I found this video of William Wrenn getting beat down in front of the opposing bench in a game with the Portland Winterhawks. There are two fights in the video, his is the second one. Thought some Pioneer fans might enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt69-0oucNw
We will no longer be allowing Swami comments on this Blog. Comments will also be deleted immediately that contain slurs, excessive profanity or personal attacks.It still OK to slam, slander or insult me.
Wow! What did I miss?
Seriously Donald? or is it Randy May? What did you do with DG?
Definitely donald-esque, with disappearing comments that aren't even rude, bombastic or condescending
Peter Mannino called up by the Atlanta Thrashers yesterday.
Thanks DG, I for one am getting tired of the vitriol from anon posters. I respect Puck Swamin's insight into the sport, and he is dead on most of the time.I can do without the foul mouthed trash talk.
Good move on the Swami front. Obviously there are a few jackasses out here who like to stir the pot and make dumb comments about Swami.
I agree! To heck with these anonymous weasels and jack*****! Gas them all! If "spot on" means saying we suck all the time and apologizing for winning then "spot on" he is.SInce when this joint get all G-Rated and sh**? What's next a daffodil-themed backdrop? Where's the 'edge'? I thought this a "If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get the Eff Out" type of blog? :-)
Chancellor Coombe has to be laughing at the politically correct solution to the Swami dilemma that you were forced to make. I know I am. Hopefully you will handle the criticism as graciously as he did.
lol. dg, please don't ban boone too. a lot of people find him very offensive too.
Chancellor Coombe made a PC decision based on a few whiners. DG did same thing here.
Can't believe DG caved. CAVED!!! Swami has thick skin doesn't he? Maybe not. But, nonetheless, I'm disappointed in the solution. Part of the appeal of this blog is that people can post what they want. Please rethink this here solution DG.
Start your own blog where you can control the content! This obsession with Swami is insane.
I thought this blog was about hockey or something?
It used to be about DU hockey.Charlie Sheen said it best..."I'm so tired of pretending DU hockey isn't just perfect with our team winning every weekend, and we're not just perfect and bitching and just delivering the goods at every frickin' turn. Look what I'm dealing with, man. I'm dealing with fools and trolls. I'm dealing with soft targets, and it's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee ... they watch their ugly teams in their ugly uniforms and just look at their loser lives and then they look at DU and say, 'I can't process it.' Well, no, and you never will! Stop trying! Just sit back and enjoy LetsGoDU, the best college hockey blog on the planet."
All I can say is that this whole "controversy" his piqued interest this past week and people seem more impassioned...and the amount of comments has risen on this blog this week. Maybe this passion will have a positive effect.GO PIOS.
P.S. (post script, not the swam)A stirring of the pot has to be done once in a while. A bit riled up, I hope we are. No more laissez fare for the rest of the year!:-)
We are not forbidden about talking about what an idiot dubbie31 is or dubbie31 pinatas are we?
dubbie31 pinatas will move into the manufacturing process over the summer and be ready for next season. Not sure if they will be filled with dumdums or what yet as the design is in flux.
Charlie Sheen must of taken over the blog... all this crap makes no sense. lol
Dubbie31 doesn't even post over here to the best of my knowledge. No reason to hate on him either. I have already contacted Damien Coombe about your foul mouth.
You DU alumni have spent your entire life having people tell you how great you are. Now someone kicks you around a little bit and you can't take it. Grow the "f" up. Back off on the smug attitudes and people will be respectful.
Do you really think that telling us smugness pisses you off, will cause us to be more humble?Good luck with that.
It's hard to be humble when you are as great as I am!
"Only once you become a Pio can greatness be achieved."-Anon 3/3/2011
Fine, have it your way. Then stop pussyfooting around on the Swami issue...Poser! He's a big boy, let him stand up for himself.
Get a life! Swami's better than you.
@ anon 2:56Sorry my life is so much more bitchin’ than yours. I planned it that way.
Ahhh, the pussyfoot...cc fans' version of the foxtrot
@ anon 2:59I’m living inside the truth. And the truth doesn’t change.
A life spent stalking Swami on a blog.... isn't life grand.
@ anon 3:07Go back to the troll hole where you came from.
Your perimeter’s been breached. You got work to do bro.
On another note, I heard yesterday morning on 850KOA radio that Denver was named #10 by Sports Magazine on thier list of the most miserable sports cities in America. ??? And what really pissed me off, is that the radio hosts were all in agreement... saying the Avs suck, the Broncos are at rock bottom, the Rockies suck, and of course Carmello left so the Nuggies suck (I'm just quoting the radio hosts, people).... and NOT ONE FRICKING MENTION about the great Denver Pioneer Hockey team. I was so angry. If I could have reached my cell phone while driving, I would have called in to ask WTF they're talking about - and why they don't mention DU Hockey. The mainstream sports fans in this state are so out of touch.
While I am more than happy to take well reasoned criticism from anyone, I respect DG's decision. This is a DU blog, and discussion should be about that first and foremost. DG was also right that the discussion wasn't going anywhere.I am always happy to engage on substative DU opinion, but I am no good at smack talk or outright insults. So if you go that route with me, you won't get much back.
@ Swami 7:31There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.
@ anon 6:45Well spoken.I’m on a quest to claim absolute victory on every front.
OK, I'll save swami the trouble:SCSU is such a solid team that they are so much better than their record, while DU has so many holes that it is incomprehensible that this team is in 2nd place. The prediction is that DU will be lucky to escape with a point and if, by chance, DU manages a win an apology to the SCSU fans is in order since a crap team like DU should do nothing else but get kicked by SCSU.Yes, that should just about sum it up
DU Pregame Check List:1). Listen to Charlie Sheen motivational speaker CD.2). Score first goal of the game3). Don't give up any shorthanded goals4). Pass the puck to Zucker every time5). Clear space for Makowski's 190' bombs6). Use Hulk Hogan "Hand to the Ear" goal celebration after scoring7). During TV interviews with Alana Rizzo make at least two Boone references
8). Ignore all internet postings from certain fans that the team sucks and is finished.
I was impressed by DUs rebound on Saturday at Omaha. Getting Ostrow back is big too, and I think DU will take 3 points this weekend against an improved SCSU team.
Hard to believe this is the last weekend of the regular season. DU needs to send the seniors out in style, play hard for 120 minutes this weekend, and hopefully get a good start for a change and get the crowds engaged. On another note, there's an interesting article on the WCH blog on former Pioneer William Wrenn and his success in the WHL.
And BE NICE! No suspensions from here on out. NO FIGHTING ~ that means you, Mr. Makowski. If someone says something out there to make you cross - just smile and say, "stupid is a stupid does, sir"......Kaptain Kyle's back in charge tonight
I think there is a plot by the band to make this blog more PC. They want to stop certain people from making negative comments about the team and the those that support them.
Code Red? Why are we wearing St Cloud colors?
Eric Bacher, the University of Denver Sports Information Director, was quoted by Gwozdecky as having a problem with negative comments.People are welcome to make Anonymous comments on this blog. Say what you want, but be mindful that kids who love college hockey might be reading, so keep the swearing to to the same level as your reading comprehension.
@ anon 7:30I wanted to watch Jaws on the ocean in the dark and be afraid.
@ DG 7:53 point # 1Hey kids. Your Dad’s a rockstar.
@ anon 7:58I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total, bitchin’ rock star from Mars.
@ pick 8:38I guess I’m just that goddamn bitchin’.
@ twister 9:48Just sit back and enjoy the show.
@ anon 9:55That’s the code. And we all live by it.
@ anon 9:57Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
@ anon 9:59Surprise. That’s what winners do.
@ DG 10:29You borrow my brain for five seconds and just be like ’Dude, can’t handle it. Unplug this bastard.
Good lord. I'm signicantly dumber after reading this drivel. Post something hockey related or shut your trap.
@ anon 11:09I don’t think people are ready for the message I’m delivering.
Has there been any official word on what Kyle's injury was? Will he be at 100%? Kinda sounded like a burst appendix situation to me, but I was just curious as to if there ever was an official word.
@ anon 11:40My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math.
Someone needs to leave his mommy's basement and get some fresh air.
Whose stupid idea was it to wear the opposing teams colors?
@ anon 12:23Thought you were messing with one dude? Sorry.
@ anon 12:38You should have read the directions before you showed up at the party.
What a a bunch of douchers. Seeing as it's a group, I thought you might be be able to come up with a better effort.
@ anon 1:20You’ve been warned dude. Bring it.
oooooooooohhhhhhhhh I'm shaking..... gloves danglin...
Who will DU be playing next weekend? or, is that depending on what transpires today and tomorrow still?
DU will play in Magness Arena next weekend against Minnesota State, Bimidji State or UAA.DU will be either the 2nd or 3rd seed.
To be fair, most of the people that post here don't go to the games. When they do attend it is in a high state of insoberiety. How then would you expect them to know the opposing team's colors?
@ anon 2:08I’m not Thomas Jefferson. He was a pussy
@ anon 2:58I take great umbrage with that
1:24 has a sneaky resemblance to that really tough and intelligent guy Brandon. I think he has gone undercover.
@ lamws 3:35You can’t process me with a normal brain
Its CC poster Ron Mexico.
@ anon 3:47It’s been a tsunami. And I’ve been riding it on a mercury surfboard.
Holy crap DG.... I'm no Swami - but even I will predict that at this frantic race, you'll exceed 100 posts by midnight on this highly-insightful topic. It's like 6 posts of 7th grade trash for every legitimate post. You guys make Charlie Sheen look normal....
@ anon 3:50I’m just giving them what I guess they want, I just don’t know if they can handle it. Pussies
Gwozdecky wanted to ramp up the fan support. I'm guessing this isn't what he had in mind, but what the heck.Lets hope the Magness faithful bring it tonight and tomorrow.
calling out people on a blog makes you a tough guy? You're the Sean Avery of the internet.
It was all in good fun but I think I’m over at this point. I just don't understand why DG was trying to claim Sheen for DU when we all know that he has Tiger blood.
The difference between Charlie Sheen and Colorado College is that Sheen's a Winner... :-)
Hell Charlie has more grams in his pocket now than C.C. has participation banners.
Ron Mexico/Randy May...I should have known better.
Yep.R.M. = R.M.He's a pussyfooter...
@ mexico 4:06I have one speed, one gear. ... I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.bring it...
I don’t know about a plot by the band to make this blog more PC. But there is a drive to support rather than tear down the DU hockey team. A drive led by our almost forgotten mascot. Ruckus to the rescue!That’s a joke son
Do NOT underestimate the band.
Hulk Hogan Hand To The Ear really? That’s the best you could come up with? There is so much material to work with and THAT’s what you chose? When Hulk Hogan joined DX they had a very simple phrase that would work ever so much better. It sounds really familiar. It would go something like this: If you don’t think DU is going to win - if you talk smack about our players or our team – “we got two words for you, Suck It!”That’s a joke son
@ anon 5:00I’m not sure I have even met Randy May. Also, I’m not the pussyfooter – that was someone else.Anyway, it’s in CC’s best interest for DU to do well this weekend. So good luck I guess.
Ron Mexico = Abe. Friend of CCTig. You can find him at the kiss and cry CC Forum.
McNaughton Cup.......NopeBroadmoor Trophy......NopeSuck-it Swami..........YepFirst-round Flame-out...YepThere's a T-shirt for you DG.
Is Swami a whipping boy?
Swami sucks, Dg swallows.
sooo funny and sooo original.Isn't it time for milk and cookies Jr?
Code red? Terrible. Empty seats and du looked terrible. Hope saturday brings better play. I was hoping that with ostrow back the team would have some spark.
Anyone want to explain to me again why Donovan is so great? He got burned on the GWG and is -3 over the past 6 weeks or so. He's directly responsible for at least 2 of the 4 shorties we gave up the past 2 weekends.Why is he still playing in key situations? Why do we still go with 4 f's and 1 d on the PP? It hasn't really produced anything at all except shorties.9 out of 10 games we give up the 1st goal. 4 out of 5 weekends we lose on Friday. I'm very pessimistic about the next few weekends, and no I'm not Swami or pessimistic fan.
This team is fading.....that's the unfortunate reality.
Another disappointing turnout by the Students. No Boone either. Donovan was sloppy and at times Brittain looked like he was looking for Waldo in the stands. (should have been easy because there were plenty of open seats). The games that we've lost in the past weeks definitely would make Murray Armstrong roll over. Motivation Points:Being Shellacked by CC in NovemberJesse MartinThe Chief PassingMultiple "one and done" Tourney appearances
Hi everybody, it's me....Anonymous. Just got home from Da' Game. I posted earlier here that we'd hit 100 posts .... and Goddamit, here we are !! Boom Boom on your Bitch Ass! I had been reading this blog all week, thinking tonight would be a wild, crazy, rocking, red-wearing crowd... NOT. Someone forgot to tell the band about tonight..... What the hell??? Were all the students at Park Meadows Mall for the Bomb Scare & evacuation??? Denver Pioneers are not strong on the puck - end of story. The way these guys are playing, only possible thing that's going to get them into next month.. is Goaltending.. end of story. Sad but true. This level of play won't cut it for the one and done post season... I'm only stating fact. What Canadian team do we host in October??? I'm just sayin'......
While I'm certainly no Swami when it comes to suffering fools gladly, this outbreak of anonymouos comments from CC fans whose "Pos T Vacs" are delayed in shipping, is really a bit much.
The DU band is in Hot Springs, Arkansas this weekend supporting the DU Hoops team in the Sunbelt playoffs.There was no atmosphere in the building. In the offseason the Athletic Department should take a serious look at its game night production, marketing, music and promotion.
So much for fan support, why would Gwoz want to stay if nobody gives a s##t.
No one is curious about Todd Anderson's early whistle on a potential DU goal (it did cross the line) in the first period?
Senior night tonight. A lot of positive things to celebrate.Jesse Martin and the other seniors will sure get a well deserved ovation between the 1st & 2nd periods.Maiani will be back in the lineup and DU will have their full roster (minus Martin) for the first time in five weeks.GO DU.
Old Pio,Did you apoligize to Chris for using his father's name in vain?
Did you apologize for being a gutless shit disturber?
he's not the whipping boy - he's the waterboy
Wow DG you got all that from watching TV? Or did you actually go to the game?
Lee did swipe that puck in underneath his foot, but Anderson blew the whistle and wouldn't look at it. The guy is such a coward, yet is too prideful for his own good. He's extremely unprofessional. How is it interference on Nutini if the puck is at their feet? Plus the inadvertent whistle for "too many men" coming from they guy that was on the far side was not a good move by Shepherd. Not a good officiating night.
That being said, they didn't decide the game.Also, DU will assuredly win tonight. It's senior night, so Jesse Martin will be on the ice again. We're 2-0 so far when he makes an appearance.
Gwozdecky was out coached in opinion. Tonight is a big game for Denver. Don't think "The Cloud" isn't ready and waiting - and capable -to ruin this little "assured" code red win. Put yourself in Cloud's skates.... imagine the surge they'd get by sweeping DU here, on Senior night.....scary. Play like you can Denver... play like you can. Why the hell is tonight not on TV? Poor planning by both DU and "root". Will this thread rack up 150 posts????
Maybe Gwoz is the problem. Everyone seems scared to say it, but come on, DU hasn't won a tournament game since 05. Nobody gets a free pass. Everyone's tired of the postseason crap. Maybe his message is getting stale.....
@ anons 1:37 & 1:45..................I think your panties are getting a little stale, girls, as is your message. "The sky is falling...The sky is falling...we lost a game the world is over...the sky is falling..."Look. You win some and you lose some. The point is to win many more than you lose and position yourself for the highest seed possible for the tourney and take it from there. That's what Gwoz and this team has done so far. If they're cut out to go far, then they will; If they aren't then they won't. End of story. A utopic garden of babylon will not sprout on campus if they go all the way and a giant sinkhole will not swallow the campus if they don't. Life will go on no matter what. Now go dress in crimson & gold and help cheer on the Pios tonight...
Their point wasn't that we've lost just one game and the sky is falling. It's been 6 years and the sky is falling.
2:23....you miss the point. DU has had solid regular seasons. That's not the issue. But every season since 2005 DU has sucked in the playoffs. That's the problem. It's not one year or two years....it's 6 years running. That's not a fluky ocurrence. It's a bad trend.
Um DU fans ...When I want to twist your overly sensitive nipples I'll do it by posting with this name. Just like I am here. You can count on that. I don't post anonymously anywhere. Ever.And though I don't really "get" what it's all about ...Free Swami!!!
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