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Twitch Boy
02-12-2011, 08:16 PM
BREAKING NEWS!

Mankato did, in fact, get that win over CC. Didn't see it on USCHO until just now for some reason.

That leaves us 13 points behind Bemidji in 11th place, with 12 points in hand. The Tragic Number is thus reduced below 0.

MICHIGAN TECH THREE-PEATS AS YOUR WCHA BASEMENT DWELLERS!

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The_Commissioner
02-12-2011, 09:36 PM
We need to give Jamie Russell the Hosni Mubarak treatment.

Not even the Husky mascot setting himself on fire in front of the Union during class change will be enough to motivate anyone to protest. For the current generation of students, a losing hockey team is as normal as the smell of beer breath on Friday night in Houghton.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-12-2011, 09:42 PM
Not even the Husky mascot setting himself on fire in front of the Union during class change will be enough to motivate anyone to protest. For the current generation of students, a losing hockey team is as normal as the smell of beer breath on Friday night in Houghton.

I think we can actually agree on something here. With the exception of diehard Misfits and HPB members, the current students just don't care.

It's the alumni that should be making noise.

Twitch Boy
02-12-2011, 11:24 PM
I think we can actually agree on something here. With the exception of diehard Misfits and HPB members, the current students just don't care.

It's the alumni that should be making noise.

Attendance tonight of 2708. For a Carny game. Brutal.

Dude Love
02-12-2011, 11:33 PM
You won't hear this from me very often, but I actually feel really bad for you guys.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-12-2011, 11:35 PM
Attendance tonight of 2708. For a Carny game. Brutal.

That's just the paid attendance reported by the Institution. The photos from last night couldn't have shown more than 1000 there. I don't think the early Saturday start would've faired much better.

manurespreader
02-12-2011, 11:40 PM
I think we can actually agree on something here. With the exception of diehard Misfits and HPB members, the current students just don't care.
Agreed. The students don't care and haven't cared for a long time. This is not news.

I went back and watched the first game of this weekend to contrast how we did with tonight's. Yesterday we were more effective. We came out better, we had more opportunities and Bimidji had very few times where they were in our zone an extended period.
Tonight Bimidji came out harder and it showed. They pressured the puck a lot more and we coughed it up, especially at the beginning, As the game wore on we did a better job dealing with it. The first goal last night was a two on one set up by jordan the shrimp.. on exactly the same play as the breakaway goal tonight.
And also there was, at the end of the game last night, a give away and two on one for them that we defended well. So give credit to Bimidji they played better tonight and we had fewer chances.
Having said that, and though we had more jump on friday, we still played better than last week overall I think. Brown especially played well, Pietila made things happen, Genoe played impressively, even Doriott played pretty good. The whole team is better. The pp was slightly better but still needs work.Just one pp goal on the weekend would have made a huge difference. The offensive zone play could use improvement, but all in all we did not play bad. The guys have obviously put in a lot of work. I really hope they get rewarded for it.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-12-2011, 11:46 PM
But we looked "better" against a team that has about the same amount of talent. Now we travel to Denver, where we usually play OK but lose anyway.

wild77
02-12-2011, 11:50 PM
I apologize for being lazy and not looking back through the thread for the answer to this question...why wasn't Olson in the lineup?

The Rube
02-12-2011, 11:56 PM
I apologize for being lazy and not looking back through the thread for the answer to this question...why wasn't Olson in the lineup?

Hurt last night, if I read right.

I didn't know he was out of the lineup tonight, as during the interruption of the game last night, they said it didn't look serious.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-12-2011, 11:57 PM
I apologize for being lazy and not looking back through the thread for the answer to this question...why wasn't Olson in the lineup?

There was a pileup in the crease during the 1st period on Friday, and his leg got a bit twisted. It was later reported that he was iced down and it didn't look too serious, but they held him out tonight anyway.

MTUHOCKEY
02-13-2011, 12:18 AM
So does anyone really think that Tech should keep Russell? I would love to hear why if you think so.

thebrain
02-13-2011, 12:20 AM
So does anyone really think that Tech should keep Russell? I would love to hear why if you think so.

Where's he at in his contract?

MTUHOCKEY
02-13-2011, 12:22 AM
Not sure, I dont think that should matter at all, his record speaks for itself.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-13-2011, 12:25 AM
So does anyone really think that Tech should keep Russell? I would love to hear why if you think so.

The only argument so far has been the injury plague, and there has been no answer to that in three years. He can point out that we're breaking bones, not tearing tendons, but when that is what has been happening for three seasons in a row.......

I believe he has a year left, and being a D2 school in Michigan, we're pretty cash strapped. I think an alum will have to step up and make a "conditional donation" if Russell is to be fired.

MTUHOCKEY
02-13-2011, 12:28 AM
The only argument so far has been the injury plague, and there has been no answer to that in three years. He can point out that we're breaking bones, not tearing tendons, but when that is what has been happening for three seasons in a row.......

That is an excuse for maybe 1 at the most 2 years but this is his 8th season (69-190-37) you can't defend that.

thebrain
02-13-2011, 12:29 AM
The only argument so far has been the injury plague, and there has been no answer to that in three years. He can point out that we're breaking bones, not tearing tendons, but when that is what has been happening for three seasons in a row.......

I believe he has a year left, and being a D2 school in Michigan, we're pretty cash strapped. I think an alum will have to step up and make a "conditional donation" if Russell is to be fired.

Yeah, it'll come down to a money issue. I couldn't see any of the D2 schools here in Minnesota doing it as their budgets are being cut by the state. Bemidji State is cutting men's track and cross country, theater, and art programs. I don't think most small schools can afford to buy out coaches at this time.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Not trying to defend him anymore, just repeating the facts as they stand. We're all as frustrated as you are.

MTUHOCKEY
02-13-2011, 12:35 AM
Yeah, it'll come down to a money issue. I couldn't see any of the D2 schools here in Minnesota doing it as their budgets are being cut by the state. Bemidji State is cutting men's track and cross country, theater, and art programs. I don't think most small schools can afford to buy out coaches at this time.

I understand $$ will be a factor but im not saying you need to hire a big name coach at millions a year but I just think you can hire a coach that wont break the bank and they wouldnt be any worse and Tech wont be telling everyone around the program that they are "OK" with losing.

Shirtless Guy
02-13-2011, 12:41 AM
That is an excuse for maybe 1 at the most 2 years but this is his 8th season (69-190-37) you can't defend that.
Uhm, there haven't been 8 bad years, the last 3 have been brutal, the first 4 you could see things building...the 5th year was a disappointment but still acceptable. Year's 6, 7 and 8 have seen obscene amounts of injuries with a strange variety. I honestly don't what to think. I can't seem them firing him because of the money and on one hand, all the things I see and experience (outside of the W/L record) makes me say give him his last year UNLESS they actually go hard after someone that we know should be better ala Cary Eades.