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    Jim Montgomery interview now between periods in the Denver/Nebraska-Omaha game on CBS Sports Network (not to rub salt in the wounds)

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    Jim Montgomery interview now between periods in the Denver/Nebraska-Omaha game on CBS Sports Network (not to rub salt in the wounds)
    Our former AD dragged his feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runsub5 View Post
    Our former AD dragged his feet.
    Just my opinion, but I think Denver has the best team in the country. And it's not real close. They beat us (BU) twice early in the year, and although the score of the 2nd game was close, they clearly were better.

    They are currently on a 9-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 41-15. Yikes. The biggest thing is they are playing well at the most important time of the year. And they have just won the Penrose Cup with the loss by Minnesota-Duluth.
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    Red's gotta go!
    He coached my former HS hockey team, the Bobwhites. Story is he was a hardass and always had the most feared team in the state of VT. I wonder if he's stopped really caring, if he's gotten soft, or if he's just out if his pay grade. Either way, UVM looked convincingly better tonight, despite missing our rookie phenom and leading point scorer.

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    Just my opinion, but I think Denver has the best team in the country. And it's not real close. They beat us (BU) twice early in the year, and although the score of the 2nd game was close, they clearly were better.

    They are currently on a 9-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 41-15. Yikes. The biggest thing is they are playing well at the most important time of the year. And they have just won the Penrose Cup with the loss by Minnesota-Duluth.
    Wouldn't that be a hoot if they won the national title? That would be quite an addition to Maine hockey history. Maine fans would never get over it.

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    Wouldn't that be a hoot if they won the national title? That would be quite an addition to Maine hockey history. Maine fans would never get over it.
    That's an interesting take. I would think there would be a "little" sense of pride.

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    That's an interesting take. I would think there would be a "little" sense of pride.
    Yes, there would be a sense of pride in some respects. But there are many fans who were (are) disappointed that Montgomery was not hired as the coach. For them to see their coach win a title for another school when Maine could have hired him would be a bitter pill.

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    Yes, there would be a sense of pride in some respects. But there are many fans who were (are) disappointed that Montgomery was not hired as the coach. For them to see their coach win a title for another school when Maine could have hired him would be a bitter pill.
    Yes, I can definitely see your point.

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    Road woes continue for Maine, they were ripped from the get-go tonight. As far as Montgomery and Denver, I hope Montgomery all the best and hoping they (Denver) can win the Hardware. Montgomery put the work in to earn his place @ Denver...just "ANOTHER" what could have been gaffe by Maine. And get ready for that its going to be much better picture painted by RG for 2017-18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    That's an interesting take. I would think there would be a "little" sense of pride.
    I think he used Maine to get another job. I don't care if he wins or loses at Denver he was never coming to Orono.

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    I thought Maine could keep it close but guess not. Losing on the road is now the norm. That's all on the staff at this point. Another chance tonight

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    He wasn't even considered to interview for the Maine job, was he? How'd he use Maine?

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    He wasn't even considered to interview for the Maine job, was he? How'd he use Maine?

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    Your right he didn't use Maine. Maine did not even have a clue in what they were doing before they fired Whitehead and afterwards. Denver swooped in and offered the DEAL to Montgomery during the Frozen 4 @ Pittsburgh...put it on the line you have this much time to decide and here's what we will pay you and what we will do for you and the Program. It was a NO BRAINER, as Maine had NO INTENTIONS of bringing him in even for a Interview or a chanced to state his case...he either waited it out and lose the chance to be a Div.1 Coach in 2013, and lose the deal at Denver and go back for another season in the USHL. He made the right move for himself and his family. Maine lost out even though they had no clue or intentions of what they could have had. Montgomery went over to a better situation, but he could have been able to make it work at Maine...it would very well have taken longer...but year after year there would have been progress/accountability/leadership on and off the ice. You can bet that after 4 years Maine fans would have been in a feel good mood...with promise ahead. Its over and done with...and Maine moves on...down and out and with a long-long time away from seeing a .500 season let alone a winning one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Your right he didn't use Maine. Maine did not even have a clue in what they were doing before they fired Whitehead and afterwards. Denver swooped in and offered the DEAL to Montgomery during the Frozen 4 @ Pittsburgh...put it on the line you have this much time to decide and here's what we will pay you and what we will do for you and the Program. It was a NO BRAINER, as Maine had NO INTENTIONS of bringing him in even for a Interview or a chanced to state his case...he either waited it out and lose the chance to be a Div.1 Coach in 2013, and lose the deal at Denver and go back for another season in the USHL. He made the right move for himself and his family. Maine lost out even though they had no clue or intentions of what they could have had. Montgomery went over to a better situation, but he could have been able to make it work at Maine...it would very well have taken longer...but year after year there would have been progress/accountability/leadership on and off the ice. You can bet that after 4 years Maine fans would have been in a feel good mood...with promise ahead. Its over and done with...and Maine moves on...down and out and with a long-long time away from seeing a .500 season let alone a winning one.
    I don't disagree on the right move, he clearly made the right move for him and his family.

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    I don't disagree on the right move, he clearly made the right move for him and his family.
    Right...he had a short period of time to decide and Maine was NOT EVEN close to ready to set up a search team...they dragged and Denver made out while Maine is on the short end for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHole12 View Post
    He wasn't even considered to interview for the Maine job, was he? How'd he use Maine?

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    Sorry, don't know the backstory here. No connection to Maine with these jobs. Was he a former player at Maine? Did he give any indication he had an interest in the Maine job? Thanks.

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    Sorry, don't know the backstory here. No connection to Maine with these jobs. Was he a former player at Maine? Did he give any indication he had an interest in the Maine job? Thanks.
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    ...... Did he give any indication he had an interest in the Maine job? Thanks.
    He most definitely had an interest in the Maine job. The Maine AD, administration and human resources could not collaborate quick enough to hire him. As others have pointed out, Denver swooped in and offered him the position at Denver. In fairness to Montgomery, it was the best decision for he and his family. Who knows how long it would have taken Maine to go through interviews and eventually offer him the position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runsub5 View Post
    He most definitely had an interest in the Maine job. The Maine AD, administration and human resources could not collaborate quick enough to hire him. As others have pointed out, Denver swooped in and offered him the position at Denver. In fairness to Montgomery, it was the best decision for he and his family. Who knows how long it would have taken Maine to go through interviews and eventually offer him the position?
    Rumor has it He had some past issue that supposedly was cause for concern. So that's the excuse for Maine not getting their **** together quick enough.

    No matter at this point. He isn't walking through that door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Rumor has it He had some past issue that supposedly was cause for concern. So that's the excuse for Maine not getting their **** together quick enough.

    No matter at this point. He isn't walking through that door.
    Also he has a tremendous situation at one of the all-time great college hockey programs in an area where there is not a lot of geographical competition.

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