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Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

To see how many local kids / favors / paybacks / Harvard buddy's kids / the Bruins take.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

To see how high MF from MC goes in the draft knowing my kid man-handled him just 18 months ago in H.S. Hockey

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

anon
To see how high MF from MC goes in the draft knowing my kid man-handled him just 18 months ago in H.S. Hockey


Be honest. You started this post just so you could wait and get that off you're chest, didn't you.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

And theeeeere you go!!!!!! Local player, BU defensemen. Scouting staff all over the globe and they take a kid who plays a few miles away. This is why the B's cupboard is empty.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

anon
To see how many local kids / favors / paybacks / Harvard buddy's kids / the Bruins take.
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Yup. Told you so.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

You nailed it - his BU D partner is a Bruins draft pick too. A 5'11" college power play specialist...Tory Krug 2.0 JUST what the B's need another bottom pairing D-man like Krug.



Charlie McAvoy, 18, was the youngest player in college hockey this past season. He played in 37 games as a freshman with the Terriers, tallying three goals and 22 assists and earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors. A 5-foot-11, 211-pound, right-shot D-man, McAvoy spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Program before beginning his BU career, recording 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 57 games at the U-17 and U-18 levels. “We’re very excited about Charlie,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in an interview with NBC Sports Network, via BostonBruins.com. “Obviously, we’ve seen him play a lot right in our backyard. Very excited to add him into the fold. “(He’s) a multi-tool player (with) power-play acumen but also plays very hard and can log a lot of minutes. A powerful player, and I think we just realized the hockey sense — he sees the middle of the ice really well, the transitional part of his game. He can also defend with conviction.” Interestingly, McAvoy’s defense partner at BU this past season was fellow Bruins draftee Matt Grzelcyk, who signed a two-year entry-level deal with Boston in April. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who played behind a suspect B’s D-corps this past season, took to Twitter to congratulate McAvoy and express his approval of the selection.

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2016/06/bruins-select-defenseman-charlie-mcavoy-with-14th-pick-in-2016-nhl-draft/

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

Where were all you "experts" last year when they bypassed a local kid not once, but three times in the 1st round?

I wish they had taken Jakob Chychrun myself, but McAvoy is a right handed shot, and that's becoming a rare enough trait that it probably gave him the edge. Plus they do get to see him play more regularly, which reduces the risk. Don't know if you have met guys getting checks to be NHL scouts but they are an unimpressive bunch for the most part.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

The best will be donato in the second round after Pastrnak. A Harvard & ex-player's kid favor and the scouts being record on 'Behind the B' look at each other in shock as the pick is announced and say "What? In the second round? What? We could have gotten him in the 4th round easily!"

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

In addition to piling up Super Eight championships, Malden Catholic is adding names to the list of players selected in the NHL draft.
The latest are former Lancers stars and Herald Dream Teamers Matt Filipe and Casey Fitzgerald. Filipe was chosen No. 67 overall in the third round by the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, while Fitzgerald went later in Round 3 (No. 86) to the Buffalo Sabres.
Filipe led MC to back-to-back Super Eight championships in 2014 and 15, drawing All-Scholastic honors as a sophomore (18 goals, 14 assists) and then a Dream Team selection as a junior (16-21-37). The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward, who turned 18 on Dec. 31, left MC after his junior year and played last season in the United States Hockey League for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, posting 19 goals and 17 assists in 56 games.
Filipe will play next season at Northeastern

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

MC did not win the Super 8 in 2015. Filipe lost his last high school game to St. John's Prep. He won't make it as a pro anyway. Too much of a primadonna.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

easy
MC did not win the Super 8 in 2015. Filipe lost his last high school game to St. John's Prep. He won't make it as a pro anyway. Too much of a primadonna.


I think we know where his kid played....

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

easy
MC did not win the Super 8 in 2015. Filipe lost his last high school game to St. John's Prep. He won't make it as a pro anyway. Too much of a primadonna.


Must be pretty talented to be drafted but he and every other kid that was drafted ( or not) is going to have to work their tails off to make it! This is Big Boy Time!!

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

Pack their bags, hang-out in college playing for the next 3-4 years, have a lot of fun, take your game to Europe. . .

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

anon
Pack their bags, hang-out in college playing for the next 3-4 years, have a lot of fun, take your game to Europe. . .


Sounds good to me!! Four years of college hockey, than play in Sweden or Switzerland for 10-15 years at $100k + a year ( tax free) . Come home for summers, work some camps, work out, hit the beach. When you figure its time to call it, find a beautiful European ( Preferbly Athletic )wife , start a family, go into coaching. Sounds like a winning plan, eh?

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

I like it, I like it. Just remember to time the delivery of your offspring to have that much needed Jan-Feb-March birthday!!!! But then again every ex-player should know that trick.

Re: Youth Hockey Parents: Will you watch the draft, and why?

Anon
anon
Pack their bags, hang-out in college playing for the next 3-4 years, have a lot of fun, take your game to Europe. . .


Sounds good to me!! Four years of college hockey, than play in Sweden or Switzerland for 10-15 years at $100k + a year ( tax free) . Come home for summers, work some camps, work out, hit the beach. When you figure its time to call it, find a beautiful European ( Preferbly Athletic )wife , start a family, go into coaching. Sounds like a winning plan, eh?


This does sound great. This boy would have "lived the dream". But after all of this he is 40 years old and still has another 20-25 years of working to support his family.

So few ever draw a paycheck playing hockey, but many fewer make enough to retire when their body gives out and their hockey career ends. My point: stay in school. Even better: work in the off-season so you are not entry level at 40.

Hockey is a terrible career choice. You have a much better chance to make a living as an actor or musician.