Now you know I really don't want to do this but I have to. Lets take a look at the 2011-2012 Boston University Terriers. This year the Terriers are predicted by many to be the best in Hockey East and in some cases, the country. I do believe BU will be good, but best country ? hold your horses. They lose their best defenseman in David Warsofsky, and arguably their best forward in Joe Perriera. BU people will tell you how good Millan is, but everyone outside that side of Comm Ave knows he is horrible. The way he puts his gloves to mask when a shot comes at him means just one thing, he is scared. It is hard to play hockey with a scared goalie. Yes, BU does return Coyle, Connolly, Nieto, Chassion, and Clendining but are those guys really that good ? not a chance. BU and BC will battle out for the number one slot in Hockey East all year but in the end, I think it will be talent, goaltending (yes Parker Milner or Brad Barone over Kerrian Millan), and coaching that will put the Eagles ahead of the Terriers. Thats it short and sweet, I can't write about those guys.
Key Returnees-Coyle,Clendining, and Nieto
Prediction-Second in Hockey East. Loose to BC in Hockey East Finals. Make NCAA's