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  • For that matter, Lane could use another year here too…. Three Hutsons on the same team would be special!

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    • I'd heard from more than one person before the season started that it was not a foregone conclusion that Macklin was one and done, and that he wanted to potentially stay two. That information is old, so I have no clue how true it may still be.

      Originally posted by BU93 View Post

      What do we need to do to make that happen? NIL pool?
      Macklin can't benefit from NIL the same as others since he's not a US citizen, unfortunately. He can get passive NIL income (someone sets up a shop and sells t-shirts with his name) but can't receive income for direct things like endorsements. It's a ridiculous law but it is what it is.
      Last edited by brassbonanza; 02-27-2024, 08:04 PM.
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      • I don’t think he stays, but one thing that miiiiiiight keep him here is he’s best friends with Cole Eiserman and could play with him next season.

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        • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
          I don’t think he stays, but one thing that miiiiiiight keep him here is he’s best friends with Cole Eiserman and could play with him next season.
          I did see an interview with MC at the beginning of the season in which he said he was excited to come to BU and that he & Cole Eiserman were going to be roommates. A lot may have changed since then, but that was on his mind at one point.
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          • Originally posted by Jofa View Post
            Who do you think was better equipped to start their NHL career Eichel or MC? I say Eichel for overall game but Celebrini for pure offensive ability. The Blackhawks shouldn’t be rewarded for their inept organization I hope he doesn’t go there. Is there a lottery for the draft order I can’t remember
            I think the opposite. I think Celebrini has the better all around game while Eichel was superior offensively. If someone who knew nothing about hockey went to watch both players their freshman seasons, I think Eichel would always stand out while Celebrini would not. Eichel was a force with the puck (and had it on his stick a ton), was an incredible skater, and had amazing vision. I think Celebrini plays more of a “pro” game, similar to Brady Tkachuk. If the play dictates that Celebrini receive a pass and immediately wrap it around the offensive zone, that’s what he does. Eichel would have taken the puck off the wall and tried to make something happen. My point in bringing up Tkachuk is that I never that he was worthy of being considered a top-5 pick in his draft year because he didn’t dominate in college. He very well may be the premiere power forward in the NHL. Eichel’s skill level was off the charts while Celebrini’s is very high which he augments with off the charts compete, a great motor, as well as always making the right play. I think there is a chance he returns for sophomore season depending on what team drafts him, either by his choice or their’s. For example, not sure he’d rush to get to San Jose whereas another team still rebuilding may not want to burn a year of his contract before it needs to and would be quite content to let Pandolfo and his staff continue to develop him as a player (which I don’t think would ever have been under consideration w/Albie).

            I’m also slightly concerned about Eiserman slipping down to #8 in some draft boards mostly because he is viewed as being a “dog” meaning incredible goal scorer but doesn’t commit/effort a full 200 foot game.
            Last edited by kbz; 02-28-2024, 09:40 AM.

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            • So, no games this weekend. Anything we need to keep an eye on for the teams that are playing? Like, do we root for UMass to lose? Or anyone else?

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              • I think the biggest thing a 17-year-old needs to improve before going to the NHL is size and strength. Macklin's father is a very highly regarded strength and conditioning coach. If Macklin was to listen to the advice of someone close to him ....

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                • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                  So, no games this weekend. Anything we need to keep an eye on for the teams that are playing? Like, do we root for UMass to lose? Or anyone else?
                  How about New Hampshire taking one game, tying the second vs. BC? Significant longshot, but needed if BU is to have a shot at the RS title.
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                  • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                    So, no games this weekend. Anything we need to keep an eye on for the teams that are playing? Like, do we root for UMass to lose? Or anyone else?
                    Official word is to root for Maine.

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                    • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                      So, no games this weekend. Anything we need to keep an eye on for the teams that are playing? Like, do we root for UMass to lose? Or anyone else?
                      So, obviously big UNH fan this weekend. We have 51 pts, and a max of 6 more, getting us to 57. BC has 52 and a max of 9 more. Need them to only get 5 over 3 games to share the regular season title. So UNH needs to probably win one, and take a point by at least getting to OT in the other (or take both to OT and get the extra point by win in both in OT or SO - probably not likely). That would assure the chance of a share. Other scenarios would have points lost at Merrimack. Normally I would say that is definitely possible, but I don’t think so this year.

                      As far as UMass, I was hoping they would be too far down after last weekend to have a chance at the NCAA, but they actually gained position to a 3 seed. I think we really need them in a solid 3 so both BU and BC get the eastern regionals. Being in the 13 or 14 puts them at a 4 in Springfield and BU to St. Louis. So, win on Minutemen!

                      There might still be a chance to get the overall 1 and not worry about staying East reagardless of UMass. I think that involves BC losing a game coming in and then beating them in the HE Championship game.

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                      • Originally posted by BU93 View Post
                        As far as UMass, I was hoping they would be too far down after last weekend to have a chance at the NCAA, but they actually gained position to a 3 seed. I think we really need them in a solid 3 so both BU and BC get the eastern regionals. Being in the 13 or 14 puts them at a 4 in Springfield and BU to St. Louis. So, win on Minutemen.
                        I disagree here, UMass losing to Lowell would be a significant hit to their PWR. While unlikely they lose, it'd be better for us if they lost. Especially since they end with two at Alfond and then potentially a tough 4/5 QF, or a road game at Maine as the 6 seed. I'd rather them lose and drop out completely.
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                        • Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post

                          Since HE has an odd number of teams, everyone ends up with a bye week or two during the year.

                          Given we have two players who got hurt last weekend and have played 11 games in the last 30 days, I think this is actually a great time for the team to rest. Especially since they still have two regular season games to get back on schedule before starting the postseason.

                          Jay noted this after Saturday, but because of the Beanpot and the two Tuesday NU games in January, this past week was only the third full week of "normal" Sunday-Thursday rest and practice they've had since the start of 2024.
                          Makes sense. Thanks!
                          Tom T.

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                          • Eichel was far more ready from a size and strength standpoint and Eichel had 70 points at BU.
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                            • Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post

                              I disagree here, UMass losing to Lowell would be a significant hit to their PWR. While unlikely they lose, it'd be better for us if they lost. Especially since they end with two at Alfond and then potentially a tough 4/5 QF, or a road game at Maine as the 6 seed. I'd rather them lose and drop out completely.
                              This is the answer I was hoping for. I thought their loss to UNH last week would’ve hurt them more but I feel like they went up in the PWR. I’m not as worried or interested in the regular season title, I think it’s juuuuust out of reach at this point. But BU has clinched no lower than second, right?

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                              • Originally posted by Tmtroiano View Post
                                Eichel was far more ready from a size and strength standpoint and Eichel had 70 points at BU.
                                That was pretty much where I was coming from agreed

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