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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    More preseason content, the blog preseason poll/conference preview.

    https://northeasternhockeyblog.com/se...reseason-poll/

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevengeance View Post
    More preseason content, the blog preseason poll/conference preview.

    https://northeasternhockeyblog.com/s...reseason-poll/
    Thx for the blog write up Revengeance.

    Well.. NESN/Nesn + TV sched came out.. men's hockey will have about 14 gms on air combined (most from Matthews)..

    from GONUmhockey twitter..

    MEN'S HOCKEY | 2019-20 Schedule
    The men's hockey broadcast schedule will feature 12 matches on either NESN or NESNplus. Twelve of 14 home games will be broadcast out of historic Matthews Arena. All other home events not broadcast on NESN or NESNplus will be available from Howlin' Huskies Productions.

    The NESN schedule starts with the home opener against UMass on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and ends with the regular-season home finale against Boston University on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

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    Link to games/tv schedule here..

    https://nuhuskies.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Your boys havenít dropped any to Bentley yet, have they?

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Your boys haven’t dropped any to Bentley yet, have they?
    ha sure that'll happen at some point.. Holy Cross might beat em to it..


    on another note.. congrats to Mark Divver on Hockey East' 2019 Joe Concannon Award Media Award. Good work, well done Mark..

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Your boys havenít dropped any to Bentley yet, have they?
    They're the only BU we can't beat...
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Your boys haven’t dropped any to Bentley yet, have they?
    Now you've gone and ruined my whole weekend. The very thought of Bentley makes me break out in hives.
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    This says it all. If presumptive starting goaltender Craig Pantano is the same guy who totally stoned NU at Matthews last Jan, they will be a force. If not...Ö.
    From a Mack fan's perspective, we caught lightning in a bottle with him for 1 year. Last year he was terrible for most of the season. 3.52 gaa and .889 save percentage. My opinion is that he was recruited as a 3rd string goalie (at the Mack no less!) for a reason. He is very active and he can steal games with some acrobatic saves but he is also out of position a lot, leaves a ton of rebounds and gets beat on them often. You guys having a better team than Mack did last year will definitely help, but I think his gaa is around 3.00 and save percentage at best will be around .900
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Goaltending is certainly a major question mark. Another is the defense. On paper, the NU defense should be stacked top to bottom. The question is how long it will take blue chip frosh like Jayden Struble and Mike Kesselring to adapt to the college game. If they do it as quickly as Jordan Harris and Julian Kislin did last year, it should be tougher for opponents to get quality shots to the net. At least that's the hope.

    And a kind of wild card is coaching. Jason Smith, who coached the defense the last few years, has moved on to a similar position at Brown while Mike McLaughlin takes on the coaching duties. Changes in defensive coaching approach in the offing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Now you've gone and ruined my whole weekend. The very thought of Bentley makes me break out in hives.
    Too late now to say sorry

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Goaltending is certainly a major question mark. Another is the defense. On paper, the NU defense should be stacked top to bottom. The question is how long it will take blue chip frosh like Jayden Struble and Mike Kesselring to adapt to the college game. If they do it as quickly as Jordan Harris and Julian Kislin did last year, it should be tougher for opponents to get quality shots to the net. At least that's the hope.

    And a kind of wild card is coaching. Jason Smith, who coached the defense the last few years, has moved on to a similar position at Brown while Mike McLaughlin takes on the coaching duties. Changes in defensive coaching approach in the offing?
    IMHO last year's defensive play was nothing to brag about. Not only did we find ourselves outshot in many games that we won, we gave up a great many "Grade A" opportunities. We effectively gave Cayden a chance to showcase his extraordinary talent. Perhaps the guys in front of him took chances because Cayden was behind them. He gave up very few softies and that made the difference between one goal wins and on or two goal losses.

    Mike McLaughlin was a smart and responsible defensive forward (and captain) who chipped in with 22 goals. He was a 4 year HEA All-Academic, and accomplished as much off the ice as he did on it.

    For our newbies and very young alumni who aren't familiar with him, here is his bio: https://nuhuskies.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2042&path=mhockey.

    It immediately tells me several things: Like Jimmy, he bleeds red and black. He has an amazing academic resume' and prefers a career in hockey to a potentially more lucrative$ position in the corporate world. Lastly, he is a quick study and a problem solver . A bonus would be that the players know and like him.

    He is starting with perhaps the best corps of defensemen (Once the freshmen are fully acclimated) that I can ever remember our coaches assembling. I expect that there will be changes and that the results will be positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHound View Post

    A bonus would be that the players know and like him.

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    Mike is a positive role model & good teacher. The players will like him a lot (just my opinion).

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Picked up from Diehard Dogs: (1) An Edmonton Journal video with a reporter and blogger chatting about Mike Kesselring (begins at the 10:15 mark); and 2) A one-on-one interview with Kesselring.

    https://youtu.be/HG37k-zktvQ (Edmonton Journal/Culture of Hockey Blog)

    https://youtu.be/sB2xU_mcLDs (Kesselring Interview)

    Incredible how high the two local journalists are about him. Lots of talk about size, speed, intensity, and playing with an edge. For his part, Kesselring comes across as very polished in his interview. Interesting that saw himself inheriting the puck-rushing role from Jeremy Davies.
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    For his part, Kesselring comes across as very polished in his interview. Interesting that saw himself inheriting the puck-rushing role from Jeremy Davies.
    ..definitely fits the bill. good interview by him (interesting they said same birthday as connor mcdavid just 3 yrs younger). sounds quite mature for 19 & good hockey knowledge. look forward to seeing him at NU.
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    We lose Jason Smith to Brown & we get.. a Brown alum of course..

    good hire with good knowledge, good connections, imo..

    per Jeff Cox:

    Brown alum Matt Harlow, who was interim head coach at Tabor, River Rats 15s head coach, and previously an amateur scout for NYI, is set to become the new Director of Hockey Ops at Northeastern


    https://www.hockeyjournal.com/notebo...s-matt-harlow/
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    With NU men's hockey inactive this wknd.. decent article by CHN as college hockey season begins..

    https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...-The-Watch.php
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    I'm excited to see how the goaltending situation plays out. How does Pantano do with a better team in front of him? Is Murphy ready to play some games? I think the team has a lot of talent in front of them that should make things interesting.
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    Could Swayman transfer from Maine to.NU...
    (wishful thinking & I am half kidding).. but kid is a good goalie & seems like his talent being wasted there early.

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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    6 players listed in the preliminary 2020 NHL Central Scouting watch list.



    Colangelo listed as a B-rated forward, which is rounds 2-3.

    Bradley, Choupani, Cooley, Williams, as well as 2019 freshman Bucheler, listed as C-ratings (rounds 4-6)
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    Re: Northeastern Huskies 2018-19: New Breed, Old Snarl

    Quote Originally Posted by McBain75 View Post
    ...I think the team has a lot of talent in front of them that should make things interesting.
    Interesting that they were picked for a 4th place finish by both the media and coaches. That puts them right in the middle of a range that has both upside and downside potential, depending on how several x-factors work out. Most of the speculation has centered on goaltending but my thinking is that the quicker heralded Dmen Mike Kesselring and Jayden Struble adapt to the college game, the less hyper-critical goaltending becomes. If both live up to their advance reputations, NU could be lock-down good on defense. Offense IMO will take care of itself.

    So maybe some bumps as the newcomers find their way but I'd be surprised if things don't smooth out by the time the Belfast trip comes around.
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