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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    I also remember him being touted as a young teen.
    i am pretty sure that there have been lots of others who were highly touted who amounted to nothing. i honestly do not know how these scouts can be expected to spot the diamonds in the rough out there more than a couple years away. Especially with boys first maturing between 12 and 16-it just has to be a lot of guess work.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    Spent time at BU in the 60's but had heard about this young kid coming for years before. He was touted as being the savior for the franchise-all of that before he ever set foot on the ice-but obviously they knew what they were talking about from the time he was a kid and then playing at Oshawa. I wonder how often though that these early scoutings are correct like that.
    I also remember him being touted as a young teen.
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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Orr was already playing for the Bruins in 66-67. Wasn't he there already when you were there?
    Spent time at BU in the 60's but had heard about this young kid coming for years before. He was touted as being the savior for the franchise-all of that before he ever set foot on the ice-but obviously they knew what they were talking about from the time he was a kid and then playing at Oshawa. I wonder how often though that these early scoutings are correct like that.
    Last edited by DrDemento; 01-23-2012, 01:34 PM.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    RC-Way back in the old days when i was still in training in Medicine at BU-there was talk of some kid hockey player coming who was going to just revolutionize the Boston Bruins and lead them to success. He wasn't quite 14 or 15 at the time and I just ignored what was being said. I think the kid was named Orr. But as i mentioned before-it is usually impossible to predict how these 13 year old kids will be in the 6 or 7 years it takes to reach the NCAA. Their bone and muscle development is not even close to being finished. Whatever skills they possess at that age may make them attractive to recruit but all of these coaches have to have a crystal ball to be able to try to predict how they will turn out. That being said-we have had a chance to watch this youngster Melanson over a period of time now-he is progressing quite nicely. I think we may have quite a find here but I don't expect to see him in Troy for at least 2 more years if not 3.
    Orr was already playing for the Bruins in 66-67. Wasn't he there already when you were there?

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI 2011 - 12 Recruit Thread

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    I thought we didn't do thread titles for these.
    We don't, but ...

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Very true. Also, look at Chase Polacek. Late pick-up, undrafted (mainly because of size), but a two-time ECAC Player of the Year. Recruiting is a box of chocolates.
    As hard as it is to recruit for the NCAA 5-7 years ahead of time=Imagine what NHL scouts have to do. After all, they have to think about not only can these kids make it to the college level-but can they take it much further and compete on the professional level. Lots of scouts for the NHL passed on Martin St Louis and Eric Perrin for a long time. I am sure they had the same thoughts about Chase. I suspect if Chase had the same talent level that he had shown but was 6'2 and 210 pounds-he might have been a second or third round pick when he was elligible.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Red Cloud View Post
    Interesting to note also the difficulty of determining which "child prodigies" are simply players who peak earlier in life - especially prevalent in soccer. Freddy Adu was supposed to be the player who put American soccer on the map when he was signed to DC United at age 14. Eight years later he's a role player for an MLS team and only an occasional call-up to the national team.

    But of course, for every Freddy Adu out there, there's also a Wayne Gretzky or Tiger Woods.
    RC-Way back in the old days when i was still in training in Medicine at BU-there was talk of some kid hockey player coming who was going to just revolutionize the Boston Bruins and lead them to success. He wasn't quite 14 or 15 at the time and I just ignored what was being said. I think the kid was named Orr. But as i mentioned before-it is usually impossible to predict how these 13 year old kids will be in the 6 or 7 years it takes to reach the NCAA. Their bone and muscle development is not even close to being finished. Whatever skills they possess at that age may make them attractive to recruit but all of these coaches have to have a crystal ball to be able to try to predict how they will turn out. That being said-we have had a chance to watch this youngster Melanson over a period of time now-he is progressing quite nicely. I think we may have quite a find here but I don't expect to see him in Troy for at least 2 more years if not 3.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    On D we are losing Bailen then and eBergin either this fall or in 1913.
    So we lose Bergin and the Titanic in consecutive years? What a coincidence.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    RPI 2011 - 12 Recruit Thread Part II: Recruiting is a box of chocolates
    I thought we didn't do thread titles for these.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Very true. Also, look at Chase Polacek. Late pick-up, undrafted (mainly because of size), but a two-time ECAC Player of the Year. Recruiting is a box of chocolates.
    RPI 2011 - 12 Recruit Thread Part II: Recruiting is a box of chocolates

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Very true. Also, look at Chase Polacek. Late pick-up, undrafted (mainly because of size), but a two-time ECAC Player of the Year. Recruiting is a box of chocolates.

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  • Red Cloud
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    Interesting to note also the difficulty of determining which "child prodigies" are simply players who peak earlier in life - especially prevalent in soccer. Freddy Adu was supposed to be the player who put American soccer on the map when he was signed to DC United at age 14. Eight years later he's a role player for an MLS team and only an occasional call-up to the national team.

    But of course, for every Freddy Adu out there, there's also a Wayne Gretzky or Tiger Woods.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by sk8tronthepond View Post
    I believe this was strategic as opposed to being late. I do remember that some of his best recruits were late commits.

    I also see this as a double edged sword. For example, there are early commits from various programs who spend more time than originally planned playing an extra year or two of junior hockey due to a lack of developing to projected potential.
    Let's face it, a lot of the best recruits are snapped up early. Clearly some of thosse turn out not to be so good, and some that are passed on early get better, but most of the blue chippers are recognized severl eyars befor college.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI 2011 - 12 Recruit Thread

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    tLodge was right! RFAlph IS a robot! And he still suffers from Y2K syndrome!
    My goal is more typos than Ed Weaver.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: RPI 2011 - 12 Recruit Thread

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    we will probably get a walkon for #3 goalie when Merriam leaves. On D we are losing Bailen then and eBergin either this fall or in 1913.
    tLodge was right! RFAlph IS a robot! And he still suffers from Y2K syndrome!

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