I think it is time to fire Red. It is such a shame he can't see obvious change in the game.
C'mon man... C'mon!
Holding us hostage now. C'mon man!
It's about character, heart, determination, and a willingness to sacrifice oneself and one's priorities in order to make the team better as a whole.
Under a certain Irish coach, Maine used to have players like that.
What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?
A simple look at the box scores on hockey east website shows 53 blocked shots by NU and 26 blocked shots by Maine.
Further analysis shows 12 by Maine's defenseman. And 32 by Northeastern's defensemen.
A look at the penalty shows Maine had defensemen take 20 minutes of penalties with Keeper getting 18, 10 of which was due to a misconduct.
Also that same look shows Northeastern's defensemen took 6 minutes of penalties. No misconducts.
I've got a controversial opinion......
I think that Hockey East has run its course.
I'd like to see America East sponsor hockey (Maine, UNH, Vermont and UMass-Lowell are members). Invite Merrimack (they are joining D1 NEC), UMass (A-10), UConn (AAC) and Northeastern (CAA). An 8 team league under the America East umbrella where Maine is a full member.
28 regular season games (2 home & 2 away) vs. each member.
Q-Finals best of 3.....1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, etc.
Rotate America East Hockey Tourney between Portland, Manchester & Springfield.
Screw BC, BU and Providence.....they'll survive (BC & BU to NCHC? Providence to ECAC?)
A look at blocked shot leaders in hockey east on the website show Shea and Harris of Northeastern on the leaderboard. Coincidently it shows Shea and Harris on the leaderboard for plus minus rating.
Any Maine d men on either leaderboard? Nope. Chase Pearson is though.
But we can't expose our d because our forwards are the problem. Have to score more, because that is what wins games you say.
That is absolute horse chit. Defense is what gets you up in the pairwise to be able to be considered for national playoffs. Defense is what gets you to Boston garden. Defense is what puts your team in a position to win hockey east titles, playoff games, frozen four wins, championships, etc...
If you don't believe this, go watch that 99 championship and tell me Maine won because of offense only.
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The goal for both schools is probably to get up to the A10 but at least for NU the CAA is miles better than America East in basketball and especially baseball, which has become a seriously competitive program at NU and the conference affiliation got them an at-large bid to that tournament last year.
I don't believe for one second that the "goal" is to join the A-10. At least not for BU...I can't speak for NU.
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