As predicted, Connor, Demko and Vesey.
While it appears Connor has the edge, I think that 15 years since Ryan Miller won it, a goalie is long overdue. Demko with 10 shutouts this season, second all time, just may be the one to break that trend.
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Last year at this time I wondered if Jimmy Vesey having won the Walter Brown Award (for best U.S. born college player in New England, which he has won again in 2016) meant that he was unlikely to lose the Hobey Baker to another U.S. born New England player. Different group of voters, though, obviously.
I think Vesey had a good argument last year vs. Eichel considering the academic aspect. I'm completely ok with any of these 3 winning it but personally when you have a good candidate from Harvard, I'm ready to give it to a kid that is not being hidden away in a Rocks for Jocks geology class.
Three great candidates but ultimately I think Connor wins it.
I have not seen Demko play so I can't comment about him.
I saw Vesey play 3 times (once live at MSG). All were against QU, who does have a way of shutting people down. But in those 3 games I was not all that impressed.
I saw Connor play about 12-15 times (including live 3 times). To me he was head and shoulders better than Vesey. And he was getting better and better as the season progressed. He has some holes in his game but he was very, very impressive.
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Jack Eichel was a slam dunk last year and going by the same notion, I think Connor is a slam dunk this year.
Technically, the Hobey is about scholastic achievement and on/off ice integrity, but we all know that at least the last couple decades it has been about who was the best player. The best player is Connor. Vesey is an interesting Hobey Hat Trick member. Statswise, he may not belong there but hopefully it is a nod to scholastic achievement even if he is not the winner.
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Not counting the tournament itself, BC played 16 games against NCAA teams, Michigan only 3 of which Connor had just 1 assist in two games against BU. Including the tournament it will be BC either 19 or 20 and Michigan 5. Demko looks better and better every time you analyze the stats.
I'm not going to go through everyone but ylae* played 7 games against teams that made ncaas, 25 against those that didn't. was 2-4-1 allowing 2.57 per game against NCAA teams
Hattrick stats vs. NCAA tourney teams only:
5 games = 6 pts
(2 pts in tourney)
12 games = 10 pts.
(0 pts in tourney)
415 saves on 448 shots 92.63 sv%
(60-63 95.24 sv% 1.50GAA in tourney, Most Outstanding Player)
There is nothing in the criteria about stats vs NCAA teams or number of games against NCAA teams which of course would favor players in hockey east. If you are going to use strength of schedule as an argument at least use the KRACH SOS.
I think Jack Eichel should win it again
I'm not really sure why that is, but in my less-informed-than-I'd-like-to-be opinion I get the feeling that what KRACH is labeling as SOS is not really best described as SOS.
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