Skip to main content

I think I may have opened....

a proverbial can of worms with one of my last posts.

I have been struggling to come up with answers for many of the questions I brought up. It's tough to answer most of the questions but I guess I said that I would have more to say and I will have it right now.

This wasn't one of my original questions but I thought that I would address this now.

What do I think Curtis Hunt's status will be for next year?

In all honesty I don't have a real opinion on this matter as I guess I've come to accept the status quo with the Pats. Three seasons in a row not making the playoffs is unacceptable (2 with Hunt at the helm)... and the first time it has happened in the HISTORY of the Pats. I have to say that I think Curtis is a real stand up guy and seems to try to deflect the criticism of the players to himself but at times last season listening to him on the radio during pre-game shows and post gamers it felt like he had ran out of options as to how to guide the players. I'm wondering if he maybe got a bit burnt out during the last two seasons. Shaun Sutter sounded like a player that has just become a coach as many of his post game talks were cliche filled ('chipping pucks'), he still sounded like a player. Give him some time and I believe he will be a really good coach.

I heard on the radio the other day that Hunt has one more year on his contract and Sutter's contract is up in the next couple of months.

I may sound foolish but why not give Hunt another crack at the team and if it doesn't work out make the change. He still has another year left and the team is still going to be in re-build mode.

The popular opinion seems to be that the Pats need to make a coaching change and I see why. There are a lot of talented coaches out there that deserve a chance.

To be honest.... I'm a little but apathetic about the coaches. I guess I've been a bit brain-washed and whatever happens..... happens. Just make the decision soon so we can move on to 2011/12.

I hope that made sense.... my thoughts are a little over the place.

Happy Birthday to former Pats:
Jim McGeough, Craig Endean and Killian Hutt

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