Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chiefs Skin The Tigers 4-2

I thought it was a game where the Tigers could have won if the bounces went their way. A few players had off nights. It also seemed like their was a lack of emotion on the ice tonight from both sides.

I thought the tigers top line of Hamilton and Vey couldn't get anything going. Chipping pucks a little too short and just couldn't get the timing down right.

I thought Tristan King's teammates set him up beautifully 3 times, to no avail. The one play was frustrating to watch I'm not sure why he choose to kick the puck up to his stick instead of doing a little one timer with an open net.

I thought Tomas Kundratek had a horrible game. I think his play has been slipping. On Spokane's first goal he did one of those half pinches where he doesn't fully commit but moves up then a quick pass and the other team has an odd man rush. Then for some reason he decides to throw a hit on Spokane's defenceman all the way up at the blueline, taking him out of the play a second time. His poor decisions led to about 3 odd man rushes for Spokane, and they scored on 2 of them.

Tyler Bunz also had an off night. 2 of the 3 goals he let in were of the weaker variety.

On the positive Note Emerson Etem had a really good game. I saw good things from Cole Grbavac, and Joey Frazer played well. I also thought Mark Isherwood has played well lately.
The tigers also cracked the CHL Top 10, placing at number 9 this week.

Windsor Spitfires (34-5-0-4)
Saint John Sea Dogs (36-7-1-0)
Barrie Colts (33-6-0-1)
Tri-City Americans (31-11-0-1)
Drummondville Voltigeurs (31-12-0-2)
Saskatoon Blades (30-9-1-3)
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (28-8-4-1)
Victoriaville Tigres (30-13-1-1)
Medicine Hat Tigers (26-13-3-5)
Brandon Wheat Kings (28-14-0-3)


CatFan said...

I agree with all you said except Isherwood. He has been playing well, but not tonight. He seemed to really struggle (as did most of the defence). The effort just wasn't consistent tonight, and the lack of production from the Cameron line is really hurting us.

Anonymous said...

If you review the play with King, you'll notice that the puck was in his skates and thus he needed to kick it to his stick. The problem was he ran out of real estate and when he shot it he was in tight.

Anonymous said...

I thought Isherwood struggled with motivating himself, and didn't win some of the key plays such as holding the blue or getting the jump over the other player. Played tired looking as he sometimes does even when he shouldn't be.

TigerTurf said...

I still think king was way too passive on that play.

So I'll agree to disagree. TO me that sort of resembles his style of game. To passive.

He needs to look at how Joey Frazer changed his game and work some of that into his style.

I'm not saying I don't like what Tristan Brings, I just think he is not utilizing his full potential, and is content on sitting back.