|Three guys that have had a BIG impact on this team.|
I thought Friday was a pretty good overall game for the team as they clearly outplayed the Warriors for the better part of that hockey game. There were however, a couple of times in which Merrimack caught BC falling asleep in their own zone. I thought the special teams were very good on Friday as the PK didn't allow Merrimack anything all night and Barry Almeida added a big power play goal to pretty much put the game on ice. With regards to the record, it was pretty cool to see in person. Tommy Cross summed it up pretty good after the game by saying "That's a lot of wins", yes it is a lot of wins and it couldn't have happend to a better human being.
Saturday was a very different game from Friday to say the least. I thought the Warriors really came out hard and let their physical presence be known with some early hits. I thought the team did a good job of letting Merrimack take the bad penalties all night. If you watched the game and then looked at the stat sheet and saw that BC only gave MC one power play, you would be pretty shocked. All I can say is that I am very happy we don't have to play up there in the playoffs. It is really hard for a team like BC to get their offense going on such a small sheet of ice because there is really no room to make a play ! It certainly ranks up there in terms of the tougher places to play in Hockey East.
Compared to the 2010 and even last years teams, this Eagle squad is not as good but let's get one thing very clear, this BC team is very good. People will say BU, Lowell, and Maine are better but let's be totally honest, this is the best team in Hockey East and in my opinion, the country. When Parker Milner is playing like the way he is and guys like Kreider, Almeida, and Johnny G are at the top of their games, sorry, no one is better. IF and that is a pretty big If, this BC team goes all the way, this would definitely be considered one of the great coaching jobs in the history of sports. Disagree ? Look at the guys we lost last year and compare that to what a team like BU had returning. In a season where I say there are four "Big" trophies, this BC team has already captured one of them. Next up, winning a Hockey East regular season title.
Until next time,
Player of the Week(end)- Parker Milner. Put an end to the "Age of the Terriers" on Monday and continued his great play on Friday and Saturday
Notes- Be sure to check in tomorrow as I will post the Regular Season awards (Well So far this season)