BOSTON — Four first-round picks.
Four second-round picks.
A third-round pick.
Two fifth-round picks.
Add in a 6-foot-4 freshman goaltender that most project as a first- or second-round pick in next June’s draft, and Boston University has what is inarguably the most on-paper talented college hockey team ever assembled.
To illustrate the extent of the talent, there was a stretch in the first period of the Terriers’ exhibition game against Prince Edward Island on Saturday in which they rolled a five-man unit of three firsts and two seconds, who were then replaced by a unit sporting a first and a third. Then five undrafted guys, all of whom were at least decent college hockey players. Then a group with a first and two seconds.
How do you answer that? The answer is, “You probably don’t.”
Perhaps a better question for how far BU can go this year is: How do you manage that? The answer for coach David Quinn might be, “Being hard on them.”
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