Folks, its time to locate and dust off your pundit hats.
We’re about two weeks away from seeing actual, competitive, on-ice D-I college hockey. In celebration of the frenetic glee, I have decided to create a special post noting some notable blogosphere season previews.
● The RIT Tiger Hockey Blog has begun its preview of Atlantic Hockey. First on the register, projected by “Komey” to finish 6-22, are the Yellow Jackets of American International. In regard to a traditionally weak-spot for AIC, its offensive output and power play, Komey” notes,
“(Incoming freshmen) TJ Smith, Tom Mele, and Steve McLeod had some impressive statistics in their junior leagues. They are especially needed to help an anemic power play that only connected on 10% of their chances last year. Getting those stats up should be a top priority for the team.”
UPDATE: “Komey” has also posed a preview of Canisius. “Komey” predicts a last-place finish for the Golden Griffins, and a record of 5-23.
● The always great NMUHockey.net has posted an entire season preview for the CCHA. In regard to the competition in the CCHA this season, NMUHockey.net notes that,
as the team to beat. They are the defending national champions, and are coached by the legend Rick Comley. They bring back a loaded squad and the nation’s best goaltender. The race for the other spots in the league will be tight.” Michigan State
● Rob at the Hockey East Blog has begun previewing, well, Hockey East. Teams featured currently include Boston College, Boston U., Maine, UMass, and UMass-Lowell, with more to follow.