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  • Rover
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by BU-Grad View Post
    after reading this, I am not feeling very confident about next season.

    can anyone give me some reason for optimism?
    We all knew Bonino was gone after this season, and good for him. Didn't realize he'd put up 38 points this year even with some missed games and playing with teammates that missed wide open nets at an unprecedented clip.

    To that end, the offense should be fine if they get it together. Saponari should have scored 40 points and 20 goals last year if he could shoot straight. Chiasson, Connolly, Periera, etc. These guys can generate some offense, and will need to in order to keep play in the other team's zone. Because...

    The D is going to be the biggest concern. What needs to happen above all else next year is Fidel and Pablo need to keep developing in D. Last year they looked good but made the usual rookie mistakes. This year they both need to step up. If there's one good recruit of the D coming in, they're not in bad shape (and to the team's credit they do regularly bring in good defensemen).

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  • asox2000
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    [QUOTE=Rogie21;4732932] "BU Hockey Showcase. Both Wade Megan and Sean Escobedo committed to BU after attending the 2008 Showcase. The three D-men are: Jack Caldwell, Belmont Hill, Ellitot Bostrom, Taft, and Logan Roe, Kent. All have good size which BU would need if Cohen leaves and with Gryba gone."


    What's the BU Hockey Showcase?

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  • BU-Grad
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by candycanes99 View Post

    When's the last time we had two poor seasons in a row?
    that has held true for a long time... i guess the 80s was probably the last time we missed the ncaa tourney twice in a row...

    i'm usually overly optimistic about BU hockey - i thought before the season that this was a team that would at least win one game in the ncaa tournament and had a good shot at the FF

    i just don't see any way the team won't be mediocre next year, unless this year's troubles were solely due to attitude and not the talent drain. i mean, after 09 we lost 5 of the top 6 scorers and the top two defensemen, and looks like we're losing a bunch of underclassmen again this offseason. ugh...

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  • candycanes99
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    Originally posted by Stories View Post
    Bonino didn't stand out to me amongst the other NHLers during the Anaheim-Colorado game. Granted, his whole line was pretty much a non-factor in Ryan-Bonino-Perry. Bonino definitely needs work on his skating when compared to his peers out there, but one thing that already stands out this early in his career is his puck poise. He is very patient with the puck and looks for the right play. He should definitely get a great look at camp next season.
    Yeah, in his 3rd professional game, even without outstanding linemates like that, I wouldn't look for him to be doing all that much, but still trying to get used to the pace and flow of the NHL. The fact that he's still getting ice time and doesn't look that out of place is really good.

    Originally posted by BU-Grad View Post
    after reading this, I am not feeling very confident about next season.

    can anyone give me some reason for optimism?
    When's the last time we had two poor seasons in a row?

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  • BU-Grad
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    after reading this, I am not feeling very confident about next season.

    can anyone give me some reason for optimism?

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  • Stories
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    Bonino didn't stand out to me amongst the other NHLers during the Anaheim-Colorado game. Granted, his whole line was pretty much a non-factor in Ryan-Bonino-Perry. Bonino definitely needs work on his skating when compared to his peers out there, but one thing that already stands out this early in his career is his puck poise. He is very patient with the puck and looks for the right play. He should definitely get a great look at camp next season.

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  • Rogie21
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by candycanes99 View Post
    http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/20...g-to-2010.html

    USHR reported last summer that he was accelerating, so he had planned to do so before Cisse's injury (maybe when Megan was accelerated to this year). Perhaps Parker would have told him around now to wait another year if Cisse hadn't gone down, but considering the prospect hype Coyle has gotten we likely wouldn't be able to ask that and expect him not to go MJ.
    For the Terrier Hockey Fan Blog, Coyle was originally reported as 2011. It was switched last fall, probably following the report candycanes mentions. Coyle is among the 100 draft-eligible prospects invited to the NHL combine in May http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=523416

    Federal League's article indicates that BU has someone lined up to take Shattenkirk's place and some other possibilities if Colby leaves. Who might these possibilities be? Just speculation, but three prep defensemen who were ranked in the NHL midterm rankings all attended last summer's BU Hockey Showcase. Both Wade Megan and Sean Escobedo committed to BU after attending the 2008 Showcase. The three D-men are: Jack Caldwell, Belmont Hill, Ellitot Bostrom, Taft, and Logan Roe, Kent. All have good size which BU would need if Cohen leaves and with Gryba gone.

    Following Gill's progress at Vernon, I've noticed the Vipers have big D-man who was an All-Scholastic at Catholic Memorial a year ago, Garrett Noonan. Again, no idea if he's even on BU's radar. There are a few other names in both the US and Canada that srs terrier pointed out. But I'd imagine we'll find out who gets Shattenkirk's scholly, as soon as he signs with the Avs.

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  • slurpees
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by BU Hammer View Post
    I see what you did here...Good foreshadowing my friend.
    They robbed CityCo and stole chicken from Cane's?

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  • BU Hammer
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by Federal League View Post
    Don't get your sights set too high. They weren't exactly robbing banks and stealing TVs.
    I see what you did here...Good foreshadowing my friend.

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  • Federal League
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    He may have accelerated his graduation, but the plan was never to have him come straight to BU. This according to more than one person close to the team.

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  • candycanes99
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by Federal League View Post
    I know most people thought it was '10 (we even had it as that on the blog), but it was never '10. The plan from the start was Cisse in '10, Coyle in '11. It wasn't until Cisse's injury that Coyle became a possibility for '10. I'm not really sure who was responsible for first saying it was '10, but I think the rest of us just ran with that.
    http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/20...g-to-2010.html

    USHR reported last summer that he was accelerating, so he had planned to do so before Cisse's injury (maybe when Megan was accelerated to this year). Perhaps Parker would have told him around now to wait another year if Cisse hadn't gone down, but considering the prospect hype Coyle has gotten we likely wouldn't be able to ask that and expect him not to go MJ.
    Last edited by candycanes99; 03-31-2010, 08:17 PM.

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  • mookie1995
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by Federal League View Post
    Don't get your sights set too high. They weren't exactly robbing banks and stealing TVs.
    of course not.... that would require effort.

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  • Federal League
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by buoldtimer View Post
    This will be an eagerly anticipated update for a select subset of the Boston sports scene.

    Perhaps a book about this season's team would be even more interesting than "Burn the Boats".
    Don't get your sights set too high. They weren't exactly robbing banks and stealing TVs.

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  • mookie1995
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by buoldtimer View Post
    This will be an eagerly anticipated update for a select subset of the Boston sports scene.

    Perhaps a book about this season's team would be even more interesting than "Burn the Boats".
    yeah... i hope that by "running next week" he means monday, monday, and monday

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  • buoldtimer
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    Originally posted by Federal League View Post
    Yeah, Parker said that this year's picks were the right selections at the time. I think this has a lot more to do with what happened during the season than what happened with last year's picks. I won't go into it too much now because this is gonna be a big part of our season recap running next week, but Parker talked about his disappointment with the team's attitude this year in a lot more open and frank terms today than he had at any point during the season.
    This will be an eagerly anticipated update for a select subset of the Boston sports scene.

    Perhaps a book about this season's team would be even more interesting than "Burn the Boats".

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