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Old 03-20-2017, 01:51 PM   #201
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I don't think Hickey is a blue chip prospect but I hope the Flames do sign him this off-season and make room for him in the AHL next season. I assume Wotherspoon and Morrison will not be retained and Andersson might be ready for an NHL spot next season.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:28 PM   #202
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If Hickey isn't a blue-chipper, I think he is close.

His skating is exceptional - not good, but exceptional. He has a good shot from the point, is a great puck-mover, likes to play a rugged game, and is good defensively. He is about as a complete of a prospect as one could hope for.

I don't think he is NHL ready, but I do think he will be an NHL defencemen. It is fun just watching Hickey skate. I think he is right up there with Brodie and Kylington for pure skating ability, and is joining the organization being a more complete player than Kylington or Brodie were (though his time in the NCAA has really helped with that, so it definitely isn't a fair comparison).

I really look forward to Hickey, actually. Though I still like Kylington more just due to his higher ceiling (which is my opinion anyways), I think that Hickey might be the best of the bunch out of any of the current defensive Flames' prospects.
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Just a reminder that the NCAA tournament is getting underway this afternoon. Both Flames prospects are in action.

BU vs. North Dakota is starting shortly on TSN-Go.

Harvard vs. Providence is at 2:00pm, also on TSN-Go.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:21 PM   #204
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Both Harvard and BU get a bit of a raw deal today. They're each the higher-ranked team in their games, but they have to play against the home town team in front of a hostile crowd.

This is the exact scenario that Providence College took advantage of two years ago, where they were the lowest-team in the tournament but got to play their first two games in Providence and eventually went on the win it all.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:39 PM   #205
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Hickey looked pretty good in the first. BU is down 1-0 to ND after 1.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:40 PM   #206
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NoDak scored a late one and goes into the first intermission up 1-0.

If BU loses today, it could be Hickey's final College game (although, he does still have one more year of eligibility).
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:02 PM   #207
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1-1. great pass by McAvoy
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:08 PM   #208
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BU scores two goals early in the third and now lead 3-1.


Harvard got a late PP in the first and scored early in the second on it. Fox had an assist, which means he's guaranteed to finish with a point-per-game average greater than 1.0.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:30 PM   #209
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FOX!!! 6th goal of the season.

Nice goal. Harvard up 2-0.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:34 PM   #210
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FOX!!! 6th goal of the season.

Nice goal. Harvard up 2-0.
He should have had an assist when he sent in Donato only to get stopped by the post. Fox picked up the rebound and potted it for himself though.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:39 PM   #211
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3-3 in North Dakota.

It seems that Hickey is out there every time a tire fire starts in BU's end.
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BU blows the 3-1 lead. ND has tied it up with 4:30 left in the third.

There was a long delay about halfway through the third after a pane of glass shattered. UND has taken over since the delay.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:13 PM   #213
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Hickey's season is over as ND completes the comeback and wins in OT

Let the signing watch commence
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:17 PM   #214
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Like a teen girl wearing a turtleneck, it's time for a Hickey watch.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:19 PM   #215
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No goal in North Dakota! OT goes on!

Hickey not done!
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Whoops! Goal was called back on an offside review. BU is still alive.
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Harvard wins over PC 3-0. Will play for the chance to go to the frozen 4.

Fox goal

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3-0 final for Harvard over Providence. 2 points for Fox.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:45 PM   #219
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Hickey gets 2 minutes for battling too hard, but BU kills it off and we're going to 2OT.
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Brad E. Schlossman‏ @SchlossmanGF
Boston University defenseman Brandon Hickey has blocked 17 shots today... so far. My goodness, that's a season for some guys.
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