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    Despite being in agreement the time had come and this is the right thing I think this is a very sad day.

    It's also very good he chose to step down.
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    Just wanted to pass along my post on thoughts about Hastings as a candidate from the MSU Season thread..


    There will be speculation that Hastings is a candidate.

    At this point in time, Iíve been told he and his family love Mankato, and that they donít plan to persue options elsewhere. Hastingsí daughter is a freshman on the MSU Softball team this year, his wife and son love Mankato, he does, and heís had commitment from the university since heís been here, and itís been tangibly shown with upgrades and contract extensions.

    Now, an additional couple hundred thousand dollars could change things, too. Where things are at with the NCHC and making that move, also could have a negative effect if the word there is still nothing imminent for the Mavs. Never say never, but Iíd be surprised (and extremely disappointed for the program) if Mike took the MN job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Just wanted to pass along my post on thoughts about Hastings as a candidate from the MSU Season thread..


    There will be speculation that Hastings is a candidate.

    At this point in time, I’ve been told he and his family love Mankato, and that they don’t plan to persue options elsewhere. Hastings’ daughter is a freshman on the MSU Softball team this year, his wife and son love Mankato, he does, and he’s had commitment from the university since he’s been here, and it’s been tangibly shown with upgrades and contract extensions.

    Now, an additional couple hundred thousand dollars could change things, too. Where things are at with the NCHC and making that move, also could have a negative effect if the word there is still nothing imminent for the Mavs. Never say never, but I’d be surprised (and extremely disappointed for the program) if Mike took the MN job.
    Exactly. Hastings is about on par with Sandelin as a candidate. Probably a good enough coach to be considered, but he would have almost zero interest. Good info though. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    Just wanted to pass along my post on thoughts about Hastings as a candidate from the MSU Season thread..


    There will be speculation that Hastings is a candidate.

    At this point in time, I’ve been told he and his family love Mankato, and that they don’t plan to persue options elsewhere. Hastings’ daughter is a freshman on the MSU Softball team this year, his wife and son love Mankato, he does, and he’s had commitment from the university since he’s been here, and it’s been tangibly shown with upgrades and contract extensions.

    Now, an additional couple hundred thousand dollars could change things, too. Where things are at with the NCHC and making that move, also could have a negative effect if the word there is still nothing imminent for the Mavs. Never say never, but I’d be surprised (and extremely disappointed for the program) if Mike took the MN job.
    Well, what's he supposed to say? "I hate Mankato, I'd jump at the first opportunity I get to get out of this hell hole!!!!!" Of course he's going to say he likes it in Kato publicly. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher wes View Post
    Well, what's he supposed to say? "I hate Mankato, I'd jump at the first opportunity I get to get out of this hell hole!!!!!" Of course he's going to say he likes it in Kato publicly. LOL!
    No, if he "shows" some interest, MSU should respond with a raise and contract extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher wes View Post
    Well, what's he supposed to say? "I hate Mankato, I'd jump at the first opportunity I get to get out of this hell hole!!!!!" Of course he's going to say he likes it in Kato publicly. LOL!
    Sure, OTOH it's not impossible he means it. And it's not impossible his daughter playing on the softball team means something to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTDC View Post
    Sure, OTOH it's not impossible he means it. And it's not impossible his daughter playing on the softball team means something to him
    Not saying he's not telling the truth. Like I said, what do you expect him to say? Even if he's miserable in Mankato he's likely not going to go around telling people about it.

    Not sure if Hastings is interested or not or if the U will be interested in him to the point of offering the job or not. But if his daughter's softball games are important to him(which I'm sure they are), Mankato home games aren't that far away from the Twin Cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher wes View Post
    Well, what's he supposed to say? "I hate Mankato, I'd jump at the first opportunity I get to get out of this hell hole!!!!!" Of course he's going to say he likes it in Kato publicly. LOL!
    I'm not sure that Hastings has ever said any of that publicly. This is more of a people close to him are spreading the word sort of deal. For what it's worth, I've heard the same thing.

    At the same time, I think there's a reason that he's been here for 5 years and MSU has given him 3 separate contracts. They seem to be pretty committed to doing what it takes to keep him here.
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    I wonder if Todd Richards has any interest in coaching the Gophers?
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    There is some reason to think Hastings could be interested. MSU should be in the NCHC. I'm just not sure how much more he can achieve there. I still think its an unlikely fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    There is some reason to think Hastings could be interested. MSU should be in the NCHC. I'm just not sure how much more he can achieve there. I still think its an unlikely fit.

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    Who replaces Don Lucia? Here are some head coach possibilities for Gophers' search

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    I'm not sure that Hastings has ever said any of that publicly. This is more of a people close to him are spreading the word sort of deal. For what it's worth, I've heard the same thing.

    At the same time, I think there's a reason that he's been here for 5 years and MSU has given him 3 separate contracts. They seem to be pretty committed to doing what it takes to keep him here.
    Correct, and I donít mean to be arrogant, however I am fortunate to have very good access to the program and have trusted sources throughout the hockey community here. Take my word for what you will, Iím just simply passing along the info Iím aware of at this point in time, all while acknowledging never say never.

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    Steve Rohlik is an interesting name there

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    Steve Rohlik is an interesting name there
    I don't see him being a pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    There is some reason to think Hastings could be interested. MSU should be in the NCHC. I'm just not sure how much more he can achieve there. I still think its an unlikely fit.

    Motzko is building a dynasty.
    Exactly why I canít commit to saying he wonít leave. Heís making very good money in Mankato, has been given everything heís asked for by the University, etc. MSU showed theyíre committed by spending $25,000 to simply apply to the NCHC. However, they canít control getting in to the NCHC like they can the investments theyíve made to build the case for the program.

    Iíve been told in the next 2-4 years they will be in the NCHC. If that has changed and the timeframe is longer, Mike may feel he canít win a National Title at Minnesota State.

    Now, one could argue playing in a weaker conference and dominating it assures more opportunities in the NCAAs, as theyíve been to the tournament more since realignment than they did in the old WCHA, as well, so who knows. (However it wasnít until the NCHC announced its new conference and MSU was outside looking in that the investment happened in the program. Had it happened a couple of years earlier, they may have been in the NCHC since its inception.)

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    Why? His coaching record isn't something that would even get past the first round of applicants.
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