Friday, March 1, 2013
The Bulls lost to the Wranglers 2-1. Penalties littered the Friday night game against the Las Vegas Wranglers like the morning after a hippie jam fest. It was ugly.
True, Michael Tam was suspended for a questionable Boarding call. He was suspended through Sunday. From what I understand it was a terrible call.
Yanni Gourde scored the one Bulls goal in the First Period.
Sunday March 3, 2013
The team seemed tired through this afternoon game and again, it was overloaded with penalties.
The Bulls lost 6-2 and couldn’t get any offense going until the Third Period, but by then it was too late. At least they made an effort, getting in two goals. Defensemen Dylan King and Simon Danis-Pepin scored the two Bulls’ goals.
If you see a pattern in the games the Bulls lose and the amount of penalties they receive in those lost games, you’re not alone. The more penalties they receive, the more likely they are to lose. This is because the Bulls have been hurting their own chances of winning with penalty-laden games as of late as much as any other opponent has beaten them.
Along with the penalties, sometimes it seems, as this weekend, that the Offense is tired. They need to pick up speed, to kick it into overdrive. The lines have been changed a lot recently. I think that the offense will find its’ energy after the team gets to know each other a bit more.
I have written about the penalty problem on more than one occasion. The Bulls are a passionate and young team. Emotions can flare, it happens.
All is not lost. I’m not a doom and gloom person. Even if nothing is being said in public, even if nothing seems to be happening on the outside, I believe this is being worked on and will be taken care of by the Playoffs. I still have faith in the Bulls and know that great things are happening. We are a FIRST YEAR team and it will take time for all things to gel.
The Bulls come home to the Barn Wednesday (thank goodness!) to play the Alaska Aces for three games through Sunday. Be there!