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Title: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on May 26, 2011, 09:08:38 AM
The complete schedule for the 2011 Calder Cup Finals is as follows:
 
Game 1 Fri., May 27 Binghamton at Houston, 8:35 ET
Game 2 Sat., May 28 Binghamton at Houston, 8:35 ET
Game 3 Wed., June 1 Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 ET
Game 4 Fri., June 3 Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 ET
Game 5 Sat., June 4 Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 ET (if necessary)
Game 6 Tue., June 7 Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 ET (if necessary)
Game 7 Thu., June 9 Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 ET (if necessary)


Only game I can catch is the Wednesday night in Binghamton.   :sad   I'll have my phone near by for Tweets from the local newspaper reporter though, for the rest of the games.  Sigh**  Well at least I get to watch one game in person.    :happy dance:  Let the games begin!!

GO SENS GO!!!!!


Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 26, 2011, 09:12:59 AM
Friday and Sturday game at home is great, the rink is going to be rocking!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: FBK on May 26, 2011, 10:36:14 AM
I have a good feeling about the finals!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: playertobenamedlater on May 26, 2011, 10:52:23 AM
I hope they can get it done. It would be nice for this organisation to taste some success on some level. Also a nice reward for the Bingo fans after what they've been through the last several years.

Do Bingo fans still hate the Murrays? Looks to me like they built a pretty good team down there...
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on May 26, 2011, 02:04:38 PM
I hope they can get it done. It would be nice for this organisation to taste some success on some level. Also a nice reward for the Bingo fans after what they've been through the last several years.

Do Bingo fans still hate the Murrays? Looks to me like they built a pretty good team down there...

And hired an excellent coach and coaching staff!   :nod:  When one considers that they stayed in contention even though the maximum amount of players from Bingo were up with the Sens for the last part of the season and THEN, once the Sens' lamentable season was over, being struck with so many injuries to their defence corps, one wonders how they managed to not only hang onto a playoff spot but then do so well is a bit mind-boggling.  After all, when a team under-performs, the coaches take the heat.  Now that the B-Sens have, frankly, performed beyond expectations, a tip of my hat goes to the coaching staff.   :icon_bowdown2:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 27, 2011, 01:18:15 PM
Here's the fan bus info for the June 4 game.
 
http://www.ultimatetours.ca/events/hockey/bingo/

Saturday, June 4th

Package Includes:
Transportation to and from Binghamton
B-Sens Game ticket
Ottawa Senators Prizes
Tickets are ONLY $95!

Time Frame:

1:00 pm Depart Elgin and Gladstone
1:30 pm Depart from Royal Oak Located at 4110 Strandherd Drive, Ottawa, ON
6:00 pm Arrive in Binghamton At this point we will all head to a local pub for some pregame drinks and food.
7:05 pm Game Time!  Binghamton Senators vs. Houston Aeros
10:30 pm Depart Binghamton
3:00 am Arrive Home

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 27, 2011, 06:50:52 PM
That sounds nice.  Never been on a bus trip and I wouldn't know anyone if i did go. :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 27, 2011, 09:23:04 PM
Stream for the game http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pisf

0-0 after the first period.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 27, 2011, 10:04:12 PM
3 minutes left in the 2nd period. Aeros outshooting Sens 24-14, BUT 1-0 Sens !!!!!!!!!!!   Butler into an empty net after the goalie had the puck stolen behind the net by Greening and he fed it out front.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 27, 2011, 11:00:13 PM
2-1 Houston with 1:25 left in 3rd. :(
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 27, 2011, 11:02:27 PM
3-1 by empty net. :(
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 27, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
Sens didn't look like they were clicking very well.  Hope that got the rust off.  Outshot 21-24 and in every period. 
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on May 28, 2011, 12:04:24 PM
I thought the B-Sens did ok considering the layoff between games.   Hoping tonight will be more of the High Gear Team we got used to watching in rounds  2 & 3.
I definitely think if they can increase the shot count and get to the Aero Goalie more....they will have success.  The strength with the Aeros is their apparent ability to keep the shots against in the low 20's per game.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 28, 2011, 11:41:20 PM
 :nutkick: :ccclapping: :happy dance: :banana: :A_laughing_matter:


Sens win 2-1 at 12:06 of OT!!!    Lehner was freakin' unreal late in the third period!!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 28, 2011, 11:42:18 PM
The strength with the Aeros is their apparent ability to keep the shots against in the low 20's per game.
Sooooo, they trap? :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 28, 2011, 11:56:54 PM
Sooooo, they trap? :)

... farm team of the Minnesota Wild, who wada thought they play tight D!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on May 29, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
Piss off you two :laugh2:

Great Goaltending  :smily1263:


Nice to see the B-sens pull out the win last night in OT to even the series heading home.  I was a bit worried because of all the talk about the heat in Houston....but that's all balls now...3 at home in Bingo.   Go B-Sens.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 30, 2011, 11:57:36 AM
Piss off you two :laugh2:


 :mrgreen:


Great Goaltending  :smily1263:


Nice to see the B-sens pull out the win last night in OT to even the series heading home.  I was a bit worried because of all the talk about the heat in Houston....but that's all balls now...3 at home in Bingo.   Go B-Sens.
:icon_agree:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 30, 2011, 02:12:06 PM
Not confimred on Sportsnet site yet, but report on twitter that they will carry the rest of the Calder cup games. 
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: playertobenamedlater on May 30, 2011, 02:26:23 PM
Not confimred on Sportsnet site yet, but report on twitter that they will carry the rest of the Calder cup games. 

That would be nice. Streaming is a pain, since my router is acting up and is anything but high speed.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 30, 2011, 02:45:44 PM
That would be nice. Streaming is a pain, since my router is acting up and is anything but high speed.


It was always choppy, and hard to watch for long as well.  I think it was a guy putting a camera in front of the tube, which was nice of him to do but looking forward to watching for real!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on May 30, 2011, 06:00:32 PM
Just got a message on my account.....Sportsnet WILL be carrying the rest of the Calder Cup final series games starting this Wednesday!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on May 30, 2011, 06:56:07 PM
WooHoo...
I was hoping someone local would pick up the games.  The feeds were great given there was no alternative through the first 3 rounds...but baby,  SN on my 8ft HD wall is gonna look great!!!  :happy dance:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: playertobenamedlater on May 30, 2011, 07:29:55 PM
WooHoo...
I was hoping someone local would pick up the games.  The feeds were great given there was no alternative through the first 3 rounds...but baby,  SN on my 8ft HD wall is gonna look great!!!  :happy dance:

Party at Dagwood's place!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 30, 2011, 08:03:01 PM
Party at Dagwood's place!
:mrgreen: :drink:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 30, 2011, 08:35:41 PM
Link to the announcement on the Sens site!!!!!!!!!!

http://senators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=65709

BUT, you have to get Rogers, not available on Bell.

"Viewers who subscribe to Rogers Sportsnet ONE will watch Ottawa Senators games on the companion channel, Rogers Sportsnet Sens."

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: CrustyOldGuy on May 30, 2011, 09:39:43 PM
What about us slugs in the GTA?

I just tossed Bell for Rogers...probably blacked out by the Leafs for some reason... :icon_banghead:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on May 30, 2011, 10:17:29 PM
What about us slugs in the GTA?

Maybe you can watch the Marlies in the playoffs....oh...wait.... :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 30, 2011, 11:59:10 PM
What about us slugs in the GTA?

I just tossed Bell for Rogers...probably blacked out by the Leafs for some reason... :icon_banghead:

Y'all get the chchchcchoooopopopopppppeee stream over the internet!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on May 31, 2011, 09:43:24 AM
Just got a message on my account.....Sportsnet WILL be carrying the rest of the Calder Cup final series games starting this Wednesday!!   :thumbsup:

Well you can look for me (3 rows behind the visitors bench) as after the past few weeks of hell my husband changed our trip plans to Florida so we can see all three games this week.   :happy dance:   :ccclapping:

A large group of fans welcomed the Sens back into town the other day.  All the guys got off the bus with BIG smiles on their faces and said they were so surprised, yet pleased to see everyone there.  Looks to be a sell out at every game, as it should be.  :nod:

In case you want to know what a bit of hell mixed with some heaven is, let me tell you.
  Hell is when your mother gets injured in the Nursing Home where she was living and watching her die from her injuries. (3 weeks ago)
 
  A little bit of heaven is watching your daughter graduate with her Masters in Education two days after the funeral.

  Hell is having a tornado (Yes it was confirmed) hit your house and the 5 neighbors around you two days before your sons wedding. The rehearsal dinner was at our house, with no electricity.  Power wasn't restored until 10 minutes before the ceremony was to begin.   :shock:   We were so lucky none of our trees came down, unlike our neighbors who trees were all uprooted.  We just had some pipes ripped off the side of the house. ( A neighbors tree did end up in our yard but just missed our shed)  We still have no cable/internet but luckily my work place does.

  A little bit of heaven is watching your second oldest getting married two days after a tornado hits.  Seems like only yesterday I was pushing out my 10 pound baby boy.  Where does the time go?   

  It has been a very emotional month and I imagine my emotions will be swinging as I watch my favorite hockey team via for the Calder Cup.

Go Sens Go.   :ccclapping:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :banana:
 
 

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on May 31, 2011, 10:07:54 AM
Yikes, The Sens BETTER win the cup after all that!  What a month!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on May 31, 2011, 10:09:43 AM
Wow, that has been a lot to go through in a short period of time.  Glad to hear you're okay CM and congratulations to you and your kids for the graduation and marriage. :)

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Special J on May 31, 2011, 11:19:28 AM
I have Bell and it shows up on my channel lineup.  Here's hoping it isn't blacked out.

Sorry to hear about your mom, it's always a difficult time.  But yeah that's a lot of highs and lows for one month.  That's almost a years worth of life events, best to chill for a while and watch some hockey.  ;)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 01, 2011, 10:26:15 AM
What about us slugs in the GTA?

I just tossed Bell for Rogers...probably blacked out by the Leafs for some reason... :icon_banghead:

In the sportsnet forum I read that Bell has it on channel 439 - Sportsnet one.   
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 01, 2011, 10:34:03 AM
Looks like sell-outs in Bingo for all three games! 

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All three games slated for Binghamton this week are virtual sellouts, with only single seats available for games Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Asked by a Houston reporter this morning about the type of atmosphere the Aeros should expect to see here, B-Sens captain Ryan Keller grinned knowingly and said "you'll see tomorrow."
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 01, 2011, 10:47:02 AM
Looks like sell-outs in Bingo for all three games! 
 

LOVE the quote Keller gave to the Houston reporter.   :laugh2: 

 I CAN'T WAIT FOR TONIGHT!!!!!!  The building will be rockin'  The Aero's are in for a rude awakening.   :ccclapping:   Because our building is so small, it gets so loud I can't even hear my husband yelling, trying to speak to me.  :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:  :happy dance:  :happy dance:  :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 01, 2011, 10:49:51 AM
Wow, that has been a lot to go through in a short period of time.  Glad to hear you're okay CM and congratulations to you and your kids for the graduation and marriage. :)



Thanks everyone for your kind words.  It has been a lot to go through in such a short period of time but now I'm ready for some hockey.   :banana:  And then a vacation.  *sigh*
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Rickman on June 01, 2011, 01:42:35 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  It has been a lot to go through in such a short period of time but now I'm ready for some hockey.   :banana:  And then a vacation.  *sigh*

Now we can laugh at you with you when we see you on TV  :A_laughing_matter:

Put up a sign so we can see you classmate! :icon_bowdown2:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 01, 2011, 09:58:09 PM
 :nutkick: That was a goal. F*ck that ref.     :nutkick:               There I feel better now. Thank you.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 02, 2011, 05:46:57 AM
:nutkick: That was a goal. F*ck that ref.     :nutkick:               There I feel better now. Thank you.

So you feel better about being wrong?

Koho couldn't have been in a better position to call that one if he had actually been inside the net.

Oh, and Bingo...popcorn is for eating - not throwing.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 02, 2011, 08:23:18 AM
So you feel better about being wrong?

Koho couldn't have been in a better position to call that one if he had actually been inside the net.

Oh, and Bingo...popcorn is for eating - not throwing.

Thanks for the lecture, now I REALLY feel better.       (I don't think I need  :sarcasm1 here either)

The refs did do an AWESOME job..... missing calls.   :icon_fryingpan:   :suspicious




Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 02, 2011, 08:53:15 AM
Sorry, had more to say but had to take a call at work.  Damn, work always gets in the way of important things like posting here, doesn't it?

I just want people here (and everywhere really) to know that throwing things on the ice isn't something seasoned Bingo fans do.  Not once during the season when true fans of the Senators were in attendance, did things get thrown.  We yell, scream, boo the other team (and yes sometimes certain people boo the goalies) but we don't throw things at the refs. (Even if we really want to)  I had someone sit next to us who hasn't been to a game since 2000.   :shock:  A lot of the people there were the same type who still think hockey is like it was during the "Slap Shot" era.  Heck back then, they use to throw chairs on the ice.  I was embarrassed by the throwing of objects but on the other hand, hockey is a passionate game as you well know, and sometimes emotions get the best of us. 

From where we sat, pretty darn close to the net, it looked like that one shot and the next one at the end of the game, was in.  Kurt Kleinendorst said he trust the ref (what else is he going to say) and Keller said it was too close to call.  Either way, doesn't matter now.  I was more upset after the game about all the missed calls and what seemed to us, calls going in favor of the Aeros.  Sh*t happens and Friday is a new game.  Heck, remember how they came back when being down 3-1 in the first round to win it all?  I won't give up until the fat lady sings, and I ain't singing yet, people.    :happy dance:

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 02, 2011, 10:57:25 AM
That was a tough one.  I was coaching soccer and could only watch the 3rd period after the game,and it was intense. So many great scoring chances for Bingo in the last 4 minutes.   With the SD broadcast and without the benefit of different camera angles, etc. I couldn't see for sure if one of the goals should have counted or not.

If the B-Sens win the Calder, I wonder if they will set a record fore winning while giving up the most shots on net.  B-Sens carried the play in the 2rd but Lehner had to make some outstanding saves.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 02, 2011, 01:18:27 PM
Thanks for the lecture, now I REALLY feel better.       (I don't think I need  :sarcasm1 here either)

The refs did do an AWESOME job..... missing calls.   :icon_fryingpan:   :suspicious

A human game policed by humans.....being judged by even more biased humans.

Did Koho and Banfield do a great job?  No.  Did Koho blow that goal call? Absoloutly not.

And yes, I am a referee so I do have a prespective from both sides  of the fence.  If it was that easy a job to do, all of those referees in the stands would have paying jobs.





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Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 02, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
A human game policed by humans.....being judged by even more biased humans.

Did Koho and Banfield do a great job?  No.  Did Koho blow that goal call? Absoloutly not.

And yes, I am a referee so I do have a prespective from both sides  of the fence.  If it was that easy a job to do, all of those referees in the stands would have paying jobs.







Seems funny you are so sure that the call was  good when even people who work for the AHL said without an over head shot, NO ONE can be certain as to if it was a correct call or not.  But I guess we are all wrong because you use to be a ref so you must be right.    :icon_fryingpan:

What the heck is your problem with me and/or Binghamton in general????  Seems like you have a big bug up your butt.   Chill dude.  It's not like people in Ottawa haven't complained about bad officiating.  Jeesh!!!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on June 02, 2011, 06:47:14 PM
I didn't get to see the 3rd period.  My DVR had two timers set and switched away from the game that I had paused to take care of something at work...  :icon_angry2:

I still like what I saw in the two periods I did watch.  B-sens will come back and win tomorrow night!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 02, 2011, 07:20:18 PM
Seems funny you are so sure that the call was  good when even people who work for the AHL said without an over head shot, NO ONE can be certain as to if it was a correct call or not.  But I guess we are all wrong because you use to be a ref so you must be right.    :icon_fryingpan:

All I'm saying is that the person with the BEST view in the building was the guy who made the call.  The first shot was off both posts and out, and then Koho was in PERFECT position to make the followup call, whatever it was....in MUCH better position than the 4000 other "referees" in the building.  My experiences tells me that if you're in the right spot, 99.99999% of the time you're going to nail that call......so if it comes down to believeing the only guy on the ice poaid to get that call right, and the 4000 other people who paid to see one team win, I know where my money is going.....

Fact is, Bingo sleptwalked through the first 57 minutes.  If they showed half the heart they displayed in the last 3 minutes at any other point in the game, the outcome wouldn't have come down to a couple of close calls.  Trying to pin that loss on Koho and Banfield is nothing but a cop-out.

Hopefully, it was just home-ice jitters and Bingo can keep the late period momentum going into game 4....will make for a much more entertaining game and a much better result for the "good guys in white."

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What the heck is your problem with me and/or Binghamton in general????  Seems like you have a big bug up your butt.   Chill dude.  It's not like people in Ottawa haven't complained about bad officiating.  Jeesh!!!

Tough to explain if you've never done the job, but to hear people complain about a call that, in your own words, the AHL doesn't even know what it was, and to say it with such certainty as if Koho just rolled in off the short bus, kinda gets the hackles up.  When two people with strong opinions butt heads, it tends not to be pretty   :thumbsup:

And of course Ottawa fans complain about the officiating and, 99% of the time, they have no friggin clue what they're talking about either :)

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 03, 2011, 01:38:59 AM
I didn't get to see the 3rd period.  My DVR had two timers set and switched away from the game that I had paused to take care of something at work...  :icon_angry2:

I still like what I saw in the two periods I did watch.  B-sens will come back and win tomorrow night!

Ouch - the last 4 minutes were very good. I noticed that on Rogers the scheduled game time stopped at 9 pm, so I set it to record the time slot after the game to.  I've been caught a few times like that and missed OTs.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on June 03, 2011, 11:24:03 AM
Ouch - the last 4 minutes were very good. I noticed that on Rogers the scheduled game time stopped at 9 pm, so I set it to record the time slot after the game to.  I've been caught a few times like that and missed OTs.
Ya I do that as well, in this case I had the game paused...but then two timers set to record two other shows at the same time kicked in and hijacked my paused game.  Since I didn't record it...I can't go back.  Won't happen tonight,  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 03, 2011, 07:30:31 PM
Ya I do that as well, in this case I had the game paused...but then two timers set to record two other shows at the same time kicked in and hijacked my paused game.  Since I didn't record it...I can't go back.  Won't happen tonight,  :laugh2:

I would be nice if Rogers actually used 1990s technology to.  I love the "record to VCR" option in the menu.   :mrgreen:


... And 1-0 B-Sens... Greening with a sweet backhand wrap around goal.  Made good use of his long reach.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 03, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
....  2-0 B-Sens... Corey Locke in the backdoor on a 5 on 3.  Clear high stick to give the 5 on 3 to.    Sens the much better team in the first period, way better wheels.  Can't go down 3-1 against a good D team like Houston.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 03, 2011, 07:49:49 PM
Exactly what they needed to do...carry over the mo from the third of game 3....

And when did Mike Hoffman become a grinder?  Wasn't he prolific scorer in junior?  Not that I'm complaining....kid is a guided missle out ther.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 03, 2011, 08:35:43 PM
KK did a nice job shaking up the lines, good timing to keep it fresh.  Saw him interviewed between periods - sure like the way he carries himself.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 03, 2011, 08:55:30 PM
House is rockin'. Great game so far. Now this is the team I remember. Great to see some fans from Ottawa here too.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 03, 2011, 11:04:52 PM
House is rockin'. Great game so far. Now this is the team I remember. Great to see some fans from Ottawa here too.

There will be a bus or two from Ottawa down for tomorrow nights game as well.  Nice to see the speed back in full force.  I am expecting a big push back from Houston tomorrow.  They are legit and it should be a great game.  I hear that there is another game tomorrow somewhere, but whatever.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 03, 2011, 11:29:10 PM
Awesome game tonight.  Crowd outside after the game was every bit as loud as the crowd was inside.  I saw some of the game I DVD and the noise level on the TV doesn't even begin to sound like it really does in the arena.  My ears are still ringing.  No kidding.   :ccclapping:

Thrilled to see Basser get a goal tonight.  What a grinder he has turned out to be.  Kleinendorst has to be pretty happy with what he saw tonight.   :nod:

Is anyone from here heading to Binghamton tomorrow?   

2 more wins and they BRING HOME THE CUP!   :happy dance:  :happy dance:  :happy dance:  :happy dance:

GO SENS GO
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 04, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
I was checking in to tickets earlier but by the time I did all that was left were singles. A good problem for the team to have.

 A trip would have meant a meander to the Waterloo Outlet mall so I saved a bundle!

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 04, 2011, 03:39:34 AM
KK did a nice job shaking up the lines, good timing to keep it fresh.  Saw him interviewed between periods - sure like the way he carries himself.

 :icon_agree:  I was thinking the same thing about the shake-up of the lines.  Certainly seemed to make a difference.  And I have been impressed with KK all season whenever I heard him interviewed on the Team 1200.   :nod:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 04, 2011, 09:41:49 AM
:icon_agree:  I was thinking the same thing about the shake-up of the lines.  Certainly seemed to make a difference.  And I have been impressed with KK all season whenever I heard him interviewed on the Team 1200.   :nod:

He seems to be a very impressive coach.  Most of the credit with how this team is doing goes to him.  He seems to have a very good repore with the youngsters.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 04, 2011, 09:51:26 AM
He seems to be a very impressive coach.  Most of the credit with how this team is doing goes to him.  He seems to have a very good repore with the youngsters.

Yep...and he seems to really know what he can get out of his players. 

BTW.....watched for you last night while watching the game but don't think I saw you!  Seemed like a rocking place to be!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 04, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
Yep...and he seems to really know what he can get out of his players. 

BTW.....watched for you last night while watching the game but don't think I saw you!  Seemed like a rocking place to be!


I sit 3 rows behind the visitor bench, on the blue line.  There is a short cement wall right in front of me which allows for more leg room.  However, the camera is up behind us so we rarely make the "cut". 
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 04, 2011, 09:49:57 PM
Another impressive victory.  This looks like a team of destiny.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 04, 2011, 09:53:19 PM
Another impressive victory.  This looks like a team of destiny.
I didnt watch the game but i did check the score.  A 4-2 win is very nice for sure.  Hope they can pull it off and bring a cup back to town.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 04, 2011, 10:29:37 PM
ONE MORE WIN BABY!!!!  (how do you spell the sound of me screaming?  :laugh2:) 

BRING HOME THE CUP

On a side note, I just read Cowen was hurt.  Kleinendorst called it a "vicious" hit and I missed it. Didn't even know he was hurt until just now. I'll have to watch a replay of the game and see what happened.  hmmmm
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 04, 2011, 11:20:57 PM
On a side note, I just read Cowen was hurt.  Kleinendorst called it a "vicious" hit and I missed it. Didn't even know he was hurt until just now. I'll have to watch a replay of the game and see what happened.  hmmmm

It was quite obvious, IMHO, insofar that the Sens were running around in their own zone a lot more in the last 2 periods. As for the hit, it's believed to be that elbow to the head by O'Sullivan that created the 4-on-4 in the first period. Cowen played a few more shifts afterwards, but did not come back out for the second period.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 04, 2011, 11:50:13 PM
Well deserved win, the Sens were the better game for most of the game, though the Aeros had the edge in the 2nd period.  Sens overall speed is noticeably better.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 04, 2011, 11:54:14 PM
Well deserved win, the Sens were the better game for most of the game, though the Aeros had the edge in the 2nd period.  Sens overall speed is noticeably better.

I agree ^^.  Lehner had another solid outing between the posts.  I think he ended up with 41 saves and several I saw were well-screened but he stopped them by good positional play.  For a teenager (I don't think he's turned 20 yet), he's having a heckuva spring especially considering how few games he played over the course of the season.   

C'MON GUYS!!  One more win to go!!!!!   :ccclapping:   :woohoo
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Rickman on June 06, 2011, 07:32:19 AM
GO B-SENS GO!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: sensfan1984 on June 06, 2011, 10:14:39 AM
Congrats Bingo! Any word on Cowen's status?
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 06, 2011, 10:15:54 AM
Congrats Bingo! Any word on Cowen's status?

Won't be playing again this season.  But he was one of the many who traveled with the team to Houston today.

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 06, 2011, 10:17:25 AM
Going on vacation today but I will be DVD the game. 

HOUSTON, you have a problem, THE B-SENS.   :happy dance:

Houston just can't HACK-ETT.     :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 06, 2011, 10:35:09 AM

HOUSTON, you have a problem, THE B-SENS.   :happy dance:

Houston just can't HACK-ETT.     :mrgreen:
:rolleyes :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: stone169 on June 06, 2011, 11:02:28 AM
Won't be playing again this season.  But he was one of the many who traveled with the team to Houston today.


That sucks.  From what I saw him he's looked incredible out there.  Maybe he suits up if there's a game 7.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 06, 2011, 01:25:33 PM
That sucks.  From what I saw him he's looked incredible out there.  Maybe he suits up if there's a game 7.

I heard he has a concussion so I'm not counting on it.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 06, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
Houston just can't HACK-ETT.     :mrgreen:

I must admit - that WAS an inspired cheer from the B-town faithful....switching it up from the usual "HAAAAAAAAAK-ETT" chant the goalie might usually get.

Anybody know if Sportsnet is carrying the games from Houston?
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 06, 2011, 03:53:28 PM
no channels from my provider are carrying the games....
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 06, 2011, 04:06:51 PM
Won't be playing again this season.  But he was one of the many who traveled with the team to Houston today.



Just can't do this the easy way.  Amazing win if they pull it off.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 06, 2011, 06:06:04 PM
I must admit - that WAS an inspired cheer from the B-town faithful....switching it up from the usual "HAAAAAAAAAK-ETT" chant the goalie might usually get.

Anybody know if Sportsnet is carrying the games from Houston?

I read on Sunday that Sportsnet is carrying the games from Houston. 

Or else, I dreamed that I did!   :smily677:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on June 06, 2011, 10:10:08 PM
The game is listed in the Bell guide on my reciever.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 07, 2011, 12:15:32 AM
All my sportsnets are showing baseball.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 07, 2011, 12:38:09 AM
All my sportsnets are showing baseball.

Sportsnet One, aka Sportsnet Sens.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 07, 2011, 05:43:02 AM
Sportsnet One, aka Sportsnet Sens.

Technically, they're two separate channels....but you can't get SNSENS unless you also get SN1
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: stone169 on June 07, 2011, 06:50:33 AM
I heard he has a concussion so I'm not counting on it.
I just read that Kleinendorst said that Cowen didn't have a concussion and could play tonight.

I read on Sunday that Sportsnet is carrying the games from Houston. 

Or else, I dreamed that I did!   :smily677:
That was no dream Rose.  When Sportsnet first announced that they would show the games in Binghamton, they did mention that they would show the rest of the games for the Calder Cup final to the Ottawa area fans.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 07, 2011, 08:15:00 AM
GO B-SENS GO!!!!  We have a group coming tonight to watch the game.  Hope that they wrap it up tonight!  It would be sweeeeet!!!   :woohoo
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:31:58 AM
I just read that Kleinendorst said that Cowen didn't have a concussion and could play tonight.
That was no dream Rose.  When Sportsnet first announced that they would show the games in Binghamton, they did mention that they would show the rest of the games for the Calder Cup final to the Ottawa area fans.


Yessssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Rickman on June 07, 2011, 01:20:00 PM
GO B-SENS GO!!!!  We have a group coming tonight to watch the game.  Hope that they wrap it up tonight!  It would be sweeeeet!!!   :woohoo

I hope so too Rose!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 07, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
Looks like the media ran with a false story re: Cowen having a concussion and he will be playing tonight. That's great news for the B-Sens' defense.  :ccclapping:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: stone169 on June 07, 2011, 02:24:22 PM
Looks like the media ran with a false story re: Cowen having a concussion and he will be playing tonight. That's great news for the B-Sens' defense.  :ccclapping:
He was on the ice for a skate this morning.  They're calling him a game time decision.  I say they decide to play him, but he doesn't log the minutes he's been getting since joining the team for this playoff run.  If he feels good in the 3rd, then we'll find out exactly why Kleinendorst calls him "The Mule".
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: sensfan1984 on June 07, 2011, 02:25:58 PM
Looks like the media ran with a false story re: Cowen having a concussion and he will be playing tonight. That's great news for the B-Sens' defense.  :ccclapping:

Either that or he really does have a (minor) concussion but will play anyways.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 07, 2011, 02:50:13 PM
Either that or he really does have a (minor) concussion but will play anyways.

But if he had a concussion, I don't see how the doctors would have let him fly to Houston. Concussions + air travel is usually a big no-no.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: TripleNutz on June 07, 2011, 05:55:33 PM
anywhere to stream this?
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 06:40:14 PM
I just read that Kleinendorst said that Cowen didn't have a concussion and could play tonight.
That was no dream Rose.  When Sportsnet first announced that they would show the games in Binghamton, they did mention that they would show the rest of the games for the Calder Cup final to the Ottawa area fans.

I e-mailed them yesterday and got a confirm:

Thanks for your recent email.  We will be broadcasting all of the games
from the Calder Cup finals on Sportsnet Sens.

Sincerely
Jim LaChapelle
Audience Relations
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 07, 2011, 08:23:10 PM
Why is it 90-0 for Houston ?
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 07, 2011, 08:32:49 PM
First time I caught a game and it seems to me this Houston camera operator forgets he has zoom half the time.  Its like Im at the game in the nosebleeds or something.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:12:49 PM
1-0 Sens.  Wick breaks the ice, from Locke behind the net on a give away.   Houston announcers are pretty bummed out!   

With you Jason, get the zoom going.

Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:20:48 PM
And 1-1 - Aeros PP goal.  Sens are 0 for 3 on their powerplays.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:23:24 PM
Lots of Aero pressure after the goal, and back to the PP.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:25:52 PM
Grrr, another Aeros PP goal.  2-1 Aeros - big net crashing.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 09:31:07 PM
Ooooh, Lehner coming up big to keep it close.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 10:45:48 PM
3-2 FINAL   :ccclapping: :ccclapping: :spin: :spin: :laugh2: :laugh2: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  :banana: :banana: :banana:

Lehner MVP   :icon_bowdown2: :icon_bowdown2: :icon_bowdown2:


 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sugar J.Hyde on June 07, 2011, 10:49:44 PM
YA BINGO!

Sounds like Lehner played a pretty solid game.  MVP, duh.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Johnny English on June 07, 2011, 10:50:41 PM
Congratulations B-Sens!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: MEAT on June 07, 2011, 11:10:35 PM
Congratulations Bingo!!  :ccclapping:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on June 07, 2011, 11:16:16 PM
What a great run by this team.  Not only the guys who were playing in the playoffs, but all the guys that plugged the holes while half the team was in Ottawa down the stretch. Team work and chemistry at it's best. :thumbsup:

Congratulations Bingo Sens and Fans!!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: stone169 on June 07, 2011, 11:20:08 PM
Awesome game.  Way to go Bingo. :banana: :banana: :banana:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: thirstymoose_2000 on June 07, 2011, 11:31:57 PM
Saw bits and pieces of the game/series. Lehener was certainly the MVP.

A great experience for the prospects; maybe they can bring that winning spirit to the big club. ;)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 07, 2011, 11:41:04 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen Your 2011 CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS

http://yfrog.com/h4z2oanj
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 07, 2011, 11:42:05 PM
In Florida celebrating at Downtown Disney.  Still Can't believe it. 

I KNEW THAT THEY COULD    :ccclapping: :happy dance: :ccclapping: :happy dance: :ccclapping: :happy dance:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 11:44:31 PM
Kleinendorst did a great job getting them ready for the 3rd period after the 2nd was a disaster with 5 straight penalties.  The Aeros had the mo and the Sens were out of synch at the end of the period.   Lehner deserved the MVP to - Sens outshot again tonight and the Aeros were really crashing the net all night and he stood his ground many times.

Party in Binghamton tonight! 
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 07, 2011, 11:45:31 PM
Kleinendorst said Coach Stirling better be resting up because the first place they are heading to when they get back to Bingo is the hospital.   8) Stirling will place the final puck on the Calder Cup puck board.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 11:46:15 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen Your 2011 CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS

http://yfrog.com/h4z2oanj

Allow me!  :mrgreen:

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg616/scaled.php?tn=0&server=616&filename=z2oan.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 07, 2011, 11:55:24 PM
Qualify in 7th with tattered and callup depleted line-up - check

Growth pains in first round with flood of returning players - check

Defencemen go down like bowling pins - check

Starting goalie loses it and rookie steps in breach - check

Win 1st round in most impropable way - check
1. BNG (1) at MCH (2)
2. BNG (4) at MCH (3) OT
3. MCH (5) at BNG (4) OT
4. MCH (6) at BNG (3)
5. MCH (4) at BNG (5) OT
6. BNG (2) at MCH (1) 2OT Lehner stops 2OT penalty shot
7. BNG (6) at MCH (5) OT

Rookie D Cowan plays about 1,000 games this year but parachutes in and fills a big hole - check

Win Calder Cup - check

Nothing to it!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 08, 2011, 12:01:54 AM
Lehner

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg620/scaled.php?tn=0&server=620&filename=88jgl.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 08, 2011, 02:49:17 AM
I give HUGE props to Kinrade with his game-saving block with 50 seconds left.

This team got through the first round with a rotation of 2 and a half d-men.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Small Town on June 08, 2011, 06:10:52 AM
Congrats to all the long-suffering BSens fans - you hung in there and now your team has rewarded you with a fabulous win.  Soak it in and enjoy every moment of it!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 08, 2011, 07:53:17 AM
Congrats to the B-Sens and to the fans in Binghampton, especiall CM. :)

Was I the only one surprised to see the broadcast shut off the moment tht the game wasa over?  The horrible commentators basicaly say "Well, the Aero's lost so we're going to turn off the tv broadcast but you're welcome to listen to the radio and picture the presentation/celebration if you wish."
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Rickman on June 08, 2011, 08:19:18 AM
I'm sooo glad they showed the games on TV in Ottawa.   :icon_thankyou:

Atta be Sens ownership! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: butterfly_style on June 08, 2011, 08:31:37 AM
Congrats to Bingo and their fans.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: sensfan1984 on June 08, 2011, 08:52:22 AM
I give HUGE props to Kinrade with his game-saving block with 50 seconds left.

This team got through the first round with a rotation of 2 and a half d-men.

Tremendous block by Kinrade. When the puck came over to O'Sullivan my heart stopped for a moment, and then Kinrade jumped over to block the shot.

GOOD JOB BSENS! Classy move to let Sterling put the last puck in the board.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 08, 2011, 09:05:16 AM

Was I the only one surprised to see the broadcast shut off the moment tht the game wasa over?  The horrible commentators basicaly say "Well, the Aero's lost so we're going to turn off the tv broadcast but you're welcome to listen to the radio and picture the presentation/celebration if you wish."

Ya that was ridiculous..... The announcers were terrible. And did anyone notice the cameraman sucked. He lost the puck numerous times and at one point when the Sens were on a scoring chance they randomly cut to the Sens bench....

What the hell kind of broadcast doesnt show the awards ceremony....
Absolutely terrible....
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 08, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
A few comments from yesterday's BIG game for the Calder Cup:

Agree with others who found the camera work frustrating and/or just plain bad but we all agreed here that it was better than nothing.....barely.   :nod:

The commentators were extremely bad.  But we had a few chuckles because of them.  We put the Bingo radio feed on but it was too out of synch with the TV coverage.  In any case, besides being the ultimate homers, their colour guy simply was unable to say anything positive about the Sens.  At least during the second period, after the Aeros' 1st goal, they were commenting on where the broadcast was showing and the play-by-play guy mentioned that "I think we might even be showing up in Canada", to which the colour guy responded "Oh they are going to hate me!  I am a complete Aeros homer" to which all of us here said "No shit!".  Then after the Aeros scored their second PP goal to go ahead 2-1 in the second, the colour man, in his obvious excitement and glee, stated "Oh yeah!  I believe there will be a seventh game here Thursday night!" JINXED!!   :thumbsup:

What a snipe shot by Keller for the game-winning goal in the third!  How he got the puck into that teeny-tiny space in the net is beyond me!!   :ccclapping:

Good sized crowd for the game - I didn't hear what it was but it sure looked large!  And good on the fans at the end of the game.  They didn't all get up and leave with many staying for the awards being handed out.  Lehner got a very good round of applause when he was named playoffs MVP and many remained in the stands while the Sens took turns holding/carrying the cup. (The broadcast cut out here for a brief time after the final buzzer but then came back on so that we saw the handshakes, the Aeros saluting their fans before leaving the ice and then the MVP and cup hand-outs.  It cut out here just as the Sens were getting together for their group shot.)  :woohoo

During the pregame show on the Team 1200 Grady was interviewing Kleinendorst and after talking about the game itself, Grady asked a couple of questions about Stirling i.e. "Do you think Stirls will be listening to the game tonight or might that be against medical advice?" and Kleinendorst said a few words about Stirling, ending with "....because he is not only my coaching colleague but he's..........my friend......" and the pauses were because he got all choked up and could barely get the last two words out.  Obviously a guy with a lot of heart.   :nod:

I know the folks here enjoyed the game and I can only imagine how the fans in Binghamton responded when the final buzzer sounded!  CONGRATULATIONS B-SENS!!!!!  That was a remarkable playoff run!  They are the first team to end up in fifth place to ever win the Calder.  And I believe I heard last night that Lehner is the youngest player to ever win the Calder Cup MVP!!  GREAT JOB GUYS!!!    :ccclapping:   :spin:   :woohoo   :drink:   :ccclapping:   :spin:   :woohoo   :drink:

 :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:   :happy dance:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 08, 2011, 09:29:34 AM
I wonder if this secures Lehners role as backup next year....
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 08, 2011, 09:39:14 AM
I wonder if this secures Lehners role as backup next year....

Personally, I hope not.  He will still be too young, IMHO, and another full year of developing in the AHL is likely better for the longterm.  He is still a teenager and this season was very inconsistent for him.  Heck!  Until he got down to Bingo and the playoffs started, he barely played any games.  When he was here in Ottawa, he rode the bench.  When he got to Bingo, he rode the bench plenty because Brust was their "go-to" guy (understandably).  It wasn't until the B-Sens were down 3-1 in the first round that he played with any regularity at all this entire season.

Speaking of Lehner, during the post-game interviews on the radio with Grady, Robin was the first player he interviewed and it was clear that he was super-excited, elated and relieved.  But during his comments, he did a very nice "shout out" to Brust saying that "Barry spoke to me between periods and kept me calm.  He was an amazing help to me both during the games and in-between".  I thought it was very classy of the kid.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: sensfan1984 on June 08, 2011, 09:40:50 AM
Ya that was ridiculous..... The announcers were terrible. And did anyone notice the cameraman sucked. He lost the puck numerous times and at one point when the Sens were on a scoring chance they randomly cut to the Sens bench....

What the hell kind of broadcast doesnt show the awards ceremony....
Absolutely terrible....
The announcers were just brutal. After butler's goal the announcer kept talking about how the penalty was a "make up call" because they had handed Bingo 5 straight penalties. What a hack...
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 08, 2011, 09:56:55 AM
This is the Rockets venue so they have excellent established camera positions, so we were scratching our heads at the up panning that looked like a beer league tournament "video of the game" quality.  But, we happy for any tv coverage.
It sure does show the huge gap between the NHL and the AHL. 

Rose - the boxscore shows attendance of 10,125.  Looks like they filled the lower bowls.  I wonder if they just close the 3rd deck - it would make sense.





Boo to the Ottawa Citizen who made this a 3rd page sports section story - BBBOOOO!!!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 08, 2011, 10:31:11 AM
This is the Rockets venue so they have excellent established camera positions, so we were scratching our heads at the up panning that looked like a beer league tournament "video of the game" quality.  But, we happy for any tv coverage.
It sure does show the huge gap between the NHL and the AHL. 

Rose - the boxscore shows attendance of 10,125.  Looks like they filled the lower bowls.  I wonder if they just close the 3rd deck - it would make sense.

Boo to the Ottawa Citizen who made this a 3rd page sports section story - BBBOOOO!!!

We wondered whether it was only the lower bowl filled.  But in any event, it was a very decent crowd and certainly boisterous.

And I thought the exact same thing with the Citizen's 3rd page coverage.  Seriously?  But I have several issues with them lately (that I won't go into here)................ :shake:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 08, 2011, 11:47:00 AM
We wondered whether it was only the lower bowl filled.  But in any event, it was a very decent crowd and certainly boisterous.

And I thought the exact same thing with the Citizen's 3rd page coverage.  Seriously?  But I have several issues with them lately (that I won't go into here)................ :shake:
At the start of the game there were large swaths of empty seats that mysteriously filled as the game went on.  I just think they allowed people to move down after a time passed so that it "looked" full on tv. :)

The only mention of the win in the Sun was a go-to graphic on the front and a one-page article at the back. :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 08, 2011, 12:25:22 PM
At the start of the game there were large swaths of empty seats that mysteriously filled as the game went on.  I just think they allowed people to move down after a time passed so that it "looked" full on tv. :)

Good for them if they did.  Crazy not to reward fans in their final game of the season  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 08, 2011, 12:30:04 PM
Good for them if they did.  Crazy not to reward fans in their final game of the season  :mrgreen:

^^I agree totally.  Even if it had ended up being their SECOND last game of the season!   :smily1263:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 08, 2011, 12:56:13 PM
Good for them if they did.  Crazy not to reward fans in their final game of the season  :mrgreen:
Yup, totally agree.  Oh, and I guess the obilgatory  :icon_agree: is in order. :D
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: FBK on June 08, 2011, 01:04:47 PM
And the bingo sens win the championship!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to CM and all other fans living in Binghamton. From not making the playoffs last to winning the Championship! Thats really something
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 08, 2011, 01:30:06 PM
Congrats to the B-Sens and to the fans in Binghampton, especiall CM. :)

Was I the only one surprised to see the broadcast shut off the moment tht the game wasa over?  The horrible commentators basicaly say "Well, the Aero's lost so we're going to turn off the tv broadcast but you're welcome to listen to the radio and picture the presentation/celebration if you wish."

If you stuck with it, they did actually show the presentation....
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 08, 2011, 01:32:32 PM
Good sized crowd for the game - I didn't hear what it was but it sure looked large! 

They mentioned in passing the crowd was somewhere over the 10-large mark.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 08, 2011, 01:43:24 PM
As unicop said, they did show the celebrations. The broadcast with those two hacks stopped, but after a commercial break, they came back to a broadcaster-less feed. They stopped once most players had handled the Cup.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Jasonf6 on June 08, 2011, 03:44:02 PM
If you stuck with it, they did actually show the presentation....
Well, it was late and when I heard "The television broadcast stops here but you can listen on the radio" message I took it as truth and went to bed. :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Dagwood on June 08, 2011, 09:21:37 PM
Some good videos starting to pop up on U-Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEch1LsXflM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEch1LsXflM)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: playertobenamedlater on June 09, 2011, 09:19:35 AM
Personally, I hope not.  He will still be too young, IMHO, and another full year of developing in the AHL is likely better for the longterm.  He is still a teenager and this season was very inconsistent for him.  Heck!  Until he got down to Bingo and the playoffs started, he barely played any games.  When he was here in Ottawa, he rode the bench.  When he got to Bingo, he rode the bench plenty because Brust was their "go-to" guy (understandably).  It wasn't until the B-Sens were down 3-1 in the first round that he played with any regularity at all this entire season.

Speaking of Lehner, during the post-game interviews on the radio with Grady, Robin was the first player he interviewed and it was clear that he was super-excited, elated and relieved.  But during his comments, he did a very nice "shout out" to Brust saying that "Barry spoke to me between periods and kept me calm.  He was an amazing help to me both during the games and in-between".  I thought it was very classy of the kid.   :thumbsup:

I'm with you Rose. We have Anderson, no need for Lehner to ride the pine in Ottawa in a rebuilding year when he could be getting good quality playing time in Bingo. Thanks for sharing his comments. That speaks to a kid's character when he takes the time during an emotional spontaneous celebration to compliment and thank the other goalie.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 09, 2011, 09:47:56 AM
Ya thats a pretty good move on his part... Ill agree with you there.

however in regards to him staying in Bingo..
I have to worry that he would not be happy there. Although that shouldnt count for anything I kind of worry about this kid sometimes that way he responds to the media. Maybe Im completely off but I would hope that keeping him down another year wouldnt cause him wanting to bolt when it comes to contract time....
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: playertobenamedlater on June 09, 2011, 09:51:29 AM
Ya thats a pretty good move on his part... Ill agree with you there.

however in regards to him staying in Bingo..
I have to worry that he would not be happy there. Although that shouldnt count for anything I kind of worry about this kid sometimes that way he responds to the media. Maybe Im completely off but I would hope that keeping him down another year wouldnt cause him wanting to bolt when it comes to contract time....

Well, he's a competitor, and wants to compete at the highest level. To be honest, I don't want anyone on my team who's happy to play in the minors. I would seriously question their motivation. It's a matter of managing him properly, and letting him know that he's part of the team's long term success plan, and convincing him that it's better for him and the team for him to spend another year in the minors. If they make him earn a spot rather than handing it to him, he'll be better for it.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: rose on June 09, 2011, 12:11:41 PM
Well, he's a competitor, and wants to compete at the highest level. To be honest, I don't want anyone on my team who's happy to play in the minors. I would seriously question their motivation. It's a matter of managing him properly, and letting him know that he's part of the team's long term success plan, and convincing him that it's better for him and the team for him to spend another year in the minors. If they make him earn a spot rather than handing it to him, he'll be better for it.

 :icon_agree: 100%  I think it's great that he's gung-ho and thinks he's ready for the big club.  But, if handled properly, I think he can be made to understand that it's likely better for him in the long run to get lots of playing time.  He seems to have matured somewhat during his run in Bingo (based on postgame/pregame interviews I've heard and especially postgame after their Calder Cup win) and if management lays it out properly for him, he will hopefully not want to bolt.  Time will tell, to be sure.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 09, 2011, 01:14:45 PM
He seems to have matured somewhat during his run in Bingo
Thats more or less what I was worried about. If he has matured at all.
If so great.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: sensfan1984 on June 09, 2011, 01:40:21 PM
Thats more or less what I was worried about. If he has matured at all.
If so great.

The coach seemed to hint that he was quite immature at the start of the year/playoffs, but that he had grown a lot through the run. His quote was something along the lines of a "night and day difference". Here's hoping  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: FV on June 09, 2011, 01:46:34 PM
I was a little surprised at the low quality of the clips of the series they showed during the Bruins/Nucks game.  It was pretty poor for that level of hockey. 
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 09, 2011, 01:53:59 PM
Ya thats a pretty good move on his part... Ill agree with you there.

however in regards to him staying in Bingo..
I have to worry that he would not be happy there. Although that shouldnt count for anything I kind of worry about this kid sometimes that way he responds to the media. Maybe Im completely off but I would hope that keeping him down another year wouldnt cause him wanting to bolt when it comes to contract time....

If that's an issue, better to work it out in Bingo.  IMHO, the Sens got in to a mess trying to keep people happy and bending on to  things they shouldn't have and its taken a few years to start straightening it out.

Lehner being only 19 needs the time in Bingo, even if he thinks otherwise.    I don't think he would be good as a backup.  In spot starts he is ok, but really shines with lots of starts.  Before becoming a backup, he needs to play 50+ games at a pro level and find the consistency to step in as a back-up.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Metalhawk on June 09, 2011, 02:50:23 PM
I was a little surprised at the low quality of the clips of the series they showed during the Bruins/Nucks game.  It was pretty poor for that level of hockey. 

The video quality in the AHL is indeed very poor. Most OHL games I've watched are better quality and often better produced than what I've been able to watch this year from the AHL.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: FV on June 09, 2011, 03:10:07 PM
The video quality in the AHL is indeed very poor. Most OHL games I've watched are better quality and often better produced than what I've been able to watch this year from the AHL.

Totally agree with you on that!  OHL is way better!
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 09, 2011, 09:38:54 PM
The video quality in the AHL is indeed very poor. Most OHL games I've watched are better quality and often better produced than what I've been able to watch this year from the AHL.

What I don't get is that Houston uses an NBA venue, so the set-up is all there.   
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Special J on June 10, 2011, 09:31:51 AM
More pics...

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/07/bingo-baby-sens-win-calder-cup
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 11, 2011, 03:34:24 PM
What I don't get is that Houston uses an NBA venue, so the set-up is all there.  

The arena probably doesn't own the cameras.  They have to use whatever Comcast had.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 11, 2011, 04:57:52 PM
The arena probably doesn't own the cameras.  They have to use whatever Comcast had.

Looks like they used a handycam from someone's trunk.  The NBA and AHL are the two main tenants, hard to believe they can't get use of decent cameras.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 12, 2011, 09:27:09 AM
Looks like they used a handycam from someone's trunk.  The NBA and AHL are the two main tenants, hard to believe they can't get use of decent cameras.

Once again - the networks bring the cameras...not the arena....If Comcast wanted the HD cameras from a major network, I'm guessing they wouldn't come cheap - and probably not cost effective for the broadcast audience.

Just a hunch on my part, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Aero's tv audience is just a tad smaller then that of the Rockets.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 12, 2011, 09:32:44 AM
Once again - the networks bring the cameras...not the arena....If Comcast wanted the HD cameras from a major network, I'm guessing they wouldn't come cheap - and probably not cost effective for the broadcast audience.

Just a hunch on my part, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Aero's tv audience is just a tad smaller then that of the Rockets.


But there are good camera stations for site lines, and proper tv lighting in the venue.  It's hard to believe that any broadcaster couldn't get a better quality picture than a rec men's tournament.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 12, 2011, 12:18:45 PM
But there are good camera stations for site lines, and proper tv lighting in the venue.  It's hard to believe that any broadcaster couldn't get a better quality picture than a rec men's tournament.

Sitelines and lighting don't matter if you're using a shit camera.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: OS on June 12, 2011, 01:27:40 PM
Sitelines and lighting don't matter if you're using a shit camera.

Get that Sh*t closer to the ice at least!!  :mrgreen:  Anyway, still appreciate getting it at all.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 14, 2011, 10:12:15 AM
Just got home from vacation and the town is still buzzing from the win and parade. I heard there was a large crowd for the parade and the team (players, staff and coach) enjoyed the parade and event that followed at the arena very much.  Wish I could have been there but I had already postponed the vacation to watch the home games.  I tried to tape the game but it wasn't listed and I forgot it was a different time zone.  I missed the last half hour of it.   :icon_banghead:  Nothing much happened then did it?   ;)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: UniCop on June 14, 2011, 08:44:25 PM
Don't miss the banner raising next season......if the roof was coming off during the playoffs, they'll definitly need a roofer the day after the banner goes up :)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 16, 2011, 10:34:29 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5766247325_aa8e4f33dc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on June 16, 2011, 10:54:06 AM
^^^ They were ready to do battle weren't they!   :paddle: :happy dance: :happy dance:
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: Sasquatch on June 16, 2011, 02:39:12 PM
ya I meant to do a new Banner for the site but I forgot...
Kind of late now.
Title: Re: Binghamton VS Houston- Calder Cup Finals
Post by: classmate on July 14, 2011, 01:18:23 PM
Just one more post with highlights (few anyway) of all the playoff games and final win.  Then a speech by Tom Mitchell at the AHL annual meeting. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r96ynEk8CuU

Got to love Tom Mitchell's optimism at the end of his speech.   :thumbsup:  I still smile when I see them all "jump" Lehner.   :banana: