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    Princeton 2017-18

    I bet we'll have 10, maybe even 15 posts on this thread by the time playoffs come around.

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    Very impressed with your offense. You have IMO two of the best lines in the ECAC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    Very impressed with your offense. You have IMO two of the best lines in the ECAC
    Yup, the team is fun to watch again! I wonder about our conditioning: the OT lapses have been very worrying.

    Early days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloweenman View Post
    Yup, the team is fun to watch again! I wonder about our conditioning: the OT lapses have been very worrying.

    Early days though.
    Now you need to get people to show up and watch them. I wouldn't be too worried about the OT lapses. Your team is 2 weeks behind the rest of college hockey in conditioning, thanks to the archaic Ivy rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloweenman View Post
    I bet we'll have 10, maybe even 15 posts on this thread by the time playoffs come around.
    I feel your pain as I have basically been flying solo myself for the Big Green!

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    Well here's to add to your post count.
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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    You guys are going to be in the top 4 of the standings within the next few years. With your head coach and one of the assistant coaches both Colgate alums, I'll be rooting for you guys except of course against the Raiders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    You guys are going to be in the top 4 of the standings within the next few years.
    What about this year? I picked them as a top 4. I saw them play Union and RPI and saw nothing that would change my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    You guys are going to be in the top 4 of the standings within the next few years.
    I think there's a chance this could happen! The trick is going to be staying there in the medium-to-long term, and given the reality of Princeton sports (high academic standards, playing second fiddle to basketball, abysmal student body support) I think we're in for a slog.

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    I'm going to bump this thread every time USCHO posts a "This Week In ECAC" article that doesn't mention Princeton.

    Today: http://www.uscho.com/2017/11/16/colg...c-hockey-play/

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    Since the Big Green are off this weekend, I watched your game vs Yale. You guys are indeed impressive with offensive speed through the neutral zone and to back that up a very good power play that was very patient and opportunistic. Veronneau was the best player on the ice last night IMO...he reminds me of Vecchione (Union) from last year (good size, skill, and N/S speed). If there was a drawback, you guys were a little loose in protecting/holding on to a three-goal lead at the end. Congrats!

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG Green View Post
    If there was a drawback, you guys were a little loose in protecting/holding on to a three-goal lead at the end.
    This is actually what concerns me the most about this team: it seems to have great firepower, with lots of shots on goal and plenty of goals. There will be a day when those two things fail though, and when it does, I'm not sure we're going to have the defensive tightness to grind out the low scoring tie that seems to be a hallmark of so many top teams.

    Early days though, and for now I'm super psyched about what the team is up to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloweenman View Post
    This is actually what concerns me the most about this team: it seems to have great firepower, with lots of shots on goal and plenty of goals. There will be a day when those two things fail though, and when it does, I'm not sure we're going to have the defensive tightness to grind out the low scoring tie that seems to be a hallmark of so many top teams..
    Tigers were having so much fun scoring goals on Friday night they didn't mind their own end as much as they should have in the last 15-20 minutes. Freshman goalie Ryan Ferland bailed them out a few times, they'll have to learn to tighten things up as a team. It's still early.
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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    ::Looks at score against Brown::

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    Come on.

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    This team is the most frustrating thing in college hockey at the moment. One night we're whaling the opposition 9-2, the next we're losing 5-2.

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    To be fair, Harvard is better than Dartmouth, and has a lot more weapons. Princeton had a 2-on-0 Saturday, down 2-1, but got turned away and then saw Ryan Donato score at the other end. This Princeton team is still a work in progress, good test at ASU this weekend and then a few weeks off.
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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    Save for the Brown game, I would say this team has beaten every opponent they were expect to beat (before the season started), and they're right about where I expected them to be. The Cornell game feels like a lifetime ago, but giving up a late goal to lose to them by 1 was a good example of what this team is capable of doing. I think a couple weeks off after Arizona State to regroup is well deserved...twelve games in five weeks to start the year feels like a lot for this team, not to mention the injuries suffered during the Harvard game (still annoyed that not a single Harvard player was penalized for any of those hits).

    The biggest question mark coming into the season was the goaltending, and Ferland has looked OK so far...you have to expect some ups and downs with a freshman. However, I think teams have figured out that he's vulnerable on his blocker side. Seems like he gets beat there once or twice every game.

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    Re: Princeton 2017-18

    You could have won the game vs Colgate also, 0-0 tie.
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