Larson Resigns?

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Larson Resigns?

Post by Goldy Gopher » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:36 pm

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Post by George Blanda » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:34 am

Goldy,

I wouldn't exactly call it a resignation. Not many details are known on this but I have heard bits and pieces but I'm not about to start any rumors over this medium.
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Post by juniorhockey » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:37 am

The thing that strikes me as interesting is how they had to switch the locks on the doors? Must have been a bad split.

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Post by Goldy Gopher » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:08 am

George Blanda wrote:Goldy,

I wouldn't exactly call it a resignation. Not many details are known on this but I have heard bits and pieces but I'm not about to start any rumors over this medium.
The way it was originally explained to me, it sounded like a resignation but I don't really think that was the case either. I'm looking forward to the actual story coming out.
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Post by Blue&Gold » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:45 am

OK, it's been a while.. what's the latest? Is Larson still in the area? What's the latest version of why it happened?

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Post by Goldy Gopher » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:29 am

Blue&Gold wrote:OK, it's been a while.. what's the latest? Is Larson still in the area? What's the latest version of why it happened?
No new news that I could find.
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Post by RLStars » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:14 am

Blue&Gold wrote:OK, it's been a while.. what's the latest? Is Larson still in the area? What's the latest version of why it happened?
I heard he is not around. Some of the players where trying to get in touch with him and couldn't. I also heard that the MAC changed all the locks, not just the locker room. Third hand info on the locks situation.

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Post by Blue&Gold » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:41 pm

It's all too bad. I've known most of the people involved, and like them all. Whatever Craig ends up doing, I hope the best for him.

My biggest concern here is for the program. Making the step up to Junior A, Tier III is more than just name. The success of the move overall is dependant upon all of the teams being successful. More directly, I hope that St. Cloud can support this level of hockey as I think it's good for the players in central MN that aren't quite ready to move to the NAHL, but with some work they may make it. The Hall family needs to get this under control and run it like a business, then there will be success.

One more thing to add: Someone in the program needs to treat the team as a full-time position. They need a full-time coach, in my opinion.

Good luck to all!

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Post by aflac » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:55 pm

They don't have full time coach?

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Post by Blue&Gold » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:28 pm

What I meant by that is a coach that can be available full-time. They have a head coach, but he has a "real job" that does take up his time. Can a team like this afford a full-time position? I don't know. I think about what it would take to get someone full-time, and it is probably more than expected.

That's why most coaches in the NAHL and USHL are Coach/GM. That way they get two positions for the price of one. It also makes the coaches more responsible of the day-to-day operations. A tier III team that is lucky to get 350 paying folks in the seats probably isn't pulling it all that much. By the same token, the players to pay to play, so maybe they can pull it off.

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Post by aflac » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:08 pm

If I am a player I would want my coach around all the time. I am not sure but are all the coaches in this league have full time jobs?

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Post by George Blanda » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:40 am

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Post by ap4mvp » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:52 pm

:-k Maybe the Hall family is hard to work for :?: :idea: Blanda you should coach the Lumberjacks :lol:
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Post by Bash Brother » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:58 pm

I believe i heart Brent something (former cathedral coach) would be the coach. i am not positive though.
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Post by Goldy Gopher » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:15 pm

Bash Brother wrote:I believe i heart Brent something (former cathedral coach) would be the coach. i am not positive though.
The Jacks website has Brent Boerger listed as a scout.

Interestingly enough it doesn't have a head coach or any assistant coaches listed. Just the goalie coach, Jeff Bandar.
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Post by RLStars » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:42 am

Bash Brother wrote:I believe i heart Brent something (former cathedral coach) would be the coach. i am not positive though.
Did you read the article? You must not have read it because it says, and I quote "Hall’s decision to fire his coaching staff and replace them for Friday’s game with Brent Boerger, a former head coach of the boys hockey program at St. Cloud Cathedral High School". Seems pretty clear who is coaching.

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Post by Stabbin31 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:45 am

Thanks Alex

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Post by Bash Brother » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:04 pm

RLStars wrote:
Bash Brother wrote:I believe i heart Brent something (former cathedral coach) would be the coach. i am not positive though.
Did you read the article? You must not have read it because it says, and I quote "Hall’s decision to fire his coaching staff and replace them for Friday’s game with Brent Boerger, a former head coach of the boys hockey program at St. Cloud Cathedral High School". Seems pretty clear who is coaching.
No i did not read the article. I talked to Brent on friday night before the game.
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Post by RLStars » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:23 pm

Bash Brother wrote:
RLStars wrote:
Bash Brother wrote:I believe i heart Brent something (former cathedral coach) would be the coach. i am not positive though.
Did you read the article? You must not have read it because it says, and I quote "Hall’s decision to fire his coaching staff and replace them for Friday’s game with Brent Boerger, a former head coach of the boys hockey program at St. Cloud Cathedral High School". Seems pretty clear who is coaching.
No i did not read the article. I talked to Brent on friday night before the game.
When you get the official word, post it. After rereading the article, it doesn't say he would be the permanent coach........well as permanent as a Lumberjacks coach can be.

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Post by Blue&Gold » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:46 pm

I would say that any "Official" statement will show up on the web page. I believe that the team is looking for a long term solution, and Brent is "probably" a short term solution. (maybe this season?) Boerger has a young family and I can't see him doing this past this season.. but I've been wrong before... :P

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Post by crash » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:42 pm

I don't think ANYONE would last with that group in St. Cloud. My guess is after this year they are done, it's been a way for John Hall to relive his high school glorydays, it's a mess and it needs to be shot and burried.

Too bad too, a REAL team in St. Cloud could make for some fun games at the MAC. I love the fries at the MAC, fries and beer and Jr. Hockey! Where do I sign?

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Post by Blue&Gold » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:40 pm

crash wrote:I don't think ANYONE would last with that group in St. Cloud. My guess is after this year they are done, it's been a way for John Hall to relive his high school glorydays, it's a mess and it needs to be shot and burried.

Too bad too, a REAL team in St. Cloud could make for some fun games at the MAC. I love the fries at the MAC, fries and beer and Jr. Hockey! Where do I sign?
Well now Crash, what do you define as a "real team"? The Jacks are one of the top teams in their league right now. They seem to be playing good hockey and doing quite well for themselves. So what would you suggest as a "real team"? I really doubt that an NAHL team would draw any better. There is NO WAY this down would support a USHL program. There are 5 pretty good high school programs (boys) and three girls high school teams, 2 D1 College programs (1 men, 1 women), 2 DIII programs (1 each again) and of course 3 solid youth hockey programs. The only big draws are SCSU men, and the Tech/Apollo boys games. This really is not a hockey town, and there is too much at the top to draw from for fans to go the junior games where they really don't know anybody on the ice.. (couple of exceptions, I know)

John Hall has tried to bring some good junior hockey back to St. Cloud. Unless you're willing to pony-up some serious coin to try to do it better, I think the "past glory" statement is out of line.. I give him credit for stepping out and really trying. I wish I had the guts to step out like that..

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