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    Re: Harvard Crimson 2018-2019 All Things Bright and Beautiful

    I take it back, your band arrived after the game started

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    I take it back, your band arrived after the game started
    The band has not made many games in the past few years. A friend who(for reasons I cannot comprehend) likes basketball, tells me that the band gets to many basketball games.
    Perhaps the athletic dept has made basketball the most favored sport.

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    The decision may rest on the Hurricane’s making space on the roster assuring Fox has a place on the team. Seems if this is not the case he will think twice before leaving school this year most likely heading for free agency as did Jimmy Vesey. Given his talent as a playmaker and scoring defensive player, Adam enters a sellers market.


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    This was mentioned during the broadcast. My guess is that he is traded right before the draft because Carolina has a plethora of right shot D. I'd love to have him back next year but I'm not holding my breath.

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    Okay so I'll get this out of the way from the top. Yeah, I hated the no goal against Krushko but frankly I don't think it would have mattered. UMass is so talented, fast and skilled. We just don't have the forwards to compete with them. Lackey did his best under a siege of shots. Sure, if Zerter Gossage had converted that close in shot or Donato had more foot speed maybe it might have been different. But again, I don't think so. UMass came to play after being humiliated by BC. They were not going to lose this game.

    I give the Crimson a world of credit for making the NCAAs and this was a good experience for the frosh. Where we go from here is anyone's guess. We need scoring forwards in the worst way. I don't know if Gornet is the answer but maybe he finds some magic next year. And of course, if Adam Fox is indeed reconsidering leaving, that would be huge. But again, it's anyone's guess at this point.

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    One more thing. Buccigross and Melrose are two of the biggest tools on this planet. Their UMass lovefest was disgusting. And they wound up looking like fools for making disparaging remarks about the goaltending. Losers.

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    Re: Harvard Crimson 2018-2019 All Things Bright and Beautiful

    I agree with that, they were falling all over NewMass. The better team won, no question, Harvard doesn't have too much after the top line.
    UMass was all over Harvard, the goalie for the Crimson keep the game close for 2 plus periods. Melrose is really terrible and frankly Colby Cohen is not much better.

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    Congratulations to the Crimson for a solid season. Nobody who makes the NC$$ has any reason to apologize. Good luck next year except, obviously, against us.
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    Re: Harvard Crimson 2018-2019 All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Harvard had a great season and thank you to the seniors!

    My take:
    - The disallowed goal was a horrendous call, but the better team won today. There is no question about that
    - What undid Harvard today was what has plagued them for the latter parts of the season - a 3rd line D pairing that is unable to clear bodies from the net (UMass 1st goal), Young forwards who are out of gas, and very ineffective 3rd & 4th lines (you gotta feel for Jack Badini who is so underserved on the 3rd line);
    - I would never have projected Harvard to make the NCAAs at the beginning of the year (goalie questions, scoring questions, etc) and especially after the start of the season which was a disaster.

    Going forward:
    - Harvard has a solid goalie in Gornet and an incoming frosh goalie (Gibson) who is highly regarded
    - Fox is a huge question mark, but if he stays, I think Harvard could be the favorite in the ECAC
    - Harvard has a very strong frosh class coming in (Thrun, Wong, Farinacci, Farrell, Foskey, Abruzzesse, etc); There will be 3rd & 4th line players this year who will not see the ice next year unless they significantly lift their games; Farinacci is projected 2nd rounder and is best forward in New England; Abruzesse is leading the USHL in scoring;
    - Harvard loses Zerter Gossage & Lackey and then some offensive and defensive depth (Floodstrand, Baughmann, and Olsen)

    Projected line-ups:
    Bowlby, Drury, Dornbach
    Farinacci, Badini, Abruzzesse
    Farrell, Shore, Gregoire
    Deveaux, Wong, Krusko

    Fox, Rathbone
    Marino, Foskey
    Walsh, Thrun

    Gornet, Gibson
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    Quote Originally Posted by bothman View Post
    Harvard had a great season and thank you to the seniors!

    My take:
    - The disallowed goal was a horrendous call, but the better team won today. There is no question about that
    - What undid Harvard today was what has plagued them for the latter parts of the season - a 3rd line D pairing that is unable to clear bodies from the net (UMass 1st goal), Young forwards who are out of gas, and very ineffective 3rd & 4th lines (you gotta feel for Jack Badini who is so underserved on the 3rd line);
    - I would never have projected Harvard to make the NCAAs at the beginning of the year (goalie questions, scoring questions, etc) and especially after the start of the season which was a disaster.

    Going forward:
    - Harvard has a solid goalie in Gornet and an incoming frosh goalie (Gibson) who is highly regarded
    - Fox is a huge question mark, but if he stays, I think Harvard could be the favorite in the ECAC
    - Harvard has a very strong frosh class coming in (Thrun, Wong, Farinacci, Farrell, Foskey, Abruzzesse, etc); There will be 3rd & 4th line players this year who will not see the ice next year unless they significantly lift their games; Farinacci is projected 2nd rounder and is best forward in New England; Abruzesse is leading the USHL in scoring;
    - Harvard loses Zerter Gossage & Lackey and then some offensive and defensive depth (Floodstrand, Baughmann, and Olsen)

    Projected line-ups:
    Bowlby, Drury, Dornbach
    Farinacci, Badini, Abruzzesse
    Farrell, Shore, Gregoire
    Deveaux, Wong, Krusko

    Fox, Rathbone
    Marino, Foskey
    Walsh, Thrun

    Gornet, Gibson
    What about Pelton-Byce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    What about Pelton-Byce?
    He transferred to Wisconsin back in January

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    What about Pelton-Byce?
    Transferred to Wisconsin.

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    Re: Harvard Crimson 2018-2019 All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by DNAEagle View Post
    I agree with that, they were falling all over NewMass. The better team won, no question, Harvard doesn't have too much after the top line.
    UMass was all over Harvard, the goalie for the Crimson keep the game close for 2 plus periods. Melrose is really terrible and frankly Colby Cohen is not much better.
    Bucci is the only one who makes any sense, and has been that guy for many years. Melrose hasn't ever known s___ about college hockey.

    Harvard played a very smart game, and Lackey was terrific, but UMass swarmed him all night long. They were much the better team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    One more thing. Buccigross and Melrose are two of the biggest tools on this planet. Their UMass lovefest was disgusting. And they wound up looking like fools for making disparaging remarks about the goaltending. Losers.
    But Buccigross IS "#cawlidgehawkey" tho'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBear View Post
    But Buccigross IS "#cawlidgehawkey" tho'.
    He and Melrose were a clown show yesterday. They didn't do their homework preferring to throw stuff out there hoping it sticks. And don't get me started on Colby Cohen - that kid is a walking cliché machine. When Gary Thorne or Sean McDonough were doing the NCAA hockey tournament for ESPN, they came prepared and called the game professionally. I really miss those two.

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    Re: Harvard Crimson 2018-2019 All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Some final thoughts as we close the book on this season.

    1. The Adam Fox Watch commences this morning and it will be interesting to see if that rumor of his returning to school is true. I have zero insight into this except that Carolina is right shot D heavy and Adam may be thinking about what Vesey and Kerfoot did and how it worked out for them. He has nothing left to prove at the collegiate level in my mind so it's really about whether he wants to stay and get his degree.

    2. At times yesterday's game seemed to be the Adam vs Cale show. Makar will make Colorado's rebuild go a lot faster and I've already said my peace regarding Fox.

    3. If Zerter Gossage continues to play with jam and goes to the dirty areas, he'll have a good pro career. The kid has the size and skating ability to help someone right now. Wish the Bruins owned his rights.

    4. The UMass goals were scored by a fourth liner and a third liner and magnified where Harvard is weak; secondary scoring and forward depth. We had too many passengers this year and not enough drivers. Agree with Bothman that Badini is misused on the third line and hopefully that changes next year.

    5. What to watch for next year: a) the progression of Gregoire and Krushko. b). Will Solin and Perrault get a decent chance to show what they've got? and c). will Harvard hire an assistant coach that can put some structure, discipline and attention to detail for our D zone and penalty kill. Because that was missing this year and I think Pearl's departure had something to do with it.

    BTW, the Clarkson - ND game last night was something special. Kielly is a terrific goalie. Hope he turns pro because he's ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    He and Melrose were a clown show yesterday. They didn't do their homework preferring to throw stuff out there hoping it sticks. And don't get me started on Colby Cohen - that kid is a walking cliché machine. When Gary Thorne or Sean McDonough were doing the NCAA hockey tournament for ESPN, they came prepared and called the game professionally. I really miss those two.
    I couldn't agree more. Buccigross always comes off to me as if he thinks the game has been advertised as "John Buccigross, with special guests Harvard and UMass hockey". Not a fan, never will be, since I think his interest in the game is more self-serving and pushing himself and his merch than anything else. He sounded far less knowledgable than the ECAC broadcasters, for example, which for the King of CawlidgeHockey shouldn't be the case.

    I didn't mind Cohen, however.

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    First congrats on a great season and nothing to be ashamed of as both Skate and Both alluded that Harvard exceeded expectations which I 100% agree. First goal should have counted but don't me started as you my memory hasn't faded from two weeks ago. That said, and I am sorry to state this but this game was a mismatch. I even picked Harvard on my bracket. Fox cannot do it all by himself and yes he is cruising and ready to move on. Unlike past years. your forwards do not instill fear in opposing D's. The only one to is Badini and that is with his outside speed. Your 3rd pair was a mess both O and D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG Green View Post
    First congrats on a great season and nothing to be ashamed of as both Skate and Both alluded that Harvard exceeded expectations which I 100% agree. First goal should have counted but don't me started as you my memory hasn't faded from two weeks ago. That said, and I am sorry to state this but this game was a mismatch. I even picked Harvard on my bracket. Fox cannot do it all by himself and yes he is cruising and ready to move on. Unlike past years. your forwards do not instill fear in opposing D's. The only one to is Badini and that is with his outside speed. Your 3rd pair was a mess both O and D.
    Agree that UMass was a huge challenge and a definite mismatch given where the teams where slotted in the Pairwise. Regarding the forwards, we do lack depth and skill up front but Drury, Dornbach and Bowlby seem to finding some chemistry and I expect that to continue next year. Badini will move up to second line next year and we've got some fast frosh up front coming in. So we're trending up.

    Baughman and Olsen both graduate. We'll have a new D pairing ready to go that has more mobility and speed. We're not sure yet about Fox. Hoping he stays and finishes.

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    Some updates on Adam Fox. First, congrats to Adam for being named one of the three finalists for the Hobey. Second, Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Adam has told Carolina he will likely not sign with them. Reason being that Carolina already has three right shot D and Adam is unlikely to supplant any of them. The thinking at this point is that Adam will take the same route that Jimmy Vesey and Alexander Kerfoot took in signing with the Rangers and Aves respectively. Next move is Carolina's but seeing that they made the playoffs, it's unlikely that anything will happen before May. Or the June draft. Stay tuned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    Some updates on Adam Fox. First, congrats to Adam for being named one of the three finalists for the Hobey. Second, Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Adam has told Carolina he will likely not sign with them. Reason being that Carolina already has three right shot D and Adam is unlikely to supplant any of them. The thinking at this point is that Adam will take the same route that Jimmy Vesey and Alexander Kerfoot took in signing with the Rangers and Aves respectively. Next move is Carolina's but seeing that they made the playoffs, it's unlikely that anything will happen before May. Or the June draft. Stay tuned...
    Sounds like he is encouraging them to trade his rights.
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