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    Re: 2018-19 Vermont Catamounts

    Quote Originally Posted by EastFan1 View Post
    Ripping this player??

    In 6 career play-off games (3 against Boston College and 3 against PC), Picard has 4 goals and 4 assists. She is on pace to break Pelkey's career stats and become Vermont's all time leading scorer.

    Statistically, she has one of the weakest supporting offenses in Hockey East. But she leads her team in goals, assists and plus / minus.
    In no way am I "ripping" her. I am simply pointing out that in order to be an elite DI forward you have to score consistently and in important games. Granted she had a terrific freshman year (and playoffs). But, in my opinion, she had a sophomore slump if you look inside the numbers. Down the stretch in the last six games including the two playoff games against BC she had one assist and no goals.

    Here is a comparison against a few other forwards in HE. All stats are conference only.

    Victoria Bach, on an uncharacteristically weak BU team (finished 6th in the standings), had 24G and 20 assists for a total of 44 points. If you don't like that comparison because she was a senior or some other reason, let's take a look at two forwards from Merrimack, a team that finished dead last and of course did not make the playoffs.

    Katelyn Rae, a junior, had 16G-9A for 25 total conference points.
    Mikayla Grant-Mentis a sophomore, had 12G-8A for 20 total conference points.
    Picard finished with 9G-7A for 16 conference points (with a +/- of -1 in the conference).

    These are the numbers which led me to make the comment that she is overrated. I am a Catamounts fan, so I would love her to have a great junior campaign. Let's also not forget that she is an engineering major which means that she has a ton of academic pressure as well as the normal hockey pressure. I believe she has the potential to put up some impressive numbers in games that matter. As a Cat's fan, I am cheering for her.

    I don't understand your last point. If she is surrounded by a weak supporting offense, wouldn't you expect a player of her caliber to be the team's leading scorer or am I missing something??
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    Re: 2018-19 Vermont Catamounts

    Quote Originally Posted by kool99 View Post
    Victoria Bach, on an uncharacteristically weak BU team (finished 6th in the standings), had 24G and 20 assists for a total of 44 points. If you don't like that comparison
    Perfect example. In college, Bach got to play on a line with a player with 171 career points. But then look at Picard and Bach's scoring in international competition.

    Lonergan at BC is another example. She goes from having goals and points below Picard last year to being #2 in the NCAAs this year.

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    Re: 2018-19 Vermont Catamounts

    Quote Originally Posted by EastFan1 View Post
    Perfect example. In college, Bach got to play on a line with a player with 171 career points. But then look at Picard and Bach's scoring in international competition.

    Lonergan at BC is another example. She goes from having goals and points below Picard last year to being #2 in the NCAAs this year.
    And as I said, a lot of UVM's struggles this year were mental IMO. They were creating, they just weren't finishing. They looked a lot better after that tournament in Montreal when they were able to fix their mentality (Plumer actually did a really good blog post on this).
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    Re: 2018-19 Vermont Catamounts

    Quote Originally Posted by TovarishchLisa View Post
    And as I said, a lot of UVM's struggles this year were mental IMO.
    I would say being worst in the league on shots on goal and worst on shots on goal against was more of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastFan1 View Post
    Perfect example. In college, Bach got to play on a line with a player with 171 career points. But then look at Picard and Bach's scoring in international competition.

    Lonergan at BC is another example. She goes from having goals and points below Picard last year to being #2 in the NCAAs this year.
    I donít think Picard is overrated, I just think she had a bad year and may not be as well surrounded as some of the others. As for some of the comparisons, I believe that they are somewhat unfair. Most good players have a very strong linemate to play with which makes a huge difference. Bach and Leslie, Watts and Lonergan, Marchment and Miller, etc are only a few examples of a solid 1-2 combo...it sure helps when you are not required to do it alone.

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    Re: 2018-19 Vermont Catamounts

    Congrats to future Catamounts Natalie Ferenc and Madelyn Skelton who have been named to USA Hockey's women's U18 select camp
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