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roma
11-26-2012, 04:04 PM
Nice of all of you for picking up my talking points, just a year to late.

Hopefully someone over in the Athletic Department realizes this is not working and gets the walking papers ready prior to the last game of year, and hands it over the next day. And alumni who give also get in the ear of people who count.

When it comes down to it, people could deal with JM and losing if the team was TRYING. That is not the case here, and unless Santa comes with some kind of miracle, it is not going to happen.

JM took a team rising, a sure thing playoff team, even with the goalie being blah, and sunk it. That cannot be denied.

Time to lighten up and dream about what could have been possible if only NU had a different AD.
“Albie O’Connell works primarily with Harvard’s defensemen and special teams. In his first season with the Crimson, O'Connell directed the nation's top power-play unit, as the Crimson converted on 38 of 139 total chances (27.3%) and ranked eighth in combined special teams. Harvard's potent power play helped the squad advance to the ECAC Tournament finals. O’Connell took over as an assistant coach for the Crimson after three years at Northeastern. At Northeastern, O’Connell also served as recruiting coordinator and helped the Huskies post a 55-44-14 record after they went just 22-60-15 during the previous three years. He contributed to the squad reaching two Beanpot finals, two Hockey East semifinals and the 2009 NCAA tournament.”

Split-N
11-26-2012, 04:17 PM
...sigh!

steve66
11-26-2012, 07:45 PM
I'm still looking for all of this talent.

Guys just look at your senior class
Vermeersch 5 Points in 12 games 1 goal.
Vrolyk 4 points in 12 games
Ellement 1 point in 12 games. He is a d man so wil let that go.
Saponari 10 points in 12 games 3 goals

Juniors

Ferrero 6 points 12 games 1 goal
Pimm 5 points in 12 games 2 goals


You can't win when your upper classmen are ****.

Cody Ferriero has some talent, but he has done nothing here in 3 years, Pimm had a good first half last year then completly disappeared, nobody is going to say that Vermeersch is stud.

Come on guys, this team is no good, its strenght is at the lower classes. You have got to give him time and get better players in here. From what I hear next years class is strong. It takes time to rebuild.

HungryHungryHuskies
11-26-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm still looking for all of this talent.

Guys just look at your senior class
Vermeersch 5 Points in 12 games 1 goal.
Vrolyk 4 points in 12 games
Ellement 1 point in 12 games. He is a d man so wil let that go.
Saponari 10 points in 12 games 3 goals

Juniors

Ferrero 6 points 12 games 1 goal
Pimm 5 points in 12 games 2 goals


You can't win when your upper classmen are ****.

Cody Ferriero has some talent, but he has done nothing here in 3 years, Pimm had a good first half last year then completly disappeared, nobody is going to say that Vermeersch is stud.

Come on guys, this team is no good, its strenght is at the lower classes. You have got to give him time and get better players in here. From what I hear next years class is strong. It takes time to rebuild.


Completely agree with you on many (not all) points, actually. I think this team has talent, but not quite as deep as my fellow fans have been claiming.

Vermeersch - I've had issues with his game since his freshman year. He strikes me as a bit greedy, and I think his -35ish over his career says enough.
Vrolyk - Definitely more of a role-player with some speed, but I've never imagined him to be a stud.
Ellement - What you said. Never imagined he was going to provide much offense.
Saponari - I enjoy watching him, for the most part, but being that he was advertised as a stud with experience, he has fallen a bit short of my expectations. His ONE move on breakaways is a bit tiring.

Saponari is really the only senior I trust, to be honest.

As for the juniors, I honestly think Pimm is very capable and talented. I can't begin to answer why he hasn't had more success than he has. As for Ferriero, I'm completely fed up with him. He showed so much promise before his injury last year, but I can't stand watching the complete lack of discipline. He's like a wannabe Joey Diamond in that regard. I have no idea what his brother is all about, but if he's anything like Cody I'll be a bit disappointed.

Not sure if your intentions were to troll or not, but do know that some of us are actually realistic as to what exactly we're working with.

northeastern
11-26-2012, 11:05 PM
.. You have got to give him time and get better players in here. From what I hear next years class is strong. It takes time to rebuild.

..hope you're right. I have a feeling after the 2-0 start, then loss & tie.. (beating & tying the current ranked #1 & #2 teams in the country).. something happened where the players tuned him out (again, hope i am wrong).. discipline collapsed & seems they quit trying. Then the Cam Darcy debacle.. Seems to me, JM never really coaches behind the bench.. just watch him.. seems like the staff is doing it all. He is taking it all in.. almost as if (again, this might sound harsh).. he's learning on the job.. Begs the question.. how is he running the practices, PK, PP & systems then? you can't make this stuff up!.. Been around NU hockey a bit. I am disappointed.

steve66
11-26-2012, 11:12 PM
..hope you're right. I have a feeling after the 2-0 start, then loss & tie.. (beating & tying the current ranked #1 & #2 teams in the country).. something happened where the players tuned him out (again, hope i am wrong).. discipline collapsed & seems they quit trying. Then the Cam Darcy debacle.. Seems to me, JM never really coaches behind the bench.. just watch him.. seems like the staff is doing it all. He is taking it all in.. almost as if (again, this might sound harsh).. he's learning on the job.. Begs the question.. how is he running the practices, PK, PP & systems then? you can't make this stuff up!.. Been around NU hockey a bit. I am disappointed.

In regards to Darcy. What I have heard he was causing some trouble and there was no disappointment when he made the decision to leave. Remember this kid decommittrd, he wanted BU and BC and they both said no thanks.

Motorboaters
11-28-2012, 04:51 PM
sigh.. okay, i'll go first.. it is time for Jim Madigan to do the right thing as soon as possible & recommend to the ADs office, a suitable Head Coach for the team for nxt (possibly even this) season. And yes, it is all about the coaching.. the better systems & practices.. the better player execution on ice. We have players playing way below potential. We have no team chemistry.. no passing, no strong side/ weak side systems in place. We have breakdown in discipline almost every gm (started from the UNH gm when our record was 2-0.. and we were up 3-1 on the Wildcats)...

..this all comes down on the coaching. Madigan does not know how to. He can perhaps play a future role in the selection of players (sincerely believe he loves NU hockey).. and i do believe he has a good eye for talent.. far as coaching at the D1 level.. sorry Mr Madigan, this is above your head..

tonight was the last straw for me. SLU was okay, but we made 'em to be an NHL team..

Madigan must go..

Sorry to my fellow Husky fans if i offend anybody.

Since we can't lock out college hockey.. perhaps we can lock out the Huskies until this is all sorted out. :)


I know something is wrong when the eternal optimist, "northeastern", begins to speak badly about the team. However, I agree wholeheartedly with everything he has to say. It is obvious that Madigan, albeit a nice guy, does not have any idea on how to coach a team. Every game I watch I see the other team come out after the first and second intermissions and make adjustments. The Huskies don't appear to make any type of adjustments at all and that is why we are so miserable in the second and third periods. If you watch the coaching staff during the game, it is Jerry Keefe or Pat Foley who are drawing up the plays and talking to the players. Madigan just stands there and watches the assistants do the coaching.

As I stated before, you have to ask yourself what happened to the team after the first two games and now? Due to NCAA rules, the players relied heavily on captain's practices coming into those first two games, Madigan said it himself after they beat BC. Since then, the coaches have run the practices and the team has actually regressed. Madigan has had plenty of time to implement his "systems" and it is obvious that they are not working. I sincerely hope I am wrong about all of this but only time will tell.

MidwestSticks
11-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Looking at making our first trip to Matthews Arena after the first of the year. Any suggestions for pre game beers and food which are close? Thanks

northeastern
11-28-2012, 10:14 PM
I know something is wrong when the eternal optimist, "northeastern", begins to speak badly about the team. However, I agree wholeheartedly with everything he has to say. It is obvious that Madigan, albeit a nice guy, does not have any idea on how to coach a team. Every game I watch I see the other team come out after the first and second intermissions and make adjustments. The Huskies don't appear to make any type of adjustments at all and that is why we are so miserable in the second and third periods. If you watch the coaching staff during the game, it is Jerry Keefe or Pat Foley who are drawing up the plays and talking to the players. Madigan just stands there and watches the assistants do the coaching.

As I stated before, you have to ask yourself what happened to the team after the first two games and now? Due to NCAA rules, the players relied heavily on captain's practices coming into those first two games, Madigan said it himself after they beat BC. Since then, the coaches have run the practices and the team has actually regressed. Madigan has had plenty of time to implement his "systems" and it is obvious that they are not working. I sincerely hope I am wrong about all of this but only time will tell.

Thank you.

Don't get me wrong.. JM is a good friend & staunch supporter of NU hockey & i would be wholeheartedly happy if he could swing this. Just have a feelng the team might have 'tuned him out'..

i will be more than happy to be wrong here.. infact, i hope i am wrong! Would love to have the program succeed under an alum.. question is, do we have the right Alum? That is what is not entirely clear..

G'luck this wknd.. go Huskies!

Twillits
11-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Hi MidwestSticks, I would suggest Conor Larkin's; it's a popular on-campus bar/grill, and not too far from the arena. Enjoy!

CASHockey
11-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Sounds like you guys should go back to captain's practices. Hockey is a lot better when Northeastern is good. As a BU fan I'll acknowledge NU fans are a hardcore bunch. You come out in great numbers even in a lousy season, When you're doing well (2009 in particular) an already strong fan base becomes the strongest fan base. I hope you guys solve some of your internal struggles and rally to a top 4 Hockey east team (if that is still mathematically possible). Good luck

MidwestSticks
11-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Hi MidwestSticks, I would suggest Conor Larkin's; it's a popular on-campus bar/grill, and not too far from the arena. Enjoy!



Thanks for the suggestion!

Happy Husky Victory!
11-29-2012, 01:35 PM
I've been pretty quiet during this stretch, but will say this. We need to sweep UMass this weekend, plain and simple. 4pts, not 3, not 2, not 1 and if we can not get 1pt, don't even bother going to any more games at Matthews this year. Maybe that will get someone's attention.

Agganis
11-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestion!

It's your stereotypical college dive bar, I kind of like the place (of course, I'm only one year out of college), but just a heads up in case you were looking for a different experience.

sterlippo1
11-29-2012, 04:51 PM
It's your stereotypical college dive bar, I kind of like the place (of course, I'm only one year out of college), but just a heads up in case you were looking for a different experience.

does every NU student or recent alum send EVERYBODY to Connor Larkins? My niece sent me and, well, you're right of course, its a college dive bar and my niece should have known not to send her uncle there. Talk about being out of place:eek:

northeastern
11-29-2012, 05:09 PM
MidWest Sticks..
Pizzeria Uno.. right on Huntington Ave.. stone's throw from Matthews. TVs around the bar area last time i went. Not bad if you're with family.

Hope your Bentley Falcons put us out of our misery in the New Yr..

Thiessen'sBetter
11-29-2012, 09:22 PM
It's your stereotypical college dive bar, I kind of like the place (of course, I'm only one year out of college), but just a heads up in case you were looking for a different experience.

If Connor's is a "stereotypical college dive" what the heck would you call Punters? Ours bars are a lot like our arena: old, hardcore and awesome. :)

Thiessen'sBetter
11-29-2012, 09:25 PM
does every NU student or recent alum send EVERYBODY to Connor Larkins? My niece sent me and, well, you're right of course, its a college dive bar and my niece should have known not to send her uncle there. Talk about being out of place:eek:

To be fair, Our House is either empty or a dance club, and Punters is more divey-er than Connor's. So Connor Larkins was still probably the best suggestion for an on-campus bar.

Carmine Scarpaglia
11-29-2012, 09:38 PM
Mack Report just got some dirt on an NU recruit. Not a big deal but it is what it is:



Northeastern recruit and the USHL’s leading goal scorer, Michael Szmatula, was arrested earlier this month and charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, according to a Dubuque police report.

Szmatula’s arrested occurred on Nov. 11 at 4:58 a.m. on University Ave., the report read. That location is near Loras College.

According to the report, Szmatula was held until he appeared in court.

Szmatula leads the USHL with 16 goals and is second in total scoring with 30 points. He’s playing this season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

http://www.scandbq.com/arrests/viewreport.php?arrestid=2668

Redd10
11-29-2012, 10:07 PM
Mack Report just got some dirt on an NU recruit. Not a big deal but it is what it is: http://www.scandbq.com/arrests/viewreport.php?arrestid=2668

Even worse, he's reporting that Cam Askew ('97) is de-committing

http://themackreport.com/97-cam-askew-decommits-from-northeastern/