Moose Update For Week Of 10/19/03 - 10/25/03

10-26-2003, 06:38 AM
Record this year: 2-4-1-1
Rankings: 5th in the North Division
T-8th in the Western Conference
T-15th in the AHL

Power play rank: 7 for 47 (14.9%), 14th in the AHL
Penalty kill rank: 37 for 46 (80.4%), 19th in the AHL

Brandon Reid C 3 2 1 3 +1 4 0 0 1 10 20.0
Jaroslav Obsut D 3 2 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 12 16.7
Martin Grenier D 3 0 2 2 +2 24 0 0 0 3 0.0
Fedor Fedorov C 3 1 0 1 -1 6 0 0 0 5 20.0
Justin Morrison RW 2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0

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Fedor Fedorov C 8 6 5 11 0 24 3 0 0 17 35.3
Kirill Koltsov D 8 2 4 6 +1 6 2 0 0 13 15.4
Brandon Reid C 8 3 2 5 +1 6 0 0 1 18 16.7
Jaroslav Obsut D 8 2 3 5 +2 32 1 0 0 20 10.0
Ryan Kesler C 8 2 3 5 +2 6 0 0 1 13 15.4

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Player Type/length Started/ended
Fedor Fedorov PTS; five 10/11/03 - 10/19/03
Nathan Smith A, PTS; four 10/15/03 - 10/22/03
Manitoba Moose Winless; three 10/15/03 - 10/19/03
Zenith Komarniski Pointless; eight 10/11/03 -->
Chris Nielsen Pointless; eight 10/11/03 -->
Mikko Jokela Pointless; eight 10/11/03 -->
Tyler Bouck Pointless; six 10/15/03 -->
Rene Vydareny Pointless; five 10/16/03 -->
Jimmy Roy Pointless; four 10/18/03 -->
Pat Kavanagh Pointless; four 10/18/03 -->

Player Injury Date Out for
Dallas Eakins Elbow 10/11/03 Four-to-six weeks
Tomas Mojzis Finger 10/11/03 Two weeks
Brandon Nolan Back 10/13/03 Missed three games*

* -- Returned from injury.

Record last week: 1-2-0-0

Date H/A Result
10/19/03 Away 4-1 win over St. John's (Tor)

The Moose started off last week with their fourth game of the season
against the St. John's Maple Leafs. Yet again, the penalties built up
between the two teams, as they combined for 94 penalty minutes--68 of
those in the first! Included in that mess were a triple minor to Fedor
Fedorov and a retaliatory elbow by Pat Kavanagh on Josh Holden. Once
their penalties ended, both players were benched for the rest of the
first period, and part of the second.

Of course, everyone came out for the hockey game, and not a boxing
match...or at least that was the impression. :p Jaroslav Obsut--fresh
from serving 26 minutes in the box the previous game--and Brandon Reid
both had two goals, while Alex Auld put in his first solid performance
of the season, stopping 34 of 35 shots in Manitoba's 4-1 victory over
the baby Leafs. Reid also added in an assist with his two goals,
showing the form that earned him a call-up last year, Fedorov saw his
five-game point streak come to an end, while Nathan Smith extended his
assist/point streak to four.

For those who are curious, after facing St. John's four times in just
over a week, the Moose don't face the baby Leafs until January 6th and
7th, when they face them at Mile One Stadium.

Date H/A Result
10/22/03 Home 2-1 loss to Hamilton (Mon/TB)

The Moose travelled home on an emotional high, and had a couple of days
off before facing 1-3-0-1 Hamilton on Wednesday night. Seemed like a
perfect formula for another big win by Manitoba, but it wasn't meant
to be.

Early in the first, Hamilton's Karl Dykhuis flipped a knuckler
towards Alex Auld, which Auld somehow missed catching and the puck went
behind him to put the Bulldogs ahead 1-0. That play exemplified how
Manitoba played in the game, as passes weren't finding the mark or were
getting intercepted at will; shots weren't finding the net; the players
couldn't find any flow to their games; and all the skaters weren't
of any help to Auld, as pucks weren't really getting cleared from in
front of him. The only highlights in the game for the Moose included
Martin Grenier pounding on Benjamin Carpentier, Fedor Fedorov lasering
a slapshot past Eric Fichaud off a faceoff midway through the third to
make the game seem close, and a final barrage in front of Hamilton's
net in the dying seconds of the game. The Moose put in eight minutes of
effort through the entire game--something that wasn't uncommon through
parts of last year.

Date H/A Result
10/24/03 Home 5-0 loss to Hamilton (Mon/TB)

Just when the Moose fans thought it couldn't get much worse than
Wednesday night's performance...they had to witness Friday's debacle.
The Moose played what probably was their worst game in years in a 5-0
trouncing, courtesy of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Very few (if any!)
positives could be found in this game. Even if there were any, the
negatives countered them greatly. The Moose have scored five goals in
the past three games (four of those last Sunday vs. St. John's), have
only won once in the past six games (1-3-1-1), and are currently 1-3 at

Date Team Affiliation Game Time Broadcast
10/26/03 vs. Binghamton Ottawa 4:00 p.m. CT CJOB ( (radio)
10/28/03 vs. Binghamton Ottawa 7:30 p.m. CT CJOB ( (radio)
10/31/03 at San Antonio Florida 7:00 p.m. CT CJOB ( (radio)

10-26-2003, 08:24 AM
Your report is sadly, very accurate. The only thing enjoyable about the Friday game was FedFed and his near successful end to end rushes.

If the Moose can't beat Bingo this afternoon (Sunday) we're in huge trouble. The Senators played Friday and Saturday night out on the East Coast, took a bus to Ottawa Saturday nite, spent a few hours in a hotel then flew to Wpg early this morning.

10-26-2003, 08:35 AM
I wish they would sign umberger already :(

10-26-2003, 02:42 PM
Your report is sadly, very accurate. The only thing enjoyable about the Friday game was FedFed and his near successful end to end rushes.
Of course, accentuating on the word "near". :joker: Man, those two games against Hamilton were beyond horrible to listen to. At least they were awake in today's game.

10-27-2003, 07:23 AM
Great job again, Fergo. Keep it up!

10-27-2003, 08:11 AM
Man those games were hard to listent to. Either we have no talent on the farm or the coaching needs to be re-examined. They seem totally disorganized and unable to put together a strong effort for 60 minutes.

I am not convinced that Smyl can get these guys out of it and he may be about ready for a change of address.

Anyway, a great report and thanks for doing it.

10-28-2003, 09:30 AM
I wish they would sign umberger already :(

I agree... SIGN UMBERGER!! Umberger and Kesler already have some chemistry with eachother so it could help Kesler's game.