Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by MajBugman » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:55 am

e_parade wrote:
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TruBluMaroon wrote:
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^^
Why not?
He won a National Championship by hitting the game winning.
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First Team All America Soph and Junior year.
National Player of the Year after Junior year.

Aren't those considered stats?!?
"Stats" and "Stat line" are not the same thing. Case in point: you listed stats that are not part of his stat line.
My point is MJ played within the system at UNC which hurt his stat line. Hard to tell how well an 18 year old kid playing juniors will do by his stat line. Will he be as good as Cale? Well, odds are no, because Cale is really special.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Roadtrip » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:15 am

Taylor Makar? Whoo hoooo.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:00 pm

mdogt12 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:59 pm
69MG wrote:
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We'll be looking to see if we're home around when Colorado comes to Boston. Worst case, we will be playing one of the Boston schools.
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He could come Dec 6 vs Maine off day for Avalanche
He won’t be here until the 2020-2021 season at the earliest, FYI.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:35 pm

^ My bad. I saw that posted and forgot. Call it a senior moment.

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Post by Floyd » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm

We need a poll for the over/under on how many times the game announcers call him Cale while he's here
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Old Cage » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:56 pm

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 pm

We just added another defenseman, from Finland. The article also cites the entire freshman class.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/7/ ... aarti.aspx

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:26 pm

69MG wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 pm
We just added another defenseman, from Finland. The article also cites the entire freshman class.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/7/ ... aarti.aspx
Yeah, he’s official now, but it was reported about a month ago. Looks like he might be a good one.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Okay, so I am more of a hoop guy.

But I follow hockey. We got both good goalies returning and two good defensemen coming in, one already drafted other from finaland.

That's where I am and eagerly awaiting season.

Can we be close to last year? talk it up?
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:20 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
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Okay, so I am more of a hoop guy.

But I follow hockey. We got both good goalies returning and two good defensemen coming in, one already drafted other from finaland.

That's where I am and eagerly awaiting season.

Can we be close to last year? talk it up?
The D from Finland apparently didn't like having to go to class (a rumor that has been floating around) so he went back to Finland.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:24 pm

Damn. how does he compare?
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:59 pm

My understanding is Kessler replacing the Fin is a win for us. As for the season, I would be disappointed with anything less than a top 4 finish in Hockey East and think we have a good shot at getting back to the tournament. We did, however, lose the best player in the country, as well as our second best defenseman.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:07 pm

I hear that. But we return two hot goalies and a new defenseman that is already drafted.
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Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:24 pm

What are expectations for next year?


My vote is tournament and conference finals.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by jjmc85 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:18 am

Have to figure the team is going to take a step back losing both Makar and Ferraro. While I don’t think a UMass player will win the Hobey, the juniors and sophomore class is full of players who have proven that they can contribute at a high level in college hockey. If the incoming freshman contribute as expected, and those other two classes continue to develop, then yeah. It’s quite possible that UMass will earn home ice again and get another trip to the NCAAs.

Worst case scenario, UMass should be at least a NCAA bubble team. Anything worse would be a disaster.

And if they do make a tournament again, Carvel and the entire staff should be extended and given pay raises.
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