One more thing, we are going to try for these threads. Instead of having 20 posters asking for free links and another 40 complaining about the feed, I'd ask that anyone that comes in just before the game starts or after it has started to quickly scroll through the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pages of the thread for a link instead of cluttering the thread with "dude do you have a feed?". And let's try to cut down on the trashing of the Neulion feed, we know that it sucks and seeing as this is the 11th Barons game of the year, I'm pretty sure that most of us diehards will have at least watched some of a Barons game this year so it really shouldn't be a shock to the system when they are showing a friggin' mascot while a highlight reel goal is scored
I'm pumped to see the kids playing live. The last pro game I attended was our heartbreaking loss in game 7 in Carolina (It still hurts to think about it). I'm sure the kids will be pumped to be playing in front of a full house again. It's going to be a great atmosphere tomorrow & Saturday.
What's LOL? They're a .500 hockey team right now and Nelson has Hall, Eberle and Nuge scattered all over the line-up. Abbotsford is playing like a hockey team and the Barons are currently giving up more chances than they generate.
MV has it right. The team boasts a whole lot of "on paper" talent, and "in theory" dominance. Calgary's only notables on the farm team are Baertschi and Horak. But that team's record is what ours should look like right now.
Time to start being a team. We've seen the big 4 putting up points, but they need to try and use this game as an opportunity to show that they can be great players. They have enough drive and skill to make the players on their lines perform. I'm looking at Nuge to get Pitlick kickstarted, and Eberle to spark Lander. Hopefully some of Hall's drive will rub off on MPS.
I like the lines for the most part. Each of the big 3 should be able to drive results on a line each. With Nuge - Pitlick, Hall - Paajarvi, and Eberle - Hartikainen each lines has two capable scorers. VandeVelde, Tyravainen, and Lander aren't big time scorers but should be able to bring size and defense. From a development perspective Lander needs a shot in a scoring role. The only quibble i have is I'd prefer to see Arcobello over Tyravainen with Nuge-Pitlick.
I'm not sure, we signed a forward as well but I don't see his name/# on the Barons roster yet.
Eric Hunter is the dude they signed. Former Golden Bear.
I like the addition of Henry, OKC could still use another vet IMO. Kevin Montgomery (would he leave Norway)? Even old Bryan Helmer would be a help. Beyond Schultz, Fedun, and Teubert i don't think the defense has been up to par. Marincin has had some real flashes, but he's still raw. Davidson looked solid when played but not top 4 worthy. Ringwald has been poor IMO and with Zahn it's too early to tell.