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aallenpollreisz
11-19-2009, 03:02 PM
:confused: :confused: :confused:Let me rephrase... even for me, that was really nonsensical. School is turning my brain into Silly Putty. :o

Comley said the second game was to be played on Saturday, but the building wasn't available. Something about some pro team in Fort Wayne having priority over the place.

Hence, Thursday-Sunday.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
11-19-2009, 04:04 PM
Let me rephrase... even for me, that was really nonsensical. School is turning my brain into Silly Putty. :o


Was out til the wee hours seeing Old Crow Medicine Show, then got up early to go to work. You could've made perfect sense and My tired brain probably wouldn't have gotten that either! :D

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
11-19-2009, 08:51 PM
While I still loathe the SO, stealing that extra point from you guys is huge for this struggling Irish team. And I'm extra happy that the "GWG" came from ND's hardest working player, Dan Kissel.

Now it's on to our "home" game an hour and a half away from home...

Pirateasaurus
11-19-2009, 09:13 PM
**** **** ****! That's almost a carbon copy of our SO against UNO.

I am not sure why ND has struggled so far this year, they are pretty good and quite sticky in their defensive zone. They did a great job on the PK mostly due to being great at getting to loose pucks.

I feel like the majority of ND's scoring chances and odd man rushes were due to blown ones of our own where it would pop out with our forwards deep.

God, we missed the net so **** much. At the end of the 2nd the shots wide were 17-3 and it didn't get any better in the third.

I think we got better as the third wore on and we looked much better in the OT. I think ND was gassed.

We were out of sync for much or this game. Missed passes and whiffing on shots(including the shootout). hopefully we pull it together for sunday.

Oh well, unbeaten streak continues. Hopefully all these lost shootout points won't be missed at the end of the year.

owslachief
11-19-2009, 09:26 PM
We were out of sync for much or this game. Missed passes and whiffing on shots(including the shootout). hopefully we pull it together for sunday.


I figured we'd be mentally down after last weekend, but dang! For 2 periods Spartans played with no sense of urgency. Nowhere did that show up more than in the powerplay. :mad:

BlimpGuy
11-19-2009, 09:55 PM
Absolutely pathetic. No jump in Sparty's step throughout the whole game. The only energy I saw from the team tonight was when celebrating Grants goal, and then they died at the next drop of the puck. They reminded me of last years hockey team. Constantly getting beat to the puck, getting caught behind passes and shots casually tosssed at the net.

Part of the blame can go to State fans for the lack of energy. The players feed off the energy from the crowd and despite the number of fans in seats (especially for a Thursday game), the crowd was quite. Very quite. So quite I thought I was watching golf.

State was lucky to get out there with a point. They better eat a couple energy bars, or maybe cancel the beer pong the night before if they are going to do anything on Sunday.

:mad: :mad: :mad:

aallenpollreisz
11-19-2009, 10:30 PM
I friggin' hate Thursday games. Play this game on a Friday or Saturday and it would have been sold out, or, at least, past the 6,000 mark.

I swear to god, we could play the Swedish All-Nude Hockey Babestars on a Thursday night and still have trouble drawing flies to poop (if the poop were located at the ice arena, that is).

That is all.

Pirateasaurus
11-19-2009, 10:52 PM
Absolutely pathetic. No jump in Sparty's step throughout the whole game. The only energy I saw from the team tonight was when celebrating Grants goal, and then they died at the next drop of the puck. They reminded me of last years hockey team. Constantly getting beat to the puck, getting caught behind passes and shots casually tosssed at the net.

Part of the blame can go to State fans for the lack of energy. The players feed off the energy from the crowd and despite the number of fans in seats (especially for a Thursday game), the crowd was quite. Very quite. So quite I thought I was watching golf.

State was lucky to get out there with a point. They better eat a couple energy bars, or maybe cancel the beer pong the night before if they are going to do anything on Sunday.

:mad: :mad: :mad:



whooaaa now we may have been pretty sloppy and had a terrible powerplay but Notre Dame is a team that makes you look like that. They play real solid D and cause mistakes that they capitalize on and we saw that tonight, just minus the capitalizing part. We had a large number of chances that we couldn't cash in on as well. I am not overly concerned with any part of our performance except the powerplay was pretty glaringly bad. The lack of focus is probably to be expected after last weekend.

And the crowd was shyte. Too bad, really.

BlimpGuy
11-20-2009, 07:24 AM
Most of my anger from the previous post was toward the crowd. The lack enthusiasm was...sad. This team deserves better.

Perhaps I am not giving ND enough credit, but I thought State looked slow and were just going through the motions.

owslachief
11-20-2009, 07:39 AM
Perhaps I am not giving ND enough credit, but I thought State looked slow and were just going through the motions.

We're all missin' the blimp. Do you run the controls?

But otherwise, right on target.

BlimpGuy
11-20-2009, 11:05 AM
We're all missin' the blimp. Do you run the controls?


I did a few years ago. But alas, I graduated and had to hand over the reins to another. From what I've heard, the Shaheen Blimp has numerous holes and is on its last leg.

aallenpollreisz
11-20-2009, 01:03 PM
Would I be correct in assuming there's going to be some walk-up seats available for the Sunday game?

Flag Man and I are trying to put together a bit of a travelling convoy for the game in Fort Wayne, and we'd like to gauge the possibility of picking up four to five connecting seats in the 600-level before puck-drop.

IrishHockeyFan
11-20-2009, 02:03 PM
Would I be correct in assuming there's going to be some walk-up seats available for the Sunday game?

Flag Man and I are trying to put together a bit of a travelling convoy for the game in Fort Wayne, and we'd like to gauge the possibility of picking up four to five connecting seats in the 600-level before puck-drop.

I think tickets will be easy to come by day of the game. Five thousand in attendance would shock me and the place has about 11,000 seats for hockey.

STATEdude3
11-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Is it too early to start the Palmisano for Hoby talk yet? I am absolutely amazed...I just had a chance to see yesterdays game, and I am positive it would have been a 4 or 5 to 1 game with anyone else in net. He had no D in front of him Thursday. The perfect breakout we saw last weekend was completely disabled by Notre Dame.

owslachief
11-22-2009, 08:06 PM
well mayb not yet. i think by far this was palmys first truly bad game. he didnt see the puck that well. but abs. all credit to nd. they schooled us on the art of defense. we r not at their level.

aallenpollreisz
11-22-2009, 08:43 PM
well mayb not yet. i think by far this was palmys first truly bad game. he didnt see the puck that well. but abs. all credit to nd. they schooled us on the art of defense. we r not at their level.I don't know about that.

Palmisano was screened to death on the first and third goals, and the second goal was set up from a superball-esque bounce off the endboards. There was little he could have done on all accounts.

Generally speaking, I liked our play tonight. I think we controlled the game as a whole, but ND did a good job restricting us to shots from the sides and points.

Arwen22266
11-23-2009, 08:00 AM
I don't know about that.

Palmisano was screened to death on the first and third goals, and the second goal was set up from a superball-esque bounce off the endboards. There was little he could have done on all accounts.

Generally speaking, I liked our play tonight. I think we controlled the game as a whole, but ND did a good job restricting us to shots from the sides and points.

He was beat on the glove side on the first goal with a clear sight line. He simply got caught leaning to his right. I believe MSU badly wanted to score first. When Notre Dame scored early, that took something out of them. He looked nervous, his team felt under pressure to try to squeeze something out of ND's suffocating defense between the circles and they hurries some shots. There may have been 2 or 3 difficult saves their guy had to make.