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engineerhockeyfan
03-09-2017, 06:40 AM
Doc, great to have you back. It's hard to line up your analysis objectively, the team put in some rather abysmal efforts until Hackett was let go.

In thinking back over the season, the one glaring difference, before and after Hackett, was the amount of giveaways in the offensive zone. With Hackett on the team, there were at least two or three giveaways in front of the net that led to easy goals for the opposition. Total lack of focus. After he left, we had hardly any of those such plays.
I don't know what Hackett did, but he had a very negative influence on this team. JMO

Ralph Baer
03-09-2017, 07:12 AM
I would venture a guess, based on other handles and first-person testimonies, that he was Class of 89, or something specifically to do with that year.

That was the same year which I found somewhere too -- the same class as Jason Moy and Kurt Stutt IIRC.

I checked the yearbooks for the four years he would have been at RPI and he is not in any of them. However, no one had #24, the number in the picture, his frosh year, so he could have worn it.

jmhusker
03-09-2017, 08:24 AM
This post speaks more about you than Dave. Trying to diminish people like this is what we try not to teach our children. Ive talked to Dave, he's a great family man and on ice official. A wonderful man and person. Have you no shame??
If he is the guy I'm thinking of... no I have no shame. Just poking fun. Sorry your panties are in a wad after losing your binky.

jmhusker
03-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Later than that I think. He is however listed on the jersey. Click on the left picture. It's the first name which you see there.
Must have the wrong guy then. Apologies to Mr. Aiello.

AspyDad
03-09-2017, 08:29 AM
If he is the guy I'm thinking of... no I have no shame. Just poking fun. Sorry your panties are in a wad after losing your binky.

Tough guy, big talk on thread.

AspyDad
03-09-2017, 08:29 AM
no I have no shame.

I concur

ServinisScores
03-09-2017, 08:33 AM
In thinking back over the season, the one glaring difference, before and after Hackett, was the amount of giveaways in the offensive zone. With Hackett on the team, there were at least two or three giveaways in front of the net that led to easy goals for the opposition. Total lack of focus. After he left, we had hardly any of those such plays.
I don't know what Hackett did, but he had a very negative influence on this team. JMO



EHF, someone posted here, which doesn't lend a huge amount of credibility, that he skipped practice(s)....


That was the same year which I found somewhere too -- the same class as Jason Moy and Kurt Stutt IIRC.

I checked the yearbooks for the four years he would have been at RPI and he is not in any of them. However, no one had #24, the number in the picture, his frosh year, so he could have worn it.

he's not in the hockeydb either, at all, having no hockey experience, prior to, or during his collegiate days. His twitter bio does include himself as an "RPI grad and RPI hockey alum"....

jmhusker
03-09-2017, 08:49 AM
i concur
THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID THE FIRST TIME

Sorry about the big internet talk. I'm just really tough I've been told.

Ralph Baer
03-09-2017, 09:27 AM
Does anyone know what the responsibilities are of the company hired for the coach choice? I can't believe that they will make the decision of whom to hire, so is it just soliciting applications? I would think that anyone who could remotely be interested in the job would know that there is a vacancy. Conceivably there are some possible candidates whom might waver on whether or not to apply due to any of many factors, and some might be worth trying to convince.

rvd5star69
03-09-2017, 09:37 AM
I don't lend any credibility? really :rolleyes:

giwan
03-09-2017, 09:43 AM
Does anyone know what the responsibilities are of the company hired for the coach choice? I can't believe that they will make the decision of whom to hire, so is it just soliciting applications? I would think that anyone who could remotely be interested in the job would know that there is a vacancy. Conceivably there are some possible candidates whom might waver on whether or not to apply due to any of many factors, and some might be worth trying to convince.

Mostly vetting and ranking possible candidates. He could have told them to explore other avenues, such as pulling a coach away that was not initially interested.

In the end though, any coach truly worth his salt is going to ask what is going to be the commitment to funding and I do not just mean his salary.

engineerhockeyfan
03-09-2017, 09:44 AM
EHF, someone posted here, which doesn't lend a huge amount of credibility, that he skipped practice(s).....

Judging by the difference in the teams play, I have to believe that it was much more than missing practices.
I have to believe that it was much more team related. Either he had a problem with Perry coming in or he started to blame his teammates for the game results.
I have no evidence of either, just a guess on my part.

Red Cloud
03-09-2017, 10:10 AM
I don't lend any credibility? really :rolleyes:

Gee.

Red Cloud
03-09-2017, 10:14 AM
If he is the guy I'm thinking of... no I have no shame. Just poking fun. Sorry your panties are in a wad after losing your binky.

Take it easy.

FlagDUDE08
03-09-2017, 12:03 PM
Does anyone know what the responsibilities are of the company hired for the coach choice? I can't believe that they will make the decision of whom to hire, so is it just soliciting applications? I would think that anyone who could remotely be interested in the job would know that there is a vacancy. Conceivably there are some possible candidates whom might waver on whether or not to apply due to any of many factors, and some might be worth trying to convince.

Probably something similar to a job recruiter or human resources representative... they're given basic qualification needs from us, and after a "telephone screening", they are then setup with an interview with Dr. McElroy and company.

electpuck
03-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Was just thinking about candidates for the vacant RPI coaching position. What about Paul Pearl, Associate Head Coach at Harvard? No one can deny Harvard's resurgence in the last three years since he has been there helping with recruiting and setting the defence.

Jstas91
03-09-2017, 01:56 PM
-Shouldn't the department have some names in mind that they want the firm to look at/talk to? As a hockey fan, it is easy to think of a quality list: Barr(umass), O'Connell(BU), Brown(BC), Keefe(Northeastern), Pearl(Harvard), Syer(Cornell), Riga (Qpac), Dumais(Qpac), Muse(Chicago-USHL), Lammers(Dubuque-USHL), Cole(USNTDP). Most of these guys are coaching in the Northeast, or have coached there with success in the past. Cole because of the USNTDP experience

-And this doesn't even include the list of pro/AHL coaches that have college/Northeast experience: Kleinendorst(Binghamton), Lalonde(Iowa), Dean(Providence)

TucsonMike
03-09-2017, 02:52 PM
I still think Adam Oates gets the first phone call - even just as a courtesy. No expectations, but what a recruiting hook it would be to be able to play for one of the best face-off / assist guys in the history of the game.



-Shouldn't the department have some names in mind that they want the firm to look at/talk to? As a hockey fan, it is easy to think of a quality list: Barr(umass), O'Connell(BU), Brown(BC), Keefe(Northeastern), Pearl(Harvard), Syer(Cornell), Riga (Qpac), Dumais(Qpac), Muse(Chicago-USHL), Lammers(Dubuque-USHL), Cole(USNTDP). Most of these guys are coaching in the Northeast, or have coached there with success in the past. Cole because of the USNTDP experience

-And this doesn't even include the list of pro/AHL coaches that have college/Northeast experience: Kleinendorst(Binghamton), Lalonde(Iowa), Dean(Providence)

FreshFish
03-09-2017, 04:44 PM
Does anyone know what the responsibilities are of the company hired for the coach choice?

My surmise is that they would perform background checks, for one thing. We've seen a few stories from time to time in sports in general about coaches who made claims about their education and achievements that were later found to be, um, "unverifiable."

They probably also help with scheduling and logistics; the nuts and bolts stuff of who talks to whom when, by phone or face to face, how do they get there for the latter, etc.

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03-09-2017, 05:36 PM
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