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northeastern
10-26-2009, 12:29 PM
Okay, perhaps this belongs in the reg season thread.. but i wanted to make a point & it get some attention from NU fans.. this could be our bye wk.. or 'bye bye' week.. for the season.

We're 2-3.. still early in the season & the team is re-building some we know, but we can absolutely make a few changes NOW & have a perfectly respectable to better than good season by focusing on a few things..

* Pratice our PP.. gotta move those feet at all times (as has been mentioned, versus just standing & passing to the point, then passing back & forth like its a clinic)..

* Taking more shots on goal at the right time.. usually our forwards will take a shot right in front of the defenseman's stick.. all too easy, versus waiting to fake/ deke at the last moment..

* Taking more shots on goal..

* Practicing that PP (yes both these are repeats) :)

* Practicing your goalie/coaching staff signals on when to pull/not pull the goalie.. i think in the UNH gm with 2 mins left & us having a PP.. i was surprised Rawlings was not pulled.. i think he was surprised as well..

.. there's more, but this is what i got, the top of my head.

Pls contribute Husky fans (again, just suggestions for the bye week /wknd & practice situations these 10 days) and Go Huskies :)

DieHardDog
10-26-2009, 01:28 PM
Put Mountain in net and work with him some more. I wouldn't mind having Cro start a goalie rotation providing that the kid shows he deserves to get a start by working hard in practice. I believe someone else brought this up on another thread, but IMO it would probably help Rawlings out too by showing him that his job isn't as secure as he thought it was. Perhaps it'll make him play harder and smarter, as to stay in the #1 spot.

Absolutely agree that PP needs to be worked on. Keep it movin'. Don't be afraid to LET ONE RIP from an odd angle (UNH friday night); garbage goals are just as good as snipes from the point.

It's going to be interesting in two weeks. Matthews is going to be 'vibrating' for the BU game and they better be ready to play.

northeastern
10-26-2009, 01:36 PM
..agree with you. Give Mountain a chance in scrimmage.. take a good, hard look. Ya never know..

heck, might help Rawlings bring his level up as well. Its a win/win. I have to say, i am happy with his (Rawlings) progression so far. Keep working hard kid.

Nick Papagiorgio
10-26-2009, 01:47 PM
I agree. This should belong in the Northeastern thread. Let's see if the admins clean this up or if they're sleeping again.

northeastern
10-26-2009, 01:56 PM
Well.. i thought we'd be allowed to comment in a subset type/ 'bye' wk thread of our own.. with no NU hockey for couple wks.. but anyhow, whatever they decide i'm cool.

In the meanwhile (talking about scrimmage)..had another idea.. (i don't know if this is against HE rules.. why would it be?..).. how about Coach opens one of the Black/Red gms to students/ fans at Matthews.. prob too late this yr, but i'd love to be able to get a chance to just see some night/ midnight madness type practice/ gm at Matthews with the fans, concessions & all (lord knows concessions can use the practice as well).. :)

Well, I will miss hockey this wknd @ NU for sure. Nick i might go out & watch your team skate at the 'Mack.. they're looking strong early this season.

HuskyMan
10-26-2009, 02:00 PM
Want a suggestion?

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday...PUCKLESS PRACTICE!

Skate, skate, skate, skate, skate!

kcnuloyal
10-26-2009, 02:30 PM
Want a suggestion?

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday...PUCKLESS PRACTICE!

Skate, skate, skate, skate, skate!


"Again."

(Whistle blows)

"Again."

northeastern
10-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Want a suggestion?

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday...PUCKLESS PRACTICE!

Skate, skate, skate, skate, skate!

..if only the kids knew how important this is. Right from mites through the college ranks & beyond..

..now enough with details.. give me strategy! :)

choog
10-27-2009, 09:02 PM
I blame the typo on our 1,000 shirts for this bad luck....

Thiessen'sBetter
10-27-2009, 10:02 PM
We need to get back to Cronin hockey. By that I mean we need to get pucks deep, play physical, get traffic out in front and score ugly. As Cro said after the Bentley game we became to enamored with stick handling and that we were "trying to be like the Harlem Globetrotters". After the last couple of recruiting classes there is certainly more skill at NU than in the past however this talent still pales in comparison with BU, BC and UNH. If we try to play a finese type of games with these teams we will get taken behind the woodshed.

choog
10-27-2009, 11:50 PM
Hey now, they were down a man and they still wanted to paint up... i can see the merit of creativity there...

umassfan49
10-27-2009, 11:54 PM
I agree with someone's earlier post of work with a 2nd goalie. The ability to have two reliable goaltenders is very rare, and with the exeption of Lowell in this league, it is usually a given on who the starter is for each night. Theissen luckily never got hurt for you guys, and he always played well, but if something ever happened to him who would step in? That was a question I had this year regarding Muse, and his apparent "out til Thanksgiving" injury, but that proved otherwise.

Deuce
10-28-2009, 12:46 AM
Hey now, they were down a man and they still wanted to paint up... i can see the merit of creativity there...

Promise me you're joking.:eek:

NU bee
10-28-2009, 09:54 AM
Hey now, they were down a man and they still wanted to paint up... i can see the merit of creativity there...


Promise me you're joking.:eek:

at the very least you would expect a fanboy to understand this line of thinking

choog
10-28-2009, 09:55 AM
Fan man... Fan man

Deuce
10-28-2009, 12:17 PM
at the very least you would expect a fanboy to understand this line of thinking

Yes, thats why I was trying to get choog to explain it to an old fogey like myself. I was just curious why the fanbase who thinks not capitalizing one team's name is the ultimate sign of disrespect would misspell their own team's name on their chests.


Fan man... Fan man

Listen carefully choog, no matter whatever anyone tells you (including your own inner dignity), keep posting, and do it frequently, it's hilarious. Any chance you could start a blog to? I'd read it daily.

Maineiak
10-28-2009, 12:22 PM
NU should have scheduled Maine during the by week. Just watching us fumble around our own end would have made you feel infinitely better and the scoring you'd produce would boost your confidence!