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Priceless
05-14-2013, 08:42 AM
Where are these rumors? Please cite a credible source.

They're rumors and you want a credible source? :confused:

amherstblackbear
05-14-2013, 09:06 AM
Wait . . . never mind the Maine angle. If Snow even saw Capuano at Maine, it would only have been during a campus visit as a prospective. (edit: Didn't he basically walk on, to play under Grant? My memory . . . it's old)

But that's irrelevant. My bigger question is: the Isles actually matter again, and Garth Snow is going to can a guy who possibly saved his job?

Pucknut
05-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Arnie "Spuds" Davis obit. http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/obituaries/bdnmaine/obituary.aspx?n=arnold-a-davis-arnie&pid=164790550&fhid=11895#fbLoggedOut

gscott13
05-14-2013, 11:47 AM
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/13/sports/corkum-to-coach-u-s-under-18s-umaine-coaching-search-continues/

revoman
05-14-2013, 12:06 PM
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/13/sports/corkum-to-coach-u-s-under-18s-umaine-coaching-search-continues/

Saw that this morning...Not going to hold my breath for any great length of time.

BassAle
05-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Where are these rumors? Please cite a credible source.

Internet rumors for the "retirement", someone with some connections mentioned an announcement after the Islander's season was done.


If I had a credible source it wouldn't be an unfounded rumor...

BobF
05-14-2013, 02:09 PM
That article is sure pushing Capuano to coach Maine.

Interesting that Maine Athletic website announced today that Jack Capuano has been named a member of the U. Maine Athletic Hall of Fame for 2013. http://www.goblackbears.com/information/news_releases/13HOF

Now go back a page and reread my earlier post #390! There are two possible candidates who both saw their seasons end this week.I am willing to bet that one of them is Maine's next coach. And while neither one is Corkum, both names start with a C.

Some people use logic when assessing the situation others go with emotion. I have been wrong more times than I can count, but the reasons I spelled out in my previous post are why I feel strongly that Maine had a discussion with the next coach who expressed interest if a move was made prior to Whitehead's dismissal. As reported they also spoke with Montgomery before Tim was let go.

amherstblackbear
05-14-2013, 02:21 PM
That article is sure pushing Capuano to coach Maine.

Could they find a worse file photo for Corkum? That thing looks like a mug shot, for crying out loud. I'm not saying that appearances should matter, but . . . appearances matter.

Again, I don't think it has any bearing on coaching ability. But the BDN is doing Corkum no favors in the court of public opinion every time they use that photo.

gscott13
05-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Could they find a worse file photo for Corkum? That thing looks like a mug shot, for crying out loud. I'm not saying that appearances should matter, but . . . appearances matter.

Again, I don't think it has any bearing on coaching ability. But the BDN is doing Corkum no favors in the court of public opinion every time they use that photo.

i've long thought the same... looks like he was nabbed by the cops and coming off a multi-day bender...

reminds me of the guy that appears in a bunch of adam sandler movies


http://bdnpull.bangorpublishing.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/10060161_H4267436-250x250.jpg
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Jonathan-Loughran-Signed-The-Waterboy-Funny-8x10-Photo-Proof-/00/s/MTE4OFgxNTA2/$(KGrHqRHJ!wE8e4rWULNBPJoR!jd0!~~60_35.JPG

blackbearbandie
05-14-2013, 04:16 PM
Where are these rumors? Please cite a credible source.

A feeling in the air would be a credible source on this one. If an NHL coach wanted to leave the league to coach the college ranks I'm sure any University would welcome them with open arms. If Corkum is not entrusted with the head coaching position, the only other candidate for the position that I would not question would be the Islanders' current head coach.

dover4345
05-14-2013, 04:31 PM
A feeling in the air would be a credible source on this one. If an NHL coach wanted to leave the league to coach the college ranks I'm sure any University would welcome them with open arms. If Corkum is not entrusted with the head coaching position, the only other candidate for the position that I would not question would be the Islanders' current head coach.

Are Maine fans seriously going to think that Capuano would leave the Islanders to coach maine? I mean, seriously? If the two jobs paid the same amount of money I would say ok, maybe, considering his wife lives in Bangor and thats where he spends his offseason. That said, it is one thing to spend your offseason in Bangor and another to spend the winter there. This guy is a competitor. He is at the top of his profession and coaching in the NHL. His dream from the day he started coaching in the coast was to coach in the NHL. This not a guy who took an assistant position in college hockey. His dream was never to coach at Maine. His dream is to be right where he is.

Given how the Islanders finished, Capuano IS NOT going anywhere. The reality is that coaching 1 year in the NHL is the equivalent of coaching 5 at Maine. Why on earth would he take that kind of pay cut given the group the Islanders have? With the likes of Strome and some other draft picks they are only going to get better. He is likely making close to a million a year with the Islanders. Their future is bright. He had a good year with a great finish and bought himself some time. He wouldnt even entertain the thought right now and it is moronic to even put his name into the rumor mill.

Job sercurity means nothing when your talking about taking 20% of what your currently making...

walrus
05-14-2013, 04:54 PM
Caps son is going to play BaseBall for Maine next year, Maybe he'd like to see him play?? The money thing is tough, you get used to making a certain standard of living cutting by 4/5 is a tough pill to swallow. I don't see a huge upside to him being a NHL coach, what does he know about current NCAA hockey? I don't doubt his smarts or his drive, the fact he is a NHL coach shows he has both.

Drew S.
05-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Caps son is going to play BaseBall for Maine next year, Maybe he'd like to see him play?? The money thing is tough, you get used to making a certain standard of living cutting by 4/5 is a tough pill to swallow. I don't see a huge upside to him being a NHL coach, what does he know about current NCAA hockey? I don't doubt his smarts or his drive, the fact he is a NHL coach shows he has both.

Do we know his financial situation? Maybe he doesn't need to make a million dollars a year in the NHL. At the end of day family is all that truly matters.

walrus
05-14-2013, 05:06 PM
Do we know his financial situation? Maybe he doesn't need to make a million dollars a year in the NHL. At the end of day family is all that truly matters.
I don't anything about his situation other than his son is headed to orono to play ball. I sure like watching my kid play ball and he ain't headed anywhere to play after high school, in fact he is lucky to play period.:) its still alot of fun for me and I know my kid appreciates me being there either way.

Priceless
05-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Do we know his financial situation? Maybe he doesn't need to make a million dollars a year in the NHL. At the end of day family is all that truly matters.

How many people need to make a million dollars a year? I guess those that do don't give a crap about their family. :)

all bear
05-14-2013, 05:30 PM
Oftentimes when you've made that kind of money, you find you dont need it. Sure its nice, but there are a lot of other things in life more important. Sure, its nice to have, but being close to the family and living in a more laid back community definitely has its pluses. Doesnt Jimmay still maintain a camp on Lucerne ? Heres a guy making booko bucks from NY keeping his roots in rural Maine.

all bear
05-14-2013, 06:11 PM
I agree home is where his heart is. I bet Jack goes home.

Wonder what his brother David is doing nowadays

amherstblackbear
05-14-2013, 06:22 PM
These are heady days for the Isles. No, it's not as prestigious as coaching in Madison Sq Garden, but the Isles are back in the playoffs, have a star to build around, and are moving out of the mausoleum, to the city. It would be an odd time to say "**** this," to put it mildly.

It really would have to be a deliberate lifestyle change. But it happens, so who knows?

dover4345
05-14-2013, 06:44 PM
You make it seems as though his coaching in the NHL makes it impossible to watch his kid play ball...what do you think he is doing now? Watching his kid play ball.

Do you think the time committment will be less at UMaine? Are you nuts. Time committment at Maine is far more than in the NHL. Right now he gets paid WAY more, and only has to worry about hockey. Thats it. Coach hockey. He doesnt do the draft, he doesnt sell tickets, and doesnt pick the team--he just coaches. At Maine he will have to leave home often to recruit (if hes any good), raise money, coach hockey, deal with faculty, etc... There is saying in pro hockey---"Its an awfully long season, but the days are really short."

If he wants to spend time with his family the best route would be to coach in the NHL for a few more years, make your money, and retire young... Not coach at Maine for the next 15-20 until your hair has fallen out...

Id say there is about a 1% chance of him being the next head coach...at best...

Drew S.
05-14-2013, 07:53 PM
You make it seems as though his coaching in the NHL makes it impossible to watch his kid play ball...what do you think he is doing now? Watching his kid play ball.

Do you think the time committment will be less at UMaine? Are you nuts. Time committment at Maine is far more than in the NHL. Right now he gets paid WAY more, and only has to worry about hockey. Thats it. Coach hockey. He doesnt do the draft, he doesnt sell tickets, and doesnt pick the team--he just coaches. At Maine he will have to leave home often to recruit (if hes any good), raise money, coach hockey, deal with faculty, etc... There is saying in pro hockey---"Its an awfully long season, but the days are really short."

If he wants to spend time with his family the best route would be to coach in the NHL for a few more years, make your money, and retire young... Not coach at Maine for the next 15-20 until your hair has fallen out...

Id say there is about a 1% chance of him being the next head coach...at best...

His kids will be all grown up in a few years. $200K in Eastern Maine is plenty of money to live a decent life. Hopefully he has some put away from coaching in the NHL the last few years too. I agree the time commitment at Maine is a lot, but at least he is seeing his family everyday and sleeping in his own bed most nights. I will have a lot of respect for him if he takes the job.