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chase.ma
11-24-2009, 05:00 PM
Anyone know if the press release is being televised?

schiegs
11-24-2009, 05:10 PM
I'm tuned to ESPNews for a live cut-in to the press conference.

FlagDUDE08
11-24-2009, 06:16 PM
I'm tuned to ESPNews for a live cut-in to the press conference.

Wait, ESPN actually cares about hockey?

NUMcNeely
11-24-2009, 06:30 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2009/11/22/new_college_initiative_is_ready_to_put_kelly_at_th e_head_of_the_class/

bigmrg74
11-24-2009, 09:45 PM
BOSTON-- In a surprise announcement, the heads of the three Division-I hockey conferences have challenged the status quo in college hockey and have reinstated fighting.

"We felt it was time," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "As true with any college endeavor, athletics should be used to prepare the student athlete for the 'real world,' and with many of our athletes planing playing in the AHL, we felt fighting really needed to be made legal."

"People want to see fights, we just want the fan to get their money's worth," said Bob DeGregorio, the head of Atlantic Hockey. "With today's tough economy, why should we deny what the people want? This is really an opportunity for our universities and fans of those universities to diversify their entertainment dollar. Why just watch hockey, when you can watch hockey, and a fight?"

Looking for ways to spice up the action the head three added that in addition to removing the mandatory five minute penalty and game disqualification, that fighting would be judged by a fifth on ice official who would judge the fight sending the loser to the box and allowing the winner to continue play.

"Blade of Steel," exclaimed ECAC chief Steve Hagwel. "That's where we took the idea from. Research shows that people want to see fighting, mixed marshal arts is at the peak of popularity, and we really felt we could hit some key demographics with this move. With our conference championship moving to Atlantic City, we felt fighting was really right up our alley."

In a related story Matt Nickerson has applied for the final three years of NCAA eligibility.Will Freddy Meyer be the head superviser of the Fighting Judges?? ;) :D

KC8NIY
11-24-2009, 10:04 PM
Wait, ESPN actually cares about hockey?

As long as you're willing to sit through 156 overtimes of lacrosse to see it.

Ralph Baer
11-25-2009, 06:07 AM
An interesting article about the hiring of Paul Kelly http://news.therecord.com/Sports/article/633771.

FlagDUDE08
11-25-2009, 06:17 AM
As long as you're willing to sit through 156 overtimes of lacrosse to see it.

Well put, fellow ham. Or countless hours of College Basketball Tonight.

Larch
11-25-2009, 02:14 PM
An interesting article about the hiring of Paul Kelly http://news.therecord.com/Sports/article/633771.

It's interesting that the Canadians think this is an "attack" on them. I guess I didn't grasp how big this could be.