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Hockey East Picks – October 7-13

It’s almost unbelieve to think that it’s now October and the Hockey East season is back upon us. Jim will be looking to defend his picks title from a year ago over Dave, while the old man (that’s Dave) is out for blood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, October 7

Massachusetts at Northeastern
Jim’s pick: Tough choice here but I’ll pick the Huskies winning for their new head coach.
NU 3, UMass 2

Dave’s pick: I’ll get the season off to a good start by disagreeing with Jimmy. It says here the new head coaches get off to a rocky start.
UMass 3, NU 2

Merrimack at Maine
Jim’s pick: Early test for the somewhat new-look Warriors team. While I think they’re evenly matched, I think home ice is the difference maker.
Maine 4, MC 2

Dave’s pick: Sadly, I must agree this time. Home ice decides.
Maine 3, MC 2

Michigan State vs. Boston College (at Ice Breaker, Grand Forks, N.D.)
Jim’s pick: BC comes out of the gates flying.
BC 5, Michigan St. 2

Dave’s pick: Yup. BC in a clear win.
BC 4, Michigan St. 2

Saturday, October 8

New Hampshire at Boston University
Jim’s pick: Great early-season matchup! Let’s see how the UNH offensive looks against what should be a decent BU defense.
UNH 4, BU 3

Dave’s pick: I’m going with home ice here in a battle of goaltenders.
BU 2, UNH 1

Boston College vs. North Dakota/Air Force (Ice Breaker, Grand Forks, N.D.)
Jim’s pick: I see two different outcomes depending on the opponent.
BC 6, AFA 3; or No.Dak. 4, BC 3

Dave’s pick: At a neutral site, I’d pick BC regardless of opponent. But with the game in Grand Forks, North Dakota will be too tough to beat.
BC 4, AFA 1; or No.Dak. 3, BC 2

Sunday, October 9

Northeastern at Maine
Jim’s pick: Black Bears quick starters and earn to wins to start the season.
Maine 5, NU 2

Dave’s pick: I’d go with a big Maine win here even at a neutral site.
Maine 4, NU 1

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  • Lndshrk815

    Clarkson and SLU fans alike are going to chide you on the comment “The Bobcats held 1–0 and 2–1 leads in Potsdam on Saturday”. SLU is in Canton….Clarkson is in Potsdam.

    • ECACWriter

      Edited, fixed. You know, I used to get them confused, but I thought I’d worked that out. I’m blaming that one on fatigue: If it happens again though, feel free to skewer to your Northern heart’s delight.

  • UnionFan

    Back in mid-December I gave you this comment, “As we soon move into an all-ECAC schedule, who beats Yale? I think they’ll have a tough late January weekend at Union-RPI and may take some ‘capitol punishment’ there.”

    Punishment delivered!

    • RPI07

      Capitol Punishment…brilliant! I see a badly photo-shopped poster in the works…

  • Anonymous

    I realize that SCSU isn’t doing the best so far this year, and aren’t expected to do much, but it is worth mentioning that senior Drew LeBlanc is one point shy of Zucker with 2 goals 8 assists in 6 games.

  • SUEH8TER

    WHAT ELSE HAVE WE LEARNED??  THAT SUE FANS WILL ALWAYS BE IGNORANT.  NO MATTER WHAT THE TOPIC, BUT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HOCKEY.  IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT YOU SEE, THEY HAVE NO HISTORY WHEN IT COMES TO HOCKEY, LIKE IN MINNESOTA.  JUST GO TO THE MINNESOTA HOCKEY HUB AND SEE THE LIST OF THE 100 GREATEST MINNESOTA  HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYERS.  THE LIST WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.  YOU COULD MAKE A LIST OF THE 100 GREATEST CANADIANS TO PLAY IN NODAK.  THAT TOO WOULD BE IMPRESSIVE.  BUT, NO HOME GROWN TALENT TO SPEAK OF!!

    • rodenth8ter

      Let’s see – the last time the rodents won a national championship it was because of a great family of players by the name of POTULNY.  Oh yeah THEY ARE FROM NORTH DAKOTA.   Get your facts before you open your mouth, because I will continue to shut you up.

      • SUEH8TER

        GOOD LUCK SHUTTING ME UP.   I AM TALKING HUNDREDS OF HOCKEY PLAYERS, NOT JUST A HANDFUL.  AND BESIDES, WE ARE THANKFUL HERE IN MINNESOTA THAT THE POTULNY’S USED THEIR HEADS AND CAME TO A REAL UNIVERSITY.  AND YOU TOOLS ARE WELCOME FOR SANDELIN, KRAMPOTICH, KLAVITER, CASEY, OSHIE, PARISE JUST TO NAME A FEW.  AND IF I AM CORRECT, WHICH I KNOW I AM BECAUSE I HAVE MY FACTS STRAIGHT,  YOU HAVE NOT WON SINCE 2000.  AT LEAST MICKEY KRUMP WON A NATIONAL TITLE OUT THERE (1987).  YOU ARE WELCOME!

  • Guest

    Find something better to do with your time than just bash UND would you please?

  • SUEH8TER

    NOPE, I AM JUST GETTING STARTED.  TIME FOR ALL OF YOU LOUD MOUTH SUE FANS TO START TAKING SOME OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE.  THAT IS ALL WE HEARD THAT LAST FEW YEARS, FROM SUE FAN, IS HOW BAD THE GOPHERS WERE.  WELL, NOW THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT!!  ENJOY AND QUIT CRYING!

  • mngac

    if only you saw how much crap soiux fans talk. the guy needs/deserves it.

  • SUEH8TER

    YUP, AND I AM GOING TO KEEP TROLLING.  GET USED TO IT!

  • Trey

    It seems like the North Dakota trolls outnumber SUEH8TER by about 10-to-1 (except when they disappear after losses) so it’s only fair as a neutral observer to see you get a tiny taste of your own medicine.

  • Fan Man

    Keep it coming all the way the Frozen Four bud!  Where you will be down in your little gopher hole while the Sioux are bringing home another banner.  We’ll be bringing the pain to Mariucci arena soon enough and then we can actually see what the gophers have this season…

  • SUEH8TER

    YOU MUST HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL TO SEE THAT FAR INTO THE FUTURE.  “BRINGING THE PAIN” ???  I ALMOST WET MYSELF READING THAT ONE.  JACK YOUR JAW ALL YOU WANT, YOU TOOLS WANT NO PART OF THE GOPHERS THIS SEASON! 

  • mngac

    what banners are you talking about? appearances? i go to the frozen four every year and see you guys lay an egg, especially in denver.

  • SUEH8TER

    THANK YOU

  • Fan Man

    Actually I cant wait…  My first game in that craphole you call a hockey arena hahaha!  Ill be there both nights to wipe your tears after the game if needed!  The November match up isnt that far away so my crystal ball is pretty damn clear right now h8ter

  • SUEH8TER

    KEEP TO THE TOPIC FAN WOMAN.  WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE ARENA??  I AM TALKING ABOUT HOW BAD THE SUZIES ARE THIS YEAR.  GET USED TO LOOKING UP AT THE GOPHERS IN THE STANDINGS ALL YEAR.  HA HA HA

  • mngac

    “that craphole” hockey arena was top 8 in ALL COLLEGE SPORTS VENUES in the US by sports illustrated while the ralph didnt place kid.

  • rodenth8ter

    Copy and past from last week

    TYPICAL SUE FANS. HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT TROLL WEB SIGHTS FOR GOPHER HOCKEY ARTICLES.

    Life in your mom’s basement must be pretty boring.  I bet you have never played hockey beyond your outdoor rink where mommy delegated from the window. 

  • Fan Man

    The seven we already have compared to your __.  Enough said!

  • Fan Man

    Haha is that so…  Looks like they also had a RIVER for rowboating on the top ten list too buddy!!!  I can hardly call that a venue or whatever you want to call it but if thats all you got to brag about all let you have this one this time…

  • SIoux ya ahuh

    No better or worse than what you guys talk