Sunday, December 17, 2006

YouTube Videos

I'll pass on embedding the videos here, since I think it significantly increases the load time for this page, and I know some people have had problems with that, but there's a couple solid videos out there.

First up is some video of the training regiment of Omaha goalie Jeremie Dupont. If you search, there's about 10 different videos showing some of the different training exercises done by Dupont.

It's been a rough season for Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Matt Niskanen. It probably reached a low point on Friday night when he shot the puck into his own net. Yeah....he probably wasn't supposed to do that. He must have been intimated by The Scoring Machine Us Mortals Call James Gaulrapp.

There's still no YouTube of the Colorado College/Anchorage fight from two weekends ago, nor if there a video of the fight between Minnesota State and Duluth on Saturday. It's a shame that Zach Harrison has to sit out a game because Alex Stalock took a ridiculous cheap shot at him. I'd say Stalock should have to sit a game too, but given the way each of UMD's goalies played this weekend, if UMD wants to play him over Josh Johnson against Ohio State, they can be my guest.(Though the WCHA should probably look at Jeff McFarland taking a blatant run at Nick Canzanello well after the game was over. That was a very ugly hit and there's no place for that in hockey.)

7 comments:

Runninwiththedogs said...

I guess when your team is coached to run the goaltender, the other team should just sit there and take it...

but that's how Jutting rolls!

Donald said...

You've hit the nail on the head there RWD. The Landcows are cheapshot artists.

Anonymous said...

Kisio! That is all.

Anonymous said...

mankato state brings out the worst in every team! There's a reason the Mavs are always tops in the league in penalty minutes!

Donald said...

Chuck Wepner University

Anonymous said...

Chris, you're a good blogger and all, but you're dead wrong about two things.

First, Stalock was sick and tired of getting run time after time. Since Mason didn't ever want to call it (except the time it happened after the goal that should have been waved off), he took the law into his own hands.

Secondly, McFarland's hit was only "cheap" in the sense that it came right at the horn, but it was clearly before the horn and wasn't any kind of headshot or charge or stick hit of any kind. It was an open ice hit on a punk that was chirping all night and had his head down.

devilsrawesome said...

Stalock's actions seem to be getting a similar reaction to that of Jordan Parise's actions when he was a sophomore. I seem to recall that he did something similar (more of a cross check to a player) because he was getting run on average twice a game. And, yeah, I counted.

However, as to Mason's actions, I'll defend the guy. You have to remember that protecting the goaltender is a emphasis of the NCAAs. And the other thing we all must realize is that Bruce McLeod and Greg Shepherd could give a damn about NCAA's rule emphases (with the exception to the checking from behind rule because of Bina). Mason's problem isn't that he's incompetant. He may be, sure, but the main problem is that he's only doing what the head office deems as required of him. Fire the head office and put people in charge who know the rules and enforce them (including accountability), and I think many of the officials will improve or be fired.

Lastly, "chirping" happens. EVERY TEAM DOES IT when they are winning and sometimes when they aren't. Does this warrant stickwork or being charged at or shortly after the horn? Nope. When Maine played UND earlier in the year, Maine players were chirping up and down the ice. You know what? After the showing they put on the Sioux, who could blame them? Chirping happens. Good players rise above it.