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73PCFriar
02-23-2017, 01:42 PM
I've always liked the team, it's the fan base that I've ALWAYS hated with a passion. Haven't met a BC fan yet that I could tolerate for more than 5 minutes let alone like. :p

Kind of like UCONN bball fans...:D Although I hate everything about UCONN...but mostly their fans

So tonight despite not being anything close to a fan of the Eagles, I root for them to open the door for PC to get a home ice bye in the HE playoffs....

3100IRL
02-23-2017, 11:40 PM
I follow the weekly bracketology blog on here and it makes a pretty good case for PC being in the tournament. Winning these next two games can only help, but I've seen the breakdown of the PWR and while in the bottom half, they don't appear in danger of falling out.

73PCFriar
02-25-2017, 06:18 AM
Well the only good thing about last night was the Friars winning. Everything else that happened knocked the Friars down in the PWR.

If ND beats BU tonight they win the HE regular season in their last season in the league

Friars are now locked into either 5th or 6th for the HE tourney. Win tonight it's 5th and a rematch with UMASS next weekend. Not even going to think about a loss or tie tonight as that would be a killer in PWR.

Just keep winning boys...

pc88
02-25-2017, 08:56 AM
How bad do the Friars get dinged in PWR if they have to play UMass again in the quarters?

dillon
02-26-2017, 07:32 AM
The time to complain is now here. It is a joke in Hockey East that 12 teams make the "playoffs". UMass, with a record of 2-19-1 is in the "playoffs". It is strictly a HE money making scam. As a long time season ticket holder at PC, this is the first time in a along time I did not pre-buy the HE playoff tickets as part of my package and I'm glad I didn't. I won't be going to the UMass series.

Top 8 teams in the regular season should get in, bottom 4 should not, and the playoffs this year should have started with PC playing at the 4 seed, ND. The regular season is diminished by the current format, and next weekend is a middle finger to the fans. Does anyone know what they're going to do next year if they have 11 teams? That would be a good opportunity to re-set the format and eliminate teams 9-11 from the playoffs.

Middle Street
02-26-2017, 09:18 AM
The time to complain is now here. It is a joke in Hockey East that 12 teams make the "playoffs". UMass, with a record of 2-19-1 is in the "playoffs". It is strictly a HE money making scam. As a long time season ticket holder at PC, this is the first time in a along time I did not pre-buy the HE playoff tickets as part of my package and I'm glad I didn't. I won't be going to the UMass series.

Top 8 teams in the regular season should get in, bottom 4 should not, and the playoffs this year should have started with PC playing at the 4 seed, ND. The regular season is diminished by the current format, and next weekend is a middle finger to the fans. Does anyone know what they're going to do next year if they have 11 teams? That would be a good opportunity to re-set the format and eliminate teams 9-11 from the playoffs.

If you will recall they started this "everyone makes it" format the season before Uconn joined when we had 11 teams. So unfortunately I believe they'll just do what they did that season. 1-5 got the bye and 6-11 played each other first round. That year the 1st round was a single elimination game. I have a feeling they will keep the 3 game series 1st round next season ($$$).

At least under that format PC would be given the bye and paired immediately with the 4th seed in this situation.

satyking
02-26-2017, 11:07 AM
This is the NC$$ way....everything is measured in dollars.....they claim to care about the players and the fans but their actions show a different side of the coin.....even at the Frozen 4 years ago the first games were separate tickets so you could support the local venues for dinner, now the NC$$ has vendors set up fast food inside the rink and charge more than the food is worth depriving the locals of a shot at a few extra bucks....they do this as they tell that town how much money they will bring to the economy to get the site then screw them as the city must pay for the extra staff to control the exterior crowds.......its always the dollar

3100IRL
02-26-2017, 12:39 PM
This is the NC$$ way....everything is measured in dollars.....they claim to care about the players and the fans but their actions show a different side of the coin.....even at the Frozen 4 years ago the first games were separate tickets so you could support the local venues for dinner, now the NC$$ has vendors set up fast food inside the rink and charge more than the food is worth depriving the locals of a shot at a few extra bucks....they do this as they tell that town how much money they will bring to the economy to get the site then screw them as the city must pay for the extra staff to control the exterior crowds.......its always the dollar

Last time the regionals were in Providence the information we got about food, venue, exit and re-entry was not the same described at time of purchase as it was at the event. Learned from this and am hesitant to get tickets again this time. The upstairs room at the Dunk was off limits to anyone without one of those passes, so it was basically NCAA people over the fans. If you haven't been and you're planning on going your best bet is to load up on food prior to arriving or you get stuck with what I call "circus food". I actually did a count of the concessions and right about 50% of them were even open which was a really pathetic presentation to the paying fans.

The Zlax45
02-26-2017, 01:49 PM
The time to complain is now here. It is a joke in Hockey East that 12 teams make the "playoffs". UMass, with a record of 2-19-1 is in the "playoffs". It is strictly a HE money making scam. As a long time season ticket holder at PC, this is the first time in a along time I did not pre-buy the HE playoff tickets as part of my package and I'm glad I didn't. I won't be going to the UMass series.

Top 8 teams in the regular season should get in, bottom 4 should not, and the playoffs this year should have started with PC playing at the 4 seed, ND. The regular season is diminished by the current format, and next weekend is a middle finger to the fans. Does anyone know what they're going to do next year if they have 11 teams? That would be a good opportunity to re-set the format and eliminate teams 9-11 from the playoffs.

I never buy the playoff tickets since they went to this format. So many useless games. Even if PC had gotten a top three seed would you have wanted to see Merrimack, Northeastern, UVM, UConn for theee games?

The Zlax45
02-26-2017, 01:51 PM
Last time the regionals were in Providence the information we got about food, venue, exit and re-entry was not the same described at time of purchase as it was at the event. Learned from this and am hesitant to get tickets again this time. The upstairs room at the Dunk was off limits to anyone without one of those passes, so it was basically NCAA people over the fans. If you haven't been and you're planning on going your best bet is to load up on food prior to arriving or you get stuck with what I call "circus food". I actually did a count of the concessions and right about 50% of them were even open which was a really pathetic presentation to the paying fans.

Makes no sense for the NCAA to allow re entry into the regionals. Why not make the money in the rink than let an outside vendor make the money?

satyking
02-26-2017, 05:33 PM
Makes no sense for the NCAA to allow re entry into the regionals. Why not make the money in the rink than let an outside vendor make the money?

Because the NC$$ brags to city officials about the amount of dollars they bring to the city and then lock those dollars inside the venue to be spent on products that can be brought in from anywhere.....time to be honest with everyone by allowing re-entry and a choice of where we spend our money

3100IRL
02-26-2017, 06:16 PM
Makes no sense for the NCAA to allow re entry into the regionals. Why not make the money in the rink than let an outside vendor make the money?

Oh absolutely. I agree, I was just throwing it out there if a fellow Friar fan was considering going to the games and unaware about no re-entry. I went in not expecting non-NCAA people to be kept out of the restaurant upstairs.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
02-26-2017, 06:34 PM
Providence with 3 recruits on All-New England Prep Teams:

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/college-hockey-recruiting-ncaa/2017/2/26/14745946/new-england-prep-hockey-all-new-england-teams-unveiled

The Zlax45
02-26-2017, 07:28 PM
Because the NC$$ brags to city officials about the amount of dollars they bring to the city and then lock those dollars inside the venue to be spent on products that can be brought in from anywhere.....time to be honest with everyone by allowing re-entry and a choice of where we spend our money

As with any sports economic study, they fudge the numbers to help the study. Happens in every NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB new stadium study.

cavbim
02-26-2017, 07:35 PM
Providence with 3 recruits on All-New England Prep Teams:

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/college-hockey-recruiting-ncaa/2017/2/26/14745946/new-england-prep-hockey-all-new-england-teams-unveiled

I thought when Matt decided to follow Kyle's choice, he was the prize, Kyle the afterthought. In fact while I find it suspect these days wasn't Matt jumping into college from prep and Kyle spending a year in juniors?

The Zlax45
02-26-2017, 08:01 PM
I thought when Matt decided to follow Kyle's choice, he was the prize, Kyle the afterthought. In fact while I find it suspect these days wasn't Matt jumping into college from prep and Kyle spending a year in juniors?

Looks like that is true

http://www.salemnews.com/sports/marblehead-s-koopmans-excited-to-become-hockey-playing-friars-in/article_cebe7781-e04a-5c21-921e-84e49f54e5fa.html

satyking
02-26-2017, 08:14 PM
As with any sports economic study, they fudge the numbers to help the study. Happens in every NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB new stadium study.

So that makes it right

PC91
03-01-2017, 10:40 AM
The time to complain is now here. It is a joke in Hockey East that 12 teams make the "playoffs". UMass, with a record of 2-19-1 is in the "playoffs". It is strictly a HE money making scam. As a long time season ticket holder at PC, this is the first time in a along time I did not pre-buy the HE playoff tickets as part of my package and I'm glad I didn't. I won't be going to the UMass series.

Top 8 teams in the regular season should get in, bottom 4 should not, and the playoffs this year should have started with PC playing at the 4 seed, ND. The regular season is diminished by the current format, and next weekend is a middle finger to the fans. Does anyone know what they're going to do next year if they have 11 teams? That would be a good opportunity to re-set the format and eliminate teams 9-11 from the playoffs.

I always prepay for playoff tickets because it is money found at this time of year. I'm sorry that I did it as I have no interest in seeing UMass this weekend. I feel they can win a game based on the fact they are a Hockeyeast team but they struggled mightily in the league this season and PC just played them.

73PCFriar
03-01-2017, 05:35 PM
Although it stinks having to play UMess again this weekend, Friars need to win the first 2 just to stay in the PWR numbers, and even then they could go down depending on other results. I'll be there and hopefully most other fans will too. Students will be leaving on Friday for spring break so I don't expect to see many of them there. I expect UMess will be up to playing well and getting win over the Friars after last weekend especially Saturday. Suspect Leaman will have the boys ready for this know what is at stake.

riverchief1
03-01-2017, 06:05 PM
Although it stinks having to play UMess again this weekend, Friars need to win the first 2 just to stay in the PWR numbers, and even then they could go down depending on other results. I'll be there and hopefully most other fans will too. Students will be leaving on Friday for spring break so I don't expect to see many of them there. I expect UMess will be up to playing well and getting win over the Friars after last weekend especially Saturday. Suspect Leaman will have the boys ready for this know what is at stake.

LOL @ UMess.