Eight players missing today vs Merrimack, #2,12,15,21,25,26,27,28.
5 Nations Tournament and injuries. Hope they can get some points this weekend with 2 1/2 lines and 5 D.
Also, Maclean doesn’t look out of place and seemed to play with poise for first year player. Maine really should have at least a two goal lead with as many chances as they’ve had. Maine dominated that period from my perspective.
Hopefully the Maine women's team is at full strength and players injured are on the mend and able to play this weekend versus Providence on Friday and UConn Sunday.
Tough weekend in store for Maine, @ NU who has been tough on Maine and did a number on them at Maine awhile back. After 12 games on this team, my take is that they are more or less a .500 team, there's talent here and there, but not to be in the top 4-5 in Hockey East. I don't see the leadership on the ice...not since #3 left (Brooke Stacey). I always thought that down the road that Maine could be a top 4-5 in Hockey East, but now looks more like one real good season and then a string of ok/good/bad/rebuild type seasons. Just imo, as I would like to see a winning program at Maine. I just don't see the push to make that happen (ever).
Why do you think Maine will be/has been stuck in mediocrity?
Is it leadership, coaching, recruiting, facilities/school etc.
I'm not dialed in to their program, just curious
Ok...well then maybe Hockey East really isn't that good then. Now, I understand anyone can give the "Should" or "could" speech...but:
If the Euros don't leave, for 2 weeks, they have 2 more points with Merr. win
One good play gets a point with a tie in UCONN, or the win point against BC
So add these missed 3 points at the 12 game mark and they are 1 point out of 3rd.
Currently tied 5th.
Keep in mind , 5 of the BC 9 wins against HC and Merr.
I think this weekend is really gonna be tough like you said. But this season can be a 3rd to 6th place finishing team. Probably better than most thought and the way things look, just don't run into NU until hockey east finals and you have a chance.
Providence, UNH, BU, UCONN, VT and MAINE all could finish 3rd
So, if they are not that talented this year, then maybe the league is slipping. I look at is as the league is pretty good and the bottom teams are starting to all be come in middle of pack.
Dont get me wrong, alot of season to go north or south yet. But Would you take tied for 5th, sniffing 3rd 2 months ago?
If Maine doesnt play with grit and hustle, no chance..agree on that...
What is the status of #27 Anna Zikova..? Injury or healthy scratch?
Big win for Maine today, 3-2 in OT, Porter with 50 saves. Finally a nice win over a top 4 team in Hockey East and a ranked team also...they played well yesterday also only to come up short in the 3rd period/Jackson held the fort...both goaltenders were top players for Maine this weekend. Nice to see...and on the road.
Yes..very good win indeed. They played well on Sat. also.
More important was the fact that this win was when they were on NESN and will help bring some eyes to the program, both in recruiting and support.
Playing with BC, NU and BU so far shows they are very close to being able to grow as the season goes on and win in the playoffs.
Another good sign is they are getting better each week. Growth in new and returning players demonstrates coachable players and coaches developing players.
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