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claver2010
03-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Might have been simply a one game/shift thing.

Zudnic
03-20-2011, 08:08 PM
I was thinking, sheesh CC is a tough draw. Then I saw that they were 4 games over .500.

billb
03-20-2011, 08:32 PM
Congrats to BC, another dominating year for you guys. I was thinking of starting a thread about HE is now composed of BC and a bunch of dubs. Without a doubt the class of Hockey East, good luck in the NCAAs, I expect another banner:D
Merrimack's not too shabby, but I agree BC is the best team in the country.

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Having to go to St Louis is ridiculous. Since BC doesn't give a **** about hockey, the fans that set an attendance record this year are lucky to have this game on TV (and not have to watch on ESPN3). I know the team doesn't care but this is really ridiculous for the fanbase.

I'm encouraging everyone to leave a note on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BostonCollegeAthletics) or call the office at 617-552-4681. Not that they'll care, but it will show that someone out there is paying attention and supporting the team, even if the athletic dept won't.

BCeagle
03-21-2011, 10:30 AM
I was thinking, sheesh CC is a tough draw. Then I saw that they were 4 games over .500.

That could be deceiving. Heck NU had a losing record but was a tough draw for BC. But I'm confident they can survive this bracket with the Wolverines, Mavericks, and Tigers.

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 10:32 AM
It would be interesting to go up against Dean Blais again if it comes to that.

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 10:33 AM
I love this, I posted on the BC Athletics Facebook wall calling for them to start hosting regionals. And they deleted my post.

claver2010
03-21-2011, 10:37 AM
I love this, I posted on the BC Athletics Facebook wall calling for them to start hosting regionals. And they deleted my post.

I'll do the same tonight, was thinking about emailing GDF but I don't think I want him to realize we have a hockey program.

I actually saw him at banner night in October, if I had a couple more in me I would have given him some crap

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 10:54 AM
I have created an online petition (http://bit.ly/bc-hockey-regionals). Everyone's support is appreciated.

Tater
03-21-2011, 11:39 AM
I love this, I posted on the BC Athletics Facebook wall calling for them to start hosting regionals. And they deleted my post.

I see they deleted you again. It's like North Korea on that page! :cool:

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 11:48 AM
I see they deleted you again. It's like North Korea on that page! :cool:

LOL, Kim Jong DiFilippo

Federal League
03-21-2011, 11:50 AM
I fully support the idea of BC (or BU or Northeastern) bidding to host a regional, but just out of curiosity, where would you guys want it to take place? I know BU hosted in Worcester before. Would you want to see that, or would you want to see a bid to have it at Conte? Obviously the NCAA likes to avoid campus sites whenever possible, but it seems like the regionals are on campus out west every year or two. I don't think they've been on campus in the east since Mullins hosted 5 or 6 years ago, though.

J.D.
03-21-2011, 11:57 AM
Problem with Worcester is they don't want BU (or BC) hosting. They wanted a "local" school to host, so that's why Holy Cross does it now.

CLS
03-21-2011, 12:00 PM
I fully support the idea of BC (or BU or Northeastern) bidding to host a regional, but just out of curiosity, where would you guys want it to take place? I know BU hosted in Worcester before. Would you want to see that, or would you want to see a bid to have it at Conte? Obviously the NCAA likes to avoid campus sites whenever possible, but it seems like the regionals are on campus out west every year or two. I don't think they've been on campus in the east since Mullins hosted 5 or 6 years ago, though.Used to happen out west, but it created some god-awful controversies -- like a higher seeded team having to play Michigan at Yost. I think they'd like to avoid it, but for a long time out west there weren't very many suitable venues, and there weren't enough places that submitted bids. Don't have a good answer for you though. Holy Cross has been the host the last couple of times in Worcester and Providence is a more logical host for Providence.

Zudnic
03-21-2011, 12:04 PM
Assuming they can't do Worcester for fear of stepping on Jack's toes, Providence is the obvious answer. But PC might put up a stink. Same problem with the Portland Civic Center and Maine or Hartford and UConn.

Mohegan Sun Arena is probably a bad option, I don't know if it's big enough or if it can host hockey. Plus BC wants nothing to do with anything remotely tied to gambling.

URI is building a new rink so that may be a possibility but I don't know how big it would be. Technically not a "campus" arena since they don't have an NCAA team (yet).

This leaves the two viable options as FleetCenter, which may be too big or too expensive but if ScottTrade Center can do it, we can too. The other option is MassMutual Center in Springfield which seems to host a lot of NCAA events.

CLS
03-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Assuming they can't do Worcester for fear of stepping on Jack's toes, Providence is the obvious answer. But PC might put up a stink. Same problem with the Portland Civic Center and Maine or Hartford and UConn.

Mohegan Sun Arena is probably a bad option, I don't know if it's big enough or if it can host hockey. Plus BC wants nothing to do with anything remotely tied to gambling.

URI is building a new rink so that may be a possibility but I don't know how big it would be. Technically not a "campus" arena since they don't have an NCAA team (yet).

This leaves the two viable options as FleetCenter, which may be too big or too expensive but if ScottTrade Center can do it, we can too. The other option is MassMutual Center in Springfield which seems to host a lot of NCAA events.Fleet Center aka Garden doesn't even seem interested in a FF. Whether or not they can do it does't mean they will do it.

chickod
03-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Used to happen out west, but it created some god-awful controversies -- like a higher seeded team having to play Michigan at Yost. I think they'd like to avoid it, but for a long time out west there weren't very many suitable venues, and there weren't enough places that submitted bids. Don't have a good answer for you though. Holy Cross has been the host the last couple of times in Worcester and Providence is a more logical host for Providence.

I know this has been mentioned before, but I still think the best solution is to have the leagues host the regionals. I "get it" with the money issue, but at least it would remove the constraint of forcing the host "team" into a particular regional. That alone would do more to "preserve the integrity of the brackets" than some of the other gerrymandering that is done. I have been lambasted for making the statement that UNH should have been moved. I REALIZE that under the present setup they can't be; I'm just saying that it's a lot more fair to move a #4 seed than it is to move TWO #1 seeds and make them travel thousands of miles. Just because this is the way it "is" doesn't make it right. And, just because I'm a BU fan doesn't mean I can't have an opinion, either!!!! I haven't dropped off the face of the earth just because my team is not participating this year... :p

BCeagle
03-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Anybody know the cost in hosting in hockey and basketball? If UNH can do it in hockey why can't BC do it in hockey?

CLS
03-21-2011, 12:36 PM
I know this has been mentioned before, but I still think the best solution is to have the leagues host the regionals. I "get it" with the money issue, but at least it would remove the constraint of forcing the host "team" into a particular regional. That alone would do more to "preserve the integrity of the brackets" than some of the other gerrymandering that is done. I have been lambasted for making the statement that UNH should have been moved. I REALIZE that under the present setup they can't be; I'm just saying that it's a lot more fair to move a #4 seed than it is to move TWO #1 seeds and make them travel thousands of miles. Just because this is the way it "is" doesn't make it right. And, just because I'm a BU fan doesn't mean I can't have an opinion, either!!!! I haven't dropped off the face of the earth just because my team is not participating this year... :p
Anybody know the cost in hosting in hockey and basketball? If UNH can do it in hockey why can't BC do it in hockey?Having the leagues as sponsors has some appeal, but I'm not sure that it accomplishes much. If I'm the Verizon Center, I'd be happy to host a Regional if I'm assured that if UNH makes the tournament, they will be there. If I know that UNH might get shipped out, I'm not so sure I want the Regional. So I don't think it can be assumed that there would be a Regional in Manchester if HE was the host.

I'd guess that basketball regionals are an almost assured money maker, even in an NBA size venue, particularly if you include business to local hotels, restaurants, and bars. But I assume that hockey is much more risky (maybe not for the bars :D) so the NCAA has to go to greater lengths, like guaranteering the sponsoring school gets to stay home, to get venues to bid for hockey regionals.

mwade
03-21-2011, 12:49 PM
Assuming they can't do Worcester for fear of stepping on Jack's toes, Providence is the obvious answer. But PC might put up a stink. Same problem with the Portland Civic Center and Maine or Hartford and UConn.

Mohegan Sun Arena is probably a bad option, I don't know if it's big enough or if it can host hockey. Plus BC wants nothing to do with anything remotely tied to gambling.

URI is building a new rink so that may be a possibility but I don't know how big it would be. Technically not a "campus" arena since they don't have an NCAA team (yet).

This leaves the two viable options as FleetCenter, which may be too big or too expensive but if ScottTrade Center can do it, we can too. The other option is MassMutual Center in Springfield which seems to host a lot of NCAA events.

As someone else already stated, Holy Cross is the host when at Worcester. Can't be BC or BU. Can't remember whose decision (the city's?). Doesn't matter since that should never negatively affect BC. No offense intended towards Holy Cross.

I doubt the NCAA would be okay with the gambling thing either.

TD Garden - seems unlikely at this time of year that they'd be willing to give up 2 weekends in a row for college hockey. F4 at least gives 2 weekends for Bruins in between HE tournament and F4 although there is always a playoff scheduling worry there.

I just think the no intra-conference thing needs to be relaxed when it is going to send a #1 seed away because of a host at 4. Wouldn't be thrilled about a #2 seed being sent away either, but wouldn't argue it. If you are #3 or #4, win more games next time.