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Almington
03-28-2016, 06:54 PM
the issue isn't them leaving (to me), it's finding a suitable replacement then. That's what Eaves didn't do after Oz and KP left the last time...

That's always going to be the issue with anyone they hire. If you hire good people they are going to get advancement opportunities eventually.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-28-2016, 06:55 PM
Well Eaves not finding a suitable replacement for Oz/Patrick doesn't mean Tony will have the same problem if Don/Oz leaves (or Oz/Don having the same issue if they get promoted).

Hell, it didn't stop Eaves from finding Strand and Bittner, who we all seem to agree were more than adequate hires.

Timothy A
03-28-2016, 07:02 PM
As long as 1 of the 3 is left here after 6 years all will be good, since all we wanted was 1 of the 3 anyway. I have a feeling Tony will be here for awhile. He's been in the NHL coaching grinder for 12 years, coaching a bunch of young lads over a 40 game schedule who want to learn will be a lot less of a grind for him. The only potential issue I see is it may be too boring for him.

BuB
03-28-2016, 07:13 PM
As long as 1 of the 3 is left here after 6 years all will be good, since all we wanted was 1 of the 3 anyway. I have a feeling Tony will be here for awhile. He's been in the NHL coaching grinder for 12 years, coaching a bunch of young lads over a 40 game schedule who want to learn will be a lot less of a grind for him. The only potential issue I see is it may be too boring for him.

Winning is never boring.....:D

GB Puck Fan
03-28-2016, 07:21 PM
Hell, it didn't stop Eaves from finding Strand and Bittner, who we all seem to agree were more than adequate hires.

True on those two, but it was too short of a window to grade, right?

Almington
03-28-2016, 07:40 PM
True on those two, but it was too short of a window to grade, right?

Eaves was able to replace Ward and Hynes they they left with Oz and Patrick. The issue was bringing in people who were outside of the hockey coaching world to be full time assistant coaches. If someone isn't ACTIVELY evaluating talent professionally they should not be hired as an assistant coach at UW.

GBBadger14
03-28-2016, 09:10 PM
Wednesday announcement, Thursday Press Conference?


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The plan is to announce Tony Granato as next head coach of <a href="https://twitter.com/BadgerMHockey">@BadgerMHockey</a> on Wednesday. Contract details being worked out. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CawlidgeHawkey?src=hash">#CawlidgeHawkey</a></p>&mdash; John Buccigross (@Buccigross) <a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross/status/714613168560017408">March 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

sweatpants
03-28-2016, 10:36 PM
This was my take as well.

Plus, as I understand it, Oz and Don are good friends. And Don and Tony obviously go waaaaaaay back. Whatever might happen down the line I expect to be on good terms.

I remember Oz saying that Don helped him get the Gambler head coaching gig when Don left in the mid-90's.

BadgerHockey9
03-29-2016, 09:00 AM
I remember Oz saying that Don helped him get the Gambler head coaching gig when Don left in the mid-90's.

They mentioned the Tony Granato hire during the 3rd period of the Red wings/Sabres game. Barry Melrose said he loved the hire and that Wisconsin will be turned around quick.

burd
03-29-2016, 12:27 PM
All this noise about how giddy Badger fans are is getting annoying. I can feel the hate creeping back.

WiscDC
03-29-2016, 12:31 PM
All this noise about how giddy Badger fans are is getting annoying. I can feel the hate creeping back.

Like any coaching change, the huge impact we hope for won't be immediate. Wait another year. :)

goldy_331
03-29-2016, 12:38 PM
Like any coaching change, the huge impact we hope for won't be immediate. Wait another year. :)

Why waste time, we can start building the hate back up already!

drewski192
03-29-2016, 12:55 PM
Why waste time, we can start building the hate back up already!

Sounds good. When you guys come over in 2017 to play pond hockey in your crap colored jerseys and tootoos, you Goofs are gonna be in for a rude awakening with Granato and his NHL style of punishment that's put on you. Little over the top and uniformed? Eh maybe. Knowing that the Granato hire will jack up the Goof/Badger rivalry again? Pretty awesome:) I'm Pumped.

solovsfett
03-29-2016, 01:22 PM
yes! The triumvarate of hate is on its way back! Maybe the little birds or whatever they're called now can hire Hrkac as an assistant and the rodents can hire I don't know maybe Crowley or mchugh and really get the dander up between fanbases!!!
😈

Timothy A
03-29-2016, 01:52 PM
Isn't the first time on the ice with the coaches and the players like a week or 2 before the first game?

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-29-2016, 02:13 PM
On a similar note, what do we know about schedule? NC opponents and times?

BadgerHockey9
03-29-2016, 02:40 PM
When do season tickets go on sale and how much do they usually run?

KaMiGo
03-29-2016, 03:07 PM
I feel like schedule details usually start coming out May/June and the season ticket information comes out around June/July. I've sent an e-mail asking for more information.

KaMiGo
03-29-2016, 03:14 PM
If anyone was still interested, I have some additional information about a topic that had come up towards the end of the season.

The travel situation for this season was flying to every away destination with the exceptions of the weekend at Minnesota and the conference tournament.

When they fly, they do send one of the Badger buses out in advance with the majority of the gear.

WiscDC
03-29-2016, 03:51 PM
On a similar note, what do we know about schedule? NC opponents and times?

I'm guessing they'll be "at" Northern Michigan in Green Bay.

This upcoming season is that weird break in the UND-Wisconsin agreement.

This article - http://host.madison.com/sports/blog/uw-men-s-hockey-future-schedules-taking-shape/article_cc48a63e-bf81-11e1-9dac-001a4bcf887a.html - from 2012 says that there was a tentative agreement for Wisconsin to host BC in 2016-17, but it also says they were going to host UND, which changed. It would make sense, though. They've done the split Boston trip a couple of times, and they already hosted BU.