Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BU Hockey 2014-2015 Preview- Forward


This is our first of most likely many posts about the upcoming season this summer and fall.  130 ish days until the puck drops in the first exhibition game at Agganis Arena and while the schedule needs to be finalized, we can still start taking a look at the upcoming season.   With most if not all of the early departures throughout the league finalized, we can get a good idea of what % of their teams scoring each team will return. This isn't the best way to pick how each team will finish but it is telling in what the teams will need to replace. BC, UMass and UVM have lost the most but all three should have large incoming freshmen classes to attempt to replace that production. BU returns a majority of their points from last season but need the returning players to make an even larger jump as the team struggled to score goals last season and that certainly can't be the case this season with the young defenseman that will see serious ice time. It is also comforting as a fan that BU is returning the largest % of their points out of any team in the league along with all three of their goaltenders from last season. The Terriers will certainly have the right combination to be successful next season with a large portion of last year's team returning along with a highly touted 9-10 man freshmen class.

% of points returned in HE
*Indicates returning starting goaltender

*BC 50.5- Buh bye Gaudreau
Maine 81.7(If Lomberg doesn't return to the program)
*UMass 43.8
Lowell 59.5
*Merrimack 70.5
*UNH 41.5
NU 82.8
ND 56.1
*PC 83.8
*UVM 54.7

Sunday, May 18, 2014

BSRS World Cup Bracket Challenge

Hey ya'll!

Long time no talk. So I would be doing a 32 team breakdown of the World Cup if I didn't have to work and actually wanting to use my free time to do 32 separate post.

SO I went ahead a created a bracket challenge on ESPN for the World Cup. Left it open so anybody can join. Ill update who is whose bracket once it is finalized. Maybe you non-BU reader will get some jabs on us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BU gets another commit for 2014-2015

Albie O'Connell has already begun to make his presence felt within the BU program as the Terriers landed one of the top defensman for the upcoming season in Brandon Fortunato. Fortunato is a Albertson, NY native but spent the last two seasons with the US NTDP. He was the U 18's top scoring D this past season with a 3-36-39 line. He is a small, puck-moving defenseman who will certainly need to get stronger during his time at BU but is a great get for the staff. He should be able to come in and contribute on the powerplay right away.