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Wisko McBadgerton
03-20-2016, 09:15 PM
That level of approval didn't stop Bielema from being a lacivious scumbag.

True, but he generated cash for Barry. Character doesn't really count under those circumstances.

RedFreak
03-20-2016, 09:33 PM
I stand corrected.
:o

Almington
03-20-2016, 09:39 PM
I'm curious to hear more about this anti-Strand business.

I'll rep my email address to you, aktick, if you care to elaborate non-"publicly".

Fwiw, I have a neighbor who is a national champion from another school who I haven't spoken to much about it (and he hasn't elaborated), but has a high opinion on Strand.

You talk with enough people, you can find someone who doesn't like a specific person.

DPlaya
03-20-2016, 11:48 PM
Luke Strand will be named badger hockey coach and JB Bittner will be his assistant and they are looking to fill another assistant coach position.

Explains why the they were scouting the Madison capital games this weekend.

If your boss was fired and you were applying for his job would you stop doing your job? If you knew you might not get his job but wanted to keep your job would you stop doing your job? There's no logic to what you said.

DoorCtyBadger
03-21-2016, 06:06 AM
If your boss was fired and you were applying for his job would you stop doing your job? If you knew you might not get his job but wanted to keep your job would you stop doing your job? There's no logic to what you said.

And no logic in the hatred for Luke strand by the 5 posters on this site either.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 07:35 AM
And no logic in the hatred for Luke strand by the 5 posters on this site either.

Hatred is pretty strong word, don't you think?



On another front, and keep in mind this is coming from Wisko "I'm not really a bouncyball guy" McBadgerton, I heard controversy rumors that Bronson Koenig has possibly been blood-boosting with this:

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Timothy A
03-21-2016, 07:59 AM
It is strange that they'd have the deadline so fast when a lot of people who would apply still actively coaching games, which smells like a Gard type move (meaning Strand or MJ). Logically they should have made it after the F4.

Like vs don't like Strand.......Other than Wisko McBadgerton and Badger Bob,who is universally loved by all? :)

Bradz
03-21-2016, 08:08 AM
Potential UW Head Coaches
George Gwozdecky
Mark Johnson
Don Granato
Mark Osiecki
Tim Coughlin
Luke Strand

Any other names that should be added to the fan's short list?

The best candidate for the HC position mentioned so far is Mike Hastings from Mankato who has the history and background of turning things around and building programs. He has the ability to identify the right players he needs, and get many of them, despite the competition from the bigger name schools. The problem is getting him out of Mankato, the offer would have to be pretty darn good. If he isn't on the shortlist something is very wrong. Sometimes an outsiders perspective is exactly what is needed to make that transition. If he got the job I would venture a guess he would bring some good recruits with him that would help right away, and he would wait to see how the young 98-99 commits develop rather than bringing them in early. I bet other Big 10 HCs hope it isn't going to be Hastings.

solovsfett
03-21-2016, 08:20 AM
The best candidate for the HC position mentioned so far is Mike Hastings from Mankato who has the history and background of turning things around and building programs. He has the ability to identify the right players he needs, and get many of them, despite the competition from the bigger name schools. The problem is getting him out of Mankato, the offer would have to be pretty darn good. If he isn't on the shortlist something is very wrong. Sometimes an outsiders perspective is exactly what is needed to make that transition. If he got the job I would venture a guess he would bring some good recruits with him that would help right away, and he would wait to see how the young 98-99 commits develop rather than bringing them in early. I bet other Big 10 HCs hope it isn't going to be Hastings.

I like your reasoning and agree with another perspective being needed. Several have posted that Barry was going to work with Pat Richter's consulting group to find the new HC, but that doesn't seem to reconcile with having such a short deadline to fill the vacancy.

I'm hoping for Don or if not, then someone out of the box.

If it's a coach to settle things/get things moving up for 4-5 years (like a Gwoz) then bring in someone else later for a long term commitment then why not just give the job to Mr. Bill Howard? And no, I'm not kidding with that one.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 08:30 AM
why not just give the job to Mr. Bill Howard?

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Bradz
03-21-2016, 08:39 AM
Did you notice this? :)

"However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled."

gwhinwi
03-21-2016, 08:46 AM
Several have posted that Barry was going to work with Pat Richter's consulting group to find the new HC

I would be happier if they just let Pat Richter come in and do the hiring, period.

RedStripes
03-21-2016, 09:28 AM
Did you notice this? :)

"However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled."

I haven't looked it up, but I would suspect that March 25th deadline is the earliest they can fill the vacancy and does not prevent them from extending the hiring window. By having an earlier deadline, they wouldn't have to wait after they located the right guy.

markwojo
03-21-2016, 10:26 AM
It is strange that they'd have the deadline so fast when a lot of people who would apply still actively coaching games, which smells like a Gard type move (meaning Strand or MJ). Logically they should have made it after the F4.

Like vs don't like Strand.......Other than Wisko McBadgerton and Badger Bob,who is universally loved by all? :)

Strand was at least the 4th choice for ASSISTANT coach behind Granato, Oz, and Harbison. There will be a little difference in the talent pool to pick from in trying to hire an assistant to the staff of a coach on a red hot hot seat verses handing a guy the keys to run a top 10 historic program. I would be shocked if Strand is a candidate for anything other than an assistant for the newly hired coach and an MJ hire would be equally disappointing (way to long out of the men's game and was hardly a shining beacon in the dark days of the end of the Sauer regime). The fast deadline doesn't necessarily mean the hire will be fast, rather it could mean they want the legal requirements of posting the job out of the way so when they do identify their guy they can consummate a deal immediately instead of having to wait on the legal time requirements. It could also mean they have a guy picked and essentially hired already...Oz or Granato could be the guy and not really limited by their current situations from being named (and even actually taking the job on immediately if they chose).

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-21-2016, 10:40 AM
Okay, so who all have we bandied about here as a candidate?

George Gwozdecky (HC, Valor Christian High School... no, not kidding)
Mark Johnson (HC, UW Women's Team)
Don Granato (HC, USNTDP U-17 Team)
Tony Granato (AC, Detroit Red Wings)
Mark Osiecki (AC, Rockford Icehogs)
Tim Coughlin (HC, St. Norbert)
Luke Strand (AC, UW Men's Team)
Steve Rohlik (HC, Ohio State)
Mike Hastings (HC, Minnesota State)
Rand Pecknold (HC, Quinnipiac)
Rick Bennett (HC, Union)
Nate Leaman (HC, Providence)

Who am I missing?

solovsfett
03-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Okay, so who all have we bandied about here as a candidate?

George Gwozdecky (HC, Valor Christian High School... no, not kidding)
Mark Johnson (HC, UW Women's Team)
Don Granato (HC, USNTDP U-17 Team)
Tony Granato (AC, Detroit Red Wings)
Mark Osiecki (AC, Rockford Icehogs)
Tim Coughlin (HC, St. Norbert)
Luke Strand (AC, UW Men's Team)
Steve Rohlik (HC, Ohio State)
Mike Hastings (HC, Minnesota State)
Rand Pecknold (HC, Quinnipiac)
Rick Bennett (HC, Union)
Nate Leaman (HC, Providence)

Who am I missing?

Chris Chelios -ac with detroit😈

purpleinnebraska
03-21-2016, 10:58 AM
The best candidate for the HC position mentioned so far is Mike Hastings from Mankato who has the history and background of turning things around and building programs. He has the ability to identify the right players he needs, and get many of them, despite the competition from the bigger name schools. The problem is getting him out of Mankato, the offer would have to be pretty darn good. If he isn't on the shortlist something is very wrong. Sometimes an outsiders perspective is exactly what is needed to make that transition. If he got the job I would venture a guess he would bring some good recruits with him that would help right away, and he would wait to see how the young 98-99 commits develop rather than bringing them in early. I bet other Big 10 HCs hope it isn't going to be Hastings.

Absolutely the best, on ice and off the ice. Reasons I don't think he'd leave - Reasonably well paid, just under $300,000. Minnesota guy, comfortable in the area. I've heard his daughter is coming to school in the fall to play softball. Reason he might be interested- Can he accomplish a whole lot more at MSUM? At Wisconsin, he would have a shot at the NTDP level guys, the Besse types, the playmakers who can win a game by themselves.

For selfish reasons, I want to see Coach Hastings stay, but a large school offer would be hard to resist

WiscTJK
03-21-2016, 11:02 AM
Absolutely the best, on ice and off the ice. Reasons I don't think he'd leave - Reasonably well paid, just under $300,000. Minnesota guy, comfortable in the area. I've heard his daughter is coming to school in the fall to play softball. Reason he might be interested- Can he accomplish a whole lot more at MSUM? At Wisconsin, he would have a shot at the NTDP level guys, the Besse types, the playmakers who can win a game by themselves.

For selfish reasons, I want to see Coach Hastings stay, but a large school offer would be hard to resist

Yes yes yes. I think he would be a great choice and have been touting him for the last 2 years. He's at the top of my list. Plus being a Minnesota guy only helps in recruiting there which is a necessity.

davyd83
03-21-2016, 12:00 PM
The best candidate for the HC position mentioned so far is Mike Hastings from Mankato who has the history and background of turning things around and building programs. He has the ability to identify the right players he needs, and get many of them, despite the competition from the bigger name schools. The problem is getting him out of Mankato, the offer would have to be pretty darn good. If he isn't on the shortlist something is very wrong. Sometimes an outsiders perspective is exactly what is needed to make that transition. If he got the job I would venture a guess he would bring some good recruits with him that would help right away, and he would wait to see how the young 98-99 commits develop rather than bringing them in early. I bet other Big 10 HCs hope it isn't going to be Hastings.

If you're going to put Hastings out there, then Bowling Green's Chris Bergeron could be in the mix as well. He took a program that was all but dead and has risen it to contender status

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-21-2016, 12:04 PM
Plus being a Minnesota guy only helps in recruiting there which is a necessity.

Yes, although it'd be great to see whomever the new coach is to become more successful in recruiting local/legacy blue-chip kids.

I remember seeing the All-Decommit team (http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/wisconsin-badgers-mens-hockey/2015/3/2/8049835/wisconsin-hockey-the-mike-eaves-era-all-decommit-team) and wondering what it would look like with local/legacy whiffs.