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  • Patman
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    Norm took advantage of a one-time situation. This stuff is the new normal and the predictable happens. A player that thinks he can do better elsewhere, develop to the NHL for example, moves some place with a more known track record for it.

    Everybody saw it coming.

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    Thanks to Mary for finding this and letting me know. A couple of quotes from Bazin regarding what's going on in today's Sun.


    I like Bazin, but man ... when you're making half a million a year, that amateur sports comment kinda burns me.
    Really odd statements about the transfer market from Bazin, especially after himself taking advantage of immediately-eligible transfers this season. Also inappropriate to casually suggest that transfers must be malcontents; the transfer waivers have created a numerical problem akin to a game of musical chairs and it is not surprising that some players would be proactive in this situation.

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  • boblav1
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    Originally posted by ScottK View Post

    There's also the possibility that the coach fills your spot while you're looking around and decides not to bring you back.
    5 of the 7 are scheduled to graduate by the end of the summer so some may just move on.

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  • ScottK
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    I believe that's correct. You don't necessarily leave the program by applying for the transfer portal. Of course, if you don't go anywhere, there might be some questions about you when you go back into the locker room with your teammates.
    There's also the possibility that the coach fills your spot while you're looking around and decides not to bring you back.

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  • UMLFan
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    Originally posted by ScottK View Post

    The only game that Brown didn't play was the 2nd BC game, a night after he was a -4 in a 7-1 loss at BC. That was in the middle of a stretch where he had 1 point (an assist) over 8 games. In the other 11 games that he played, he was 8-4-12 and +4.
    Ah thanks. Still think the comment was made towards Brown, but I was mistaken in the number of games he was benched.
    Originally posted by boblav1 View Post
    The article mention 300 players in the portal. Is that correct? Even if it's half that amount I would think it would be tough for all these players to find a new team. So what happens if a player gets no offers from another school? Do they just stay with their current team?
    I believe that's correct. You don't necessarily leave the program by applying for the transfer portal. Of course, if you don't go anywhere, there might be some questions about you when you go back into the locker room with your teammates.

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  • boblav1
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    The article mention 300 players in the portal. Is that correct? Even if it's half that amount I would think it would be tough for all these players to find a new team. So what happens if a player gets no offers from another school? Do they just stay with their current team?

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  • UMLSec123
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    Those guys don't want to be here? Well make them pay. Hit them and throw them of their game anyway you can when you play them. As bad as this whole thing is, it could add more hate and rivalry to the game.

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  • ScottK
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    It's completely my gut feeling, but I think part of the quote from Bazin was regarding Brown (who was benched a few games).
    The only game that Brown didn't play was the 2nd BC game, a night after he was a -4 in a 7-1 loss at BC. That was in the middle of a stretch where he had 1 point (an assist) over 8 games. In the other 11 games that he played, he was 8-4-12 and +4.

    He had a similar stretch in the middle of his freshman year when he went 13 games without a goal.

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  • UMLFan
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    Originally posted by Lemonade View Post

    Something just doesn't add up as both players are very talented, team came on at the end of the season and should have a highly competitive team next season. Bazin is know as a top tier coach. Whats not to like? They started and played big minutes. I think the transfer portal isn't a good thing. No way they leave and sit out a season. This is essentially free agency for NCAA hockey and instead of players staying and building something they jump **** to the flavor of the month team.
    It's completely my gut feeling, but I think part of the quote from Bazin was regarding Brown (who was benched a few games).

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  • DNAEagle
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    College coaches have to become GM 's in order to manage the franchise, nothing to do with the college. The transfer portal has become nothing more than free a agency program or a waiver wire, it will get worse.

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  • Lemonade
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    Originally posted by bottomdweller View Post

    Blech to that amateur sports comment. But I don't think you can ever blame the player for wanting to transfer. Every rule the NCAA puts out there negatively affects the student athlete. Coaches leave all the time for that greener pasture, but players get screwed.

    To Pat's comment above, I too wonder if Brown and especially Blackmun would leave if they had to sit out a year. I was feeling pretty good about the team going into next year after the HE championship game. Now it definitely feels like the program is starting to take many steps backwards. Hopefully they're able to replace some production by picking up a transfer or two.
    Something just doesn't add up as both players are very talented, team came on at the end of the season and should have a highly competitive team next season. Bazin is know as a top tier coach. Whats not to like? They started and played big minutes. I think the transfer portal isn't a good thing. No way they leave and sit out a season. This is essentially free agency for NCAA hockey and instead of players staying and building something they jump **** to the flavor of the month team.

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  • bottomdweller
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    Originally posted by UMLFan View Post
    Thanks to Mary for finding this and letting me know. A couple of quotes from Bazin regarding what's going on in today's Sun.


    I like Bazin, but man ... when you're making half a million a year, that amateur sports comment kinda burns me.
    Blech to that amateur sports comment. But I don't think you can ever blame the player for wanting to transfer. Every rule the NCAA puts out there negatively affects the student athlete. Coaches leave all the time for that greener pasture, but players get screwed.

    To Pat's comment above, I too wonder if Brown and especially Blackmun would leave if they had to sit out a year. I was feeling pretty good about the team going into next year after the HE championship game. Now it definitely feels like the program is starting to take many steps backwards. Hopefully they're able to replace some production by picking up a transfer or two.

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  • UMLFan
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    Thanks to Mary for finding this and letting me know. A couple of quotes from Bazin regarding what's going on in today's Sun.
    “It’s very shameful that life lessons get lost in all this,” Bazin said. “It’s a bad sign of the times when kids can’t be held accountable for their performance, etc. That’s what’s so disappointing, to be frank.”
    “This is a new landscape. The pasture is always greener on the other side,” Bazin said with an air of sarcasm. “It’s a little bit disconcerting where this is heading. I think it’s a shame what’s going on right now in amateur sports.”
    I like Bazin, but man ... when you're making half a million a year, that amateur sports comment kinda burns me.

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  • boblav1
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    CC hires Kris Mayotte. I have no idea if Norm was even in the mix.

    CC Hockey @CC_Hockey1
    “I am honored and humbled to become the next head coach at Colorado College and continue the historic tradition of Tiger Hockey” - Kris Mayotte, new head hockey coach at Colorado College.

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  • Patman
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    I want to know what the hell is going on with this program. Losing Brown and Blackmun is something that shouldn't happen. Is this the reality of the new "transfer right away" nonsense? Is something else going on?

    I want to be angry and say this is unacceptable and a bit of transparency. It also doesn't help that our coach seems to be looking out over the hedge at other jobs every god damn season.

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