Monday, October 20, 2008

Idle chatter

The Mavericks are off this week. Although it's early in the season, that might be a good thing after Saturday night's third-period collapse against North Dakota. Check PucKato later today for the latest power rankings, updated national polls and any other happenings.

Meanwhile, this is your place to ask your questions for You Want Answers. Ask your questions in the comments section of this post, and I'll get to them later in the week (Thursday or Friday).


onceamaverick said...

Will the Real Troy Jutting please stand up. That was no Coach of the year performance on Saturday. A chance to sweep the Sioux for the first time ever. This is not a great Sioux team.
Galardi on the PK couldn't cover the points if his live depended on it. (2 ND Power play goals with him up top with no pressure). Louwerse taking penelties in his own offensive zone (2). The real Louwerse shows his worth. What does Jutting see in him and Galardi? Jokinen? No excuses on the power play unit giving up the shorty. Davis quit on that one. Can't imagine where MSU would be without Zacharias. Maybe 1-3. We haven't faced a tough goalie yet.


Wow. Strong words. I'll address more of this later in the week. But I did want to clarify that this would not have been the first sweep of the Sioux for the Mavericks. They swept them in 2002-03 at Mankato at the end of the year.

Hagar said...

Onceamaverick showing some passion. I wish the Alltel Center was filled with that kind of passion on a weekly basis and not just against the Gopher's and UND. It sucks that they gave up a 2 goal lead in the 3rd and that shortie at the end really hurt. I was speechless walking out of the building. Actually, I'm still bitter.

Shane, how do you think we will rebound going up against a Gopher team that seems to always handle the Mavericks no matter where the game is played?

I know the new rules have caused an increase in the penalties, but many of the Maverick penalties had nothing to do with the rule changes. Do you see this being the Mavericks downfall this year? Or can they turn it around and maybe play with a little more discipline the rest or the year?

LetsGoMavs said...

What is up with the lack of recognition by you on this blog and in the paper...and by MSUM letting fans know that RJ Linder is playing on a ECHL team?

Both MSUM and yourself have reported on every other player to play at the next level (including Joel Hanson who was added to the Lynx roster just a little before RJ) but skip over reporting this.

I guess we can wait for Kevin Allenspach at the St. Cloud times to cover it.

LetsGoMavs said...

Check out the Lynx website for confirmation that he's on the roster:

Chris said...

Sadly, "playing" might be too strong of a word. R.J. was placed on the 7-day IR on 10/15 by Augusta and hasn't been activated since.

The ECHL is pretty strict on roster size, and I'm guessing R.J. is kind of the odd man out with a few players being sent down from the AHL.