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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    I just meant that when this all started, I don't think any of us would have guessed those three would the staff but we should all be excited to see what they can do.
    I'm excited ... it's a new day with lots to look forward to!

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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    I think it's the best staff we could hope for given the circumstances, TBH.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    No pressure

    WCHA regular season title. Check
    WCHA playoff title Check
    NCAA title number 4

    This staff likes to win championships, I see Tech teams that compete in the future. I like our odds to filling out the resume. Good luck, we are all behind you, bonus points for each win over the Weasels at the GLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskiefan906 View Post
    No pressure

    WCHA regular season title. Check
    WCHA playoff title Check
    NCAA title number 4

    This staff likes to win championships, I see Tech teams that compete in the future. I like our odds to filling out the resume. Good luck, we are all behind you, bonus points for each win over the Weasels at the GLI.
    I'm all in on our new staff. I think they are great and will do really well. I disagree with BOH there about facilities. Denver would not have spent 3 million dollars on the locker room if they didn't think it mattered.
    Welcome to the Huskies Mr. Brooks. We're glad you are here.

    One other comment. A lot of times when some organization hires a coach they want the established guy. But often the established guys are mired in the past. I think it's better to get some up and comers, some guys that have the desire and the guts to make things happen. I think we have that.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    as much as I would have liked to see Cam come back to Houghton, I knew full well that that was a very unrealistic long-shot.

    So as I said before I'm taking a wait and see approach. If they continue to build upon the recent success, then all is well and they were great hires..

    Now we just have to wait and see what the roster will look like. And which recruits got sent packing.

    I have to miss the interview tomorrow. I hope someone asks some really good insightful questions..

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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Wow, can't believe Joe is going into this much detail regarding his discussions with Ellsworth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwing61 View Post
    Wow, can't believe Joe is going into this much detail regarding his discussions with Ellsworth.
    Agreed but good info. sounds like Joe is just going to tell it like it is NO SPIN(?)

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    I've been busy this morning. What did coach say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwing61 View Post
    Wow, can't believe Joe is going into this much detail regarding his discussions with Ellsworth.
    I thought the same thing, they tried, but and the end of the day, he's right in that the staff has goaltending expertise in Joe, so it is a more well rounded staff without Cam.

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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    On vacation, so listened in over coffee this morning.

    It sounded like there has been a couple recruits asking to review things including possible look at Michigan.

    Coach indicated forwards will be strength of team this year.

    3 candidates going through NCAA clearances for additional goalie

    Very happy with his staff. Steward arrives in the Keweenaw in a week.
    3 Tech grads were interviewed for assistants, sounded like Cam and Joe had lengthy discussions and discussed likely scenarios concerning the assistant job.

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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    A few of my notes from the Joe Shawhahn hour:
    On coaches:
    Looking for good people, could relate to players, our motto is we want to get better everyday
    Dallas has had success in USHL, had an opportunity with NCHC team, chose MTU
    Dallas has USHL and MN covered well with recruiting
    Brooks - wanted a guy that could really coach, hand him the PP or something, great person, great resume, he can coach and recruit
    Wanted a Tech guy if we could find one, respectfully, he wanted the best guy for now, interviewed 3 Tech grads, all good and capable

    Questions:
    How concerned are you with the goaltending situation?
    Kero will get opportunity. Down to 3 goalie recruits, more of a walk on situation, need NCAA approval.
    Roster announcement waiting on that to firm up.
    Beydoun, got better in juniors. Has some consistency concerns, great games vs. fight the puck.
    Would be less concerned if all D was back there, would be a big help. Our scoring chances we gave up last year were very low because of our D.

    When might we know the time of the UW game, a Sunday game and GLI dates/times?
    Meeting with Suzanne tomorrow, will talk about this. GLI stuff mostly set, UW time could be set too.

    Who does Coach Shawhahn think of the top 6 forwards?
    Baltus/Steman, Steman 20 pts 5x5 as freshmen, he's elite two-way center. Luchini, Jackson, Smith is a hockey player, great with the puck. Have to like our forwards.
    L'Esperance impact player. Gould has worked his tail off, special guy, personally, couldn't be more proud of his 3 goals, had a great year. He has a chance to be a special college hockey player.

    With any coaching change, difficulties with recruits that were recruited by previous coach?
    More of an issue, is guys that want to go to UM now. They have advisors now, want to explore things, even with verbal or NLI.
    Simple philosophy, this is a special place, want special people that want to be here.

    What style of play changes might we see?
    Hopefully none, like our style. Want to tweak forecheck, a little more direct for more offensive zone time.

    Luchini, Jackson, Birks, Reinke, Smith going to NHL Dev Camp - Could be others, Auk probably

    Scheduling - Has a lot of hockey friends, Clarkson would like home and home. Meeting with Suzanne tomorrow, will discuss our scheduling strategy. Recently has been UM/MSU/Notre Dame, a lot of it is in your network where alumni can see you. Tourney in Phoenix was great alum turnout. Strength of schedule is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtu_huskies View Post
    I thought the same thing, they tried, but and the end of the day, he's right in that the staff has goaltending expertise in Joe, so it is a more well rounded staff without Cam.
    Agreed and yes lateral move. Only benefits for Cam is to show he can recruit elsewhere, meaning its not about Bazin, closer to her family and alumni back home. Doesn't bother me in the least that there is no alum on staff except for Shelast.

    Joe really covered a lot and quite a bit of depth in his choices of his ACs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giwan View Post
    Agreed and yes lateral move. Only benefits for Cam is to show he can recruit elsewhere, meaning its not about Bazin, closer to her family and alumni back home. Doesn't bother me in the least that there is no alum on staff except for Shelast.

    Joe really covered a lot and quite a bit of depth in his choices of his ACs.
    A little surprised about his temper comment, doesn't seem the fiery type. Must have missed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdoggies View Post
    Great stuff, I like this guy a lot. His one style-of-play "tweak" is something that has bugged me for a couple years, why not go in hard on the forecheck and get the other team to make a mistake? A lot of goals are scored that way. Mel was a little too conservative in playing "by the book" without possession, our forwards under Mel always gave the bad guys too much room to skate.
    Sounds like good times are ahead for the Huskies, great attitude from Coach Joe.
    Another thing: he sounds very smart. Good vocabulary, quick mind. Confident. All that stuff about not having a degree earlier in his career... clearly it was by choice.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Radio interview with Chris Brooks here: http://www.1230wxco.com/audio/Sports...orts%20Den.mp3

    Interview starts around 33:00. Not a ton of insight, but worth a listen. He's staying in Stevens Point for a couple months to help with their transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdoggies View Post
    I like how coach comes across. He is frank and to the point when he speaks. Looking forward to "The Joe Show".

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