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  • Speaks to my franchise theory that college hockey has become. PLayers are transferable chess pieces with no real connection to their schools whose sweaters they wear. Expected the three who left for the pros, not sure about Hardmen and Karow and Powell are surprises. Karow has another year because of COVID, not sure why he would think he would do better somewhere else. I am sure BC well attract some serious transfer talent. Despite the changes to the game I am looking forward to live college hockey, just six months away. Can't wait.

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    • Dop played 4 years at BG. I wouldn't say he has no connection to the school. Who knows if BG is bringing in a freshman goalie and told him he should move on. Every situation could be different. Not every school is gonna take advantage of the extra scholarship opportunities either.

      Lovell, not Powell. As for Karow, what if BC said they didn't have room for him? Or maybe he ends up staying because Lovell moves on? Just because you are in the portal doesn't mean you can't end up staying. Galajda is in the portal but the Ivies are allowing grad students so maybe he ends up staying. Aidan Hreschuk is a very good freshman coming in. If both Karow and Lovell go elsewhere they'll be looking to add a dman.

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      • https://twitter.com/Buccigross/statu...222915073?s=19

        Huge news for BC

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        • Originally posted by J.D. View Post
          BC winning the offseason! In April (Wait, what?) #StrangeTimes
          It Happened!!!!

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          • i come back and a week later i take down the whole site

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            • So, did I miss anything?
              Originally posted by mookie1995
              bc is superior to bu in nearly everything. while it is sad that it has come to it, it's the truth. if bu doesn't like it, improve.
              Rep from Hokydad -"and your an old never been piece of ****"

              Originally Posted by Dirty
              Why is anyone surprised that Old Pio is acting like a grumpy old f^ck? He is a grumpy old f^ck.

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              • Originally posted by DNAEagle View Post
                Speaks to my franchise theory that college hockey has become. Players are transferable chess pieces with no real connection to their schools whose sweaters they wear...
                Don't mean to intrude on your thread but I unfortunately have to agree and am left to wonder about the long-term health of college hockey. Most of us initially became fans because 1) we liked or came to like hockey and 2) we knew the players off the ice: Went to class with them and frequently crossed paths with them in the normal course of college life. So they were us and we were them, and that experience, in turn, fostered long-term loyalty to the school and hockey program..

                All of that has been turned on its head. Laying it all on the line for Alma Mater now seems like such a quaint concept, except (maybe) in the Beanpot. It's now all about individuals doing what they think they have to do to snag big pro contracts. The common bonds between players and the rest of the undergrads never have a chance to take root. So will current undergrads still care about hockey as young (and not-so-young) alums?

                Good for the relative few who are successful and make it to the Show; but what about those who don't get signed and don't stick around long enough to pick up a degree? Life in the lower tiers of pro hockey isn't a bowl of cherries.
                Last edited by Split-N; 04-04-2021, 11:02 AM.
                "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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                • Personally although I am a fan of college hockey I think it’s become a joke. What once was a sport of college age kids has been taken over by 25 year old men. No other ncaa has a junior league must and that doesn’t effect the product at all. Bu the time those kids are 18 they have played over 1,000 games there is no need for jr hockey. Let college hockey be for college age kids. This transfer adds to this mess and essentially makes it a free agent market with zero ties to a college. NCAA hockey is going in the wrong direction in my opinion.

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                  • The grad transfer thing has been around for what, 5-10 years? I think that has been if the school you are going to has a grad program not offered by current school. Do I have that right? I don't see an issue with that. You're just playing an extra year somewhere.

                    The current transfer portal flood due to COVID rules is a bit different. That will be phased out once current freshmen complete their now 5 years of eligibility. But it's gonna be a hectic 5 years as programs try to figure out the best approach. I think it's basically immediate eligibility regardless of the situation.

                    You're going to see a lot of incoming recruits delayed a year and some not even find a home to play college hockey. At least that's what I think will happen. Not ideal but that's life. Nobody is guaranteed a chance to play college sports.

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                    • Years ago if you were a 26 year old still in college you were a loser. Now that 26 year is called a sophomore at st. Cloud

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                      • Originally posted by Lemonade View Post
                        Years ago if you were a 26 year old still in college you were a loser. Now that 26 year is called a sophomore at st. Cloud
                        And kicking BU/BC *** in the tourney as well.

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                        • Hey if that's what it takes for certain programs, BC can do the same. As Bill Belichick says, do business as business is being done.

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                          • I do think the transfer portal is going to help programs like BC bridge that gap. Should help the blue bloods make the NCAA tournament more consistently. That's half the battle.

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                            • Originally posted by J.D. View Post
                              ...Should help the blue bloods make the NCAA tournament more consistently...
                              "Round up the usual suspects."
                              "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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                              • Originally posted by J.D. View Post
                                Dop played 4 years at BG. I wouldn't say he has no connection to the school. Who knows if BG is bringing in a freshman goalie and told him he should move on. Every situation could be different. Not every school is gonna take advantage of the extra scholarship opportunities either.

                                Lovell, not Powell. As for Karow, what if BC said they didn't have room for him? Or maybe he ends up staying because Lovell moves on? Just because you are in the portal doesn't mean you can't end up staying. Galajda is in the portal but the Ivies are allowing grad students so maybe he ends up staying. Aidan Hreschuk is a very good freshman coming in. If both Karow and Lovell go elsewhere they'll be looking to add a dman.
                                I guess we have to get use to this but it was nice to have the sophmores for a couple of years

                                It would have been nice to have Boldy, Knight, Hardman and Newhook one more year but who can now come in early now from the 2022 recruits ?
                                NCAA Champs 2012, 2010, 2008, 2001, 1949, Hockey East Tourney Champs 2012 #11, Beanpot Champs 2016

                                Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, 2013 Champs

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