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sterlippo1
02-02-2013, 07:39 AM
THERE IS A SIGN. A GIANT SIGN. It's been there for 15+ years. It's said the same thing every single day.

It always amazes me when people get that wrong.

wow, unbelievable. give him a break, he's shell shocked as well as being over his head .................btw,some of us that get it wrong do so by design:p

Ryecheers
02-02-2013, 09:56 AM
THERE IS A SIGN. A GIANT SIGN. It's been there for 15+ years. It's said the same thing every single day.

It always amazes me when people get that wrong. But hey, he is showing that NU education ;)

I beg your pardon. What's wrong with the NU education? JM even found time (between winning Beanpots) to take advantage of Coop.

I would have expected RossiRules (a.k.a. GlassHalfBroken) to have made that wisecrack. Given his atrocious spelling (ex. huricane), I'm starting to believe that he's not really an NU alum. His spelling reminds me of an engineering major from Lowell or, more likely, an English prof. from bu! ;)

Thiessen'sBetter
02-02-2013, 12:38 PM
THERE IS A SIGN. A GIANT SIGN. It's been there for 15+ years. It's said the same thing every single day.

It always amazes me when people get that wrong. But hey, he is showing that NU education ;)

Maybe JM and Roby have a competition going of who can say/do more stupid things and still keep their jobs. :rolleyes: Honestly though, I think JM has coached better the last month or so. Still some head-scratchers (why is Manson a forward on PP!), but I think his overall game plan has been better. Mainly because he's increased the forecheck and stopped playing the trap so much.

jjmc85
02-02-2013, 03:07 PM
Just curious. Would you rather:
A) a Beanpot win and not make the Hockey East Playoffs
B) Fourth place in the Beanpot but qualifying for the Hockey East Playoffs

Split-N
02-02-2013, 03:18 PM
Just curious. Would you rather:
A) a Beanpot win and not make the Hockey East Playoffs
B) Fourth place in the Beanpot but qualifying for the Hockey East Playoffs

The Beanpot. No doubt no question. Win it and it's something that can never be taken away, no matter how dismal the rest of the season.

Happy Husky
02-02-2013, 03:36 PM
I think his overall game plan has been better. Mainly because he's increased the forecheck and stopped playing the trap so much.

Thank God for that! what a refreshing change,that forecheck was so effective during the BU win two weeks ago,It was also fun to watch,and I believe the players were excited to play that style,that sort of motivation can take down bigger teams like BU,that's some good insight Thiessen'sBetter!

On jjmc85's vote I would go with the Beanpot win,only because if they make the playoffs they probably wont go far,I would be thrilled with a Beanpot win.

BrocktonNU
02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Just curious. Would you rather:
A) a Beanpot win and not make the Hockey East Playoffs
B) Fourth place in the Beanpot but qualifying for the Hockey East Playoffs

Beanpot easily, even if they make Hockey East Playoffs they aren't going deep in the conference tourney. Winning a Beanpot could be a major silver lining on a dismal year and winning a first Beanpot in 25 years would certainly be memorable, getting bounced as the 8 seed in the Hockey East Playoffs will not be memorable.

RossiRules
02-02-2013, 05:31 PM
Well, at lesat we won't lose tonight! However, if you really think about it, this is one of the worst seasons ever! Why? just 7 wins, but 2of these were over Alabama Huntsville and considering we won the 1st 2 HE games of the season that's 3 wins in 3.5 months. I looked back worst ever, since wooden sticks went South, aside from Cronin's 1st year. You all think about that!

Happy Husky Victory!
02-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Maybe JM and Roby have a competition going of who can say/do more stupid things and still keep their jobs. :rolleyes

Let me preface this post by saying that I had reservations about posting the following. Some will believe it, some won't, some will think I'm at fault. I decided to post because I think it's important that you all be aware of what occured last night.

Well, for anyone that's interested, during the intermission between the second and third periods last night, I went off to the Varsity Club as I usually do. On the walk over another Dog House Alum mentioned that NU is now serving beer at the Basketball games. I was surprised because everything I had heard in the past from this AD and previous Athletic Directors was that it was against NCAA rules to serve beer at the athletic events to the general public but the Varsity Club was a private seperate club so it was allowed there. For all donations above $500 people recieve access to the club and many members enjoy the break in between periods for the $4 beers and some conversation. Anyway, off to the Varsity Club I went. I settled in with my beer to discuss the 2nd period, and saw Mr. Roby standing right next to me speaking with some other members of the club who I didn't know. Now, those of you who've read my posts in the past know that I hold Mr. Roby responsible for the current situation concerning the team. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to speak with him, after all, he doesn't make himself available much if at all during the hockey games and during his entire tenure he's not once approached me or any other Alum/donor that I know to ask questions or to say hello or anything. Be that as it may, I took the opportunity to ask him about the new beer sales policy. I introduced myself as did he. I told him that it had recently come to my attention that there is beer now being sold at the basketball games. He said "yes that's right". I asked him why it is not available at the hockey games. His answer was that the Athletic Dept is trying to attract people to go to the games. I asked as to why this couldn't be done at the hockey games, and he said it couldn't be done. I suggested that the food service folks could likely handle the sales at the hockey games. At this point he became aggitated because I wasn't satisfied with his vague half answers. Again he said that the Dept was trying to drive attendance to the basketball games. I suggested to him that attendance is pittiful at the hockey games these days as well. He didn't like that either. He asked if I went to the basketball games and I told him that I didn't. He made a face as to insinuate that if I didn't go to the B-ball games that I shouldn't have an opinion. He said that I wouldn't have to worry about it anyway because next year the Varsity Club will be open to the public, no more donor access only.

During this conversation he continually removed and then put back on his glasses. Now, anyone that knows even a little about body language knows that he was doing this because he couldn't bring himself to look me in the eye during our discussion. FIRST RED FLAG. He was clearly not happy about the line of questioning and said "sounds like you really want to talk about something else". Well, he asked so I went for it. You'll have to take my word for it that at no time did I raise my voice with him, use vulgarities or act inappropriately in any way. Just having a frank discussion by asking some specific tough questions. Respectful but direct questions. I told him that I was very concerned about the direction of the hockey team and that things were "going down hill fast". At this point he, in my opinion deep down knows that he's responsible for taking a team on the rise and decimating it and leaving us in our current unfortunate set of circumstances, accusatorily said "I suppose you blame me for Greg Cronin leaving for the NHL". I didn't take the bait, I hadn't mentioned Cronin or anyone else at this point. I said to him, that the infractions were minor violations. Again he didn't like this. See, this is a man who surrounds himself with the NCAA athletics utopia types who sit in their ivory towers. He also surrounds himself with the, we'll call them "enablers", the people who are content with what is going on with the program, the yes men who don't want to have an uncomfortable conversation. He said "400 text messages is not a minor violation" and I reminded him that the rule is so silly that the NCAA did away with it and it's not even a rule anymore. At that point he raised his voice and asked me if I thought it was OK to cheat in order to win games. Now, I think most reasonable people would agree that a minor NCAA violation is not exactly "cheating", but I digress. He said "you should be ashamed of yourself" obviously now believing that what he had just suggested was my position, that cheating is OK. Now, I don't think cheating is OK, but I do think that we have a lot of competition for recruits and if we can gain an edge by going up to but not over a certain line, then we need to do it. I told him that I didn't think cheating was OK to do in order to win games. He brushed it off as if to say that he didn't believe me. Again he said that I should be ashamed, to which I responded that it was inappropriate for him to speak to an Alum and donor in that way. He was angry, aggressive and rude. I also told him that "I'm not the only person that has these opinions and concerns. One of his "enablers" inserted himself in to the conversation and Roby walked off.
At this point this "enabler" in a red sweater told me that I had to leave the Varsity Club, I asked who he was and he refused to tell me saying "it doesn't matter who I am". He said this several times, because everytime he told me to leave I reminded him that I was a member and asked who he was to tell me that I had to leave. Furthermore, it is highly inappropriate to ask someone to leave because you don't like their opinion or thier questions. Anyway, I refused his requests to leave, at this point two more elderly "enablers" joined in. The type of guys that sit behind the glass in seats at the Varsity Club. One who I recognized the other I didn't. Now these two weren't privy to any of the conversation at all. Who knows who told them what, but they too demanded that I leave. I told them that I was a member and would not leave. After all, there was no reason to leave, having an uncomfortable conversation with the AD is not a reason to be told to leave the premises. At this point the two elderly "enablers" called NUPD to escort me out of the Varsity Club and one said "And out of the building". Again, not sure who these guys think they are that they can direct NUPD to remove someone from the Arena. The NUPD captain walked me out of the club and told me that he wasn't there so he didn't know what exactly happened. At the end of the day, NUPD said that I didn't have to leave but that I shouldn't go back in to the Varsity Club again that night. I agreed.

I know this is a very long winded post, and I'm sorry if I've bored any of you, but this was very very inappropriate behavior by Peter Roby and his "enablers". I wanted you all to know why type of person is running the Athletic Dept and if any of you who have similar concerns, although it might be uncomfortable, please ask him the tough questions. He can't dodge them forever and be protected by the "enablers". He needs to be accountable for his actions and needs to answer any reasonable question someone might have for him in a respectful, professional and meaningful way.

RossiRules
02-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Ask Roby to release his college entrance exams or his Harvard grades,he is the O'bama of AD's. A pompas ***, a product of affirmative action, and we are stuck with him, for now!

northeastern
02-02-2013, 09:04 PM
..wow Happy Husky Victory.. i applaud your effort & trying to have a civil (though tough) conversation with someone who's part job is to field (from time to time).. concerns about the athletic program from Alums & folks with a vested interest in the program.

I think the red jersey folks you encountered, sound more like 'blockers'.. blockers to progress in the Athletic Department - namely hockey.

Sounds like we have a AD who has decided that one sport be given preference over another & we know where his favoritsm lies. I'm all for doing something that'll boost attendance at b'ball games.. but then do it for hockey as well..it is played at the same venue.

I think it was highly inappropriate for anyone to ask you to leave the Varsity Club, especially if you are a member & just had a conversation & disagreement with someone.
Often, out of disagreement come better decisions!!!

Couple things.. one, when i write a check to NU from now on (especially the AD).. i will specify the purpose & sport. Second, i encourage you to write to President Aoun's office with your story. It is (was) very unprofessional for anyone to have behaved with you this way.. just because of a few questions. Least the Pres office needs to be made aware. I hope Roby apologizes & makes up to you sooner.. rather than later, and you can move one & (hopefully someday soon).. again begin enjoying competitive NU hockey teams at Matthews & beyond.

Happy Husky Victory!
02-02-2013, 09:26 PM
Second, i encourage you to write to President Aoun's office with your story. It is (was) very unprofessional for anyone to have behaved with you this way.. just because of a few questions. Least the Pres office needs to be made aware. I hope Roby apologizes & makes up to you sooner.. rather than later, and you can move one & (hopefully someday soon).. again begin enjoying competitive NU hockey teams at Matthews & beyond.

Northeastern, I appreciate your kind words of support, although, I'm not holding my breath for any kind of apology from anyone.

If anyone reading has the same or similar concerns, please bring to the attention of Peter Roby. Hopefully he won't be as rude and dismissive with you as he was with me, but it will show that I'm not the only person with serious concerns.

Ryecheers
02-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Happy Husky,
That was a terrific post about an horrific encounter with the Hockey Assassin.

Please consider taken an action that might help NU hockey in a meaningful way. Edit the text slightly (add some paragraph breaks and a spell check etc.) and send it to p.mantella@neu.edu. Philly Mantella in NU's Sr. V.P. in charge of a variety of operating areas of the U., and she is Roby's boss. I'd be very surprised if you don't get an answer. In fact, if you don't get an answer that satisfies you, I'd like to know about it.

You also would do well to post this on Dieharddogs.com and send copy to J.Madigan@neu.edu. He would certainly want know how Roby and his department is treating his program's donors and most faithful boosters.

northeastern
02-02-2013, 09:46 PM
Happy Husky,
That was a terrific post about an horrific encounter with the Hockey Assassin.

Please consider taken an action that might help NU hockey in a meaningful way. Edit the text slightly (add some paragraph breaks and a spell check etc.) and send it to p.mantella@neu.edu. Philly Mantella in NU's Sr. V.P. in charge of a variety of operating areas of the U., and she is Roby's boss. I'd be very surprised if you don't get an answer. In fact, if you don't get an answer that satisfies you, I'd like to know about it.

You also would do well to post this on Dieharddogs.com and send copy to J.Madigan@neu.edu. He would certainly want know how Roby and his department is treating his program's donors and most faithful boosters.

..this is great advice. HHV, hopefully yours is resolved as intelligently, quickly & easily as possible.

DieHardDog
02-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Happy Husky,

A friend of mine writes the Husky Hockey News blog (http://huskyhockeynews.com) and if you are willing, he would like to get in contact with you to write up a story about your "conversation" with Roby. I don't have the contact information right now but I believe the site has an e-mail so you can get in touch with them.

Thiessen'sBetter
02-02-2013, 10:49 PM
So we have an AD who preaches being approachable and trust worthy and then is arrogant, rude and disrespectful to a donor and an alum. Disgusting.

NU Speed Racer
02-03-2013, 01:25 AM
Roby was visited by the ghost of Huskies future tonight. He was taken to a world that looked much like...

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8909626/california-institute-technology-baseball-team-snaps-228-game-losing-skid

Baseball - 228 games
Basketball - 310 games
Volleyball - 56 matches

But hey, I bet the athletes' GPAs at CIT are phenomenal!


Roby's time has come and gone. RMG!


"Let them drink beer". Worked great for the French.

fahey4prez
02-03-2013, 12:26 PM
Happy Husky,
That was a terrific post about an horrific encounter with the Hockey Assassin.

Please consider taken an action that might help NU hockey in a meaningful way. Edit the text slightly (add some paragraph breaks and a spell check etc.) and send it to p.mantella@neu.edu. Philly Mantella in NU's Sr. V.P. in charge of a variety of operating areas of the U., and she is Roby's boss. I'd be very surprised if you don't get an answer. In fact, if you don't get an answer that satisfies you, I'd like to know about it.

You also would do well to post this on Dieharddogs.com and send copy to J.Madigan@neu.edu. He would certainly want know how Roby and his department is treating his program's donors and most faithful boosters.

Happy Husky - this is great advice from Ryecheers and if I were you, I would do exactly what he outlined. I hope you will share with us the results, if any.

Split-N
02-03-2013, 01:11 PM
Y'know, I almost held my nose and voted for Obama hoping that PR would be appointed as czar of something in the second term but then realized that the Chicago campaign guys who really run the White House want people who know how to win, don't feel guilty about doing so, and will be ruthless, if need be, to do what it takes to win political battles. I realized PR wouldn't be a fit.

Chickens@NU
02-04-2013, 12:26 PM
HHV, way to go. Follow Rossi's advice and take it as far as you can. I (and many others) want Roby gone for all the crap he has done to this school. I may not be donating anymore but that it garbage. Roby would be embarrassed if he knew this story was out there.