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  • buoldtimer
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    Dear Cole: Reasons why BU should be your future home (over UND and Minny):
    - You have a big family, so I take it family is important to you. Do you want your parents and/or brothers to see 6 games a year? Or 35?
    - The Beanpot - is it still a really hard ticket? No. Is a BU/NU or a BU/BC final still an incredible atmosphere? Heck ya.
    - Is REA better than Agganis? Of course it is - it is better than most NHL arenas. But there is still no arena in the east that is better than Agganis.
    - Boston vs. Grand Forks vs. Twin Cities: this should be a no-brainer, but maybe you prefer ice fishing to strolling a few blocks to Fenway to watch the Sox or walking to the Head of the Charles or hopping on the T to catch a show or driving an hour and a half to some good skiing or...I'll stop now.
    - You may not be thinking about a degree, given that you are unlikely to be here 4 years, but even if it takes coming back for a few summers, a BU degree is a nice to have (US News #42) vs Minny (#68) or UND (#249).
    Out of curiosity, does anyone know why he hasn’t considered our “friends” up the street?

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  • defkit
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    Dear Cole: Reasons why BU should be your future home (over UND and Minny):
    - You have a big family, so I take it family is important to you. Do you want your parents and/or brothers to see 6 games a year? Or 35?
    - The Beanpot - is it still a really hard ticket? No. Is a BU/NU or a BU/BC final still an incredible atmosphere? Heck ya.
    - Is REA better than Agganis? Of course it is - it is better than most NHL arenas. But there is still no arena in the east that is better than Agganis.
    - Boston vs. Grand Forks vs. Twin Cities: this should be a no-brainer, but maybe you prefer ice fishing to strolling a few blocks to Fenway to watch the Sox or walking to the Head of the Charles or hopping on the T to catch a show or driving an hour and a half to some good skiing or...I'll stop now.
    - You may not be thinking about a degree, given that you are unlikely to be here 4 years, but even if it takes coming back for a few summers, a BU degree is a nice to have (US News #42) vs Minny (#68) or UND (#249).

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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    Well BC has gotten a couple good ones, but not the quantity that BU has. If Eiserman picks BU, that would have to be one of the best recruiting periods for any college team. Maybe if I offer rides for his parents to every game I attend, since I live next door to Newburyport...
    Will be interesting to see how Brown and Pandolfo build their rosters. BC has the loaded class coming in next year but then you gotta supplement it with the right mix. Michigan actually did have the right mix last year. They didn't win it all but OT loss in FF to eventual national champion proves your formula worked. Is that model sustainable? We'll see how they look this year after that mass exodus. Even then they still have a ton of talent back.

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  • defkit
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    Well BC has gotten a couple good ones, but not the quantity that BU has. If Eiserman picks BU, that would have to be one of the best recruiting periods for any college team. Maybe if I offer rides for his parents to every game I attend, since I live next door to Newburyport...

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  • Terrier86
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    Originally posted by hydrant View Post

    No.
    Agreed - anyone other than BC.

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  • hydrant
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    Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
    So root for BC to pull in its share of kids, too.
    No.

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  • NCAA watcher
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    Happy to see some new blood and excitement about eastern hockey, so that eastern kids are staying. That Hughes is staying east, and Celebrini is coming east rather than going to the Big 10 is important, and now you need to get Eiserman to stay close to his roots. Just think if the other Hugheses with ties to UNH and Providence had stayed east.

    As a UNH fan, we need the tide of the top end of the league to lift even the submerged boats. So root for BC to pull in its share of kids, too.

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  • Rogie21
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    More on Hughes and McEachern's new coaching gig.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by hydrant View Post
    BU got a commitment from 06 Callum "Cal" Hughes. Believe he might have a relation to Kent Hughes but not 100%.
    No relation. He's from NJ, played for Mount Saint Charles last year, expected to play for them again this year. He was a finalist for the NTDP team this year but didn't make the cut. Really good player. Was taken in the 2nd round of the USHL draft this year by Waterloo. Expect another year at MSC and then headed to Waterloo

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  • hydrant
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    BU got a commitment from 06 Callum "Cal" Hughes. Believe he might have a relation to Kent Hughes but not 100%.

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  • Rogie21
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    2022 World Juniors (begun last winter, then cancelled) has begun in Edmonton and, for just the 2nd time since 2008, there is no Terrier on the US Jr. National Team. Commesso won his only start last December before the cancellation. He elected not to participate this summer and is focused on his junior season.

    In 2017, the US gold-medal team had six Terriers (Bellows, Greenway, Harper, Keller, McAvoy, Oettinger). Fabbro played for Canada that year.

    Chris Peters has projected Hutson and Gallagher making the 2023 squad. Ryan Greene, who was at Canada’s camp, is a candidate for their 2023 team.
    https://goterriers.com/documents/2020/3/16//1920_mih_world_juniors.pdf?id=12346

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post

    A very valid point. On-ice results will determine the wisdom of BU’s choice, which has been widely applaud in the hockey community—as has been the staff Jay has assembled. The newly committed recruits, except possibly M. Celebrini, are two years away. Right now, with an experienced senior-heavy squad and a top-drawer goalie, we’ll be looking for on-ice success from the start. Pandolfo says he wants BU to play fast and be a “hard team to play against.” The pieces are there. Let’s see what he and his staff can deliver.



    Quinn’s first recruit class was actually the ’15-’16 group. He and Greeley recruited McAvoy, Greenway and JFK, while Carpenter committed just prior to Quinn’s appointment. Ryan Cloonan was in that class too—actually had 4 goals, 14 points as a freshman.

    RE: Celebrini possibly accelerating, the only other 17-year-old BU freshmen I can recall are Jack Eichel, Chris Heron and (thanks, buoldtimer) Jay Pandolfo.
    I think I got Quinn's classes mixed up perhaps because of timing of commitment vs. actual time of enrollment. I feel like the thinking was that Keller was the first commit of the Quinn/Greeley partnership (maybe he said so at the Roundtable one year?).

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  • Rogie21
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    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    As I recall we were all told about Coach O'Connell's recruiting prowess but he was clueless when it came to actually having to coach a team on the ice. I'm glad BU had the change, but they gambled by going with another former player without any head coaching experience. It's going to take more than getting some top recruits to make me believe they made the right choice.
    Sean
    A very valid point. On-ice results will determine the wisdom of BU’s choice, which has been widely applaud in the hockey community—as has been the staff Jay has assembled. The newly committed recruits, except possibly M. Celebrini, are two years away. Right now, with an experienced senior-heavy squad and a top-drawer goalie, we’ll be looking for on-ice success from the start. Pandolfo says he wants BU to play fast and be a “hard team to play against.” The pieces are there. Let’s see what he and his staff can deliver.

    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    But back to the class, IIRC, Quinn's first recruiting group included 4 guys that one could have argued were the top 2 forwards and top 2 d-men available: Keller, Bellows, Fabbro, and Krys. But I don't recall who the other top guys were that year.
    Quinn’s first recruit class was actually the ’15-’16 group. He and Greeley recruited McAvoy, Greenway and JFK, while Carpenter committed just prior to Quinn’s appointment. Ryan Cloonan was in that class too—actually had 4 goals, 14 points as a freshman.

    RE: Celebrini possibly accelerating, the only other 17-year-old BU freshmen I can recall are Jack Eichel, Chris Heron and (thanks, buoldtimer) Jay Pandolfo.

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  • UncleRay
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

    Lord knows mookie listened to his dad at that age!!
    Didn't we all?? While some father's and son's at that age have a relationship where dad has positive influence. But there are plenty of others where junior is going to do the exact opposite of what pops wants simply because it is what pops wants. Some kids are hell-bent on demonstrating that they made the decision themselves, even if it is a bad one and they know it.

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  • hydrant
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post

    Certainly right up there, although technically, if Macklin accelerates (as one outlet indicated he might), then he wouldn't come in with the rest of the guys that are declaring this week. If Eiserman commits to BU, I would assume he wouldn't be looking to accelerate since he is going the USNTDP route which is clearly a two-year thing. Come to think of it, if Celebrini is as good as advertised and ends up as a Top 5 pick in the 2024 draft, that could mean that they wouldn't actually play together at BU. But I guess the optimist in me would say that maybe Celebrini would want to come back for a sophomore season to play with his former teammate. I know, this is getting a little ahead of things...

    But back to the class, IIRC, Quinn's first recruiting group included 4 guys that one could have argued were the top 2 forwards and top 2 d-men available: Keller, Bellows, Fabbro, and Krys. But I don't recall who the other top guys were that year.
    A) Hopefully Celebrini will want to spend another year with his brother and stay more than one year

    B) Oettinger was the other star freshman coming in, although Harper was the pleasant surprise of the class

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