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    Realignment coming?

    Rumor has it the commissioners of ECAC Hockey, Atlantic Hockey, and Hockey East have a press conference scheduled for Tuesday to make a "major announcement". Anyone heard anything more about this?


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    Nope, you're the first. Big ups.
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    I just made a post about it on my live blog of the BU-UNH game. My guess is the same as yours.
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    It would be odd to hold a press conference with a major announcement on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Generally in PR, this is the time when you announce things that you don't want people to talk about since it'll get forgotten over the holiday weekend, and come Monday some other story will be the big one in the news and your story will be back-paged. But who knows.
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    Re: Realignment coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by slurpees View Post
    It would be odd to hold a press conference with a major announcement on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Generally in PR, this is the time when you announce things that you don't want people to talk about since it'll get forgotten over the holiday weekend, and come Monday some other story will be the big one in the news and your story will be back-paged. But who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slurpees View Post
    It would be odd to hold a press conference with a major announcement on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Generally in PR, this is the time when you announce things that you don't want people to talk about since it'll get forgotten over the holiday weekend, and come Monday some other story will be the big one in the news and your story will be back-paged. But who knows.
    Yeah. If there's any truth to this it's probably closer to something along the lines of a new Eastern Commissioner's Cup or something along those lines.
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    beating the big 10 conference to the punch and creating a 32 team league rife with mediocrity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cloud View Post
    Yeah. If there's any truth to this it's probably closer to something along the lines of a new Eastern Commissioner's Cup or something along those lines.
    I'm going to guess something scarier like the shared officiating duties throughout the 3 leagues.
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    Re: Realignment coming?

    I'm here in the Michigan press box for their game tonight against Bowling Green and there's a Hockey Commissioners Association press release that states the following:

    HOCKEY COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, NOV. 24

    BOSTON--The Hockey Commissioners Association will make a major announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5:15 p.m. prior to the Boston U at Harvard men's hockey game on the campus of Harvard University. The press conference will be held in the Murr Center (athletic department) conference room, located at 65 North Harvard St. in Boston (adjacent to Harvard Stadium).

    Joe Bertagna from Hockey East, Bob DeGregorio from the Atlantic Hockey Association, and Steve Hagwell from ECAC Hockey will be in attendance for the announcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolevio View Post
    I'm going to guess something scarier like the shared officiating duties throughout the 3 leagues.
    that would make some sense... this way you get some "buddy buddy" stuff out of the system. It would certainly eliminate the whole "ref plays up to so and so".

    I don't think you'd ever see a "major realignment"... first of all such decisions usually need to be unanimous voting and stuff like that... further those things usually happen in the off-season and if there was any disagreement amongst the groups there would be a fair amount of ink in the press. Further all that kind of stuff is fantasies for the bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman View Post
    Further all that kind of stuff is fantasies for the bored.
    Yes, this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman View Post
    that would make some sense... this way you get some "buddy buddy" stuff out of the system. It would certainly eliminate the whole "ref plays up to so and so".

    I don't think you'd ever see a "major realignment"... first of all such decisions usually need to be unanimous voting and stuff like that... further those things usually happen in the off-season and if there was any disagreement amongst the groups there would be a fair amount of ink in the press. Further all that kind of stuff is fantasies for the bored.
    This might be more logical, but to call that a "major" announcement would be remarkably stupid on a PR level. You don't call a press conference to say something that has little interest among the public who care about the sport. That's the kinda thing you put in a press release and it becomes a "back page" story on college hockey websites. Honestly, unless the leagues have complete hacks working their PR, you don't call a press conference with 3 commissioners present unless there's a LEGITIMATELY MAJOR piece of news - i.e. a conference realignment, maybe a scheduling agreement (although they all already play each other so that wouldn't make much difference) or something that would change the shape of the conference. Basically, the kind of thing that would immediately be plastered on the front page of every college hockey website in a big bold heading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Only if they're bringing in Hah-vahd.
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    It won't have anything to do with realignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    It won't have anything to do with realignment.
    Probably not, but I couldn't think of anything else it might be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    It won't have anything to do with realignment.
    Do you have a source of information, or are you just making an educated guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slurpees View Post
    Do you have a source of information, or are you just making an educated guess?
    I heard a small piece of an interview earlier this evening. Not enough to know fully what it will be about, but enough to know it isn't realignment. I did hear something to the effect that the interviewer was wondering whether it might help the NCAA in its recruiting battles with Major Junior hockey. I think it has to do with hiring new staff to help promote college hockey.

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    prob wont be re-alignment. the only move that makes sense is uconn to HE; and they suck way too much for that to happen.
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