2017-18 Season

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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby eepstein0 on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Another very good win tonight
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:20 pm

#13 in the PWR and 7-1 in league play with a big one tomorrow against Betardo’s alma mater. Woll is the best goalie in college hockey and he is the best I think we have seen at BC—he is as physically gifted as Schneider without Schneider’s penchant for having the occasional shit-the-bed night where he couldn’t stop a beach ball.

And just as good, BU is circling the drain. It is one thing to get horse raped by Denver, it is an entirely different thing when Maine does it to you.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby BostonCollege1 on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:42 pm

Dick Rosenthal wrote:#13 in the PWR and 7-1 in league play with a big one tomorrow against Betardo’s alma mater. Woll is the best goalie in college hockey and he is the best I think we have seen at BC—he is as physically gifted as Schneider without Schneider’s penchant for having the occasional shit-the-bed night where he couldn’t stop a beach ball.

And just as good, BU is circling the drain. It is one thing to get horse raped by Denver, it is an entirely different thing when Maine does it to you.


BU got blown out by Maine?!? That’s spectacular!

Tonight was another big win for Jerry’s boys, UNH started off the season very well. Any win at UNH is a good one. If BC can take 3 out of the next 5 vs. NU, BU and Harvard (not sure why they’re losing so much), I’ll be happy.

I’m still not perfectly sold on Woll, I think he has some odd off-nights, but he doesn’t let up a lot of big rebounds.

I think we’re on the same page; this is a young team, still developing their identity and you simply don’t count out Coach Champion.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby AdamBC on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:14 am

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Woll's save was number 2 on Sports Center top 10 last night.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:19 pm

Pounded the Puppies tonight 4 to 1. Very likely to climb into the top 10 with back to back road wins over top 15 teams. They also go to 8-1 in Hockey East and 3 games up on the 2nd place Puppies.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby BostonCollege1 on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:10 pm

Dick Rosenthal wrote:Pounded the Puppies tonight 4 to 1. Very likely to climb into the top 10 with back to back road wins over top 15 teams. They also go to 8-1 in Hockey East and 3 games up on the 2nd place Puppies.


Jerry's been saying that they have to learn to win with a defense-first mentality and scrapping for goals, and it appears they've bought in. Love it.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:11 pm

A 4-4 tie against Harvard—blowing a late goal that allowed Harvard to tie. Harvard has struggled this year, but on paper they are a very good team, so maybe they just need some time to gel. Also, BC has tended to spit the bit in the Thanksgiving weekend games it has played against Harvard in recent years, so I can’t complain about the result.

BU shit the bed against Cornell at MSG-fell behind 3-0 and 4-1 before deciding to actually try, but came up short 4-3. Nobody does less with more than David Quinn, so it will be interesting to see what happens. If we sweep them, I think the year is over for them—they have shown repeatedly that they have no heart—and if they are six or seven games out of 1st place they likely pack it in and start dreaming about starting their pro careers. If they sweep us they are right back in the hunt.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby BostonCollege1 on Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:08 pm

Dick Rosenthal wrote:A 4-4 tie against Harvard—blowing a late goal that allowed Harvard to tie. Harvard has struggled this year, but on paper they are a very good team, so maybe they just need some time to gel. Also, BC has tended to spit the bit in the Thanksgiving weekend games it has played against Harvard in recent years, so I can’t complain about the result.

BU shit the bed against Cornell at MSG-fell behind 3-0 and 4-1 before deciding to actually try, but came up short 4-3. Nobody does less with more than David Quinn, so it will be interesting to see what happens. If we sweep them, I think the year is over for them—they have shown repeatedly that they have no heart—and if they are six or seven games out of 1st place they likely pack it in and start dreaming about starting their pro careers. If they sweep us they are right back in the hunt.


I love that they moved the home and home weekend vs. BU back to December. Great to have a really meaningful weekend series before the break, with the students there.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby b0mberMan on Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:38 pm

BU seems to be in that place Michigan was maybe 20 years ago: a holding spot for NHL bound players with no team identity.

It’s fabtastic.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:47 pm

Nice effort to earn the split. Played really sloppy last night, but game back with a disciplined effort that shut down BU. Would have been nice to finish off BU with a sweep, but after tonight’s completely dominating effort, I feel pretty good about this team.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby b0mberMan on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:15 am

Still not sure if we're that much different than last year: clean up on weak teams, can't hang against good teams. Feel like we're always getting outshot.

Here's hoping this is one of those "we get better as the season goes along" type years and November was the start of that trend.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:57 pm

They are better than last year. They are not a National Championship threat, but they will make the tournament this year. And while I don’t think they can win four games in the tournament, with Woll, they are capable of beating anyone in a one and done situation. I was told by someone who I think is in the know, Coach Champion has been building things carefully with an eye to building a juggernaut for his farewell seasons. Lenny left the cupboard dry when he retired—basically Ian Moran and a lot of garbage—which doomed Cedarchuk. York is not going to do that to Brown.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby b0mberMan on Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:48 am

Still not sure I’m ready to believe we’re materially different from last year.
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Re: 2017-18 Season

Postby BostonCollege1 on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:44 pm

b0mberMan wrote:Still not sure I’m ready to believe we’re materially different from last year.


Radically different, no, but there's a difference from last year. We have more young, offensive talent. They're just raw.

On the pre-game radio interview, Jerry said they have to stay out of the penalty box. Unfortunately, it didn't take this young team much time to completely lose their composure last night against a veteran team, much like the first game against BU. They need to win at least two of the upcoming out of conference games.
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