Winning does make people come to your school - you use other sports as an analogy and look at our basketball team - they've been winning for years and in case you haven't noticed they might have the best team they've had since the Coppenrath days! In hockey every team can realistically say it can win a national title because they are so few of them. If that is not the mentality at Vermont then they need to get out of the D1 hockey business. Union did it with TALENT that came together and developed as a TEAM that could beat ANYONE and DID. What UVM team in the last 5-6 years can you say has demonstrated all those qualities? And you're okay with the status quo over a team that won a national title in that same time period? COME ON!!
So yeah it is on the players for falling apart it is on the coaches for not getting players prepared and it is on the coaches for not bringing in players who can compete and finish games or develop the ones they do into that. If you are fine with another 15 years of maybe hoping you can get to the NCAAs in a sport that has 58 teams and you play in what is basically the SEC of hockey, fine must be nice not having to care that much some of us feel that after 15 years Sneddon has not delivered and a change needs to be made thank you for your service Sneddon but you've outstayed your welcome. You talk about half empty barns for a national championship team...how about talking about how UVM saw a wait list of nearly 10 years for tickets evaporate and having to ttry and sell season ticket packages on TV 2 weeks before the season started because they've lost so many loyal fans!! Why do you think that is? Because most people don't share your opinions! Most people are sick of these average seasons when they finish 6th place or worse every year!