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Shirtless Guy
04-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Anyone hear what Shane Hanna's doing? Of all our graduating seniors, I thought he'd be the first one to sign a contract in the AHL, particularly after the big OT goal. He was arguably the best defenseman in the WCHA.

maybe he didn't get the offer he wanted to start his career this season and decided to finish his degree...

Shirtless Guy
04-13-2017, 05:28 PM
I doubt we wil hear anything until after the ACHA convention on the 26th weekend. Crossing fingers and toes until then.

We're talking about two different things...

manurespreader
04-13-2017, 07:32 PM
We're talking about two different things...
Sorry it serves me right for being a bit distracted.

But a couple of things. I think Michigan is going to take it's time. They'll get the list down to 4 or 5 and interview a second time and then decide. I don't think it will be in a week. So at least until after the coaches convention and I bet another week or two after that.
I also think this cloud of uncertainty has been hurting Mtu recruiting for a year or so.And no one has mentioned Newell Brown but he is a great coach and might make a good coach for them.

Crocodile Tears
04-13-2017, 08:28 PM
Sorry it serves me right for being a bit distracted.

But a couple of things. I think Michigan is going to take it's time. They'll get the list down to 4 or 5 and interview a second time and then decide. I don't think it will be in a week. So at least until after the coaches convention and I bet another week or two after that.
I also think this cloud of uncertainty has been hurting Mtu recruiting for a year or so.And no one has mentioned Newell Brown but he is a great coach and might make a good coach for them.

That cloud of uncertainty feeling makes sense. I still feel the recruiting looks pretty strong regardless. If we can weather the storm and keep tMel, I think the sky is the limit. At that point it would be hard to argue against him staying and making a full career out of MTU and MTU only.

John J. MacInnes
04-13-2017, 08:33 PM
I'd be of the opinion that Newell is a non-starter. He's a Spartan, and they've drawn that line this time.

I'm starting to think this is down to two schools and two coaches - Mel and Bill Muckalt. If Michigan decides to go with Billy, Mel stays at Tech and everyone is happy. If Mel decides to go to AA, then Tech can go after Billy and bring back a hot young coach. Lots of positives for Huskies fans.

UP-Power
04-13-2017, 09:31 PM
I'd be of the opinion that Newell is a non-starter. H2e's a Spartan, and they've drawn that line this time.

I'm starting to think this is down to two schools and two coaches - Mel and Bill Muckalt. If Michigan decides to go with Billy, Mel stays at Tech and everyone is happy. If Mel decides to go to AA, then Tech can go after Billy and bring back a hot young coach. Lots of positives for Huskies fans.

How about the name damon whitten to take over when Mel leaves. What was tri city, last place in the conference, 3rd to last in the whole ushl...

redwing61
04-13-2017, 09:32 PM
I'm starting to think this is down to two schools and two coaches - Mel and Bill Muckalt. If Michigan decides to go with Billy, Mel stays at Tech and everyone is happy. If Mel decides to go to AA, then Tech can go after Billy and bring back a hot young coach. Lots of positives for Huskies fans.

Not that long ago you said Mel wasn't going anywhere. I thought you knew what was up. You usually do.

Shirtless Guy
04-13-2017, 09:39 PM
How about the name damon whitten to take over when Mel leaves. What was tri city, last place in the conference, 3rd to last in the whole ushl...

Billy also won the USHL title last season...

bigblue_dl
04-13-2017, 09:50 PM
I'd be of the opinion that Newell is a non-starter. He's a Spartan, and they've drawn that line this time.

I'm starting to think this is down to two schools and two coaches - Mel and Bill Muckalt. If Michigan decides to go with Billy, Mel stays at Tech and everyone is happy. If Mel decides to go to AA, then Tech can go after Billy and bring back a hot young coach. Lots of positives for Huskies fans.

I think Michigan is going to try to get Leaman.

UP-Power
04-13-2017, 09:53 PM
Billy also won the USHL title last season...

Great spread, first to last in one yr....not bad.

davyd83
04-13-2017, 10:00 PM
Great spread, first to last in one yr....not bad.

And then you lose a lot of veteran players and have to start over. You committ to your young guys and get them experience.

manurespreader
04-13-2017, 10:01 PM
I think Michigan is going to try to get Leaman.
I don't think that has a snowballs chance in hell. He's making a lot of money in Providence, so it;s not a big raise, he's recruited int he east vs the mid west and west. I don't think he would be a good fit, and the system he plays is pretty defensive, not the wide open up and down hockey that Michigan fans are used to. Now if you said, Chris Bergeron, or even Blaisi, it might be different. I don't see Scott Sandelin leaving Duluth either and his name was mentioned, but who knows.

UP-Power
04-13-2017, 10:06 PM
And then you lose a lot of veteran players and have to start over. You committ to your young guys and get them experience.

So you are saying these veterans were drafted/chosen by the previous staff? He just came into a good team? Now in his second year he tanked without those veterans? Just saying...

John J. MacInnes
04-14-2017, 06:13 AM
Not that long ago you said Mel wasn't going anywhere. I thought you knew what was up. You usually do.

I still think he isn't going. But if he does, that's a pretty good scenario if it happens.

JohnsonsJerseys
04-14-2017, 09:44 AM
Ooops sorry, I accidentally stumbled into the "Who will be Michigan's next coach?" thread. I was looking for Huskies hockey. Seriously, who cares who Michigan hires? It isn't going to be Pearson so it is of no concern to us until the GLI rolls round next season and we have to play Michigan.

If you played at Tech, graduated from Tech, then coached at Tech for a few years, followed by 20+ years working at another rival university that never gave you the opportunity you really wanted, then were able to come back to Tech for the opportunity you really wanted, and are pretty much universally loved by everyone at Tech including the administration... Other than Michigan offering Pearson $1M per season plus incentives I see zero chance he makes a change and as you get older you'll realize that money isn't everything.

What is the greater accomplishment - Taking over a program someone else built, or building your own dynasty from nothing? In summary:
A) Michigan head coaching position is not better than the Tech head coaching position for Mel
B) I'm not even convinced that Pearson would be Michigan's #1 coaching prospect, even if they had their pick of anyone they wanted
Hoppy Easter,
Ryan

Huskiefan906
04-14-2017, 11:46 AM
I have a funny feeling Muckalt is going to get the NMU job.
Michigan will hire a coach with head coaching experience at the div 1 level or higher.
Mel wants to win a NCAA title before retiring and he will decide where he wants to be.

I can see all the announcements waiting until all the dominoes fall.

davyd83
04-14-2017, 11:51 AM
I have a funny feeling Muckalt is going to get the NMU job.
Michigan will hire a coach with head coaching experience at the div 1 level or higher.
Mel wants to win a NCAA title before retiring and he will decide where he wants to be.

I can see all the announcements waiting until all the dominoes fall.

Nope

Huskiefan906
04-14-2017, 12:03 PM
Davyd83, is it decided yet?

Shirtless Guy
04-14-2017, 12:08 PM
Davyd83, is it decided yet?

I'm just guessing that he either knows or is very confident that Muckalt is not a finalist for the NMU job and that NMU will not be waiting for any other decisions likely because their 5 finalists aren't really involved in Michigan or replacing Mel if he does go to Michigan.

giwan
04-14-2017, 12:20 PM
Nope

Correct