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  • Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

    A week after doomsday, and the program hasn't folded yet. Time to focus on the final two years of the traditional WCHA.

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    Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

    Steady progress for two years under Mel and then take home the first NCAA Autobid of the Post-defection WCHA in 2013-14.

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      Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

      To respond to a question from the last thread about mr Mcleod. It was posted on another thread the he was instrumental in the rift between teams in the WCHA and if this post is even half true, his leadership ability is suspect.We need someone who is not confrontational in this job. Mr Mcleod is not that person imho.
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        Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

        I don't think McLeod could've prevented this, however I also believe that he did almost nothing to prevent it, and I suspect that he may have accelerated it.

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          Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

          Whoa. Wait a minute. You're not selling me too well on the benefits of re-joining the WCHA.
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            Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

            Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
            I don't think McLeod could've prevented this, however I also believe that he did almost nothing to prevent it, and I suspect that he may have accelerated it.
            If he didn't know he's incompetent. If he is at fault as the other poster contends, and if indeed he went off on certain now gone WCHa members as is alleged, he is incompetent also, either way, he is not the guy for the future.
            Last edited by manurespreader; 07-15-2011, 08:24 AM.
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              Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

              Isn't it doubtful that Western will be admitted to the NCHC.

              Should the WCHA accept them.

              Tech
              BSU
              MSU
              UAA
              NMU
              St.C
              LSSU
              WMU
              FSU
              Alaska

              This would be good for college hockey so long as BGSU/UAH can find a home.

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                Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                Well if you are going to bring in all those CCHA teams, why not just rename the conference CHA with Western and Central divisions? NMU jumps to the Western division, UAH joins the Central division and everyone else just keeps on keeping on...

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                  Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                  I would love to have Western if the Times New Roman Conference doesn't take them, but I think the MN schools would have the same reservations about adding them as they would LSSU. I have a feeling that the non-AK schools are looking to make the rest of the WCHA as much of a bus league as possible, and while busing to the Soo and KZoo is feasible, it's not ideal from Bemdiji, St. Cloud, and Mankato's point of view.

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                    Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                    Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
                    Well if you are going to bring in all those CCHA teams, why not just rename the conference CHA with Western and Central divisions? NMU jumps to the Western division, UAH joins the Central division and everyone else just keeps on keeping on...

                    Ryan J
                    Then are you are better off having 2 separate conferences to maximize the auto-bids but have a scheduling agreement too
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                      Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                      Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
                      Well if you are going to bring in all those CCHA teams, why not just rename the conference CHA with Western and Central divisions? NMU jumps to the Western division, UAH joins the Central division and everyone else just keeps on keeping on...

                      Ryan J
                      Because it would be for the good of college hockey, not a selfish decision right?
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                        Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                        Originally posted by Painted_Bandit View Post
                        Then are you are better off having 2 separate conferences to maximize the auto-bids but have a scheduling agreement too
                        I think you are yes. I think college hockey is too, because it is possible that schools like BGSU, etc, might keep hockey around if they can logically do so.. But there have been a number of hints of domino's. We'll see.
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                          Originally posted by Biddco View Post
                          Because it would be for the good of college hockey, not a selfish decision right?
                          They would be forced to do it, much like we forced you guys to join our shiny new conference. Try to keep up.
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                            Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                            Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
                            But there have been a number of hints of domino's. We'll see.
                            Yes, there are certainly more moves to be made in this hand of Texas Hold 'Em. At this point, we're still placing bets before the turn card.

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                              Re: Michigan Tech Offseason III: Two Years To Prove It Can Be Done

                              As far as the title of the thread says, I don't see why not. Look what we did in a year and we were basically the CCHA's whipping boy from 2004ish on.

                              What conference Western ends up in? I'm personally torn on all options. If they got invited with Notre Dame to the NCHC, they have to take it but it's an almost definite return to scratching and clawing to stay out of the basement in the short to medium term. Other options are likely going to require a robust non-conference schedule both for pairwise considerations and to keep fan interest up. I know St. Cloud's been to more tournaments in the last 10 years than WMU has in 30, but the guy I work with who occasionally picks up tickets likely doesn't. Alternately, there's also getting the downtown arena built and selling enough booze that the fans no longer care that it seems to be a lot of Mercyhurst and Canisius visiting.
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