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Seawolf Fan
04-16-2013, 10:57 PM
After reading the Denver announcemnet of Montgomery or whatever his name is, I can't help but think the 4 "outed" applicants aren't the only folks applying for the UAA job. Makes me feel like we're kinda spinning our wheels on the 4 "outed" applicants. At least I hope so.

drcobbmustgonow
04-16-2013, 11:20 PM
Cobb has been in the job for a long time ... as far as I can tell he's never put his butt on the line in any manner. It's time for him to take a risk. Do something truly different.

Some might say Cobb put his butt on the line when he chose to neglect a D1 hockey program in order to appease his superiors to address the Title IX complaints against UAA. Cobb wasn't the first ADD to have to address Title IX complaints...just one of the few that have thrown their flagship athletic program under the bus in order to appease his/her superiors.

Cobb has done something different...he's accepted and tolerated a substandard facility (practice/games) without any attempt to make things better. Don't you think the man could coordinate new plexiglass in the Sullivan is he had any dialogue with the Municipality of Anchorage or the Aces. He talks about the muni as if they are some foreign entity.

Corbett is the best bet...Sorenson is intriguing though.

--Dre (http://hockeytownak.blogspot.com)

Seawolf Fan
04-16-2013, 11:27 PM
Some might say Cobb put his butt on the line when he chose to neglect a D1 hockey program in order to appease his superiors to address the Title IX complaints against UAA. Cobb wasn't the first ADD to have to address Title IX complaints...just one of the few that have thrown their flagship athletic program under the bus in order to appease his/her superiors.

Cobb has done something different...he's accepted and tolerated a substandard facility (practice/games) without any attempt to make things better. Don't you think the man could coordinate new plexiglass in the Sullivan is he had any dialogue with the Municipality of Anchorage or the Aces. He talks about the muni as if they are some foreign entity.

Corbett is the best bet...Sorenson is intriguing though.

--Dre (http://hockeytownak.blogspot.com)
Of the "outed" candidates I agree.

Suze
04-17-2013, 02:07 AM
Tell that to the Alumni.

Not all the alumni want Hill back. Even if they did, I really doubt that Cobb would hire him. I don't think their parting was exactly amicable.

aallenpollreisz
04-17-2013, 02:17 AM
Because I haven't said this in a couple of years: The Sully doesn't need to be renovated. It needs to be imploded. Hell, it needed to be imploded 10 years ago.

drcobbmustgonow
04-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Looks like Hill has some fans in the hockey community...William Wrenn tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>John Hill applied for the UAA coaching job? What a blessing for the program, hoping they make the obvious choice on this one. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23resurrection">#resurrection</a></p>&mdash; William Wrenn (@wwrenn91) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwrenn91/status/322933263213678593">April 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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drcobbmustgonow
04-17-2013, 03:05 AM
and apparently Sorenson doesn't sit to high with a current UAA player

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Haha good luck sorenson. 2 highschool championships in the past 30 years won't get you a D-1 coaching job. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23awful">#awful</a> <a href="http://t.co/XoGEYfeYRP" title="http://twitter.com/Bmurf23/status/323170355931918336/photo/1">twitter.com/Bmurf23/status…</a></p>&mdash; Bobby Murphy (@Bmurf23) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bmurf23/status/323170355931918336">April 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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uaafanblog
04-17-2013, 03:54 AM
Gee ... I wonder what NHL'rs Joey Crabb and Nate Thompson might say about Dennis Sorenson.

uaafanblog
04-17-2013, 04:04 AM
and apparently Sorenson doesn't sit to high with a current UAA player

"current"

drcobbmustgonow
04-17-2013, 04:26 AM
not much...already checked.
I realize what the "local hockey community" says isn't quite as relevant as what you have to say. You're a hard one to please...if i would have posted w/o a link, I would have been ***** slapped for spreading rumors. I don't totally disagree with your Sorenson analysis..just thought it was interesting to hear from the kids in the trenches. Note that Wrenn's tweet was retweeted by a couple current UAA players.

--Dre (http://hockeytownak.blogspot.com)

seawolfpunk
04-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Because I haven't said this in a couple of years: The Sully doesn't need to be renovated. It needs to be imploded. Hell, it needed to be imploded 10 years ago.

Yes i agree, and there needs to be a rink on campus.

Alaska Hockey
04-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Gee ... I wonder what NHL'rs Joey Crabb and Nate Thompson might say about Dennis Sorenson.
for starters…………”My parents had to shell out a lot of money so I could play for Sorenson’s ALL Star’s team so I would be considered suitable to take part in Varsity Hockey at Diamond High School. “:eek:

Suze
04-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Looks like Hill has some fans in the hockey community...William Wrenn tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>John Hill applied for the UAA coaching job? What a blessing for the program, hoping they make the obvious choice on this one. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23resurrection">#resurrection</a></p>— William Wrenn (@wwrenn91) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwrenn91/status/322933263213678593">April 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Well since Wrenn didn't even stay home and play for UAA, I really don't think he is deeply concerned about the success (or lack of) of the program. He wasn't here when Hill led the team to a ZERO league win season. Hill is lucky he wasn't fired then.

seawolfpunk
04-17-2013, 02:01 PM
Well since Wrenn didn't even stay home and play for UAA, I really don't think he is deeply concerned about the success (or lack of) of the program. He wasn't here when Hill led the team to a ZERO league win season. Hill is lucky he wasn't fired then.

Well Hill does have 4 playoff wins which is more than the other 3 have combined, so i'll give him that.

uaafanblog
04-17-2013, 02:08 PM
for starters…………”My parents had to shell out a lot of money so I could play for Sorenson’s ALL Star’s team so I would be considered suitable to take part in Varsity Hockey at Diamond High School. “:eek:
And what good hockey players don't shell out money for comp teams? Only every kid playing junior hockey or college hockey has parents who shelled out money for a comp team.

The point here is that we would find an array of preferences amongst UAA Alumni and those with ties to Anchorage hockey. Because William Wrenn thinks Hill is a good choice doesn't make it so. And Bobby Murphy tweeting something negative about a potential head coach? Just boneheaded and potentially harmful to his hockey career regardless of who is hired.

bcuafmsu2
04-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Concerning the new UAA arena that is being built on campus, is there any provision(s) to possibly put in ice later on? And would the size/sightlines be conducive to hockey?

Seawolf Fan
04-17-2013, 02:18 PM
And what good hockey players don't shell out money for comp teams? Only every kid playing junior hockey or college hockey has parents who shelled out money for a comp team.

The point here is that we would find an array of preferences amongst UAA Alumni and those with ties to Anchorage hockey. Because William Wrenn thinks Hill is a good choice doesn't make it so. And Bobby Murphy tweeting something negative about a potential head coach? Just boneheaded and potentially harmful to his hockey career regardless of who is hired.
DD, My guess would be Bobby communicates with at least some of his team mates. With that said his feelings on the coach subject probably have been at least somewhat influenced on what they think. And just maybe Bobby is enough like you that he has the guts to say what he really thinks instead of being politically correct.

UAA Seawolves Fan
04-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Well they are the coaches that actually win at UAA so that counts.

I guess.

They certainly are the coaches that win at UAA. No qualms there. But nobody on that committee knows enough about hockey to be selecting a coach. Looks more like a business decision than an athletic team decision.

UAA Seawolves Fan
04-17-2013, 02:59 PM
Yes i agree, and there needs to be a rink on campus.
There's a novel thought. But I think any chance of that shipping coming to port disappeared when it was cut from the current project. I'd love for that to happen and certainly support it but it should have been part of the current project if it were to happen.


Concerning the new UAA arena that is being built on campus, is there any provision(s) to possibly put in ice later on? And would the size/sightlines be conducive to hockey?
My understanding is no. Once the current building is finished than it is finished due to the gym (that won't be filled except for concerts, maybe graduations, and perhaps some day the Shootout) and the auxiliary gym. The current "plan" for on-campus ice is to have a separate facility, away from the current project, to accommodate hockey. This is still a "priority" for our athletic department, but I'll believe it when I see it.

uaafanblog
04-17-2013, 03:03 PM
Concerning the new UAA arena that is being built on campus, is there any provision(s) to possibly put in ice later on? And would the size/sightlines be conducive to hockey?Ice Hockey will never be played in the new building. Your question has been debated, advocated and argued at length by a wide range of people interested in and connected to UAA hockey. The prevailing position is that it is expensive and cumbersome to changeover between sports. Additionally, it would doom whatever hope there is to one day see a standalone rink for the program.

There are many sides and points regarding this and my answer above is only an explanation of the state of affairs in that regard.