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UML Puck Hawk
09-07-2017, 03:53 PM
Are we really boasting about showing up red headed stepchildren? c'mon!!!! :)

We are all red headed step children in Norm Bazin's eyes ;)





Everyone seems to be getting a bit antsy (The BU thread is just starting to heat up with [a] chest beating NU fan{s}), so it seems like as good a time as any to start up this thread. Here is your chance to make an idiot out of yourself by December and be redeemed in March. Last year was definitely a down year for the conference, and looking at some of the predictions from last year, I would say we were all off our game a bit (except Patronick and some Golden Domer for whatever reason :P).

Predict!

Standings 1-11
Tournament Champion
NCAA tournament team(s)
POY
COY
ROY
Goaltender of the year?

Fun/Non-traditional Predictions
Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?)
Any coach firings?
Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension?
Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018?
Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC?






A few highlights from last years thread.



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.

Basement +1 =/= basement



NU also returns Jim Madigan. Let's see if he was a one hit wonder.

Half his team went down with injuries, BUT he didn't ever bench Ruck. I'd say this is still up for debate. NU should sign him to a nice long extension :D




1. Boston College
2. Notre Dame
3. Boston University
4. Massachusetts - Lowell
5. Providence
6. Vermont
7. Merrimack
8. Northeastern
9. Connecticut
10. New Hampshire
11. Massachusetts
12. Maine

Actually probably will be the closest thing to a winner. Issue is you're a Notre Dame fan and I ain't giving you any awards. Sorry


The NU Fan Section (RIP Gr8sk8M8 and KRoy4Hobey, I will accept the adulation of all for running them off)


Northeastern should be embarrassed if they finish behind Vermont.

It is funny seeing everybody diss NU on this board. Mostly by bc and bu fans that are so butt hurt that NU the underdog for years won the championship. .

To paraphrase the children's song:

Nobody likes us, everybody hates us,
We're gonna go eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones,
Eensie weensy squeensy ones,
See how they wiggle and squirm! :p


Wake us up when Vermont does anything of note. Try getting past round 1 of the playoffs even. We will happily take talking to's from BC, BU, Lowell, PC fans on here with actual sustained success but man, win a few games first.

I appreciate all of the Feedback that's being left - anonymously of course - in my "rep"...

TheRevengeance
09-07-2017, 04:02 PM
To be fair to my contingent, Vermont finishing sixth and giving up 14 goals to BC in round 2 is not actually as good as NU's goaltending disaster makes it seem, but anyway.


Standings 1-11
1. BU
2. PC
3. UML

Pretty clear cutoff here.

4. NU
5. BC
6. UVM

Pretty clear cutoff again.

7. UMass
8. Merrimack
9. UConn

Smaller gap here

10. Maine
11. UNH

Tournament Champion PC because BU is as 18 years old as ever.

NCAA tournament team(s) BU, PC, UML, and someone from that 4-6 group. Saying that because the team in fifth will probably beat the team in 4th in the PWR to be annoying.

POY - Adam Gaudette (NU)

COY - Nate Leaman (PC)

ROY - *looks up BU freshman list* I guess let's try Tkachuk this time. I picked Bellows last year so I'm probably going to be wrong again.

Goaltender of the year? Everybody except Ryan Ruck. (Woll)

Fun/Non-traditional Predictions

Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?) Nope

Any coach firings? Can I count Dick? If not, no, because Maine probably still can't afford to fire Gendron.

Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension? Does he not have a lifetime contract yet? Somebody should work on that.

Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018? Are you implying that Shane Switzer, the greatest BU defenseman of all time, might not sign the most lucrative ELC of all time?

Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC? UNH, since that is the single only reason why they never get good recruits anymore and it has nothing to do with anything else.

Ma#1ne Hky
09-07-2017, 04:08 PM
Just going with the regular season standings: 1. BC 2. BU 3. UMass-Lowell 4. Providence 5. Vermont 6. Northeastern 7. Maine 8. UNH 9. UConn 10. UMass 11. Merrimack.

walrus
09-07-2017, 06:09 PM
Maine and UNH suck

mookie1995
09-08-2017, 12:26 AM
Maine and UNH suck

Stop giving umo too much credit!!

Tater
09-08-2017, 09:24 AM
Just going with the regular season standings: 1. BC 2. BU 3. UMass-Lowell 4. Providence 5. Vermont 6. Northeastern 7. Maine 8. UNH 9. UConn 10. UMass 11. Merrimack.

What is your rationale for putting BC #1?

Nick Papagiorgio
09-08-2017, 11:29 AM
Few quick thoughts...
1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).
2. Hoping BU's resurgence will spark BC to move forward SOON to keep up with Quinn. While I'm ok with their general success, the fewer trophies they get during this upswing the better, unfortunately in league that would mean leaving it for one of the gutter programs of the league or the annoying nouveau riche folks from Providence so... really no thanks to all options other than Jerry York pulling off a miracle.
3. Nice to see Our Lady or Moral Victory is back in a league where they (probably don't) belong... and probably one they can be more competitive in. Now I don't have to look at those stupid helmets and watch their goalie kick the posts off 30 times a game.

Drop the puck!

UML Puck Hawk
09-08-2017, 05:48 PM
Standings

1. PC
2. BC
3. Lowell
4. NU
5. BU
6. UConn
7. UVM
8. MC
9. UMass
10. UNH
11. Maine

Tournament Champion - PC
NCAA tournament team(s) - Lowell, PC, BC, BU, NU
POY - Wall (BC)
COY - Leaman (PC)
ROY - Ferraro (UMA)
Goaltender of the year- Wall (BC)


Does Whistling Dick reach # 600 (13 wins?) - Nope
Any coach firings? - Gendron just got an extension, so no
Does Norm Bazin get a contract extension? - Please for the love of god yes
Does BU have any Seniors on their team entering 2018? Greenway sticks around because he wants to win a trophy (not share) while at BU, plus more gets to choose NHL destination
Who has higher admissions standards, UNH or BC? BC just lost a top 10 recruit in the country, who is lighting it up overseas. Its BC, but by midseason we will hear the goalie who decommitted from UNH to go to BU was told he would not get accepted to UNH anyways ;)

Ma#1ne Hky
09-08-2017, 06:06 PM
What is your rationale for putting BC #1?Goaltending, Solid game planning by York....and players that know about winning.

Drew S.
09-08-2017, 06:19 PM
BU-Someone has to be #1, I see this as a down year for Hockey East
NEU-They should be really good if the frosh goalie is any decent
UML-Giving them this position based on reputation and lack of talent in Hockey East
PC -See above
BC-Think some posters are overrating them based on reputation
UVM-Were solid last year and should be again this year
Maine-Need a couple freshmen forwards to step up, should be a more solid team than Maine has had in awhile
UConn-Rate Cavanaugh very highly
MC-Not as bad as UNH and UMass
UNH-Not quite as bad as UMass, but close
UMass-They have a very good freshmen class but not much else

NU_Husky
09-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Didn't make the collection of NU fans in the original post. Means I gotta be either more divisive or more abrasive :D

Standings: 1) BU 2) PC 3) UML 4) NU 5) BC 6) UVM 7) UConn 8) UMass 9) MC 10) Maine 11) UNH

Champion: PC
NCAA Teams: BU, PC, UML, NU, BC
POY: Gaudette. Yes I'm a homer. Think Greenway has a legit shot too.
ROY: Tkachuk, but very excited to watch Cale Makar
COY: Nate Leaman
GOY: Oettinger

Umile: Doesn't get 600. Finishes at 599, comes back one more year to try and get #600
Firings: None, but Red's seat gets the hottest
Bazin extension: Yes, he's gonna coach there forever
BU seniors: Yes
Admissions: Depends on which thread you read when a player gets denied entry!

BCeagle
09-10-2017, 12:59 AM
Few quick thoughts...
1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).
2. Hoping BU's resurgence will spark BC to move forward SOON to keep up with Quinn. While I'm ok with their general success, the fewer trophies they get during this upswing the better, unfortunately in league that would mean leaving it for one of the gutter programs of the league or the annoying nouveau riche folks from Providence so... really no thanks to all options other than Jerry York pulling off a miracle.
3. Nice to see Our Lady or Moral Victory is back in a league where they (probably don't) belong... and probably one they can be more competitive in. Now I don't have to look at those stupid helmets and watch their goalie kick the posts off 30 times a game.

Drop the puck!

I see BC has 2 good size Dmen coming in. Lack of size on the blue line was glaring last season. Although Lohan is only here for 1 year as a transfer grad student from UM.

I'm hoping the new forwards can add needed offense after last year. Losing Tolvanen is big.

Another down year for BC unfortunately. Who knows maybe we will be surprised.

J.D.
09-13-2017, 10:15 AM
What is your rationale for putting BC #1?

He wanted to anger Tater/hates BU

J.D.
09-13-2017, 10:19 AM
1. Looking forward to seeing NU fall on their face (again).

I just checked and see Jim Madigan is STILL the head coach at NU. Your take checks out.

northeastern
09-13-2017, 11:06 AM
I just checked and see Jim Madigan is STILL the head coach at NU. Your take checks out.

you guys talking NU Huskies.. good, he must be doing something right. :)

J.D.
09-13-2017, 11:40 AM
you guys talking NU Huskies.. good, he must be doing something right. :)

Well to be honest, I particularly enjoy when he turns into a monkey behind the bench and loses his mind...so just about every game.

Tater
09-13-2017, 11:47 AM
He wanted to anger Tater/hates BU

Didn't ask you. The next time I expect a coherent, rational answer from you will be the first time.

Snively65
09-13-2017, 12:02 PM
Dick Umile needs 14 more wins (not 13) for the NRN, but who's counting? :)

J.D.
09-13-2017, 01:33 PM
Didn't ask you. The next time I expect a coherent, rational answer from you will be the first time.

oh snappppppppp

boo hoo

Thiessen'sBetter
09-13-2017, 02:08 PM
1. UML
2. NU
3. BU
4. PC
5. UVM
6. BC
7. UMA
8. Merrimack
9. Maine
10. UConn
11. UNH

Champion: UML
NCAA Teams: UML, NU, PC, BU
COTY: Carvel (Think they'll be ~.500 which should warrant NCOTY talk after what they've been the past 10 years)
POTY: Sikura
ROTY: Makar
Goalie: Woll (Or Wall, whichever one is from BC)

The bottom 4 are ugly. Forget about who they add as the 12th team, for Hockey East to be as strong as it has previously been, UNH and Maine need to at least be bubble NCAA tourney teams. (Hot take I know)