Monday, July 25, 2011

Northeastern names Madigan as new coach

Northeastern finally ended a 45 day search for their next head coach with the announcement of a press conference for Tuesday to announce alum Jim Madigan(the current director of business at NU/scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins) as the next head coach. Madigan skated for the Huskies from 1981-1985 and even won two Beanpots which is unheard of over there on Huntington Ave. This hire really comes out of nowhere as many expected current assistant Sebastian LaPlante to be named to the job or for a big name from outside the school. I don't believe the director of business development was a top candidate but that's just me. Madigan, spent the last eight years as an university employee and scout for the Penguins so I would guess he knows the school and expectations currently and can also relate to the pro game. It will certainly be interesting to see if he can recover any of the decommitted recruits(Gaudreau and Harr) while rising sophomores Jamie Olesiak leaving for major juniors and Brodie Reid (signed with San Jose) have already left the University with no hope of returning. This NU team will fail to score all season but will find a way to win some games behind the Rawlings/Witt goalie combo along with Vinny Saponari(BU drop-out, BC reject) to party like a puck star and score some goals. I would still love nothing more to kill these idiots all three times for the crap they pulled in the HE Quarters last year. Is it October yet? Or better yet is it the first Monday of February so I can watch the disappointment in the faces of all the NU fans for the 24th straight year with the Beanpot futility. Doesn't matter who your coach is NU we're still gonna stomp your ass. Cue the music!

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