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UNH8
10-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Coach Umile stopped by the parking office at UNH earlier in the week.

Blake Kessel is injured, was told it was a separated shoulder (I had to leave, and my boss had to fill me in on the rest of the conversation). At the time, Coach didn't know how long Blake would be out, but it might be for a bit . . .

Anybody else know anything about this?

My friend saw him in a sling on Tuesday. He supposedly injured it in practice on Monday. TNH reported it was a bruised shoulder and it was day to day.

JB
10-09-2009, 03:48 PM
My friend saw him in a sling on Tuesday. He supposedly injured it in practice on Monday. TNH reported it was a bruised shoulder and it was day to day.

Don't those guys know you hit the other team that hard, not each other.

Probably wasn't one of the big guys, I put my bet on the smallest guy on the roster.

Tango
10-09-2009, 04:25 PM
Don't those guys know you hit the other team that hard, not each other.

Probably wasn't one of the big guys, I put my bet on the smallest guy on the roster.

I heard it was his mom.

i'zonprize
10-09-2009, 08:11 PM
http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&page=38734

Belongs on the recruiting thread.. but it's sooo good, I couldn't help myself!

billb
10-09-2009, 08:39 PM
I must say I was greatly encouraged by the Acadia pre-season game, perhaps it was the glow of the football team's shellacking of Towson State. But, I've always liked Butler and LeBlanc, they've always given 100%. I think they will lead by example, but there are a couple of weaknesses extant.
One poster wrote about the UNH defense letting the puck carriers turn the corner on them. I've seen that UNH defensemen either back in on the goalkeeper or let the forward skate unmolested. Someone must teach these guys to play the body or it'll be a long season and the "Maybe Next Year" banner will be unfurled again.
So many times I've seen the UNH forwards work their butts off for a goal in a close game, and the opponents will then get an odd-man rush and score quickly, ostensibly effortlessly. UNH seems to have a problem with maintaining intensity.
And I also believe in the tabula rasa theory, so I'll go from there, and say, "God, it's great to be alive and waiting for the puck to drop on another season. This could be the year, but I don't think so."

Malts18
10-10-2009, 04:28 PM
Ok... hockey season is upon us... my hibernation is over... and you will see me about as much as usual around here. I am not around for the RPI game tonight, but will check this and the Score Update thread later. GO CATS!!!!! And hey there to all my UNH buds once again... (you know who you are!) :)

Malts18
10-10-2009, 04:33 PM
http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&page=38734

Belongs on the recruiting thread.. but it's sooo good, I couldn't help myself!

Izzy... that is pretty good news. I know when UNH got Reid they were hoping that this would be the case. Good to see a 6'2" 200 lb kid with skills coming in. Always welcome. ;)

NMU8405
10-10-2009, 09:05 PM
:rolleyes: And this team was ranked?

UNHHKYRKS
10-10-2009, 09:09 PM
that was just bad, they had lots of chances but couldnt get it home. foster seemed to make some big stops at the end to keep them in it though, they just couldnt score on york.

Mosrite
10-10-2009, 09:50 PM
:rolleyes: And this team was ranked?

HUH? (http://www.uscho.com/box/?date=20091009&vis=nmu&home=mtu&gender=m)

Say what?? (http://www.uscho.com/box/?date=20091009&vis=me&home=uc&gender=m)

Come again?? (http://www.uscho.com/box/?date=20091010&vis=me&home=uc&gender=m)

Come back again when you have a little more ammunition to play with, little boy. :p :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

d.gerry
10-10-2009, 10:04 PM
:rolleyes: And this team was ranked?

Yeah, looks like the lofty #16 ranking was based purely on reputation! :rolleyes:

billb
10-11-2009, 06:45 AM
It's not the end of the world. It was a road game against a good opponent with a good goalie. I won't take the black pill yet.

Gibber
10-11-2009, 07:29 AM
:rolleyes: And this team was ranked?

And Maine will be fighting for that vaunted 8th spot again this year, congrats!

Only listened to the game on the radio, but it sounded like they generated a fair amount of good chances, and RPI's goaltender, at times, stood on his head. Can't get too down about the first game of the year, on the road in an ECAC barn. Next weekend should be fun, hopefully Kessel will be back sooner rather than later, as we jump right into the fire with Miami.

UNHhockey29
10-11-2009, 07:46 AM
Only listened to the game on the radio, but it sounded like they generated a fair amount of good chances, and RPI's goaltender, at times, stood on his head. Can't get too down about the first game of the year, on the road in an ECAC barn. Next weekend should be fun, hopefully Kessel will be back sooner rather than later, as we jump right into the fire with Miami.

RPI's goal tender was definately on his toes and made some great saves but we looked pretty flat when we came out. We weren't moving our feet, we couldn't pass the puck, and we were wiffing on a lot of shots. The second we looked like we had things together and started to move as a team and then we went back to what we were doing in the first, in the third. Hopefully next weekend goes better. Plus side there isn't a 9 hour round trip on this one. :)

Wicked Slappaahs
10-11-2009, 08:15 AM
RPI's goal tender was definately on his toes and made some great saves but we looked pretty flat when we came out. We weren't moving our feet, we couldn't pass the puck, and we were wiffing on a lot of shots. The second we looked like we had things together and started to move as a team and then we went back to what we were doing in the first, in the third. Hopefully next weekend goes better. Plus side there isn't a 9 hour round trip on this one. :)

York did indeed stonewall the Cats. The fact that RPI outhit and outskated the Cats for most of the night had a little something to do with the outcome as well...but I guess you were in the bathroom a lot last night...:D

UNHhockey29
10-11-2009, 09:11 AM
York did indeed stonewall the Cats. The fact that RPI outhit and outskated the Cats for most of the night had a little something to do with the outcome as well...but I guess you were in the bathroom a lot last night...:D

I never said he didn't. He played very well but you can't say that UNH didn't come out flat last night. I'm not taking anything away from RPI. They played very well, but as a UNH fan looking at how UNH played we were flat and having some trouble moving the puck for a while there.

dover4345
10-11-2009, 11:25 AM
I'm not putting too much into the loss. Anytime a team plays without their best dman it hurts, and in unh's case, kessel is y far their top D, so it really hurts. Also, a trip down to rpi for 1 game is fairly taxing. Hockey east teams get spoiled when it comes to travel, so even though its only 4 hours away, it is something they aren't used to. On the encouring side of things, rpi's goalie played well, and all of unh's top guys seemed to generate offense. Pete leblanc put 6 shots on net, 90 percent of the time that happens you walk away with at least 1 goal. They will be fine, one thing I'm not a fan of is their 3rd line. Doesn't seem like a shutdown group or energy group at all. I'm a huge steve moses fan, ut for the better of the team I'd toss paul thompson on that first line, he's a better finisher then moses. I'd drop moses down to a line with borisnuk and block, for a energy line.

Wicked Slappaahs
10-11-2009, 12:18 PM
...we were flat and having some trouble moving the puck for a while there.

They didn't play the game in a vacuum...RPI's play caused them to have trouble moving the puck. :D

Wicked Slappaahs
10-11-2009, 12:19 PM
I never said he didn't...

I never said that you didn't say he did:eek: ...

UNHSince1969
10-11-2009, 08:59 PM
York did indeed stonewall the Cats. The fact that RPI outhit and outskated the Cats for most of the night had a little something to do with the outcome as well...but I guess you were in the bathroom a lot last night...:D

Someone outhit us? :eek: lol.