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walrus
01-16-2010, 07:24 PM
Well, not what I thought would happen this weekend. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

BoSox3066
01-16-2010, 07:36 PM
Anyone know if Corkum stayed behind on campus to babysit Darling and Dee? Seems like the most logical explanation for this weekend

walrus
01-16-2010, 07:51 PM
It has to be confidence thing. With Darling in net they have some get and go, without, they just fade into the woodwork?
I don't believe Sirman has been awful tonight, one goal might have been his fault but the other 2 weren't

walrus
01-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Postgame Larry says Maine played really well, compare and contrast with what a PC fan says

because Maine looks hideous. You can see how BC blew them out 6-1 the night before.
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pretty different views of the same game

GoBlackBears
01-16-2010, 08:21 PM
Maine goes downhill the 2nd half of every season under TIMMAY. This season won't be any different.

sandiegoblkbr
01-16-2010, 08:27 PM
Glub....glub.....glub. :(

rufus
01-16-2010, 08:31 PM
It has to be confidence thing. With Darling in net they have some get and go, without, they just fade into the woodwork?
I don't believe Sirman has been awful tonight, one goal might have been his fault but the other 2 weren't

I dunno if that's it, they didn't play very well in front of Darling against Princeton.

I think maybe it's time Corkum took 'em skating again. :D

UncleRay
01-16-2010, 09:23 PM
Postgame Larry says Maine played really well, compare and contrast with what a PC fan says

pretty different views of the same gameWho to believe? Larry? Some random PC fan? I'll take the latter.

"But you told us to just play the 60th minute!"

"What? Oh. All 60 minutes. Maybe next weekend, coach.":rolleyes:

Fishman'81
01-17-2010, 02:38 AM
It is often said that an ice hockey goalie is the single most important position in any sport,and I tend to agree with that.

Maine can't play aggressively while they're watching their backs...All we can hope for is that Darling gets healthy soon,and that the coaching staff brings in another competent 'tender next year.It sucks to be one tweaked knee away from disaster all the time.

MaineMan
01-17-2010, 03:07 AM
I'm disappointed with the two losses. However, this conference is out of control. Literally any team can win against anyone on a given night. Gonna be a crazy road to the finish of HE.

BearPaw
01-17-2010, 08:32 AM
It is often said that an ice hockey goalie is the single most important position in any sport,and I tend to agree with that.

Maine can't play aggressively while they're watching their backs...All we can hope for is that Darling gets healthy soon,and that the coaching staff brings in another competent 'tender next year.It sucks to be one tweaked knee away from disaster all the time.

They played a different game to protect their goalie but what did they really do? They hung him out to dry how many times? The game plan was to worry about the goalie. Perhaps they should play the game they have been winning with.

Darling played so poorly last year he was in a rotation with Wilson. If I recall he gave up many softies let alone odd man rushes. I don't think we should lay so much blame on Sirman.

GoBlackBears
01-17-2010, 09:06 AM
They played a different game to protect their goalie but what did they really do? They hung him out to dry how many times? The game plan was to worry about the goalie. Perhaps they should play the game they have been winning with.

Darling played so poorly last year he was in a rotation with Wilson. If I recall he gave up many softies let alone odd man rushes. I don't think we should lay so much blame on Sirman.


Maine only scored 3 goals in 2 games for Sirman. You have to put the puck in the net to win.

acs64
01-17-2010, 09:13 AM
As I said earlier, a throw away weekend, especially being shorthanded.

Didnt get to see anything of PC last night, but was not terribly impressed with BC either. I thought Maine controlled possession for long stretches of that game....but its a different style of hockey that Maine plays as opposed to BC. They employ the simple run and gun offense hoping to create chances off transition, whereas Maine's always looking to control possession of the puck and pace of the game. Over the years I've gotten more and more bored by run and gun offense....its just plain Jane stuff that doesnt showcase the skills of the game other than raw speed. Yaughn.

Anyway, those who made the trip...hope none of your children were violated at either venue (PC or BC). As I said, you just never know down there. ;)

Runsub5
01-17-2010, 09:14 AM
They played a different game to protect their goalie but what did they really do? They hung him out to dry how many times? The game plan was to worry about the goalie. Perhaps they should play the game they have been winning with.

Darling played so poorly last year he was in a rotation with Wilson. If I recall he gave up many softies let alone odd man rushes. I don't think we should lay so much blame on Sirman.

There is merit in what you say. Maine scored two goals in the final minute of play. Granted, PC may have realized they had it won at that point, but still Maine was attacking and concentrating on scoring. I think their strategy of protecting the goal tender affected their PP as well (0 for 10 on the weekend I think).:( The next two games will give them an opportunity to use Sirman and Wilson and get some flow back to their offense.

acs64
01-17-2010, 09:22 AM
There is merit in what you say. Maine scored two goals in the final minute of play. Granted, PC may have realized they had it won at that point, but still Maine was attacking and concentrating on scoring. I think their strategy of protecting the goal tender affected their PP as well (0 for 10 on the weekend I think).:( The next two games will give them an opportunity to use Sirman and Wilson and get some flow back to their offense.

Yep...in agreement. Timbo tends to overthink this game and it gets his azz in trouble when he does. Its a fairly simple game that doesnt require rocket science analysis when conditions change. In this case, you keep doing what you have in the past and you try to get Sirman to play up to Darlings potential instead of revamping the whole team game plan and philosophy to "protect" him. Thats just plain bullchit. I dont know how you get Corkum to get that message across to Timmay though. Certainly it wouldnt dawn on Tim all by itself.

Pucknut
01-17-2010, 09:34 AM
Maine only scored 3 goals in 2 games for Sirman. You have to put the puck in the net to win.


Yes, while your goalie is the most important player on the team he seldom scores. Dee has been playing well and scoring, playing a big roll in the recent win streak. Both are very important to the success of this season.

Drew S.
01-17-2010, 09:49 AM
As I said earlier, a throw away weekend, especially being shorthanded.

Didnt get to see anything of PC last night, but was not terribly impressed with BC either. I thought Maine controlled possession for long stretches of that game....but its a different style of hockey that Maine plays as opposed to BC. They employ the simple run and gun offense hoping to create chances off transition, whereas Maine's always looking to control possession of the puck and pace of the game. Over the years I've gotten more and more bored by run and gun offense....its just plain Jane stuff that doesnt showcase the skills of the game other than raw speed. Yaughn.

Anyway, those who made the trip...hope none of your children were violated at either venue (PC or BC). As I said, you just never know down there. ;)

I was at the game Friday and agree with you. There were a couple stretches where BC overran Maine but it was fairly even for the most part. At one point in the third dimmen had a shot that hit muse's arm and bounced wide then 30 second later BC had a shot that hit Sirman's arm and went in. It was that kind of night where nothing really went Maine's way. I thought Maine was able to generate a decent amount of good chances which was nice to see.

rufus
01-17-2010, 10:20 AM
They played a different game to protect their goalie but what did they really do? They hung him out to dry how many times? The game plan was to worry about the goalie. Perhaps they should play the game they have been winning with.


Didn't I say that before the weekend?

walrus
01-17-2010, 11:46 AM
I think Sirman made 1 mistake last night with a bad rebound, other than that it was bad defense that led to open shots for PC. Not sure why Willie got in, jump start the guys?. Make someone the #2 goalie and go with it. I understand why he took Sirman out friday but not Saturday, unless he thought it would get the guys going?

I guess UNB played the Portland Pirates and lost 4-2, they are going to spank Maine hard. Probably in front of 20 people so at least no one will see it:p

KnowItAll
01-17-2010, 12:24 PM
It has to be confidence thing. With Darling in net they have some get and go, without, they just fade into the woodwork?
I don't believe Sirman has been awful tonight, one goal might have been his fault but the other 2 weren't

NO, Beaudry was HOT.

I honestly had to wonder if the ice was tilted toward Beaudry. ALL of the play was in that end for 2 periods. Give the Maine boys some credit. Providence got its first shot on goal with about 3 minutes left in the first.

Maine does have to stop dumping it in on the PP, thought. It is not working.