The old geezers won today. Good for them. I hope Denver pummels them.I think you discount the impact of a team that keeps their roster together....compared to a team that cycles players through every year.
The Mavericks should have been in the title game last year too. They completely outplayed the SCSU Huskies......but managed to lose.
That's just a good team. Really well coached.
This is hindsight. At the time of his hiring Motzko had SCSU as the one of the best teams in the country for a couple year stretch, at what was once a no-name program. Motzko had been to a frozen four whereas Hastings had not even won a tournament game at that point. Motzko took SCSU to national prominence, that's pretty impressive too.Look, the AD messed up when he hired Motzko over Hastings. Unless Hastings turned the job down, I have no idea why you wouldn’t of hired him. What he did at Mankato is superior to what Motzko did at SCSU. Hastings took Mankato to national prominence in a short time, Mankato! In hockey! He surpassed Motzko in half the time at Mankato than what Motzko accomplished at SCSU. And SCSU was much more than Mankato was when each of these coaches took over their respective programs.
The Gophers coach will be crucified if he does not recruit the state's top players. It isn't even an option. There's an expectation that kids like Mittelstadt, Lucius, Walker, Rau be wooed by the Minnesota coach.If thats all it takes, why don't the Gophers just do the same & recruit better "geezers?"....Seething about it for 20 years has produced exactly zero titles