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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by srsterrier View Post
    Anyone at last night’s game that can report on what they observed? Thanks.
    I went to the game. Lightly attended, natch, though there was a decent student section. It's always a bit difficult getting used to the new players/numbers. A couple of random observations:
    - Blixt is larger but it isn't clear whether he has the coordination at the college level pace.
    - Amonte didn't play
    - Farabee looked very skilled and had an absolute snipe later in the game (he drew a defenseman towards him in the right circle and snapped off a shot through the legs of the defender and into the top far corner, Matthews style).
    - Glad to have Harper back. I have lofty ambitions that he can improve into the pantheon of NHL skilled small guys (naming those would start a flame fest at this point), but last season's injuries left his trajectory as an unknown.
    - Noticed Saturday that it takes Carpenter a while to get his shot off. Many of the modern players have a snappier/quicker release that is essential at the NHL level.
    - Quercia scored in the first period from inside his own blue line. A blooper that changed direction when bouncing towards the net. Felt a little badly for the goaltender.
    - Defensive zone coverage looked good, but it is difficult to translate between this game and a more competitive opponent.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by SpauldingSmails View Post
    I went to the game. Lightly attended, natch, though there was a decent student section. It's always a bit difficult getting used to the new players/numbers. A couple of random observations:
    - Blixt is larger but it isn't clear whether he has the coordination at the college level pace.
    - Amonte didn't play
    - Farabee looked very skilled and had an absolute snipe later in the game (he drew a defenseman towards him in the right circle and snapped off a shot through the legs of the defender and into the top far corner, Matthews style).
    - Glad to have Harper back. I have lofty ambitions that he can improve into the pantheon of NHL skilled small guys (naming those would start a flame fest at this point), but last season's injuries left his trajectory as an unknown.
    - Noticed Saturday that it takes Carpenter a while to get his shot off. Many of the modern players have a snappier/quicker release that is essential at the NHL level.
    - Quercia scored in the first period from inside his own blue line. A blooper that changed direction when bouncing towards the net. Felt a little badly for the goaltender.
    - Defensive zone coverage looked good, but it is difficult to translate between this game and a more competitive opponent.
    Krys also didn't play - I think him and Amonte sitting had more to do with getting the freshmen an opportunity to compete for a spot than anything else.

    Definitely agree on Harper, the big question is going to be whether he was able to regain his physical condition. If you saw him on the ice last year after winning the HE Tournament, he looked like a stick figure - he'd clearly lost a significant amount of weight. Whether he was able to rebuild lost muscle/body mass will play a big role in his trajectory.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    - Blixt stood out, but not in a good way. Needs to get his lower body moving in same direction as upper body.
    - Hard to tell given the competition, but looks like there is some serious speed throughout the lineup.
    - Team could do worse than to follow Curry’s example. Always moving and hustling. Hoping for a real nice year for him.
    - Smails mentioned, but Farabee’s snipe was ridiculous.

    - Meatball Factory. Don’t do it. Just, no.
    - Concessions still working out this “credit/debit card” concept.
    - Looks Ike they are revamping the BU players in the pros wall. Just a bunch of large empty frames. Guessing they ran out of room for continued individual plaques?
    - Similarly, security working out the idea of a metal detector. They had me hold metal objects in my hands as I passed through detector. Shockingly, the alarm sounded. Confusion ensued.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoughEmUp View Post
    Smails mentioned, but Farabee’s snipe was ridiculous.
    BU Oldtimer offered his thoughts on the exhibition for The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog, but didn't stay for the third period, so missed Farabee's goal.
    In his post-game interview, Albie praised Wise, Cheremeta and Quercia, among the newcomers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughEmUp View Post
    - Similarly, security working out the idea of a metal detector. They had me hold metal objects in my hands as I passed through detector. Shockingly, the alarm sounded. Confusion ensued.
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