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BoSox3066
03-13-2011, 05:26 PM
FWIW i dont see Flynn going anywhere. Had a mediocre year from what I saw. Gus is will be gone by Tuesday, Abbott is good enough to go but will he?

Far as expctations go, look at preseason poll. This team did not equal the sum of its parts. All I ask as a fan is a team that lives up to its potential. Its one thing if the oarts arent there, this year they were. Its a performance business. This performance is unacceptable.

sandiegoblkbr
03-13-2011, 05:30 PM
I hear what you're saying, but the players do go to Sox, Bruins games, etc, they do go clubbing and they do go into the big city for a good time. So while it may not be the biggest draw, I do think it attracts a lot of players.

That's what attracts YOU to the city. Hockey players will go to the ends of the Earth to play good hockey (see Canada for examples). I think that you are confusing YOUR pathetic life with the priorities of college hockey recruits.

sandiegoblkbr
03-13-2011, 05:32 PM
I will give Chris one thing. You most surely CANNOT run a subway trolley into mama's suv in Orono, Maine. Guaranteed !! :D

Classic.

acs64
03-13-2011, 05:32 PM
Golden (NH/MA?)
McHugh (Maine)
J. Capuano/D. Capuano (RI)
Weinrich (Maine)
Delguidice (MA/RI?)
Peter Ferraro/Chris Ferraro (NY)
Cal Ingraham (MA)
Bob Corkum (MA)
Peter Metcalf (MA)
Chris Imes (MN)

Yeah......."occasional". You really know your stuff!!! Collar up!

Technically, wuzznt Imes a mainuh having been born, I wanna say, somewhere around south Paris? Anyway, its yet another typical Chris cycle of coming on our thread, trying to act civilized, losing his cool halfway through a discussion then leaving when the heat gets turned up...lol. You gotta luv it...predictable, yes. Wait,wait,,,before he finally leaves this is about where he takes his parting shot: "enjoy becoming the next Lake State", or "you wont win 10 games next season", or " Maine hockey will be battling team X for the cellar next year"......its 3 year old behavior personified. And this guy went to BC? I feel sorry for those around him at the time.:) Collar UP !!

And technically Chris Drury was born in Bangor....but he went to that concrete jungle skool BU....right down the street from the federal penitentiary known as BC :D

lewylew
03-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Obviously Dumoulin is the real deal but perhaps we should wait to for Billet to show up at BC and actually do something before we put that as a strike against Whitehead, no?

No doubt, but again my point being that a Maine kid(a goalie at that) with D1 potential out of the gate should not be going to BC without a fight. I grew up in Maine, played since I was 3, played through high school and if I would've even had an ounce of talent to go D1, it was without question that it would be to Maine to play for Shawn Walsh. Even though he's at BC, I hope he does well. It's just how we are being from Maine.

sandiegoblkbr
03-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Whatever you say Jeff.

Collar up, pinhead.

sandiegoblkbr
03-13-2011, 05:35 PM
you are right... but when you single Maine out for cheating, it sort of presumes that just because other teams were not caught, they were not cheating, or breaking laws, big time. lack of institutional oversight was thrown at Maine... but not at BC

Motherwell and O'Hanley and what made jerry finally get rid of them??? just asking...

You REALLY think that the Alter Boys are gonna kiss n' tell? ;)

KnowItAll
03-13-2011, 05:36 PM
FWIW i dont see Flynn going anywhere. Had a mediocre year from what I saw. Gus is will be gone by Tuesday, Abbott is good enough to go but will he?

Far as expctations go, look at preseason poll. This team did not equal the sum of its parts. All I ask as a fan is a team that lives up to its potential. Its one thing if the oarts arent there, this year they were. Its a performance business. This performance is unacceptable.

help me out here.. because it is the day to be negative... but besides a cannon (that is NOT Rodriguesque) what does Abbott bring to the table?
he cannot take a hit
he cannot back check
he cannot set plays (give and go),
he cannot stick handle
he cannot keep the puck in at the point on the pp and he is the cause of 9 short handed goals THIS SEASON (maybe not all 9)
he never hits (probably not his fault)
he has NO IDEA whether he is passing to a righty or a lefty...
he has a great, accurate one timer... that will do well in europe, maybe, but not in the AHL

KnowItAll
03-13-2011, 05:37 PM
You REALLY think that the Alter Boys are gonna kiss n' tell? ;)

see, I already know... I just want it made public... I am sick of hearing how Maine cheats or cheated

sandiegoblkbr
03-13-2011, 05:42 PM
8 more to 200!!!..........

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=186978081078

acs64
03-13-2011, 05:43 PM
help me out here.. because it is the day to be negative... but besides a cannon (that is NOT Rodriguesque) what does Abbott bring to the table?
he cannot take a hit
he cannot back check
he cannot set plays (give and go),
he cannot stick handle
he cannot keep the puck in at the point on the pp and he is the cause of 9 short handed goals THIS SEASON (maybe not all 9)
he never hits (probably not his fault)
he has NO IDEA whether he is passing to a righty or a lefty...
he has a great, accurate one timer... that will do well in europe, maybe, but not in the AHL

We're gonna disagree sharply here...Abbot does handle the puck well...hes calm and collected with it. He has a very hard and accurate shot and sees the ice well. I'll give ya a lack of physicality but the guy imo can play....and I see no reason for him to bolt....too small and cud use an extra year in college. Same with Flynn...hes going no where.

KnowItAll
03-13-2011, 05:45 PM
I'm just figuring that at some point, his self-preservation instincts would kick in and he'd realize things either have to change, or his cushy high paying job is history. The AD and school Prez should make that abundently clear to him. Then he might just decide that letting other people input into the team, and teaching a few things, might just save his azz for a few more years. Then, once he's all comfy and secure again, he can go back to the methods that have gained him so much success over the past four years.

But I don't really expect anything to happen until his azz gets shown the door. I'm just tired of seeing his hang-dog mug after every WABI broadcast, makes me want to throw stuff at the TV.

I was JUST telling someone about a play that one of Maine's opponents performed and how I told Shawn about it before Maien played them... Shawn listened, he said he would counter it.
He listened to a "fan" who he did not know from adam.

Tim on the other hand would not listen to Grant, he would not listen to Guy, he does not listen to the boosters about anything... he hears every word a person says, be he does not listen to any of it.
I just read that the difference between humans and everything else, is that Humans can listen... everything else just hears.

He will be gone soon, I think that that letter that was handed out has had quite an effect up in penobscot county... I just looked at one of my posts from October, stating that the arena was half filled for opening weekend and that there were tickets available for the UND series right up till game time... UNH was not a sell out
this is not acceptable, and it is not "the economy"
Maine had about 50 fans out in Amherst last weekend... and Merrimack was only about 1/8 Maine fans... that place used to be known as Alfond South

revoman was smart

SteveF
03-13-2011, 05:46 PM
I will give Chris one thing. You most surely CANNOT run a subway trolley into mama's suv in Orono, Maine. Guaranteed !! :D

is it cuz suv's that ain't got no wheels cant get near dem fancy train tracks??

acs64
03-13-2011, 05:47 PM
see, I already know... I just want it made public... I am sick of hearing how Maine cheats or cheated

haha...in an arguement with anyone BC or UHN, its their last line of defense....quite comical....beyond that, they have nothing. Its so old, and hardly used now, as to be mostly useless. Kind of like a fighter trying to take another swing on his way down to the mat. :D

KnowItAll
03-13-2011, 05:50 PM
We're gonna disagree sharply here...Abbot does handle the puck well...hes calm and collected with it. He has a very hard and accurate shot and sees the ice well. I'll give ya a lack of physicality but the guy imo can play....and I see no reason for him to bolt....too small and cud use an extra year in college. Same with Flynn...hes going no where.

I don't really wanna play knowitall here... I really want to know waht people see in him...
if Leveille was tossed around like a rag doll in the AHL, I do not think that Abott brings anything to the table... I just don't see it.... except the accurate shot.... I know that his shot is special.. better than Moore, better than anyone on the current team... but it is nowhere NEAR Maury Edwards's shot, not in speed and not in speed of getting it off.

i do agree that he is poised with the puck, except at point on the PP...

keenan hopson also had an accurate shot, not as hard as Abbott, but ...

acs64
03-13-2011, 05:50 PM
is it cuz suv's that ain't got no wheels cant get near dem fancy train tracks??

Nope. Try again

Dirt
03-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Remember everyone, this year's slogan was "The future of Maine hockey is now!" well I believe this was spot on!! This is the future of Maine hockey. I will not be renewing my season tickets this year. I will still support and follow the team, but no $$ until changes are made.

Gusforhobey
03-13-2011, 05:59 PM
Remember everyone, this year's slogan was "The future of Maine hockey is now!" well I believe this was spot on!! This is the future of Maine hockey. I will not be renewing my season tickets this year. I will still support and follow the team, but no $$ until changes are made.

I believe many fans will do exactly the same. :(

acs64
03-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Remember everyone, this year's slogan was "The future of Maine hockey is now!" well I believe this was spot on!! This is the future of Maine hockey. I will not be renewing my season tickets this year. I will still support and follow the team, but no $$ until changes are made.

Bravo Bistro !

In other newz, da Bearz need to losemore QF games. This board/thread hasnt been this lively in decades. :D

I wonder what next years slogan will be: "Onward and Upward!" "Rebuilding for the Future !"

Edit....I ditched my season tickets about 4 years ago now I guess it wuz....mostly for a move to southern Maine, but I wudnt have held them regardless....seeing the product on the ice making multiple lame mistakes over and over really turned me off.

SteveF
03-13-2011, 06:03 PM
haha...in an arguement with anyone BC or UHN, its their last line of defense....quite comical....beyond that, they have nothing. Its so old, and hardly used now, as to be mostly useless. Kind of like a fighter trying to take another swing on his way down to the mat. :D

well now that maine is so bad, the cheater card has kind of lost its luster. "cheat to lose" just doesn't have that same ring to it.