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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    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!

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    Really? Cause UMass seems to have done it. Providence seems to have done it. Notre Dame seems to have done it. Northeastern seems to have done it.

    What do those four teams have in common?
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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackI View Post
    https://youtu.be/ngw9ESJJH-k

    Focus on 32 second mark. And ask yourself if he could have done more.

    Then look at the blocked shots NU had.

    Then you can realize one team stresses defense, and the other doesn't.
    Or, both teams' coaches stress defense, but only one team's players buy into it, and will do whatever they need to to win.


    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Or, both teams' coaches stress defense, but only one team's players buy into it, and will do whatever they need to to win.


    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.
    If you go back through the history of Maine hockey in most of the most famous wins Maine has given up two or more goals. Youíre playing with fire if you expect to win 1-0 or 2-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    If you go back through the history of Maine hockey in most of the most famous wins Maine has given up two or more goals. Youíre playing with fire if you expect to win 1-0 or 2-1.
    Drew, the point is to win. It doesn't matter what the score is. The point is to score one more goal then the other team. Northeastern didn't give up saying, hell we are used to scoring more than one or two goals in 60 minutes. They did what it took to win each game by one goal. You call it playing with fire. Well if you want Maine to play with fire then start looking at why and how they lose games. I want to have Maine play with fire. I want them in the closest of games at this time of the year. The only way that happens is if we have a defense built around a goalie and a team that doesn't give up and hand the other team a decided advantage in power play time. To not want to play with the fire is to say you prefer not to play in the post season. Don't keep me going because I won't stop. I am sick of this crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackI View Post
    Drew, the point is to win. It doesn't matter what the score is. The point is to score one more goal then the other team. Northeastern didn't give up saying, hell we are used to scoring more than one or two goals in 60 minutes. They did what it took to win each game by one goal. You call it playing with fire. Well if you want Maine to play with fire then start looking at why and how they lose games. I want to have Maine play with fire. I want them in the closest of games at this time of the year. The only way that happens is if we have a defense built around a goalie and a team that doesn't give up and hand the other team a decided advantage in power play time. To not want to play with the fire is to say you prefer not to play in the post season. Don't keep me going because I won't stop. I am sick of this crap.
    If they finish better down the other end of the ice they do win.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by amkirby10 View Post
    He probably could have gotten in front of that shot, but one bad defensive play dosent disprove my point.
    One bad defensive play doesn't disprove your point. Should I spend time cutting up the video to illustrate how many bad defensive plays our d made? Surely you can see there were many...

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    If they finish better down the other end of the ice they do win.
    If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a merry Christmas.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackI View Post
    Lol, BU and BC are in. Maine goes 5-1 against those teams.

    Please. For the love of god.... someone stop this crazy f train we are on. We go for the ****tiest of ride and it all ends with... worse than ****. A **** sandwich.

    Let's tell them what they won Johnny... A luxurious no expense trip on Red's cruise lines. She will sway once in a while and make you sick, puking slightly or intensly.

    But rest assured our captain will sail with great salt into the worst of seas and then run aground on the shallowest... leaving you all stranded on a very exclusive island, where nobody lives and never wants to.

    The island is your's! Courtesy of your one and only Red's cruise lines.
    We're not worthy!

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    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.

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    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.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    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?)

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    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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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    Maine fans turning into uhn fans. Whine some more about the refs. There is a reason NU finished 3rd and Maine finished 6th in HE and it aint the refs
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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by umhockey91 View Post
    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?)
    Four different teams have won the conference title in the last ten years. Four other different teams have made the conference championship game and lost. Every season since 2014, the conference has placed 3 teams in the conference tournament. The conference hasn't run its course. It's just not the world of the Big Four anymore. Just because it's too hard for Maine now doesn't mean it needs to be blown up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umhockey91 View Post
    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?)
    Iíd actually like to go the other way and see the hockey east teams play each other in all sports. I really donít understand BU and Northeastern. Perhaps their fans are happy with their new conference, but to me it seems like teams as bad as in the America East but further away and less well known around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Iíd actually like to go the other way and see the hockey east teams play each other in all sports. I really donít understand BU and Northeastern. Perhaps their fans are happy with their new conference, but to me it seems like teams as bad as in the America East but further away and less well known around here.
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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    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.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevengeance View Post
    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.
    From what I understand, BU's motivation was to align themselves with more "academically" reputable universities. Agganis got built for one reason only - Jack Parker. IMO the school has been de-emphasizing sports for awhile now (at least the high cost ones - football comes to mind, which we eliminated over 20 years ago now). The only "expensive" sports left are basketball and hockey. There are actually more women's varsity sports than men's (including golf, which was only a club sport even when I was in school). I sometimes almost think that they would eliminate hockey if they weren't afraid of a rebellion. But fear not...the fan base has dwindled to the point where they can outlast us. Most of us will be dead soon.

    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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