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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Mookie is keeping a season ticket on the assumption that he will return at some point and keep his terrier points.
    Anyone therefore needs an extra ticket to get in or bring a friend give a shout and Mookie will forward his along for you to use.

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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHole12 View Post
    Rumor has it your boys will be in contention for the Stanley Cup.
    God Bless Us All.

    That was last year.

    In all seriousness, this team will be (well, should be) more balanced than last year. We've seen how DQ will go to 3 lines, even 2 if needed. And when you have Eichel or Keller, it's hard to blame him. But most teams need a 4th line that can eat up minutes, wear down the other team's stars, and pit a handful of goals in the process. And a 3rd line that isn't a huge drop off from the 2nd line. I think this team has a good shot of accomplishing both of these things. Of course, you never know if there may be a Sabo or Bellows in the group that doesn't live up to expectations (fair or not).

    I REALLY wish that Sweeney had kept his mitts of JFK (mostly because I don't think he is going to play much in Boston this year). Having him AND Bowers as two very good two way centers would have made us a very tough team to play against. But even so, I think this team has the potential to win some hardware. I think the keys are 1) Oettinger staying healthy 2) the freshmen d not having more than one that struggles and 3) as I mentioned above, a consistent 4th line.
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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mookie is keeping a season ticket on the assumption that he will return at some point and keep his terrier points.
    Anyone therefore needs an extra ticket to get in or bring a friend give a shout and Mookie will forward his along for you to use.

    You're welcome
    Good to know. Since I sometimes go solo, I will likely be in touch.
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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Hey, where's BUTogether? Really miss that guy. Want me to go get him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughEmUp View Post
    Hey, where's BUTogether? Really miss that guy. Want me to go get him?
    I'm not sure we've seen him since Charlie showed the NHL world that he might have some skill after all.

    The d depth chart hasn't gotten any easier for Switzer - I wonder who the whipping boy will be this year.
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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post
    That was last year.

    In all seriousness, this team will be (well, should be) more balanced than last year. We've seen how DQ will go to 3 lines, even 2 if needed. And when you have Eichel or Keller, it's hard to blame him. But most teams need a 4th line that can eat up minutes, wear down the other team's stars, and pit a handful of goals in the process. And a 3rd line that isn't a huge drop off from the 2nd line. I think this team has a good shot of accomplishing both of these things. Of course, you never know if there may be a Sabo or Bellows in the group that doesn't live up to expectations (fair or not).
    A key to establishing that productive third line will be keeping Nik Olsson healthy. He played only 31 games over the past two season. While not a high-end finisher, Olsson is exceptional at separating defensemen from pucks. Put him out regularly with a skill guy like Crone (who has impressed in early practices) and perhaps speedy newcomer Melanson (his references from the RPI thread were, save one, very positive) and BU just may have a third line thats productive.

    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post
    I REALLY wish that Sweeney had kept his mitts of JFK (mostly because I don't think he is going to play much in Boston this year). Having him AND Bowers as two very good two way centers would have made us a very tough team to play against. But even so, I think this team has the potential to win some hardware. I think the keys are 1) Oettinger staying healthy 2) the freshmen d not having more than one that struggles and 3) as I mentioned above, a consistent 4th line.
    What ifs dont do anyone any good, but JFKs departure left a bad taste because Sweeney lured him into signing by allowing him to burn a year off his ELC with a one-game appearance for the Bruins. Hope he has a great camp and makes the Bs roster, but I wont be surprised if other prospects, like Anders Bjork and AHL scoring champ Kenny Agostino, are deemed more ready for prime time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughemup View Post
    hey, where's butogether? Really miss that guy. Want me to go get him?
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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    A key to establishing that productive third line will be keeping Nik Olsson healthy. He played only 31 games over the past two season. While not a high-end finisher, Olsson is exceptional at separating defensemen from pucks. Put him out regularly with a skill guy like Crone (who has impressed in early practices) and perhaps speedy newcomer Melanson (his references from the RPI thread were, save one, very positive) and BU just may have a third line thats productive.



    What ifs dont do anyone any good, but JFKs departure left a bad taste because Sweeney lured him into signing by allowing him to burn a year off his ELC with a one-game appearance for the Bruins. Hope he has a great camp and makes the Bs roster, but I wont be surprised if other prospects, like Anders Bjork and AHL scoring champ Kenny Agostino, are deemed more ready for prime time.
    I think Bjork is going to have a huge year. They've been lumping him in with the other prospects on talk radio, but I think he is going to be far and away the best rookie forward for the B's, and will be a consistent 2nd/3rd liner.

    I think JFK needs a season in Providence, and then next year he may be ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post

    I think JFK needs a season in Providence, and then next year he may be ready.
    I think JFK will be centering the third line by the midpoint of the season. Sweeney wants to sell Spooner, JFK was signed to give him the flexibility to do it.

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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Quote Originally Posted by UML Puck Hawk View Post
    I think JFK will be centering the third line by the midpoint of the season. Sweeney wants to sell Spooner, JFK was signed to give him the flexibility to do it.
    I hope you are right.
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    Re: bu off-season - #1

    Brady Tkachuk joins Jack Eichel as Terriers named Player of the Game in the All-American Prospects Game. GWG and an assist in Team Leetch's 6-5 win.
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