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Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Nice guy and class act, but you have to win at the D1 level or you don't just get to stay as long as you want.

5 straight losing seasons, 1 NCAA appearance in 13 years and a .424 win pct usually gets you canned at some point

Especially when the money man says so..

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

anon
Nice guy and class act, but you have to win at the D1 level or you don't just get to stay as long as you want.

5 straight losing seasons, 1 NCAA appearance in 13 years and a .424 win pct usually gets you canned at some point

Especially when the money man says so..
True but he took a program that should be in the Atlantic or D3 and had some success. From what I understand he was the Asst AD( Figuratively) and coach while building it up. He will land at another program with far more potential and have great success. Best of luck to him. Great Guy & Coach!!

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

They should go after Belisle from umass Boston. He's got the pedigree and has already built a program from scraps to a national contender.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
They should go after Belisle from umass Boston. He's got the pedigree and has already built a program from scraps to a national contender.
There is not a coach in the world that will be able to win at Merrimack. They are a small school with inferior facilities and will never get the high end players you need at that level to succeed year in and year out.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
They should go after Belisle from umass Boston. He's got the pedigree and has already built a program from scraps to a national contender.
Thanks Pete.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without "blue chips".

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

All I'm saying is you're not getting the top talent to go there. Not a chance. I'll give you the Union example, they caught lightning in a bottle for sure... but St. Cloud? Come on man, that's a historic hockey destination in MINNESOTA, you can not compare them to Merrimack.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without "blue chips".
ECAC night in and night out is not Hockey East.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
Anon
curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without \"blue chips\".
ECAC night in and night out is not Hockey East.
Providence is a decent comp.

Merrimack ain't easy, but it clearly wasn't working as is. Maybe the coach won't matter, maybe it will. But if you're the admin and boosters you have to at least strive for something better than 1 tourney in 13 years. Can't just throw your hands up, quit trying and blame the facilities and location. There are some smaller D1 programs that can remain competitive and every now and again have a winning season for the fan base. It's not impossible.

The canonization of Dennehy is a little over the top.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

anon
Anon
Anon
curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without \\\"blue chips\\\".
ECAC night in and night out is not Hockey East.
Providence is a decent comp.

Merrimack ain't easy, but it clearly wasn't working as is. Maybe the coach won't matter, maybe it will. But if you're the admin and boosters you have to at least strive for something better than 1 tourney in 13 years. Can't just throw your hands up, quit trying and blame the facilities and location. There are some smaller D1 programs that can remain competitive and every now and again have a winning season for the fan base. It's not impossible.

The canonization of Dennehy is a little over the top.
So you're not a Dennehy guy, that's fine. Just say that next time.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Providence used to be a comp. Not anymore and not just because of Leaman. Have you been on that campus lately? It's at a whole new level in all aspects of a University that will attract kids from anywhere. Also PC basketball evelvates the school much more than hockey which Merrimack has no answer for.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Merrimack is the toughest D1 school in the Northeast to recruit to without comparison. Not only are the facilities terrible, but there is no campus. Even places like Union, UMASS Amherst, Maine and UNH have great campuses with traditional college party scenes. Merrimack has Fudrcukers and Bertuccis.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

It's a great school for rich dumb kids though.

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
Anon
curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without \"blue chips\".
ECAC night in and night out is not Hockey East.
lol you do know they both have the same # of teams in the top 10. If you don't think ecac as good if not better than HE you don't know college hockey....

Re: Dennehy out at Merrimack!

Anon
Anon
Anon
curious...
What a shame. He did a great job with the tools he had. Rink/facilities and school are not good enough to draw Blue Chip players that are looking at BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc....The top players are getting offers from all of those schools....why would you pick Merrimack if you had a choice? Good luck to MD, he will land on his feet and in a better situation. Give the guy a good quality school/degree and great hockey facilities and watch him take off. Good Luck!
Pro-MD guy but hate this argument. They won at Union which is smaller and arguably worse facility. Who is #1 in the country? Not BC, BU, UNH, Northeastern, etc its St. Cloud. Their facility not much different than lawler. They win without \\\"blue chips\\\".
ECAC night in and night out is not Hockey East.
lol you do know they both have the same # of teams in the top 10. If you don't think ecac as good if not better than HE you don't know college hockey....
Top to Bottom HE is a much better league. That is a consensus. On any given night any ECAC team can beat any HE team for sure. HE is a grind!! Never a night off.