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gomsuman
03-17-2017, 12:08 PM
I really can not fathom how Hollis would justify bringing Anastos back for another year.

Funny how after the North Dakota series I was thinking we had finally turned the corner... My goodness the team went downhill after that.

Pirateasaur
03-17-2017, 12:40 PM
Although Osburn wouldn't have the impact that Krug has had at the NHL level, he skates well enough and cleans up on the defensive end to play as a pro right now. Given the right system he can be successful. But you are right - I don't know who could possibly take his spot as a puck mover right now were he to go.

But 8 seniors leaving - 6 of whom were contributors - is nothing to take lightly. I always obsessed it seems with Holland's play. But he hit his stride during the last couple of months, and I'm ready to eat some crow about him. Those will be some big shoes to fill. Haag closed out well too.
I'm a little worried about the departures as well. Sure, we return some good sophomores but there will be very few seniors/juniors especially if Appleton and osburn leave. I'm not sure what the freshman will look like but matching the effectiveness of Cox, Ebbing, Haag etc as freshmen may be tough to pull off.

Next year will be very, very sophomore/freshman heavy. Moreso than I previously thought before this discussion.

alfablue
03-17-2017, 02:56 PM
That must be pure speculation. Probably due to the U-18 connection. I'm also not quite sure Cole has the resume to be seriously considered for that position. Has Red even announced his retirement yet?

Red was going to retire a year ago, but stayed on for the sake of the new AD. And while he's being coy about the whole thing, I just don't see him sticking around- he was quoted as telling recruits that he's not likely going to be their coach. Thus the increased talk in the last week or so.

Which bring me to why I'm here. It seems as if you guys are missing some key donors that support hockey. I'm not sure how else to read the program's support for such a bad coach as the commish has turned out to be. Very confusing.

While it's great that we still have competitive games (more about us sucking like you this year), I also know it's better for hockey that you are a strong program.

Anyway, it will be an interesting off season now that we are both done.

MGoBlueHockey
03-17-2017, 03:16 PM
I'm amazed you guys want Hollis fired. That entire athletic department is a mess. Outside of baseball and the men's and women's basketball teams, every team there is bad to horrendous.

Maybe the recent stuff will inspire people to call for his head.

I mean, he's running a good ol boy network over there. Any sane AD in the country would not make that hockey hire, and if they did, they'd end it after year 3.

I'm enjoying it as a Michigan fan but I'm just really confused there is no outcry against him by MSU fans.

owslachief
03-17-2017, 03:21 PM
I'm amazed you guys want Hollis fired. That entire athletic department is a mess. Outside of baseball and the men's and women's basketball teams, every team there is bad to horrendous.

Did you forget about volleyball?? :eek:

spartyon58
03-17-2017, 06:26 PM
Did you forget about volleyball?? :eek:

Womens' cross-country won a national championship a couple of years ago, so they get to be celebrated for awhile longer.

owslachief
03-17-2017, 08:12 PM
Womens' cross-country won a national championship a couple of years ago, so they get to be celebrated for awhile longer.

That'll boost revenue :)

BUtogether
03-18-2017, 01:43 AM
That'll boost revenue :)

Asbestos will resign on Monday...that is all...you are welcome

wsummers
03-18-2017, 06:33 AM
Asbestos will resign on Monday...that is all...you are welcome

Don't tease us with hope only to have it dashed on Monday....

John J. MacInnes
03-18-2017, 07:40 AM
Asbestos will resign on Monday...that is all...you are welcome

He won't just quit. He's the closest thing to a college hockey version of Matt Millen. He thinks he's still capable of turning it around.

alfablue
03-18-2017, 08:30 AM
Asbestos will resign on Monday...that is all...you are welcome

You are just over 2 weeks early.

Pirateasaur
03-18-2017, 09:46 AM
I'm amazed you guys want Hollis fired. That entire athletic department is a mess. Outside of baseball and the men's and women's basketball teams, every team there is bad to horrendous.

Maybe the recent stuff will inspire people to call for his head.

I mean, he's running a good ol boy network over there. Any sane AD in the country would not make that hockey hire, and if they did, they'd end it after year 3.

I'm enjoying it as a Michigan fan but I'm just really confused there is no outcry against him by MSU fans.

Hollis' star has fallen considerably over the last year or so. He was riding high on the hog for while after walking into football/basketball programs that would be humming. All he had to do is think of wacky places for MSU to play b-ball games and go on his little college basketball committee trips.

He had to cancel a two week basketball scouting trip recently in order to focus more on his duties as an AD. Most believe it is because of the Nassar stuff and they are probably correct. I firmly believe otherwise he'd be traipsing about the country the last 2 weeks watching tournament bubble teams no one cares about instead of researching hockey coaching candidates.

owslachief
03-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Asbestos will resign on Monday...that is all...you are welcome

You are just over 2 weeks early.
Yes, let's get through an awkward and subdued hockey banquet first. Then we find out what shakes out with one or two lowerclassmen and an ineffective coaching staff.

Who plays Banquo?

BUtogether
03-18-2017, 03:09 PM
Don't tease us with hope only to have it dashed on Monday....

Have faith grasshopper...my sources tell me he will resigning to take a position with USA hockey...hopefully administrative and not player evaluation..that would be bad for the country

owslachief
03-18-2017, 03:28 PM
Have faith grasshopper...my sources tell me he will resigning to take a position with USA hockey...hopefully administrative and not player evaluation..that would be bad for the country

Fake news! I'm kicking you out of the press room. Are you an enemy of the American people?

BUtogether
03-18-2017, 05:40 PM
Fake news! I'm kicking you out of the press room. Are you an enemy of the American people?

Haha...no just an enemy of terrible hockey coaches...have faith..the dark days will soon be over.

aallenpollreisz
03-18-2017, 08:46 PM
Haha...no just an enemy of terrible hockey coaches...have faith..the dark days will soon be over.I love your optimism, too.

Spartanforlife4
03-19-2017, 08:46 PM
After the last five minutes of the game today it would be really nice if BUtogether's news is for real.

owslachief
03-20-2017, 09:31 AM
After the last five minutes of the game today it would be really nice if BUtogether's news is for real.

A self-respecting hockey program needs Wins = 4 x Jerseys. So I'm looking for 4 jerseys and 16 wins.
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Hey what gives? We're focusing on VOLLEYBALL, not basketball:confused:

Spartanforlife4
03-20-2017, 03:47 PM
A self-respecting hockey program needs Wins = 4 x Jerseys. So I'm looking for 4 jerseys and 16 wins.
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Hey what gives? We're focusing on VOLLEYBALL, not basketball:confused:

Maybe it's an inverse relationship? We made the tournament with two jerseys back in 2011-12. Ever since we started adding more we've only gotten worse.