HEY! C'MON FOLKS...March 14 2007 at 11:58 PM
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I know these last remaining games mean next to nothing but we just beat the Everatts without playing Wishart, Setoguchi, and Dudas! That's gotta give you something to be excited about doesn't it? Bit of a snoozer as the cowbells were silenced pretty early. What I REALLY like is the shot count against us. That is twice in a row against the number one team in the CHL that we have stifled their offensive machine, and easily out-chanced them. Way to GOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOGS!
good win yesNo score for this post
|March 15 2007, 8:09 AM |
this was a go thru the motions game and a win is a win. No matter who you beat. Even though Setogouchie and Wishart sat, I was very surprised at all the extra ice time of Gardner, Tyrrel Hunter and Drazanovic, they were always on. If ever there was a time to play your 4th line. Bowles played solid, as did Irving. Sagert, great trip on Gendur's shorthanded breakaway, and before he got the shot away!!
My favorite line of the night from the insync broadcast. "Drazanovic over the blue line 1 on 4, he hangs on to it" AND he still wouldnt pass the puck.
This was not the Everett team anyone will see next Friday. To a lesser degree not the PG team either.
Good luck Cougars
Re-Good Win YesNo score for this post
|March 15 2007, 9:03 AM |
It was a good game, Everett played some of their young players. and that is good, as far as Draz. goes for not passing the puck, I thought everyone knew he spells team with a capitol "I", he rarely if ever passes the puck, you all should have come to the games this season and then you would have realized the comment on the broadcast is TRUE. I am very glad PG won, but 5 on 3 and an empty net goal does not do very much me. But hey they won, so I guess that good.
Draz criticism unfairNo score for this post
|March 15 2007, 9:44 AM |
I must see a different game. Draz has 17 goals 32 assists. Walker has 27 goals, 27 assists. The only way you can get that many assists is if you passed the puck to someone who scored a goal. In fact, only Wishart has more assists than Draz.
What I see is a kid you can hang onto the puck for a lot longer than most players until he draws two opposing players to him, which helps someone get open, so he can then pass the puck and they score.
Most of the other players aren't as hard on the puck as Draz so they end up passing to someone whose covered or just lose it entirely. He only looks like a puck hog because he can hang onto the thing. At least that's what I see, and the stats seem to back it up.
Draz . . .No score for this post
|March 15 2007, 10:39 AM |
Sure there are times when he holds onto the puck too long and loses it or doesn't make a play, but that is no different from a guy who tries a quick pass and it gets blocked, it's 2 feet off the ice or it's 3 feet behind the guy he's passing to. Stuff happens.
Logic would dictate that if a guy is 3 assists short of the franchise record, he is not scared to pass the puck. I'd bet that a significant number of those assists (and subsequent goals), occurred because of his ability to hold onto and control the puck for such a long duration of time. Almost every game you see guys break their normal defensive coverage to swoop in and try and get the puck from him. Sometimes they do and sometimes they leave a guy wide open in the slot in the process. Many times when that happens, another assist is on the books.
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|March 15 2007, 11:00 AM |
While I often cringe when I see Draz putting the "ME" in "TEAM"...I would much rather see a guy hold on to it too long before losing it than not holding it long enough.
For those of us who attend most games...you will notice that rarely does Draz lose the puck on our side of center. Sure, he makes too many dips and doodles at times before finally getting checked off the puck, but it's usually on the opponent's side of of their blue line.
It's much easier on the blood pressure to watch that unfold, then to see Wishart or Vandy lazily toss the puck up ice inside of OUR blueline, often leading to a critical turnover!
GOOD POINTS...No score for this post
|March 15 2007, 8:16 PM |
That truly beats "dump and chase" on my entertainment scale by about a trillion times. Now, if he could make that one pass to the 1 or 2 guys that are invariably open...my, my, my wouldn't we have something then? As long as it doesn't end up going the other way with a couple of guys trapped behind the play, I still enjoy seeing the spectacle of the "Mad Weaver".
Re-Hard To DisagreeNo score for this post
|March 16 2007, 9:20 AM |
How many times this year have we had one or two players begging for Draz to pass the puck but he chose to do is dipsy-doodle show and then he looses the puck anyway, I have seen times when there has in fact been more than one player clear to take a shot, but he never got the puck. I am certainly not suggesting Draz is a bad player, I guess I see other guys passing the puck and the lines plays as a group, dosen't matter who gets the goal, just as long as our team scores.
Nothing wrong with Draz' gameNo score for this post
|March 16 2007, 2:11 PM |
People who bitch about him holding onto the puck too long either don't know the game or aren't watching close enough. If the SMART pass is there he takes it, if the SMART play is there he makes it, otherwise he holds on and tries to create something. Just because you see a player banging his stick and calling for the pass doesn't mean he's open.
These must be the same people who yell "SHOOT!" all game
Re-Nothing Wrong With Draz' GameNo score for this post
|March 16 2007, 2:26 PM |
I didn't say there was anything wrong with his game, (and I do not yell Shoot during the game), however as we will diagree on the next statement, so be it. I just think there are times he hangs on to the puck too long and no it does not happen every game , but it does happen a lot. He is a heck of a player!! I guess when I go to the games I try to look at the whole picture and sometimes it is not a pretty picture to look at.
As with any playerNo score for this post
|March 16 2007, 3:37 PM |
he will make mistakes and hold on too long at times or make a poor decision, I guess my point was that a lot of people blow it way out of proportion with Draz. I think his positives far outweigh his negatives.
what most armchair players...No score for this post
|March 16 2007, 6:15 PM |
...dont realize ....
what we see from the stands or from the camera angle is usaully totally differant than what the players see from the inside of the boards on ice level. we as Fans may see a man open on the point ...awefull hard to make the pass when the player with the puck is playing keepaway from 2 defenders and all he sees is sticks and feet in the way from his angle to the open man on the point
Drazy has made some mistakes in the past sure ..we all have ...you also must remember that he is what? 18/19 years old? ... young and dum and full of ........ you get the idea ....all the boys are.... they are learning for the big time
get over it ... hes entertaining and will play a big part in the big leauges
I HAD ANOTHER...No score for this post
|March 15 2007, 5:16 PM |
different favourite call...the NON-goal in the third. That was EASILY the most excited he was throughout the broadcast and it was an imaginary event. I think he has gotten better this year but I still miss Skippy! GOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGS
If it was 1 on 4No score for this post
|March 16 2007, 2:05 PM |
who was he supposed to pass to? Maybe I didn't uderstand your intent.
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