Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
So now that we're at the halfway point of the Big Ten's second season as a hockey conference, what is your impression of the whole reallignment (formation of Big Ten and NCHC, dissolution of CCHA, expansion of HE, merging of WCHA)? Personally I think while it is cool that we play Minnesota and Wisconsin, I miss the traditional matchups against smaller schools that makes college hockey so damn great and I hate that it all happened because of money. And additionally, fewer games are actually on TV because more are being siphoned to online platforms, which just hurts the fans from being able to more easily watch Michigan. What do others think now that we're 1.5 years in?
Michigan entered the GLI with a mediocre 8-7-0 record and has shown flashes of greatness at times throughout this season.
Arguably their 4 best players are in Montreal right now at the WJCs. Yesterday, Michigan upsets #5 Michigan Tech, a team they were swept by in November. Steve Racine stood on his head.
Tonight, no different. Racine, Mr. MVP gets the biggest confidence boost of the century.
And at the end of the game when Michigan beat MSU (YET AGAIN) for the GLI Championship at Joe Louis Arena, "we got Harbaugh" chants rained down.
I love everyone and everything. Khakis for all. Harbaugh. Trophies.
Interesting news that will likely at least somewhat affect Michigan recruiting. USA Hockey is buying Compuware Arena and moving the NTDP program from the Ann Arbor Ice Cube to Plymouth.
"Our intention is to relocate the National Team Development Program to the facility and also use it to host and showcase other USA Hockey programs and international events," said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. "In addition, keeping the current users of the building is important to both us and Pete Karmanos. There are a number of issues we're still working through."