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BlackI
01-13-2019, 12:16 PM
At this point, there can't be a single person who thinks Red Gendron is anything but a lame duck coaching out the string until 2021. The only argument for keeping him is not paying a $200,000 or so buyout. And if the University can't find $200,000 to buy him out, the university shouldn't be sponsoring Division I athletics.

I agree.

Ma#1ne Hky
01-13-2019, 12:18 PM
This forum isnt the only one calling for a coach change.

http://sportschowdah.bangordailynews.com/2019/01/13/no-reason-for-red-gendron-to-coach-another-game-at-umaine/He has been saying this all along...and he's hitting the NAIL with the HAMMER each and every time he puts articles out like this...FACTS. After witnessing this weekends set of games this has just taken the wind out of my sails in >> thinking/>>hoping they can go on some sort of winning streak...pretty much not going to happen...tied with Merrimack for 8th in Hockey East play [only 1-8 make it and "yes" plenty of hockey left]….With 14 games left I see: 4-9-1 to finish off the regular season. Not a pretty picture by any means...……...

walrus
01-13-2019, 12:31 PM
They reviewed it and said it was a major for elbowing and a game misconduct. Do you have a link to the video? I'm curious because the officials must have seen and elbow up high.

Posted on Maine facebook page

BlackI
01-13-2019, 12:34 PM
Posted on Maine facebook page

I don't have Facebook. Oh Well, no biggy.

NU_Husky
01-13-2019, 01:27 PM
First time Alfond attendee last night. Alfond is great. I get the hype. Unfortunately students were on break but the band was legit the best I've seen or heard in the NCAA. The fanbase is clearly passionate. And I love all the history displays they have- championships, all americans, olympians, big significant wins in the history of the team and the arena. This is stuff I wish NU would do and have been asking for for about 5 years on the walls of the Matthews staircases and concourse.

I didn't see the Dawe hit live, and I hope he recovers quickly and fully. But the hit was not worthy of a major, and clearly did not have any intent to hit in the head. To me it appears Dawe skated to the middle and turned to shoot, with his head looking towards the net, and Hawkins caught him across the middle with minimal momentum. It looked ugly, and I hope with his injury history it's not as bad as it looked on the ice, but I don't see intent or maliciousness here. Here's the video again, we've been watching it over and over today: https://twitter.com/NUHockeyBlog/status/1084469691467350016
I don't know what Jim was yelling about after this happened, whether he was arguing against a major versus something else, but I did see him a few seconds later after 10 seconds of play yelling that the officials missed a cross-check to a prone Lerario in the faceoff dot. Add in the way he reacted to McGovern going after Lerario in the handshake line, you can hate on him all you want but he's protecting his team and his players. The McGovern incident: https://twitter.com/NUHockeyBlog/status/1084281586248548352

For the sake of Maine's program I do hope you move on from Red soon. Maine has some quality hockey players- Tralmaks, JSS, Dawe, and Keeper all impressed me. But unfortunately Red's systems don't allow their skills to shine as much as he wants their size to shine. Good luck the rest of the season. Hope your team does enough to make the playoffs.

Drew S.
01-13-2019, 01:29 PM
This forum isnt the only one calling for a coach change.

http://sportschowdah.bangordailynews.com/2019/01/13/no-reason-for-red-gendron-to-coach-another-game-at-umaine/

A pretty ****ing article. I would like to see Maine get rid of him now and give Ben a chance the rest of the season but I doubt it happens.

BlackI
01-13-2019, 01:56 PM
First time Alfond attendee last night. Alfond is great. I get the hype. Unfortunately students were on break but the band was legit the best I've seen or heard in the NCAA. The fanbase is clearly passionate. And I love all the history displays they have- championships, all americans, olympians, big significant wins in the history of the team and the arena. This is stuff I wish NU would do and have been asking for for about 5 years on the walls of the Matthews staircases and concourse.

I didn't see the Dawe hit live, and I hope he recovers quickly and fully. But the hit was not worthy of a major, and clearly did not have any intent to hit in the head. To me it appears Dawe skated to the middle and turned to shoot, with his head looking towards the net, and Hawkins caught him across the middle with minimal momentum. It looked ugly, and I hope with his injury history it's not as bad as it looked on the ice, but I don't see intent or maliciousness here. Here's the video again, we've been watching it over and over today: https://twitter.com/NUHockeyBlog/status/1084469691467350016
I don't know what Jim was yelling about after this happened, whether he was arguing against a major versus something else, but I did see him a few seconds later after 10 seconds of play yelling that the officials missed a cross-check to a prone Lerario in the faceoff dot. Add in the way he reacted to McGovern going after Lerario in the handshake line, you can hate on him all you want but he's protecting his team and his players. The McGovern incident: https://twitter.com/NUHockeyBlog/status/1084281586248548352

For the sake of Maine's program I do hope you move on from Red soon. Maine has some quality hockey players- Tralmaks, JSS, Dawe, and Keeper all impressed me. But unfortunately Red's systems don't allow their skills to shine as much as he wants their size to shine. Good luck the rest of the season. Hope your team does enough to make the playoffs.

Notice follow through shows arm coming up after contact. Also, there are other cameras that officials may have access too.

Not sure what Bubba was doing in handshake line unless kid was trash talking Tralmaks. Go ahead and suspend Bubba too.

BlackI
01-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Maine girls break it open in the third. Up 3-0 now on way to a 3 point weekend and record of 13-8-2. I enjoy watching them compared to the men's team because they might not have the best talent yet but the fight hard. If the boys had 13 wins right now we'd be singing Reds praises.

NorthMike
01-13-2019, 03:05 PM
Notice follow through shows arm coming up after contact. Also, there are other cameras that officials may have access too.

Not sure what Bubba was doing in handshake line unless kid was trash talking Tralmaks. Go ahead and suspend Bubba too.

I see the right arm coming up. Good call by refs in my book.

BlackI
01-13-2019, 05:09 PM
I see the right arm coming up. Good call by refs in my book.

Open iced a guy in the slot making a shot with stick well up in air and finished it high. I find it hard to believe this isn't considered a cheap shot with less than a minute left to play up 4-0.

Bullmoose
01-13-2019, 05:44 PM
Friendly Maine fans, I'll be coming to visit your arena for the weekend of games against UMass (1/25, 1/26). I seek seating advice. My last (and only) time visiting Alfond (in 2008) I sat in the visitors' section, which was underneath the stands behind the goal. Since I couldn't see much of the game from those seats because the glass was scratched up and dirty, I am trying to find better seats this time. Since I'm coming all the way from Tucson AZ for this (via DC, where I'll be on business the week before the games) I figured I'd get seats in advance. :)

I'm considering either sections BB/CC or the opposite side NN/MM. Where would I get *less* flak for wearing a UMass sweater? I'm coming with two friends, both from UMass...

walrus
01-13-2019, 05:48 PM
Friendly Maine fans, I'll be coming to visit your arena for the weekend of games against UMass (1/25, 1/26). I seek seating advice. My last (and only) time visiting Alfond (in 2008) I sat in the visitors' section, which was underneath the stands behind the goal. Since I couldn't see much of the game from those seats because the glass was scratched up and dirty, I am trying to find better seats this time. Since I'm coming all the way from Tucson AZ for this (via DC, where I'll be on business the week before the games) I figured I'd get seats in advance. :)

I'm considering either sections BB/CC or the opposite side NN/MM. Where would I get *less* flak for wearing a UMass sweater? I'm coming with two friends, both from UMass...
I'd be surprised if anyone cared enough to give you flack

NU_Husky
01-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Friendly Maine fans, I'll be coming to visit your arena for the weekend of games against UMass (1/25, 1/26). I seek seating advice. My last (and only) time visiting Alfond (in 2008) I sat in the visitors' section, which was underneath the stands behind the goal. Since I couldn't see much of the game from those seats because the glass was scratched up and dirty, I am trying to find better seats this time. Since I'm coming all the way from Tucson AZ for this (via DC, where I'll be on business the week before the games) I figured I'd get seats in advance. :)

I'm considering either sections BB/CC or the opposite side NN/MM. Where would I get *less* flak for wearing a UMass sweater? I'm coming with two friends, both from UMass...

FWIW I was in NN wearing an NU jersey with some friends and also 3 other NU fans. Great sight line from there, right along the center of the ice. We got some flak, particularly after the game ended with all the extra-curricular stuff that happened, but were largely left alone save for 2-3 Maine fans who yelled at us at different points of the game. Comes with the territory. I expect to be similarly razzed when I go to Mullins on Friday. Hope you enjoy your trip!

BlackI
01-13-2019, 05:54 PM
I'd be surprised if anyone cared enough to give you flack

C'mon Wally, he needs go up in balcony. ;)

BlackI
01-13-2019, 05:56 PM
FWIW I was in NN wearing an NU jersey with some friends and also 3 other NU fans. Great sight line from there, right along the center of the ice. We got some flak, particularly after the game ended with all the extra-curricular stuff that happened, but were largely left alone save for 2-3 Maine fans who yelled at us at different points of the game. Comes with the territory. I expect to be similarly razzed when I go to Mullins on Friday. Hope you enjoy your trip!

You were here on student brake. Which means you got off easy. :)

Drew S.
01-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Friendly Maine fans, I'll be coming to visit your arena for the weekend of games against UMass (1/25, 1/26). I seek seating advice. My last (and only) time visiting Alfond (in 2008) I sat in the visitors' section, which was underneath the stands behind the goal. Since I couldn't see much of the game from those seats because the glass was scratched up and dirty, I am trying to find better seats this time. Since I'm coming all the way from Tucson AZ for this (via DC, where I'll be on business the week before the games) I figured I'd get seats in advance. :)

I'm considering either sections BB/CC or the opposite side NN/MM. Where would I get *less* flak for wearing a UMass sweater? I'm coming with two friends, both from UMass...

I'd pick section O. You have a good view of the net UMA shoots at twice and the seats have backs. They are at the cheapest price point as well.

BlackI
01-13-2019, 06:00 PM
I'd pick section O. You have a good view of the net UMA shoots at twice and the seats have backs. They are at the cheapest price point as well.

C'mon Drew, can't we set him in balcony for a real experience? :)

NorthMike
01-13-2019, 06:25 PM
Friendly Maine fans, I'll be coming to visit your arena for the weekend of games against UMass (1/25, 1/26). I seek seating advice. My last (and only) time visiting Alfond (in 2008) I sat in the visitors' section, which was underneath the stands behind the goal. Since I couldn't see much of the game from those seats because the glass was scratched up and dirty, I am trying to find better seats this time. Since I'm coming all the way from Tucson AZ for this (via DC, where I'll be on business the week before the games) I figured I'd get seats in advance. :)

I'm considering either sections BB/CC or the opposite side NN/MM. Where would I get *less* flak for wearing a UMass sweater? I'm coming with two friends, both from UMass...

I usually go oo, nn, or mm. Section o is good but site down ice is not great since you have to look through penalty boxes. Section aa, bb, cc is ok as well.

Lately, you can pretty much sit where you want once you get in.

I wouldnt worry about the flak, most folks are pretty good unless you start yelling insults or spilling stuff on us.

BlackI
01-13-2019, 07:24 PM
Go Pats! :D

Fishman'81
01-13-2019, 09:20 PM
Are they? Because his best results were with the previous admin’s players.

I saw that first year and said OK Red can do this. Then the second year was a step back and I said thats weird. Its been nothing but garbage ever since.

So even if a new guy gets an artificial bounce in Year 1, I’m not falling for that trick again.

Clearly.

Red inherited Ben Hutton, Devin Shore, Blaine Byron, Martin Ouellette and Cam Brown, among others. A much better nucleus than Red has ever recruited, and he couldn't even win much with that crew.

When I hear guys on here tout his own recruits, I shake my head... This team isn't awful but has zero high-end talent. And the fact that Red couldn't do much with the talent that fell in his lap way back when speaks for itself.

Obviously, Red can neither coach nor recruit. Case closed.