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    Maine Hockey Thread II: The Search for Spock

    Yeah yeah, Spock is the 3rd movie. So sue me.

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    Maine Summer II: The Wrath of Corkum?
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    Maine Summer II: The Wrath of Corkum?
    Wrath? I expect he'll be a happy guy once that "interim" tag is removed.

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    Wrath? I expect he'll be a happy guy once that "interim" tag is removed.
    Really, that's the only question left, right? Is what we all expect to happen . . . going to happen? Or will there actually be a surprise?
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    Re: Maine Hockey Thread II: The Search for Spock

    Boy that other thread filled up fast. Wonder what all the excitement was about?
    What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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    Boy that other thread filled up fast. Wonder what all the excitement was about?
    Lots of good pizza.

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    Lots of good pizza.
    And Po' Boys & Pickles, New Orleans style sandwiches from Portland. I never commented on them in the other thread, but I do give my endorsement, especially on their fried pickles!

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    Wrath? I expect he'll be a happy guy once that "interim" tag is removed.
    Is that because of the FOMH & Metcalf influence..?

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    Is that because of the FOMH & Metcalf influence..?
    No, I think it has more to do with the FUBAR influence. Whatever FOMH and Metcalf may want is irrelevant. The school wanted Corkum, maneuvered him into position by giving him that interim tag and this farce of committee will rubber stamp it. If someone else is picked I'll be shocked. The great part will be when the school tries to convince us the committee picked him and this wasn't the plan the whole time. Let me reiterate that I don't know if he's the best choice but this process is completely unfair to him. His window for success is going to be incredibly small and will close quickly.

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    No, I think it has more to do with the FUBAR influence. Whatever FOMH and Metcalf may want is irrelevant. The school wanted Corkum, maneuvered him into position by giving him that interim tag and this farce of committee will rubber stamp it. If someone else is picked I'll be shocked. The great part will be when the school tries to convince us the committee picked him and this wasn't the plan the whole time. Let me reiterate that I don't know if he's the best choice but this process is completely unfair to him. His window for success is going to be incredibly small and will close quickly.
    His window of success has got to be at least 5 years. Thats what we gave the dunce that preceeded him. Too bad the University is so chicken chit they have to make the decision under the "ruse" of a selection committee just so that if something goes astray they can blame them.

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    His window of success has got to be at least 5 years. Thats what we gave the dunce that preceeded him. Too bad the University is so chicken chit they have to make the decision under the "ruse" of a selection committee just so that if something goes astray they can blame them.
    His window will include the end of the Whitehead years, so it's already pretty small. If Jimmy has success at Denver it will get even smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by all bear View Post
    His window of success has got to be at least 5 years. Thats what we gave the dunce that preceeded him. Too bad the University is so chicken chit they have to make the decision under the "ruse" of a selection committee just so that if something goes astray they can blame them.
    Not really, cause that dunce wasn't compared game in and game out to what some other coach was doing at a program half a continent away, a coach that could have been there instead of him. He only had the misfortune to be compared to a dead guy, and no matter how badly he came up lacking, there wasn't a whole lot to be done in that case.

    If Corkum falters, and Montgomery has a bunch of success at denver, the internet nutcases, and probably a whole lot of other folks, will never let him hear the end of it.
    What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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    He has 3 years at best, maybe less before the fanatics start to grumble
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    No, I think it has more to do with the FUBAR influence. Whatever FOMH and Metcalf may want is irrelevant. The school wanted Corkum, maneuvered him into position by giving him that interim tag and this farce of committee will rubber stamp it. If someone else is picked I'll be shocked. The great part will be when the school tries to convince us the committee picked him and this wasn't the plan the whole time. Let me reiterate that I don't know if he's the best choice but this process is completely unfair to him. His window for success is going to be incredibly small and will close quickly.
    WHo is your source?

    I have heard both that Corkum is a done deal from people close to the program, and have heard be patient that this is not at all a done deal from very reliable folks, saying there is someone out there Maine is waiting to talk too. I am not going to get into the fray and have no idea aside from the FU what FUBAR might be, but I have pledged to be patient on this, though it is very difficult. Personally I have no problem with Corkum and he "could" be the right guy, but he certainly is not going to bring back the fans and the donor money until the team starts winning. But I would be shocked if they made this move to put Corkum in place. They could have done it mid-season and given the reins to Corkum to see if it was a good fit. So still would be surprised if he is the guy. Obviously Jimmy would have sold tickets and brought in money. The questions is, is there someone else who can do that? I don't want to speculate who that might be.
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    WHo is your source?

    I have heard both that Corkum is a done deal from people close to the program, and have heard be patient that this is not at all a done deal from very reliable folks, saying there is someone out there Maine is waiting to talk too. I am not going to get into the fray and have no idea aside from the FU what FUBAR might be, but I have pledged to be patient on this, though it is very difficult. Personally I have no problem with Corkum and he "could" be the right guy, but he certainly is not going to bring back the fans and the donor money until the team starts winning. But I would be shocked if they made this move to put Corkum in place. They could have done it mid-season and given the reins to Corkum to see if it was a good fit. So still would be surprised if he is the guy. Obviously Jimmy would have sold tickets and brought in money. The questions is, is there someone else who can do that? I don't want to speculate who that might be.
    My source is me This is what I think. No one else's opinion but my own - although I have heard it repeated in other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobF View Post
    aside from the FU what FUBAR might be
    effed up beyond all recognition

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    No actual news. Just some more filler.

    https://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/1...ey-head-coach/

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    One interesting thing about the article . . . After printing an article on Gwoz being interested in Maine (based on however flimsy evidence), and now printing this article with Montgomery suggesting Gwoz and Osiecki . . . it's going to be hard for teh committee not to reach out to at least one high-profile outsider . . . right?

    I was also amused to read Montgomery tout Standbrook as the guy who was best able to promote Maine hockey. Considering Maine was able to get a commitment from exactly one Dubuque Fighting Saint in Montgomery's three years there, yeah, Montgomery himself may not be Maine's best promoter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    He has 3 years at best, maybe less before the fanatics start to grumble
    Yeah, thats what I'm saying 2 to 3 years before the grumbling starts and another 2 years to oust . 5 years, maybe as little as 4 to go from hired to fired. Hopefully it would never come to that. Hopefully the next guy is successful, because y'all would tranform from internet nutcases to internet loonies.

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    Re: Grant

    “Nobody understands the challenges — the pros and cons — of Maine hockey like Grant. He knows how to sell the program,” said Montgomery, who will conclude his third and final season as the head coach/general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States (Junior A-amateur) Hockey League at the end of the playoffs.

    Standbrook is a consultant with the Fighting Saints and Montgomery said don’t be surprised if Standbrook is involved with his team at Denver.
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    Re: Maine Hockey Thread II: The Search for Spock

    Congrats to Joey Diamond on parlaying his ATO to a 1yr contract with the Isles.
    https://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=666700

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