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  • Originally posted by Bomber View Post
    Chris Bourque is retiring from hockey. His OT goal to win the Beanpot was his highlight on Comm Ave.
    When mookie hunks of the kid, it is him playing the point on the pp fir jackpa vs uhn in the hea playoffs at the garden and breaking his stick at the point. The kid drops it and immediately heads for the bench on the far side of the ice. A uhn’er gleefully sees the gift and takes off with it, skating in for a breakaway shortie :-(
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    • You guys aren't the only ones. Mel Pearson's contract expired. So four historically "big" jobs are open.

      Michigan
      Mich State
      BC
      BU

      The rumors were that at least Mich State and BU showed interest in Hastings. But what if Hastings got word that Michigan might also be interested? If BU was the only job left open I could understand wondering what the hell is going on but until SOMEONE reports Hastings is staying at Minn State (which i have not seen) he's likely the first domino to fall and worth waiting for IMO. Especially if Pandolfo is your 2nd choice and you know he's ok with the process.

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      • Originally posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
        I'm curious and wanted to get the thoughts on this from everyone on here:

        Would you be willing to pay Hastings the same amount (adjusted for inflation) that Quinn was getting paid?
        In a nanosecond.

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        • Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post

          Conversely, if Jay was chosen, don't ya think we'd have had a leak about that? It's been a full month since Albie was let go. If this is some ridiculous HR procedure, wouldn't they have announced Jay already saying effective May 1st? .
          Not if the hr procedure prohibits them from doing so.
          Last edited by ericredaxe; 05-01-2022, 12:47 PM.

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          • Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

            Not if the hr procedure prohibits them from doing so.
            IF that's a real HR procedure it needs to be s-canned immediately.

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            • Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post

              IF that's a real HR procedure it needs to be s-canned immediately.
              I don't think this is a procedure that can just be written off the books, nor should it. You're missing the point that all indications are they did not fire Albie and instead let his contract expire - which likely happened at midnight last night. In fact, Albie is still listed as the head coach in BU's public employee directory that likely hasn't been updated since last week.

              This means they open themselves up to a potential lawsuit if they name another head coach while he's still under contract. Of course none of us are aware of the terms of Albie's contract, but I don't imagine BU would sign off on exposing themselves like this.

              If the contract expiration is what happened, where BU made the mistake was in their decision to just let it expire. Most likely, they either 1) stupidly refused to pay a small buyout for one month or 2) stupidly gave him a contract that doesn't prorate the buyout within the full year cycle (ie - the buyout would be the same on May 2, 2021 and April 29, 2022.)

              I agree that letting this situation linger for a month is potentially detrimental to the program, at least in the perception amongst the fanbase ...what little is left. But the HR policy itself is not the problem, it's how BU approached the situation given a reasonable administrative policy.
              ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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              • Originally posted by brassbonanza View Post

                I don't think this is a procedure that can just be written off the books, nor should it. You're missing the point that all indications are they did not fire Albie and instead let his contract expire - which likely happened at midnight last night. In fact, Albie is still listed as the head coach in BU's public employee directory that likely hasn't been updated since last week.

                This means they open themselves up to a potential lawsuit if they name another head coach while he's still under contract. Of course none of us are aware of the terms of Albie's contract, but I don't imagine BU would sign off on exposing themselves like this.

                If the contract expiration is what happened, where BU made the mistake was in their decision to just let it expire. Most likely, they either 1) stupidly refused to pay a small buyout for one month or 2) stupidly gave him a contract that doesn't prorate the buyout within the full year cycle (ie - the buyout would be the same on May 2, 2021 and April 29, 2022.)

                I agree that letting this situation linger for a month is potentially detrimental to the program, at least in the perception amongst the fanbase ...what little is left. But the HR policy itself is not the problem, it's how BU approached the situation given a reasonable administrative policy.
                I figure it is a contractal gaffe and management issue as opposed to just an HR procedure... Anyways, yes he should have been fired, the AD should have immediately gone to his replacement shortlist (assuming he had one and if not the AD should be fired, too), and we should have had an excellent coach in place by the end of April. This whole episode looks really clown show. The program is being mismanaged and is eroding slightly more each day this goes on from the fan perspective but more importantly from the junior/high school player, junior/high school coach, and the alumni/booster perspectives. SMH.
                Last edited by Terrier86; 05-01-2022, 01:44 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post

                  I figure it is a contractal gaffe and management issue as opposed to just an HR procedure... Anyways, yes he should have been fired, the AD should have immediately gone to his replacement shortlist (assuming he had one and if not the AD should be fired, too), and we should have had an excellent coach in place by the end of April. This whole episode looks really clown show. The program is being mismanaged and is eroding slightly more each day this goes on from the fan perspective but more importantly from the junior/high school player, junior/high school coach, and the alumni/booster perspectives. SMH.
                  What evidence is there that the program has eroded in any way over the past 3 weeks?

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                  • Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

                    What evidence is there that the program has eroded in any way over the past 3 weeks?
                    There is NONE.

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                    • Michigan State fired its coach, and no replacement has been named there, either.
                      BC's AD has both feet out the door ... who is going to make their hire?
                      Michigan coach's contract has expired, and silence.
                      So where is the disarray?

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                      • Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

                        What evidence is there that the program has eroded in any way over the past 3 weeks?
                        No portal acquisitions, degradations in mindshare across the various constituencies, etc. Think how decisive and strong we'd look if this was handled differently and we had a new coach by now (even if it was Jay, though I don't think he's the guy to bring us back to glory). If you're not viewed positively, you're viewed negatively. If you're an AD, you should be constantly working your list of potential back-fills. I hope I'm wrong, but this doesn't seem to be the case here.

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                        • Originally posted by Harry Cleverly View Post
                          Michigan State fired its coach, and no replacement has been named there, either.
                          BC's AD has both feet out the door ... who is going to make their hire?
                          Michigan coach's contract has expired, and silence.
                          So where is the disarray?
                          Do you think the decision was made to not renew Albie after our last game? I doubt it.

                          There's no disarray to use your word, but there's no forward progress either so comparatively we're moving backwards in contrast to most other programs.

                          Just because the programs you named are in similar situations, it doesn't mean we're handling our situation wisely. I wouldn't aspire to handle things like Warde Manuel at UM, lol.

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                          • Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

                            What evidence is there that the program has eroded in any way over the past 3 weeks?
                            As opposed to the way it has eroded over the last 12 years?

                            are we next going to be asked for evidence it has eroded over the past 3 hours?? ;-)
                            a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                            • Ok so today's the day we name Jay as the new coach, or is it?

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                              • Originally posted by Terrier86 View Post
                                Ok so today's the day we name Jay as the new coach, or is it?
                                Bueller?? Bueller?? Anyone??
                                a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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