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    Re: Maine Hockey Thread II: The Search for Spock

    Originally posted by dover4345 View Post
    You can take a jab at Umile...that's fine...but unh had made the tourney 5 of the last 6 years...Maine has made it one of the last six...that speaks for itself...
    I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over that echo noise coming from the empty trophy case in Durham.

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    Originally posted by all bear View Post
    Well, they are stuck with whistlin dick for God knows how long.
    You can take a jab at Umile...that's fine...but unh had made the tourney 5 of the last 6 years...Maine has made it one of the last six...that speaks for itself...

    Look, I hope you guys get cap...clearly it's what you want...personally though, I think it's unrealistic and a pipe dream.

    Couple things stick out. First, one person said---he can spend half the year away from home until retirement or come home and coach Maine. My response to that is that he can coach the isladers for 4 or 5 more years and retire young vs. having to coach for the next 15-20... I know what most people would choose...

    Second, someone asked why he was the lowest paid coach in the league...first, no one knows how much he makes---so that statement is an assumption. Second, even if he is, he was on his first nhl contract...it's not a lack of commitment on the islanders part---they gave him an opportunity and he made the most of it---now they will pay him. It makes complete and logical sense that he was one of the lowest paid coaches in the league---it was his first nhl gig! With time and success he will get more of a say in the decisions that are made.

    I know the Islanders have made a lot of questionable moves to say the least...but for once things are going well...even they are smart enough to realize that...they will keep their coach....Garth will do everything in his power to keep him, pay him, and accommodate him...

    Do I think the Maine administration is holding out hope that cap will come around? Yes. Do I think he will? No.

    Focus on the applicants that are realistic and have expressed an interest in coaching Maine... Capuano is not one of them...

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  • irishfan85
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    Someone has to have heard something...

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  • walrus
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    Cap would generate some excitement but the money doesn't make sense to me

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  • all bear
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    Originally posted by mickeyj65 View Post
    So you must think the whole Maine Mafia crew on the Islanders is just a coincidence too. Poor old New Hampshire fan...
    Well, they are stuck with whistlin dick for God knows how long.

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    Originally posted by amherstblackbear View Post
    You are assuming that Garth and/or team owners are committed to Cap. Are they? If they are, then why is he the lowest-paid coach in the league?
    Because the owner is a cheap bastard?

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    I have to agree, I really can't understand the line of thinking here at all unless some people know more about this guy personally than most people.
    It's a strange situation down there and I'm sure Jack realizes that. The more I think about it, the more I think it makes sense for him to take it. How many big-time coaching opportunities are there around Bangor? If he doesn't take this he is basically on the road for half the year until he retires.

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  • all bear
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    Cap'n Jack or Jack Cap. Yeah, we're gong love it. Capuano with the bench brains, Corkum with the work ethic and Campbell working the D. I'm liking this lineup a lot. You now have your marching orders STevarino.

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  • mickeyj65
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    Originally posted by dover4345 View Post
    Im sorry, I just cant read this with a straight face...

    Garth Snow is the GM of the Islanders.

    Garth Snow's job is to build a team that is capable of competing for a cup.

    This year is the first year in a long, long time that he has caught lightning in a bottle. The Islanders almost took out the most talented team in the NHL. They have a young team with some fantastic draft picks yet to even make their NHL debut.

    He has a team that has responded to Jack Capuano and all signs would indicate that this is a team on the rise.

    Yet Maine fans think Garth has some ultimate allegiance to UMaine where he would tell his coach to "go and bring back the glory!"

    Seriously, there is something in the water up there. You guys are on the Kool-Aid...
    So you must think the whole Maine Mafia crew on the Islanders is just a coincidence too. Poor old New Hampshire fan...

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  • amherstblackbear
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    Originally posted by dover4345 View Post
    Im sorry, I just cant read this with a straight face...

    Garth Snow is the GM of the Islanders.

    Garth Snow's job is to build a team that is capable of competing for a cup.

    This year is the first year in a long, long time that he has caught lightning in a bottle. The Islanders almost took out the most talented team in the NHL. They have a young team with some fantastic draft picks yet to even make their NHL debut.

    He has a team that has responded to Jack Capuano and all signs would indicate that this is a team on the rise.

    Yet Maine fans think Garth has some ultimate allegiance to UMaine where he would tell his coach to "go and bring back the glory!"

    Seriously, there is something in the water up there. You guys are on the Kool-Aid...
    You are assuming that Garth and/or team owners are committed to Cap. Are they? If they are, then why is he the lowest-paid coach in the league? Why does he have assistants working for him that were chosen by management, and who arguably outrank him (waves to assistant GM Doug Weight).

    The Islanders emerging relevance only barely masks the fact that they remain a dysfunctional organization. If -- and this is a pure hypothetical -- Snow was privy to information that ownership was looking for an excuse to make more changes in the coaching staff, then it wouldn't be crazy at all.

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  • Nick Papagiorgio
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    Originally posted by dover4345 View Post
    Im sorry, I just cant read this with a straight face...

    Garth Snow is the GM of the Islanders.

    Garth Snow's job is to build a team that is capable of competing for a cup.

    This year is the first year in a long, long time that he has caught lightning in a bottle. The Islanders almost took out the most talented team in the NHL. They have a young team with some fantastic draft picks yet to even make their NHL debut.

    He has a team that has responded to Jack Capuano and all signs would indicate that this is a team on the rise.

    Yet Maine fans think Garth has some ultimate allegiance to UMaine where he would tell his coach to "go and bring back the glory!"

    Seriously, there is something in the water up there. You guys are on the Kool-Aid...
    I have to agree, I really can't understand the line of thinking here at all unless some people know more about this guy personally than most people.

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  • dover4345
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    Originally posted by ck1969 View Post
    I wonder what Garth is saying to Jack. I bet he's telling him to go and bring back the glory.
    Im sorry, I just cant read this with a straight face...

    Garth Snow is the GM of the Islanders.

    Garth Snow's job is to build a team that is capable of competing for a cup.

    This year is the first year in a long, long time that he has caught lightning in a bottle. The Islanders almost took out the most talented team in the NHL. They have a young team with some fantastic draft picks yet to even make their NHL debut.

    He has a team that has responded to Jack Capuano and all signs would indicate that this is a team on the rise.

    Yet Maine fans think Garth has some ultimate allegiance to UMaine where he would tell his coach to "go and bring back the glory!"

    Seriously, there is something in the water up there. You guys are on the Kool-Aid...

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  • rufus
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    Originally posted by BobF View Post
    Neither. You may be thinking of Justin Tomberlin who played baseball. More recently Nolan Boike who walked on for hockey his senior year after playing Maine baseball.
    John Tortorella also played ball at Maine, utility infielder I believe, primarily third base. I don't think he was the greatest ballplayer, but Winkin said he was a hellluva bench jockey.

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  • dover4345
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    I'm sorry. I just dont see it. I think it is totally unrealistic to think that this guy is leaving the NHL. I think there is nothing of substance that would indicate that he is even remotely interested. I guess we will know in one weeks time, but my guess is that Maine should get used to the idea of Red Gendron or Jim Tortorella being the next head coach.

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  • all bear
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    Originally posted by ck1969 View Post
    I wonder what Garth is saying to Jack. I bet he's telling him to go and bring back the glory.
    Agree...probably Garth realizes his boss is a maniac but can overlook it for the paycheck. Im guessing Capuano is a family man and is getting fed up with the life....Im also betting money is not a problem for him and his family.. .

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