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Thread: Norwich 2017-18 Season Thread: Defending the Crown

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    Re: Norwich 2017-18 Season Thread: Defending the Crown

    Quote Originally Posted by 802Hockey View Post
    Sad to see Mcshane go but we were blessed to have him for so many years. Tough to really guess who is coming in next...Dawes was my first thought as well but Stevenson is an up and coming program that I just can't see him leaving...that being said, who really knows.

    Whatever the case the new Coach and team will be thrown on the hot seat early: Endicott, Skidmore, Hobart, Umass-Boston, Babson, Adrian, Middlebury/Plattsburgh to start the year......ouch.

    Confident they will find the right guy though and very glad to hear McShane is sticking around to aid in that search/transition.
    Hadn't thought about how tough the beginning of the schedule was until right now...definitely a baptism by fire for the new coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    Hadn't thought about how tough the beginning of the schedule was until right now...definitely a baptism by fire for the new coach.
    I thought you had JWU/Suffolk early in the NEHC schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I thought you had JWU/Suffolk early in the NEHC schedule?
    They are the weekend right after the Primelink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    Hadn't thought about how tough the beginning of the schedule was until right now...definitely a baptism by fire for the new coach.
    Very talented, and fairly experienced, “young” team. Pretty good situation for a new coach to come in to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrbFlint View Post
    Very talented, and fairly experienced, “young” team. Pretty good situation for a new coach to come in to.
    When there’s a coaching change of this magnitude shortly after the “commitment window” closes, is this often perceived as the old “bait and switch?” How does the staff deal with potential anger / anxiety from the recruits? I recall hearing McShane say he spoke with all the recruits, but he didn’t offer much more than that. What’s been the team’s reaction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bog Hockey View Post
    When there’s a coaching change of this magnitude shortly after the “commitment window” closes, is this often perceived as the old “bait and switch?” How does the staff deal with potential anger / anxiety from the recruits? I recall hearing McShane say he spoke with all the recruits, but he didn’t offer much more than that. What’s been the team’s reaction?
    New coach calls all the incoming recruits and tells them he wants them. Also calls returnees and introduces himself and gives a brief spiel on how important they are for the continued success of Norwich hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bog Hockey View Post
    When there’s a coaching change of this magnitude shortly after the “commitment window” closes, is this often perceived as the old “bait and switch?” How does the staff deal with potential anger / anxiety from the recruits? I recall hearing McShane say he spoke with all the recruits, but he didn’t offer much more than that. What’s been the team’s reaction?
    I don’t think there was any nefarious intent on anyone’s part, nor any desire to deceive. Coach said he talked to all the incoming recruits and they were all satisfied with what he had to say. The team is currently scattered all over the continent for summer vacation, so I don’t know if anyone could accurately assess their reaction as a group.

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    Re: Norwich 2017-18 Season Thread: Defending the Crown

    Quote Originally Posted by KrbFlint View Post
    Very talented, and fairly experienced, “young” team. Pretty good situation for a new coach to come in to.
    This was the almost the literal exact wording of the second line of my post that i typed out and deleted just to keep it short and sweet.
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    Re: Norwich 2017-18 Season Thread: Defending the Crown

    Quote Originally Posted by Bog Hockey View Post
    When there’s a coaching change of this magnitude shortly after the “commitment window” closes, is this often perceived as the old “bait and switch?” How does the staff deal with potential anger / anxiety from the recruits? I recall hearing McShane say he spoke with all the recruits, but he didn’t offer much more than that. What’s been the team’s reaction?
    Was the expectation that this was possible the reason for some players who seemed headed for NU ending up elsewhere - like the school by the ocean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    Was the expectation that this was possible the reason for some players who seemed headed for NU ending up elsewhere - like the school by the ocean?
    $$$$$$????

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    Re: Norwich 2017-18 Season Thread: Defending the Crown

    There was this thing about why were there some players who seemed like Norwich players ending up at Slave instead. Maybe they thought McShane would be retiring before the end of their careers. Just a random answer to a question that was asked somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    This was the almost the literal exact wording of the second line of my post that i typed out and deleted just to keep it short and sweet.
    Great minds!

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