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The Zlax45
02-28-2015, 02:57 AM
A lot of people have hard jobs. To steal Jimmy's example, I'm sure Obama has a hard job, but he isn't beyond reproach. I'm not sure that I'm in on the "no humans at all" idea, but I think that there should at least be a system where it isn't illegal to say that a referee did his job wrong. We can say players aren't doing what they should be, or coaches, or AD's, or anybody else, but Cam Voss is allowed to go out and call 4-5 more penalties a game than every other ref and nobody is allowed to say "Hey, maybe this guy needs to get consistent with the rest of the referees or he needs to be replaced." And nobody seems to be doing it privately behind the scenes either, since it doesn't seem to be changing. If Voss is an NHL prospect then great, get him up there and away from us as soon as possible. Him and St. Laurent would make a great duo of ineptitude.

My thing with Voss is that Hockey East considers him the best official in the conference and continues to give him high profile games. Why do they (hockey east) believe he is the best guy to be reffing the Beanpot Final?

theprofromdover
02-28-2015, 06:02 AM
Spoken like someone that has never put on the stripes and reffed anything. I don't think Voss is a good ref at all but it is a very tough job to do even at the youth level.

Get off my lawn!

Red Hockey
02-28-2015, 08:54 AM
You folks should be fortunate you don't have to deal with the ECAC officiating.

TheRevengeance
02-28-2015, 09:05 AM
You folks should be fortunate you don't have to deal with the ECAC officiating.

When St. Lawrence was here for two games in January they (Mostly fans, but I think the HC must have mentioned it?) complained about how horribly the games were called by the HEA crew. So if ours is better, it's still not enough.

SkinsFan09
02-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Outside of Eichel's shifts, we have dominated BU. There is no team in Hockey East we should be afraid of going into the playoffs.

northeastern
02-28-2015, 06:42 PM
All the best Seniors! Go NU

Scarlet
02-28-2015, 06:56 PM
I'm giggling at the "I like my men saucy" sign.

northeastern
02-28-2015, 07:35 PM
Eichel with a beauty heads up goal.. & Witt letting in one soft one.. Huskies then give up a PP goal.. down 0-3 in the first. All Terriers thus far.. much like Huskies last night. Gonna be a long night unless we get something going.

northeastern
02-28-2015, 07:50 PM
Tough night for Witt thus far.. Huskies down 4-1. Terriers start 2nd with a PP.
Lack of discipline all over for NU.. skating, passing, forechecking, backchecking.. everywhere.

mookie1995
02-28-2015, 09:38 PM
Outside of Eichel's shifts, we have dominated BU. There is no team in Hockey East we should be afraid of going into the playoffs.

Ahem :p

northeastern
02-28-2015, 10:14 PM
split wknd. team gas off the pedal tonight & bu played very well.

new season with the playoffs.. back @ practice & hopefully get something going to get to the garden.

RossiRules
02-28-2015, 10:14 PM
Pretty disappointed "Senior Night" before the only sell out of the season at Matthews, as it was perhaps the Huskies worst game in 3 months. Witt has looked tired and played pretty poorly tonight. He was not all that sharp in the bean pot and was absolutely was terrible tonight. However, in the end it was a pretty good season by NU standards. The fact is they really can't play with BU, line for line without getting lucky and the talent difference was finally noticeable tonight. BU is much faster and rolled over them for 4 straight periods this weekend and we were lucky to get 2 points.

I am going to sign off for the year on this thing as I don't expect much in terms of a HE east championship from a 6th place finish, so its all but over in spite of this threads name. It was a good 8 weeks after the poor start and we have a lot to be proud off. In this league if you can't recruit with a BU or BC (and we can't) you need a NHL caliber net minder who can play with a .980 + save % every night in order to win and when Clay isn't on his game we don't have a chance we just don't have that depth to come back form 3 or 4 goals down, the way BU came back on us on Sat. Our D is still very shallow and is mistake prone in transition.

In spite of this we can still win on sheer determination and drive to compete, but, tonight they ran out of steam. You have to admit they can play with anyone. However, when looking at the record books in 20 years this season will mark out statistically like so many other husky seasons of 15 win mediocrity and no bean pot. Those of us who actually watched it will of course know better!

We will need to find a quality goal tender before October and we should all pray that Roy sticks around for his Senior campaign. On a brighter note my son had a hat trick and 2 assists in the 1st home playoff game on Thursday night and we demolished Bridgewater Raynham 8 to 4. Wish us luck as it gets tougher against Hingham tomorrow night down on the Cape.

See you call in October, stay safe and have a great and prosperous off season.

Regards,
Rossi

walrus655321
02-28-2015, 10:29 PM
Terrible performance all around tonight. The only bright side was that we didn't get the help we needed for the bye anyway.

And nice touch showing that the basketball is co-CAA champs. Of course, they're tied with half the conference and would've won outright if they could've beaten a terrible Elon team, but hey, why quibble with the "success" of a co-championship, right Roby?

Motorboaters
02-28-2015, 10:48 PM
This is three games in a row that Witt has not looked sharp. Last night and tonight he had a terrible save percentage in the lows .800s. Hopefully we can chalk it up to bu's offense but there was definitely a few softies he let in.

walrus655321
02-28-2015, 11:49 PM
This is three games in a row that Witt has not looked sharp. Last night and tonight he had a terrible save percentage in the lows .800s. Hopefully we can chalk it up to bu's offense but there was definitely a few softies he let in.


4 in a row, he gave up 4 at Maine. His last 4 games it has been 4, 4, 5 and 6. Not a good trend.

josh_brown
03-01-2015, 12:34 AM
The only win tonight for Northeastern was drawing Merrimack in the opening round, really wanted to avoid Umass (dosen't help Pairwise either) and UNH as they always play us tough. If we can sweep Merrimack it will be decent for pairwise implications. From there on out if everyone who is supposed to win does so, looks like it's going to be a trip up to Chesnut Hill for three games.

My biggest concern heading into the playoffs is easily Clay Witt. Although I can't blame him for giving up 4+ goals to BU, to do it three times in a row, and also against Maine is scary. We already know the NU defense is going to get beaten by fast teams who like to play in transition, so if Witt is anything but on his "A" game we stand no chance after Merrimack. I'm not giving up on this team yet, that's for sure. Looking forward to home playoff hockey at Matthews, and hopefully a sweep of Merrimack.

brassbonanza
03-01-2015, 12:36 AM
The only win tonight for Northeastern was drawing Merrimack in the opening round, really wanted to avoid Umass (dosen't help Pairwise either) and UNH as they always play us tough. If we can sweep Merrimack it will be decent for pairwise implications. From there on out if everyone who is supposed to win does so, looks like it's going to be a trip up to Chesnut Hill for three games.

My biggest concern heading into the playoffs is easily Clay Witt. Although I can't blame him for giving up 4+ goals to BU, to do it three times in a row, and also against Maine is scary. We already know the NU defense is going to get beaten by fast teams who like to play in transition, so if Witt is anything but on his "A" game we stand no chance after Merrimack. I'm not giving up on this team yet, that's for sure. Looking forward to home playoff hockey at Matthews, and hopefully a sweep of Merrimack.

Merrimack is a dumpster fire right now, you guys shouldn't have much issue with them.

josh_brown
03-01-2015, 12:45 AM
The only win tonight for Northeastern was drawing Merrimack in the opening round, really wanted to avoid Umass (dosen't help Pairwise either) and UNH as they always play us tough. If we can sweep Merrimack it will be decent for pairwise implications. From there on out if everyone who is supposed to win does so, looks like it's going to be a trip up to Chesnut Hill for three games.

My biggest concern heading into the playoffs is easily Clay Witt. Although I can't blame him for giving up 4+ goals to BU, to do it three times in a row, and also against Maine is scary. We already know the NU defense is going to get beaten by fast teams who like to play in transition, so if Witt is anything but on his "A" game we stand no chance after Merrimack. I'm not giving up on this team yet, that's for sure. Looking forward to home playoff hockey at Matthews, and hopefully a sweep of Merrimack.

Obviously the PK as well. The last couple weeks Northeastern's started taking some real undisciplined penalties. As Madigan said to us after the game tonight, "It's suicide taking seven penalties against Boston University". Not only does NU have to do a much better job killing power plays, they need to put themselves in better positions to not take so many penalties.

retsap71
03-01-2015, 09:24 AM
Watched first period, Witt let them down, npo doubt. I still think he is their best chance in postseason. Did BC get the 3 seed?

Darius
03-01-2015, 09:59 AM
Merrimack is a dumpster fire right now, you guys shouldn't have much issue with them.100% correct. Watching them twice this weekend, unless it was because they had nothing to play for, they are not motiviated and aside from Tirronen have very limited skill.