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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by amherstblackbear View Post
    That was my impression. Following what shirtless wrote . . . it would be the happiest of endings if Corkum were enthusiastic about staying and Red was able to coax Grant back for a year or two to get things rolling . . . but I don't really see either.

    Red's been gone for 20 years. I believe him when he says that he thinks Maine is a special place . . . but two decades away says that most of his contacts in the business, and friends, are out of state. My strong hunch is we see a clean slate.
    After reading what some of the players said yesterday, I think its better if he goes. You don't want a situation where the players are more loyal to Corkum and are listening to him over Red. It's to high risk in my opinion.

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  • amherstblackbear
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    Originally posted by irishfan85 View Post
    Am I wrong to think that if Kerluke/Corkum had any intention of staying on they'd have been at the press conference?
    That was my impression. Following what shirtless wrote . . . it would be the happiest of endings if Corkum were enthusiastic about staying and Red was able to coax Grant back for a year or two to get things rolling . . . but I don't really see either.

    Red's been gone for 20 years. I believe him when he says that he thinks Maine is a special place . . . but two decades away says that most of his contacts in the business, and friends, are out of state. My strong hunch is we see a clean slate.

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  • BassAle
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    I think Corkum is a long shot to stay on. Red needs to bring on whomever he thinks brings the most to the table long term and not worry about continuity for the players (something that will really only be an issue for one season). Corkum has the extra baggage of being on board for the entire NCAA drought.

    Wish him the best, but those are the breaks when you were an assistant to a fired coach.

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  • irishfan85
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    Am I wrong to think that if Kerluke/Corkum had any intention of staying on they'd have been at the press conference?

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  • Shirtless Guy
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    Originally posted by BlackI View Post
    I like the choice. But I wish Corkum to stay on as top assistant. It goes without saying he has earned it. And I would look now towards hiring another good assistant to compliment these two. This could be outstanding if we can keep Corkum on crew with Gendron and get a strong recruiter type. I will give big thumbs up. Corkum should stay on because there isn't much for him to lose and there won't be a very long number of years(to wait-given he has made his money and/or bones). Wish he stays on. But know if he can't. But wish he would to be a part of a success story. Corkum could make it happen. To me, the best thing to give me hope as a Mainer would be Gendron and Bobby working it out. That would be a remedy to fill the seats. Think about it.
    I'm sorry but it is very difficult for an assistant coach who didn't get the HC job to remain on staff. He may have earned it but it would be extremely difficult for Corkum to not get bitter about the situation and poison the locker room. I know Maine isn't Michigan Tech but that happen once at MTU where Sertich retired and basically said hire Maroste, his top assistant. MTU chose to hire Jamie Russell and there were many bad stories about Maroste driving wedges between players and Russell. It was not a fun experience.

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  • Maine Hockey Fan
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    I am really pleased with the Choice of Red Gendron as the next head coach of the Maine Hockey Team. I hope to see the Alfond sold out like it used to be in the past. The best choice was made. We need to give Red time to get the program back on track. Can't wait for the season to start.

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  • CollegeHockeyRinkReport
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    http://www.westerncollegehockeyblog....rs-hockey-east

    Some comments from Martin Ouellette. Also, Gendron said he had already sent an email to players with information.

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  • ck1969
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    The players comments about practices are pretty telling if you ask me
    http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/2...relatedSidebar
    Yes they are. But nothing we didn't suspect/know. Red is going to right the ship faster than people think. For me, just to see an agressive style, hard work, and some punishing hockey next season will keep me happy, regardless of wins/losses. With the attitude and work ethic, the wins will follow.

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  • Pink Pony
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    I see 2 younger guys as Assts. Red said he was beholden to Shawn for taking a chance on him, I see him taking chances in that regard also.
    That's a great point of view.

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  • revoman
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    The players comments about practices are pretty telling if you ask me
    http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/2...relatedSidebar
    I imagine there is either an email or a packet heading to all of the players in short order with an all new off-season training regimen, charts to keep track of activities and a list of minimum expected standards/results due on return to campus in the fall. Something a little new to most of them...

    I can't wait to see the results. It'll be nice not to have a rash of early season injuries...

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  • all bear
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    The players comments about practices are pretty telling if you ask me
    http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/2...relatedSidebar
    Yep, players pretty much summed up everything we've been saying all along about Timmay's (lack of) game preparation and practice.

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  • walrus
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    The players comments about practices are pretty telling if you ask me
    http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/2...relatedSidebar

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  • Northern Spy
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    Video of yesterday's press conference is available at wcsh6.com.

    New Maine hockey coach introduced

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  • gscott13
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    Larry's latest update contains some more commentary from Red. He mentioned that he'd be open to having Grant involved... "I'd Give him the keys to the arena"

    Also said that to dismiss Bob and Dan without giving them the opportunity to dIscuss the assistant positions would not be right... read as "they're really going to have to impress to be brought back."

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  • LTsatch
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    He and Grant ran the dryland training at Maine in the early 90's. I believe it was the best program in the nation at that time. I think he knows a few things about strength and conditioning
    I am sure he does and learned a few more things from Yale. No umbrage Red's way with the comment, just acknowledging that it was a team focus that Allain and staff put in place before Red's arrival. Lets get together in Philly next year.

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