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02-11-2013, 01:14 PM
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[QUOTE=Oilers Chick;58592273]One thing you're forgetting or overlooking is that Michigan also lost Mel Pearson to Michigan Tech. Pearson was and continues to be widely regarded as one of the top recruiters in college hockey. Prior to leaving Ann Arbor after the 2010-11 season, Pearson was responsible for bringing in many of the top players that have donned the maize and blue over the years - including Marty Turco (since we are talking goalies here).

Yup, it's too early to know how much of an impact that departure will have but I know what a difference it made when Grant Standbrook left Wisconsin back in the day and went to Maine. Maine became a powerhouse and the Badgers...not as much as usual.

It is a little premature for people to be calling for Red's head given the prolonged success he has had over the years. Who could step in and do better anyway? I'm sure it is hard for Michigan fans to wrap their minds around the phenomina of losing. For sure, that's something they're not used to. Badger fans have gone through this, we can talk you through.

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