It is time for a change. I thought maybe this coaching staff just needed to wake up and realize they needed to be taught how to coach but they don't have the talent for that . Whitten ,just like Anastos at Mi State , coaching was never your cup of tea and take Metro and York with you . Some of us saw the scam that was used to get Whitten in and we hoped for the best and gave him time but all we got was a coach who never should of been a coach .
Just because a guy calls himself a coach doesn't mean he is a coach and I think that is where this coaching staff falls into . They have the title but they have no talent to be coaches . I would rather watch a team with little talent lose but love playing for the coaching staff then a team that actually seems to have talent but apparently has no desire to play for the coaching staff and I think this is where the Lakers fall into .
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That flawed process should be an example for the new ad on what not to do when hiring the new coach.
Just chiming in from an outsider’s perspective: LSSU has some fundamental problems they’ll need to fix before they can compete again. LSSU has the lowest salary for a head coach and I’m sure the pool for assistants is the smallest as well. Potulny is in his first ever year as a D1 head coach and is making $180,000. Is Lake Superior able to offer that kind of contract to replace Whitten?
I also realize location is something you have no control over. But, the new landscape of D1 hockey means teams won’t travel long distances for OOC games. That means you’ll either have to start offering money games, playing 3 or 2-for-1s, or playing most of your OOC games on the road. Playing WCHA teams for OOC games will do nothing to re-build your program.
LSSU is one of my favorite non-BG teams. I just wonder if the finances are there for the Lakers to ever compete for a home playoff spot.
Finally some offense! And they didn't collapse after Ferris got the 2 quick goals to tie it.
Why didn't the Lakers play like this the night before?
I hope the coaches and some of the players have read what has been posted here the last day or so . Maybe it lit a fire under their butts . They still need wins to make the play offs and it will be a tough rest of the season to play . Good win and come out hungrier next week .
Whitten promised a lot of things, and many people on here were singing his praises of all these recruits and better leagues they were scouting, promises of having the best conditioned team and a new high octane offense. I think it’s safe to say we are seeing none of that.
The question has also been asked why so many players are or have left early under this head coach, and why he has so many troubles in the locker room and motivating his players for more than just an night or game here and there.
With people staying away in record low numbers for attendance, and the majority of laker fans expecting a little bit better, it’s safe to say the excuses , wait until next year, and woe is me because of lack of funding attitude is wearing a bit thin on those who don’t have a vested interest in keeping this coach around.
I also expect a coach to guide, inspire, lead, develop and motivate these young men, all the while respecting them and earning it in return, showing progress and results
It's safe to say after 3 1/2 years we are seeing neither of these two things, and I don't think those expectations are that far from reality.
Time to make a change!
If that clashes with what you call reality, then we really do have a disagreement.
Good effort by the Lakers tonight against the WCHA's #2 team.
Good effort doesn't mean very much at this point of the season. The play offs are out of reach for this team and the biggest thing they may accomplish is not finishing in tenth place and there is still a huge possibility that may be where they land .
Kudos to the team for playing hard this weekend. I stand bye my previous comments however that we need a new coach.
The effort was better but the results are becoming all too common.
9th place, 6 wins in 28 games, ranked 58th out of 60 teams, attendance hitting rock bottom, along with early player departures and the head coach apparent mind games and issues, isn’t getting the job done after 3 1/2 years at the helm.
It’s time for a change, this isn’t working, Lake Superior State can do better.
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