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  • brassbonanza
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    Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post
    If Jay was locked in to be BU's head coach and BU was locked into him being the head coach, don't ya think we'd know by now?
    No. And your comments on HR being a technicality are not completely accurate. Explained here:

    Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post

    I'll add some complete speculation on my part - if you read BU's press release when they announced Albie was gone, they do not mention he was terminated, relieved of his duties, or otherwise insinuate that the move was effective immediately. Instead, it says he will "not return next season" and he "will be replaced." Could this imply they are letting his contract expire? If so, it's possible HR will not let BU formally hire a new coach until that's done. I'd also imagine there's language in Albie's contract that would trigger some form of payment or risk breach of contract if BU separately named a head coach while Albie was still technically under contract.

    I have no information on whether anything above is true, but would explain the complete silence. You have to think if they were actively interviewing multiple other candidates, especially those outside "the family" that somebody would've seen someone on campus or leaked something to the media. I had multiple friends tell me when they saw Rick Bennett on campus in 2018. Again, not impossible.
    Since posting this, I believe this to be the more likely scenario. I separately was able to confirm Albie is still in BU's employee directory listed as the head coach as of the past week or two. It's also likely that his contract ends April 30 and BU is waiting for it to expire. This would prevent them from "firing" him and they would not owe severance or a buyout.

    Michigan is doing the same thing with Pearson - except since they're a public school, you can FOIA his contract (which someone did) and it expires April 30.

    I don't believe this means either of Jay or Hastings are more likely, just that most likely they aren't announcing anything because there's still technically another head coach employed by BU.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post

    Is it being reported about or surmised? I didn't see if Mastro has landed anywhere else yet... Losing a couple of guys right after the season and coaching non-renewal isn't a big deal (pretty standard stuff nowadays). I suppose when the new coach is named, there could be another couple of losses (hopefully good losses) and then a handful of additions (likely via the portal). I think the delay is hurting us, not helping.
    Just going on the Jeff Cox article. No idea how accurate but he certainly wrote it as if he was pretty confident.

    Agree about the guys who left not being unexpected and the delay (whatever the reason) not being ideal.

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  • J.D.
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    If BU is/was serious about Hastings/Lang then it's safe to say Pandolfo was not first choice. Particularly Hastings. That is clearly option #1. So it depends if BU is still working on Hastings. If you do go with someone else, then what happens to Pandolfo? Is he "forced" on the new coach?

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  • Terrier86
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    Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

    “Human Resources issue” is just what has been reported.

    Have there been retention issues since Albie left? I know mastrosimine was in the portal - did he sign elsewhere yet?
    Is it being reported about or surmised? I didn't see if Mastro has landed anywhere else yet... Losing a couple of guys right after the season and coaching non-renewal isn't a big deal (pretty standard stuff nowadays). I suppose when the new coach is named, there could be another couple of losses (hopefully good losses) and then a handful of additions (likely via the portal). I think the delay is hurting us, not helping.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post

    I just don't see it that way. If there's an HR issue that is just a technicality, you announce the new coach so as to not create recruiting and retention issues.
    “Human Resources issue” is just what has been reported.

    Have there been retention issues since Albie left? I know mastrosimine was in the portal - did he sign elsewhere yet?

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  • Terrier86
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    Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

    Unless there is really a “Human Resources” issue.
    I just don't see it that way. If there's an HR issue that is just a technicality, you announce the new coach so as to not create recruiting and retention issues.

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  • ericredaxe
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    Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post
    If Jay was locked in to be BU's head coach and BU was locked into him being the head coach, don't ya think we'd know by now?
    Unless there is really a “Human Resources” issue.

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  • Terrier86
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    If Jay was locked in to be BU's head coach and BU was locked into him being the head coach, don't ya think we'd know by now?

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  • ericredaxe
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

    ?????
    how many cups did the bruins win while Jay bird was asst coach?
    If Stanley Cup wins as a coach are a requirement for the job you are going to have a pretty short list of potential candidates.

    (Insert roll eyes emoji here)
    Last edited by ericredaxe; 04-22-2022, 05:33 PM.

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  • Bomber
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    Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

    A guy with a 15 year NHL playing career, followed by coaching experience with the Bruins (where his specialty was developing younger players), who also showed you can play in college for 4 years and still have a great pro career and seems to win everywhere he goes is a walk?
    There is a learning curve to being a head coach at the second highest level. And what about his personality says "leader" to you? I just don't see it. Great guy. Great Terrier. Solid pro. I just can't get excited about him learning how to run a hockey team on our dime. I just don't see him bringing the program back to the 90's salad days. (Which is what we should all want.)

    BU Hockey: Top Job Should Equal Top Candidate

    Thanks for the info J.D. Are you interested in a job at the Daily Free Press? : )

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  • mookie1995
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    Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

    A guy with a 15 year NHL playing career, followed by coaching experience with the Bruins (where his specialty was developing younger players), who also showed you can play in college for 4 years and still have a great pro career and seems to win everywhere he goes is a walk?
    ?????
    how many cups did the bruins win while Jay bird was asst coach?

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  • ericredaxe
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    Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    Hastings = Homerun
    Pandolfo = Walk
    Unknown with head coaching experience = Single
    Unknown with recent success as a head coach = Double

    BU Hockey: Wow Me
    A guy with a 15 year NHL playing career, followed by coaching experience with the Bruins (where his specialty was developing younger players), who also showed you can play in college for 4 years and still have a great pro career and seems to win everywhere he goes is a walk?

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  • J.D.
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    I ended up subscribing to Mike McMahon's "blog" (get your 7 day free trial now during the BU search). He says BU did in fact interview Eric Lang (Michigan State showing interest in him as well) and that they made/are making a run at Hastings. His speculation is that Pandolfo will ultimately be the guy and if Hastings goes anywhere he is guessing Michigan State. He did float Pereira joining Pandolfo's staff.

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  • brassbonanza
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    I was told Jay is down there representing BU. Apparently Drew is there as well.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by DLG View Post
    Does anyone know if BU (or BC) was represented at the coaches meeting this week in Florida
    One of the items on agenda was to allow in season tournaments to play a regulation 20 minute full strength overtime
    Certainly would need advocates to make this happen in beanpot
    Also all overtime rules on agenda
    York & Kraft were supposedly there representing BC. Haven't heard anything about BU

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