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Call It
11-25-2012, 10:12 AM
Another UVM loss, 3-1. Again, the UVM spin doctors chalk it up as a moral victory. They (partially) blamed tonight's loss on missing Brickley and Markison. But, in October, they bragged about our depth at forward. If I remember correctly, UVM cancelled baseball and softball to concentrate on hockey and basketball. Thank goodness, otherwise the hockey team would be the worst team in Division I, rather than ranked 52nd out of 59 Division I teams. I am so glad I went to the PrimeLink tonight to watch great hockey played by 2 teams, not just one.

The UVM hockey team must of finally hit a nerve with you? This is your first post and you have been here since 2010.

jcarter7669
11-25-2012, 03:06 PM
Another UVM loss, 3-1. Again, the UVM spin doctors chalk it up as a moral victory. They (partially) blamed tonight's loss on missing Brickley and Markison. But, in October, they bragged about our depth at forward. If I remember correctly, UVM cancelled baseball and softball to concentrate on hockey and basketball. Thank goodness, otherwise the hockey team would be the worst team in Division I, rather than ranked 52nd out of 59 Division I teams. I am so glad I went to the PrimeLink tonight to watch great hockey played by 2 teams, not just one.

No you do not remember correctly, baseball and softball were cut for budgetary reasons, not so UVM could focus on any particular sport.

Curious what rankings you are using that have UVM ranked 52nd? A link would be helpful.

Koho
11-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Just to clarify the original discussion, I was saying that when you have a team of contenders, you don't tend to necessarily worry about any given team. My example was that last year I wanted to see MN play BC.

Winning an NC without facing a #1 seed doesn't diminish the accomplishment. But if you feel like you have a real shot at an NC, I'm of the opinion heading into the tournament that I want them to play the best teams out there.

And those close, hard fought games tend to stick in your memory a bit more. Win or lose. Like I said, those memories from 2002 and 1989 are much clearer in my minds eye than anything from the 2003 title game. The 2003 semi-final on the other hand...

This team, thus far, has shown the ability to make any game against any opponent a close, hard fought game.