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Wisko McBadgerton
03-27-2016, 10:47 AM
This is an excellent point. Since Oz has landed in the ranks of the NHL system, I wonder if he got a taste that he would want fulfill as a head coach someday in the NHL. I guess no one will be here forever, but I'd like to see the next guy be @ UW 6-8 years minimum.

I find the guy from Penicton, Harbinson, facinating. If he were to come he should bring is top assistant with him, that guys is in charge of recruiting - Cawley. Surely the UW job would pay as well as his current gig. The 70% winning percentage speaks volumes of their ability to evaluate and secure talent.

Agree that it could be a stepping stone for Oz just as easily as it could be for the Don.

While obviously it's preferable to hire someone who will be here and be successful for 15+ years, I think the priority is to get the program back on track asap. Even if someone is here for only 4 years, if they get back to the NCAA's right away and put together a FF run and recruit well, we're back in business and can take it from there pretty easily.

On Coghlin, there's no doubt he's a great hockey coach, but frankly that's only part of the job. Hockey people that know Mike Eaves pretty much all agree he has one of the best hockey minds around, and if it was just showing up and teaching hockey he'd probably still be in charge. Recruiting and to a much lesser extent, PR, are major factors and recruiting is where we really don't know how Coghlin would stack up on the D-1 level, especially with 16-17 year old superstars. He may be the most awesome guy ever, I wouldn't argue it, but this is no time to experiment.

I do find it amusing how much weight Coghlin fans want to give tying (or beating, or almost beating... Whatever.) the worst UW team in history in a closed scrimmage game. Don't care if the Norby's beat UW 15-1. It doesn't matter one lick. If they played a game every year for the last 15 years, and I mean real games that actually count for something, and giving SNC all benefit of any doubt, MAYBE they are 1-14. In any case it's no basis for hiring a coach. If it were, the target is obviously Matt Loen at UWEC who played two actual games against a D-1 opponent this year to draws and waxed SNC 5-1 in the final. But I suspect UW isn't hiring him either.

Happy Easter, Badgers. Hope you all find something great in your baskets.

davyd83
03-27-2016, 10:53 AM
It would be very interesting to see how Osiecki & Alvarez would get along over the long haul. Mark is very steadfast when he believes something to be right. Would a strong willed hockey coach mesh with the AD here?

IndianaBadger1995
03-27-2016, 11:07 AM
I do find it amusing how much weight Coghlin fans want to give tying (or beating, or almost beating... Whatever.) the worst UW team in history in a closed scrimmage game. Don't care if the Norby's beat UW 15-1. It doesn't matter one lick. If they played a game every year for the last 15 years, and I mean real games that actually count for something, and giving SNC all benefit of any doubt, MAYBE they are 1-14. In any case it's no basis for hiring a coach. If it were, the target is obviously Matt Loen at UWEC who played two actual games against a D-1 opponent this year to draws and waxed SNC 5-1 in the final. But I suspect UW isn't hiring him either.

Happy Easter, Badgers. Hope you all find something great in your baskets.

They played Arizona State... And they didn't beat SNC 5-1 in the final. That would be UWSP, not UWEC.

Happy Easter to you and everyone else!

Almington
03-27-2016, 11:26 AM
On Coghlin, there's no doubt he's a great hockey coach, but frankly that's only part of the job. Hockey people that know Mike Eaves pretty much all agree he has one of the best hockey minds around, and if it was just showing up and teaching hockey he'd probably still be in charge. Recruiting and to a much lesser extent, PR, are major factors and recruiting is where we really don't know how Coghlin would stack up on the D-1 level, especially with 16-17 year old superstars. He may be the most awesome guy ever, I wouldn't argue it, but this is no time to experiment.

I do find it amusing how much weight Coghlin fans want to give tying (or beating, or almost beating... Whatever.) the worst UW team in history in a closed scrimmage game. Don't care if the Norby's beat UW 15-1. It doesn't matter one lick. If they played a game every year for the last 15 years, and I mean real games that actually count for something, and giving SNC all benefit of any doubt, MAYBE they are 1-14. In any case it's no basis for hiring a coach. If it were, the target is obviously Matt Loen at UWEC who played two actual games against a D-1 opponent this year to draws and waxed SNC 5-1 in the final. But I suspect UW isn't hiring him either.

Anyone who thinks Coghlin wouldn't be successful at the UW or any of the other committed DI schools is a fool. he'd be a fine choice, but as others have mentioned, I'm not sure he would want it and I'm not sure that he would be the right person to take on what is as much a fanbase rebuilding process as a hockey team rebuilding process at UW. All three of MJ, DG, and Oz can speak to fans about the great days of UW hockey past and get the fans to listen because many people still remember those great badger teams of the past. Coghlin does not have the same name recognition which UW needs more now than ever.

In the parity among DI schools has increased significantly over the past 15 to 20 years. That parity has also impacted D3, where the top D3 conferences are as good on a yearly basis as AHA and SNC would likely be able to hold their own in a conference like the current WCHA.

QUAlum2004
03-27-2016, 11:35 AM
John Buccigross ‏@Buccigross 3m3 minutes ago
Multiple sources tell me Tony Granato will be the next Head Hockey Coach at Wisconsin. Brother Donny will likely join him on staff.

solovsfett
03-27-2016, 11:40 AM
John Buccigross ‏@Buccigross 3m3 minutes ago
Multiple sources tell me Tony Granato will be the next Head Hockey Coach at Wisconsin. Brother Donny will likely join him on staff.

holeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! That would certainly knock MY socks off!!!!
:)

EDIT: I'm sorry for all of the negativity Barry, if this http://www.uscho.com/2016/03/27/sources-wisconsin-preparing-to-name-tony-granato-coach/

is true, you just hit a grand ****ing slam w/long-time Wisconsin Hockey fans!

Bonin21
03-27-2016, 11:55 AM
Woah
http://www.uscho.com/2016/03/27/sources-wisconsin-preparing-to-name-tony-granato-coach/

GBBadger14
03-27-2016, 11:59 AM
My socks just got knocked off and flew out the ********** window...

Almington
03-27-2016, 12:02 PM
The Granato Brothers AND Oz? Wow

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-27-2016, 12:05 PM
Holy ****balls.

I may have permanent injuries from the explosions that just occurred at my feet.

Well done, Richter (presumably).

solovsfett
03-27-2016, 12:13 PM
Kamigo - I'm buying tickets w/the quickness based on this report.

so...count 4 more seasons tix for saturday night Barry

:) :) :) :) :) :)

Wisconsin Hockey: National Champions 2019

IndianaBadger1995
03-27-2016, 12:27 PM
I'm so excited!!!!

GBBadger14
03-27-2016, 12:28 PM
The fact that they got the top 2 rumored candidates to be ASSISTANTS kind of blows my mind.

Almington
03-27-2016, 12:32 PM
The fact that they got the top 2 rumored candidates to be ASSISTANTS kind of blows my mind.

Barry backed up the dump truck full of BTN money.

Gurtholfin
03-27-2016, 12:34 PM
Socks officially knocked the **** off.

:eek:

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: :eek:

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-27-2016, 12:35 PM
Yeah. Wow. I stand by a lot of my anti-Barry rhetoric, as it was well earned and verifiable.

But if this pays off like I think it will, and Badger Hockey gets back to where it needs to be, I'll reverse course and become a Barry Acolyte like 99% of our plebeian fan base has been since time immemorial.

Gurtholfin
03-27-2016, 12:39 PM
No... fvck Barry. He's still an asshat and waited too long while the program circled the toilet.

He still sucks.


This is great... fvck that... UNBELIEVABLE news, but that doesn't change anything about the little fat football coach.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-27-2016, 12:40 PM
I know. I'm just on a high here.

burd
03-27-2016, 12:43 PM
Congrats Badger fans. That's a hell of a staff. Sure would be nice to see the Kohl Center rocking again.

UWisco
03-27-2016, 12:46 PM
I need a new package of socks.