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ck1969
03-03-2013, 09:18 AM
Let the beeaching continue

GoUNH
03-03-2013, 09:35 AM
Maine is playing much better thats for sure. Good luck in Durham next weekend.

ck1969
03-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Taking the glass half full approach....assuming they grab the 8th spot. who would you rather play, BC, UHN, Prov, UML?

Runsub5
03-03-2013, 09:53 AM
Taking the glass half full approach....assuming they grab the 8th spot. who would you rather play, BC, UHN, Prov, UML?

In my opinion, Maine is capable of winning one game at UNH and the Minutemen can take one from Merrimack. I like Maine's chances against the River Hawks simply because Maine has had success against them in the past. This may not be the same River Hawk team though, as they appear to be peaking at the right time.

Priceless
03-03-2013, 09:53 AM
Did I give them an ovation? **** straight I did. Everytime I talk with Tyler I swear I have gone back 20 years, he looks and sounds so much like his dad. On Friday night I was reminiscing with his mom about times in the old hockey office (which is now WIH). They are both special people and deserved a better reception from the Maine faithful.

I realize the reputation I have with many of you. Some have gone so far as to say I hated him. You don't understand how much he meant to me and how disappointing it was when the NCAA violations came to light. I try to remember the man I knew but admit those cloud my perspective...as does the blind hero worship I see here on a regular basis. He wasn't a hero. He was a man capable of great deeds and horrific acts. He did not pull someone from a burning building or rescue a friend pinned down by sniper fire. He was a hockey coach. Remembering that does not mean I hate him.

Ma#1ne Hky
03-03-2013, 09:54 AM
Taking the glass half full approach....assuming they grab the 8th spot. who would you rather play, BC, UHN, Prov, UML?I think they could play all four tough and push it to a 3 games series...not winning it,but "IF" Ouellette plays as well and up to the task they could give all four fits,but I'll rank them in order of 1 thru 4,1-4 being the most likey to beat: 1.PC 2.UML 3.BC 4.UNH

KnowItAll
03-03-2013, 09:58 AM
Did I give them an ovation? **** straight I did. Everytime I talk with Tyler I swear I have gone back 20 years, he looks and sounds so much like his dad. On Friday night I was reminiscing with his mom about times in the old hockey office (which is now WIH). They are both special people and deserved a better reception from the Maine faithful.

I realize the reputation I have with many of you. He wasn't a hero. He was a man capable of horrific acts.

horrific?
really?


I wonder if you will be up at Alfond next year if Grant and Jimmy are back

Ma#1ne Hky
03-03-2013, 10:00 AM
Let the beeaching continueI hear you...I'll "TRY" to to tone it down.

goblue
03-03-2013, 10:01 AM
I think they could play all four tough and push it to a 3 games series...not winning it,but "IF" Ouellette plays as well and up to the task they could give all four fits,but I'll rank them in order of 1 thru 4,1-4 being the most likey to beat: 1.PC 2.UML 3.BC 4.UNH
Right now, I don't see the Bears beating PC in a best of 3 series, and if it's any consolation, I don't see any other team beating them either right now (maybe UML, but if they were to be a 1st round matchup.) I see PC playing on Saturday night in the Garden, and maybe winning.

KnowItAll
03-03-2013, 10:05 AM
I think they could play all four tough and push it to a 3 games series...not winning it,but "IF" Ouellette plays as well and up to the task they could give all four fits,but I'll rank them in order of 1 thru 4,1-4 being the most likey to beat: 1.PC 2.UML 3.BC 4.UNH

PC has an absolutely fantastic goalie
Lowell just found that they have a fantastic goalie... if he shuts out MC today, I have to think that Maine has no chance against them
BC has Jerry York, and a kid who was supposed to be in serious consideration for the Hobey and has been fading lately... Johnny might wake back up and Maine will have no chance.
UNH... well we will see if Maine has a snowballl's chance against Henrion and DeSmith on an olympic sheet very soon.
With Lomberg as the only player who can turn a corner (against bad D), I do not see Maine keeping up with UNH on a big sheet.

If Alfie Ouelette plays this weekend and next, Maine has a chance against anyone.
that said, what are the odds that Umilie gets a detached retina sometime this week?... that seemed to be the key to the BC series.

amherstblackbear
03-03-2013, 10:09 AM
I think they could play all four tough and push it to a 3 games series...not winning it,but "IF" Ouellette plays as well and up to the task they could give all four fits,but I'll rank them in order of 1 thru 4,1-4 being the most likey to beat: 1.PC 2.UML 3.BC 4.UNH

I don't see Maine stealing a point - assuming UNH is up for the series the way they have been for the past 15 years or so.

If UNH tries to give one away, though, all bets are off. It's up to the Wildcats. How much does Umile hate Maine? (I kid. Sort of).

If Maine does get 8th, I don't really care who they face.

Scratch that. I hope it's BC. No guts no glory. This team's going nowhere this season. The most I can hope for is some postseason experience for the newcomers. And since the postseason will be over after one round . . . might as well get as much as you can in that round. I have to think BC will be looking forward to seeing Maine for another 2 @ Conte. It'll either be a gigantic confidence boost if Maine steals a win, or a good measuring stick to show the frosh what they should aspire to achieve by March 2014 or 15.

walrus
03-03-2013, 10:26 AM
He wasn't a hero. He was a man capable of great deeds and horrific acts. He did not pull someone from a burning building or rescue a friend pinned down by sniper fire. He was a hockey coach. Remembering that does not mean I hate him.

I don't think any of us feel any different, we are on here talking hockey, as far as hockey goes, he was a great coach.

walrus
03-03-2013, 10:36 AM
The only way Maine makes the playoffs is to back in, UMass has to help

all bear
03-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Shouldnt the title of this thread be "Fade to Back"?

No chance at UHN...its their NC series and that vaunted RS title is theirs to grab. So yeah, MC has to basically sweep UMass for Maine to get in, and that aint happening. I expect UMass to get a tie in one game and they win the tie breaker, so its over.

I think this team has the talent to win at Doorham, but they dont have the coaching or drive to do it. Its just not possible.

blackbearbandie
03-03-2013, 11:08 AM
I think it would be pretty cool if UMass doesn't earn any points next weekend and Maine gets swept so that UNH can hope to claim 1st if the chips fall that way and have Maine play UNH for the playoffs the week after too.

ck1969
03-03-2013, 11:52 AM
Scratch that. I hope it's BC. No guts no glory. This team's going nowhere this season. The most I can hope for is some postseason experience for the newcomers. And since the postseason will be over after one round . . . might as well get as much as you can in that round. I have to think BC will be looking forward to seeing Maine for another 2 @ Conte. It'll either be a gigantic confidence boost if Maine steals a win, or a good measuring stick to show the frosh what they should aspire to achieve by March 2014 or 15.

My thoughts exactly ABB. Plus, honestly, I think BC is the only team they may have a shot with. They are depleted, not playing great right now and my have that last series w/Maine in the back of their mind.

jjmc85
03-03-2013, 11:57 AM
UMass is screwed. They aren't beating Merrimack. They aren't even tying Merrimack. The season is over. Ended when they couldn't hold on for another 3.7 seconds Friday night. I've already booked a trip to Florida for the duration of the Hockey East playoffs. Have fun and good luck trying to get back to the Garden!

Chuck Murray
03-03-2013, 12:24 PM
Did I give them an ovation? **** straight I did. Everytime I talk with Tyler I swear I have gone back 20 years, he looks and sounds so much like his dad. On Friday night I was reminiscing with his mom about times in the old hockey office (which is now WIH). They are both special people and deserved a better reception from the Maine faithful.

I realize the reputation I have with many of you. Some have gone so far as to say I hated him. You don't understand how much he meant to me and how disappointing it was when the NCAA violations came to light. I try to remember the man I knew but admit those cloud my perspective...as does the blind hero worship I see here on a regular basis. He wasn't a hero. He was a man capable of great deeds and horrific acts. He did not pull someone from a burning building or rescue a friend pinned down by sniper fire. He was a hockey coach. Remembering that does not mean I hate him.

God, I miss Walshy. Hockey East was a much more interesting place when he was part of it, for better OR worse.

rufus
03-03-2013, 12:35 PM
"We're #8, We're #8!!!!!!!!"

PC and Lowell tied for second place. Wow. Now, what did those two teams do a couple seasons ago to reverse their miserable fortunes and put them into the positions they're in now? Hmmmmmm.............................

All you gotta know about Maine hockey now, and Maine hockey then, was seen in that little segment WABI ran in the second intermission, the look at some significant sports highlights over their 60 years of broadcasting. Hell, you could even see it with baseball too.

TIMMAY said in the pregame he really hopes they can make the playoffs, cause he thinks this team can do some damage. :rolleyes:

revoman
03-03-2013, 12:49 PM
I realize the reputation I have with many of you. Some have gone so far as to say I hated him. You don't understand how much he meant to me and how disappointing it was when the NCAA violations came to light. I try to remember the man I knew but admit those cloud my perspective...as does the blind hero worship I see here on a regular basis. He wasn't a hero. He was a man capable of great deeds and horrific acts. He did not pull someone from a burning building or rescue a friend pinned down by sniper fire. He was a hockey coach. Remembering that does not mean I hate him.

Blind hero worship? Wow, that's a pretty broad brush you are painting with. I know I appreciate what he did with a small college hockey program. I appreciate how he worked those boys, recruited some of the unsung talent (and some of the big-time ones, too). I appreciate that he was a true gamesman. He knew the details, he knew the little points and the ins and outs of the games. I don't ever recall saying he was an angel or a saint. He was a man who knew how to inspire and motivate young men and get them to give that little bit that they didn't even know they had. THAT is what I choose to remember. (that and seeing him poke his head into classes to make sure the "boys" were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there). I hold his memory and his legacy as a whole. To segmentalize those or qualify those memories based on the NCAA violations, which he paid for according to the rules, is more of an insult to his legacy and his memory than almost anything else.

No, he did not rescue kittens from trees, carry people out of burning buildings or take a bullet for a buddy. What he did do was take a hockey program buried in the far northeastern corner of the United States, bring them to national prominence and bring home 2 national championships. Those gave this state and the 1 point whatever million residents something to be proud of. In my book, though not a singular heroic act, these accomplishments are worthy of some level of heroic status.