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FadeToBlack&Gold
12-17-2010, 08:58 PM
Are we seriously going to blame this loss on goaltending alone? C'mon Jamie.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-17-2010, 09:31 PM
For those of you who don't visit the Cafe. Thrown together in 10 minutes, sung to the tune of "On Wisconsin!"

For the record, I have been drinking (duh :p):


Fire Russell!
Fire Russell!
Booze to numb the pain!
Pass the puck, we really suck,
I think I'm going insane!
Fire Russell!
Fire Russell!
Can't clear our own zone!
I'd rather re-watch Attack of...the...Clones!

huskyfan
12-18-2010, 12:06 AM
painful. (the game not the song)

bigmrg74
12-18-2010, 08:38 AM
I'm bringing a paper bag, not sure about anyone else.

Remember, if somebody starts a GLI thread, one should probably suggest that they use paper shopping backs instead of Plastic Shopping bags. Wouldn't want some Sparty or Wolverine fan showing up there with a plastic bag on their heads and having an issue with it.;)

s11r9seat8
12-18-2010, 09:55 AM
Ex Huskies agin each other last night a little up the road from DU/CC.
http://www.reporterherald.com/eagles/news.asp?ID=30485
the Central Hockey Leagues's top goalie beats one of the league's top scorers (except on one play)

MTUHatTrick84
12-18-2010, 10:12 AM
A good 60 minute effort by the Huskies led to a 6-2 loss to a slightly above average CCHA team. Listening to the coach, we have played with good effort for the last 120 minutes and have been outscored 9-1. During this 12 game winless streak, we are giving up an average of 5.36 goals per game (the lowest total being 3, the highest being 7, and multiple 4-5-6 goal games). We are scoring 2.36 goals per game in that stretch. During this awful stretch of hockey, we are losing by an average of 3 goals per game. During the losing streak, we haven't even been in a one-goal game. I don't feel like looking up where these number would fit in terms of national team offense and defense, but I would suspect that the bottom would be near.

The longest losing streak in the nation, as the game recap pointed out.

The systems are broken. The players are broken. The program culture is beyond broken. Looking at Russell on the post game interview they showed on the news last night, he looks broken.

I was told last night on the drive down that firing the coach would set the program back for a few years and that if there is any hope at all, we might be better to keep the current system in place. No offense, but really? Set the program back a few years? You mean set it back more than the 7-9 win seasons that Russell is known for? Even in the worst year of hockey ever, the team still found a way to win 4 games. This team needs stability to win? Well, 7.5 seasons of stability have brought us to this point.

Do we bring in talented players? Yeah, I think so. As has been mentioned before, they seem to fade as they age. Will the same thing happen to Gordic, Seigo, etc.? I hope not.

Remember, your tuition dollars go in part to support the athletic department through fees and such. These players are receiving the education for free that you pay $20,000+/year for. Coach Russell is drawing a salary that is greater than the majority of the professors who prepare you to create the future (I am only considering what he gets from the school as salary). Shouldn't we demand more for the money?

I can accept losing, but losing 11 in a row is unacceptable. Let's just fast forward to March so we can start over.

manurespreader
12-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Pretty disappointing, especially the goals against. I hope the coach is not blaming, I hope what he is doing is just explaining what happened. A long way to go still, unfortunately.
I know it was finals week and I didn't expect a great game but would have liked fewer goals allowed.
I guess it shows how far behind we have fallen.

Unleash The Hounds
12-18-2010, 01:57 PM
Do we bring in talented players? Yeah, I think so. As has been mentioned before, they seem to fade as they age. Will the same thing happen to Gordic, Seigo, etc.? I hope not.

Don't be shocked if Seigo signs a contract next summer, 'specially if/when Russell loses his job. Why waiting to see who the new coach is and what his "systems" will be, when you could be getting quite a bit of ice time in the minors? Olson is also as good as gone.

This team is a disaster it is painfully obvious that out of the remaining healthy players, about 1./2 of them maybe have enough talent to play for one of the bottom ECAC teams.

Unleash The Hounds
12-18-2010, 02:03 PM
Are we seriously going to blame this loss on goaltending alone? C'mon Jamie.

Genoe could've stood on his head last night and they wouldve lost. Terrible job by Russell to blame the goalies, when Hattrick is right - the 'systems' are broken.

huskyfan
12-18-2010, 06:15 PM
(sigh)

don't know what to say

its last season redux

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
12-18-2010, 08:04 PM
(sigh)

don't know what to say

its last season redux

You could say what you always say- Russells a great guy, we can't get rid of him, he's bringing stability to a program that hasn't had any. This would have been the second (or third) year of a new coach and a rebuilding process if I would have had my way. But hey, the AD gave you all what you wanted a couple years ago, two more years of Russell, so enjoy.

Huskiefan906
12-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Tech's demise the past 3 seasons is injuries and malcontents.
This is the main item that needs to be addressed as the probability of 3 straight occurrences is beyond belief.
I used to be embarrassed with 8 win seasons as the norm....Now 8 winswould seemingly be somewhat positive.
The team's goal should be .500 or better every season. Period!
6-2 to NMU is not a good sign. Any hockey team that cares would circle the wagons and make this a one goal game and only go down fighting.

I have not bought G.L.I. tickets yet and am considering passing at this point as I have my son's hockey to keep me busy.

Kattelus and Schooley, You really tick me off. Selfish idiots....
Play all your life to get a chance at NCAA DIV 1 and you throw it away.....

When you look at what should be and what actually is ----it is not hard to see how undermanned the team is trying to perform under.
For 3 straight years, Tech has had to face this.... I feel so bad for Coach Russell as he has to be bewildered beyond reason. If he had a root cause, he probably would have fixed by year 3. No doubt this will cost him.

What should be going into the GLI What has transpired (***)

1. Royer Olson Gordic 1.Furne Rix Gordic
2. Baker Kattelus MacLeod 2. Pietila McCadden Johnstone
3. Furne Holmberg Johnstone 3. Lickteig Holmberg MacLeod
4. Pietila Rix Schooley 4. L'Esperance Witt Reddick

1. Cousens Seigo Cousens Seigo
2. Doriott Nielsen Sova Nielsen
3. Brown/Stebner Sova Stebner Heinonen

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-18-2010, 08:57 PM
I bet Trent Daavettila would've lead this program back to glory. Right, Trent's dad? :)

Yager
12-19-2010, 03:00 AM
You know what we need? A nice solid, reliable line. Next game we need to start Kattelus, Schooley, and Soley.

Beer Pong Horn
12-19-2010, 09:31 AM
You know what we need? A nice solid, reliable line. Next game we need to start Conner, Murphy, and Desmet.

You have about as much chance as seeing these guys.

JohnsonsJerseys
12-19-2010, 09:40 AM
I think this ought to be about enhancing our recruiting efforts and bringing in western teams to me doesn't help.

I think this has been discussed before, but I don't think the GLI has much to do with recruiting. Best case for the GLI is making sure Michigan State and Michigan are in the Championship game to bring in the TV ratings.

If MTU wants a tourney for recruiting and PR, start their own tourney and invite a "diverse" field that changes every year. One team from the bottom half of the ECAC, CCHA, and AH each season. Stack the deck in your favor and hopefully Tech wins the tourney 75% of the time. Host the tourney in Green Bay the first few years and if attendance merits, move it to Chicago.

You may not agree with leaving the GLI, but I think most folk are also tired of taking fourth at the GLI 75% of the time as well. Time to think outside the box.

Ryan J

The Troll mtu86
12-19-2010, 10:02 AM
I think this has been discussed before, but I don't think the GLI has much to do with recruiting. Best case for the GLI is making sure Michigan State and Michigan are in the Championship game to bring in the TV ratings.

If MTU wants a tourney for recruiting and PR, start their own tourney and invite a "diverse" field that changes every year. One team from the bottom half of the ECAC, CCHA, and AH each season. Stack the deck in your favor and hopefully Tech wins the tourney 75% of the time. Host the tourney in Green Bay the first few years and if attendance merits, move it to Chicago.

You may not agree with leaving the GLI, but I think most folk are also tired of taking fourth at the GLI 75% of the time as well. Time to think outside the box.

Ryan J

Tech already started their own tourny -- way back in '65 -- I think it was called...the GLI. The last time I checked Tech is still the host of the GLI. The worst thing they ever did (as far the GLI is concerened) was "letting" Michigan become co-host, because all they ever do is invite MSU. And yes, that is all about the money.

From what I've heard out of the Athletic Department, I would say tech has no plans on leaving the GLI. They seem to have big plans, and big changes, instore for it's future.

Boosh
12-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Michigan Tech as a whole is suffering from a severe inferiority complex. From the fact that they can't just be a successful engineering school for white males (who happen to be the majority of the people who actually want to suffer through a UP winter for a predominantly male field, face it) to the fact that their athletics programs think they need to operate like they have a base of 30,000+ students and the resultant alumni that actually care about giving large sums of money. Unfortunately, you can't run a mom-and-pop coffee shop like its Starbucks, yet no one at MTU seems to get that, and while I appreciate their best efforts, it isn't working on all fronts, and hopefully someone realizes that sometime soon. Maybe it doesn't require firing Jamie Russell, but maybe instead of trying to find that non-existent world-class star who will settle from playing at Tech for god-knows-what reason, we focus on getting guys who know the fundamentals and can play as a team, and like the coaching staff for that reason. Jamie keeps preaching the "blue collar team" and all that baloney, but it really hasn't shown, the work ethic and grit and all, at least to me, since 2007...

manurespreader
12-19-2010, 11:27 AM
Well I'm sure no one is happy, least of all Jamie Russell. I like the coach and I like the system and I like that it appears he has finally got going on better recruiting.( and I disagree that GLi is not about recruiting, it is all about recruiting IMHO, especially since we announced we are spending more time recruiting in Michigan. You think those perspective kids don't go to GLI?.)
On the down side, we see loss after loss, the team doesn't seem to improve all that much and we have the rumor mill in full swing.....

So what I am going to do.... is stay out the mob, and try to do something positive for the program. I'm going to games, I'm letting them know I support them and I'm trying to be as positive as possible. I see no benefit to I told you so's etc.
What the AD does at the end of the year, well the AD does. it's not up to me.Yes I have my opinions but they are not informed and so don't mean much.

I don't know how many wins they'll end up with, it depends on how they do when royer and olson come back, but I sure hope they get some, and start getting better even a little at a time.
St lawrence is not terrible btw. Check out how UVM did against DU.

geezer
12-19-2010, 11:59 AM
maybe instead of trying to find that non-existent world-class star who will settle from playing at Tech for god-knows-what reason, we focus on getting guys who know the fundamentals and can play as a team, and like the coaching staff for that reason. Jamie keeps preaching the "blue collar team" and all that baloney, but it really hasn't shown, the work ethic and grit and all, at least to me, since 2007...
I'm pretty sure you've missed the mark. Obviously your last sentence is accurate but one thing this staff hasn't done is gone after the top players, rather they've saved their energy on lower-tier players they think they could get. A lot of people think they should be trying to get better players in the first place.
Here's my question. With the lineup decimated as it is, did anyone really expect a win vs. NMU? Face it, this year is a lost cause. I'm hoping the comeback starts around winter carnival with some key players back.