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Tater
04-02-2017, 05:24 PM
JFK signed too https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/848645035218403328

Well, there you go. I like Quinn a lot, but frankly, it was stupid for him to say all these guys were coming back this early in the off-season.

J.D.
04-02-2017, 05:32 PM
My guess is it was just a preemptive strike to try and convince guys to come back. Frankly, if JFK is leaving, i would be stunned if greenway returns. And did someone say Calgary wasn't happy with hickey? I'd think they would want to sign him.

wysi
04-02-2017, 05:32 PM
JFK signed too https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/848645035218403328

Well, that's us back to being an all-Freshman team.

brassbonanza
04-02-2017, 05:34 PM
Well, there you go. I like Quinn a lot, but frankly, it was stupid for him to say all these guys were coming back this early in the off-season.

In fairness, he didn't definitively say they were all coming back. He said the NHL team would have to paint a real good picture for the player. JFK negotiating his way onto the NHL roster this year and burning a year of his ELC is precisely that picture. Good for him and hopefully he make their playoff roster and gets a shot to make a playoff run right away.

But that said, it was a bit premature to make a comment that sounded pretty confident.

Tater
04-02-2017, 05:40 PM
In fairness, he didn't definitively say they were all coming back. He said the NHL team would have to paint a real good picture for the player. JFK negotiating his way onto the NHL roster this year and burning a year of his ELC is precisely that picture. Good for him and hopefully he make their playoff roster and gets a shot to make a playoff run right away.

True, but IMO it is still something he shouldn't have said until he was more sure of these players' futures. No one put a gun to his head just several days after the season ended while many things are in flux. If JFK and Greenway both leave, it makes the statement look a bit foolish. Maybe it was a bit of bad interpretation by the DFP, but they wrote that he expected them all back.

J.D.
04-02-2017, 05:40 PM
Wait what? He's expected to play for the bruins this year?

Tater
04-02-2017, 05:42 PM
Wait what? He's expected to play for the bruins this year?

Yup, burning a year off of the ELC probably put them over the top. Surprised it is him, not MacAvoy, that got that offer though.

wysi
04-02-2017, 05:46 PM
Yup, burning a year off of the ELC probably put them over the top. Surprised it is him, not MacAvoy, that got that offer though.

The Bruins believe that Krecji is on the back nine, and Bergeron is headed that way.

J.D.
04-02-2017, 05:58 PM
Not really sure what role he would fill on the Bruins right now. Krejci was on the back nine but has had a resurgence recently. Bergeron isn't though. He is still a very good player.

brassbonanza
04-02-2017, 06:02 PM
True, but IMO it is still something he shouldn't have said until he was more sure of these players' futures. No one put a gun to his head just several days after the season ended while many things are in flux. If JFK and Greenway both leave, it makes the statement look a bit foolish. Maybe it was a bit of bad interpretation by the DFP, but they wrote that he expected them all back.

No bad interpretation from DFP, they posted Quinn's entire quotes verbatim and they were pretty clear. I agree he should've taken a bit more of a non-committal stance in how he talked about the chances of everyone returning.

wysi
04-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Not really sure what role he would fill on the Bruins right now. Krejci was on the back nine but has had a resurgence recently. Bergeron isn't though. He is still a very good player.

Just looked at the roster again (which outs me as not paying attention, despite being a Bruins fan for over 40 years). Absolute glut at center, but JFK would likely be an upgrade over Acciari, Vatrano and Moore.

Thiessen'sBetter
04-02-2017, 06:19 PM
Not really sure what role he would fill on the Bruins right now. Krejci was on the back nine but has had a resurgence recently. Bergeron isn't though. He is still a very good player.

I guess the Bruins want a bottom six center who can win face-offs (Spooner at 37% and often his wings take the draws) but I agree burning a year of his ELC to be a face-off specialist seems drastic. I could also see them moving Krejci this summer.

mookie1995
04-02-2017, 06:29 PM
wow

ericredaxe
04-02-2017, 07:54 PM
True, but IMO it is still something he shouldn't have said until he was more sure of these players' futures. No one put a gun to his head just several days after the season ended while many things are in flux. If JFK and Greenway both leave, it makes the statement look a bit foolish. Maybe it was a bit of bad interpretation by the DFP, but they wrote that he expected them all back.


Maybe they told him they were coming back... And things changed.

defkit
04-02-2017, 07:54 PM
Now I am ticked off. Sweeney is on my shiite list and will only come off if JFK spends the vast majority of next season with Boston.

I really viewed JFK as being the captain, the glue, the everything for next season.

defkit
04-02-2017, 07:58 PM
Yup, burning a year off of the ELC probably put them over the top. Surprised it is him, not MacAvoy, that got that offer though.

I wonder if they didn't want to commit to putting a 19 year old defenseman into a game when every point counts trying to make the playoff. It's hard to sit a defenseman all game. It's much easier to do so with a forward. Not saying JFK won't see some shifts, but if they realize he isn't ready after one shift, they can work around him the rest of the game.

brassbonanza
04-02-2017, 07:59 PM
Maybe they told him they were coming back... And things changed.

Very well could be all indications were the Bruins wouldn't let JFK burn an ELC year this year and give him a roster spot in the NHL immediately. Sweeney comes in with a change of heart, gives him the opportunity to play in the pros now, burn an ELC year, and away he goes - good negotiating.

Bomber
04-02-2017, 08:02 PM
This is a bad development for the college game. *sigh*

buoldtimer
04-02-2017, 09:02 PM
This is a bad development for the college game. *sigh*

Well, I wish these guys nothing but the best. They're very talented players, I enjoyed watching them play. At the same time, they won no championships while playing at BU. Perhaps the players who return, and the incoming players, will win championships.

Chuck Murray
04-02-2017, 11:16 PM
Maybe it's my eyes then because the pads certainly look bigger these days, even on a normal sized 6' goalie

They are, without question. I have an old (borrowed) set from back in the day, and a couple of years ago I compared them to what's being used nowadays. Regardless of what the rules said then (and now), the difference is obvious and noticeable. Maybe they have just gotten better at finessing how to keep the pad sizes in compliance? Your eyes are just fine, J.D. :)