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KnowItAll
11-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Will the Black Bears overlook Northeastern like they did UConn?

Will Crazy Greg release the hounds and try and put the rest of the Black Bears out of commission
House
O'Neill
Diamond
Andersson
Ouelette

Will Maine make Rawlings look like another All-American goalie?

Will Cronin exlpain how you lose to Bentley, Niagra and Holy Cross and Tie UNH in the same season?

Will a Corkum laser get tipped and hit walrus before he can get out of the way?
Will we finally get to see O'Connor hip checking his way into the hearts of the Maine faithful?

gscott13
11-07-2010, 04:23 PM
Will the Black Bears overlook Northeastern like they did UConn?

Will Crazy Greg release the hounds and try and put the rest of the Black Bears out of commission
House
O'Neill
Diamond
Andersson
Ouelette
Amestoy

Will Maine make Rawlings look like another All-American goalie?

Will Cronin exlpain how you lose to Bentley, Niagra and Holy Cross and Tie UNH in the same season?

Will a Corkum laser get tipped and hit walrus before he can get out of the way?
Will we finally get to see O'Connor hip checking his way into the hearts of the Maine faithful?

fyp. :(

GoNU5
11-07-2010, 04:27 PM
Are all those players known as out, or just assumed considering their injuries?

Northeastern has J. Daniels, Vrolyk, and Tuckerman out, and we can't score anyway. Should be an interesting set of games, though I'm not looking forward to getting shelled by Maine in both games.

walrus
11-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Will a Corkum laser get tipped and hit walrus before he can get out of the way?
?
Corkie doesn't want to be sending any pucks my way, I'd jump the boards and pummel him(if I was 20 or 30 years younger:) ).
Love to see Kelen get a start in Orono

northeastern
11-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Northeastern will try.. but Maine is the better team. That's the long & short of it this year.

acs64
11-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Dont know much about Northeastern this year, but they're currently a wounded dawg after the last coupla weekends. I would not underestimate how dangerous they can be with this kind of motivation, especially with Cronin at the helm. Didnt they tie UHN and give BC a run for their money recently? Cronin will have plenty of reasons to motivate them this weekend. I hope the Bears do not believe this will be any sort of a cakewalk, because it wont be.

Howitz-ah
11-07-2010, 10:26 PM
Are all those players known as out, or just assumed considering their injuries?.

Regardless...I would sit ALL of them this weekend. Give some freshman a chance at a strong effort at home, while we don't push our luck and let the injury bug nip us worse down the road. Not looking past NU, but any and all who can be healthy for BC, I want them to be.

If that entire list continues to stand....

Abbott/Leidermarrk/Nyquist (give 'em more than one game together and see if anything happens)
Flynn/Dee/Beattie
Shemansky/Mangene/Anthoine
Cornell/Corkum/Swavely

And in any combo you see fit, skate Dimmen, Banwell, Van Dyk, Hegarty, Nemec and O'Connor

Give Sirman and Sullivan split duties

I mean, I'm OK with that lineup above for these games and seeing as we're missing
-Our team captain/top line center
-Our 2nd most dynamic scorer
-Our best penalty killer
-A top pairing defenseman

To be without all of that, but not feel too much panic is a good sign!

Let's showcase some depth, boys! This is O'Connor, Swaveley and Corkums chance to earn more time...you know they need to bring it.

Sweeper
11-09-2010, 03:21 PM
I wouldn't keep those lines, I didn't think Leidermark meshed well, they need a banger like Tanner in between Abbs and Gus. I would prolly move Dee or Flynn up.

I didnt think Corkum looked good at all, so maybe give Amestoy a shot?

Ma#1ne Hky
11-09-2010, 05:41 PM
Watch #92/Amstoy...he will score and mix it up as well this weekend vs NU

BobF
11-09-2010, 07:58 PM
I wouldn't keep those lines, I didn't think Leidermark meshed well, they need a banger like Tanner in between Abbs and Gus. I would prolly move Dee or Flynn up.

I didnt think Corkum looked good at all, so maybe give Amestoy a shot?

We're you at the game? Corkum looked very good to me, delivered hits (one ill advised) and got to the net front. This kid can play and this is after a very long layoff! Just want him to stay healthy. Imagine with Diamond out we will likely see both Carlos and Kelen this weekend! That is not a bad thing.

northeastern
11-09-2010, 08:33 PM
I am so hoping.. (as a Husky fan), that NU can find its rhythm & skate like we did in our gms against BC & UNH... regardless of final score. BTW, the title of this thread should read 'Timid Cronin visits Crazy Timmay'..because that's what we have going into this wknd.. .

NUMcNeely
11-09-2010, 08:38 PM
...these games have the potential to be VERY ugly. That being said, can't wait to tick the Alfond off of the arena list.

Maine Pudge
11-09-2010, 09:00 PM
So with so many injuries what do people think the lines will look like. Here's what I'd like to see:

Abbott/Dee/Nyquist
Flynn/Mangene/Anthoine
Shemansky/Corkum/Beattie
Andersson/Leidermark/Amestoy

Dimmen and Van Dyke
Nemec and Cornell
Banwell and O'Connor

lkenney
11-09-2010, 09:06 PM
BTW, the title of this thread should read 'Timid Cronin visits Crazy Timmay'..because that's what we have going into this wknd.. .

:eek::D Crazy Timmay?! AWESOME.

bearsFan93
11-09-2010, 09:32 PM
...these games have the potential to be VERY ugly. That being said, can't wait to tick the Alfond off of the arena list.

You're going to love it.

acs64
11-10-2010, 07:07 AM
:eek::D Crazy Timmay?! AWESOME.

Sounds good, but until Timmay trys to put his fist through a concrete block wall, I'm notta believer. :)

Huskies01
11-10-2010, 09:57 AM
The NU fans are down on the team right now, and rightly so. 3 games against Atlantic Hockey teams at home, 3 losses, and they did not look good in any of them. Injuries have forced them to play freshmen forwards they would have liked to get broken in more slowly, and on defense losing two guys who would have started have forced them to convert a below par forward into an even more below par d-man, coming off a year he did not play at all due to injury.

That being said, this is the same team that gave BC all they could handle, and while they might have gotten a bit lucky against UNH with some pucks bouncing their way, did pick up a key tie at home. Taking away the 3 Atlantic Hockey losses, there is only one bad loss for them, and that was opening night against PC.

The key for NU is to stay out of the box, and to have Maine not take any penalties either. Maine could pull their goalie on a NU PP and they would not score, and it totally effects the way the team plays after the PP is over, they get down on themselves and carry it around for awhile. 5 on 5 this NU team can skate with anyone, and that is when they are at their best. Justin Daniels returned from injury last weekend which is big for NU because he helps balance this team down the middle. The senior class up front is slowly starting to get on a roll led by Steve Silva who has managed to stay out of the penalty box this year. Wade MacLeod, NU's leading returning scorer, is sitting on 96 career points, so there is a chance he gets to the century mark this weekend, he would do so in about 118 career games, which by NU standards, is amazing. The return of Steve Quailer after losing last year to a knee injury has not gone as we NU fans would have hoped, but he is due for a breakout weekend soon as he gets his feet under himself more and more.

The biggest surprise of the year has been the play of the kiddie core on defense led by 6'7 Jamie Oleksiak. He has probably been the only consistent player game in and game out for NU, and this being his first draft eligible year coming up, is playing like a kid who really wants to be drafted in the first round, Maine fans will be impressed. Anthony Bitteto has also been solid, though is still learning the refs and will no doubt spend at least 2 minutes a game in the box. In goal Rawlings has been good, not great. If I am Maine i just take nice and easy shots at his chest and blocker because if it hits him, he has no idea where it goes. He will probably get both games in goal unless there is a total breakdown one of the nights.

NU has not played good hockey the last two weeks. When they get scored on, their heads drop, and tend not to get lifted back up. When they do score, they forget to play defense again. Maine should probably sweep this weekend, but if injuries are going to force Maine to lose some guys, NU has a shot to pick up some points. Also, under Cronin, NU has played pretty well at Maine winning 3 out of the last 4, and NU typically plays better on the road. For whatever reason they seem to be more focused on the road and play more relaxed.

If the NU team that skated with BC and UNH shows up, its going to be a fun 2 games. If the NU teams that would finish last in Atlantic Hockey shows up, its going to be 10-0 mid way through the 2nd period both nights. I am looking for NU to circle the wagons this weekend and make a stand, pick up a tie on Friday, lose a close one on Saturday.

Sweeper
11-10-2010, 10:29 AM
We're you at the game? Corkum looked very good to me, delivered hits (one ill advised) and got to the net front. This kid can play and this is after a very long layoff! Just want him to stay healthy. Imagine with Diamond out we will likely see both Carlos and Kelen this weekend! That is not a bad thing.

I watched the game online, I thought he looked slow, hands didn't look great, and took a stupid penalty which he shoulda been tossed for. From what I hear Diamond will be ready to go this weekend as well as Tanner.

lkenney
11-10-2010, 12:50 PM
I watched the game online, I thought he looked slow, hands didn't look great, and took a stupid penalty which he shoulda been tossed for. From what I hear Diamond will be ready to go this weekend as well as Tanner.

Wow, he didn't look slow in person. He was flying all over the place. It was quite pleasing.

lkenney
11-10-2010, 12:51 PM
Sounds good, but until Timmay trys to put his fist through a concrete block wall, I'm notta believer. :)

There WAS that time a police officer was between him and a ref after the game...