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Re: BU and BC winless

Anon
The mighty have fallen. Hockey East (at one time arguably the best conference in college hockey) has seen better days. They have 7 teams in bottom 20. Two of those teams are bottom 10 with Merrimack being the worst. Hearing Merrimack will drop to Div. 3 in 19/20 where they belong. Need strong program to replace them.
It's all the verbal commits coming around to bite them on the ass. Between underclassmen (at the time) and all the verbals, they "committed" 30+ young men when the whole thing snowballed a few years back. Some panned out, some didn't. And if they don't honor the verbals, then they can't get future verbals.

Re: BU and BC winless

Merrimack can't drop to D3 at this point. They are a D2 school so hockey can either play up at D1 or struggle like the handful of remaining D2 programs.

Re: BU and BC winless

Anon
Merrimack can't drop to D3 at this point. They are a D2 school so hockey can either play up at D1 or struggle like the handful of remaining D2 programs.
Merrimack is going D1 --- for everything.

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack-college-athletics-to-make-move-to-division/article_f5be8c2e-b50a-11e8-a5f2-bf6c7f8a93ee.html

Re: BU and BC winless

just looked up merrimack OUCH. will be interesting to see what happens with them.

Re: BU and BC winless

Hey, we beat both BU and BC this year, that's a huge accomplishment. Also, the new coach will do a great job with this group of young men. I am personally excited to see where the program goes.

Re: BU and BC winless

Will do a great job? Is losing 9-1 to Northeastern convincing you of that? Would be doing lot better under previous coach but he's coaching pro now.

Re: BU and BC winless

anon
just looked up merrimack OUCH. will be interesting to see what happens with them.
I'd like to see Merrimack move to either the ECAC or Atlantic Hockey conference. I think it would be a better fit for them.

Re: BU and BC winless

With Borek there now they are not going anywhere for the time being...They are going to give him time to recruit and build the program up....if not then they should move to another conference...

Re: BU and BC winless

We will be fine, just watch. Borek will do a great job, may take a couple years. HE is changing, BC and BU are not the places to go anymore. There are better coaches at other schools. Lowell best BU last night, that just shows that a coach can win over talent. Norm can out coach many of the guys out there. Albie May or may not figure out how to be a head coach. UNH will be a team in the future as well, Souza is a great coach. Just look where Umass was before, now look at them, #1 in the country before loss last night.