At least we won. That is a small consolation in a BAD week.
A few observations:
1.) The team was ready to play - congrats to them and Parker for that, no small task considering
2.) Alexx Privitera is really, really good-perhaps his return is more important than we/I thought?
3.) UVM is pretty bad - If I were Sneddon I'd be getting my resume together, what happend to Madore?
4.) How does one graduate from North Dakota in 2 years? Summer school, AP credits, or what???
5.) Happy for Grant, I always though he deserved a little more time that he got, he might be a good pro after all if he can keep his rebounds under control - "You can't teach size"
Hopefully they keep it rolling tonight.
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Boston University: 2009 NCAA Champions
BU Hockey: The trophy case is once again growing
The follow up article has been posted with more from Jack
Again this quote out of context so I'm not really sure which "problems" Parker is talking about. Hopefully the problems he's referring to aren't his players raping coeds, but it's unclear. Also, I'm a little confused why the article seems to be conflating "campus culture," which is not the target of the task force, with men's ice hockey culture, which is.But women’s advocates at BU said bigger changes would be needed to address a pervasive “rape culture’’ at the school, one they said was exemplified by recent comments by longtime hockey coach Jack Parker.
In an interview with the Globe Thursday, Parker said he would cooperate with the task force but he doubted campus culture could be changed dramatically.
“It’s certainly different than it was in the ’70s. Sexual mores have changed,’’ he said. “There’s girls on every floor; there’s no men’s and women’s dorms. The idea that hooking up is OK - I don’t think that term was even used in the 1970s. . . . Ninety-nine percent of these problems start with alcohol and sex. That’s a bad combination.’’
In other news, Northeastern beat Maine last night to stay alive as a PWR TUC. Maybe I'm misunderstanding how the pairwise comparisons work, but is it possible to have a situation where BU beats Northeastern twice next weekend and as a result the Huskies are no longer a team under consideration, causing BU's pairwise rank to drop? Could there be a situation where we do better by beating Northeastern 2 times out of 3 and having them as a TUC, than beating them 3 times and having them no longer ranked?
a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.
And yep, great game for Rollie.
I tried listening to the pregame show on-line, but it wasn't coming up. Did anyone hear if Bernie addressed the Nicastro situation with Parker during their interview?
By the way, I have never seen a college team fall down as much as Vermont did last night. They were less than pathetic.
Their seniors made it to the Frozen Four as freshmen, and now they are among the rubble of college hockey. What a tremendous fall.
I wonder if Sneddon is in jeopardy? From an entertainment standpoint, for sure. But it isn't quite so bad to play boring hockey if it is winning hockey.
I know it it was snowing up there, but Gutterson was a ghost town by the third period. Never saw so many empty seats there.
Parker said he decided to start Rollheiser last night after last Saturday's game. Given the NiCastro arrest, and the distractions from hockey, that decision looked even better.
Rollheiser is a good goalie, just not as good as Millan. The team was going to play hard in front of him. If they were feeling sorry for themselves, they may have looked to Millan to hold them up. But they wanted to play well in front of Rollheiser, and they did.
It was against poor opposition, but they didn't make the schedule.
Privitera's return softened the loss of NiCastro on the ice. But if another D is lost, Rosen would have to move back with Gilroy returning to the mix at F. Losing three scholarship players has thinned out the depth, but may have gotten them to play better as a team.
Do the Fighting Sioux offer online degrees? That may solve the JD mystery!
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