Dave finally gained some ground on me, but at this point I hear a fat woman singing a sweet tune.

Dave last week: 8-0-2
Jim last week: 6-2-2
Dave’s record-to-date: 90-33-25 (.692)
Jim’s record-to-date: 100-29-23 (.734)

Here are this week’s picks

Friday, February 25

Vermont at Boston University
Jim’s pick: I think the Cats are playing well and will grab two points on the road. Friday is the better day to do that.
UVM 4, BU 3
Dave’s pick: Both teams have been wildly inconsistent, but I’m going to pick the Terriers. If they’re on, I don’t see the game as being close.
BU 4, UVM 2

Boston College at Massachusetts
Jim’s pick: After last week, this series has BC sweep written all over it.
BC 5, UMass 2
Dave’s pick: Strategically speaking, I should just pick opposite Jim in an effort to catch up but I can’t see BC losing here.
BC 4, UMass 1

Merrimack at Maine
Jim’s pick: Probably the most-watched series of the weekend. Maine wins at home to begin.
Maine 5, MC 3
Dave’s pick: I know this is at Alfond but I don’t see any reason to pick against the juggernaut Warriors.
MC 5, Maine 3

Northeastern at New Hampshire
Jim’s pick: Another highly anticipated series. I like the home teams here.
UNH 3, NU 1
Dave’s pick: The Wildcats get two points closer to another regular season title.
UNH 4, NU 3

Massachusetts-Lowell at Providence
Jim’s pick: The battle of the uglies feels like a much-needed Friars sweep.
PC 3, UML 2
Dave’s pick: I can’t disagree.  Lowell’s blanking last weekend doesn’t inspire confidence.
PC 2, UML 0

Saturday, February 26

Vermont at Boston University
Jim’s pick: BU earns a split at home. A much-needed split for confidence.
BU 5, UVM 2
Dave’s pick: I’m also picking BU, but it’s for a sweep not a split.
BU 4, UVM 2

Massachusetts at Boston College
Jim’s pick: Sweep is in the cards at BC.
BC 4, UMass 2
Dave’s pick: The Eagles keep themselves in the chase for first place.
BC 4, UMass 3

Merrimack at Maine
Jim’s pick: Merrimack takes the back end of the series.
MC 6, Maine 3
Dave’s pick: The Warriors win to complete the sweep and position themselves for a possible regular season title via a three-way tie.
MC 5, Maine 4

New Hampshire at Northeastern
Jim’s pick: Huskies continue to surprise down the stretch.
NU 4, UNH 3
Dave’s pick: I’d be strongly tempted to pick Northeastern here, but I do like UNH and I need to disagree with Jim.
UNH 4, NU 3

Providence at Massachusetts-Lowell
Jim’s pick: Friars keep playoff hopes alive.
PC 4, UML 2
Dave’s pick: What a tough year for the River Hawks.
PC 3, UML 1

  • Former HE program

    You’re still picking PC? They have the worst coaching and goaltending in D1 and they blew the playoffs again this year. A travesty to the hardworking kids on that team.

  • Guest

    UNH is going under the radar this year. MC and BC are the most talked about teams and for good reason, but don’t sleep on the Cats. All they need is close matchups in the northeast regional and they will be an automatic for the trip to Minnesota.

    • Anonymous

      The University of No Hardware? Yeah, whatever you say chief.

  • hup

    Something tells me Maine will be tougher than people think against MC. They always play well against good teams.

    • Really? Like they did when they lost 7-1 to this same Merrimack team? Or a combined 8-1 loss in a weekend at. BC? How about blowing leads en route to being season swept by UNH? Maybe you mean our 0-1-2 season series against BU? Or when we were lucky to only lose 4-1 to Miami?

      You’re right. This group always brings its A game against good teams.

      • Don’t count out Maine yet

        Well, they brought their A game tonight against a good team tonight… 4-0 Maine. Maybe the previous rocky road with goal tending has finally ended. GO BLUE!

  • Anonymous

    Maine sure put on a show Saturday night. I figured Merrimack would come back strong after the shellacking the night before but Maine continued to dominate. With some luck this Maine team will get it right at just the right time and make a run. They have the firepower to play with anyone when they get it going like they did this weekend.