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Mike Hutter
03-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Mike: I'm guessing no Lamacchia because Brown was manhandled physically without Hathaway on Friday and Whittet decided he needed some sort of enforcer. So Siers stepped in. Lamacchia has not been very effective lately anyway.

Siers played that role well!!

kdiff77
03-03-2013, 04:23 PM
First, Congratulations on a great season. Your fans have been through a lot of tough years, and it's good for the Ivies and the ECAC when Brown is strong.

Your blog says Cornell's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences ("the Aggie school" in your blog) "is an advantage versus the other Ivies they have an arguably unfair recruiting advantage over other Ivy League schools in that they can offer athletes admission to the agricultural school."

It is, but not for the easy curriculum reasons implied. Because it is one of the Land Grant State divisions, it allows state residents admission at State tuition rates, and that certainly is an advantage for 5 of the 27 on the roster.

It is mostly an advantage for the quality of the education available there, most notably the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, ranked in the top 5 in the country. 10 of Cornell's Hockey players are enrolled in this school, which admits less than 10% of applicants. It's also popular for pre-med, but only an occasional hockey player goes that route. And of course, Cornell offers athletes (and non athletes) admission to Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and others.

That may be Cornell's true recruiting advantage - a diversity of offerings for when athletics is over.

Good Luck against Clarkson - get as many Ivies as possible into the next round.

I think it's more a matter of being able to accept students with lower grades, rather than an easy curriculum at Cornell. I don't know the statistics, but I think it's fair to say that several of the student-athletes in the SALS, throughout all Cornell sports, would not have been admitted to some of Cornell's more prestigious programs.

My overall point was to compare Cornell with the Yankees in that CU has an advantage over the other Ivies through its SALS school, while the Yankees have an advantage over the MLB because they have more money than everyone else. Perhaps it's not the most fair or equivalent analogy, since I assume the SALS program is still remarkably rigorous, but I think the fact that Cornell does have this distinct advantage is something that must be pointed out.

Thanks for your class- a lot of the more snarky or irritable fans might have resorted to name-calling had they read that blog, but I appreciated reading the statistics you chose to prove your point. It is certainly commendable that 10 Big Red hockey players are in the Economics and Management school, which is one of the premier programs in the country.

Best of luck to you as well, though I'd rather not have to face Cornell again this season. :)

Mike Hutter
03-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Harry Z's latest:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/03/03/flyers-harry-zolnierczyk-suspended-four-games/1960579/

On my way to Providence yesterday, I was listening to the Flyers' game on NHL radio network. When Harry made the hit, the announcer said it was the hardest check he had seen in a long time. He added that it did not appear to be a dirty one.

When the suspension is over, I am looking forward to Volpatti v. Harry Z on March 31 on TV.

Humanoid
03-03-2013, 07:11 PM
Hey Brown fans --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89NcOHdV6CI

LTsatch
03-03-2013, 08:27 PM
Harry Z's latest:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/03/03/flyers-harry-zolnierczyk-suspended-four-games/1960579/

On my way to Providence yesterday, I was listening to the Flyers' game on NHL radio network. When Harry made the hit, the announcer said it was the hardest check he had seen in a long time. He added that it did not appear to be a dirty one.

When the suspension is over, I am looking forward to Volpatti v. Harry Z on March 31 on TV.
This was posted two pages ago, they showed the angle tonight on TV where he left his feet to make the hit

Humanoid
03-03-2013, 08:30 PM
This was posted two pages ago, they showed the angle tonight on TV where he left his feet to make the hit, it really was a blindside hip to balls hit, he is so short he had no choice but to leap to reach the cojones on the guy. lol

And Adam Oates blamed his own guy haha

Humanoid
03-04-2013, 12:00 PM
No love for Bruno in the ECAC blog. I boo this man.

http://www.uscho.com/ecac-blog/2013/03/04/clutch-and-not-so-much-in-the-regular-season-finales/

turk181
03-04-2013, 12:19 PM
And Adam Oates blamed his own guy hahadifferent incident.

Humanoid
03-04-2013, 01:19 PM
different incident.

I was linking the two. Oates all but exonerated Harry for the hit by saying his own guy made the mistake. Then this happened. Proved ole Oatesy wrong. Guess Harry was going for the kill shot there too.

kdiff77
03-04-2013, 02:26 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-madness-at-meehan.html

March Madness is back at Meehan!

DarthBruno
03-04-2013, 04:11 PM
No love for Bruno in the ECAC blog. I boo this man.

http://www.uscho.com/ecac-blog/2013/03/04/clutch-and-not-so-much-in-the-regular-season-finales/


What is wrong with Sullivan? He's been slighting Brown for quite some time. Isn't he the same Brian Sullivan who used to attend games in person and was a diehard fan? It's a common enough name; I could be wrong.

The heck with him. I'd rather read KDiff's blog anyway. ;)

Mike Hutter
03-04-2013, 08:31 PM
This was posted two pages ago, they showed the angle tonight on TV where he left his feet to make the hit

There are 2 Harry Z incidents. This one occurred on Saturday and is not the one that you are referring to.

Mike Hutter
03-04-2013, 08:41 PM
http://brownhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-madness-at-meehan.html

March Madness is back at Meehan!

Good post. I think you are right on the money with your observation that Brown has a scorer, albeit several of them who on any day will score, that is complementing Lorito.

LTsatch
03-04-2013, 10:08 PM
There are 2 Harry Z incidents. This one occurred on Saturday and is not the one that you are referring to.

I stand corrected, thanks for the clarification, they were both cheap hits. Funny thing is, that is the kind of stuff that will keep him on an NHL bench.

kdiff77
03-05-2013, 12:18 AM
What is wrong with Sullivan? He's been slighting Brown for quite some time. Isn't he the same Brian Sullivan who used to attend games in person and was a diehard fan? It's a common enough name; I could be wrong.

The heck with him. I'd rather read KDiff's blog anyway. ;)

He was a huge supporter back when Brown was a total mess in the last few years of Grillo. Now that there's hope on College Hill? Not so much. Maybe he just loves the overwhelming underdog.

kdiff77
03-05-2013, 12:18 AM
I stand corrected, thanks for the clarification, they were both cheap hits. Funny thing is, that is the kind of stuff that will keep him on an NHL bench.

Well, no one ever said he was going to be a mainstay in the NHL because of his talent! You gotta make it somehow. ;)

LTsatch
03-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Well, no one ever said he was going to be a mainstay in the NHL because of his talent! You gotta make it somehow. ;)

Sad thing is, every time I see an open ice hit like that, I have a flashback to the O'Neill hit in Bridgeport 3 years ago.

Humanoid
03-05-2013, 01:47 PM
So there's two message boards floating around that I was really enjoying but they died off. One was about the Mt. Rushmore of a program and who would be on it.

Is there any doubt that Brendan Whittet gets on that after this season? Even if Brown goes two and out against Clarkson, he's gotten more out of this team than ever thought possible. Remember that this team, BEFORE injuries and BEFORE the season started (back when Roy was supposed to still be coming to Brown) was a UNANIMOUS choice to finish dead last.

Yann Danis, Brendan Whittet, Damian Prescott and Steve King.

If anyone says Roger Grillo, you're get a size 13 Humanoid boot in your you knows.

kdiff77
03-05-2013, 02:07 PM
So there's two message boards floating around that I was really enjoying but they died off. One was about the Mt. Rushmore of a program and who would be on it.

Is there any doubt that Brendan Whittet gets on that after this season? Even if Brown goes two and out against Clarkson, he's gotten more out of this team than ever thought possible. Remember that this team, BEFORE injuries and BEFORE the season started (back when Roy was supposed to still be coming to Brown) was a UNANIMOUS choice to finish dead last.

Yann Danis, Brendan Whittet, Damian Prescott and Steve King.

If anyone says Roger Grillo, you're get a size 13 Humanoid boot in your you knows.

What about Curt Bennett? The Cat? Dick Toomey? James Fullerton?

In terms of recent players/coaches, I think you nailed it. But Brown has plenty of greats from long-gone eras who should be recognized. I think only Danis makes the list if we're talking all-time.

kdiff77
03-05-2013, 02:49 PM
Speaking of Yann Danis: one of the greatest travesties of Brown goaltending is the fact that Brian Eklund was a draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, but his incredibly superior replacement, Yann Danis, was not drafted at all.