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rufus
05-21-2013, 07:53 PM
Just a gut feeling from an admitted outsider, but I think by the end of the month, Gendron is going to be the guy. Tortorella being a close second (appropos for a current UNH guy I suppose ;) ). The longer this has gone on, the less likely it's going to be Corkum, but in fairness, I'd have expected a more impressive cast of candidates. But Gendron has been a part of a lot of successful teams/programs, and that's usually not a coincidence. If I was choosing among those 4 candidates, that's the guy I'd be picking. :)

And the fans go crazy with excitement. Bonfires!!! Burning motorcycles!!!

If it's any of those guys, They'll have to win, win right away, and win a lot if there's to be a revival in the enthusiasm for the Maine hockey program.

gscott13
05-21-2013, 08:06 PM
And the fans go crazy with excitement. Bonfires!!! Burning motorcycles!!!

If it's any of those guys, They'll have to win, win right away, and win a lot if there's to be a revival in the enthusiasm for the Maine hockey program.

You forgot "and hope jimmy struggles in denver"

all bear
05-21-2013, 08:39 PM
It will be Capuano. All signs pointing to it.

Priceless
05-21-2013, 08:56 PM
It will be Capuano. All signs pointing to it.

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BlackI
05-21-2013, 09:31 PM
And the fans go crazy with excitement. Bonfires!!! Burning motorcycles!!!

If it's any of those guys, They'll have to win, win right away, and win a lot if there's to be a revival in the enthusiasm for the Maine hockey program.

Not if Capuano is hired. BTW wasn't Capuano a two sport athlete? Or am I think of Tepper. Anyways, Capuano would bring an enthusiasm. And it might be a win-win where Corkum stays on as top assistant. That could be just what the doctor ordered.

Having said that, I won't hold my breath as that seems way to hopeful. Given it took so long to get to this point, our luck hasn't been good. So anything more than a snail behind the bench could be aan improvement. But, one can hope, and I do think that would be a deadly scenario. Capuano with Corkum as a top assistant with a careful choice of a solid recruiter. That would be an overhaul.

Pink Pony
05-21-2013, 10:38 PM
It will be Capuano. All signs pointing to it.

I will have a Pink Pony ticker parade if this happens.

DoubleA
05-21-2013, 11:12 PM
It will be Capuano. All signs pointing to it. I'm beginning to believe it. Read Abbott's quotes in Larry's article today. Fluid situation, rolling, no application deadline, you could come in and still apply today... Capuano came in late but is interested. Listen to this...This is important...It's been mentioned here a few times already but worth repeating: Cap's family lives here (Bangor) with one kid at Orono now and both come September. That's a very very strong lure in addition to the attraction of the job itself to a Black Bear hockey player.

He's never at home. He's gone all the time except for a short summer. Has been for years. That may have gotten old to him at this point. Who knows...

walrus
05-22-2013, 06:18 AM
o. Capuano with Corkum as a top assistant with a careful choice of a solid recruiter. That would be an overhaul.
Still need some one to coach D, Campbell Blair?

Maineiak
05-22-2013, 07:20 AM
I don't know, but I see the same inability to make a decision at my work. You need 50,000 meetings to get anything done that involves multiple departments and it seems most of the people at the meetings don't have a ***** clue. I think they schedule meetings so they have something to do. If it didn't take a million person-hours to make a decision you could fire half of the administration.

/removes BassAle from invitee list for cross-functional task force to set the agenda for a pre-meeting to select a consultant to advise us if we should form a committee to discuss the issue of segregated parking in Lot A.

//****ed that we can't use the comfy couch and flat panel TV in BassAle's office for said meeting

Drew S.
05-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Still need some one to coach D, Campbell Blair?

Doesn't Capuano have the record for goals by a dman at Maine :p

BassAle
05-22-2013, 08:19 AM
/removes BassAle from invitee list for cross-functional task force to set the agenda for a pre-meeting to select a consultant to advise us if we should form a committee to discuss the issue of segregated parking in Lot A.

//****ed that we can't use the comfy couch and flat panel TV in BassAle's office for said meeting

Apparently you haven't sat on the couch in my office. I think they picked the most uncomfortable one they could buy on purpose :p
The temporary one we borrowed from one of the lounge areas while we waited for this one was much better.

ck1969
05-22-2013, 08:58 AM
I wonder what Garth is saying to Jack. I bet he's telling him to go and bring back the glory.

UncleRay
05-22-2013, 09:25 AM
Not if he thinks Jack can bring back the glory to the Isles. He may have some loyalty to Maine, but I'm betting Garth is far more loyal to his paycheck.

BobF
05-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Not if Capuano is hired. BTW wasn't Capuano a two sport athlete? Or am I think of Tepper.

Neither. You may be thinking of Justin Tomberlin who played baseball. More recently Nolan Boike who walked on for hockey his senior year after playing Maine baseball.

Maineiak
05-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Apparently you haven't sat on the couch in my office. I think they picked the most uncomfortable one they could buy on purpose :p
The temporary one we borrowed from one of the lounge areas while we waited for this one was much better.

It's practically like a dorm over there, so just go swap out the couch with the lounge couch after-hours. It'll be just like stealing common area dorm furniture. It'll take the "RAs" a while to figure it out. :)

Priceless
05-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Neither. You may be thinking of Justin Tomberlin who played baseball. More recently Nolan Boike who walked on for hockey his senior year after playing Maine baseball.
Wayne Conlan was also a two-sport athlete, playing baseball in the spring.

all bear
05-22-2013, 11:23 AM
I wonder what Garth is saying to Jack. I bet he's telling him to go and bring back the glory.

Agree...probably Garth realizes his boss is a maniac but can overlook it for the paycheck. Im guessing Capuano is a family man and is getting fed up with the life....Im also betting money is not a problem for him and his family.. .

dover4345
05-22-2013, 11:25 AM
I'm sorry. I just dont see it. I think it is totally unrealistic to think that this guy is leaving the NHL. I think there is nothing of substance that would indicate that he is even remotely interested. I guess we will know in one weeks time, but my guess is that Maine should get used to the idea of Red Gendron or Jim Tortorella being the next head coach.

rufus
05-22-2013, 11:31 AM
Neither. You may be thinking of Justin Tomberlin who played baseball. More recently Nolan Boike who walked on for hockey his senior year after playing Maine baseball.

John Tortorella also played ball at Maine, utility infielder I believe, primarily third base. I don't think he was the greatest ballplayer, but Winkin said he was a hellluva bench jockey.

dover4345
05-22-2013, 11:49 AM
I wonder what Garth is saying to Jack. I bet he's telling him to go and bring back the glory.

Im sorry, I just cant read this with a straight face...

Garth Snow is the GM of the Islanders.

Garth Snow's job is to build a team that is capable of competing for a cup.

This year is the first year in a long, long time that he has caught lightning in a bottle. The Islanders almost took out the most talented team in the NHL. They have a young team with some fantastic draft picks yet to even make their NHL debut.

He has a team that has responded to Jack Capuano and all signs would indicate that this is a team on the rise.

Yet Maine fans think Garth has some ultimate allegiance to UMaine where he would tell his coach to "go and bring back the glory!"

Seriously, there is something in the water up there. You guys are on the Kool-Aid...