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Gurtholfin
03-21-2016, 03:44 PM
Brian Posick said this morning that he met with Barry Friday afternoon. Brian thinks it will be a former Badger. Alvarez said he has a plan and the plan "will knock your socks off."


Ron Dayne

WiscTJK
03-21-2016, 03:51 PM
His actual quote:

Quote Originally Posted by Barry Alvarez
I tell you what, I'm gonna make Wisconsin Hockey great again. And I'm a smart guy. A real smart guy. I've been around, I know good words. I know all the words. And I'm gonna put in the right coach and you're going to love him. He's gonna knock your socks off and be a winner. Not a loser like that @$#! in Minnesota. That place is just full of haters and losers, like those miserable idiots on the USCHO forums. None of them have a clue what they're doing. Not aktick, not that fat guy ExileOnDaytonstreet, TimA... nobody. Not even Wisko McBadgerton, who's a good friend of mine.

But that Brick Hoser kid, we can't let that happen again. I mean, do we even know what's going on with our border these days? You got kids going here, kids going there, and they're not staying here. They're letting other guys come in and take our roster spots. So we're going to just build a wall around the state, and Minnesota and North Dakota are going to pay for it and not take our kids anymore. And if they don't like that, then that walls going to be... *takes off shoes and socks* ... like this many higher. But really, we need to stop letting coaches from other states into Wisconsin until we can figure out just what. in. the. heck. is. going. on!

And you know you can trust me. I've hired so many coaches. I've hired all the coaches, and I've never made a bad choice. You know what you're going to get from my coaches. I tell it like it is, I tell it like I see it, and we're the real state of hockey over here, you know? We're gonna be great again, and this new coach is gonna be yyyyuuuuuge. Fantastic. Real great guy. He'll be great. Fantastic. YYYYYUUUUUUGE. He will knock your socks off. Because we just don't win anymore, you know? We need to win again, we're going to win again, we're going to make Wisconsin great again.

Oh, and to answer your question, waiter, we'll have two king cut prime ribs, tails on, with a pint of tears. *turns to wife* What do you want, honey?

HOF post EODS

Timothy A
03-21-2016, 04:16 PM
Alvarez said he has a plan and the plan "will knock your socks off."

The most obvious choice, a man with the word "Red" in his name. When you can score like that, who gives a blank about D.

WiscTJK
03-21-2016, 04:21 PM
The most obvious choice, a man with the word "Red" in his name. When you can score like that, who gives a blank about D.

Berenson?

I must be missing something or it's sarcasm.

solovsfett
03-21-2016, 04:51 PM
His actual quote:

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HOF post EODS😀

gwhinwi
03-21-2016, 05:42 PM
His actual quote:

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Post of the year. No doubt about it.

MadCityRich
03-21-2016, 06:56 PM
Donny Trump? :D

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 07:54 PM
Genius.

Here's a visual aid for my favorite line:

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XYZ
03-21-2016, 08:44 PM
Brian Posick said this morning that he met with Barry Friday afternoon. Brian thinks it will be a former Badger. Alvarez said he has a plan and the plan "will knock your socks off."

Who is a former Badger that would be in "knock your socks off" teritory, though? Or was Posick's thought not directly related to Alvarez' comment?

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 09:03 PM
Who is a former Badger that would be in "knock your socks off" teritory, though? Or was Posick's thought not directly related to Alvarez' comment?

Just exactly what I thought. Posick said one right after the other and it struck me as a little incongruous too, but that's how he said it. I suppose the Granato Brothers might approach that. (look for Ty Eigner from BG to be the third in that case.)

I don't know? Chris Chelios? He coached on the World Junior team. How about Tony, Chris, and Mike Richter? Richter could double as Dean of Environmental Studies for UW...

The plot just thickens with that comment, because I think it would be Donny or Mark.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 09:21 PM
I was just thinking about it and Chelios would be a huge deal. No idea if he can coach at all, but there aren't many bigger names in hockey. My socks would be knocked off.

Or it's an easy commute for Joel Quenneville.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-21-2016, 09:29 PM
Maybe Gurts Melrose theory has juice...

Bonin21
03-21-2016, 09:41 PM
Juice meaning whatever he was drinking at the state hockey tournament when he was absolutely plowed?

WiscDC
03-21-2016, 09:46 PM
Who is a former Badger that would be in "knock your socks off" teritory, though? Or was Posick's thought not directly related to Alvarez' comment?

What if part of what would "knock your socks off" is the selection/search/recruiting for a new coaching staff itself, i.e. the team that is supposedly working on the search, and how many interested coaches are responding?

I know that was a clunky sentence, but I'm not convinced that that quote means they have their guy(s) lined up.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 09:51 PM
What if part of what would "knock your socks off" is the selection/search/recruiting for a new coaching staff itself, i.e. the team that is supposedly working on the search, and how many interested coaches are responding?

I know that was a clunky sentence, but I'm not convinced that that quote means they have their guy(s) lined up.

Don't spoil our dreams. It's going to be huge.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-21-2016, 09:54 PM
I mean Huuuuge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRaboSo70A

WiscDC
03-21-2016, 10:03 PM
Don't spoil our dreams. It's going to be huge.

It could also mean they have made big progress and already have a pool of impressive candidates, and they'll choose the best one to knock your socks off.

Or they're already working on a Mike Babcock Dairy deal.

MaizeRage
03-21-2016, 10:27 PM
I was just thinking about it and Chelios would be a huge deal. No idea if he can coach at all, but there aren't many bigger names in hockey. My socks would be knocked off.


Did he ever actually finish school? They're not hiring anybody without a degree.

WiscDC
03-21-2016, 11:07 PM
Did he ever actually finish school? They're not hiring anybody without a degree.

I don't think he did. I saw his book in a bookstore, and I flipped to the part where he talks about playing at Wisconsin. I think I remember a line about how one of his few regrets is that he never finished his degree.

drewski192
03-21-2016, 11:19 PM
If Granato is so good why hasn't he been hired for a Division I job already? I don't see the need to settle for a "wisconsin" guy. There are no "wisconsin" guys that are currently Division I men coaches right now. Anyone think that's weird? The hockey program doesn't need a nice little fluffy love dove story by hiring the Wisconsin guy. Hire a **** division I coach whose had success at worse programs. Seems pretty straight forward to me.