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Mike Hutter
03-17-2013, 10:30 PM
The quest for a title continues!! Great game for Brown all aroound. Except for the last 4-5 minutes of the second, Bruno dominated the Engineers. RPI except for that short period seemed to be playing more individual hockey than team hockey. Undoubtedly RPI missed the senior leadership of its terrific Dman Baillen and Brown took advantage.

When Brown scored first you could sense it was Brown's night. Even after RPI came back with 2 quick ones, that feeling was not gone. You could tell Brown was not losing any composure. Watching the players come off their shifts, it was a good sign for me that a Brown coach was right with them, apparently with some words of encouragement. I never, never saw that in the Grillo era. But the last two minutes were nonetheless nailbiting times. It took me 15 minutes to get my heartbeat rate down. Thankfully, I only had a 15 minute drive home.

I took my grandkids to the game again and apparently they heard a Brown fan talking about Roy. They asked me about it, and they could not understand why a player would do that, much less leave Brown. They agreed to take up a collection to buy a bus ticket for Roy to AC!!

The Zlax45
03-17-2013, 11:13 PM
PC fan here....Why did Roy decommit from Brown again? By far the best player Northeastern had this season.

Mike Hutter
03-17-2013, 11:40 PM
With Q winning in 2OT, it is Brown v. Q on Friday. I understand that Q can decide whether to play the early or late game, and I assume if true Q will play the late game. Should be a good one. The one and done makes it an exciting one as well.

Mike Hutter
03-17-2013, 11:41 PM
PC fan here....Why did Roy decommit from Brown again? By far the best player Northeastern had this season.

The last we heard it had something to do with Jon.

Mike Hutter
03-17-2013, 11:45 PM
Congratulations to Brown!

See U in AC! Do you think a lot of fans will make the trip down?

I am sure the hardcore 50+ at the RPI series will make it. Hard to tell otherwise. But I assume U will bring a lot. U fans are great, and I don't mind when over the years I end up with a ticket in your midst. Knowledgeable as well which makes for great hockey talk.

vicb
03-17-2013, 11:55 PM
With Q winning in 2OT, it is Brown v. Q on Friday. I understand that Q can decide whether to play the early or late game, and I assume if true Q will play the late game. Should be a good one. The one and done makes it an exciting one as well.

If Q decides to play the late game they will be the only top seed to ever do that. Why in the world if you have the choice pick the late game??? If the 1st games runs into OT you never know when your game is gonna start. If it runs 2 or 3 OT's then your players will be up playing till past midnight and if your game runs into OT???? Your players will have a shorter rest for the championship game the next night. No way in hell Q chooses the late game on Friday Mike.

MarkEagleUSA
03-18-2013, 12:01 AM
Congrats to Brown. We'll see you Friday in AC.

kdiff77
03-18-2013, 12:15 AM
Unfortunately, Brown is on spring break this week, so I don't think the band will be there. Too bad. Hopefully there will be a decent contingent that makes it down.

LTsatch
03-18-2013, 12:19 AM
Nice upset, see you in AC

northeastern
03-18-2013, 12:19 AM
Way to go!

Mike Hutter
03-18-2013, 01:08 AM
If Q decides to play the late game they will be the only top seed to ever do that. Why in the world if you have the choice pick the late game??? If the 1st games runs into OT you never know when your game is gonna start. If it runs 2 or 3 OT's then your players will be up playing till past midnight and if your game runs into OT???? Your players will have a shorter rest for the championship game the next night. No way in hell Q chooses the late game on Friday Mike.

vic -You nailed it. I just saw where Q chose to play early game. I guess my hope was for an evening game as I can't make the 4pm start but can make the 7:30. Q wouldn't listen to me.

Onion Man
03-18-2013, 07:26 AM
How sweet it this? A shot to get to the ECAC final and play for a shot at the NCAAs vs. the "best" the league has to offer. Despite the buttkicking they gave Cornell the other day, I love Brown's chances in this one. Bears are peaking at the perfect time and it seems like Q is starting to take on water. Brown gets the first game (because Quinnipiac will want that one) and hopefully the boys can jump on them early and often.

QUAlum2004
03-18-2013, 08:35 AM
How sweet it this? A shot to get to the ECAC final and play for a shot at the NCAAs vs. the "best" the league has to offer. Despite the buttkicking they gave Cornell the other day, I love Brown's chances in this one. Bears are peaking at the perfect time and it seems like Q is starting to take on water. Brown gets the first game (because Quinnipiac will want that one) and hopefully the boys can jump on them early and often.

I'd like to know how a team that is 26-6-5 is taking on water?

Humanoid
03-18-2013, 09:18 AM
I'd like to know how a team that is 26-6-5 is taking on water?

Maybe it's because it took you 3 games and double OT to beat Cornell or that you lost to Harvard down the stretch and positively BLEW the brown game at home. Still a solid team who very easily could win conference but hard to argue that they're not the unbeatable team they were earlier in the year.

It would be nice to see Qpac lose simply because their fans when I was down there for a game are full of bravado now that they're good. And you'd think Rand Pecknold was the Son Of Man. I'm sorry. I'm bitter.

Does anyone know the last Brown coach to reach 2 conference semis in the same recruiting cycle? Honest question

MarkEagleUSA
03-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Maybe it's because it took you 3 games and double OT to beat CornellPlayoff hockey at it's best. How is our series with Cornell any different than yours with RPI? We all know that the ECAC playoffs are never anything like the regular season. Teams get hot, cool off, come out of nowhere, or disappear. It's why they play the games.


you lost to Harvard down the stretch and positively BLEW the brown game at home.Games that, at the time, meant nothing in terms of the big picture.


Still a solid team who very easily could win conference but hard to argue that they're not the unbeatable team they were earlier in the year.Yes, we've been solid all season, but hardly unbeatable. We had our share of puck luck along the way and way too many close games for my liking (last night being the best example of that).


It would be nice to see Qpac lose simply because their fans when I was down there for a game are full of bravado now that they're good.Winning does that, especially to the casual fans. Take a close look... there's been a lot of bravado here over the past few weeks (and I don't mean that in a bad way).


And you'd think Rand Pecknold was the Son Of Man.Seems that sentence could easily be re-written with Whittet's name.


I'm sorry. I'm bitter.Save that for Friday night! ;)

Humanoid
03-18-2013, 10:18 AM
Playoff hockey at it's best. How is our series with Cornell any different than yours with RPI? We all know that the ECAC playoffs are never anything like the regular season. Teams get hot, cool off, come out of nowhere, or disappear. It's why they play the games.

Brown wasn't supposed to win that series, and Brunonians even said that they didn't believe they could really win that series without the right amount of luck. We were simply hoping and praying that the week off stunted RPI's momentum while Brown's roll through the last week or so did vice-versa.



Games that, at the time, meant nothing in terms of the big picture.

Then Rand really isn't that great of a coach. Based off what you said about the playoffs, you'd think he'd have put his foot on the gas pedal full bore to keep his team sharp. Easing up then taking the week off knowing some team would come to Hamden fired up and pistol hot? If we know that, I'm betting Coach Pecknold was like that. No game means nothing in terms of the big picture because the playoffs are so much of a crapshoot. You have to make sure your team is getting hot. And like we said after the game against Brown, some of Qpac's players are products of the system. In that case, because they're products of the system, if the system starts to fail, then the team isn't that great. Solid system, but if he pulled off the gas pedal down the stretch, then that's a gross miscalculation based on what we said about teams disappearing, getting hot, and cooling off.


Yes, we've been solid all season, but hardly unbeatable. We had our share of puck luck along the way and way too many close games for my liking (last night being the best example of that).

From November 6 to February 15th, Quinnipiac lost zero games. That's pretty unbeatable. Unbeatability = Talent + Puck luck.


Winning does that, especially to the casual fans. Take a close look... there's been a lot of bravado here over the past few weeks (and I don't mean that in a bad way).

Ok I'll agree with you on this one. But I'll do it through this lens - Brown's fans have been starved for success for years and years and years. We've been saying all along the same thing - that if this ride is ending at some point, we've already gotten so much out of this team. We don't sit back and walk around thumping our chest about this team winning a championship. We wholly believe that they could simply lose each game; this is still the team selected to finish 12th. There's nothing left to prove on this year for Brown; they've become relevant under the most dire of circumstances. It's a very different type of bravado. We believe that Brown very easily could lose this game on Friday, but oh, what a ride it was. Some (not all) of the Qpac fans are walking around like winning has become a birthright because they're Qpac. Not all of them, but the ones that do make the experience interminable, and for their sake, a slice of humble pie would be great.

Please note that Brown doesn't have casual fans....they barely have fans, period. :p


Seems that sentence could easily be re-written with Whittet's name.


Again, I agree. But Pecknold has a great system in place, and Whittet has made chicken salad out of pig turds. Given the circumstances, if you gave Whittet the Qpac roster and Pecknold the Brown roster, I believe Quinnipiac wouldn't have had that letdown and Brown would've folded up tent halfway through the season. Very different animals. Jack Parker actually coveredt his when talking about Yale when he almost took that job in his presser for retirement. I'm sure Pecknold is thrilled he didn't take the UMass job.

Again, we're looking at it as saying, "Brown very easily would've lost 25 games and been the next coming of Sacred Heart and we wouldn't have blamed them." Instead, this is what we got. You really have to marvel at it; bear in mind that I'm only a casual Brown supporter. I wish we had this type of result up at Bentley where the team went 1-10-2 down the stretch when the roof was falling in.


Save that for Friday night! ;)

See you there!! :o All this aside, you're probably one of the classier posters out there, and I love it when you interact with us. The banter makes the week go by faster, and in the end, you're not Harvard or Yale :D

kdiff77
03-18-2013, 10:18 AM
I love beating RPI because their fans get super butthurt and start whining about "thugs" and "goons" and refuse to accept the loss as anything but a product of said thuggery.

To paraphrase Mike Rubin after the Clarkson series: Brown's heading to Atlantic City, and RPI is staying right in Troy. And that's all that actually matters.

I'm glad we don't have to face Dartmouth or Cornell in AC. They honestly worry me more than the three teams who made it.

FlagDUDE08
03-18-2013, 10:28 AM
I love beating RPI because their fans get super butthurt and start whining about "thugs" and "goons" and refuse to accept the loss as anything but a product of said thuggery.

To paraphrase Mike Rubin after the Clarkson series: Brown's heading to Atlantic City, and RPI is staying right in Troy. And that's all that actually matters.

I'm glad we don't have to face Dartmouth or Cornell in AC. They honestly worry me more than the three teams who made it.

What, you want us to kiss your *** or something?

kdiff77
03-18-2013, 10:37 AM
What, you want us to kiss your *** or something?

No, I want you to be classy and respectful like some of your peers (DrDemento, for example). You've been acting like a little kid since yesterday,

GRussinko
03-18-2013, 10:41 AM
No, I want you to be classy and respectful like some of your peers (DrDemento, for example). You've been acting like a little kid since yesterday,

It started a lot earlier than yesterday.