I go back to when Dallas first became coach and we established an identity as a team that busted our tails, defended hard, and played above our heads talent-wise. It earned us a trip to the CCHA semi’s and and NCAA tournament berth within two years. I think we are going to have to be something similar for the time being in order to be successful.
I am intrigued to see where Largen takes this program going forward. It seems like a fresh start is upon us after a few really crappy years. I like the coaching staff he has brought in, and if the University means business when it says it is committed to hockey and the program is “fully-funded”, I don’t think it’ll be long before someone starts whining about making a playoff trip to the far north.
But in the meantime, we have a hell of a schedule to start the season...Arizona State on the road, which won’t be easy. Then St. Cloud, at Denver, and at Minnesota State. Talk about getting thrown into the fire for a new coach and 10 new players.