Welcome, welcome. With the end of the college football season, the Tears has been on a bit of a hiatus the last several weeks. But with BU Week upon us once more, we figured this was a good time to come out of hiding. You know, just to see what the Puntable Pups have been up to.
Terrier Tears #1: One and Done
We kick things off with Angry Jack. Remember Angry Jack?
God I love that GIF.
Anyway, Jack Parker has been in retirement since leaving BU, but he's made an appearance here and there talking about his Terriers, and last week our friends at Bucky's 5th Quarter got this lovely little nugget during an interview in between periods.
You catch that?
He should have gone to Kentucky, I think he's going to be one and done.
We're barely halfway through the season and we've got the former head coach of Eichel's team saying what everyone else has been thinking: that Eichel has no intention of earning anything resembling an education and is there for one year before getting out of dodge.
The funny thing is, BU is really the Kentucky of college hockey: known for exactly one sport and even if you stay all four years, you get a questionable degree at best.
Such a shame.
Terrier Tears #2: The Holy Ghost
We have a nickname for Jack Eichel 'round these parts: Jesus ChrEichel, also known as God's gift to hockey, who came to resurrect the BU hockey program (at least for one year, anyway).
Eichel was the face of the American team at World Juniors this year, matched up against Canadian Connor McDavid in the much anticipated head-to-head games that everyone hoped would be a showcase of the top two picks in the upcoming NHL Draft. How did that go?
Well, Connor McDavid did pretty well. He was tied for the tournament lead in points, and led Canada to the gold medal.
Jack Eichel? Didn't even lead his own team. The best thing since sliced bread did lead the Americans to the prestigious Green Ribbon.
Such an embarrassment. He let his whole country down. His disappearing act led @EasternBias to dub him the #HolyGhost. Two out of three parts of the Holy Trinity ain't bad.
He's even started to let down his own team.
It's been 42 days since Jack Eichel scored a goal for BU #HolyGhost
— Eastern Bias (@easternbias) January 10, 2015
Such a shame.
Terrier Tears #3: Sieve
And finally, easily the best entry of the week comes from BU's tie against 54th-ranked Wisconsin. No, it's not just the tie that gives us a chuckle—although it sure didn't hurt.
No, our last entry comes from this beautiful goal, awarded to Wisconsin's Matt Ustaski, with an assist to BU's Brien Diffley (who the hell is Brien Diffley?) and Matt O'Connor.
That is a beauty.
Throwback Tears: Santini's Back!
Remember this? This was fun.
Here's to Santini putting Eichel through the glass on Friday night.