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BrunoFan00
11-08-2012, 10:05 AM
That's the first I am hearing of the Quick injury being that significant, which makes that another tough loss. That would leave Brown with only the six defensemen. Not a good situation. I'm wondering if we may see the McMonagle - that is, a forward who can serve the team better on the blue line being moved back.

Euler18
11-09-2012, 08:24 AM
That's the first I am hearing of the Quick injury being that significant, which makes that another tough loss. That would leave Brown with only the six defensemen. Not a good situation. I'm wondering if we may see the McMonagle - that is, a forward who can serve the team better on the blue line being moved back.

Actually, without Widman and Quick, Brown would have seven able-bodied defensemen. Let's not forget that Greg Tang (5) is primarily a defenseman. Tang played well in the practice game against Harvard. I'd never seen him play before, but he semed to skate and pass well, and I also liked that whenever he had the opportunity to take a shot from the point, he did it. Division I coaches are understandbly biased towards bigger defensemen, but I don't think we should dismiss Tang prematurely, and certainly not because of his size.

The injuries open up an opportunity for Pantziris to prove that he belongs. He came to Brown with great credentials but had a problem cracking the lineup last year.

Last Saturday I was impressed by the assurance with which defensemen Brandon Pfeil and Taki Pantziris moved the puck against Dartmouth. Both also have a good shot from the point. I wonder how much difference they might make to Brown's struggling power play.

Brown09
11-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Last Saturday I was impressed by the assurance with which defensemen Brandon Pfeil and Taki Pantziris moved the puck against Dartmouth. Both also have a good shot from the point. I wonder how much difference they might make to Brown's struggling power play.

Certainly Matt Wahl and Dennis Robertson aren't doing anything for the power play though hell will freeze over before the coaching staff takes them off the PP. Teams seem to know that if pressured at the point, Robertson will cough up the puck, resulting in a short-handed opportunity. Robertson isn't shooting enough, either. Maybe a return to the umbrella power play will free Robertson to shoot more.

Mike Hutter
11-12-2012, 11:28 AM
Any comments from those attending the weekend games? From afar, it seems that Bruno is more than a work in progress and has the potential to move up the standings. marco seems to be getting better with more game experience.

Onion Man
11-12-2012, 12:30 PM
This season is going to be frustrating. I think they have the talent to contend but can't seem to find the guy who scores the big goal in the end to get the win.

Euler18
11-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Any comments from those attending the weekend games? From afar, it seems that Bruno is more than a work in progress and has the potential to move up the standings. marco seems to be getting better with more game experience.

On the positive side:
1. This group of guys is persistent and never gives up.
2. The coaches have made a few adjustments to the power play, which are beginning to show results.
3. The PK appears to be solid.
4. Mike Juola's play has taken a quantum leap as his skating has improved. Juola could always handle the puck. Now, he also seems to be moving much better. If he gets untracked, it'll be a plus for Brown, particularly on the power play. He was a big point getter (mainly assists) in juniors.
5. Dennis Robertson had an outstanding game on Saturday afternoon after a somewhat shaky performance on Friday evening, when he perhaps tried to do too much. Robertson is an excellent captain, with a great sense of priorities: with Robertson its always about the team, not about himself. His strong leadership bodes well for the Bears.
6. Matt Harlow looks considerably stronger than a year ago. As he's gotten stronger, his terrific skills are becoming more and more evident.
7. Defensemen Brandon Pfeil (freshman) and Taki Pantziris (sophomore) are beginning to show that they belong.
8. And, last but not least, I couldn't be happier to have Matt Lorito on our side.

kdiff77
11-13-2012, 02:40 PM
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Check out my thoughts from this past weekend! Feel free (nay, encouraged!) to comment if you so please.

Euler, I agree with all of your points. There's a bright future for the hockey team on College Hill. We just don't know how soon the future will come.

kdiff77
11-14-2012, 07:42 PM
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Injuries, speculation, and a welcome to new goaltender Joe Mello.

Mike Hutter
11-15-2012, 03:54 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/

Injuries, speculation, and a welcome to new goaltender Joe Mello.

Good post as usual on the blog. Having some trouble posting to it so I will respond here.

The three defensive pairings you have appear to be working well. Each of the pairs are complementing the other. I would just like to see more scoring from Robertson and Wahl who are capable of doing that. From the disallowed goal. Robertson's hard shot has regained the accuracy he had his first year. Euler mentioned Greg Tang as an addition. I would rather see him take some shifts than moving a forward. Size does not bother me as Brown has had some solid Ds of his stature starting with Jummy Anderson in the early'90s. If a forward is to be moved, I would suggest Siers do to his size and strength but not sure about his mobility.

Next 3 games should show a lot about this team. Last year when Brown went to its non-league schedule was about the time when the wheels fell off. I don't see brendan allowing that to happen.

kdiff77
11-15-2012, 06:16 PM
Euler mentioned Greg Tang as an addition. I would rather see him take some shifts than moving a forward.

He's listed as a forward on the roster. I had thought he was a defenseman, but upon reviewing the roster, saw an "F" next to his name. Puzzling.

kdiff77
11-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Meehan Madness just hit 3,000 views!

A big thanks to everyone who checks in on the blog. It means a lot that so many people are reading it, and it's great for Brown hockey.

There's a thank you post up now if you want to go check it out. I'll have more content soon!

Mike Hutter
11-18-2012, 07:32 PM
Lorito for Hobey campaign to start soon?

Humanoid
11-19-2012, 09:07 AM
Lorito for Hobey campaign to start soon?

That was a fine performance by Brown against an up-and-coming Army team. Army was the preseason #12 team in Atlantic Hockey, which means they're the predicted worst team in college hockey. They've shocked a lot of people by being anything but a pushover to start the season.

I think when you look at this game through a lens - yes, Brown beat Army, who is supposed to not be very good but has been playing very well to start the year, but Brown also lost last year against AIC and Holy Cross. The AIC loss last year was completely inexcusable since they're a bad hockey team.

I'm throwing this out there for Brown - I like the way the "team" is playing so farthis year. There seems to be some good chemistry, and it is going very far to bail out guys who have some deficiencies. The sum is turning into the whole of all parts, and I'm a big fan of the way Lorito is leading that charge. looks like he is the breakout guy to start the year. NOw he just has to keep it going.

A shutout is a big lift for the goaltending, which was occasionally under fire, especially during that SLU/Clarkson weekend.

kdiff77
11-19-2012, 02:22 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/

Quick recap of DeFilippo's shutout (the first for a Brown goalie in the regular season since Dan Rosen in '08), Lorito's hat trick, and the upcoming games this weekend.

Ursula
11-19-2012, 05:45 PM
Pretty cool that next years ivy showcase will be held at the Barclays Center.

Brunofan
11-19-2012, 10:55 PM
That was a fine performance by Brown against an up-and-coming Army team. Army was the preseason #12 team in Atlantic Hockey, which means they're the predicted worst team in college hockey. They've shocked a lot of people by being anything but a pushover to start the season.

I think when you look at this game through a lens - yes, Brown beat Army, who is supposed to not be very good but has been playing very well to start the year, but Brown also lost last year against AIC and Holy Cross. The AIC loss last year was completely inexcusable since they're a bad hockey team.

I'm throwing this out there for Brown - I like the way the "team" is playing so farthis year. There seems to be some good chemistry, and it is going very far to bail out guys who have some deficiencies. The sum is turning into the whole of all parts, and I'm a big fan of the way Lorito is leading that charge. looks like he is the breakout guy to start the year. NOw he just has to keep it going.

A shutout is a big lift for the goaltending, which was occasionally under fire, especially during that SLU/Clarkson weekend.

Also - didn't see it mentioned anywhere.....Army head coach Brian Riley is a Brown grad.

kdiff77
11-23-2012, 10:42 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/

Some thoughts on the Mayor's Cup, as well as the opportunity we have to make a statement and earn some respect.

Onion Man
11-24-2012, 07:59 PM
The Friars are a touchdown better than Brown at Meehan? Fire everyone

Brunofan
11-24-2012, 10:51 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/

Some thoughts on the Mayor's Cup, as well as the opportunity we have to make a statement and earn some respect.

7-0 loss? Sounds like Brown lost their composure in this one. Need to quickly turn it around against HC, or this is going to be one ugly weekend.

The Zlax45
11-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Brown's goalie on Saturday didn't look like a D-1 goalie. His rebound control was atrocious and if he plays like that against HC, they will lose. I have seen HC a few times this year and think they are a better team then Brown right now.