Tuesday, March 9, 2010

B³ Post-Game Report 3/9: Waterloo 8, Lincoln 6

I'll let Yeti edit this into a full recap, but please post your game comments in this thread. The Stars gave up not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but six unanswered goals to the Blackhawks in the last 32 minutes of the game, five in the last 20, blowing a 6-2 lead and losing 8-6.


We are officially inventing new ways to lose.

On the plus side, if anyone was going to burn us, I'm glad it was Jon Puskar. Great player. Great teammate. Two goals, one assist. (Sigh)

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

PK's Team never, ever give up, Shake it off Stars and get some pride back by doing the Lancers a favor and Beating the Force.....

Paper Bag Head said...

Unbelievable.

Yeti said...

Good enough of a recap for me, BT. The Stars snatched defeat from the jaw of victory tonight. I thought for sure the Stars had this one in the bag in the second period, up 6-2. Give credit to Waterloo for never giving up. They could have rolled over and let the Stars continue to beat on them. They deserved the win tonight. Wish one of my favorite players didn't play so well tonight, but I'm happy for Jon Puskar. Class act.

Dumb, dumb penalty in that third period which allowed the Blackhawks to score the game winner. The Stars did not play at all in that third period. I guess the only positive from the game tonight was the Stars powerplay. Stars were 3-for-7, although Waterloo was just as deadly, going 3-for-4.

Lots of fans leaving the IceBox tonight shaking their head. Just when you think you can't lose a bigger heartbreaker...another one comes and sends us all home in disbelief.

USHLProspectsBlog said...

Just got the word that Brodie Reid was removed from the team.

Your fair weather fanness is unbelievable Paper Bag Head.

tzweeb said...

i wasnt at the game tonight but i did listen to it. just when i thought i was mad that i didnt go, i had my heart torn out trying to finish listening. good thing my heart will still bleed stars black and blue, cause we sure beat ourselves up tonight.
and please no paperbags, there is enough bad feelings about that going around.

Anonymous said...

I heard Jimmy was sending some kids home after tonights horrible loss.Looks like the cover my ass plan is going to start taking affect. If this is true Stars fans and ownership should be disgusted as at this time of the year what does this prove and as Jimmy always reminds us, it is suppose to be a developmental league. This kind of action can do serious damage to young careers. Time to remove the coaching cancer before it keeps spreading

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure where people are coming up with stuff about players being sent home? If you heard names tell and your source. As for Reid mybe he left on his own...I do belive I say him @ the Box tonight.

Hockey Rules

BellTolls said...

Agreed with Anonymous above me. Please don't come on here and spread rumors as an anonymous source. Anyone can do that and it's rather gutless. If you know for a fact something to be true, then state it as such and do it under a name that you can be held accountable for if you're wrong. Thanks. I just want to make sure we don't speculate about things like players leaving without it being official, and if it is, then state it as such.

Anonymous said...

I did confirm Reid was sent home by Jimmy which makes no sense except for what the other person posted "Jimmy is starting to cover his ass." To think a player such as Reid who has given probably 25 hard minutes per game, wears an A, takes a suspension to stick up for a teamate and then would simply walk away is not a possibility. As far "all this stuff about players being sent home" Jimmy often uses this or tells players he"ll ruin their careers if they don't play well.The sooner the ownership fiqures this out the sooner the Stars can rebuild. The word around University Scouting is presently Lincoln is a difficult team to deal with.This is a common problem with coaches also being GM"s as they start to believe the G stands for god.

BellTolls said...

Well then that just stinks.

Thank you, Brodie, for your effort this season and your positive attitude. It was great watching you play and you are a talented player. Good luck at Northeastern next year.

I hope we aren't having to say good bye to any more players like this before the season ends.

tzweeb said...

i dont believe anything negative being posted on here tonight.
these guys had none of the attitude of a player that was afraid or that there was any team problems at the bowling event.
if someone can post without being annon then bring it on here. im sure yeti and bell would post it.
reid was on a suspension tonight and thats all that i can tell.
see you all on here for the live blogging again on friday and saturday.

BellTolls said...

tzweeb, you do have to take everything you read on here with a grain of salt. I too wish people would just come up with a nickname for themselves. You don't even have to sign up for a google account, just sign your moniker at the end of your posts like "Starfish" does.

That said, Yeti and I both realize there are people on here with much more inside information than we get, so when multiple people say something it usually tends to be true.

USHLProspectsBlog said...

BellTolls, in response to me being "gutless" and posting the Reid info. anonymously, you can sure hear my sources if you want, I sit two seats down from Yeti.

starshockey said...

If brodie being sent away is true, then I think w/e coach is doing is ridiculous... I will always stand behind my team but if all of these rumors about the treatment of the players are true, who is going to want to stay or come play 4 us next season? I ahvent been happy w/ a lot of our trades and how they have been handled this season, but I understand that's a part of hockey. But as for brodie, he is a player that is still trying out there the whole time he is out there (which is a lot), and he weras an A... what is this team getting from him being sent home (if its true)? I know the seaon is basically done, but doing that to any player at this time, esp a captain, when there are only a couple games left doesn't sound like a good game plan... if it were me and 1 of my friends and teammates got sent away, I think I would say I'm done 2 and let's take these last few games 2 send a message 2 our coach that we r done playing by his rules...but just my opinion

I think that since its almost over, they aren't playing 4 anything anymore, jsut let them play some hockey and have some fun!

I know this may sound stupid but anyone going 2 fargo?

GO STARS

Anonymous said...

Saw this on the TC board and it is listed on pointstreak. It might explain why (if true) he was sent home.

Lincoln 03/07/10 Rayner, Will (D) activated from suspension
Chicago 03/06/10 Hand, Peter (D) placed on league suspension for 6 games
Lincoln 03/06/10 Reid, Brodie (F) placed on league suspension for 5 games
Lincoln 03/06/10 Rayner, Will (D) placed on league suspension for 1 games

This was also on pointstreak and doesn't make sense as today is 10 mar 2010 unless they are showing when the players can skate again.

Chicago 03/22/10 Hand, Peter (D) activated from suspension
Lincoln 03/18/10 Reid, Brodie (F) activated from suspension

I'll bet that the owners are taking notice of this season and are working to fix it as they don't want to lose the "cash cow" status they have enjoyed for a lot of years. On the bright side, maybe the section M morons will find someplace else.

Extowerclimber

nutz4puckz said...

Thats very strange that he would send Reid home, seeing that in the transaaction report from the USHL site, hes activated from suspension effective the 18th of March.

http://www.pointstreak.com/stats/pro/transactions.html?leagueid=49&seasonid=4429

Sucks if he is no longer with us, hes been fun to watch and hopefully goes on to good things at Northeastern next season. It's been an odd, frustrating year but have still enjoyed the treks down to the Ice Box from Omaha.

Yeti said...

Once again, I guess I need educate some of the readers here. If you cannot make your point without insulting the players, and/or coaches...don't bother making the comment. I understand that there are some folks out there who are upset with how this season has transpired. Some are upset with the coaching. That's fine. You are certainly entitled to your opinion. BUT, make your point without insulting comments. I've already had to delete a few comments this morning because people were resorting to name-calling. It's immature, and I won't allow it on this blog.

If you need any further clarification, please email me at: lincolnstarshockey@gmail.com

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

25 days till the end of the 2009-2010 season and those that know whats going on will sing. The rest of you bloggers only wish you knew, because if you did know whats happening then your sugar coating of whats going on will melt like March snows and turn into a burnt sugar coating. Check under the rugs it's full of dirt.
Sparrow

Layla said...

what i find interesting is thats the third version of suspensions ive seen or heard yesterday it was 2 games, then 4, now its 5. Can the league not make up their mind?

Paper Bag Head said...

Hey Yeti, what about the insulting comment or name calling in the last line 2 posts above you.

USHLProspectBlog said...

Paper Bag Head, that name calling was deserved.

Yeti said...

Considering the stunt the three "fans" pulled in Section M, "moron" is being nice. Are you proud of yourself when you disrespected the players by wearing those bags? You shouldn't get a free pass for that. If you're upset with McGroarty, write the Stars management. Don't take it out on the kids on the ice. They don't deserve that.

Paper Bag Head said...

Just so you know, I was not one of them wearing the bags. I personally didn't even see it happen either time in the arena.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the “rumors” are not true and it was more a case that Brodie was given the option to go home given the suspension situation and the season coming to an end in a relatively short period of time. It would be a very unfortunate decision if it was for any other reason (unless there are circumstances that have not been made public). These players develop friendships over the course of the season and even though it is understood that this is a business, it does not make it any easier for these kids when their friends are traded, released or allegedly sent home. This has been a difficult season for everyone involved, including the parents of these players. The families and parents of these players put a lot of faith and trust that they are sending their son to an organization and team that is going to have their son’s best interests at heart and hope that when they return home they will be a better person and hockey player and will be appreciative of the wonderful opportunity that was given to them. Hopefully this is not lost sight of even during the most challenging of times. The games and their results really don’t matter anymore and hopefully the players can go out and have fun, do their best and feel good about themselves regardless of the season and its results.

BellTolls said...

USHLProspectsBlog, I wasn't referring to you. I was referring to posters titled anonymous who say things "I heard such and such" and then run away, light the match then watch it explode from a distance. It's happened a lot this year. Sorry for the confusion.

BellTolls said...

By the way, I hope you all go out and get some Raisin Canes over the lunch hour and pick up some milk at Super Saver on the way home. Hasn't happened a lot this year where you can do that, so take advantage!

Yeti said...

I just realized that Jarrod Mermis got the "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" last night. 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 fight. You don't see that very often.

BTW, you gotta give credit to Matt Bruneteau for dropping the mitts with a much larger Andrew Panzarella last night. Bruneteau was obviously trying to fire up his teammates late in the game. Considering the height and weight disadvantage, I thought Bruneteau landed some very good punches and won the fight.

Anonymous said...

Just thought I would give a heads up to anyone that was thinking of going to Fargo this weekend. There are six of us who are planning on going and have been trying to find a hotel in both Fargo and Moorhead and EVERYTHING is booked. Bon Jovi is in town on Saturday night and the hotels have been booked for quite a while. We're going to keep looking, but it doesn't look good...bummer!

Force Blogger said...

Lots going on in Fargo with the concert, and I'm sure that a lot of those people booked in Fargo are going to the Sioux games in Grand Forks too. I bet GF was booked up and they had to stay in Fargo. Definitely a busy weekend, I don't expect big crowds at either game..unfortunately. If you want to drive a little ways you could try to get a hotel in Fergus Falls (55 miles east of Fargo).

StarsHcky said...

I am going and saw that there weren't very many left... when I was looking 4 hotels I used priceline.com and it brought up all available hotels with availability. It will be good 2 see some stars fans up there... show the players that despite the season, we r still behind them! Hope 2 see some other fans up there!

Anonymous said...

Another highlight of the game that I noticed was the play of the new guy Miracusa #26. He looked pretty solid and jumped right in the game. I think we have a lot to look forward to next year, we just need that finish out the game edge. Like a lot of the posters here I hate losing but glad the Puskar got some good stats out of the game, maybe that will help him move on to college or pro's if that is what he wants.
Hockey Max

Anonymous said...

Miracusa is here just in time! In his first game we are eliminated from the playoffs! Great aquisition Coach! Too bad we didn't have a playerI that would have been a contributor since the trade deadline---a month ago??
And hey Coach, you can't fire up your players to protect a 4 goal lead in the last 30 minutes but you can start sending young players home?

Layla said...

Let's at least humor him by spelling his name right, it's Misuraca. While he might not have been here since the trade deadline he is eligible to play for us next year, would you rather coach have picked up a 20 yr old who could only play this year or a HS kid who could come back next year? Oh that's right I forgot NONE of the players want to come back and we probably won't have a team next year anyways so I guess the faceless wonders of this board have it all figured out. I hope you are imparting your vast knowledge to the Stars organization. I'm sure they'd appreciate it.
Since so many people here have inside info, does anyone know how Berge's knee rehab is doing?

lincolnfan said...

anonymous @ 6:59, i don't believe that Miracusa was here on Saturday when we were eliminated from the play-offs. and even if he was, it didn't matter, it wasn't his fault, it would have happened anyway. we're building for next year.. hopefully the trades we've made now and the draft picks we've gotten will allow us to have a great team to begin with next season. i'm not saying that the coaches don't have any part in what has happened this season, but let's focus on everything that's going on now and what we're working towards.

Yeti said...

Anonymous at 6:59pm,

If you remember, the Stars traded defenseman Garrett Clement to the Omaha Lancers for defenseman Matt Wahl at the USHL trade deadline. Clement refused to be traded, and quit the team. The USHL voided the trade, so the Stars had an unexpected spot to fill on the roster with less than 24 hours remaining before the USHL sanctioned roster freeze deadline. Having Clement quit at the last minute put the coaches in a tough situation, with limited time to make a decision.

Because Misuraca was still in high school, he had to finish out his season with his team before he could join the Stars. That was the delay.

I'm sure the coaches would have loved to be able to bring in another Reekie, Messier, Kretzer, Borelli, or Hill. It just didn't happen this season.

Anonymous said...

Should he stay or should he go?

Waterloo and Lincoln were in similar positions as basement dwellers in December. Both teams went out and made changes. Siers went to Waterloo for absolutely nothing. PK fine-tuned his team working systems, strengthening defense and looking for a strong number two goalie.
Jimmy asked his players if they wanted to stay or not and when they all were onboard he made a few moves. These are Jimmy's guys. He has said " we are the best last place team." ( whatever that means.)
The Stars come out with there best effort of the year last night and what happens?..... PK changes his goalie --- PK calls critical time outs -- Waterloo is getting coached back into the game despite being down 4 goals.
What does Jimmy do? He stays with Coreau. He sends Reid packing. He will probaly beat his team into the ground in parctice this week.

How long can Lincoln continue to be outcoached?
How long can Lincoln treat the best fans in hockey to this coaching debacle without making changes?
Best of luck to Reid and any others that leave Lincoln where they can be developed, learn to love the game again and get away from this *deleted* that is destroying our team

Yeti said...

Anonymous at 7:40pm,

PK was not behind the bench for Waterloo last night. According to an article I read today, his stepson died unexpectedly, so he did not travel with the team.

Red said...

Why do some of you blogophiles insist on posting anonymously? Does it make you feel important or, better yet, stealthy?

Seriously, if you possess knowledge or think you possess knowledge and want to talk about it openly........on a public forum........do so with some level of dignity (for yourselves) and respect (for others). If you wouldn't talk about the information contained in your posts with someone face-to-face then you have no business posting it on here under a veil of anonymity. Have we no gumption anymore?

Great 8 said...

I think its funny how so many peeps know all that going on in the locker room. I'm sure that Jimmy wants to win as any buddy. I just think it funny that all the talk of how bad thing are in the lock room that it has not come out by past player hasn't come forward after being traded or cut. So please don’t start to beat down or proud hockey program. Some of these comments sound like the same BS Steve’s last year.

Starstruck said...

It is very disappointing to hear that Brodie may not be here to finish the season. He was one of my favorite players; no one can say he did not give it his all in every game. But if it is fact that he has left, the reasons are his business and the business of his team, coaching staff, and organization. I wish him the best as he continues hockey at Northeastern.

I still maintain the injuries played a big part in how the season played out, but know that is not the sole reason. Others seem to have the answers, I don't. It would be hard to fault the players if they are ready to go home with the season they have had. I bet it is unlikely any of these players have ever been a part of a losing season to this degree. But you continue to see them out there doing their job. I would hope that fans continue to give them the support they still deserve.

I don't think anyone is sugar-coating anything at this point. But you can either choose to dwell on the negative and play the blame game or you can finish out the season by enjoying the Ice Box atmosphere, seeing your hockey friends, and supporting the players who by all counts have worked very hard through a tough season. I know that is what I plan on doing and in spite of it all, I still hate to see the season end.

Starstruck said...

Yeti, thanks for pointing out Mermi's Gordie Howe. I always watch for those, but totally missed it this time :)

4thestars said...

Well it sounds like we missed a good scoring game last night. Too many children activities to go to. As for the game, I was bummed the guys did not pull off the win. We can all make comments as to why the season is turning out this way. One thing is on most given nights these guys play hard and with passion. If Reid did leave the team, best of luck to you in the future.

Anonymous said...

For those who would like to know Brodie Reid was at last nights game. After the game Brodie was kicked off the team by coach. I have no other details. I have a few reliable sources for this although I do not want to disclose that information. Brodie was a good player and we will miss him. Good Luck Brodie, where ever you end up.

mike0913 said...

It order to pull off a trade you have to have something of value to offer and the only thing a last place team with no difference makers has to offer is future draft picks. Draft picks are more valuable to a last place team then they are to a contender.

Also, lets not crucify Jimmy for sending someone home until we see something official. Up until recently Jimmy's reputation has always been that he is a players coach

Anonymous said...

Bring Brodie back...send the coach packing!

Hey Hey Whadda Ya Say said...

For what its worth...my son and I go down by the locker room after all the home games to greet the players (and tell them "good game" whether they won or lost) and Tuesday I noticed two things...1) Coreau went straight out the back door without any fan interaction...and 2) Dax came out fairly late and we asked if anybody was still "down there", he said Reid was, but may "be awhile"...

If Reid is gone, so be it...he was a good player and a nice kid...best of luck to him in the future.

LETS GO STARS !!!

Anonymous said...

Mike 0913...

Brodie left for home yesterday afternoon and a number of the players are confused and sad about the whole situation. My heart really goes out to the players on this team...way too much drama on and off the ice this season.

Jofa said...

Reid was sent packing because he was 3rd man in on the fight. It's not the 1st time Jimmy has went off like that this year. Baumbick was kicked off when he jumped over the boards in Waterloo in the middle of the year. Once Jimmy's blood pressure came down he tried to trade him to the NA and Baumbick has since hung up the skates. When you see a team that has lead the league in penalties for three years I really don't know what you should expect. It's not like the coach doesn't get bench minors or get kicked out of games.


AS far as you guys wanting these posters to give up their sources, why should they? I know I would not give up the people I talk to. No doubt there are housing parents and maybe even players on here. If you want to find something out ask the security guys behind the penalty box ,they can tell you a great story.


Like I have said from the begining all I want to see is developement. I don't care about what place they come in ,are they getting better? If anything since the break it has taken a turn for the worse. Once that snowball heads down hill it gets hard to stop. I know the kids are frustrated, tired, beat up and some may be broken. I also know they are still playing for the name on the front of their jersey and that's good enough for me.

Bill in Section C said...

Why is it that all the "anonymous" posters seem to know exactly what goes on in the locker room, and what the players are talking about? How can anyone of us take them seriously when they won't even use their name? If it's something you are afraid to say using your own name, maybe you shouldn't say it at all. They want us to believe them, yet they hide under this veil of anonymity. I don't believe any of it, personally. These are the same people who think they know so much more about coaching hockey than the guys who are getting paid to do it! Some of these people probably have never even played the sport, but suddenly they think they are Scotty Bowman! It's laughable.

Whatever happens, I will always support the Stars. True fans stick with the team through the thick and thin...not cut and run at the first sign of adversity.

Anonymous said...

Jofa,
True dat!!! If I was involved with the stars org. in any way I sure wouldn't give my sources. I'm sure the job would be gone in a matter of minutes! Truth is the only people that truly know what goes on are the players, coaches and front office staff and to some extent the housing parents and parents. If you want to know the truth about this season ask some of these people. I have and it's not pretty. As for being a players coach-ask one of the players. Not sure you'll get that same answer. I think we have a great group of kids this year that are being outcoached every game. One poster above mentioned the last game-why didn't we call a timeout or change goalies in the third to shake things up? Sure seemed to work for Waterloo and they were being coached by assistant coaches! Kudos to Puskar for a great game-we miss your grit!!

Anonymous said...

Bill in Sec C
There is a reason that certain people are posting "anonymous". The players are told what happens on the team stays in the locker room and is not to be discussed with housing families or parents. They are also told that parents are not to contact the coach. Hmmm...Why do you think that is????

If we share who we are and it's traced back to the player, The player(s) will pay dearly. Sad but True!

Jofa....You Hit the nail on the head!

THIN ICE

Anonymous said...

I will continue to use anonymous, why it's my right!!! This is my first post for this article. Yes the famous penalty box issue, please ask the security guards next time your there, better yet I dare you to ask the coaches or even the owners. Of course I will not post on here what took place because it was a disgrace to the team and to us fans. Why is this coach letting these guys get by with such crap. He trades some of the better players on the team and then keeps the ones that have no right being here because of the fun they want to have on and off the ice.

I think the majority does not have a problem with the team, they are defeated and broken. The problem is with the coach, this team went backwards instead of forwards ever since they got here - no development what so ever and that is very sad because these guys and their families have spent a lot of money over the years to get these guys where they are today. They are at this level to get into colleges and they are struggling at that.

It doesn't matter who I am or what name I use, it's just a sad season for the STARS and as long as the coaching staff stays the same you can expect the same next season.

Anonymous said...

I have stressed this before in other posts…confidence and chemistry go hand in hand with overall success on the ice and teams that have these two components, as well as consistency, usually experience a higher rate of success in a season. It’s safe to say that there have been a number of issues that have negatively impacted these areas for the Stars this year – some of which fans and others should be concerned about - and have resulted in where this team finished in the standings. The last place finish is not a true reflection of the talent that exists on this team.

Anonymous said...

I am new to this blog thing, so be patient with me. Just a reminder, these are real people that we are talking about, so be nice. My personal opinion is that coach should get another year. My boss didn't fire me in the early years when I failed...he allowed me to learn from my mistakes and eventually succeed. Just for reference, I would have also retained Danny Nee, Frank Solich and would have spared no expense to keep Steve Johnson in Lincoln. I know that the Stars Management will get it right. So relax, have a cold beer and enjoy the rest of the season.

ColdBud

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of meeting the Reid family at bowling with the Stars last Sunday. To my surprise it was their 5th trip out from Vancouver Canada to watch their son and support Stars hockey. This included their daughters, son in law and freinds from Vancouver. They were so thankful to everyone for the support given to Brodie and truley and outstanding hockey family. If it is true that Jimmy sent Brodie home we should all be ashamed and embarrassed and enough is enough. Mr. Jim Pfleg is the president he should start acting like one as there is no reason to send any player home at this time of the season unless it is an outside hockey incident. Again if this is true I would like to say sorry Brodie and thank you for your excellent contribution this year and good luck at Northeastern where you will play for a real coach.

Anonymous said...

Yeti, since every post and Star fan I have talked to seem to agree on one thing--- The Stars are in need of a coaching change. How about posing the question to the fan base for a vote?
The Stars biggest problem this season has been:

1) lack of development
2) lack of system implementation
4) stupid penalties
5) injuries
6) terrible trades
7) fear and intimidation tactics
8) lack of proper teaching
9) inablility to win a shootout
10) being outcoached

BellTolls said...

Anon at 5:54, thanks for the poll idea. The current one we just started was suggested a couple weeks ago, so we have to let this one finish out, but maybe the next one.

P.S. If you want to talk to a couple Stars fans who DON'T think we need a coaching change, there are some on this blog who have openly stated as such ;)

Anonymous said...

To anonymous @ 5:54. I would say all of the above with 2,8 &7 leading the way which leads to 1,4 &10. 9 is up to the players focus which could be affected by 7 which in turn results in 6. 5 happens to every team and 3 is missing from your poll which was probably the fun part the the team missed. I agree with another comment it is time for Mr. Jim Pflug to step up or he'll be the President of lost profits which be a shame

Anonymous said...

Soo apparently the rumours of Reid being sent home are true! Is Jimmy losing it...I think so! Why on earth would you send your top player home?? Because he got a suspension for sticking up for a team mate? Isnt that what being on a team is about? What kinda player would he be if he hadn't stuck up for Shine?? So if coach Jimmy thinks that he is making some statement bye sending Reid home....I think he needs to find a knew profession! Brodie Reid has been an unreal addition to Lincoln this year and has been a pleasure to watch! Definetly a fan favourite. If this is the kinda of coaching Lincoln Stars hockey will be supporting, then I'm afraid I can't be a supporter anymore.

Yeti said...

Anonymous at 9:40pm,

This is a crazy notion, but maybe you could just support the players on the ice if you don't want to support the coach. Don't turn your back on those kids who are out there busting their ass for your entertainment. Not happy with the coach? Fine. Let the Stars management know. Don't give up on the players, they deserve better than that.

tzweeb said...

wow!! i can't believe how many post are negative!
to annon 5:54 i dont like to admit what you are posting, but it is a good way to get across your message.
and to annon 1:39 i also met brodies parents a few times now, they are a great example of what it takes to raise a good kid and also a top level hockey player, i wish my son would have the talents to make it, but then i would have to sell my house!!!
and also to annon 10:39 what if i expect the same results as we had last year??? top in the west division?? would that be enough to make you happy?
i hate to make comments to a time comment, but i guess thats what we have come to here, we do love our team and most will support them win or lose. they are playing for our enjoyment.

and as far as posting annon, it doesnt matter if yo uuse donald duck, we just want a way to respond to waht you are posting.
you dont have to say you are the stick person or the zamboni driver, p.s. those are just examples, the reason this blog is working so well this year is 2 fold....
1 the LJS blog has made it too hard to post, and yeti and bell tolls have made it easy to get on here, they are doing a great job to keep us fans informed.
keep posting as it does give us someting to look forward to... LOL

tzweeb said...

as it has been in the past this year, we seem to do better on the road. i sure hope we can get a win, but if anyone has to bite their tongue we all could so that omaha wont be the tops in the west again!!!
with all the chatter from last weeks games, i would look for a really big crowd on the blog friday night.
really i do expect a very hard hitting game for both nights.
as far as for brodie's status, where else can we find out about it except for here???
you guys do a great job of getting us stars fans informed. even if some of it is just venting!!!
since friday is a 7:30 start i would guess a big blog following, maybe even melby!!
i bet this blog site will get a mention or two!!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone read the ljs blog? Coach pointed out that we don't need to work on the power play. You have got to be kidding me? Working hard has gotten this team defeated time and time again this year. These players need to know where to be, when to pinch from the point and how to screen the goalie. Is this not worth a few minutes of time teaching? Reminds me of a certain defensive coordinator telling us that sacks are overrated. Please don't drink the koolaid Lincoln. These boys deserve better and so do the fans. According to sources close to the team Raynor will also not be on the trip to Fargo. Which leaves us extremely shorthanded against a very good team. Not sure what the reason is-perhaps another poster has more insight. I'd be really surprised if we have many players come back next year which is a real shame. It seems like defensemen and goalies need that 2nd year to really shine.

Yeti said...

Who is Raynor? Oh, you mean Will Rayner. Gotcha.

nutz4puckz said...

Interesting if Rayner does not make the trip. For what its worth, was Rayner not planning on college next year regardless, but I do agree the guys on Defense and in goal do seem to take a big step from year one to year two.

Layla said...

Rayner has a scholly to Umass I believe.

Yeti said...

Rayner has a scholarship to UMASS-Lowell, which is different from UMASS. For the longest time I thought it was UMASS also, and I had no idea there was a UMASS-Lowell. He will enroll there this Fall.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Brodie and Will. Was great this year to watch their individual efforts. Two great hockey players.
After reading all these post from the last week...I am officially depressed.
Good luck tonight guys, stick it to them!

For the love of the game....Starfish

Layla said...

I knew it was either Lowell or Amherst, but I couldn't remember which one.

Anonymous said...

obviously its not ridiculous of the way coach is handling things especially after coming out with two solid wins this weekend and the way he led the team last season. so lets tone it down a bit with the negative comments about coach and start supporting the orginization all together! not just commenting on what coach is doing because im pretty sure last year was a success so one bad year isnt just coaching. and i am 100% sure jimmy would never tell a player he would end there career if he didnt play well, sure hes a hard nose coach but he would never make that kind of comment to one of his players, hes just not that type of guy! so im not sure where your getting that information from. so lets keep those type of comments off here. and stay positive, we had a young team this year and will have a pretty solid team next year.