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SkinsFan09
02-18-2014, 03:20 PM
We hit 1,000 posts in the other thread so time for a part 2.

SkinsFan09
02-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Any news on the injuries at UMass?

retsap71
02-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Who got hurt?

NU_Husky
02-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Who got hurt?

Manson, Benning, Hedges. Manson with a shoulder injury, Benning took a slash to a knee. Not sure on Hedges

Split-N
02-18-2014, 05:43 PM
We hit 1,000 posts in the other thread so time for a part 2.

Yippee! Only ~996 posts to go.

SkinsFan09
02-18-2014, 06:48 PM
Who got hurt?

A couple defensemen. Haven't seen any injury new break so I guess that's a good thing?

Split-N
02-18-2014, 08:36 PM
A couple defensemen. Haven't seen any injury news break so I guess that's a good thing?

Fact of the matter is that we won't know for sure until the pre-game lineup chart is released. Coaches don't like to release injury status info in order to keep the next opponent guessing. It isn't like the NFL that sees some perverted obligation to keep the Vegas sports books up-to-date on who's playing and who's not days in advance.

To their credit (IMO) the NU players/coaches/trainers/etc. have been remarkably close-mouthed about internal team doings, at least since JM took over.

northeastern
02-18-2014, 08:56 PM
..those nets at Matthews.. let's get 'em under the WiTTness protection program.

seriously though, Maine's too good of a team. I'd be okay with a split. (well not really.. I understand the ramifications re HE standings & playoffs). But being realistic.. i'd be happy with a 'W' Friday & a tie.. well.. ask me about Saturday, late Fri night.. :) Go Huskies

NU_Husky
02-19-2014, 12:18 AM
seriously though, Maine's too good of a team. I'd be okay with a split. (well not really.. I understand the ramifications re HE standings & playoffs). But being realistic.. i'd be happy with a 'W' Friday & a tie.. well.. ask me about Saturday, late Fri night.. :) Go Huskies

I think a sweep is definitely possible, but a split is likely with how the tenders have been playing this season. Northeastern needs to take 3 points MINIMUM in this series to hope to maintain a first round bye and home ice in the QFs.

PPGuru
02-19-2014, 01:05 AM
Goalie Blake Weyrick decommitted from Brown today, along with F Miles Wood. I don't believe that NU has room for Wood, or that NU is on Wood's radar. He is probably headed for a Roy/Gaudreau-like landing at BC. Weyrick took an Official at NU back in October. NU was very interested in him, but Weyrick had his eye on Harvard. When Harvard didn't work, he chose Brown. Now, his aid package at Brown hasn't been approved. Could he be destined to arrive at NU?

NU_Husky
02-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Goalie Blake Weyrick decommitted from Brown today, along with F Miles Wood. I don't believe that NU has room for Wood, or that NU is on Wood's radar. He is probably headed for a Roy/Gaudreau-like landing at BC. Weyrick took an Official at NU back in October. NU was very interested in him, but Weyrick had his eye on Harvard. When Harvard didn't work, he chose Brown. Now, his aid package at Brown hasn't been approved. Could he be destined to arrive at NU?

While I'd LOVE for him to come in and be Witt's successor in net, I wonder if he'd look for a place to start right away, rather than sit a year (assuming Witt stays for his senior year). I remember PC being very interested as well, but with Gillies/Ellis there, he'd be blocked. I haven't heard/seen anything regarding his potential landing spots, unlike Wood who is reportedly considering BU and BC, so I'd assume NU is still in the running? It would be a fantastic get for our future if he were to commit. #3 ranked North American goalie by NHL Central Scouting for this 2014 draft.

Also...any chance you could call up Keefe and offer some PP advice?? :D

Huskies01
02-19-2014, 09:01 AM
While I'd LOVE for him to come in and be Witt's successor in net, I wonder if he'd look for a place to start right away, rather than sit a year (assuming Witt stays for his senior year). I remember PC being very interested as well, but with Gillies/Ellis there, he'd be blocked. I haven't heard/seen anything regarding his potential landing spots, unlike Wood who is reportedly considering BU and BC, so I'd assume NU is still in the running? It would be a fantastic get for our future if he were to commit. #3 ranked North American goalie by NHL Central Scouting for this 2014 draft.

Also...any chance you could call up Keefe and offer some PP advice?? :D

There is no reason why Weyrick could not win the job straight out if Witt stumbled. The big problem really is not playing time, its $$$. Witt is going to be a full ride if he is back, I am assuming D. Roy is getting some money, how much $$$ do you want to tie into the goalie position?

It is about time that they found another kid for either next year or the year after.

It will be interesting when the season is over to see how many guys jump, both on offense and defense.

retsap71
02-19-2014, 09:15 AM
There is no reason why Weyrick could not win the job straight out if Witt stumbled. The big problem really is not playing time, its $$$. Witt is going to be a full ride if he is back, I am assuming D. Roy is getting some money, how much $$$ do you want to tie into the goalie position?

It is about time that they found another kid for either next year or the year after.

It will be interesting when the season is over to see how many guys jump, both on offense and defense.

I would think that Szmatula is really the only potential jumper because of his age. Roy probably has a small chance, but if Gaudreau is still in college hockey you would think Roy would follow that lead. I think there will be some kids asked to move on. I think Ferrero's brother will be gone, they have 8 d now, they have 3 coming in. Something has to give there.

Huskies01
02-19-2014, 09:32 AM
I would think that Szmatula is really the only potential jumper because of his age. Roy probably has a small chance, but if Gaudreau is still in college hockey you would think Roy would follow that lead. I think there will be some kids asked to move on. I think Ferrero's brother will be gone, they have 8 d now, they have 3 coming in. Something has to give there.

Neither Roy or Szmatula is making a NHL roster next fall. Or at least highly doubtful. The choice becomes becoming a pro and making money, hanging out with college kids and going to class. I cant blame them for making either choice. Especially Szmatula who is older, may not want to spend all his time around 18 year olds.

Ferriero is not going anywhere. His parents are big supporters of the program, the kid can play, just needs a year (this one) to get stronger. His brother was not all that good as a freshmen either after making the same kind of jump from prep. Cronin was willing to stick with Cody, JM has not been with Nathan. Though personally I think its a bit silly not to play him over a kid like Jamieson.

I think the majority of the defense is going to be gone.

northeastern
02-19-2014, 09:39 AM
I agree.. Nathan can play. Sees the ice well. Needs to work on his strength/ conditioning no ques with regards to the college gm.. & will be a good skater for NU.

northeastern
02-19-2014, 09:43 AM
..plus, little that I have seen him play.. he distributes the puck a lot better than his sibling at NU.

SkinsFan09
02-19-2014, 11:05 AM
Goalie Blake Weyrick decommitted from Brown today, along with F Miles Wood. I don't believe that NU has room for Wood, or that NU is on Wood's radar. He is probably headed for a Roy/Gaudreau-like landing at BC. Weyrick took an Official at NU back in October. NU was very interested in him, but Weyrick had his eye on Harvard. When Harvard didn't work, he chose Brown. Now, his aid package at Brown hasn't been approved. Could he be destined to arrive at NU?

Well, that didn't take very long for him to decommit. He's one of the top goalie commits in the nation.

Either way, if he does end up coming to NU, that Brown-NU pipeline will have been very beneficial I'd say.

Tilldog40
02-19-2014, 11:26 AM
There will definately be some great off season hockey talk this year. It seems the recruits we are getting now are on the talented side instead of just filling out a roster. I just want to make the tournament this year. I'll worry about recruits and people leaving after the season.

Tilldog40
02-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Has Witt been drafted by anybody?

retsap71
02-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Has Witt been drafted by anybody?

No, it would be better if he was. Teams will be looking to at him as FA and will try to get him now.