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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Not to speak for e.cat but I watched that game and oh that OT goal was a killer on a turnover. Better team won I guess but at that point could have gone either way...
    I was hoping for Merrimack, UMass-Flagship, Yukon, and Maine at da Gahden.

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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?

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    Best garden party for me was the 2002 championship when UNH beat Maine 3-1. Sat in the rafters but it didn't matter since we won!
    That was a great occasion, for sure. Maybe Steve Saviano's best game in a UNH jersey, and he couldn't have picked a better time for it. Winning the HE Tourney for the first against their main (Maine?) rival in front of a full house in Boston was nice, too. We were up in the upper level, a section or two away from the UMaine band. Still have a clear visual of UMaine d-man/captain Peter Metcalf just losing it at the end, realizing they'd actually lost. Of course, who knew that 3 weeks later, UMaine would get their revenge in St. Paul.

    But still ... what a great night to be a UNH fan. Picking between the '79 ECAC tourney title win over Dartmouth at the old Garden (magic), the '02 HE Tourney win, and the '03 double OT win over BU to successfully defend their HE tourney title, is like trying to pick your favorite kid - you can't, they're all special, and for different reasons. I'm just thankful that I've been lucky enough to witness them all in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    I was hoping for Merrimack, UMass-Flagship, Yukon, and Maine at da Gahden.
    They'd have to move the games to the old Boston Arena (a/k/a Mathews Arena) to eliminate the empty seats.

    I mean, UMaine would bring a solid haul, sure ... but probably more than those other 3 schools combined ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    That was a great occasion, for sure. Maybe Steve Saviano's best game in a UNH jersey, and he couldn't have picked a better time for it. Winning the HE Tourney for the first against their main (Maine?) rival in front of a full house in Boston was nice, too. We were up in the upper level, a section or two away from the UMaine band. Still have a clear visual of UMaine d-man/captain Peter Metcalf just losing it at the end, realizing they'd actually lost. Of course, who knew that 3 weeks later, UMaine would get their revenge in St. Paul.

    But still ... what a great night to be a UNH fan. Picking between the '79 ECAC tourney title win over Dartmouth at the old Garden (magic), the '02 HE Tourney win, and the '03 double OT win over BU to successfully defend their HE tourney title, is like trying to pick your favorite kid - you can't, they're all special, and for different reasons. I'm just thankful that I've been lucky enough to witness them all in person.
    Agree with everything you said. But the full house (and it was full - no phony baloney attendance numbers - ) is what makes them so special. I have no doubt that UNH will get back there someday, but I think the days of seeing full houses are gone. Just a different world now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    They'd have to move the games to the old Boston Arena (a/k/a Mathews Arena) to eliminate the empty seats.

    I mean, UMaine would bring a solid haul, sure ... but probably more than those other 3 schools combined ...
    Merrimack fans showed up at the Garden, and apparently had insider help blaring their (Black Hawks) goal song on the loud speakers several times as they pummeled the Wildcats in the semi's a few years ago. Quite the opposite and downer experience from '02 and '03.

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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?

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    ..All that said (OPTIMISM ALERT), there's no doubt in my mind UNH has a better finish next year. They should certainly finish, at worst, (PESSIMISM ALERT) in tenth ahead of Merrimack...

    MC loses its top three scorers and two of its top-three defensemen, including the most underrated player in HE in Brett Seney. They should be very shaky next year.
    They just replaced Dennehy, and will conduct a national search for a new coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    That was a great occasion, for sure. Maybe Steve Saviano's best game in a UNH jersey, and he couldn't have picked a better time for it. Winning the HE Tourney for the first against their main (Maine?) rival in front of a full house in Boston was nice, too. We were up in the upper level, a section or two away from the UMaine band. Still have a clear visual of UMaine d-man/captain Peter Metcalf just losing it at the end, realizing they'd actually lost. Of course, who knew that 3 weeks later, UMaine would get their revenge in St. Paul.

    But still ... what a great night to be a UNH fan. Picking between the '79 ECAC tourney title win over Dartmouth at the old Garden (magic), the '02 HE Tourney win, and the '03 double OT win over BU to successfully defend their HE tourney title, is like trying to pick your favorite kid - you can't, they're all special, and for different reasons. I'm just thankful that I've been lucky enough to witness them all in person.
    Agree on all especially Saviano. He had a great game. Wish I had seen that Dartmouth game in person or even on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    They just replaced Dennehy, and will conduct a national search for a new coach.
    Wow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Where's the love for Merrimack, e.cat?
    Nothing against the Mc but I don't consider them much of a threat despite recent results!

    Wasn't it Daniel Winnik who said something like, "where did you think I was going to play, Merrimack?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    They just replaced Dennehy, and will conduct a national search for a new coach.
    Serious? Maybe DU will come out of retirement

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.cat View Post
    Serious? Maybe DU will come out of retirement
    Too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post

    Stewie? Discuss....

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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?

    I could see Scott Borek for this spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    I could see Scott Borek for this spot.
    I donít. I think the fire isnít there. Around the rink Iíve heard people remark heís not what they expected. Seems very background compared to when Barr was recruiter. Heís not been same since son died. Maybe to your point though is he still resides in NH but canít see him beating out a young aggressive Hockey East assistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    They just replaced Dennehy, and will conduct a national search for a new coach.
    A national search you say? Daring move - lets see how it works for them...

    I think we would all agree that the safe move would have been to bring Joe Exter in to learn from Dennehey for the next tree years...

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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?




    ?? Does he mean as an assistant, or in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA watcher View Post



    ?? Does he mean as an assistant, or in the future.
    Hmmm well I'll tip my hand and say I heard that there were HC's out there interested in the UNH assistant job...

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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?

    No thanks. Not a proven high-level recruiter and to hell with that style of play...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    No thanks. Not a proven high-level recruiter and to hell with that style of play...
    Classify this as "darned by faint praise" if you like, but he was the most successful coach in that school's history. Surely he would adapt to coaching a different style, switching from a sub-HS rink to an Olympic sheet ... ???

    Anyway, with Dartmouth presumably out now due to their ECAC QF loss , no reason not to disclose Lassonde if he's the one coming back as has been discussed as a possibility a few weeks ago, or now even Dennehy.

    Neither would be an inspiring choice, but I suspect either would be better than what we'll probably end up with.
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    Re: UNH 2018 Offseason- Out with the old , in with the semi new?

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    I heard that there were HC's out there interested in the UNH assistant job...
    Not saying this isn't true and not saying it won't happen. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

    If you are already a head coach why would you want to take an assistant or associate coach position at UNH? Seems like not much opportunity careerwise. If Souza is successful you're not moving up. I suppose that scenario is ok if you want to settle in and be an assistant someplace for the long haul. But if you have already been a head coach somewhere "settling" seems unlikely. And lets face it: UNH ain't exactly Notre Dame, Mike Souza isn't Jeff Jackson and Paul Pooley ain't walking through that door.

    On the other hand if Souza (and by extension you) fails then a new broom likely sweeps clean and you are gone.

    Again, I am not saying this can't or won't happen. Just doesn't seem logical to me. But the world is unpredictable at times.

    P.S. My line of thinking probably wouldn't/doesn't apply to head coaches at lower levels of hockey than Division One.
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