I am a season ticket holder for the Wild and have been sinces their inception. Although Assistant Coach Clark's display Saturday night was over the top it was provoked by the referee in the game Mr.Desenes. Desenes was the referee in Thursday's game and there didn't appear to be any gross bias as he called the game. This referee started his devious work on Friday night was a lineman when he made a "too many men on the ice" call near the end of the game. The wild were in the Kehai River zone and were putting alot of preasure on their goal. the puck was nowhere near the Wild bence when this guy blew the whistle.
Then along came Saturday night. This same guy was the referee again and from the drop of the puck it was easy to see where he was going. I've been watching live hockey since 1968 as a LA Kings fan in L.A. and have never witnessed a "boarding call" when the attacker never left his feet and the attackee never hit te boards. Pathetic. Then ther was the unsportsmanlike when our captain who was the trailer on an breakaway was calle when he was unable to stop immediately and bumped, but did not knock anyone down when the opposing goalie froze the puck. Then there was the seven minute penalty with 6:52 left that put everyone over the edge. Perhaps the NAHL has put the word out that the Wild want move to the BCHL and they want to make sure the Wild are disadvantaged in the plays? What a horror it would be to have the Wild win the Robertson Cup right before they leave the NAHL.
Please accept the correction to the name of the referee refered to in my comment, above. The name is Espenes not Desenes. I apologise for my error. And please forgive my typing errors as well.
I feel extremely fortunate to be able to witness one of the best match-ups this weekend in the nation. I really hope your "crystal ball" is fogged up tho. The Bulls have the best home record in the league at 16-1-3..hopefully they can use that to their advantage.
GO BULLS GO!!
Quick pick before the puck drops...
Jamestown over Soo...split series
Port Huron over Johnstown...split series
Wichita Falls over Odessa...but Jacks win 1 of 3
Wenatchee over Fairbanks...Fairbanks wins 1 of 3
Corpus has never beaten Topeka and I don't see it happening now. Texas may split but won't sweep although I would love to see the sweep.After spending so many years in the CHL in Corpus I can relate how an official (and the CHL had many special ones) can set off a coaching staff.Funny thing is one of the worst is now a NHL ref. Go figure.
"Master of Puppets"...Metallica
"Marionette"...Mott the Hoople
I think on the shelfs this weekend
Well, James still can split...so I'm not -1 yet
Stephen and Randy,
Have you heard any news from the NAHL Meetings in Frisco???
Which franchises are going dormant???
Also, what is going on with the East Coast franchises they were trying to pick up from the EJ...
Any other surprises?
Very nice Stephen..you seem to be 4-0 with your predictions....so far..
Yikes... I have some slight brain damage...James, no Janes, "Here's Johnny"...The Shining...
...2-2 so far...I think?
Jamestown over Soo
Johnstown over P.H.
Texas and Amarillo split
Brookings and Austin H & H split
Michigan and Springfield split
Topeka and Corpus Christi...a little adrenaline
"I Don't Wanna Stop"...Ozzy (Zakk on lead, Ozzy propped up?)...GO RUNNERS!
Aberdeen wins 2 over Coulee Region
Bismarck sweeps Minot
Jamestown over PH
Soo over (Johnstown at home) (flipped a coin)
Geez...the Wiz (with an "h" this week) better keep up with the North more...
I could be "cocky" right now but the battles only halfway over right now. Hope we spank them twice as bad tomorrow night.
The Johnstown Tomahawks showed up for only about half of their game tonight. Their sloppy, lazy effort resulted in yet another home loss to a team below them in the standings. Does anyone know when the trade deadline is?
I believe it's February 7th? Maybe 8th?
So much for the BBQ bull burgers... It must be the players fault if the Tornado lose.
Trades must be submitted to the League Office for approval by Feb 6th. Final Rosters must be sent to USA hockey by Feb 10th....
Geez, 2 more losses (forgot the Kenai-Fresno series)...pick
Fresno wins one on Sunday....Jamestown 0-2-1?
Why Bismarck-Minot postponed?
I guess Curtale forgot the cooker to make Bull burgers?
GO BULLS GO!!
Curtale deserves all the credit for his team's success but I have to say that the players let the legendary coach down this weekend.
The players failed to execute Tony's directive and are solely to blame for being swept.
So Curtale brought the cooker but the players forgot the coals?
Half my pig fell into the pit this week....13-10-3
I see these 2 brothers (Harbaugh) played Squirt Hockey
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