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Awhile back someone asked a question about whether local state university men's hockey could make a comeback to their glory days.
UVM 3-12 -2
UNH 8- 10- 1
U MAINE 2 -11 -4
Answer is a resounding NO!
And UMass ( current ncaa champs) is 10-4 -1. What’s your point?
I think the point would be the above 3 suck and have for years. Plenty of good college hockey for men around here but those 3 aren't it. Other poster is right. You see their staff everywhere but they don't pick the right kids. Far too much history in those programs to have those kinds of records.
The funny part is, these teams send scouts all over the place and local kids get overlooked. Couldn't be any worse. But we said the same thing about UMass 5-6 years ago.
Coaches stay and stay? UVM’s coach is practically brand new. Last years covid year was his first and he’s basically rebuilding a program from the ground up. Patrick Sharp is on the bench now too. A little time will tell.
feels like a lot of bitter dads on dboard this morning
One problem everyone is aware of is that many times the best players are not the ones selected. We've all seen it, two players always even and side by side since 9 but one goes on and one doesn't. Someone knows someone, someone is an alum, someone's dad pla*** for so and so, someone had a good year at 16 but can't keep up at 20. The list goes on.
My point is its really easy to pack it in with these kinds of "easy" picks that many times don't work out, but much harder to do the work and find the kids that can really play a few years from now.
All politics regarding who goes where. Who you know blah blah. The best goalie the last 4 years in college hockey didn't get one bite from any East Colleges except HC who then lied to him and caused a huge commotion when he called them out on it. He won his appeal from the NCAA and went West.
NZ and the other brain thrust scouting services called him an undersized goalie who didn't understand how to play according to his size. "Lacks quickness and the ability to read the play". Umm yea ok. Look up Dryden McKay.
you sound like Joe B today. yelling at the clouds.