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    Ok, I'll admit it, I am one of the candidates for the position. I have absolutely no coaching experience outside of improv comedy, hell I've never played ice hockey. But, I can totally make **** up as I go along and make it sound convincing. I'm an alum and I can bull**** people enough to make them believe. And, I'm pretty sure that makes me 75% better than most of the candidates.

    Also, I may not have the "WOW factor" but I'll sure as H E Double Hockey Sticks have a "*** factor."
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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    Quote Originally Posted by tmoney@nmu View Post
    Ok, I'll admit it, I am one of the candidates for the position. I have absolutely no coaching experience outside of improv comedy, hell I've never played ice hockey. But, I can totally make **** up as I go along and make it sound convincing. I'm an alum and I can bull**** people enough to make them believe. And, I'm pretty sure that makes me 75% better than most of the candidates.

    Also, I may not have the "WOW factor" but I'll sure as H E Double Hockey Sticks have a "*** factor."
    You're hired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Someone has to cart out Bill Belichick here as the counter-example.

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    The hoodie also got insanely lucky with the six round pick of Tom Brady. When Bledsoe went down, anybody else that got on that field would have probably led to Belichick getting axed in a few seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    The hoodie also got insanely lucky with the six round pick of Tom Brady. When Bledsoe went down, anybody else that got on that field would have probably led to Belichick getting axed in a few seasons.
    They had a pretty good season with Matt Cassel (11-5) when Brady went down. They were 3-1 last year with Garappolo & Brissett when Brady was suspended. Maybe the hoodie knows something and isn't just lucky.

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    Northern Michigan's Salminen Signs With Vaasan Sport In Finnish Pro League

    April 11th, 2017

    VAASAN, Finland — Northern Michigan's Sami Salminen signed with Vaasan Sport, the organization announced Tuesday.

    "By signing a contract with Vaasan Sport, I've achieved my dream to play in the highest league in my home country," Salminen said. "I'm excited to begin my professional career this upcoming season."

    The (6'4" 225lb) Salminen played 95 games for the Wildcats, recording 30 points (9g-21a). He was a three-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete and Academic Team member.

    Salminen posted a .588 career face-off percentage. He won a career-best 153 draws during his senior campaign.

    A native of Helsinki, Salminen represented Finland in international competition at the U16, U17, U18 and U20 levels before his time at Northern Michigan. He also skated in the HIFK and Jokerit systems.

    Vaasan Sport plays in the Liiga, the top professional ice hockey league in Finland. Salminen is the first Northern Michigan senior to sign with a European team this off-season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    They had a pretty good season with Matt Cassel (11-5) when Brady went down. They were 3-1 last year with Garappolo & Brissett when Brady was suspended. Maybe the hoodie knows something and isn't just lucky.
    Teams didn't really know what to practice with Cassel, Garappolo & Brissett. No real thought of what they would do offensively, but having Randy Moss with a rag-tag of fresh running backs certainly helped Cassel, and a great kicker.

    Without Brady it would have been harder but not impossible to build the New York Yankees of football. Having early success with Brady certainly helped build what they are know though, veterans without a ring taking a pay cut to chase a ring is becoming un-heard of except in Foxborough.

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    Why are you talking about NFL football on a College Hockey Forum???? How about some input about NMU's 2017-18 returning players and incoming recruits instead????

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonorRoomDrinker View Post
    Why are you talking about NFL football on a College Hockey Forum???? How about some input about NMU's 2017-18 returning players and incoming recruits instead????
    I think you lost the plot. It was there. It's April, and the USCHO Fan Forum always devolves after the Frozen Four is over.

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    I get that but wouldn't it be better to stick to NMU college hockey discussions????

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonorRoomDrinker View Post
    I get that but wouldn't it be better to stick to NMU college hockey discussions????
    So start one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonorRoomDrinker View Post
    Why are you talking about NFL football on a College Hockey Forum???? How about some input about NMU's 2017-18 returning players and incoming recruits instead????

    Looks like Northern lost another top recruit.

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    This sucks as Defenseman Luke Jaycox would have stepped in and played right away for NMU as a Freshman in 2017-18....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonorRoomDrinker View Post
    This sucks as Defenseman Luke Jaycox would have stepped in and played right away for NMU as a Freshman in 2017-18....
    That stuff can happen when you have a coaching change. I saw that Chris Dilks is saying Northern has now lost 3 of 6 incoming freshmen. Kids have changed their minds and decided to go elsewhere. I think the other 2 were Howarth and Gilling?

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    Interesting that the three who decomitted went to two NCHC schools and one Hockey East.

    Obviously from that, NMU was still able to lure the "not quite blue chip, but still sought after prospects," so it will be interesting to see how the new staff recruits.

    I know of one recruit NMU was looking at who had one brother who went to a B1G school and another to an NCHC school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    I think you lost the plot. It was there. It's April, and the USCHO Fan Forum always devolves after the Frozen Four is over.

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    Yes, what new news regarding the head coach do we have to talk about for NMU? As NMU is not my team, why would I talk about your recruits? Just a friendly being, well friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    That stuff can happen when you have a coaching change. I saw that Chris Dilks is saying Northern has now lost 3 of 6 incoming freshmen. Kids have changed their minds and decided to go elsewhere. I think the other 2 were Howarth and Gilling?
    Gilling went to Miami and Howarth to UConn

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    NMU recruit Kale Horwath (6'4" 200lbs) that signed with UConn had 30 goals & 28 assists (58 points) last season for the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL.... Another player that would have helped NMU right away????

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    What's interesting is that I don't recall there being this much flux when Rick left for MSU and Walt was hired. In fact, some of the recruits coming to campus were quoted in 2002 as saying they didn't care who the coach was.

    Funny how it's a complete 180 from then.

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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    Much different story back then. The program was much more competitive in 2002 than now.
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    Re: Northern Michigan University 2017 Off-Season. Zihuatanejo.

    With the candidates list narrowed, and remaining somewhat confidential, let's take a guess for fun at the candidates and the odds of them being the next head coach:

    Code:
    Dave Shyiak			1/9 
    Morey Gare			1/4 
    Brian Renfrew			2/7 
    Doug Garrow			5/9 
    Mark Carlson			3/5 
    Tim Coghlin			4/5 
    Jim Hiller			1/1 
    Nathan Oystrick			6/5 
    Mike Gibbons			7/5 
    Rob Lehtinen			8/5 
    Cary Eades			2/1 
    Rob Facca			5/2 
    Scott Beattie			3/1 
    Troy Ward			7/2 
    Ryan Riipi			4/1 
    Field				7/1 
    John Olver			8/1 
    John Kyle			10/1 
    Tom Laidlaw			14/1
    Bill Zaniboni			16/1 
    Tom Brown			20/1 
    Rick Comley			28/1
    Walt Kyle w/ fake mustache	30/1 
    Culligan Water Cooler		40/1
    Don Waddell			46/1
    Rick Comley, Jr.		50/1 
    Tom Anastos			55/1 
    Peter Michelutti		60/1 
    Phil Axtell			70/1 
    Jim Jackson			99/1
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