We have 0 defense. It's literally non-existent. Gajewski didn't look bad last weekend in the OT loss, but when we give up 40+ shots, that's going to happen. Last night we gave up 48. The good news is that we only lose those games by one and two goals so the offense is there. If we can just, actually limit those shots, who knows.
How's one of my favorite whipping boys during his draft year, Joey Ryan. This guy was so highly touted but I just had a hunch concerning this guy, makes it for all the others I have and are not true....
I just didn't like his play and found that he might have had reached his ceiling already and looks to me like he did. Though I really thought that he could perfect at the ECHL level and might be a real steal for you guys.....doesn't look that way so far???
I'd put my money on Kyle Chipchura, more ready, more experience in the big league and can fill a wider range of roles in my opinion.
Yes, but I don't think we should be comparing the two as they are clearly not in the same boat. IMHO, Chip is an NHL player, who proved it with his play last year and again this week and thus should not really be considered a prospect at this point, stuck in the minors because there is a logjam on the checking/grinding line and the CH management's refusal to move the likes of Dandy to make room for him.
As for D'Ago, I agree that he is the most NHL-ready prospect. In the two preseason games I saw - against Ottawa and Detroit - he looked very good and NHL-caliber to me - very strong on the puck, good hands, solid skating, moves well in trafic and scores goalscorer's goals while playing with the likes of Stewart, Kosto and Lapierre. And just like Chip, he is stuck in the AHL because they would not sit a veteran grinder to play a scoring rookie so we have to enjoy watching Kosto on an offensive line until Andrey is back.
I am really getting fed up withthe AHL service. The picture is crappy and the audio is always the opposition. The audio button to change teams broadcasters doesn't work. pathetic really. 140 bucks seems like a lot of money wasted now.
should have just listened to Hamiltons radio broadcast still instead of shelling out the dough.
It does seem to be a fussy service. What browser are you using? I've found that it only works in IE.
As for the game, how has it been going? Clocks haven't been changed for 24 hours over here and it's already throwing me off Looks like we are doing well at wasting powerplays from the stats.
wow, it took me till the middle of the second period but i got it resolved.
I e-mailed the help service and the e-mailed me back pretty quickly.
Please try this
"Go to the following registry folder:
double click on 'Auto Insert" on the right side of the box.
Change the Value from "1" to "0" and click OK."
i called a buddy and he told me how to get to the registry and did the above. but still it didn't work.
so i email them back and i get
"First you may want to try to click between the home and away audio buttons back and forth couple times until you see a "buffering" on the video to verify the audio track is switched. Sometimes the audio buttons are not very sensitive.
You may also wants to try a different browser like firefox and see if it helps.
For the windows registry setting, you need to click on "run" from start menu and enter "regedit". Then try to find the registry folder from the left directory tree.
I was already using firefox so i went and tried Internet Explorer and eureka it worked. I was able to listen to the Hamilton audio and switch them if i wanted. Cause i was forced to listen to the opposition audio and the button to switch was not working.
So i hope this helps others.
The picture is still crappy compared to tv but i guess its good enough aslong as I get to listen to Hamiltons radio broadcast. The time left in the period during the game would be nice too. im sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get done eh?
My thoughts of tonights game.
I missed much of the 1st and second as i was trying to fix the audio but from what i saw of thegame our boys played alright but Keetley was unbeatable. Also Henry is really impressing me this year. From his training camp/preseason and his games with Hamilton I am really liking his play. He may end up being a callup very soon if O'byrne or Brisebois can not play better.
Bouillon and Henry on the 3rd pair wouldn't be too bad.
Originally Posted by Qui Gon Dave
The feed is finally working half decently,what a brutal non-call on the Patches rush there. I've seen softer tackles in Rugby than the one that wasn't called there.
was a head shot. Can't believe some of the calls that were missed during the 3rd period. Just brutal officiating.
Seems that Carle was officially sent down to Hamilton, so I guess he's healthy now or on the verge of being healthy.....Good news for him but that was a severe commotion alright....I think he's had a few of those in Juniors as well, so he better stay away from others in the near future or else....
No animals were harmed in tonights tribute to the great nations of America and Canada.
A few cats may have been lightly stangled though.
Edit - End of the 1st - Dogs lead 1-0
The Dogs struggled through the first period and landed on their feet by leading at the end of it.
Carle is back, didn't notice him much except on a very bad play in his own end. The puck was controlled by the Bears as they came down the near side boards, Carle turned his back on the puck carrier as someone joined the play on the far side. He didn't close the guy down at all though and a pass was made to the guy skating into the zone right past Carle's skates. He never saw the pass, he didn't get close to anyone. Only way is up after that play. He'll put it all together at some point I expect, he has plenty of time to improve. Thankfully his start didn't cost the team.
The PK did a good job early and benefited from some bad passes by the Bears and Denis looked sharp too.
Chipchura has looked good from the get go. Won the opening draw, created some chances offensively and looks like he is well upfor tonights game.
Denis made some big saves midway through the period, stopping a couple of chances when the Bears were in alone at the top of the crease and seems to be covering the lower part of the net well tonight.
Trotter nearly got the Dogs on the board on the PP. Took the puck inside the blueline, used a few nice hesitation and fake moves to buy himself time and space and walked into the slot and put a shot off the bar. Nice effort from him. The Dogs took the lead shortly after following some nice passing work. The Bears goalie was moving all over the place and when Pacioretty got the puck in the far circle, he over-committed. Patches couldn't control the puck very well but eventually found Maxwell in the other circle. With the goalie way out of the play, Maxwell shot the puck past the Dman covering the net to score the opening goal. Maxwell from Pacioretty and Jancevski on the PP.
Before the period ended, Denis made a nice glove save on a 2 on 1 and at the other end, Patches failed to score on a shot from a good position in the middle of the slot.
2nd period coming up...
Last edited by Qui Gon Dave: 10-29-2008 at 08:18 PM.
Hamilton taking it to Hershey 3-0 at the end of the 2nd. Max Pac with his first goal the team had a so so 1st period but came alive in the 2nd. Denis really strong this season for Hamilton. Weber looking good. Chipchura winning all the faceoffs, carle helped the team coming back. Carle is looking solid too, really helped the struggling PP. White is a really good 2 way forward. He has really good instincts, always anticipating the play. D'ago is ready to be called up anytime, he dominates at times and his goal was a perfect example of his skills. 1 on 1 with a defenceman turned him around and took a wrist shot through the D so quick and accurate from in between the circles that the goalie had no chance. over his left shoulder.
Dogs taking it to the Bears now, taking their chances sure helps. The Dogs are taking plenty of penalties but they are getting it done for now.
I missed the start of the period, but it sounded like Stewart beat the crap out of someone with one punch. Can't wait to see that in the highlights.
Jancevski left the box after a penalty and joined in the play, getting to the Bears crease but not managing to score on a shot. He also had his assist from the first goal removed. Goal now Maxwell from Pacioretty and Desharnais: 1-0
Anyone worried about Chipchura's footspeed at the AHL level, please cease and desist. Looks just fine against one of the better teams in the league.
The PK is getting lots of work and the extra practice time is being put to good use. White had a very nice shift shorthanded before Denis made a good save and the Dogs broke out. D'Ago carried it behind the Bears net, passed to Belle whose shot rebounded to Lehoux who couldn't score on his shot. Denis continued making saves before the Dogs really found their feet.
Maxwell and Glumac had a 2 on 1, Max passed to the back posted after rushing in down the left wing but Glumac couldn't get his stick on the puck.
The Dogs found themselves shorthanded when D'Ago benefited from a turnover outside the Bears zone. He gained the zone, made a move to open up a shooting lane and ripped a wrister from just above the top of the circles, beating the goalie high glove. D'Agostini unassisted while shorthanded: 2-0
23 seconds later, #23 scores #1 in his time with the Dogs. Glumac rushed the puck up the ice and threw the puck on net, Maxwell couldn't convert the rebound, Pacioretty got to the 2nd rebound and made it count from the top of the crease. Pacioretty from Maxwell and Glumac: 3-0
Patches then got hit from behind along the boards on his next shift but was okay. Drew a call for it. On the PP which will carry over to the 3rd, Weber made a sweet poke check reaching round a Bears player in the dying seconds.
3rd period coming up...
Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan
Looks like he and Maxwell are finally playing together...
It's the Glu-Max-Pac line
Originally Posted by 417
Maybe QGD can confirm, but I think that's 6 for D'Agostini...
Edit - Poor Belle. He got high sticked before and no call. Then he got tripped in the corner and went face first into the boards and no call. Now he gets high sticked again and no call. All in the 3rd. Well in there big guy, now get back out there and pound the **** out of a Bear.
Last edited by Qui Gon Dave: 10-29-2008 at 09:29 PM.
Reason: one word needed additional emphasis
Boy oh boy, the Dogs just got better and better the longer the game went on. What a beauty of a game.
Early on the PK, Russell made a huge interception on a cross ice pass to prevent a good scoring chance for the Bears. The play didn't get any recognition on the broadcast due to how play developed, but he did a real nice job averting danger there. His reward would come later.
Years back, there used to be an advertising campaign done by a well known (over here) comedian for milk, where the guy would say "In't milk brilliant!?!" David Desharnais may be pint-sized,but he is just as brilliant. His shorthanded goal was a credit to the type of effort he makes game in, game out and it was summed up with tonights shorthanded goal. The puck bounced into some open ice in the Dogs zone and he was in a race to get to it first against the Bears Dman. He won the race and chipped the puck far down the ice and raced after it. He got to it first but not quickly enough to take a direct route to the goal as the other Dman got back to cover. Despite this, Desharnais took the puck round the goal, protecting it the whole way before coming out the other side and finding White with a pass. White shot and got his own rebound, trying to take it round the goalie but could only create another rebound. The Dman failed to clear it and Desharnais pounced on it and he fully deserved it. Desharnais from White shorthanded: 4-0
Anderson then left the box after his penalty ended and was sent in alone on Machesney. He faked to the backhand sending the goalie the wrong way but he couldn't slide it home as Machesney made a truly rediculous stick save reaching back across the goal to deny him. For anyone who didn't watch this game, you really will have to catch the highlights on the Dogs site when they go up.
Belle then took the first of the high sticks to his face after the whistle when providing cover for Denis while he covered the puck. Denis made a few nice saves before Belle got tripped. At the other end, Trotter had some nice work on the boards to keep the play going before Belle took a hard high stick to the face. It either hurt toomuch or he has remarkable restraint as he didn't then decide to batter the snot out of the nearest Bears player. I couldn't batter the snot out of most Bears fans I suspect,let alone their players, but by that point I sure would have been tempted to try. Great job by Belle getting back into the game quickly and helping his team out
Chipchura then did what he does. Blocked a shot at the Dogs blueline and set off down the right wing with the puck and while the Bears alllooked at him and the Dog driving down the middle of the ice, Chip put a pass to the far side for Russell. He controlled the pass beautifully with his skate before wiring it into the roof from close in. Russell from Chipchura: 5-0
Anderson finished the scoring from the left wing, taking one shot which was blocked, picking up the rebound, skating in a little more and firing a shot past a screen from a Bears Dman and into the far top corner. Anderson from Pacioretty: 6-0
Awesome display by the Dogs, with the exception of the first period but they held on through that and made it their game with each minute that followed.
And for those that weren't listening, Derek says that when the Dogs play on Friday, they might just have a new captain. Jancevski, Henry or Chipchura? Ladies and gentlemen, please place your bets. My money is on Chipchura. Lever wanted to name him captain last year, I think this year he makes it happen.
Edit - As for Weber, he is picking up his play as the games go by. He is having to get used to a new level of play and there were times in the first couple of games where it showed. His offensive game wasn't on display much tonight but his play in his own end was better than it was in his first games. He looks more solid back there and appears to understand the position better, hopefully that continues. Offensively, he has his moments, I don't worry too much about him in that regard. When the time comes, he seems to know what to do, it's the play in his own end that impresses me most lately which is something Carle struggled with at times last year. It's only a small sample size of games for him, but there are encouraging signs in his play that suggest he might be able to learn quickly and apply what he is taught to game situations.