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02-14-2013, 01:43 PM
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I've stood next to Roy, he's about 5'9" in reality. He's gotten stronger since coming to Northeastern and handles contact relatively well.

While it makes a deal of sense for Roy to turn pro after this year, there are a few factors that may lead him to stay at Northeastern, despite the program still struggling through a transition period.

Roy still needs to work on the defensive aspect of his game. He's emerged as the offensive go-to guy, but should really balance that out before going pro.

Also, his brother Derick is a freshman goalie on the roster at Northeastern. While the two have had no problem being split up before, this may lead Kevin to stick around since Roy's arrival was certainly contingent on Derick coming. NU does need goaltending for next year and Derick is slated to be an active backup, meaning the package deal may not hold as much water. Derick is a quality goalie. In addition, his family values a college education highly, and he might be trying to get the most of his experience.

In short, Roy's game could use seasoning at the college level, and he plays in a competitive conference that will provide him good experience, major ice time, and an education. I'd say it's a 75% chance he stays at least another year.

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