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  • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

    And it's over.
    Will one season of discontent, lead into a off season of discontent, or will there be a new head coach?

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    • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

      Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
      Another season in the books. Another Big Ten Tournament without a win. A season in which we couldn't even get more wins than sweaters worn. And, if Anastos stays, another season where I get tickets from third party sites rather than give MSU money for this awful product.
      It's great to be a MSUFCU member. That kind of give-away is nice.

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      • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

        The glory days of MSU hockey now seem to be a lifetime ago, probably because for some of the recruits, it's been a lifetime. Munn sold out night after night, year after year, the Spartans a perennial tournament team... all that is a distant memory...
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        • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

          Originally posted by D2D View Post
          My guess is that your wish will be granted.
          I love your optimism.
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          • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

            Well, at least MSU hockey can't hurt us for another seven months.

            Hopefully, given that Hollis has chained this guy to our program like a boat anchor, year seven of the Anastos experiment goes a hell of a lot better than year six.
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            • Originally posted by aallenpollreisz View Post
              Well, at least MSU hockey can't hurt us for another seven months.

              Hopefully, given that Hollis has chained this guy to our program like a boat anchor, year seven of the Anastos experiment goes a hell of a lot better than year six.
              A year ago I thought there was a good chance Anastos was done. He had to be, right? So it's strange after that that we could have an even worse season and I would instead be convinced he isn't going anywhere. Maybe it's because I have lost absolutely all faith in Hollis.

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              • Originally posted by aallenpollreisz View Post
                Well, at least MSU hockey can't hurt us for another seven months.

                Hopefully, given that Hollis has chained this guy to our program like a boat anchor, year seven of the Anastos experiment goes a hell of a lot better than year six.
                As for next season, I think we could have a decent year, Anastos or no. It would help if Appleton sticks around but one of the tv guys mentioned Osburn possibly leaving? That would be a disaster. His mobility and offensive flair is sorely needed on our blue line.

                If everyone returns, we will have a more experienced and capable D-core and players like Hirose, Khodorenko, Lambdin and Saliba could all have great careers here. I suspect Gatt will be a rock on the blue line as well.

                I won't ramble on about next year yet. We'll see what Hollis announces regarding coaching but I have a feeling it will include confidence in our direction, honoring Comley commits and PSU being lucky to be able to start at square one.

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                • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                  Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
                  As for next season, I think we could have a decent year, Anastos or no. It would help if Appleton sticks around but one of the tv guys mentioned Osburn possibly leaving? That would be a disaster. His mobility and offensive flair is sorely needed on our blue line.

                  If everyone returns, we will have a more experienced and capable D-core and players like Hirose, Khodorenko, Lambdin and Saliba could all have great careers here. I suspect Gatt will be a rock on the blue line as well.

                  I won't ramble on about next year yet. We'll see what Hollis announces regarding coaching but I have a feeling it will include confidence in our direction, honoring Comley commits and PSU being lucky to be able to start at square one.
                  The seniors leave with 0 regular season CCHA or Big Ten championships, 0 CCHA or Big Ten playoff championships, 0 GLI championships, 0 NCAA tournament appearances, but 1 Iron D trophy. Is this rock bottom for the program? I am not optimistic for next year with Appleton and Osburn possibly leaving (they both looked very frustrated yesterday). Goaltending looks below average, scoring will probably still be a problem, and worst of all Anastos and his coaching team may be back. We could finish 7th next year.

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                  • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                    Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
                    As for next season, I think we could have a decent year, Anastos or no. It would help if Appleton sticks around but one of the tv guys mentioned Osburn possibly leaving? That would be a disaster. His mobility and offensive flair is sorely needed on our blue line.

                    If everyone returns, we will have a more experienced and capable D-core and players like Hirose, Khodorenko, Lambdin and Saliba could all have great careers here. I suspect Gatt will be a rock on the blue line as well.

                    I won't ramble on about next year yet. We'll see what Hollis announces regarding coaching but I have a feeling it will include confidence in our direction, honoring Comley commits and PSU being lucky to be able to start at square one.
                    Although Osburn wouldn't have the impact that Krug has had at the NHL level, he skates well enough and cleans up on the defensive end to play as a pro right now. Given the right system he can be successful. But you are right - I don't know who could possibly take his spot as a puck mover right now were he to go.

                    But 8 seniors leaving - 6 of whom were contributors - is nothing to take lightly. I always obsessed it seems with Holland's play. But he hit his stride during the last couple of months, and I'm ready to eat some crow about him. Those will be some big shoes to fill. Haag closed out well too.

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                    • Originally posted by spartyon58 View Post
                      The seniors leave with 0 regular season CCHA or Big Ten championships, 0 CCHA or Big Ten playoff championships, 0 GLI championships, 0 NCAA tournament appearances, but 1 Iron D trophy. Is this rock bottom for the program? I am not optimistic for next year with Appleton and Osburn possibly leaving (they both looked very frustrated yesterday). Goaltending looks below average, scoring will probably still be a problem, and worst of all Anastos and his coaching team may be back. We could finish 7th next year.
                      To add another: the seniors leave with 0 postseason wins. 0-4 in the Big Ten Tourbament.
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                      • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                        I really can not fathom how Hollis would justify bringing Anastos back for another year.

                        Funny how after the North Dakota series I was thinking we had finally turned the corner... My goodness the team went downhill after that.

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                        • Originally posted by owslachief View Post
                          Although Osburn wouldn't have the impact that Krug has had at the NHL level, he skates well enough and cleans up on the defensive end to play as a pro right now. Given the right system he can be successful. But you are right - I don't know who could possibly take his spot as a puck mover right now were he to go.

                          But 8 seniors leaving - 6 of whom were contributors - is nothing to take lightly. I always obsessed it seems with Holland's play. But he hit his stride during the last couple of months, and I'm ready to eat some crow about him. Those will be some big shoes to fill. Haag closed out well too.
                          I'm a little worried about the departures as well. Sure, we return some good sophomores but there will be very few seniors/juniors especially if Appleton and osburn leave. I'm not sure what the freshman will look like but matching the effectiveness of Cox, Ebbing, Haag etc as freshmen may be tough to pull off.

                          Next year will be very, very sophomore/freshman heavy. Moreso than I previously thought before this discussion.

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                          • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                            Originally posted by Pirateasaur View Post
                            That must be pure speculation. Probably due to the U-18 connection. I'm also not quite sure Cole has the resume to be seriously considered for that position. Has Red even announced his retirement yet?
                            Red was going to retire a year ago, but stayed on for the sake of the new AD. And while he's being coy about the whole thing, I just don't see him sticking around- he was quoted as telling recruits that he's not likely going to be their coach. Thus the increased talk in the last week or so.

                            Which bring me to why I'm here. It seems as if you guys are missing some key donors that support hockey. I'm not sure how else to read the program's support for such a bad coach as the commish has turned out to be. Very confusing.

                            While it's great that we still have competitive games (more about us sucking like you this year), I also know it's better for hockey that you are a strong program.

                            Anyway, it will be an interesting off season now that we are both done.

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                            • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                              I'm amazed you guys want Hollis fired. That entire athletic department is a mess. Outside of baseball and the men's and women's basketball teams, every team there is bad to horrendous.

                              Maybe the recent stuff will inspire people to call for his head.

                              I mean, he's running a good ol boy network over there. Any sane AD in the country would not make that hockey hire, and if they did, they'd end it after year 3.

                              I'm enjoying it as a Michigan fan but I'm just really confused there is no outcry against him by MSU fans.
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                              • Re: MSU Spartans 2016-17 (Volleyball Looks Like a Legit Alternative)

                                Originally posted by MGoBlueHockey View Post
                                I'm amazed you guys want Hollis fired. That entire athletic department is a mess. Outside of baseball and the men's and women's basketball teams, every team there is bad to horrendous.
                                Did you forget about volleyball??

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