In response to BadHabitude's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
and no offense badhab, but if you don't recognize schools like deerfield, avon, salisbury, andover, the gunnery, canterbury, berkshire, taft, andover, kimball union academy, and kent, I don't think you should be grading players based on their strength of schedule. Those are some high end teams, and I say that hating most of them (looking your way the gunnery)
They beat Avon 4-1 in their only meeting this year, and I think most would agree that over the last decade Avon has been hands down the class of prep school hockey.
You're correct, I really don't know that prep school scene, just the ones nearer to Boston. The ones I hadn't heard of were Trinity Pawling, Loomis Chafee, millbrook and westminister.
I was under the impression that the super 8 was the best hockey in new england.
So yah, I'm talking out of my backside when it comes to prep schools, but that's beside the point.
I don't believe they are as good as the major juniors which is pro hockey for all real intents and purposes.
Someone drafted should be tearing it up in prep school hockey and for all the articles I've searched for I haven't seen Wiley's name at all.
Not necessarily. Look they clearly drafted this guy based on his tools, nto his current ability. He's a 6'6" d man. I don't mind taking a flyer On him out of prep. Pacioretty had 12 goals in 2 seasons at Taft. hes was drafted in the ushl, he'll probably do a year there and then head to Harvard, let's see what happens when he fills out and heads to college
as for the super 8, ya, they used to be the class of Massachusetts hockey, before junior in us was a real thing. Granted this is just what my family told me, but since I entered the hockey worled they've gotten worse and worse. I get the impression that most of the kids that play super 8 these days talk to prep coaches, and are told that they wouldn't make the team until their senior year, and then play Malden catholic or CM or BC high. There are still a few good players that play super 8 for two years, and then play junior, but they are getting more and more rare.
prep school has some diamonds in the rough, and given the prospects available in the 5th round and beyond, I have no problem with the bruins drafting some guys with high end tools and lower production. You never know what a 6'6" d man will turn into when he actually learns the position.