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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by umhockey91 View Post

    F no.
    had to google that guy, and yeah no F'in way

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  • Fishman'81
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    Originally posted by BlackBearFan19 View Post



    Watching Josh skate, handle and shoot the puck, I couldn’t help but think of Spencer Abbott. He’s really crafty with the puck and has a quick release.
    If so, I'm interested.

    Abbott was way under-rated.

    Love to see that kind of talent back at Maine.

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  • umhockey91
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post
    What do folks think about Mitchell Miller? He would be a bit controversial but would also be one of the better players in Hockey East. I have no idea if Ben would be interested but might be a good opportunity for Maine.
    F no.

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    Originally posted by Tango View Post

    Every Time Ben has been interviewed over the last year he goes out of his was to talk about changing the culture of the team. He just got all the *** holes off the team I can’t imagine him bringing in Miller. He’s got BC written all over him!
    I’m all for a redemption story and second chances but what that kid did was pretty sick. In the future when the culture is established, I could see taking a chance on him but right now we’re in no position to take a chance on a lightning rod.

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  • Tango
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post
    What do folks think about Mitchell Miller? He would be a bit controversial but would also be one of the better players in Hockey East. I have no idea if Ben would be interested but might be a good opportunity for Maine.
    Every Time Ben has been interviewed over the last year he goes out of his was to talk about changing the culture of the team. He just got all the *** holes off the team I can’t imagine him bringing in Miller. He’s got BC written all over him!

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  • amkirby10
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post
    What do folks think about Mitchell Miller? He would be a bit controversial but would also be one of the better players in Hockey East. I have no idea if Ben would be interested but might be a good opportunity for Maine.
    No thanks.

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  • Drew S.
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    What do folks think about Mitchell Miller? He would be a bit controversial but would also be one of the better players in Hockey East. I have no idea if Ben would be interested but might be a good opportunity for Maine.

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post

    I think Brad is the better pro prospect because of his size but Josh is more skilled.
    This is the way I see it as well. Bradley is only 16 and averaged almost a point per game in the BCHL so he’ll probably average similar numbers if not better numbers the season before he comes in. I could definitely see him coming in as a true 18 year old.

    Watching Josh skate, handle and shoot the puck, I couldn’t help but think of Spencer Abbott. He’s really crafty with the puck and has a quick release.

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by amkirby10 View Post

    Isn't Bradley supposed to be even better than Josh, who himself is an extremely highly regarded player of his age? I think they both have the potential to be extremely special players.
    I think Brad is the better pro prospect because of his size but Josh is more skilled.

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  • amkirby10
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    Originally posted by BlackBearFan19 View Post
    Josh and Bradley Nadeau each had a goal and an assist in Penticton's 2-1 playoff win last night. Josh scored with 3 seconds left on a sweet pass from his brother. Highlights below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6EgANXFHg
    Isn't Bradley supposed to be even better than Josh, who himself is an extremely highly regarded player of his age? I think they both have the potential to be extremely special players.

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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by BlackBearFan19 View Post
    Josh and Bradley Nadeau each had a goal and an assist in Penticton's 2-1 playoff win last night. Josh scored with 3 seconds left on a sweet pass from his brother. Highlights below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6EgANXFHg
    Pretty sure we are going to like those 2

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    Either way their isn't much we can do about it. if Barr is lured by more money he is gone if someone ups the ante. He isn't going to BU, BC or Michigan St. UConn?? Maybe
    Although I'm praying there will be an opening at UConn, I don't think Luce is going anywhere. BC is too smart to hire that mediocre self-promoting POS, unfortunately, although his pals and lackeys in the media are definitely making a lot of noise pushing his cause since York stepped down (no big surprise BTW). But you're right - if someone makes Barr the proverbial "offer he can't refuse", there's really nothing UMaine can do, other than hope Barr is truly committed to the UMaine cause. Which brings me to this post ...

    Originally posted by acs64 View Post
    Coaches who make commitments to improve your program and don't honor them would be coaches you dont want in the first. I'm sure Ben is well grounded in Orono until he finishes his job.
    Barr definitely has seen a good share of the D-1 Hockey world as an assistant for someone as young as he is, so he's not been concerned about relocating in the past, after several short stints. But this is his first job as HC, and maybe I'm being naive here, but I think I'm with you in believing that it's too soon in his tenure to up stakes again, and he is committed to giving the UMaine project his full energies and attention for the next several years. He has a friend/mentor as his AD, and will enjoy the benefit of his patience and understanding as the project develops. Switch out for (say) BC or BU, and you will be expected to hit the ground running from Day One, and if you only do "pretty well" you will be out "pretty quickly" (see O'Connell at BU).

    And after all that, THEN you'd have to figure out what the next 25 years of your career will look like, as a failed AND disloyal D-1 level HC. So I wouldn't worry about Barr leaving. Not now anyway ...

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    Josh and Bradley Nadeau each had a goal and an assist in Penticton's 2-1 playoff win last night. Josh scored with 3 seconds left on a sweet pass from his brother. Highlights below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6EgANXFHg

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  • walrus
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    Either way their isn't much we can do about it. if Barr is lured by more money he is gone if someone ups the ante. He isn't going to BU, BC or Michigan St. UConn?? Maybe

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post

    The family stuff makes me nervous. I know nothing about his wife but I wouldn’t be shocked if she would be happier with him making significanly more money someplace else. He definitely could get some serious pressure from her.

    Assuming he does stay there could be some really good transfers available. It will be interesting to see how things play out.
    The lack of success this season actually might turn out to be a blessing. If Barr had come in and won 20 games with that roster, maybe he’d be getting looked at for the BC or BU job.

    His track record doesn’t include stints at any schools like that so I don’t see him being lured by the prestige of one of those schools either. I feel pretty confident will be our coach through 2025. (And hopefully beyond)

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