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kdiff77
02-28-2013, 12:24 PM
I, Humanoid, do solemnly swear that I will be at the game early, that I will get sufficiently lubed up before the game, that I will harken back to the days when I would paint my body and chant things that would have had my mother washing my mouth out with soap. It doesn't matter that I'll need to use silver face paint to cover up my gray hair. It doesn't matter that I can't shake off a hang over like I could in 2005. All that matters is that I put together a throw back performance for the ages because Brendan Whittet wants me to.

Already planning on calling in sick to work on Monday because, let's face it, two glasses of wine can give me a hangover, let alone what a case of Old Milwaukee could do.

Atta boy! Give 'em hell! :p

kdiff77
02-28-2013, 12:42 PM
Aaron Volpatti has been waived by the Canucks and picked up by the Washington Capitals.

Mike Hutter
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Aaron Volpatti has been waived by the Canucks and picked up by the Washington Capitals.

Interesting story on Aaron in Washington Post, and the linked article in it is also a good one.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capitals-insider/wp/2013/02/28/capitals-claim-forward-aaron-volpatti-off-waivers/

LTsatch
02-28-2013, 09:17 PM
Aaron Volpatti has been waived by the Canucks and picked up by the Washington Capitals.

Harry Z had a horrible game last night as well. Not sure if he got suspended

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/27/video-flyers-zolnierczyk-ejected-for-kneeing-caps-perreault/

Humanoid
03-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Today's top story on USCHO ---

http://www.uscho.com/2013/02/28/brown-depends-on-borelli-and-the-goalie-has-kept-his-team-competitive/

Humanoid
03-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Harry Z had a horrible game last night as well. Not sure if he got suspended

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/27/video-flyers-zolnierczyk-ejected-for-kneeing-caps-perreault/

Doubtful he gets suspended. Adam Oates, the Caps head coach, blamed his own guy for the play.

Euler18
03-01-2013, 09:06 AM
Aaron Volpatti has been waived by the Canucks and picked up by the Washington Capitals.

Aaron Volpatti: one of my all-time favorite Brown players.

Euler18
03-01-2013, 09:11 AM
Brendan Whittet merits serious consideration for ECAC Coach of the Year.

Brown09
03-01-2013, 09:14 AM
For sure. Shame/blame on Grillo for recruiting three NHL caliber players who put up big penalty minutes! I'm sure Brendan was happy to see them move on from the program.

If recruiting, rather than coaching, was all that mattered, Roger Grillo would have won a few ECAC titles and possibly a national title.

QUAlum2004
03-01-2013, 09:16 AM
Brendan Whittet merits serious consideration for ECAC Coach of the Year.

He will get some votes for sure but it would be hard pressed not to give it to Rand Pecknold after the season Quinnipiac is having.

kdiff77
03-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Brendan Whittet merits serious consideration for ECAC Coach of the Year.

I think it's impossible to not consider him. I know we won't finish with one of the better records in the league, but this team should have finished dead last in light of the various injuries and inconsistent scoring that have plagued it. And yet, with two games to go, it could conceivably receive a first round bye. Whittet has done a masterful job this year, both tactically and in terms of keeping his guys focused and motivated. Bravo.

kdiff77
03-01-2013, 09:18 AM
If recruiting, rather than coaching, was all that mattered, Roger Grillo would have won a few ECAC titles and possibly a national title.

Bingo!

Biggest evidence of Grillo's great recruiting but terrible coaching: Bryan Inhacak. He could have been a great, and he was largely mediocre after his freshman year. That's on coaching.

kdiff77
03-01-2013, 09:18 AM
He will get some votes for sure but it would be hard pressed not to give it to Rand Pecknold after the season Quinnipiac is having.

Agreed. I do hope he'll come in second, however. You could make an argument for Seth Appert, as well.

QUAlum2004
03-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Agreed. I do hope he'll come in second, however. You could make an argument for Seth Appert, as well.

He's had a nice turnaround season from a year ago. I'd put him third or 4th depending on where you would put Greg Carvel who has turned St. Lawrence around in his first year. It's hard not to give coach of the year to a coach whose team is 16-1-3 in the league going into the final weekend where the 2nd place team is 12 points behind.

Euler18
03-01-2013, 09:30 AM
For sure. Shame/blame on Grillo for recruiting three NHL caliber players who put up big penalty minutes! I'm sure Brendan was happy to see them move on from the program.

A few stats may help tell the story:

AARON VOLPATTI

Under Roger Grillo
2006-2007: 5-2-7
2007-2008: 4-6-10
2008-2009: 6-7-13

Under Brendan Whittet
2009-2010: 17-15-32

HARRY Z

Under Roger Grillo:
2007-2008: 0-3-3
2008-2009: 1-1-2

Under Brendan Whittet
2009-2010: 13-20-33
2010-2011: 16-15-31

Recruiting talent wasn't the main problem the Brown program faced under Grillo. His teams had a tendency to underperform.

kdiff77
03-01-2013, 09:43 AM
A few stats may help tell the story:

AARON VOLPATTI

Under Roger Grillo
2006-2007: 5-2-7
2007-2008: 4-6-10
2008-2009: 6-7-13

Under Brendan Whittet
2009-2010: 17-15-32

HARRY Z

Under Roger Grillo:
2007-2008: 0-3-3
2008-2009: 1-1-2

Under Brendan Whittet
2009-2010: 13-20-33
2010-2011: 16-15-31

Recruiting talent wasn't the main problem the Brown program faced under Grillo. His teams had a tendency to underperform.

I was going to make this point but didn't feel like looking up the exact statistics. I think it's very clear what impact Grillo had on good hockey players.

Humanoid
03-01-2013, 10:20 AM
He will get some votes for sure but it would be hard pressed not to give it to Rand Pecknold after the season Quinnipiac is having.

What has Pecknold done that couldn't have been done by someone else? He had the tools and he had the talent. He'll win, but there's no doubting that Whittet's done more with less. If Whittet had the talent level of the QU team, they'd probably be undefeated. You guys still lost to AIC.

Btw - Appreciate the input, but the Pecknold/QU love affair is kind of amusing. Any inkling from any other forums that they might have a differing opinion that QU isn't this mega giant leads me to believe that you guys are trolling with the "OMG QUINNIPIAC IS AWESOME! I LOVE QUINNIPIAC! GO BOBCATS! WE RULE! EVERYONE ELSE STINKS! RAND IS GOD RAND IS GOD RAND IS GOD HARTZELL RULES"

You gotta pay the toll troll if you wanna get that boy's soul. -It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Cue QU fans eating me alive in 3..... 2....... 1......

Humanoid
03-01-2013, 10:23 AM
PS - may or may not have channeled some type of inner ElGuapo34. I miss his posts.

FlagDUDE08
03-01-2013, 10:39 AM
What has Pecknold done that couldn't have been done by someone else? He had the tools and he had the talent. He'll win, but there's no doubting that Whittet's done more with less. If Whittet had the talent level of the QU team, they'd probably be undefeated. You guys still lost to AIC.

Btw - Appreciate the input, but the Pecknold/QU love affair is kind of amusing. Any inkling from any other forums that they might have a differing opinion that QU isn't this mega giant leads me to believe that you guys are trolling with the "OMG QUINNIPIAC IS AWESOME! I LOVE QUINNIPIAC! GO BOBCATS! WE RULE! EVERYONE ELSE STINKS! RAND IS GOD RAND IS GOD RAND IS GOD HARTZELL RULES"

You gotta pay the toll troll if you wanna get that boy's soul. -It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Cue QU fans eating me alive in 3..... 2....... 1......

Why would they eat you alive? Your team earned a true split, so you have every right to gloat.

turk181
03-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Harry Z had a horrible game last night as well. Not sure if he got suspended

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/27/video-flyers-zolnierczyk-ejected-for-kneeing-caps-perreault/


Doubtful he gets suspended. Adam Oates, the Caps head coach, blamed his own guy for the play.his game misconduct was rescinded by the NHL. Harry Zolnierczyk's game misconduct at the end of the game against Washington has been rescinded by the NHL. There will be no suspension or fine issued as a result of the kneeing penalty he was assessed.

The decision was not a surprise. Not even Capitals coach Adam Oates saw it as a dirty play, although Zolnierczyk's knee made contact with Mathieu Perreault on a late-game body check in open ice.... http://www.hockeybuzz.com/