The Michigan Hockeycast 1.10: For Hughes the Bell Tolls Comment Count

Seth March 13th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Morticians: MGoHockey Correspondent David Nasternak and Anthony "Neutral Zone" Ciatti.

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1. How it Ended/Minnesota Wrap

starts at 0:50

The ending comes far earlier than we are used to. Dave and Anthony reminisce about simpler times and Red Wings. Minnesota had a good plan, and Michigan faltered as the game wore on Friday. Minnesota came back from being down two goals and their OT winner was a thing of beauty right out of the Quinn Hughes Playbook. Speaking of Hughes, he was hurt late Friday and seriously hobbled on Saturday. Not a lot of time was spent on Saturday's game because it did not last long. Michigan blown out, a rarity this season. Strauss Mann was the player of the weekend.

2. Postmortem/Team Grades

starts at 31:12

We give our review of all aspects of the team. Some positives, unfortunately more negatives. We discuss room for improvement and why we are still confident Mel can get it done at Michigan.

3. The Future of College Hockey and Michigan's Place

starts at 1:04:35

We discuss where the program is, and where we think it is going, and how that intersects with the changes in college hockey over the last 10-15 years.

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Watching From Afar

March 13th, 2019 at 10:26 AM ^

why we are still confident Mel can get it done at Michigan.

I mean, in year 1 he took Michigan to a Frozen Four with a team that everyone had openly stated was slowly crumbling under Red's old age and general malaise.

Recruiting from behind is a problem and I don't know enough to see how it all pieces together with the over commitments/guys going to which leagues and whatnot, but getting better goal tending (even average would go a long way) and some consistent upperclassmen who stick around for 2 or 3 years would go a long way to getting Michigan back in contention.

I don't see anything that would make me believe Mel's system or style of coaching is the problem here.