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staind86
03-20-2012, 12:29 PM
In the media teleconference earlier this morning Whitehead said they're preparing for the game as if Abbott can't play, but that if he is able then it'll be a bonus. He seemed like he knew the question was coming but tried to shy away from giving any definitive answer.

I'd imagine UMD is doing something similiar...they are probably preparing as if Abbott will play, and if he doesn't then it will be a bonus...

ck1969
03-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Timmay is just taking a page from the Patriots. I'll bet the house Spence plays.

dwollstadt
03-20-2012, 06:05 PM
I don't think Tim or anyone else knows for sure whether Abbott will be ready to play this weekend.

dwollstadt
03-20-2012, 06:06 PM
Abbott may say he's "ready" to play, but that doesn't mean he'll be medically cleared to play.

walrus
03-20-2012, 06:49 PM
I don't think Tim or anyone else knows for sure whether Abbott will be ready to play this weekend.
Yup
Thats the nature of a concussion, he may feel fine walking around but get on the ice and get hit, different story

BoSox3066
03-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Hope preparing without Abbott means comIng up with a better PP design than Hegarty up front. I thought that was a trainwreck.

Slapshot08
03-20-2012, 08:00 PM
Hope preparing without Abbott means comIng up with a better PP design than Hegarty up front. I thought that was a trainwreck.

So, I agree with you. Then I went to the stats to see who has put up some points and might be able to go net front on the pp and I only came up with 2 possibilities not already on the pp: Swavely and Parker. I think Parker could do the trick. Certainly has shown he can find the back of the net on a couple of occasions. I just wonder if he can take the punishment in front of the net. Thats why Prior and Brice wouldn't work, IMO. And Hegerty has more points than all of them but has shown he can't put it away. Don't think he's scored on the pp this year in the times he's been out there. Tough call. Maybe Rutt if he was in the lineup (which he should be for Prior if we were fielding the best players). Argh!

BoSox3066
03-20-2012, 09:15 PM
Without Abbott...first unit looks like Flynn, Diamond and Anthoine and then O'Neill and Mangene up top. Second unit then on D use Pryor-O'Connor and up front Shemansky-Beattie-Parker/Swaverly.

Better off looking for tips from Shemansky or trying to run something back door to him than parking Hegarty out front and hoping for the best. That's just me.

I wouldn't be against throwing Pryor or O'Connor with Will on the first unit and using Mangene up front on the second unit.

I realize that was thrown together in about 12 hours after the Abbott injury, hopefully the coaches will have some different ideas with a week of practice to prepare. An 0-4 against UMD won't be good enough.

Drew S.
03-20-2012, 09:49 PM
So, I agree with you. Then I went to the stats to see who has put up some points and might be able to go net front on the pp and I only came up with 2 possibilities not already on the pp: Swavely and Parker. I think Parker could do the trick. Certainly has shown he can find the back of the net on a couple of occasions. I just wonder if he can take the punishment in front of the net. Thats why Prior and Brice wouldn't work, IMO. And Hegerty has more points than all of them but has shown he can't put it away. Don't think he's scored on the pp this year in the times he's been out there. Tough call. Maybe Rutt if he was in the lineup (which he should be for Prior if we were fielding the best players). Argh!

Who would run the second PP unit if Rutt was in the lineup instead of Pryor? Also, O'Neil graduates this year and someone will have to take over the top unit next year. I don't disagree that Rutt is the better player but you have to look at the big picture.

Fishman'81
03-21-2012, 12:48 AM
Without Abbott...first unit looks like Flynn, Diamond and Anthoine

My thoughts exactly.

It would be fun to see both of those latter guys mucking it up in the low slot at the same time... That would be murder to defend against.

(And it would look even better if Spence is available to distribute the puck into that chaos.)

walrus
03-21-2012, 05:30 AM
Rumor has it, Spence was on the ice for practice yesterday, not sure at what level but if he is skating without complications that's a good thing

Runsub5
03-21-2012, 07:00 AM
Nick Pryor to play against J.T. Brown. These two have played hockey together almost their entire lives. Minnesota has 18 natives on the team. :eek: Talks about Spencer at the end of the article. Doesn't sound like he practiced yesterday to me.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/20/sports/umaine-sports/maine-hockey-defenseman-to-face-off-against-close-friend/

chripy
03-21-2012, 11:39 AM
Doc's telling him not to talk to the media sounds like he didn't practice? I guess I can see the corelation, but...

gscott13
03-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Doc's telling him not to talk to the media sounds like he didn't practice? I guess I can see the corelation, but...

probably more of an exertion thing... one thing they also tell you not to do when recovering from a concussion that seems rather innocuous is to send texts, so no surprise there to me...

MaineHockeyPuck
03-21-2012, 04:27 PM
I heard the same rumor BUT heard he left half way through practice with Paul C. Not sure what that means....

walrus
03-21-2012, 05:10 PM
I heard the same rumor BUT heard he left half way through practice with Paul C. Not sure what that means....
Paul C knows concussions so if that part is true I doubt thats a good thing??
I want Maine to field its best team but I sure don't want Spence to play if its going to screw him up worse.
Anyone know what time practice is tomorrow?

fiqure8
03-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Paul C knows concussions so if that part is true I doubt thats a good thing??
I want Maine to field its best team but I sure don't want Spence to play if its going to screw him up worse.
Anyone know what time practice is tomorrow?

No TV.................No S_X

Fishman'81
03-22-2012, 01:02 AM
No TV.................No S_X

Last I checked, ESPNU is showing it "tape"- delayed at 11:30 PM on Saturday.

Watch hoops for a couple of hours, if your bracket is still intact. ;)

TripleE
03-22-2012, 02:37 AM
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DownEastblkbearfan
03-22-2012, 08:25 AM
Instead of figuring out where everyone is going on the power play we probably better work on Defense a little in practice Tim! I have a funny feeling that we will be spending more time on D than we do on the PP!