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bigblue_dl
01-19-2011, 07:44 PM
PR/Damage Control. :)
It is good timing though.

Now if my other two boys fall into line we'll be on a roll.
I hope the next piece of good news is the commitment from a certain high scoring forward from a little town just west of the Twin Cities. Fingers are crossed.

Biddco
01-19-2011, 07:48 PM
That's what set our alarm bells off too. Why would a blue-chipper sign if he knew the coach was on his way out the door? These recruits must know something we don't.


Recruits could care less about the coach, in some cases; the assistant coaches do a majority of the work. Nathan Oystrick was recruited by Dave Shyiak during Comley's last year at NMU. Walt Kyle called Nathan in the summer and introduced himself as the new head coach. Nathan responded "I never knew who the old coach was."

Pietila is likely an MTU kid no matter WHO is behind the bench. Unless he fails the clearinghouse.
Perhaps aparch is right, and Pietila is a Husky no matter who the coach is. Certainly in football, players leave or stay based on coaching changes. Perhaps he is going not worry about who will be coaching.

There is also the chance that a player could leave after they recieve a new coach because they do not like how the team is run. Like when JR first took over.

Twitch Boy
01-19-2011, 07:51 PM
Perhaps aparch is right, and Pietila is a Husky no matter who the coach is. Certainly in football, players leave or stay based on coaching changes. Perhaps he is going not worry about who will be coaching.

There is also the chance that a player could leave after they recieve a new coach because they do not like how the team is run. Like when JR first took over.

That's kinda what we were figuring.

Player signs, then has the system totally changed to something he knows he won't thrive in.

Shirtless Guy
01-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Chad Pietila has transfered to MTU and is currently attending classes. He will be eligible to play for MTU January 2012. So next January's team will include 3 Pietilas.

The Troll mtu86
01-19-2011, 08:44 PM
I hope the next piece of good news is the commitment from a certain high scoring forward from a little town just west of the Twin Cities. Fingers are crossed.

Someone related to the Storms, no doubt

bigblue_dl
01-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Don't think so. :confused:

FadeToBlack&Gold
01-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Chad Pietila has transfered to MTU and is currently attending classes. He will be eligible to play for MTU January 2012. So next January's team will include 3 Pietilas.

Plus Hietala, whenever he plays, and Jujhar Khaira the following fall. Poor Dirk. :p :D

aparch
01-19-2011, 08:57 PM
That's kinda what we were figuring.

Player signs, then has the system totally changed to something he knows he won't thrive in.

Change like that isn't going to happen overnight unless the upperclassman decide to just quit. If Russell is canned, Pietila has two choices. Fulfill his 1 year commitment per the National Letter of Intent, and then transfer to another institution, or stay the year in juniors to see what direction the team is headed. (I may be wrong on this second part due to age limits in the USHL/NAHL; I haven't done any research into him)

I wouldn't panic thinking he's going to be the next CPZ.

It took two years before the Wildcats changed from Comley's soft euro style to Walts grittier Western Canadian style.

As it is, you play in the WCHA where 12 teams play the same gritty style. Any system/formula change a new coaching staff will implement can't vary far from that. All a new coach could do is go from a dump and chase to a possessional style. Doesn't really change the fundamentals of the team (or why you signed kids)

bigblue_dl
01-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Are you calling the gophers gritty?

FadeToBlack&Gold
01-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Are you calling the gophers gritty?

Or St. Cloud, for that matter. Even when they are good they hardly play 'tough' defense. Same for CC.

huskyfan
01-19-2011, 10:13 PM
I wouldn't panic thinking he's going to be the next CPZ.



heck, even CPZ wasn't the next CPZ.

MeanEgirl
01-19-2011, 10:20 PM
It's time I contribute to this discussion.


Recruits could care less about the coach, in some cases; the assistant coaches do a majority of the work. Nathan Oystrick was recruited by Dave Shyiak during Comley's last year at NMU. Walt Kyle called Nathan in the summer and introduced himself as the new head coach. Nathan responded "I never knew who the old coach was."Nathan Oystrick was, is and will always be a piece of crap.

/contribution

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
01-19-2011, 10:37 PM
That is a pretty huge commitment geezer, I was actually contacted to see if I had heard.

He's the first U18 team player since Bryan Perez. Now if he could only convince some uncommitted teammates to join him.

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
01-19-2011, 10:40 PM
He's a projected 4th-rounder this spring. I understand that if the NHL had ranked him higher, he would have likely gone to the OHL so it's all good.
And he'll be MTU's best player in his first game (if his leg isn't fractured by then).

Olson will be their best player if he's back. But a line with Olson, Pietila, and Kero will be fun to watch.

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
01-19-2011, 10:52 PM
The decision by Pietila to come to Tech IMO increases the chances that B.Johnson will come as well; he is being pursued heavily by UofM (among many others) as well.

bigblue_dl
01-19-2011, 11:51 PM
Olson will be their best player if he's back. But a line with Olson, Pietila, and Kero will be fun to watch.
Remember, Baker may be/should be (not up to date on the situation) back after a med. redshirt year.

Yager
01-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Natalie Portman Insanity - Great way to laugh at Tech hockey; it is like half laugh half cry.
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aparch
01-20-2011, 09:10 AM
Are you calling the gophers gritty?Or St. Cloud, for that matter. Even when they are good they hardly play 'tough' defense. Same for CC.I was alluding to the fact that the WCHA teams have to play a little closer to each others style. A "pretty Euro passing game" doesn't quite work when you know you're going to have a NoDak, tUMD, etc. forechecking the hell out of your players.


It's time I contribute to this discussion.

Nathan Oystrick was, is and will always be a piece of crap.

/contribution

:D Awwwww! You would have looked good in his jersey. ;)

oldish husky
01-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Olson will be their best player if he's back. But a line with Olson, Pietila, and Kero will be fun to watch.

%&*$ Tech hockey! 2 terrible years (even by MTU standards), and I'm still given reasons for optimism. I might as well face it, the PLC is matched only by the EUO (eternal unfounded optimism).

The Darkness
01-20-2011, 12:08 PM
%&*$ Tech hockey! 2 terrible years (even by MTU standards), and I'm still given reasons for optimism. I might as well face it, the PLC is matched only by the EUO (eternal unfounded optimism).

This year isn't over with yet. You never know this team may grow some balls and surprise everybody during the second of the season.

I never said I expect it, just that it may happen.