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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:40 pm

bignick33 wrote:
claver2010 wrote:This could belong in multiple places, but the BC hockey team will be honored at Game 1 of the Bs-Caps


Mottau is the only BC guy on either roster. However, he'll likely be a healthy scratch.


While he's not a BC guy, Caps GM George McPhee played for York at Bowling Green.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby hansen on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:40 pm

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claver2010 wrote:
DuchesneEast wrote:
claver2010 wrote:This could belong in multiple places, but the BC hockey team will be honored at Game 1 of the Bs-Caps


Nice.

I think the only way York could grow his legend at this point, is to go to the White House and yell go Mit!!


I also assumed everyone wanted to get another excuse to see Cam's girlfriend so I put it in this thread...


I'm surprised hansen hasn't posted a reaction to her, yet.


only because i didn't see her until now... (dont visit this forum that often)

but yeah, i like her bewbs a lot. :skank
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:04 pm

After the Beanpot, in 14 games, BC was 47-48 killing penalties

Absurd, doesn't begin to describe that
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby DuchesneEast on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:42 pm

i found it amazing that they trailed less than 6 minutes in 19 games.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby bignick33 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:01 pm

DuchesneEast wrote:i found it amazing that they trailed less than 6 minutes in 19 games.


All of those minutes were in one game, right?
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby RedBaron67 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:28 am

claver2010 wrote:After the Beanpot, in 14 games, BC was 47-48 killing penalties

Absurd, doesn't begin to describe that
DuchesneEast wrote:i found it amazing that they trailed less than 6 minutes in 19 games.


That 19-game run to the championship was so freaky I'm beginning to get superstitiously nervous about a catastrophic reversal of fortune. Does anyone have a telescope to watch for meteors while the team is practicing?
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:51 pm

The similarities to 2007 were eerie, as a fellow nexus member said the morning of the championship game -the difference is leadership.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:16 pm

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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby PhillyandBCEagles on Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Well-done video, having the music in the right speaker and game commentary/sounds in the left (at least that's how it played for me) was a really cool touch. Nicely done Vinny.

What was the song that played over the Worcester and Minnesota highlights?
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby DuchesneEast on Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:13 pm

I cant get enough.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:25 am

I don't know why Vinny is so butthurt, his hockey videos are always excellent.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Mon May 14, 2012 3:52 pm

BC hockey will be honored at the Sox game tonight, I believe their trip to visit THE WELFARE KENYAN QUEER OBAMINATION is in June
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Mon May 14, 2012 5:35 pm

It is also the first night of BU's senior week at Fenway. In the words of a mysterious stranger, ENJOY!
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby Endless Mike on Tue May 15, 2012 12:45 pm

claver2010 wrote:It is also the first night of BU's senior week at Fenway. In the words of a mysterious stranger, ENJOY!



Perfect timing. :angrychicken
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 am

Article in the New England Hockey Journal (with a terrible pun)

http://hockeyjournal.com/news/colleges/hockey_east/2011-12/From_NEHJ-_Cross_roads

From NEHJ: Cross roads
By Adam Kaufman

TAMPA, Fla. — There are a number of components that go into winning a hockey championship.

A team needs a hot goaltender, shutdown defense and reliable scorers. It typically needs health and effective special teams play. And, naturally, a few breaks don’t hurt.

Then there’s the psychological side of winning.

As has been well-documented, the Boston College men’s hockey team finished the 2011-12 season with a 33-10-1 record — its fourth ever 30-plus win season and third under legendary coach Jerry York (Watertown, Mass.) — and for the final 19 games, the Eagles were otherworldly, running the table on anyone and everyone who stood in their way en route to a fifth national championship and third in five years.

It’s often been written that a late-January sweep in Maine, which culminated a less-than-inspiring 6-9-1 stretch, was the turning point that propelled BC from what could have been a playoff-less season to immortality. It’s easy to see why. After getting outscored by the Black Bears 11-7 over the two games, the Eagles never lost again.

But, suppose that wasn’t really where things changed course?

“It’s convenient to say because that’s the last time we lost,” said associate head coach Mike Cavanaugh (North Andover, Mass.). “If you look at that weekend, I didn’t think we played great hockey, but we lost in overtime and we lost with a minute left, I think. The following weekend against UNH, we beat them in overtime and we win with a minute left, so they were pretty similar weekends, except one weekend we sweep and the other weekend we get swept.”

That doesn’t mean the turning point was that home-and-home set with the Wildcats, either. For the coaching staff, it wasn’t necessarily one specific game at all as much as the play of goalie Parker Milner (29-5-0, 3 shutouts, 1.66 goals-against-average, .937 save percentage) and the defensive execution in front of him.

For many players, however, there was a game, a moment where they knew their team wasn’t just good, but one that could accomplish something special.

“I think the BU win in the Beanpot kind of opened our eyes as to what we could do as a team,” said senior captain Tommy Cross (Simsbury, Conn.), now a prospect in the Boston Bruins’ system, of the mid-February 3-2 overtime victory.

“Getting the chance to play in the championship game of the Beanpot against our rivals at BU,” freshman standout Johnny Gaudreau said, “they were ranked second in the country at the time, and we wanted to try to knock them out of there so we could get up there. Everyone played extremely well that game, from our four lines of offense to the defensive pairs and Parker Milner. All of us were right in line, and it was a really huge game for us.”

“I think if you look back, historically, you don’t win a national championship if you don’t win a Beanpot,” said junior center Pat Mullane (Wallingford, Conn.), who has helped the Eagles to the last three of their 17 all-time Beanpot titles. “We won the Beanpot in 2008 and BU won it in 2009. We win it in 2010 and 2012, and all won the national championship. Obviously, you can do it, but for us, when you win a Beanpot, there’s so much momentum. I think when we were able to win that, we realized this team could be something special.”

That win for the then-third-ranked Eagles hardly scratched the surface of special by itself. It was their fifth victory in a row on the way to 19, a stretch that involved a chase for home ice in the conference playoffs, a regular-season title, a Hockey East championship, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and then four of the toughest wins any team is ever asked to attain on the way to securing a Frozen Four crown.

To achieve even some of those goals, let alone all of them, required building on what happened between that trip to Maine and their Beanpot triumph.

“It was the mentally-tough part,” said Cross, who appeared in all 44 games for his team and posted career-bests with 24 points and 19 assists in his final season at The Heights. “From that point on, we talked all the time about sticking with our game plan, getting the lead and keeping the lead. Even if the game plan isn’t working right away, you gotta have patience and stick with it, hang around and eventually it’ll work for us.”

Fundamentally, the Eagles at their worst — still awfully good compared to most — weren’t getting pucks deep when necessary, Cavanaugh said. They were focused at times on one-on-one play, turnovers were bountiful and the players perhaps put too much attention on the pretty plays rather than banging home rebounds.

In short, they weren’t playing as a cohesive unit coming out of their trip north.

“I remember talking to Tommy walking back from practice that Monday,” Mullane said. “I said, ‘Where do we go? What do we do? What do we need?’ He said, ‘Pat, what do you think?’ I just said I think everyone needs to give a little bit more, myself included, and I said to Tommy, ‘You, too.’ I think we just kind of said everyone needs to buy in a little bit more. We were playing selfish hockey, and we recognized that. I don’t think the national championship was being sought after as much as it should have been by the guys, so we talked about how we could get everyone to be the best they could be.”

“We could have gone two ways,” Cross said, “either toward a .500 season with no trophies and maybe some good individual goals, or we could go the way we chose to go.

“We had guys on our team that easily could have looked at personal goals, and I’m so grateful to them that they didn’t,” he continued. “After Maine, (Chris) Kreider could have said, ‘My only goal is to get 30 goals,’ and (Brian Dumoulin) could have said, ‘I want to get 100 points as a defenseman in three seasons,’ and those were arguably our two best players and two of our biggest team guys. They couldn’t care less about the All-American stuff and the points they had; they just wanted to win.”

And win they did.

Amazingly, in fact, when the season ended, it seemed like the Eagles were still on the upswing after pounding Air Force, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota and Ferris State by a combined 16-2 margin in the NCAA tournament.

It has to make some wonder, with Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) and Dumoulin (Biddeford, Maine) leaving school early to turn pro, and Cross, Barry Almeida (Springfield, Mass.), Paul Carey (Weymouth, Mass.), Edwin Shea (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and other key contributors graduating, how long could the streak have continued?

“We think about that all the time,” admitted Mullane, who notched 39 points to nearly match the output of his first two years combined. “It was a special group of guys and one that you can’t replace. It was a group of guys coming together at the right time, Parker Milner getting extremely hot, and Johnny Gaudreau and Chris Kreider stepping up. We’re never gonna be on the ice together again, but I think it’s something we can look back on and say we did something that only a few other college teams ever did. That’s something that no one can take away from us.”

“As soon as the season ended, I was excited about winning a national championship and everything, but I was upset,” said Gaudreau, BC’s top rookie with 21 goals and 44 points. “We were on a 19-game winning streak, and I wanted to keep that going with that same exact team. I was hoping there would be more games after that we could play. That was such a special team, and it was really upsetting to not have just one more game after the championship.”

“We were playing pretty well and only getting better,” Cross said. “It would have been interesting to see (how long it would have lasted), but I’m glad we had it come to an end on our own terms. I said to Parker at the team banquet, ‘Who wins 19 games in a row? You’re not supposed to do that!’ It’s unheard of and we were playing really good hockey teams, especially in our league and the national tournament. It’s an unbelievable streak.

“As far as next year,” Cross continued, “games in October are hard to win, just like games in March and April. If Parker keeps playing well, I’d like to see if they can get off to a good start.”

Apparently when one’s mentality comes down to winning, even when the job is over, it’s not quite finished.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:32 pm

2012 National Champions sign is going up on the Pike today
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby AdamBC on Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:00 pm

claver2010 wrote:2012 National Champions sign is going up on the Pike today


I wonder what'll happen to the 2010 sign.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:28 pm

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Brought it back to the locker room, but someone made a good point I bet we see it on BC auctions

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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby AdamBC on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:45 pm

claver2010 wrote:Image


Love that the new one has 5 stars at the bottom.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby wolverineneshl on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:16 pm

Where on the Pike is it near?
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:14 am

Same place as the last one, heading east before exit 17
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby AdamBC on Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:44 pm

Room has been made for the newest banner. Also they put up a special 150th banner in Conte.

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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby MilitantEagle on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Has anybody ever thought of putting the national championship banners on the side of the arena so they stand out? As it is now, these national championship banners blend in with Women's bball NCAA appearances. Lame.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby AdamBC on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:30 pm

I love that the 2012 ring has EAGLES written diagonally similar to the gold jerseys.
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby DuchesneEast on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:14 am

AdamBC wrote:I love that the 2012 ring has EAGLES written diagonally similar to the gold jerseys.


Agreed, I like the extra bling also
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby claver2010 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:28 am

The 5 diamonds across the top for the 5 chamionships is a nice touch
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Re: Frozen Four Thread

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:26 pm

DuchesneEast wrote:
ClubMed93 wrote:True enough, Duchie, not an official gamewatch. Claver's post just reminded me of that night (3.5 years ago, really?).

Also I suck at quoting [quote/]


I thought it was longer than that. I think it was Costanzo's 1st game.(I remember not being impressed) I cant remember what my wife said an hour ago, but I can remember dumb stuff like that. When time goes this quick it means we are getting old.

Unfortunately, until Spaz is gone I think things will be sparse. I went to watch the Vtech game at Miami Mike's and it was me, my kids and 20 VT fans.


I went to Miami Mike's for the New Year's bowl games. Interesting place.
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