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The Troll mtu86
04-03-2017, 07:52 PM
Hope someone passes that article on to Mel. Good to know that the place that wants him back doesn't think much of his recruiting skills or eye four talent.. How many times this year did Mel state that this group of D was one of the most talented in the nation, as well as being the most talented as a group that he had ever coached...

Hack job of a piece just looking to stir up trouble.

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-03-2017, 08:31 PM
Excerpt from a cute MGoBlog article about how Red Berenson should be fired if he won't retire (http://mgoblog.com/content/if-red-berenson-wont-retire-he-should-be-fired):

Read that earlier today, and I died laughing when I got to that particular bit of tripe. They are in such denial right now.

Burnt Orange Husky
04-03-2017, 09:20 PM
Pearson is working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis in comparison.
LOL!! :D I hear Houghton has a McDonald's, a Walmart Super Center, and a stop light these days. That's pretty uptown compared to when I was there in the 70s.

The Peoples Republic of Ann Arbor won't allow a Walmart so I'd argue it's a few notches below Houghton in amenities (all of the big box stores are just across the city limits in Ypsilanti). Houghton certainly has better skiing.

wolverine318
04-03-2017, 09:38 PM
LOL!! :D I hear Houghton has a McDonald's, a Walmart Super Center, and a stop light these days. That's pretty uptown compared to when I was there in the 70s.

The Peoples Republic of Ann Arbor won't allow a Walmart so I'd argue it's a few notches below Houghton in amenities (all of the big box stores are just across the city limits in Ypsilanti). Houghton certainly has better skiing.

There is a walmart in Saline on State St. Just 2 miles outside of A2.

Burnt Orange Husky
04-03-2017, 09:48 PM
Michigan fans, what do you expect.
They're stuck with Red until he decides to retire or becomes incapacitated. He's not going to go willingly. They had a chance to get Mel but Red wouldn't step aside. Heck, Mel was there 23 years.

If Red passes away on the bench, they can prop him up and do "Weekend at Red's" for a while... :p

Burnt Orange Husky
04-03-2017, 09:52 PM
There is a walmart in Saline on State St. Just 2 miles outside of A2.
Yes, and all the sales tax dollars go to Saline. And all the tax dollars spent on Carpenter Road go to Ypsi. [SAD TROMBONE];)[/SAD TROMBONE] FWIW, Mel lived in Saline when he coached at U of M.

davyd83
04-03-2017, 10:38 PM
That is exactly the kind of stupidity I expect from Michigan fans.

In terms of overall talent, Tech was in the top 2 or 3 in the WCHA. Some clown who only saw the GLI, has no clue of the Huskies talent level in their league.

wolverine318
04-03-2017, 11:46 PM
They're stuck with Red until he decides to retire or becomes incapacitated. He's not going to go willingly. They had a chance to get Mel but Red wouldn't step aside. Heck, Mel was there 23 years.

If Red passes away on the bench, they can prop him up and do "Weekend at Red's" for a while... :p

He isn't dead already? I could have sworn Red's corpse has been coaching the last two seasons.

manurespreader
04-04-2017, 10:22 AM
In terms of overall talent, Tech was in the top 2 or 3 in the WCHA. Some clown who only saw the GLI, has no clue of the Huskies talent level in their league.
I thought they played well in the GLi and to tell the truth represented their talent fairly. They beat Michigan easily and could have won by a bigger margin. Then went 10 minutes into overtime with WMU. With all due respect, the talent level has to be measured nationally, not against the league, imho. And I would like to see the talent level continue to climb, which I think it is. I Know we are losing some really good defensemen, but I think next years' team will be better than this years.
And given what Minnesota State recruited for this coming year we will have to be better in order to compete.

Huskiefan906
04-05-2017, 08:42 AM
IKnow we are losing some really good defensemen, but I think next years' team will be better than this years.
And given what Minnesota State recruited for this coming year we will have to be better in order to compete.

I hope so, we need more scoring to make that happen.

Top 6
L'Esperance, Lucchini, Jackson, Steman or Smith, Baltus, and Gould.

Does that look right if Baltus gets the redshirt?

manurespreader
04-05-2017, 10:00 AM
I hope so, we need more scoring to make that happen.

Top 6
L'Esperance, Lucchini, Jackson, Steman or Smith, Baltus, and Gould.

Does that look right if Baltus gets the redshirt?
Yes, I also wonder if shirtless or someone else thinks we have any forwards coming in that can be a top line player. ?

bigblue_dl
04-05-2017, 10:36 AM
Yes, I also wonder if shirtless or someone else thinks we have any forwards coming in that can be a top line player. ?

I haven't looked at the recruit grid enough, so not sure when he's coming in, but Jagger Williamson should be a top 6 guy

Shirtless Guy
04-05-2017, 11:39 AM
I haven't looked at the recruit grid enough, so not sure when he's coming in, but Jagger Williamson should be a top 6 guy

I have a feeling that Williamson is getting pushed back. I'm pretty sure next year's class will be: Aleksi Poikola, Marcus Russell, Greyson Reitmeier, Justin Misiak, and Jack Becker.

Becker is the only one that could get bumped because of a Baltus redshirt, but he seems like the most likely to push for top 6 minutes. Reitmeier has the best stats but also plays in the weakest league. I could certainly see him performing like Alex Smith did this year with a similar background. Misiak also has great numbers but is in the NAHL.

UpNorthHockey
04-05-2017, 01:41 PM
I have a feeling that Williamson is getting pushed back. I'm pretty sure next year's class will be: Aleksi Poikola, Marcus Russell, Greyson Reitmeier, Justin Misiak, and Jack Becker.


I agree with that list of forwards, but I'm not at all sure who's coming in on defense. If you go strictly by age, it seems like Cooper Watson, Travis Brown, Seamus Donohue, Mitch Meek, Tristan Rostagno and Jake Gingell would all be candidates for what looks like 4 or 5 roster slots for D. Donohue and Meek seem the most likely as they are the most recent 20 y/o commits on D.

Shirtless Guy
04-05-2017, 02:02 PM
I agree with that list of forwards, but I'm not at all sure who's coming in on defense. If you go strictly by age, it seems like Cooper Watson, Travis Brown, Seamus Donohue, Mitch Meek, Tristan Rostagno and Jake Gingell would all be candidates for what looks like 4 or 5 roster slots for D. Donohue and Meek seem the most likely as they are the most recent 20 y/o commits on D.

Don't forget Tyler Rockwell (also a '96). I fully expect Kiilunen to be done as he seemed to be more of a filler in case of multiple injuries. Cooper Watson, Rostagno, and Meek are all '96s and signed NLIs at some point so I expect all three of them to come in. Gingell is an early '97 and also signed his NLI so he may have to come in but right now I have him penciled in 2018. That leaves Brown, Donohue, and Rockwell. Despite Brown having the most goals and points of any committed d-man, he seems like the odd man out without having signed an NLI or committing recently, but the blueline is anyone's guess how the logjam plays itself out.

geezer
04-05-2017, 03:36 PM
Glenn Mroz announced his retirement June 2018. Implications? Suzanne for prez?

manurespreader
04-05-2017, 04:10 PM
Glenn Mroz announced his retirement June 2018. Implications? Suzanne for prez?
That's hard to say. Whoever it is, it's very political process and let's hope the new person is as supportive of athletics as President Mroz is. I'm going to see an alumni friend who is really connected soon. I'll ask him, but it's bound to change as the time frame gets closer.
One thing we need is someone who can represent us well in Lansing.

giwan
04-05-2017, 05:23 PM
Glenn Mroz announced his retirement June 2018. Implications? Suzanne for prez?

Glen is a great guy, really made things positive on campus as a whole. They need someone similar to him in my opinion. Will try to find any info next week.

JohnsonsJerseys
04-05-2017, 06:03 PM
Maybe we should just change the form letter sent to recruits now...

Sincerely,

Mel Pearson
Executive President, Michigan Tech Univ
Head Coach Men's Ice Hockey

manurespreader
04-05-2017, 06:51 PM
Maybe we should just change the form letter sent to recruits now...

Sincerely,

Mel Pearson
Executive President, Michigan Tech Univ
Head Coach Men's Ice Hockey
No no, Mel Pearson- God's right hand man :)