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Date Posted: 06/24/15 1:55:46pm Wed
Author: maven
Subject: Re: 2015-2016 Success
In reply to: Up Rising 's message, "Re: 2015-2016 Success" on 06/24/15 1:37:06pm Wed

>>>>>So the 2015-2016 is rapidly approaching, what teams
>>>>>we think have a chance competing at the "national"
>>>>>level? Seems like this board talks about everything
>>>>>but, but hey maybe that is the mindset. Name of the
>>>>>game is winning, not talking about everything else
>>>>>that surrounds it.
>>>>>I am a proud alum/fan and want nothing but success
>>>>>'gate, but let's look past the smoke and mirrors.
>>>>Realistically, hockey-wise, I don't see the team
>>>>achieving quite the success we had last season.
>>>>lost some very good seniors, including Spiro, who
>>>>be hard to replace. We have the Spink twins and Kyle
>>>>Baun, who will form a potent offensive first line,
>>>>unless we have some outstanding frosh coming in I
>>>>don't see us as a top-4 team in the ECAC. It would
>>>>great if we could get back to Lake Placid, but it's
>>>>going to take a lot of hard work and some good
>>>>coaching and luck.
>>>Baun was drafted by the Blackhawks and is gone.
>>You sure would think "puckman " of all people would
>>know that!!
>I think this is a good post/question. I'll take a
>crack at it, If I leave some sports I apologize.
>If we are talking "national" level only (NCAA) here we
>FB-NO Shot (I aught to get an ear full from the
>faithful that are still living in the glory years.)
>WSOC-Slight Chance (losing their top asst. will hurt)
>MSOC-Slight Chance (think this program is on the
>upswing though)
>VB-Good Chance-depends on recruiting I guess, program
>always seems to be knocking on the door, which is a
>good thing.
>FH- NO Shot (deck is stacked against them)
>WBB-NO Way, NO How, NO Shot
>MBB- NO shot-Be lucky to win 10 games (we'll see how
>that contract extension & most likelya big raise goes
>over when they struggle, and I am pro-Langel fan.)
>MIH-Good chance (solid team and ECAC is always a
>dogfight, they will be just fine.)
>WIH-Program is improving, will get in the ECAC
>play-off's this year, but still a long way to go.
>MLAX- Very good chance-One of a few programs that has
>a legitimate shot at competing nationally (hard to
>play with the big boys all the time when the same
>level of support isn't there though.)
>WLAX-Throw WLAX into same boat as men, but they
>probably have more support (Title IX)
>SB-Slight chance-Not sure if they can breakthrough
>this year.
>T&F/Rowing/XC-Sorry, no discussion needed.
>Just an opinion, hope some teams step and surprise
>this year.

FB will surprise on the upside and MLAX will surprise on the downside.

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