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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Living as far as I do from the Capital District, I hadn't realized that Albany's AHL franchise was about to go out of existence, but apparently, so it has.

    Here's a link to an article on the subject (including a brief mention of the RPI Field House) by the always-readable Stan Fischler.
    http://www.dailyfreeman.com/sports/2...-albany-devils

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waite21 View Post
    Living as far as I do from the Capital District, I hadn't realized that Albany's AHL franchise was about to go out of existence, but apparently, so it has.

    Here's a link to an article on the subject (including a brief mention of the RPI Field House) by the always-readable Stan Fischler.
    http://www.dailyfreeman.com/sports/2...-albany-devils
    As a lifetime Capital District resident, yes it is true. A very well written article by Mr. Fischler. What he didn't mention in regards to the HFH was that they hosted the NY Islanders franchise (called the Capital District Islanders) for two years prior to the move to Albany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI fan 4 life View Post
    As a lifetime Capital District resident, yes it is true. A very well written article by Mr. Fischler. What he didn't mention in regards to the HFH was that they hosted the NY Islanders franchise (called the Capital District Islanders) for two years prior to the move to Albany.
    Especially considering that NY Islanders great, Butch Goring, coached the CD Islanders..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capita...rict_Islanders

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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Today is 8 May 2017. There are 146 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 1 October 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Arod and bell also gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd5star69 View Post
    Arod and bell also gone
    Interesting. I am somewhat surprised about AR since he was in a couple of the training videos with Coach Smith. Bell never seemed to find a regular spot in the lineup and his departure will open up a roster spot for a recruit.
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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    So we currently have the following forwards:
    Liljegren, Tironese, J. Ohrvall, Wiffen, Hayhurst, Polino, Marrello, Reisinger, Rappaport, Burgess, E. Ohrvall, Payne, Stout, and Jerry. That's just 14 and we don't know if Burgess is fit to play and if Rappaport has D-I talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Good to know that he saw the place.
    When's last time we had a forward that big and tall and can screen the goalie amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd5star69 View Post
    When's last time we had a forward that big and tall and can screen the goalie amen
    If the "big" part refers to weight, then there have been many at more than 190 lb. Assuming that the 6'4" is real, the answer is probably Kevin Beauregard. I don't remember if he did much screening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    So we currently have the following forwards:
    Liljegren, Tironese, J. Ohrvall, Wiffen, Hayhurst, Polino, Marrello, Reisinger, Rappaport, Burgess, E. Ohrvall, Payne, Stout, and Jerry. That's just 14 and we don't know if Burgess is fit to play and if Rappaport has D-I talent.
    That's not ideal to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    If the "big" part refers to weight, then there have been many at more than 190 lb. Assuming that the 6'4" is real, the answer is probably Kevin Beauregard. I don't remember if he did much screening.
    It's pretty hard to set a screen from the stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpi82 View Post
    It's pretty hard to set a screen from the stands.
    Well, he screens whoever is sitting behind him.

    Being 5'4", it happens to me often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Well, he screens whoever is sitting behind him. Being 5'4", it happens to me often.
    Size is not the most important aspect of knowing how to screen well. Bigger question is he fast enough to get down in front of the goalie to set the screen before the shot is taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    So we currently have the following forwards:
    Liljegren, Tironese, J. Ohrvall, Wiffen, Hayhurst, Polino, Marrello, Reisinger, Rappaport, Burgess, E. Ohrvall, Payne, Stout, and Jerry. That's just 14 and we don't know if Burgess is fit to play and if Rappaport has D-I talent.
    I'm praying on Burgess and not expecting anything from Rappaport. I'm still holding out faint hope on Conger until I see that he's been released and committed to another school. With 7 defensemen returning and 2-4 in-bound, perhaps we'll see a Brutlag-like transformation or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpi82 View Post
    I'm praying on Burgess and not expecting anything from Rappaport. I'm still holding out faint hope on Conger until I see that he's been released and committed to another school. With 7 defensemen returning and 2-4 in-bound, perhaps we'll see a Brutlag-like transformation or two.
    I suspect that we will still get another forward recruit.

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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Drew Melanson leaving also confirmed by BU Coach Quinn according to BU poster Scarlet http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...=1#post6490013.

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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Quote Originally Posted by rvd5star69 View Post
    Arod and bell also gone
    Although walk-ons, Rappaport and McBain are not returning as well.

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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Today is 9 May 2017. There are 145 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 1 October 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noresmen View Post
    McBain are not returning as well.
    Hackett back I guess
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    Re: RPI 2017 Off-Season (Part II): Mr. Smith Goes to Troy

    Quote Originally Posted by AspyDad View Post
    Hackett back I guess
    With the current shake up, I would not want to see Hackett back in the room.
    It is going to be a tough enough season without having someone who was not wanted the previous season.
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