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sigx15
03-06-2012, 09:01 AM
Don't know if many of you go on hfboards, but there's a thread on there with someone speculating/hearing that Vatrano won't be coming next year do a year in the USHL. This seems rather improbable to me with the departures of Almeida,Carey, T Atkinson and all but certain Kreider. I was actually going to be surprised if they didn't pick up another late forward recruit like they did with Linell last year.

here's the link... http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1123841

Boston22
03-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Don't know if many of you go on hfboards, but there's a thread on there with someone speculating/hearing that Vatrano won't be coming next year do a year in the USHL. This seems rather improbable to me with the departures of Almeida,Carey, T Atkinson and all but certain Kreider. I was actually going to be surprised if they didn't pick up another late forward recruit like they did with Linell last year.

here's the link... http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1123841

I could see BC asking Brendan Silk to play in the USHL next year, due to injuries and not being productive for the development program; but certainly not Frank Vatrano. He is putting up big numbers for the development team and has already filled out. Silk can still put on some weight.

claver2010
03-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Isn't Vatrano the kid built like a tank?


Edit: Yup at 17 he's 5-10 216

SteveF
03-06-2012, 12:42 PM
From reading the other threads and BB, it sounds like NU is losing more players, either leaving the team or decommitting from their program. A name that pops up is Garrett Haar and Bitetto making a startling statement. What's the scoop on Garrett Haar?

Haar is currently a freshman at western Michigan. Decommitted from NU when gaudreau did

bluehorseshoe
03-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Isn't Vatrano the kid built like a tank?


Edit: Yup at 17 he's 5-10 216

BC has accelerated Evan Richardson. Given Silk's year it does not look like he is ready to come. He'll probably do another year in the USHL. I doubt they will ask Vatrano to do another year in the USHL.

unh_hockey
03-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Haar is currently a freshman at western Michigan. Decommitted from NU when gaudreau did

Gaudreau decomitted once cronin was gone and decided on BC. I'd imagine that other similar situations are for the same reason

sterlippo1
03-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Haar is currently a freshman at western Michigan. Decommitted from NU when gaudreau did

i was wondering where you've been, i had suspected foul play :eek:

claver2010
03-06-2012, 02:58 PM
Dumoulin did not practice yesterday but should go today

mookie1995
03-06-2012, 07:09 PM
i was wondering where you've been, i had suspected foul play :eek:

there'd be no foul called for that!!! :D

sterlippo1
03-07-2012, 07:55 AM
there'd be no foul called for that!!! :D

lol............and i do know , of course, about Priceless Bracketology thread but figured i'd ask you because you can do the calculations in your head and it would save me from sifting thru the thread :eek::D

mookie1995
03-07-2012, 09:08 AM
lol............and i do know , of course, about Priceless Bracketology thread but figured i'd ask you because you can do the calculations in your head and it would save me from sifting thru the thread :eek::D

:)
Couple of your questions involved every team and the rest of the season. That moves into priceless and his script! My head would ah-splode otherwise!

sigx15
03-07-2012, 02:48 PM
Hearing another 97 commitment, anyone know something about this?

bluehorseshoe
03-07-2012, 03:26 PM
Hearing another 97 commitment, anyone know something about this?

Colin White from Nobles. Freshman forward 16-28-44 in 29 games.

CLS
03-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Colin White from Nobles. Freshman forward 16-28-44 in 29 games.NEPSIHA Tournament program had him listed as a class of 2016, and the Nobles website has him listed as an eighth grader. FWIW he did not look small relative to the other players, and he started the Finals at right wing.

Onion Man
03-07-2012, 04:18 PM
8th grade? Good Lord. I have to think teams like BC have already inquired about Oliver Wahlstrom who is only 11 from Maine.

joegrav
03-07-2012, 06:47 PM
8th grade? Good Lord. I have to think teams like BC have already inquired about Oliver Wahlstrom who is only 11 from Maine.

Yeah, I find this trend nearly as obnoxious as the 23-year-old freshmen. How's an 8th grader supposed to know where he wants to go to college?

sigx15
03-07-2012, 08:27 PM
I understand people's frustration with the 8th grader commitment thing but we also need to look at the flipside. Kids are drafted into the CHL at age 15-16 and trying to keep them in the US and hope they play college hockey is huge competition. By getting these kids to commit before they're drafted like Hanifin, Cfitz, and now Colin White as well as Cangelosi, Santini, and Savage before them, hopefully BC can get an upperhand on getting them to stay in the US. Obviously we've seen it not work out with Shea and Kenny Ryan but it does make sense.

We can't look at this like its any other sport because no other sport has this kind of competition for kids at such a young age. Yes its pretty drastic because some players don't end up becoming the player they anticipated they'd become like they thought with Tiefenwerth and its such a huge decision at such young age but its the only edge they have on the CHL.

Another downside is that they miss out on the late bloomers who end up becoming better then the early commits. One of the biggest late bloomers to come along was Kreider, I don't think he committed until his junior year and ended up shooting up the draft charts. But to tell you the truth with BC's history of players leaving early I think there will always be room for players committing later.

CLS
03-07-2012, 09:20 PM
I understand people's frustration with the 8th grader commitment thing but we also need to look at the flipside. Kids are drafted into the CHL at age 15-16 and trying to keep them in the US and hope they play college hockey is huge competition. By getting these kids to commit before they're drafted like Hanifin, Cfitz, and now Colin White as well as Cangelosi, Santini, and Savage before them, hopefully BC can get an upperhand on getting them to stay in the US. Obviously we've seen it not work out with Shea and Kenny Ryan but it does make sense.

We can't look at this like its any other sport because no other sport has this kind of competition for kids at such a young age. Yes its pretty drastic because some players don't end up becoming the player they anticipated they'd become like they thought with Tiefenwerth and its such a huge decision at such young age but its the only edge they have on the CHL.

Another downside is that they miss out on the late bloomers who end up becoming better then the early commits. One of the biggest late bloomers to come along was Kreider, I don't think he committed until his junior year and ended up shooting up the draft charts. But to tell you the truth with BC's history of players leaving early I think there will always be room for players committing later.Probably not the forum to make this point, but I think that the fact that the strong recruiting schools like BC might miss out on late bloomers may be beneficial to the league overall because the schools that schools that aren't such strong recruiting schools might have a better shot at the late bloomers and their good players might not be the high draft choices who leave school early. It's good for Hockey East as a whole to have UMass Lowell, Merrimack, etc. have a decent shot at some of the good players.

sterlippo1
03-10-2012, 07:33 AM
hopefully we got our last stinker out of the way. credit to UMass but i was astounded how many times we were beaten to the puck and how few decent looks we actually had. 6 shots on goal in the first 5 minutes of the game and 12 in the next 55, at Conte no less

Kenny
03-10-2012, 08:18 AM
hopefully we got our last stinker out of the way. credit to UMass but i was astounded how many times we were beaten to the puck and how few decent looks we actually had. 6 shots on goal in the first 5 minutes of the game and 12 in the next 55, at Conte no less

Wasn't a stinker for Parker Milner. Vintage John Muse impression, steady quality goaltending stealing a game in the playoffs. Good sign for BC.