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steve66
12-07-2012, 03:15 PM
Cavanaugh interviewed for the position when Greg Cronin got the job, he did not apply for it this time around. At this point, I think Cavanaugh expects to take over the helm when and if Jerry York decides to call it a career.

If the confidence surrounding the team wasn't bad enough, losing another player midseason might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Before we know it, there will not be enough players on the roster to field a complete team. It scares me that I'm hearing people who are close to the team (i.e. trainers and player's girlfriends) say that the team is tuning Madigan out because they do not believe he is the right person to lead them. When they first announced that he was among the three finalists for the job, I thought that was just to appease the alumni, however, when I heard he got the job, I was beside myself. I understand that the guy has been around the game as a scout for a long time, but to hire a coach who hasn't been behind a bench in over twenty years is preposterous. Anyhow, I hope they can somehow salvage this season with some shred of dignity.


Couple of things, he was offered the job 8 years ago and turned it down. They then hired Cronin, he has been the guy they have wanted for awhile. He may not be the right man for the job, all I am saying is that 1+ years is not enough time to make that judgement.

Salt on the wound, I have heard from a somewhat reliable source that Roy is leaving for the Q.

northeastern
12-07-2012, 03:40 PM
..Salt on the wound, I have heard from a somewhat reliable source that Roy is leaving for the Q.

..game -set -match!

I don't blame the Q for looking at our entire team at this point..

Who was it.. Madigan who said.. 'time to blow things up & start afresh'..
no kidding. Starting with himself..

Shame on Peter Roby.. NU Admin should fire him now (Roby that is)! Transition Madigan to ADs office.
Let's do all the housekeeping/house cleaning this season itself. If something good has to come (and i am sure it will).. do it this season. Like i said before.. we can't lock out college hockey.. let's just lock out the Huskies for this one season.

Sorry to fellow Husky fans for any comments that may have offended anyone..
NU hockey.. we'll see better days.

Agganis
12-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Just watched Wednesday's ESPN Outside the Lines. Peter Roby was part of a 4 man panel discussing coaching hiring/firing and paying buyouts. He was of the belief that firing a coach before his contract is up and paying him to not coach is almost always a bad decision, and that fans will come even if the team is not a championship contender. Good luck guys.

When is Madigan's contract up, by the way?

Ryecheers
12-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Salt on the wound, I have heard from a somewhat reliable source that Roy is leaving for the Q.

I checked with a source, who is better than yours, who believes Roy will be around for a while. He is doing well in school and is very close with his brother who is certainly expected to stay.

Thank you sincerely for sharing a rumor like this that can only described as kicking the program (and its fans) while it is down. Without rectal cranial inversions like yourself, who believes everything he hears without checking the facts, we might never have our rumors promulgated.:mad:

RossiRules
12-08-2012, 08:36 PM
I figured Askew before he de-committed as his family and Darcy's are close. Last week, I saw the St Sebastianís line without him and they are clearly not as good as they were with him as they lost 3 to 2 to lowly Milton and needed OT to get past Rivers. In fact Sebís has a full line of commitments to BU and of course Noah Hannifin, who is committed to BC, so it was nice to have had one local kid in Askew committed to NU even if he was only 15.

I expect he will light it up over at Cushing where academic help is much more prevalent.

I have an ear close to the track and fully expect Roy to stick it out for the remainder of this season, but next year ? who knows by the end of this season when we have 25 losses he may just want to pack it in.

However, I really do not expect that any of the following will ever actually make it Huntington Ave. Michael Szmatula, Matt Benning and John Stevens, Why? LOL! Do I really need to say it? You all know why. After they speak with new teammate Manno my guess is they all pursue other options . I mean we might get one of them but all three I doubt it. Program is in trouble.í However, we need this to happen so that Roby is released. He is the real rung in the ladder that is preventing NU to move to the next level nationally in sport.

Thiessen'sBetter
12-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Another lackluster effort from the Huskies tonight. Roy, Sap, Sauce and a few Steve Morra shifts were really the only bright spots; everyone else was completely invisible going through the motions. Well except for Cody, who decided to try and fight the entire Lowell team and selfishly put himself in the box with 4 minutes left. Out of all the BC recruits, HE is the one that we get :confused: On a related note, he did get blasted at center ice away from the puck but Bunyon and Timmy B. decided it was going to be one of the there "Don't call anything" 3rd periods.

Rogie21
12-09-2012, 07:17 AM
In fact Sebís has a full line of commitments to BU and of course Noah Hannifin, who is committed to BC, so it was nice to have had one local kid in Askew committed to NU even if he was only 15.

A full line? Kelley, Ronan and who?

DieHardDog
12-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Low
Lower
Lowest
Lowell
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Northeastern

If I was Madigan, I wouldn't be giving these boys a holiday break.

Thiessen'sBetter
12-09-2012, 02:38 PM
If I was Madigan, I wouldn't be giving these boys a holiday break.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOYRkL0bb5o

According to JM, the break couldn't come at a better time. I'd rather have Madigan take a break and have captain's practices for a couple weeks. That worked pretty well against Merrimack and BC.

steve66
12-09-2012, 05:18 PM
I checked with a source, who is better than yours, who believes Roy will be around for a while. He is doing well in school and is very close with his brother who is certainly expected to stay.

Thank you sincerely for sharing a rumor like this that can only described as kicking the program (and its fans) while it is down. Without rectal cranial inversions like yourself, who believes everything he hears without checking the facts, we might never have our rumors promulgated.:mad:

I am very, very glad to hear that. I hope your source is better. I don't want to be right. This did not come from someone at NU, but someone within college hockey.

mookie1995
12-09-2012, 06:06 PM
Cavanaugh interviewed for the position when Greg Cronin got the job, he did not apply for it this time around. At this point, I think Cavanaugh expects to take over the helm when and if Jerry York decides to call it a career.

If the confidence surrounding the team wasn't bad enough, losing another player midseason might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Before we know it, there will not be enough players on the roster to field a complete team. It scares me that I'm hearing people who are close to the team (i.e. trainers and player's girlfriends) say that the team is tuning Madigan out because they do not believe he is the right person to lead them. When they first announced that he was among the three finalists for the job, I thought that was just to appease the alumni, however, when I heard he got the job, I was beside myself. I understand that the guy has been around the game as a scout for a long time, but to hire a coach who hasn't been behind a bench in over twenty years is preposterous. Anyhow, I hope they can somehow salvage this season with some shred of dignity.

does this entity even exist?!?!

northeastern
12-09-2012, 06:22 PM
does this entity even exist?!?!

..check with your boss.. they're (NU class year) ahead of you.. :)

mookie1995
12-09-2012, 06:30 PM
..check with your boss.. they're (NU class year) ahead of you.. :)

well, i do know nu alums that i work with. i know nu alums with whom i am friendly. i knew future nu alums who co-op'd for us.

none of them however give a rats arse about the hockey team. -that was my question.

if there are decisions made to appease alums, are you talking about 4 or 6 peeps who do whatever it is that nu hockey needs? like painting the old barn white or replacing the heaters under the bench?

BCeagle
12-09-2012, 07:32 PM
does this entity even exist?!?!

My older brothers are NU grads and the oldest one usually goes to the Beanpot with me. His daughter graduated from BU, but believe me they don't say much anymore with the way things are going now on Huntington Ave. For Christmas, I bought him a nice NU jersey to wear with pride to the games or in this case (wink) with shame at the present state of the NU athletics. I try not to say too much that will get him riled up at the hockey team but if he starts ragging on me and BC, all I have to do is quietly point to the rafters.

Sully75
12-09-2012, 09:39 PM
I just returned from Europe, after a 3 months abroad & checked into this site. Surprised to see how foolish u all are...NU Hockey has an identity crisis. Coach Flaman had a taste of success, and after almost 2 decades of losing, NU fired Crowder (btw he did a great job at UML before NU). Cronin inherited maybe the worst team in HE history with a 3 win team. Cronin did something Crowder, Smith & Flaman could not do. He rehabbed the entire program & helped facilitate the Arena Renovation....and..won by developing players from a 3 win team. They went to 2 HE final fours, a near miss in 2 BPot finals, an NCAA tourney and several All Americans/All HE's in his last 3 years. The crappy NU image was being replaced by some success and NU was poised to make a consistent run at success. Look who NU had for players & recruits before Cronin AND STAFF..were run out of town for "texting" recruits?? Texting!? How would NU be with Gaudreau. Haar, Gillies, Oleksiak, B. Reid, Bitetto, Eibler, Dongara....over the last year and a half. You all had it going in a good direction and someone blew it all up. What a shame...Madagan inherited a good situation....and he will lose too. WHY? There is no leadership above him. Cronin & his staff gave NU a taste of success & it was derailed. U reap what u sow...the sad thing is that the BCeagle is right. U alumns r attacking one of ur own...& one of NU's best ambassadors in JM.

Motorboaters
12-09-2012, 10:06 PM
I agree completely, it all starts at the top with the AD's office and Peter Roby. Dave O'Brien was the one who hired Cronin and he was committed to winning. It seems to me that all Peter Roby is committed to is pushing the basketball program. Looking back, it is just sad that Cronin was driven out for a violation so controversial and miniscule that it does not even exist anymore.

Thiessen'sBetter
12-09-2012, 10:10 PM
I agree with a lot of what you said but you left out one critical point. Cronin's teams had structure and played his system. You could clearly see Cronin's stamp on the product on the ice. Madigan's teams don't play a consistent system, they don't make adjustments and play very individual hockey. There are plenty of reasons to blame Roby, but this is a coaching problem, not an AD problem.

Carmine Scarpaglia
12-09-2012, 11:04 PM
They went to 2 HE final fours, a near miss in 2 BPot finals, an NCAA tourney and several All Americans/All HE's in his last 3 years.

So in other words, they didn't win anything.

northeastern
12-10-2012, 07:34 AM
Win or not.. i'd rather have seasons like that where we compete night in night out.. everything else comes along eventually. Right now (save a few core players).. they are not trying..

Thank you Carmine..now go bug UNH with that rant.. although they might be making a run for something this season!.. :-)

SkinsFan09
12-10-2012, 07:51 AM
I agree with a lot of what you said but you left out one critical point. Cronin's teams had structure and played his system. You could clearly see Cronin's stamp on the product on the ice. Madigan's teams don't play a consistent system, they don't make adjustments and play very individual hockey. There are plenty of reasons to blame Roby, but this is a coaching problem, not an AD problem.

It is Roby's fault for hiring him. He doesn't give two ***** about winning.