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joegrav
03-01-2012, 01:05 PM
. If you made a rule that said players had to be 19 or younger when starting, the product on the ice would be a lot worse than it already is. It isn't as good as it was a decade ago even.

This is true. But on the flip side of that argument, the product would also be a lot better if we, for instance, paid the players. Or signed professional adult hockey players and put them in jerseys that say "Boston College" or "New Hampshire" and they "represented" the schools but weren't actually students. And there's already a great product available down the road if you wanna buck up a little more and buy some NHL tickets.

Ultimately the issue that I and many have with the very-over-aged players trend is that college hockey is supposed to be about amateur kids playing hockey representing their school and their classmates. Is this an overly romantic view of college hockey/college sports? Yeah, sure. It's about winning. And if BC basketball could recruit 25 year old Germans and Slovakians and suddenly become competitive in a sport we get outrecruited in, I'd want the coach to do that. But that wouldn't make it right. Just because something improves the quality of the product doesn't make it right, if college sports are supposed to mean anything at all beyond something to do on a Friday night.

claver2010
03-01-2012, 02:44 PM
This is true. But on the flip side of that argument, the product would also be a lot better if we, for instance, paid the players. Or signed professional adult hockey players and put them in jerseys that say "Boston College" or "New Hampshire" and they "represented" the schools but weren't actually students. And there's already a great product available down the road if you wanna buck up a little more and buy some NHL tickets.

Ultimately the issue that I and many have with the very-over-aged players trend is that college hockey is supposed to be about amateur kids playing hockey representing their school and their classmates. Is this an overly romantic view of college hockey/college sports? Yeah, sure. It's about winning. And if BC basketball could recruit 25 year old Germans and Slovakians and suddenly become competitive in a sport we get outrecruited in, I'd want the coach to do that. But that wouldn't make it right. Just because something improves the quality of the product doesn't make it right, if college sports are supposed to mean anything at all beyond something to do on a Friday night.

Hear f*c*i*g hear

I know others on this thread took pride in hearing the starting lineups in the Beanpot of:

California, Minnesota, Canada, New York, New York, Canada

vs

Mass, Mass, Mass, Mass, CT, PA

And where the teams' leading scorers were from:

Canada, California, Minnesota, NY, Canada

vs

Mass, CT, Mass, NJ, Mass


Where do you draw the line with the older players?

TonyTheTiger20
03-01-2012, 02:52 PM
This is true. But on the flip side of that argument, the product would also be a lot better if we, for instance, paid the players. Or signed professional adult hockey players and put them in jerseys that say "Boston College" or "New Hampshire" and they "represented" the schools but weren't actually students. And there's already a great product available down the road if you wanna buck up a little more and buy some NHL tickets.

Ultimately the issue that I and many have with the very-over-aged players trend is that college hockey is supposed to be about amateur kids playing hockey representing their school and their classmates. Is this an overly romantic view of college hockey/college sports? Yeah, sure. It's about winning. And if BC basketball could recruit 25 year old Germans and Slovakians and suddenly become competitive in a sport we get outrecruited in, I'd want the coach to do that. But that wouldn't make it right. Just because something improves the quality of the product doesn't make it right, if college sports are supposed to mean anything at all beyond something to do on a Friday night.That went down smooth...

claver2010
03-02-2012, 09:06 AM
Apparently Dumoulin is 50/50 for tonight with a bruised knee, was limited in practice yesterday

I don't believe he's missed a game in his 3 years here

sterlippo1
03-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Apparently Dumoulin is 50/50 for tonight with a bruised knee, was limited in practice yesterday

I don't believe he's missed a game in his 3 years here

hope the injury bug isnt hitting us late, we have been very lucky this year in terms of that.......hope Jerry sits him, we shouldnt need him this weekend

claver2010
03-02-2012, 11:15 AM
hope Jerry sits him, we shouldnt need him this weekend

Agreed.

No offense to UVM but it's not worth it. Make sure everyone is healthy. For us to make a deep run he's necessary, I'd say he's the most valuable player on the team.

sterlippo1
03-02-2012, 01:08 PM
I'd say he's the most valuable player on the team.

I would agree with that

claver2010
03-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Ho hum 5-1 win, UVM tried to goon it up a little towards the end which is my fear for tomorrow.

Thanks for nothing NU, 2 more points tomorrow

claver2010
03-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Ho hum 5-1 win, UVM tried to goon it up a little towards the end which is my fear for tomorrow.

Thanks for nothing NU, 2 more points tomorrow

Chris_NH
03-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Ho hum 5-1 win, UVM tried to goon it up a little towards the end which is my fear for tomorrow.

Thanks for nothing NU, 2 more points tomorrow

This is fun, though! Like holding a dog biscuit just inches from a dog's mouth and not letting him have it. Especially fun with Terriers.

jdevoejr
03-03-2012, 07:14 AM
Minn-Duluth lost last night.

FiveHole12
03-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Minn-Duluth lost last night.
And they gained ground in the PWR.
Beating UVM isn't helping, but losing to them would be much worse.

What a pass by Smith to Linell for BC's 2nd and GWG. This line is going to do some damage moving forward. :)

sterlippo1
03-03-2012, 07:40 AM
no help on the scoreboard last night.......................and i agree FiveHole, i love watching that 4th line. the foot on the gas for the entire shift they are out there . it's been great watching them improve literally game to game

claver2010
03-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Dumoulin took an absolute shot in the 3rd and he wasn't happy about it, stayed down for a little and after the whistle went right after that clown #10 who looked like he was enjoying himself in the box down 4-1 65 minutes away from golfing season.

carltonbarrett
03-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Gotta like the way the 4th line has been playing lately. Am now starting to think that Linell, Straight and Smith can be major contributors next year, which is important as we'll be losing some goal scoring with Almeida, Carey and likely Kreider gone.

Boston22
03-03-2012, 12:50 PM
I watched the game on TV. The few observations I had were:

-Destry Straight and the whole 4th line is playing much better.
-Milner made some real good saves.
-That was the first time I have ever seen Dumoulin upset. It reminded me on the scene in Wayne's World after Wayne walks off the show

Garth: You shouldn't have walked out on me like that, it really p*ssed me off.
Wayne: Garth, you've never been mad at anything in your whole life before.

-Nice to see that he can get a little angry out there.

sterlippo1
03-03-2012, 01:42 PM
claver, you posted this on EO:

Massachusetts (22 points, at Merrimack)
Seeded 7th with a win and a Providence loss.
Seeded 8th with a win and a Providence win or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss or a tie.

I wonder if UMass losses tonight and if we win tonight and we sweep them next week, is it enough to knock them out as a TUC???....... Paging Mookie, paging Mookie:p

claver2010
03-03-2012, 02:00 PM
Yeah that was copied straight from HE website.

I bet a L tonight & a sweep next week for UMass will do it.

Huge for NU to get a point tonight

sterlippo1
03-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Yeah that was copied straight from HE website.

I bet a L tonight & a sweep next week for UMass will do it.

Huge for NU to get a point tonight

NU ready to assume the missionary position again for BU i'm afraid

mookie1995
03-03-2012, 04:54 PM
claver, you posted this on EO:

Massachusetts (22 points, at Merrimack)
Seeded 7th with a win and a Providence loss.
Seeded 8th with a win and a Providence win or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss or a tie.

I wonder if UMass losses tonight and if we win tonight and we sweep them next week, is it enough to knock them out as a TUC???....... Paging Mookie, paging Mookie:p

yes.

priceless runs a script with possible outcomes for all games and came up with this:
"UMass needs a win/tie tonight OR a win in the HEA first round or they will fall from TUC status."