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Post by SawGreen on Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:43 pm

I knew Danton, partied a bit with him (nothing heinous) ... and have a ton of respect and admiration for him.  But, I've never played with him or for him.

He might be one of the first people I would choose for the foxhole, but maybe not the general.  This is based on 30+ year ago perceptions.  Personally, I would be thrilled for him to get the job if he wanted it.  The crystal ball that I can't see is how recruits parents might gravitate to him.  

I thought TA seemed a little less reserved than Danton and a bit more personable, and would form a better first impression.  But, we see how that turned out.

I have zero knowledge of Gwoz personally.
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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:02 pm

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This, unless Gwoz takes the gig and publicly recognizes he's just a bridge to the next HC. Given the size of his ego, that's doubtful. I like Gwoz, but he's not the future of Spartan hockey.

Hollis decision to give Anastos 6 seasons of OTJ was a disaster. I wonder about Gwoz but if MSU is talking and he's listening its a move in the right direction. Much better than the flyer MSU took with Anastos.

My reservation with Gwozdecky is his age (64 when the season would start) but the guy is a winner. 1 NCAA ring with Wisky as a player, another as MSU assistant and 2 as Denver's HC. Give him $400K/yr for 5 years with another $400K for staff. Gwozdecky brings back instant credibility.

Danton Cole has less than breath taking numbers as an HC but either would a major upgrade. I was at MSU for Mason's first season. I had several players in a class and they said there was a massive culture shock going from Amo to Mason. I suspect Gwozdecky would be a lot more like Mason.

Culture shocks with a new coach are pretty common. I knew a bunch pf the players then and it went from loose and fun to military discipline.

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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:22 pm

My favorite Amo to Mason story.

First day of practice under Mason they skated and skated and skated. Then they did the hockey equivalent of gassers. One of the guys finishes, went to the boards, dropped to his knees and started puking.

Mason skated over and said, You okay? You'll need this. It was a bucket with a shovel to get the puke off the ice.


MSU has good facilities and a lot of majors to offer. If they win 20 games you can get crowds. But seasons with 10 then 7 wins never build a fan base.


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Post by CheesySpartan on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:28 pm

Very accomplished no doubt and knows everything about college hockey from recruiting to winning national titles. He is the only person to win an NCAA title as a player, assistant, and coach. Great choice IMO. He will stabilize the program and make MSU relavent again


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Post by CheesySpartan on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:33 pm

GRR Spartan wrote:My favorite Amo to Mason story.

First day of practice under Mason they skated and skated and skated. Then they did the hockey equivalent of gassers. One of the guys finishes, went to the boards, dropped to his knees and started puking.

Mason skated over and said, You okay? You'll need this. It was a bucket with a shovel to get the puke off the ice.


MSU has good facilities and a lot of majors to offer. If they win 20 games you can get crowds. But seasons with 10 then 7 wins never build a fan base.



MSU was a top 5 program for 30 years during that time...We missed 4-5 more titles easy (FYI It s fu cking hard to win titles) IMO...I like this choice
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:30 am

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At Valor Christian hockey banquet, George Gwozdecky said he has spoken to Michigan State but is planning on remaining w the CO prep team

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:08 am

Hondo is tweeting that Cole is the new coach.

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Post by duffy munn on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:46 am

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Hondo is tweeting that Cole is the new coach.

For once, he is right.

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:53 am

Chris Vannini‏Verified account @ChrisVannini 2h2 hours ago
That’s a big-time hire for MSU hockey.
Former MSU player, current US NTDP head coach. http://bit.ly/2oYJr9h

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Post by Blanch32 on Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:56 am

LooseGoose wrote:Chris Vannini‏Verified account @ChrisVannini 2h2 hours ago
That’s a big-time hire for MSU hockey.
Former MSU player, current US NTDP head coach. http://bit.ly/2oYJr9h

below. 500 coach?? big time, really??
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Post by GRR Spartan on Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:51 pm

I like this hire a lot more the out of the box crap when Anastos was hired.

Not surprised because although Gwozdecky buzz was exciting my fear of Gwozdecky not wanting to be walked no into the biggest rebuild MSU has since Mason took over for Amo. For example If Anastos left for an admin job with USA Hockey and a 24 win MSU team had just missed the NCAA with a strong team coming back, maybe Gwozdecky comes to win a 3rd title. But right now it wasn't a good fit for him.

The only news that would disappoint me would be Tom Newton becoming a member of the new staff. Cole needs to choose assistants that have a better relationship with him than with the AD and people within the AD office.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:14 pm

Chris Solari‏Verified account @chrissolari 33s34 seconds ago
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, MSU's interim hockey staff has not yet been informed of a potential new coach.


Awkward.
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Post by The Pantry on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:46 pm

Banner at ESPN says Red Berenson retired today. He was at The Joe last night
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:54 pm

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I'm with Solari-I've been told Cole is not yet a done deal.Not saying he won't end up with MSU job, but told interviews continuing.

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Post by NigelUno on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:52 pm

This happened last time. Cole was rumored to have been hired, and then they went with Anastos.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:46 pm

LooseGoose wrote:

Is that Hondo being the first and only source reporting Danton Cole's hiring is a done deal again ?
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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:21 am

Hondo's a fuckwad but I am pretty sure its a done deal that Cole will be the next coach.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:05 am

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GRR Spartan wrote:My favorite Amo to Mason story.

First day of practice under Mason they skated and skated and skated.  Then they did the hockey equivalent of gassers.  One of the guys finishes, went to the boards, dropped to his knees and started puking.  

Mason skated over and said, You okay?  You'll need this.  It was a bucket with a shovel to get the puke off the ice.


MSU has good facilities and a lot of majors to offer.  If they win 20 games you can get crowds.  But seasons with 10 then 7 wins never build a fan base.



MSU was a top 5 program for 30 years during that time...We missed 4-5 more titles easy (FYI It s fu cking hard to win titles) IMO...I like this choice

Wrong again Cheesy.  That was one of Mason's first practices and his first two teams won a total of 26 games.  12 and 14 games.

It took Mason 2 seasons to get players who'd buy into his system.  Most forget Mason wasn't a raging success after 2 years and there were people wondering about hiring a coach who wasn't winning any more than Amo
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:13 pm

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Danton Cole was Ron Mason's recommendation for MSU hockey coach six years ago. Similar to George Perles losing out in '80 to Muddy Waters.

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:14 pm

GRR Spartan wrote:Wrong again Cheesy.  That was one of Mason's first practices and his first two teams won a total of 26 games.  12 and 14 games.

It took Mason 2 seasons to get players who'd buy into his system.  Most forget Mason wasn't a raging success after 2 years and there were people wondering about hiring a coach who wasn't winning any more than Amo

More disciplined players might be more precise, the last teams of Amo were pretty wild lads.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Colton Wood‏ @Colton_Wood08 2m2 minutes ago
MSU AD Mark Hollis and the MSU hockey program will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. presumably to announce Danton Cole as the new HC.
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Chris Solari‏Verified account @chrissolari 44m44 minutes ago

Have heard from a trusted hockey source that money to lure Gwoz and potential staff to EL together may have been one factor.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:52 pm

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Welcome back home Danton Cole! http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/041117aab.html …
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Post by Blanch32 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm

LooseGoose wrote:Lynn G. Henning‏ @Lynn_Henning 49m49 minutes ago
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Danton Cole was Ron Mason's recommendation for MSU hockey coach six years ago. Similar to George Perles losing out in '80 to Muddy Waters.
glad hollis once again knew better
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:05 pm

Interesting note regarding press conference via Twitter.

Trustee Melanie Foster is up first to speak.  Why?
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Post by NigelUno on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:08 pm

Congrats Danton.

Go Green!
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:18 pm

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When coaching the Griffins years ago, Danton Cole told @GeorgeSipple his dream wasn't to coach the Red Wings as much as it was to coach MSU.

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:31 pm

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Cole says style of play will be "abrasive, aggressive, ornery. I want to impose my will physically & mentally on the other team."

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:37 am

In case you want to watch the full press conference.



I'm still kind of upset and mystified about a trustee speaking at this thing. Didn't we learn our lesson with giving Ferguson access to the media?
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Post by tGreenWay on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:21 am

Floyd Robertson wrote:In case you want to watch the full press conference.



I'm still kind of upset and mystified about a trustee speaking at this thing. Didn't we learn our lesson with giving Ferguson access to the media?

No idea. Maybe it's a subtle statement that the hiring has the support of the Board? Maybe Foster was involved in the search? Or maybe it's a statement that, through Foster, the new coach has the support of the Tea Party.
Of course, this is all wild speculation.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:23 am

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:In case you want to watch the full press conference.



I'm still kind of upset and mystified about a trustee speaking at this thing.  Didn't we learn our lesson with giving Ferguson access to the media?

No idea. Maybe it's a subtle statement that the hiring has the support of the Board? Maybe Foster was involved in the search?  Or maybe it's a statement that, through Foster, the new coach has the support of the Tea Party.
Of course, this is all wild speculation.

I don't ever want to be a part of this board if speculation isn't acceptable and encouraged.
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Post by tGreenWay on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:34 am

Floyd Robertson wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

No idea. Maybe it's a subtle statement that the hiring has the support of the Board? Maybe Foster was involved in the search?  Or maybe it's a statement that, through Foster, the new coach has the support of the Tea Party.
Of course, this is all wild speculation.

I don't ever want to be a part of this board if speculation isn't acceptable and encouraged.

Its what sets us apart from garden variety message boards.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:51 pm

Buccigross reporting that Mel Pearson will succeed Red.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:03 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote:Buccigross reporting that Mel Pearson will succeed Red.

So much for Billy Powers loyalty if true.

I also wonder how much money they are thowing at Pearson to get him to leave MTU a second time if he lands in aa.
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Post by tGreenWay on Wed May 03, 2017 2:15 pm

Good lord, add another name to the growing list of people from Rhode Island living in East Lansing. What is that now, 4? Maybe 5? It's a fucking epidemic.

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making this the hockey off season mega thread


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