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deltabravo62
02-03-2017, 06:53 PM
Noticed that as well. Rich Boyd is no longer listed on the inactive list before each game. Is he still with the team? His battles with Crohn's was public knowledge last year and I hope that hasn't caused him any issues again.

Nifty16
02-03-2017, 07:20 PM
Noticed that as well. Rich Boyd is no longer listed on the inactive list before each game. Is he still with the team? His battles with Crohn's was public knowledge last year and I hope that hasn't caused him any issues again.

He has been sitting with the non dressed players in a a tie. So might be something with that

Dan
02-03-2017, 07:46 PM
But they're not going to get the chance if TK is hogging the puck.

100 career assists - pretty good for a kid that doesn't pass the puck and has only ever played with ONE gifted scorer. Quite frankly, this teams offense revolves around Kelleher holding and holding the puck until he finds an open man. Change the way he's playing and it may save some the frustration of turnovers but it will also cost you enough offense that this team would be completely uncompetitive. If the coaches are telling Kelleher to dictate play that's a good thing IMO...

HockeyRef
02-03-2017, 08:24 PM
TyK 2 points away from being in the 20th slot of all time UNH points with his 100th career assist.

Chuck Murray
02-03-2017, 08:57 PM
TyK 2 points away from being in the 20th slot of all time UNH points with his 100th career assist.


100 career assists - pretty good for a kid that doesn't pass the puck and has only ever played with ONE gifted scorer. Quite frankly, this teams offense revolves around Kelleher holding and holding the puck until he finds an open man. Change the way he's playing and it may save some the frustration of turnovers but it will also cost you enough offense that this team would be completely uncompetitive. If the coaches are telling Kelleher to dictate play that's a good thing IMO...

I kinda knew we were in trouble when I saw two mentions of Assist #100 and no score posted.

Chuck Murray
02-03-2017, 09:21 PM
I kinda knew we were in trouble when I saw two mentions of Assist #100 and no score posted.

... or *maybe* we've got a shot at this one after all? :confused:

Dan
02-03-2017, 09:25 PM
I kinda knew we were in trouble when I saw two mentions of Assist #100 and no score posted.

Kelleher's goal puts him at 149 career points in 149 career games. Tied with Savo Mitrovic for 25th all-time. His next victim is Jacob Mickflikier at 150 points in 154 games.

There's not much else to do than enjoy TK. I'd put the teams ceiling at 3 wins down the stretch, would predict 2 and wouldn't be surprised in the least with 1...

HockeyRef
02-03-2017, 09:47 PM
Kelleher's goal puts him at 149 career points in 149 career games. Tied with Savo Mitrovic for 25th all-time. His next victim is Jacob Mickflikier at 150 points in 154 games.

There's not much else to do than enjoy TK. I'd put the teams ceiling at 3 wins down the stretch, would predict 2 and wouldn't be surprised in the least with 1...

Agree...I thought he played a great game tonight. 'Cats made it interesting looking forward to tomorrow night!

deltabravo62
02-03-2017, 11:59 PM
I will be the first to admit that anyone looking for examples of my criticisms from last week came up empty. He played a great game tonight, good puck distribution, good decision making, and hitting the line with speed. If they bring this level of intensity and energy in to tomorrows game, I like the chances of getting some points out of it.

Adding to Nifty16, I also saw Boyd with the inactive guys. I wonder if he is medical redshirt eligible this season with whatever issues he is having and that is why he is not being considered an "inactive player" for the purposes of the game day roster. I think 11 games is a stretch for a medical redshirt but I guess we will see what that is all about in due time.

HockeyRef
02-04-2017, 12:24 AM
I will be the first to admit that anyone looking for examples of my criticisms from last week came up empty. He played a great game tonight, good puck distribution, good decision making, and hitting the line with speed. If they bring this level of intensity and energy in to tomorrows game, I like the chances of getting some points out of it.

Adding to Nifty16, I also saw Boyd with the inactive guys. I wonder if he is medical redshirt eligible this season with whatever issues he is having and that is why he is not being considered an "inactive player" for the purposes of the game day roster. I think 11 games is a stretch for a medical redshirt but I guess we will see what that is all about in due time.

You are prob right about Boyd last April in an issue of The New Hampshire student newspaper they ran a great story about his challenges with Chron's Disease. (Google it if you want to read it). Of course I don't know if that is the reason he is not playing. Anyone know if Wyse will play tomorrow? I am glad to see Nonis continue to get minutes; it only builds his experience and we will need that next year...Thoughts in him so far?

Great assessment of TyK's game and the overalll compete level of the ''Cats; hoping we can bring that same intensity to Tsongas tomorrow night. I appreciate your view of the game. Go 'Cats!

Chuck Murray
02-04-2017, 12:45 AM
Adding to Nifty16, I also saw Boyd with the inactive guys. I wonder if he is medical redshirt eligible this season with whatever issues he is having and that is why he is not being considered an "inactive player" for the purposes of the game day roster. I think 11 games is a stretch for a medical redshirt but I guess we will see what that is all about in due time.

I think you're right, a medical redshirt is going to be a stretch with the amount of action he's seen to date. I always use the Tommy Nolan situation back in the "season on the road" of '94/'95 between Snively and The Whitt for comparisons, and I recall a lot of discussion (pre-Internet!) on how narrowly he qualified for his medical RS having played all of four (4) games. It would be interesting to see examples of any D-1 hockey players who played longer than that and still got the medical RS. I can't think of any, but these days I'm focusing mostly on UNH, so I may have missed more recent and/or relevant examples elsewhere?

It's too bad, but the injury bug has hit UNH right in its soft spot (defense) at precisely the worst possible time. I don't see UNH getting any point(s) off of Uncle Normie's boys down in Lowell tomorrow night. Hope I'm wrong.

Chuck Murray
02-04-2017, 02:00 AM
WIS Productions brings you the "Missed the Deadline" :o edition of "Umile's Last Stand - The _____ for 600"

"Umile's Last Stand - The Quest for 600"

Coach Umile's current career wins total: 582
Wins Remaining to the next round number: 18
*Games Remaining (Next 2 Seasons - Min.): 45
Win Pct. Required to Hit Target: 40%
WIS Estimated Likelihood of Success: 65% :(
2016/2017 Cupcake Conversion Ratio (CCR): 9/15 (60%) :( :( :) :) :( :) :( :( :) :) :) :) :( :) :)

* - minimum games remaining assumes 34 regular season games, and at least 2 games in the MBPBEGAM "playoffs"

... and in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again, as UNH's winless streak stretches to six (6) games with Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Chestnut Hillbillies. Throw in the previous weekend's home sweep by Providence at Durham, and UNH has dipped to a game under .500 overall, and frighteningly is only halfway through "The Gauntlet", which was the long-projected run of 12 games (shortened to 10 games with Northeastern's return to normalcy this season). In fact, the next four games are all on the road, and it's hard to see where that next "W" might be. Lowell seemed to be trending in a vulnerable direction recently, but have bounced back a little since, and it's hard to see them passing up a chance to devour cupcake-trending UNH in their current poor run of form.

None of this is good news, of course, as Coach Umile continues to stalk the next round number in The Quest. He's been stuck on 582 now since the boys took to the ice at Fenway, and although there have been some near-misses and a pair of ties (0-4-2) mixed into this stretch, those aren't helping anything right now. After Lowell, there is the two game road series at Gutterson with UVM, then a home-and-home with BU before "The Gauntlet" ends with the arrival of the UConn Luce Canaans. And with UNH slowly sinking like a rock down the Hockey East standings, their presence in the MBPBEGAM round again looks highly probable, and at this rate home ice there is far from guaranteed.

The Big Picture - Coach Umile's Wildcats have slumped under .500 (with an overall 11-12-4 record), and the impact of losing more than the expected amount of "cupcake" games is really coming home to roost. As seen in many posts over the last few days, the "oh no, not again" warning beacons at The Whitt are fully engaged, and although WIS prognosticators have only modestly scaled back the chances for a successful end to The Quest - impacted more by failing to nick a win last weekend at home against PC - the outlook could take a real hit if the next 3 games don't at least advance the "W" cause by a game. This season has been all about getting to about 15 wins to make next season's similar win haul sufficient to do the trick and send Coach Umile off having attained the vaunted next round number. An implosion that leaves UNH needing 16 or more wins next season could raise the spectre of Coach Souza getting an early start on his own career wins total - a possibility discussed early on in this series, but virtually dismissed and buried when UNH matched last year's win total almost a month ago now ...

I guess if there's good news to discuss, it's that potential Hobey candidate Tyler Kelleher emerged from his much-discussed struggles on Friday night against a more wide-open style favored by BC. His standing as a potential Hobey nominee seems assured, but his status as a would-be frontrunner has taken on water, and the fortunes of his team have followed right behind. Kelleher is going to have to find a way to build on the BC performance, and get back to making steady contributions not only to keep his Hobey campaign realistically viable, but to turn his team's season back around, and to help his coach in his next-to-last rodeo. Good luck with that, Ty.

Predictions:

Saturday (Feb. 4th): UNH 1 @ UMass Lowell 4
Friday (Feb. 10th): UNH 3 @ UVM 5
Saturday (Feb. 11th): UNH 4 @ UVM 2 :)

NEXT CUPCAKE ON THE SHELF: Still none on the horizon, at least until the MBPBEGAM playoffs

WIS BRAIN-BUSTING TRIVIA QUESTION: Who were Martin St. Louis' notorious linemates at the height of his UVM career?

IS BS35+4 PAYING ATTENTION YET?

Kinda. Now that UNH has gone a half-dozen games winless, and the chances of two or three home "playoff" games comes into question, you just know the big guy (or is that the Big Guy) is paying attention at least a bit. Now if we get to the next edition of The Quest and Coach is still stuck on 582 wins ... you'd have to think the "nuclear option" of not allowing Coach Umile to finish up the 3rd and final year of his long goodbye tour may start sneaking itself back onto the table. Long winless streaks against league competition, two seasons in a row, do tend to cause such distractions. Coach badly needs to pull a rabbit or two out of his hat in the February stretch run before Luce Canaan and his Huskies arrive late to offer a pseudo-cupcake opportunity for a UNH team that's giving off way too many pseudo-cupcake vibes of their own as we're 3/4's of the way into the season now. If nothing else ... depending upon how things wind up over these last few weekends of the season, you gotta think the chances of the birth of the new UNH-SNHU in-state rivalry might not be so far away, in order to achieve the "prime directive" next season. After all ... if SNHU is going to insist on playing at a D-1 opponent, why force the Penmen to chase all the way to ASFU to get waxed, when they can get just as easily waxed by in-state cupcake-seeking competition closer to home? We'll spruce the thing up a bit, call it the "Van Ostern Cup" and even play it at the newly-tagged SNHU Arena? Screw Dartmouth ... :mad:

boblav1
02-04-2017, 06:25 AM
Curious, Sacco warming up with D, no sign of Wyse.


They played Friday's game without freshman defenseman Anthony Wyse, who was suspended for the contest for breaking a team rule. He is expected back in the lineup against UML.

http://www.fosters.com/sports/20170203/bc-6-unh-4-wildcat-rally-is-too-little-too-late

Felger
02-04-2017, 06:30 AM
I think you're right, a medical redshirt is going to be a stretch with the amount of action he's seen to date. I always use the Tommy Nolan situation back in the "season on the road" of '94/'95 between Snively and The Whitt for comparisons, and I recall a lot of discussion (pre-Internet!) on how narrowly he qualified for his medical RS having played all of four (4) games. It would be interesting to see examples of any D-1 hockey players who played longer than that and still got the medical RS. I can't think of any, but these days I'm focusing mostly on UNH, so I may have missed more recent and/or relevant examples elsewhere?

It's too bad, but the injury bug has hit UNH right in its soft spot (defense) at precisely the worst possible time. I don't see UNH getting any point(s) off of Uncle Normie's boys down in Lowell tomorrow night. Hope I'm wrong.

Dalton Speelman

e.cat
02-04-2017, 06:52 AM
WIS Productions brings you the "Missed the Deadline" :o edition of "Umile's Last Stand - The _____ for 600"

"Umile's Last Stand - The Quest for 600"

Coach Umile's current career wins total: 582
Wins Remaining to the next round number: 18
*Games Remaining (Next 2 Seasons - Min.): 45
Win Pct. Required to Hit Target: 40%
WIS Estimated Likelihood of Success: 65% :(
2016/2017 Cupcake Conversion Ratio (CCR): 9/15 (60%) :( :( :) :) :( :) :( :( :) :) :) :) :( :) :)

* - minimum games remaining assumes 34 regular season games, and at least 2 games in the MBPBEGAM "playoffs"

... and in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again, as UNH's winless streak stretches to six (6) games with Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Chestnut Hillbillies. Throw in the previous weekend's home sweep by Providence at Durham, and UNH has dipped to a game under .500 overall, and frighteningly is only halfway through "The Gauntlet", which was the long-projected run of 12 games (shortened to 10 games with Northeastern's return to normalcy this season). In fact, the next four games are all on the road, and it's hard to see where that next "W" might be. Lowell seemed to be trending in a vulnerable direction recently, but have bounced back a little since, and it's hard to see them passing up a chance to devour cupcake-trending UNH in their current poor run of form.

None of this is good news, of course, as Coach Umile continues to stalk the next round number in The Quest. He's been stuck on 582 now since the boys took to the ice at Fenway, and although there have been some near-misses and a pair of ties (0-4-2) mixed into this stretch, those aren't helping anything right now. After Lowell, there is the two game road series at Gutterson with UVM, then a home-and-home with BU before "The Gauntlet" ends with the arrival of the UConn Luce Canaans. And with UNH slowly sinking like a rock down the Hockey East standings, their presence in the MBPBEGAM round again looks highly probable, and at this rate home ice there is far from guaranteed.

The Big Picture - Coach Umile's Wildcats have slumped under .500 (with an overall 11-12-4 record), and the impact of losing more than the expected amount of "cupcake" games is really coming home to roost. As seen in many posts over the last few days, the "oh no, not again" warning beacons at The Whitt are fully engaged, and although WIS prognosticators have only modestly scaled back the chances for a successful end to The Quest - impacted more by failing to nick a win last weekend at home against PC - the outlook could take a real hit if the next 3 games don't at least advance the "W" cause by a game. This season has been all about getting to about 15 wins to make next season's similar win haul sufficient to do the trick and send Coach Umile off having attained the vaunted next round number. An implosion that leaves UNH needing 16 or more wins next season could raise the spectre of Coach Souza getting an early start on his own career wins total - a possibility discussed early on in this series, but virtually dismissed and buried when UNH matched last year's win total almost a month ago now ...

I guess if there's good news to discuss, it's that potential Hobey candidate Tyler Kelleher emerged from his much-discussed struggles on Friday night against a more wide-open style favored by BC. His standing as a potential Hobey nominee seems assured, but his status as a would-be frontrunner has taken on water, and the fortunes of his team have followed right behind. Kelleher is going to have to find a way to build on the BC performance, and get back to making steady contributions not only to keep his Hobey campaign realistically viable, but to turn his team's season back around, and to help his coach in his next-to-last rodeo. Good luck with that, Ty.

Predictions:

Saturday (Feb. 4th): UNH 1 @ UMass Lowell 4
Friday (Feb. 10th): UNH 3 @ UVM 5
Saturday (Feb. 11th): UNH 4 @ UVM 2 :)

NEXT CUPCAKE ON THE SHELF: Still none on the horizon, at least until the MBPBEGAM playoffs

WIS BRAIN-BUSTING TRIVIA QUESTION: Who were Martin St. Louis' notorious linemates at the height of his UVM career?

IS BS35+4 PAYING ATTENTION YET?

Kinda. Now that UNH has gone a half-dozen games winless, and the chances of two or three home "playoff" games comes into question, you just know the big guy (or is that the Big Guy) is paying attention at least a bit. Now if we get to the next edition of The Quest and Coach is still stuck on 582 wins ... you'd have to think the "nuclear option" of not allowing Coach Umile to finish up the 3rd and final year of his long goodbye tour may start sneaking itself back onto the table. Long winless streaks against league competition, two seasons in a row, do tend to cause such distractions. Coach badly needs to pull a rabbit or two out of his hat in the February stretch run before Luce Canaan and his Huskies arrive late to offer a pseudo-cupcake opportunity for a UNH team that's giving off way too many pseudo-cupcake vibes of their own as we're 3/4's of the way into the season now. If nothing else ... depending upon how things wind up over these last few weekends of the season, you gotta think the chances of the birth of the new UNH-SNHU in-state rivalry might not be so far away, in order to achieve the "prime directive" next season. After all ... if SNHU is going to insist on playing at a D-1 opponent, why force the Penmen to chase all the way to ASFU to get waxed, when they can get just as easily waxed by in-state cupcake-seeking competition closer to home? We'll spruce the thing up a bit, call it the "Van Ostern Cup" and even play it at the newly-tagged SNHU Arena? Screw Dartmouth ... :mad:


Eric Perrin

Chuck Murray
02-04-2017, 10:35 AM
Eric Perrin

Halfway there ... and ... ???

As I'm sure you know, they had a pretty good goalie too. :)


Dalton Speelman

11 games on the button - didn't realize he'd played that much. Good call, Felgie - you're absolutely right! :D

You gotta love the frosting Yorkie put on the game, when his guys were in complete control throughout.

"Down 5-2 in their own building, they elevated their game," said BC coach Jerry York. "We had to score an open-net goal to get out of here alive." :eek: :rolleyes:

Somewhere in the hereafter, Walshy is smiling at that one. :)

Dan
02-04-2017, 11:37 AM
Eric Perrin

Also co-starring JC Ruid as Dan Correale...

e.cat
02-04-2017, 11:57 AM
Halfway there ... and ... ???

As I'm sure you know, they had a pretty good goalie too. :)



11 games on the button - didn't realize he'd played that much. Good call, Felgie - you're absolutely right! :D

You gotta love the frosting Yorkie put on the game, when his guys were in complete control throughout.

"Down 5-2 in their own building, they elevated their game," said BC coach Jerry York. "We had to score an open-net goal to get out of here alive." :eek: :rolleyes:

Somewhere in the hereafter, Walshy is smiling at that one. :)

Who blew off the White House visit;)

Don't remember the other St Louis linemate!

e.cat
02-04-2017, 11:58 AM
Also co-starring JC Ruid as Dan Correale...


Say what????

Chuck Murray
02-04-2017, 12:08 PM
Say what????

Clever reference to J.C. Ruid being the "happy to be along for the ride", third-among-equals guy with St. Louis and Perrin, much like Dan Correale was the tag-along last season with Kelleher and what's-his- ... er, Poturalski.