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Podcast: “Mavpuckcast” - S2, E9

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:28 PM
    Message # 8236571
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This week’s hockey podcast...


  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:15 PM
    Reply # 8258877 on 8236571

    Mavpuck Cast. This isn't a catchy name. Try to work on that.

    Enthusiasm. This ought to be good. But Jason wasn't here. This cast should be be all Jon.

    Jon and Bridget at a Maverick Hockey home game. In mathematics, they call this 'a given'.

    Who is this 'Will' you speak of, Jon? Why was Duluth firing at him? What did he ever do? And why are your eyes rolling at this line of questions?

    There have been some mistakes. I think Brushett continues to make more mistakes than good plays. He needs to sit a game. He needs to understand that you cannot continually turn the puck over at the blue line. Turn overs within 10 feet of either blue line end up in your own net.

    Saville has regressed a bit. It's concerning. Hoping the WJC trip helps him reset, or even realize another level. There were some soft goals. I think it was the fifth, when he got beat clean on Friday. But by that time, it was over, and the team looked like they were resigned to it.

    Have they removed the assists from the Samberg/Weiss goal? OK, Jon's right - showing Abate, now. But if Weiss got a tip -- it's his, otherwise it goes with Abate (unassisted) as the center. A very nice pick up by Jason -- not all great plays end up on the scoresheet. This one did... but still not for the guy who forced the play.

    The emotional let down after goals has been a problem back to the Blais days. Something needs to change. We need to keep pushing after goals. It is almost like we need to survive the next shift or two.

    It was a great snipe by Samberg. Buetow worthy.[/sarcasm]

    Can't be Weiss from Abate. Either way it is unassisted. Either Abate as the only Maverick to 'touch' the puck (by way of the faceoff). Or it's Weiss on the deflection of Samberg. You can't give ANY assist on that goal.

    Rough weekend all the way around. The band was off. The Red Army was a bit off (but then again, when aren't we?). The Mavs were just off.

    I still want to know whatever happened to 'the all-important two-goal lead'.

    Certainly back in yikes territory. The past two series are cause for concern. The team is fragile. Do they miss Keck?

    Sophomore slumps: Weiss and Ward. Weiss seems uncertain. Ward might be trying to do too much, or wearing down from carrying the team.

    There is still hope these kids can mature quickly. Maybe the non-conference break here at the holiday is a chance to relax or reset a little, maybe refocus.

    This team has been 'pedal to the medal' all year. They just haven't benefited from it. The past four games (all at home) it feels like the puck is bouncing too much early, just over sticks. It's not unreasonable to look at each of those four games and see UNO leading each of them 2- or 3-0 in the first 10 minutes of play.

    I can summarize up Gabinet's coaching -- which you are describing -- in one word: structure. We have it. It's foreign or new to the guys who were here under Blais.

    Yes. Simplify. Be brilliant at the basics.

    Shorties have been a long-term problem, too. We don't score them, other teams are.

    Kemp used to have in-game targets on a check-list. It was a permanent display on the wall. Keys to success. Trying to remember if in-season goals were on that. You ready for this: not giving up goals in the shift after scoring was on Kemp's list. So were scoring or not giving up goals in the first or last minute of a period.

    Slightly off top from the benchmarks, but I still think this team is comparable to the 2003-04 team. Especially with 3 freshman goaltenders. Next year is going to be a huge step forward. I hope.

    POW: he's not on the scoresheet, but I think Martin Sundberg has brought something extra with his energy. Not sure anyone really stood out. But there were a few players who disappeared. Knoepke was a non-factor.

    I think Weiss passing up on chances, he should be taking.

    Have I spoken my mind about the Conley call? Would you like a separate thread on it? You can see it go several way -- could've been a major, could've been a minor, could've been nothing.

    Jon's date for the evening was...?

    I need a fast-forward button on this segment.

    No. Bad idea. ASU wouldn't be permanent. Let them play elsewhere. Let them prop up the Alaska schools and Huntsville. They can afford it.

    Ron Mason was a great man. A college hockey ambassador. He saved the Alaska schools in 1994 or 1995.

    Illinois-Chicago was in the CCHA, but they joined in the early 80s. Those were fun games -- aside from them getting pummeled every night by Lake Superior. Not sure what happened with Kent State -- if it was just a misguided attempt to start up a D-1 program, or if there was something that went awry at the university.

    Should we go back to my 'hockey school' rankings? I've got Arizona State hockey as at least 4th... maybe 5th in the athletic department hierarchy behind football, basketball, and baseball.

    I'm with Jason. Teams need to boycott going to Tempe, unless they play somewhere other than Oceanside.

    Are we going to talk about St. Thomas as a potential 10th team? That program will have to go somewhere when they move up from D-3 (even if the Tommies go D-2 in every other sport).

    Play-in game at the X. Thursday night.

    I think you're wasting time talking about permutations of a playoff bracket in a situation that might not happen.

    Or, you can do what the CCHA used to do. Last place (or last two) don't go to the playoffs.

    It only took you guys 25 minutes to get to my first thought.

    UCLA and Stanford would be the next to join. Oregon would like get the backing of Nike.

    Bring back U.S. International! I'll wait for you to look up the legitimacy of that statement. (or Northern Arizona)

    Yes. Let's not do what the CCHA did. Tom Anastos really screwed the pooch, there.

    I'll connect you with the guy who outfitted the Red Army. He could definitely do Ben's 'University of Omaha' concept. Maybe we should wear 'Unicorn' sweaters.

    Oh, hey... there is a series this weekend.

    Positive results are the product of positive energy. ;) Don't make me make my twitter statement over here -- I'm sure I'm already on thin ice with Bridget and Jon.

    Fat rink.

    I think a win Friday leads to a win Saturday. We seem to be stronger on Saturdays -- except for Miami (OF OHIO) series.

    Banter and blathering.

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:06 PM
    Reply # 8307521 on 8258877
    Anonymous wrote:

    Enthusiasm. This ought to be good. But Jason wasn't here. This cast should be be all Jon.

    But Jason watched it at least

    The emotional let down after goals has been a problem back to the Blais days. Something needs to change. We need to keep pushing after goals. It is almost like we need to survive the next shift or two.

    I think it's always easy to pick on giving up goals, but it is frustrating.  Would be interesting to see some of UNO's stats related to this.  The Wild had a TERRIBLE time with this early in the year.  I remember seeing their stats r/t this on broadcasts early in the year, but I forget them.  They've been much better, and perhaps as expected, their record is better.

    It was a great snipe by Samberg. Buetow worthy.[/sarcasm]

    I've never scored on my own goal.  No, I'm not exactly the sniper I wish I was or think I could be, need a better shot but that takes time I don't have.  That said, I had a decent snipe this past weekend, you'd have even respected it Boehmer.

    This team has been 'pedal to the medal' all year. They just haven't benefited from it. The past four games (all at home) it feels like the puck is bouncing too much early, just over sticks. It's not unreasonable to look at each of those four games and see UNO leading each of them 2- or 3-0 in the first 10 minutes of play.

    I wouldn't disagree that we're close.  The talent of our freshman is respectable.  I think success for us has to rely on more than just the bounce of the puck.  I'd like to see them gain a little more puck possession time.

    Slightly off top from the benchmarks, but I still think this team is comparable to the 2003-04 team. Especially with 3 freshman goaltenders. Next year is going to be a huge step forward. I hope.

    See what the new class brings but I'd agree.

    Talking about goals reminds me of our quote from Gwozdecky a couple weeks back.  Forget it exactly, but he played off winning the conference championship because his sights were essentially set on the national championship.  I don't think on a shift-to-shift basis, having goals in general is necessary in order to "win that shift".  All those guys want to win their shift and win the game, don't need goals to achieve those things.  If you win shifts and win games, achieving any goal becomes easier.  I like game by game goals better, which ultimately result in more of a game plan of how to beat whatever team you're playing. 

    Are we going to talk about St. Thomas as a potential 10th team? That program will have to go somewhere when they move up from D-3 (even if the Tommies go D-2 in every other sport).

    St. Thomas still just blows my mind.  Sad that St. John's won't have that rivalry anymore.  Don't see them being in NCHC, at least right away, considering the NCHC's stance on those teams placing a lot of value in their school's hockey program.

    Play-in game at the X. Thursday night.

    Play in game was good in the sense that it gave incentive to make top of the conference.  But winner of play in game was always at a disadvantage.  Forget statistics but not sure the winner of this game ever won the WCHA tournament.  In that tournament, all teams made playoffs, lowest two seeds played in the play in game.

    Bring back U.S. International! I'll wait for you to look up the legitimacy of that statement. (or Northern Arizona)

    I don't need to look up the legitimacy of this statement.  I'll wait for you to look up the most prolific USIU coach. 

    Oh, hey... there is a series this weekend.

    Funny Jason calls for an upset, they're just ahead of us.


  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:28 PM
    Reply # 8308123 on 8307521
    Anonymous wrote:

    I don't need to look up the legitimacy of this statement.  I'll wait for you to look up the most prolific USIU coach. 


    Any relation, Ryan?


  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:48 PM
    Reply # 8319212 on 8236571

    My uncle went straight there from Minnesota and then straight to CC after that. 

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:32 PM
    Reply # 8320755 on 8236571

    So tell us what happened at USIU.

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 8:25 PM
    Reply # 8696616 on 8320755
    Anonymous wrote:

    So tell us what happened at USIU.


    Not real sure to tell you the truth.  I remember going up to Englestad once to watch and collecting about a hundred plastic UND cups.

    Then he got hired at CC.

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