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    BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    only a couple months until the run of exhibitions for $$$$
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    only a couple months until the run of exhibitions for $$$$

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Berkshire BU Fan View Post
    Now is the winter of our discontent/made summer glorious by the sun of York
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    you think drew called jrrrry and made an offer?
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    I would be happy to take "mild criticism" of my school if the giver of said criticism could back up the criticism with reasoned arguments and facts. So far, Wodon has given no good reason to support his argument that "BU's AD locked himself in a bubble during this process and it's going to cost this storied program dearly." That's a very strong statement, for a writer to throw that out there with no substantiation then get mad when people ask for elaboration or clarification is foolish.
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    I would be happy to take "mild criticism" of my school if the giver of said criticism could back up the criticism with reasoned arguments and facts. So far, Wodon has given no good reason to support his argument that "BU's AD locked himself in a bubble during this process and it's going to cost this storied program dearly." That's a very strong statement, for a writer to throw that out there with no substantiation then get mad when people ask for elaboration or clarification is foolish.
    Part of me thinks the disappointment (even delusional bitterness - see Wodon, Adam) from some in the college hockey media over BU promoting Albie -- similar to DU promoting Carle, NoDak promoting Berry, and Union promoting Bennett -- is that they WANTED a salacious process and outcome so it would give them something more to write about. I can see how from a journalists' standpoint, BU hiring a different alum or hiring Bennett would've been much more interesting for them to cover b/c of the ramifications such hire would've brought to BU both on and off-ice. To me this was reinforced by the lack of media present at Albie's presser as well as the scarcity of questions (3 total -- 2 of which were asked by the same journalist).

    If the search/hiring process begged questions, why weren't media who have criticized or speculated on the process present at the press conference? And for the handful of media members present, why didn't any of them ask Drew to further elaborate on the process if it begged some questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    you think drew called jrrrry and made an offer?
    Mike McMahon had an interesting tweet that both BU and BC coaches are from Watertown. We should schedule an exhibition in a local rink there!

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    Mike McMahon had an interesting tweet that both BU and BC coaches are from Watertown. We should schedule an exhibition in a local rink there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    The JAR! Beware of the pizza.
    I thought that was in Waltham?

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Mike McMahon had an interesting tweet that both BU and BC coaches are from Watertown. We should schedule an exhibition in a local rink there!
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    The JAR! Beware of the pizza.
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    I thought that was in Waltham?
    No, it's in Watertown and I never want to see another game there as long as I live (although I probably will this fall ). However, if BU and BC were to play at Ryan Arena it would have to count against each teams' 34-game limit even if it was considered an exhibition, so I don't think it will happen. Of course, it did happen it would be very close to a throwback game playing in such an old and small rink. I would guess with the limited seating ticket demand would far exceed ticket supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I thought that was in Waltham?
    Bentley is in Waltham but the JAR where they used to play is in Watertown (Also the Watertown “public” rink I believe)

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    No, it's in Watertown and I never want to see another game there as long as I live (although I probably will this fall ). However, if BU and BC were to play at Ryan Arena it would have to count against each teams' 34-game limit even if it was considered an exhibition, so I don't think it will happen. Of course, it did happen it would be very close to a throwback game playing in such an old and small rink. I would guess with the limited seating ticket demand would far exceed ticket supply.

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    BTW (I didn't get a chance to get this into the previous thread before it closed)...I thought your "response" to Adam was excellent and thanks for taking the time to write it (regardless of how it may have been "dismissed" by him).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    you think drew called jrrrry and made an offer?
    Alas, poor mookie, I knew him well... enough to know he'd crack a Jerry York joke.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Friend_of_BU_Hockey View Post
    If the search/hiring process begged questions, why weren't media who have criticized or speculated on the process present at the press conference? And for the handful of media members present, why didn't any of them ask Drew to further elaborate on the process if it begged some questions?
    Since it was on Facebook and social media a day earlier, there was not much "new news" value.

    If the media did not already know who was being hired, a lot more would have been present.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    I still can't work out what the objection to BU's preference for hiring an alum would be, particularly if he is qualified for the job (which he clearly is).
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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Another Terrier Stanley Cup winner...Alex Chiasson

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    Another Terrier Stanley Cup winner...Alex Chiasson
    Not sure how many BU has but with Orpik winning another, BC is now tied with Wisconsin for most Cup winners from NCAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Not sure how many BU has but with Orpik winning another, BC is now tied with Wisconsin for most Cup winners from NCAA.
    Saw 9

    Didn't Brooks win with side's first?

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    From GoTerriers.com

    It marks the third straight year that a Terrier is on the Cup-winning team as head coach Mike Sullivan and Nick Bonino won back-to-back titles with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017. Chiasson becomes the ninth Terrier to hoist the Cup as a player or coach and it will be the 13th time a member of BU hockey family will have his name on the Cup. In addition to Bonino and Sullivan, Jay Pandolfo and Scott Young also won the Cup on two occasions.

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    Re: BU offseason thread - this begs some questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by wysi View Post
    I still can't work out what the objection to BU's preference for hiring an alum would be, particularly if he is qualified for the job (which he clearly is).
    The article doesn't state an objection to that, does it? It seems to suggest the exact opposite.

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