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    Michigan Tech Huskies Off-Season 2019: The Quest to Get Hard

    Here's to a productive off season with plenty of growth by the current players and a whole new crop of hardened players coming in.

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    I expect there will be some Miami recruits looking for a new place to go. I know of one in SE Michigan in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    I expect there will be some Miami recruits looking for a new place to go. I know of one in SE Michigan in particular.
    The kid whose grandfather played for Tech, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    I expect there will be some Miami recruits looking for a new place to go. I know of one in SE Michigan in particular.
    On a different Miami note does anyone think they would have been better off keeping the coach and moving to the WCHA? Not sure that would even be an option but I see them always being in the bottom half of that league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustedblades View Post
    On a different Miami note does anyone think they would have been better off keeping the coach and moving to the WCHA? Not sure that would even be an option but I see them always being in the bottom half of that league.
    The cost for them to buy out of the NCHC is prohibitive.

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    Can't decide if this thread title is an inside joke of a title of a porno from the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddco View Post
    Can't decide if this thread title is an inside joke of a title of a porno from the 70's.
    it's an inside joke.
    You could ask Chris Dilks, he understands everything. Just ask him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustedblades View Post
    On a different Miami note does anyone think they would have been better off keeping the coach and moving to the WCHA?
    Yes, but for political and financial reasons, it will never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddco View Post
    Can't decide if this thread title is an inside joke of a title of a porno from the 70's.
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    I believe the star of that movie was I.M. Husky.
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    I'm still feeling like the one hit wonder music star. We made it, we were good, we were competitive and someone took away the prom queen crown. I sure hope last season was an anomaly. And we can get back to our winning ways next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskyfan View Post
    I'm still feeling like the one hit wonder music star. We made it, we were good, we were competitive and someone took away the prom queen crown. I sure hope last season was an anomaly. And we can get back to our winning ways next year.
    Most of us knew this was going to be a re-building year. Our schedule had us drinking the Koolaid playing most of our winnable games in the first half of the schedule. The second half we played the top half of our league and were shown as being a re-building team. We have a completely new D-core from 2 years ago. We lost a lot of size/strength/talent/leadership/grit from last years team.

    I don't think Marv would be doing better. He isn't exactly setting the world on fire with the skunk weasels.

    We have a good young group of players and some other players started to step up. I hope the guys put in the work this off-season to improve skill wise. Tyler can get the guys bigger, faster, stronger, and well conditioned for next year. If the guys buy in Joe and staff will coach them up.

    I like our coaches and I like our team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Husky View Post
    Most of us knew this was going to be a re-building year. Our schedule had us drinking the Koolaid playing most of our winnable games in the first half of the schedule. The second half we played the top half of our league and were shown as being a re-building team. We have a completely new D-core from 2 years ago. We lost a lot of size/strength/talent/leadership/grit from last years team.

    I don't think Marv would be doing better. He isn't exactly setting the world on fire with the skunk weasels.

    We have a good young group of players and some other players started to step up. I hope the guys put in the work this off-season to improve skill wise. Tyler can get the guys bigger, faster, stronger, and well conditioned for next year. If the guys buy in Joe and staff will coach them up.

    I like our coaches and I like our team!
    Comparing 2017-18 Freshman scoring to 2018-19 there is a lot to be hopeful about. 2017-18 there were 2 Freshman goal scorers;

    Misiak - 7th on the team with 8 goals
    Reitmeier - 12th on the team with 5 goals

    This past season

    Halonen - 1st on the team with 12 goals - 21 points total
    Broetzman - 3rd on the team with 8 goals - 14 points total
    Bliss - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 15 points total
    Parronttino - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 10 points total

    The concerning part for me is the lack of improvement by the non-freshman and the possibility of this happening to the Freshman for whatever reason that caused these to plateau or fall

    Gould 2017-18 - 14 goals, 29 points 2018-19 - 7 goals, 12 points
    Smith 2017-18 - 8 goals, 22 points 2018-19 - 4 goals, 14 points
    Misiak 2017-18 - 8 goals, 15 points 2018-19 - 6 goals, 7 points
    Berrett 2017-18 - 7 goals, 11 points 2018-19 - 3 goals, 7 points

    I would be interested to hear if the coaches have a theory on why the production fell off so much in the upper classes. The senior scoring was way down as well but since they are gone that doesn't matter as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustedblades View Post
    Comparing 2017-18 Freshman scoring to 2018-19 there is a lot to be hopeful about. 2017-18 there were 2 Freshman goal scorers;

    Misiak - 7th on the team with 8 goals
    Reitmeier - 12th on the team with 5 goals

    This past season

    Halonen - 1st on the team with 12 goals - 21 points total
    Broetzman - 3rd on the team with 8 goals - 14 points total
    Bliss - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 15 points total
    Parronttino - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 10 points total

    The concerning part for me is the lack of improvement by the non-freshman and the possibility of this happening to the Freshman for whatever reason that caused these to plateau or fall

    Gould 2017-18 - 14 goals, 29 points 2018-19 - 7 goals, 12 points
    Smith 2017-18 - 8 goals, 22 points 2018-19 - 4 goals, 14 points
    Misiak 2017-18 - 8 goals, 15 points 2018-19 - 6 goals, 7 points
    Berrett 2017-18 - 7 goals, 11 points 2018-19 - 3 goals, 7 points

    I would be interested to hear if the coaches have a theory on why the production fell off so much in the upper classes. The senior scoring was way down as well but since they are gone that doesn't matter as much.
    Gould played 7 fewer games. Beretta, 22 fewer, Smith 7 fewer, Misiak played 6 fewer. Beretta’s points per game was the best he’s had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustedblades View Post
    Comparing 2017-18 Freshman scoring to 2018-19 there is a lot to be hopeful about. 2017-18 there were 2 Freshman goal scorers;

    Misiak - 7th on the team with 8 goals
    Reitmeier - 12th on the team with 5 goals

    This past season

    Halonen - 1st on the team with 12 goals - 21 points total
    Broetzman - 3rd on the team with 8 goals - 14 points total
    Bliss - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 15 points total
    Parronttino - Tied for 5th on the team with 6 goals - 10 points total

    The concerning part for me is the lack of improvement by the non-freshman and the possibility of this happening to the Freshman for whatever reason that caused these to plateau or fall

    Gould 2017-18 - 14 goals, 29 points 2018-19 - 7 goals, 12 points
    Smith 2017-18 - 8 goals, 22 points 2018-19 - 4 goals, 14 points
    Misiak 2017-18 - 8 goals, 15 points 2018-19 - 6 goals, 7 points
    Berrett 2017-18 - 7 goals, 11 points 2018-19 - 3 goals, 7 points

    I would be interested to hear if the coaches have a theory on why the production fell off so much in the upper classes. The senior scoring was way down as well but since they are gone that doesn't matter as much.
    Size, strength, and buy-in. Gould reminds me of other sub 5-8 guys 150lb guys. They are great #3 option. Joel lived in the hard ice, Lucch was just outside the hard ice, and Gould was able to skate freely. He is quick enough to get loose pucks and score on the empty net. Now he needs to be the guy in/near the hard ice and with a smaller frame, struggles. 2017-2018, he was always on the puck and his name was called all the time. 2018-2019, only a hand full of games did I hear his name called frequently. He was invisible most games.

    I think Smith was a buy-in case who had to grow into a hard nosed center and he went to the top line. I think he had to grow and adapt, which he did in the last month of the season. He is one that could have struggled buying in.

    Misiak had a bit of a sophomore slump. The graduation of Baltus hurt their play.

    Baretta, He wasn't on the ice every game and +/- 4 points isn't much.

    A big little talked about item, the loss of Birks (18 points), Auk* (31 points), and Reinke (24 points) really hurt our offensive attack. The forwards could break out faster (better break out passes), take more chances (stronger D play), or have that 4th attacker (Auk) jumping in on plays stressing the D. (*moved to forward mid season).

    Seamus is very good at distributing the puck. Outside of him... the guys have some growing to do. We also don't have many/any D-man with a heavy shot that opposing teams must go out and cover. That allows the forwards to pinch down, attack the puck, and get more guys in the shot/passing lanes. All of that takes away time/space and makes everything harder for the forwards, but especially for guys like Gould. It also allows their forwards to cheat for breakouts, forcing our D-men back and more hesitant to jump into the offensive zone. It makes everything a battle, faceoffs/turnovers/50-50 battles/ puck possession that much more critical as there is no space to make cute one against many plays.

    I could be all wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    Gould played 7 fewer games. Beretta, 22 fewer, Smith 7 fewer, Misiak played 6 fewer. Beretta’s points per game was the best he’s had.
    I should have done all my research. I didn't realize these guys missed that many games. Thanks for the additional info, it explains some of the drop off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Husky View Post

    A big little talked about item, the loss of Birks (18 points), Auk* (31 points), and Reinke (24 points) really hurt our offensive attack. The forwards could break out faster (better break out passes), take more chances (stronger D play), or have that 4th attacker (Auk) jumping in on plays stressing the D. (*moved to forward mid season).
    I agree 100% this had a huge affect on offensive production and probably hasn't got the attention it deserves!

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    Re: Michigan Tech Huskies Off-Season 2019: The Quest to Get Hard

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    Was Beretta injured, or did he fall out of favor with the Joe regime?
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    Was Beretta injured, or did he fall out of favor with the Joe regime?
    Listening to the most recent JSH, the opposite. Joe felt Baretta was the locker room leader and said he wanted to put a letter on Baretta. He didn't because Baretta wasn't going to be in the line-up every week (fringe top 12 guy). Joe sounded like he regretted not putting a letter on Baretta.

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    Well, just what is weird about it? We surf the Lake in winter, bike the cross country trails in the snow, give mouth to mouth to downed sled dogs, set roofs on fire to get the snow off, shoot bullets into snowbanks, snowmobile to Wall-Mart (they have parking for snowmobiles), ice climb, sit for hours on a frozen lake with howling winds staring down a hole in hopes of catching a fish. Oh and then we drink too.
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