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2013-14 Preseason Top 16

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

We are back! There probably won’t be as much day to day posting here (unless someone wants to buy up this blog of course hint hint) but definitely still more longer pieces. Here’s the first big one, the preseason rankings for the 2013-14 season. Feel free to yell at me for hating your team in the comments or via email. Here we go:

1. Miami

The RedHawks had a pair of Freshmen splitting time almost evenly in net last year, but Ryan McKay, who had a .946 save percentage last year, probably will emerge this year. They return Riley Barber and Austin Czarnik up front and add Freshman Anthony Louis from the NTDP up front. It’s a small recruiting class for Miami, but they won’t have to blend in a lot of new faces and should use their talent and experience to compete for the national title.

2. Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell has the best 1-2 tandem in the country in net with Connor Hellebuyck and Doug Carr. They also bring back Scott Wilson, a legitimate Hobey candidate, up front. Lowell returns 4 of its top 5 scorers, but they’ll rely on goaltending to get them to the Frozen Four again. There is a bit of a chance of a drop off given that they neither put a lot of shots on goal nor suppressed them exceptionally well, but the talent is there. Read more…

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