The other issue I have is it's one thing to delete a thread or comment.....but most of the time unless your all lollipops and rainbows.......expect to get slammed.
While I am a long way from Canton........I like to think I have a good "feel" for hockey and the program. I've been a long time supporter both in presence at away games and used to take the occasional trip up to Canton.
I completely agree with you Golden Bear. It looks like the goal has to get bigger (without necessarily getting faster). Tougher. More sandpaper. I have to say if they were all like Number 11 that would be one thing. I too hope they prove you wrong (and me.) Some of our recruits came in with some good press reviews. (Hanson, Gleekel, Nielsen and Stevens)........but, some of the late signings I read or heard nothing about. Every scouting report I read on Suthers had him highly ranked when he was younger but his stock kept dropping almost each year he advanced through the ranks. He appears to have a decent set of hands but so far he seems easy to knock off the puck.
I don't know for certain........but I am guessing this schedule was largely set up under Greg Carvel's guidance some years ago. (Maybe not.) But had all the recruits we had coming last year matriculated. These games would be legitimate tune ups for the regular season and to get the team NCAA battle ready. Now like you say it seems like it will be a survival test and I don't think 20 losses is out of the question given the first weekend look. The coaching staff and players have a lot of hard work to put in as last night showed a lot of holes and even a lack of desire. Work ethic shouldn't be a question but last night we were outclassed for much of the first three periods and only seemed to wake up a bit at the end.
The dump and chase and two icings on the PP were horrific examples. Lord knows Morris has as much or more coaching experience than most anyone. I just hope he finds a way where he can connect with the players to get something productive done because we've not seen that yet. Last season was a big disappointment as with more talent (the injuries killed us) we should have been an NCAA team.