Title should be pretty self-explanatory. CollegeHockey247 released a top 10 for the class of 2010 and Jon Merrill comes in at #4 overall.
Will be cool to see where the rest of our guys come out. I believe there was an earlier list that said we had the #2 class behind Minnesota so we should be able to get a better idea about how good our incoming freshmen are
Haven't been able to catch much Michigan Hockey this season, Regrettably (or not?). Can I get some explanations? short and sweet, or detailed is fine. From my casual vantage point some of the first things that pop into my head are that Palushaj was of critical importance to the offense, losing him was a huge blow. Also perhaps that the recruiting has taken a hit in the last year or two. I don't seem to hear raves about any freshmen or sophomores. Don't remember any of them being at the top of the scoring sheet. Any ideas?
No, I'm not calling for Berenson to leave anytime soon. But the topic came up in a thread below and I've thought about it enough over the past 10 years... so here's a thread.
Most likely, it'll be a smooth transition to Pearson/Powers. There are issues with this however:
1) Many would argue that this type of change doesn't infuse new blood that the program may need.
2) Which of the two gets the head gig and does the other stay?
So, I'll go off the board and suggest an outside candidate: Seth Appert. former DU assistant & current coach at RPI. He's got recruiting ties to the USHL (due to his WCHA roots), has demonstrated an ability to recruit the USNT (his current role at RPI), and has actually turned perennial ECAC also ran RPI around with top recruiting classes the last two years. He's young and can recruit and has experience in two different leagues.
For those interested:
Michigan and Michigan State will take their hockey rivalry to another level in December when they play outdoors at the Big House.
The deal was recently finalized, a U-M official said, and the Wolverines and Spartans will take the ice at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
The first time Michigan faced Michigan State outdoors, the teams played to a 3-3 tie at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 6, 2001. The "Cold War" game drew a crowd of 74,554 -- a record for college hockey attendance.
Can anyone find anything other than the audio online for tonight's game? I've been at it for awhile without any luck.