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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    The quality of the MBA program is likely to be extremely important in his decision along with the overall roster quality previously mentioned. Questrom stacks up pretty well in a number of rankings. USNWR has BU at #50, NU at #58 and PC unranked.
    Lackey majored in Economics at Harvard according to Harvard Hockey’s website, just to add some context. Not that his undergraduate major makes him any more or less predisposed to choose an MBA program like Questrom’s

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    And we even had pencils, washing machines and hair dryers too!
    Considering its 28(!) years ago, I'm surprised video exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMW_Bu21 View Post
    Lackey majored in Economics at Harvard according to Harvard Hockey’s website, just to add some context. Not that his undergraduate major makes him any more or less predisposed to choose an MBA program like Questrom’s
    Financial aid is also an issue?-- Melanson came and paid for the graduate year
    Not sure about Willman this year but the return was not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie21 View Post
    Couple of points re Lackey
    For the season his GAA was 2.34 with a .918 save percentage. Both he and Harvard got off to a rocky start this season, not winning until its 5th game. Lackey gave up 14 goals in his first three starts (0-1-2). Over his next 21 starts—until his knee injury on Feb. 16—his GAA was about 1.85 and he gave more than two goals only five times. In his first game back, he gave up 3 goals in 33 minutes to Clarkson. Then another 3 in the NCAA regional against UMass. Whoever gets him will have a high-end goalie.

    The quality of the MBA program is likely to be extremely important in his decision along with the overall roster quality previously mentioned. Questrom stacks up pretty well in a number of rankings. USNWR has BU at #50, NU at #58 and PC unranked.
    I wonder if Harvard would have been his first choice but for some reason is not an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    I wonder if Harvard would have been his first choice but for some reason is not an option?
    Harvard isn't an option because Ivy League doesn't allow kids to use a medical redshirt to play during their 5th year of college if they missed a season in one of the first 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    I wonder if Harvard would have been his first choice but for some reason is not an option?
    Not allowed at Harvard so not an option

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    When I started at Clarkson, slide rules were de rigueur.
    Yes...Pickett in "sight-saver" yellow.

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    There's video??
    I have many grainy VHS tapes from years gone by...
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    I have many grainy VHS tapes from years gone by...
    Me too, starting with the ‘85-‘86 season. However, as videotape was expensive, I only saved wins and a few ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMW_Bu21 View Post
    Despite Lackey's connections with current coaches at BU, this does not surprise me. With PC being in the FF, they are the "hot" team so to speak. He probably looks at it thinking PC will have the best returning team next year of the schools he considered. Not sure if that is true or not but that's probably what he is thinking. PC could end up losing a few players early after their season ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMW_Bu21 View Post
    To anybody with inside information...does this raise a red flag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMW_Bu21 View Post
    Ugh...cant blame Lackey though. It will his last NCAA season and will want to win and get more visibility if he wants a pro deal and PC gives him a better chance currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonade View Post
    Ugh...cant blame Lackey though. It will his last NCAA season and will want to win and get more visibility if he wants a pro deal and PC gives him a better chance currently.
    Well, yeah, specifically, is this "indicative" of the perception of BU at the present time and will this mean we are going to start to see more recruiting "losses?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    To anybody with inside information...does this raise a red flag?
    No inside info but this isn't the most shocking thing in the world. BU is going to have a team full of freshman that they will need to rely on with Bowers, Farabee gone with very little quality upperclassmen to lead the team. PC's program is clearly in a better state than BU's in right now plus you have Nate Leaman vs. Albie O'Connell. It's a no brainer who he should want to play for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
    plus you have Nate Leaman vs. Albie O'Connell. It's a no brainer who he should want to play for.
    That was kind of my point. If this is the way most recruits perceive it, we're in more trouble than just our program not being in a "good state;" namely, it's not going to turn around anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Well, yeah, specifically, is this "indicative" of the perception of BU at the present time and will this mean we are going to start to see more recruiting "losses?"
    I think so. Honestly going to PC is a no brainer for Lackey IMO. I am sure he has aspirations to play professionally after school and PC will be a much better team than BU next season so his chances of receiving a pro deal is better given the PC route. Lackey is looking at 1 season only. PC plays a defensive game in a tight rink = much better for goalie and goalie stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    That was kind of my point. If this is the way most recruits perceive it, we're in more trouble than just our program not being in a "good state;" namely, it's not going to turn around anytime soon.
    Right now the coaching rankings in Hockey East:
    1. PC
    2. UMass
    3. Northeastern
    4. BC
    5. UML
    6. BU
    7. UNH
    8. UConn
    9. Merrimack
    10. Vermont
    11. Maine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonade View Post
    Right now the coaching rankings in Hockey East:
    1. PC
    2. UMass
    3. Northeastern
    4. BC
    5. UML
    6. BU
    7. UNH
    8. UConn
    9. Merrimack
    10. Vermont
    11. Maine
    Well, that closely aligns with the standings so I don't think it's particularly insightful. I wasn't referring to a team's "record" as an indicator of its recruiting prowess. I was looking for something deeper, i.e. is there some "issue" going on behind the scenes that is driving people away from BU?

    In other words, when did we go from "That's the place you want to go if you want to make it in the NHL" (just look at all the plaques in Agganis) to "Don't go there...you'll have a much better chance to get to the NHL if you play for [insert name here] University."

    Let me be even more "pointed." Pearl and Eklund were both on the Harvard staff. Yet he chose to go somewhere else? Am I reading too much into this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Well, that closely aligns with the standings so I don't think it's particularly insightful. I wasn't referring to a team's "record" as an indicator of its recruiting prowess. I was looking for something deeper, i.e. is there some "issue" going on behind the scenes that is driving people away from BU?

    In other words, when did we go from "That's the place you want to go if you want to make it in the NHL" (just look at all the plaques in Agganis) to "Don't go there...you'll have a much better chance to get to the NHL if you play for [insert name here] University."

    Let me be even more "pointed." Pearl and Eklund were both on the Harvard staff. Yet he chose to go somewhere else? Am I reading too much into this?
    My ranking was strictly on coaching staff and their current status. A few years ago I would have had Norm Bazin number 1 overall...so I guess it does go along with the success of the program. Right now Umass is the cool place to play but I think that changes with Makar leaves. I dont think UMASS will sustain its success. Providence has been solid and very successful with Leaman. IMO, I think Leaman goes to the NHL someday and the sooner the better. NU has had recent success and despite what some forecasted had another good season despite departures. BC has York and thats a draw. The rest of the teams are all in the same bunch - I am not sure that Albie, Souza, Gendron, Borek, etc. are a huge draw when recruiting.

    I think you have certainly have valid concerns with regards to the mass exodus of players and now missing out on Lackey. There are two versions I am hearing - one is these players were leaving anyways and its positive for BU that they are developing players that are going pro.

    The other version I am hearing that I believe is more truth is not very promising - players werent happy with coaching this season, didnt have fun and and wanted out. Where there is smoke there is fire. The fact that 5 players left (some early), hockey ops left, lots of negativity surrounding team, etc.
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