Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bits 'n Pieces--Alumni

All American Defenseman Chris Dyment most recently with the Providence Bruins, has signed on with the Albany River Rats, now a Carolina farm team. Chris may find himself paired with a former opponent as Carolina also signed ex-Eagle JD Forest, back from two years in Finland. Is the 5-9 defenseman trying to duplicate the path to the NHL taken by Devils’ blueliner Brian Rafalski?

Dan Cavanaugh is a holdover Springfield Falcon, who will be greeting new coach and 1971 BU captain Steve Stirling. Stirls did a fine job with limited manpower in his tenure as Islanders head coach, but fell victim to a front office that can only be described as “nuts.” Back to Cavanaugh, who also will find himself skating with a guy from “the team up the block,” David Spina. Ex-UMass ‘tender Gabe Winer is on the roster, too.

One of the newest alums, John Laliberte, was not signed by Vancouver, which had drafted him in the fourth round of the 2002 Draft. That makes him a free agent. We’ll try to get more info on the power forward some folks call “Freedom.”

All American forward and MOP of the ’95 National Championship game Chris O’Sullivan ( and another ) had been scouting for the Avs, but now will scout for the Islanders' and their new GM, Garth Snow, . Chris once again coached a team in the recent Beantown Classic, which will be covered in a future post. Another ex-Terrier who coached at the Beantown Classic also has changed scouting jobs. Bob Crocker, Jack Kelley’s assistant coach and former BU baseball coach, now checks out prospects for the Los Angeles Kings. “The Dean of New England College Scouts,” he was previously a Rangers scout and remains a fan of Blueshirts draft choice Ken Roche.

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