Monday, October 11, 2010

Branch returning to Pats...BU moves up into #10 of the rankings

The Patriots have reacquired WR Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks for a 2011 fourth round draft pick. The move was highly anticipated after Branch was given the day off for "personal reasons" Monday. The move was rumored for close to a week once the Randy Moss trade was completed last Tuesday. The move gives the Patriots more depth at receiver and another veteran option at receive along with Wes Welker. Branch was originally traded from New England to Seattle for a first round draft choice in 2006 after a contract dispute with the Patriots. Branch spent four injury plagued seasons in Seattle but it was becoming apparent that he was expendable in recent weeks with the signing of veteran Brandon Stokley to bring the team to five starter-caliber receivers on the team. The move loses one of the Pats' eight draft picks in the first four rounds but a move they surely will take to gain a receiver who has a history with Brady and knows how to win championships.

In other news, our BU Terriers moved up four spots in the USCHO polls from #14 to #10 due to their pair of wins over #13 Wisconsin and #17 Notred Dame to win the IceBreaker Invitational. This moves the Terriers right behind HE foes UNH(#9) and Maine(#8). The choir boys remain number one in the rankings but look for that to possible change with a pair of games at #6 Denver next weekend.

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