This isn't the happiest Award to give out. The Celtics and Bruins were knocked out by rivals in heartbreaking Game 7s. The Red Sox were irrelevant, and the Patriots haven't won anything truly significant yet. So who gets Team of the Year for 2010? The one team that won a national title.
BC Hockey started 2010 slow, losing two games in the Denver Cup, then losing an outdoor meeting with BU at Fenway. Then in February, they exploded. They won the Beanpot, stormed through the Hockey East Tournament, then ripped through the NCAAs. They won their last 9 games, scored 24 goals in their 4 NCAA games, 21 goals in their 4 Hockey East tourney games (that's 5.6 goals per game in their last 8). They finished their season on a 17-2-1 run.
They were also 13-5-0 in the opening phase of the 2010-11 season, tied for the top spot in Hockey East, and ranked 3rd in the country.