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Priceless
04-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Maybe we can schedule another game against AIC then?

Maine used to play Colby and Bowdoin every year. Let's bring them back.

Hockeyman99
04-25-2013, 05:31 PM
As pathetic as Maine's OOC schedule appears on paper, it could work out for the team's benefit. Corkum or whoever is named coach will have more fire and have the team better prepared to take advantage of opponent's like Mercyhurst that the team could stockpile some wins out of conference. Maine's defense will be a disaster outside of Hutton and two freshman, but the goaltending and first few forward lines could be decent. Should be better than UMass, Northeastern and UVM and on par with Merrimack.
I disagree about the D. Give them a little confidence, encourage them to play the body and watch them get physical. A couple of them will make it uncomfortable for opposing forwards.

irishfan85
04-25-2013, 11:06 PM
That's a good point on next year's schedule. Completely disagree with you on defense. Did you not see Rutt play? Riley will get better and I think one of Williams and O'connor will step up.

My bad on Rutt. I like him and Hutton. Two good D recruits but no faith in the rest.

Ma#1ne Hky
04-26-2013, 03:39 AM
I guess what we all should realize is that no matter who's the next NEW Coach that there's ALOT of work to be done on this present team and incoming players this year and next...we will see a positive/hard working team,but lets be real also...there's SOME talent but this will be a work in progress...Rebuilding/Retooling maybe a bad or sour word but it is what it is...peeks and valleys for certain next season...but progress/hard work/attitude will be what needs to be regained @ Maine Hockey.

DoubleA
04-27-2013, 10:23 PM
That's a good point on next year's schedule. Completely disagree with you on defense. Did you not see Rutt play? Riley will get better and I think one of Williams and O'connor will step up.
I totally agree. I was gonna say - what about Rutt? He's for real. I saw him play 3 games this season against 3 totally different teams in 3 diff locations . He's big, he's pretty agile and he logs a ton of ice time. I think he'll be one of the better in HEA next season.

DoubleA
04-27-2013, 10:25 PM
ok, but if maine actually had their crap together, don't you think there's a chance he sticks to his commitment?
Big Yes.

Fishman'81
04-28-2013, 01:45 AM
o'connor will be real good with corkum

I wouldn't be surprised to see that.

O'Connor impressed me as a Freshman; kinda put me in mind of Prestin, but not quite so angry.

He seemed to have lost his way under Tim, but if the next coach cuts him loose, I think he'll have a nice year.

rufus
04-29-2013, 03:55 PM
Corkum been hired yet?

gscott13
04-29-2013, 04:09 PM
maine hockey journal reporting that nick roberto has committed to bu

Priceless
04-29-2013, 04:16 PM
Corkum been hired yet?

Yes, we just haven't been told yet.

rufus
04-29-2013, 06:31 PM
maine hockey journal reporting that nick roberto has committed to bu

Why? hokydad says their new coach is a tool. .

amherstblackbear
04-29-2013, 06:44 PM
I thought the idea was to have a coach by May 7 or so, before current players jet for the summer.

Even if no announcement from the AD, I guess I was expecting word to get out by now re: campus visits. Even if it is a charade...

gscott13
04-29-2013, 09:40 PM
I thought the idea was to have a coach by May 7 or so, before current players jet for the summer.

Even if no announcement from the AD, I guess I was expecting word to get out by now re: campus visits. Even if it is a charade...

If the rumored short list is corkum, pellerin, Cronin, gendron... all are familiar with the school and facilities do perhaps the interviews are all easily done from afar?

I would still want them to meet face to face. ..

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
04-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Face-to-face interviews will be happening very shortly. The committee is doing their job. Peter Metcalf cares about Maine hockey more than most people on here will ever know. This is not a dog and pony show like the farce of an "evaluation" that cost them the chance to go after Jim Montgomery by waiting three weeks. People might be upset that Corkum is the guy because they don't want it to be like Tim all over again, but the players respect Corkum. By respect, I don't mean he's easy on them so they like him. They respect him because he knows what he is talking about and will get the most out of each of them if he gets the job.

Unless Maine could pull Gwozdecky, Leaman or Dennehy in, I see no reason to complain about Corkum getting the job. I can ensure people that Corkum will not bring the same-old, same-old. It will be a new regime with passion and the excitement at Alfond will be back.

Priceless
04-30-2013, 12:00 AM
Face-to-face interviews will be happening very shortly. The committee is doing their job. Peter Metcalf cares about Maine hockey more than most people on here will ever know. This is not a dog and pony show like the farce of an "evaluation" that cost them the chance to go after Jim Montgomery by waiting three weeks. People might be upset that Corkum is the guy because they don't want it to be like Tim all over again, but the players respect Corkum. By respect, I don't mean he's easy on them so they like him. They respect him because he knows what he is talking about and will get the most out of each of them if he gets the job.

Unless Maine could pull Gwozdecky, Leaman or Dennehy in, I see no reason to complain about Corkum getting the job. I can ensure people that Corkum will not bring the same-old, same-old. It will be a new regime with passion and the excitement at Alfond will be back.

Doesn't matter if it is a farce or not. If the job goes to Corkum, good luck convincing anyone that the fix wasn't in from the start.

As for Cronin, I have heard from a longtime friend of the program (used to be an usher at Alfond, among other things) that if the choice is Cronin his days of being affiliated with the program are over. Some of you have no idea how much negative will there exists from some of the old-time boosters towards Cronin from his days as the replacement coach - and it goes beyond wins and losses. If the university somehow chooses him it would be a monumental mistake.

gscott13
04-30-2013, 01:05 AM
anybody catch this one

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/voice-of-the-people_2013-04-27.html

Fishman'81
04-30-2013, 02:03 AM
("Kissing cousins", maybe?)

Thanks for the link.

Drew S.
04-30-2013, 08:20 AM
anybody catch this one

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/voice-of-the-people_2013-04-27.html

I can't believe they would publish that rubbish. No doubt Tim is a great man, but things were not working and pretty much all enthusiasm for the team had died. It was most definitely time to move on.

gscott13
04-30-2013, 09:03 AM
I can't believe they would publish that rubbish. No doubt Tim is a great man, but things were not working and pretty much all enthusiasm for the team had died. It was most definitely time to move on.

It's one thing to publish an opinion piece, but another to publish one in which the author openly admits that he is biased.

No one has ever questioned TW the person.

BearBrews
04-30-2013, 09:27 AM
Why would anyone ever think that Corkum would be a good choice? Are they high? Reasons:

- Recruiting has been identified as a major issue for the Hockey Program; frankly, they haven't been pulling in the kinds of talent they should over the last few years, and the pieces haven't come together the way they could. The primary responsibility of the assistant coaching staff is, uh, recruiting. The team that is there now respects Corkum not because "he is tough on them" or a "serious hockey coach", it's because he predominantly brought them there. So how is promoting a guy that performed is major job function well below par a good move?

- The fans, the students, the program needs a major overhaul; whether or not you want to lump Corkum in with Timmy is irrelevant because he was there under Timmy for so long. This isn't a scarlet letter type situation, he was a major part of an incredibly flawed and under performing program. You want to instill vigor and excitement into a region, program and fan base? Overhaul it at the top; there are plenty of qualified candidates with Maine ties (Pellerin, cough cough) out there to bring in. Don't repeat the mistake; I can't speak for anyone else, but I promise that if/when Corkum is promoted, I am just going to be sitting there waiting for him to fail to get the real change we are all owed now.

- Maine hockey might be decently competitive next year, but they're still a ways off from being a national powerhouse again. Their positioning next year is more related to deficiencies at BC, changes at BU, and a lack of top power in the Hockey East more so than it is the talent they've accumulated. They'll compete by default. And things aren't going to get any easier with programs such as Notre Dame and UCONN coming into the Hockey East, schools with presence and budget to make a competitive hockey program. We need a leader with the youth, interest, vigor, passion to make this HIS program the same way Enrico Blasi did at Miami; Blasi took his own experience and love for Miami, made the program HIS, and gave it national prominence. Players went to play for him because they connected with Blasi, and while Corkum shares the 'having played for' attribute, there isn't much else to parallel.

PLEASE don't hire Corkum full time. PLEASE. Don't hire George Gwozdecky. Hire a Pellerin; hire someone we can all get excited about, someone who can recruit, someone who "Bleeds Blue" that will make this program theirs, and bring us back on top.