The OFFICIAL Northeastern Huskies Thread
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08-30-2010, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hudson Falls, NY
cody ferriero is the younger brother of ben that won the national championship at BC.
I think rawlings will be great this year, if he plays with more consistency he will be hockey east's best, and probably one of the nation's best.
Quailer coming back is going to be huge. Last preseason they built much of the game plan around him being a huge part of the offense, losing him was the difference between playoffs, and maybe home ice, and what happened.
I think MacCleod and McNeely will be the offensive leaders, but last years freshman and Quailler will take a lot of burden off their shoulders and I think we can expect to have a pretty balanced offense. Defense will probably be our weakness. Student left too to transfer to Minnesota I believe, so we're going to be relying pretty heavily on freshman back there. But, if Rawlings is consistent, and we can keep the puck more than we don't have it, that will help to soften the impact of the loses we had on defense.
as far as outlook for the season in terms of positioning, I think we have a real shot at home ice advantage. The way I see this season playing out is there will be a bunch of teams at the top, and the top six or maybe seven spots will be real tight, then the bottom three or four will be way in the basement.
bu is going to be good again, bc should be good again, but they should've been good again two years ago, and bu should've been good again last year. however, bc hasn't lost as much this year as those two teams did, so i think they will be scary. unh will likely contend for the regular season crown. leaving NU, uvm, merrimack and lowell to battle it out for the last home ice spot i think. providence will probably finish last and maine and amherst will be in a race for the eighth spot.
for the beanpot, i think we are lucky that we're playing harvard this year, that being said, we thought we were lucky three years ago. we should be able to beat them, then it will come down to getting it done in the spotlight. i would like to see NU win a beanpot real soon, i think that is the next step for this club and they probably won't be able to do much more than have successful years but not quite make it all the way. also, the last three beanpot winners have gone on to be national champions, so if we can pull off the win, who knows...
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