By Mike Kane
Whilst Ned Harkness enthusiastically envisioned that Glen Falls manhattan, might develop into the "Green Bay of Hockey", even his such a lot ardent supporters needed to ponder whether his hyperbole had any limits. Adirondack groups have gained 4 Calder Cup playoffs titles and feature been a completing tuition for dozens of NHL gamers coaches, and bosses, together with Washington Capital Adam Oates.
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There is little doubt that the current coach, Newell Brown, will get his chance, too. Red Wings alumni are scattered across the North American hockey landscape. Neil Smith, the president and general manager of the New York Rangers, was the club's GM from 1985 through 1989. Pittsburgh Penguins president Jack Kelley was the Civic Center's director from 1982 to 1993 and had input into the hockey operation. Ken Holland was an Adirondack goaltender for two seasons, became a scout for Detroit when he retired in 1985 was the club's director of scouting for five years and was promoted to assistant GM and Adirondack GM in June 1994.
Laakso and Mr. Cronin to Cornwall. Those two guys knew we had to hire somebody. ' "We discussed that with members of the council. Interestingly, I started getting a few phone calls from people in the community and the region, hearing the rumors and questioning the choice. ' I said, 'That's almost the least of what Harkness is. ' "It had not been my policy to fault or criticize prior administrations, but the fact is that here we are opening a civic center that was considerably short of dollars to complete the facility and we needed somebody to go out and raise all this money.
No, we didn't have any words. I just felt like benching him. He's no different than anybody else on the hockey club. " Said Eaves: "I haven't talked to Bill, but obviously I did something he didn't like. He's the coach and he calls the shots. Like he said all year, he doesn't care if you score 50 goals, if you play not to his liking then he's going to bench you. " Merkosky, one of the Red Wings' veteran leaders, said the incident would not affect the team as it prepared for Game 2. Not only did Eaves play as promised in the second game, he started with McKay and Murphy as his wingers.
Minor in Name Only: The History of the Adirondack Red Wings by Mike Kane