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UNHHKYRKS
01-16-2010, 08:45 PM
Finally an OOC win!!!:D

thecomicbookguy
01-16-2010, 09:10 PM
If I remember correctly the tie was bad too... UNH up three goals going into the third and getting the sister kisser...

Nope (http://www.uscho.com/box/?date=20030115&vis=dc&home=unh&gender=m). Wasn't a GREAT offensive game, but they did come back to tie it, and the defense obviously played well.

I'm sure the couple in the back of the student section who were screaming at the team every single time something went wrong (it's tough to shoot when the puck is bouncing over your stick, or when the defense ties up your stick; and really, when the team is up 4- or 5-2, and you're SCREAMING for them to score, maybe it's time to think about calming medications), but I thought UNH played pretty well tonight. A bit lax in the first, but after that, they took the game to Dartmouth pretty well. A little trouble clearing the puck in the third, but, unlike in the Cornell game, they weren't letting Dartmouth get many chances.

Great special teams for the 'Cats tonight, scoring 3 PP goals, and generating a number of short-handed opportunities.

Was UNH trying to trap at the start of the 3rd, or was there some mis-communication? DeSimone makes a nice play to get by the defender and get the puck deep, but there are 4 UNHers behind the blue line. I'm thinking wires got crossed, as DeSimone sent the puck back blindly, thinking there'd be someone there. Never saw the single forechecker again.

C-H-C
01-16-2010, 11:45 PM
A thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Verizon Bat Cave (sitting in the "upper bowl" feels like a bat clinging to the side of a cave). An impressive turnout of UNH fans - I'd guess over 80% of the crowd. Dartmouth gave UNH a game for the first period but were a tad overmatched. I felt a little bad for the sophomore goalie O'Neill. I thought he played pretty well, all things considered. Doug Jones, another sophomore, is also a talented player.

Thompson-DeSimone-Butler continued their dominance. In November/December, I thought the top two lines were going to be scoring machines but the first line has really distinguished itself. Reminds me of the years when much of the scoring came from the first line (e.g., Haydar-Krog-Souza; Winnik-Micflikier-Hemingway).

I noticed that the second and third lines were juggled early in the game tonight, no doubt, in an attempt to increase Sislo's production. Moses was up with LeBlanc and Burke and Sislo was down with Borisenok and Speelman. It apparently didn't work out that well since Moses and Sislo switched back later in the game. I paid attention to Sislo and noticed, once again, that he is bound and determined to hang out on the left side of the rink while in the offensive zone - without much success. Maybe coach should just try putting him on the left wing with LeBlanc in the center and Moses on the right wing. Playing left wing as a right hander seems to be working for Thompson.

Burke looked solid again and Moses was all over the place. It's gratifying to see Nick Krates return to his role as rock-solid defenseman. However, I miss seeing Connor Hardowa out there - I thought he was an impressive, tough defenseman. I'd also like to see Henrion out there every night though the battle to play on the fourth line has lead to a spirited competition.

Last, but not least, Bobby Butler for Hobey!

bostonfan86
01-16-2010, 11:58 PM
Postgame video from Dartmouth-UNH Courtesy of Biz Jacobs (http://www.insidehockey.com/columns/5601) from Inside Hockey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl826jjHbd0 (Umile, Blake Kessel, Paul Thompson)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8PpyTCi1kM (Dartmouth Postgame)

RockTheWhit
01-17-2010, 12:54 PM
Bummer that last night's win caused the Cats to drop to 15th in the Pairwise. Crazy system :rolleyes: .

thecomicbookguy
01-17-2010, 01:06 PM
Bummer that last night's win caused the Cats to drop to 15th in the Pairwise. Crazy system :rolleyes: .

I thought we were tied for 16th after last week's games. I suppose the Tuesday/Friday games probably helped, though. I don't really check until after the weekend's over.

RockTheWhit
01-17-2010, 01:08 PM
I thought we were tied for 16th after last week's games. I suppose the Tuesday/Friday games probably helped, though. I don't really check until after the weekend's over.

Yeah, they were t14th after friday's games and were as low as 16th again before all of last night's scores came in.

e.cat
01-17-2010, 01:28 PM
Postgame video from Dartmouth-UNH Courtesy of Biz Jacobs (http://www.insidehockey.com/columns/5601) from Inside Hockey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl826jjHbd0 (Umile, Blake Kessel, Paul Thompson)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8PpyTCi1kM (Dartmouth Postgame)

Thanks for the links. What I find very interesting are Gaudet's glowing comments about Thompson. He said that he aggressively recruited Thompson but UNH won. His candor about it, especially with a Dartmouth player sitting right beside him, baffle me in a way. Why would you do that? I guess he's just being honest but wouldn't you keep those thoughts under wraps. As a UNH alum and fan I'm happy Thompson chose UNH though:)

Snively65
01-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Bummer that last night's win caused the Cats to drop to 15th in the Pairwise. Crazy system :rolleyes: .

Yes, and for what it's worth, the Cats' RPI SOS also dropped from 4th to 8th over the weekend......

PSW
01-18-2010, 07:34 AM
A thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Verizon Bat Cave (sitting in the "upper bowl" feels like a bat clinging to the side of a cave). An impressive turnout of UNH fans - I'd guess over 80% of the crowd. Dartmouth gave UNH a game for the first period but were a tad overmatched. I felt a little bad for the sophomore goalie O'Neill. I thought he played pretty well, all things considered. Doug Jones, another sophomore, is also a talented player.

Thompson-DeSimone-Butler continued their dominance. In November/December, I thought the top two lines were going to be scoring machines but the first line has really distinguished itself. Reminds me of the years when much of the scoring came from the first line (e.g., Haydar-Krog-Souza; Winnik-Micflikier-Hemingway).

I noticed that the second and third lines were juggled early in the game tonight, no doubt, in an attempt to increase Sislo's production. Moses was up with LeBlanc and Burke and Sislo was down with Borisenok and Speelman. It apparently didn't work out that well since Moses and Sislo switched back later in the game. I paid attention to Sislo and noticed, once again, that he is bound and determined to hang out on the left side of the rink while in the offensive zone - without much success. Maybe coach should just try putting him on the left wing with LeBlanc in the center and Moses on the right wing. Playing left wing as a right hander seems to be working for Thompson.

Burke looked solid again and Moses was all over the place. It's gratifying to see Nick Krates return to his role as rock-solid defenseman. However, I miss seeing Connor Hardowa out there - I thought he was an impressive, tough defenseman. I'd also like to see Henrion out there every night though the battle to play on the fourth line has lead to a spirited competition.

Last, but not least, Bobby Butler for Hobey!

The second and third lines on Saturday started out as Moses/Leblanc/Speelman and Burke/Borisenok/Silo. I agree that it is most likely a move to try to jump start Silo. I thought that Borisenok line was playing really good, they had good opportunities. However, the Leblanc line gave up the first 2 goals(-2) after that the lines changed to Silo/LeBlanc/Speelman and the third went to Burke/Borisenok /Moses.
I watch Silo play and don’t think he is playing “HIS” game………something I think he thinks he’s DeSimone trying to make the cute pass….stick handling around. I see Silo’s games as a straight forward game……shoot….crash the net…use physical strength to get to the net…

i'zonprize
01-18-2010, 07:17 PM
I watch Silo play and don’t think he is playing “HIS” game………something I think he thinks he’s DeSimone trying to make the cute pass….stick handling around. I see Silo’s games as a straight forward game……shoot….crash the net…use physical strength to get to the net…


Perhpas so.. He may be being bounced with a few lines here but the -10 is worse that all the others that he's being paired with.

Have they tried Sislo, Leblanc, Moses? Or would they worry about having too much youth on a 3rd line w/ Burke Bori and Speelman. Can anyone fill the blanks in on Speelman? Umile obviously likes his long term potential.

C-H-C
01-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Have they tried Sislo, Leblanc, Moses? Or would they worry about having too much youth on a 3rd line w/ Burke Bori and Speelman. Can anyone fill the blanks in on Speelman? Umile obviously likes his long term potential.

I like your idea of Sislo-LeBlanc-Moses as long as Sislo tries out on the left wing - got to try something new. Burke and Borisenok are fine together but I've been having my doubts about Speelman lately. Coach Umile must think highly of him since he was on the first line earlier in the season. However, over the last several games, young Dalton hasn't accomplished much. Speelman's rep is that he's a speedster but compare him to Micflikier when Jacob was a freshman or Stevie Moses last year. You could see the great potential in those two guys but I don't see it in Speelman. I'd like to see either Henrion or McCarey on right wing with Burke and Borisenok.

Aerman
01-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Yes, and for what it's worth, the Cats' RPI SOS also dropped from 4th to 8th over the weekend......

It's only going to get worse from here out. There aren't many upticks in SOS left on the schedule - they're gonna need lots of wins to try to hold their RPI up. As more teams get in enough TUC games for that comparison to apply, the PWR is at further risk. Even with a solid finish of the regular season, they may need to win the HE tournament to make the NCAA's.:(

dover4345
01-19-2010, 01:39 PM
I dont know if I just missed the boat on this or what, but Chris Heisenberg, who is usually correct, is reporting that Cam Reid is no longer signed up at UNH and is on his way to St. Cloud...http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rZN-GJH1Q0NQeXIJG47g-ug&gid=1

Only positive is that it seems UMaine lost their goaltender of the future to Minn-Duluth as well...

CarlS
01-19-2010, 02:50 PM
Check the UNH Committments thread for the full discussion - a very good discussion at that.

Darius
01-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Sorry for the slight off topic-ness, but does anyone have an informed opinion of ticket availability vs. BU on Saturday? Ticketmaster is selling SRO, the Whitt box office says they returned an unspecified amount of tix to BU Wednesday night and the BU students are back on Comm. Ave. Thanks.

UNH09
01-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Sorry for the slight off topic-ness, but does anyone have an informed opinion of ticket availability vs. BU on Saturday? Ticketmaster is selling SRO, the Whitt box office says they returned an unspecified amount of tix to BU Wednesday night and the BU students are back on Comm. Ave. Thanks.

Just got an email from BU... (long story short bought UNH tickets at Agganis two years ago) Vistor's tickets were released at COB today, meaning they are available at the Box Office tomorrow morning, or tonight at the Ticketmaster website...

Greg Ambrose
01-20-2010, 07:05 PM
Umile picks some all-time teams:

http://www.wmur.com/sports/22275292/detail.html

All-New Hampshire (slim pickings there) and All-Defensive (some good choices, but no Ty(?!?)

Always good for a debate or two, if nothing else.

C-H-C
01-20-2010, 07:57 PM
Umile picks some all-time teams:

http://www.wmur.com/sports/22275292/detail.html

All-New Hampshire (slim pickings there) and All-Defensive (some good choices, but no Ty(?!?)

Always good for a debate or two, if nothing else.

The article makes it sound like WMUR Sports staff chose the team, not Coach Umile.

thecomicbookguy
01-20-2010, 08:17 PM
The article makes it sound like WMUR Sports staff chose the team, not Coach Umile.

Sounds like mostly by WMUR, with possible input from Umile: "The team was is picked by WMUR Sports, with help and guidance from UNH staff and fans."

I'm surprised by no Saviano on the all-defensive team.