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Suze
03-08-2014, 01:41 AM
Was the Carlson an official sell out?

I don't think it was because I did see empty seats ... but it was close. Had to be their biggest crowd of the season. How many UAA fans were there?

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Great game nanooks. I'll let the seawolf fans argue with each other and not bash them. But there is still another game tomorrow. Let's keep it rolling boys. Tonight doesn't mean much if we lose tomorrow. Fill up the Carlson center tomorrow and raise the cup again!
I think at this point, a little bashing would be better. Pity is just worse.

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 01:51 AM
How many UAA fans were there?
I hope they get a refund on their travel.

Methodical
03-08-2014, 01:54 AM
Jesus guys. I came in here to talk some **** but you pre-empted me... ****. Now I can't do it. You took it away from me.

My thoughts:

I can see how UAA has improved. I don't think UAA is bad. The nooks are really on fire. All their "systems" are working and the coaches have changed the team over the last year. When he formed up the transition offense it was kind of shaky, but **** has it clicked. Notably, it allows individual talent to shine through. I've never seen such consistently awesome passing in the offensive zone. Tape to tape is one thing. Behind the back and blind passes in the slot are quite another. The puck support is DEEP, but other than that, it's standard fare. Apparently, Dallas got tired of being vulnerable to defenders pressuring the blue line. It reminds me a lot of Gadowski hockey, but better, smarter.

I think in transition vs transition games, the slightly better team gets an amplified number of goals, so there's that. Tavis's defense was designed to stop the transition game, and it worked, but it also worked against them in the same way, since the defenders were all deep in their own zone. Thats honestly what I think UAA would have to do. Go almost man-on-man, with deeply defined positioning to close the potential passing lanes, and keep passes from crossing the slot.

Kunyk getting a four goal game was just luck on his part. Right place, right time. Naturally, he's extremely talented, but four goals is always a lucky thing. I saw his face for the last two goals, and he looked incredulous that it came together like that. UAA left him alone way too much. He got two of his goals from the same basic spot. He was left alone too much.

Tomorrow is a different game because of the probable loss of Morley. He's an essential part of the team, all around. I hope he's okay, but a knee injury is a scary thing and I'm sure if there is any chance it could be exacerbated, he won't play.

Maybe sweeping Ferris wasn't such a fluke.

Kamal had a bad game. I would definitely expect to see Gunderson tomorrow. Commentary: Kamal has some strange idiosyncrasies as far as psyching himself up. Reminds me of a pro wrestler trying to intimidate. The UAA defense MUST block the passes in front of the crease so that the goaltender can come out and cut down the angle. The nooks didn't connect any of them, I think, but there were a lot of attempts, and few of them were very close to backdoor goals. It's a big "if" seeing as how the nook offense seems really good at forcing the goalie deep into his net. Thats another reason its so crucial to stop the cross slot passing.

JJ, honestly, you shouldn't get so down about it. I'd be unhappy too, but **** dude.

Methodical
03-08-2014, 01:55 AM
I don't think it was because I did see empty seats ... but it was close. Had to be their biggest crowd of the season. How many UAA fans were there?

3900 something. I think it was the biggest crowd of the year. They had 900 tickets left at the start of the game. Saturdays game had like 600... saturday is a good candidate for a sellout crowd, but it's no sure thing.

There was a UAA presence but I can't say it was significant at all.

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 02:10 AM
It's an honest opinion when I say that UAA just laid down. They weren't going after loose pucks, they weren't playing physical, they weren't taking shots, they turned the puck over, they made it easy for UAF to score, just no pressure, and the two goals they did get were well into garbage time. It was easily the worst game they played all year, at the worst possible time.

People say lighten up and all that but I won't. This was a real opportunity for this program to show that it's changing and they *ed it away. If we want things to really change, then we should be upset and angry and embarrassed by games like this. Whether they like it or not, this result will never go away. This is a rivalry series, a point of pride not only for this team but the University as a whole, and games like that should never happen. I don't feel like I'm overreacting at all, if anything I feel I'm underreacting. Games like this are unacceptable, and anybody who cares about this program should be upset.

Hal9K
03-08-2014, 02:46 AM
Fading fast...
Clearly UAF is a faster and more talented team than UAA. Show up tomorrow play some D fellas. We're done if it goes into a shoot out. Neither of our keepers are good on breakaways.
D up boys last game.

uaafanblog
03-08-2014, 03:18 AM
The quality of that feed (all 300 bits of it) gives it a retail market value of maybe $2.19 ...

also here's what I saw ... I saw a Seawolves team that pressed too much after getting down 2-0 and the more each individual player tightened up going for the puck the more pucks they lost. And the bonehead plays were a result of the same tightness/pressing/overthinking the game. Relax and give it everything boys but don't chase the game even if you're down a goal or two.

also ... Ben Matthews on the ice and Chris Williams not on the ice is a mistake.

Rms123
03-08-2014, 09:22 AM
I guess you prefer sparkles?

Sure if that works for you Internet tough guy.

Rms123
03-08-2014, 09:26 AM
It's an honest opinion when I say that UAA just laid down. They weren't going after loose pucks, they weren't playing physical, they weren't taking shots, they turned the puck over, they made it easy for UAF to score, just no pressure, and the two goals they did get were well into garbage time. It was easily the worst game they played all year, at the worst possible time.

People say lighten up and all that but I won't. This was a real opportunity for this program to show that it's changing and they *ed it away. If we want things to really change, then we should be upset and angry and embarrassed by games like this. Whether they like it or not, this result will never go away. This is a rivalry series, a point of pride not only for this team but the University as a whole, and games like that should never happen. I don't feel like I'm overreacting at all, if anything I feel I'm underreacting. Games like this are unacceptable, and anybody who cares about this program should be upset.

Sign of a problem=denial.

Suze
03-08-2014, 10:30 AM
The quality of that feed (all 300 bits of it) gives it a retail market value of maybe $2.19 ...

also here's what I saw ... I saw a Seawolves team that pressed too much after getting down 2-0 and the more each individual player tightened up going for the puck the more pucks they lost. And the bonehead plays were a result of the same tightness/pressing/overthinking the game. Relax and give it everything boys but don't chase the game even if you're down a goal or two.

also ... Ben Matthews on the ice and Chris Williams not on the ice is a mistake.

Agreed that Willy should be playing. He's one of our toughest players /faster skaters. I don't know who passed it to Kunyk for their 4th goal - but he should be sitting out tonight. Kamal didn't play a good game, but the guys didn't give him much help either. Block some shots tonight Seawolves. Play like you did when you beat the Badgers and Mankato, and Denver, and Quinnipiac, etc. If THAT team shows up, they have a chance tonight.

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Sure if that works for you Internet tough guy.
Sooooooo me calling you sparkles makes me an internet tough guy? Ok, Fairbanks logic I guess...

Suze
03-08-2014, 11:44 AM
The guys had a Sampson syndrome last night. Do you think one of the gals who helped shave their heads was named Delilah? Just trying to lighten things up a bit. Go Seawolves! Play with determination tonight and you'll be ok!

Seawolf Fan
03-08-2014, 11:55 AM
The guys had a Sampson syndrome last night. Do you think one of the gals who helped shave their heads was named Delilah? Just trying to lighten things up a bit. Go Seawolves! Play with determination tonight and you'll be ok!
Made me chuckle.
Good post!

Hal9K
03-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Let's D up tonight boys. And Suze their camera work is better than ours.

Squarebanks
03-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Trap game for the Nooks tonight. UAA has a lot more on the line than just the trophy. I think it will be a much closer game.

Go Nooks!

Rms123
03-08-2014, 02:08 PM
Sooooooo me calling you sparkles makes me an internet tough guy? Ok, Fairbanks logic I guess...

Hahaha you're entertaining!

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Trap game for the Nooks tonight. UAA has a lot more on the line than just the trophy. I think it will be a much closer game.

Go Nooks!
Well it better be a much closer game tonight!

Rms123
03-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Trap game for the Nooks tonight. UAA has a lot more on the line than just the trophy. I think it will be a much closer game.

Go Nooks!

I agree. I fully expect UAA to throw everything and the kitchen sink at the nooks tonight.

Jimjamesak
03-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Hahaha you're entertaining!
<img src="http://youchew.net/wiki/images/d/de/Dancing_Pinkie_Pie.gif"></img>
No, that's entertaining!