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  • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

    Originally posted by mtu_huskies View Post
    Morning everyone.


    Here's Jamie's drivetime notes:
    Thoughts on the weekend:
    -Saturday we made some adjustments, changed neutral zone forecheck, limited SCSU opportunities
    -Did a much better job on the point, gave up too many shots by the SCSU Dmen on Fri.
    -Josh played well, strung together 4 good games, he has some confidence


    On St. Lawrence:
    -St. Lawrence coach is a great guy, entertaining, well respected

    On Brett Olson:
    -He's questionable, final word will be on Thursday
    -His role would be very limited
    -Wouldn't take faceoffs, be on PP or PK
    -But he's captain and leader, it'd be huge to get him back
    I know that the eastern teams use the point a lot 5x5 and our covering it well will help us get some odd man rushes. On Brett, Agree that it would be huge but I'd be surprised if he played much at all. I think "stonewall" will be in net friday and depending, might be in net saturday too.I believe he is being scouted by the wings.

    Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Actually, that would be perfect.

    Actually that goal happened right in front of us. It looked like the SCSU player hit the puck with his hand when it first happened, but when we saw the replay it was obvious that he didn't touch the puck. The puck was sitting on the top of the net and the SCSU player hit the net, which made the puck pop up into the air and over the crossbar, and trickle into the goal.
    No, being like the nodaks would not be perfect, being like Maine and sweeping nodak, now that would be perfect.

    When I played I often tried to do this with the puck as the nets used to be looser along the sides low down and so the puck would lie on the edges just inside the frame. I would hit the netting with my stick to dislodge the puck which would bounce up into the air, however if the ref saw, he would blow the whistle. I do not know if it is technically legal or not to do. (I also used to whack the goalie's glove hand on top with my stick to try and get the puck to drop out. This was frowned on by the other team though, resulting in fights occasionally, which I normally lost) That goal by stc was very unfortunate as it really took the wind out of our sails.
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    • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

      Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
      No, being like the nodaks would not be perfect, being like Maine and sweeping nodak, now that would be perfect.
      Except Maine has actually been caught cheating.
      Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.

      RIP - Kirby

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      • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

        Originally posted by mtu_huskies View Post
        On St. Lawrence:
        -St. Lawrence coach is a great guy, entertaining, well respected
        I see that the pending arrival of the mighty Saints juggernaut caused MTU to send their best scouts to NY last week.

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        • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

          Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
          I think "stonewall" will be in net friday and depending, might be in net saturday too.I believe he is being scouted by the wings.
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          • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

            Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
            On Brett, Agree that it would be huge but I'd be surprised if he played much at all.
            You may be right on Olson, but if that's the case it's kinda sad. I mean it's like saying that the young players will only play hard if they first see the captain playing hard. If you are on scholarship at the D1 level, you know how to play hockey, so just go play already. If Olson is healthy then yes, having him back is huge. If it's a psychological thing for the team, then that just speaks poorly for the team.

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            • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

              Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
              I think "stonewall" will be in net friday and depending, might be in net saturday too.I believe he is being scouted by the wings.
              I think that the Red Wings need to recruit more players from Tech. In fact, I wish the Red Wings had a roster completely filled with Tech Alums!
              Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.

              RIP - Kirby

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              • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                Jamie Russell's first season was 2003-2004. Frosh on that team that fall under the 2003 GSR are Bryce Luker, Aaron Johnson, Tyler Skworchinski, Rolf Ulvin, Lars Helminen. Bryce Luker was the only player recruited by Jamie Russell in that class. AJ and Ulvin didn't make it past their frosh year at MTU and Luker left early. It was a small group and only 2 of them actually made it through 4 years at MTU. Hard to have good GSR numbers with that group.
                You are correct. I had his first year wrong. Somehow, I forget that my freshman year was with Sertich as the coach, and thus the Fall 2003 semester would have been the first. So yeah, I had that one wrong. Hopefully we see a rebound in the numbers this fall then.
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                • Originally posted by oldish husky View Post
                  You may be right on Olson, but if that's the case it's kinda sad. I mean it's like saying that the young players will only play hard if they first see the captain playing hard. If you are on scholarship at the D1 level, you know how to play hockey, so just go play already. If Olson is healthy then yes, having him back is huge. If it's a psychological thing for the team, then that just speaks poorly for the team.
                  I couldn't disagree more with your post. This team is in a tailspin with this losing streak. It's hard to see positives or signs of turning the corner especially when the team is playing without it's top 4 forwards to start the season. The excitement of having your captain back on the ice and the sense that something is going their way could be a huge boost to morale. If you can't accept that then you really don't understand college athletics or how turbulent a season can be. It's hard to say these players arent motivated and playing hard (until late if they fall behind), but a little boost like Olson being back on the bench could really make a difference.
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                  • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                    Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                    I couldn't disagree more with your post. This team is in a tailspin with this losing streak. It's hard to see positives or signs of turning the corner especially when the team is playing without it's top 4 forwards to start the season. The excitement of having your captain back on the ice and the sense that something is going their way could be a huge boost to morale. If you can't accept that then you really don't understand college athletics or how turbulent a season can be. It's hard to say these players arent motivated and playing hard (until late if they fall behind), but a little boost like Olson being back on the bench could really make a difference.
                    It's quite possible that I don't understand college athletics having never been on a team at that level. And my assessment may well be far to harsh. But eventually, these players have to lead. Most of these freshmen aren't 18 year olds coming out of high school like other sports. They have been leaders at prior levels to have gotten this far, so I figure they should be able to cope when the Captain goes out. But maybe I figure wrong and you are right (the current losing streak is certainly more supportive of your case than mine).

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                    • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                      Originally posted by TimU View Post
                      I see that the pending arrival of the mighty Saints juggernaut caused MTU to send their best scouts to NY last week.
                      They mainly talked about the SLU coach because Jamie knows him from his days as an assistant at Cornell.

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                      • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                        Bloody good point sir...
                        To the editor:

                        As a minor hockey coach of nearly forty years, I can understand the feelings of the fans regarding the horrible MTU record. However, the most recent comment that we should go out and get Captain Marvel for a coach is the typical comment of one who doesn't understand the difficulties associated with the college game.

                        Yes, the MTU record is pitiful and, if memory serves me right, it was pitiful long before the current coach. Face it, fella: the students who attend MTU are there to become engineers and scientists with all the difficulty that these disciplines require. MTU does not provide degrees in basket weaving.

                        I've coached a lot of kids (including a few NHL guys) and I am very familiar with the general educational development of hockey players. They usually don't have much interest in calculus, chemistry, physics and other engineering curricula. If you look at this year's roster you won't find one player who has been drafted in the NHL.

                        I recently had a chance to talk with the Coach of University of Denver and I asked him what he thinks is wrong with the MTU program.

                        He felt that they were well-coached but he also felt that kids who expect to have hockey in their future beyond college are also more interested in life in the bright lights. Houghton's lights are very dim compared to those of Denver or Colorado Springs. In other words, they are far less interested in curricula than in making a name in the NHL.

                        As a practicing engineer for fifty years (yes, I am that old) I, too, would like to see more games in the win column but at the same time, I would never want MTU to cheapen the degree.

                        I am proud to be an MTU graduate and I feel much better bragging about the quality of the education versus the quality of the hockey team.

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                        • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                          To the editor:

                          As a minor hockey coach of nearly forty years, I can understand the feelings of the fans regarding the horrible MTU record. However, the most recent comment that we should go out and get Captain Marvel for a coach is the typical comment of one who doesn't understand the difficulties associated with the college game.
                          Somehow being a junior hockey coach allows you to understand the difficulties of the college game? Great way to establish credibility at the start of your letter; also why does it take being a minor hockey coach to understand the feelings of Tech's horrible record? Also being an engineer where you deal in the factual world, I'm assuming there is historical data behind Coach Marvel not making a difference?

                          Yes, the MTU record is pitiful and, if memory serves me right, it was pitiful long before the current coach. Face it, fella: the students who attend MTU are there to become engineers and scientists with all the difficulty that these disciplines require. MTU does not provide degrees in basket weaving.
                          No, the majority of the good players are not there to become engineers and scientists.

                          I've coached a lot of kids (including a few NHL guys) and I am very familiar with the general educational development of hockey players. They usually don't have much interest in calculus, chemistry, physics and other engineering curricula.
                          First correct statement made

                          If you look at this year's roster you won't find one player who has been drafted in the NHL.
                          Coach Russell will appreciate you pointing this out

                          I recently had a chance to talk with the Coach of University of Denver and I asked him what he thinks is wrong with the MTU program.

                          He felt that they were well-coached but he also felt that kids who expect to have hockey in their future beyond college are also more interested in life in the bright lights. Houghton's lights are very dim compared to those of Denver or Colorado Springs. In other words, they are far less interested in curricula than in making a name in the NHL.
                          What an idiot- does this guy honestly believe a National known coach is going to give an honest answer to some idiot who's going to include it in an editorial? Does he think Gwozdecky is going to actually tell him that Tech has horrible recruiting? No he did what anybody would do and took the high road and blames it on location being the reason they get the recruits and the reason Tech doesn't.

                          As a practicing engineer for fifty years (yes, I am that old) I, too, would like to see more games in the win column but at the same time, I would never want MTU to cheapen the degree.
                          Buddy, little did you realize that the hockey players who were there when you were there were cheapening your degree. That is what happens with Div 1 athletes.

                          I am proud to be an MTU graduate and I feel much better bragging about the quality of the education versus the quality of the hockey team.

                          BERNARD J. "BARNEY" BISSON, P.E.Centennial, WY
                          There is some of us who believe you can actually have both.
                          Last edited by JOHN SCOTT ROCKS; 01-13-2011, 03:02 PM.

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                          • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                            Originally posted by JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
                            Division 2 sports are about student athletes. Division 1 sports are about athletes; that's how winning programs operate; so the question is do you want a winning program or some feel good happy BS about our team sucks but they get a good education and we can be proud of that.
                            Originally posted by JOHN SCOTT ROCKS View Post
                            There is some of us who believe you can actually have both.
                            Ah, so it's OK if our hockey players are bunch of dipsticks as long as they're winning. The real students can carry the school's academic expectations, and we'll just let the hockey team major in some meaningless "jock discipline" and have the profs give them Cs with a wink and a nod, since they're all bolting for the NHL in two years anyway. Got it.

                            Keep living in your fantasy world, because what Gwozdecky said is mostly correct with regards to this era of NCAA hockey.

                            Somehow being a junior hockey coach allows you to understand the difficulties of the college game? Great way to establish credibility at the start of your letter; also why does it take being a minor hockey coach to understand the feelings of Tech's horrible record?
                            It establishes more credibility than you've ever been able to lay out for us. What makes you right, and him wrong?

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                            • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                              Ah, so it's OK if our hockey players are bunch of dipsticks as long as they're winning. The real students can carry the school's academic expectations, and we'll just let the hockey team major in some meaningless "jock discipline" and have the profs give them Cs with a wink and a nod, since they're all bolting for the NHL in two years anyway. Got it.
                              It's about time. I don't recall MI, UMINN, BC, WI having credibility issues for people who actually want to get a degree. Never heard their fans complaining that they'd rather have "student athletes" who stay for four years at the price of a winning program.




                              It establishes more credibility than you've ever been able to lay out for us. What makes you right, and him wrong?
                              I would probably contribute it to the lack of common sense among a lot of people.

                              Regarding Gwozdecky being correct, than apparently Russell is living in a dream world as well as he stated he would have never left Cornell if he didn't think he could win at Tech. He should of probably consulted in you or Gwoz before he made the move.
                              Last edited by JOHN SCOTT ROCKS; 01-13-2011, 03:49 PM.

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                              • Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                                On another note, you'll likely see a committment from Blake Pietila soon.

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