Panthers Vs Devils - League - 17th Oct 2021

Wannabe2

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What throws people out sometimes is one week you watch a team that’s so so good it’s untrue, then the next it’s so poor it’s untrue, yes we all know that’s what’s sport is about, and we all have off days. Also not having hockey for so long and being robbed of a league championship lots of people get their expectations up and why not, watch a team that’s so fast, has great second senses where their team mates are, and really look a first class outfit it’s gets your andrenalin flowing. Then the next minute a very good side looks lost and very poor, then we moan, most people moan because they care, yes some moan because their moaners , but most do it because they feel hurt and let down, it’s called emotions and Devils fans can really be emotional. We are probably all over it know we let off a bit of steam, but now it’s time to move on and to turn another page, what doesn’t help of course is those lot in Orangeville are still winning even when they are down they are bouncing back. One last comment a team can feel a bit tired, can feel a bit jaded and can play bad,but how does that effect banging a few players around and letting them know your still around, isn’t that called passion.
 

Kevlar68

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One last comment a team can feel a bit tired, can feel a bit jaded and can play bad,but how does that effect banging a few players around and letting them know your still around, isn’t that called passion.
I myself was only commenting on tiredness with regards to on the puck play, battling on boards and chasing free ice pucks but agreed throwing a hit instead of slowing down will throw teams off their stride, if you've skated a distance to get to a player with the puck at least lay something on them.
 

Wannabe2

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I myself was only commenting on tiredness with regards to on the puck play, battling on boards and chasing free ice pucks but agreed throwing a hit instead of slowing down will throw teams off their stride, if you've skated a distance to get to a player with the puck at least lay something on them.
Exactly there is always a reason for playing badly and being off, but there’s never a reason for showing no passion or very little of it. Sunday was a crap day but who took the bull by the horns and thought okay lads let’s go down fighting, not literally but no one, where’s our Justin Faryna, yes McNally probably would have but he wasn’t playing, where’s our leaders when the chips are down,who’s showing up when the going gets tough, that was really poor lads.
 

Mazzoak

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What throws people out sometimes is one week you watch a team that’s so so good it’s untrue, then the next it’s so poor it’s untrue, yes we all know that’s what’s sport is about, and we all have off days. Also not having hockey for so long and being robbed of a league championship lots of people get their expectations up and why not, watch a team that’s so fast, has great second senses where their team mates are, and really look a first class outfit it’s gets your andrenalin flowing. Then the next minute a very good side looks lost and very poor, then we moan, most people moan because they care, yes some moan because their moaners , but most do it because they feel hurt and let down, it’s called emotions and Devils fans can really be emotional. We are probably all over it know we let off a bit of steam, but now it’s time to move on and to turn another page, what doesn’t help of course is those lot in Orangeville are still winning even when they are down they are bouncing back. One last comment a team can feel a bit tired, can feel a bit jaded and can play bad,but how does that effect banging a few players around and letting them know your still around, isn’t that called passion.
Absolutely.

Pre Covid l worked with people who routinely worked 12 hrs, total professional workaholics, now though, thanks to performance figures managers are scratching their heads as to why these same people are barely doing 40% of their previous workload.

l said before the team hit the ice that this season was to be a rollercoaster ride, so far it’s not disappointed. If fans can’t assimilate the impact the last 18 months has had, the changes etc their in for a rough season. To be this passionate over a loss we’ve had in previous seasons, this early is a bit dramatic.

As for passion, seem to remember that discussion has been around a few previous seasons when players got bashed around without retaliation. I criticised Lord and the organisation for the boring skilled hockey over the physical retaliation. Maybe Todd has been the instigator of this, maybe Skalde wanted to release the beasts, to then be read the Devils ethos of family entertainment by Todd, who knows........
 

ASHIPP

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It's about realistic expectations this season. All the changes on this team (and the Coach) take us back to our new start 7 years ago. It took a few seasons to establish a core that understood each other instinctively and play consistently enough to start winning titles.

Pre-Covid, let's face it, we were spoilt for depth, the facility to bring in additional support and run 4 lines regularly. New restrictions limit that now. Teams have to play with the roster they have, and adapt and develop week on week.

There is no doubt we miss the grittiness and physicality of some of our previous players. The Devils were able to have such depth at centre they dominated possession in recent seasons and were able to exert offensive pressure on the opposition for large parts of every game. They were fortunate to recruit specialists at face offs, penalty kill, genuine offensive defencemen and the luxury of reliable utility players who could slot into any position.

We don't know if any additional obstacles have effected recruitment. But big changes always involve patience and time to settle down.

Just grateful our beloved sport is accessible again. The wins are a bonus. The losses are part of the learning curve. It's early in the season. Let's enjoy the ride.
 
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Wannabe2

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Can’t argue with that analysis, and very well spelled out so as our sensible advisor advocates let’s enjoy the ride guys. It’s only just started and we are gassing away already, let’s be grateful for that, we are still here many aint, thats the realisation of all this we are the lucky ones so far, and long may that be the case.
 

tim78

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Was there any merit for player in the crease on panthers 2nd goal.

I though being in the crease is questionable but when it comes of the player stood there its a no.
 

E.D.S.

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Was there any merit for player in the crease on panthers 2nd goal.

I thought being in the crease is questionable but when it comes of the player stood there its a no.
At the time I thought so. Carruth certainly did. They kept replaying it at the NIC and each time you saw the guy enter the crease, obstruct Carruth slightly and score. I thought it would be ruled out. Don’t think it was enough to put Carruth off completely but certainly looked like he entered the crease.
 

kettdevil1

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At the time I thought so. Carruth certainly did. They kept replaying it at the NIC and each time you saw the guy enter the crease, obstruct Carruth slightly and score. I thought it would be ruled out. Don’t think it was enough to put Carruth off completely but certainly looked like he entered the crease.
Yep, that was how I saw it. I thought it was 60/40 in favour of being washed out.

One strange thing was that it was replayed over and over. yet the stripeys went to the timekeepers box which seemed to house something the size of an ipad.... surely it was more obvious on the big screen?
 

tim78

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For me being in the crease next to the nettie is a no (most goals get washed out straight away in the past), and the fact the puck hits him as he stands next to the nettie and goes in means the nettie would be obstructed.

At least it's not a goal in a game we could have won (wobble eye emoji)
 
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