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Lost_Husky
09-24-2019, 12:51 PM
this is all about tech hockey...

to me the 8th team will be UAH...

and wonder too if the mag7 decided to part ways without a plan in place.

wouldn't you think they would already have a committed 8th team before they broke off from wcha?

if they are not careful, they will be looking like fools...

It's WCHA talk.

Any reports on how the guys are looking? I assume they have started unofficial practices by now.

Shirtless Guy
09-24-2019, 12:54 PM
I was dissapointed in our Staff/WCHA staff during media day. Not one, including ours, has the courage to say why the cowardly 7 are leaving. They had the chance and questions were asked and they all avoided an honest answer.

I don't know what you expected? This really isn't the place for it. Not sure when the time place is...and we all know that these decisions were made above the coaches.

JohnsonsJerseys
09-24-2019, 03:24 PM
I think they are OK with it starting as a 7-team league if necessary.
A seven team conference is fine because you have a 24 game, balanced (2H, 2R) conference schedule with lots of room for NC games to get those key NC wins.

In other news, Tech announced on Twitter they have something to show fans tomorrow (9/25). I was told they got new white jerseys, but I thought they meant replacing the old ones with the same white style. I guess that thought was incorrect, but I'm all for a new jersey design after last season was just a reissue of the cream jerseys again. I'll make the obvious guess that it is Raymond Brice wearing a new white jersey with the "C" proudly on the front.

I wonder how close my 2017 concept will be to the real deal, other than the obvious color difference? (I still think the new logo looks better on silver than white.)<center>
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Biddco
09-24-2019, 05:35 PM
I think a white Huskies script jersey would be great. OR a home white version of their awesome road blacks.

John J. MacInnes
09-24-2019, 06:15 PM
I think a white Huskies script jersey would be great. OR a home white version of their awesome road blacks.

Saw the new sweater. Let's just say Biddco got it right with one of the two he mentioned. It's crisp and clean and gorgeous, you're going to really like it.

MTUHuskies
09-24-2019, 07:43 PM
I think a white Huskies script jersey would be great. OR a home white version of their awesome road blacks.I hope it's a script. I know I'm way outnumbered here, but I'm not a huge fan of the current blacks.

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Biddco
09-24-2019, 10:45 PM
Saw the new sweater. Let's just say Biddco got it right with one of the two he mentioned. It's crisp and clean and gorgeous, you're going to really like it.

Ooooooh.

davyd83
09-25-2019, 03:15 AM
Saw the new sweater. Let's just say Biddco got it right with one of the two he mentioned. It's crisp and clean and gorgeous, you're going to really like it.

Iím a traditionalist when it comes to that sweater. Gimme what Zuke, Jensen and Warden wore when I was a kid!

Lost_Husky
09-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Saw the new sweater. Let's just say Biddco got it right with one of the two he mentioned. It's crisp and clean and gorgeous, you're going to really like it.

Come on white version of the road jersey.

gfmorris
09-25-2019, 10:35 AM
A seven team conference is fine because you have a 24 game, balanced (2H, 2R) conference schedule with lots of room for NC games to get those key NC wins.

1. This is why I think they'll stay at seven teams, and that's what I've always thought (but haven't stated).

2. Who's going to any of the Mag7mm schools for a roadie? Are you going to work up an interlock with the non-Ivy ECAC teams? (chortle)

GFM

Lost_Husky
09-25-2019, 11:03 AM
1. This is why I think they'll stay at seven teams, and that's what I've always thought (but haven't stated).

2. Who's going to any of the Mag7mm schools for a roadie? Are you going to work up an interlock with the non-Ivy ECAC teams? (chortle)

GFM

Tech has home and homes with Robert Morris and Clarkson. UMD, ASU, and ND are willing to come to Houghton.

There are some rumblings of enticing teams with a game in Houghton and a game in Marquette.

manurespreader
09-25-2019, 08:21 PM
I don't know what you expected? This really isn't the place for it. Not sure when the time place is...and we all know that these decisions were made above the coaches.
It might not be the place but honestly, if a reporter asks the question it's because someone asked him. So maybe it is the place after all. The fact that the schools jointly decided not to comment puts the coaches in a bad position. They are the ones facing the public all the time. If the schools would come out with a credible answer and give it to the coaches all this would go away.
At some point it's going to come out regardless. Then they are all going to look stupid.

Lost_Husky
09-26-2019, 09:36 AM
It might not be the place but honestly, if a reporter asks the question it's because someone asked him. So maybe it is the place after all. The fact that the schools jointly decided not to comment puts the coaches in a bad position. They are the ones facing the public all the time. If the schools would come out with a credible answer and give it to the coaches all this would go away.
At some point it's going to come out regardless. Then they are all going to look stupid.

It is odd that they have been so quiet about it. Normally something like that would be hyped up, much like the NCHC/B1G did. If UAH didn't know anything about it, makes me question their motivations. (At the time the Alaska schools were in their budget fight.)

It appears to be a "smoke filled room" situation that everyone says they don't like. I don't like it, but I understand recent issues the Alaska schools. What I don't get is us (Tech) leaving another Science and Engineering focused school's hockey program to be destitute. It might be a pain to get to, their fan base might not be large, and they might not have had recent success, but Tech was in that position for a long time. It seems like we are turning our backs on school(s) that are going through what we went through. For these reasons, Dr Sanregret has some explaining to do.

The only reasons I see leaving are an easier to plan schedule/travel, wanting out of what the WCHA management has to offer/is running things, being seen as a true ECAC peer (not somewhere between AH and ECAC), and less political uncertainty. Were a top team or two going to bolt if a change wasn't made?

What is going to change with a new league? Magically are schools going to spend money on the same level as the BCs, BU, U of M, NoDok's of the world? Will they improve their streaming experience/marketing deals? Are we going to get amazing sponsors with deep pockets to shower them with money? What are they trying to accomplish with the Mag 7?

Shirtless Guy
09-26-2019, 10:03 AM
It is odd that they have been so quiet about it. Normally something like that would be hyped up, much like the NCHC/B1G did. If UAH didn't know anything about it, makes me question their motivations. (At the time the Alaska schools were in their budget fight.)

It appears to be a "smoke filled room" situation that everyone says they don't like. I don't like it, but I understand recent issues the Alaska schools. What I don't get is us (Tech) leaving another Science and Engineering focused school's hockey program to be destitute. It might be a pain to get to, their fan base might not be large, and they might not have had recent success, but Tech was in that position for a long time. It seems like we are turning our backs on school(s) that are going through what we went through. For these reasons, Dr Sanregret has some explaining to do.

The only reasons I see leaving are an easier to plan schedule/travel, wanting out of what the WCHA management has to offer/is running things, being seen as a true ECAC peer (not somewhere between AH and ECAC), and less political uncertainty. Were a top team or two going to bolt if a change wasn't made?

What is going to change with a new league? Magically are schools going to spend money on the same level as the BCs, BU, U of M, NoDok's of the world? Will they improve their streaming experience/marketing deals? Are we going to get amazing sponsors with deep pockets to shower them with money? What are they trying to accomplish with the Mag 7?

I think the biggest reason everything has been so quiet is that the 7 that are leaving don't really know how its going to play out. MSUM still wants in NCHC, I think there is a lot of negotiating going on about a reshuffle that goes beyond those 7 schools. Miami and WMU might not be happy with their current travel costs. What might happen is exactly what you'd expect to happen but who knows.

manurespreader
09-26-2019, 07:08 PM
Some of my freinds from down here, who are not connected to MTU decided to drive to Calumet to see the Hockeyville game. I'm super glad they could go.
I also got an email from some nameless, ( not really) sports guy at Tech saying how Flo hockey was going to broadcast all the games and how great it was, etc. The only thing he left off was the price. So how much will it be this year? Does anyone know?

mmf
09-26-2019, 08:09 PM
So how much will it be this year? Does anyone know?

Per an email I got from them last week.
Annual subscription = $149.99
Monthly subscription = $29.99

MTUHuskies
09-26-2019, 08:12 PM
Per an email I got from them last week.
Annual subscription = $149.99
Monthly subscription = $29.99Do you get other sports and a 12-month pass with the annual subscription?

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mmf
09-26-2019, 08:54 PM
Do you get other sports and a 12-month pass with the annual subscription?

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I believe this is just FloHockey, so you get some hockey games other than WCHA, but I really don't know much about what they offer. I subscribed last year but couldn't find what this year's automatic renewal subscription would cost so I sent them an email. I didn't want the auto renew to jump to $250 or something like that. Maybe if you tell them your only interested in watching 7 out of the 10 wcha teams they'll give you a discount. :)

MTUHuskies
09-26-2019, 09:03 PM
I believe this is just FloHockey, so you get some hockey games other than WCHA, but I really don't know much about what they offer. I subscribed last year but couldn't find what this year's automatic renewal subscription would cost so I sent them an email. I didn't want the auto renew to jump to $250 or something like that. Maybe if you tell them your only interested in watching 7 out of the 10 wcha teams they'll give you a discount. :)30% MAG7 Discount [emoji1787]

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Shirtless Guy
09-26-2019, 10:10 PM
The annual subscription gets you all of FloSports except for regionally blacked out things. The only regional blackouts Iíve heard of are 2 MLS teams have used FloSports for a portion or all of their local region so you can only watch those games in those areas.