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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    https://miamiredhawks.com/news/2019/...-wildcats.aspx

    The key for UNH will he containing Miamiís top-line of Green, Bachman and Gilling, which combined for ALL the offense in the RedHawks, 7-4, loss to Bowling Green last weekend. It seems, Miami will have trouble depth scoring this year (once again) so UNH needs to put the onus on other players to score goals...

    Right out of the gate a good opportunity for Robinson and the defense to showcase that theyíre the strength of the team and a chance for the question marks on offense to be answered against a team that allowed a seven spot in the opener...

    On the road, Iíd guess split - but UNH has a real chance to take more. At least one win is an absolute must. Miami could be in for a long year...
    Early season games can be hard to peg. After watching UNH Sunday I would say there is reason to be optimistic. My question is Gildon playing this weekend?
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Not sure if this is the only way to watch the 'Cats v Miami this weekend but, here's the link. Cheaper to buy the monthly pass (then cancel unless you are into this team) . Anyone know any other avenues to watch the games? I'm going to be camping so I hope to watch the games later on if possible but I'll have my twitter accounts. That said, HR expects a FULL accounting the games please from those who do watch here!

    https://www.nchc.tv/schedule/event/58

    https://www.nchc.tv/subscriptions?re...e%2Fevent%2F58
    Let's Go SouzaCats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Not sure if this is the only way to watch the 'Cats v Miami this weekend but, here's the link. Cheaper to buy the monthly pass (then cancel unless you are into this team) . Anyone know any other avenues to watch the games? I'm going to be camping so I hope to watch the games later on if possible but I'll have my twitter accounts. That said, HR expects a FULL accounting the games please from those who do watch here!

    https://www.nchc.tv/schedule/event/58

    https://www.nchc.tv/subscriptions?re...e%2Fevent%2F58
    Just checked into my hotel in Danís hamlet of Oxford, OH. Will certainly send live updates tomorrow night

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    UNH Hockey great Darren Haydar to be inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame...

    https://files.constantcontact.com/0d...60f0e21e0c.pdf


    ps...looking him up on hockeydb...wow...what a player...so bummed I missed out. Dang, the goals the guy scored every season!!!
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    Just checked into my hotel in Danís hamlet of Oxford, OH. Will certainly send live updates tomorrow night
    Have a great time!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it. Let's Go 'Cats!!!
    Let's Go SouzaCats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Have a great time!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it. Let's Go 'Cats!!!
    Please share your adventures around Oxford, too, DC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    UNH Hockey great Darren Haydar to be inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame...

    https://files.constantcontact.com/0d...60f0e21e0c.pdf


    ps...looking him up on hockeydb...wow...what a player...so bummed I missed out. Dang, the goals the guy scored every season!!!
    Always thought that the Atlanta Thrashers should have given Haydar more than the dozen or so games for his 1 goal plus 7 assists NHL totals. But, what a great AHA player he was, including being captain of the Chicago Wolves Calder Cup championship team in 2007-08, with former UNH teammate Jason Krog centering his line.

    And, Robbie Ftorek also is being inducted into the AHA HOF with Haydar. Hmmm, what connection does Ftorek have with UNH? Greg Ambrose knows.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Always thought that the Atlanta Thrashers should have given Haydar more than the dozen or so games for his 1 goal plus 7 assists NHL totals. But, what a great AHA player he was, including being captain of the Chicago Wolves Calder Cup championship team in 2007-08, with former UNH teammate Jason Krog centering his line.

    And, Robbie Ftorek also is being inducted into the AHA HOF with Haydar. Hmmm, what connection does Ftorek have with UNH? Greg Ambrose knows.
    Mr. Haydar is in seriously good company. Ftorek was one of those MA back in the day kids on everyone's radar when in high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    Mr. Haydar is in seriously good company. Ftorek was one of those MA back in the day kids on everyone's radar when in high school.
    And.......... ? An UNH coonection. :-)

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Always thought that the Atlanta Thrashers should have given Haydar more than the dozen or so games for his 1 goal plus 7 assists NHL totals. But, what a great AHA player he was, including being captain of the Chicago Wolves Calder Cup championship team in 2007-08, with former UNH teammate Jason Krog centering his line.
    There are more than a few parallels between Haydar's career, and the early part of Poturalski's pro career. FWIW I noticed that Poturalski started the season in the AHL again (San Diego). Didn't see him in the Anaheim line-up against the Wings earlier this week, so it didn't come as a surprise.

    I've always said, and I'll say it again … being an undersized high skill guys at D-1 level (or even AHL level) doesn't necessarily guarantee you a career in the NHL. Because if you're not talented enough to crack the top six forwards on an NHL team, and if you're small-ish and can't measure up physically and/or defensively in a checking line role … there's no place for you with a lot of NHL teams. You pretty much either have to get lucky to get a lower-level NHL team to take a chance on you, and to live with your growing pains in a top six role … OR you simply have to transform your defensive game, and probably bulk up a little, too.

    Haydar would have been a free agent from an NHL perspective for most of his AHL career, so it's not like other organizations didn't have a chance to sign him. Sadly, for whatever reason, they all must have seen the same thing(s) to either temper their interest, or to keep him on a short rope during his limited NHL stints.

    That's not to denigrate the likes of Haydar, or Poturalski (who still has time to catch a break), or guys like Mowers or Krog who did get a little more in the way of NHL opportunities in their careers. You can't coach size, and unless your skills are on par with the likes of Martin St. Louis, Brian Gionta or Johnny Hockey, the margin for error to get an extended shot in the NHL and then to make it count, can be a mighty small window before organizations just write you off. Heck, even the aforementioned MSL struggled to crack the NHL early in his pro career, but he got his break ultimately with a bad TBL franchise at the time, and the rest is history.

    But for every MSL who breaks through, there are dozens who don't quite make it.

    What sets Haydar apart is that he kept going at it in the AHL, year after year, when a lot of other similar type players either head off to Europe to play, or quit to start a "rest of life" career in the real world. It's actually quite poignant in a way that Haydar had to know his NHL chance had come and gone at some point well before he walked away, but he still kept at it, whether for love of the game, a decent-but-not-great paycheck, and/or in the naÔve hope that someone would give him that one elusive NHL shot.

    As a four year guy at UNH, Haydar had to know this outcome was always a possibility anyway.

    I'll always remember his time and achievements at UNH fondly - especially @ Worcester in March 1999.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Please share your adventures around Oxford, too, DC...
    Unfortunately, the vast majority of my time has been spent cooped up working in my hotel. Tried to go to Bagel and Deli this morning, but they donít open until 8am. Perhaps Iíll grab something there post-game.

    The hotel is a quick walk to the arena, so thatís a bonus. And thereís a new restaurant (Gaslight Brewhouse) right next to hotel with a great (and fattening) menu. Kind of a better and newer version of Libbyís. Heresy, I know.

    Itís a great little town, Dan. I like and was frankly surprised that itís sort of in the middle of nowhere.
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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    UNH lines for tonightís opener...

    Kelleher - Pierson - Grasso
    Crookshank - Blackburn - Esposito
    Sato - Griffin - MacAdams
    Stevenson - Herrmann - Sacco

    Wyse - Maass
    MacKinnon - Gildon
    Eriksson - Dawson
    Verrier

    Robinson

    ó-

    The tiny top line stays together - Iím fine with giving them a chance. UNH needs that trio to step up and succeed, if they can bring it out of each other all the better.

    Second line boasts the two big scorers - can they make plays for each other while so often looking to score themselves? A playmaker would look great on that RW (will be interesting to see what they can get out of Esposito as a complete top-six would be so helpful)...

    Fourth line should be able to skate and defend and chip in over the course of the year. Engaras probably slots in on that third line which seems at first glance a strange mix of skill sets (perhaps giving a more natural playmaker like Griffin a shot on the second line RW down the road)...

    The Wyse and Maass pairing is good to see - hopefully that will bring out the Maass impact we saw in his FR season. MacKinnon is a nice defensive anchor that should let Gildon freelance when he sees an opening. Love this top-four. Last three will probably rotate in and out of shifts as a defensive trio while spelling the top four when/if needed. Eriksson not great defensively last weekend (-2) but Iím really excited to see him this year (especially moving pucks). Dawson getting the first crack ahead of McElhaney is no surprise...

    Neither is Robinson in the crease...

    ó-

    Elsewhere BVR (#39) starts on the second-line LW for Northeastern, alongside scoring center Zack Solow and highly-regarded freshman TJ Walsh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    itís sort of in the middle of nowhere.
    Haha, it is definitely in the middle of nowhere. I remember driving up to visit for the first time and thinking Ďwhere am Ií and Ďthis is a waste of timeí. Once I got onto campus and into town I was blown away. Have a great time this weekend...

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Glad to see Gildon in the lineup.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Sato makes up for his early penalty! 1-0

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    UNH takes a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a Kohei Sato goal (assisted by MacAdams and Gildon). UNH had killed two early Miami power-plays...

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Pierson right away! 2-0

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    UNH dominating 5x5 right now...

    And now to its first PP.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2019/2020 Ready to Rock and Roll!!

    Maass 3-0. PP

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    Crowder just suplexed one of our guys. PP

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