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01-05-2013, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintAnton View Post
I'm still a little surprised when people say Johnny has played well in a small sample size here's what he earned his first year in the NCAA

Bill Flynn Trophy – Hockey East Most Valuable Player 2011–12
NCAA Boston College Eagles Hockey East all-tournament team 2011–12
NCAA Boston College Eagles "Beanpot MVP" 2012 2011–12

Currently he's one of the favorites for the Hobey Baker this year second in pts per game to a guy 3 years older than him.

and then he was named to the WJC all-star team or whatever that is with a tournament leading 7 goals including a huge game against Canada...

To me it seems like the small sample size argument comes more from people only looking at his last 4 games than from Johnny only preforming in 4 games.

That said TT has shown skills that impressed a lot of people and scouts took him top 20 in his draft year thinking he would translate them to the next level.
In Johnny's case the questions will always be there no matter what he does (and what more can anyone expect from him?)
Jack Connolly
2012 Hobey Baker winner
5'8 170

2011: 18g 41a 59p
2012: 20g 40a 60p

2012: Hobey Baker award
2012: Lowe's Senior CLASS award
2012 Premier Player of College Hockey
2010 All American 2nd team selection
2011 All American 1st team selection
2012 All American 1st team selection
2012 WCHA Player of the Year
2012 WCHA 1st team selection

Currently playing in the SEL

Andy Miele
2011 Hobey Baker winner
5'8 175

2011: 44p
2012: 71p

CCHA Player of the Year (2010–11)
CCHA All-CCHA First Team (2010–11)
CCHA tournament MVP (2010–11)
Hobey Baker Award winner (2011)
USA Hockey's college player of the year

25 points in 33 games currently in the AHL

Both similar sizes, point totals and awards, does college success always equal future success?

I fully expect him to be in the NHL, but to say he will be a 1st line player based on the WJC is where the small sample size argument comes from

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