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unhpuckfan2001
03-14-2011, 07:30 AM
it'll be pretty quiet in there after 7:30 i bet.............

I'll be doing my part to make noise for the UNH game . . .

SteveF
03-14-2011, 07:47 AM
C'mon BC.. you know its good luck.. good Karma really, that the Eagles have their last loss to Northeastern, before tearing it up going on their NCAA run.. :)

i'll be happy as long as whoever wins this game wins the trophy. wouldnt mind NU sneaking into the tourny as a 4 seed to screw over yale!

HuskyDreds
03-14-2011, 08:06 AM
After a crazy up and down series with bu and a Northeastern sponsored buHATEWEEK, I'm more than happy to face BC in a one and done game. I've already told myself no matter what happens from here on out I'm pretty happy with this freshman heavy squad as done.

That said, a little beanpot revenge wouldn't hurt. BC is already a lock for a #1 seed, NU will be hungry to get in for a #4.

northeastern
03-14-2011, 08:13 AM
Much as i'd like to see a NU 'Mack final.. not sure how realistic that is. BC is playing some of their best hockey at the right time.. NU still inconsistent; but gritty.

We'll see..

C'mon Mack..win this big one on the road.. again, advantage UNH in this match up.. they're Garden & road tested many times over and that rink is a bit larger than Lawler.. (just kidding Warrior fans :)).. but think that will be a factor.

Of course I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong both gms.. :)

ericredaxe
03-14-2011, 08:21 AM
that's what i thought as it was brought up the past few years but if i am not mistaken, it was never made clear and if it was, i forgot which wouldn't be surprising;)

I think we actually established a couple of years ago, (although it wouldn't be surprising if I forgot) that the game times were determined by Hockey East (not sure by what formula) and that it was actually not the #1 seeds choice.

WildShawn
03-14-2011, 08:25 AM
C'mon Mack..win this big one on the road.. again, advantage UNH in this match up.. they're Garden & road tested many times over and that rink is a bit larger than Lawler.. (just kidding Warrior fans :)).. but think that will be a factor.



UNH isn't Garden tested at all. They do have a lot of players who have won 1 and 2 NCAA games, which MIGHT be a factor, but they only have 3 players (the top line) who have played in the Garden at all, and none who have registered a point (Thompson and DeSimone were 4th line players and Sislo was on the 3rd line with defensive forwards Fortney and Collins). Using simply the eye test, Merrimack is a better team than UNH, and while I hope UNH can move on to lose to BC in the finals for the 4th time in 13 years....I think MC will do so. I do think we'll get 3 solid games though and look forward to it!

northeastern
03-14-2011, 08:34 AM
BC fans.. is Chris Kreider still out? I know he took a puck to the face (jaw?). Not following your thread, unsure if he was back or not.

Regardless, it'll be a shame not to see him skate in the NCAAs. He has not been too shabby at the Garden either..
I'm hoping McLauglin for NU is back as well for Friday.

NUkid
03-14-2011, 08:42 AM
Too bad its not the late game. It would be helpful for NU fans on co-op who work till 5 but its Friday so leaving early doesn't matter...

Also, anyone who thinks this game is automatic for BC is an idiot. The fact it is only 1 game instead of best of 3 and the last 3 games between the teams have been virtually equal makes it anyones game. BC is obviously more skilled but NU wants it badly, especially after the Beanpot. The team that plays harder is often the winner in these situations

Chickens@NU
03-14-2011, 08:50 AM
Much as i'd like to see a NU 'Mack final.. not sure how realistic that is. BC is playing some of their best hockey at the right time.. NU still inconsistent; but gritty.

We'll see..

C'mon Mack..win this big one on the road.. again, advantage UNH in this match up.. they're Garden & road tested many times over and that rink is a bit larger than Lawler.. (just kidding Warrior fans :)).. but think that will be a factor.

Of course I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong both gms.. :)

One thing I like is that Muse can be solved by NU. Against NU he has an .896 save % and his record is 5-7-1. That's pretty crappy for a guy who has gone 82-31-15 against the rest of the country with an overall .918 save % against the rest of the country. NU may be the ONLY team that has a chance to pull this off. They could be bc's worst nightmare. (NU is their own worst nightmare, see EVERY beanpot since 1988 and before 1980) After the start of the season, this is beyond what I was expecting. Go Huskies!

smalogna
03-14-2011, 08:51 AM
BC fans.. is Chris Kreider still out? I know he took a puck to the face (jaw?). Not following your thread, unsure if he was back or not.

Regardless, it'll be a shame not to see him skate in the NCAAs. He has not been too shabby at the Garden either..
I'm hoping McLauglin for NU is back as well for Friday.

Earliest Kreider can return would be the Frozen Four and even that is a stretch. I heard promising things about McLauglin and would not be surprised to see him on the garden ice on Friday.

J.D.
03-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Earliest Kreider can return would be the Frozen Four and even that is a stretch.

Not true. The most recent update is that Kreider could be back for the NCAA regionals.


One thing I like is that Muse can be solved by NU. Against NU he has an .896 save % and his record is 5-7-1. That's pretty crappy for a guy who has gone 82-31-15 against the rest of the country with an overall .918 save % against the rest of the country. NU may be the ONLY team that has a chance to pull this off. They could be bc's worst nightmare. (NU is their own worst nightmare, see EVERY beanpot since 1988 and before 1980) After the start of the season, this is beyond what I was expecting. Go Huskies!

While it's true that Muse can be solved, he looks to really be on his game. And even when he has an off night, the team seems to pick him up. BC's been in this position before where they're playing a team in the HE tourney that HAS to win and they've usually responded pretty well. This is obviously a big deal to BC even though they already have a #1 seed wrapped up. No doubt that NU can win this game, but they're gonna have to drive a stake through the Eagles.


Also, anyone who thinks this game is automatic for BC is an idiot. The fact it is only 1 game instead of best of 3 and the last 3 games between the teams have been virtually equal makes it anyones game. BC is obviously more skilled but NU wants it badly, especially after the Beanpot. The team that plays harder is often the winner in these situations

Haven't seen one person say it's automatic for BC. BTW, BC wants this just as badly as NU.

northeastern
03-14-2011, 09:28 AM
..NU is their own worst nightmare..

..so true. Read my lips (er..sig).. :)

northeastern
03-14-2011, 09:42 AM
Not true. The most recent update is that Kreider could be back for the NCAA regionals.

..wow, did not realize he could be out a while. Freaky really that it caught him under the cage. Wishing him a full recovery regardless when he comes back.

I saw him skate a couple times with the 'other' Warriors :) (while back now..) .. special player.

theprofromdover
03-14-2011, 09:47 AM
I look forward to hearing what the Dog Pound can come up with on Friday.

claver2010
03-14-2011, 09:55 AM
Earliest Kreider can return would be the Frozen Four and even that is a stretch. I heard promising things about McLauglin and would not be surprised to see him on the garden ice on Friday.

York said doctors are optimistic that he could be back for the regionals & news never, ever comes out of the Vatican.

TonyTheTiger20
03-14-2011, 10:04 AM
Haven't seen one person say it's automatic for BC.
This. In fact I'm pretty sure the sentiment has been "oh ****, we have to play Northeastern..."

SkinsFan09
03-14-2011, 10:19 AM
I look forward to hearing what the Dog Pound can come up with on Friday.

Expression Tommy DeVito gives after he is told to get his shinebox.

FiveHole12
03-14-2011, 10:35 AM
My thoughts...
This is the post season.
This is a one and done.
The Eagles will be ready and flying.
If NU can slow 'em down, all the power to 'em. :)

kcnuloyal
03-14-2011, 10:38 AM
My thoughts...
This is the post season.
This is a one and done.
The Eagles will be ready and flying.
If NU can slow 'em down, all the power to 'em. :)

Unfortunately, I must agree. I think NU only wins this game if it's low scoring. If we put up 7 goals, BC scores 8.

SkinsFan09
03-14-2011, 10:41 AM
I just want a good game. I don't expect to beat BC and have no issues losing to them. Nobody on BC I dislike particularly. No qualms with York.