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  • eXcSports
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    A look at the clinching scenarios for Bentley - win lose or draw - this weekend.

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/27/frida...ing-scenarios/

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  • eXcSports
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    Some observations from my end and some talks with Ryan Soderquist ahead of this weekend's games:

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/26/coach...-back-forward/

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/26/storylines-sacred-heart/ (my view)

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  • eXcSports
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    If everyone gets a minute today, give this a quick read and send some positive thoughts to a young lady who loves AIC hockey undergoing a procedure today.

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/25/unite...aic-for-emily/

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  • eXcSports
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    While I"m at it, welcome to the JAR to Matt Sieckhaus!!

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/24/matt-...ts-to-bentley/

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  • eXcSports
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Good article for USCO.com today, Dan. But, how are you doing in the pick 'em contest with your fellow AHA columnist? Have not seen those tallies lately.

    I plan to be at my favorite Div 1 hockey rink for Seniors Night this Friday. Falcons need to stay out of penalty box on Friday night, avoid too many men on ice or embellishment calls, and let the Yellow Jackets go the box for their overly physical play. Bentley is within 1% of best PP in Div 1; they need to make the most of this advantage in lieu of 5-5 goals, and play team D in front of Komm.
    I think I have a 1 game lead after the weekend - RMU helped me out while Chris picked the wrong ends of a split. We'll have them up on Friday with the weekly pick 'ems.

    One more week of regular season history chasing. Andrew Gladiuk is hot on the heels of the season goal scoring record Brett Gensler set a couple of years ago.

    http://jarpride.com/2014/02/24/chasing-history-aic/

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  • Snively65
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Good article for USCO.com today, Dan. But, how are you doing in the pick 'em contest with your fellow AHA columnist? Have not seen those tallies lately.

    I plan to be at my favorite Div 1 hockey rink for Seniors Night this Friday. Falcons need to stay out of penalty box on Friday night, avoid too many men on ice or embellishment calls, and let the Yellow Jackets go the box for their overly physical play. Bentley is within 1% of best PP in Div 1; they need to make the most of this advantage in lieu of 5-5 goals, and play team D in front of Komm.

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  • beenthere77
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Originally posted by eXcSports View Post

    . Bear in mind that the 4th goal was on the back end of dueling too many men penalties. Also, Bentley missed open nets. I finally have a good case study to review this week, and I'll have more details on it this week that while a loss and sweep, this isn't a knock against Bentley.

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    I think you are confusing SH's 3rd goal, early in the 2nd period following the too many men penalty. The killer 4th goal was a full up goal midway in 3rd. There were no penalties in the third period.
    Not shutting it down on Friday set the team up poorly for Saturday's match. Under 3 minutes, one goal lead, all personnel decisions made focus on your own net and keeping the puck out of it with no concern toward the open net down the other end. Repeat of Air Force.


    Looking for excuses(ie injury etc etc) for the loss rather than finding a way to win the game at hand with the roster available is useless. This team with a healthy roster lost to both SH and AIC. If you keep sending the message that only a few players are able to score or defend it can become reality. You have to trust and be able to play the bench. Many times you hear of 3/4 th liners getting key goals in championships. Good Coach= Good bench management=Good outcomes.
    This team mid season had a 9/10 game undefeated streak. So no panic, no big shake ups, just TEAM focus and back to basics, hard clean defense first hockey.

    This is a good team and has been for a couple of seasons now.
    Good luck to the Falcons and Good Luck to the seniors in all they do post Bentley.

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  • wwjg1158
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    That being said even pro players do not play every game. I would have no idea why he was played every night. If you have three goalies I think you might want to play one of them a few times during the year. Anyway Komm has had a great year and this weekend doesn't change that. He was tired and the team has injuries so it is a blip which they need to change on Friday night. No complaints it happens and I think this team has proved a lot of people wrong as they did not give up all year. They played hard against the out of conference teams and stepped up to the plate at Fenway. they put themselves in a good position and one would hope they can get two points next weekend.

    Great year boys!

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  • eXcSports
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Originally posted by eXcSports View Post
    It's an unfair assessment of this team to call for a collapse at this point. They are battered and broken; they played last night with 5 defensemen and 12 forwards and that was essentially it.

    It's also unfair to say that Komm has been ridden too far without the trust of the backup goalies. You have a senior goalie like Branden Komm, you ride that card as long as humanly possible until it reaches the end. To be honest, I expected Komm to sit out next Saturday against AIC at the very end for a rest because he will have started every single game. If Bentley has sealed up a bye (they only need 2 points), he likely won't play in Springfield. As a goalie playing that many minutes, he's far and above the best goalie in the league. Regardless of trust issues or whatever you speculate, playing someone else is putting the team at a worse position than when he's in there. Not a knock against Doc or Antoni; Komm is just that good. So you play him every night until the ride ends. It ended Saturday.

    Sacred Heart is not a bad team. Last year, they'd get a 3-1 or 4-1 lead on a team, give up a goal, and they would go to hell. In 2013-2014, they still take those goals and go from 3-0 to 3-2, but they have a new atittude to shut the door. Bear in mind that the 4th goal was on the back end of dueling too many men penalties. Also, Bentley missed open nets. I finally have a good case study to review this week, and I'll have more details on it this week that while a loss and sweep, this isn't a knock against Bentley.

    This is a preseason 10th place team that is still in 3rd, 2nd all season. Bentley last year was overrated as a 4th place team. Bentley this year was underrated as a 9th place team. Ultimately, I remind people that you're never as good as when you kill teams, and you're never as bad as when you get swept. The glass is still 75-80 percent full as opposed to 25-20 percent empty.
    I'm sorry quick edit - RIT beat Air Force on Saturdya, meaning Bentley is still in 2nd place.

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  • eXcSports
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    It's an unfair assessment of this team to call for a collapse at this point. They are battered and broken; they played last night with 5 defensemen and 12 forwards and that was essentially it.

    It's also unfair to say that Komm has been ridden too far without the trust of the backup goalies. You have a senior goalie like Branden Komm, you ride that card as long as humanly possible until it reaches the end. To be honest, I expected Komm to sit out next Saturday against AIC at the very end for a rest because he will have started every single game. If Bentley has sealed up a bye (they only need 2 points), he likely won't play in Springfield. As a goalie playing that many minutes, he's far and above the best goalie in the league. Regardless of trust issues or whatever you speculate, playing someone else is putting the team at a worse position than when he's in there. Not a knock against Doc or Antoni; Komm is just that good. So you play him every night until the ride ends. It ended Saturday.

    Sacred Heart is not a bad team. Last year, they'd get a 3-1 or 4-1 lead on a team, give up a goal, and they would go to hell. In 2013-2014, they still take those goals and go from 3-0 to 3-2, but they have a new atittude to shut the door. Bear in mind that the 4th goal was on the back end of dueling too many men penalties. Also, Bentley missed open nets. I finally have a good case study to review this week, and I'll have more details on it this week that while a loss and sweep, this isn't a knock against Bentley.

    This is a preseason 10th place team that is still in 3rd, 2nd all season. Bentley last year was overrated as a 4th place team. Bentley this year was underrated as a 9th place team. Ultimately, I remind people that you're never as good as when you kill teams, and you're never as bad as when you get swept. The glass is still 75-80 percent full as opposed to 25-20 percent empty.

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  • wwjg1158
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    Yes I agree he was used way too much! Either coach doesn't trust his backup goalies or they are terrible! In the end some time off is necessary for komm.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by beenthere77 View Post
    Are you sure about that?
    Looks like UConn,AF and RMU could go ahead into 2,3 and 4th if Bentley were to take only one point, 3 points for UConn and Af and 4 for RMU would put Bentley in 5th. May be unlikely but not impossible. Bentley would need at least 2 to keep RM out of top 4.
    Oops, I was missing a game that had not been added to the standings when I posted last night.

    Komm has second most minutes in div 1 this season; need first round bye to get him rested.

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  • beenthere77
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    When was the last time that Bentley got swept by Sacred Heart in the regular season? A bye and home ice could go down the drain. Gotta relearn how to score goals 5 on 5.
    SH's 4th goal in the third making it a 4-2 game shut the door on Bentley tonight. Puck got thrown up the middle resulting in a slap shot from the point. Nobody got out to block it. The series was really lost on Friday's night tying goal with only 2 mins left. Have to be able to shut it down in that situation, win faceoffs, hold up your man, keep it simple defense, puck out of the zone.

    Too bad Bentley doesn't have video highlights of all the goals for and against and other game highlights posted like some of the programs do. Amazing what you can see on replays.

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  • beenthere77
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    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Hey, wwjg, you are right, of course. In fact, all the Falcons need is 1 point next weekend to keep their bye and home ice, as they hold the tie breaker over UConn should the Huskies sweep next weekend. More important to get healthy over the next two weeks.
    Are you sure about that?
    Looks like UConn,AF and RMU could go ahead into 2,3 and 4th if Bentley were to take only one point, 3 points for UConn and Af and 4 for RMU would put Bentley in 5th. May be unlikely but not impossible. Bentley would need at least 2 to keep RM out of top 4.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    Seriously guys....do you really think this was the collapse you all have been waiting for? Look Komm didn't have his best weekend why else did the coach pull him? The team is depleted and certainly don't have all of their players, in fact they were short a player. So just chill they need one win or 2 points to get the first round bye. .........Let's hope some people rejoin the team next week and they can pick up at least one win. It is senior night next Friday so maybe they will play with some energy. I hope you can dial it back just a bit as a collapse well I think not!
    Hey, wwjg, you are right, of course. In fact, all the Falcons need is 1 point next weekend to keep their bye and home ice, as they hold the tie breaker over UConn should the Huskies sweep next weekend. More important to get healthy over the next two weeks.

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