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Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

But the guy's point was how the control is all in the schools hands even when the kid isn't on the roster. In pro sports you get cut, you're a free agent - college not so much as you're out of the game.

"Schools shouldn't be allowed to take a kid into school and have him play a season then cut him. Kid is then without a team and has to sit out an entire year."

As for BC, there are current players who are worthy of being cut not just commits not being invited in. But with the way they set-up the roster with connected kids - current NHL front office kids, former NHL'er's kids, legacy upon legacy kids... - the long term damage to the reputation of the program would be at stake in hockey circles. Live in learn I guess.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

It's always amazing how much time parents put into junior getting an athletic scholarship and how little they know about how the system works. Also how shocked they are in sports like lacrosse when they learn how little money there is for the size of the roster the money goes to support.

Schools have all the control but BC is not making cuts simply because they can, it's because they want to win. Many of their sports are down and they don't want hockey to follow the same path. They got caught a few years back with not enough commits and when more players then expected turned pro, they had to bring in kids that they didn't necessarily want to but had no choice. So they over recruited and now some of those kids who received unexpected opportunities will now see them taken away.

Chalk it up to an early life lesson for junior even though it should be illegal that the NCAA is allowed to operate the way they are but they are smart and will do anything to protect their cartel and monopoly. When the Northwestern football team sued they squashed that with cost of attendance stipends. Short money for the NCAA compared to what they would lose if their cartel were to be challenged through the court system but no one wants to commit the time and money to break it.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

Just don't cut The Lil' Super Star! I enjoy the turnovers, cheap penalties and seeing him get bundled!!!!

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

Don't worry, Dad will find him a spot.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

Wrong. This is upsetting the apple cart and school's avoid it.
They do not want to get a reputation of sucker punching kids (offering them $ and a roster spot then taking it away AFTER the kid passed up other opportunities).
It's not cool. This will not help recruiting. Other coaches will say "BC cuts the bottom third of the roster every season. At ___our school___ when we make a commitment to you we remain committed."
Why would a kid take that chance?

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

You don't get it. Every top team does this so no one can claim they will honor the comittment for four years. This public disclosure of making cuts will have no impact on other schools or kids decisions.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

Anon
Wrong. This is upsetting the apple cart and school's avoid it.
They do not want to get a reputation of sucker punching kids (offering them $ and a roster spot then taking it away AFTER the kid passed up other opportunities).
It's not cool. This will not help recruiting. Other coaches will say "BC cuts the bottom third of the roster every season. At ___our school___ when we make a commitment to you we remain committed."
Why would a kid take that chance?
You have no idea on what your talking about

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

BC was / is too young.

They tried an experiment and it failed. That's pretty much the whole story.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

And BC was / is too committed to connected kids.

They tried an experiment and it failed. That's pretty much the whole story.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

York gone after next year’s losing season....1/2 commits will be gassed, rebuild...

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

BC will win Hockey East this year.

Re: BC Announces Cuts This Fall

The "top" hockey schools (BC, BU, MN, MI) rely too much on NTDP players who come in much younger than the players at the teams that now win championships (MN-D, Denver, Quinnipiac, Yale). The Big Guys have to realize that you can't win with a team full of superstars--you need some role players to do the dirty work. [They might want to watch Miracle a couple times.] By making these cuts BC is just trading one group of early stars for another. They will continue to lose until they get back to playing big boy hockey. Having a couple 20 year old freshmen D over 6 feet tall might be a good start.