Skip to main content

This kinda bugs me....

Pats Must Play Team A Game: Coach
Link: http://www.reginapats.com/News/992/

"When you look at our guys I think they have a real clear understanding that we're going to be a team that does everything by committee," he said. "Understanding that coming in makes for a tighter group and it makes for a group that's more apt to make our environment one of better accountability, one of better communication, one of better team in general."

_________
Okay I normally don't comment excessively about too many things but man this article hit a nerve. While I agree with some of the things in the story but others really bug me.

Well the first thing I don't like is the title of the story.... Pats must play a team game.... Isn't hockey a team game? Weren't the 2009-10 Pats a team? From reading the article I wouldn't believe it. Just ask Kyle Mulder, Dominick Favreau, Craig Orfino, Travis Sparrow and Tyler Borstmayer (amongst others) who on occasions played as few as 1 or 2 shifts a game. How is that a team game? If you don't think a player is capable of pulling their weight why even dress them? It was agonizing sitting and watching players sit on the bench for periods at a time.

I totally understand how players are going to have to pick up the "slack" from the loss of Eberle et al. But most players will get more ice and more opportunities to shine as long as the coach doesn't shorten the bench to 2.5 lines and 4 defence every game. I guess time will tell.

That's all I'm going to say on that for tonight.

/rant

K

Popular posts from this blog

August 4th

There are a few Pats Alumni with birthdays: There are a handful of #ReginaPats alumni with August 4th birthdays... Peter Sternig (1944) Bob Taylor (1946) Glen Burdon (1954) Dean Solheim (1958) Jamie Dubberley (1966) — Kevin Shaw (@theblueliner) August 5, 2021

The 1936-37 Season

REMEMBER.... THERE WAS NO REGINA PATS IN THIS SEASON. Just going to post the rosters for now. I will add the standings and stats later. South Saskatchewan Junior League Teams GP W L T PTS Regina Aces 6 4 1 1 9 Notre Dame Hounds 6 4 2 0 8 Moose Jaw Canucks 6 3 3 0 6 Regina Abbotts 6 0 5 1 1 Regina Aces GP G A PTS PIM Joe Carveth 6 6 7 13 2 Jim Gartley 5 2 6 8 30 Norm Lacree 5 6 1 7 2 Jack Tomson 5 6 0 6 0 Dick Thackery 5 1 3 4 0 Ralph Jackson 6 2 2 4 15 Charlie March 6 2 1 3 0 Len Oakenfold 5 1 1 2 6 Ross Jackson 5 1 0 1 15 John Pike 3 0 1 1 0 Rich March 2 0 0 0 4 Louis "Irish" Silverman 6 0 0 0 0 Murray Philley 1 0 0 0 2 Cy Cohen 1 0 0 0 0 Goalie GP MIN GA SO GAA Maurice Williams 6 370 20 0 3.24 Notre Dame Hounds GP G A PTS PIM Fred Weist 6 10 3 13 0 Bill Cooke 4 9 2 11 2 Tom Allen 6 5 1 5 18 Elmer Kreller 6 4 1 4 4 Park Rich 6 3 2 4 4 Vince Germann 4 2 3 4 6 Ross Archibald 6 2 1 3 0 Lyle Swaney 4 1 1 2 0 Alf Lardeur 1 0 1 1 0 Lloyd

I've been trying to think about...

how to add more content to TheBlueliner but I'm not sure what I want to add here. I keep on saying to check back in the near future but I just never get back here. I have a couple of other things going on and I hope that I have more time to focus on things that I can put here. Seeing as Twitter is my main source I'll start embedding my tweets here. Earlier in the year, Rob Vanstone did a story on me for the Leader-Post which I'll share here: As far back as 41-year-old Kevin Shaw can remember, he has been fascinated with the @WHLPats — as evidenced by his extensive collection https://t.co/UD8JrxQSwG #WHL — Regina Leader-Post (@leaderpost) February 7, 2020 Some of my regular daily Tweets include Pats Alumni and their birthdays. I usually write a small biography on each player that had birthdays. July 11th's @WHLPats alumni birthdays... Bill Folk (1927) Bernie Blanchette (1947) Scott Lynch (1961) Al MacInnis (1963) Jeff Frank (1965) — Kevin Shaw (@theblueliner) July 11