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yaledoc
09-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Word on the street is that there is a lot of optimism emanating from inside The Whale !!!

cross cheque
09-17-2013, 08:51 PM
It's Geppetto, and he only got out once.

LTsatch
09-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Word on the street is that there is a lot of optimism emanating from inside The Whale !!!

Hopefully the optimism stems from one of the new goalies being as good as advertised. That will be key for Yale this year.

sshablak
09-18-2013, 12:30 PM
Who would that goalie be ? Lyon 2.76 GAA ? Just asking .

yaledoc
09-18-2013, 06:13 PM
Who would that goalie be ? Lyon 2.76 GAA ? Just asking .

Dear Shabby........perhaps you are forgetting who is coaching the team. Remember Jeff Malcolm, the future successor to King Henrik ???

LTsatch
09-18-2013, 08:43 PM
Who would that goalie be ? Lyon 2.76 GAA ? Just asking .

That is my assumption, but with every new Yale season comes the same question "who will be the starting goalie at the beginning of the season." The best way to find out will be to attend the Liberty Tournament in Newark, because only then will any of us really know. :)

Ralph Baer
09-19-2013, 01:03 PM
RPI blog Without a Peer's yearly post about Yale http://www.withoutapeer.com/2013/09/know-your-enemy-yale.html


I have no connection to WaP except as a reader.

bulldog10jw
09-20-2013, 08:44 AM
2013-14 YALE SEASON OUTLOOK

http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2013-14/releases/20130919wcc16a

sshablak
09-20-2013, 09:00 AM
That is my assumption, but with every new Yale season comes the same question "who will be the starting goalie at the beginning of the season." The best way to find out will be to attend the Liberty Tournament in Newark, because only then will any of us really know. :)

Thanks.

Yale84
09-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Any thoughts from the statistically-inclined among us about the impact on Yale of the new NCAA tournament selection criteria?

LTsatch
09-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Any thoughts from the statistically-inclined among us about the impact on Yale of the new NCAA tournament selection criteria?
Most of the stats pundits on here seemed to be awaiting more details on the new process, increased subjectivity is a concern of mine, although I am no stats guru. I think that Yale's perceived soft out of conference schedule this year will be a pairwise concern irregardless of whatever changes are made.

goblue78
09-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Definitely too early to tell in general, but (a) I don't think there's any increase in subjectivity at all... the subjectivity comes in the criteria used, not the application of it. (b) I'll guarantee you that the criteria were undersimulated... they ran some scenarios, probably reran some old seasons, but they definitely aren't doing this correctly (I have some inside knowledge on this). (c) As far as the Bulldogs are concerned, it's probably a small plus... Here's my tentative reasoning: This formula (I think) overweights road wins (in an attempt to get good teams to schedule more road games). Yale has, for the past several seasons, been relatively better on the road (relative to other teams, not relative to their own home performance). That should be a minor plus. The replacement of TUC with this new Quality Win criterion, to the extent I understand it, will be about neutral so long as the ECAC can keep 3 or more teams in the top 20. This criterion definitely hurts Atlantic Hockey a lot and would have helped the WCHA a bunch if it still existed. It now increases the weight of RPI (the rating, not the school). I need to do some more simulations to really make a definitive opinion, but RPI has been a Yale strongpoint... it's the other crieria which have hurt, so strengthening it is probably a minor plus.
The weak OOC schedule actually doesn't hurt quite as much under these rules, but you still need to win the games, and when you play weaker teams you have very little margin for error in the common opponents criterion.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
09-23-2013, 10:38 AM
http://www.westerncollegehockeyblog.com/ecac/2013/9/23/4760466/ecac-preseason-awards-greg-carey-andrew-calof-matt-lorito-jason-tasdorf-tyler-sikura

My preseason award picks for ECAC with Hayden and Agostino getting some love.

goblue78
09-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Your love would have been somewhat better taken if you hadn't identified Agostino as being from Princeton in your Preseason player of the year forecast.

edit: Wow! Power of the Intertubes! Fixed!

Priceless
09-23-2013, 01:50 PM
If any of you are interested in attending the Liberty Hockey Invitational next month please let me know. As a New Jersey Devils season ticket holder I can get discounted seats that aren't available to the general public. I posted details (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?105612-Liberty-Hockey-Invitational) in the Tickets thread.

LTsatch
09-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Priceless, Thanks for the offer! Speaking of priceless! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100138081425953&set=gm.10151933926902065&type=1&theater

Priceless
09-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Priceless, Thanks for the offer! Speaking of priceless! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100138081425953&set=gm.10151933926902065&type=1&theater

Needs more diamonds.

nopuckluck
10-07-2013, 10:31 PM
By all accounts a spirited first practice/training camp at Ingalls as two groups of 6 Forwards and 4 Defensemen skated hard for 45 minutes.

Stan The Man
10-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Mark Arcobello notched 3 assists last night for Edmonton. 5 assists in first five games centering Ryan Smyth's line.

LTsatch
10-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Alot of confusion about the games next week in Newark, USCHO shows a traditional two day tournament format with consolation and championship on Saturday. The college websites are showing just a switching of opponents with no actual "tournament". If they all go 1-1 do we all get to hoist the Cup?