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|2 weeks 5 days ago||He was talking about the Red||
He was talking about the Red Army teams, but I think you're right about Bowman and how he would treat the CCM line. They were responsible enough defensively in their own zone that they'd be given a longer leash to create and experiment.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I had no idea what you were||
I had no idea what you were referring to, but a quick Google search later I learned I was very unaware of a very popular thing. Maybe I should add "HC" before the rest of the title.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'd be surprised if it isn't||
I'd be surprised if it isn't Nagelvoort; I thought he played pretty well this season. They do have Jack LaFontaine coming in, and he's a pretty highly touted draft-eligible prospect.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||They're keeping draft-related||
They're keeping draft-related stuff in house. Rosters will be released the day after it takes place, which I think is actually today.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Secondary scoring from the||
Exactly. Secondary scoring from the bottom-six forwards opens up the flood gates on these glorious weekends, and Michigan's bottom six are probably the most talented in the conference.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I will not rest until you're||
I will not rest until you're a real hockey fan. I mean, I have a 1.5 year old and my wife's out of town for work so I already don't rest much, but you get the point.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks, really appreciate the||
Thanks, really appreciate the kind words. I love doing these. (And with all the goals, I've never had problems meeting my hrs/week quota.)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the insight, guys.||
Thanks for the insight, guys. I appreciate it. Now that you mention it, I've seen Motte do this often. I always thought it was a read-and-react thing where he'd hedge when he thought he had a chance, but to hear it's coached to generate SH opportunities makes sense.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I think that's prett---||
Yeah, I think that's prett---
|6 weeks 6 days ago||James Light is great. His||
James Light is great. His write-up is about the keynote they did on the main stage. This took place after and was only open to media, but you can see from some of the lines of questioning that the two are interrelated.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know, I think I'm||
I don't know, I think I'm really winning the hearts of our readers with these uplifting posts.
(I already wrote Part 2.)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks!||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks! And I agree with you||
Thanks! And I agree with you about the one-game playoff scenario. This is the first year I've actually looked forward to that setup.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Fruits and vegetables help||
Fruits and vegetables help diminish the effects of lead exposure in kids, yet it can be incredibly hard for kids in Flint to get them; there's no grocery store inside the city limits. Vincent's project partnered with two great organizations and is helping get a much needed resource in the hands of those who need it most. I can't wait to help him this spring and summer.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It was lighthearted||
It was lighthearted banter.
Er, maybe mediumhearted banter.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Ask and ye shall receive.||
Ask and ye shall receive. Gonna try to make a gif for every goal starting with the upcoming State series.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Gary-by-Gary Analysis would||
Gary-by-Gary Analysis would just be whatever "paragraphs" come from hitting my keyboard repeatedly and some gifs.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Whoops. Fixed it. That's a||
Whoops. Fixed it. That's a case where I was so concerned about that in real time that "goal good=Compher swat low" was burned into my brain, regardless of the scoresheet.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks, I appreciate it. I||
Thanks, I appreciate it. I agree with you re: those goals. A lot of perfect shots/odd deflections in this series.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||D'oh. Thanks, good catch.||
D'oh. Thanks, good catch. Made changes above.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I think both of your points||
I think both of your points are fair. The NMU goalie just really, really loved using his glove. As for Downing, I think he's been better this year. I used to get frustrated by his freelancing often, but he seems to have cut down on that and is more frequently in position and making smarter decisions with the puck.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||My buddy covers Florida and||
My buddy covers Florida and told me that Callaway and Robinson are some of the fastest receivers he's seen; they've got that SEC speed, if you will. He said Harris has had trouble getting the ball past the line of scrimmage, so that speed hasn't made a huge difference since Grier got suspended. He said he wasn't exaggerating the line of scrimmage thing either, as Harris has had a bunch of passes knocked down by D-linemen.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you, Bourbon||
Thank you, Bourbon what's-yer-ABV-from-some-barrel. In all seriousness, I really do appreciate the feedback.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Hey, thanks! Should have GBGA||
Hey, thanks! Should have GBGA up sometime tomorrow.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I fixed it, but it falls in||
I fixed it, but it falls in that gray area where I sort of want to keep it even though it's technically wrong. Very similar to when I accidentally transcribed a player calling another player "god" instead of "good."
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry about that, I usually||
Sorry about that, I usually try and link them somewhere in the piece but forgot to this time. Here are a couple of pieces that are as good a place to start as any:
And if you're looking for a some extra reading:
I'm going to round up all the links I think are helpful and put them in a header on these posts next season.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||That's true. These seemingly||
That's true. These seemingly little bumps in the road seem to take their toll by the end of the season.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Your kind words have me||
Your kind words have me searching for some. I'm at a loss, with one exception: Go Blue.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I go through the athletic||
I go through the athletic department to arrange them, and they've been fantastic. Very accommodating and easy to work with.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||On Mondays the SIDs pass||
On Mondays the SIDs pass around the mic, but Wednesdays we make a half circle around the coach. No mics, no hand raising, just trying to get your question in before somebody else speaks. It's an exercise in trying to read body language and figure out speech patterns to time the snap, so to speak.