This should not be a big test for the BU offense who return three 30 point scorers(Grizz, Oksanen, and O'Regan) from a season ago. Robbie Baillargeon also scored 30 points two years ago before mono set him back last year. The three returning 30 point scorers is tied for the most of any team in HE with Lowell. Providence and Northeastern return two while BC and Merrimack return 0. BU is the only one of those teams to return their entire defensive corps while also adding a future first round pick in Charlie MacAvoy. Needless to say BU has a wagon for this coming season despite BC being the sexy preseason pick to win the league. Bracco, Wood, Dudek and Co may be decent freshmen at the bad end of Comm Ave but they are not Jack Eichel so I am not sure why people are acting like they will turn a mediocre team who lost their top two D around to a league champion. Lowell can't stop anyone either and Providence has serious questions in net with the departure of
Now, for projected lineups for the season opener, I see the following.
Carpenter, Phelps or Cloonan could easily get sat in favor of Roberto who as a junior will definitely have no issue with any hostile crowd at Union.
Roberto, Kelley, Lawrence
Best defense in the country bar none. BU's 7th D is better than every other's team's 5th D. That is fact not opinion.
LaCouvee probably gets the nod early on because he isn't coming off an injury like Maguire but I would be comfortable with either goalie stealing the job and running with it for the season whether that is right from the get go or later in the season.
Agreed AJ! Let's get this shit started