PDA

View Full Version : Maine Black Bears 2010 - 2011



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51

Runsub5
10-17-2010, 09:08 PM
Coming up for the North Dakota series...how come the hotels are so expensive/no rooms available at many? Any big happenings in the area this weekend? Homecoming?

Homecoming was this weekend. I don't know of any big events next weekend. I suspect there are many people coming to town to see the Fighting Sioux.

mainetwentytwelve
10-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Coming up for the North Dakota series...how come the hotels are so expensive/no rooms available at many? Any big happenings in the area this weekend? Homecoming?

Not sure about any other events but homecoming was this past weekend.
Homecoming King... Tanner House

Runsub5
10-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Thanks for the recaps. Pretty much the way I saw it too. I think Sirman and Sullivan will be fine. Havent seen Oullette play yet, but I see some real competition for playing time.

I would agree. Maine really needs at least 2 points this weekend to get going in the right direction.

Howitz-ah
10-18-2010, 03:02 AM
I've always liked O'Neill, and I don't care for Tim...but sometimes a good benching is in order.

A lineup-staple getting too cozy can be toxic. Don't take a single game for granted...and keep your head in it!

Van Dyk needs to be sat down this weekend. Nemec looked lackluster last weekend, but I wouldn't mind giving him a look this Saturday if we have a weak link in the fence.

I said it last week, but O'Connor needs another look. He looked solid two Saturdays ago, and now has two more weeks of practice under his belt.

I would go..

Dimmen/O'Neill
Cornell/Hegarty
Banwell/O'Connor
Sirman

And it'll basically be their spots to lose Saturday.

fiqure8
10-18-2010, 08:20 AM
I've always liked O'Neill, and I don't care for Tim...but sometimes a good benching is in order.

A lineup-staple getting too cozy can be toxic. Don't take a single game for granted...and keep your head in it!

Van Dyk needs to be sat down this weekend. Nemec looked lackluster last weekend, but I wouldn't mind giving him a look this Saturday if we have a weak link in the fence.

I said it last week, but O'Connor needs another look. He looked solid two Saturdays ago, and now has two more weeks of practice under his belt.

I would go..

Dimmen/O'Neill
Cornell/Hegarty
Banwell/O'Connor
Sirman

And it'll basically be their spots to lose Saturday.

Maine needs more "size" and "speed" in the lineup this weekend. Corkum up front and Nemec on D might be nice additions. Or maybe go with the same line up where Maine tied BC late last year in the finals................but putting more size up front, as we have some size with some new recruits. The coach has to instill some confidence in his "young" tenders. Hopefully the experimentation is over and a tender can get at least back to back games to settle in. All in all what I have seen the team lacks consistency and it is up to the coach to install confidence with all his players. Is coach Whitehead a good communicator with his players overall ? I feel that once this team starts to get on a roll it will be dangerous. The powerplay needs more ugly goals !

sandiegoblkbr
10-18-2010, 10:13 AM
But Maine doesn't need a best-in-the-country lock-down defense to succeed with this team. And if they take chances to generate transition opportunities, once in while it's going to put the defense and especially the goalie on the spot. I don't want to see the team reined in. They could really use a goalie who can make a save for them now and then. I'm not saying none of the three can be that guy, or that none will. Just pointing out the obvious - right now, none of them are that guy.

Agreed.........but Ouellette needs more than the UConn game to prove himself. That was a weird game.......he saw relatively few shots and the first 2 goals were on penalty kill breakdowns. I say play Sirman on Friday and Ouellette on Saturday vs. NoDak.

sandiegoblkbr
10-18-2010, 10:14 AM
True...but sooner then later one of the 3 has to be the go to guy. Sirman seems to be the #1 at the time,but I wouldn't count out Ouellette. I think Sullivan is more or less a backup.

Agreed. The battle for #1 is Sirman vs. Ouellette. Sullivan looks like a capable back-up.

Pucknut
10-18-2010, 10:41 AM
North Dakota coming in this weekend with their huge defensive corps and speedy snipers up front. Might make for a quiet weekend at the A. Do you suppose they will pressure our defense?

john g
10-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Not sure about any other events but homecoming was this past weekend.
Homecoming King... Tanner House

Tanner was "homecoming royalty" - the pc police have even affected something as foolish as crowning the homecoming king and queen. Why do they even continue with this awful tradition?

Back to hockey - looking forward to this weekend with the Sioux although not sure maine will end up with any points the way they have been playing of late. Need more grit in the lineup.

The powerplay needs someone in front of the tender - how many times were the forwards at the side of the net hoping for a rebound to the side? Somebody has to mix it up with the defense and cause some havoc.

Go Blue!

whatever
10-18-2010, 12:01 PM
...as MSU was more aggressive and quicker to loose pucks than Maine...

This is where I stopped reading for a second. Has anyone ever recalled a team that Whitehead led that were more than averagely aggressive and hard-working after every puck? Not trying to start or insinuate anything but I had to wonder. :confused:

KnowItAll
10-18-2010, 01:36 PM
This is where I stopped reading for a second. Has anyone ever recalled a team that Whitehead led that were more than averagely aggressive and hard-working after every puck? Not trying to start or insinuate anything but I had to wonder. :confused:

Marty Kariya and Todd Jackson played for Whitehead.

feel free to insinuate... soon people will catch on.
I noticed that opening night was half full at the Alfond. We are only a few days away from hosting North Dakota, and there are still tickets available.... lots of people are catching on, but until more catch on, Maine hockey will continue to slip into irrelevance.

Gusforhobey
10-18-2010, 03:37 PM
Maine ranked 12th in the updated national poll.

sandiegoblkbr
10-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Marty Kariya and Todd Jackson played for Whitehead.

feel free to insinuate... soon people will catch on.
I noticed that opening night was half full at the Alfond. We are only a few days away from hosting North Dakota, and there are still tickets available.... lots of people are catching on, but until more catch on, Maine hockey will continue to slip into irrelevance.

Opening night vs. Lowell was more than "half full". I was there and even the reported 4,400+ was low. I thought that it was more like 4,800-5,000. The UConn game had a smaller crowd.

sandiegoblkbr
10-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Maine ranked 12th in the updated national poll.

I'm not even sure that they belong in the Top 15 right now......probably a good thing that they fell a bit.

BoSox3066
10-18-2010, 04:34 PM
Did anyone else notice that the very first time in 10 years that Timmy pulled put a white board and set up a play during a time out... Maine scored
So it seems that not only does coaching during a game have a positive effect, but Tim actually knows about it.


Where are the apologists?
Apparently after 4 down years they have completely lost interest, while the nutcases are still following the team

I'll bite. Can only speak for myself but it's not worth arguing with you because you can't be reasoned with and your nonsense posts suck the fun out of talking about the team.

Also, yes, I noticed Tim drawing up a play on a whiteboard during the timeout, but no, it wasn't the first time I've seen him do it. Perfect example of a ridiculous comment that isn't worth responding to.

lkenney
10-18-2010, 05:16 PM
I'll bite. Can only speak for myself but it's not worth arguing with you because you can't be reasoned with and your nonsense posts suck the fun out of talking about the team.

Also, yes, I noticed Tim drawing up a play on a whiteboard during the timeout, but no, it wasn't the first time I've seen him do it. Perfect example of a ridiculous comment that isn't worth responding to.

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to BoSox3066 again."

Runsub5
10-18-2010, 06:45 PM
The Fighting Sioux have some impressive defensemen (big and strong). Their goal tending I think is somewhat vulnerable. Eidsness is a Jr. and may not be in top form yet. Their other tenders are sophomores. I'm hoping Maine has a little more quickness and will be pounding the net.

Priceless
10-18-2010, 07:25 PM
I'll bite. Can only speak for myself but it's not worth arguing with you because you can't be reasoned with and your nonsense posts suck the fun out of talking about the team.

Also, yes, I noticed Tim drawing up a play on a whiteboard during the timeout, but no, it wasn't the first time I've seen him do it. Perfect example of a ridiculous comment that isn't worth responding to.

And by the time you've typed up a response, the original comment may have been deleted...

Sweeper
10-18-2010, 08:43 PM
Spencer Abbott set a UMaine record vs MSU by scoring 2 goals in 10 seconds, great feeds from Van Dyk and Nyquist.

ff to 1:20 to see them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcgM6RipncU


should be good games this weekend, if Maine can stay out of the penalty box, we took 3 penalties against MSU while we were on the PP.

MaineMan
10-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Big test for the Bears this weekend. Should be interesting to see how the team reacts to the first two games they aren't "supposed" to win. They certainly haven't reacted quite well to the ones they were supposed to win.

I have a feeling the Black Bears will play better hockey now that they have an opponent the players know is worthy, if not superior. Maine pulls off at least one win this weekend.