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Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

C'mon man, BC was stacked on D and even brought in a senior transfer. Is it really a knock on him that they had 7-8 D and he didn't get a lot ice time. Seriously, let the kid along - not too many other 02's getting any NCAA D1 HE time on D, if any.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

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C'mon man, BC was stacked on D and even brought in a senior transfer. Is it really a knock on him that they had 7-8 D and he didn't get a lot ice time. Seriously, let the kid along - not too many other 02's getting any NCAA D1 HE time on D, if any.
If you want to be factual - BC wasnt closed to being stacked on defense. They had openings and brought a transfer in because they needed help back there. The other 02' defenseman played well for BC. I am not sure saying a kid wasnt ready for that level is a bad thing. He wasnt ready. Not many are and the combination of his size and his age the results werent surprising at all. He got poor advice and should have done another year in juniors. He is an offensive defenseman and played in 9 games and didnt register a shot. Sugar coat it all you want he was in over his head.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

Reminds me of the 'Little Super Star' who finished 5-22-27 in 132 games. Now 1-1-2 in 25 games in the ECHL but hey, 4th on the team in PIM. He made it.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

The kid’s size, young age and experience make him an underdog out of the gate. Make no mistake, the kid can play, regardless of the negativity about his lineage. He will get his shot and continue to improve.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

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C\\\'mon man, BC was stacked on D and even brought in a senior transfer. Is it really a knock on him that they had 7-8 D and he didn\\\'t get a lot ice time. Seriously, let the kid along - not too many other 02\\\'s getting any NCAA D1 HE time on D, if any.
If you want to be factual - BC wasnt closed to being stacked on defense. They had openings and brought a transfer in because they needed help back there. The other 02\' defenseman played well for BC. I am not sure saying a kid wasnt ready for that level is a bad thing. He wasnt ready. Not many are and the combination of his size and his age the results werent surprising at all. He got poor advice and should have done another year in juniors. He is an offensive defenseman and played in 9 games and didnt register a shot. Sugar coat it all you want he was in over his head.
Somebody’s not trusting the Lovell system.
A few more sessions of walk on skills and he’ll be good.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

Watching the Bruins / Penguins game over the weekend and saw local John Marino. Remember when he passed on playing at CM and instead elected to play for the SSK's? All the CM dads were up in arms, "Oh he's too good to play at CM!?!?!" "I suppose his dad thinks he's going to play in the NHL."

Now 100 games into his NHL career, yeah I guess his dad was right.

Re: Remembering all the DBoard players who weren't suppose to make it

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Watching the Bruins / Penguins game over the weekend and saw local John Marino. Remember when he passed on playing at CM and instead elected to play for the SSK's? All the CM dads were up in arms, "Oh he's too good to play at CM!?!?!" "I suppose his dad thinks he's going to play in the NHL."

Now 100 games into his NHL career, yeah I guess his dad was right.
Marino's dad took alot of hits around here and in the rinks when John was coming up. Much of it justified. However, he played the long game and it worked. Far from a highly touted kid, he's really matured into a solid top 4 dman for a contending NHL team. Best player coming out of mass in quite awhile, even out of that great 97 class, with Hanifin, who has never really developed into what most thought he'd be when he was a superstar youth prospect and number 5 pick in the draft.