I’m not sure which end of the ice is worse, but this team is simply
undisciplined with the puck. How many times
have we coughed it up in our own zone resulting in an opposing goal (Miami’s 3rd goal especially). How many
times does a forward make a careless pass in the neutral zone. You’d sometimes think our squad was made up of intramural hacks,
instead of future NHLers.
Apparently the goal in question was disallowed because a delayed
penalty was being called on Miami,
who's "touching" of the puck caused the whistle to blow. Someone help
me out here. I've alway thought that the penalized team must
"possess" the puck before the whistle blew. Just touching it doesn't
negate the offensive teams "advantage", so if that's the case, it's a
lousy rule.As far as "loosing sight of the puck," Miami's second goal
was scored despite Hunwick having it smothered under his pad. While the puck
was poked clean, the whistle should have blown because it was out of sight of
Years ago the game was officiated more consistently with one referee and two
linesmen. Adding the second referee has damaged the game.Fan support of the Michigan team was
horrible. There were only slightly more than 3,000 fans in the whole building.
Our players work their butts off to provide an excellent level of hockey, and
our fans can't get off their duffs to drive a measly 153 miles. All we hear is
maize this, and maize that. Not only staff and alumni, the student support
sucked also--to use your colorful language. I'm ashamed to be a Wolverine.