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Hokydad
02-29-2012, 01:31 PM
I know of a lot of the older Canadian players who now have real good jobs in Boston in the banking and financial fields. Some of these older players have also done great things in community.

Exhibit A, Ryan Sullivan....

Nick Papagiorgio
02-29-2012, 01:57 PM
HD, curious to hear your thoughts on the recently departed from Moncton.

irishfan85
02-29-2012, 01:59 PM
Exhibit A, Ryan Sullivan....

Going back further to the Ron Anderson days, Tom Johnson and Rob Beck right out of college were doing big things in Boston's investment banking field. Even volunteer goalie coach Jim Healey has a job as a banker. Other former players are pharmaceutical sales reps, some own their own companies, etc...

This is the BC thread so I don't want to get off topic, but I have enjoyed going to Hockey East games for decades now because I enjoy good hockey. I'd rather go to one college hockey game than five NHL games. However, with the exception of BC, Michigan, Minnesota, there aren't many teams in college hockey who have a roster made up entirely of legitimate college aged players. If you made a rule that said players had to be 19 or younger when starting, the product on the ice would be a lot worse than it already is. It isn't as good as it was a decade ago even. As long as Merrimack players go to class, stay out of trouble and compete hard on the ice, I could care less if the entire team is made of western Canadian 20-24 year olds.

RENCEB
02-29-2012, 02:12 PM
..... than Johnny Gaudreau will be for the HE championship his senior yearQuintessential BC post. Already assuming that the Eagles will be in the HE '14-'15 HE championship.:rolleyes:

ps. it seems only you and your mentor Nick have a hair across your $%^ about the age thing at MC. This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp. Just give it a rest already.

Nick Papagiorgio
02-29-2012, 02:24 PM
Quintessential BC post. Already assuming that the Eagles will be in the HE '14-'15 HE championship.:rolleyes:

Waaaaaaaaaah.

J.D.
02-29-2012, 02:31 PM
Quintessential BC post. Already assuming that the Eagles will be in the HE '14-'15 HE championship.:rolleyes:

Easy now, I think you took that way too literally. In any event, assuming BC will be in the Hockey East title game has been a pretty good bet over the last 10-15 years.

Nick Papagiorgio
02-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Easy now, I think you took that way too literally. In any event, assuming BC will be in the Hockey East title game has been a pretty good bet over the last 10-15 years.

Almost as good of a bet as Merrimack NOT making the HE tournament championship.

Hokydad
02-29-2012, 03:03 PM
HD, curious to hear your thoughts on the recently departed from Moncton.

Great kid and player. Was injured and needed to shut it down and come home and get it fixed, which he has. Will be playing for another org next eyar, maybe Kitchner and will be an nhl pick when it is his year. Coach in Q also lied to the kid and didnt use as promissed, from day one. Good thing he got all of his money up front

Q sucks, American kids should boycot it. Which they pretty much do anyways. Bunch of political french guys who love to jam up Americans

RENCEB
02-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Easy now, I think you took that way too literally. In any event, assuming BC will be in the Hockey East title game has been a pretty good bet over the last 10-15 years.Agreed, and they will likely be a participant for the next 10-15...just busting chops.
10 finals in the last 15 years (since '97), 8 championships.
Last time not making at least the semi-finals was '04. Yes, looks like a pretty good chance they'll be there.:o

J.D.
02-29-2012, 03:14 PM
I raised this point on EA, so I'll mention it here. I think there should be a rule in place where kids like this, a 16 year old, can regain college eligibility in situations like this.

Nick Papagiorgio
02-29-2012, 03:18 PM
Last time not making at least the semi-finals was '04. Yes, looks like a pretty good chance they'll be there.:o

And they were the 1 seed that year. Stupid BU qualified on the last night of the season and took us down in 3 at Conte. I was so PO'ed I had to buy myself some new skates to calm down. :D

irishfan85
02-29-2012, 03:38 PM
He's also three years into pro career...

irishfan85
02-29-2012, 03:41 PM
I wish it was mandatory for US kids to go the college route. Seen too many cases of over hyped 15-16 year olds who fizzled in Q

claver2010
02-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Quintessential BC post. Already assuming that the Eagles will be in the HE '14-'15 HE championship.:rolleyes:

ps. it seems only you and your mentor Nick have a hair across your $%^ about the age thing at MC. This dead horse has been beaten to a pulp. Just give it a rest already.

*yawn*

The date of the HE Championship. Better?

claver2010
02-29-2012, 03:46 PM
Q sucks, American kids should boycot it. Which they pretty much do anyways. Bunch of political french guys who love to jam up Americans

This should be an example for any American looking to go there. At 16 yeah you (your family/advisor/whatever) gets a quick buck but if it doesn't work out you've closed so many doors.

Hokydad
02-29-2012, 03:46 PM
I wish it was mandatory for US kids to go the college route. Seen too many cases of over hyped 15-16 year olds who fizzled in Q

He is not over hyped. Big, strong and very good. Type of kid, like a Coyle, who will be a better pro then college player. Will have great options and be just fine.

Was surprised it didnt work out better as one place good to US kids is Moncton, think Yandle
new coach is a clown, an area clown at that

I have to disagree on the mandatory college route. They dont develop players and some kids dont like school. The NHL is not filled with rhode scholars

If you can burn the flag, you sure as heck can go major junior

sterlippo1
02-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Last time not making at least the semi-finals was '04.

yeah, as the #1 seed and lost to the #8 seed, BU:eek:

claver2010
02-29-2012, 03:52 PM
I have to disagree on the mandatory college route. They dont develop players and some kids dont like school. The NHL is not filled with rhode scholars

If you can burn the flag, you sure as heck can go major junior

Don't think college should be the mandatory route at all, it's not for everyone regardless of desired profession.

I just don't think kids/parents/advisors should be making life altering decisions (one that closes a sh*t ton of doors) before the kid can even drive.

irishfan85
02-29-2012, 03:55 PM
,I never said he was over hyped, but many others are. There was a kid a few years ago at a catholic school on North Shore who is in this year's Super 8 who was decen, but made foolish decision to go to Q after sophomore year. Has worked in factories, sporting good stores and now busses tables at a chain restaurant with no degree from even high school.

I'll stick with my original thought. American kids should play NCAA hockey.

J.D.
02-29-2012, 03:56 PM
There are plenty of players who developed nicely by going the college route. Saying colleges don't develop players is completely unfair.