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UncleRay
01-20-2016, 06:06 AM
Last night's game offers some hope. But giving up two penalties at the end of a close game?? Discipline! Memories of an NC game I've been trying to forget!

UncleRay
01-20-2016, 06:09 AM
Looks like it will be a short stay at the top for Quinnipiac. When do we play Providence so we can tie them, too?

walrus
01-20-2016, 06:30 AM
Last night's game offers some hope. But giving up two penalties at the end of a close game?? Discipline! Memories of an NC game I've been trying to forget!
Penalty issue will drive me to drink but what might worse is PP issue. They move the puck around but they simply can't score a pp to save their ***. So frustrating. Seeing Robbins and Gibson show some stuff last night was good. Rob looked ok, certainly not calm cool and collected but he should continue to improve. I thought 2ND goal was really soft. 3 games in a row when I think the team played hard, so that's good.

umhockey91
01-20-2016, 09:18 AM
3 games in a row when I think the team played hard, so that's good.

I know, huh......it's almost like they are playing now like their scholarships depend on it.

rufus
01-20-2016, 02:48 PM
Ahhh, summer's over.

walrus
01-20-2016, 03:17 PM
Ahhh, summer's over.

I think a good sign of that is I have both of my woodstoves going, normally one heats the house but the wind is brutal. So anyone seen BU play this season? How good, what about goaltending?

Drew S.
01-20-2016, 05:16 PM
I think a good sign of that is I have both of my woodstoves going, normally one heats the house but the wind is brutal. So anyone seen BU play this season? How good, what about goaltending?

I saw them play earlier this year and wasn't overly impressed. I'd say one game, most likely Friday, is close and the other one is a blowout. I agree with what you said in your earlier post that it is encouraging to see Maine string together some good performances. At this point that is probably more important than the results.

I've defended Red a lot but one thing I've noticed the last few games which I disagree with him on is shortening the bench so early in the game. I can see doing it the last five minutes, but it seems like he will stop putting the fourth line out halfway through the second period. I think this led to Maine taking penalties at the end of the game last night. You could tell the players were absolutely shattered towards the end of the game.

NorthMike
01-20-2016, 06:43 PM
What's Veseys deal this year. He's coasting around and not doing the hard work along the boards and not much checking. Almost like he's outa here next year.

walrus
01-20-2016, 07:18 PM
What's Veseys deal this year. He's coasting around and not doing the hard work along the boards and not much checking. Almost like he's outa here next year.

Did he do that last year? I never thought he was a checking line guy like Lacroix is. Lacroix has been a real pest on the boards the last few games.

NorthMike
01-20-2016, 08:07 PM
Did he do that last year? I never thought he was a checking line guy like Lacroix is. Lacroix has been a real pest on the boards the last few games.

True. It seems, maybe its wishful thinking, that the team has improved in offensive zone board play and doing better when they dump it in as compared to last year and earlier this year. Just don't see Vesey stepping it up, guess its not his way.

Runsub5
01-20-2016, 09:33 PM
........Just don't see Vesey stepping it up, guess its not his way.

His goal last night was his first since a 4-1 loss to Vermont on November 21st.

walrus
01-21-2016, 05:38 AM
His goal last night was his first since a 4-1 loss to Vermont on November 21st.

And the lack of effort along the boards may be why? I don't see him as a guy punishing people on the boards but you have to muck it up

Chuck Murray
01-21-2016, 08:00 AM
I was gonna say Oblivion is midway between Orono and Old Town, but I fear it's closer to Durham these days.

umhockey91
01-21-2016, 08:55 AM
What's Veseys deal this year. He's coasting around and not doing the hard work along the boards and not much checking. Almost like he's outa here next year.

Vesey is a bust. Hopefully he does leave.

umhockey91
01-21-2016, 08:56 AM
I was gonna say Oblivion is midway between Orono and Old Town, but I fear it's closer to Durham these days.

It's located just North of Lowell now.

DoubleA
01-22-2016, 12:26 PM
Anybody picking Maine over BU at Alfond tonight? I can see a tie but likely not a win. One guy in attendance at the Q game Tuesday said he thought it was the best game Maine had played since the No Dakota game in the Icebreaker. Anyone agree?

And I significantly agree that Vesey is playing well below his capability. Don't really understand why. He seems totally healthy.

No way Romeo is between the pipes tonight.

all bear
01-22-2016, 12:37 PM
I do. I agree. Vesey needs to produce more....Negits on Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo. Maine capable of playing top 5 hockey when they want to. Frosh coming around, patience.

Drew S.
01-22-2016, 01:27 PM
Anybody picking Maine over BU at Alfond tonight? I can see a tie but likely not a win. One guy in attendance at the Q game Tuesday said he thought it was the best game Maine had played since the No Dakota game in the Icebreaker. Anyone agree?

And I significantly agree that Vesey is playing well below his capability. Don't really understand why. He seems totally healthy.

No way Romeo is between the pipes tonight.

I think the issue for Vesey is Maine has so little talent up front he gets more attention from other teams than he probably deserves. I think/hope next year when Maine has more talent and more options up front he will come good.

tylerzx2002
01-22-2016, 02:21 PM
I think the issue for Vesey is Maine has so little talent up front he gets more attention from other teams than he probably deserves. I think/hope next year when Maine has more talent and more options up front he will come good.

You can definitely tell that teams are prepared for Vesey given the lack of offensive options. They know once he's shut down Maine's offense isn't likely to get it going.

walrus
01-22-2016, 04:55 PM
Anybody picking Maine over BU at Alfond tonight? I can see a tie but likely not a win. One guy in attendance at the Q game Tuesday said he thought it was the best game Maine had played since the No Dakota game in the Icebreaker. Anyone agree?

And I significantly agree that Vesey is playing well below his capability. Don't really understand why. He seems totally healthy.

No way Romeo is between the pipes tonight.

I think Maine has played 3 good games in a row. Tuesday may have been their best. Their play on the boards was great. Cedric may have taken a crucial penalty but he is a guy I'll guarantee other teams hate.

We'll see what happens tonight I think they can win but it will take a similar effort