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joecct
01-14-2010, 01:53 PM
My son and I were talking about college hockey, as we do often, when it got around to "legacy" coaches that have spawned numerous other coaches or professional players. Naturally Jack Parker (along with Charlie Holt) came up.

When we realized the Parker "begats", we realized that there were enough of them to probably encompass most of the collegiate and professional ranks.

Being a fan of the Kevin Bacon Drinking Game (or the 6 degress of Kevin Bacon (http://oracleofbacon.org/)), I soon realized that we could probably make this work for pro and college hockey using Coach Parker as the nexus.

The criteria is that your "link" to Jack must have played for or with Jack @ BU and that he must have played with your link or coached with or coached your link while @ the NCAA level.

For example
Len Ceglarski
Coached Billy O'Flaherty @ Clarkson (1)
Whose Assistant coach @ Clarkson was Terry Meagher (2)
Who played for Jack (3)

Thus Len Ceglarski would have a Parker number of 3

or this one:
Gordie Howe
Played with Red Berenson in 70-71 for Detroit (1)
Who coached Dick Lamby in 80-81 for St. Louis (2)
Who played for Jack (3)

OK -- your turn

SteveF
01-14-2010, 02:41 PM
i might have made this hard on myself


jerry york
coached with ron rolston at BC (02-03)
who played for asst coach bruce horsch at michigan tech (87-88)
who played with jack o'callahan on the us olympic team (1980)
who played for jack parker (76-80)

Kepler
01-14-2010, 02:46 PM
Jack Nicholson was in a Roger Corman movie
Roger Corman directed zombie movies
Jack Parker is a zombie

Beantown6
01-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Chris Drury
who plays with Matt Gilroy
who played for Jack Parker

i think I just won the game.

(hey awesome neg rep person: I know. Thanks.)

jcarter7669
01-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Being a fan of the Kevin Bacon Drinking Game (or the 6 degress of Kevin Bacon (http://oracleofbacon.org/)), I soon ralized that we could probably make this work for pro and college hockey using Coach Parker as the nexus.




You are 55 and play drinking games ?? :confused:

candycanes99
01-14-2010, 03:16 PM
You are 55 and play drinking games ?? :confused:

You're 33 and you can't read/count ?? :confused:

SteveF
01-14-2010, 03:21 PM
in honor of jcarter, i got a good one

Corey LaTulippe

played for mike gilligan at vermont (2000)
who played with don 'toot' cahoon on the new england blades of the now defunct ehl (1973)
who played for asst coach jack parker at BU (1969-1972)

gscott13
01-14-2010, 03:29 PM
in honor of jcarter, i got a good one

Corey LaTulippe

played for mike gilligan at vermont (2000)
who played with don 'toot' cahoon on the new england blades of the now defunct ehl (1973)
who played for asst coach jack parker at BU (1969-1972)

stop ***** around and go work on your resume!

Scarlet
01-14-2010, 03:29 PM
To make it interesting, I think someone needs to throw out a name and then people try to make the connection.

Red Cloud
01-14-2010, 03:31 PM
Check this out, yo.

Cammi Granato

played with Angela Ruggiero on the 1998 Women's Olympic Team
Ruggiero plays for Mark Johnson on the 2010 Women's Olympic Team
Mark Johnson played with Jim Craig on the 1980 Olympic Team
Jim Craig played for Jack Parker at BU (1976-79)

UMZero
01-14-2010, 03:34 PM
UMZero had a cup of coffee in 2008 with jerry york who
coached with ron rolston at BC (02-03)
who played for asst coach bruce horsch at michigan tech (87-88)
who played with jack o'callahan on the us olympic team (1980)
who played for jack parker (76-80)

Thank you SteveF

jen
01-14-2010, 03:35 PM
I like it. i tried to come up with some older ones that would be a bit tougher, because it's hard to find teams with no BU connection in the past 20 years or so.

Henri Richard
played with Guy Lafleur in MTL
who played with James PAtrick on NYR
who played with Tony Amonte on NYR
who was coached by Jack.

Eddie Shore
played with Frank Brimsek in Boston (39-40)
who played with Doug Bentley in CHI (49-50)
Who played with Andy Bathgate on NYR (53-54)
Who played with Glen Sather in Vancouver (70-71)
Who coached Tom Poti on NYR (02-03) and Dan LaCouture
who were coached by Jack (is that more than 6? can we get a ruling?)

gscott13
01-14-2010, 03:37 PM
UMZero had a cup of coffee in 2008 with jerry york who
coached with ron rolston at BC (02-03)
who played for asst coach bruce horsch at michigan tech (87-88)
who played with jack o'callahan on the us olympic team (1980)
who played for jack parker (76-80)

Thank you SteveF

i debated doing something similar as i can link myself through hockey leagues to jackie two different ways (each in 3 steps), one through travis roy and the other through doug friedman.

jen
01-14-2010, 03:41 PM
I'll be very impressed if someone can link Hobey Baker to Jack.

SteveF
01-14-2010, 03:42 PM
i debated doing something similar as i can link myself through hockey leagues to jackie two different ways (each in 3 steps), one through travis roy and the other through doug friedman.

do you realize what this means for the posters games?? and my resume is done.

gscott13
01-14-2010, 04:21 PM
do you realize what this means for the posters games?? and my resume is done.

good point. ok, then, shouldn't you be scouring job boards?

jen
01-14-2010, 04:48 PM
I started Georges Vezina, but so far have more than 6. Anyone?

cavbim
01-14-2010, 04:49 PM
Check this out, yo.

Cammi Granato

played with Angela Ruggiero on the 1998 Women's Olympic Team
Ruggiero plays for Mark Johnson on the 2010 Women's Olympic Team
Mark Johnson played with Jim Craig on the 1980 Olympic Team
Jim Craig played for Jack Parker at BU (1976-79)

I can get to Granato another way and it stays within the NCAA timeframe that was set up.

Bob Deraney played for Jack Parker
Bob Deraney is assisted by Bob Bellemore
(the easy way is now) Bellemore was assistant coach on Granato's '92 PC team

making it a little longer

Bellemore was assistant to Lou Lamoriello
Lou Lamoriello coached John Marchetti
John Marchetti coached Cammi Granato

I can take some of this same bloodline and tie it back to Steve Stirling who missed Parker both as a player and coach
Deraney to Bellemore to Lamoriello
Lou Lamoriello coached Tim Army
Tim Army played for Steve Stirling

(This opens up a UNH connection)
Army assisted Mike McShane
Mike McShane was a college teammate of Dick Umile

I can also with one liberty double it back to Deraney and thus Parker
Stirling played with Bob Gryp
Bob Gryp had a daughter Emily
Emily Gryp played for Bob Deraney
Deraney played for Jack Parker

If you can take a liberty there is a shortcut to Granato
Chris O'Sullivan is sister of Step O'Sullivan
Step was Granato's college linemate.

SteveF
01-14-2010, 04:57 PM
I'll be very impressed if someone can link Hobey Baker to Jack.

Hobey Baker played against William H Clafin on Havard (1912)
William H Claflin later coached George Owen at Harvard (1923)
George Owen played with eddie shore on the boston bruins (1930s)





Eddie Shore
played with Frank Brimsek in Boston (39-40)
who played with Doug Bentley in CHI (49-50)
Who played with Andy Bathgame on NYR (53-54)
Who played with Glen Sather in Vancouver (70-71)
Who coached Tom Poti on NYR (02-03) and Dan LaCouture
who were coached by Jack (is that more than 6? can we get a ruling?)

BC/HE
01-14-2010, 04:59 PM
I'll be very impressed if someone can link Hobey Baker to Jack.

I would think using Snooks Kelley you could get it done.