homeforumsrankingsprofilesahpavideosblogstips
rulesnewsphotosdownloadslinkscontact us
username
password
new user registration
forgot password?
player blogs
Create a Blog entry | View blog list


Davisl's blog
 
#16 Nick Geoffroy
9/1/2008 9:02:12 PM
 
This player from Colorado is in the same boat as Goran and Joe. You basically mix them up in a hat and see who will come out on top. Joe is rated 47 points higher currently than Nick, but Nick's had a slightly more impressive finish at 9th a couple of years ago. These three players go to a lot of match point either way scenarios, which makes sense because they are so close. Nick's offense is very potent with deceptive LWUs. He has a cross, both right walls. He has an ok cut, but could work on making it more deceptive. He has had a little better strategy in recent years, but I have yet to make him really force the issue, or his will onto an opponent. I see his just hitting a lot of shots and not working a system to setup his opponents. Having several different drifts, attacks, and defensive adjustments is paramount to cracking the top 8 or 5. Right now, Nick is just trying to solidify his position in the top 16.

Something else I've noticed is that he has difficulty controlling speeds, and he holds the mallet in a unique way, where if the table is playing pretty fast, he can't take a full/normal swing at the puck, he has to just try to baby it. He needs to figure it out so he is effective on all tables. That and timely defense would help.

Blog History
In Between 04 Jun 2012
Top 10 Shake Up 16 Nov 2011
The New World Order? 16 Nov 2011
Most Grueling Match 22 Feb 2011
World Champion Again, Really? 07 Feb 2011
Been Distracted on Way to 2nd Title 07 Feb 2011
Anthony Marino 26 Jun 2009
Post WC 16 Apr 2009
1 week to go till WC 2009 05 Mar 2009
#10 Jimmy Heilander 20 Jan 2009
#11 Tim Weissman 20 Jan 2009
#13 Travis Luscombe 26 Sep 2008
#14 Mike Thomas 26 Sep 2008
#15 Joe Cain 01 Sep 2008
#16 Nick Geoffroy 01 Sep 2008
#17 Updated Geoff Oidtman 01 Sep 2008
#17 Goran Mitic 11 Aug 2008
#18 Mark Robbins 11 Aug 2008
#19 Don James, Jr. 11 Aug 2008
Top 20 Player Profile Countdown 11 Aug 2008
No one wants a piece of me 11 Aug 2008
Must Forget the Past 27 Jun 2008
Getting in Shape for the Colorado State 03 Jun 2008
2008 WC Review 20 May 2008
AHF's Nice New Features! 19 Jan 2008
Mitic Rating and Geometry 05 Jan 2008
New Year 30 Dec 2007
15 Days till 2007 US Open 20 Sep 2007
Catch up 06 Aug 2007
Charging Defenses 19 Jun 2007
Jeanne McCarthy Air Hockey League 09 Jun 2007
Blogging about Blogs 01 Jun 2007
Trophies and my AH Table 22 May 2007
Quote of the Day 19 May 2007
Illinois State/WSOP 13 May 2007
Drawing Inspiration 01 May 2007
Hunt for #1 27 Apr 2007
Still Searching 23 Apr 2007
2003 19 Apr 2007
1999-2002 19 Apr 2007
The Return 16 Apr 2007
How I Started(and ended the first time) 14 Apr 2007
A Pucker's Life 14 Apr 2007