Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BU tabbed fourth in Hockey East media poll; Warsofsky picked for preseason team

The Terriers have been picked to finish fourth in the first-ever preseason poll by the Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association. Junior defenseman David Warsofsky was named to the media's preseason All Hockey East Team.

Boston College took the top spot, garnering 20 of the media's 22 first-place votes. The University of Maine, which took the other two first-place votes, and the University of New Hampshire also finished ahead of BU.

Below are the complete poll results, as well as us Freepers' individual ballots.

1. Boston College (20) 218
2. Maine (2) 190
3. New Hampshire 168
4. Boston University 141
5. Merrimack 127
6. Vermont 120
7. Northeastern 103
8. Massachusetts-Lowell 63
9. Massachusetts 44
10. Providence 36

F Cam Atkinson (Jr., Boston College)
F Stephane Da Costa (So., Merrimack)
F (*)Gustav Nyquist (Jr., Maine)
D Blake Kessel (Jr., New Hampshire)
D David Warsofsky (Jr., Boston University)
G (t)Alex Beaudry (Jr., Providence)
G (t)John Muse (Sr., Boston College)
(*) Unanimous selection
(t) Tie

The three of us (Scott, Jake and Sam) were fortunate enough to participate in this, so we thought it would be fun to see how our picks stacked up against the final poll.

Scott's ballot
1. BC
2. Maine
3. UNH
4. BU
5. Merrimack
6. UVM
7. NU
8. PC
9. UML
10. UMass

F Cam Atkinson (BC)
F Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack)
F Gustav Nyquist (Maine)
D Blake Kessel (UNH)
D David Warsofsky (BU)
G Alex Beaudry (PC)

Jake's ballot
1. BC
2. Maine
3. BU
4. UNH
5. UVM
6. Merrimack
7. Providence
8. UML
9. NU
10. UMass

F Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack)
F Chris Kreider (BC)
F Gustav Nyquist (Maine)
D Blake Kessel (UNH)
D David Warsofsky (BU)
G John Muse (BC)

Sam's ballot
1. BC
2. UNH
3. Maine
4. BU
5. Merrimack
6. UVM
7. Northeastern
8. UML
9. Providence
10. UMass

F Cam Atkinson (BC)
F Stephane Da Costa (Merrimack)
F Gustav Nyquist (Maine)
D Blake Kessel (UNH)
D David Warsofsky (BU)
G Alex Beaudry (PC)

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