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    Wisconsin Hockey Vol I: Dawn of the Fifth Age of UW Hockey!

    Age One: Pre-Bob Johnson
    Age Two: Badge Bob Johnson
    Age Three: Jeff Sauer
    Age Four: Mike Eaves
    Age Five: ????

    It's time for Badger fans to look towards the future that can be and stop suffering through the seasons past.

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    It will definitely be interesting to see how many recruits reopen their recruitment after the firing of Eaves.
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    You beat me to the punch! I was going to title it Wisconsin Hockey XXXVIII: The Sun Also Rises.

    So to start out optimistically, who would everyone suggest as a new coach? Perhaps we could start a running candidate, strengths and weaknesses list.

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    Tim Coghlin. Certainly worked with the selection of Bo Ryan from D III.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptown View Post
    Tim Coghlin. Certainly worked with the selection of Bo Ryan from D III.
    I'd like to introduce you to "cause and effect" reasoning...
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    Re: Wisconsin Hockey Vol I: Dawn of the Fifth Age of UW Hockey!

    Potential UW Head Coaches
    George Gwozdecky
    Mark Johnson
    Don Granato
    Mark Osiecki
    Tim Coughlin
    Luke Strand

    Any other names that should be added to the fan's short list?

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    I hear John Micheletto is available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhett Hot View Post
    I hear John Micheletto is available
    No, go sit in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptown View Post
    Tim Coghlin. Certainly worked with the selection of Bo Ryan from D III.
    Bo got a year or two in D1 with UW Milwaukee before coming to Madison. I'd prefer someone with D1 experience.

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    Thanks Almington for the new thread; it's a good idea to move on. I didn't see it at first and posted on the "old" thread! (Lock it!)

    After some personal research, I don't understand the big whoop about Don G. He started coaching in 1993. As a HEAD coach he has: 5 years not making the playoffs, 5 years of losing in the 1st or 2nd rounds of playoffs, 1 year lost in finals, and 1 championship. (3 years no results shown and 1 year came in at mid season). Am I missing something? I'm not being a smart ***; I just don't see much there. If he wasn't a Badger, would some of you even consider him?

    Even though he didn't do much better in the USHL, because of his coaching at a higher level, I prefer Oz; the Great and Powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almington View Post
    Potential UW Head Coaches
    George Gwozdecky
    Mark Johnson
    Don Granato
    Mark Osiecki
    Tim Coughlin
    Luke Strand

    Any other names that should be added to the fan's short list?
    Rick Bennett, Rand Pecknold, Nate Leamon

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWisco View Post
    Rick Bennett, Rand Pecknold, Nate Leamon
    I don't see Pecknold going to the Midwest. He is a new england guy and has young kids plus some of the best facilities in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityRich View Post
    Thanks Almington for the new thread; it's a good idea to move on. I didn't see it at first and posted on the "old" thread!

    After some personal research, I don't understand the big whoop about Don G. He started coaching in 1993. As a HEAD coach he has: 5 years not making the playoffs, 5 years of losing in the 1st or 2nd rounds of playoffs, 1 year lost in finals, and 1 championship. (3 years no results shown and 1 year came in at mid season). Am I missing something? I'm not being a smart ***; I just don't see much there. If he wasn't a Badger, would some of you even consider him?

    Even though he didn't do much better in the USHL, because of his coaching at a higher level, I prefer Oz; the Great and Powerful.
    I think that a very big part is that the Granatos are completely independent of the Eaves era.

    In many ways, if Oz is successful, it validates Eaves methodology and secures his legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityRich View Post
    Thanks Almington for the new thread; it's a good idea to move on. I didn't see it at first and posted on the "old" thread! (Lock it!)

    After some personal research, I don't understand the big whoop about Don G. He started coaching in 1993. As a HEAD coach he has: 5 years not making the playoffs, 5 years of losing in the 1st or 2nd rounds of playoffs, 1 year lost in finals, and 1 championship. (3 years no results shown and 1 year came in at mid season). Am I missing something? I'm not being a smart ***; I just don't see much there. If he wasn't a Badger, would some of you even consider him?

    Even though he didn't do much better in the USHL, because of his coaching at a higher level, I prefer Oz; the Great and Powerful.
    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess your personal research was looking up Donny's hockeydb page.

    Jim Johanson picks pretty good coaches. Of the 7 previous coaches at the NTDP 5 have had very above average success in the profession. Mike Eaves and Jeff Jackson (ND) own NCAA championships, David Quinn (BU) fell one game short last year. ( BU is so loaded up with incoming recruits that some BU fans are worrying they are going to be too loaded with talent and have an early departure problem.) Ron Ralston has taken over the Buffalo Sabres twice and John Hynes is the coach of the New Jersey Devils. Don took a 9 win Gamblers team and got them to the title game in his third year and he won a championship in the ECHL which is a very tough place to coach IMO. The simple fact that he kept his AHL job for five years probably says something good about him too. Short term he comes with a great knowledge of the current recruiting scene and he probably secures the current commits.

    I would take Oz as an assistant in a heartbeat, but I'm just not sure if he's the guy to be HC. His OSU stint didn't go too well at all from my perspective despite bringing in some strong recruits. However not hiring Oz if he's the best candidate because of his connection to Eaves seems silly.

    There's only one candidate I'm aware of who's current team was certain to be done playing by the March 25th application deadline. If that means anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
    I don't see Pecknold going to the Midwest. He is a new england guy and has young kids plus some of the best facilities in the country.
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    Haven't been around much have you
    What do you mean? High Point Solutions Arena seems like an awesome practice facility and even seats a few hundred more then our practice facility, LaBahn. I can't seem to find the name of their home rink anywhere but, with such a nice practice rink I gotta believe it's really something.
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    Mike Hastings.

    Also, with regard to Don Granato as another poster said he's won a championship and taken another team in another level of play to a title series.

    If you look up Jeff Sauer's pre-Wisconsin record it's almost laughable, but he had great success for about 11 years in Madison before the wheels fell off.

    I'm not sure if Eaves' pre-Wisconsin record in terms of w's and l's but I do recall he hadn't been in one job for more than 2-3years consecutively and that raised some concern here.

    To circle back, Don has taken teams in 2 different leagues to championship levels of play, that's a very good indicator to me. Oz has some baggage that we've not been made aware of. Why exactly was he fired from tosu? Who were his great recruits there? I honestly don't recall

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    NoDak fans are thinking UW will consider Cary Eades.

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    Since all coaching spots (head and assistants) have the same deadline, how is the new coach supposed to get hired, then seek out guys he wants to work with, then have them apply? That doesn't make a lot of sense.

    I went to the ncaa job posting site and saw the "director of hockey operations" job is also listed.

    Oz got axed from OSU because...“We are making a change in our head hockey coaching position,” Ohio State associate vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. “There was a difference of opinion over the management of the program that could not be resolved.”

    Read more: https://www.uscho.com/2013/04/15/osie...#ixzz43RVXYx47

    I'm going to throw a dark horse name on the table for the head coach job.....Brad Frost. It will be fascinating to see the list of who actually applied. He has the same limitations as MJ on the recruiting front, but he is young, successful and has been able to maintain the program over a long period of time.

    Coghlin is interesting. In D3, what is the recruiting landscape like? The roster reads like a D1 in that these players are from just about every corner of the hockey earth, including Sweden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    NoDak fans are thinking UW will consider Cary Eades.
    Honestly, he is a viable candidate. I hope he applies.
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