Posted by provpats
Here's my reply to "provpats"
Yes 0-2 was inexcusable under Al Skinner's watch and another reason that he is gone. BC, or any ACC school, should beat Ivy League teams with regularity and ease.
That's the only point in your poorly written, mistake-filled reply that has any merit. Maine is spelled wrong. There's an "e" on it. Skinner's kids or BC teams coached by Skinner didn't lose to Ivy opponents "all the time". Now you are also 0-2.
On your reply to my big-time usage, it depends entirely on how you define the term but Gary Williams, Bob Cousy, Chuck Daly, Tom Davis, Jim O'Brien and yes even the banished Skinner came to the Heights with better resumes, winning percentages and name recognition.
On this past search, DeFilippo settled for a marginal coach, plain and simple. Bigger and better names could have and should have been contacted but let's face the facts, BC is not a desirable place to work at and the oppressive climate under the little man is well known in both the Big East and ACC. It should be the opposite--top 35 school, great location, conference etc.
To shoot down your sophomoric email even further, York won 465 games at Clarkson and Bowling Green, earned 2 Coach of the Year awards (one national and one league) won an NCAA title and was in the top 20 for all-time victories IF he never came home and coached another single game.
I'm very glad that he did and brought BC to the top of the college hockey world. He's a living legend, a BC man and yes, wasn't hired by the current AD. He also has much more clout and national respect than said AD and refuses to let the Gene or any outsider touch HIS program. That's a large reason why the Ice Eagles are D1's best.