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defkit
10-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Now that the exhibition game is out of the way, let's consider the season underway!!

And the off-season thread didn't even reach 350 posts...very disappointing. C'mon people!

Can BU return the favor to the Mavericks who came in and swept us last year? I'd be happy with a split. We have even less size than we did last year, and they pushed us around.

brassbonanza
10-07-2018, 12:10 PM
From offseason thread: "Anyone at last night’s game that can report on what they observed? Thanks."

- Acadia was very bad, not a whole lot of meaningful conclusions can be made
- BU skated well and looked comfortable playing physically
- PP sucked and PK wasn't the best, but it's the first game so not unexpected
- Some of the freshmen are very well developed physically for freshmen

BU Fan 84
10-07-2018, 02:23 PM
I agree with Scarlet, I think we look pretty quick. Definitely smaller and not as strong as last year, so we have to use that speed all season.

I thought Wise and Farabee looked terrible at the beginning of the game but certainly made some good plays by the end. Both of their goals were pretty nice.

Chemera was all over the ice. Thought that was interesting since he wasn't hyped up at all. He's definitely in the lineup every night. DeBoer was a black hole in the offensive zone and pretty much every time he touched the puck. He made a few nice defensive plays though.

No Krys and Amonte? I hadn't heard anything about injuries. I think everyone else played, including Switzer and Cloonan. For all the talk we heard from Shane's dad, you had to figure he'd have transferred. Looks like he's a little different than his father. I think he and Blixt will swap places in the lineup depending on whether we want D and physicality or offense. I guess Cloonan came back when Tkachuk left and we didn't get those two other rumored transfers and/or the guy from Wisconsin?

All in all, a typical exhibition game. Lots of talent, lots of sloppy, disjointed play. Hopefully continue to tighten it up before Friday night!

Bigus Paulus
10-07-2018, 05:49 PM
Hopefully they cash in on the MSU games next weekend because the rest of the NC schedule looks pretty 'meh'

Scarlet
10-07-2018, 06:28 PM
Saw on Twitter that Brady Tkachuk and the Senators practiced at Agganis today.

Iím heading out to Mankato this weekend. Not sure what to expect. Looking forward to checking another rink off my list!

defkit
10-07-2018, 06:42 PM
I agree with Scarlet, I think we look pretty quick. Definitely smaller and not as strong as last year, so we have to use that speed all season.

I thought Wise and Farabee looked terrible at the beginning of the game but certainly made some good plays by the end. Both of their goals were pretty nice.

Chemera was all over the ice. Thought that was interesting since he wasn't hyped up at all. He's definitely in the lineup every night. DeBoer was a black hole in the offensive zone and pretty much every time he touched the puck. He made a few nice defensive plays though.

No Krys and Amonte? I hadn't heard anything about injuries. I think everyone else played, including Switzer and Cloonan. For all the talk we heard from Shane's dad, you had to figure he'd have transferred. Looks like he's a little different than his father. I think he and Blixt will swap places in the lineup depending on whether we want D and physicality or offense. I guess Cloonan came back when Tkachuk left and we didn't get those two other rumored transfers and/or the guy from Wisconsin?

All in all, a typical exhibition game. Lots of talent, lots of sloppy, disjointed play. Hopefully continue to tighten it up before Friday night!

I'm assuming Krys and Amonte were scratches just so all the freshmen could dress. But it sounds like Vidoli didn't dress?

One of the transfers that was either rumored or even committed decided to retire from hockey (I think he was from RPI). Of course, Willman is a transfer. And it was rumored that Sampo Ranta (who scored a goal for the Gophers last night in his first game), would not have been able to get into BU for the same reason he didn't end up at Wisconsin (TOEFL related). Don't know if he ever inquired.

defkit
10-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Saw on Twitter that Brady Tkachuk and the Senators practiced at Agganis today.

Iím heading out to Mankato this weekend. Not sure what to expect. Looking forward to checking another rink off my list!

I hope Brady is health enough to play against the Bruins. He hasn't dressed for the first two games due to some sort of injury.

BUPhD
10-08-2018, 06:42 AM
They looked fast but it was against a team that definitely couldn't disrupt them. We'll see how they organize that speed against competition soon enough.

purpleinnebraska
10-08-2018, 08:27 AM
Now that the exhibition game is out of the way, let's consider the season underway!!

And the off-season thread didn't even reach 350 posts...very disappointing. C'mon people!

Can BU return the favor to the Mavericks who came in and swept us last year? I'd be happy with a split. We have even less size than we did last year, and they pushed us around.

Much different Mankato team this year. We lost two 40+ point scorers in Suess and Knutson, who were also very physical players, and Brickley, our best defenseman. Also graduated Clint Lewis (big, physical d-man). I expect our team to be in good shape - Hastings' teams always are- but considerably less physical than last year.

Tater
10-08-2018, 10:26 AM
I agree it is hard to get much insight out of Canadian team exhibitions, but interesting to note that Acadia was very competitive the next afternoon against a rested UML team.

mookie1995
10-08-2018, 12:54 PM
I agree it is hard to get much insight out of Canadian team exhibitions, but interesting to note that Acadia was very competitive the next afternoon against a rested UML team.

Umlol must the suck again

wysi
10-08-2018, 03:29 PM
I hope Brady is health enough to play against the Bruins. He hasn't dressed for the first two games due to some sort of injury.

He played today and was -1 with 2 SOG.

BUPhD
10-08-2018, 06:00 PM
This raises a point for me, do Canadian collegiate teams attract strong talent or do the Major Juniors suck all that away? Of course, with the obsession Canada has with hockey, I'd imagine even the 'middling' talent pool would be fairly talented.

srsterrier
10-08-2018, 06:32 PM
This raises a point for me, do Canadian collegiate teams attract strong talent or do the Major Juniors suck all that away? Of course, with the obsession Canada has with hockey, I'd imagine even the 'middling' talent pool would be fairly talented.

Actually, quite a few of the Canadian University players are MJ alums. But the top ones from MJ go pro.

mookie1995
10-09-2018, 08:15 AM
Kids (Er men) go to school for the most part when they realize their playing days are over

buoldtimer
10-10-2018, 08:54 PM
Brady T with 2G, 1A tonight.

mookie1995
10-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Brady T with 2G, 1A tonight.

Why canít we get guys like that?!?

defkit
10-11-2018, 09:35 PM
Seriously surprised by Tkachuk's game. Though his first NHL goal was not the type to save for the highlight reel (the second one was...).

Congrats to him. I for one did not think he was ready.

defkit
10-11-2018, 09:36 PM
Any streaming for the Mankato games?

Bomber
10-12-2018, 07:06 AM
Game day!