Hamilton Bulldogs [2-1-0] & Wheeling Nailers 2012-2013
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10-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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After watching the Marlies playing their game plan to the letter,it's no wonder they were in the Final last year and lost by a goal.They have the offence to wreak havoc on opponents and once in the lead the size and ability to wear them out.Last night they made a point of beating the Bulldogs best players from the previous game.Acton's assault on Dumont at the end of his shift was at the very least convenient.Ryan's scrap with Geoffrion a player again not noted for his fighting abilities.Hagel and Fraser being the outstanding fight in that the size difference was 4" and 20 lbs. a sizable amount when talking athletes not named Tie Domi.Then of course the Leblanc VS Blacker affair where Leblanc was lucky enough to save his head but twisted his knee.Finally the Blunden/Komarov battle showed the Bulldogs frustration level by the end of the game.If the Bulldogs didn't know they were playing in the pros,they were rudely awakened by a Marlies team ready to embarrass them on national TV yesterday.Clearly they were beaten on the ice in the corners,against the boards and in the alleys so to speak.Martin Lapointe can explain this to them along with all of the coaches,as a player Martin knew the importance of sending a message and the message was welcome to the AHL this is what to expect every game you don't come to play.There truly wasn't much to take from the game positively, Gallagher,Quailer and Tinordi played alright and Bournival had flashes of good play.Go Bulldogs Go!
It's going to be a long year but worth it in the end.
Schultz should be in to help the physical aspect in my book
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