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Fishman'81
11-20-2010, 03:01 AM
Well,whatever...

I ain't gonna look it up,but when was the last time somebody swept BC at Conte?(Yes,I realize that everyone else plays home-and-home in HE aside from Maine,but still...)I would have been delighted with a split,even if it was offered to me last night.

Maine is still pretty suspect in their own zone.I'm thinking that they're a NCAA team,but I don't think that they're gonna make much of a splash until next year,and only then if the 'tending is better than average.

And if it is,watch out...Timmy can get one with this group of forwards,and better housekeeping.

walrus
11-20-2010, 05:37 AM
Now we get to see whether this Maine coaching staff is worth a ....
Thats just too easy:D

Was it Diimens anlkle that got tweaked? If so let the guy take a few weeks off as he has been battling that for months.

Not shocked they lost, not shocked they got blown off the ice. BC is a battled tested team and Maine isn't. All is not lost, they have a chance to split on Sunday. I'd play Sully again

gscott13
11-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Was it Diimens anlkle that got tweaked? If so let the guy take a few weeks off as he has been battling that for months

unfortunately, it was his ankle.... whitehead said that he would be sitting out sunday's game according to lenzi and according to larry, o'connor will take is place

BlackBear8
11-20-2010, 11:14 AM
hopefully this one wakes em up a bit. pretty much a snoozer. i would go with sullivan again too. the power play better get its act together. abbott can get a shot through. maybe try something different, eh? lookin a little moldy.

Runsub5
11-20-2010, 12:17 PM
Unfortunately, BC "owns Maine" in recent games. According to Larry BC is 6-0-1 at Conte in the last 7 contests. In the last 16 games at Conte BC is 11-2-3. Time for a Maine win on Sunday.

mwade
11-20-2010, 12:46 PM
FYI, the recap got fixed so the gallery shows now - http://www.uscho.com/recaps/2010/11/19/bc-blanks-maine/

walrus
11-20-2010, 01:18 PM
hopefully this one wakes em up a bit. pretty much a snoozer. i would go with sullivan again too. the power play better get its act together. abbott can get a shot through. maybe try something different, eh? lookin a little moldy.

I wouldn't expect much out of the power play with Dimmen and O'Neill out. I do expect a little more discipline

BearPaw
11-20-2010, 09:01 PM
hopefully this one wakes em up a bit. pretty much a snoozer. i would go with sullivan again too. the power play better get its act together. abbott can get a shot through. maybe try something different, eh? lookin a little moldy.Sully or Sirman it really doesn't matter. If Maine can't get the puck in the net they don't have a chance in the game.

Right now I don't see our goalie situation any better than it was a year ago.

gusforhobey89
11-20-2010, 10:37 PM
Sully or Sirman it really doesn't matter. If Maine can't get the puck in the net they don't have a chance in the game.

Right now I don't see our goalie situation any better than it was a year ago.

Debbie Downer :D....2 days ago everyone was praising the goaltending...1 bad game and already ur on their case? BC's a dammm good team all around and Sully's a freshman, let's give it some time. He's only gonna learn and get better from these tough games eh?

fiqure8
11-21-2010, 12:00 AM
I wouldn't expect much out of the power play with Dimmen and O'Neill out. I do expect a little more discipline

Maybe start disquising the softpass play from Van Dyke to Abbott for the one timer ready to be blocked. Maine needs a big body in front of the net to create HAVOC. Let's get messy and pound the front of the net.
And during the regular shifts put forth a better effort of forechecking and crashing the net.
The boys should just go out there and take the game rather than hanging around.........................

TripleE
11-21-2010, 12:09 AM
Sully or Sirman it really doesn't matter. If Maine can't get the puck in the net they don't have a chance in the game.

Right now I don't see our goalie situation any better than it was a year ago.

This is an interesting time to compare the two.

Personal addictions and conduct aside, Darling would still (likely) be our best option if we were choosing between all 4. That statement is a vote for last year's situation. But last year's Sirman is no match for this year's Sirman, and, the playoff run aside, Sullivan'splay inspires more confidence than Dave Wilson.

If I had to rank the "6" goalies as of this date and time (very much subject to change) I would go

1. 2009's Darling
2. 2010's Sullivan
3. 2010's Sirman
4. 2009's Wilson
5. 2010's Ouellette
6. 2009's Sirman

so in my book you get numbers 1, 4 and 6 on one side, and 2, 3 and 5 on the other.

Do you want the group with #1 or the group that looks a little deeper? The wildcard being, what Ouellette can contribute remains to be fully seen.

Interesting stuff! Hope they give a good game today! Go Blue!

TripleE
11-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Maybe start disquising the softpass play from Van Dyke to Abbott for the one timer ready to be blocked. Maine needs a big body in front of the net to create HAVOC. Let's get messy and pound the front of the net.
And during the regular shifts put forth a better effort of forechecking and crashing the net.
The boys should just go out there and take the game rather than hanging around.........................

I agree that Maine's power play has lost a lot if unpredictability.

In terms of a bigger body to claw around the crease: I smell an opportunity of one of the freshmen...Anthoine and Corkum are physically strong young kids who welcome physical play! Let them put it to good use!

Ma#1ne Hky
11-21-2010, 05:15 AM
I agree that Maine's power play has lost a lot if unpredictability.

In terms of a bigger body to claw around the crease: I smell an opportunity of one of the freshmen...Anthoine and Corkum are physically strong young kids who welcome physical play! Let them put it to good use!This has been a issue for the last couple of years,getting SOMEONE in front of the net...so far the one with the gut's has been Joey Diamond,he takes the pounding and just keeps on ticking...he plays like a 6'4"....but like you said I see Anthoine being a good fit there...he has no fear either and the kid has been a pleasant surprise to the line-up so far,he's the type that will do anything for the good of the team.

walrus
11-21-2010, 08:04 AM
Hope Sully gets the start today, hate to see him pulled because of a bad start

BearPaw
11-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Debbie Downer :D....2 days ago everyone was praising the goaltending...1 bad game and already ur on their case? BC's a dammm good team all around and Sully's a freshman, let's give it some time. He's only gonna learn and get better from these tough games eh?
"Everyone" wasn't praising the goaltending. I was hopeful at best and very concerned we threw someone in the number 1 spot after a few games.

KnowItAll
11-21-2010, 09:22 AM
This has been a issue for the last couple of years,getting SOMEONE in front of the net...so far the one with the gut's has been Joey Diamond,he takes the pounding and just keeps on ticking...he plays like a 6'4"....but like you said I see Anthoine being a good fit there...he has no fear either and the kid has been a pleasant surprise to the line-up so far,he's the type that will do anything for the good of the team.

it has nothing to do with guts.
it is the gameplan to have one more man on a loose puck than the opponent. Did you see the McNeeley goal on Friday night? Maine had 4 men on the puck in their defensive zone.
In the offensive zone, they outnumber the opponent on a loose puck, no matter what. Makes no sense.

as for the PP, yeah, it always predictable, if I can predict what they are going to do, game after game, I am pretty sure Jerry York can. HeknowsEvenMore

Last, I was not surprised with the game on Friday.
Maine had trouble with NU,
tied and lost to a number 20 team(MSU)
tied UConn
had trouble with UVM (a winless team at the time)
trounced UND 5 on4 because UND refused to stop playing playoff hockey and because they had just flown to and from Alaska

let's see how Timmy can rally the troops and motivate them to come back against a great coach and a good team, I hope he can do it. HOPE

BearPaw
11-21-2010, 09:31 AM
This is an interesting time to compare the two.

Personal addictions and conduct aside, Darling would still (likely) be our best option if we were choosing between all 4. That statement is a vote for last year's situation. But last year's Sirman is no match for this year's Sirman, and, the playoff run aside, Sullivan'splay inspires more confidence than Dave Wilson.

If I had to rank the "6" goalies as of this date and time (very much subject to change) I would go

1. 2009's Darling
2. 2010's Sullivan
3. 2010's Sirman
4. 2009's Wilson
5. 2010's Ouellette
6. 2009's Sirman

so in my book you get numbers 1, 4 and 6 on one side, and 2, 3 and 5 on the other.

Do you want the group with #1 or the group that looks a little deeper? The wildcard being, what Ouellette can contribute remains to be fully seen.

Interesting stuff! Hope they give a good game today! Go Blue!

In no way would I vote for last year. The positive is Sirman is better than last year. Sully is a little better and he should improve with experience.

Oullette shouldn't be on your list.

Ma#1ne Hky
11-21-2010, 12:20 PM
it has nothing to do with guts.
it is the gameplan to have one more man on a loose puck than the opponent. Did you see the McNeeley goal on Friday night? Maine had 4 men on the puck in their defensive zone.
In the offensive zone, they outnumber the opponent on a loose puck, no matter what. Makes no sense.

as for the PP, yeah, it always predictable, if I can predict what they are going to do, game after game, I am pretty sure Jerry York can. HeknowsEvenMore

Last, I was not surprised with the game on Friday.
Maine had trouble with NU,
tied and lost to a number 20 team(MSU)
tied UConn
had trouble with UVM (a winless team at the time)
trounced UND 5 on4 because UND refused to stop playing playoff hockey and because they had just flown to and from Alaska

let's see how Timmy can rally the troops and motivate them to come back against a great coach and a good team, I hope he can do it. HOPE...Guts...Maybe NOT...just common Hockey sense...and wins are wins...ugly/lucky whatever they go in the W column for the team as well as it goes to the oppositions column...but then what do I know..? Your the Know it All.

walrus
11-21-2010, 12:40 PM
Sully gets the start, good

Dimmen out till Florida Tourney, which sucks but they need him to get healthy.

BearPaw
11-21-2010, 02:45 PM
Sully gets the start, good

Dimmen out till Florida Tourney, which sucks but they need him to get healthy.I guess its a good thing we only have four HE games until then. Hopefully, we can be back to full strength the first of the year.