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mookie1995
12-15-2009, 10:22 AM
Why was the FOH holiday skate canc. for Sunday?!? Will Santa still be there for the rescheduled one next year?!?

Scarlet
12-15-2009, 10:55 AM
Why was the FOH holiday skate canc. for Sunday?!? Will Santa still be there for the rescheduled one next year?!?

It wasn't cancelled, it was postponed, due to several members of both the men's and women's teams leaving for home for the holidays so there would be no Terriers to skate with (or a lack of). I'll check to see if Santa will be at the re-scheduled date.

DaveStPaul
12-15-2009, 11:04 AM
Yeah, and what's up with the Podcast, huh? "There was a problem downloading 'BU Men's Ice Hockey Highlights'. The URL could not be found." What's up with that? Did that proficiency graduate last year, too? Don't get me wrong, I don't miss that Michael Bay, hyper-edited, we-think-you're-not-smart-enough-so-we'll-make-it-more-excitinger opening. And I was looking forward to the 4th "theme music" in as many updates. But I really would like to see my Terriers being stinky, not just read about it.

Rover
12-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Why was the FOH holiday skate canc. for Sunday?!?

Insert your own joke here. :D

I'd say because either;

1) Parker was worried the fans would outskate the team; or

2) An emergency practice was scheduled in place of the event where the team will work on the all important skill of being able to hit the net from at least 10 feet away.

bostonewe
12-15-2009, 11:46 AM
Insert your own joke here. :D

I'd say because either;

1) Parker was worried the fans would outskate the team; or

2) An emergency practice was scheduled in place of the event where the team will work on the all important skill of being able to hit the net from at least 10 feet away.

Can't always hit it from within 10 feet either. (See: Chiasson, Alex; Trivino, Corey)

theprofromdover
12-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Les Nesman's Thanksgiving Terrier Drop


As God is my judge, I thought turkeys could fly!

Bomber
12-15-2009, 12:29 PM
Looks like I picked a good week to go to New Orleans instead of freezing up here watching BU get their a sses handed to them. :D

Anyway, some good comments out here, mostly because they reflect what I've been saying for several years. ;) However, it helps to put this season in context by remembering a few things.

Parker made his reputation by being a great recruiter. Look over the years at the players he brought in here, even back when college was not a route to the pros. He's never been a great strategist, and he's a terrible motivator. He was all of these things in 91 when he brought a team of Amonte-McEachern-Tkachuk into the finals...and lost. He was in 97 when they beat the top team the previous game only to lay an egg and give away a championship. He doesn't have the ability to make adjustments in game or during the week, as how many times has he gone public saying he "saw this coming in practice" after a terrible game, all the while missing the point that its his job to correct these things BEFORE game time.

Now the mookies of the world may think that he should be drawing his salary purely as a figurehead and needs to accept no responsibility for what happens on his watch (kinda explains mook's canine loyalty to George W Bush, but I digress..;) ). I disagree. I never see this happening to Jerry York's teams, even if they aren't loaded with talent. I never saw this out of Walshy's teams, although he was paying them by the game.

So you can expect the team to keep having similar seasons except for those rare instances where a boatload of good recruits all come in at once and by virtue of their superior talent need less coaching and motivation than the average college kid. That's entirely possible because again with the new arena helping out the guy can pick talent. Coaching it is another matter. As I said in another thread, I never got the sense that players would go through a brick wall for Parker. His style is of a bygone era where the coach was king and kids had no other options. Bonino must be kicking himself for not leaving when his stock was highest. Beyond him, after this season the rest of them all need to stick around and try to put this debacle behind them. Its happened before that players motivated themselves as they reached their senior year, knowing it was the last chance to make a good impression (Yip, Lawrence, etc). It would also have been nice for the coach to go out on top to cap a legendary career. For every Joe Paterno out there, a guy who seems to have found a new level of respectability over the past few years after everybody had written him off, there's a hundred more Bobby Bowden's or Ron Masons who won't gracefully depart the scene. I have a feeling I know how this one is going to end up. :mad: :(

I agree with a lot more of this post than I want to admit. :) :p

TommyNoblesIsLife
12-15-2009, 01:49 PM
Matt Gilroy is leading Hartford in offense this week with 3 points in 3 games. He also took a stupid penalty in his first game down there, but overall he's doing well in the AHL. In other news, the Rangers still can't win. Some Rangers fans want him to come back up as a forward . . . don't know what I think about that, but he should come back soon hopefully. The Rangers did send a player down to Hartford today without recalling anyone.

Gryba Dekes
12-15-2009, 02:06 PM
If BU only wins 5 games this year, we will have averaged 20 wins per season over the last two seasons. That sounds good but it's actually incredibly depressing :(

Double Eagle
12-15-2009, 02:13 PM
.

I hated Tom Noble at CM.
I hated Tom Noble at BU.

Now I get to hate him at USCHO.

:D

TommyNoblesIsLife
12-15-2009, 03:28 PM
I hated Tom Noble at CM.
I hated Tom Noble at BU.

Now I get to hate him at USCHO.

:D

Haha. I fell in love with him when I was five. It's great because he's not even a good goalie, and I'm 99% sure he doesn't play anywhere anymore, but he is a hallmark of my childhood.
Life is no fun if people don't hate you though.

bostonewe
12-15-2009, 03:32 PM
Haha. I fell in love with him when I was five. It's great because he's not even a good goalie, and I'm 99% sure he doesn't play anywhere anymore, but he is a hallmark of my childhood.
Life is no fun if people don't hate you though.

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Double Eagle
12-15-2009, 03:43 PM
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I'm guessing 12 of those 40 wins at BU came against BC.

And you can add in another 10 wins for CM over BC High.

Federal League
12-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Haha. I fell in love with him when I was five. It's great because he's not even a good goalie, and I'm 99% sure he doesn't play anywhere anymore, but he is a hallmark of my childhood.
Life is no fun if people don't hate you though.

So, I thought I knew who this was because I know someone who reads these boards and also happened to fall in love with Noble as a child. I figured, "Noble wasn't really anything special. How many kids could've possibly fallen in love with him?" Turns out this isn't the person I though it was, which brings me to my next question:

How many kids could've possibly fallen in love with Noble? I don't get it. Did he give free piggyback rides after games or something?

Bomber
12-15-2009, 04:08 PM
How many kids could've possibly fallen in love with Noble? I don't get it. Did he give free piggyback rides after games or something?

And are we talking man-crush here or has another "skirt" joined The Nation? :D

Agganis
12-15-2009, 04:27 PM
How many kids could've possibly fallen in love with Noble? I don't get it. Did he give free piggyback rides after games or something?

And why didn't they pick Michel Larocque? He was a better goalie, and even had Bugs Bunny painted on his helmet. What kid wouldn't love that?;)

Rover
12-15-2009, 04:59 PM
And why didn't they pick Michel Larocque? He was a better goalie, and even had Bugs Bunny painted on his helmet. What kid wouldn't love that?;)

He was a better goalie with one big difference. In the biggest game of his career, Noble played well. On the flip side, Larocque picked the worst possible time to have the worst game of his career (the 97 championship). :mad: :( :mad:

#1 Friars Fan
12-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Bostonian of 2009!!

Ted Kennedy @ 33.9% :mad:
Jack Parker @ 2.9% :D

Come on Jack is so much better than Ted!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get on up to Boston.com and vote for Jack!!!


http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/galleries/2009/1220/BOTYpoll/

btg1204
12-15-2009, 06:24 PM
Bostonian of 2009!!

Ted Kennedy @ 33.9% :mad:
Jack Parker @ 2.9% :D

Come on Jack is so much better than Ted!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get on up to Boston.com and vote for Jack!!!


http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/galleries/2009/1220/BOTYpoll/

Wow this is like Stalin vs. Hitler

Agganis
12-15-2009, 06:32 PM
Wow this is like Stalin vs. Hitler

The most devout conservative, diehard BC fan thinks this is an absurd hyperbole:rolleyes: