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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Spun like a dreidel

Whether it's my dialup connection or what, I can never keep the Sound Tigers Webcast up. So I pulled up Norfolk's Pete Michaud and Pat Shetler, and Pat basically spent the third period talking about how poor the Sound Tigers were defensively and how much different it would be Friday when Hershey came to town.

Not the way the Sound Tigers wanted to celebrate Hanukkah.

The Sound Tigers had allowed six goals just once before, but that was Nov. 10 at Philly (the come-from-ahead game), when the sixth was into an empty net. Bridgeport allowed two short-handers in a game once last year, but the second was into an empty net; the last time there were two legit ENGs against the Sound Tigers was Binghamton, April 2005.

Edit: Just doing up the stats now, Norfolk is the second team to reach 20 wins against the Sound Tigers. (First, of course, was Hartford.) The Admirals have won 20 of the 32 meetings; they have one OT win, and the Sound Tigers have two.

I get a kick out of Shetler, a former NHL linesman who refers to the Admirals as "we," "us" and "our" far more than in the third person. It's jarring until you realize it's coming, and then it's endearing in its own way.

Bridgeport's lineup was supposed to be the same as Sunday's with Goulet in and Ferraro out, and it sounded like it.

Long bus ride home, then a long bus ride out Friday. We'll see which team shows up in Wilkes-Barre.

5 Comments:

  • all I want for christmas is my new head coach..my new head coach

    Come on Wang! Make a move!
    Ho Ho Ho

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 PM  

  • The team needs to show up EVERY night, not once in a while. Yeah it's a young team but that excuse is wearing thin. There's plenty of high draft picks on the team, the talent is there. The defense though,is a horror show, definitely time to make some changes there. Not one real prospect in the bunch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 AM  

  • Changes definitely need to be made all around from the head coach to defense. First they can't win at home and now we have to witness beatings like 6-2 on the road via B2 or webcast. The team keeps it up the way they are, they can can kiss the playoff chances goodbye. Stop making excuses and take blame as a team along with the coaching staff.

    By Anonymous Lori, at 8:30 AM  

  • The team appears unclear on assignments which leads to break downs. The sum of whole is less then the sum of all the individuals. Should be the other way around. That seems like a coaching issue to me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:18 AM  

  • There is a reason the team appears unclear on assignments and roles. The coaching on this team needs to change. There isn't enough instruction given. He doesn't go over scouting reports or set plays by other teams to watch for, he doesn't tell the team the tendencies of the opposition. He just comes out with some kind of rah rah speech before the game and that doesn't help a team win, it just gets them fired up.

    By Anonymous Rigger, at 12:15 PM  

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