If he turns into a smooth skating Hal Gill, that is certainly a good pick.
Gill was miscast here and too many times he left you wanting to see more snarl. But the man played 1100 games; that's a good career.
Totally agree. I grew up playing youth hockey with him up until High School as we went to different ones. As big as he was, he wasn't an aggressive personality type. As a long time STH, it always bothered me the grief he got from the fans for not being something he wasn't.
Chances it will translate to the NHL? I know very little of Donato and haven't seen him play much. Looks good from what I've watched tonight
I don't watch him as much as others that I trust, but they all say the same thing: he's one of the most skilled forwards in our prospect pool. His hands are dynamite and he's been putting on some muscle. I don't know if they'll move him to the wing with his natural tendency to shoot but we are lucky to have him.
I'm a BU guy. My stepfather went there, and we went to the Beanpot every year from 1993 until 2006. While it was great seeing BU win seemingly every year, I'm glad Harvard finally did it again.
Donato has done an incredible job with that program since he took over.
I have mixed emotions as well. I went to BU but my late older brother played for Harvard in the 50's and when I was a tyke I used to skate at Watson Rink. I was even an extra in 'Love Story' when it was filmed.
Now we need Northeastern to win the Pot in short order and make the tournament great again.
Donato has to be on Sweeney's short list to be the next head coach of the Bruins but I can't see him walking away from the 'lifetime' security he has at Harvard.