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Rogie21
05-23-2017, 06:39 AM
Quinn comments on McAvoy, JFK, Greenway
http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2017/05/charlie_mcavoys_impressive_postseason_with_boston_ bruins_was_no_fluke_says_bu_coach_david_quinn.html #incart_river_index

buoldtimer
05-23-2017, 07:40 AM
Quinn comments on McAvoy, JFK, Greenway
http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2017/05/charlie_mcavoys_impressive_postseason_with_boston_ bruins_was_no_fluke_says_bu_coach_david_quinn.html #incart_river_index

Where are the comments on JFK and Greenway? I didn't see them in this link.

Rogie21
05-23-2017, 10:00 AM
Where are the comments on JFK and Greenway? I didn't see them in this link.

Yikes! It was in The Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins/2017/05/harris_charlie_mcavoy_s_success_with_bruins_no_sur prise_to_bu_coach_david

mookie1995
05-23-2017, 03:53 PM
Nesn finally going to have live app streaming.

But in NE only :(. Whoopie

UML Puck Hawk
05-23-2017, 04:50 PM
nesn finally going to have live app streaming.

But in ne only :(. Whoopie

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo

Sean Pickett
05-23-2017, 07:32 PM
And then there is John Cullen, who was drafted by Buffalo, but they didn't sign him, despite 241 career points, so he went to the IHL, won the MVP as a rookie, and played for Pittsburgh and Hartford (anyone else?).Do you mean other teams? He also played for Toronto, which his father played for and wore #19, his father's number, as well as the Tampa Bay Lighting.

Sean

Hokydad
05-26-2017, 12:15 PM
Trouble in paradise

mookie1995
05-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Trouble in paradise

Is this that thing you typed about 2 yrs ago?

brassbonanza
05-26-2017, 01:41 PM
Bellows leaving.

http://collegeblog.weei.com/sports/college/2017/05/26/source-2016-first-round-pick-kieffer-bellows-leaving-bu/

Tater
05-26-2017, 02:18 PM
Bellows leaving.

http://collegeblog.weei.com/sports/college/2017/05/26/source-2016-first-round-pick-kieffer-bellows-leaving-bu/

Well that sucks. Was hoping he would take a big jump up next season.

I think this is the last time Quinn will comment on what players might be returning just days after the season ends.

defkit
05-26-2017, 03:23 PM
It's disappointing but certainly not surprising. When someone comes in with high expectations and those don't pan out, I can't blame them for considering other options - see Sam Kurker, and to a lesser extent Wesley Myron. I hope Bellows ends up in a better place than they did.

Bellows' primary skill was always advertised as being his shot. He stood out in the USHL and seemed to complement Keller well in Ann Arbor. But playing against bigger and older competition in the NCAA exposed his weaknesses. Playing in the WHL will get him back to playing against kids closer to his age group, and perhaps that will help his development more than being at BU would have.

brassbonanza
05-26-2017, 04:14 PM
It's disappointing but certainly not surprising. When someone comes in with high expectations and those don't pan out, I can't blame them for considering other options - see Sam Kurker, and to a lesser extent Wesley Myron. I hope Bellows ends up in a better place than they did.

Bellows' primary skill was always advertised as being his shot. He stood out in the USHL and seemed to complement Keller well in Ann Arbor. But playing against bigger and older competition in the NCAA exposed his weaknesses. Playing in the WHL will get him back to playing against kids closer to his age group, and perhaps that will help his development more than being at BU would have.

Good points, though there's something to be said for the development of a player that he chooses to go the route of continuing to work on the weaknesses of his game while playing against that better competition rather than moving to a league (I'm assuming he goes major junior) where his weaknesses won't be exposed by weaker and younger defense and where there won't be nearly as much practice time in development. He can't run and hide from the fact that his skating is below average, he has some trouble establishing position, and he was prone to taking awful penalties. I hope he develops well and becomes successful but at the same time it's disappointing that he chose not to continue to work towards being successful at this level, which likely would serve him better in his professional career.

Tater
05-26-2017, 04:24 PM
(I'm assuming he goes major junior)

WHL Portland Winterhawks.

defkit
05-26-2017, 05:06 PM
Good points, though there's something to be said for the development of a player that he chooses to go the route of continuing to work on the weaknesses of his game while playing against that better competition rather than moving to a league (I'm assuming he goes major junior) where his weaknesses won't be exposed by weaker and younger defense and where there won't be nearly as much practice time in development. He can't run and hide from the fact that his skating is below average, he has some trouble establishing position, and he was prone to taking awful penalties. I hope he develops well and becomes successful but at the same time it's disappointing that he chose not to continue to work towards being successful at this level, which likely would serve him better in his professional career.

Agreed. There could also be an issue of a lack of confidence that geeing to a weaker league might help. Maybe not the best thing for him long-term, but might give him a jolt in the short term.

I mentioned when someone else was leaving, if I was a parent, and my kid was supposed to make the NHL someday, and all of a sudden that may not be the case - wouldn't that be the time to be thankful that you went the NCAA route and are getting a free degree from a good school? I know that isn't how someone like the Bellows' family is likely to think since he was a first-rounder, but I felt that way for Kurker for sure, and even more so for Myron, who was a late rounder I believe. Now Kurker at least stuck with the NCAA route and got his degree (I assume).

mookie1995
05-26-2017, 05:48 PM
Agreed. There could also be an issue of a lack of confidence that geeing to a weaker league might help. Maybe not the best thing for him long-term, but might give him a jolt in the short term.

I mentioned when someone else was leaving, if I was a parent, and my kid was supposed to make the NHL someday, and all of a sudden that may not be the case - wouldn't that be the time to be thankful that you went the NCAA route and are getting a free degree from a good school? I know that isn't how someone like the Bellows' family is likely to think since he was a first-rounder, but I felt that way for Kurker for sure, and even more so for Myron, who was a late rounder I believe. Now Kurker at least stuck with the NCAA route and got his degree (I assume).

one can always go back at age 24 or 27 or 30 and finish their degree.

DLG
05-26-2017, 09:27 PM
It was pretty obvious all season that Quinn and Bellows were not on same page
I was somewhat baffled that on a team that was still juggling the top two lines into the NCAA tourney
that Bellows was not paired with Keller where there had been obvious chemistry the previous year
Although not outstanding Bellows was on world junior team
Think a comparison with AJ Greer is more appropriate that one with Kurker or Byron
Time will tell

mookie1995
05-27-2017, 03:21 AM
nhl is a leaague with many 1st rd picks who never pan out. no big deal

J.D.
05-27-2017, 08:21 AM
No big deal for who?

mookie1995
05-27-2017, 08:59 AM
No big deal for who?

Us.

Who'd miss 7 goals

Gabe chabot should get us that

J.D.
05-27-2017, 09:07 AM
Ha. So he was destined only to score 7 again?