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  • Cross Check
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    Originally posted by Jofa View Post
    Agreed BC is set for a nice 2-3 year run of the top team in HE not at their heyday levels but in a weaker overall HE the clear favorite. BU should be good next year with a lot of firepower back and Celebrini but the goalie and defensive depth in question.
    I'd say more of co-favorites with BU. Another year of development for the current BU freshman class plus Celebrini and the other incoming freshmen next year they will be formidable.

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  • Cross Check
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    Originally posted by Seacaptim View Post
    Michigan has about 15 players who skate like the wind. Reminds me a bit of BC’s great teams under York. Quinnipiac has 7 Grad players on their roster, so they are not young.
    That 1-0 score after the first period yesterday was one of the most misleading scores I've seen in a while. I thought that if Colgate didn't find a way to slow the game down, they were going to end up getting trashed. Michigan proceeded to come out in the second period and just blow them off the ice. Their team speed is frightening and Fantilli is the real deal.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by DNAEagle View Post
    Been deadly quiet on the Heights for a week or so. The transfers on the portal somewhat underwhelming, although the Northern Michigan kid is somewhat we should look at. We should be trying to flip a recruit although most of the top ones have already signed LOI. If we are truly going to improve our 3rd/4th lines, we need to start making some moves here. As an aside, I looked at Merrimack’s roster and see 28 players on roster, 7 graduate players. Hate to see college hockey morph into a minor league.


    College hockey morphed into a minor league about 8-9 years ago. NHL expansion, two way contracts, and NCAA rules have led to the current state of affairs. it is too bad and I think it has contributed to declining fan interest. College fans saw their teams develop with 4 years players and the fans identified with them. I don't have specific attendance numbers but it just seems like there are fewer people watching in person. COVID and more games on TV have something to do with it but now with the transfer portal and the COVID year it has become a collection of guys playing for a contract at the next level. Take me back to the old days.
    they averaged 5k fans a game this year when the team was very mediocre. I thought the crowd was great this year. There is way more young talent in the NCAA than ever before so you will see more early defections early than there used to be. 4 out of the top 5 picks in the NHL draft played in the NCAA last year. 5 out of the top 10 in scoring in NCAA are freshmen. I’ll take more talent in college hockey than 15-20 years ago

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  • DNAEagle
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    Been deadly quiet on the Heights for a week or so. The transfers on the portal somewhat underwhelming, although the Northern Michigan kid is somewhat we should look at. We should be trying to flip a recruit although most of the top ones have already signed LOI. If we are truly going to improve our 3rd/4th lines, we need to start making some moves here. As an aside, I looked at Merrimack’s roster and see 28 players on roster, 7 graduate players. Hate to see college hockey morph into a minor league.


    College hockey morphed into a minor league about 8-9 years ago. NHL expansion, two way contracts, and NCAA rules have led to the current state of affairs. it is too bad and I think it has contributed to declining fan interest. College fans saw their teams develop with 4 years players and the fans identified with them. I don't have specific attendance numbers but it just seems like there are fewer people watching in person. COVID and more games on TV have something to do with it but now with the transfer portal and the COVID year it has become a collection of guys playing for a contract at the next level. Take me back to the old days.

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  • Jofa
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    Originally posted by defkit View Post
    Congrats on Gauthier coming back. As much as that scares the crap out of me as a BU fan, it's what college hockey needs. So many great players in the NCAA excelled as sophomores and then were more than ready for the NHL, going back to the 90's. You guys will be scary good next year. We have Celebrini and some strong supporting cast, but your class should be the #1 class no doubt.
    Agreed BC is set for a nice 2-3 year run of the top team in HE not at their heyday levels but in a weaker overall HE the clear favorite. BU should be good next year with a lot of firepower back and Celebrini but the goalie and defensive depth in question.

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  • defkit
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    Congrats on Gauthier coming back. As much as that scares the crap out of me as a BU fan, it's what college hockey needs. So many great players in the NCAA excelled as sophomores and then were more than ready for the NHL, going back to the 90's. You guys will be scary good next year. We have Celebrini and some strong supporting cast, but your class should be the #1 class no doubt.

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  • J.D.
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    Ya I don't want BC doing the 7 grad transfer route. Worked for Merrimack and QU but please no.

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  • Seacaptim
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    Michigan has about 15 players who skate like the wind. Reminds me a bit of BC’s great teams under York. Quinnipiac has 7 Grad players on their roster, so they are not young.

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  • eaglekeeper
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    The NCAA’s have been a total embarrassment for several teams. I can’t believe the number of absolute blow outs! B1G is rolling!

    Go Eagles!

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  • Seacaptim
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    Am certainly not advocating for BC to bring in a bunch of 24 year olds, nor would the admin approve. Looking at next season and projecting out 3-4 years. Joey Larson, Northern Michigan player in portal has impressive 13g/14a and will be a sophomore.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by Seacaptim View Post

    Been deadly quiet on the Heights for a week or so. The transfers on the portal somewhat underwhelming, although the Northern Michigan kid is somewhat we should look at. We should be trying to flip a recruit although most of the top ones have already signed LOI. If we are truly going to improve our 3rd/4th lines, we need to start making some moves here. As an aside, I looked at Merrimack’s roster and see 28 players on roster, 7 graduate players. Hate to see college hockey morph into a minor league.
    There have been both older rosters and younger rosters for a while now. Minnesota, Michigan, BU, Harvard, Denver, and Quinnipiac all have young rosters. Ohio State, Minnesota State, St Cloud and Merrimack are all on the older end of the spectrum. There are multiple ways to compete for a championship

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  • Seacaptim
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    Originally posted by sigx15 View Post
    Ok so it looks like we're losing Kuntar and keeping Gauthier, I consider that a win. I think they'll either need to add another center in the transfer portal or flip a recruit. Will be interesting to see the follow up move
    Been deadly quiet on the Heights for a week or so. The transfers on the portal somewhat underwhelming, although the Northern Michigan kid is somewhat we should look at. We should be trying to flip a recruit although most of the top ones have already signed LOI. If we are truly going to improve our 3rd/4th lines, we need to start making some moves here. As an aside, I looked at Merrimack’s roster and see 28 players on roster, 7 graduate players. Hate to see college hockey morph into a minor league.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by DNAEagle View Post
    It is a win and will be an even bigger win it Kuntar is smart and decides to stay for his senior year. There is no chance he plays in the NHL next year. Get some NIL $ and stick for another year. He will be an absolute force in HE next year.
    Sounds like Kuntar is a goner

    https://twitter.com/BCHockeyBlogger/...143514624?s=20

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  • DNAEagle
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    It is a win and will be an even bigger win it Kuntar is smart and decides to stay for his senior year. There is no chance he plays in the NHL next year. Get some NIL $ and stick for another year. He will be an absolute force in HE next year.

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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by sigx15 View Post
    Ok so it looks like we're losing Kuntar and keeping Gauthier, I consider that a win. I think they'll either need to add another center in the transfer portal or flip a recruit. Will be interesting to see the follow up move
    That is absolutely a win.

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