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Anon
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Made it? "Commitments" are very shaky in college hockey.
Can you point to any schools that has reneged on a commitment in the past two years?

Now, if you said "'commitments' have gone insane in the last two years," I would agree with you. And two years from now, we may see a bunch of decommits by schools due to over-commitment. But as of right now, I don't think the facts support calling them "shaky."



Very shaky! Northeastern might be the worst culprit. Might have been due to changing guards.
The definition of "shaky" to me would be if the school renegs.

The only decommits I know of at Northeastern were by the athlete. If the player decides to go somewhere else because they got what they see as a better deal, whether that's financially or in terms of ice time, that isn't the school's fault. All the school has to do is live up to their commitment on the education side.

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Not exactly reneging on a commitment, but when the new coach at UMass came in he declined to renew a couple scholarships. Happened at Wisconsin this year too.

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You guys are going way off topic. You should be ******** about how this d board sucks now, etc.

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OK, So you're angry the juvenile, meaningless, non-hockey related posters are gone....big deal. We get it, go over to Buzzfeed or The Chive or Barstool Sports if you want moronic posting by metal midgets.

We won't miss you.

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Honest to God! If you are 25 years old when you finish college hockey, have you really "made it"?

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Yeah an MBA or JD!

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What a shallow person.

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Anon
Yeah an MBA or JD!



Sounds like Envy!!

Good for them. Hopefully they had a chance to get a prep school education, play juniors for free ( BCHL has some extraordinarily beautiful places) and then have a college experience as a student athlete!

25! Yeah, boy they really missed the boat, eh? Way behind!. 25 year olds are still stuck between college and the real world.

My guess, unlike most of you, that guy will not feel the need to prove himself in the beer leagues when he is 40. My guess, is this guy will not have to prove himself when he is coaching his kids teams. My guess is this kid wont have go through a mid life crises at 50 because he missed out!

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Anon
Anon
Yeah an MBA or JD!





My guess, unlike most of you, that guy will not feel the need to prove himself in the beer leagues when he is 40. My guess, is this guy will not have to prove himself when he is coaching his kids teams. My guess is this kid wont have go through a mid life crises at 50 because he missed out!


My guess is your kid got cut! Sorry!

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Anon
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Yeah an MBA or JD!





My guess, unlike most of you, that guy will not feel the need to prove himself in the beer leagues when he is 40. My guess, is this guy will not have to prove himself when he is coaching his kids teams. My guess is this kid wont have go through a mid life crises at 50 because he missed out!


My guess is your kid got cut! Sorry!



Not cut yet, but some day will be cut. It is inevitable. However, I hope he takes it as far as he can, even if it means missing out on those prime earning years ( 22-25) Ha, Ha.

I am certain, he will be able to catch up and use his many contacts to help him get a great job, grad school acceptance or into hockey in some capacity. Too bad for those lost years of his 20's while your kid was gaining valuable experience in the management program at Enterprise Rent a Car or matriculating at Massachusetts School of Law while living with his college buddies and pulling tubes every night to counter effect their boring pasty white lives! Ha, Ha

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Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
Yeah an MBA or JD!





My guess, unlike most of you, that guy will not feel the need to prove himself in the beer leagues when he is 40. My guess, is this guy will not have to prove himself when he is coaching his kids teams. My guess is this kid wont have go through a mid life crises at 50 because he missed out!


My guess is your kid got cut! Sorry!



Not cut yet, but some day will be cut. It is inevitable. However, I hope he takes it as far as he can, even if it means missing out on those prime earning years ( 22-25) Ha, Ha.

I am certain, he will be able to catch up and use his many contacts to help him get a great job, grad school acceptance or into hockey in some capacity. Too bad for those lost years of his 20's while your kid was gaining valuable experience in the management program at Enterprise Rent a Car or matriculating at Massachusetts School of Law while living with his college buddies and pulling tubes every night to counter effect their boring pasty white lives! Ha, Ha
And at 40, those years from 22 to 25 don't mean jack, nor does your GPA. We definitely will look harder at executive candidates that played college sports as they tend to be disciplined and hard working.

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Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
Anon
Yeah an MBA or JD!





My guess, unlike most of you, that guy will not feel the need to prove himself in the beer leagues when he is 40. My guess, is this guy will not have to prove himself when he is coaching his kids teams. My guess is this kid wont have go through a mid life crises at 50 because he missed out!


My guess is your kid got cut! Sorry!



Not cut yet, but some day will be cut. It is inevitable. However, I hope he takes it as far as he can, even if it means missing out on those prime earning years ( 22-25) Ha, Ha.

I am certain, he will be able to catch up and use his many contacts to help him get a great job, grad school acceptance or into hockey in some capacity. Too bad for those lost years of his 20's while your kid was gaining valuable experience in the management program at Enterprise Rent a Car or matriculating at Massachusetts School of Law while living with his college buddies and pulling tubes every night to counter effect their boring pasty white lives! Ha, Ha
And at 40, those years from 22 to 25 don't mean jack, nor does your GPA. We definitely will look harder at executive candidates that played college sports as they tend to be disciplined and hard working.


My point Exactly!

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So Cap A's son goes from a Princeton commit to a Union commit -

Former Malden Catholic star Jack Adams commits to Union
Jim Clark Monday, July 18, 2016

The Malden Catholic-to-Union connection will continue for the foreseeable future, after former Lancers star Jack Adams announced his commitment to the Schenectady, N.Y. ECAC school Monday night on Twitter.

After being part of a pair of Super Eight championship teams in 2013 and 2014, Adams broke out during his junior season with 31 points while earning All-Scholastic honors. The younger brother of former MC star defenseman Mark Adams -- who played at Providence and was a draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres -- Adams originally committed to Princeton while at MC before changing course.

Adams spent last season with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League, where the 6-foot-5 right winger had 8-16-24 totals and 42 penalty minutes in 54 games.

Adams would be the second former Lancer to play for the Dutchmen. Former MC star and Herald Dream Teamer Mike Vecchione recently completed his junior season at Union and helped lead the Dutchmen to the NCAA championship in 2013-14.

My Kid Is Going To Be A King!

I especially miss big Dave. Hey big Dave, is your kid still a king!

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A commitment is defined as an agreement or promise to be loyal to someone or something now and in the future.

Why is someone's commitment to another school being celebrated after that person's commitment to a prior school has been broken without explanation?

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Aaaaaah, my guess is the school pulled it after he couldn't get admitted academically. Who passes on Princeton for Union?

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Yeah I'd drop a free ride at the #1 ranked national university for the 38th ranked liberal arts college... Yeah. Full ride based off of what I would expect Cap to make.

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It would appear that another Tweet is in order explaining what happened with Princeton.

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Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.

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Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.



I am pretty sure Union is one of the few Div1 schools that do not offer full rides. Division 1 hockey, great education. Great job kid!

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I love ketchup
Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


'Grants & loans' + Princeton Education > free Union education

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Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


'Grants & loans' + Princeton Education > free Union education
Going to Princeton as a D1 athlete < Princeton Education

Attending Princeton and maintaining strong grades as a non-athlete is hard enough. Attending as a 'scholarship' athlete is not going to be the same from an educational perspective.

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Anon
I love ketchup
Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


'Grants & loans' + Princeton Education > free Union education
Going to Princeton as a D1 athlete < Princeton Education

Attending Princeton and maintaining strong grades as a non-athlete is hard enough. Attending as a 'scholarship' athlete is not going to be the same from an educational perspective.



"Attending Princeton and maintaining strong grades as a non-athlete is hard enough."

I just about spit out my coffee and I wasn't drinking any.

Are you new to this whole 'Ivy League education' thing or what? You know it's almost impossible to get bounced from a school like Princeton - it doesn't look good for the school from an academic recruiting perspective. Grade inflation is real and wander over to Harvard and look to see how many B's they're handing out over there. An acceptance letter is almost as good as being handed a diploma.

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Isn't it true that if you break your college hockey commitment the college can report you to a credit agency? While you have the right to dispute the claim with the credit bureau, in all likelihood you won't be able to buy a car, rent an apartment or get a student loan to go to graduate school. It stays on your record for seven years.

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Anon
Isn't it true that if you break your college hockey commitment the college can report you to a credit agency? While you have the right to dispute the claim with the credit bureau, in all likelihood you won't be able to buy a car, rent an apartment or get a student loan to go to graduate school. It stays on your record for seven years.


This is definitely true. There was a thread about this on the old dboard

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Breaking your college commitment is something that doesn't look good on your permanent record.

Most guys would rather commit to an Ivy or not commit at all.

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G. Marmalade
Breaking your college commitment is something that doesn't look good on your permanent record.

Most guys would rather commit to an Ivy or not commit at all.



Huh?

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I love ketchup
Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


If this is true, it is a poor reflection on the student-athlete and his family. Did anyone force him to make his initial "commitment"? If you make a "commitment" and the school hasn't changed the parameters of the "commitment", you should honor it.

Character counts.

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Anon
I love ketchup
Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


If this is true, it is a poor reflection on the student-athlete and his family. Did anyone force him to make his initial "commitment"? If you make a "commitment" and the school hasn't changed the parameters of the "commitment", you should honor it.

Character counts.
Oh, you mean like OW, the 7th Grader (2000) that was, at the time, the earliest NCAA commit ever, whose school (UMaine) and alum dad made a big deal out of, only to have him decommit a year later, while in 8th Grade, and commit to Harvard before he started 9th Grade? That isn't character?

These schools don't care about character. Even freakin' Harvard didn't care. If you can put the puck in the net more than the next kid the schools will find a spot for you. Go take a look at Frank Vatrone's "journey."

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Anon
Anon
I love ketchup
Union offered a full ride. Princeton offered grants and loans. End of story.


If this is true, it is a poor reflection on the student-athlete and his family. Did anyone force him to make his initial "commitment"? If you make a "commitment" and the school hasn't changed the parameters of the "commitment", you should honor it.

Character counts.
Oh, you mean like OW, the 7th Grader (2000) that was, at the time, the earliest NCAA commit ever, whose school (UMaine) and alum dad made a big deal out of, only to have him decommit a year later, while in 8th Grade, and commit to Harvard before he started 9th Grade? That isn't character?

These schools don't care about character. Even freakin' Harvard didn't care. If you can put the puck in the net more than the next kid the schools will find a spot for you. Go take a look at Frank Vatrone's "journey."


What does it even mean? So the kid is "committed" to Harvard before he even takes his first test in high school? Yeah right. Is the school even a party to this commitment, or is this the family PR machine?

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COMING SOON:

Philosophical Thoughts: The Lowdown on College Commitments Or 'Are Those Things Real?'