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Terrier520
03-21-2010, 07:10 PM
I just miss the baby tiger story. :D

The baby tiger 4 affected us in USCHO. Fortunately, Poles don't mean squat!

ActionJoe
03-21-2010, 07:23 PM
Is this gonna turn into a desevrings/hockey rast/{proviced/roported situation where years from now we are still joking about Alex Greer?

What are you talking about joking? We will be praising Alex Greer's accomplishments as the best forward, defense man, and goalie to ever grace the BU hockey program.

mookie1995
03-21-2010, 07:44 PM
What are you talking about joking? We will be praising Alex Greer's accomplishments as the best forward, defense man, and goalie to ever grace the BU hockey program.

never too early to clone.;)

Terrierbyassociation
03-21-2010, 08:02 PM
We will be praising Alex Greer's accomplishments as the best forward, defense man, and goalie to ever grace the BU hockey program.

All at the same time! We'll dominate 1 x 6!

Agganis
03-21-2010, 08:46 PM
For whatever reason, had Ruikka as a forward in my mind and just forgot to double check.

Maybe because he's had equal time at D, forward, and in goal.


If Cohen leaves, bump Nicastro and Clendening up a rung and move Ruikka to the right side. If Clendening doesn't come, too, bump Ruikka up and pair Walk-On with Rosen.

If the D is worst case scenario 5, 7, and 21 will all be paired with one of the other defenders. The other 3 simply wouldn't be good enough to be paired with any of each other. :o

Terrierbyassociation
03-21-2010, 09:11 PM
Maybe a question for Rogie, but are there any quality potential recruits left out there on defense?

We're going to need some, stat.

BU Hammer
03-21-2010, 09:39 PM
Maybe because he's had equal time at D, forward, and in goal.

Ryan Ruikka...is...Alex Greer!?!?!

srsterrier
03-21-2010, 10:08 PM
- Based on what 3hock and others who know the team well have said, this team needs a Captain next year with the credibility to enforce discipline. I think that guy is Warsofsky. Arguably the best player on the team, a guy who has won a nat'l championship and a gold medal at the World Juniors, someone who knew he'd be a Terrier when he first put on skates, etc.

- Assuming Bonino and Shattenkirk are both gone, I wonder if C. Cohen will have any interest or be a good influence in the locker room. So maybe it's best if he goes too.

- Nieto, Coyle and Gill are all skilled players who are not well-suited to the 4th line. If I'm not mistaken, Cisse, if he comes next year, is a little more of a power forward.

- Some uncommited D-men out there: Austin Coldwell, Des Moines (USHL); Dan Furlong, Sioux Falls (USHL); Nick Amies, Cowichan Valley (BCHL) [#135 on mid-term rankings]; John Caldwell, Belmont Hill (MA) [#204 on mid-term rankings]; Logan Roe, Kent (CT) [#103 on mid-term rankings but listed by Heisenberg as an 11' recruit]; Jared Wiedemann, Dexter (MA) [#161 on Mid-term rankings]; Craig Boekenfohr, Camrose (AJHL). Disclaimer: this is not an exhaustive list and not an original one either - most have been mentioned by College Hockey Recruit Exchange, among others.

Sect8RowESeat15
03-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Credit Ducks Website:

Ducks Sign Nick Bonino
Sunday, 03.21.2010 / 6:25 PM / News


The Ducks have signed center Nick Bonino to a two-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, no terms of the deal were disclosed.

Bonino, 21 (4/20/88), just completed his junior season at Boston University (BU), scoring a team-leading 11-27=38 points in 33 contests. His 27 assists, 120 shots and +18 rating were also team highs. The 6-1, 190-pound center ranked tied for 10th among Hockey East players in scoring. The BU Terriers fell to the University of Maine in the Semifinals of the Hockey East tournament on Friday, Mar. 19.

Boninoís 2009-10 season highlights include a career-best four assists on Jan. 16 vs. Merrimack and an assist on the game-winner in BUís 3-2 win over Boston College at the Sun Life Frozen Fenway on Jan. 8 at Fenway Park. Bonino also notched three assists to reach 100 career points as a Terrier in a 6-2 win over the University of Massachusetts on Jan. 29. In addition, he was named to the Hockey East honor roll this season on four separate occasions (Oct. 12, Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Jan. 18).

A native of Hartford, CT, Bonino won the NCAA Championship with BU in 2008-09. He helped the Terriers capture the Frozen Four tournament by scoring the game-tying goal with 18 seconds remaining to force overtime on Apr. 11, 2009 vs. Miami (Ohio). He finished second on the club with 18-32=50 points in 44 games and was one of only seven college hockey players in 2008-09 to register 50-or-more points. Bonino was named the Reebok Hockey East Player of the Month for February, scoring 6-8=14 points with a +9 rating in nine games.

Selected by San Jose in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bonino was acquired by Anaheim with goaltender Timo Pielmeier in exchange for left wing Travis Moen and defenseman Kent Huskins on Mar. 4, 2009. In his first year at BU, Bonino led all Hockey East freshmen in goals, scoring 16-13=29 points in 39 games. Before enrolling at BU, he was the 2007 United States Hockey Report Prep Forward of the Year. He captained Avon Old Farms (Avon, CT) to the 2007 New England Division 1 Prep championship, scoring 24-42=66 points in 26 games.

Federal League
03-21-2010, 10:35 PM
11-27=38

And I though I was bad at math. 11 minus 27 most certainly does not equal 38. Silly Ducks. :D

Stories
03-21-2010, 10:42 PM
Credit Ducks Website:

Ducks Sign Nick Bonino
Sunday, 03.21.2010 / 6:25 PM / News

^*%^@

stripes99
03-21-2010, 10:51 PM
I asked this earlier but no one seems to know, exactly what does Buddy Powers do?

Bavis worked with the forwards before and during Quinn's tenure. You'd assume that Powers worked with the defense. Everyone besides Gryba and Warsofsky seemed to regress on defense this year.

Not having Quinn or a CREDIBLE d-coach was a huge problem. Quinn could dissect the plays and come up with viable suggestions. Buddy was like a fill-in and really was well out of his league. I think Quinn leaving, left Parker in a desperate situation and this ultimately affected the growth of the D. That being said the boys should have been able to up their game.

Warsofsky had a good year and was very consistent. He just needs to make sure to not play in his own rink all the time. Sometimes he just tries to do too much.

Gryba technically sat out two full games for penalties. Tough is good to a point but he may have gone over the edge this year.

The power play spent too much time up top and needed to cycle low to free up the point and weakside shot. The problem may be the fact that the forwards for most part were not terribly tough on the boards. They simply lost too many battles.

C Cohen is worse defensively than last year. He will need to develop much more than an NHL shot. I hope that he can pick it up in his senior year as I can't believe that he will sign in the off season.

Shattenkirk seemed to struggle and it may well be the pressure associated with leadership. He certainly showed positive flashes but not as consistently as one would expect. I think he will go pro.

Nicastro and Escobedo came a long way, but with the proper coaching may have come farther sooner.

Overall, what happened was predictable. They didn't have the forwards that could bury the puck in the net on a regular basis. They generally were not tough enough to win the battles when they needed to win them. But most of all the forwards did not meet their defensive responsibilities in all three zones.

Another huge problem that I saw this year were turnovers in the neutral zone. HORRIBLE. This put a lot of pressure on the D because these usually created odd man rushes. More often than not the d men made the first pass but the next pass just seemed to get picked off. Maybe they were too predictable.

Hopefully the team learns from this year and comes back strong in the future.

Rogie21
03-21-2010, 11:28 PM
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- Assuming Bonino and Shattenkirk are both gone, I wonder if C. Cohen will have any interest or be a good influence in the locker room. So maybe it's best if he goes too.

- Nieto, Coyle and Gill are all skilled players who are not well-suited to the 4th line. If I'm not mistaken, Cisse, if he comes next year, is a little more of a power forward.

- Some uncommited D-men out there: Austin Coldwell, Des Moines (USHL); Dan Furlong, Sioux Falls (USHL); Nick Amies, Cowichan Valley (BCHL) [#135 on mid-term rankings]; John Caldwell, Belmont Hill (MA) [#204 on mid-term rankings]; Logan Roe, Kent (CT) [#103 on mid-term rankings but listed by Heisenberg as an 11' recruit]; Jared Wiedemann, Dexter (MA) [#161 on Mid-term rankings]; Craig Boekenfohr, Camrose (AJHL). Disclaimer: this is not an exhaustive list and not an original one either - most have been mentioned by College Hockey Recruit Exchange, among others.

I expect BU will add another D-man to its recruit class, but Colby's decision will influence whether he's a scholarship player or a walk-on. Either way, BU needs a defensive-minded guy with size. There are a few other uncommitted Ds in Canadian Junior A, including Garrett Noonan, a CM grad playing in Vernon with Gill, who fit that bill.

Speaking of Gill, who is more of a playmaker than a goal-scorer, he had a strong night on Saturday in Vernon's 3-2 win in the BCHL playoffs.


However, the Vipers got that goal back on a superb three-way passing play by the Jones twins and Sahir Gill. Displaying the magic that often sparked the Vipers in last yearís playoff run, they exchanged passes at high speed with Gill the trigger man at 11:03. Gill swept by the goal and beat Sean Bonar with a backhander.

That line struck again at 18:20. Gill flattened big defender Isaac MacLeod in the left corner, to free the puck for Kellen Jones. Connor Jones snapped Kellenís quick pass into the top corner over Bonarís left shoulder, and the Vipers took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

MacLeod is a 6'4" defenseman who picked BC over BU. Putting Gill on a line with a finisher--perhaps Gaudet and Coyle--would maximize his effectiveness.

Nieto--with a U18-leading 26 goals--is a finisher, too, and if he makes a quick transition to D1, could end up on BU's second line with Megan and possibly Chiasson.

Coyle stock continues to rise. ISS ranked him #27 overall for the draft. Central Scouting had him at 19 for N. Americans in the midterms. It will be interesting to see if he joins the U18s again for the Worlds as he did in the Fall.

DaveStPaul
03-22-2010, 04:12 AM
All at the same time! We'll dominate 1 x 6!

"Attention! Attention, please! We have a slight change in the Terriers lineup. Now pitching: Alex Greer; 1st base: Alex Greer; 3rd base: Alex Greer; Centerfield: Alex Greer; Catching: Alex Greer; Right field Alex Greer 2nd base Alex Greer LeftfieldAlexGreerShortstopAlexGreer!"




Anyone? Anyone?




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buoldtimer
03-22-2010, 07:33 AM
Buddy was like a fill-in and really was well out of his league. I think Quinn leaving, left Parker in a desperate situation ...



Do you know this for a fact? If so, what's your source? Or is this merely opinion and speculation?

BUT09
03-22-2010, 07:44 AM
So now that the season is over, I'd think the Sens will be giving Gryba a look, at least in the AHL. Think Popko or ZCohen get ATOs anywhere?

BU Hammer
03-22-2010, 08:10 AM
So now that the season is over, I'd think the Sens will be giving Gryba a look, at least in the AHL. Think Popko or ZCohen get ATOs anywhere?

Cohen mentioned a couple weeks ago that he'd been in touch with a few teams, but nothing definite. Seemed like taking a stab at pro hockey was on his to-do list, though. Haven't heard anything on Popko.

Terrierbyassociation
03-22-2010, 08:46 AM
Popko...he was good at face-offs. He was good on the penalty kill.

Besides that, I'm not feeling his career being all that long.

Bomber
03-22-2010, 09:08 AM
How strange is it that the 1st, 2nd, and <b>8th</b> place team (one point away from not making the HE tournament. :eek: ) in Hockey East are in the big skate?

Who would you rather go to battle with? Maine or UVM?

Question on Vinny: He played like a man possessed in the post season. Where was that all year?

Another question: Have you ever seen a team miss the net more than this year's Terriers?

BU Hockey: Go Redhawks!

BUT09
03-22-2010, 09:18 AM
Popko...he was good at face-offs. He was good on the penalty kill.

Besides that, I'm not feeling his career being all that long.

For the right team, that's not a bad role. I'm not thinking he could get past the AHL, but he might play a limited but effective role on an AHL or ECHL team.