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

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    How do you like a first line of Jackson Luchinni and L'Esperance

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    So you mean the best in a season?
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Not my initial pick but he's my guy now. Ellsworth would be a great add. I'm happy this is over!

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    ...but Shawhan is a good goalie coach himself.
    Hmmm...I seem to recall that Angus got caught behind the net in two big games, the last being against Denver and led to an easy goal. Not judging, just saying...
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Hmmm...I seem to recall that Angus got caught behind the net in two big games, the last being against Denver and led to an easy goal. Not judging, just saying...
    Coaches can only do so much, at some point it's on the players...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bose301s View Post
    If true I wonder what the chances of Ellsworth getting an assistant position is.
    Why would Ellsworth make what is at best a lateral move both financially and position wise? And would the top assistant position and salary be available if Shuchuk were to remain on staff? Then you would also have to have an equal financial move for his wife and her job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    Coaches can only do so much, at some point it's on the players...
    That 1st period against Denver looked like edgy nerves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Hmmm...I seem to recall that Angus got caught behind the net in two big games, the last being against Denver and led to an easy goal. Not judging, just saying...
    I also seem to recall that Angus developed into one of the best goaltenders in the country.

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

    Not likely Ellsworth is going to Houghton. You don't immediately go to work for the guy that beat you for the same job you were vying for, unless that guy's name is Abe Lincoln, or you were previously reporting to that position (see: Shuchuk, Gary).

    Besides, I'd like to see Shawhan pick a true outsider, or at least someone who has spent a significant amount of time coaching outside the Great State of Superior (I know that's Ellsworth, but...see above).

    EDIT: This is all assuming he keeps Shuchuk and only hires one new assistant, which I don't see why he wouldn't for at least another year, unless he doesn't agree with Shuchuk's recruiting/coaching style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    Why would Ellsworth make what is at best a lateral move both financially and position wise? And would the top assistant position and salary be available if Shuchuk were to remain on staff? Then you would also have to have an equal financial move for his wife and her job.
    Guess we will find out tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wi.Huskies Fan View Post
    Guess we will find out tomorrow.
    Read up a few posts for the answer.
    I believe his wife is also from the copper country..

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

    The next move for Ellsworth is Head coach somewhere, I doubt he leaves UML for less than that.

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

    Shawhan the Coach needs to draw talent to Houghton, Ellsworth fills the recruiting strength and gets on the job familiarity before taking over down the road.
    It seems like connecting the dots is clear otherwise I think Muckalt or Ellsworth would have got the job after Rolston was out.
    I think we have a solid coach, but the worry is matching/replacing the recruiting draw that Mel had.
    Maybe over thinking or just wishful thinking....
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

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    Shawhan the Coach needs to draw talent to Houghton, Ellsworth fills the recruiting strength and gets on the job familiarity before taking over down the road.
    It seems like connecting the dots is clear otherwise I think Muckalt or Ellsworth would have got the job after Rolston was out.
    I think we have a solid coach, but the worry is matching/replacing the recruiting draw that Mel had.
    Maybe over thinking or just wishful thinking....
    What was the recruiting draw Mel had? Even he said when he started he was getting guys saying no way or not answering the phone. So the real key is development to show they can go to the next level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    The next move for Ellsworth is Head coach somewhere, I doubt he leaves UML for less than that.
    Absolutely. Zero chance he leaves UML for anything short of HC gig in USHL or NCAA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Huskiefan906 View Post
    Shawhan the Coach needs to draw talent to Houghton, Ellsworth fills the recruiting strength and gets on the job familiarity before taking over down the road.
    It seems like connecting the dots is clear otherwise I think Muckalt or Ellsworth would have got the job after Rolston was out.
    I think we have a solid coach, but the worry is matching/replacing the recruiting draw that Mel had.
    Maybe over thinking or just wishful thinking....
    I am pretty confident Muckalt would not have gotten the job. Of the 4 remaining "known" candidates, obviously knowing nothing about how their interviews went, I tend to think Ellsworth and Mikesch had roughly equal odds. However, there were also a couple of mystery interviews that we will likely never know the identity of.

    I don't think there's anything worth seriously dwelling on though. We hired a good coach, IMO. One that, should he put successful teams on ice, is fairly likely to stick around for the duration.

    Quote Originally Posted by giwan View Post
    What was the recruiting draw Mel had? Even he said when he started he was getting guys saying no way or not answering the phone. So the real key is development to show they can go to the next level.
    This. Recruiting is 80% program success/ability to develop players for the pros, and 20% perceived program "prestige".

    How do you think UML gets the recruits they do? It isn't because folks outside the Northeast have ever heard of the school. I won't pretend that most people outside of the Midwest have ever heard of MTU either, even casual college hockey fans (as proven to me by our Connecticut sales guy who is a Yale fan).

    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeHockeyRinkReport View Post
    Absolutely. Zero chance he leaves UML for anything short of HC gig in USHL or NCAA.
    I've stated privately that I'd like to see him take a USHL head gig. He's proven that he's quite ready.
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    Absolutely. Zero chance he leaves UML for anything short of HC gig in USHL or NCAA.
    Muckalt left a HC gig to be an assistant at Michigan so it happens. Don't discount Julie Ellsworth's influence and the desire to get their infant son, Asher, closer to family.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

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    Muckalt left a HC gig to be an assistant at Michigan so it happens.
    He likely just wanted to relocate closer to Wal-Mart.

    I can't wait to see the looks on people's faces in about 20 minutes when Scotty Bowman is announced as the next Tech head coach.
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    Tech announced that Joe is the head coach ... Go Huskies!!

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    I would like to stake my claim as one of the two votes for Shawhan in the poll. Winning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Muckalt left a HC gig to be an assistant at Michigan so it happens. Don't discount Julie Ellsworth's influence and the desire to get their infant son, Asher, closer to family.
    If you remember (or maybe didn't know), Joe Shawhan was Cam Ellsworth's coach with the Soo Indians.

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