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    Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Time to get back to thinking about Michigan Tech hockey.

    To the current players and recruits.
    This is a great place to play as witnessed by the rabid support of the team.
    We have all been witness to many great performances and there is so much to look forward to in the seasons that are upcoming.
    Luch and L'Esperance are going to be on the path for 30 or more points each next season and Jake Jackson is going to be advancing another step as with Gavin Gould.
    We are solid down the middle with Steman and Smith returning.
    The D is going to be rebuilt, but Mitch Reinke and Mark Auk are going to stabilize the D Corp.
    Goaltending will be a competition again to start the year.

    Let's go Huskies, put the work in and get ready for another great year. We are all behind our team and University. Go Tech!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskiefan906 View Post
    Time to get back to thinking about Michigan Tech hockey.

    To the current players and recruits.
    This is a great place to play as witnessed by the rabid support of the team.
    We have all been witness to many great performances and there is so much to look forward to in the seasons that are upcoming.
    Luch and L'Esperance are going to be on the path for 30 or more points each next season and Jake Jackson is going to be advancing another step as with Gavin Gould.
    We are solid down the middle with Steman and Smith returning.
    The D is going to be rebuilt, but Mitch Reinke and Mark Auk are going to stabilize the D Corp.
    Goaltending will be a competition again to start the year.

    Let's go Huskies, put the work in and get ready for another great year. We are all behind our team and University. Go Tech!!!!
    A new thread! I'm just posting here because I felt guilty that my post in the other thread bumped it to the top.

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    Thank you for creating a new thread.

    Nice comments by Suzanne on the upcoming search in the Mining Gazette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Thank you for creating a new thread.

    Nice comments by Suzanne on the upcoming search in the Mining Gazette.
    Pretty much the same sentiments all of us on here have had. Glad to see she's already reaching out to candidates and that ties to the program is not a requirement, finding the right fit is. Hopefully it is a relatively quick and painless process, the longer it draws out the more worried we all will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskiefan906 View Post
    Goaltending will be a competition again to start the year.
    This will be interesting to see. I was on a flight with Angus on his way out of town to California (that kid owns a ****-ton of goalie sticks) and asked him who will be starting for Tech next year. He said something like, "Hopefully Dev gets a chance, but the kid coming in from the USHL is supposed to be really good"
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    This will be interesting to see. I was on a flight with Angus on his way out of town to California (that kid owns a ****-ton of goalie sticks) and asked him who will be starting for Tech next year. He said something like, "Hopefully Dev gets a chance, but the kid coming in from the USHL is supposed to be really good"
    pretty much spot on

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    I just hope those first games go better than they did rotating Kero and Wintjes, as we saw that was a disaster.
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    Let me give you an analogy on the emotional side of losing coach Pearson. What has been said is totally true. We knew ahead of time and all that,
    but.... imagine you have this girl friend. You've romanced her for a while and finally she reluctantly agrees to marry you. But she says, you know I still like Bob over here an awful lot even though bob is married to someone else right now. So you get married and it's incredibly good. you are happy, and your girl friend is happy and everything seems good. Except once in a while you find out she still likes bob an awful lot.... And then bob gets a divorce.
    So one day your now wife comes in and says, you know I love you and all, but I'm going to go back with Bob. I just have always loved him and this is my chance to be with him.
    You knew she might leave, you hoped she would stay, you tried like crazy to make her happy, and in the end it hurts like hell when she walks out the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Let me give you an analogy on the emotional side of losing coach Pearson. What has been said is totally true. We knew ahead of time and all that,
    but.... imagine you have this girl friend. You've romanced her for a while and finally she reluctantly agrees to marry you. But she says, you know I still like Bob over here an awful lot even though bob is married to someone else right now. So you get married and it's incredibly good. you are happy, and your girl friend is happy and everything seems good. Except once in a while you find out she still likes bob an awful lot.... And then bob gets a divorce.
    So one day your now wife comes in and says, you know I love you and all, but I'm going to go back with Bob. I just have always loved him and this is my chance to be with him.
    You knew she might leave, you hoped she would stay, you tried like crazy to make her happy, and in the end it hurts like hell when she walks out the door.
    Thanks a lot, now I'm getting ****ed. Buck Fob, he can have that skanky tramp.
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    Just my suggestion, forget the past in this thread; onward and upward.
    Keep the old thread going to take out your frustrations.
    Time to move on.

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    Here's a project for someone with time: Where have coaches come from and how did they do? For example, over the last 30 years how many coaches came from Jr. A HC positions and what was the result in increased wins or losses for their new team? Then, how many were D1 assistants and what happened to those teams? etc.
    Of course every situation is unique but there might be statistical trends if we had enough replicates to mean anything.
    One thing I'd posit is that former NHL players under perform because of the meaningless burnish to their reputation getting them hired over a good but unknown "coach".
    But you'd probably have to separate replacements of a retiree from replacements for someone who got fired for poor performance...
    Okay, never mind. I'm realizing that all we'd have is a pile of distinct anecdotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Let me give you an analogy on the emotional side of losing coach Pearson. What has been said is totally true. We knew ahead of time and all that,
    but.... imagine you have this girl friend. You've romanced her for a while and finally she reluctantly agrees to marry you. But she says, you know I still like Bob over here an awful lot even though bob is married to someone else right now. So you get married and it's incredibly good. you are happy, and your girl friend is happy and everything seems good. Except once in a while you find out she still likes bob an awful lot.... And then bob gets a divorce.
    So one day your now wife comes in and says, you know I love you and all, but I'm going to go back with Bob. I just have always loved him and this is my chance to be with him.
    You knew she might leave, you hoped she would stay, you tried like crazy to make her happy, and in the end it hurts like hell when she walks out the door.
    That's one incredibly tortured analogy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    That's one incredibly tortured analogy.

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    well here's my list of characteristics we need for the next coach.
    1. Demonstrated leadership ability
    2. Connections throughout the hockey world.
    3. knowledge of the game
    4. communications ability
    5. willingness to work extremely hard to get a result.
    6. gifted recruiter.
    7. gilt edged reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    well here's my list of characteristics we need for the next coach.
    1. Demonstrated leadership ability
    2. Connections throughout the hockey world.
    3. knowledge of the game
    4. communications ability
    5. willingness to work extremely hard to get a result.
    6. gifted recruiter.
    7. gilt edged reputation.
    In that order?
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    Here I figured the number 1a and 1b qualifications would be the ability to beat Michigan and Northern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Let me give you an analogy on the emotional side of losing coach Pearson. What has been said is totally true. We knew ahead of time and all that,
    but.... imagine you have this girl friend. You've romanced her for a while and finally she reluctantly agrees to marry you. But she says, you know I still like Bob over here an awful lot even though bob is married to someone else right now. So you get married and it's incredibly good. you are happy, and your girl friend is happy and everything seems good. Except once in a while you find out she still likes bob an awful lot.... And then bob gets a divorce.
    So one day your now wife comes in and says, you know I love you and all, but I'm going to go back with Bob. I just have always loved him and this is my chance to be with him.
    You knew she might leave, you hoped she would stay, you tried like crazy to make her happy, and in the end it hurts like hell when she walks out the door.
    Bob knew full well what he was getting into. Especially when he signed a prenup.
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    Bob knew full well what he was getting into. Especially when he signed a prenup.
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