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UML Puck Hawk
08-30-2016, 12:20 PM
So ASN did a Hockey East Season preview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aORDk7r745U) with the depth of discussion you no doubt expected. A bit more than a month till season start, lets see who can predict

POY:
COY:
ROY:
Best Goalie:

Standings (1-11 or 12 depending on if you count Notre Dame):
Conference Tournament Championship:
National Tournament teams:
Coach Firing/retiring:


I'll keep track of everyone and we can return in mid March and see how everyone did.

My best guess

POY: J. Stevens (NU)
COY: York (BC)
ROY: Bellows (BU)/Lowell Goalie to be named later split the vote
Best Goalie: Hawkey (PC)

Standings (1-11 or 12 depending on if you count Notre Dame):
1. BU
2. PC
3. Lowell
4. BC
5. NU
6. Notre Dame
7. UNH
8. Merrimack
9. UVM
10. UConn
11. Maine
12. ZooMass
Conference Tourni Championship: Lowell
NCAA: Lowell, BU, PC, NU
Coach Firing/retiring: York announces retirement shortly after his season ends, and Cav moves on from UConn to the Heights

Drew S.
08-30-2016, 12:46 PM
BU

UML
NEU
Notre Dame

BC
Providence

UVM
Maine
UNH
Uconn
Merrimack
Umass

I don't think this is going to be a very good year for Hockey East unless Northeastern has their form from the second half of last season all this year or one of Providence/BC/Notre Dame get a huge contribution from their freshmen class. I can't see much between the bottom six teams, drawing names out of
a hat would probably be as accurate as any prediction.

BBDiehard14
08-30-2016, 01:06 PM
BU

UML
NEU
Notre Dame

BC
Providence

UVM
Maine
UNH
Uconn
Merrimack
Umass

I don't think this is going to be a very good year for Hockey East unless Northeastern has their form from the second half of last season all this year or one of Providence/BC/Notre Dame get a huge contribution from their freshmen class. I can't see much between the bottom six teams, drawing names out of
a hat would probably be as accurate as any prediction.



I'll bite:

BU
Lowell
Notre Dame
Providence
BC
Northeastern
Maine
UConn
Vermont
Merrimack
UMass
UNH

Nick Papagiorgio
08-30-2016, 02:36 PM
This is a tough year to predict things to be honest.

NU_Husky
08-30-2016, 02:49 PM
POY: Colin White (BC)
COY: Jeff Jackson (ND)
ROY: Clayton Keller (BU)
Best Goalie: Cal Petersen (ND). The Ruck pick by the ASN guy was a pleasant surprise, definitely would not complain if that came true

Standings:
1. BU
2. ND
3. NU
4. Lowell
5. PC
6. BC
7. UConn
8. Merrimack
9. UNH
10. UVM
11. UMass
12. Maine

Conference Tournament Championship: BU
NCAA: BU, ND, NU, Lowell, PC
Coach Firing/retiring: None

TheRevengeance
08-30-2016, 05:11 PM
POY: Kieffer Bellows (BU)
COY: David Quinn (BU)
ROY: Kieffer Bellows (BU)
Best Goalie: Hayden Hawkey (PC)

Standings:
1. BU
2. NU
3. Lowell
4. ND
5. BC
6. PC
7. UConn
8. UVM
9. UNH
10. Merrimack
11. UMass
12. Maine

Conference Tournament Championship: BU
NCAA: BU, ND, NU, Lowell
Coach Firing/retiring: Gendron

The Zlax45
08-30-2016, 05:21 PM
BU

UML
NEU
Notre Dame

BC
Providence

UVM
Maine
UNH
Uconn
Merrimack
Umass

I don't think this is going to be a very good year for Hockey East unless Northeastern has their form from the second half of last season all this year or one of Providence/BC/Notre Dame get a huge contribution from their freshmen class. I can't see much between the bottom six teams, drawing names out of
a hat would probably be as accurate as any prediction.

Last year wasn't a great year either...lots of the top squads just pounded on the bottom feeders.

J.D.
08-30-2016, 08:38 PM
To me a good year for league is teams in tourney because you don't move up the pwr just by beating crap teams. Last year was a great year for the league nationally. Wasn't a great showing in NCAA tourney though.

I liked the York pick for COTY. If there was ever a year he could win it, it would be this year.

Ma#1ne Hky
08-31-2016, 01:22 AM
1.BU 2.Notre Dame 3.Providence 4.UML 5.BC 6.NU 7.UConn 8.UNH 9.Vermont 10.Maine 11.UMass 12.Merrimack

BBDiehard14
08-31-2016, 07:09 AM
POY: Kieffer Bellows (BU)
COY: David Quinn (BU)
ROY: Kieffer Bellows (BU)
Best Goalie: Hayden Hawkey (PC)

Standings:
1. BU
2. NU
3. Lowell
4. ND
5. BC
6. PC
7. UConn
8. UVM
9. UNH
10. Merrimack
11. UMass
12. Maine

Conference Tournament Championship: BU
NCAA: BU, ND, NU, Lowell
Coach Firing/retiring: Gendron



You are delusional if you think Maine is going to finish in the basement or if Gendron is going to be fired. He just signed an extension for a good reason.

Drew S.
08-31-2016, 08:55 AM
You are delusional if you think Maine is going to finish in the basement or if Gendron is going to be fired. He just signed an extension for a good reason.

I wouldn't be offended. As I said in my post it is hard to separate 7-12 and you have to pick someone last. I dont know all the ins and outs of other teams and I doubt he does Maine.

AMC
08-31-2016, 08:56 AM
You are delusional if you think Maine is going to finish in the basement or if Gendron is going to be fired. He just signed an extension for a good reason.

I think a basement finish is less delusional than picking Maine 7th. I also think if Maine finishes last and has another disaster, Red may go. The athletic department can't afford to keep hemorrhaging fans and season ticket holders. This was the cash cow. Gendron leaving may just be the "WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING" panic move that is one step short of cutting the football, hockey or baseball programs.

BBDiehard14
08-31-2016, 09:20 AM
I think a basement finish is less delusional than picking Maine 7th. I also think if Maine finishes last and has another disaster, Red may go. The athletic department can't afford to keep hemorrhaging fans and season ticket holders. This was the cash cow. Gendron leaving may just be the "WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING" panic move that is one step short of cutting the football, hockey or baseball programs.





OK, but think of how another coaching change would impact recruiting from a long-term standpoint. Would you rather start back at Square One (where we were when Whitehead was canned), or would you rather trust in a great coach like Gendron?

#InRedWeTrust

Snively65
08-31-2016, 09:37 AM
I'll bite:

BU
Lowell
Notre Dame
Providence
BC
Northeastern
Maine
UConn
Vermont
Merrimack
UMass
UNH

Picking UNH last also may be delusional, even if there is not much difference in 7 through 12. The UNH head coach may be on a mission for 600 wins and only has two remaining seasons to reach that milestone. I am not predicting that UNH will get home ice for the first round of the HEA post-season, but we should be able to avoid the dreaded cellar.

NU_Husky
08-31-2016, 09:45 AM
You are delusional if you think Maine is going to finish in the basement or if Gendron is going to be fired. He just signed an extension for a good reason.

I'd be interested to hear what makes you so optimistic about Maine this season. I'm writing their preview for the NU Hockey Blog soon, and another perspective is welcome. When I look at Maine, I see no returning double-digit scorers, only 20 total Hockey East goals scored (lowest in the conference), no proven goaltender, major penalty issues coupled with a sub-par penalty kill, AND the loss of their best defenseman in Renouf....granted I haven't done my research on recruits yet for my post but I don't see much reason for any optimism, let alone a home playoff series.

AMC
08-31-2016, 10:02 AM
OK, but think of how another coaching change would impact recruiting from a long-term standpoint. Would you rather start back at Square One (where we were when Whitehead was canned), or would you rather trust in a great coach like Gendron?

#InRedWeTrust

What evidence is there that Gendron is a great coach? I see a career 38-61-13 record, with a decreasing win total every season from 16->14->8. That's half as many wins in his third season as his first! And fewer wins than Whitehead EVER had in a season!

Nick Papagiorgio
08-31-2016, 10:15 AM
Picking UNH last also may be delusional, even if there is not much difference in 7 through 12. The UNH head coach may be on a mission for 600 wins and only has two remaining seasons to reach that milestone.

Dick Umile wanting something is not going to help him win games.

Nick Papagiorgio
08-31-2016, 10:17 AM
...a great coach like Gendron?
#InRedWeTrust

More like:
#RedKoolAid

Drew S.
08-31-2016, 10:41 AM
What evidence is there that Gendron is a great coach? I see a career 38-61-13 record, with a decreasing win total every season from 16->14->8. That's half as many wins in his third season as his first! And fewer wins than Whitehead EVER had in a season!

Timmy made it to the national championship game two out of his first three years in charge, was that a good indicator of his coaching ability? Maine's heading in the right direction but it never was going to be as quick of turnaround as some preferred.

mookie1995
08-31-2016, 10:54 AM
Timmy made it to the national championship game two out of his first three years in charge, was that a good indicator of his coaching ability? Maine's heading in the right direction but it never was going to be as quick of turnaround as some preferred.

Who the hell predicted a umo turnaround?!? :p