn't been "visible" too often. He was absolutely dominant during the run at the end of 2016, and was very productive when healthy last year, so I'm confident he'll get going. But we absolutely need him to, especially if we're playing 5-4 games every night.
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    Jim gonna shock us all and start Theut on Friday.

    Everyone has focused on the defense and goaltending, and rightfully so, but I'm also hoping Nolan gets it going soon. There were quite a few instances in the past two weekends when it felt like the next NU scoring chance would occur the next time 8 and 9 came on the ice. NStevens has 1 even strength point (against SHU) and to use a Cronin word, he hasn't been "visible" too often. He was absolutely dominant during the run at the end of 2016, and was very productive when healthy last year, so I'm confident he'll get going. But we absolutely need him to, especially if we're playing 5-4 games every night.
    I couldn't agree more. He has not looked himself and seems to be over-complicating things out there thus far. It could be him putting more pressure on himself being "the guy" on that line and/or it taking some time for him to get accustomed to new line-mates as him John and ZAR were very use to playing with one another the past two seasons. Either way I expect him to work things out and get back to finding the score sheet on a nightly basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiessen'sBetter View Post
    ...Everyone has focused on the defense and goaltending, and rightfully so, but I'm also hoping Nolan gets it going soon....
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