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jrobes01
10-28-2010, 10:17 AM
Expectations are out the window this year. Just admire the pretty scoreboard and think of what things will be like 2-3 years from now...:p

UMLFan
10-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Expectations are out the window this year. Just admire the pretty scoreboard and think of what things will be like 2-3 years from now...:p
Why 2-3 years? If the freshmen continue their play of this year, and next year's class is as good as we're hoping ... I fully expect this team to at least compete for home-ice. But that's next year. :)

Patman
10-28-2010, 12:38 PM
I think the no dough thing has to do with Aramark takIng over the concessions.

Ugh, I hate them with a blinding passion... occasionally you'd think maybe they'd try to serve the people instead of trying to serve people.

John_Fuller
10-28-2010, 02:32 PM
Indeed, I have expectations for this year; 10 HE wins or more, 15 wins overall, and to make the HE Playoffs. These are realistic goals for the team they have and the weak state of HE save BC & Maine. I'm not completely sold on BU and UNH just yet but another quality test for the River Hawks over the weekend.

Taking at least a point on Friday would be a successful weekend. Saturday's game is gravy.

slurpees
10-28-2010, 03:07 PM
I'm not completely sold on BU and UNH just yet

based on?

UML
10-28-2010, 07:27 PM
I'll base it on the level of competition. Wisconsin and ND aren't that good this year and we all know about UMass and PC. But I know this is going to be two very tough games for UML.

Federal League
10-28-2010, 08:23 PM
I'll base it on the level of competition. Wisconsin and ND aren't that good this year and we all know about UMass and PC. But I know this is going to be two very tough games for UML.

ND's 4-1 and just beat the best team in the country.

BU2K
10-28-2010, 08:36 PM
ND's 4-1 and just beat the best team in the country.

I'm just not completely sold on BC yet... :D

I say the scoring follows suit:

@UML BU 4-2
@BU BU 2-1

mookie1995
10-28-2010, 08:45 PM
I'm just not completely sold on BC yet... :D

I say the scoring follows suit:

@UML BU 4-2
@BU BU 2-1

i'm not quite ready to give the boys a 2goal victory just yet... ;)

BU2K
10-28-2010, 08:48 PM
i'm not quite ready to give the boys a 2goal victory just yet... ;)

I figure one of these times we have to stop the extra attacker goal...

Federal League
10-28-2010, 09:05 PM
I figure one of these times we have to stop the extra attacker goal...

Or get an empty-netter.

slurpees
10-28-2010, 09:41 PM
I'll base it on the level of competition. Wisconsin and ND aren't that good this year and we all know about UMass and PC. But I know this is going to be two very tough games for UML.

Are you not sold on UNH's road split with the #1 team in the country and home tie with another top 5 team?

mookie1995
10-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Are you not sold on UNH's road split with the #1 team in the country and home tie with another top 5 team?

i'd be inclined to defer to lowell fans... if anyone can judge teams that beat the chit outta them year to year, it's lowell.

bottomdweller
10-28-2010, 10:08 PM
BU is going to win by 5 on aggregate this weekend... something like 4-1 and 5-3.

Agganis
10-28-2010, 11:18 PM
UML fans, how have the new goalies looked? Stats aren't exactly impressive, but they rarely tell the whole story. Also whats the story on Massie, hes listed on your guy's roster again, but doesn't seem to have registered any time.

John_Fuller
10-28-2010, 11:18 PM
based on?

We all know that the Big 4 can put up offensive numbers at any time. Unlike BC and Maine, I'm not sure that BU and UNH can match that defensively over the course of the year.

BU has played UMass twice and PC one and while they have a 2-0-1 league record, 8 against 6 in the goal department isn't really lighting it up against two teams that are supposed to be at the 'bottom of the HE barrel'. They've had a good IceBreaker championship winning that. All of BU's wins have been by one goal (I expect that to change this weekend), but no team can play & expect to do this over the long haul night in and night out.

UNH will go as far as their defense and goalie will allow. DiGirolamo 3.13 GAA has to come down to play with the big boys come March. UNH's 77.8% PK has to dramatically improve over the course of the year.

Are BU and UNH solid teams, of course. However, on the whole of HE they are a full step below BC and Maine in my opinion and are more susceptiable to the UVM's, Merrimack's, and NU's of the league.

Lowell has a lot of work to do this weekend and I'd be happy with a point from our house tomorrow night. It's a tall order but doable. I expect another one-goal game on Friday. I'll give BU a two-goal win on Saturday.

John_Fuller
10-28-2010, 11:25 PM
UML fans, how have the new goalies looked? Stats aren't exactly impressive, but they rarely tell the whole story. Also whats the story on Massie, hes listed on your guy's roster again, but doesn't seem to have registered any time.

Briefly, they have looked like true freshmen (i.e Maine). There are signs of talent and both of them could be very servicable goalies in their careers, but it's going to take a year or so. The defense hasn't helped them much either so it's not all on them. Boulanger, in my thoughts is the more confident of the two goaltenders, but Carr does have a bit more talent. You'll likely see both goalies in action as they have swapped night for the first two full weekends of play.

Federal League
10-28-2010, 11:38 PM
Unlike BC and Maine, I'm not sure that BU and UNH can match that defensively over the course of the year.

The following are facts:

-UNH and Maine each return 6 starting d-men.
-UNH ranked 3rd in conference play last year with a 2.85 GAA.
-Maine ranked 9th at 3.33.
-UNH and Maine each have new goalies.
-UNH's (DiGirolamo) has a .912 save percentage.
-Maine's (Sirman and Sullivan) are at .899 and .878, respectively.
-BU's Millan is at .927.
-Maine is giving up 2.83 goals per game this season.
-BU is giving up 2.60.

I agree with you that Maine is a better team than BU and UNH, but I don't see how you can say that Maine has any sort of defensive advantage over BU and UNH. Maine is better because its offense is off-the-charts ridiculous.

Agganis
10-28-2010, 11:41 PM
The following are facts:

-UNH and Maine each return 6 starting d-men.
-Maine ranked 9th at 3.33.

I don't see how you can say that Maine has any sort of defensive advantage over BU and UNH. Maine is better because its offense is off-the-charts ridiculous.

Well they are returning all 6 D, unlike BU, but based on that GAA that might be a negative;)

John_Fuller
10-29-2010, 12:51 AM
The following are facts:

-UNH and Maine each return 6 starting d-men.
-UNH ranked 3rd in conference play last year with a 2.85 GAA.
-Maine ranked 9th at 3.33.
-UNH and Maine each have new goalies.
-UNH's (DiGirolamo) has a .912 save percentage.
-Maine's (Sirman and Sullivan) are at .899 and .878, respectively.
-BU's Millan is at .927.
-Maine is giving up 2.83 goals per game this season.
-BU is giving up 2.60.

I agree with you that Maine is a better team than BU and UNH, but I don't see how you can say that Maine has any sort of defensive advantage over BU and UNH. Maine is better because its offense is off-the-charts ridiculous.

Here's some more facts...

ME GAA: 2.76
ME GAPG: 2.83

Granted, I'll give you that Millan has played out of his skull and like the goalie from 2008-2009 but is this a glimpse or is this for real?

I don't like using save pct. for this reason...DiGirolamo and to a lesser extent Millan, is absolutely getting peppered and to their credit have performed.

UNH Shots Allowed/Game: 37.2 That's a lot of rubber, 12.4 / period.
BU Shots Allowed/Game: 31.4 Better, but I'm sure BU fans would like that under 30.
ME Shots Allowed/Game: 24.5 That's a little over 8 shots a period, not bad.

I don't know but allowing 7 to almost 13 fewer shots per game is a big defensive accomplishment, advantage, and a key to look at a team's defense. Ten more shots give up by Maine and that's over an extra goal per game and paints a very different picture up in Orono. On the other extreme, imagine if Sirman and Co. in Orono had a .913/.927 save pct. If they got .920 as a team, that would be 2.00 / game for GA.

Let's look at my River Hawks. They are allowing some 35 shots per game, much more rubber than hoped for on two inexperienced goalies. In fact, both Lowell goalies have a better save pct. than Maine's Sullivan, Boulanger at .882, Carr at .888 so for Agganis, it's proof that as much as the goalies have had a rough introduction, Lowell's defense ain't helping.