On a different note really impressed with Kevan Miller with the Bruins. Love watching him play.
Also on an actual hockey note, someone in the Schedules thread said that RPI's coach said they're coming up for the Catamount Cup next year.
Frozen Four: '96, '09
NCAA Tournament: '88, '96, '97, '09, '10, '14
UVM record in games I've attended as a student:
Fan of the UVM Catamounts, Charlotte Hornets, Oakland A's, and Philadelphia Union
Or do they just want their little social club where they feel good talking to the local reporter and coach and that's good enough to let all the bad coaching, recruiting running off of players and POOR performance on ice for YEARS slide? If the only thing defenders of the team can say is that this is how it as always been they have just admitted they have low standards and it is in direct hypocristy of what UVM says the hockey team is supposed to be!
Would love to hear what they have to say but it seems most of them any time they come here are too busy telling us we're all stupid for having passion about the team and NOT LIKING where things are going .., is it because change is a threat to their relations to the team? WHAT do they say???
This reminds me of a quote Mike Gilligan told me years ago.
“Anyone who is in a profession which relies on the performance of 18 year olds has to be crazy”
Said in jest, but has some truth.
This seems to ring true as why someone’s happiness depends on the performance of student athletes as being somewhat odd.
Colton is coming back. I think a offseason of weight training will make the freshman better, especially Misley as he got muscled off the puck way too much last season. I think there is reason for optimism. .
Last edited by Martin St. Louis Fan; 03-30-2018 at 04:39 PM.
again here you are with the insults! why do you think that people who have passion about the team are are very concerned with the state of the team do not lead happy lives? As a matter of fact sir I just had a great Easter surrounded by my wonderful family who bring me much joy and happiness as many other things in my life do as well!
If you are okay with the team not being good or competitive or even fun to watch all these years that is your right but to come here and act like the MANY of us and many more who do not know of this message baord to voice their ideas do not have legit cause for concern and are speaking with our dollars to not support a bad product that you should be able to see with the decrease in attendance and try and say we lead sad lives, no sir!
Also as you could recall and check the matter of records here I too had reason to believe after last season and was fooled! this year I always hope for better you sir seem to not understand that but I now know to be cautious because I do not trust the coaching staff to succeed and develop the players they have into a team that I see going to NCAA or a top 5 HEA finish - those are not unreal goals to have!
The following excerpt is from a story on ESPN about Jay Wright, the head basketball coach at Villanova, and how he's built that school into a highly successful program. I was really struck by the following and how it can relate to our hockey program. Given our limitations in recruiting, etc., this is exactly what UVM needs to be doing:
As Villanova’s stature grew, so did its ability to recruit at the highest level. But not all superstars are cut out for Wright’s style, which puts a premium on upperclassmen and a selfless offensive philosophy. His 2010-11 team had five McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster, but it fell apart after a 16-1 start — ‘Nova went 5-11 the rest of the way. The following year was worse, a 13-19 bust that remains the most losses for a Wright-coached team.
That’s when Wright rolled up his monogrammed sleeves and reinvented his recruiting philosophy: He would spend less time chasing five-stars who were marginally invested in the college experience, and more time selecting players who fit his ideal program culture.
What’s happened since then has shot Wright to the top of his profession. Veteran teams, built by layer upon layer of player development, produced four straight Big East titles from 2014-17. And the past four seasons have simply been the best in program history — a 135-16 record, three No. 1 NCAA tournament seeds, two Final Fours, and possibly two national titles. Villanova’s unspectacular recruiting class rankings over the last five years are the most worthless stats in the sport.
“It’s not perfect all the time, but we’re honest with guys when they come in,” Wright said. “They know the upperclassmen in our program are respected. They know that they’re going to have to earn their playing time. And the guys that choose Villanova usually want that. They want the competitiveness to prove themselves. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves.”
yes this would be very nice to have a true team identity! The problem is Sneddon and his coaches are so inconsistence! The coaching style changes every year the kind of player they get changes all the time or they just dont get good ones because they cannot ID and develop the right way...but heard it all the time we want to recruit speed we want to recruit offense we dont care about size to we need to get bigger we want puck moving defensemen we want stay at home defenseman we will take a small goalie we want a big goalie we will play to score a lot of goals we cant score goals we dump and chase we will commit to blocking shots we let in tons of goals....
This team has lacked identity for YEARS!!
That is on the culture that is on the coach!
What he had going in 2007 to 2010 was working and it got abandoned and its never been the same!
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