News & Notes From Around PioNation

DU alum Rhett Rakhshani has scored in two games in a row for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). His first professional goal came against the Providence Bruins, Joe Colborne's team.
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post was not impressed with DU's power play units on Saturday night. DU may have benefited from some "Home Cooking" from the WCHA refs and still couldn't score.
DU alum Mark Rycroft, who spent three years at DU before beginning a 226-game NHL career as a third-line grinder, debuted as Jay Stickney’s radio sidekick this weekend. Rycroft is scheduled to work most of DU’s home games with Stickney on 87.7 FM The Ticket.
DU alum Peter Mannino has been backing up Chris Mason for the NHL Atlanta Thrashers since Ondrej Pavelec's collapse. The Thrashers did not have an update on Pavelec last night, other than to say "he's feeling much better." Mason played both games this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Mike Chambers not impressed with PP??? Heck, right about now, I'd like to meet someone who IS impressed with it!! LOL

Twister said...

DU's struggles on the PP over the weekend seemed to mirror the struggles from last year. Too much play on the perimeter, guys looking for the perfect pass or back door play, guys trying to be a little too fancy. Rycroft hit the nail on the head--those kinds of plays are tough. DU needs to simplify things--get some traffic in front and bang in some dirty goals. I know DU has smaller forwards and no one likes getting worked over in front of the goalie, but I think DU needs to try a different tactic on the PP.

dggoddard said...

Nothing was simpler than the DU Power Plays in the '80s under Ralph Backstom. 2nd pass, no matter who got it, shot it and then everyone CRASH THE NET.

Worked for the Montreal Canadiens for around 20 Stanley Cups.

dggoddard said...

Heard Rycroft was singing the DU Fight Song "D-Rah" between periods on Pioneer Vision. Attaboy.