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HarleyMC
10-29-2010, 01:22 AM
You remember a fiction. They've always been sucky--just luckier. And you were probably drunker. I suffered the same affliction (the Kelly green version), until therapy set me free.

My recommendation is get a second psychometric assessment. Or judging from your post you could just go ahead and lobotomize without losing much at all.

gopher wes
10-29-2010, 10:26 AM
I do not expect Ness to score lots of goals. That wasn't his MO in HS either. And that isn't the only way to messure offensive contribution. What he did in HS was make everyone else around him better offensively. He was an expert at pulling 2 to three guys to him and then dishing to a guy left wide open after carrying the puck the length of the ice untouched. Offense starts from the time you get the puck in your own end and start moving it up the ice. It isn't just who buries the puck at the end. If the North Stars don't have guys who can get the puck to him, Dino C doesn't get nearly the goals he scored. Watch Ness. He went from a guy who occasionally skated to center ice before passing, to a guy this year who is carrying it into the offensive zone and creating chances. He also is showing much more poise on the PP that should translate into more PP points for the team. He is starting to pull defenders to himself and away from others. When you can skate around one player, another will have to pick you up. Most of his points will be assists. But he will make everyone around him better this year if he continues to gain confidence.

If you want to look at it simply, and only goals matter, than Ness is not a big threat.

And Wehrs is looking better offensively this year than last, but I still put my money on Ness at this point for contributing the most.
I don't know, I don't think we are looking at the same player. I have been hearing these praises of Ness for 2+ years now and I just am not seeing it. I will admit I follow less than a little HS hockey. I have looked up a few videos of Aaron Ness for his HS days and from what I saw, he was the kind of guy who could go the length of the ice by himself and score. I have not seen that once from him since he has been at the U. Not once. I will agree with you that he does look sharp and crisp on the PP which is definitely a good thing and I would hope that equates into making some more opportunites for himself/teammates, as you stated. I know the season is still very very young, but 2 assists at this point doesn't seem very productive from a guy who gets as much ice time as he does, especially on the PP.

gopher wes
10-29-2010, 10:29 AM
I was simply amazed by the number of people that cheered on Friday night when Kangas got yanked. It was like they didn't realize that he was getting hung out to dry and only one or two of those goals were his fault.

dave29
10-29-2010, 10:36 AM
I haven't had much of a chance to watch Minnesota this year but I did catch the last half of Sunday's game against SCSU. I was wondering where were Frankie and Wooger?

gopher wes
10-29-2010, 10:42 AM
I haven't had much of a chance to watch Minnesota this year but I did catch the last half of Sunday's game against SCSU. I was wondering where were Frankie and Wooger?
Woog is still on the pre/postgame stuff, but Frank's contract was up and they let him go. Didn't make very many people happy....

dave29
10-29-2010, 10:49 AM
Woog is still on the pre/postgame stuff, but Frank's contract was up and they let him go. Didn't make very many people happy....

That is too bad. Is Frank doing anything else right now?

state of hockey
10-29-2010, 10:53 AM
That is too bad. Is Frank doing anything else right now?

Probably out taking pretty pictures and whatnot.

ScoobyDoo
10-29-2010, 11:07 AM
Holl will be when he gets more regular time.

Unless he gets ruined like the rest of them. I like him as a player so far but the trend is ruination over time.

SanTropez
10-29-2010, 11:49 AM
Patterson Punch tonight and Kangas Kool Aid tomorrow night.

They will lose only one game out of there next 6, I'm not sure which one but the brooms will be out Saturday night.

Go Gophers!

burd
10-29-2010, 12:51 PM
My recommendation is get a second psychometric assessment. Or judging from your post you could just go ahead and lobotomize without losing much at all.

There's some truth in that, I'm afraid, but your post makes me long for the days when gopher fans were kinder and gentler. Maybe tape-to-tape passing and kinder fans go hand in hand.

RinkPig
10-29-2010, 01:47 PM
I was simply amazed by the number of people that cheered on Friday night when Kangas got yanked. It was like they didn't realize that he was getting hung out to dry and only one or two of those goals were his fault.

Kangas gives up fat rebounds time and time again and he is always out of position and is extremely slow moving side to side....what games have you been watching?

Yes, the defense is terrible...but Kangas is like Adam Weber....hasn't played well since he was a freshman!

ScoobyDoo
10-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Kangas gives up fat rebounds time and time again and he is always out of position and is extremely slow moving side to side....what games have you been watching?

Yes, the defense is terrible...but Kangas is like Adam Weber....hasn't played well since he was a freshman!

There is some truth to this. He has regressed just like his fellow classmates. It's scary how backwards everbody moves when they're on this squad.

Larch
10-29-2010, 03:48 PM
To be fair, the videos that get put up will typically be the ones where he goes coast-to-coast...those are the pretty ones. I haven't watched him yet this year, but got to watch him in HS as well, and Koho is on to something. Obviously? college is faster and the players are smarter, so he's not going to have as many opportunities to coast-to-coast and score a pretty goal. It would be nice if he scored more, but as long as creates scoring chances or better yet, creates goals, what's the difference.

HarleyMC
10-29-2010, 04:33 PM
There's some truth in that, I'm afraid, but your post makes me long for the days when gopher fans were kinder and gentler. Maybe tape-to-tape passing and kinder fans go hand in hand.

I think it's commendable that you at least acknowledged your need for a second psychotherapeutic assessment. Your negative affective outcome in response to my post is intrinsically salient in clients with your negative attachment status, so I'm not surprised. I would recommend that you resist any cognitive attempts to formulate any opinions at this stage of your treatment cycle. Just lay low for while until you can get help.

CCtig
10-29-2010, 04:34 PM
It's a hockey night in Colorado! A bunch of CC fans will do some "tailgating" at the brand new Buffalo Wild Wings next door to the World Arena prior to the game. Friday night, friends, beer, hockey, good stuff. Just hope Western Wisconsin plays poorly tonight!!

Go get'em Tigers!!

dave29
10-29-2010, 05:09 PM
It's a hockey night in Colorado! A bunch of CC fans will do some "tailgating" at the brand new Buffalo Wild Wings next door to the World Arena prior to the game. Friday night, friends, beer, hockey, good stuff. Just hope Western Wisconsin plays poorly tonight!!

Go get'em Tigers!!

It's about time that we had a sports bar next to the arena. Go CC!

state of hockey
10-29-2010, 05:26 PM
It's about time that we had a sports bar next to the arena. Go CC!

Wait, Mankato had something before another town did?

burd
10-29-2010, 05:50 PM
I think it's commendable that you at least acknowledged your need for a second psychotherapeutic assessment. Your negative affective outcome in response to my post is intrinsically salient in clients with your negative attachment status, so I'm not surprised. I would recommend that you resist any cognitive attempts to formulate any opinions at this stage of your treatment cycle. Just lay low for while until you can get help.

Dang, I wish I could use words--it just looks so good, you know?

Slap Shot
10-29-2010, 06:09 PM
You remember a fiction. They've always been sucky--just luckier. And you were probably drunker. I suffered the same affliction (the Kelly green version), until therapy set me free.

Ok.

Stauber1
10-29-2010, 06:40 PM
I was simply amazed by the number of people that cheered on Friday night when Kangas got yanked. It was like they didn't realize that he was getting hung out to dry and only one or two of those goals were his fault.

I didn't really hear any cheering when Kangas got pulled last Friday.

Aside from that, while Kangas did get hung out to dry in the 1st period, he looked downright foolish on both the 4th and 5th goals. Those two came about 3 minutes apart, and totally put the game out of reach. While Kangas is a good goaltender who has been victimized by his team early this year, the 2nd period last Friday he victimized his team. That 3 minute stretch is one that your goaltender simply cannot allow if you want your team to be successful.