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MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 10:54 PM
Agreed. And speaking of opportunities, maybe this is just me, but it seems like every time Miami has a 2-on-1 rush, the guy carrying the puck ALWAYS takes the shot with the goalie squared on him rather than passing and forcing the goalie into motion. Maybe they just haven't had a clean passing lane in any of those cases but I feel like I've seen the same situation play out exactly the same way four or five times this season... exciting 2-on-1 rush following by a clean shot directly into the chest of the goaltender.

First goal of the season was a on 2-on-1 pass I believe, but you're right, there has been very little puck movement on our rushes. Chemistry issue? Blah.

MUhawks628
10-27-2011, 10:56 PM
At least I'll be on OxVegas tomorrow night so if they lose again I can give our center ice sponsor some (ok a lot) of my money.

sisu458
10-28-2011, 09:26 AM
seeing Miami for the first time in person, it was interesting to watch a team that was by almost all accounts bigger, faster, and more talented than the opposition. Soo Tech deserves credit for sticking to their game plan of slowing the game down and getting traffic around the net. Miami bumbled on key opportunities (they had many), and I think that really is the difference. Once this team gets comfortable with their system, and finds leaders, they will be tough to beat. Interesting to hear people bailing already. Trust me, most CCHA fans would KILL to have this team.

MUhawks628
10-28-2011, 10:31 AM
seeing Miami for the first time in person, it was interesting to watch a team that was by almost all accounts bigger, faster, and more talented than the opposition. Soo Tech deserves credit for sticking to their game plan of slowing the game down and getting traffic around the net. Miami bumbled on key opportunities (they had many), and I think that really is the difference. Once this team gets comfortable with their system, and finds leaders, they will be tough to beat. Interesting to hear people bailing already. Trust me, most CCHA fans would KILL to have this team.

I think we can all take post-game exasperation for what it's worth, everyone needs to vent once and ahwile, trust me, no one is adondoing this team, we're all on here because we have an unhealty obsession and love for Miami hockey.

But just to clarify what I meant by my "bailing" comment. For many Miami fans, going to a game is not as simple as walking up 5 minutes before with a ticket in hand. It usually requires a significant ammount of time waiting in a line, either as a student to get in, or to buy a standing room only seat which go on sale an hour before the game. Living two hours away I was simply saying at some point I'm going to be less inclinded to blow $40 on gas, 4 hours in a car, 7 hours waiting in the student line, sleeping on a dorm room floor and $20 bucks on food every weekeend and will chose to watch the games online.

That being said, I am getting in my car after work today, and speeding over to Oxford happy as can be to be heading to a hockey game, win or lose. :)

redeagle
10-28-2011, 11:17 AM
seeing Miami for the first time in person, it was interesting to watch a team that was by almost all accounts bigger, faster, and more talented than the opposition. Soo Tech deserves credit for sticking to their game plan of slowing the game down and getting traffic around the net. Miami bumbled on key opportunities (they had many), and I think that really is the difference. Once this team gets comfortable with their system, and finds leaders, they will be tough to beat. Interesting to hear people bailing already. Trust me, most CCHA fans would KILL to have this team.

Nice post. I hope you are correct. MU did have a lot of opportunities, but the special teams situation is troubling at the moment. Probably three game outcomes changed if MU is just average on special teams. Yikes! Also, getting the zone on the pp? Gosh we were spoiled by the way MU teams the last few years could do that. This team dumps it a lot on the pp. And so many things that add up, weak pp, weak pk, missed opportunites, no big save, etc. Big difference in grade A scoring chances and Miami still finds a way to lose. Sigh. I liked the effort and intensity the first two periods and I hate to see them not rewarded for it. As stated, nice job by Lake sticking to it.

Having said all that, we will not have any fair weather fans (that means you fellowes :)). They need you now more than ever, so I don't want to hear anything about bailing, now or ever, no matter what.

RedhawkBandMan
10-28-2011, 11:25 AM
Having said all that, we will not have any fair weather fans (that means you fellowes :)). They need you now more than ever, so I don't want to hear anything about bailing, now or ever, no matter what.

The youngins around here (myself included) have been VERY spoiled. Yeah, we may have seen our share of mid-year swoons and some epic collapses in the postseason, but we haven't really had to deal with slow, painful starts or down years. Hopefully, as most people seem to think, this is merely an example of the former.

MUhawks628
10-28-2011, 11:26 AM
However, we are approaching a cirtical juncture here. If this keeps up, we all may need to buy new jerseys, something is clearly not working :p

RedhawkBandMan
10-28-2011, 11:28 AM
However, we are approaching a cirtical juncture here. If this keeps up, we all may need to buy new jerseys, something is clearly not working :p

That's a very drastic step! We have to at least try wearing our current ones inside-out.

MUhawks628
10-28-2011, 11:29 AM
The youngins around here (myself included) have been VERY spoiled. Yeah, we may have seen our share of mid-year swoons and some epic collapses in the postseason, but we haven't really had to deal with slow, painful starts or down years. Hopefully, as most people seem to think, this is merely an example of the former.

Spot on.

At least for me, being a glass half empty type of person, the question that scares the crap out of me is, are we North Dakota, or are we Bowling Green?

We haven't had a down year - everything indicates that we are prefectly fine and even if this year is a complete disaster, the ship will right itself in the end, but there is always that creeping doubt that as soon as we relinquish the top, we aren't coming back, and become another flash in the pan. Great ties to the USNTDP pipeline, a new facility, proven coaching staff, that shouldn't happen, but it's still scary.

I just need to lose my voice at the game tonight and everything will be sunshine and rainbows again, Love & Honor!

fellowes
10-28-2011, 02:28 PM
we will not have any fair weather fans (that means you fellowes :)).

Gah. Cynics like myself should not be allowed to like sports...

MUhawks628
10-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Gah. Cynics like myself should not be allowed to like sports...

PoSITIVITY!

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

RedhawkBandMan
10-28-2011, 02:44 PM
They kept mentioning the fact that Justin Vaive was in the house last night, which made me think of this...

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3376/motivatore3a298a5045514.jpg

redeagle
10-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Spot on.

At least for me, being a glass half empty type of person, the question that scares the crap out of me is, are we North Dakota, or are we Bowling Green?

We haven't had a down year - everything indicates that we are prefectly fine and even if this year is a complete disaster, the ship will right itself in the end, but there is always that creeping doubt that as soon as we relinquish the top, we aren't coming back, and become another flash in the pan. Great ties to the USNTDP pipeline, a new facility, proven coaching staff, that shouldn't happen, but it's still scary.

I just need to lose my voice at the game tonight and everything will be sunshine and rainbows again, Love & Honor!

I know what you are saying, 628, and I have the same half empty mentality, but six straight NCAAs and seven of eight years in the tournament, three championship, Hobey, two frozen fours, national championship game - that's a pretty long flash or a pretty big pan to build upon. We'll see and I hope you lose your voice tonight. L&H

MiamiRedhawks2008
10-28-2011, 06:58 PM
I know that I'm probably in the minority here, but I was relieved over last night's game. I understand we didn't get the result we wanted, but I saw a lot of marked improvement in a lot of areas. The speed, aggressiveness, willingness to make the extra pass. It was light-years ahead of where they were just a week ago. I'm not sure it is the familiarity of home-ice, but I think we can expect a great effort tonight and am calling for a win.

RedhawkBandMan
10-28-2011, 08:17 PM
Miami looked pretty pathetic until the last couple minutes of the 1st period. If they could play like that the entire game, we wouldn't have anything to worry about. Clearly the ability is there... Really need to come out strong in the 2nd and get the next goal.

RedhawkBandMan
10-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Did this team just click? The team on the ice in the second period did not look like the team I've been watching the past month. Two SHGs is definitely a nice way to turn the momentum around. If they can keep that going 20 more minutes...

fellowes
10-29-2011, 12:08 AM
2-6.


Is this season over yet?

MeridianStreet
10-29-2011, 08:29 AM
seeing Miami for the first time in person, it was interesting to watch a team that was by almost all accounts bigger, faster, and more talented than the opposition. Soo Tech deserves credit for sticking to their game plan of slowing the game down and getting traffic around the net. Miami bumbled on key opportunities (they had many), and I think that really is the difference. Once this team gets comfortable with their system, and finds leaders, they will be tough to beat. Interesting to hear people bailing already. Trust me, most CCHA fans would KILL to have this team.

Soo Tech? Relax pal, you're showing your age. I don't usually post on other team's pages but your arrogance and sense of entitlement got the best of me....Soo Tech?? That's pre 1966. Take it easy. After next season you and Rico will be in your elite league where you won't have to dirty your hands playing the dregs of college hockey.....Ferris and Lake State........gee, where did those 12 points go? At least things will be easier when you get to play Notre Dame, Michigan, and Western Michigan.

MUhawks628
10-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Soo Tech? Relax pal, you're showing your age. I don't usually post on other team's pages but your arrogance and sense of entitlement got the best of me....Soo Tech?? That's pre 1966. Take it easy. After next season you and Rico will be in your elite league where you won't have to dirty your hands playing the dregs of college hockey.....Ferris and Lake State........gee, where did those 12 points go? At least things will be easier when you get to play Notre Dame, Michigan, and Western Michigan.

He is a NMU poster, don't know why he was at a LSSU Miami game.

fellowes
10-29-2011, 10:22 AM
Soo Tech? Relax pal, you're showing your age. I don't usually post on other team's pages but your arrogance and sense of entitlement got the best of me....Soo Tech?? That's pre 1966. Take it easy. After next season you and Rico will be in your elite league where you won't have to dirty your hands playing the dregs of college hockey.....Ferris and Lake State........gee, where did those 12 points go? At least things will be easier when you get to play Notre Dame, Michigan, and Western Michigan.

This almost has to be satire.