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The Freds
03-22-2010, 08:13 PM
enough bickering...

I may be a Mack fan but my sister is a frosh at Providence and would love to see the program do well.

What steps are being taken that people know of to start to move this program in the right direction?



Seeing this program do well is exactly what 4 or 5 of us have been waiting 10 years to see. Trouble is...

Return to bickering.

Jon
03-22-2010, 08:44 PM
This is a thread? 4 or 5 people talking about nothing? More like a very bad, early years Seinfeld episode. Ok Mr Voight

Yes, that is a thread. You of all people don't get to direct the conversation.

squidjigger
03-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Not sure if this article was posted yet but i thought it was interesting. Article makes mori look like an offensive machine, but from what I remember he always looked very shakey on the ice. Almost as if he had just learned how to skate. Looks like he has a good head on his shoulders and is realistic as to his hockey future, leaving his options open. I always cringe when college kids believe that they're gonna easily go pro. Thought the brief mention of a change of coaches was interesting. Also this little gem, "College didn’t go as well as I would have liked but I always stayed with it, was in shape and worked at my game,” wonder if that was the coaches fault?

The secret is out: Few in International Hockey League know more about the service of protection than Flint Generals rookie forward John Mori
By Brendan Savage | Flint Journal
FLINT, Michigan — Just because the Flint Generals signed him to score goals doesn’t mean John Mori isn’t capable of providing protection.

On the contrary.

It’s probably safe to say nobody in the International Hockey League is more capable in that department than the rookie forward.

You see, while earning a degree in political science at Providence College, Mori served a six-month internship with the United States Secret Service and his duties included being part of the security detail assigned to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election campaign.

He was also part of George H.W. Bush’s security detail and got his picture taken with the former President.

“It was great,” said Mori, 23. “I was physically in the motorcade with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle. I was given a certain level of security clearance and had to go through lie detection and things like that to get the internship. I was able to work on a bunch of different cases.

“Secret Service covers foreign and domestic currency, any sort of credit card fraud, obviously protection. But the majority of their job is actually counterfeit currency and credit card fraud. The majority of my time was learning to see if a bill was fake, trying to point out inconsistencies in paper work.

“I was also able to go out in the motorcade.”

Mori, a native of Westport, Conn., said he received good reviews on his stint with the Secret Service and was given five years to decide if he’d like to attend the agency’s academy.

It’s something being considered by Mori, who is also studying to take a Series 7 Exam this summer in order to get a stock trading license.

But that’s in the future.

Mori’s main goal right now is to see where hockey takes him in the next few years.
He’s been one of the IHL’s most pleasant surprises this season, quickly establishing himself as one of the circuit’s top rookies.

In addition to being the Generals leading scorer with 22 goals and 24 assists, Mori is among the IHL’s rookie leaders in virtually every category while leading the entire league with five short-handed goals.

Not many people could have predicted how well he would adapt to the pro game after completing his college career at Providence, where he had just two goals and seven assists in 64 career games over four seasons.

Mori’s lack of production in college can be attributed to several things.

• He tore his tricep during his first game as a freshman, sidelining him for 10 months.

• The coach who recruited him was replaced before Mori had played a game.

• And he was used mainly on the third or fourth offensive line as a defensive specialist.

“College didn’t go as well as I would have liked but I always stayed with it, was in shape and worked at my game,” he said. “I’m not an overly skilled player. Hockey East is, by argument’s sake, the best league in college hockey and the role I was put into was to be a defensive player. I tried to learn that role the best I could.

“I decided I had more game left in me. I didn’t want to leave my career at the point where it was. I wanted to rectify it and fortunately coach (Jason) Muzzatti gave me that opportunity.”

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Mori was brought to Muzzatti’s attention by an agent. Muzzatti checked into Mori’s background, liked what he heard and then really liked what he saw during Flint’s training camp.

Today, Muzzatti has no doubt Mori can move up the pro hockey ladder.

“Certainly, his college stats wouldn’t indicate the numbers he’s put up this year,” said Muzzatti, a former goaltender who spent five seasons in the NHL and played for Italy in the 2006 Winter Olympics. “But his habits and professionalism and what he brought from Day 1 would indicate he would produce.

“I think he can play on the next level. I definitely do. He’s got the work ethic and professionalism. He gets where he needs to go, he shoots the puck, he’s willing to pay the price and he’s hungry. That’s what you need to get to the next level.”

Actually, Mori has already been there.

He and Flint captain Pascal Rheaume were called up to the Manchester Monarchs in December and Mori appeared in one game for the American Hockey League club.

“It was the best experience of my life,” Mori said. “I played the first two periods, a regular shift. It was great. Then in the third, they didn’t play me as much just because they were down a goal and needed to win the game. The coach he said he was sorry ‘I couldn’t get you out there more.’

“He gave me very good feedback. He told me to keep doing what I was doing. I felt very good in the role they had given me, which was on the fourth line and to finish every hit. I wasn’t on the ice for any goals and I blocked a couple of shots. I felt very in place.”

It also justified Mori’s decision to put a potential Secret Service career on hold for a few years.

“Hockey is first and foremost,” he said “It’s been that way my whole life. I wasn’t happy with the way it turned out at the end of my college career. I wanted to change that and go as far as I possibly can in this sport.

“My goal is to first make playoffs here and then keep playing well and we’ll see what happens next year or the year after that.”

Hokydad
03-23-2010, 12:34 PM
I get the feeling you are literally the only person on this board who thinks your comments are the least bit amusing or intelligent.

Seriously, coming in and threadcrapping with fans of teams you aren't even a fan of -- the ultimate sign of a "zero lifer with no inside information". Go back to the Maine thread and write about all the 16 year olds you're in love with.

And what is your involvement? Sitting in your mothers basement writing about nothing? What inside information do you have? Read all of your posts on PC hockey and you have never said one thing that even remotely added anything.

Mine not amuse you, which I hope they don't but yours do nothing. ZERO

Jon
03-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Read all of your posts on PC hockey and you have never said one thing that even remotely added anything.
Only cavbim contributes more to the thread than Hockeyman. Wrong again.

You know who else was great on this thread? PC91.


Mine not amuse you, which I hope they don't but yours do nothing. ZERO

Wha?

Hokydad
03-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Only cavbim contributes more to the thread than Hockeyman. Wrong again.

You know who else was great on this thread? PC91.



Wha?

Cavbim is the only one who has added serious input. PC91 added zero outside drama and basic banter.

Other threads talk about real hockey questions, the 4/5 who live here dont

PcFriars13
03-23-2010, 03:08 PM
i miss PC91. :( :(

hokydad you remind me of a 14 year old girl. all you do is bash and whine. you're also a hypocrite...you yelled at everyone for criticizing derek (when there are legitimate questions if he's skilled enough) yet i'm the same age as him and you had NO problem ripping on me and criticizing me and everything i say. i'm an 18 year old kid, who, according to you, shouldn't be bashed. follow your own rules.

Slasher7
03-23-2010, 03:13 PM
Anyone in the hockey world, which you clearly are not, has associations and people they might meet or say hi to, especially after being in the same rinks for 10+/- years.



That's fine, but you admitted you wave to parents you don't know. On what planet is that normal?

Slasher7
03-23-2010, 03:17 PM
And what is your involvement? Sitting in your mothers basement writing about nothing? What inside information do you have?

Delicious Irony.

Jon
03-23-2010, 04:01 PM
The point he's missing is that irregardless of whatever we're bringing to the table, the thread is made up of people who like and support PC hockey. This is not a hard core hockey recruiting thread. the fact that we're complaining about the direction of the program is part of that, not a disqualifying factor.

HockeyMan2000
03-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Jon -- for a guy who has never added anything, ever, to the PC hockey threads other than complaining about "people talking about nothing," it's ironic that he doesn't consider a dissection of a team's record, the coach's career, and a program's long term viability "real hockey questions."

What I don't understand is why he can't do anything other than trash other members. If the talk is so stagnant, why not bring something fresh to the table and change the subject? Why not bring your own perspective? Instead he chooses, repeatedly, to hurl insults and trash everyone here instead. We talk about nothing, we know nothing -- blah blah blah. Don't criticize the coach. Don't criticize the players. Don't talk about the record. Blah blah blah. You don't represent the fanbase. You don't know anything. Blah blah blah. On and on, one post after another.

satyking
03-23-2010, 06:01 PM
What does that article on Mori tell all of us about Armys ability to see and develop hockey talent.....he had John for 3 years healthy and never saw his scoring ability.....he is a horrible coach and has to go before this program can move up in HockeyEast

Hokydad
03-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Jon -- for a guy who has never added anything, ever, to the PC hockey threads other than complaining about "people talking about nothing," it's ironic that he doesn't consider a dissection of a team's record, the coach's career, and a program's long term viability "real hockey questions."

What I don't understand is why he can't do anything other than trash other members. If the talk is so stagnant, why not bring something fresh to the table and change the subject? Why not bring your own perspective? Instead he chooses, repeatedly, to hurl insults and trash everyone here instead. We talk about nothing, we know nothing -- blah blah blah. Don't criticize the coach. Don't criticize the players. Don't talk about the record. Blah blah blah. You don't represent the fanbase. You don't know anything. Blah blah blah. On and on, one post after another.



And which one of these 73 posts does that? Hurl insults? Only after I get one hurled my way. You just lash out and dont take the time to read....

thecomicbookguy
03-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Other threads talk about real hockey questions, the 4/5 who live here dont
Probably because, unlike those other teams, PC doesn't play real hockey.

Sorry guys, I had to.

Netman
03-23-2010, 09:14 PM
Probably because, unlike those other teams, PC doesn't play real hockey.

Sorry guys, I had to.


I miss the days when I could argue that point...:(

Jon
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
And which one of these 73 posts does that? Hurl insults? Only after I get one hurled my way. You just lash out and dont take the time to read....

I've fallen into a parallel mirror dimension where you actually make sense.

Oh wait. You don't. Phew.

the truly sad thing is that if we weren't making fun of you, there would be no reason to read this thread. Unless I want to depress the hell out of myself.

The Freds
03-23-2010, 10:47 PM
So speaking of hockey talk, I decided to attend the NCAA regionals in Albany to see Denver, Cornell, UNH and RIT. I want to see how the PC team I saw against Merrimack earlier this month stacks up against the competition this weekend. I'll be sure to report my findings.

HockeyMan2000
03-24-2010, 12:19 AM
So speaking of hockey talk, I decided to attend the NCAA regionals in Albany to see Denver, Cornell, UNH and RIT. I want to see how the PC team I saw against Merrimack earlier this month stacks up against the competition this weekend. I'll be sure to report my findings.

What a genuinely odd collection of teams...so they put UNH there to draw a crowd? I wonder how many of their fans will invest the time and money to go to Albany after the "meh" end to the year they've had. Goodness knows they've been there before...many times...with the same result. Why prolong the agony, lol. :o

irishfan85
03-24-2010, 12:27 AM
What a genuinely odd collection of teams...so they put UNH there to draw a crowd? I wonder how many of their fans will invest the time and money to go to Albany after the "meh" end to the year they've had. Goodness knows they've been there before...many times...with the same result. Why prolong the agony, lol. :o

Agreed on the odd collection of teams. I really hate regionalization and such. I loved seeing Michigan, NMU, Colgate, Clarkson, Bemidji, Colorado College, St. Lawrence, SCSU, Air Force, Miami, Minnesota, Denver coming into Albany, Worcester, Amherst and Bridgeport. I know some of those teams still have come out here in recent years for the regionals, but not as much.

thecomicbookguy
03-24-2010, 12:42 AM
What a genuinely odd collection of teams...so they put UNH there to draw a crowd? I wonder how many of their fans will invest the time and money to go to Albany after the "meh" end to the year they've had. Goodness knows they've been there before...many times...with the same result. Why prolong the agony, lol. :o

2 reasons UNH fans will be in Albany:

1) The last time the Wildcats lost in the HE quarterfinals, and still managed to make the tourney, they pulled off an epic upset of North Dakota, and came within inches of beating eventual champion BU (the first of the teams to suffer an unlucky bounce loss to the Terriers). (1a: hope springs eternal; I think most UNH fans are also long time Red Sox fans.)

2) The fans have really come to like this group of seniors, particularly Bobby Butler, and going to Albany might be their last chance to see him/them play.