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Humanoid
03-14-2013, 10:22 PM
Also, I just want to point out that this is by FAR the longest season thread we've ever had. I have to imagine a lot of that is due to the Roy saga, but still- we're clearly making some waves in the college hockey community. There have been various posters with no allegiance to Brown who have commented on this thread throughout the season, and that means the team has come a long way from a few years ago.

Let's hope the team continues playing long enough to start a second 2012/13 season thread!

There's a lot of threads that are going longer. I think the general interest in college hockey is going up, which is great to see! Between television contracts and overall piqued interest, more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon. Based on last week's attendance, it's still touch and go, but I agree - the involvement among Brunonians is a great thing and should really keep going!

I can tell you all from experience that players feed off interest in their team, both negative and positive. They all like the attention.

Mike Hutter
03-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Also, I just want to point out that this is by FAR the longest season thread we've ever had. I have to imagine a lot of that is due to the Roy saga, but still- we're clearly making some waves in the college hockey community. There have been various posters with no allegiance to Brown who have commented on this thread throughout the season, and that means the team has come a long way from a few years ago.

Let's hope the team continues playing long enough to start a second 2012/13 season thread!

You are absolutely correct. Hard to believe the Brown thread has over 100000 views considering the depths the program sunk to pre-Whittet.

vicb
03-15-2013, 09:50 AM
You have until 7PM to get your picks in to the ECAC Pick The Playoffs Contest. http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?103798-ECAC-Pick-the-Playoffs-2013

Round 1 contestants who have not picked yet are:
bothman
Brian Sullivan
burgie12
cnor79
fr joe
gocu11
H60Hockey
hockeyplayer1015
jstadts
KnucklePuckCU
Maine-iac
Nate Owen
NYhockeyguy
red133883
sshablak
Union93

Euler18
03-15-2013, 11:04 AM
was 6 years old , but remember that game , barely........ But Dick Toomey was a great coach , had the likes of gilligan, mckintosh, bothwell , mccabe (in net) all were all americans , lived a block away .Bill gilligan Lived with us . great teams brown had back than (late 70s), student lines would start at 5.00 pm and people would even come in during the brown freshman games , back when freshman were not allowed to play until second year.those games started at 100... In fact during the gilligan, mckintosh , luckowich days the brown freshman were 22-0 ... and played the varsity in exhibition and lost by a goal, they were that good ... Mark holden also played net for the freshman.

Mark Holden didn't play for that great freshman team in the 1973-1974 season. Kevin McCabe was the goaltender. Holden was a freshman in the 1976-77 season. By then there was no freshman team though there was a JV team.

Euler18
03-15-2013, 11:08 AM
Agreed. I would put Carvel over Allain also.

Keith Allain is as great a coach as I am an Engineering professor.

Euler18
03-15-2013, 11:11 AM
Also, I just want to point out that this is by FAR the longest season thread we've ever had. I have to imagine a lot of that is due to the Roy saga.

Incidentally, what's Roy doing this weekend? Rollerblading on Huntington Avenue?

DarthBruno
03-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Incidentally, what's Roy doing this weekend? Rollerblading on Huntington Avenue?

Contemplating his imminent jump to the pros?

(Sorry, Northeastern. Goes around ... comes around ... Just sayin'.)

kdiff77
03-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Incidentally, what's Roy doing this weekend? Rollerblading on Huntington Avenue?

:) Things are going so poorly for Northeastern that one of their fans started a thread about moving to the ECAC so that they can actually be competitive. That's why having a good TEAM is always preferable to having one big star.

...not that I wish any ill will upon the NU program. On the contrary, I actually hope they do well, because I love Matthews Arena and I can only imagine it's the best place in the world to watch a hockey game when it's packed for a big game. But I do feel a sense of stubborn pride over the whole Roy incident.

Pierre LaRondelle
03-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Incidentally, what's Roy doing this weekend? Rollerblading on Huntington Avenue?

AN INTERVIEW WITH M. ROY, PÈRE

Pierre: Hello, M. Roy, Père. How's Kevin doing these days?
M. Roy, Père: He's been rollerblading on Huntington Avenue.
Pierre: How has Northeastern treated your son so far?
M. Roy, Père: He was the MVP at the Beanpot, wasn't he?
Pierre: But Northeastern lost.
M. Roy, Père: Life is tough.
Pierre: How has Hockey East been for Kevin's development?
M. Roy, Père: He's giong to be Rookie-of-the-Year.
Pierre: But Northeastern finished last.
M. Roy, Père: Life is tough.
Pierre: Incidentally, how's Derrick doing?
M. Roy, Père: Who's Derrick?


MONTREAL-BASED JOURNALIST PIERRE LA RONDELLE SPECIALIZES IN INTERVIEWS WITH HOCKEY PERSONALITIES AND OTHER HOCKEY PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY HAVE A PERSONALTY.

turk181
03-15-2013, 03:23 PM
AN INTERVIEW WITH M. ROY, PÈRE

Pierre: Hello, M. Roy, Père. How's Kevin doing these days?
M. Roy, Père: He's been rollerblading on Huntington Avenue.
Pierre: How has Northeastern treated your son so far?
M. Roy, Père: He was the MVP at the Beanpot, wasn't he?
Pierre: But Northeastern lost.
M. Roy, Père: Life is tough.
Pierre: How has Hockey East been for Kevin's development?
M. Roy, Père: He's giong to be Rookie-of-the-Year.
Pierre: But Northeastern finished last.
M. Roy, Père: Life is tough.
Pierre: Incidentally, how's Derrick doing?
M. Roy, Père: Who's Derrick?


MONTREAL-BASED JOURNALIST PIERRE LA RONDELLE SPECIALIZES IN INTERVIEWS WITH HOCKEY PERSONALITIES AND OTHER HOCKEY PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY HAVE A PERSONALTY.funny stuff... love the last question....I'm still laughing :D

kdiff77
03-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Before the series starts tonight, I think it's important to recognize what a fun season this has been.

No matter what happens this weekend, this has been the most exciting season of Brown hockey since 2003-2004, when Yann Danis was on the Hobey Baker shortlist and the likes of Haggett, Robinson, Esdale, and Burke made Meehan Auditorium a fortress. The 2012-2013 Bears have not seen similar success - that '03/'04 team was ranked in the top ten nationally before a late-season swoon knocked it out of the polls - but they've definitely provided a similarly special season for us all. Two ties against #1 in the country, an upset of a heated rival and then-tenth-ranked Yale, a shutout at Lynah, a senior goaltender who had rarely played putting up numbers better than the great Danis himself, a team that was picked to finish dead last and lost plenty of significant contributors throughout the season coming together to fight tooth-and-nail for home ice, and, most importantly, hosting (and sweeping) the first playoff series at Meehan Auditorium in eight years.

Maybe we beat RPI and go to Atlantic City. Maybe we get crushed. It doesn't matter. The future of this team is bright, and I just want to thank every player on the team, as well as the coaching staff, for a really fun and exciting season.

With that said, let's go get a couple wins in Troy. There's no reason this season can't continue.

DarthBruno
03-15-2013, 09:18 PM
So proud of the Bears tonight!

Jon
03-15-2013, 09:39 PM
A rare perfect night of college hockey in the Ocean State.

Osorojo
03-15-2013, 09:55 PM
Congratulations to Brown. Keep digging.

Humanoid
03-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Lots of work left but Brown is 3-0 and halfway to a league championship. Proud to be Brunonian right now.

Keep digging fellas. We are all behind you.

Whittet\White '16 - oh wait, Brendan wasn't good enough to be nominated for COY in ECAC.

Regardless of outcome, this team is one of our favorites. And now Brendan is on the cusp of a 2nd trip to the semifinals before he's ever really built the program to where HE wants it with HIS guys on a couple recruiting cycles.

Mike Hutter
03-15-2013, 10:46 PM
Terrific win tonight. A most exciting game. I was hardly able to sit still the entire game.

Everything was clicking tonight. RPI is a solid team and I don't think the two week layoff hurt them. It was simply too much Bruno. You could see the energy when the team came out for the warm-ups. Their fist-bumps almost knocked by grandkids over!! Totally different from when Brown came out last month against RPI. Brendan had them up!!

I was impressed with the line of Zaires, Harlow and Juola even before Juola scored the winning goal. They were flying and were disrupting every effort by RPI on their attempted break-outs. When you throw in Jeff Ryam and Mark Senecal you have the energy guys that showed ROI no shift would be easy. True the PK gave up a goal but the goal was really one scored on a 5-3 as Robertson 's stick broke on his shift, and RPI took advantage of it.

Speaking with rbuno before the Colgate game, he said the key to that game was Matt Lorito, and if he scored early brown would win. He did and brown won. Same could be said tonight. Once he scored, there was something in the air that strongly suggested Brown would win.

Brown better keep up the intensity. I was impressed on how RPI kept breaking a player free on the net to redirect a cross-ice pass. Three of those efforts came very close to a score, and Borelli stoned an RPI player's point blank shot. If that continues, Brown is in trouble.

Good turnout on Brown's part. At least 50 Bruno fans. While most were family of a Brown player, it was still a good showing. And a loud one as well!! I don't understand why Brown alums in the Capital District don't come to games anymore. 10-15 years ago there were great turnouts but as I look back most were alums from 50-60's and unfortunately many have passed on. With the younger alums, It seems like their attitude is I didn't go to hockey games when I was at Brown, why start now. RPI alums are quite different - they really support their team. It was good talking to a few of them after the game.

Now to bed to rest up and get my blood pressure down.

kdiff77
03-15-2013, 11:41 PM
Can it just be tomorrow at 7:00 already?

GRussinko
03-16-2013, 12:31 AM
Terrific win tonight. A most exciting game. I was hardly able to sit still the entire game.

Everything was clicking tonight. RPI is a solid team and I don't think the two week layoff hurt them. It was simply too much Bruno. You could see the energy when the team came out for the warm-ups. Their fist-bumps almost knocked by grandkids over!! Totally different from when Brown came out last month against RPI. Brendan had them up!!

I was impressed with the line of Zaires, Harlow and Juola even before Juola scored the winning goal. They were flying and were disrupting every effort by RPI on their attempted break-outs. When you throw in Jeff Ryam and Mark Senecal you have the energy guys that showed ROI no shift would be easy. True the PK gave up a goal but the goal was really one scored on a 5-3 as Robertson 's stick broke on his shift, and RPI took advantage of it.

Speaking with rbuno before the Colgate game, he said the key to that game was Matt Lorito, and if he scored early brown would win. He did and brown won. Same could be said tonight. Once he scored, there was something in the air that strongly suggested Brown would win.

Brown better keep up the intensity. I was impressed on how RPI kept breaking a player free on the net to redirect a cross-ice pass. Three of those efforts came very close to a score, and Borelli stoned an RPI player's point blank shot. If that continues, Brown is in trouble.

Good turnout on Brown's part. At least 50 Bruno fans. While most were family of a Brown player, it was still a good showing. And a loud one as well!! I don't understand why Brown alums in the Capital District don't come to games anymore. 10-15 years ago there were great turnouts but as I look back most were alums from 50-60's and unfortunately many have passed on. With the younger alums, It seems like their attitude is I didn't go to hockey games when I was at Brown, why start now. RPI alums are quite different - they really support their team. It was good talking to a few of them after the game.

Now to bed to rest up and get my blood pressure down.

I would have to disagree on the week off not hurting our guys. Don't get me wrong - Brown played a great game, but the one RPI played was not even remotely like what we've been accustomed to seeing the past couple months. It was probably the worst execution I've seen since November. Blind passes to nobody, ill-advised passes through the slot dozens of times over the course of the game, inability to move the puck up ice for long stretches even when seemingly unpressured...it was a polar opposite from what's been the norm in 2013 so far.

It was weird because there would be short flashes of what we're used to seeing and the result would be a stretch of pressure in Brown's zone where we seemingly had all the momentum, then all of a sudden the next pass would be nowhere near its target and go out of the zone and we'd be back to square one for the next five minutes.

I was impressed by the speed and forechecking of a lot of the Brown players and noticed Whittet does a great job of getting the right guys out on the ice once he gains the zone. In multiple instances 2-3 guys changed on the fly while the puck was tied up on the boards in the RPI end in order to get the matchups he wanted, which led to RPI getting pinned in their own end repeatedly. The RPI defensive pair of Leboeuf and Bradley was dominated by your guys all night and it seemed hardly a shift went by where they didn't end up pinned in their defensive zone for way too long.

I thought Borelli played very well and Kasdorf played OK but not up to the level he's been at recently. He looked a bit like a freshman playing his first playoff game (surprise surprise). His positioning was off, he was moving around the crease way more than usual and gave up a lot of rebounds (which is often the case but seemed to be moreso tonight).

The GWG still has me ticked off as it was set up not only by a trip of Bubela in the Brown end which let them take the puck, but also what appeared to be an icing by the Bears which was waved off. Two things that would have at a minimum set up an offensive zone faceoff if not a power play for the Engineers, and instead RPI finds the puck in the back of its own net. The answer there for our guys is to not put themselves in a situation where a call or non-call is going to potentially decide the game late in the third. Brown took the hand they were dealt and capitalized to walk away with a win while RPI blew most of he chances they had. It happens. How they bounce back will be very telling.

Time to try and get caught up on sleep missed while traveling for work this week. Will be interesting to see how the two teams play tomorrow compared to tonight.

nescachockey
03-16-2013, 01:01 AM
One more win to AC baby! Ki Yi Yi!

Onion Man
03-16-2013, 08:28 AM
What a fun ride this turned into. Time to sweep the leg tonight and move on!