Clearly, the last few years have revolved around Jack Mac and Harry Z, but without such a prolific presence on the ice, I think we could get away from reliance on a single individual.
As for your comments regarding defense, I agree. We could be looking at a season like Harry Z's senior year, where we scored plenty of goals but let in wayyyyyy too many. Hopefully one of the goalies steps it up and can be a reliable game-changer.
Transfer question - Brown, as with the other Ivies, does not appear to encourage or seek out transfers into its programs. The only one I can think of going back through the early80s is Michael Bent who transferred in from Harvard. Any thoughts as to why?
With the concurrence of PC coach Nate Leaman, in 2013-14 Brown and PC will resume their old home-and-home series, probably on consecutive nights as part of a Mayor's Cup Weekend that would include other parallel activities.
Two forward-looking moves by Coach Whittet.
I saw this on e-bay:
DEFENSEMAN DENNIS ROBERTSON TO SERVE AS 2012-2013 BROWN CAPTAIN
As expected, rising junior defenseman Dennis Robertson has been chosen captain of the 2012-2013 Brown men's hockey team. Seniors Richie Crowley, Chris Zaires and Frank Drolet, and junior Garnett Hathaway will serve as assistant captains.
It's not often that you see 4 assistant captains...in fact, I don't know if I can remember ever seeing it before!
Interesting that Drolet was nominated, given his general lack of playing time throughout his career.
With the 2012 recruiting class having accepted Brown's offer of admission, the 2013 recruiting class is now taking shape. Two players to watch are Tyler Wood (defenseman, Nobles) and Zack Pryzbeck (left wing, Salisbury), big, physical kids, who are on the NHL Central Scouting list. Tyler's father is Randy Wood (Yale'86), who had a thirteen-year career with the NY Islanders, Buffalo, and Toronto.
Next season Roy is slated to attend Brown University, but sources tell TPS that may not happen. Now before you rush out and buy your Kevin Roy Quebec Remparts jersey, the CHL might not be his destination either. Patrick Roy has reached out to the Roy - no relation - family but so far they aren't interested in the major junior route. Roy's family really wants him to get an education while playing hockey and feel the NCAA is the best path. But Brown might not be it, after all when you count Yan Danis, Tim Bothwell and Todd Simpson as your top alumni, it doesn't exactly scream next level development. Instead TPS has been told the Roy camp is exploring getting out of his commitment and possibly playing for Boston University or Boston College if possible. If was a betting man I would bet against Brown, and while 4 years at BU or BC would be good for Roy's development, don't count out Patrick's pursuit in Quebec.
Not to suggest that the kid isn't anything but a total stud, but I believe Gaudreau was at least a year younger which does count for something.
As an NU fan who was extremely excited about Gaudreau only for him to decommit from us, you guys have my sympathy in regard to the Roy situation. He looks like a real stud.
Roy could have been a cornerstone player for this program. Its too bad he ended up screwing the program over. He was a BU/BC kid all along and I thougth maybe he'd sneak through. Too bad. I dont think he's a Gaudreau-type of impact player at Brown like he would if he ended up at BC.
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i sincerely doubt he ends up at bu, they had to shuffle stuff and lose a recruit just to fit kurker in. can't imagine they'd be able to take on roy now.
I think it'd be easier to understand what the Roy family is going through if we imagined a scenario in which Kevin was one of the smartest and best prepared high school students in the United States who, somehow, had been accepted early decision by BU or BC, before he was recognized with a plethora of academic awards. Brown, Princeton, and Dartmouth came calling on his parents and tried to convince them that their son's academic talents would be wasted if the kid went to a second tier university when he could be sitting next to the brightest students in the country and taught by an internationally recognized faculty -- not to mention his future income potential as an Ivy League graduate.
The primary mission of the athletic programs at Brown is not to prepare young people to become professional athletes. The goal is for young people to receive a world class education while participating in athletic competition at the highest level. When the opportunity arises to play professionally, they should definitely pursue it, but knowing fully well that most don't make it and professional careers in general last only a few years. Let's not forget, for example, that Yann Danis was not only a two-time All America goaltender, but also an Academic All-America. Tim Bothwell graduated "magna cum laude." Etc. Kevin Roy should only come to Brown if he's interested in combining an unparalleled education with participation in a hockey program on the cusp of becoming a contender for the ECAC title and beyond. If the only goal is to play hockey, then BU or BC, or North Dakota, for that matter, will do. And I'd wish him the best.
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However, you'd think he would realize that Brown is more than just a place to play hockey before committing, if that's really what he's going to school for. It's certainly not a slight on BU or BC, which are tremendous institutes that are really only a small step below the Ivies in terms of quality of education, but they are certainly known to take on more athletes who might not necessarily be interested in the academic aspect of college. And if Roy only wants a bridge to the NHL, he should definitely attend one of those schools.
But, again, how would he not know that Brown isn't such a school?
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