Monday, October 18, 2010

A Word of Advice

Here is a word of advice for those of you still stuck in the middle of your midterms: (Luckily I finished mine up last week. 98 on my biggest exam, can I get a yeah!) Sometimes you need to take a step back from everything and remember: Hey I'm in college. This is fucking awesome. Sure, exams and term papers suck, but get them done and then have some fun. You can do pretty much whatever you want, you have more free time then you know what to do with. Don't believe me? Honestly think about your daily routine. How much time do you spend watching TV, stalking people on facebook, playing sports or just lounging around? Sure, we have school work and some of us have jobs, but in reality, we all have a hell of a lot of free time. Stay motivated, make priorities and you will do fine. Relax. Enjoy yourself.

Since I never wrote one of my unbelievably awesome game recaps from the Michigan game I'll share a few thoughts on what I can remember:

  • Despite the tie score, I felt UNH definitely outplayed the higher ranked UM team.
  • Solid play from goalie Matt DiGirolamo 
  • Nice to see a variety of players putting points up after just three games
  • Pretty solid crowd, loud, but I think we can do better!
  • I almost passed out after UNH tied it at 3-3. I screamed so loud I got light headed. That's what everyone in the student section should be like after a big goal.
  • Need to work on special teams play, especially the penalty kill. Michigan was 3-3 on power plays. UNH was 1-5.
  • I really enjoyed UNH's aggressive and physical play, especially against a Michigan team that appeared to have more size.
  • Michigan's goalie Shawn Hunwick made some ridiculous saves. He definitely kept them in the game.
  • I still think UNH got robbed by an early whistle as a puck squeaked through Hunwick's pads and into the net in the first period. It is impossible to say how it would have affected the game had that goal been allowed, but at the very least, UNH would have had a better chance at a win.
  • Still confused on why no hitting after the whistle was called on the Michigan player who crushed a UNH player from behind in a scrum with about a minute and a half left in regulation.  
  • Another solid effort from UNH against a higher ranked team, let's hope they continue this level of play into the Hockey East games.

Stay classy, not UMassy.


  1. UNH has never done well on special times, never. It's a bit better since that mindless goon Kapstead left, but we still get fair too many penalties and don't do enough with the power plays we're given. That's a coaching problem, much like blowing it in the playoffs. I don't understand the die-hard dedication to Umile, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him go.

  2. The penalty kill needs a lot of fucking work. It seemed like Michigan scored at most 30 seconds after the UNH player was sent to the box.

    Also, Eric Knodel should be getting playtime. He's a freshman who's 6'6" and 225 lbs. Easily the biggest fucking kid on the team and also drafted by the Maple Leafs. I want him to hit some BC kids.