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FadeToBlack&Gold
08-21-2010, 12:39 PM
Notice that Tech recruited in the last three years, two blue chip guys who jumped ship before the season started. So Tech is not seen, at least by the professional scouts, as a place they can park a draft pick and have his hockey continue to improve. Although that might still be an error on their part. However the perception has to change.

Well, that may or may not have been the case with Hauswirth, depending on what the Captials told him. However, we lost Zabotel because it turned out that he didn't have enough of a foundational education to pass the ACT and satisfy the NCAA clearinghouse.

As for recruiting, no one is a better salesman of MTU and Houghton than Russell, but it's still a hard sell. Especially the last couple years, with this 11-55-8 record we've posted, and the rash of injuries we've had. If I'm the parent of a recruit, I'd be wary about my son committing to a program where they've had an injury plague that they haven't been able to pinpoint or solve for two seasons.

Huskiefan906
08-21-2010, 01:26 PM
I'm still encouraged for this year.

From the trip it looks like Tech is adjusting their systems somewhat, is capable of playing a tough physical game and WILL show finally the ability to score much more often than in past seasons.
They have a sniper in Brett Olson that everyone in the WCHA is going to have to key on. That should open up some opportunities for the rest of the team.

Lines combos still look interesting with more of the experienced guys in.
It sounded like MaCleod is in shape and Lickteig has taken a step up.

Royer Olson Gordic
Baker Furne MaCleod
Pietila Holmberg Rix
Lickteig Kattelus Schooley

Reddick Witt
Gubb Johnstone McCadden
Hietala


Cousens Seigo
Doriott Nielsen
Stebner Sova

Brown Heinonen

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-21-2010, 04:34 PM
I think:

Royer-Olson-Gordic
Baker-Kattelus-Furne

are our Top 6 to begin the season. If Kattelus is coasting and/or isn't producing within the first few weekends, I would demote him to the third line and make him earn his way back up. I was worried about who would play on Olson's right wing, but I think we found our guy for the time being. Gordic was the pleasant surprise of the Eurotrip, and lets us put a bigger player with some apparent skill on the top line.

Yager
08-21-2010, 04:56 PM
the word from the streets is that the MacInnes ice has a severe freon leak that has been temporarily patched up until the season is over, at which point everything has to be ripped up and redone to fix it, which would cost over .5 million. Anyone heard anything similar?

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-21-2010, 05:16 PM
the word from the streets is that the MacInnes ice has a severe freon leak that has been temporarily patched up until the season is over, at which point everything has to be ripped up and redone to fix it, which would cost over .5 million. Anyone heard anything similar?

This has all the makings of an epic, mid-season failure.

Who's ready to play our home games in a swamp this year?!

Flashy Man
08-21-2010, 06:32 PM
the word from the streets is that the MacInnes ice has a severe freon leak that has been temporarily patched up until the season is over, at which point everything has to be ripped up and redone to fix it, which would cost over .5 million. Anyone heard anything similar?

I've heard there's a freon leak. Also the word out of the paint store is the J on Jim's Foodmart is back after the owner bought a new one for $350. Of course just afterwards two girls show up with the old one.

Twitch Boy
08-21-2010, 06:48 PM
the word from the streets is that the MacInnes ice has a severe freon leak that has been temporarily patched up until the season is over, at which point everything has to be ripped up and redone to fix it, which would cost over .5 million. Anyone heard anything similar?

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Can this team buy a break?

Yager
08-21-2010, 07:01 PM
This has all the makings of an epic, mid-season failure.

Who's ready to play our home games in a swamp this year?!
Or we'd go old school and play at the Dee.

huskyfan
08-21-2010, 08:33 PM
Or we'd go old school and play at the Dee.

that would be cool! :)

can I bring a dead fish?

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-21-2010, 09:17 PM
can I bring a dead fish?

Can we still throw rotten eggs at the opposing bench? :D

Yager
08-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Can we still throw rotten eggs at the opposing bench? :D
What in the hell... Is this the mid 1900's or the middle ages?

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-21-2010, 09:41 PM
What in the hell... Is this the mid 1900's or the middle ages?

A while back, someone (can't remember who) posted an article from a mid-to-late 60s newsmagazine about the team and the fan culture at the Dee. It was a lot of fun to read.

bigblue_dl
08-21-2010, 09:46 PM
A while back, someone (can't remember who) posted an article from a mid-to-late 60s newsmagazine about the team and the fan culture at the Dee. It was a lot of fun to read.
I have it saved somewhere. If I ever get internet again I might be able to post it.

techcodemonkey
08-21-2010, 10:50 PM
Tech games at the Dee would be fun as long as they still held up to the BYOB rule

Beer Pong Horn
08-21-2010, 11:08 PM
Tech games at the Dee would be fun as long as they still held up to the BYOB rule

What about "bring your own change to chuck at the other players and refs"?

JohnsonsJerseys
08-23-2010, 01:12 PM
I would also think you'd need to invest more into female recruitment at the University...

We just added womens soccer. How much more can we do? If we add any more women to campus Title IX will require us to have two mens hockey teams, diluting the talet pool even farther...
:rolleyes:
Ryan J

Puck Swami
08-23-2010, 03:22 PM
We just added womens soccer. How much more can we do? If we add any more women to campus Title IX will require us to have two mens hockey teams, diluting the talet pool even farther...
:rolleyes:
Ryan J

I didn't mean female sports recruitment, I meant general female recruitment.

Tech is 77% male, 23% female. More than 3 to 1, which is is not a good thing, IMHO.
http://www.michigancollegeguide.com/profile.php?profile=34&token=VB09ZCRD7MiPw

And the women who are there are complaining...
http://www.admin.mtu.edu/ncbi/women.php

Beer Pong Horn
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
I didn't mean female sports recruitment, I meant general female recruitment.

Tech is 77% male, 23% female. More than 3 to 1, which is is not a good thing, IMHO.
http://www.michigancollegeguide.com/profile.php?profile=34&token=VB09ZCRD7MiPw

And the women who are there are complaining...
http://www.admin.mtu.edu/ncbi/women.php

Better than 10 or 20 to 1, as it has been in the past.

Tech's fundamental problem is how to recruit more women into the sciences and engineering fields (a set of fields which have only recently been truly open to females). MTU has spent the last decade at least attempting to combat the fallacy that women are no good at science and math, both on campus and in high schools around the state - it's been paying off, but it's still slow.

bigblue_dl
08-23-2010, 03:39 PM
I didn't get the impression from the women at MTU that they were unhappy about the way they are treated there. In fact, I have a feeling that most that I know have no regrets about going to school up there and that they had a great college experience in Houghton.

Puck Swami
08-23-2010, 03:59 PM
Better than 10 or 20 to 1, as it has been in the past.

Tech's fundamental problem is how to recruit more women into the sciences and engineering fields (a set of fields which have only recently been truly open to females). MTU has spent the last decade at least attempting to combat the fallacy that women are no good at science and math, both on campus and in high schools around the state - it's been paying off, but it's still slow.

I know the school is trying very hard to rectify the imbalance, but the M/F ratio has been about 3-1 for 30 years now. Seems that other Tech schools have done a better job lowering the ratio - RPI is 70-30 now, and MIT is 65-35...