By Mike Kane

Whilst Ned Harkness enthusiastically anticipated that Glen Falls big apple, could turn 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 institution for dozens of NHL gamers coaches, and managers, together with Washington Capital Adam Oates.

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We said we would make an effort for The Sporting News and others to put Glens Falls in brackets after the regional name. We sat there for hours debating the issue. ' We had already had it made up.

That's Glens Falls, not Glen Falls. BILL DINEEN Page xi Introduction Ned Harkness was on the phone. He was screaming. "You're going to blow us out of the water," Harkness yelled at Dan Amon, a reporter for The Post-Star, the daily newspaper in Glens Falls. Amon, who covered the city hall beat, had expected the call. He smiled and shook his head in mock disbelief as he held the handset away from his ear while Harkness, a prominent former college hockey coach, raged. When Harkness paused for breath, Amon made it clear he was going ahead with what was to be a front-page story about negotiations to obtain an American Hockey League franchise for the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Harkness brought along three loyalists who had worked with him at Union: Carl Mastrianni, as the business manager; Doug Burch, to work in marketing and public relations, and John Petit, for building operations and maintenance. He also hired Dave Strader, a Glens Falls native, to handle sales and marketing. "The council felt they were not consulted as to these staff," Bartholomew said. "They suddenly realized that Ned was bringing Page 16 in his own management team and some of the council members felt they wanted to have another business manager other than Carl.

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