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Rewatching old games

Posted by scoop85 
Rewatching old games
Posted by: scoop85 (
Date: May 18, 2020 08:06PM

During my morning elliptical session I’m watching old games I have recorded on DVD. Today I watched our 3-2 win over Northeastern in the 2009 Midwest Regional in Grand Rapids. That team really had just one productive line (Nash-Greening-Barlow) and not much skill otherwise. It was painful watching our abysmal passing, and at times Northeastern kept us pinned in our zone for minutes at a time. But somehow we gutted it out and Barlow scored a magical goal with 17 seconds left.

A few other observations: two excellent goaltenders with Scrivens and Thiessen. While Thiessen was the more highly touted guy at the time, Scrivens of course had a much more successful pro career. Also a decade ago the game was much more physical than today, and guys got away with things that today might get them a 5 minute major. Ironically our game tying PP goal came after a super soft hitting from behind call with about 5 minutes left where the Norteastern player basically pushed our guy down in the neutral zone.

As I compared the 2008-09 Cornell team to this year’s team, there really is no comparison. The 2019-20 squad would’ve skated circles around the 08-09 version. So much more skill, and much more enjoyable to watch. Maybe I’m being overly harsh, but I don’t think more than 5 forwards from the 08-09 team would’ve cracked the lineup now, and I had trouble picking a single defenseman from then who was better than our regular 6 d-men today.
Re: Rewatching old games
Posted by: jkahn (
Date: May 18, 2020 09:51PM

Thanks for posting. I was there and it felt great re-living the euphoria of the moment. Before the game I was talking to an Ottawa scout and trying to talk up Barlow to him. I think I really wanted to distract him from Greening, hoping he wouldn't interfere with Greening staying for his senior year. I told the scout that every season Barlow was a lot better than the previous season, which I truly believed. The scout looked at has line sheet and said something about Evan's small size and I said you would have liked to have Brian Gionta, wouldn't you. Evan had some good years in the ECHL and one okay AHL season (30 points in 57 games). I just googled Evan Barlow and found this recent article:

Jeff Kahn '70 '72
Re: Rewatching old games
Posted by: ugarte (
Date: May 18, 2020 10:02PM

i scared the shit out of my infant son when greening scored to tie and my wife was NOT amused

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Re: Rewatching old games
Posted by: profudge (
Date: May 19, 2020 08:07AM

Really nice article. Thank you for posting that link!

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Re: Rewatching old games
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: May 19, 2020 09:51AM

i scared the shit out of my infant son when greening scored to tie and my wife was NOT amused

There were easily 200 of us at Ship of Fools that night, and the place went absolutely batshit berserk at the tying and winning goals. I like to think that with as many mutual friends as we had, dss28 and I would've eventually met anyway, but without those two goals we certainly wouldn't have both been at Ship of Fools the next night.

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Re: Rewatching old games
Posted by: scoop85 (
Date: May 19, 2020 10:35AM

Really nice article. Thank you for posting that link!

As I watch other games I’ll be posting my thoughts on those.

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