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Zudnic
04-11-2010, 06:04 PM
First off, when I started last year's offseason thread and asked if the run was over, I was wrong. Period.

Thanks to Price, Lombardi, Smith and Sneep. Sneep in particular turned into a pretty darn good d-man, and Smith always turned it on when it mattered. Thanks and best wishes to those guys.

Which leaves the question of the quest for 3 out of 4, and most urgently, who might leave early. I think Dumoulin may be the most likely to jump ship, seeing as he plays well beyond his years and Carolina is hurting. I could see Kreider or Hayes going too, but I think Samuelsson isn't ready.

I am hoping that next year doesn't see a repeat of 01-02 and 08-09, and I don't think it'll happen unless BC loses at least two more players early.

Hockey East looks tougher next year too - I think Maine's back at the top and Merrimack may be a contender.

Any word on the season opener or holiday tournaments?

REDMEN2002
04-11-2010, 06:38 PM
First off, when I started last year's offseason thread and asked if the run was over, I was wrong. Period.

Thanks to Price, Lombardi, Smith and Sneep. Sneep in particular turned into a pretty darn good d-man, and Smith always turned it on when it mattered. Thanks and best wishes to those guys.

Which leaves the question of the quest for 3 out of 4, and most urgently, who might leave early. I think Dumoulin may be the most likely to jump ship, seeing as he plays well beyond his years and Carolina is hurting. I could see Kreider or Hayes going too, but I think Samuelsson isn't ready.

I am hoping that next year doesn't see a repeat of 01-02 and 08-09, and I don't think it'll happen unless BC loses at least two more players early.

Hockey East looks tougher next year too - I think Maine's back at the top and Merrimack may be a contender.

Any word on the season opener or holiday tournaments?

Interesting thoughts on Dumoulin. I think despite Carolina having a rough year, Dumoulin will stick around for a sophomore season. I think Jimmy Hayes will definitely stick around for next year (his younger brother will attend this fall) and possibly his senior year as well.

I'm hearing one more year for Kreider and he is done. I agree with you on Samuellson, I don't see him leaving either.

All in all, I don't expect anyone to leave early, so that is good news if next year's seniors can step up and fill in the leadership roles left by Price, Lombardi, Smith and Sneep.

sterlippo1
04-11-2010, 06:38 PM
First off, when I started last year's offseason thread and asked if the run was over, I was wrong. Period.

Thanks to Price, Lombardi, Smith and Sneep. Sneep in particular turned into a pretty darn good d-man, and Smith always turned it on when it mattered. Thanks and best wishes to those guys.

Which leaves the question of the quest for 3 out of 4, and most urgently, who might leave early. I think Dumoulin may be the most likely to jump ship, seeing as he plays well beyond his years and Carolina is hurting. I could see Kreider or Hayes going too, but I think Samuelsson isn't ready.

I am hoping that next year doesn't see a repeat of 01-02 and 08-09, and I don't think it'll happen unless BC loses at least two more players early.

Hockey East looks tougher next year too - I think Maine's back at the top and Merrimack may be a contender.

Any word on the season opener or holiday tournaments?

another thread has us in the GLI and going to Denver for 2 as well as Wisconsin here for one (they also will play UNH that weekend) , this , again, from another thread.................season opener ?? i can't wait........and i can't wait to see another National Championship banner go up. I just wish they would put our classic maroon and gold banners back instead of the absolutely cheesy , cheap looking garbage that they have up there now.........who's idea was that anyway?? it looks TERRIBLE!!!!!!

Chris_NH
04-11-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm just happy that the ESPN guys finally called him Sneep instead of Snep.

I guess that just comes with getting there enough.

JMSF#1
04-11-2010, 06:57 PM
another thread has us in the GLI and going to Denver for 2 as well as Wisconsin here for one (they also will play UNH that weekend) , this , again, from another thread.................season opener ?? i can't wait........and i can't wait to see another National Championship banner go up. I just wish they would put our classic maroon and gold banners back instead of the absolutely cheesy , cheap looking garbage that they have up there now.........who's idea was that anyway?? it looks TERRIBLE!!!!!!

I think they were running out of room in the rafters and decided to put all the retired jerseys on the wall in the west end of arena. I'd rather have the old NC banners...at least if you're going to replace them just get new versions of the old ones.

Jacques Joubert
04-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Jerry York is a genius. No two ways about it. Not only does he recruit the right players, he's the best I've ever seen at in game and in season adjustments.

Most coaches bring in good kids and make them fit into their system.

IMHO Coach York brings in good kids and decides what the style of play best suits that individual team's strengths.

He knows exactly how to get the most out of his kids and what do to against whatever team BC is playing.

Not many coaches can do this.

I'm not sure if it's a case that he doesn't tip his hand early in the season as to what his team is good at or he just learns what his team is good at and adjusts accordingly.

He's virtually unstoppable in March.

Congrats!

At least I have 2009....thank goodness for that...

Zudnic
04-11-2010, 08:52 PM
I dropped all USCHO's Schedule pages since 2000-2001 into Excel.

Overall BC is 265-114-39 (.634). They are 49-17-4 (.700) in March, 57-20-4 (.703) in April AND March, and 8-3-0 (.727) in April alone.

The lovefest for Jerry is pretty intense right now, but you can see why when you listen to his postgame interview on the ice on ESPN. He's asked what makes this NC special, and he goes off on a tangent about how great Wisco is, naming Eaves by name more than once. It's like Belichik, only York means it.

Redmen, good point on Hayes. I have a sneaky suspicion that Dumoulin will leave. If he does, it'll be a huge loss. The guy is awesome.

BC/HE
04-11-2010, 09:04 PM
As far as players leaving early you have to wonder what kind of value they would have if they were to go out with another championship next year. Never has a team looked as solid on paper as BC does next year so one more year may be money in the bank for those mentioned as possibilities to leave early. Geoffrion stayed for his senior year and won the Hobey and that certainly helped his value in a contract.

JMSF#1
04-11-2010, 09:18 PM
As far as players leaving early you have to wonder what kind of value they would have if they were to go out with another championship next year. Never has a team looked as solid on paper as BC does next year so one more year may be money in the bank for those mentioned as possibilities to leave early. Geoffrion stayed for his senior year and won the Hobey and that certainly helped his value in a contract.

Did we get any sort of confirmation that Kreider and Hayes are coming back?

JMSF#1
04-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Lombardi post-game
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Tater
04-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Congrats to BC. The gauntlet is tossed back to BU.

Zudnic, if you could find a pic of a player holding the 1949 trophy that would be awesome.

JMSF#1
04-11-2010, 10:55 PM
Found vids of Gibbons and Atkinson post-game...

Gibbons-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY7Owm-u188

Atkinson-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfS9ErNna6A

lah02476
04-11-2010, 11:03 PM
I just wish they would put our classic maroon and gold banners back instead of the absolutely cheesy , cheap looking garbage that they have up there now.........who's idea was that anyway?? it looks TERRIBLE!!!!!!

I agree with that.

Also, put them where people can see them, not over to the side with the other banners. How about center ice? :cool:

J.D.
04-11-2010, 11:18 PM
J. Whitney-Gibbons-C. Atkinson
Kreider-Arnold-J. Hayes
Carey-Mullane-S. Whitney
Almeida-Ferriero-K. Hayes

Cross-Alber
Dumoulin-Shea
Samuelsson-Wey

Muse

Bring it on! :)

JMSF#1
04-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Is there any chance of Muse leaving? His stock probably won't get any better than it is now and this year might be his best chance of getting on track to a pro team...

Plus, there's always the chance of getting unseated by Milner or Billett. It's a good problem to have. I guess it depends on what his priorities are.

jamie9248922
04-11-2010, 11:32 PM
Is there any chance of Muse leaving? His stock probably won't get any better than it is now and this year might be his best chance of getting on track to a pro team...

Plus, there's always the chance of getting unseated by Milner or Billett. It's a good problem to have. I guess it depends on what his priorities are.

I remember him saying freshman year that his top 2 choices were BC and Harvard because education was his priority. Of course 3 years and 2 titles later things can change, but his intention when he came here was to stay all four years. Muse could be a legend if he stays and gets another one.

JMSF#1
04-12-2010, 12:03 AM
I remember him saying freshman year that his top 2 choices were BC and Harvard because education was his priority. Of course 3 years and 2 titles later things can change, but his intention when he came here was to stay all four years. Muse could be a legend if he stays and gets another one.

Thanks. While I don't blame kids for jumping early I think every player should at least come in with the attitude of staying all 4.

quiddlet
04-12-2010, 12:40 AM
J. Whitney-Gibbons-C. Atkinson
Kreider-Arnold-J. Hayes
Carey-Mullane-S. Whitney
Almeida-Ferriero-K. Hayes

Cross-Alber
Dumoulin-Shea
Samuelsson-Wey

Muse

Bring it on! :)

ahhhhh... ****... :/

JMSF#1
04-12-2010, 12:46 AM
Are there any pics of BC's uni's for next year now that Under Armour is taking over?

Moose98
04-12-2010, 01:19 AM
I really believe the consensus among the players is that everyone wants to return and take a shot at winning the whole thing again. I don't see the kind of letdown year like we had in 08-09 either since the '11 and '12 classes had the experience of going through it.

I don't know what they'll do with Billet as I can't see how he fits into the picture. Muse and Milner really fed off each other this season but there just isn't enough playing time for all three next year. I wonder if they can stash Billet away until Fall of 2011..?