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UMLFan
09-27-2012, 10:18 AM
Well, figured with just over a week till the pre-season game, and two weeks till the home opener against Vermont ... I'd start up this thread and give people about two weeks to put in their regular season (both Hockey East and overall) record predictions.

There's still a lot of ifs that need to be answered (Can Carr repeat/better last year?, can the freshmen jump in and play?, can Wilson avoid a sophomore jinx?, etc), but if the majority are answered positively, this could be a very fun year for UML fans.

viewfrom123.com
09-27-2012, 01:42 PM
I personally see Wilson being a star again this season. Along with Wallin. Carr might be around the same, but I guess that will somewhat depend on Ruhwedel and the defense as well. Sinitsyn will be a player to watch as well. I am super excited!

-Justin

Patman
09-27-2012, 02:14 PM
The only butterflies I have is in regards to whether or not they come out with similar intensity and heads up play. The last time we were "supposed to be good" I noticed we were off, quickly.

viewfrom123.com
09-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Just seeing if anyone can help. Former River Hawks that are currently in the NHL or AHL?

Robbins - Bruins/AHL
Hainsey - Jets/NHL
Roloson - Lightning(FA)/NHL
Holmstrom - Flyers/AHL
Vallorani - Capitals/AHL
Walter - Flames/AHL

UMLFan
09-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Just seeing if anyone can help. Former River Hawks that are currently in the NHL or AHL?

Robbins - Bruins/AHL
Hainsey - Jets/NHL
Roloson - Lightning(FA)/NHL
Holmstrom - Flyers/AHL
Vallorani - Capitals/AHL
Walter - Flames/AHLHutton - Blackhawks (NHL), IceHogs (AHL)

ScottK
09-27-2012, 03:36 PM
Full list of all former UML players that are playing professionally:

NHL
Ron Hainsey Winnipeg

AHL
Bobby Robins Providence
Ben Holmstrom Adirondack
Ben Walter Abbotsford
David Vallorani Hershey
Barry Goers Lake Erie
Carter Hutton - Rockford
Nick Schaus - Norfolk

ECHL
Scott Campbell Las Vegas
Maury Edwards Cincinnati
Chris Auger Fort Wayne
Tim Corcoran Wheeling
Ryan Blair - Orlando

CHL
Mike Sgroi Rapid City

EIHL (UK)
Jerramie Domish Coventry

SM-liiga (Finland)
Jeremy Dehner Jokerit

DEL (Germany)
Laurent Meunier Straubing

France
Baptiste Amar Grenoble
Ed McGrane Grenoble

Czech Republic
Yorick Treille HC Sparta Praha

NLA (Switzerland)
Andy Wozniewski Zug

Norway
Cleve Kinley Stavanger

Germany
Michael Budd ESC Moskitos Essen

UMLKLB
09-27-2012, 03:44 PM
I haven’t been this excited for a season in a while, **** expectations. After the opening game with Vermont it is going to be tough early on with the trip out west followed by series with BC, Maine and 1 with UNH. Something like a 4-3 start is very possible but I don’t think we should panic if that happens as the schedule softens up a bit through November and December.

viewfrom123.com
09-27-2012, 03:56 PM
Full list of all former UML players that are playing professionally:

NHL
Ron Hainsey Winnipeg

AHL
Bobby Robins Providence
Ben Holmstrom Adirondack
Ben Walter Abbotsford
David Vallorani Hershey
Barry Goers Lake Erie
Carter Hutton - Rockford
Nick Schaus - Norfolk

ECHL
Scott Campbell Las Vegas
Maury Edwards Cincinnati
Chris Auger Fort Wayne
Tim Corcoran Wheeling
Ryan Blair - Orlando

CHL
Mike Sgroi Rapid City

EIHL (UK)
Jerramie Domish Coventry

SM-liiga (Finland)
Jeremy Dehner Jokerit

DEL (Germany)
Laurent Meunier Straubing

France
Baptiste Amar Grenoble
Ed McGrane Grenoble

Czech Republic
Yorick Treille HC Sparta Praha

NLA (Switzerland)
Andy Wozniewski Zug

Norway
Cleve Kinley Stavanger

Germany
Michael Budd ESC Moskitos Essen

Thanks.

UMLWeatherman
09-28-2012, 08:33 AM
I for one am excited for the season. Not only because we are getting decent press and some respect in the polls, but because I think the Tsongas will have a good energy. Now, I don't have as much UML history as some (2003 until now) but last year I thought was one of the most energetic years I have ever been witness to. With the team being ranked high to start the season, and the first game not being played in Nashua, I think this season should start with similar crowds from the student body and UML alumni. With the big pushes through social media, I think UML and its student body will continue to rally around their teams (not only the hockey team). I am jealous that I am no longer a student and am officially an alumni.

If the NHL keeps screwing around, I think the crowds will bloat even more because of that, as Lowell is in a good position in the region to capture hockey fans missing out on the Bruins.

I would hope that seeing a recent year on the NCAA tourney banner will keep team looking forward and not behind. I do hope that they look to Vermont as a league game and not as a cupcake game and get a nice home win to send them off to Colorado on a good note.

UMLFan
09-28-2012, 09:07 AM
I think a lot of the worry that we have here (and on the last thread) is about how this team will react to being so highly ranked, due to what we saw in the past ... the team would start getting recognition and would just flame out the next weekend.

I have a feeling, and at this point, it's just that ... Coach Bazin won't allow that. I think he's going to make them focus on one game at a time, he won't let them get ahead. And now having some depth going into this season, if a player chooses to take a game off, you can sit him and not worry too much about his backup.

Patman
09-28-2012, 10:24 AM
I think a lot of the worry that we have here (and on the last thread) is about how this team will react to being so highly ranked, due to what we saw in the past ... the team would start getting recognition and would just flame out the next weekend.

I have a feeling, and at this point, it's just that ... Coach Bazin won't allow that. I think he's going to make them focus on one game at a time, he won't let them get ahead. And now having some depth going into this season, if a player chooses to take a game off, you can sit him and not worry too much about his backup.

Well, there's a whole lot of people out there waiting to say "I told you so"... Respect is taken, not given.

boblav1
09-28-2012, 10:49 AM
I have a feeling, and at this point, it's just that ... Coach Bazin won't allow that. I think he's going to make them focus on one game at a time, he won't let them get ahead. And now having some depth going into this season, if a player chooses to take a game off, you can sit him and not worry too much about his backup.
Agree. They did a nice job last season of taking it one game at a time and avoiding extended losing streaks. If they can do the same thing this season they should be ok.

bottomdweller
09-28-2012, 06:03 PM
My hope is that since the veterans know what to expect playing in a Norm Bazin system for a year will help making this year just as successful. Going with the high tempo game that they had last year was a complete 180 from the style Blaise had them playing. Hopefully an offseason of proper conditioning will help in the success of this season. We all saw how worn down the team got late in games against bigger, physical teams.

UMLFan
09-28-2012, 06:26 PM
My hope is that since the veterans know what to expect playing in a Norm Bazin system for a year will help making this year just as successful. Going with the high tempo game that they had last year was a complete 180 from the style Blaise had them playing. Hopefully an offseason of proper conditioning will help in the success of this season. We all saw how worn down the team got late in games against bigger, physical teams.
Probably why the incoming class is bigger.

viewfrom123.com
09-29-2012, 12:41 AM
Watched UML recruits Stenglein and Shea today on FastHockey.com and they looked great. Fast and great hockey minds. Shea had an assist for NH and Stenglein had 4 shots and a -1. Stenglein is aggressive and willing to not back down. UML type of players for sure. Looking forward to the future of the River Hawks!

http://viewfrom123.com/2012/09/29/river-hawks-of-tomorrow

berbs91
09-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Anyone here a season ticket holder or bought the ten pack? Any idea if they mail the tickets to you or do you pick them up at will-call?? still havent gotten mine yet.

boblav1
09-29-2012, 07:37 PM
i received an email the other day. Tickets will be mailed out the first week of October. You will not need a ticket to attend the exhibition game next Saturday.

Go-UML
09-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Anyone here a season ticket holder or bought the ten pack? Any idea if they mail the tickets to you or do you pick them up at will-call?? still havent gotten mine yet.I saw something that said they'd be mailed very early October, with a reminder that the EXH game doesn't require a ticket. The free replica Jerseys would also be mailed out.

UMLFan
09-30-2012, 05:45 PM
# 8 UML Men's Soccer won their 8th straight game and continue changing the record for the best start ever at 8-0-1.

#5 UML Field Hockey won their 8th straight game as well.

It's not bad to be UML right now. :)

viewfrom123.com
09-30-2012, 10:31 PM
I saw something that said they'd be mailed very early October, with a reminder that the EXH game doesn't require a ticket. The free replica Jerseys would also be mailed out.

Scott emailed out that they will be mailed out first week in October, so I am guessing this week.

-Justin