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crazypotatoes
07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
Makes sense that a Tech fan must relive heartache thorugh others considering they're never in position to win anything.Yeah, thats why other Tech fans posted in this thread with games actually involving Tech. :rolleyes:

Plus, I'm pretty sure tDarkness regrets not being at that game and wants to be able to go back and see it live so he can make fun of Frazee.

Handyman
07-08-2009, 04:50 PM
The end of the 2002 season, DU, #1 seed, was 32-7-1 and "got" to play at Yost against Michigan in the NCAA regional. Gwozdecky was up for the Penrose. Frozen Four here we come. OOOPs the away team, Michigan won the game.
Do over--not have to play Michigan at yost, play in a different region. Or Win the game.

That is what you get for beating the Gophers in the Final Five Title game :D

The Darkness
07-08-2009, 04:51 PM
Plus, I'm pretty sure tDarkness regrets not being at that game and wants to be able to go back and see it live so he can make fun of Frazee.

Winner

owslachief
07-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Maerrimack (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=50588)

bothman
07-08-2009, 06:03 PM
Ah, Randy Skarda. Probably still hears that OT 'clank' every night he goes to sleep. And Harvard didn't quite score on the next rush, but slightly later, When Harvard's Ed Krayer snuck a backhander off the faceoff under Robb Stauber at the 4:13 mark.

I was there that night as well, and of all the college hockey games I've ever seen, that one ranks as most dramatic from start to finish.

Speaking of my one do over, it would be 1986, when Denver lost to Harvard at the Frozen Four.

This would be my do over as well. However, Harvard still wins against Denver, but does not lose Hobey Baker winner Scott Fusco in the process.

With Fusco in the line-up, you have to think Harvard upends Michigan State and wrestles home the 1986 NCAA title (a game they had a nice lead in, but ran out of legs late...)

bothman
07-08-2009, 06:07 PM
Maybe the 1994 Beanpot, too... with Harvard upsetting BU, NU would have had a great shot at winning if we had only been able to win the OT game vs. BC.



Anytime you beat BU in the Beanpot, it is an upset....

But, as I recall, BU was #2 and Harvard was #3 in the nation for that game. I hardly think Northeastern would have been expected to beat either team in the final.

LtPowers
07-08-2009, 06:29 PM
2001 D-III national championship, RIT at home versus Plattsburgh. That's my choice for a do-over.


Powers &8^]

beersong
07-08-2009, 06:57 PM
As much as the semifinal loss in 2004 to Denver sucked, no doubt this is the ultimate one "do-over" for tUMD hockey.

1984 National Title Game


Bowling Green's opponent for the title game was the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the top-ranked team in the country. The Falcons were ranked fourth, despite a better record by eight points over the Bulldogs. BG jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but by the end of two periods, trailed by the score of 3-1. Less than a minute into the final period, UMD had scored again, and kept the three-goal lead through the first 12 minutes of the period, until Bowling Green pulled within 4-2.

The Falcons came alive shortly after that goal, scoring again at the 6:18 mark to pull within one, then used a little help from the "hockey gods" to pull even.

With just about two minutes left to play, Bowling Green defenseman Wayne Wilson dumped the puck around the boards, some believe the play was offsides, others more vehemently argue that icing should have been called. As UMD goalie Rick Kosti skated behind his net to play the puck, it hit a screw or a crack, or something in the boards and popped out in front of the net. Senior center John Samanski tapped it in for his 25th goal of the year, tying the score at four with 1:47 to play.

Tied after regulation, the teams played a 10 minute overtime period, then another, and another. The Bulldogs dominated play, but Kruzich came up big time and time again to keep the Falcons' title hopes alive. Finally, with just under three minutes left in the fourth overtime, after 97 minutes and 11 seconds of hockey, senior Dan Kane fed a perfect pass to sophomore Gino Cavallini, who's backhand shot beat Kosti and brought the national championship to Bowling Green.

Absolutely devastating.

RinkRatEO
07-08-2009, 07:42 PM
Coincidentally, Jessiman might very well be involved in Glen Sather's one do-over as GM of the Rangers, and as an alienated Rangers fan, hiring Glen Sather might be one of my other do-overs too.

I think there are a bunch of teams that wouldn't mind a do-over from that draft, in terms of who had a chance to draft Parise and didn't do it.

Blue Jackets, certainly (Zherdev).
Habs, probably (Kostitsyn).
Rangers, duh.
Kings, maybe (Dustin Brown)
Islanders (Nilsson)
Sharks (Michalek is debatable, Bernier less so)
And of course, the Oilers, for trading their pick to the Devils.

And as far as the Rangers go, my do-over is letting Jimmy Dolan anywhere near the Garden. All problems start from there.

Craig P.
07-08-2009, 07:47 PM
Anytime you beat BU in the Beanpot, it is an upset....

But, as I recall, BU was #2 and Harvard was #3 in the nation for that game. I hardly think Northeastern would have been expected to beat either team in the final.

I think the upset is not so much that Harvard beat BU, but that they beat them pretty handily. I remember the shots in the second period being something like 20-2 in favor of Harvard.

In terms of my recollection of which team would have worked better as an opponent, it's certainly a devil-you-know vs. devil-you-don't kind of thing. At that point, I didn't follow the national scene at all, really. I should have known that Harvard was pretty good, but it's not something that stuck with me. At any rate, NU had very little success against BU that season. The only game that was even close was the early-season game at Matthews that NU won.

defkit
07-08-2009, 08:42 PM
He covered the post. He just left a little too much room airing out his armpit.

Good call. I have watched this replay literally 30 times (I love DVR). If you watch carefully, Zach's shot is actually headed more towards the goalie's midsection. It hit's the top of the goalie's right pad which causes it to deflect right into the gap between his arm and side.

buoldtimer
07-08-2009, 08:50 PM
my do-overs as a BU fan are '91 and '97 with '97 being worse because it was my freshman year in school and our only shot in the national title game during my four years there.

But since I was in the stadium for the '95 title game, and since I DON'T have to apply a do-over to 2009, I'm going to just call it even. :D

Thanks Zach, Matt, Nick and Colby! and to the Miami goalie for not covering the post on the first Cohen goal. you really helped us out there. thank you.

I much more regret the 1991 NC game vs. NMU than the 1997 loss to UND, even though BU lead after one period. BU had played UND twice over Xmas at UND and were fortunate to come away with a loss and a tie that Larocque stole for them. All things considered, UND was a better team than BU. There's no way I feel that way about NMU.

buoldtimer
07-08-2009, 08:53 PM
As a longtime BU fan, my do over would be the 1974 NCAA SF game vs. UMTC. BU roared from behind to tie the Gophers late in the 3rd period. Even later in the period, BU went on the PP with a chance to win in regulation. Mike Polich picked up a lose puck off an errant pass at the point, sailed in on Ed Walsh and scored the gamewinner. Rueful memories!!

defkit
07-08-2009, 08:56 PM
All the BU fans have hit the key games.

- 1991 title game - if Amonte has two more seconds to work with, he makes a move and scores:D If Kevin O Sullivan's shot is an inch to the left it goes in. If McEachern's shot is an inch to the left, it crosses the goal line.

- 1997 - I didn't like Parker switching from the trap that worked so well against Michigan to a wide open strategy. Cost us big time. Drury and Kelleher both with terrible giveaways that led to goals.

- 2006 - Kevin Shaeffer (sp?) sees the 6'6" Boyle and stays behind his net. (By the way that move was pure coaching and is one of the reasons why I respect York so much. He saw that BU did the same play time and time again throught the season, gambled with the surprise move, and BC grabbed the momentum.

- Along the Travis lines, perhaps if rain was forecast the night that JP McKersie rode his bike to work, he wouldn't have gotten into the accident that essentially ended his second team All-Amercan career.:(

Slap Shot
07-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Yeah, thats why other Tech fans posted in this thread with games actually involving Tech. :rolleyes:

"Other" as in 1 or 2? Overwhemling. And your 'pretty sure' scenario still = d-bag. :p

owslachief
07-08-2009, 10:36 PM
As a longtime BU fan, my do over would be the 1974 NCAA SF game vs. UMTC. BU roared from behind to tie the Gophers late in the 3rd period. Even later in the period, BU went on the PP with a chance to win in regulation. Mike Polich picked up a lose puck off an errant pass at the point, sailed in on Ed Walsh and scored the gamewinner. Rueful memories!!

I hope a puck off the defender's butt in OT this year has eased the hurt a little.

nmupiccdiva
07-08-2009, 10:38 PM
"Other" as in 1 or 2? Overwhemling. And your 'pretty sure' scenario still = d-bag. :p

There are actually quite a few that have posted in here... get your facts straight before the insults start flying.

LynahFan
07-09-2009, 05:20 AM
Poor deluded Beantown fans... Why would anyone bother using do-over on something as meaningless as a mid-season tournament? ;)

Bomber
07-09-2009, 10:16 AM
Poor deluded Beantown fans... Why would anyone bother using do-over on something as meaningless as a mid-season tournament? ;)

Well played. And I agree. :)

BU-Grad
07-09-2009, 10:31 AM
Poor deluded Beantown fans... Why would anyone bother using do-over on something as meaningless as a mid-season tournament? ;)


Well played. And I agree. :)

it would only make sense for Northeastern fans, because they haven't played in that many big games and the 20-plus years without a Beanpot is starting to take on a pre-2004 Red Sox feel. that being said... for NU fans why not pick the HE semifinal this year (too many men on the ice) or loss to Cornell in the NCAAs.