Friday, November 30, 2012
QQ 45-28(.616) Last 6-5
FM 43-30(.589) Last 6-5
MWW 39-31 (.557) Last 6-5
HS 36-34 (.514) Last 6-5
Ray 25-24 (.510) N/A
GW 21-38 (.356) N/A
QQ- UMass 4-3- Things aren't going well for Northeastern right now. Losing recruits left and right and they can only beat Alabama Huntsville. UMass wins at home.
FM- UMass 4-1
MWW-UMass 4-2- NU cant do anything right;
HS- UMass 4-2- Red and black, red and black, NU girls have got the *clap*!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1. BC(49)- They play BU this weekend as their coach approaches some fake overall win record. We all know York's wins in the CCHA(from his time at Bowling Green) don't count. It 's like D-III out there.
2. UNH(1)- The good news is that they escaped their Colorado road trip with a tie and a win. The bad news is that Casey DeSmith looked very beatable all of a sudden.
3. Minnesota- They have a weak strength of schedule so far so it is tough to know what type of team they are until they start facing some tough competition.
5. Denver- They blew a 4-0 lead at home to UNH giving up hat tricks to two separate players in the process the night after losing to Yale in OT.
6. Notre Dame
7. North Dakota
8. Union- They beat Penn State wooooaaaahhhh
9. BU- Nice 4-0 win over a St. Lawrence team they should have beat and did. They continue to beat teams that they should beat. Their next 3 games are against the top 2 teams in the nation though which makes it a crucial stretch to get atleast 1 or 2 wins out of it.
10. Western Michigan- Still one of my Frozen Four picks. Granted they need to get out of BU's regional because the Terriers aren't going to lose in the second half.
Monday, November 26, 2012
First up, we have a new series that we like to call "Serious Terriers"
On this Friday (Nov. 30th), the BU alumni associations for NYC and DC are having a BU vs BC watch party combined with an ugly sweater-holiday party combo at a local bar in their respective areas. For a fee of $10 (no surprise), you get a (1) drink, food, and a chance to enter the drawing held at the end of the night. Also if you dress in the ugliest sweater you win a prize.
For any of the current students that are from NYC or DC and are going to be around that weekend in their home cities and above the age of 21. Just enter the bar as a rando and watch the game. Guarantee it will be on many TVs and you get to watch it with fellow BU Mens Hockey fans. Sounds like a win-win.
Just go to the alumni website and look for events tab and specifically the Nov. 30th date. Click the respective city and fill out the information and pay the money. You can bring a guest too and they cost the same. You'll probably see me if you know me for Friday at the Village Pourhouse in NYC. Come say HI and quack like QuackQuack does.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Terriers dominated the first period but only had one goal in the period as SLU goalie,Matt Weninger, made 16 of the 17 shots thrown at him. Wade Megan had the BU goal as he took a pass from freshman dman Ahti Oksanen and sniped a twisted wristah under the crossbar into the back bar in the net which was ruled a goal after a quick review by the referee. BU continued to dominate play throughout the second period but continued to get stuffed at the goal by Weninger. The Terriers finally put one home when Sahir Gill split the SLU defense and fed Sam Kurker for his first career collegiate goal as he slammed one five hole on Weninger. That was a huge goal and clinched the game. The Terriers added two more in the third to make it 4-0. Ben Rosen had the third goal minutes after SLU Sean McGovern took a cheap shot at his head away from the play. The fact that it wasn't a five minute major is a travesty but Bendetto was the ref so the missed call comes as a shock to no one. Matt Nieto added the fourth goal with 39 seconds left which sealed the game and the Cane's Challenge(free chicken for everyone!). BU also shutdown the top two scorers in the nation in Kyle Flannagan and Greg Carey. This was the most complete effort from the team this season and is great to see leading into next weekend's home and home with BC.
Vikings vs Bears: Cutler, as of right now, isn't suppose to play. Bears won't know how to score now. Expect the Vikings to turn on the pressure early and not stopping until the game is over. 28-12 Vikings
Falcons vs Bucs: Bucs are my surprise team for this year. When Greg Schiano was hired most football analyst said by the end of the year he is gone. He has 6 wins now and keeping his team in the hunt for a wild card spot. Taking the Bucs cause I hate Matt Ryan. 35-28 Bucs
49ers vs Saints: a rematch from the playoffs last year. Maybe the best game in the playoffs last year if not for the Super Bowl. Saints have won 3 straight. 49ers are starting a 2nd string QB. Yes, Colin Rand Kaepernick played well last week but this game is different. Forget the Saints record, they are still in the elite plateau of the NFC teams. 38-24 Saints
Packers vs Giants: It seems like the NFL wants this to be the Brady vs Manning in the NFC. I can't disagree. Rogers is the best QB for the last 2 years and Manning just knows how to win big games. I know most readers will hate this comparison but Eli reminds me of a young Brady (reliant on his defense and run game instead of his arm but knows how to lead a drive to win a big game) and Rogers reminds me of Peyton (both dominate and at their peaks). 24-20 Giants.
Friday, November 23, 2012
QQ 39-23 ( .629) Last 5-5
FM 37-25 (.597) Last 6-4
MWW 33-26(.559) Last 5-5
Ray- 25-24(.510) Last 0-0
HS 30-29 (.508) Last 2-8
GW 21-38 (.356) Last 4-6
Colgate @ Merrimack
QQ-Merrimack 1-0- ECAC @ Lawler? The toothpaste loses
FM- Merrimack 3-2
MWW- Merrimack 3-2- equal about right but rather see Hockey East win a game
HS- Merrimack 3-2- The two mediocre non-conference opponents do battle this Frid-ZZZZZZZZzzzzZZZZ WHO CARES??
St. Lawrence @ NU
QQ- SLU 3-1- NU is going the wrong way right now and SLU is good enough to beat them, even at Matthews
FM- SLU 4-1
MWW- SLU 3-1- NU sucks
HS- NU 3-2-(see above)
Minnesota @ UVM
QQ- M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A MINNESOTA MINNESOTA MINNESOTA 6-1-if they can't beat UVM, then they aren't going to do anything special this season despite their 7-2-2 record
FM- Minnesota 5-1
MWW- Minni 6-1- UVM with the upse........hahahaha
HS - Minnesota 4-2- Sucks to be a Catamount.
UNH @ Colorado College
QQ- UNH 2-0- CC just got swept by Denver and now they get UNH. Not an easy three game stretch for the Tigers-
FM- UNH 4-2
MWW- UNH 5-4- UNH continues to play well
HS- UNH 5-2- UNH is on fire, and CC just got swept by Denver allowing 12 goals in 2 games.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving followers! Today wouldn't be as special without football. So we have 3 great games on tap for today. As always aim for perfection.
Texans vs Lions: Fun Fact: Lions haven't won a game on Thanksgiving in 9 years. So I am hoping the trend continues. Texans win by 2 TDs. 35-21
Redskins vs Cowboys: this will a great game to watch mid meal if you can find away from the dinning room table. RG3 should be able to shove a few points up Rob Ryans ass and handle the lead with care. Enough care to win. 20-14 Skins
Pats vs NYJ: The Best Game In My Honest Opinion for Today. Pats held serve at home and I think the Jets can do the same too. Having Gronk hurt doesn't help Patriots cause. Still think Cro will pick one off just to piss off GW. 24-17 Jets
Again Happy Thanksgiving from the BSRS Crew to your family & friends! Gobble Gobble In My Belly!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday night, the Terriers scored at will against UVM, who failed to sustain any offensive pressure all night after a 5 on 3 right at the beginning of the game on two borderline calls. The penalty killers and goalie Sean Maguire came up huge to keep the game scoreless. After that point, it was all BU. Freshman defensman Ahti Oksanen scored his third goal of the season during a BU PP. His goal was followed by junior Sahir Gill scoring his first goal of the year(on a great pass from Matt Grzelcyk) and Wade Megan adding one 40 seconds later to give the Terriers a 3-0 lead after one. The Terriers continued to score at will in the second as Alexx Privitera let off a wicked wrister on a powerplay to make it 4-0 before UVM's Chris McCarthy put UVM back within 3.
Privitera's goal was the one that chased UVM tendy Brady Hoffman from the game and brought in back-up sieve Billy Faust. He did not fare much better as Wesley Myron would then score his first career goal, breaking the goalie camera/part of the back post while he was it. Sean Escobedo turned in the move of the night to make it 6-1 with his slick spin move and wrister that beat Faust 5-hole. The third period was uneventful besides a UVM powerplay goal to get to the 6-2 final. There was alot to be happy about for the team and the 35 man BU student section that dominated the noise level at the Gutt all night.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Let's get straight to it. Always aim for perfection.
Green Bay vs Lions: Lions need this game. Lions are looking for the Wild Card spot. Lions by a late TD scored by Megatron.
NYJ vs Rams: Jets suck. Pretty depressed about this team. Rams and Brian Scotty wins by a few TDs.
San Diego vs Denver: Rivers & Co. need this game to stay in the AFC West but Peyton is playing exceptional. Peyton has struggled against SD in the past but Denver has a defense to back him up now. Denver and their pot smoking ways win by 2 TDs.
Indy vs Pats: Luck vs Brady! Yes, I think Luck is the next coming of the QB for all time QBs. This will be a gunslinger match up. I want this game to be entertaining. Maybe 38-31 Pats.
Baltimore vs Pittsburgh: put the check mark next to the Ravens especially with Ben (There Raped That) hurt.
Chicago vs SF: Whichever defense scores more points will win this game. SF with the win in a close match up.
In other news, look for a special Turkey Day Pick Em because turkey and football just are awesome together and OH yeah Pats vs Jets.
Friday, November 16, 2012
QQ 34-18 (.654) Last 6-4
FM 31-21 (.596) Last 6-4
HS 28-21 (.571) Last 5-5
MWW 28-21(.571) Last 6-4
Ray 25-24 (.510) Last 4-6
GW 17-32 (.310) Last 3-7
Merrimack @ BC
QQ- Merrimack 3-2 - Screw BC. Everyone is crowning their asses already. I'm about to go Denny Green on all of you.
FM- BC 4-1- Bad times beginning up in Andover
HS- Mack 100-0- FUCK BC MACK WINS FUCK EVERYTHING.
MWW- Merrihack 4-3. BC played pretty well last week but considering most of the goals were fluke goals in my honest opinion, I am predicting Merrihack to pull the upset with a Bigos winner
GW - Merrimack 4-1. Seriously I fucking hate BC
NU @ PC
QQ- PC 4-3. I'm just taking the home team because both have been struggling in the conference as of late.
FM- PC 2-1- Friars still looking better than NU, even after UMass loss
HS- 3-1 NU -This one looks like a pretty even match up to me. I think Mountain steals the game for NU though
MWW- 3-2 PC - screw Sap, PC winner chicken dinner
GW - PC 2-1. GIIIILLLLIIIIEEESSSSS
UMass @ Maine
QQ- Maine 3-2. Alfond is still a tough place to play and I think Maine figured out some stuff this weekend in Lowell. The fight for 4th in HE remains a mystery
FM- UMass 4-3- Minutemen looking good still, even if Maine is beginning to right the ship
HS- UMass 4-1 - Fight Mass will enjoy watching this one
MWW -UMass 4-2- still think Maine sucks. UMass wins
GW - 3-0 Zoomass. Maine blows.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The BU Terriers mens hockey team takes on two northern, state-school, conference opponets this weekend. They first travel up to Burlington, Vermont for a game Friday night with the 1-3-2 Catamounts. The conclude the weekend back at Agganis Arena hosting the #5 ranked 6-1-1 UNH Wildcats. These are two big conference games for the Terriers as they need atleast 3,if not all 4 points to remain in the top tier of Hockey East.
First, BU travels to Burlington, Vermont for an away game at a tough place to play in the Gutterson Fieldhouse. BU won both games up there last year with the second being a late comeback and OT win. Last year's Vermont squad was one of the worst in Hockey East history and only recorded 7 points(3-23-1) in conference on the year. This year's squad seems to be improved despite some early departures such as Sebastian Stalberg. They have already grabbed 4 points and are over half way to last year's total only 6 games into the 27 game conference schedule. Their lone win this year came at home versus PC two weekends ago and they have scraped together ties at Merrimack and at Lowell. Their leading scorer is senior forward Chris McCarthy who has 4 points in 6 games but they have an even scoring attack as 13 players have recorded a point for them thus far including former BU recruit Robert Polsello who has put up a stunning 0-1-1 line in 6 games thus far. UVM seems to have solved their goalie issues from last season in freshman tendy Brody Hoffman. He has posted a solid statline (.918 save %, 2.44GAA). All he needs now is to get some more wins. Offense has been the struggle for UVM as they have scored more than 2 goals once all season and average 1.7 goals/game. It would make sense for BU coach, Jack Parker, to give freshman goalie Sean Maguire a good chance for his first win as a Terrier with fellow freshman Matt O'Connor most likely getting the start on Sunday against UNH. This game is a must win for the Terriers and cannot be overlooked before Sunday's matchup with UNH
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
- photo credit to nhl.bruins.com
After BU's split with Merrimack and BC over the weekend, they stayed exactly where they were last week in the meaningless polls. They remain #11 in the USCHO poll with their 5-3 record going into another weekend with 2 HE foes on the schedule. BC remains #1 and UNH jumped up to #5 from #9. No one else in the league is ranked because the rest of Hockey East sucks so far this year. Literally every team from 4-9 are more or less even and Maine sucks worse than the rest. Here is my breakdown of the rest of the poll and HE weekly awards.
1. BC(50)- This is right where you want BC. Let them claim their national title in November and get their winning streak out of the way now. They will suck by March. One and done in the NCAAs here they come.
2. Denver- Going to be another tough test for BU when they travel out there in late December
3. Minnesota- Easily have the most talent in the nation, but the results aren't showing that thus far. They'll click eventually. They have a big winning streak in them.
5. UNH- Big test coming into Agganis on Sunday. BU needs to hold serve and beat them at home. I hate how all 6 games against BC and UNH are in the first semester but then again BU might not lose in the second semester because of that.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I heard somewhere that rants are a great stress reliever. Probably from some doctor. Or maybe some blacked-out hobo dispensing free advice in the subway. Whatever. Maybe these rants just get you more infuriated? I don’t know. Fuck it. We’ll see what happens when I hit "publish". If this doesn’t calm me down there’s always Anheuser-Busch (“St. Louis, Missouri!”) here to have my back. With that in mind I’d like to share my thoughts on tonight’s game versus BC. Yes, the Pigeons won tonight. The final score was 4-2. If you read this blog regularly I assume that you already watched the game. And if you watched the game, you know that the final score in no way represents the way this game was played.
NYJ vs Seahawks: Seahawks have the best home field advantage in the NFL. That place sells out and goes crazy. Also Seattle has an excellent defense. Jets can't move the ball. Lynch has the most yards after the first hit & Jets give up the one of the most yards after initial contact. Seattle by a 2 TDs.
NYG vs Bengals: Bengals are having a mediocre season/ they just lost 4 in a row ( 1 of those to the Browns). They started off strong so this leads me to believe they are going to give the Giants some troubles. Giants offense has clicked in the last few games. Forsee a close game throughout with Giant victory.
Lions vs Vikings: both teams need this game to stay within reach of GB and Chicago. Tough contest. Lions shouldnt have to worry about passing game that much since Harvin is hurt. 8 men in the box stop AP, pull off the victory.
Bills vs Pats: Bills arent playing where most people predicted them to be. Very average season and just inconsistent. Pats are hitting their form and slowly breaking away from rest of the division. Like the Pats by 2 TDs.
Falcons vs Saints: Saints have been playing better of late and the Falcons are perfectish. Saints win so I can see Matt Ryan cry that BC lost in the pros., on ice and on the field.
Cowboys vs Eagles: big game. Both teams have a lot of question marks ( funny how they all have question marks now and didnt have any to speak in the offseason and predicted to go 1-2 in the division). Like the Eagles cause this is Vicks last chance and the last chance for his o-line meaning they should step it up big time.
Texans vs Bears: best teams in their respective conferences ( I think Falcons are overrated and the Bears are underrated). Blood bath? No. Intense game with many turnovers? Yes. Both of these teams have ball sharks. Expect a few INTs and fumbles. whichever team puts 28 on the board first wins. Chicago should first. Taking Da Bears.
PS- seriously watch the 1PM games, watch Battle of Comm Ave at 4, watch BU vs BC on NESN. If you dont have NESN go to a bar and ask them to put it on.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
1. Jerry York sucks - I don't care what record he is going for. It shouldn't even count when you don't coach in Hockey East the whole time. The rest of the conferences suck and are way too easy to win in. Christ, I would be going for the record if you put me in the CCHA for a few years too.
2. Boston College isn't in Boston. Also not a College - It is really so ironic. They want to be in Boston, but they're not. They want to be a college, but they're not. Newton University just doesn't have the same ring to it though. One NU is enough I guess.
Highlights and analysis after the jump.
Friday, November 9, 2012
QQ 28-14(.667) Last 7-3
FM 25-17 (.595) Last 5-5
HS 23-16 (.590) Last 5-5
MWW 22-17 (.564) Last 7-3
Ray 21-18 (.538) Last 5-5
GW 14-25 (.359) Last 3-7
Maine @ Lowell
QQ- Lowell 4-2- Lowell needs this win badly and Maine just sucks. I won't pick them until they prove they can
FM- Lowell 5-0- Doug Carr is not the goalie a struggling offense wants to face
MWW- Lowell 3-1- Maine still sucks and won't touch a point at all this weekend.
GW - Lowell 3-1- Maine blows.
HS - LOL 4-2. Maine still sucks
PC @ UMass
QQ- UMass 3-2-. Easily the toughest game to call of the week. I'm taking the home team.
FM- UMass 3-2 - UMass team has played BU, BC and UNH tough at home, they will prevail against Providence
MWW-PC 3-2- Providence should play well enough for the away win
GW - 4-2 ZOOOOOOMAAAAAAAAASSSSSS
HS - PC 3-2. UMass is decent and so far has had a litany of legit opponents of their schedule but PC pulls it out.
***Warning BC-BU picks after the jump. Politically incorrect comments to follow
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Merrimack has had a good amount of turnover since last season especially at goalie where sophomore Rasmus Tirronen and junior Sam Marrotta have split starts. Marrotta has put up better numbers(3-1-0, .927, 2.26 GAA) to date but Tirronen(1-2-1, .888, 3.23 GAA) has been much better in his last 2 starts. This is most likely due to shaking off some rust after being suspended for most of last season for NCAA regulations. They are lead offensively by junior Mike Collins who has posted a 5-7-12 line in 8 games thus far and has put the Merrimack offense on his back. Junior d-man Jordan Heywood and sophomore Josh Myers have put up 8 (4-4) and 7 (3-4) points respectively. The offense depends on Collins though. He leads the league in scoring by 3 points over the nearest competitor. Forward Justin Hussar is their leading freshman scorer with a 1-3-4 line thus far.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
BU 4-2 win while slightly less(due to the opening of hunting season..not a lie) packed in Friday to watch the North Dakota 4-2 win. First, I'm going to cover some comments on the experience watching a game in the Ralph and then get to the actual games.
The Ralph is quite large, nice and sells beer. All of these things are necessities for North Dakota. If you saw the view of the bar between periods, you would understand what I mean. There is a HIGH demand for beer. The crowd was a sellout Saturday night and it was loud during introductions and when North Dakota scored. Besides, the goals and intros, the arena itself was awfully quiet both nights besides when music was piped in or Alexx Privitera was touching the puck and therefore booed. This goes back to an incident Friday night where it is reported that he had an altercation with fans while in the penalty box. I didn't see anything myself but I'm sure the fan deserved whatever happened because UND fans suck. They did not start any chant on their own. Music had to be piped in or BU fans were loud enough to rile up the fans to start a "Let's go Sioux" chant. This is not to say they don't care about the game because they do and let me know on many occasions what a crazy liberal I am because I am from Boston. They are just too stupid to start any different chants or use their brains at all. Their goal song is pretty cool/funny as these small firecrackers/bombs go off over the goal they just scored on. Overall, enjoyed my time there and for all the idiotic students, there were just as many welcoming fans who seemed glad to have us there. Now to the hockey.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
- Arizona vs Green Bay: GB is getting better by the week. Zona has impressed early on in the season but haven't so much lately. I am going with the hot pick in GB.
- Carolina vs Washington: Dear Cam, Here is a suggestion for the suggestion box. Be more like RG3 and win the games as a complete QB, ie- play like last year. Skins win a close one.
- Steelers vs Giants: Assuming the fact this is the CBS game of the week most of the country will see this game. That means the Pat fans who adore Big Ben and ELIte. Just kidding, Pat fans will probably turn off the tv and pray for the NHL to come back. Giants win with Eli late TD.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
In what I'm sure will never become a running feature here at BSRS, GW and myself were compelled to make a post of classic bulletin board material in order to motivate the boys for tonight's revenge game at
Thursday, November 1, 2012
QQ 21-11 (.656) Last 7-3
FM 20-12 (.625) Last 7-3
HS 18-11 (.621) Last 8-2
Raymundo 16-13 (.552) Last 7-3
MWW 15-14 (.517) Last 6-4
GW 11-18(.380) Last 4-6
BC @ Maine
QQ- BC 6-1- Maine just sucks so hard. I want to pick them here. They should beat BC at home, especially the way they swept BC up here last year but I just don't see it happening.
FM- BC 7-1-Maine this year is literally the worst HEA squad I've ever seen
HS- BC 4-0 - Train wreck
GW- Maine 5-1 Maine gets off the schneid and Gaudreaubitch is nowhere to be found.
Merrimack @ NU
QQ- NU 3-2- I think this a close game with both goalies playing well but NU sneaks it out at home.
FM-NU 4-3-This game will help to clarify the middle of the HEA standings
HS- NU 3-1- NU is solid this year
GW- NU 4-3 - Bryan Mountain *clap clap clapclapclap*
1. UNH (4-0-1, LW: 1)--Still undefeated, and Casey DeSmith looks like he'll avoid frozen pizza syndrome and keep pucks out of the net. NU is a good team, but inability to score in first road game of the year is concerning.
2. BU (3-1-0, LW: 2)--Solid tendy work by O'Connor will buy Parker and co. time to get forwards clicking and young blueliners more game-ready. This team will be better by March amd if they take 2 at the Ralph this weekend (I personally would be happy to see even a split) then the rest of HEA and college hockey as a whole should be very scared.
3. BC (4-1-0, LW: 3)--I'm still not sold on Lowell so I'm muting my praise of BC for last weekend; just taking care of business, and not much more.
4. Northeastern (2-2-1, LW: 5)--they can thank Bryan Mountain for this one. Looked good at the Whit, but shutting UNH down totally next day was almost more impressive. Looks like 4th will be best fight in HEA this year.