January 30, 2008

BU vs. UNH - 1/26/08

I'm going to get to the real show, Women's Basketball which was on Saturday too. But I just want to QUICKLY talk about this hockey team:

In what was probably a "we need two points" weekend the Terriers come up with a goose egg and lost the one vote that they received last week in the top 20 NCAA hockey rankings.

I listened to the first period on Friday. I watched the entire game on Saturday. Both had incredibly similar storylines: BU goes down. BU ties it back up. BU can't shoot. BU loses.

What must Brett Bennett be thinking and feeling when the team in front of him can't put 10 shots on target in the 3rd period? It's been the talk of the season, this team (minus the UML game at home) doesn't come to play in the third period. They simply don't show up.

What more can be said? There aren't many answers for this team and really there aren't even that many questions. Everyone knows there is no way this team makes tournament play unless they win Hockey East. A Beanpot would be nice but I don't think we deserve it this season.

The thing I ponder most these days with this team is whether or not Terrier Nation will be treated to see Colin Wilson return next season. As a top 10 NHL draft pick for the upcoming NHL draft and playing on the Terriers, I don't think it would be a difficult decision for me, personally, to choose between a pro contract (even if it's AHL) and college hockey. Rather, BU hockey.
Oh, and Agganis has been the bain of Terrier hockey existence recently. After Joe's goal to knot the score at 3 the place was electric. Then there was a television commercial break and the jumbotron flashed advertisements. When play resumed the arena had no where near the same amount of energy. It helps when there is a "7th man" in hockey. Hell, that's one more than they normally play with!

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