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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby Snooks Kelly on Fri May 11, 2012 1:24 pm

shockdoct wrote:Where is uconn getting the cash for an 11MM expansion to the rink and scholarships for 36 athletes (18 M/W)?

Do they have some secret donor who is diverting money from WBB?


Malloy will just raise taxes again.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby PhillyandBCEagles on Fri May 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Endless Mike wrote:I wonder if Gene tried to stop this. :ignign


He didn't because he doesn't know what Hockey East is or that BC is a member of it
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Sun May 20, 2012 9:00 am

Apparently this is a done deal, not in love with it.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby bignick33 on Thu May 24, 2012 5:27 pm

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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Thu May 24, 2012 6:02 pm

Brooks:



Boyle in at the end:
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:23 am

http://www.courant.com/sports/other/hc-jacobs-column-0603-20120602,0,6213147.column

Quick little blurb in an interview with Yukon's AD

This upgrade to Hockey East is going to happen, isn't it?

"That's the hope," Manuel said, "that we will have the invitation. Hopefully, it will happen sooner than later."

This month?

"Hopefully," he said. "People have said to me that you guys would help fill a void that has been here since the Whalers left [in 1997]. No slight to the Whale or anything of that nature. But bringing a high level of college hockey to Storrs and Hartford is going to be unbelievable if it happens."

"I was once the administrator for hockey under Red Berenson. I would give him a lot of credit for my love, understanding and commitment to the sport."
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby UnionvilleUConnFan on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:49 pm

What do you guys draw for a typical game?
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby bignick33 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:14 pm

UnionvilleUConnFan wrote:What do you guys draw for a typical game?


Friday and Saturday night games, especially later in the season, usually sell out (~8k). Sunday afternoon and weeknight games have considerably smaller crowds. The average attendance last year was 7,549, which includes--and is skewed by--the game at Fenway. The year before, the average attendance was 6,292. Those numbers are actual attendees, not tickets sold, I believe.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:51 pm

bignick33 wrote:
UnionvilleUConnFan wrote:What do you guys draw for a typical game?


Friday and Saturday night games, especially later in the season, usually sell out (~8k). Sunday afternoon and weeknight games have considerably smaller crowds. The average attendance last year was 7,549, which includes--and is skewed by--the game at Fenway. The year before, the average attendance was 6,292. Those numbers are actual attendees, not tickets sold, I believe.


Correct, I'd say if you take out an odd ball middle of the week crap game BC is about 6500 and it is asses in the seats not tickets sold

So it's a done deal, meh
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby UnionvilleUConnFan on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:23 am

claver2010 wrote:
bignick33 wrote:
UnionvilleUConnFan wrote:What do you guys draw for a typical game?


Friday and Saturday night games, especially later in the season, usually sell out (~8k). Sunday afternoon and weeknight games have considerably smaller crowds. The average attendance last year was 7,549, which includes--and is skewed by--the game at Fenway. The year before, the average attendance was 6,292. Those numbers are actual attendees, not tickets sold, I believe.


Correct, I'd say if you take out an odd ball middle of the week crap game BC is about 6500 and it is asses in the seats not tickets sold

So it's a done deal, meh


I'll buy you a beer at the first game at the XL Center. Then we can :slapfight
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby bignick33 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:29 am

UnionvilleUConnFan wrote:
claver2010 wrote:
bignick33 wrote:
UnionvilleUConnFan wrote:What do you guys draw for a typical game?


Friday and Saturday night games, especially later in the season, usually sell out (~8k). Sunday afternoon and weeknight games have considerably smaller crowds. The average attendance last year was 7,549, which includes--and is skewed by--the game at Fenway. The year before, the average attendance was 6,292. Those numbers are actual attendees, not tickets sold, I believe.


Correct, I'd say if you take out an odd ball middle of the week crap game BC is about 6500 and it is asses in the seats not tickets sold

So it's a done deal, meh


I'll buy you a beer at the first game at the XL Center. Then we can :slapfight


Here is a chart for Hockey East Attendance for all teams. They have separated out BC's Fenway game, which makes the home attendance much more similar to the prior year's:

http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/men/sta ... attend.php
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby pick6pedro on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:36 am

I still am not convinced this is a good move. The best conference in the country doesn't do shit like this.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:45 am

pick6pedro wrote:I still am not convinced this is a good move. The best conference in the country doesn't do shit like this.


Don't disagree at all but 11 necessitated 12

Several problems I see that haven't been addressed:
1) Where they're playing. On campus rink sucks, downtown is way too big, apparently Gampel can't fit a rink -also I question the motivation of the students to go downtown on a Friday & Saturday night.
2) So they either need to upgrade on campus or build something, where's that $$ coming from. State of CT isn't in great shape financially, they're donors have been tapped for other projects
3) Hockey is the 3rd most popular winter sport on campus for them. At few other schools in HE (BC, UMass & PC) is it even 2nd of all sports.

We shall see.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby pick6pedro on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:15 am

claver2010 wrote:
pick6pedro wrote:I still am not convinced this is a good move. The best conference in the country doesn't do shit like this.


Don't disagree at all but 11 necessitated 12

Several problems I see that haven't been addressed:
1) Where they're playing. On campus rink sucks, downtown is way too big, apparently Gampel can't fit a rink -also I question the motivation of the students to go downtown on a Friday & Saturday night.
2) So they either need to upgrade on campus or build something, where's that $$ coming from. State of CT isn't in great shape financially, they're donors have been tapped for other projects
3) Hockey is the 3rd most popular winter sport on campus for them. At few other schools in HE (BC, UMass & PC) is it even 2nd of all sports.

We shall see.


I actually disagree that 11 necessitated 12...or at the very least that the decision needed to be done quickly.

I'm of the mindframe that this would not have gone down without concrete evidence of a committment to build a hockey arena and some proof that the money was there or was as good as there. While the potential is definitely on the plus side, I have major concerns about hockey really grabbing a foothold in a fanbase, big though it may be, that is already stretched pretty thin. I also don't see a ton of nags hoops fans being interested in a losing men's hockey program.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby flyingelvii on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:03 am

I think the big thing is that they need a consistent winner so they can build and, more importantly, solidify a core fan base. They certainly have the potential to get talent given all the high-end prep schools in the area but it's going to take some time and success to be able to recruit those players.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:04 pm

They said OOC games will be on campus and HE games will be downtown.

This is going to be an epic failure
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:46 am

So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:58 am

Also, they said they want to bid for the HE championship -after which every hockey reporter in attendance promptly laughed at them.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby pick6pedro on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:12 pm

claver2010 wrote:So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).


What was the quote? This oughta be good.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:33 pm

pick6pedro wrote:
claver2010 wrote:So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).


What was the quote? This oughta be good.


"We look forward to beating whoever is first, esp Boston College"

*cue TRE's obsession picture*
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby flyingelvii on Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:49 am

claver2010 wrote:
pick6pedro wrote:
claver2010 wrote:So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).


What was the quote? This oughta be good.


"We look forward to beating whoever is first, esp Boston College"

*cue TRE's obsession picture*

History clearly shows that they'd clearly have a much better chance of beating UNH if they were in first in HE.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby DuchesneEast on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:30 am

claver2010 wrote:
pick6pedro wrote:
claver2010 wrote:So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).


What was the quote? This oughta be good.


"We look forward to beating whoever is first, esp Boston College"

*cue TRE's obsession picture*


Sooooooo, this is the school that wants to play us in football, let bygones be bygones and isnt obsessed with us?
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby DuchesneEast on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:34 am

In other ridiculous news, Uconn fans want to set up a tourney to rival the Beanpot with Yale, Quinnipiac and ?
I am sure it will be just like the Beanpot. :81
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:22 am

DuchesneEast wrote:In other ridiculous news, Uconn fans want to set up a tourney to rival the Beanpot with Yale, Quinnipiac and ?
I am sure it will be just like the Beanpot. :81


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claver2010 wrote:Also, they said they want to bid for the HE championship -after which every hockey reporter in attendance promptly laughed at them.


:laugh :laugh

claver2010 wrote:So Yukon's president called BC out at their "welcome party", attendance was placed at roughly 2 dozen (I'm serious).


Was Dez Conner among the throng?
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby PhillyandBCEagles on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:33 pm

I'm just waiting until the first time they beat us (we'll be playing them 2-5 times a year and many of those games will be played during our annual January slump, it'll happen sooner or later) and they're still coming on our message boards to crow about it the following July....after we win the national championship.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:06 pm

bignick33 wrote:http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7968996/uconn-gay-hockey-players-welcome-play-connecticut-huskies



Cam Jansen doesn't subscribe to those beliefs: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/trending-topics-cam-janssen-says-series-dumb-things-132513375--nhl.html#more-37948

I haven't heard the audio yet and don't really care enough to listen
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:35 am

Here's the playoff format when there are 11 and later 12 teams

http://themackreport.com/hockey-east-to-expand-playoff-format-to-12-teams-starting-with-2013-14-season/

Starting with the 2013-14 season when Notre Dame joins the conference, all 11 teams will qualify. The top five teams will receive first-round byes with the remaining six playing on the extra weekend to determine the final three opponents for the four quarterfinal series. When Connecticut joins in 2014-15, all 12 teams will qualify, with the top four teams receiving first-round byes and the bottom eight playing for entry into the quarterfinals.

Under the new format, teams seeded fifth through eighth in the regular season will host the first-round (once Connecticut becomes the 12th team in 2014-15). The added first-round games will either be a single-elimination or a best-of-3 series, a detail that has yet to be determined.



Hate it

It's a pure money grab and completely devalues the RS
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby pick6pedro on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:21 am

claver2010 wrote:Here's the playoff format when there are 11 and later 12 teams

http://themackreport.com/hockey-east-to-expand-playoff-format-to-12-teams-starting-with-2013-14-season/

Starting with the 2013-14 season when Notre Dame joins the conference, all 11 teams will qualify. The top five teams will receive first-round byes with the remaining six playing on the extra weekend to determine the final three opponents for the four quarterfinal series. When Connecticut joins in 2014-15, all 12 teams will qualify, with the top four teams receiving first-round byes and the bottom eight playing for entry into the quarterfinals.

Under the new format, teams seeded fifth through eighth in the regular season will host the first-round (once Connecticut becomes the 12th team in 2014-15). The added first-round games will either be a single-elimination or a best-of-3 series, a detail that has yet to be determined.



Hate it

It's a pure money grab and completely devalues the RS



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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby claver2010 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:15 am

So there are 3 teams in CT, 2 of which are playing for the National Championship tomorrow night, the 3rd has had 1 winning season this millenium & playss in a HS rink. Of course HE adds the 3rd.
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Re: Ucon to apply to HE

Postby DuchesneEast on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:03 am

Snooks Kelly wrote:
shockdoct wrote:Where is uconn getting the cash for an 11MM expansion to the rink and scholarships for 36 athletes (18 M/W)?

Do they have some secret donor who is diverting money from WBB?


Malloy will just raise taxes again.


I hate calling out a BC alum, but the law school doesn't count. Malloy is a dick.
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