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Chuck Murray
01-23-2017, 03:41 PM
Didn't know this about Dylan Maller:

http://www.concordmonitor.com/University-of-New-Hampshire-hockey-defensive-rotations-Notre-Dame-preview-Hockey-East-7576485

Wow - bad news, and just horrendous timing. Hope this isn't the end of Maller's UNH career, but it may very well be. :(

Kudos to Chanter for stepping up, as he's pretty much been the forgotten man on the UNH blue line until recently.

Nonis getting an extended look early in his career can't be a bad thing for his future.

You do have to wonder how this patchwork crew will hold up against a PC team that apparently ground down a strong UML team last weekend. The big sheet will hopefully make that tougher to pull off, but with Leaman emerging from the Walshy coaching tree (which also includes Jim Montgomery of Denver) you can almost see this one coming a mile away.

HockeyRef
01-23-2017, 05:45 PM
Wow - bad news, and just horrendous timing. Hope this isn't the end of Maller's UNH career, but it may very well be. :(

Kudos to Chanter for stepping up, as he's pretty much been the forgotten man on the UNH blue line until recently.

Nonis getting an extended look early in his career can't be a bad thing for his future.

You do have to wonder how this patchwork crew will hold up against a PC team that apparently ground down a strong UML team last weekend. The big sheet will hopefully make that tougher to pull off, but with Leaman emerging from the Walshy coaching tree (which also includes Jim Montgomery of Denver) you can almost see this one coming a mile away.

Yeah I am with you; I liked your optimism in the latest "Quest" release but UNH will have their hands full with PC no doubt. I'd like to think we have matched up well in the past but not so sure this time around. It's great to see Chanter out there as he sat so much in his first couple of seasons. I am bummed for Dylan..he came in late to his career, has battled one injury after another it seems, foot issues last season, now this. I hope he's able to come back at some capacity. As for Nonis this does allow him the needed experience. Guess we will find out. Our forwards simply must do a better job in generating offensive zone time and they hopefully will be ready for the forecheck PC will throw on them as I hear it's mighty. (we could do a little more of that, too...come to think of it!) Hey if I'm wrong in any of these "assumptions" please don't hesitate to point it out. I know I am not exactly being a 'homer' here...:D

I know Nate Leaman has a 'score' to settle with UNH; am hoping for a split at best. I think this weekend's series will be telling, quite honestly, as it's the last of our home games for a weekend. Hard to believe we are already at this point! Go 'Cats!!

HockeyRef
01-23-2017, 07:19 PM
Coach Umile live right now on the Coaches Show, Dylan Maller on shortly:

http://www.unhwildcats.com/watch/?Live=192

Listened to the interview, thankfully it looks like he might be able to play next weekend. They are waiting on news about Eiserman...knee issue. Umile talked about the past with PC and how they hope to be able to neutralize them while recognizing their big weekend v Lowell. If you are coming to the 'Whitt this weekend there's going to be lots of fan stuff going on, those white noise makers for everyone (I hate those haha), player interaction after the game. Students are back so that's a plus.

NCAA watcher
01-25-2017, 10:25 PM
Eiserman with torn MCL. I'd believe this is usually 5 weeks recovery so out for the year.

C-H-C
01-25-2017, 11:44 PM
Injury reported by Alex Hall for the Union Leader.

Info from UCSF Medical Center:
Recovery times differ depending on the severity of the injury:
A minor, or grade 1, MCL tear can take from a few days to a week and a half to heal sufficiently for you to return to normal activities, including sports.
A grade 2 tear can take from two to four weeks to heal.
A grade 3 tear usually takes from four to eight weeks to heal, unless it is associated with damage to the ACL, in which case the recovery time may be longer.

HockeyRef
01-26-2017, 07:22 AM
Injury reported by Alex Hall for the Union Leader.

Info from UCSF Medical Center:
Recovery times differ depending on the severity of the injury:
A minor, or grade 1, MCL tear can take from a few days to a week and a half to heal sufficiently for you to return to normal activities, including sports.
A grade 2 tear can take from two to four weeks to heal.
A grade 3 tear usually takes from four to eight weeks to heal, unless it is associated with damage to the ACL, in which case the recovery time may be longer.

Bummer!!! This is unfortunate news. Wishing him a speedy recovery...gonna miss the work ethic and talent he brings to the ice...

HockeyRef
01-26-2017, 07:07 PM
This is alumni weekend at the 'Whitt and due to the NHL All Star break it was announced the brothers vanRiemsdyk (James and Trevor) will be attending and signing autographs Saturday from 6:15 to 6:45!
HR's predictions for the weekend fwiw dept:

Fri: PC 3-UNH 2
Sat: UNH 2 - PC 1

Go 'Cats!!

Chuck Murray
01-26-2017, 08:56 PM
This is alumni weekend at the 'Whitt and due to the NHL All Star break it was announced the brothers vanRiemsdyk (James and Trevor) will be attending and signing autographs Saturday from 6:15 to 6:45!
HR's predictions for the weekend fwiw dept:

Fri: PC 3-UNH 2
Sat: UNH 2 - PC 1

Go 'Cats!!

That's the spirit!! :D

As far as the Brothers vR - nice to see. :) JvR having a nice season so far up in YYZ land ...

HockeyRef
01-26-2017, 09:24 PM
That's the spirit!! :D

As far as the Brothers vR - nice to see. :) JvR having a nice season so far up in YYZ land ...

I plan on giving JvR a mouth guard haha as he's always chewing on his!! Don't know if I can find a green one tho...and have him sign my jersey under TvR's sig, of course. ha!:p

Felger
01-27-2017, 07:04 AM
As far as the Brothers vR - nice to see. :)

I'm confused Chuck.:eek:

Are you speaking positively of two guys who left UNH early?

Jon
01-27-2017, 03:48 PM
Fri: PC 3-UNH 2
Sat: UNH 2 - PC 1


That's probably accurate.

Chuck Murray
01-27-2017, 10:39 PM
I'm confused Chuck.:eek:

Are you speaking positively of two guys who left UNH early?

Sure, why not, Felgie? It's clear the vR's relish(ed) their experiences at UNH, support each other, etc. Reflects well on them individually and as a family, and it's also a good reflection on the overall UNH experience. :)

I still don't find myself tracking JvR's career all that closely. TvR gets graded on a different curve, having exceeded expectations, staying 3 years, and probably would have stayed a 4th if the team was capable of competing for serious hardware and/or he didn't have a close brush with his professional mortality. BvR will be the first 4 year guy in the family. :)

Just because some would have you believe I "openly root against guys" who leave UNH early ... well, not surprisingly, it's only true if you equate my not being overly enthusiastic about certain early departing players' subsequent pro careers with "openly rooting against" them.

Like you, I think most posters - past, present, and boycotting - are capable of understanding the difference ...

... now where the heck did I leave my frickin' Andrew Poturalski voodoo doll :confused: ...

HockeyRef
01-27-2017, 11:48 PM
Well not a big surprise tonight for the most part it was a tough battle. PC obviously is a surging team and it was obvious. Felt we had our chances in the third on our last power play...Hawkey played well enough to shut us out. Speaking of being shut out that's two games now. Missed Eiserman's physicality out there (heard he's done for the season?) but I'm not going to say that we had a totally disastrous night. The first goal with a second left in the first was disappointing (can we just win a face off!!!) and the second came with what, 4 mins to play in the third? But I'll give it to PC they skate very well, and their forecheck is as tough as advertised. I'd say we weren't getting any bounces but that's probably a cop out. :rolleyes: Also just looked at the stats and they are closer than I thought. PC had 14 blocked shots to our 8, and outshot us by 3

Was surprised to see we were only off on 3 faceoffs, (of course one of those led to a goal) and neither team scored on PP's. (with UNH having one more PP on the night...as I said our last one led to a lot of dramatic "just miss" moments) Hats off to our Frosh line who played very well against PC's first line; keeping them off the board all night is a big testament to them. (Robbing this comment from a Mike Lowry tweet....;) ) Wonder if DU starts them again tomorrow night...?

Like an alternative (haha) universe tonight in HE with UML losing again to NU, and 'Mack sweeping BU :eek: Teams are surging and UNH needs to be one of them but we have to get on the board. Not sure who's gonna step up. Anyone else watch the game and have any feedback? I believe we can beat them but we've gotta put the puck in the net.

Darius
01-28-2017, 09:17 AM
...can we just win a face off!!!..Obviously rhetorical. :)

deltabravo62
01-28-2017, 11:13 AM
Hats off to our Frosh line who played very well against PC's first line; keeping them off the board all night is a big testament to them. (Robbing this comment from a Mike Lowry tweet....;) ) Wonder if DU starts them again tomorrow night...?


Simply put, BvR was the best player on the ice last night.

HockeyRef
01-28-2017, 11:38 AM
Simply put, BvR was the best player on the ice last night.

Couldn't agree more. Funny you mention that I saw TvR and he was hoping Brendan would score the equalizer...maybe having his brothers in attendance again tonight will make a diff. Good to see you posting btw...keep comin' back. Go 'Cats!!

Felger
01-28-2017, 12:39 PM
Bad news is UNH missed an opportunity to gain ground on losing UVM and UML (what is the River Hawks' record since Normie shaved off the beard?) and idle Notre Dame...

But the good news is that Jim Connelly is "100%" certain that this series is a split, so the 'Cats are guaranteed two points this evening. (Not sure why it is even necessary to play the game?) With the Catamounts idle and the Fighting Irish and River Hawks facing tough battles on the road, UNH should be in third place by the end of the evening.

HockeyRef
01-28-2017, 01:02 PM
Bad news is UNH missed an opportunity to gain ground on losing UVM and UML (what is the River Hawks' record since Normie shaved off the beard?) and idle Notre Dame...

But the good news is that Jim Connelly is "100%" certain that this series is a split, so the 'Cats are guaranteed two points this evening. (Not sure why it is even necessary to play the game?) With the Catamounts idle and the Fighting Irish and River Hawks facing tough battles on the road, UNH should be in third place by the end of the evening.

Seriously...why bother?? Just give us the two points. And as you say, the hockey Gods need to ensure that BOTH BU and the BC Beagles WIN tonight. Never thought I'd say that...but am starting to feel badly for the BU fans as they think their season is over and their team is trash :p:D

norbert
01-28-2017, 02:21 PM
Simply put, BvR was the best player on the ice last night.

It's tough to argue that but think Vela had a great night. Back check, taking the body, digging for the puck in the corners.

What I am 100% positive on is after TKs performance I understand why the only letters are on the back of the jersey. Selfish play, whining, and no hustle. Reused to hit open D on the pp multiple times instead to pass 80 feet for a 1 timer that he goalie could read for days.

Umile won't change but after last night I'd sit him a game or send him to the 4th line. Unacceptable performance by what should be a leader.

Darius
01-28-2017, 02:51 PM
It's tough to argue that but think Vela had a great night. Back check, taking the body, digging for the puck in the corners.

What I am 100% positive on is after TKs performance I understand why the only letters are on the back of the jersey. Selfish play, whining, and no hustle. Reused to hit open D on the pp multiple times instead to pass 80 feet for a 1 timer that he goalie could read for days.

Umile won't change but after last night I'd sit him a game or send him to the 4th line. Unacceptable performance by what should be a leader.Good post. Being kind, TK is trying to do too much. Also, Chanter likes to hit people. Eisermann missing really hurts. Hill was fine, but he's not Eiserman. Sacco is progressing, but the forth line really misses Hill.