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    In honor of Todd Burgess and Lauren Severson, today is 13 September 2017. There are 17 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.
    Speaking of Todd, does anyone know if he's at full strength and practicing?

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    I had expected they would take more time to make a decision. There's a saying that you should never buy a used van from a kicker, because the guy has probably put a zillion miles on it driving from one tryout to another.

    I'm not sure Franks even had time to get his van (or whatever he drives) to Philadelphia before they signed their new guy.

    For the record, the guy they signed was Jake Elliott, who was drafted by the Bengals but failed to make that team.
    The nice thing about being a kicker is that you often can play until you are 40 or more. As a kid I was a big fan of Lou 'The Toe' Groza and although in those days kickers played a regular position also, he stayed around fairly long. Unless Franks had some other, non footbal, reason for being cut, I am certain we will see him with another NFL team at some time (hopefully sooner rather than later).
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    Just a clarification on Devito, he didn’t sign a contract with Washington. It’s an invite to their Team Training Camp. He must’ve made quite an impression at their Development Camp to get this invite though.

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    In honor of Jacob Hayhurst and Kirsten Iwanski , today is 14 September 2017. There are 16 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.

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    For those of us who lived through 1965-66, it wasn't the worst year in the program's history.

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    Chase Perry is still on our roster.
    Do the Bobcats know something we don't?
    Isn't that what it says? It's Hackett who left.

    I am surprised that Burke and York were regarded as the expected biggest contributors among the newcomers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Isn't that what it says? It's Hackett who left.

    I am surprised that Burke and York were regarded as the expected biggest contributors among the newcomers.
    Surprised more at the tone regarding Appert being gone and the fact that at least the team will compete and be in better position to do so. Usually you don't see someone call a departing coach incompetent but this guy seems to think it is obvious and there for all to see. Don't want to posit this as more SA bashing... I wish him well. But one can't help feeling optimistic in the change after reading this. Of course the reviewer might have more expertise in bubble hockey than anything resembling the actual game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Isn't that what it says? It's Hackett who left.

    I am surprised that Burke and York were regarded as the expected biggest contributors among the newcomers.
    Not to be overly critical of anyone who has a passion for college hockey (which I appreciate), but I wouldn't put too much stock in this preview. I suspect Burke and York were listed for the simple fact they scored the most points out of our recruits last season. Nothing more, nothing less. Has little to do with who will be biggest freshman contributors this season and in seasons ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsfs04 View Post
    Not to be overly critical of anyone who has a passion for college hockey (which I appreciate), but I wouldn't put too much stock in this preview. I suspect Burke and York were listed for the simple fact they scored the most points out of our recruits last season. Nothing more, nothing less. Has little to do with who will be biggest freshman contributors this season and in seasons ahead.
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    Surprised more at the tone regarding Appert being gone and the fact that at least the team will compete and be in better position to do so. Usually you don't see someone call a departing coach incompetent but this guy seems to think it is obvious and there for all to see. Don't want to posit this as more SA bashing... I wish him well. But one can't help feeling optimistic in the change after reading this. Of course the reviewer might have more expertise in bubble hockey than anything resembling the actual game.
    Wasn't there someone from Quinnipiac on the "Fiar" train? Was it an assistant, or one of these pundits?

    Appert was a good guy, good recruiter, and is probably a good coach for national teams. He just didn't fit well as the head coach of our college hockey program, and our records showed that. tl;dr: Apples vs. Oranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Wasn't there someone from Quinnipiac on the "Fiar" train? Was it an assistant, or one of these pundits?

    Appert was a good guy, good recruiter, and is probably a good coach for national teams. He just didn't fit well as the head coach of our college hockey program, and our records showed that. tl;dr: Apples vs. Oranges.
    2 of the biggest complaints with SA were the lack of progression of players & not being able to win games of importance. Both of those are huge for the Nat.’l Team. The U17 Team is expected to produce high Draft picks (when eligible for the Draft) & to win multi International Tournaments. I’m not so sure that will be the case with SA behind the bench. Recruiting seems to be a non-issue when it comes to the Nat.’l Team but if several “Blue- chippers” take the CHL route instead, that could also be a problem. Just my 2 cents FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Wasn't there someone from Quinnipiac on the "Fiar" train? Was it an assistant, or one of these pundits?

    Appert was a good guy, good recruiter, and is probably a good coach for national teams. He just didn't fit well as the head coach of our college hockey program, and our records showed that. tl;dr: Apples vs. Oranges.
    The author probably got that impression from the QU coaching staff. As I've stated on here before, after we lost in Hamden last season, I listened to the Bobcat postgame show. One of the assistant coaches, I believe it was Riga, was interviewed by Bill Schweizer, the QU play-by-play guy. He wasn't very complimentary of his team's play because they were playing a team he felt they should have beaten easily. He even went so far as to question the heart of our team - wondering if they even wanted to play that night. It would be hard to imagine a lot of respect for the coach of a program he dismissed so easily.

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