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THE OHIO STATE
04-16-2013, 04:27 AM
Let's hear it. Take a wild guess!!!! :D

OK , I will take a shot at it. Maybe , Cansius coach Dave Smith (an OSU alum).

Hockeybuckeye
04-16-2013, 06:24 AM
I have no idea who may be on the radar but my concern is to suddenly change direction the way they did, does it send up a big red flag to good coaching prospects AND recruits?

DoorCtyBadgers
04-16-2013, 06:54 AM
I have no idea who may be on the radar but my concern is to suddenly change direction the way they did, does it send up a big red flag to good coaching prospects AND recruits?

does it really matter this university couldn't careless about hockey, so who the new coach will be is irrelevant.....hockey at a school like this nothing but a distraction

Hockeybuckeye
04-16-2013, 11:05 AM
does it really matter this university couldn't careless about hockey, so who the new coach will be is irrelevant.....hockey at a school like this nothing but a distractionTrue enough, but I care and that's why it hurts!

osualum86
04-16-2013, 11:43 AM
does it really matter this university couldn't careless about hockey, so who the new coach will be is irrelevant.....hockey at a school like this nothing but a distraction

Actually more people care than what you may have been led to believe. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but hockey is probably the third-most attended sport here at OSU. I hear what you are saying, and unfortunately, you are probably correct if your statement is referring to the athletic department. Gene Smith's recent actions show that he couldn't care less about hockey. That is why us OSU hockey fans are frustrated.

hockeyenthusiast
04-16-2013, 12:10 PM
Actually more people care than what you may have been lead to believe. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but hockey is probably the third-most attended sport here at OSU. I hear what you are saying, and unfortunately, you are probably correct if your statement is referring to the athletic department. Gene Smith's recent actions show that he couldn't care less about hockey. That is why us OSU hockey fans are frustrated.

Maybe a year or two in the conference basement would change that.

MGoBlueHockey
04-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Who do they think they are? It's not like a star coach is gonna swoop in. They fired a coach that had them in a good spot for their program.

THE OHIO STATE
04-16-2013, 01:09 PM
Maybe this guy. Coach OZ buddy? This Coach was a good one last year. Good LUCK to Coach Steve Rohlick as he's a great guy with great respect. I would vote for him. :)


http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/041613aaa.html

KnightsOfTheRound
04-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Jason Lammers. Good recruiter, was an assistant coach at OSU for three years, just wrapped up his second season coaching under Bazin at UML. He also is an alum of my alma mater :)

http://www.goriverhawks.com/staff.aspx?staff=21

osualum86
04-16-2013, 01:20 PM
Who do they think they are? It's not like a star coach is gonna swoop in. They fired a coach that had them in a good spot for their program.

Exactly! I will be more than happy to eat crow if George Gwozdecky signs on the dotted line, but if I was a betting man, I would bet that he doesn't give OSU a sniff. He already turned us down once in 2010 before we hired Oz. I looked at some numbers and found that what I said above was in fact true, OSU mens hockey is the third most attended sport on campus, behind only football and mens basketball.

osualum86
04-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Maybe this guy. Coach OZ buddy? This Coach was a good one last year. Good LUCK to Coach Steve Rohlick as he's a great guy with great respect. I would vote for him. :)


http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/041613aaa.html

THE OHIO STATE, maybe you know something the rest of us don't, but why would Gene Smith fire Oz and keep one of his assistants? None of this makes any sense. I think there is a "Paul Harvey" to this, as in ... "And now, the rest of the story ... "

THE OHIO STATE
04-16-2013, 01:25 PM
Jason Lammers. Good recruiter, was an assistant coach at OSU for three years, just wrapped up his second season coaching under Bazin at UML. He also is an alum of my alma mater :)

http://www.goriverhawks.com/staff.aspx?staff=21

YES , I forgot about Jason from the good old days of Coach Markell.

osualum86
04-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Jason Lammers. Good recruiter, was an assistant coach at OSU for three years, just wrapped up his second season coaching under Bazin at UML. He also is an alum of my alma mater :)

http://www.goriverhawks.com/staff.aspx?staff=21

Don't think the athletic department wants to bring anyone back from the John Markell era. Thanks, but no thanks. We aren't interested in reliving the Markell years. That is why we got rid of him and brought in Coach Oz in the first place three years ago.

THE OHIO STATE
04-16-2013, 01:40 PM
THE OHIO STATE, maybe you know something the rest of us don't, but why would Gene Smith fire Oz and keep one of his assistants? None of this makes any sense. I think there is a "Paul Harvey" to this, as in ... "And now, the rest of the story ... "


It was Coach OZ way or NO way and it got him fired. Go back & listen to some of his interviews on Buckeye vision. He didn't talk much about team culture , it was all about OZ culture. I think he would of had better odds of pushing his weight around if he had done more in team advancement in the 3 years. If he would of just played the AD's game until he had finished his 5 year contract , and then went in with more pull , I think he would of had the AD listening to his future plans for the program.

Watching some of the games , he really made some bad Coaching errors. I know there's no perfect Coach , but some of the things he did was mistakes a lower level Coach would make.

davyd83
04-16-2013, 01:52 PM
Exactly! I will be more than happy to eat crow if George Gwozdecky signs on the dotted line, but if I was a betting man, I would bet that he doesn't give OSU a sniff. He already turned us down once in 2010 before we hired Oz. I looked at some numbers and found that what I said above was in fact true, OSU mens hockey is the third most attended sport on campus, behind only football and mens basketball.
At that point, Gwozdecky already had a good paying job.

Puck Buck
04-16-2013, 02:32 PM
Impossible to speculate until we know what "difference of opinion over the management of the program" means.

BassAle
04-16-2013, 02:36 PM
Tim Whitehead :P

uaafanblog
04-16-2013, 03:35 PM
Gwoz makes more money not working next season than he would working. He has a higher vision of himself in the hockey world than just that of a head coach. He had complete autonomy at Denver to the point of being a defacto GM. I don't see Gwoz settling for anything less than a AHL head coaching job. NHL, KHL or AHL is his next destination imho (not that I couldn't be wrong).

As for OSU ... I'm happy to be a UAA fan. No offense, but a school that size with that little administrative support for the 3rd biggest sport? Got to be maddening for you fans.

osualum86
04-16-2013, 04:33 PM
Gwoz makes more money not working next season than he would working. He has a higher vision of himself in the hockey world than just that of a head coach. He had complete autonomy at Denver to the point of being a defacto GM. I don't see Gwoz settling for anything less than a AHL head coaching job. NHL, KHL or AHL is his next destination imho (not that I couldn't be wrong).

As for OSU ... I'm happy to be a UAA fan. No offense, but a school that size with that little administrative support for the 3rd biggest sport? Got to be maddening for you fans.

I have said from the beginning that I didn't think we would get Gwoz. And yes, it is extremely maddening for us fans!

And to respond to THE OHIO STATE I don't care what Oz did or said in the meeting yesterday, you don't fire a coach when you don't have a backup plan! It's obvious they don't have a plan. The "big announcement" today was that Steve Rohlik was made the interim head coach. Are you kidding me?!? We fired a guy who obviously had the program going in the right direction, then we promote one of his assistants?!? Smith and Schneider are complete idiots when it comes to overseeing our hockey program, that is, unless the goal is to bury our hockey program, which they are doing an exemplary job at that!

BassAle
04-16-2013, 04:56 PM
I have said from the beginning that I didn't think we would get Gwoz. And yes, it is extremely maddening for us fans!

And to respond to THE OHIO STATE I don't care what Oz did or said in the meeting yesterday, you don't fire a coach when you don't have a backup plan! It's obvious they don't have a plan. The "big announcement" today was that Steve Rohlik was made the interim head coach. Are you kidding me?!? We fired a guy who obviously had the program going in the right direction, then we promote one of his assistants?!? Smith and Schneider are complete idiots when it comes to overseeing our hockey program, that is, unless the goal is to bury our hockey program, which they are doing an exemplary job at that!

This sounds familiar....