Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BU: Offseason '22: Build The Boats

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rogie21
    replied
    Originally posted by Section 6, Row S View Post

    Great quote. That 95’ team was such a good group of guys. No shortage of leadership and it showed on the ice.
    Fun fact about the '94-'95: Nine skaters earned All-American recognition during their BU careers (not necessarily in '94-'95): Grier, Drury (3 times) O'Sullivan, Brennan, Coleman, Kelleher (2), Linna (2), Pandolfo and Joubert. Ten, if you count McKersie who sat out the season after his horrific bicycle accident.

    Besides his news report on Grier, Neal Boudette also wrote a profile piece on him for The NY Times, which includes this very cool anecdote:
    When a not-in-shape Grier didn't dress for the season opener his freshman year, he spent it in the stands with a recruit who was making his visit to BU--Chris Drury. First of many times their careers would intersect.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/07/s...nhl-draft.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Jaqwn-ei4

    Leave a comment:


  • Section 6, Row S
    replied
    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post

    Greeley was hired as Director of Hockey Strategy/Scouting and Development for the Dallas Star last January. https://www.nhl.com/stars/news/dalla...nt/c-329438386

    In the press conference announcing his appointment, Grier was asked about the team that produced this crop of hockey minds. [Grier, Drury NYR, Hynes NSH, Pandolfo BOS/BU, Kelleher MINN Dir. of Scouting, etc.]

    “It all starts with Coach Parker. He was the leader of those teams, he believed in the team first. [It was a ] Very unselfish group, but he pushed everyone to be the best version of themselves they could be. He believed in us, held us accountable and, I think, we all learned from that. We learned from the ups and downs, the wins and losses. And it’s just a culture he built there that was unbelievable.

    “We won a national championship. We lost the year before in the finals, and we came back. No one complained. We had Chris Drury on the fourth line. Everyone knows the career he had. He was on the fourth line, never said a word. Jay Pandolfo was on the third line, a two-times Stanley Cup winner. Never said a word. No one ever complained about their ice time, or was looking for credit, or put the blame on anyone else. That’s a testament to Coach Parker. It’s probably all those lessons and what we learned that’s why we all advanced in hockey.”

    Great quote. That 95’ team was such a good group of guys. No shortage of leadership and it showed on the ice.

    Leave a comment:


  • Rogie21
    replied
    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    Such fabulous news about Mike Grier. Very happy to see that. And if San Jose is looking for a new coach, maybe Mike can just promote former Terrier captain John Mccarthy who is the head coach of their AHL team. One national champion to another!

    Hey, where is Steve Greeley now?
    Greeley was hired as Director of Hockey Strategy/Scouting and Development for the Dallas Star last January. https://www.nhl.com/stars/news/dalla...nt/c-329438386

    In the press conference announcing his appointment, Grier was asked about the team that produced this crop of hockey minds. [Grier, Drury NYR, Hynes NSH, Pandolfo BOS/BU, Kelleher MINN Dir. of Scouting, etc.]

    “It all starts with Coach Parker. He was the leader of those teams, he believed in the team first. [It was a ] Very unselfish group, but he pushed everyone to be the best version of themselves they could be. He believed in us, held us accountable and, I think, we all learned from that. We learned from the ups and downs, the wins and losses. And it’s just a culture he built there that was unbelievable.

    “We won a national championship. We lost the year before in the finals, and we came back. No one complained. We had Chris Drury on the fourth line. Everyone knows the career he had. He was on the fourth line, never said a word. Jay Pandolfo was on the third line, a two-times Stanley Cup winner. Never said a word. No one ever complained about their ice time, or was looking for credit, or put the blame on anyone else. That’s a testament to Coach Parker. It’s probably all those lessons and what we learned that’s why we all advanced in hockey.”


    More on the blog.

    Leave a comment:


  • Scarlet
    replied
    Originally posted by hydrant View Post

    I believe Frozen Fenway would be the same weekend as the Dessert Classic or whatever. If we're looking at the same day BC and Umass ae playing...
    Don't they usually keep the rink up for, like 10 days? The first time they did it, the game was on New Year's Day and the BU-BC game was January 7th or 8th, and there were games scheduled after it. I wonder if they got it up early enough BU could play prior to New Year's. That said, was there ever any conversation BU would be playing at Fenway again?

    Such fabulous news about Mike Grier. Very happy to see that. And if San Jose is looking for a new coach, maybe Mike can just promote former Terrier captain John Mccarthy who is the head coach of their AHL team. One national champion to another!

    Hey, where is Steve Greeley now?

    Leave a comment:


  • hydrant
    replied
    Originally posted by Liveatjrl View Post

    Heard they'll open the season w/ Bentley, they'll also likely play in the frozen four which is apparently counting as an OOC ... UMass v BC is frozen fenway and looks to be counted as OOC from UMass schedule.

    A little behind with the schedule thread spreadsheet but should have it updated tomorrow evening.
    I believe Frozen Fenway would be the same weekend as the Dessert Classic or whatever. If we're looking at the same day BC and Umass ae playing...

    Leave a comment:


  • Bomber
    replied
    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post
    ESPN's Kevin Weekes is reporting that Mike Grier will be named general manager of the San Jose Sharks later today. Grier most recently has been a hockey operations advisor to his Terrier teammate Chris Drury, president and GM of the Rangers. Also was an assistant coach for the Devils. Grier's brother Chris is GM of the Miami Dolphins.

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...ording-reports
    Good stuff. #ProudToBU

    Leave a comment:


  • Rogie21
    replied
    ESPN's Kevin Weekes is reporting that Mike Grier will be named general manager of the San Jose Sharks later today. Grier most recently has been a hockey operations advisor to his Terrier teammate Chris Drury, president and GM of the Rangers. Also was an assistant coach for the Devils. Grier's brother Chris is GM of the Miami Dolphins.

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...ording-reports

    Leave a comment:


  • chickod
    replied
    Originally posted by Cross Check View Post

    Maybe so. But, again coaching was not the problem.
    I never said it was. But like it or not, Cassidy is gone (and Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito are not walking through that door). We get it, the problem is who they are drafting/developing. My only point was I thought it was a good hire.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cross Check
    replied
    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    Apparently it's Montgomery. per Joe McDonald on Twitter. IMO the best choice out of the ones that have been mentioned (Quinn, Leach, Vellucci)
    Maybe so. But, again coaching was not the problem.

    Leave a comment:


  • Rogie21
    replied
    First announced recruit under the "new management" is 6'1" Canadian RD Aiden Celebrini, a late '04 who played for Shattuck's Prep Team last season (2-30-32). Taken by Lincoln in the USHL draft and made the all-star game at the Stars' main camp this weekend. Younger brother, Macklin, is a top '06, tendered by Chicago Steel.

    https://***********/NHLFoley/status/...utJAgA4uD_crAw

    Leave a comment:


  • Bomber
    replied
    Jay Octeau died. : ( https://***********/markdivver/statu...jborSZ2Xp7xiOQ

    Leave a comment:


  • buoldtimer
    replied
    Originally posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post

    IIRC, it was Drew Melanson on the 1st line w/ Greenway (playing out of position at Center) and Tkachuk. Bowers centered the 2nd line w/ Harper (before his illness) and Bobo. Cockerill moved up to that line once Harper was out.
    Well, Sean has the numbers, so I’m wrong, wrong, wrong. This is what happens when you grow old. You forget line combos and have no idea who the Alex Coopers of the world are.

    Leave a comment:


  • Rover
    replied
    Originally posted by J.D. View Post

    Well, Montgomery is more qualified than Quinn at both the collegiate and NHL levels so I would be in favor of that. Provided he's gotten his act together off the ice anyway...
    I agree with that but can't help but think as a recently recovered alcoholic Boston has to be one of the worst jobs the guy can take. Terrible team management and no shortage of knuckleheads amongst the fans and the local media.

    Leave a comment:


  • chickod
    replied
    Apparently it's Montgomery. per Joe McDonald on Twitter. IMO the best choice out of the ones that have been mentioned (Quinn, Leach, Vellucci)

    Leave a comment:


  • Sean Pickett
    replied

    Originally posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    IIRC, it was Drew Melanson on the 1st line w/ Greenway (playing out of position at Center) and Tkachuk. Bowers centered the 2nd line w/ Harper (before his illness) and Bobo. Cockerill moved up to that line once Harper was out.
    Over the course of the season BU started 73 different line combinations. Melanson dressed for 38 games; of those he played right wing (all on the first line) in 21 games; he played left wing in 2 games; and he played center in 15 games. Here are the line combinations:

    Line Games Left Wing G A Pts Center G A Pts Right Wing G A Pts LG LA LPts
    F1 17 Brady Tkachuk 7 8 15 Jordan Greenway 7 14 21 Drew Melanson 4 8 12 18 30 48
    F1 2 Hank Crone 1 1 Bobo Carpenter 1 1 2 Drew Melanson 2 2 1 4 5
    F1 2 Brady Tkachuk 1 1 Bobo Carpenter 1 1 Drew Melanson 1 1 2
    F2 2 Drew Melanson 1 1 Shane Bowers 1 1 Bobo Carpenter 1 1 2
    F3 3 Patrick Curry 1 1 Drew Melanson 1 1 Ty Amonte 1 1 1 2 3
    F3 1 Chase Phelps Drew Melanson 1 1 Ty Amonte 1 1 1 1 2
    F3 2 Logan Cockerill Drew Melanson Nikolas Olsson 2 2 0 2 2
    F3 1 Logan Cockerill Drew Melanson Patrick Curry 0 0 0
    F3 1 Nikolas Olsson Drew Melanson Ty Amonte 0 0 0
    F3 1 Nikolas Olsson Drew Melanson Logan Cockerill 0 0 0
    F3 1 Nikolas Olsson Drew Melanson Chase Phelps 0 0 0
    F4 1 Nikolas Olsson Drew Melanson Patrick Curry 0 0 0
    F4 1 Logan Cockerill Drew Melanson Nikolas Olsson 0 0 0
    F4 1 Logan Cockerill Drew Melanson Chase Phelps 0 0 0
    F4 1 Chase Phelps Drew Melanson Nikolas Olsson 0 0 0
    F4 1 Drew Melanson Nikolas Olsson 0 0 0

    Shane Bowers dressed for 38 games, all at center and all but two on the second line:

    Line Games Left Wing G A Pts Center G A Pts Right Wing G A Pts LG LA LPts
    F1 1 Brady Tkachuk Shane Bowers 1 1 Patrick Harper 1 1 0 2 2
    F2 12 Logan Cockerill 2 5 7 Shane Bowers 5 6 11 Bobo Carpenter 9 3 12 16 14 30
    F2 9 Logan Cockerill 3 4 7 Shane Bowers 4 4 8 Patrick Harper 3 7 10 10 15 25
    F2 4 Brady Tkachuk 4 4 Shane Bowers 4 4 Patrick Harper 5 2 7 9 6 15
    F2 2 Logan Cockerill 1 2 3 Shane Bowers 3 3 Hank Crone 3 3 4 5 9
    F2 2 Patrick Harper 2 2 Shane Bowers 1 1 Jordan Greenway 3 3 0 6 6
    F2 2 Logan Cockerill 1 1 2 Shane Bowers 1 1 Brady Tkachuk 2 2 1 4 5
    F2 2 Drew Melanson 1 1 Shane Bowers 1 1 Bobo Carpenter 1 1 2
    F2 1 Jordan Greenway 1 1 Shane Bowers Hank Crone 0 1 1
    F2 2 Brady Tkachuk Shane Bowers Hank Crone 0 0 0
    F3 1 Brady Tkachuk Shane Bowers Patrick Harper 1 1 0 1 1

    Sean
    Last edited by Sean Pickett; 06-30-2022, 07:31 PM.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X