Congrats to Pearson, Fossier, Keeper, and Swayman on making 2nd and 3rd all hockey east teams.
Looks like Maine(4) had 2nd most number behind UMass(5).
So this is another indicator Maine has talent on par with the top of the league but there are deficiencies in depth and coaching. I don't think those are mutually exclusive since development is a key. So I wonder why Red teams consistently have a weak 4th line and weak bottom pairing. To crack the top 4 Maine has to have better depth in the line up. Maybe the roster management isn't good. I have been relatively disappointed in the transfers. I think the only one that had a meaningful impact is Doherty. But he never played, so I am not sure that really counts as being a transfer. I would like for Red to abandon the checking 4th line idea and roll another skilled line, or as skilled as it can get. Then roll 4 lines. Focus on developing the defense and maybe next year's team could surprise folks.