Saturday, December 30, 2006

Same Old Story

As I sit here sipping on Dr. McGillicuddy's Menthol Mint Schnapps from the bottle, I'd like to give a special thanks to whoever is too lazy to reset the scoreboard after the MSU-Harvard game. At least there was a moment where the Huskies lead the Wolverines on the scoreboard, though it wasn't really happening.

So Friday's GLI recap... We'll start with the first game. Harvard should have won! They fired an amazing 47 shots on goal and dominated play for most of the game. Such a Tech story though. The underdog who outplays the ranked team comes away empty handed.

This blogger was nearly dead by the time the MTU-UM game came around because of using all her energy to root for the Crimson against the Spartans. And as usual, the team who played harder, with more heart on the ice, gets nothing.

So... for the evening game... I should've known what the outcome was going to be before the game was played. Whenever I am very optimistic about a game, that's when Tech loses it. Optimism isn't always the best idea for me. The Huskies definitely did NOT bring their best game tonight. I was hoping they'd be a little more ready than they were. The little mistakes that they make hurt them. I think another thing that should be worked on is the attitude. Worry less about getting feisty with the other team and worry more about finding the back of the net.

There were a couple of bright points for the Huskies... Finally, we scored on the power play! We were 1 for 4 on the night. Also, the Huskies were perfect on their penalty kill, leaving the Wolverines at 0 for 5 on their power play. Luckily, we were able to kill Sauer's would've-been shut out with less than two minutes left in the game.

Just as Harvard deserved to win their game, the Huskies also deserved to win theirs. Not for their superior play, however. But for their fans. The Michigan Tech fans were the most energetic fans of the night. They made the most noise (excluding goal celebrations). They cheered for their team unconditionally, regardless of the score or time left in the lost cause game. The Husky fans deserved the win. But as GLI after GLI goes for them, they get nothing.

This blogger has a theory on what is happening. It seems that GLI is the time of year where Tech REALLY steps up their play and begins playing well, which leads to better things for the second half of the season. However, this season, the play has already been great. Maybe it's backwards this year. Perhaps GLI marks the decline of the Michigan Tech Huskies. For those who are unaware, the Huskies already have one more win this season they had all of last season, with a full half season of games left to be played. Although, I hope I'm wrong. I hope I'm very wrong.

So, to all of the hockey players of the Michigan Tech Huskies, I have just one request. Please beat Harvard. Please get your first GLI win in YEARS. Do it for the fans--YOUR fans. The fans that showed up ALL the other fan groups yesterday at the Joe Louis Arena. YOUR fans, who are SO hungry for a GLI win. The fans that support you through thick, thin, and even thinner. MAKE THIS ONE FOR THE FANS. We made you proud yesterday. Now it's YOUR turn to make US proud.


1 comment:

Donald said...

Please stop with the color coded text that has no purpose.