Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm

^ When your program has advanced to a National Championship game and you have aspirations of remaining at that level, your recruiting level needs to be at a top level. You can't just expect players who were not NHL caliber players to develop into NHL caliber players. You need to recruit them as previously. Getting to the National Championship game is a huge accomplishment in any sport. Staying there is much tougher!

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:07 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:13 am
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Gianfranco Cassaro is another defenseman who will be here next year.
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/2 ... co-cassaro

Jayson Dobay should also be here next season.
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/3 ... yson-dobay

Plus, there’s still time to bring in a grad transfer the way Carvey brought Pritchard in late.
Are either of these two NHL caliber? If they both aren’t, then it is a step down.
Just answering your post that stated the program is only adding one defenseman. Pretty much anyone who joins will be a step down from Makar and Ferraro.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed May 29, 2019 12:36 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm
^ When your program has advanced to a National Championship game and you have aspirations of remaining at that level, your recruiting level needs to be at a top level. You can't just expect players who were not NHL caliber players to develop into NHL caliber players. You need to recruit them as previously. Getting to the National Championship game is a huge accomplishment in any sport. Staying there is much tougher!

Who says they aren't recruiting at that level? Maybe this class doesn't have that but who says they won't have that in the next class?

And no, you can't expect all players to develop into professional caliber players, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.


Lets not get all worked up right now... we'll see how the summer plays out and what they look like going into the preseason. While Makar may have fallen into his lap a bit, I trust in what Carvel is doing from both a recruiting and coaching perspective. We all should.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Wed May 29, 2019 1:29 pm

^ And it's a pretty good bet that there won't be any "dickheads". :lol:

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by Floyd » Wed May 29, 2019 4:35 pm

"NewMass Hockey, No DickHeads"

Be a great T-shirt, but of course would offend somebody.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:26 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:36 pm
TruBluMaroon wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm
^ When your program has advanced to a National Championship game and you have aspirations of remaining at that level, your recruiting level needs to be at a top level. You can't just expect players who were not NHL caliber players to develop into NHL caliber players. You need to recruit them as previously. Getting to the National Championship game is a huge accomplishment in any sport. Staying there is much tougher!

Who says they aren't recruiting at that level? Maybe this class doesn't have that but who says they won't have that in the next class?

And no, you can't expect all players to develop into professional caliber players, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.


Lets not get all worked up right now... we'll see how the summer plays out and what they look like going into the preseason. While Makar may have fallen into his lap a bit, I trust in what Carvel is doing from both a recruiting and coaching perspective. We all should.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri May 31, 2019 1:13 pm

Looks like we added another guy:

https://twitter.com/UMassHockey/status/ ... 4611598336
And another addition to our forwards group!

Welcome aboard @Kiefiuk13!

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri May 31, 2019 1:38 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Looks like we added another guy:

https://twitter.com/UMassHockey/status/ ... 4611598336
And another addition to our forwards group!

Welcome aboard @Kiefiuk13!

Calen comes to us from @ciflyingaces of the @USHL after serving as an assistant captain for the Flying Aces in 2018-19 🙌

📰: http://bit.ly/30XxiEy
Already in here from May 27.

5 new players to watch this year from WMUA:

https://umasshockeywmuasports.wordpress ... ss-hockey/

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri May 31, 2019 1:43 pm

Sorry, didn't realize that. Saw the official mention from UMass today and went with it.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:10 pm

They’ve officially announced three forwards. Should be three defensemen coming up — Jones, Cassaro and Dobay. Think there is one more forward, Jeremy Davidson.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Interesting - 5 forwards coming in next year and so far only one D man (I expect 2 more). Team only loses 3 forwards, so with 5 coming in, the competition is going to be interesting. If 3 D men come on board, that will counter the three we lost, at least in numbers.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:52 pm

These are the new guys who are expected to join the team this year. Most of them committed a while ago and the Athletic Dept. has decided to announce them 1 at a time.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/team/107 ... /2019-2020

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:42 pm

^Gotta love college hockey, Makar is younger than two (2) , at least , of the incoming Freshman!

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 pm

69MG wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:52 pm
These are the new guys who are expected to join the team this year. Most of them committed a while ago and the Athletic Dept. has decided to announce them 1 at a time.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/team/107 ... /2019-2020
Don’t think this list is accurate...I believe Sullivan will be here next year and not sure Reifenberg is even a commit anymore...
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:22 pm

^ If they keep up the daily announcements, we'll know everyone within a week. It's interesting how different hockey recruiting is than BB.

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