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Skate4life
01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Maybe it is time to question the coaching staff...which player under Leaman has improved from his freshman year? Gillies isn't as good as he was as a frosh and Mauermann has regressed. Demo is now up to 22 or 23 games without a point and he keeps playing Hennessy who hasn't got a goal in his ten or so games.

Why would anyone break up Noel's line with the two non-scorers on his wing?

Oh wait, can't question Leaman who has one career NCAA win.

Why would anyone break up Noel's line with the two non-scorers on his wing?

Oh wait, can't question Leaman who has one career NCAA win.[/QUOTE]

Zlax, You didn't actually watch last nights game did you? If you did, you would have known that the line chart wasn't the actual lines. They did not break up Noel's line. And Janko's line was the same. I agree that Leaman needs to make some adjustments. Mauermann needs to play center, because he is crippling Janko and Mingoia as a wing. No chemistry on that line since he joined it. Put Pinho on that line and make one up for Mauermann. Also need the stability of Adams back as Monk is struggling, -2 last night with an own goal and penalty. Another problem is Walmann on the point for the PP, he is a turnover machine. He is constantly trying to stick handle at the blue line and coughs it up(It's a freakin PP, pass the puck). How in the world is Parisi not on either PP unit, in my opinion the best offensive forward Providence has. He also has the best plus/minus on the team, so safe to say he can play defense too.

Statistically speaking on the regression Zlax mentions: Mingoia, Saracino, Luke, Jankowski, Tanev are ahead of last years pace. Acciari and Rooney are about the same. Pinho has almost replaced the scoring of Army. Demo and Ross are under last years pace, considerably.

This is what happens often in sports when a team does alot of winning and then loses a game. It is followed by a slump. Hopefully the 10 days off will help them refocus and play with some energy against Lowell.

The Freds
01-14-2015, 10:42 AM
Here is a top ten list that is nice to be on, from USA Today:

Top 10 U.S. colleges for men's ice hockey (http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/12/top-10-u-s-colleges-for-mens-ice-hockey/)

theprofromdover
01-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Here is a top ten list that is nice to be on, from USA Today:

Top 10 U.S. colleges for men's ice hockey (http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/12/top-10-u-s-colleges-for-mens-ice-hockey/)

We're number 1! We're number 1! ;-)

Aerman
01-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Any word on Tanev's condition?

The Zlax45
01-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Statistically speaking on the regression Zlax mentions: Mingoia, Saracino, Luke, Jankowski, Tanev are ahead of last years pace. Acciari and Rooney are about the same. Pinho has almost replaced the scoring of Army. Demo and Ross are under last years pace, considerably.

Janko has four goals this year...Scored 13 last season. He has 15 points this season while having 25 last year. Not that far ahead in points.

Mingola has improved but this is his first full year with the squad.

But the dropoff with Mauermann and Demo is off the charts. Mauermann last year was a +22 and now is a +3.

squidjigger
01-14-2015, 02:54 PM
I've hesitated to comment this season, but I figured with a two game slump and the sky suddenly falling I'd throw in my 2 cents. For some reason I turned on Jankowski this season. Every time I watch him he seems to be in the background or getting off the ice. He also just doesn't bang in the corners like the rest of the team. On the upside, obviously he has crazy skills and leave him with open ice he's going to score. So I started to think maybe the Jankowski/mauermann/mingoia line wasn't working and I spent way to much time running the numbers this morning to prove that. These numbers might not be perfect but I did check them twice...

Games Played with 1st line (jankowski/mauermann/mingoia) (7-2, avg team gf 3.33, avg team ga 2.22)
Games played with different 1st line combo (7-6-1, avg team gf 2.0, avg team ga 1.92)
Mauermann-Jankowski-Mingoia line has started 9 of the last 11, with a team record of 8-3

What did I learn? Pretty much nothing. If anything it proves the Mau-Jank-Min line has worked. Mauermann's early season slump seemed to end when this line started up. Then again, our schedule was much harder in the beginning of the season when the recent 1st liners weren't playing together. Also, Jankowski missed 4 games (not counting u-18) which creates an issue. And the worst part is that the whole 1st line, 2nd line, 3rd line way to prove anything is obviously extremely imperfect. Long story short, I just wasted way to much time, but for some reason I'm a little more optimistic?

Jon
01-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Long story short, I just wasted way to much time, but for some reason I'm a little more optimistic?\

Fred's rose colored glasses can be rented, I've heard.

I'm trying not get as frustrated as the Gillies=sieve crowd (he's only statistically the best goalie in school history), but it's kind of tough to go through that stretch of disappointing games and have to wait a week for the UML season. You lose and want to see them get back on the horse right away...

The Zlax45
01-14-2015, 04:26 PM
I've hesitated to comment this season, but I figured with a two game slump and the sky suddenly falling I'd throw in my 2 cents. For some reason I turned on Jankowski this season. Every time I watch him he seems to be in the background or getting off the ice. He also just doesn't bang in the corners like the rest of the team. On the upside, obviously he has crazy skills and leave him with open ice he's going to score. So I started to think maybe the Jankowski/mauermann/mingoia line wasn't working and I spent way to much time running the numbers this morning to prove that. These numbers might not be perfect but I did check them twice...

Games Played with 1st line (jankowski/mauermann/mingoia) (7-2, avg team gf 3.33, avg team ga 2.22)
Games played with different 1st line combo (7-6-1, avg team gf 2.0, avg team ga 1.92)
Mauermann-Jankowski-Mingoia line has started 9 of the last 11, with a team record of 8-3

What did I learn? Pretty much nothing. If anything it proves the Mau-Jank-Min line has worked. Mauermann's early season slump seemed to end when this line started up. Then again, our schedule was much harder in the beginning of the season when the recent 1st liners weren't playing together. Also, Jankowski missed 4 games (not counting u-18) which creates an issue. And the worst part is that the whole 1st line, 2nd line, 3rd line way to prove anything is obviously extremely imperfect. Long story short, I just wasted way to much time, but for some reason I'm a little more optimistic?

Short story...the fourth line is useless

C-H-C
01-15-2015, 07:56 AM
"UNH Downs #14 Providence: Goal-by-Goal" (http://unhhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/unh-downs-14-providence-goal-by-goal.html)
Includes video highlights.

The Freds
01-15-2015, 08:24 AM
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Fred's rose colored glasses can be rented, I've heard.



They are quite expensive, I am afraid. Listen, I just won't go negative on this team. After so many negative years under the Undertaker followed by the negative years under Army, I gave into the negativity and then gave up the season tix. Coming to games from upstate New York to watch lousy hockey, and believing a win would be a miracle on ice, was not my idea of fun.

While in New York I saw Nate build the Union program to what became a national champion. The championship caliber did not happen overnight nor over the first few years. I am watching him build the same thing here. The team is competitive and can beat anyone. I do not care about the preseason polls, they are BS anyway. My expectation is for this team to be competitive, place in the middle to top of HEA and perhaps play in the NCAA tournament. I still make a two hour drive to catch a game because I enjoy being there. If it was such a horrible performance as has been cast on this thread I wouldnt waste my time showing up for games or having daily rants on these boards. Life is too short.

This program is once again getting respect around the country. It's too bad it gets smeared here every day by some its "fans." I get the sense when they do win a national championship it won't be good enough.

Have a nice day. I will.

PC91
01-15-2015, 09:00 AM
This program is once again getting respect around the country. It's too bad it gets smeared here every day by some its "fans." I get the sense when they do win a national championship it won't be good enough.


It won't be enough for me unless they win the championship game by two goals or more. I one goal victory would taint it for me. Especially if my team was offsides when the winning goal was scored RPI!!!! :p:p:p

Hokydad
01-15-2015, 10:33 AM
They are quite expensive, I am afraid. Listen, I just won't go negative on this team. After so many negative years under the Undertaker followed by the negative years under Army, I gave into the negativity and then gave up the season tix. Coming to games from upstate New York to watch lousy hockey, and believing a win would be a miracle on ice, was not my idea of fun.

While in New York I saw Nate build the Union program to what became a national champion. The championship caliber did not happen overnight nor over the first few years. I am watching him build the same thing here. The team is competitive and can beat anyone. I do not care about the preseason polls, they are BS anyway. My expectation is for this team to be competitive, place in the middle to top of HEA and perhaps play in the NCAA tournament. I still make a two hour drive to catch a game because I enjoy being there. If it was such a horrible performance as has been cast on this thread I wouldnt waste my time showing up for games or having daily rants on these boards. Life is too short.

This program is once again getting respect around the country. It's too bad it gets smeared here every day by some its "fans." I get the sense when they do win a national championship it won't be good enough.

Have a nice day. I will.


Bingo.....

satyking
01-15-2015, 04:08 PM
With the talent they have its hard to believe they are not playing well, they seem to play to the standards of the opposition when they should be the one setting the bar

Jon
01-15-2015, 04:23 PM
It won't be enough for me unless they win the championship game by two goals or more. I one goal victory would taint it for me. Especially if my team was offsides when the winning goal was scored RPI!!!! :p:p:p
If it's RPI, we should score 11 goals and celebrate by the entire team being offsides.

Hoser
01-15-2015, 05:51 PM
They are quite expensive, I am afraid. Listen, I just won't go negative on this team. After so many negative years under the Undertaker followed by the negative years under Army, I gave into the negativity and then gave up the season tix. Coming to games from upstate New York to watch lousy hockey, and believing a win would be a miracle on ice, was not my idea of fun.

While in New York I saw Nate build the Union program to what became a national champion. The championship caliber did not happen overnight nor over the first few years. I am watching him build the same thing here. The team is competitive and can beat anyone. I do not care about the preseason polls, they are BS anyway. My expectation is for this team to be competitive, place in the middle to top of HEA and perhaps play in the NCAA tournament. I still make a two hour drive to catch a game because I enjoy being there. If it was such a horrible performance as has been cast on this thread I wouldnt waste my time showing up for games or having daily rants on these boards. Life is too short.

This program is once again getting respect around the country. It's too bad it gets smeared here every day by some its "fans." I get the sense when they do win a national championship it won't be good enough.

Have a nice day. I will.

A while back I posted an enquiry as to what the relationship was between the players and the coach. It is rumored to not be good. Does anyone know what the truth is? Players leaving and acting out....bad players or lack of regard for the coach and the program? Honest question as I do not know the answer.

The Zlax45
01-15-2015, 05:54 PM
A while back I posted an enquiry as to what the relationship was between the players and the coach. It is rumored to not be good. Does anyone know what the truth is? Players leaving and acting out....bad players or lack of regard for the coach and the program? Honest question as I do not know the answer.

I don't know the answer but with players getting suspended and quitting (yearly), it can't be good. PC had a kid get sick in the first semester two seasons that knocked him out of school and he decided not to return to PC. He is now at Vermont. Merrimack has a d-man who transferred out of PC.

Hoser
01-15-2015, 06:01 PM
I don't know the answer but with players getting suspended and quitting (yearly), it can't be good. PC had a kid get sick in the first semester last season that knocked him out of school and he decided not to return to PC. He is now at Vermont. Merrimack has a d-man who transferred out of PC.

Goss and deJersey quit from the 2011 newbies and McParland from that year is either gone or long term suspended. The kid at Vermont who got sick was from that year as well.

PcFriars13
01-15-2015, 07:07 PM
I don't know the answer but with players getting suspended and quitting (yearly), it can't be good. PC had a kid get sick in the first semester last season that knocked him out of school and he decided not to return to PC. He is now at Vermont. Merrimack has a d-man who transferred out of PC.

Kid that got sick and transferred to Vermont was from 2012-2013, not last season.

PC91
01-15-2015, 07:21 PM
With the talent they have its hard to believe they are not playing well, they seem to play to the standards of the opposition when they should be the one setting the bar

I agree with this 100% PC has had that issue with both the hockey and basketball programs. This year the Friars have definitely played down to the lesser teams this season.

I also want to echo the Freds sentiments in that I remember the "glory days" of Pooley and Army and I'm glad the program is headed in the opposite direction. I know it will take time. Backward steps are frustrating but I'll take recent slip ups over those days anytime. The arena looks great and the best years are ahead in the standings.

The Zlax45
01-15-2015, 07:46 PM
Goss and deJersey quit from the 2011 newbies and McParland from that year is either gone or long term suspended. The kid at Vermont who got sick was from that year as well.

Montesano quit playing hockey in addition to those two.