With 11 NHL draft picks already on the Boston University roster, the Terriers no doubt have their minds set on a national championship this year, which would be the program’s first since 2009.
In this article from the New York Times we are able to see how the team is coping with this hype. The team has been dubbed the unanimous favorite to win the title this season, but there are obvious concerns from the coaches about how this reputation will impact the team’s performance. Additionally, though the Terriers are immensely skilled, they lack significant experience some other contenders (North Dakota, Quinnipiac, Michigan, Boston College, Denver) may possess. Even with these concerns, there is no question that, on paper, Boston University has one of the best rosters in NCAA hockey this season, with four top-20 selections in this year’s NHL draft. We will be watching to see how this season pans out for the Terriers.