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  • CollegeHockeyFan

    As a BU fan, I am seriously worried about them looking past this Providence game to Denver. This is a classic trap game, with the win last week and PC’s low ranking and an important game against Denver on Saturday. BU is known for sleepwalking through games that should be “easy wins”.

    • Joe C

      Good call. Then again, maybe the Friars have truly gotten better.

  • Kwd_13

    After losing at home to Merrimack it is inconceivable that UMO could win on the road at North Dakota.  On the other hand, the Souix should have joined HEA.  That way, they could get a proper a** kicking on a regular basis and maybe then the whining would go away –

  • Sioux2b07

    What are Sioux fans whining about? The matchup doesn’t play well for ND because HEA and the WCHA play totally different styles of hockey and the winner if all other things equal is the way the game is officiated, if it is called very tight the HEA team will more than likely win because they will live on the power play because they play a more skilled brand of hockey. If the game isn’t called as tightly the WCHA team will probably win because they can use their size to push around the usually smaller HEA team. Don’t take this as a whining Sioux fan because I do really like HEA because the type of hockey they play is the way I play my game and the way I wish hockey was always played, but saying that UND would get crushed in HEA is too simple to say because when you play non-conference it is all up to officiating but if they were in HEA they would recruit players that fit the HEA style and not the players it takes to compete in the WCHA.

    • After Further Review

      I do agree with you, to a point.  The styles of the two leagues are very much different.  The officiating does certainly have an impact on the outcome, but I think the biggest problem UND has had with Hockey East opponents recently is that no matter who officiates, they can’t catch the smaller, quicker players to actually hit them.  I am a UNH/HE fan and that is not meant to bash the WCHA or the Sioux, just seems that the speed has really been able to bury the size on many occasions.

      • After Further Review

        But to amend my story, apparently if you play UNH, you don’t have to catch them.  Just let them skate and pass and eventually they will hit your goalie with the shot.  With 63 shots and 0 goals in 2 games, with BC on the schedule for tomorrow, it might be a VERY LONG season!

  • MnGopherFan

    Looks like Dave and Jim picked the wrong team in the Denver at BC matchup Friday night. Denver looked solid. Another case of east coast bias?

    • Joe C

      Number #1 ranked team upset at home by the Number #3 ranked team.

      Even though I cheer every time BC loses, not sure how “East Coast Bias” plays into this. They split the pick for Pioneers at Terriers.

      Give full credit to Denver for playing a great game last night. Hopefully, BU can shake off last night’s loss to the Friars…

  • JJM

    So much for the “no brainer of the year” and  “going with BC all the way”

  • Wow Dave, Glad that you blew the two PC games!

    It’s going to be an interesting season…

    • Joe C

      It looks like Providence is pretty good and New Hampshire has a lot of issues.

      There seems to be a good balance between WCHA and Hockey East this year. I sure hope there will be more out-of-conference play in 2013-2014