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all bear
01-16-2015, 07:16 PM
I dont know which is worse, this hockey team or this "streaming" stretch internet broadcast. Both are simply awful.

walrus
01-16-2015, 07:26 PM
I dont know which is worse, this hockey team or this "streaming" stretch internet broadcast. Both are simply awful.

I don't know which is worse, me paying for a ticket or you guys paying for video

BlackI
01-16-2015, 07:27 PM
1st goal soft, 2nd goal PP nice execution. Lowell can pass, they can work in close and make plays in tight areas. Maine can't, simple as that.

yup. saw three shots in the crease 15 feet out 5-on-5. seems like we don't have center back checking tonight.

Maine played well early, when I was watching. My guess is they gave it their all and Lowell weathered it.

#16 on Lowell is a player.

BlackI
01-16-2015, 07:30 PM
I don't know which is worse, me paying for a ticket or you guys paying for video

worse for me paying to have this "video". wish I was close enough to go to a game and then ***** about it. at least then I'd have good company for pizza and beers. :)

walrus
01-16-2015, 07:35 PM
worse for me paying to have this "video". wish I was close enough to go to a game and then ***** about it. at least then I'd have good company for pizza and beers. :)

It's getting to the point you can't drink enough to make this enjoyable

rufus
01-16-2015, 07:38 PM
So glad the university offers a way to listen to these games on the internet. :rolleyes:

BlackI
01-16-2015, 08:22 PM
It's getting to the point you can't drink enough to make this enjoyable

Hey Pat's are on tv sunday too. :)

BlackI
01-16-2015, 08:26 PM
I lost video again, must be that Lowell is gonna score two more goals on us.

walrus
01-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Hey Pat's are on tv sunday too. :)

I'll go to the game and make it home in time for the Pats. I don't see them giving BC any kind of game unless BC thinks they've won before the game starts and even then BC can win it in the last period no matter what the lead is going in. This team just doesn't get it

Runsub5
01-17-2015, 06:26 AM
Gendron's post game "Rex Ryan act" is getting somewhat tiresome.

“We didn’t come out with the necessary intensity. We were back on our heels,” said Gendron. “Our compete level wasn’t what it should have been. I have a big issue with that. There’s no excuses.”

I thought Maine competed overall as much as UML. There were some lapses, as there are in any hockey game. Bigger issue is talent and execution.

walrus
01-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Gendron's post game "Rex Ryan act" is getting somewhat tiresome.

“We didn’t come out with the necessary intensity. We were back on our heels,” said Gendron. “Our compete level wasn’t what it should have been. I have a big issue with that. There’s no excuses.”

I thought Maine competed overall as much as UML. There were some lapses, as there are in any hockey game. Bigger issue is talent and execution.
I doubt you are going to hear a coach talk about a lack of talent at the college level. Execution is definitely an issue, now whether thats talent or coaching or both remains to be seen. I wonder why Red hasn't tried clogging up the neutral zone and slowing teams down?

Drew S.
01-17-2015, 08:45 AM
I'll go to the game and make it home in time for the Pats. I don't see them giving BC any kind of game unless BC thinks they've won before the game starts and even then BC can win it in the last period no matter what the lead is going in. This team just doesn't get it

If you don't have the talent you have to make it up with hard work and intensity. Red gets that but I'm not sure about the players.

I think a big problem with this team is they don't have an identity. They're not really offensive, defensive, physical, or fast. I think Red wants to play an offensive, fast-paced style but I'm not sure he has the personnel right now.

Agree with what others posted earlier in the week that it's getting increasingly harder to be interested in the team. As far as Red it's hard to say if he is the right man and I guess the harder part is if he isn't the right person who is?

DoubleA
01-17-2015, 09:29 AM
Given what we've all seen this season, I would not wager on Maine beating or tying BC tomorrow. This is not meant to be an understatement. It's actually painful to write it.
Saw BC - BU last night. BC took it to the "#2 team in the country" pretty good. They played with intensity, got to pucks early, forechecked really well etc etc. BU as expected came out blazing in the 3rd and made a good game of it. It was good BC-BU hockey with no love lost, tons of penalties early, alot of shoving/punching/hitting, and a couple of 5 on 3's that were a shooting gallery. It kills me to say that the Black Bears are simply not in the same "league" with these guys. And for the 7000th time, bigger is not necessarily better but the goalies are 6'4" and 6'6" respectively. Demko far quicker than O'Connor IMHO. Until Maine gets a real D-1 goalie, not alot will change. And lastly, former Maine commit Nicky Roberto continues to play hard and fast for BU. 3rd line BU. 1st or 2nd line Maine if he had gone. Sheet, why can't we get guys like that?

blackbearbandie
01-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Gendron's post game "Rex Ryan act" is getting somewhat tiresome.

“We didn’t come out with the necessary intensity. We were back on our heels,” said Gendron. “Our compete level wasn’t what it should have been. I have a big issue with that. There’s no excuses.”

I thought Maine competed overall as much as UML. There were some lapses, as there are in any hockey game. Bigger issue is talent and execution.


The Press Herald had a few other quotes from Gendron that you may have missed:

“The other team came in here and they really wanted it and we weren’t ready for that,” Gendron said, sarcastically mentioning that his team may have let last Saturday’s 3-0 win at UMass go to its head. “Maybe (the River Hawks) didn’t get the memo about how good we were.”

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/16/college-hockey-umass-lowell-blanks-black-bears-2-0/

Go-UML
01-17-2015, 09:40 AM
worse for me paying to have this "video". wish I was close enough to go to a game and then ***** about it. at least then I'd have good company for pizza and beers. :)I tried that video. It was so bad, I gave up and wrote them demanding a refund. They say they have processed the refund.

Given what we've all seen this season, I would not wager on Maine beating or tying BC tomorrow. This is not meant to be an understatement. It's actually painful to write it.
Saw BC - BU last night. BC took it to the "#2 team in the country" pretty good. They played with intensity, got to pucks early, forechecked really well etc etc. BU as expected came out blazing in the 3rd and made a good game of it. BC often takes about 1/3-1/2 the season to 'gel' and then they can become truly terrifying if they weren't already. I'm thankful we've already played one game against them, wish we'd played both.

blackbear80
01-17-2015, 09:41 AM
If you prefer, you can see the whole interview here: http://wmebsports.com/



The Press Herald had a few other quotes from Gendron that you may have missed:

“The other team came in here and they really wanted it and we weren’t ready for that,” Gendron said, sarcastically mentioning that his team may have let last Saturday’s 3-0 win at UMass go to its head. “Maybe (the River Hawks) didn’t get the memo about how good we were.”

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/16/college-hockey-umass-lowell-blanks-black-bears-2-0/

walrus
01-17-2015, 10:39 AM
Given what we've all seen this season, I would not wager on Maine beating or tying BC tomorrow. This is not meant to be an understatement. It's actually painful to write it.
Saw BC - BU last night. BC took it to the "#2 team in the country" pretty good. They played with intensity, got to pucks early, forechecked really well etc etc. BU as expected came out blazing in the 3rd and made a good game of it. It was good BC-BU hockey with no love lost, tons of penalties early, alot of shoving/punching/hitting, and a couple of 5 on 3's that were a shooting gallery. It kills me to say that the Black Bears are simply not in the same "league" with these guys. And for the 7000th time, bigger is not necessarily better but the goalies are 6'4" and 6'6" respectively. Demko far quicker than O'Connor IMHO. Until Maine gets a real D-1 goalie, not alot will change. And lastly, former Maine commit Nicky Roberto continues to play hard and fast for BU. 3rd line BU. 1st or 2nd line Maine if he had gone. Sheet, why can't we get guys like that?

Morris wasn't the reason Maine lost last night. He may have gotten one of those goals but the 2nd one, not a chance. I agree about bigger goalies.Although North Dakota always did well with smurfs.

Chairman of the Boards
01-17-2015, 10:40 AM
I doubt you are going to hear a coach talk about a lack of talent at the college level. Execution is definitely an issue, now whether thats talent or coaching or both remains to be seen. I wonder why Red hasn't tried clogging up the neutral zone and slowing teams down?
Maybe because Red sucks as a head coach. Never adapts during a game. He's showing his age. The game has passed him by. Continues to juggle his lines ineffectively. When the hell is he going to put Hayes on D to punish some guys in front of the net? D continues to hold puck to long, not making quick outlet passes and getting pinned in D-zone. What the hell does the coaching staff see when they review game tape? If Red doesn't change and reassess his players and pick his game up, you all will be calling for his head. just like you did with Whitehead when he failed at doing his job behind the bench.

walrus
01-17-2015, 11:44 AM
Maybe because Red sucks as a head coach. Never adapts during a game. He's showing his age. The game has passed him by. Continues to juggle his lines ineffectively. When the hell is he going to put Hayes on D to punish some guys in front of the net? D continues to hold puck to long, not making quick outlet passes and getting pinned in D-zone. What the hell does the coaching staff see when they review game tape? If Red doesn't change and reassess his players and pick his game up, you all will be calling for his head. just like you did with Whitehead when he failed at doing his job behind the bench.
I think he gets a pass until his recruits start showing up but I'm wondering about his coaching at this point. Nothing seems to change and thats on him

blackbearbandie
01-17-2015, 11:46 AM
Maybe because Red sucks as a head coach. Never adapts during a game. He's showing his age. The game has passed him by. Continues to juggle his lines ineffectively. When the hell is he going to put Hayes on D to punish some guys in front of the net? D continues to hold puck to long, not making quick outlet passes and getting pinned in D-zone. What the hell does the coaching staff see when they review game tape? If Red doesn't change and reassess his players and pick his game up, you all will be calling for his head. just like you did with Whitehead when he failed at doing his job behind the bench.



Age has nothing to do with it, and it's ridiculous to say the game has passed him by. If we get the same results next year then maybe I won't be so quick to say "give it time," but for right now I don't see any other head coach coming in and doing a whole heckuva lot better with the players that we have now. Experience and wisdom are something you can't buy, and Gendron has paid his dues and you couldn't have asked for a better staff to come in and rebuild the program than the people Gendron has brought in with him to coach the team. As far as assessing players goes, wasn't it mentioned that Vessey was benched for a weekend just before he started to pick up his game and start scoring? He does assess players and he holds them accountable, but short of scoring goals himself what more can you ask of Gendron? Lower ticket prices is the major gripe that I have right now, because the way they are playing doesn't warrant the cost of coming out and seeing them play every weekend right now, but I doubt Gendron has much to do with that aspect.