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dmjossel
02-25-2011, 02:13 AM
The NHL CBA is all about protecting whichever team drafts a given player,which is an OK stand-alone concept,but no thought whatsoever was given to the college feeder-system,as far as I can divine..The situation is a de-facto effort to dissuade kids from graduating.


Maybe if the NHL extended the period that a drafting team gets to sign a prospect before he becomes a free agent if a player goes the college route? I don't know that many college players are looking to become free agents, so it's not as if having to wait a bit longer would persuade them not to enroll. You could also have the waiting period "reset" when the prospect signs a rookie contract; just use the extra time as a pressure valve, so that teams are more patient with draftees while in college because the clock is not ticking.

The thing that bugs me, really, is that a team that doesn't routinely get blue chip prospects, but finds a diamond in the rough-- who is likely undrafted-- gets no protection whatsoever; any team can pursue that undrafted player and sign him. So the team that found and/or developed such a player gets any number of teams making him offers, while a blue chip draft choice only has one.

rufus
02-25-2011, 04:39 AM
If we can get a couple of wins, wed be right back in the national picture, said center Robby Dee (120, 29-38-67).



Well, TIMMAY can do one thing well, and that's brainwash these guys. A couple of wins over The Mack will do nothing for this team in the national picture. The only shot they have is by winning the HE tournament.

That's the big problem I've had with his teams. No matter how bad the situation is, no matter how deep a hole they've dug for themselves, they all talk about and seem to believe that everything's ok, they'll get things righted 'this weekend' or the 'next few games'.

Well sorry, but it doesn't work that way. Should have taken care of business when it would have meant something. Too little too late at this point.

walrus
02-25-2011, 07:32 AM
I can't believe Purcells name came up again, unreal. I guess a couple of wins moves Maine up in the polls but it won't magically get them to 12th in PWR.

BassAle
02-25-2011, 08:22 AM
Sorry

They are University Police and they carry guns. IF Murphy was around he'd show you to read

They are also deputized in surrounding towns so they can back up Orono and Old Town PD and persue people off campus. I still remember an off campus party that got out of controll in my apartment complex (about 300 kids in the parking lot, 5 different apartments with kegs and lines out the door waiting for beer). First one cop showed up and just sat in his car, then another came, and another until there were 10-12 cars. Then they all got out and dispursed the crowd. I think there was one arrest when some idiot threw a bottle. Anyway, it included UM police, state troopers, Pennobscott Nation PD, Old Town PD, Orono PD, maybe a county sherriff, and even a State game warden

walrus
02-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Any more news on the big protest tonight, I hate to miss it because of a snow storm:D

Pucknut
02-25-2011, 10:17 AM
The excuse that never quits.

“They’ve been awesome. They have fought through a lot in their four years. It was tough timing for them to join our team because we had just lost a large senior class and (Hockey East Rookie of the Year) Teddy Purcell also left,” said Whitehead, who lost seven of his top 10 scorers off the 2006-2007 Frozen Four team.

http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/02/24/sports/maine-seniors-to-battle-for-valuable-points-against-merrimack/

Teddy landed his first NHL career hat trick last night.

BassAle
02-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Any more news on the big protest tonight, I hate to miss it because of a snow storm:D

haven't heard anything else. All I know is the University heard rumors of something going on Friday night and were going to have a couple extra people on hand

MEbear
02-25-2011, 10:34 AM
If he was REALLY telling the truth...



They've been awesome. They have fought through a lot in their four years. It was tough timing for them to join our team because it was just becoming obvious that I'm not really up to coaching at this level said Whitehead, who has transformed his team from a perennial national title contender to out of contention even for home ice in their league playoffs. Whitehead says that his coaching technique has the added benefit of ensuring a longer off season than previous Maine's teams enjoyed so they can be more well rested and better prepared for next years continuing downward spiral.

http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/02/24/sports/maine-seniors-to-battle-for-valuable-points-against-merrimack/

MEFANinLA
02-25-2011, 11:09 AM
I am amazed timmay didn't mention that sweetland, penner or libbey all left early as well...what a clown he should be ashamed of himself....he has destroyed the program and talks like he saved it or something. I think the best line for timmay is the unemployment line since he is already collecting a welfare check!!
Fire that loser!!
I hope they have some good signs asking for timmay to resign tonight. What excuses will he have when they miss the NCaas again and lose in the first round of the HE playoffs......:confused::eek:

amherstblackbear
02-25-2011, 01:31 PM
It's OK.

If the King's don't win the cup this year, we'll know why... :mad:

The country wouldn't be in insurmountable debt if Teddy Purcell hadn't taken out the loans.

Order would have been restored in Egypt but Teddy told Mubarak to hold out.

WMDs would have been discovered had Teddy Purcell not gone AWOL.

...... :rolleyes:

Nice. You should post this on the BDN story.

Might be a little late now, but no worries. The excuse will pop up again soon, I'm sure.

BassAle
02-25-2011, 04:47 PM
sitter can't make it and i don't really want to bring my 2.5 year old to the game in a blizzard :(
let me know if something interesting does happen at the game tonight.

rufus
02-25-2011, 05:01 PM
No TV down south here for tonight, so if anything does go on in the arena, I wonder if Dan and Larry will comment on it.

BassAle
02-25-2011, 06:20 PM
bummed I can't use my tickets... is there an internet audo feed?

BearPaw
02-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Well, TIMMAY can do one thing well, and that's brainwash these guys. A couple of wins over The Mack will do nothing for this team in the national picture. The only shot they have is by winning the HE tournament.

That's the big problem I've had with his teams. No matter how bad the situation is, no matter how deep a hole they've dug for themselves, they all talk about and seem to believe that everything's ok, they'll get things righted 'this weekend' or the 'next few games'.

Well sorry, but it doesn't work that way. Should have taken care of business when it would have meant something. Too little too late at this point.
It's a game. It's all about having fun. Someone needs to tell Tim this isn't peewee hockey.

TripleE
02-25-2011, 08:59 PM
So....

I hope this was a come together experience for the boys.

Amazing what happens when you throw out the play book and run free on your last straw.

Erix_The_Red
02-25-2011, 09:29 PM
I'm so confused. I want to praise Sully, but I don't. I'm so confused

Carmine Scarpaglia
02-25-2011, 09:35 PM
Way to go Timmay!

Stay forever.

Runsub5
02-25-2011, 09:39 PM
Outstanding hockey game tonight by Maine. Merrimack had no "time and space" all game long. Merrimack became very frustrated, resulting in lots of penalties after the whistle. Anyone know if Bigos received a game disqualification on the hit to Nyquist? I love the play by Diamond , but his act is getting a bit tiresome. Did not see any demonstrations or signs. Perhaps they will be there tomorrow night. I suspect it's more "smoke than fire". Defense in front of Sullivan was great, but he also made some great saves. There was good attendance, but many people missed a super game. Should be another great one tomorrow night, can't wait.

TripleE
02-25-2011, 09:40 PM
I'm so confused. I want to praise Sully, but I don't. I'm so confused

why not?

RATIBB
02-25-2011, 09:44 PM
The box score said game dsq...


Outstanding hockey game tonight by Maine. Merrimack had no "time and space" all game long. Merrimack became very frustrated, resulting in lots of penalties after the whistle. Anyone know if Bigos received a game disqualification on the hit to Nyquist? I love the play by Diamond , but his act is getting a bit tiresome. Did not see any demonstrations or signs. Perhaps they will be there tomorrow night. I suspect it's more "smoke than fire". Defense in front of Sullivan was great, but he also made some great saves. There was good attendance, but many people missed a super game. Should be another great one tomorrow night, can't wait.