Saturday, February 21, 2009

Game Day--BU and NU--again

The first- and second-place teams in Hockey East, separated by a single point, are back on the ice for a rematch tonight at Matthews Arena. Start time is 8 p.m. You can listen on WWZN in Boston or online. One of readers reports that you also watch the game online for $4.95. Go this link. Terrier Sports Information Director Brian Kelley will blog live throughout the game here.

Following last night's games and the updated Pairwise rankings, USCHO's bracketologist, Jason Moy, took a stab at how the NCAA quarterfinal pairings would be set, if the season was over. Moy has the Terriers seeded first in the Bridgeport regional, meeting RIT.

Brian Durocher's women's team clinched home ice for the Hockey East playoffs with a 3-0 win over Northeastern this afternoon at Matthews Arena.

With the season winding down, there's no shortage of opinions about the Hobey Baker Award. Inside Hockey's Ryan Hurton is one of many who believe Colin Wilson is the front-runner for college hockey's version of the Heisman.

McKeen's Hockey Prospects ranked the top free agents among college players and has Terrier co-captain Matt Gilroy at the top of its list

Matt Gilroy--Capitalizing on Tyler Bozak missing several weeks with a torn meniscus injury, Matt Gilroy is now our top-ranked UFA out of the NCAA. Gilroy is primed to be a star and could dramatically uplift the franchise that is fortunate to land him equally as much as a lottery pick. He's smooth as they come with the puck, as he boasts unrivaled vision and passing skills. His ability to escape dangerous situations and orchestrate beautiful plays coming out of his own end has our scouts believing he could be special. Gilroy fits the prototype of a modern NHL defenseman and will be a mature 25-year old when he enters his rookie NHL season next fall. After receiving contract offers from 23 teams last season, Gilroy is expected to sign on to a lucrative one this year because his age leaves him exempt from the NHL's entry level contract system. While the hype over the John Tavares lottery is deafening, the courtship for Gilroy's services could be just as fascinating and fruitful.

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