maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
Apparently Tie Domi (father of recruit Max Domi) has been meeting with the London Knights (OHL) via helicopter
Tie Domi made a visit to London last week. Hunter confirmed the visit. Domi flew in by helicopter, talked with Hunter and left via the same transport method. "No comment," Hunter said. Not about the conversation, Hunter admitted to chatting with the former tough guy. The no comment was about whether Domi flew in by whirlybird or not. "I had conversations with Gilmour and Domi," Hunter said. "A lot of people are talking to them."
For those of us following the saga of Max Domi, I'd say this is one more nail in the coffin for the prospects of Domi joining Michigan. I like that they said "no comment" about the helicopter but are apparently wide open about trading a prospect who isn't tradeable yet but maybe that's common practice up there.
However, adding signing John Gibson, and getting commitments from Zach Hyman and Bryson Cianfrone has certainly made this an easier pill to swallow
The 2-week tournament will have an unusual format:
Week 1--6th place team at 3rd place team and 5th place team at 4th place team (best-of-3 series, Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday if necessary)
Week 2--A 4-team tournament (single-elimination, Friday and Saturday), hosted by the regular season champion.
The good news is that there could easily be a Big Ten hockey tournament at Yost Arena in a couple of years. The bad news is that the 2nd-place team in the conference will not be able to play any conference tournament games at home, while the 3rd and 4th place teams will each have at least 2 home games in the conference tournament.
NBC's interview profile tonight included the tidbit that Kesler played one season for OSU. Still love this guy, but now a slight taste of bile in my mouth after learning he wore Scarlet & Grey after growing up in metro Detroit.
Exciting news! I was contacted a few weeks ago by a producer for FSD and a fellow Michigan Alumna. She had a found a post I had made on the Children of Yost Facebook group, and asked if I could round up about 15 hockey fans for a short scene they were shooting at Yost. I contacted as many people as I could, and we trekked down to Yost this past Thursday wearing jerseys, shirts, anything Maize and Blue. I'm actually a bigger hockey fan than a football fan, so to be asked to do this was incredible. They needed people to go through all of the cheers and chants you regularly hear at Yost, so we basically went through all of the staples for about an hour while they filmed us. The gist of it is, after many years, they're finally making a documentary based off of John Bacon's book about Michigan Hockey, "Blue Ice." (If you haven't read it, do so now.) It was also a great time for me, because, being a Film Major, I got to network with some cool people.
Anyway, they've already done about 40 interviews with former players, and have found extremely old game footage via TV networks, and even found some footage from the 50's (!!!) courtesy of the Bentley Library. I don't know if it'll have a theatrical release, but I know it will air on FSD.
Very cool stuff. I'm extremely excited. If I hear of any new developments on the project, I will let you all know.