In episode 3 of Terrier Hockey Talk, the Boston Hockey Blog looks into the depth of this Terrier roster and the team’s ability to produce from all lines, Hockey East’s new scheduling plan, and the men’s team sweep of the University of Maine. With discussions of a new team-identity and the end of the one-and-done era, the Boston Hockey Blog looks into what makes this Terrier squad different.
Great job on the podcast once again guys, we’ve needed this type of Terrier hockey talk for a long time. I used to listen to eastern bias podcast discussions for several years but that’s another story. IMO the one and done type player that you mentioned doesn’t really work unless a great club is already in place and ready to win a great deal, and that super player sort of puts you over the top. This situation existed both in 2009 and in 2015 when with Colin Wilson ( who did play 2 years), and Eichel the Terriers were able to both times almost sweep all the trophies available. In 2009 the team had already won HE titles and beanpots in years past with players like Lawrence, Gilroy, Yip, Higgins McCarthy, Cohen, ect. ( then of course with an influx of great freshman like Bonino and Warsofsky). In 2015 the team had future NHL players like Grezlyk, Rodriguez ( who was 2nd to Eichel in national scoring), O’Regan, Oksanen, ect. In recent years this has not happened because the one and done players like Keller, Farabee, Zegras doesn’t help if your trying to build a great team. York at BC has known this for years and gets players to buy into the entire univ experience and rarely recruits players who leave after one year. (n that’s why they have been consistently near of at the top for over 2 decades.
Right, Vito. Need to get players who want an education/ future career after hockey.
Heard this morning that all BU sports are on hold for a month. Hope this is not true. Students go back to school now and no sports ? Crazy.
Hey SOCC– unfortunately, you heard correctly. BU Athletics released a statement saying that there’s an increase in positive cases as people have been returning to campus, so the whole department is on pause for the rest of January. Not sure what that means for next weekend (in February) though.
Hey Caroline! Do you know whether or not all Hockey East games (not just BU) that have been cancelled will be eventually made up as weekday games before the NCAA tournament?
I’m not 100% certain, but I imagine that’s part of the reason they threw out the original schedule. Because HE is now scheduling week by week, I think they’re hoping to give every team as many opportunities to play as possible.