Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Devils?

Um.  Elmira, that’s who.

Really, though…I felt the game could have gone either way.  You could actually make an argument that Trenton was even the better team.  They certainly carried the play in the first period, and probably had the better chances in the third as well.

But there is no “could have won” category in the ECHL standings, so Trenton walks away with no points.

I’ll keep these post-game notes pretty brief, because nobody’s really going to care with the Super Bowl going on.  But you probably do want to know about the walking wounded.  Rick Kowalsky said after the game that he hopes that all five of the injured players can be back in the lineup on Friday. 

Coleman apparently got banged up a bit in the Florida series.  Charleston has an upper body injury — I’d personally be a little skeptical of him returning Friday — while the others are all unknown.

Check The Trentonian tomorrow for the game story and quotes from Kowalsky and so on.  I’ll try to throw some photos up here some point soon…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com


8 Responses to “Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Devils?”

  1. titans04 Says:

    Mike any thougts on Olivier Labelle scoring the empty net goal for Elmira – who knew he’d been traded from the Royals overnight apparently. PA guy was the first to acknowledge it.

  2. Justin Says:

    Olivier Labelle wasn’t traded to Elmira. He is still a Royal. hey sorry about the loss. those Jackals can be a real pain. I hope all your guys are healthy by the next game

  3. Off-Ice21 Says:

    A little birdie told me Coleman wasn’t injured.. he had a little “disagreement” with Killer. It’s from a good source who had direct contact with a member of the team. Knowing Coleman to be a little hard headed, and given the fact that they had a problem last year, it doesn’t surprise me. Just some food for thought.

  4. tdevils Says:

    The PA guy announcing Olivier Labelle instead of Olivier Proulx had me scrambling a bit…all I heard is that Labelle scored, and I could have sworn it was Proulx…so I’m looking over my roster, looking for Labelle…and then I had that “wait a minute, Elmira doesn’t even have him” moment.

    Good stuff. An enjoyable waste of a minute when I’m scrambling to get my story locked in.

    As for Coleman, that was essentially the same rumor that was posted on here — by the same user, if I’m not mistaken — during last year’s postseason. Not sure what to make of it.

    Coleman was in the locker room after the game, but I did not get a chance to speak with him. I did speak with Charleston and Coutu, but those were mainly off the record conversations, and they’ll stay that way.

  5. Shtikl Says:

    “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Better not to post hurtful words. “Upper body injury” covers a lot of stuff.

  6. Lou's Kool Aid Says:

    Funny how Coleman didn’t get banged up in the Florida series until after he backed up Caruso just fine against Johnstown. Same BS story as last year, the only difference is Coleman hasn’t been half the player he was last year. I’m sure he loves playing behind the guys that are playing in front of him.

    Drink up suckers.

  7. tdevils Says:

    Valid point. Who knows what’s going on, really? Considering how tight lipped the organization is about things that are clear as day — guys getting called up or sent down, but there’s never any mention of it — it’s unlikely anything will ever come out.

    I think it’s very fair to say that a change of scenery for Coleman might not be a bad thing at this point…

  8. titans04 Says:

    Here’s some of the 09-10 accomplishments at the 2/3rds mark. Put together by a diehard former STH who at this point couldn’t care less about not seeing more than 1 or 2 games this season.


    2nd worst record in the league

    2nd worst record in the conference

    2nd most minor penalties in the league, most in the conference

    3rd most bench minors

    2nd fewest home victories

    3rd fewest (tied) road victories

    League-worst 1-9 record in OT/SO

    3 for 25 in shootouts this year, opponents are 9 for 24

    Worst record when scoring first

    Worst PP at home (5th worst on the road, 2nd worst overall)

    Outscored 66-49 in second period

    Outscored 47-39 in third period

    2nd worst offense in league

    6th worst defense in league

    Most losses when leading after first

    Most losses when tied after first

    2nd most losses when outshooting opponent

    Fewest wins when outshooting opponent

    Most losses by 5 or more goals

    Team point leader has 31 points (fewest in league)

    2nd worst attendance

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