Another UMass Preview; Ann Aabah Bound!

Another preview from a respected Hockey East blogger came out today.  Scott McLaughlin of the Boston Hockey Blog has his UMass preview where he picks the team to finish 10th (yes last) in Hockey East, citing of course the huge loss of scoring versus last year and the lack of experience on defense. 


Don’t expect many, if any, updates on FTT in the next few days as I’ll be Ann Arbor bound in the morning to watch UMass take on the Michigan Wolverines in the Big House this weekend.  Unfortunately this football trip pretty much kills any chance I’ll be able to make the Minnesota or Wisconsin trips for hockey this year, but the chance to see the Minutemen in Michigan Stadium is something I’ve dreamt of since I lived in Ann Arbor and worked for the UofM a decade ago.  I do plan to make up for a regret I’ve lived with ever since and promise to find a way to into Yost Ice Arena even if I have to pack a crowbar in my carry-on.  I hope that all UMass fans can find a way to watch the game, either in person, at one of the many alumni gamewatches across the country, or otherwise, as this chance to play one of college football’s legendary programs in the biggest stadium in the land is a one of the kind type of experience.  Personally, as a Colorado and UMass fan I’m picking the Minutemen to win 27-26 with Kyle Havens playing the part of Kordell Stewart and Julian Talley to be Michael Westbrook in the end zone.  Do you believe in miracles?  You bet your ass I do.

Needless to say, keep an eye on the Fear The Triangle twitter account for glimpses of my football pilgrimage (and of course partaking in some of Michigan’s finer beers).