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Greyeagle
11-17-2009, 09:23 AM
You are really running out of material. Wow, how the mighty have fallen.

Give Skeeter credit, ~10 years with the same schtick is an impressive run.

brianvf
11-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Give Skeeter credit, ~10 years with the same schtick is an impressive run.

Happy belongs in that same boat as well. ;)

HarleyMC
11-17-2009, 03:04 PM
I really don't think that. Which out of those 4 guys did you expect to lead the team offensively? None of them have ever put up offensive numbers that you could even consider average (except maybe Carman his freshman year).
I think the biggest problem has just simply been consistency, in all facets of the game. While that may be a lack of leadership, you can't quantify it with offensive statistics.

I've always had my doubts regarding these particular seniors breaking their patterns of scoring ineptitude that they've consistently demonstrated in the past. The irony of the situation is without them breaking these established patterns, there really aren't enough strong scoring underclassmen capable of carrying the team. Only Hoeffel, Fairchild and Schroeder have the potential to score with some consistently. But that hasn't been that strongly apparent either.

Which is why Lucia set the bar high on media day for those with the most experience, the seniors, to step up to another level of play and score.

My view is it's permissible to operationalize leadership in many forms including scoring. In fact, it was Lucia himself who connected the dots and correlated senior leadership with scoring this season. As I stated, it's possible to "lead by example" in various areas on the team. However, seniors are to represent the cumulative development of years of training and they are reasonably expected to consistently demonstrate statistically correlating outcomes to lead the team.

That is the expectation that was communicated by Lucia before the season began and agreed upon by the senior leadership. I think everyone understood that the loss of Stoa and consistent scoring from only one line last year was ineffective and needed to be rectified.

Like I said, I had my doubts at the beginning of the season, but I wanted to see what the results would be. Based upon what Lucia saw in terms of team preparation before the season began, I think he felt he could personally justify those expectations. So far, Lucia's plan has not transpired as expected.

Lucia's comments on Media Day:


"We lost one player early. Ryan Stoa could've come back for another year of eligibility, but I think we knew before the season that he wouldn't be coming back for that fifth year. So, we have a pretty veteran team coming back for the first time in a while, and we only have four freshmen this year instead of what seems like ten or more the last few years.

I think the big thing for us is that we need guys to take a step. Offensively Jordan (Schroeder) and Jay (Barriball) are going to lead the way for us, but we need other guys to step up. We don't need guys to go from seven or eight goals to 20, but have those guys go from seven or eight goals to a dozen.

We need our five returning defensemen to take that next step. At times we are a little vulnerable in front of our own net and got overpowered, but we have had a good year in the weight room and some of that has been remedied.

We like some of the kids we got in as freshmen, as always, but we have six seniors and I feel very strongly that as our seniors play this year our team's going to go. I feel that if our seniors have a great year, our team will have a great year."

dxmnkd316
11-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Anyone else having troubles logging onto GPL? I need relief from work... :D

goldy_331
11-18-2009, 09:27 AM
Happy belongs in that same boat as well. ;)

But Skeeter's was funny when it started....

JMB
11-18-2009, 09:29 AM
Anyone else having troubles logging onto GPL? I need relief from work... :D
Yep, me too.

dxmnkd316
11-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Yep, me too.

Yeah, I was finally able to log on but each time I click a page there it stops and displays a blank page.

Oh well. I suppose this cesspool will have to do for now... :p

JMB
11-18-2009, 12:04 PM
Yeah, I was finally able to log on but each time I click a page there it stops and displays a blank page.

Oh well. I suppose this cesspool will have to do for now... :p
I still can't login. I can read a few pages/threads, but nothing else will load correctly.

Dirty
11-18-2009, 12:11 PM
I still can't login. I can read a few pages/threads, but nothing else will load correctly.

Perhaps DHG is finally getting his revenge on Jupiter for all the chaos he causes on tPB during Bulldog-Gopher Week.

HarleyMC
11-18-2009, 12:19 PM
We're all stuck here in the USCHO cesspool!!:eek: We can always talk about Gopher Hockey.:) The Gophers are even in GA and GF for the first two periods so far this season and outscored 12-9 in the third. If the Gophers hope to pick up points this weekend they need produce more consistent offense and definitely shut UMD scoring down in third. If they can demonstrate some physicality as well this weekend, I think they can pick up 3 points.

dxmnkd316
11-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Perhaps DHG is finally getting his revenge on Jupiter for all the chaos he causes on tPB during Bulldog-Gopher Week.

Does he even know the password to tPB admin? If anything Jup has an even better prank lined up this year.

Turk 77
11-18-2009, 01:27 PM
Give Skeeter credit, ~10 years with the same schtick is an impressive run.Managing to stay a fan of SCSU over the last 10 years is even more impressive:D

VarsityWisconsin
11-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Minnesota is ranked 14th in the KRACH right now, but not even in the top 25 of the PWR. That is very interesting.

state of hockey
11-18-2009, 04:00 PM
Minnesota is ranked 14th in the KRACH right now, but not even in the top 25 of the PWR. That is very interesting.

It might be because the PWR means absolutely nothing until every team has played every game on the schedule.

Just a guess though.

Driftryder
11-18-2009, 04:14 PM
It might be because the PWR means absolutely nothing until every team has played every game on the schedule.


You're either on to something or on something.

state of hockey
11-18-2009, 06:47 PM
You're either on to something or on something.

A little from column A, a little from column B.

Koho
11-18-2009, 08:45 PM
So is anyone else as annoyed as I am at FSN's excessive reliance on the behind the net camera angle, especially on the PP? There is little depth perception from that angle so it is hard to see any plays develop or who is even along the boards. I despise it. They must have a new guy choosing camera angles. There were a couple times early where they were zoomed on a player for several seconds and the puck was no where in sight. I guess I should be glad the games aren't on BTN, which I STILL DON"T GET! (And why are two games against non-BT teams on this year?)

(Also, I rarely pay attention to reps or anything like that but just looked at my User CP (whatever that is) out of boredom and had a green chicklet from someone who also wrote "eat me". I am confused. Am I supposed to interpret this as; A) a confused person who meant to neg rep me, B) a homosexual come-on, C) a woman poster (what I'm hoping for) come-on, or, D) sarcasm?)

The Rube
11-19-2009, 12:49 AM
It might be because the PWR means absolutely nothing until every team has played every game on the schedule.

Just a guess though.

Look who posted that "factoid." Dismiss accordingly.

state of hockey
11-19-2009, 12:52 AM
Look who posted that "factoid." Dismiss accordingly.

And let him have the last word? Unpossible!

The Rube
11-19-2009, 01:01 AM
And let him have the last word? Unpossible!

Don't bother using reason then. Just say "Your mom" and be done with it. :D