Saturday, January 12, 2008

Get Out Your Brooms and Dustpans!

They almost made it look easy.

Game one, Friday night, UNH looked like they were the lesser team. But they were a lesser team that showed up to play, stuck with it, and did what it took to win the game.

Game two, different story. I don't know if it was the size of the rink or the confidence from the previous night's triumph and the corresponding uneasiness in the UMass squad. But tonight our Wildcats were clearly the better team. And they worked to prove it. Again I really like the emotion and the edge - and they'd better keep it. This team has got to realize that they deserve nothing and need to earn everything.

And, as they did tonight, have a little fun doing it.

UNH 5, UMass 3

Great game, 'Cats! But you've got so far to go.

Now,

Go 'Cats!

2 Comments:

Blogger bruins980 said...

I was just wondering why Paul Thompson hasn't been playing lately, and why Vranek had been held out all year until now?

Jan 15, 2008, 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger THE UNH MEN'S HOCKEY BLOGGER GUY said...

To me it seems fairly self-explanatory so I'll rundown my take - I've heard no official explanation.

So, here it goes...

Paul was in the midst of a pretty good drought and, as is often done even in the NHL, the rookie will get a couple games to gain perspective by observing a couple games. They usually come back hungry and with a better understanding of the game and I expect to see the same of Paul soon.

As for Danny Vranek getting the chance to show his stuff - by my accounting his play shows that he must have earned it. He is the last of the newcomers to get a shot and he's making the most of it. As to why he's been held out for so long - who else would you sit!? :)

There is an incredible amount of skill and talent on this team right now and quite frankly Danny is still adjusting to being even more out-sized than he usually is but expect to see a lot more of him next season if not more during this one!

On one hand you've got to love being in the position that Coach is in on the other hand you've got to hate to sit any of these guys.

It has been great to see them really come together. To have fun as a team and show that they really do have the fire in the belly that will sustain them and hopefully give them that refuse to lose mentality.

gotta say,

Go 'Cats!

Jan 15, 2008, 1:01:00 PM  

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