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  • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

    ***IN DIGI WE TRUST*** hahaha. I agree with Felger...DiGi needs to ride the pine until he gets his confidence back. DeSmith looked great tonight, especially on the Brown penalty shot. It's too bad he had to get thrown into the game to try and save UNH's bacon, which was too little too late.

    Unfortunately....and call me a naysayer....we may be seeing the beginning of prolonged death spiral over the next few weeks. Not saying that the 'Cats may be able to steal a game or two, but if they can't beat "middle of the road" teams like Brown at home, how are they going to beat Merrimack, PC, and BC?? I'm tired of reading player quotes about "yeah, we need to play a 60-minute game, blah blah blah," when they haven't played a 60 minute game all season. I blame it on the Harvard fiasco in November; they've never really recovered from that game.

    Injuries and a dearth of team leadership aren't going to turn this season around any time soon.
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    On a side note, when I found this video I also found some highlights of CC smoking BC in St. Louis. It was even worse than I remember. My God what an abortion that night was. Wow!

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    • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

      Originally posted by UNH09 View Post
      DiGi in net is working so well right now that a change is completely unnecessary... I guess when there is no snow in NH the fans can bury their heads in the sand still...
      UNH09, your sarcasm is pretty thick, but perhaps you were at a bar getting a head start on the New Year's celebration when you posted, so I'll cut you some slack and pretend that you had trouble with my sentence content (although I tried to use small words.)

      In any event, I'll repeat what I said in my key sentence, verbatim: I say give DeSmith the job and let Digi earn it back. The other sentences talked about how he was a good goalie last year, saved UNH's butt too many times to attribute to luck, and he needs to find where his game went, because right now, it appears that our 3 goalies are DeSmith, Digi, and Wyer (who just had knee surgery.) We need Digi (and for him to play well and with confidence.) So, as to your insinuative comment about having my "head in the sand"...?
      Last edited by goblue; 12-30-2011, 10:53 PM.
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      • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

        Well, cannot sink much lower than that game tonight. Huge error on Umile's part in not starting DeSmith, in my opinion. Digi's first two goals were horrendous, but the third was a defensive snafu in front of him. I thought that except for maybe five minutes in the middle of the third, the Cats offense was sleep walking all night, despite the number of shots, which were mostly soft. And, if Moses could have buried even one or two of his five open net chances right in front, perhaps UNH could have at least picked up a point with a tie tonight. My "rose-colored glasses" from an earlier post are much cloudier now. See you at Fenway next Saturday.

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          • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

            [QUOTE=Mosrite;5307499 if they can't beat "middle of the road" teams like Brown at home, how are they going to beat Merrimack, PC, and BC??[/QUOTE]

            Dont you understand that your team is "middle of the road" at best yourself?
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              Originally posted by Onion Man View Post
              Dont you understand that your team is "middle of the road" at best yourself?
              Thanks for the info....now go play in traffic.

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                Originally posted by hockey east fan View Post
                Thanks for the info....now go play in traffic.
                Judging by the attendance figures at your games this year, there isn't much traffic around your rink on gamedays anymore. Maybe I'll play in traffic there. Seems like its the safest place to be.
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                • Originally posted by Onion Man View Post
                  Judging by the attendance figures at your games this year, there isn't much traffic around your rink on gamedays anymore. Maybe I'll play in traffic there. Seems like its the safest place to be.
                  Though you're a BC fan, you do realize there were more people at the game last night than the four Brown games combined in the first semester, right?

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                  • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                    Originally posted by goblue View Post
                    UNH09, your sarcasm is pretty thick, but perhaps you were at a bar getting a head start on the New Year's celebration when you posted, so I'll cut you some slack and pretend that you had trouble with my sentence content (although I tried to use small words.)

                    In any event, I'll repeat what I said in my key sentence, verbatim: I say give DeSmith the job and let Digi earn it back. The other sentences talked about how he was a good goalie last year, saved UNH's butt too many times to attribute to luck, and he needs to find where his game went, because right now, it appears that our 3 goalies are DeSmith, Digi, and Wyer (who just had knee surgery.) We need Digi (and for him to play well and with confidence.) So, as to your insinuative comment about having my "head in the sand"...?
                    You claim to have been at the Whitt last night so I'll cut you some slack, but I really wonder what game you were watching. There was ZERO passion, ZERO intensity, in the whole building during the first two periods. Part of the reason that the 'Cats didn't get called for a penalty during the first 50 minutes was that they couldn't be bothered to commit one. It would have taken too much effort. You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression, but they had a chance to jump start a thus far disappointing season last night and failed to show up. It wasn't until the third period, following the goalie change, that there was any sense of life either on the ice or in the stands. When DeSmith stopped the penalty shot I thought for sure UNH would rally for the win and, perhaps foolishly, thought it might be a defining moment in an otherwise forgettable season. Unfortunately Digorlamo has become UNH's version of John Lackey, putting the Cats in situations that demoralize the entire team and fanbase. (Note the body language both on the ice and in the stands.) I think the fan reaction would have been interesting last night if Francona, I mean Umile, had pulled Digorlamo immediately after the third goal rather than doing it quietly between periods. Probably did the kid another favor.
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                    • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                      Originally posted by Felger View Post
                      You claim to have been at the Whitt last night so I'll cut you some slack, but I really wonder what game you were watching. There was ZERO passion, ZERO intensity, in the whole building during the first two periods. Part of the reason that the 'Cats didn't get called for a penalty during the first 50 minutes was that they couldn't be bothered to commit one. It would have taken too much effort. You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression, but they had a chance to jump start a thus far disappointing season last night and failed to show up. It wasn't until the third period, following the goalie change, that there was any sense of life either on the ice or in the stands. When DeSmith stopped the penalty shot I thought for sure UNH would rally for the win and, perhaps foolishly, thought it might be a defining moment in an otherwise forgettable season. Unfortunately Digorlamo has become UNH's version of John Lackey, putting the Cats in situations that demoralize the entire team and fanbase. (Note the body language both on the ice and in the stands.) I think the fan reaction would have been interesting last night if Francona, I mean Umile, had pulled Digorlamo immediately after the third goal rather than doing it quietly between periods. Probably did the kid another favor.
                      ??? Your post is a complete non sequitor to what I wrote in either of my last 2 posts. If you disagree, please provide proof. If you can't, and I'm really not trying to be snarky here, please try to comprehend what you are reading before posting.

                      That said, apart from your first sentence, I basically agree with you.
                      We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
                      ---Blaise Pascal

                      When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.
                      --Richard Dawkins

                      UNH Wildcats: Winners, 20XX NCAA Men's Hockey National Championship

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                      • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                        Originally posted by goblue View Post
                        ??? Your post is a complete non sequitor to what I wrote in either of my last 2 posts. If you disagree, please provide proof. If you can't, and I'm really not trying to be snarky here, please try to comprehend what you are reading before posting.

                        That said, apart from your first sentence, I basically agree with you.
                        My apologies for not being clearer, I was disagreeing with your continued assertions that UNH "needs" Digorlamo. At this point, fair or otherwise, I contend that he is doing a disservice to his team. He dug another hole last night.

                        That said, reasonable minds can differ.
                        UNH Hockey: From "Why Not Us' to "Woe is Us"

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                        • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                          Originally posted by Felger View Post
                          My apologies for not being clearer, I was disagreeing with your continued assertions that UNH "needs" Digorlamo. At this point, fair or otherwise, I contend that he is doing a disservice to his team. He dug another hole last night.

                          That said, reasonable minds can differ.
                          Well, Wyer just had knee surgery, Scott is a senior and has played 2 mins. 16 secs. in his entire UNH career and DeSmith, although he's looked pretty good so far, is a freshman, and he could stumble or get hurt. If so, then who? Are you still sure we don't need Digi? As I've said, we need him, but we need the '10/'11 version, when he made up for the team's ineptitude/lackadaisical play on so many occasions. For someone (granted, not you) to say he should sit until Senior Night is a bit hasty, with, what, 15 regular season games to play before then. I, for one, hope that he works himself (in practice) out of this funk he's been in all season, and finds his game. If you disagree, then so be it.
                          We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
                          ---Blaise Pascal

                          When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.
                          --Richard Dawkins

                          UNH Wildcats: Winners, 20XX NCAA Men's Hockey National Championship

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                          • Originally posted by Felger View Post
                            You claim to have been at the Whitt last night so I'll cut you some slack, but I really wonder what game you were watching. There was ZERO passion, ZERO intensity, in the whole building during the first two periods. Part of the reason that the 'Cats didn't get called for a penalty during the first 50 minutes was that they couldn't be bothered to commit one. It would have taken http://www.attaccarealty.com/realestate/detailview/80//4029107 much effort. You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression, but they had a chance to jump start a thus far disappointing season last night and failed to show up. It wasn't until the third period, following the goalie change, that there was any sense of life either on the ice or in the stands. When DeSmith stopped the penalty shot I thought for sure UNH would rally for the win and, perhaps foolishly, thought it might be a defining moment in an otherwise forgettable season. Unfortunately Digorlamo has become UNH's version of John Lackey, putting the Cats in situations that demoralize the entire team and fanbase. (Note the body language both on the ice and in the stands.) I think the fan reaction would have been interesting last night if Francona, I mean Umile, had pulled Digorlamo immediately after the third goal rather than doing it quietly between periods. Probably did the kid another favor.
                            I was screaming for the change after the 2nd goal.

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                            • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                              Originally posted by Mosrite View Post
                              DeSmith looked great tonight, especially on the Brown penalty shot.
                              I was bummed that I didn't get to see the penalty shot. I was watching the game online and the camera guy just had the camera pointed at center ice (asleep on the job, perhaps?). I had no idea what happened until I heard the cheer from the UNH fans. Anyway, glad to see DeSmith playing well in the net.

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                              • Re: 2011-2012 UNH Wildcats

                                Originally posted by goblue View Post
                                Well, Wyer just had knee surgery, Scott is a senior and has played 2 mins. 16 secs. in his entire UNH career and DeSmith, although he's looked pretty good so far, is a freshman, and he could stumble or get hurt. If so, then who? Are you still sure we don't need Digi? As I've said, we need him, but we need the '10/'11 version, when he made up for the team's ineptitude/lackadaisical play on so many occasions. For someone (granted, not you) to say he should sit until Senior Night is a bit hasty, with, what, 15 regular season games to play before then. I, for one, hope that he works himself (in practice) out of this funk he's been in all season, and finds his game. If you disagree, then so be it.
                                I get what you're saying in an ideal world, it would be nice to have the '10-'11 version of Digi, but he's had more than half of the season to prove it, and he simply hasn't gotten it done. The team in front of him is weaker/more inexperienced, so it's not ALL his fault, or maybe the stronger team last year masked something but there were times he looked spectacular last year, and it's simply not there this year. I feel bad for the kid, by all accounts a good kid, but it's time to move on. DeSmith may not be the answer, but there's no reason not to give him a few games in a row to see what we have. He looked really good in the BU game and if not for an all of a sudden inept offense (due to injuries I imagine), they could have won that game. I also think it would have been cruel if UNH scored a late goal and made it 5-3, DeSmith would have gotten the loss (much like Wyer did in the first SCSU game), but anyway....

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