BJR go 5-26-5 last year. They turn over half the team, pick up a bunch of Wizards (but none of the top 4 players, who all went to the EHF) I don't think that vaults them into first place. Let's be realistic here
BJR 16-17 team = Good coaching (always had it, now even stronger), significantly stronger goalie (which matters, see IHC), more depth (but no new game changers), maybe improve to .500 with some upside. But not ready to challenge the Avalanche, BA, Patriots, VJW. Yet.....
returning BJR kids don't have the motor to play coaches style. none of them could compete in the high end spring/summer events. they will be ok but there is a learning curve with the core group returning.
Doubt the BJR will be a 500 team. Still a solid core went over from last year Wiz team. There was a lot of parity on that team.
As for not ready to challenge Avs,Pats,etc. time will tell but by looking at same teams played from Boston SS that does not seem to be the case. E9 should have more parity this year, which I guess is good.
Just heard about this site. I can't believe how insane you people are. Wow! Kids! You are talking about kids. And..... adults that will sacrifice their time to teach KIDS. What a pathetic group of losers. Be ashamed. Naming kids, parents, and coaches while staying anonymous. So Brave! Get off the PC and spend time with that kid. Or throw your name out there and stand up for your comments. Doubt anyone will do it. Losers!! Don't bother commenting. I'm out.
Again, good luck to all teams this weekend. Just wanted to highlight some key match ups each week that may move the list.
Kings vs. Caps
IHC vs. BJE
Ter vs. MMF
BA vs. Patriots
Will check in next week with results.