Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

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Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:52 pm

Maybe he has never played with NHL caliber defenseman playing in front of him! Can’t teach size.

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Post by KahunaK » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:51 pm

DoctorJ wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:02 pm 04/21/2021 Confirmed Leaving Marc Del Gaizo (D) Nashville Predators
04/19/2021 Confirmed Leaving Jake Gaudet (F) Cleveland Monsters
04/17/2021 Confirmed Leaving Oliver Chau (F) Quinnipiac Univ.
04/16/2021 Confirmed Leaving Philip Lagunov (F) Univ. of Vermont
04/15/2021 Confirmed Leaving Carson Gicewicz (F) Rockford IceHogs
04/13/2021 Confirmed Leaving Zac Jones (D) New York Rangers
04/13/2021 Confirmed Leaving Gianfranco Cassaro (D) RIT (Rochester Inst. of Tech.)
03/04/2021 Confirmed Joining Luke Pavicich (G) Kenai River Brown Bears

I don't see why Chau and Lagunov don't just stay here...
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Tue May 04, 2021 4:14 pm

^ Nice to get the number of defenseman drafted by the NHL back to three (3) !! Still room for for some NHL draftees up front😀

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Post by 69MG » Wed May 05, 2021 2:42 pm

Stole one from the University of North Dakota. We are becoming Defense U. 33 points in 24 games for a D-man. Sounds like Jones, only bigger.
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed May 05, 2021 4:21 pm

^ North Dakota wanted to hold off a year, because they had big numbers for ‘21-‘22. Although he went to high school in Minnesota, he is from Connecticut. Talk about UND misreading the room!!

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Post by Floyd » Wed May 05, 2021 4:47 pm

This hockey run is starting to feel a little bit like the 90's run in hoop! Hope they play a few games around the state to get more visibility, like a game or 2 in Worcester
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Post by jjmc85 » Wed May 05, 2021 5:05 pm

Floyd wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:47 pm This hockey run is starting to feel a little bit like the 90's run in hoop! Hope they play a few games around the state to get more visibility, like a game or 2 in Worcester
I mean, they play in Hockey East. Just about every conference game is in state or damn near close to it. Granted none are in Worcester but they play in Amherst, Boston (at least three times), Lowell, and North Andover in Mass, and Providence isn’t far from the border either. Not sure how much more they can do to get visibility playing around the state TBH
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Post by mdogt12 » Wed May 05, 2021 5:25 pm

They played at Holy Cross a couple of years ago.

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Post by 69MG » Wed May 05, 2021 5:44 pm

jjmc85 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 5:05 pm
Floyd wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:47 pm This hockey run is starting to feel a little bit like the 90's run in hoop! Hope they play a few games around the state to get more visibility, like a game or 2 in Worcester
I mean, they play in Hockey East. Just about every conference game is in state or damn near close to it. Granted none are in Worcester but they play in Amherst, Boston (at least three times), Lowell, and North Andover in Mass, and Providence isn’t far from the border either. Not sure how much more they can do to get visibility playing around the state TBH
Also, Storrs, CT which is very close.

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Post by DoctorJ » Wed May 05, 2021 5:47 pm

Floyd wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:47 pm This hockey run is starting to feel a little bit like the 90's run in hoop! Hope they play a few games around the state to get more visibility, like a game or 2 in Worcester
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Post by Floyd » Wed May 05, 2021 7:50 pm

jjmc85 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 5:05 pm
Floyd wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:47 pm This hockey run is starting to feel a little bit like the 90's run in hoop! Hope they play a few games around the state to get more visibility, like a game or 2 in Worcester
I mean, they play in Hockey East. Just about every conference game is in state or damn near close to it. Granted none are in Worcester but they play in Amherst, Boston (at least three times), Lowell, and North Andover in Mass, and Providence isn’t far from the border either. Not sure how much more they can do to get visibility playing around the state TBH
I understand. I just don't think a lot of people will travel an hour to watch a college team play, unless you're a diehard. I live in central Mass and was talking up the hockey run this year to people and more than half of them didn't know they were playing for a national championship, and even asked me if they were that good. Maybe it was just the pandemic
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Post by jjmc85 » Wed May 05, 2021 11:06 pm

I honestly question the return. I think if they played a “home game” at DCU or something, it would be those of us who drive past Worcester to get to Mullins, the fans who travel regularly to road games from Western MA, maybe some people who show up to one of the three Boston games (and it depends on who the opponent is if they make it) and then being generous maybe a hundred people from the greater Worcester area which will only go see UMass hockey if they don’t have to drive more than 15 minutes? And then what does the team get out of it? Give up a home game (with the ice dimension advantage), rent out DCU, and then those hundred people go see another game? But if they aren’t willing to drive the hour now, I don’t see how this game changes that. I’d rather just play at Mullins. Sure it would be great for those hundred people but I don’t think the return is there.

If Maine still can’t play home games next season and needs to use the DCU Center then that’s about the only way I can see it happening.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by DoctorJ » Thu May 06, 2021 6:34 am

Plus, if we play AIC, that one is in Springfield.

I do like occasional games at DCU but I think hoop in Worcester is a slightly bigger draw. UMass med school students don't have time for our hockey bandwagon and there are not enough of them to justify an outreach game.

With this hockey team, we should play anyone, anywhere, anytime like Cal would in the day.

Game in the Garden with a marquee opponent sounds like more fun.
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Post by Floyd » Thu May 06, 2021 7:16 am

jjmc85 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 11:06 pm I honestly question the return. I think if they played a “home game” at DCU or something, it would be those of us who drive past Worcester to get to Mullins, the fans who travel regularly to road games from Western MA, maybe some people who show up to one of the three Boston games (and it depends on who the opponent is if they make it) and then being generous maybe a hundred people from the greater Worcester area which will only go see UMass hockey if they don’t have to drive more than 15 minutes? And then what does the team get out of it? Give up a home game (with the ice dimension advantage), rent out DCU, and then those hundred people go see another game? But if they aren’t willing to drive the hour now, I don’t see how this game changes that. I’d rather just play at Mullins. Sure it would be great for those hundred people but I don’t think the return is there.

If Maine still can’t play home games next season and needs to use the DCU Center then that’s about the only way I can see it happening.
Ok, guess its a bad idea. Thought maybe it might attract a bigger crowd than 100 locals, and get some more people on the bandwagon, but I'm way off I guess.
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