Boston College Daily Links: "Really Just A Divorce"
The defending national champions are one of the elite programs in the nation and always have to deal with quality players leaving the program due to graduation or professional hockey opportunities. This year might have hurt more than most, but the Eagles are certainly still among the top teams in the country. We’re a little concerned about where some of the scoring might come from with Chris Kreider already joining the New York Rangers and the graduation of Barry Almeida and Paul Carey who combined to score 40 goals last year. Milner proved he’s one of the nation’s best goalies and might have to carry this team as it finds its way in the first half, but as usual, BC will be there in the end.
Paul Carey has signed with Colorado and Barry Almeida with Washington. The Avs did not qualify for the NHL playoffs, but their AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the AHL's Western Conference. As for Almeida, he'll report to Washington's Hershey affiliate, which has already clinched a playoff berth.