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Irwin Next? Meloni Article Suggests Cahoon’s Future Uncertain

Ok, here I am just a couple hours from posting about James Marcou’s imminent departure when news breaks from College Hockey News’ Joe Meloni that Matt Irwin may also be leaving UMass early to sign a contract.  Sadly, this is not the first I’ve heard of this.  First off, I think this is just plain dumb.  I’ve been a big fan of Matt Irwin since he first committed to UMass.  In fact, I believe way back when I predicted he’d have a huge impact as a freshman in Amherst.  Unfortunately he followed it up with what some would say was an inconsistent sophomore year while other would call it flat out disappointing.  Frankly, I think he has the potential to move beyond his sophomore slump and develop into a top Hockey East defenseman and a potential Minuteman captain.  But I think leaving now would just curtail that development and he has the very real possibility of giving up a college career (and degree) to become a minor league lifer.  Perhaps that’s good enough for him, but I personally would hate to see it.

Also talked about in the Meloni article is Cahoon’s thoughts on his future here at UMass.  This too was a subject that I had hoped to write about this week in time, but for now I’ll just relay what was said in the article.  Cahoon essentially says he’s not worried about his future at UMass but that’s basically up to the university.  In his opinion the notion that the program has peaked is premature.

Quite frankly, I wish I was writing about anything at this point but this crap.  These are the times when it sucks to be a college hockey fan.

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16 Comments

  1. justin

     /  March 16, 2010

    Yo man…go to bed. this shit will sort itself out soon enough.

    I appreciate the efforts though.

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    • Ha ha! I think I’ll take you up on your advice. Hopefully when I wake in the morning we’ll still have enough bodies to field a team.

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  2. Mel

     /  March 17, 2010

    Don’t worry. We’ll just call up guys from the JV squad!

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  3. Ryan

     /  March 17, 2010

    Let me play, let me play!! As for Irwin, I don’t see why any professional team would want to sign him at this point. The only thing he has shown thus-far is that he has a tremendous shot, but he barely uses it. His defensive skills have been disappointing IMO and he really hasn’t used his size to be as physical as he should. Taking a chance on Irwin would be a huge gamble that probably wouldn’t work out for the club, and leave Matt as another Greg Mauldin.

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  4. Ben (Flag Guy)

     /  March 17, 2010

    Well just think, at least other teams are going to be loosing players just like us. Vermont has a rumored player leaving, my cousin at BU thinks they will loose a few. But it is tough for our team to loose Casey, Jimmy and Irwin, and Toot possibly. But maybe that will show the rest of the team that they need to step up their game

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  5. anonymous

     /  March 17, 2010

    irwin to san jose…100k

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  6. Anonymous

     /  March 17, 2010

    source

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  7. anonymous

     /  March 17, 2010

    it will come out soon, 75k, 25k bonus

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  8. jjmc85

     /  March 18, 2010

    Gotta love it when Anonymous questions anonymous

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  9. anonymous

     /  March 18, 2010

    dont question me

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  10. anonymous

     /  March 18, 2010

    sorry, my friend on the team who shall remain nameless told me.

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  11. Ryan

     /  March 18, 2010

    is your nameless friend fictional?

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  12. George

     /  March 19, 2010

    You had the San Jose right. Just that it’s Marcou

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  13. George

     /  March 19, 2010

    And Irwin. Just over the “wire”

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  14. anonymous

     /  March 22, 2010

    told you

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