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11-07-2010, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cookiecutter View Post
Two problems mentioned. Yes Mike played in the NHL, but so did a thousand other players turned coaches. You don't have to be and artistist to teach art, you have to be a teacher as well. He is a player not a coach. What do you think might have happened if Mike were working for a different AD? Probly fired by now. Secondly, not everyone at STU high levels feels that hockey should be the flagship program of the university. IT IS A HUGE MONEY DRAIN!! They want the flagship to be course work.
Of course STU want's a good academic reputation. But a winning sports program would surely help bring better exposure to bring in more and better teachers and students than a program that's been sitting in the basement of the league for 10 years.

And I wasn't mentioning the fact that Eagles played in the NHL to make him out to be a better coach, I was mentioning it in the way that it should give him a network of people to help in recruiting some better players. Coaching success in the AUS relies as much if not more on how the coach manages to recruit players as it does on how he coaches the game. Look at Bob's 4 years here for instance, no one can argue that he wasn't a success on the ice, winning coach of the year twice, but we gave him an All Star squad that should have won a CIS championship and look at what's transpired since, we're icing a team with more Jr A/Jr AAA players than Major Junior players; and as much as they're good guys and work hard and give their 100% you can't match up with UNB with that type of lineup.

Who knows what Mike's record would be if he had a decent lineup to work with.... but that's his fault too.

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