Page 4 of 15 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 293

Thread: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

  1. #61
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Former Maine Black Bear, D-man Ben Hutton has signed a 1 year/1.5 million deal with the L.A. Kings.

  2. #62
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Former Maine Black Bear, D-man Ben Hutton has signed a 1 year/1.5 million deal with the L.A. Kings.
    Met his dad once in Ogdensburg, and we had a beer when Maine was up there for a weekend. Ben was a FR then, and was clearly a special player right off the bat.

    Good for him on that contract.

  3. #63
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackI View Post
    Ok
    Alcoholic dementia is a difficult condition to treat, but it won't hurt to look into it.

    Perhaps there are newer options these days; you never know.
    Last edited by Fishman'81; 09-18-2019 at 09:02 PM.

  4. #64
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Well a few weeks before the start of the Hockey Season....here's my take on the Regular Season in Hockey East and Frozen Four Picks: Hockey East: (1) BC (2) UMass (3) BU (4) UML (5) Providence (6) Northeastern (7) MAINE (8) UNH (9) Vermont (10) UConn (11) Merrimack --- Frozen Four Teams: North Dakota/Wisconsin/Boston College/Minnesota-Duluth....with UMD winning it all again.

  5. #65
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    I do realize that I shouldn't talk football much on here, but the Colgate win on the road was a start.

    Reed ran the ball well, Fitzpatrick was even better, but Edwards saved the day at last. That guy will play on Sundays next year.

    The Maine D was ferocious most of the time, but that 3rd-string Colgate QB delivered some great balls on dire downs and distance, too.

    Things haven't gone Maine's way so far, but this is a quality team, and The Bears are certainly still in the mix.

  6. #66
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I do realize that I shouldn't talk football much on here, but the Colgate win on the road was a start.

    Reed ran the ball well, Fitzpatrick was even better, but Edwards saved the day at last. That guy will play on Sundays next year.

    The Maine D was ferocious most of the time, but that 3rd-string Colgate QB delivered some great balls on dire downs and distance, too.

    Things haven't gone Maine's way so far, but this is a quality team, and The Bears are certainly still in the mix.
    Tough play this weekend at Villanova...Villanova is coming off a big win over Towson last week...Maine needs these CAA games.

  7. #67
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    89

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Tough play this weekend at Villanova...Villanova is coming off a big win over Towson last week...Maine needs these CAA games.

    Yeah, I think Nova is tremendous this year, and Maine is just very good. I don't feel too good about our matchup this weekend. I still, over-all, feel pretty good about our season and our chances of making the playoff field, as maybe the 5th seed from the CAA, but we are just not as good as James Madison or Towson or Nova. There are just a ton of really bad fcs teams (not in the CAA unfortunately), though, and I think Maine to be one of the top 24 when all is said and done. I see Ls to Nova and Elon, but we should be 7-4 heading into New Hampshire. 8-4 and we are in, 7-5 and we are cooked. Also, we have to win the 'easy games' like Albany, Richmond, W&M--and I kind of think we will beat Liberty.

    I see 7th for the Hockey team. Not enough goal-scoring, tepid defensive play, dumb penalties and very good goaltending will add up to a very frustrating year filled with 2-1 and 3-2 losses. I think this is Red's last year.
    Last edited by maineblackbear; 09-24-2019 at 11:50 AM.

  8. #68
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by maineblackbear View Post
    Yeah, I think Nova is tremendous this year, and Maine is just very good. I don't feel too good about our matchup this weekend. I still, over-all, feel pretty good about our season and our chances of making the playoff field, as maybe the 5th seed from the CAA, but we are just not as good as James Madison or Towson or Nova. There are just a ton of really bad fcs teams (not in the CAA unfortunately), though, and I think Maine to be one of the top 24 when all is said and done. I see Ls to Nova and Elon, but we should be 7-4 heading into New Hampshire. 8-4 and we are in, 7-5 and we are cooked. Also, we have to win the 'easy games' like Albany, Richmond, W&M--and I kind of think we will beat Liberty.

    I see 7th for the Hockey team. Not enough goal-scoring, tepid defensive play, dumb penalties and very good goaltending will add up to a very frustrating year filled with 2-1 and 3-2 losses. I think this is Red's last year.
    Pretty much hits it all....good scouting report...!

  9. #69
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Maine, North of Orono
    Posts
    746
    Quote Originally Posted by maineblackbear View Post
    Yeah,

    I see 7th for the Hockey team. Not enough goal-scoring, tepid defensive play, dumb penalties and very good goaltending will add up to a very frustrating year filled with 2-1 and 3-2 losses. I think this is Red's last year.
    Except, the U's president said she doesnt agree with buying out a coach. Which in theory I agree because the situation should be better managed. But in this case they need to do what it takes to start filling the rink and get the revenue turned around. Do it in a smart planned way, not half a**. Sorry, same ole frustrated rant.

  10. #70
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthMike View Post
    Except, the U's president said she doesnt agree with buying out a coach. Which in theory I agree because the situation should be better managed. But in this case they need to do what it takes to start filling the rink and get the revenue turned around. Do it in a smart planned way, not half a**. Sorry, same ole frustrated rant.
    It's not a "rant" if it makes perfect sense.

    Red -by any reasonable metric- should have been fired years ago.

  11. #71
    Never Forget!
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3,947

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthMike View Post
    Except, the U's president said she doesnt agree with buying out a coach. Which in theory I agree because the situation should be better managed. But in this case they need to do what it takes to start filling the rink and get the revenue turned around. Do it in a smart planned way, not half a**. Sorry, same ole frustrated rant.
    I think Red is going to retire if this season doesn't go well. I could be wrong though. I thought he was going to retire two years ago.

  12. #72
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by maineblackbear View Post
    Yeah, I think Nova is tremendous this year, and Maine is just very good. I don't feel too good about our matchup this weekend. I still, over-all, feel pretty good about our season and our chances of making the playoff field, as maybe the 5th seed from the CAA, but we are just not as good as James Madison or Towson or Nova. There are just a ton of really bad fcs teams (not in the CAA unfortunately), though, and I think Maine to be one of the top 24 when all is said and done. I see Ls to Nova and Elon, but we should be 7-4 heading into New Hampshire. 8-4 and we are in, 7-5 and we are cooked. Also, we have to win the 'easy games' like Albany, Richmond, W&M--and I kind of think we will beat Liberty.

    I see 7th for the Hockey team. Not enough goal-scoring, tepid defensive play, dumb penalties and very good goaltending will add up to a very frustrating year filled with 2-1 and 3-2 losses. I think this is Red's last year.
    Again, good summary of both programs.

    As far as football goes, I'm slightly more optimistic than you, in that Maine could win at Villanova if they throw a few wrinkles in the mix, and completely avoid turn-overs. If they win that game, and the others that you cite, it could easily translate into another run in the play-offs.

    Hockey..? Not so much. Maine was mediocre (to put it politely) last year, and looks to be worse in '19-'20... (As in, forget about it.)

  13. #73
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    I think Red is going to retire if this season doesn't go well. I could be wrong though. I thought he was going to retire two years ago.
    Six years ago would have suited me fine. He's been the worst coach in Maine hockey history, all things considered.

  14. #74
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    It's not a "rant" if it makes perfect sense.

    Red -by any reasonable metric- should have been fired years ago.
    For sure on that.

  15. #75
    Black Bear since D-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    I think Red is going to retire if this season doesn't go well. I could be wrong though. I thought he was going to retire two years ago.
    Have you heard if he's said that off the record?

  16. #76
    Never Forget!
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3,947

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    Have you heard if he's said that off the record?
    Nope. Just a feeling.

  17. #77
    There was no joy in Orono.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The Dark Side
    Posts
    2,925

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Does he get his money if he “retires” ? Which would potentially hamstring the school to an even cheaper replacement?

    Maybe the retirement payments are spread out over a while to mitigate that? Would’ve been a good thing to think of given his age when he got that extension but with this school who knows

  18. #78
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,085

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox3066 View Post
    Does he get his money if he “retires” ? Which would potentially hamstring the school to an even cheaper replacement?

    Maybe the retirement payments are spread out over a while to mitigate that? Would’ve been a good thing to think of given his age when he got that extension but with this school who knows
    He won't leave money on the table...not a chance...if he's out after this season it won't be because he Retires, but that the AD Buys out his final season. For that to happen Maine would have to miss the playoffs(1-8)….and win less then 11-12 games for the overall season. (just imo).

  19. #79
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    12,851

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox3066 View Post
    Does he get his money if he “retires” ? Which would potentially hamstring the school to an even cheaper replacement?

    Maybe the retirement payments are spread out over a while to mitigate that? Would’ve been a good thing to think of given his age when he got that extension but with this school who knows
    He's a state employee. I'd be surprised if there was a provision under Maine law that allows a balloon retirement payment to a state employee that goes beyond the mandated Maine State Retirement payments. He's gotta get to 10 years to get vested in the state retirement system. He was hired as head coach in May 2013. He's got 6 years in during this stint already, plus about three in the early 90's, so if he finishes this year he will be over 10 years.

    The average of his three highest years of income will be pretty high (lets call it $200,000), multiply that by the 10 years he put in, times .02 = $40,000/year from Maine State Retirement. That wouldn't be attributable to the athletic department.

  20. #80
    Never Forget!
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3,947

    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019-20: Seeing Red

    NESN and Hockey East partner

    NESN will broadcast three games from Alfond this season:
    16 Nov vs UNH
    15 Feb vs UConn
    22 Feb vs UVM

    Road games:
    5 Oct @ PC
    22 Nov @ NU
    23 Nov @ NU
    7 Dec @ UMass
    15 Jan @ UConn
    24 Jan @ BC
    29 Feb @ PC

    Games will be televised on either NESN or NESN+

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 4 users browsing this thread. (1 members and 3 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •