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LTsatch
03-28-2016, 12:56 PM
Admins, please close the Yale 2015-2016 season thread.

Congratulations to the Yale Seniors on the most productive stretch of hockey in Yale history. Yale is hopefully only losing 5 forwards and 3 defense. I did a little digging on Heisenbergs list and www.eliteprospects. com and it looks like there really are only three D-Men that can come in at this point Matt Foley, Chandler Lindstrand and Billy Sweezey. It seems that there are six forwards that have the best chance of coming in, I would say the Smith Brothers are locks to be here next year, then you have Luke Stevens with his 50 plus points in 30 games during his senior year for Noble's Prep. Other likely incoming forwards are Will D'Orsi, Robbie DeMontis and Dante Palecco. That leaves one too many forwards, but we will see.

QUAlum2004
03-28-2016, 12:58 PM
Is Alex Lyon a given to return for his senior year?

LTsatch
03-28-2016, 01:06 PM
Notice the word hopefully above. Yale has more goalies in the pipeline than are usual so i am sure they are hedging against him leaving. your guess would be as good as mine though. He is a fourth generation Yalie, so i am sure getting the degree means something to him.

fightingsiouxfan16
03-28-2016, 01:17 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/taking-stock-of-the-u-s-college-free-agent-class-1.410105

ecac
03-28-2016, 01:19 PM
How worried should we be abt Lyon and Hayden leaving?

0-4 to end the season leaves a terrible taste. They didnt play badly but just couldn't seem to find timely scoring when it mattered most. Also, it seemed like every mini-breakdown we had towards the end of the season ended up in our net. UML had 2 good chances after the 5-3 and scored on both....frustrating. Not to say we would have beaten Qpac but we would hae had a better shot than UML. I dont care how good for the ECAC a QPAC championship is - i will not root for them. Id rather BC win it than give Pecknold the satisfaction

fightingsiouxfan16
03-28-2016, 01:22 PM
How worried should we be abt Lyon and Hayden leaving?

0-4 to end the season leaves a terrible taste. They didnt play badly but just couldn't seem to find timely scoring when it mattered most. Also, it seemed like every mini-breakdown we had towards the end of the season ended up in our net. UML had 2 good chances after the 5-3 and scored on both....frustrating. Not to say we would have beaten Qpac but we would hae had a better shot than UML. I dont care how good for the ECAC a QPAC championship is - i will not root for them. Id rather BC win it than give Pecknold the satisfaction

are you counting the goal were lyon was taken out by the driving UML player that was tangled up with the Yale defenseman. UML had an empty net after UML forward and Yale defenseman crashed into Lyon. Cant really put that on Lyon. Kid played very well. I thought Lowell did a great job putting a body in front of Lyon driving him nuts.

ecac
03-28-2016, 01:25 PM
not blaming Lyon at all. UML had very few really quality chances and the few breakdowns we did have ended up in the net for one reason or another. thats the way hockey is sometimes but its not like they had chance after chance and finally got rewarded with a few good bounces / turn of events.

fightingsiouxfan16
03-28-2016, 01:30 PM
not blaming Lyon at all. UML had very few really quality chances and the few breakdowns we did have ended up in the net for one reason or another. thats the way hockey is sometimes but its not like they had chance after chance and finally got rewarded with a few good bounces / turn of events.

Thats sports. Yale couldnt pull away. Up 1-0 then 1-1 then 2-1 then 2-2 and then finally 3-2 UML. Yale needed to get to that 2 goal lead but credit UML to keep fighting. Yale problem all year at least according to their stats is they only average 2 goals a game thats not much. So they scored their average. I thought UML beat Yale to a few 50/50 pucks in the 3rd period of that game and kept the puck circling in the offensive zone when they did. The game winner was just a hustle play

LTsatch
03-28-2016, 02:20 PM
I don't think we see Hayden leaving. I do not believe his progression stats so far are what Chicago expects for draft pick of his level, he is still relatively quite young and could use one more year of seasoning before going pro. Lyon as stated above is touchy, I did not realize his age might be a factor in his decision. Hope he stays, if he does not, Spano is not the worst goalie you could have waiting in the wings. They also have two 1996 born goalies in the pipeline.

fightingsiouxfan16
03-28-2016, 02:23 PM
I don't think we see Hayden leaving. I do not believe his progression stats so far are what Chicago expects for draft pick of his level, he is still relatively quite young and could use one more year of seasoning before going pro. Lyon as stated above is touchy, I did not realize his age might be a factor in his decision. Hope he stays, if he does not, Spano is not the worst goalie you could have waiting in the wings. They also have two 1996 born goalies in the pipeline.

I was reading an article were if he goes he can sign a ELC but if he stays then that option is out the door due to the fact that he will be too old to sign one. Hell be 25 if he stays at Yale next year.

turk181
03-28-2016, 09:03 PM
Is Alex Lyon a given to return for his senior year?<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yale junior G Alex Lyon, sought after UFA (12+ teams with interest/offers), not likely to make a decision until next week.</p>&mdash; Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/714580472542658562">March 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

turk181
03-28-2016, 09:03 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lyon and advisor(s) want to reduce list to more manageable size, drill down on final few possibilities and then decide whether to turn pro.</p>&mdash; Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/714581117815373824">March 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

cornellgradyalefan
03-28-2016, 10:31 PM
Maybe coincidence but Yale sagged after each Quinnipiac game this year. A loss to Princeton after the December home loss to Q was uncharacteristic and damaging and then the 0-2 playoff performance against Dartmouth followed the season ending loss to Q. I won't count the NCAA loss because the tournament is a reset but, as someone mentioned, ending the season on an 0-4 streak was a bummer and tarnished what was an otherwise very solid campaign.

LTsatch
03-29-2016, 04:16 PM
Looks like Lyon may most likely be gone. http://nhrcollegehockey.blogspot.com/

LTsatch
03-29-2016, 05:20 PM
O'Gara signs two year ATO with Boston and will report to Providence. http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/report-bruins-sign-rob-ogara-two-year-deal/

LTsatch
03-29-2016, 08:50 PM
Obuchowski to AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hayden receiving pressure from Chicago to leave.

Dutchman
03-30-2016, 06:02 PM
Lyon is leaving
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/03/30/mens-hockey-lyon-17-star-goaltender-to-depart-for-nhl/

lugnut92
03-30-2016, 06:25 PM
Lyon is leaving
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/03/30/mens-hockey-lyon-17-star-goaltender-to-depart-for-nhl/

That's rough, buddy.

Yale86
03-30-2016, 10:39 PM
That's rough, buddy.

Confirmed by NH Register.

http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20160329/yale-goaltender-alex-lyon-to-forgo-senior-season-sign-nhl-contract

LTsatch
04-01-2016, 09:26 PM
John Hayden will return for his senior year at Yale. https://theathletic.com/2016/04/01/blackhawks-prospect-john-hayden-will-return-to-yale-for-senior-season/