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Biddco
02-08-2012, 05:11 PM
I'm guessing Olympia probably told the GLI committee to ditch St. Cloud if they wanted in on the outdoor action. A couple thousand Western fans is better for the bottom line than a handful of SCSU parents and fans.I wonder if they told St. Cloud there was a good chance they would be in the 2013 one. That would make it feel better, something to watch for.

FadeToBlack&Gold
02-08-2012, 05:18 PM
I wonder if they told St. Cloud there was a good chance they would be in the 2013 one. That would make it feel better, something to watch for.

True, they might've just asked St. Cloud to bump their participation out a year. Somehow, I doubt it.

rustedblades
02-08-2012, 05:21 PM
THG was already on this, but Phoenix Copley has been traded to the Des Moines Buccaneers.

Another Tech recruit involved in the trade. L'Esperance's rights go from Des Moines to Tri City

http://www.stormhockey.com/NewsRundown/2712BIGTRADEBETWEENSTORMANDBUCCANEERS.aspx

Biddco
02-08-2012, 05:39 PM
True, they might've just asked St. Cloud to bump their participation out a year. Somehow, I doubt it.It will be interesting to watch. I would love to see UMD in a GLI someday...

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
02-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Based on just the 433 more tickets they are selling on average, Tech stands to earn about $100k more.

you're forgetting to add the extra $5 that all fans are paying (granted season ticket holders are getting a one year discount) for tickets.

2000 fans x $5 x 18 games = $180K
433 extra fans x $13 x 18= $101K

Total of approx ~$280K: $190K (maybe some extra for assistants) in salary difference between Russell and Pearson= good return on investment

Speaking of; does anybody know what Muckalt's salary is?

giwan
02-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Well if tMEL is getting so many props for the turn, how much effect has Shields had on Robo? Or is the team playing better cutting down on what Robo has to deal with?

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
02-08-2012, 06:08 PM
I realize now my context may have come off as bitter or in agreement. I don't disagree with the decision to change coaches at all, nor with what the school paid to land Coach Pearson. I was ready to pull the trigger after last season. The eye roll was for the spiteful nature of the alleged remark.

realized your context; just adding facts to point out the original comment is very weak and yes likely based out of bitterness

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
02-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Well if tMEL is getting so many props for the turn, how much effect has Shields had on Robo? Or is the team playing better cutting down on what Robo has to deal with?

Mel gets credit for bringing in shields AND yielding the power for the most part to Shields on playing time for the goaltenders and when to pull/not pull a goalie. Don't believe Russells goaltending coach had any in game input.

JohnsonsJerseys
02-09-2012, 12:54 AM
I wonder if they told St. Cloud there was a good chance they would be in the 2013 one. That would make it feel better, something to watch for.

There was some discussion that SCSU would not be invited, but the university was ok with that saying they were not a good fit for the new tourney. But then went they found out WMU got an invite, the cry went up "Why Western!?!?!?!" SCSU will now seek a back door method to get themselves included. "We've done it before..."
:eek:
Ryan J

mtu_huskies
02-09-2012, 09:03 AM
Good article in the Omaha paper mostly about Tech and quotes from Pearson and the success this season.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120208/MAVS/702089827/1001

The Darkness
02-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Wow, how nice of you guys to invite Western Michigan to the GLI next year.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120208/SPORTS05/120208026/winter-classic-nhl-reveals?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

The good hard working people at the local Detroit Newpapers are noted idiots. So I wouldn't think that as being official until we get an official release from any of the participating schools, or Shirtless who always seems to know this stuff before anybody else does.

giwan
02-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Good article in the Omaha paper mostly about Tech and quotes from Pearson and the success this season.http://www.omaha.com/article/20120208/MAVS/702089827/1001

Two key quotes:

"We had to get the kids to believe in themselves, to understand that they were good Division I players. And we changed the style a little bit to one that seemed to suit the kids that we have here."

"I was looking for the trap door on the bench," Pearson said. "You start to have visions of (losing) 14-0."

Really explains the reason a change was needed. Still realistic about the situation.

Beer Pong Horn
02-09-2012, 11:38 AM
The good hard working people at the local Detroit Newpapers are noted idiots. So I wouldn't think that as being official until we get an official release from any of the participating schools, or Shirtless who always seems to know this stuff before anybody else does.

Ask and ye shall receive:


Official Michigan Tech release.

DETROIT, Mich. - Michigan Tech, the annual host of the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament in Detroit, will take the event outdoors in 2012. The 48th annual GLI will be played at Detroit's Comerica Park as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival and in connection with the NHL's annual Winter Classic, which will feature the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.
The GLI games will be played Dec. 28 and 29 on an ice rink built inside Comerica Park field, home of Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers. The field of teams for the 2012 GLI are all from Michigan. The semifinals on Dec. 28 will pit Michigan Tech against Michigan in the first game followed by Michigan State vs. Western Michigan in the second. The GLI Third-Place game and Championship will be played Dec. 29.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase some of the best college hockey in the state in a unique environment," said Michigan Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. "We look forward to working with Olympia Entertainment and Comerica Park to host a memorable event for our student-athletes and fans."

The GLI will comprise only part of the action at Comerica Park during the Hockeytown Winter Festival. A game between notable Red Wings and Maple Leafs alumni is on tap along with other games from youth, major junior and minor professional levels.

Both the Red Wings and Tigers are owned by Mike and Marian Ilitch, who were instrumental in bringing the Hockeytown Winter Festival to Comerica Park.

"I want to take the opportunity to thank the Ilitch family for giving college hockey-and specifically Michigan Tech-a chance to be a part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival," said Tech head coach Mel Pearson. "Having been a part of three outdoor games in the past, I know our players are being afforded a special opportunity to play in an outdoor game. We really look forward to playing at Comerica."

The Hockeytown Winter Festival will begin mid-December at Comerica Park. The GLI will be the first games showcased on the Comerica Park ice. The 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be played on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium.

Game times for the 2012 GLI and the full schedule for the Hockeytown Winter Festival will be announced at a later date.

huskyfan
02-10-2012, 12:52 AM
today's hockey meme : lets get sobered up! Go HUSKEEZ!!

redwing61
02-10-2012, 12:54 PM
From one of Stephen Anderson's articles today:

Pearson said the GLI will return to Joe Louis Arena in 2013, but the goal is to make the tournament a Michigan-only tournament, modeled after the Beanpot in Boston and the recently announced future Minnesota Cup.

"I think there's a lot of talk of doing that with the GLI - just making it exclusively Michigan schools and having the three host schools (Tech, U of M, MSU) and rotating the fourth team - whether Northern or Western or Ferris State or Lake Superior just to keep it in the state. I think it's a great idea," he said.

I think it's a good idea for Michigan and Michigan State ("We don't need to travel to Marquette/Sault Ste. Marie/Big Rapids we just played you in the GLI last year"), but not so much for Michigan Tech ("Youse guys again??"). I like seeing teams from out east that we'd probably never play otherwise.

manurespreader
02-10-2012, 01:46 PM
totally agree, adding in a team from the east makes the tournament a national tourney instead of a regional one and gets interest from national level media. A state tournament is simply that. I much prefer an eastern team come. they bring as many fans as the outstate michigan teams do anyway.If you want an in state tournament work with Ferris and get one going in GR.

Beer Pong Horn
02-10-2012, 02:44 PM
From one of Stephen Anderson's articles today:


I think it's a good idea for Michigan and Michigan State ("We don't need to travel to Marquette/Sault Ste. Marie/Big Rapids – we just played you in the GLI last year"), but not so much for Michigan Tech ("Youse guys again??"). I like seeing teams from out east that we'd probably never play otherwise.

Do not want. Do not want AT ALL. Bringing in an outside team help create pairwise ranking, gives the tourny a face outside of the state, and usually garners guests from top conferences. It also keeps teams from playing in-conference games, assuming someone can keep Michigan or MSU out of the title game. :p

mtu_huskies
02-10-2012, 10:08 PM
an overall pretty happy Mel tonight

Mel's postgame thoughts:
They took it to us in the 2nd
They're a good hockey team
In the 2nd half of the game we had more grade A chances
Great effort by our team, not giving up an inch, doing a lot of good things
A big point, need to get after it tomorrow
Thre the puck up the middle too much in 2nd, turnovers
They try to create chances, and will give up some 2x1s
Got off to a good start
got through 5x3 and started to come on
Our PP wasn't very good, need to play them 5x5
Changes:will look at tape, was pretty happy about everybody, Gordic and Likteig are out, prob same lineup

mtu_huskies
02-10-2012, 10:19 PM
Good Mike Sertich interview in the 3rd of the UND/UMD game on CBS Sports - he was the coach when I was a freshmen at Tech

Flashy Man
02-10-2012, 10:51 PM
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