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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    You are being too kind. His sr season ended in April and the kids are gone mid May. Couple weeks max. Sloppy

    In fact that is a big red mark on an application for this job.
    Sloppy indeed.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Here’s an interesting two paragraphs from the CHN story.

    “Among other candidates considered, sources tell CHN that former NHL head coach Joe Sacco, currently an assistant with the Boston Bruins, is no longer under consideration due to not having his college degree. The Boston University administration appears steadfast on that necessity, which also rules out current AHL head coach Clark Donatelli.

    Pandolfo also does not have a degree, despite playing four years for the Terriers. He signed with the New Jersey Devils following his senior season in 1996, and is two classes short. However, he is sufficiently close enough to getting his degree where it could work. Like with Tony Granato at Wisconsin, it's not believed that would stand in the way of Pandolfo getting the job, as he could finish his degree in short order, potentially even this summer.“
    I have another suggestion. One that seems only fair. Alain Vigneault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25+years View Post
    I have another suggestion. One that seems only fair. Alain Vigneault.
    Arséne Wenger is still available.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    I had no idea McEachern graduated.

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    I tried to suggest this earlier regarding Greeley but didn't want to get into specifics. Now that it has been reported in an article, I can go into it more. Greeley was never interested in coming back to coach at BU. Not only did he interview for the Carolina GM position, but they offered it to him, too. He turned it down because they offered $400K/year. He wants a front office career, not a coaching career.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Here’s an interesting two paragraphs from the CHN story.

    “Among other candidates considered, sources tell CHN that former NHL head coach Joe Sacco, currently an assistant with the Boston Bruins, is no longer under consideration due to not having his college degree. The Boston University administration appears steadfast on that necessity, which also rules out current AHL head coach Clark Donatelli.

    Pandolfo also does not have a degree, despite playing four years for the Terriers. He signed with the New Jersey Devils following his senior season in 1996, and is two classes short. However, he is sufficiently close enough to getting his degree where it could work. Like with Tony Granato at Wisconsin, it's not believed that would stand in the way of Pandolfo getting the job, as he could finish his degree in short order, potentially even this summer.“
    How close is Sacco to getting his degree? He spent 3 seasons as BU. Kind of weird to say, well you need a college degree and then... well... this guy is close enough so maybe you're ok and you can finish it up but the other guy, nah. Odd.
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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    I hadn't heard anything about Hynes reaching out to BU. I personally think that would be absolutely stupid of him to take the BU job. He's doing too good of a job in the NHL. On the other hand, if he did want the job, it would be ridiculously stupid of BU to not hire him. I wouldn't even bother to interview him. Just move right to salary negotiations. I wonder how serious his alleged back-channel communication was. Maybe BU figured there's no way we'd get him so they didn't want to waste the time.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    How close is Sacco to getting his degree? He spent 3 seasons as BU. Kind of weird to say, well you need a college degree and then... well... this guy is close enough so maybe you're ok and you can finish it up but the other guy, nah. Odd.
    I think the process has given us some good clues about how they felt about Quinn leaving and their expectations for how long he would stay at BU. If they want that badly to avoid losing a coach in the somewhat near term, they'll find whatever excuse they can to go with someone else. Also, maybe Sacco has one year of classes left and it couldn't be completed this summer. It sounds like Pandolfo's degree can be completed this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I think the process has given us some good clues about how they felt about Quinn leaving and their expectations for how long he would stay at BU. If they want that badly to avoid losing a coach in the somewhat near term, they'll find whatever excuse they can to go with someone else. Also, maybe Sacco has one year of classes left and it couldn't be completed this summer. It sounds like Pandolfo's degree can be completed this summer.
    Granato was hired at UW and had a full academic year to complete his BS

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Granato was hired at UW and had a full academic year to complete his BS
    But maybe BU's requirements and UW are different.

    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I think the process has given us some good clues about how they felt about Quinn leaving and their expectations for how long he would stay at BU. If they want that badly to avoid losing a coach in the somewhat near term, they'll find whatever excuse they can to go with someone else. Also, maybe Sacco has one year of classes left and it couldn't be completed this summer. It sounds like Pandolfo's degree can be completed this summer.
    Agreed, I think that BU was taken off guard by Quinn leaving and fully expected him to be here until he retired... and maybe that was Quinn's intentions. As someone referenced earlier though, there is a difference between 12.5 million at one of the original 6 teams and other "regular" NHL head coach positions.

    If the article is correct, Pandolfo has 2 classes to complete (he was here for 4 years) and that could be completed this summer we should assume. Big difference between that and (I assume) a full year of classes for Sacco (perhaps 8+ classes).

    I also didn't know that McEachern completed his degree, but I assume that is the case based on what we have heard. If that ends up tipping the scales in his favor it was very smart of him to do so. (That being said, NHL contracts or not, I can't imagine why Sacco or Pandolfo, being that close to a degree would not have made an effort to complete it before now)

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Is it starting to feel to anyone else that we may end up with both Albie and McEachern? Just not sure which might be head coach vs Associate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    Is it starting to feel to anyone else that we may end up with both Albie and McEachern? Just not sure which might be head coach vs Associate?
    Albie at HC and McEachern at Associate would be an excellent result imo. I'm not sold on McEachern being ready for the HC job at the collegiate level given his limited overall D1 experience.

    The Hynes situation is curious. Of course if you could get a current NHL head coach of a playoff team to come that'd be a huge get for the program but you have to wonder why Hynes even reached out in the first place. Therefore if I'm the AD my reaction to Hynes would be what's the catch?
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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Albie at HC and McEachern at Associate would be an excellent result imo. I'm not sold on McEachern being ready for the HC job at the collegiate level given his limited overall D1 experience.
    I like this as well.

    And I'm not against having a non BU person as head coach. It just has to be the right one and I just don't think Rick Bennett is that right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Dean the AD was kinda sorta hired by GQ, no? Was a peep and got in with his contract as things fell into place. ??? Or is that not entirely accurate?
    Where did you hear this? He was already part of the department before Quinn arrived. He was the ad interim AD when Mike Lynch left.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Albie at HC and McEachern at Associate would be an excellent result imo. I'm not sold on McEachern being ready for the HC job at the collegiate level given his limited overall D1 experience.

    The Hynes situation is curious. Of course if you could get a current NHL head coach of a playoff team to come that'd be a huge get for the program but you have to wonder why Hynes even reached out in the first place. Therefore if I'm the AD my reaction to Hynes would be what's the catch?
    I share that concern, however ISL hockey is no small thing and one would think with his overall hockey career that his knowledge is high enough, especially if we get both Albie and McEachern it should work well. The unknown is what the AD sees in the interview process that we cannot.

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    100% sign me up for an Albie/McEachern coaching staff. Albie has put in his time, is a BU alum, fantastic eye for talent and recruiting....McEachern is a heck of a coach as well at the prep level but the lack of college coaching experience is worrisome. Albie has to be the head guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    And I'm not against having a non BU person as head coach. It just has to be the right one and I just don't think Rick Bennett is that right one.
    I think this is the sentiment many in the BU community have and that's being exaggerated in the media into something that it's not. There's a list of coaches that most BU fans would sign up for in a heartbeat who aren't BU alums. Leaman, Bazin, Sandelin, Hastings to name a few. Rick Bennett's results are mixed at best, and particularly concerning that they've regressed considerably since winning in '14.

    That said, when your program currently holds 10% of NHL head coaching positions and has far and away the most NHL front office personnel, that suggests there's a large and very qualified pool of alumni candidates for the head coaching position.
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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    I would also be thrilled with HC Albie and AC McEachern. But BU had an assistant coach vacancy last year (granted 2nd assistant, not 1st) and McEachern didn't get it, presumably from lack of interest on his side, not on BU's, so who knows if he is interested.

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    Re: BU season thread volume 3.1 cause board/priceless/tippycanoe deleted ours

    Quote Originally Posted by BU Fan 84 View Post
    I think the process has given us some good clues about how they felt about Quinn leaving and their expectations for how long he would stay at BU. If they want that badly to avoid losing a coach in the somewhat near term, they'll find whatever excuse they can to go with someone else. Also, maybe Sacco has one year of classes left and it couldn't be completed this summer. It sounds like Pandolfo's degree can be completed this summer.
    Honestly, I'm not a fan of this. I've seen it play out poorly before and while BU has a far different situation (BC: Gene D --> Jeff Jagodzinski --> Frank Spaziani) with a good string of possibilities for the foreseeable future as a blueblood in this sport, you have to go get the best guy for the job regardless of when you think they may leave. Just my $0.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Where did you hear this? He was already part of the department before Quinn arrived. He was the ad interim AD when Mike Lynch left.
    Lynch hired GQ. Lynch left after.

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