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ericredaxe
12-30-2011, 11:21 AM
Gearing up for the 2nd half...

Looking forward to see how BU rebounds emotionally from the loss of Coyle and Trivino. My gut is that ND is going to be in for a hard fought game against some scrapy Terriers looking to start the 2nd half stong.

brassbonanza
12-30-2011, 11:32 AM
Gearing up for the 2nd half...

Looking forward to see how BU rebounds emotionally from the loss of Coyle and Trivino. My gut is that ND is going to be in for a hard fought game against some scrapy Terriers looking to start the 2nd half stong.

Hard to envision a win here for us, with the losses of the centers as well as Clendening being at the WJC. It'll have to be one hell of an effort from everybody to pull it out. Almost feels like the beginning of a new season, we really don't know how the team is going to come out and perform with new lines, a new player (will he even dress?), and a new set of challenges to overcome.

Federal League
12-30-2011, 11:35 AM
Don't forget that Notre Dame will be without Tynan and Johns, who are both at WJCs as well. Not quite as big as BU's losses, but ND will definitely be shorthanded as well.

BUTerrierfan
12-30-2011, 11:55 AM
Hard to envision a win here for us, with the losses of the centers as well as Clendening being at the WJC. It'll have to be one hell of an effort from everybody to pull it out. Almost feels like the beginning of a new season, we really don't know how the team is going to come out and perform with new lines, a new player (will he even dress?), and a new set of challenges to overcome.

What is so hard to envision? While the loss of Trivino and Coyle is not something one would wish for, and Clendening being out at WJC, the remainder of the terriers are not some men's house league team. They are still loaded with talent. Let's not give ND a win and pass without playing the game eh?

brassbonanza
12-30-2011, 12:13 PM
What is so hard to envision? While the loss of Trivino and Coyle is not something one would wish for, and Clendening being out at WJC, the remainder of the terriers are not some men's house league team. They are still loaded with talent. Let's not give ND a win and pass without playing the game eh?

OK, perhaps I was being a bit too negative, I also forgot ND had two guys at the WJC's also. Sure, we still have a lot of talent, but we lost our top two faceoff men, which is a big hit. I think what's hardest to envision is how the team will respond to what has been a tumultuous couple of weeks. Coming off the high of two big wins over BC and a month of very solid play to the extreme low of the Trivino situation, then Coyle abandoning the team. I think Parker's explanation of the Trivino situation being almost like the death of a teammate was a close representation, one night he's on the team, the next morning, he's completely gone and disassociated from the program and university. We'll have to see how much the coaching staff has been able to steady the ship. I agree they have the talent to win, it's whether they'll be able to gel with some new linemates and mentally be able to move forward from the last few weeks.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
12-30-2011, 01:26 PM
... but we lost our top two faceoff men, which is a big hit.
Great. That seems to be the death knell for ND. When the other team loses their top face off guys, ND then can't manage to win more than 30% of them it seems... I hate starting off each play behind the 8-ball.

BTW, are any Terrier fans making the trip out west? If so, safe travels and check out a few local favorites tomorrow: Copshaholm (still decorated for Christmas) and Fiddler's Hearth for some Irish stew and a Guinness.

Terrance
12-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Anyone have any info on the possible lines for this game? Or even who's playing?

ericredaxe
12-30-2011, 03:04 PM
BTW, are any Terrier fans making the trip out west? If so, safe travels and check out a few local favorites tomorrow: Copshaholm (still decorated for Christmas) and Fiddler's Hearth for some Irish stew and a Guinness.

I thought South Bend was East? ;) I had thought about making the trip at first, but the New Years Eve game schedule wasn't great for travel for me. Would like to make the trip at some point though. Hopefully when you guys are in Hockey EastoftheMississippi I can kill two birds with one stone and see BU play on the ice and also take in a home football game. An ND home football game is a sporting event I've always wanted to see but never yet had the opportunity.

Terrier520
12-30-2011, 05:30 PM
Great. That seems to be the death knell for ND. When the other team loses their top face off guys, ND then can't manage to win more than 30% of them it seems... I hate starting off each play behind the 8-ball.

BTW, are any Terrier fans making the trip out west? If so, safe travels and check out a few local favorites tomorrow: Copshaholm (still decorated for Christmas) and Fiddler's Hearth for some Irish stew and a Guinness.

I'm contemplating it, however... How hard is it to get tickets at the box office?

BUTerrierfan
12-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Any idea what's the lines are for tomorrow and the PP and PK units?

goalguard
12-30-2011, 07:02 PM
Almost feels like the beginning of a new season, we really don't know how the team is going to come out and perform with new lines, a new player (will he even dress?), and a new set of challenges to overcome. Is there a new player? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything posted on current BU thread. I'm still optimistic about the team without expecting that Freddy Meyer is going to be walking through the door.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
12-30-2011, 07:10 PM
I'm contemplating it, however... How hard is it to get tickets at the box office?
They may have some SRO tickets or a few student tickets left. (574) 631-7356 or und.com.

ericredaxe
12-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Is there a new player? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything posted on current BU thread. I'm still optimistic about the team without expecting that Freddy Meyer is going to be walking through the door.

The boston hockey blog reported that we added Jake Moscatel as a walk on. Played d3 somewhere until transferring to bu in the fall.

KnightsOfTheRound
12-31-2011, 05:58 PM
Bumping to the first page

Biddco
12-31-2011, 06:42 PM
I am surprised that ND has already begun play in the Hockey East.


...wait... they are just playing every single HE team in non-conference. Nothing to see here...

:)

FireKnight
12-31-2011, 08:55 PM
Not a fan of either team but I must say, I'm definitely a fan of the NBC-SN production.

Scarlet
01-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Not a fan of either team but I must say, I'm definitely a fan of the NBC-SN production.

Minor nits to pick - I did not like how they didn't have the score bar/clock thingie at the top of the screen for the first 3-5 minutes of the game. And a couple of times they didn't have the power play clock showing, and when they did, they didn't show which team had the power play. The play by play guy thought Matt Gilroy still played for the Rangers. But other than that, I thought the overall production was very good.

Harry Cleverly
01-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Not a fan of either team but I must say, I'm definitely a fan of the NBC-SN production.

The production of the game was very good. Eddie Olczyck provided solid analysis and knowledge of the college game. The play-by-play guy was a bit patronizing and could have been wearing a Notre Dame sweater. Perhaps that is to be expected since NBC has the Notre Dame football contract.

The new Notre Dame rink looks nice, although the lettering on the press box is way over the top, even for Notre Dame.
No Touchdown Jesus? Maybe the goal judges could dress up like the Pope!

mookie1995
01-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Eddie's kid played college (escapes me now)

KnightsOfTheRound
01-01-2012, 01:13 PM
Minor nits to pick - I did not like how they didn't have the score bar/clock thingie at the top of the screen for the first 3-5 minutes of the game. And a couple of times they didn't have the power play clock showing, and when they did, they didn't show which team had the power play. The play by play guy thought Matt Gilroy still played for the Rangers. But other than that, I thought the overall production was very good.

I agree with all of this. I also thought the main camera angle was weird... the camera felt like it was on a swivel (as opposed to moving and following the puck) more than it usually does during a better production, and it was sometimes hard to tell if the puck was in the net or just behind it. The experience felt more like sitting in the stands at roughly center ice than it did watching a game on TV. I assume a lot of this had to do with the location of the press box at Notre Dame, but I thought it made the game a bit difficult to watch.

The abundance of different camera angles was nice though.