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  • Anonymous

    Maine completely outplayed, out-coached and out-classed tonight.

    BC 4, Maine 1

    Yup, the Black Bears are back!

    One and done next weekend and hopefully Abbott has the stones not to let this season’s limited success cloud his judgement and holding onto Whitehead.  Timmay’s gotta go and tonight we saw why.

    • Anonymous

      Outplayed?   42 shots on goal?   WOW…..2 months ago we were all thinking Maine was out and done…..but after a BC and (at) BU sweep they found there grove and because of that were back in the NCAA’s for the first time since 2007….Id be all supporting your comment BBear if they continued how they started the year, but Im proud of what this team did over the last 2 months, and finishing up as HE runnerup…..losing Abbott was hard for this team tonight, and i hope hes back…..maybe we’ll be one and out come next weekend for the NCAA’s, but Im glad were back in the tournament.   And for those last couple months, Timmy had something to do with it, reguardless! 

      • Anonymous

        Its a blend of BBear94 and blackbear19. One is way too negative. They were playing an incredible team in BC tonight. The entire team is drafted and we were without Abbott. We also beat them  twice. That is a feat! However, I watched Corkum do most of the talking including the timeout. He was setting up the plays. I like Tim but it appeared Bob took over the lead coaching role during key times this year. I am not sure what to make of that. Tim has turned this program into a good group of kids who go to class and very tight off the ice. That has to be taken into account.
         Lets have some excitement. We can make it to Tampa. Sullivan will not face more rubber than he did tonight and he was very good. Ryan Hegerty was not good this weekend. I see a rebound from him next weekend. So good goaltending, an emerging D with some underated talent, and superb offense. Nationally this is a team (along with Miami) that no one wants to see in their bracket! 

        • Anonymous

          If the team falls apart when they lose one player that should tell you something about the quality of the other players, or lack thereof.  As I’ve said many times, Abbott and Flynn are the only 2 DI-quality players on this roster at this point.  Diamond has the talent, but not the intellect or discipline.  

          “Tim has turned this program into a good group of kids who go to class.”  That’s your best arguement for Tim Whitehead?  Really??  Have you any evidence that Walsh’s players weren’t good kids or didn’t go to class??  I was in Statistics class with Paul Kariya 2x a week – he never missed a class unless the team was traveling.  And I am quite sure that BC players are “good kids” who “go to class.”  The difference is the BC kids can also skate/pass/shoot/score, where the Maine players clearly cannot.  It was nothing short of embarrasing to the program the performance they displayed last night.  On national tv no less.

          Look at BC and see the difference.  I bet not 1 other regular poster on this board remembers when Maine looked and played like BC is now, and they did it every year for 15 years.  Why?  Because they had a coach who could recruit and develop players.  As you correctly pointed out, Corkum is a much stronger and better presence than Whitehead. He has been Assistant Coach for what 6 years now.  Why?  Can’t a man with over 13 professional seasons and 700+ NHL games find a head coaching job or an NHL assistant coaching job?  Of course.  But he knows this program is in trouble.

          Too many Maine fans are satisfied with 2nd place or just making the NCAAs.  I say that is ridiculous and as long as that mediocrity is accepted then mediciocrity is what you’ll get – and Tim Whitehead is all about mediocrity.

          • Anonymous

            maine not as good as people think.  bu bc wins fool people now back to normal.  rooted for tim whitehead cause want program successful but 11 years now no change probably time for giving new coach a chance next year.

        • Anonymous

          then you must have also seen BC’s asst coach doing the exact same thing.

    • Anonymous

       “Maine completely outplayed, out-coached and out-classed tonight.”

      I don’t understand. Are you saying Maine did outplay, etc. or that Maine was outplayed, etc?

      Nice effort regardless, guys.

    • Anonymous

      Limited success? NCAA TOURNEY. HOCKEY EAST FINALS. NATIONAL RANKING. I hope you have the stones to admit your not a really a Maine fan.

      • Anonymous

        falcon, what is it you want out of the team?
        as 94 put it, good citizens who go to class?
        or a real chance at a national championship?

    • Anonymous

      Man you are off the reservation! Change your meds! They ran up against the #1 Team in HE and they were without their top scorer.Trade in your one string Guitar( FIRE TW) and enjoy the success that this team has delivered. I for one would like to salute this team for their compete level.Good luck tomorrow and I hope they start in Bridgeport. Go Blackbears

      • Anonymous

        Compete level?  Surely you jest.  I guess you weren’t watching the same game as the rest of the country last night.  Maine was absolutely crushed by BC in every aspect of the game.  Good grief man you know nothing about the nuts and bolts of this game…

  • Anonymous

    I’m kinda confused, I thought if they lost, they were done…but I saw something that said that tomorrow at noon they would find out who they played next?

    • Anonymous

      Maine can get an at-large to the NCAA tournament.

      • Anonymous

        What does that mean, and how does that work?

        • Anonymous

          USCHO.com. Please do the research. It is an easy read and it will give you all the info for an informed thought process. Simple breakdown. There r 16 tournament bids. 5 Conference Championship automatic bids. This leaves 11 “at-large” bids. To be considered for an at-large bid U have to finish in the top 15 in a ranking system called Pair Wise (PWR). Maine is tied for 9th. They will be a #3 seed in one of the 4 Regional NCAA Tourney locations. This means they will play a #2 seed. The #2 seed is a team that finished 5-8 in PWR.

          Hope that helps a little. 

          • Anonymous

            It does, thank-you for sharing your knowledge…

    • Anonymous

      You are confused…..

  • Anonymous

    Let’s say for example that U Maine decides to not extend the contract of Whitehead. Who do they go get that is available with more experience? We all want Maine to win. We want to be proud of our team and school but let’s not forget there can only be one winner of the whole thing per year.

    That said, I don’t like Tim Whitehead as a head coach. The only reason I got behind the decision in the first place is because my friend Shawn Walsh endorsed him and made it clear to the school that “Timmy is right for the job”. 

    I love Corkum too but he still has a long way to go to be a head coach. He can do it if the fans and university would give him the time and resources.

    The bottom line is that we still need to get better recruits. That takes a lot of work and salesmanship. Corkum is better at that then many but we need another big gun that can get the top prospects to Maine.

    To the team, great job! Runner up is a great  achievement in Hockey East. We would all much rather have you in the Frozen 4 winning a national championship for us. Then you will see a huge celebration. You can do it, let this one sting a little bit, taste what you could have had then set your sights and move on. Watch the BC tape on how they penetrated all night long. They will show you some great plays.

    Lastly, Diamond. Dude, the 2nd goal was scored with your butt in the box. Nobody cares that you can throw a punch or are all time leader in penalty minutes. You are costing your team. They have to make up for your temper and short man syndrome behavior. You want respect, earn it with your stick not your fists.

    • Anonymous

      Jim Montgomery…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Montgomery_%28ice_hockey%29

      “Montgomery was an assistant coach for Notre Dame for the 2005–2006 season. In 2006 Montgomery began a four year stint as assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. On April 12, 2010 he was named head coach of the USHL expansion franchise Dubuque Fighting Saints. In the teams first year, Montgomery guided the Fighting Saints to a 37-14-9 record and the 2010-2011 USHL championship with a three games to one victory over the Green Bay Gamblers.”

    • Anonymous

      Walsh respected Whitehead but I think he was more interested in finding a trustworthy but very bland and uninspiring coach to run the team until he could come back. Walsh was a winner and never assumed he would lose his battle with cancer…he certainly didn’t want to lose his job in the meantime however.

      • Anonymous

        EXACTLY!! Walsh wanted a passive guy who wouldn’t mess with his creation for a year or so until he returned.  He said as much in his last interview in August 2001.  No way did he want Timmay for 10+ years.  Enough already…

        • Anonymous

          And you know this how? Did he tell you? Are you channeling him now?

          There was and only will be one Shawn Walsh. He is gone and he will never return.

          • Anonymous

            It was in an, umm, interview.  Guess you missed that one too…

          • Anonymous

            So you kept the interview all these years on cassette tape or VHS tape. If you didn’t keep it, my experience tells me your memory of the precise words used may not be as accurate as you think.

    • Anonymous

      pretty sure Joey is not the all time leader in penalty minutes (and I would take another Prestin on this team in a heartbeat), but his pi55 and vinegar are what leads the skating buddhists to vicrory.
      Keep up the good work joey!

      as for “getting better recruits”… the good ones come to be shaped and molded by a coach, or a set of coaches who can send them to the show, not one who will get them to a hockey east semifinal.

      it is the coach, not the recruiter  (unless he was one and the same, like Grant)

  • Anonymous

    Maine is in the NCAAs, HE championship means nothing if you get into the Frozen 4, still gotta win 2 games to get there. The lack of depth really showed against, arguably the best team in the country, BC . Hope Spence is OK for next weekend, without him, Maine is one and done

  • Anonymous

    2nd in HE is something to be proud of considering the way this season started, and that it is the strongest conference in the country!! Congrats boys on a great division run! Now get healthy, regroup, refocus and make some noise in the NCAA’s!!! Go Blue!!!!

    • PabMainer

      Yes!!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, we will see a rematch with BC in the national title game!

    • Anonymous

      It cannot happen; the only way these two teams will face each other is in the final game in Worcester next Sunday.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah just saw the bracket. Was hoping to be in the bracket that umass got…
        The road is not easy but these boys can rise to the challenge! Go Blue!

  • Anonymous

    maine was completely out played by BC…dont think i saw but 1 or 2 quality shots out of 40.  all they were doing was winging the puck at the net with no finesse at all and just was fighting bc off all night.well were trying to fight them off anyway.very dissapointing night.they will be rewarded probably with a 4th seed out west after last nights performance

    • Anonymous

      Not likely.  Maine will probably be the 3 seed in the Worcester regional with BC the 1 seed.  Only one from that regional will go to Tampa.

  • PabMainer

    Good weekend at TD Garden and congrats Black Bears on your second place finish in the HE Tourney…..certainly is a different team without Abbott but still too many reminders of the same problems (i.e. being beaten to the puck at times, sloppy puck control, not clearing the zone, leaving the puck out in front of Sullivan, turnovers) that have appeared consistently thru the whole season…..BC is a good team with a great goalie and 4 tough lines but Maine can compete with them if they take care of business and stay away from foolish penalties (Diamond)…….a couple of more wins would be fantastic and a trip to Tampa would certainly be rewarding for the whole team….Go Bears!!

    • Anonymous

      i am just sick to death of the Diamond bashers.
      if you count the number of “foolish” penalites that Diamond took and look at the situations,… in the crease, running the goalie, defending himself from someone choking him from behind, and then you count the penalties that ONeill and Flynn took away from the puck and away from the play, you might sing a different tune.
      Diamond knows how to get under the skin of the opponent, and he knows how to run a goalie and not get tossed from a game.  If you do not know how valuable those things are, then i cannot teach you.  ONeill just hacks people away form the puck for no good reason and with no positive outcome.
      Not ripping on ONeill, but just pointing out that you people single out a guy with way more qualities than you are giving him credit for.
      Last… he did lead the league in goal scoring, even though he spent most of every game (according to you dolts) in the box.  Pity Abbott, Flynn, Shemansky and every other foreward on the team do not score as often as Joey does, considering how much more ice time they get.

  • Anonymous

    All I was ever concerned about is getting into the NCAA’s.  Job well done.  Woodward is the odd man out, as every other men’s team ante’d up!

  • Anonymous

    Great job this weekend guys. Tough lose last night, against a team that is on fire right now.  Hat tip to all involved from top to bottom…including the fans ( not the boo birds or the ‘non-supporters’). 

  • Anonymous

    This article says it all:  http://www.uscho.com/2012/03/17/why-the-sustained-excellence-at-boston-college-we-stress-trophies/

    What is our mantre?

    Great to see the Black Bears back in the tourney, and even better to see them in Worcester.  Our championships have all come through that road, so let’s get ready to lay a beating on Duluth.

  • Anonymous

    My voice is still gone from screaming at the game… I had a lot to scream about, those guys were tired and you could tell it. You know, its one thing when you live in boston and you can go home and sleep in your own bed each night, eat home cooked food, and take it easy. It’s another when you’re in a hotel room, not comfortable with your environment, and your lead scorer just got literally knocked out the night before by ANOTHER boston school’s team the night before…

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