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Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Which moment is this?

With the brass -- let's see; Ted Nolan, Dan Flynn, Daniel Lacroix, Garth Snow, Kerry Gwydir, Steve Webb: who did I miss? -- in attendance, Bridgeport played...

Not quite well enough, is probably the short answer.

Baseggio threatened benchings last year, then followed through a few times. Tonight, seemingly out of nowhere, Masi Marjamaki disappeared to the middle of the bench for 13 minutes, then played just once more.

Turnovers happen, but they have happened too often the past few weeks. So a little accountability may not be the worst thing in the world, but we'll see where it goes from here.

(Would tell you what Dan Marshall -- who has had a small group of fans chanting for his head after the past two games -- thought of it all, but no doubt with the brass coming through, he didn't pop his head out of his office in the 30 minutes allotted (and available due to deadlines).)

The only saving grace right now is that Albany isn't playing that well, either. But Philly, somehow, is still sitting there...

LINEUPS
BRIDGEPORT
F: Comeau-Colliton (A)-Regier
Tambellini-Nielsen-Nolan
Marjamaki-Nokelainen-Pitton
Nilsson-Ferraro-Boguniecki
D: Fata-Berry
Mitchell-Wotton (C)
Rourke (A)-(Goulet-scratch)

HARTFORD
F: Korpikoski-Helminen-Weller (C)
Byers-Dubinsky-Moore
Dawes (A)-Callahan-Isbister
Lee/Ortmeyer
D: Liffiton-Degon
Baranka-Richter
Constant-Girardi (A)

On to Springfield -- hey there, coach Stirling -- and check out the shots in the Falcons' game tonight.

Peter Ferraro didn't play the third with an injury of some sort; hopefully more tomorrow.

Mark Lee didn't have a point in his first 24 AHL games last season with Bridgeport before scoring a goal at Portland. Including the last three games of last season, he now has two goals in his last six AHL games.

They're still keeping Ortmeyer's shifts very short, but he was still effective here.

Steve Webb: Good guy. Good teammate. Solid player who played his role to a T. But do you ever sit back and wonder how history might have been different with Alain Nasreddine in the other color that April?

Haydar needed 12:53 tonight.

Hoping this posts. My incredible crashing work computer has only shut itself down three times tonight.

6 Comments:

  • Heads up Marshall....Tambellini-Nielsen-Nilsson...
    a line that always seems to clique...Never change this...
    That's the combination in EQ play
    And in PP, give us more than Regier in front of goal...
    And a heads-up for the D-corps...!!
    some stick-handling practice could be needed...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:28 AM  

  • half way thru the game just when we were about to start a power play, COACH looks very confused looking at his notes on who to start on the PP. Wouldn't or shouldn't the coach know right off the bat who to put on there? Did he question the non-goal call? Was there a whistle? Did you see Schonfeld react when Montoya got knocked down? That is a coach into the game and sticking up for his players!! Marshall is weak and just a Wang Puppet that needs to go. A month ago he said he was putting Regier in front on the PP. No Regier, no screen in place! Heck even through the dirty glass a fan could make those saves. Is this Nolans system? I don't think so, at least they are winning. Did the high brass say anything to Marshall? One could only hope! Have a great new year and lets hope the boat starts to turn or its a Titantic season!!!

    By Anonymous kevin sec 100, at 11:07 AM  

  • Working backward, all else aside, there was definitely a whistle. And again all else aside, I think having Nolan with 7-51 to start was more a reaction to 9's being questionable than anything.

    By Blogger Fornabaio, at 1:50 PM  

  • Marshall should be proud. The chanting about him needing to go is the first time I've ever heard any type of (somewhat) organized protesting going on in six seasons at AHY. I can't wait until people outside of 104/105 catch on to what those fans are doing and join in. How about it starts earlier in the game? What about some nice homemade signs?

    This is a young team (Marshall's answer for everything). It's true, but it doesn't mean that the team has to be so bad. No way this team is this bad if Baseggio's still the coach.

    By Blogger Andy Gardecki, at 2:08 PM  

  • Bottom line is Marshall accepts youth as a reason to lose. When the coach is willing to accept losing the team will too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:42 PM  

  • "No way this team is this bad if Baseggio's still the coach."

    Amen to that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:04 PM  

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