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07/26/2017 - 5:31pm I live in Los Angeles and

I live in Los Angeles and have been to Ann Arbor once since UTL and still found this interesting. More breadth of content/reporting/analysis for the site is always a good thing. If Brian writes it (also applies to, like, Spencer Hall, Katie Baker, and a few others), I will read it.

06/06/2017 - 7:26pm Shannon Brown. I'm an LA

Shannon Brown. I'm an LA native and a very big Lakers fan, and while I wouldn't consider Magic on this list - he was drafted two years before I was born, so I never saw him play in college - Shannon Brown was probably my favorite Laker role player from the 2009/10 championship squads.

 

I work in sports broadcasting and have gotten to know Anson Carter fairly well. He's a great guy, but like Magic, I wasn't yet in college to have built up any animosity towards him while he was at State.

 

Kirk Gibson, for obvious reasons. Eww, too many Sparties.

11/15/2016 - 4:05pm Bad take

First off, it's Petr Klima, not Peter Klima.

 

Second, this is what Brian's job is. He's a journalist, and he does an excellent job - better than anyone else who covers the team - in keeping Michigan alumni and college football fans informed about what's happening with the program. The site isn't exclusively reporting-based, but Brian has a very good track record of responsibly reporting news and relying on sources who have served him well in the past. His responsibility, like any reporter, is not to pick and choose only the positive reports that please the athletic department, but to keep people as informed as possible to what is happening within the program. To think that he should ask himself  "why he is reporting it and whether it helps the team we all come here to be entertained by?" is the pure antithesis of journalism. If that's something you actually believe, there's a position waiting for you as the SID for the University of North Korea Fightin' Propagandists.

 

Jon Rosen

School of Music '03

www.lakingsinsider.com

 

09/02/2015 - 9:01pm 4-7

2000 Ohio State (M win)

2001 Penn State (M win)

2002 Notre Dame (M loss)

2002 Illinois (M win)

2004 Rose Bowl (M loss)

2004 Ohio State (M loss)

2005 Rose Bowl (M loss)

2005 Wisconsin (M loss)

2012 Sugar Bowl (M win)

2012 Cowboys Classic™ (M loss)

2014 Notre Dame (M loss)

2015 Utah (???)

09/02/2015 - 12:51am Traveling from LA and staying

Traveling from LA and staying at the Red Lion Inn in downtown SLC Thursday night before hopping on a flight to Denver on Friday to catch a few Phish shows! Will see a ton of friends and alums this weekend. :)

04/08/2011 - 12:21am Hey, Shawn Hunwick, here's

Hey, Shawn Hunwick, here's your turtle back, safe and sound.

03/01/2011 - 12:38pm NHL 94

The Kamloops Blazers' NHL 94 game celebration was a WHL meme that lasted about two weeks before opponents quickly tired of it.  I'm very surprised that 1990-94 born players picked up on a trend that occurred so early in their childhood.  I've told players on my own team that the reason that I follow the Denver Broncos was because of Tecmo Bowl, only to be met with blank stares.

 

Jon Rosen

Everett Silvertips

Go Blue

03/17/2010 - 2:43pm Major Juniors vs NCAA: FIGHT!

For those who didn't click on the link to the Edmonton Journal, here are a couple more of Linden Rowat's quotes to balance the one quote plucked for the purpose of slandering the CHL:

"I don't really know what I'm going to do pro-wise if I get an opportunity but I'm kind of setting up for going to the CIS and playing some (university) hockey and get a degree"

"I learned a lot about living the (hockey) lifestyle, being a good person, being a good community person," added Rowat. "Teammates, friends, living with different families, it builds your character"

Rowat now has four years of a full ride paid for in college - the CHL's educational system is in full effect here.

Also, here are some amazing WHL (and WHL prospect) names that should be read in a Canadian accent:

Dalton Sward
Mackenzie Skapski
Mason Wilgosh
Rigby Burgart
Brodie Melnychuk

01/23/2010 - 2:19pm EVT-PDX

We were actually down in Portland last night - Everett extended its winning streak to 11 games by taking down the Winterhawks 4-3 in a game with a terrific, playoff-type atmosphere (though not Yost). Shoot me an email ([email protected]) and I'll make sure you get some tickets the next time we roll through,- Tuesday, March 9th.

01/22/2010 - 1:34pm Lombardi

Dean Lombardi wasn’t the GM of the Kings at the time of the Cammalleri signing – that was former GM Dave Taylor (per previous post).

As I can count the number of UM hockey games that I’ve seen since graduating on one hand, I don’t have any valid opinions on the current state of the Michigan Hockey Program.

Still, from the head coaches, assistant coaches, and other hockey figures I’ve spend time with, there is a strong prevailing view that Michigan is not as good at developing talent as it is at simply plucking the best players from around North America. Since joining the Western Hockey League I haven’t had a conversation with one person that has defended Michigan’s ability to cultivate and develop talent. This is not just NCAA vs Juniors: FIGHT issues here – the people whom I’ve had discussions about this have also spent time on the coaching staffs of various NCAA programs and are more neutral in the NCAA vs Major Junior tug of war.

As someone who grew up in Los Angeles and has devoted many painful years of my life towards following the Kings, this Lombardi-Johnson spat irks me, and I’m disappointed that Dean's unneccessary comments were publicized.

I just wanted to convey that it’s not just one flustered GM who harbors these opinions – it’s definitely a commonly held view amongst many respected hockey figures.

I’ll let myself out.

Jon Rosen
Director of Broadcasting and Public Relations
Everett Silvertips Hockey Club
School of Music ‘03