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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyFanClub View Post
    The article doesn't state an objection to that, does it? It seems to suggest the exact opposite.
    Wodon's article seemed to object more to the AD apparently not seriously considering candidates with NHL backgrounds and who might leave for the pros.

    The problem with the argument is first, he provides no proof that those candidates were summarily dismissed and not interviewed. Second, the four main candidates he mentions in his argument - Sacco, Pandolfo, Hynes, and Donatelli - have a grand total of four years of collegiate coaching experience combined. Sacco and Pandolfo each have zero. Disregarding whether they'd bolt to the pros, having virtually no experience coaching at the collegiate level is a significant red flag. They have no recruiting experience and that's a major component of the collegiate job. It's not an unrealistic scenario where one of these candidates is hired, realizes he doesn't like to recruit and looks to move back to a pro job where he doesn't have to do that. The AD has to consider that.

    And finally, I think the sentiment that the AD had wasn't let's not hire a coach who will *never* take an NHL job, instead let's hire someone who will have to be pried away by three different offers and $12.5 million by an Original 6 team. If the Bruins come calling for the Albie, or whoever, offering that kind of money, tip your cap and wish him well. If the Coyotes come calling offering 3 years and $5 million, that's a different story. You don't want a coach who anxiously awaits each open NHL job every summer.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Ruh-Roh.

    Ryan O'Connell has changed his commitment this fall to the Buckeyes. This one is more concerning than Josh Lawrence IMHO, since as I posted, he is still going the NCAA route, just not at BU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post
    Ruh-Roh.

    Ryan O'Connell has changed his commitment this fall to the Buckeyes. This one is more concerning than Josh Lawrence IMHO, since as I posted, he is still going the NCAA route, just not at BU.
    If fabbro returns would this dude have played? Guess it was between Switzer and Ryan Seven Rounder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    If fabbro returns would this dude have played? Guess it was between Switzer and Ryan Seven Rounder...
    Hugo Blixt, who Denver also recruited, is the incoming freshman most likely to grab a regular spot on defense, along with Fabbro, Krys, Farrance, Kotkansalo and Crotty.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    You can't fault Ryan O'Connell with going somewhere that will give him more playing time. Just nice to have the depth so it is a loss there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    You can't fault Ryan O'Connell with going somewhere that will give him more playing time. Just nice to have the depth so it is a loss there.
    Do we know that is why he left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    Do we know that is why he left?
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    So are we confident that Farrance is coming back? Wasn't he picked up in the late rounds of the USHL draft, and some speculated that might mean he has been told he needs more development? I hope he is back, he really came on at the end of the year. I'm sure he could improve in some areas of his game, but his skating is such an asset.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    Do we know that is why he left?
    Most likely because at best he'd be sixth on the depth chart here with Fabbro apparently back. He'd be fighting for that last spot with Switzer and the other two D. With him gone, and including Fabbro, we still have 8 D on the roster. If Ohio State offered him a more or less guaranteed every day spot on their team, not unreasonable to go take it.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by defkit View Post
    So are we confident that Farrance is coming back? Wasn't he picked up in the late rounds of the USHL draft, and some speculated that might mean he has been told he needs more development? I hope he is back, he really came on at the end of the year. I'm sure he could improve in some areas of his game, but his skating is such an asset.
    Based on Farrance's presence with most of his teammates at Albie's intro, I'm confident he's returning. I think he could blossom next year given additional responsibilities (esp. on the PP). Still needs a lot of work in his own end, but the talent is clearly there.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

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    Most likely because at best he'd be sixth on the depth chart here with Fabbro apparently back. He'd be fighting for that last spot with Switzer and the other two D. With him gone, and including Fabbro, we still have 8 D on the roster. If Ohio State offered him a more or less guaranteed every day spot on their team, not unreasonable to go take it.
    So in other words, the answer to my question is no.

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    Based on Farrance's presence with most of his teammates at Albie's intro, I'm confident he's returning. I think he could blossom next year given additional responsibilities (esp. on the PP). Still needs a lot of work in his own end, but the talent is clearly there.
    Who among the Ds would be the fourth for the power play, along with Fabbro, Krys and Farrance? Did Kotkansalo or Crotty get any PP time last season?

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    Who among the Ds would be the fourth for the power play, along with Fabbro, Krys and Farrance? Did Kotkansalo or Crotty get any PP time last season?
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a PP unit with 4 F & 1 D. Harper has played the point before.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Any whispers on who Albie is going to bring in as assistant coach or coaches?

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Is Matt Quercia still coming this fall? Not much press about him anywhere, don't recall if he got pushed back a year. With Weiss going elsewhere, maybe that changes the path for someone like him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    So in other words, the answer to my question is no.
    If you're looking for a direct quote from him, no. No one has asked. But it's not hard to read the tea leaves in this case. He's a projected low round pick at best so while it sucks to lose him, it's certainly not a significant decommit given our existing depth at the position.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Mike McMahon thinks Paul Pearl will be jumping from Harvard to BU. Pearl basically saved Ted Donato’s job.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Mike McMahon thinks Paul Pearl will be jumping from Harvard to BU. Pearl basically saved Ted Donato’s job.
    Pearl would be an outstanding hire for BU. Second time in a row he would be taking over from Albie O'Connell. I wonder what the draw to BU is. Harvard isn't exactly a slouch program and Albie seems like he is planning on being here long term.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    He also said Quesnelle probably staying on staff. Not sure you guys will be thrilled with that but I agree that Pearl would be a good addition. If Pearl is considering a lateral move title wise, I'd imagine he'd be getting a decent salary bump from BU.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Mike McMahon thinks Paul Pearl will be jumping from Harvard to BU. Pearl basically saved Ted Donato’s job.
    Hmmm. Interesting.

    While Harvard has more resources ($), BU is willing to use the resources it has.

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