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AKSWF
01-28-2016, 04:03 PM
Looking at the standings (a whimpering cry suddenly fills my ears), crucial weekend as we play UAH. We sit at 14 points with 18 games played, UAH 9 points with also 18 GP. All the teams in the WCHA have either played 18 or 20 games, the path to the playoffs might just hinge on this weekend. UAA is indeed on a slide since the week before break, this is the perfect opponent to break our slump. But UAH has come on since joining the WCHA and often was our equal. I'm sure they wanna play in the playoffs so can they come up here and get major points? Or will the home team wins some fans back from the Aces??

AKSWF
01-28-2016, 04:18 PM
Going over the stats we are very similar in league play. I think what it will come down to is goals by period. UAA tends to score early then trail off, UAH starts slow and picks up quietly. We've given up a lot of goals in the 2nd, UAH in the third.

Suze
01-28-2016, 05:38 PM
Looking at the standings (a whimpering cry suddenly fills my ears), crucial weekend as we play UAH. We sit at 14 points with 18 games played, UAH 9 points with also 18 GP. All the teams in the WCHA have either played 18 or 20 games, the path to the playoffs might just hinge on this weekend. UAA is indeed on a slide since the week before break, this is the perfect opponent to break our slump. But UAH has come on since joining the WCHA and often was our equal. I'm sure they wanna play in the playoffs so can they come up here and get major points? Or will the home team wins some fans back from the Aces??

We may not win any fans back right away ... but one thing is for sure, if they don't start winning and especially at home, they will play in an empty arena.

uaafanblog
01-28-2016, 07:16 PM
Talked with Coach Thomas today. He says it's a must sweep weekend (among other things ... dude loves to talk hockey).

Seawolf Fan
01-28-2016, 07:35 PM
Coach's Corner this evening 6pm at the Varsity Sports grill in the Alaska Airlines Center on UAA campus
That's you Charger fans also
See you there

Seawolf Fan
01-28-2016, 08:50 PM
Coach's Corner this evening 6pm at the Varsity Sports grill in the Alaska Airlines Center on UAA campus
That's you Charger fans also
See you there

Just got the word that UAH Coach Mike Corbett will be attending and speaking tonight.
You Charger folks better come get the latest scoop.
See you there.

UAHStatman
01-28-2016, 09:06 PM
We may not win any fans back right away ... but one thing is for sure, if they don't start winning and especially at home, they will play in an empty arena.

This is our struggle as well. 'Tis not fun.

UAHStatman
01-28-2016, 09:12 PM
Going over the stats we are very similar in league play. I think what it will come down to is goals by period. UAA tends to score early then trail off, UAH starts slow and picks up quietly. We've given up a lot of goals in the 2nd, UAH in the third.

One thing I noticed regarding the team comparison is that UAH has had the better penalty kill. We've have good stretches of consecutive penalties killed (35 in a row at one point), but if it's off at all, opponents have made us pay when they're on the power play. It's helped that we've started to reduce the number of silly turnovers.

Suze
01-29-2016, 12:12 AM
Talked with Coach Thomas today. He says it's a must sweep weekend (among other things ... dude loves to talk hockey).

Good to see you back here!

I sure hope we see Mitchell in the line up tomorrow. Get healthy guys!

Jimjamesak
01-30-2016, 01:42 AM
One mistake may have just cost the team the playoffs.

Whatever it may be, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.

Suze
01-30-2016, 02:12 AM
One mistake may have just cost the team the playoffs.

Whatever it may be, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.

How frustrating, as UAA outplayed the Chargers for much of that game. Someone needs to light a fire under them! Losing to the last place team in OUR barn is unacceptable.

UAHStatman
01-30-2016, 09:01 AM
How frustrating, as UAA outplayed the Chargers for much of that game. Someone needs to light a fire under them! Losing to the last place team in OUR barn is unacceptable.

Matt Larose won that game for us. He was pretty sharp. I feel for Mantha because he was just as good.

I'm just glad we're breathing for another 24 hours.

Jimjamesak
01-30-2016, 12:52 PM
How frustrating, as UAA outplayed the Chargers for much of that game. Someone needs to light a fire under them! Losing to the last place team in OUR barn is unacceptable.
I wouldn't say we outplayed them. Maybe in stretches but not completely.

This team is too fancy. Defensemen that won't pass out of the zone and forwards that won't shoot. They don't have enough talent to win on talent alone, and yet they try too. Gotta keep it simple.

Seawolf Fan
01-30-2016, 01:36 PM
This team is too fancy. Defensemen that won't pass out of the zone and forwards that won't shoot. They don't have enough talent to win on talent alone, and yet they try too. Gotta keep it simple.
Agree with the too fancy. Especially on shooting the puck. Just shoot the darn thing.
We are not putting a guy in front for a rebound. They stay on the perimeter hoping to receive a pass. I wonder if Thomas is teaching this style? With the guys we've got I doubt it.
And when we shoot into a crowd it seems we shoot high while basic hockey strategy says to shoot low into a crowd.
Hoping for a better result tonight.
P.S. Corbett is the most approachable visiting coach I've ever seen. Even came into the Blue Room prior to the game and spent 20 minutes just bsing about anything and everything.

gfmorris
01-30-2016, 01:48 PM
UAH making the playoffs is unrealistic with series left against MSU, BGSU, NMU, and BSU — two of the top three and four of the top six. All we can really do is make your playoff run difficult.

GFM

AKSWF
01-30-2016, 09:47 PM
Agree with the too fancy. Especially on shooting the puck. Just shoot the darn thing.
We are not putting a guy in front for a rebound. They stay on the perimeter hoping to receive a pass. I wonder if Thomas is teaching this style? With the guys we've got I doubt it.
And when we shoot into a crowd it seems we shoot high while basic hockey strategy says to shoot low into a crowd.
Hoping for a better result tonight.
P.S. Corbett is the most approachable visiting coach I've ever seen. Even came into the Blue Room prior to the game and spent 20 minutes just bsing about anything and everything.

While I strive to not be negative, this sounds eerily similar to teams under previous coaches. Same old, same old.

Jimjamesak
01-31-2016, 01:50 AM
THEY WON! THEY WON! SEAWOLVES WIN! Pinkie! Get the PARTY CANNON!!!

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Suze
01-31-2016, 02:18 AM
UAA won, but they lost another player. Pretty soon they won't have enough healthy guys to put a team on the ice. I hope Jackstadt is ok, but it sure didn't look good the way he left the ice.

gfmorris
01-31-2016, 07:16 AM
I hate to say it, but if Regan Soquila scores on you twice ... you're not very good.

GFM

Seawolf Fan
01-31-2016, 10:21 AM
I hate to say it, but if Regan Soquila scores on you twice ... you're not very good.

GFM
I hate to say it, but you sound like a sore loser.