Page 7 of 21 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314151617 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 420

Thread: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

  1. #121
    Veteran
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2,186

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Agganis has a real problem with this, or at least he would if it involved BC.
    I don't love it, but I assume you understand the difference between any player who is cut this offseason (as it looks like NU and UVM may do based on numbers) not being allowed to play for another school in '16-17 and Kolias deciding he'd rather play for Union in '16-17 than wait to play for BU in '17-18. Please let me know if I'm assuming too much.

  2. #122
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,246

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Agganis View Post
    Kolias deciding he'd rather play for Union in '16-17 than wait to play for BU in '17-18.
    This. From what I understand Kolias wanted to play D1 next season and play for a program where he could get significant minutes right away. We know that was unlikely to happen at BU next season, but he probably would have been in the D rotation in '17-18 based on potential early departures.

  3. #123
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,215

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    This. From what I understand Kolias wanted to play D1 next season and play for a program where he could get significant minutes right away. We know that was unlikely to happen at BU next season, but he probably would have been in the D rotation in '17-18 based on potential early departures.
    You're making it sound as if he was originally set to come in for the 17-18 season. It was my understanding he was set to come in next season. But as Rogie mentioned, once Quinn found a better player, Kolias was odd man out. Quinn forced the kid's hand by trying to push him off a year. To be honest, that part doesn't bother me. Not a huge fan of it but I am used to it all around college hockey. All I ever care about is the kid finds a place to play. So I'm glad this kid is going to Union and hope it works out for him.

  4. #124
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,246

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    You're making it sound as if he was originally set to come in for the 17-18 season. It was my understanding he was set to come in next season. But as Rogie mentioned, once Quinn found a better player, Kolias was odd man out. Quinn forced the kid's hand by trying to push him off a year. To be honest, that part doesn't bother me. Not a huge fan of it but I am used to it all around college hockey. All I ever care about is the kid finds a place to play. So I'm glad this kid is going to Union and hope it works out for him.
    I think ultimately Kolias would have been a good 4-year player at BU, but his impact probably would not have been felt until the '17-18 season even if he came next year. I wish him well at Union.

    But to your point I have some concerns about the direction recruiting in general is trending, beyond the B1G proposal. Between some programs securing VERY EARLY commitments (with both players and coaches recanting said commitments), some programs stockpiling recruits and then having to cut players, and other programs building entirely around older players -- there's much more volatility than ever IMO. But I'll table this discussion for another time.

  5. #125
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    255

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Was Kolias a Parker recruit?- committed in fall of 2013 and the plan all along was for 2016
    Need 4year players along with the elite who leave early

  6. #126
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,246

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by DLG View Post
    Was Kolias a Parker recruit?- committed in fall of 2013 and the plan all along was for 2016
    Need 4year players along with the elite who leave early
    Quinn recruit. Agree 110% that balance between 4-year players and elite talent is necessary to sustain success. The '09 BU team is a great example - Senior class (Gilroy, McCarthy, Yip, Higgins, Lawrence, Smolinsky) w/ elite underclassmen (Wilson, Bonino, Shattenkirk, Cohen). The tricky part for coaches is guesstimating when an elite player will leave early and whether a program can absorb such turnover through quality and depth of talent.

  7. #127
    Blackhawks!!!
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    BU Bandwagon, MA
    Posts
    7,621

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    I think ultimately Kolias would have been a good 4-year player at BU, but his impact probably would not have been felt until the '17-18 season even if he came next year. I wish him well at Union.
    I'm confused. mookie tells me probably won't have any defensemen next season. (See BU thread) Please advise.
    It Happened!!!!

  8. #128
    there's a good buck in that racket.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    35,433
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    I'm confused. mookie tells me probably won't have any defensemen next season. (See BU thread) Please advise.
    Seriously

  9. #129
    there's a good buck in that racket.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    35,433

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    #savevalvenis

  10. #130
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,246

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Seriously
    My $.02 about the D.

    Graduating:
    * Grzelcyk

    Flight Risks:
    * Somerby (high)
    * Macleod (low-medium) -- I really hope he stays, but he hasn't played well and needs to play the way he did much of last season in order to regain a regular role.
    * Hickey (low) -- I think he needs at least 1 more year. Haven't seen his offensive game progress this year. Calgary has typically been more patient with the NCAA players they take in 3rd round (i.e. Gaudreau, Gillies, Jankowski). I also wouldn't be surprised if Hickey is next year's captain.

    No-Show:
    * Krys (low) -- There were some rumors circulating from Canada a while back that he might to go the Q, but nothing since. Won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.
    * Fabbro (low) -- Getting him to commit was huge, but you never know. Also, won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.

    Returning:
    * McAvoy -- He needs at least another year, probably 2. He's projected to go in middle of the 1st round, so it's more likely the team drafting him doesn't have an immediate need for him to fill.
    * Fortunato
    * Diffley
    * Switzer

  11. #131
    Super Serial
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Back to Comm. Ave
    Posts
    2,739

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Am I correct that Somerby will be very close to graduating at the end of the spring semester?
    I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.

  12. #132
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,348

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    My $.02 about the D.

    Graduating:
    * Grzelcyk

    Flight Risks:
    * Somerby (high)
    * Macleod (low-medium) -- I really hope he stays, but he hasn't played well and needs to play the way he did much of last season in order to regain a regular role.
    * Hickey (low) -- I think he needs at least 1 more year. Haven't seen his offensive game progress this year. Calgary has typically been more patient with the NCAA players they take in 3rd round (i.e. Gaudreau, Gillies, Jankowski). I also wouldn't be surprised if Hickey is next year's captain.

    No-Show:
    * Krys (low) -- There were some rumors circulating from Canada a while back that he might to go the Q, but nothing since. Won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.
    * Fabbro (low) -- Getting him to commit was huge, but you never know. Also, won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.

    Returning:
    * McAvoy -- He needs at least another year, probably 2. He's projected to go in middle of the 1st round, so it's more likely the team drafting him doesn't have an immediate need for him to fill.
    * Fortunato
    * Diffley
    * Switzer
    Overall, sounds about right, although the "temperature" of some flight risks might be changing.

    Re McAvoy: Was wondering if any college defensemen besides Hanifan have gone directly to the NHL after one year in college. Leetch and Lachance both played in the NHL during the season after freshman year, but in both cases it was late in the season after playing with Team USA in the Olympics.

  13. #133
    there's a good buck in that racket.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    35,433

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    All depends on who drafts Charlie.

  14. #134
    Super Serial
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Back to Comm. Ave
    Posts
    2,739

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    All depends on who drafts Charlie.
    A boatload of talent, I'd argue the most since Shattenkirk, but so young and so raw. He's not ready. Whether his drafting team recognizes that, we'll see. He has the potential for a lengthy pro career ahead of him.
    I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.

  15. #135
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,398

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    Overall, sounds about right, although the "temperature" of some flight risks might be changing.

    Re McAvoy: Was wondering if any college defensemen besides Hanifan have gone directly to the NHL after one year in college. Leetch and Lachance both played in the NHL during the season after freshman year, but in both cases it was late in the season after playing with Team USA in the Olympics.
    Leddy, E Johnson, Suter

  16. #136
    Blackhawks!!!
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    BU Bandwagon, MA
    Posts
    7,621

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    My $.02 about the D.

    Graduating:
    * Grzelcyk

    Flight Risks:
    * Somerby (high)
    * Macleod (low-medium) -- I really hope he stays, but he hasn't played well and needs to play the way he did much of last season in order to regain a regular role.
    * Hickey (low) -- I think he needs at least 1 more year. Haven't seen his offensive game progress this year. Calgary has typically been more patient with the NCAA players they take in 3rd round (i.e. Gaudreau, Gillies, Jankowski). I also wouldn't be surprised if Hickey is next year's captain.

    No-Show:
    * Krys (low) -- There were some rumors circulating from Canada a while back that he might to go the Q, but nothing since. Won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.
    * Fabbro (low) -- Getting him to commit was huge, but you never know. Also, won't assume anything until he's in the lineup opening night next season.

    Returning:
    * McAvoy -- He needs at least another year, probably 2. He's projected to go in middle of the 1st round, so it's more likely the team drafting him doesn't have an immediate need for him to fill.
    * Fortunato
    * Diffley
    * Switzer
    Excellent post. Thank you.
    It Happened!!!!

  17. #137
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,246

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    A boatload of talent, I'd argue the most since Shattenkirk, but so young and so raw. He's not ready. Whether his drafting team recognizes that, we'll see. He has the potential for a lengthy pro career ahead of him.
    McAvoy doesn't even turn 19 until December. He'd have 1.5 seasons at BU under his belt by the time he turns 19. Shattenkirk turned 19 in January of his Freshman year, so there's almost an entire age year (and year of development) difference between the 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Am I correct that Somerby will be very close to graduating at the end of the spring semester?
    Yes. That's what I heard back in the Fall. But if he leaves, it's unclear whether if it will be to sign an ELC w/ the Islanders, or wait until August 15 to become a UFA (since he was drafted in 2012).

  18. #138
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,348

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    The Hockey News on Fabbro

    If Somerby decides to return, which apparently is a real possibility:
    Hickey-Fabbro
    Krys-McAvoy
    Somerby-Diffley/Switzer/MacLeod

  19. #139
    Super Serial
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Back to Comm. Ave
    Posts
    2,739

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    The Hockey News on Fabbro

    If Somerby decides to return, which apparently is a real possibility:
    Hickey-Fabbro
    Krys-McAvoy
    Somerby-Diffley/Switzer/MacLeod
    Real possibility? Is that a personal thought or based on actual info? Of course if he returned he's a shoo-in for the C.
    I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.

  20. #140
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    BU
    Posts
    2,346

    Re: BU Recruiting Update, Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Real possibility? Is that a personal thought or based on actual info? Of course if he returned he's a shoo-in for the C.
    Does anyone see him as an NHL-caliber player? I think he is a fine college defensive defenseman, but I don't think he was as good as Gryba or Strait. I don't know that he is any better than, say, Sean Sullivan?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •