2016-17 Hockey East Preview (Mack Report)

Discussion in 'UConn Hockey' started by huskymedic, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. huskymedic

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  2. Samoo

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    With Rhode Island not available, the trend seems obvious.
     
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    Based on Mike's tweets last night, I think he might have UConn as high as 7. Pretty fair projection, UConn seems poised to take a step up but not quite into the top 6 level. There's definitely more talent on their roster than all four state schools and Merrimack. The top six are pretty solidified this year as BC, BU, ND, NU, UML, and PC ( in no particular order). There's some opportunity for UConn to sneak in there with some solid play, especially if BC takes a dive after their roster got pillaged by NHL departures. But a 7 spot, octofinals home ice, and a potential run to the Garden with the right QF matchup is a solid target for UConn this year.
     
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  4. zls44

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    I think that they will set either the Garden or even an outside run at an NCAA bid as the goal.
     
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    If not they should fire all of their assistants.
     
  6. FDNY99

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    The development of the Jr class will make or break this team. If there hasn't been any improvement...especially in S&C then this season could be long and possibly ugly.
     
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