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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:57 pm

Score from tonight:
Roseau 3
Detroit Lions 2
YouTube.com/BarbellMedicine

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Post by SPUDNUT » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:50 am

Football in Roseau is only a way for hockey players to stay in shape !

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Re: Video sent to MSHSL

Post by Syd Barrett » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:22 am

Potatohead9 wrote:Moorhead has sent an official complaint and video to the MSHSL of the Spud game in Brainerd.

Does anyone else know how often this happens?
Hey PH, hopefully they didn't get that video mixed up with a video from Spudnut's library and sent the wrong one :shock:

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Post by SPUDNUT » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:11 pm

C'mon Syd - all my videos have dancing girls.

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Post by Syd Barrett » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:19 pm

This should make all of the section 8 teams happy :evil:
http://brainerddispatch.com/news/2014-0 ... ckey-coach
Two easy wins for Roseau, Moorhead and Bemidji in the section in the foreseeable future :cry:

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Post by blueline1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:26 pm

Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!

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Post by blueline1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:26 pm

Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!

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Post by Syd Barrett » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:08 pm

blueline1 wrote:Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!
Well said blueliner :!: I couldn't agree more :x

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Post by alcloseshaver » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:41 pm

Haven't followed Brainerd hockey very closely but has coach Archibald changed as a HS coach. I remember him at UND in the early to mid 80's as a real agitator.

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Post by puckbreath » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:42 pm

Syd Barrett wrote:
blueline1 wrote:Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!
Well said blueliner :!: I couldn't agree more :x
Would be a nice change of events if someone chased out the wacko parents for a change, eh ?

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Post by alcloseshaver » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:44 pm

puckbreath wrote:
Syd Barrett wrote:
blueline1 wrote:Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!
Well said blueliner :!: I couldn't agree more :x
Would be a nice change of events if someone chased out the wacko parents for a change, eh ?
Unless your Giles it is hard to get away from the parents.

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Post by puckbreath » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:52 pm

alcloseshaver wrote:
puckbreath wrote:
Syd Barrett wrote:
blueline1 wrote:Pretty crappy way that this was handled. Another instant of parents chasing a coach out! Be careful what you wish for. Good luck finding ANY coach that will put the time, energy and committment into Brainerd Hockey that Archibald has!
Well said blueliner :!: I couldn't agree more :x
Would be a nice change of events if someone chased out the wacko parents for a change, eh ?
Unless your Giles it is hard to get away from the parents.
Yeah, I know. Fun to dream though.

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Post by alcloseshaver » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:17 pm

Does Archie have any more kids in the program?

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Post by roadtrip » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:00 pm

[quote="alcloseshaver"]Does Archie have any more kids in the program?[/quote]

No Josh is his youngest. He's at UNO.

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Post by GordonBombay99 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:10 pm

roadtrip wrote:
alcloseshaver wrote:Does Archie have any more kids in the program?
No Josh is his youngest. He's at UNO.
Rumors have swirled over the last year that he might leave the program due to that very thing right there, he wants to see his son play more at the next level, its only a rumor though so take it with a grain of salt.

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Post by roadtrip » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:25 pm

Those rumors have been flying since Josh went to Omaha but that's not the case. The school board voted to not renew his contract. He didn't resign.

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Post by blindref » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:38 pm

Will he still manage the rink?

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Post by GordonBombay99 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:30 pm

roadtrip wrote:Those rumors have been flying since Josh went to Omaha but that's not the case. The school board voted to not renew his contract. He didn't resign.
Thank you for the correction!

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Post by Sats81 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:10 pm

This is really too bad. In the world we live in now being PC is everything unfortunately. I predict this program takes a turn for the worse.

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Post by Jackpinesavage » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:29 am

So the first 2 pages are what a horrible environment the coach leads and when the school gets rid of him it's the politics and parents? I have no ax to grind here but does anyone else see this as a little strange?

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Post by blueline1 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:26 am

Jackpinesavage wrote:So the first 2 pages are what a horrible environment the coach leads and when the school gets rid of him it's the politics and parents? I have no ax to grind here but does anyone else see this as a little strange?
This thread was started by a Spud fan and most of the negative posts are not Brainerd fans.

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Post by alcloseshaver » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:51 am

Tough gig this HS school coaching stuff.

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It is not over till it is over

Post by Skip_per » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:24 am

The process is not over yet............... please be patient and lets hold our opinions. The facts are not all in as of yet.............
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Re: It is not over till it is over

Post by Puckguy19 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:44 pm

Skip_per wrote:The process is not over yet............... please be patient and lets hold our opinions. The facts are not all in as of yet.............
While the process may not be over yet, non-renewal by the school board is not a good start. It is extremely difficult to reverse such a decision, and even if one is successful, the process usually comes with a strong dose of ill-will, within the community. At times the end result isn't worth the fight. The East situation is one of the few examples of overcoming a non-renewal, and that took time. Am guessing there were a number of damaged relationships, too.

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Post by roadtrip » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:16 am

So far these posts give the impression that Brainerd fans love their coach and are shocked at the school board's decision. Maybe that's true for a few, but there are a lot of people hoping the school board will stick with their decision. No one can argue that he has passion, has given a lot of time, and has even done some great things for the program. Those things are overshadowed, however, by the culture of fear he created. This isn't about "wacko" parents whining about playing time or whatever. Kids have been damaged. Sometimes a coach really does need to go.

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