View Poll Results: Who do you want as the next Gopher hockey coach?

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  • Mike Guentzel

    4 5.97%
  • Grant Potulny

    28 41.79%
  • Bob Motzko

    17 25.37%
  • Robb Stauber

    8 11.94%
  • Scott Sandelin

    1 1.49%
  • Other

    9 13.43%
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    Default Who do you want as the next Gopher hockey coach?

    Who do you want as the next Gopher hockey coach?


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    Maybe do a poll with some of the popular names? Stauber, Potulny (sp?), Hendrickson, ...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgergopher View Post
    Maybe do a poll with some of the popular names? Stauber, Potulny (sp?), Hendrickson, ...?
    I was working on it, it takes time to build a poll after posting the initial post.

    Go Gophers!!

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    Has to be someone with success coaching at College Level- Motzko.

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    Don't overlook Nate Leaman.

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    Out of the one's you've listed I would want Robb Stauber.

    If it were up to me, it needs to be an alum of the U. They will understand the importance of Gopher Hockey, and the standard the fans hold it to, better than someone else. They need to have been a head coach before, with a proven background. He's really the only one that fits the bill.

    He's been on staff as a goalie coach with the gophers from 2000-2008, which included our last 2 national championships, and most recently lead the US women's national team to gold medals at the 2017 world championships and the 2018 Olympics as head coach.

    I'm sure if offered, he'd accept the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius L Hoops View Post
    Don't overlook Nate Leaman.
    yes, or Norm Bazin, or Rick Bennett or etc... There are quite a few good coaches that we could poach. The only requirement is that they play a fast paced "Minnesota" style of hockey! We are the Kentucky or Alabama of college hockey, go get the best coach in the country.

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    I hate the idea that it has to be an alum. That really narrows the options -- and pulls in some people who wouldn't otherwise be considered. Potulny? He may be a great coach someday. But he wouldn't be considered after just one year as a head coach if he played and coached anywhere else. I've heard Tom Ward's name. Why? Guentzel and Bell? Maybe, but while there's value in promoting assistants who are ready for the next step, I think in this case we need someone coming in here with a fresh look.

    That could be Stauber. It could be Todd Richards, although he doesn't do anything for me. But I think there are a lot of great coaches out there who didn't go to the U who would do great here. Why limit it?

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    Leaman's resume is amazing. If it's going to be someone with no Gopher ties at all, he'd be the lead candidate.

    Gopher ties required? Motzko

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    Go Gophers!!

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    Gopher ties is overrated, if you ask me. You can't convince me that someone that went to Wisconsin or North Dakota doesn't understand Gopher hockey. In fact, I think it could be sort of an advantage to look outside Gopher hockey ties the way North Dakota did with Dean Blais. " I may have gone somewhere else to play, but here's why this place is better;......" After all, Don was a Notre Dame alum. Didn't seem to hamper him any.

    I'm in no way saying that they shouldn't hire a former Gopher. Just that they shouldn't limit themselves in any way. For whatever it's worth, I still think Grant Potulny is my choice, even given his lack of experience. I just think the man's a winner.

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    I'll say this as I ponder who would be our best fit. Athletic Directors around the country are nervous.

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    Darby Hendriksen, young energetic coach, has teenagers playing hockey. Tied in to the local youth scene even if he is a pro coach. Former Gopher, I could get behind him as the Gophers next coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonin21 View Post
    Leaman's resume is amazing. If it's going to be someone with no Gopher ties at all, he'd be the lead candidate.

    Gopher ties required? Motzko
    I like Motzko as a coach but he is an SCSU alum. Would probably take a ton of money to lure him away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherdudepart2 View Post
    Darby Hendriksen, young energetic coach, has teenagers playing hockey. Tied in to the local youth scene even if he is a pro coach. Former Gopher, I could get behind him as the Gophers next coach.
    Darby could get the job done and would fit in well with the State of Minnesota hockey scene.

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