- Sep 3, 2011
Got to be able to cycle the puck in the corners and keep possession. Need player with grit. Kevin Dineen, Pat Verbeek type players. Perimeter, I want to avoid contact at all cost, players don’t win.
lol they win in the nhl all the timeGot to be able to cycle the puck in the corners and keep possession. Need player with grit. Kevin Dineen, Pat Verbeek type players. Perimeter, I want to avoid contact at all cost, players don’t win.
Young team going through growing oJust got home from this poor excuse for a game. Of course we left right when it hit 5-1 to beat traffic. Best part of the day was no traffic getting out of the parking lot. My question is why....just why? We are really bad right now.
What teams in the NHL win all the time without bangers? The Lightening, no, the Maple Leafs, no, The Blues, the Bruins win because they win down low below the goal line. In the playoffs, the perimeter players like Austin Matthews disappear when it’s time to win and the going gets tough.lol they win in the nhl all the time
Honestly they need to neutral zone trap teams like BC. I hate it but it's their only hope.
BC got to EVERY loose puck and Vomacka gave up a couple of softies.
That was about as embarassing as any game I've been too - and i've had season tix since they went HE.
BC - who was just blanked by Maine a couple of weekends ago - looked like the Soviets before Lake Placid happened.
BC took down 3 UConn players within 60 seconds in the 3rd period - no calls. Where's the outrage from the bench? I would be pulling a Mike Keenan throwing sticks on the ice or whatever. Show some kind of rage.
If the AD is doing his job he's taking notes on assistants in the HE and elsewhere in hockey hotbeds - guys who'd like to bank 350-400K to get things moving in case this team goes down the crapper the rest of the way.
He recruits well. He just coaches players into prima donna mentalities instead of grinders.
I followed Your same decision, but left with about 4 1/2 minutes.Totally outmatched player by player. Speed, passing, stamina. Whenever We were on a power play, it felt like they were on the power play. I haven't seen any rise in level of play in three years.Just got home from this poor excuse for a game. Of course we left right when it hit 5-1 to beat traffic. Best part of the day was no traffic getting out of the parking lot. My question is why....just why? We are really bad right now.
Great, evans was one of the few that actually put in what appeared to be actual “effort” out there today. That probably explains the broken finger
From the band, to the players, everything was just slow with no passion or strive or even attempt to care.
The past 5 seasons, the team would actually wake up and compete comfortably with ranked teams
Tonight ? Absolute garbage
It feels like the fans care more about the game than the kids
I used to crap on pratt as a c aptain , but at least it appears he kept his teams motivated
Freeman? Come on man
Aren't there like 5 or 6 guys on this roster who have been drafted by NHL teams?If he recruits well why did BC look superior in speed talent toughness conditioning and strength? Why couldn't we even complete a pass or get a shot? Outshot 46-17 tonight and outscored 11-1 in 2 games. I am seriously wondering where this "He recruits well" came from. A couple of rankings? Evaluation and what you do when they get here is what I go by when it comes to recruiting, not rankings. Because we didn't belong on the ice with BC tonight. Your not recruiting well with stats like that.
Aren't there like 5 or 6 guys on this roster who have been drafted by NHL teams?
There was also the Hockey News article that placed 6 UConn players on the top 100 list of college hockey players to watch out for.
The issue to me isn't whether he recruits well, but rather what he gets out of players when they get on campus.
What are two words that totally disarm every Cav argument about facilities, recruiting, etc?
Time for an immediate change. Benedict should get his thumb out of his derriere and take shot with Pereira on an interim basis. Let's try to get through this year with a modicum of dignity. Sadly, it's early November and I'm already looking for people to dump my tickets on.
Yeah ‘cause lots of kids grew up dreaming of playing at UConn. I actually get what Cav is doing. He will struggle getting Northeast kids. They all want to go to BC or BU or to a lesser extent the other top programs. Same problem Pecknold had really. He decided to go to Canada and bring in a bunch of kids who were about to age out of Juniors but were a good hockey players and b) physically stronger than many of the guys they’d be competing against. That’s why the used to joke that QU didn’t need scholarships since all their guys were collecting social security. Cav has taken a slightly different route and tried to get top international players. I’m not convinced it is a great way to go. A few other HEA programs have tried it, Merrimack did in a big way with their last coach but none have really been all that successful. Not that you can’t have a few key guys sprinkled in but I’m not sure it works to have that as your base.Six Hockey East classes, he's brought in a grand total of ***three*** kids from Connecticut.