Last edited by eye4talent; 12-06-2017 at 09:33 AM.
"The top three worst things I've seen in hockey? The invention of the trap. The invention of the morning skate. And the invention of the extremely ugly uniform."
Obviously winning will help to bring in more fans, but glancing at the Attendance thread a while back it sounds like attendance is down at a lot of schools, even some of the big name programs.
Gut check tonight .
Anyone else have trouble picking up the broadcast stream tonight?
Maybe next year will be better . The season is half over and they have four wins . Let us hope they are bringing in better players and if not,maybe the year after that .
It is kind of ironic. We blamed Roque for not trying to recruit players from the USHL and BCHL and now we have a coach who is recruiting from those leagues as much as possible and things are not better if not worse .
Former Laker Kevin Czuczman was just called up by the Penguins. They play the Maple Leafs tonight so hopefully Kevin will see some action.
Things are getting worse .
We should be more worried about the poor attendance than our poor record. Only 1157 for attendance tonight with students not on break. It is starting to get alarming.
Win and they come,lose and they find something else to do .
The increase in ticket prices this season likely has had a negative impact as well. Probably also should of kept Friday start times to 7:37 as well.
I think you guy's are correct about the different reasons for the drop in attendance at the games. The CCHA days did offer way better home schedules and there is a lot less Ontario plates in the parking lots. The ticket prices for non season ticket holders I think is high enough to keep the occasional goers to stay away with the team's play and no big school draws. As far as the Friday starting time I'm not sure because because I heard quit a few people complain about the game's getting over to late from the older fans as well as the one's that brought smaller kids.
I am losing faith in the coach, too many games this year I've heard that he's had too many passengers. The team holds a players only meeting and play even worse. I am starting to think the players are not buying into the coaching.
Did the team have another meeting Friday night? They did last week, and played much better Saturday. I think that it's really just a few players that aren't giving it their all, but it brings the rest of the team down. Why should someone go out on the ice & give it their all when the two guys on the blueline would rather be sitting at home playing Madden? Or your forward linemates aren't where they should be?
Once Ruggerio and Miura come on board over the next few weeks, I'm hoping it kicks the rest of the team into gear, especially if they are as good as people are saying. And I know it's too early to be talking about the offseason, but I suspect that, whether or not there will be a coaching change, if there are that many players who are unhappy here, you'll see a mass exodus come April, whether it's back to Juniors for the younger guys, D3 or some semi-pro league.
But I think this stretch has shown that there is some issue in the locker room, it's just a matter of where it's at: the coaches or the players.
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