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UMLFan
03-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Seems as if they have a new strategy as far as meeting with folks at the end of the yr and giving judgement. Either that or they did it before and no one knew. I know they do evaluate at the end of every contract. If they do decide to make a change they are well positioned to interview, look into things. If they do decide to change it gives both Blaise and the school time to get in good position to do something. The coach's convention isn't for a bit. I know they need to post. They need to interview at least a few unless there aren't any applicants (ha, fat chance).

Not really in the know but I couldn't see McEachern doing it. He has a family and they get a pretty sweet deal for their education where he is. He would never be able to make up the difference if he came here. Mac (MacKenzie) has family where he is and roots in that community. Both would be great tho. Normy would be way cool. He was great as far as alumni contacts and support when he was here. He is a quality guy.

We might be a cool gig but we still don't have a huge financial commitment to match the other schools. Zoo Mass has a budget how many times bigger? You can be an absolute whizz bang place but money does influence recruiting kids and coaches.
Out of that group, no thanks to MacEachern. Yes to Bazin.

Hokydad
03-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Look for BC's Cavanaugh to throw hat in

ScottK
03-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Collegehockeynews.com is reporting the Blaise has been fired.

http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/03/09_breaking_macdonald_fired.php

leswp1
03-09-2011, 03:09 PM
Collegehockeynews.com is reporting the Blaise has been fired.

http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/03/09_breaking_macdonald_fired.php:eek:

ScottK
03-09-2011, 03:20 PM
They have removed the article from their site.

From what I was just told, no decision has been made yet. CHN may have jumped the gun there.

'MackFan
03-09-2011, 03:21 PM
the eagle trib guy says taht they are discussing blaise beign out http://warriorrinkrat.com/2011/03/09/umass-lowell-holding-discussions-regarding-macdonalds-future/

jjmc85
03-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Here's a new story. PC guys will be happy too: http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/03/09_breaking_macdonald,_army.php

John_Fuller
03-09-2011, 04:23 PM
So much for having an off-season without drama for this school. :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:

leswp1
03-09-2011, 08:18 PM
So much for having an off-season without drama for this school. :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:Better than some of the other drama that has occured in recent yrs.

leswp1
03-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Roli standin' tall in the shoot out and TB wins!! Martin St Louis scored a very sick, highlight reel goal :eek:

pressbox
03-09-2011, 10:19 PM
Maury Edwards has signed an ATO with the Providence Bruins.

bigeasy29
03-09-2011, 10:49 PM
So what a start to the off season. It is firing season at lowell.

gochiefs
03-10-2011, 12:09 PM
Maury Edwards has signed an ATO with the Providence Bruins.

He made his pro debut last night versus the Manchester Monarchs.

http://www.goriverhawks.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031011aab.html

boblav1
03-10-2011, 01:57 PM
Off topic: An article on Marty Meehan, who's on the cover of the current issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine. (http://www.mvmag.net/index.php/2011/03/01/umass-appeal/)

Gainzo
03-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Off topic: An article on Marty Meehan, who's on the cover of the current issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine. (http://www.mvmag.net/index.php/2011/03/01/umass-appeal/)

That was a good read. Say want you want about Marty but he has a plan and has done a lot to get the UML name out there.

There are UML signs on Route 3 and 495 plus all of the banners hanging around the City. What he did with Tsongas last year was awesome.

This is why I think Blaise is out. Marty, and the rest of us, wants nothing more than a competitive/winning Hockey team filling Tsongas every weekend.

irishfan85
03-10-2011, 11:05 PM
USHR is reporting it's official. Blaise is out.

bottomdweller
03-11-2011, 02:55 AM
USHR is reporting it's official. Blaise is out.

Still can't find anything in the local press, but that's not really surprising.

BCHF
03-11-2011, 07:06 AM
Still can't find anything in the local press, but that's not really surprising.

You do not need to worry, Blaise is out.

You also will be very pleased as fans and players about his replacement.

leswp1
03-11-2011, 07:18 AM
You do not need to worry, Blaise is out.

You also will be very pleased as fans and players about his replacement.

Are you implying that you know who it is? If you are I can say with relative surety that no one is chosen already and waiting in the wings.

John_Fuller
03-11-2011, 08:50 AM
Still can't find anything in the local press, but that's not really surprising.

Purely a formality at this point, I think it's just a matter of the official press release being made public. Once that's done, you will see it get picked up by the Lowell Sun and within college hockey on the various web sites and media.

We knew if could get interesting around here, but it's a shame it had to end this way.