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Nevergoodenough
02-01-2011, 02:54 PM
Craig Dahl? Where is he now tommyboy? I heard NY or someplace out east? And no, not what you're looking for Owsla... not at all.

gfmorris
02-01-2011, 03:10 PM
The dude's just intense.

One night after a home game in his first season, I was interviewing Danton for a game recap. There was a team of mites waiting to go through the locker room and talk to the team. I don't remember why, but I said the three-letter variant of posterior and he shot me this icy look and said, "Watch your language." I don't think I said a foul word around him for six months, tender ears or no tender ears.

GFM

owslachief
02-01-2011, 03:22 PM
One night after a home game in his first season, I was interviewing Danton for a game recap. There was a team of mites waiting to go through the locker room and talk to the team. I don't remember why, but I said the three-letter variant of posterior and he shot me this icy look and said, "Watch your language." I don't think I said a foul word around him for six months, tender ears or no tender ears.

GFM

Kinda like RichRod around a Pop Warner team.

no wait ...

Fighting Sioux 23
02-01-2011, 03:36 PM
No that 's Grand Forks not Denver.....:D

I wish that was the case, but this morning when i woke up it was -17 with a -37 wind chill.

aallenpollreisz
02-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Least surprising news of the week alert:

Denver's George Gwozdecky is "not interested at all (http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_17255363)" in Michigan State job.

huskyfan
02-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Least surprising news of the week alert:

Denver's George Gwozdecky is "not interested at all (http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_17255363)" in Michigan State job.

at this time

Nevergoodenough
02-02-2011, 09:39 AM
I'm not a betting man, but I'm willing to put some (slight) amount out there that the new coach is already decided. Could I be wrong? I think that the chatter on Cole is too much to think that he's not already looking at houses.

peanut
02-02-2011, 09:49 AM
I concur

Puckeye
02-02-2011, 11:19 AM
When Markell came to OSU he resurrected a program that was basically at the bottom. In three years time he and the team were in the Frozen Four. Not a bad accomplishment! If you are looking for faults, as it appears that is the primary purpose of these forums, Markell is probably guilty of not trying to load his non-CCHA schedule with "easy" wins like OSU football does. Instead his philosophy was to try and get the team exposure that would assist them in improvements. Last year for instance, they played in North Dakota and played Denver twice. The majority of his coaching difficulties came from a University that is so vested to football and basketball they totally ignore hockey. While Markell and his staff did the best they could to overcome those obstacles it doesn't help in recruitment and retention.
Most of those who don't follow OSU hockey don't fully understand the lack of support for the program. His team practiced less time on the Schott ice (where the games are played) than competitive games played. Their locker rooms were in the Schott so that meant almost every practice they were hauling players around with their gear via vans to go to the older rink near St. John's for the majority of their practices; almost reminds you of the Pee Wee hockey days with your children. Heck, at times when the players had to bring their vehicles over, the coaching staff had to argue with OSU traffic because they were giving them parking tickets in the lots due to incorrect "OSU parking tags". During the CCHA playoffs, due to "scheduling conflicts" OSU would not reserved the regular season Schott ice for them but would make them play at the old ice which seats maybe 900 people, if that. Any of you familiar with hockey knows it is a small world and things like this get out, recruiting key players and retention becomes a problem; OSU was/is not supporting their program. Markell started a Christmas Tournament to give more visibility to the program and it was successful for about 5 years yet OSU pulled the plug on the local tournament.
My original intent of these posts was just to make people aware that there is a viable experienced coach available. I would hope that Michigan State would allow him to interview so that they can get a feel for his experience and abilities. Certainly they have the final say in all of this but I know that Markell would bring not only professionalism and recruiting abilities to the MS program but also a philosophy about caring for the players and their educational accomplishments. Thanks for listening.......

gfmorris
02-02-2011, 11:34 AM
tOSU fans want Markell at MSU because they want to beat him.

GFM

Kick Ice
02-05-2011, 12:01 PM
I guess he deserves an interview, but what has Cole really done to deserve that job. I think mistake.

wsummers
02-05-2011, 03:28 PM
I guess he deserves an interview, but what has Cole really done to deserve that job. I think mistake.

First, I'll be very surprised if Danton Cole isn't the coach at MSU next year...

He has all of the attributes needed to be successful at MSU. He grew up in the Lansing area, played for MSU and knows the traditions, played in the NHL and has a ring to show off, has coached at several different levels, most recently with the U-17 team which could give him an inside track to some top players.

While he was playing for MSU I chatted with a fan sitting next to me who knew Danton. His comment was, "He's the kind of a guy you hope your daughter marries." I think that says a lot for the kind of person he is.

Kick Ice
02-06-2011, 02:27 PM
First, I'll be very surprised if Danton Cole isn't the coach at MSU next year...
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I'd be surprised too, he's the feel good choice. The last time MSU hired a feel good choice to coach was John L. Smith. Where is he now(Who cares)? My problem with Cole is if he wants to coach college hockey he should have stayed at Huntsville, he ran out on them and left a mess. Two bad seasons with the Chargers, built that team to look good for only one season, made the NCAA, then ran when things were going south. I wouldn't be surprised to see Comley take over Huntsville and out perform Cole.

davyd83
02-07-2011, 09:22 AM
tOSU fans want Markell at MSU because they want to beat him.

GFM

It's like State football fans wanting Rich Rodriguez to get a contract extension at Michigan.

peanut
02-18-2011, 05:34 PM
N.U.'s Greg Cronin????????????

Nevergoodenough
02-18-2011, 09:00 PM
N.U.'s Greg Cronin????????????

And his assistant.. Let's go recruiting... ;-)

Nevergoodenough
02-22-2011, 08:58 AM
There has to be some more "chatter" out there, right? The Spartans are heading into their last regular season series, and so there could be one more weekend then they have to start preparation for next season without Rick Comley at the helm. (hopefully there are more weekends, but, really?) Interviews could begin in a couple of weeks as other teams end their seasons. Somebody should be tapping Hollis' phone and see who he's talking to. ;-)

peanut
02-22-2011, 11:20 AM
There has to be some more "chatter" out there, right? The Spartans are heading into their last regular season series, and so there could be one more weekend then they have to start preparation for next season without Rick Comley at the helm. (hopefully there are more weekends, but, really?) Interviews could begin in a couple of weeks as other teams end their seasons. Somebody should be tapping Hollis' phone and see who he's talking to. ;-)

apathy is contag..........................

owslachief
03-02-2011, 03:03 PM
Anson Carter's remarks captured by Detroit Free Press article.
http://www.freep.com/article/20110302/SPORTS07/103020384/Anson-Carter-speechless-about-MSU-honor?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Sports|p

peanut
03-04-2011, 11:08 AM
When do we find out?