Next up AIC Yellow Jackets - Friday 10/21

Discussion in 'UConn Hockey' started by Frozen tundra, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Frozen tundra

    Frozen tundra New Member

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    So after the 1st loss. They get a team that has only 1 game played. But played UNION to 5-4 loss. How will Huskies come out ? Line play still IMO looks young, but they could skate with him them talent wise. The goalies ?
    Anybody know is that kid out for the season ?
     
  2. huskymedic

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    What kid?
     
  3. Frozen tundra

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    (#21) someone said he is out for the season. (mac#'s) can't remember numbers.
     
  4. ct06111

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    FWR: Jeff wight.
    I missed the injuries of both wight and drake, so I'm not sure what happened. I walked in right after the letunov hit. Missed the hit and sat down @ beginning of 5:00 min boarding call.

    What happened to either one? None of the articles on the game really have anything on what happened other than it happened on the 1st shift
     
  5. The Viking

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    Can't remember if it's official but I thought I read Wight is out the year - maybe it was the Courant article today.

    They didn't specify what kind of injury but I'd assume knee maybe
     
  6. mac2351

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    Letunov, Wight, and the guys who were scratched stood next to me for a few minutes during the second period. Wight had his arm in a sling. Either shoulder or collar bone related would be my guess.
     
  7. huskymedic

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    After the 1st period.2-1
    Goals by Richardson and El-Mir
    The holding call on AIC was garbage and the hit after the whistle was BS while not calling boarding on AIC
     
  9. ct06111

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    I know I complain about the officiating a lot, but that embellishment call by Ronan was BS. You call it a penalty, and then give the player hit with embellishment? Like, wat?

    Was it a penalty or embellishment? It can't be both...

    It was on the other end of ice from me, so someone can maybe explain that officiating in the 2nd

    Tied after 2. 2-2
     
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  10. The Viking

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    Game ends 2-2 tie
    UConn outshoots them like 37-16
    Seemed like they entire third period we had the PP still couldn't score
    We hit the post and crossbar in second period
    Thompson never really asserted himself seems he really missed letunov who we definitely missed with all the open ice we had in the third period
    The AIC goalie played well but got lucky like I said two posts hit but also five or six saves where he's looking all over for the rebound and it's just sitting there with no one to whack it in
    With letunov we probably win by 2 or 3 but oh well
     
  11. cheech63

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    I really think not having Letunov hurt their offense tonight.He always seems to be around the puck when good things happen.I also think they were getting to cute with the puck on power plays,trying to make the pretty pass.You have to shoot the puck on net to have a chance to score.The power play was atrocious tonight, with so many man advantages. Nichols let in a soft goal on the short side too. That's the difference in winning and tying.
     
  12. Butch

    Butch truthaboutislam.org

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    Why was Letunov out?
     
  13. huskymedic

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    Game Misconduct carryover from QU game...
     
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    Only would've been a mandatory one-game suspension if he got a game DQ, not a game misconduct. DQs are VERY rare, what he did didn't merit a DQ and I don't think he got one. Unless the league assessed a one-gamer after the fact, which I hadn't heard about.
     
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    Butch truthaboutislam.org

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    Somehow, I missed the hit, but Letunov obviously screwed up. Fans didn't seem to be expecting an ejection, etc.
     
  16. brasssbonanzaa

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    Wow they did give the DQ for that? That's absurd. It was a bad hit, a boarding major and a misconduct for sure, but there's virtually no precedent in handing out a DQ for that.
     
  17. ct06111

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    Shouldn't a team with their aspirations be able to beat AIC whether or not Letunov plays?

    The next 8 games will determine whether or not UConn will be in the running for an at large bid.

    2 @ #3 Notre Dame
    1 @ UMass
    2 @ #19 Ohio State
    Home and home with #8 Boston University
    1 vs #10 Boston College
     
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    It's games like AIC that the JR class has top exert itself. Like I have said several times...the success or non-success of this group of kids will determine the fate of this team.
     
  20. brasssbonanzaa

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    At-large NCAA bid? That's a very, very unrealistic barometer for this team. To get an at-large, you have to be at least in the top 15, if not the top 14 depending on how bad the bottom conferences are. UConn is not near being one of the top 14 or 15 teams in the country. First round home ice and winning a HE tournament series is far more realistic, and should be this year's expectation. A run to the Garden would be a huge accomplishment and, depending on the QF draw, is not unrealistic.

    Ties against Colgate and AIC are RPI killers, and tying RIT/losing to QU presents a very difficult common opponent picture against other ECAC teams. UConn should not be judged on whether they get an at-large, their finishing position in the conference and HET performance are a much better test.
     
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  21. Frozen tundra

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    So they have to win 4 of the next 7.
    Tuff road ahead. I think it could happen.
     
  22. mac2351

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    I think it's unrealistic too. That was the goal Cavanaugh put forth at the beginning of the season.
     
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  23. Butch

    Butch truthaboutislam.org

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    His team sure doesn't play like that's the goal put forth at the beginning of the season. They don't play with killer instinct. Sacred Heart is coached better right now.
     
  24. brasssbonanzaa

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    The Sacred Heart team I saw with my two eyes last Friday night was a joke. Happened to have a hot goalie who stood on his head as long as he could before the floodgates broke open. Their special teams were an abject disaster.
     
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    I also think these Atlantic teams play extra hard against UConn right now. But the Huskies were also a little unlucky which happens in hockey. You outplay a team but they get great goaltending and you hit a couple of posts and despite it all game ends tied or a loss. UConn did it to Providence a couple of years ago. It's part of the sport.
     
  26. Butch

    Butch truthaboutislam.org

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    They played well against Union at the home opener. Definitely likely I will see more of them this season. I can walk to games now. This is freaking awesome.
     
  27. RSTuthill

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    +1 Not this year.
     
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  28. RSTuthill

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    And probably not next year if Thompson and Letunov leave for the NHL.