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claver2010
05-27-2011, 08:37 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a good amount of Billett.

Big Papa
05-27-2011, 11:00 AM
Can't wait until the puck drops. IMO BU will win it.

WarriorDJ
05-27-2011, 04:59 PM
BC: F KJ Tiefenworth, G Brian Billett
BU: F Cason Hohmann, D Alexx Privitera
Maine: D Jacob Rutt
UMass: F Shane Walsh
UML: D Malcolm Lyles (transfer from BC)
UNH: F Grayson Downing, D Trevor van Riemsdyk
NU: F Vinny Saponari, F John Gaudreau, F Adam Reid, D Garrett Haar, D Ben Oskroba, F Justin Kovacs
Vermont: D Nick Luukko, D Michael Paliotta, F Zemgus Girgensons (if he comes this fall)

Figured I would polish off the list:

Merrimack: F Josh Myers - Coaching staff is very high on him and his point totals are a nice indication: 89 pts in 67 games in the BCHL.

SkinsFan09
05-28-2011, 05:28 PM
Any early predictions on All Hockey East 1st and 2nd Teams as well as All-Rookie Teams?

umassfan49
05-29-2011, 04:33 AM
1st team prediction:

F - Chris Kreider (BC)
F - Spencer Abbot (Maine)
F - Charlie Coyle (BU)
D - Tommy Cross (BC)
D - Brian Dumoulin (BC)
G - Matt DiGirolamo (UNH)

Big Papa
05-29-2011, 11:55 AM
When Big 10 league forms I think Hockey East will get stronger and benefit. Maybe Notre Dame will join? Any thoughts?

umassfan49
05-29-2011, 03:34 PM
When Big 10 league forms I think Hockey East will get stronger and benefit. Maybe Notre Dame will join? Any thoughts?

Notre Dame will stay in the CCHA and should contend for the top spot, along with Miami for years to come. Hopefully with only 9 teams (after the departure of Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State) they will finally let Huntsville in to give them a conference, and give the CCHA an even number at 10 teams.

GoNU5
05-30-2011, 12:26 PM
Also the plan as far as I still know is for Girgenson to come in the fall as well. Unless his studies tripped him up....

Considering those two recruits are both scheduled to enter HE this fall, it would be a pretty large coincidence they both are staying now.

I just noticed this, but the article also claims UMass recruit Shane Walsh is staying for another year, and he's also joining UMass for the upcoming year. I think the newspaper is likely making assumptions and not anything based in fact here.

NUMcNeely
05-30-2011, 01:48 PM
I just noticed this, but the article also claims UMass recruit Shane Walsh is staying for another year, and he's also joining UMass for the upcoming year. I think the newspaper is likely making assumptions and not anything based in fact here.

Hate it when that happens to news regarding NU hockey...

umassfan49
05-31-2011, 02:06 AM
I just noticed this, but the article also claims UMass recruit Shane Walsh is staying for another year, and he's also joining UMass for the upcoming year. I think the newspaper is likely making assumptions and not anything based in fact here.

Walsh is in-fact staying in the USHL another year. He got off to a slow start and was traded mid-season, so they wanted to give him more time to improve his game.

Hokydad
06-03-2011, 07:46 PM
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/06/03/sports/notre-dame-considering-joining-hockey-east/

Bumbles
06-03-2011, 10:25 PM
I'd be surprised if Notre Dame joined Hockey East. The other conferences would surely take a turn for the worse and there would be so much traveling! As previously stated though, if they were to join, the obvious 12th member would be UConn, Miami or Syracuse (if they ever decide to start up a program) IMO.

CHFAN222
06-07-2011, 10:23 AM
I'd be surprised if Notre Dame joined Hockey East. The other conferences would surely take a turn for the worse and there would be so much traveling! As previously stated though, if they were to join, the obvious 12th member would be UCONN, Miami or Syracuse (if they ever decide to start up a program) IMO.

Notre Dame isn't dismissing it though. If Notre Dame thinks HE would be the best fit they will join in. HE will let them in. Furthermore unless Syracuse is willing to bite the bullet and start a mens team UCONN will be the 12 member so that the schedule would be balanced. It would be interesting to see potentially 3 big east teams in HE. That would mean among D1 schools in HE it would be 1 CAA, 1A10, 4 AmerEast, 1 ACC , and 3 BE.

jjmc85
06-07-2011, 10:31 AM
I'd much rather Quinnipiac than UConn. Just saying.

CHFAN222
06-07-2011, 10:39 AM
I'd much rather Quinnipiac than UConn. Just saying.

It will be Notre Dame's call though. I am sure that ND would rather promote one of its fellow BE members than Quinnipac.

Hokydad
06-07-2011, 11:22 AM
ND isnt the end all. great team and program but they dont pick and choose where they play.
They also would have zero say in who else got in, if HE expanded. Teams in HE travel once or twice a year. Very expensive to do so. If you add in ND, it will knock a tournament etc out of their schedule.

HE is just fine as is and I doubt the teams care if ND is involved. Love playing them but not so at the expense fo missing out on a tournament with Denver, Minn and others

Sean Pickett
06-07-2011, 11:23 AM
It will be Notre Dame's call though. I am sure that ND would rather promote one of its fellow BE members than Quinnipac.UConn would have to come up with 18 scholarships for the men's team before HE would even consider them.

Sean

Ryecheers
06-07-2011, 12:32 PM
They'd also have to increase their rink's seating capacity. In comparison, Volpe looks practically palatial.

sandiegoblkbr
06-07-2011, 02:57 PM
ND isnt the end all. great team and program but they dont pick and choose where they play.
They also would have zero say in who else got in, if HE expanded. Teams in HE travel once or twice a year. Very expensive to do so. If you add in ND, it will knock a tournament etc out of their schedule.

HE is just fine as is and I doubt the teams care if ND is involved. Love playing them but not so at the expense fo missing out on a tournament with Denver, Minn and others

You sound like you are posting from a Merrimack/UM-Lowell point-of-view................

Hokydad
06-07-2011, 04:49 PM
You sound like you are posting from a Merrimack/UM-Lowell point-of-view................

no, every school.
BC/BU etc was the driving force behind the "area" restictions etc.

ND stay out there with the rest of the mid western teams. Hockey East is Hockey East

Play them in tournament or once every few years but not mandated yearly