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aweise
04-03-2013, 08:04 AM
Does it make sense for a coach to leave a team that has made the regionals three years in a row?

Nate Leaman left after 1 regional.

There is very little loyalty these days (see: Steve Alford). Coaches and players all around the country leave for better (or just different) opportunities, so I wouldn't be surprised if Bennett left for something like a Denver or Maine, should it open up. Look at what he's done in just two years...the Denver AD maybe calling him as we speak.

That said, maybe Rick Bennett is old-school and loyal to his contract (I certainly hope he is).

Goaliefan
04-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Nate Leaman left after 1 regional.

There is very little loyalty these days (see: Steve Alford). Coaches and players all around the country leave for better (or just different) opportunities, so I wouldn't be surprised if Bennett left for something like a Denver or Maine, should it open up. Look at what he's done in just two years...the Denver AD maybe calling him as we speak.

That said, maybe Rick Bennett is old-school and loyal to his contract (I certainly hope he is).
Guess I'm just an optimistic idealist. We'll just have to wait and see and hope for the best.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-03-2013, 12:10 PM
Nate Leaman left after 1 regional.

There is very little loyalty these days (see: Steve Alford). Coaches and players all around the country leave for better (or just different) opportunities, so I wouldn't be surprised if Bennett left for something like a Denver or Maine, should it open up. Look at what he's done in just two years...the Denver AD maybe calling him as we speak.

That said, maybe Rick Bennett is old-school and loyal to his contract (I certainly hope he is). Certainly possible -- also he'd be a very nice candidate for the UConn job. I don't believe they've made a hire yet ??.... He'd get to recruit and play in HE and likely would have a bit easier time with admissions.

rdf8585
04-03-2013, 03:00 PM
Philly Daily News reports no plans to lure Gostisbehere "at this time," but that doesn't mean it will still the case a month or two from now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130403_For_Holmgren__deadline_no_big_deal.html

FlagDUDE08
04-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Philly Daily News reports no plans to lure Gostisbehere "at this time," but that doesn't mean it will still the case a month or two from now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130403_For_Holmgren__deadline_no_big_deal.html

Maybe they'll do it in August. ;) No worries, I won't claim victory, unlike one of the trolls in your group...

Wicked Slappaahs
04-03-2013, 03:58 PM
Philly Daily News reports no plans to lure Gostisbehere "at this time," but that doesn't mean it will still the case a month or two from now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130403_For_Holmgren__deadline_no_big_deal.html Sounds about right. Ghost needs more size/bulk and the Flyers have Manning, Lauridson. Kessel, and Syvret "in the pipeline"...

Wholin1
04-03-2013, 07:39 PM
Philly Daily News reports no plans to lure Gostisbehere "at this time," but that doesn't mean it will still the case a month or two from now.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130403_For_Holmgren__deadline_no_big_deal.html
The NHL is a meat market. If they need more meat they'll go shopping.

Wholin1
04-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Nice season end interview of Rick Bennett by Ken Schott. He reviews the past season, postseason and looks to the between season. Also discusses candidly the possibility of Grose and Ghost possibly leaving and what he is hoping to know from them. http://www.dailygazette.com/videos/2013/apr/02/1439/

Wicked Slappaahs
04-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Nice season end interview of Rick Bennett by Ken Schott. He reviews the past season, postseason and looks to the between season. Also discusses candidly the possibility of Grose and Ghost possibly leaving and what he is hoping to know from them. http://www.dailygazette.com/videos/2013/apr/02/1439/ Most un-candidly, Schott doesn't discuss the possibility of Bennett leaving.

rdf8585
04-05-2013, 03:23 PM
And so it begins...

Grosenick soon to be a San Jose Shark?

http://bit.ly/11y1ouL

Goaliefan
04-05-2013, 03:36 PM
And so it begins...

Grosenick soon to be a San Jose Shark?

http://bit.ly/11y1ouL
Can't say I'd be surprised.:(

rdf8585
04-05-2013, 03:40 PM
Grosenick will also be 24 this summer and the oldest player on the team next year should he return. It may be the right time.

He's given us two great years as a starter, but with Stevens right behind him, the potential loss may not be as big as feared... kind of like when Kinkaid left. Union would miss Grosenick, but Stevens is more than capable.

Dutchfan
04-05-2013, 06:57 PM
Grosenick has signed with the Sharks per Ken Schott.

http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2013/apr/05/grosenick-to-sign-with-san-jose-sharks/

ADK11
04-05-2013, 06:59 PM
:(http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2013/apr/05/grosenick-to-sign-with-san-jose-sharks/

The Stevens era begins.. sorry to see Troy go but best of luck to him. He's a great kid and if hard work gets you anywhere, he'll go far.

Wholin1
04-05-2013, 07:26 PM
:(http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2013/apr/05/grosenick-to-sign-with-san-jose-sharks/

The Stevens era begins.. sorry to see Troy go but best of luck to him. He's a great kid and if hard work gets you anywhere, he'll go far.

Two great seasons from Troy, best of luck to him, he will be missed but now Colin has his chance for possibly two seasons. He deserved the shot having come in a year early. I think he will be very good. We still may need a number two though.

Dutchman
04-06-2013, 08:11 AM
In the final 7 games leading up to the QC loss, the Dutchmen were 7-0 and scored 4.4 while giving up .857 goals/game. They did it playing some tough competition. They beat Dartmouth (2) St. Lawrence, Brown, Yale and Boston College during that 7 game run. That was some of the finest hockey I have ever seen. Best wishes to Troy and Colin.

Wholin1
04-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Is it just me or are the offseasons getting more stressful than the in game seasons? Starting with two years ago each off season has had momentous developments. 2011 saw the departure of Nate Leaman and Keith Kinkaid and the hiring (thankfully) of Rick Bennett and his staff. Last offseason saw the departure of Jeremy Welsh and rumors surrounding Troy Groesnick and the defection of our feature recruit. This offseason we see Troy leave for the pros and Ghost's status is at least somewhat in doubt. Even Rick Bennett's name is out there in terms of vacancies at Denver, Uconn and maybe the musical chair effect that any coaching changes seem to engender in D-1 hockey. I guess these are all additional confirmation of how much the program has improved over the past decade. Still from the fan's perspective it can be a bit disconcerting.

Back check
04-08-2013, 06:35 AM
:(http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2013/apr/05/grosenick-to-sign-with-san-jose-sharks/

The Stevens era begins.. sorry to see Troy go but best of luck to him. He's a great kid and if hard work gets you anywhere, he'll go far.

Very surprised Grosenick would sign now. Because of his age, he is limited to a one-year deal and a ceiling on his signing bonus, NHL salary and AHL salary. If he waited until after his senior season he would have no limitations on the term or $$ he could earn.

FlagDUDE08
04-08-2013, 07:51 AM
Is it just me or are the offseasons getting more stressful than the in game seasons? Starting with two years ago each off season has had momentous developments. 2011 saw the departure of Nate Leaman and Keith Kinkaid and the hiring (thankfully) of Rick Bennett and his staff. Last offseason saw the departure of Jeremy Welsh and rumors surrounding Troy Groesnick and the defection of our feature recruit. This offseason we see Troy leave for the pros and Ghost's status is at least somewhat in doubt. Even Rick Bennett's name is out there in terms of vacancies at Denver, Uconn and maybe the musical chair effect that any coaching changes seem to engender in D-1 hockey. I guess these are all additional confirmation of how much the program has improved over the past decade. Still from the fan's perspective it can be a bit disconcerting.

Welcome to the big leagues of college hockey. Leaman and Bennett knew that they were recruiting talent that would have the potential of bolting early. Unlike some of your compatriots, there's no need to declare loss or victory based upon this happening (although certain posters with arrogance rivaling that of my own may cause me to change my mind). What is true, though, is that your depth at that spot is now at the test. Looking at the numbers, Stevens looked to put up similar numbers in terms of SV% both overall and in conference, but did not face a similar amount of shots, which leads me to believe his defence was working harder to bail out someone they thought wasn't all that confident, which isn't too unusual when a backup is playing.

What goalies do you have in the pipeline to come in future years? It's possible that with Grosenick leaving a year early, that goaltender will be coming in a year earlier than expected. Be aware that that could mean a hit in development, as another year in juniors may have prepared that goaltender. It's the chance you take, though. The bottom line is, though, that this may be a bigger hit that causes going to a rebuilding year, depending on what you get at that position. I can't say for sure as I'd need evidence that only exists six months from now, or whom your replacement is, but this very well could be at least one peak. Probably not the only one, but could be one nonetheless.

Hokydad
04-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Amazing commentary coming from a guy who said Union didnt have any D 1 or draft pick types and that no one was as good as P Koudys from RPI. When I said they did, you and your pals lambasted and dumped on the Union players.
Now it is so obvious that Union has to learn to deal with all the "talent" leaving.

Union is just fine and has a great system in place and a great talent evaluator in RB. They will need time to adjust but with their 2nd and 3rd lines back a,d SG on the point, they will be fine again and will finish ahead of RPI, again