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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by UncleRay View Post

    Where were you flying to/from?
    Bermuda.

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  • UncleRay
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post
    I was in the Delta terminal at LaGuardia yesterday and in came the Hockey team. I forgot they were headed to Denver, I talked to couple of them briefly. They were ready to play.
    Where were you flying to/from?

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  • walrus
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    I was in the Delta terminal at LaGuardia yesterday and in came the Hockey team. I forgot they were headed to Denver, I talked to couple of them briefly. They were ready to play.

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  • AMC
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    The problem is they don't do anything big. They have plans but aren't around long enough to follow through. I'd rather they find someone with a vision of where the department will be in a decade and will still be here to see that vision realized. Instead we get someone with a vision, they plan and get started and then move on and the next person comes in with their own vision.
    Well, per the BDN article on the System accreditation process today, athletics wouldn't be alone:

    "The evaluation team was concerned that the university system has not had a central, strategic plan and vision in place in nearly two decades.

    “Without a strategic, well communicated, and supported plan, and without clear identification of key goals, primaries and metrics and specific plans and timelines for achieving the goals it is hard for the University of Maine System to move forward in a unified way,” Gittell said."

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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by UncleRay View Post
    Hopefully that's an aberration. The fact that the Maine students have always been clean in their language while being passionate and loud has always been a great strength on the ice.
    You don't remember BU days or days before the expansion. Covering the exit off the ice for the opposing team wasn't to let them have some shade

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by AMC View Post

    Disagree. In order to move onwards and upwards you need to accomplish something. I'd rather have someone come in, get some big project done, and move on. Not someone ready to kick back and coast through 20 unimpressive years. Maine is at the bottom rung of Division I. If the goal is to just tread water, well, there's the Northeast 10 right there.
    The problem is they don't do anything big. They have plans but aren't around long enough to follow through. I'd rather they find someone with a vision of where the department will be in a decade and will still be here to see that vision realized. Instead we get someone with a vision, they plan and get started and then move on and the next person comes in with their own vision.

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by NorthMike View Post

    Geez a committee of 15 though, werent they suppose to hire an outside recruiting firm too.
    "...and will be assisted by search firm Collegiate Sports Associates"

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  • AMC
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    I hold out hope that they'll find someone who wants to do this job for the next 20 years, not use it as a stepping stone and move on in three.
    Disagree. In order to move onwards and upwards you need to accomplish something. I'd rather have someone come in, get some big project done, and move on. Not someone ready to kick back and coast through 20 unimpressive years. Maine is at the bottom rung of Division I. If the goal is to just tread water, well, there's the Northeast 10 right there.

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  • umhockey91
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
    The search for a new AD begins.

    From the Athletics Department:
    They need to find someone who can hit the ground running and dive right into fundraising for the athletic facility master plan and possibly make some difficult decisions (cuts?). With the cost increases....I feel like some stuff has to be on the chopping block. I think that Alfond renovations are safe and the new hoops facility will happen one way or another.....beyond those 2 and the already underway women's athletic fields....I don't see too much money left to do some of the other stuff. My feeling is that football is going to get the shaft....that program seems to be in a spiral at this point. 2 FBS games per season might pay some bills....but they are paying a heavy price in the win-loss column....and end up giving some of that money back when fans and donors turn away from the program as the losses pile up.

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  • NorthMike
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    I hold out hope that they'll find someone who wants to do this job for the next 20 years, not use it as a stepping stone and move on in three.
    Geez a committee of 15 though, werent they suppose to hire an outside recruiting firm too.

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by BlackBearFan19 View Post
    I took a look through the BCHL statistics through 4 games. Josh and Brad Nadeau are leading the league in scoring, with 10 and 9 points. The Vees are 4-0 and Hopkins and Pichette are both off to nice starts.

    One thing I saw is that Grayson Arnott’s brother is on the roster this year. Callum Arnott is 18, he’ll be 19 in January. He had good stats at St. Andrew’s college and is off to a good start with 5 points in 4 games. Doesn’t appear to have committed yet so you have to figure he’s on Barr’s radar.

    Another recruit, Nick Peluso, is also playing in the BCHL this year. He had a decent season in the USHL last year as a first year guy. He has 5 points through 4 games so far. He’ll be 19 in February so not sure if he’ll be in this class or the following one.
    I wonder if there is much value for the Nadeaus and Hopkins playing at Penicton this year. They are so much better than all the other teams that there really isn’t that much competition in the games. The practices are probably really good though.

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    I hold out hope that they'll find someone who wants to do this job for the next 20 years, not use it as a stepping stone and move on in three.
    They should hire someone local but it will never happen. All the AD’s from away have been mediocre at best.

    Has anyone heard any rumors of what happened with the old AD? Hard to believe his dream job was at some tiny school in Texas.

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by BlackBearFan19 View Post

    Interesting to see that Barr, Babineau and Vachon are included on the committee. I try not to read too much into those things but it’s telling that it’s the two most successful coaches and the head of the program that desperately needs to be brought back.

    Football and basketball coaches are brand new so wouldn’t expect them to be on there.
    I hold out hope that they'll find someone who wants to do this job for the next 20 years, not use it as a stepping stone and move on in three.

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
    The search for a new AD begins.

    From the Athletics Department:
    Interesting to see that Barr, Babineau and Vachon are included on the committee. I try not to read too much into those things but it’s telling that it’s the two most successful coaches and the head of the program that desperately needs to be brought back.

    Football and basketball coaches are brand new so wouldn’t expect them to be on there.

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  • BlackBearFan19
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    I took a look through the BCHL statistics through 4 games. Josh and Brad Nadeau are leading the league in scoring, with 10 and 9 points. The Vees are 4-0 and Hopkins and Pichette are both off to nice starts.

    One thing I saw is that Grayson Arnott’s brother is on the roster this year. Callum Arnott is 18, he’ll be 19 in January. He had good stats at St. Andrew’s college and is off to a good start with 5 points in 4 games. Doesn’t appear to have committed yet so you have to figure he’s on Barr’s radar.

    Another recruit, Nick Peluso, is also playing in the BCHL this year. He had a decent season in the USHL last year as a first year guy. He has 5 points through 4 games so far. He’ll be 19 in February so not sure if he’ll be in this class or the following one.

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