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JohnsonsJerseys
09-05-2016, 07:08 PM
Honestly, that's a steal for an MTU fan who wants a Flyers jersey. You can't get a blank authentic jersey for that price.
No to mention an off the shelf "authentic" jersey isn't even what the players wear on the ice. It's just the highest quality replica jersey made available to the general public. At least the NHL sells something close to what the players wear. "Authentic" NFL jerseys are a joke.
Ryan J

redwing61
09-07-2016, 02:44 PM
No mention on today's Mel Pearson Show of the roster surprise.

redwing61
09-07-2016, 03:47 PM
https://twitter.com/collegehockey/status/773571599920275457

"My four years at Michigan Tech have been nothing but short of amazing." Jamie Phillips

We know what he meant, but man, that "but" is a very unfortunate inclusion...

Shirtless Guy
09-07-2016, 03:53 PM
No mention on today's Mel Pearson Show of the roster surprise.

Yeah, not much meat to the show today...

giwan
09-07-2016, 04:00 PM
Yeah, not much meat to the show today...

Found it interesting how much tMel likes the new OT rules. On another note I believe he knows more about some of the Alaska hockey issue than he is letting on.

Shirtless Guy
09-07-2016, 04:07 PM
Found it interesting how much tMel likes the new OT rules. On another note I believe he knows more about some of the Alaska hockey issue than he is letting on.

I'm not surprised that he likes the new OT rules...the rules should benefit MTU, given that they should have the advantage over most of the league in a 3 v 3 format.

Not sure about the alaska issue, but I have attempted to dig into the roster surprises and haven't gotten anywhere...

bigblue_dl
09-07-2016, 04:29 PM
Found it interesting how much tMel likes the new OT rules. On another note I believe he knows more about some of the Alaska hockey issue than he is letting on.

If the writing is on the wall for a UAA, which it may be, it wouldn't be surprising if other league coaches know about it. I'm sure the coaches/schools have been in contact with each other. Given the announcement last night and today that UAA has stopped recruiting, I'd say the that most of league has come to the conclusion that this is UAA's last season.

rustedblades
09-07-2016, 05:05 PM
Yeah, not much meat to the show today...

Anyone know if the subject matter is discussed prior to the show. Dirk seems to miss or avoid a lot of the meat. I would like to hear more about the team. Especially about the new guys, more on goalies, etc. More detail. Shows are too general.
Anyone else find the phone ringing in the background annoying?

mtu_huskies
09-08-2016, 08:54 AM
Anyone know if the subject matter is discussed prior to the show. Dirk seems to miss or avoid a lot of the meat. I would like to hear more about the team. Especially about the new guys, more on goalies, etc. More detail. Shows are too general.
Anyone else find the phone ringing in the background annoying?

I don't know, but I've always just thought Dirk didn't do much prep and so questions/topics are pretty general. My take is that if we want more meat to the show we have to email in questions, as Mel is pretty candid when he answers questions.

rustedblades
09-08-2016, 11:26 AM
I don't know, but I've always just thought Dirk didn't do much prep and so questions/topics are pretty general. My take is that if we want more meat to the show we have to email in questions, as Mel is pretty candid when he answers questions.

I didn't know this show was even happening until after it was done. Possible topics for next show:
How is Heinonen? I understand he had some type of injury taken care of over the summer. Probably why no NHL camp? Is he good to go?
Steman missed half of last season; is he good to go?
Who are the potential 4th centers?
Probaby won't answer but who is the early favorite for top goaltending spot?
Any of the new guys expected to see meaningful ice time? Again, probably not an easy one to discuss although I have heard the coach be honest about players a few times even if it could be considered negative.
What does he see in Sturos that made him comment, looks like he is on a mission. (Not sure those are exact words)

giwan
09-08-2016, 12:24 PM
I didn't know this show was even happening until after it was done. Possible topics for next show:
How is Heinonen? I understand he had some type of injury taken care of over the summer. Probably why no NHL camp? Is he good to go?
Steman missed half of last season; is he good to go?
Who are the potential 4th centers?
Probaby won't answer but who is the early favorite for top goaltending spot?
Any of the new guys expected to see meaningful ice time? Again, probably not an easy one to discuss although I have heard the coach be honest about players a few times even if it could be considered negative.
What does he see in Sturos that made him comment, looks like he is on a mission. (Not sure those are exact words)

Send the questions to Dirk he will put them on air though on occasion he will paraphrase or dump similar questions together.

JohnsonsJerseys
09-08-2016, 05:23 PM
https://twitter.com/collegehockey/status/773571599920275457
"My four years at Michigan Tech have been nothing but short of amazing." — Jamie Phillips
We know what he meant, but man, that "but" is a very unfortunate inclusion...
Someone must have pointed that out to whoever manages that account as they've now changed the quote for a more positive Tech spin.
:)
Ryan J

herbst20
09-10-2016, 10:40 AM
Hockey Essentials ‏@HockeyEssential 1m1 minute ago
Congrats to Hockey Essentials '00 Gabe Temple on his commitment to @mtuhky U16 Victory Honda Player

FadeToBlack&Gold
09-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Is that our first 2000 birth year?

D@mn, I'm old.

Shirtless Guy
09-12-2016, 10:30 AM
Is that our first 2000 birth year?

D@mn, I'm old.

I thought you were right but no...the Pietila (Blake/Logan) twins that committed back in June are January 2000 DOB.

mtu_huskies
09-12-2016, 11:09 AM
Yes, was just going to say Pietila twins are 2000. Our recruits list is getting pretty long again.


Nice goal from Tech recruit Jagger Williamson.
http://mihockeynow.com/2016/09/michigan-tech-recruit-scores-what-might-be-the-goal-of-the-year/

Shirtless Guy
09-12-2016, 11:22 AM
Yes, was just going to say Pietila twins are 2000. Our recruits list is getting pretty long again.


Nice goal from Tech recruit Jagger Williamson.
http://mihockeynow.com/2016/09/michigan-tech-recruit-scores-what-might-be-the-goal-of-the-year/

Yes it is...but as a big fish in the "lessor" conference, MTU has to go early at some kids in hopes of getting some diamonds.

MTU currently has 7 Forwards, 7(or 8) Defensemen and 1 Goalie

D should be set through 2019 depending on when they'll actually come in....

F needs 1+ for next year, 2+ for 2018, 1+ for 2019 (again, depending on when these guys actually come in...hard to predict a this point.

G need one for next season and one in 2018 with Blake Pietila likely in 2020 after Redmond graduates.

bigblue_dl
09-12-2016, 11:29 AM
Yes it is...but as a big fish in the "lessor" conference, MTU has to go early at some kids in hopes of getting some diamonds.

MTU currently has 7 Forwards, 7(or 8) Defensemen and 1 Goalie

D should be set through 2019 depending on when they'll actually come in....

F needs 1+ for next year, 2+ for 2018, 1+ for 2019 (again, depending on when these guys actually come in...hard to predict a this point.

G need one for next season and one in 2018 with Blake Pietila likely in 2020 after Redmond graduates.
I have no problem with recruiting early. As long as we don't overrecruit and get a reputation for screwing over recruits, which, I don't think we're anywhere close to at this point.

Shirtless Guy
09-12-2016, 12:23 PM
I have no problem with recruiting early. As long as we don't overrecruit and get a reputation for screwing over recruits, which, I don't think we're anywhere close to at this point.

I'm with you...Pietila, Sturos, Heinonen, Leibinger, Auk, Gillies, Birks, Jackson, Reinke, Gerrie, and Redmond all committed at 17 year olds...plus Kero and L'Esperance committed as a 16 year old.

rustedblades
09-12-2016, 12:59 PM
Since on the recruiting topic here's a nice article and results of play this weekend for future forward Brian Halonen.

https://www.neutralzone.net/2016/09/02/backyard-brian-halonen-story/

https://twitter.com/TigerHockeyAlum/status/775109605042950144/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=TigerHockeyAlum&utm_content=775109605042950144

Not sure what his weekend performance means as I know nothing about the league but if he is even close to the player Heinonen is than Tech made a good pick.