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MUnRPI
10-27-2011, 11:01 AM
If I cave in the next 4 hours I'll let you guys know.

Guess that means we will be seeing Pauldies tonight, and jd's favorite Mr. Tiesling.

i want shayne bingham!

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 11:04 AM
i want shayne bingham!

Has Bingham replaced Saksa as fan favorite underdog?

MUnRPI
10-27-2011, 11:10 AM
Has Bingham replaced Saksa as fan favorite underdog?

Whether we win or loose tonight, we will still be the more beautiful team and fans, right? da## you Brad Kent!!!!!

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 11:13 AM
Whether we win or loose tonight, we will still be the more beautiful team and fans, right? da## you Brad Kent!!!!!

I don't know what kind of competition LSSU offers, haven't scouted the talent up in to Soo. :p

redhawk95
10-27-2011, 11:20 AM
I believe the primary reason for the Thursday/Friday schedule is the Homecoming football game on Saturday at 3:30pm. We have usually had a typical Friday/Saturday series during Homecoming weekend but I believe the football game has usually started earlier. Hopefully the fact that there isn't a hockey game Saturday night means more people will show up for the football game/not leave the football game early to get in line at Goggin.

There will be four people at the football game regardless. This is ill-conceived, again, at best.

MIamiGirl
10-27-2011, 11:23 AM
I don't know what kind of competition LSSU offers, haven't scouted the talent up in to Soo. :p

LSSU getting on their bus last night while I was working out at the rec and I could see them out the window - we definitely have the better looking team :)

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 11:29 AM
There will be four people at the football game regardless. This is ill-conceived, again, at best.

I guess it wasn't completely unreasonable to assume that the football team would still have fans in October, but, they should have known better.

RedhawkBandMan
10-27-2011, 01:16 PM
There will be four people at the football game regardless. This is ill-conceived, again, at best.

It doesn't seem to be a novel idea. Both Michigan and Ohio State are doing the same thing this week.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 01:20 PM
It doesn't seem to be a novel idea. Both Michigan and Ohio State are doing the same thing this week.

With different motivations though, I would guess they are worried people won't attend the Saturday hockey game after watching football all day, not the other way around.

Love and Honor to our sub-par football team.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Carter not off to a bad start in Providence, 5pts in 7gp - good for 2nd on the team.

sisu458
10-27-2011, 01:50 PM
doing my undergrad at Northern Michigan, tonight will be my first Redhawks experience. Looking forward to seeing if the atmosphere lives up to the hype. This Lake State team will be tough btw.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 01:57 PM
doing my undergrad at Northern Michigan, tonight will be my first Redhawks experience. Looking forward to seeing if the atmosphere lives up to the hype. This Lake State team will be tough btw.

We aren't taking any teams for granted given how we are playing so far this season.

Hope you enjoy the Goggin! Thursday games are out of the norm for us so hopefully everyone shows (looking at you season ticket holders). There are a couple students on here that have been at the arena all morning who can probably chime in on how the line is shaping up.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 09:08 PM
I need a stiff drink.

RedhawkBandMan
10-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Overall I think we looked better but there are far too many mistakes still happening. It's nice to see them taking shots and winning the SOG column, but Kapalka was solid all night and didn't seem to give up many good rebounds. The penalties were obviously the killer again. There just seems to be so much miscommunication on the ice... so many off-sides calls! And the inability to clear the zone during a penalty kill again gives the game away.

It's a long season, but if we dig this hole much deeper it's going to be very difficult to climb back out.

MUnRPI
10-27-2011, 09:29 PM
We aren't taking any teams for granted given how we are playing so far this season.

Hope you enjoy the Goggin! Thursday games are out of the norm for us so hopefully everyone shows (looking at you season ticket holders). There are a couple students on here that have been at the arena all morning who can probably chime in on how the line is shaping up.

There was no energy from anyone today. Smith was skating hard but he tried to do it all himself.

MUnRPI
10-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Overall I think we looked better but there are far too many mistakes still happening. It's nice to see them taking shots and winning the SOG column, but Kapalka was solid all night and didn't seem to give up many good rebounds. The penalties were obviously the killer again. There just seems to be so much miscommunication on the ice... so many off-sides calls! And the inability to clear the zone during a penalty kill again gives the game away.

It's a long season, but if we dig this hole much deeper it's going to be very difficult to climb back out.

LSSU never messed around with the puck in their defensive zone while down a man. I'd trade shorthanded opportunities for just launching the puck everyday.

fellowes
10-27-2011, 09:38 PM
I don't even know what to say anymore about this team. We couldn't buy a win at this point.

Our power play was shockingly ineffective the entire night. And although we didn't take as many penalties tonight as we have the last few weekends, our penalty kill was awful. They scored the last two goals the same exact way, every time we left some guy alone in the slot and he had an open shot at goal.

Call me a fair-weather fan, but I think I'll be watching games on TV until we get our **** together, at a certain point I'm just wasting my own time waiting hours in line to see this team.

Maybe that was harsh... I need a drink.

/rantover

RedhawkBandMan
10-27-2011, 09:40 PM
LSSU never messed around with the puck in their defensive zone while down a man. I'd trade shorthanded opportunities for just launching the puck everyday.

Agreed. And speaking of opportunities, maybe this is just me, but it seems like every time Miami has a 2-on-1 rush, the guy carrying the puck ALWAYS takes the shot with the goalie squared on him rather than passing and forcing the goalie into motion. Maybe they just haven't had a clean passing lane in any of those cases but I feel like I've seen the same situation play out exactly the same way four or five times this season... exciting 2-on-1 rush following by a clean shot directly into the chest of the goaltender.

RedhawkBandMan
10-27-2011, 09:43 PM
I don't even know what to say anymore about this team. We couldn't buy a win at this point.

Our power play was shockingly ineffective the entire night. And although we didn't take as many penalties tonight as we have the last few weekends, our penalty kill was awful. They scored the last two goals the same exact way, every time we left some guy alone in the slot and he had an open shot at goal.

Call me a fair-weather fan, but I think I'll be watching games on TV until we get our **** together, at a certain point I'm just wasting my own time waiting hours in line to see this team.

Maybe that was harsh... I need a drink.

/rantover

I said that the penalties were the killer, but I believe they were close to even tonight and, like you said, the PP was awful. Not only did we come in off-sides repeatedly during power play situations, but we rarely had any sustained pressure. Usually one shot before turning it over and LSSU clearing the zone.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 09:47 PM
Call me a fair-weather fan, but I think I'll be watching games on TV until we get our **** together, at a certain point I'm just wasting my own time waiting hours in line to see this team.

Maybe that was harsh... I need a drink.

/rantover

Haha I just had that conversation on the phone, but I can't give up yet. I'll be making the drive over from Indy after work tomorrow.

We did look "better" tonight, but inopportune penalties, poor special teams (both ways), questionable defensive play, nothing new there, it was all just to a slightly lesser degree, which I guess is encouraging.

Our PP has become so one dimensional...work the puck to Smith in the high slot? Every time? What is the definition of insanity?

Not ready to throw in the towel on the season before Halloween, but these guys better start growing up fast, because if we need to win every game 2-1 this season is over.

Bright spot on the night - Biggs seems to be shooting up the learning curve quite quickly, I can't wait to see where he is at in a few months.