Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I Really Need a Better Title For These

I'm hating calling every dog days of summer round-up type post "News Update" and what not. We all know what this is, so let's just move on.

One of the great things about public universities is that they require all jobs to be posted publicly for 30 days. Meaning even the painfully unqualified have the opportunity to apply and get rejected. Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald has the job listing. Here's what the Sioux are looking for:

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: Requires a bachelor’s degree. Prefer successful hockey coaching experience. Desire experience in player evaluation and recruitment. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Must have experience in the area of on-ice skill development. Must have successful playing experience, pro-experience preferred. Prefer experience in developing and implementing successful penalty killing systems.


The Minnesota Wild have an 88% success rate on the PK under my guidance in NHL 2K6. Just saying.

2008 recruit Corey Trivino has committed to Boston University. I believe USHR was the first to report it, but you can also find it publicly in a lot of places. Trivino was one of the best players in Ontario to choose the college hockey route. I don't believe there were a lot of western schools that seriously went after him though.

USHR also has a headline saying Ohio State back-up goalie Ian Keserich has left Ohio State. It's not a terribly surprising move. Keserich is a talented goalie, but got caught at Ohio State backing up Dave Caruso in his first two seasons, and probably would have spent the next two years backing up Joe Palmer.

The tryout camp for Team USA's World Junior team is going on right now. Here's all you need to know about the camp. Erik and Jack Johnson both aren't playing, and really, neither has anything they need to prove.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Johnson's are larger than team? I thought there is no "I" in the word team.
This proves that agents are involved and feel they have more influence than the coaches.
USA is not to happy about this,I bet.
Politics again.

Anonymous said...

I thought that in order to succeed the US development program was trying to mimic what goes on north of the border. If you don't show up for the Canadian Junior Summer Camp you aren't on the team. It doesn't matter how good you are in your own mind or anyone elses.

Anonymous said...

This is the second straight year that JJ has missed the camp. It is no coincidence. If you look closely, his teeth are still messed up. So, he can't use the dentist as an excuse this time.
Your own agenda is not a team's agenda. Just look at the way he plays for M.

Chris said...

Why does it really matter if they go to the tryout camp or not?

Packer487 said...

There were rumblings last year that Jack didn't actually want to go to World Juniors, but Berenson talked him into it. Here's hoping that rumor was true, and that Jack hangs around this Christmas.

Frankly, I say hell with it. We need to win a friggin GLI at some point and this year it sets up pretty nicely to do it.

I know it's important, but I'm sick of that damn WJC.

Chris said...

Jack was probably pissed last year since he didn't make the team the previous year. And rightfully so, I might add.

The defense for the 2004 WJC team was embarassing, and it ultimately might have ended Nate Hagemo's career. There's no reason he shouldn't have made that team.

Anonymous said...

While it does hurt having a team's best players at the WJC, in the long run it's absolutely the thing to do if you're the player. Having the chance to play for your country, international exposure, playing against the highest level of competition, etc.

redwing77 said...

I agree with Chris. Why should players like Brian Lee, EJ, and JJ play in the tryout camp? They're pretty much locked into the WJC team anyways, what is to try out for?

If this was the training camp or whatever it is they do just before the WJC, I'd be more concerned.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when the last U.S. player that snubbed the last U.S. WJC team? or if their was one?

Anonymous said...

WHY HAVE THE CAMP AT ALL? USA GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ENSURE ALL THE BEST PLAYERS AND COACHES ARE WORKING TOWARDS THE COMMON GOAL OF UNITY, SACRIFCE, AND ATTITUDE! IT IS POSSIBLE THESE GUYS DON'T SHARE THE SAME TEAM GOAL, ONLY SELF CENTERED EGOTISM!
WHAT DO THE PLAYERS THINK THAT ARE BUSTING ASS FOR A SPOT?

Anonymous said...

Keserich is on the Tri-City Storm's protected list.