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Thread: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Can we get a post from Fred's Dead Friend? Would really love to get his take.
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    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    More like Gone Lucia amirite

    in all seriousness, sometimes it's not about a coach being bad, it's about a coach getting stale.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by gopher wes View Post
    If you saw the things Bonin posted on GPL, you wouldn't be at all surprised by what he is saying now that this is becoming official.
    I see them. I lurk on GPL and the SiouxSports forums. I know he has a boner for Motzko. I guess I just assumed that when one of the only two coaches that has won your school a national title leaves the program, you wait more than 10 minutes to throw dirt on the grave.
    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    Pretty sure this post, made on January 3, 2016, when UNO was 14-3-1 and #2 in the pairwise, will go down in USCHO lore as The Curse of Tipsy McStagger.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    We mourn for days after a loss, puff out our chests for a week or more after we win. We brave the cold for tailgates, our friends know not to ask about the game after a tough loss, we laugh, we cry, we BLEED hockey, specifically the maroon'n'gold. Many of us have a tattoo waiting in the wings, WHEN (not IF) the Gophers are champions again.

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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Can only imagine the list of candidates for this job...

    Is there a clear cut favorite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Can only imagine the list of candidates for this job...

    Is there a clear cut favorite?
    Honestly, is it really that long? There are only a small handful of coaches that would be good candidates.

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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Would this have happened if they made tourney and lost first game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Would this have happened if they made tourney and lost first game?
    There would be less pressure, but there would still be heavy talk on the subject.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
    Grant Potulny should be high on Minnesota's list
    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    In five or six years.
    Scotty Bowman was only 34 when he first became the head coach of the St. Louis Blues. Don Lucia was only 29 when he became head coach at Alaska Fairbanks.

    Grant Potulny is 38, so age should not be a factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    Scotty Bowman was only 34 when he first became the head coach of the St. Louis Blues. Don Lucia was only 29 when he became head coach at Alaska Fairbanks.

    Grant Potulny is 38, so age should not be a factor.
    It's not age. It's experience and his C.V. He has almost none at the head coaching level. Also, we're aren't Fairbanks. Scotty Bowman is arguably the greatest professional coach in the history of the NHL. You're comparing apples to hdmi cables.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Couple of thoughts:

    - Yes, its a sad day. Primarily because a major player in the programs history went from being such a great designer of a team...to what he became the last few years.

    - I'm guessing the top strategic reasons Lucia was let go were 1) diving attendance 2) in state rival record

    - The top issue with making the move has been the replacement. Coaching candidates in possible order of preference:

    Sandelin 0% interest, not happening
    Motzko 10% interest, in all probably not happening
    Hastings 40% interest, possible but not super likely
    'A handful of other great national coaches' 10% interest, Minnesota just doesn't attract non Minnesotans
    Guentzel 95% interest, possible...but does it solve the programs issues?
    Potulny 95% interest, not likely...just not enough tenure
    The collection of Stauber, Ramsey, etc. just don't seem qualified.
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    Potulny is about 0.5%. You can take that to the bank. You're not wrong about Sandelin. Motzko is probably 30:70 out. Hastings is less likely than Motzko. Guentzel is probably going to be the next head coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsy McStagger View Post
    I see them. I lurk on GPL and the SiouxSports forums. I know he has a boner for Motzko. I guess I just assumed that when one of the only two coaches that has won your school a national title leaves the program, you wait more than 10 minutes to throw dirt on the grave.
    I hear ya. Over the past season or so I'm less and less surprised by the things he says.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Probably Guentzal for 5-7 years as a caretaker, then Potulny.

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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    You guys know Merrimack is also looking for a coach? How can you compete with that package??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    You guys know Merrimack is also looking for a coach? How can you compete with that package??
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    It's not age. It's experience and his C.V. He has almost none at the head coaching level.
    Just saying age alone should not be a factor. Obviously there are other considerations.[/QUOTE]

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Scotty Bowman is arguably the greatest professional coach in the history of the NHL.
    Yes, and prior to becoming head coach in the NHL his only prior experience was coaching Canadian juniors, and then as an assistant for less than a half a season at St. Louis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    Just saying age alone should not be a factor. Obviously there are other considerations.


    Yes, and prior to becoming head coach in the NHL his only prior experience was coaching Canadian juniors, and then as an assistant for less than a half a season at St. Louis.
    If Grant Potulny is as good of a coach as you think he is, he'll be available and more than willing to come back in 5-10 years. Whenever our next coach decides he's had enough or our state "Minnesotas" another coach.
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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Thread 2017-18 Part II

    Minnesota Hockey: Don Lucia Steps Down as Gophers head coach

    “I want to thank Mark Dienhart for giving me a tremendous opportunity 19 years ago. I came to Minnesota because of the tradition, and I hoped to add to the tradition when I left. I am proud of the 14 banners that have been added to the rafters of 3M Arena at Mariucci. I am forever grateful to all the coaches, staff and most importantly the players who have worked so hard to accomplish this over the years,” said Lucia. “Most importantly to me, we did it the right way. Our players all graduate and have always represented themselves to the high standards of Gopher Hockey on and off the ice. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to be the head hockey coach at the University of Minnesota.” - The Daily Gopher

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    Would this have happened if they made tourney and lost first game?
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