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Decatur Spartan
06-16-2016, 06:09 PM
At Church last night, I mentioned the contract extension to some Wolvies. They said thanks and laughed a lot. Sigh.........

Decatur Spartan
06-16-2016, 06:11 PM
Diane Woodard and Dianne Byrum.

I'd also be surprised if Ferguson and Perles make it to the end of their terms ('21 and '23). Those two are probably the most important when it comes to athletics decisions.

You are right on Ferguson and Perles. They are the key people.

wolverineTrumpet
06-17-2016, 11:37 AM
At Church last night, I mentioned the contract extension to some Wolvies. They said thanks and laughed a lot. Sigh.........

I opened this thread to express my condolences over Ron Mason's passing away.
Then I saw the Anastos contract extension, and it's difficult not to laugh.

owslachief
06-17-2016, 03:56 PM
If you were either at the funeral or listened on radio, what was your favorite "Ron-Man" story?

To me Dave Carrier led the way. He recounted that during one of his his weekly practice-related meetings with Mason, he opined that the team looked physically spent and asked to consider if the boys could get the day off. Mason said "Great, meeting over".

A while later, after about 20 minutes on the ice, Mason blew the whistle, screamed about his team's lack of readiness for practice, and to get the hell off his ice. He then walked by Carrier, winked at him and said, "that work for you?".

owslachief
06-17-2016, 03:57 PM
I opened this thread to express my condolences over Ron Mason's passing away.
Then I saw the Anastos contract extension, and it's difficult not to laugh.
Double-condolences, then ;)

Spartanforlife4
06-18-2016, 11:29 PM
If you were either at the funeral or listened on radio, what was your favorite "Ron-Man" story?

To me Dave Carrier led the way. He recounted that during one of his his weekly practice-related meetings with Mason, he opined that the team looked physically spent and asked to consider if the boys could get the day off. Mason said "Great, meeting over".

A while later, after about 20 minutes on the ice, Mason blew the whistle, screamed about his team's lack of readiness for practice, and to get the hell off his ice. He then walked by Carrier, winked at him and said, "that work for you?".

I liked Izzo's about Ron showing up before sunrise at basketball practice to give him support. I think Newton had told the same story at the press conference Monday with the added line of "No one's quite sure how Ron knew when they were practicing that day. Nobody told him and he never asked."

"You're not a nobody, you're somebody."

And drag racing at the hockey school because "We can't let those NHL guys show up us MSU guys."

owslachief
06-21-2016, 12:47 PM
I liked Izzo's about Ron showing up before sunrise at basketball practice to give him support. I think Newton had told the same story at the press conference Monday with the added line of "No one's quite sure how Ron knew when they were practicing that day. Nobody told him and he never asked."

"You're not a nobody, you're somebody."

And drag racing at the hockey school because "We can't let those NHL guys show up us MSU guys."

Three great examples that showed awareness, tact, and competitive fire. If there was one theme that stood out throughout, it was how he took an interest in each person he worked with or came in contact with. Outside of the locker room, he never related to others like he was the most important person in the room.

owslachief
06-24-2016, 12:45 PM
Perhaps MSU is on a mini-roll with sons of MSU icers-past.

In the wake of Rod Brind'amour's son's verbal commitment to the program, there is a good possibility that Bob Essensa's son, Ben (a defenseman), is on board as well.

The senior Essensa was an integral part of the mid-80's campaigns that netted (pun intended :)) an NCAA trophy and could have easily had another. You may know the story ;).

Decatur Spartan
06-25-2016, 08:57 AM
Perhaps MSU is on a mini-roll with sons of MSU icers-past.

In the wake of Rod Brind'amour's son's verbal commitment to the program, there is a good possibility that Bob Essensa's son, Ben (a defenseman), is on board as well.

The senior Essensa was an integral part of the mid-80's campaigns that netted (pun intended :)) an NCAA trophy and could have easily had another. You may know the story ;).

Indeed I do know the story. Could have added two more NC's. 1985-87.

owslachief
06-30-2016, 02:22 PM
On the other hand, it's telling just how far behind the rest of the league our recruiting efforts remain. For example, a certain B1G school had 7 commits in the NTDP-U17 tryout camp this spring, and 3 were selected to the 2016-17 roster. No MSU commits were invited.

Go ahead - call me paranoid.

Decatur Spartan
07-02-2016, 07:07 AM
On the other hand, it's telling just how far behind the rest of the league our recruiting efforts remain. For example, a certain B1G school had 7 commits in the NTDP-U17 tryout camp this spring, and 3 were selected to the 2016-17 roster. No MSU commits were invited.

Go ahead - call me paranoid.
No, your as normal as anyone else on this thread. But I'm on it, so that's not saying much. That fact concerning the UTDP tryout camp is very telling (and disturbing) isn't it. One can only hope and pray that tCHHCoMSU is following the Mark Dantonio plan of recruiting under the radar kids, and developing them. However, he has had a few years to do that, with the results we saw last season. While we will never again see the likes of Ron Mason at Munn. Is it too much to ask for a Jeff Jackson?

Pirateasaur
07-02-2016, 03:13 PM
On the other hand, it's telling just how far behind the rest of the league our recruiting efforts remain. For example, a certain B1G school had 7 commits in the NTDP-U17 tryout camp this spring, and 3 were selected to the 2016-17 roster. No MSU commits were invited.

Go ahead - call me paranoid.

That doesn't particularly worry me. I am a little disappointed that none of our recruits have been drafted. A few might not be old enough yet, but we used to be loaded with NHL picks and that has been dwindling as the years go by. Nevertheless, not having these things doesn't mean you won't have good teams.

I will retain optimism at least until we play Toronto. I know those games do not mean much, and that a lot can change over the course of a season, but if we can't control that game then It will be a new record for how soon I lose faith in the season. Technically, before it has even started.

I know it is unfair to judge from one game, let alone many players' first at this level but I sort of feel like Little Mac from Mike Tyson's Punch out. After a few knock downs, your endurance bar is very low and no amount t of button mashing can get you back up.

Pirateasaur
07-02-2016, 03:14 PM
That doesn't particularly worry me. I am a little disappointed that none of our recruits have been drafted. A few might not be old enough yet, but we used to be loaded with NHL picks and that has been dwindling as the years go by. Nevertheless, not having these things doesn't mean you won't have good teams.

I will retain optimism at least until we play Toronto. I know those games do not mean much, and that a lot can change over the course of a season, but if we can't control that game then It will be a new record for how soon I lose faith in the season. Technically, before it has even started.

I know it is unfair to judge from one game, let alone many players' first at this level but I sort of feel like Little Mac from Mike Tyson's Punch out. After a few knock downs, your endurance bar is very low and no amount t of button mashing can get you back up.

Of course, no matter what, as long as I live in the area I will go to each game that I can. Sigh.

owslachief
07-05-2016, 09:51 PM
That doesn't particularly worry me. I am a little disappointed that none of our recruits have been drafted. A few might not be old enough yet, but we used to be loaded with NHL picks and that has been dwindling as the years go by. Nevertheless, not having these things doesn't mean you won't have good teams.
On the other other hand, the consolation "prize" is two committed Millers, one a D-man and the other a forward, are participating in the Ivan Hlinka.

As far as the draft goes, I believe size played a part. I suppose for all the talk, a small to mid-stature defenseman is a tough sell, as far as the early-entry route is concerned, but it costs GM's nothing where tryouts are concerned.

Decatur Spartan
07-07-2016, 09:16 AM
I'm really thinking that MSU will be a Ten/Eleven win team again this year. Three or four Non-Conference wins. And seven (maybe) B10 wins. A record of 11-23 at the best this coming season. That will give tCHHCoMSU a record of around 82-121 and some ties. The worst six year record in MSU history.

UMICH
07-11-2016, 04:19 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but qwasn't the entire season last year basically an Off-season for you guys? Why did you feel the need to create a thread specifically for the Off-season?

Decatur Spartan
07-12-2016, 08:46 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but qwasn't the entire season last year basically an Off-season for you guys? Why did you feel the need to create a thread specifically for the Off-season?

Well, since you asked, we should just continue this thread title until tCHHCoMSU leaves his position. Because every season with him is an 'Off Season'.

owslachief
08-09-2016, 10:01 AM
Greetings, good summer to you, Fire Anastos.

Thanks

John J. MacInnes
08-15-2016, 10:28 AM
MSU has partnered with the Detroit Sports Commission to bid for the Frozen Four in 4 upcoming seasons (2019-22) to be held at the new Little Caesars Arena.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2016/08/15/little-caesars-arena-ncaa/88755152/

Decatur Spartan
08-17-2016, 09:08 AM
Over on the um 2016-17 thread, they are calling Anastos, Our Brady Hoke.