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DrDemento
10-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Well I'm glad we are at #12 but I've gotta say.. how in the world does Harvard get 11 points in the poll while Dartmouth gets 1? I can't believe there are 11 idiots who picked Harvard at #20 so I've go to think there is one homer who picked them near #10 and maybe one or two mentally challenged voters. I wish there was a way to bet on this stuff because if there are two things I've learned over the past few years they are that Freshman rarely make a difference and that Ted Donato's teams always seem to underperform.

Preseason polls are one thing-but once teams start playing games-these kinds of in season polls should just limit votes to teams whose seasons have started and they have played someone officially. Yale and Cornell could be very good this year-but their records do not indicate that just yet. Is it a big deal? of course not-but this is another reason to just ignore these polls until a few more weeks have gone by and everyone has played a few games.

Wicked Slappaahs
10-21-2013, 09:09 PM
Preseason polls are one thing-but once teams start playing games-these kinds of in season polls should just limit votes to teams whose seasons have started and they have played someone officially. Yale and Cornell could be very good this year-but their records do not indicate that just yet. Is it a big deal? of course not-but this is another reason to just ignore these polls until a few more weeks have gone by and everyone has played a few games.Agree completely Doc, but would amend your "don't bother to look date" back to say...mid-January. :D

DrDemento
10-22-2013, 05:55 AM
Agree completely Doc, but would amend your "don't bother to look date" back to say...mid-January. :D

Not sure I would go that far into the season-but I certainly would wait until a team has played about 5-10 games against real competition and started their in conference schedules and not just exhibitions against a couple Canadian schools.:)

Wicked Slappaahs
10-22-2013, 11:52 AM
Ladies and gentlemen : Mr. Ryan Haggerty is your player of the week !
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2013/10/22/MHOCK_1022134339.aspx?path=hockey

turk181
10-22-2013, 12:07 PM
another impressive stat for Hagg's (IMO) are his 31 SOG in the 4 games.

Ralph Baer
10-22-2013, 12:12 PM
Ladies and gentlemen : Mr. Ryan Haggerty is your player of the week !
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2013/10/22/MHOCK_1022134339.aspx?path=hockey

That's worthy of

<marquee>Ladies and gentlemen : Mr. Ryan Haggerty is your player of the week !</marquee>

Ralph Baer
10-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Ladies and gentlemen : Mr. Ryan Haggerty is your player of the week !
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2013/10/22/MHOCK_1022134339.aspx?path=hockey

Also Parker Reno was nominated for RotW and Scott Diebold for GotW http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/Weekly_Awards/20132210_M_Weekly_Awards.

turk181
10-22-2013, 04:34 PM
How great is it seeing our own Joe Yerdon (Sect.17 :)) currently on NHL Network talking about the Maple Leafs.

jmhusker
10-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Agree completely Doc, but would amend your "don't bother to look date" back to say...mid-January. :D
While I appreciate the replies, there is a difference between determining whether a poll is representative of the true nature of all of college hockey and a one-off anomaly. My point is that Harvard has shown nothing for several years running, finished near last in the ECAC and is up against stiff competition in the ECAC this year. How in the world do they get 11 points in the poll without some home town media person way overrating them? I think a true hockey expert would start them at about 35-40 in the nation and then wait and see. i have a hard time placing them in the top half of the ECAC - so how do they possibly get to be almost a top 20 team in the entire country? It's irrational, not just inaccurate.

FlagDUDE08
10-22-2013, 05:55 PM
While I appreciate the replies, there is a difference between determining whether a poll is representative of the true nature of all of college hockey and a one-off anomaly. My point is that Harvard has shown nothing for several years running, finished near last in the ECAC and is up against stiff competition in the ECAC this year. How in the world do they get 11 points in the poll without some home town media person way overrating them? I think a true hockey expert would start them at about 35-40 in the nation and then wait and see. i have a hard time placing them in the top half of the ECAC - so how do they possibly get to be almost a top 20 team in the entire country? It's irrational, not just inaccurate.

Critics said the same thing concerning our 2009-10 preseason that you are saying about Harvard's upcoming season. That's why they get votes. Once they play some games, we'll see what happens.

1988
10-23-2013, 07:20 AM
Congrats to Haggerty on his selection as POTW and to Diebold and Reno for being under consideration in their respective categories.

turk181
10-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Only one early Post today so I'll put this up........... As Gadowsky said last week, Koudys is simply "playing like a man." http://www.gopsusports.com/blog/2013/10/experienced-newcomers-making-early-impact.html

FreshFish
10-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Any pictures from the tailgate?

Wicked Slappaahs
10-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Any pictures from the tailgate?

Phones and cameras were confiscated to protect the innocent...:D

FlagDUDE08
10-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Phones and cameras were confiscated to protect the innocent...:D

...and would have been returned had I showed up. :p

Ralph Baer
10-24-2013, 01:58 AM
According to the Denver thread here, Bryan Vines is a possibility for the Denver AC post to be vacant in January. So is Sean Kurulak.

RPI fan 4 life
10-24-2013, 07:32 AM
According to the Denver thread here, Bryan Vines is a possibility for the Denver AC post to be vacant in January. So is Sean Kurulak.

Well, we took their assistant coach to become OGC, so I guess it's only fitting...

Ralph Baer
10-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Well, we took their assistant coach to become OGC, so I guess it's only fitting...

They already have one of our AC's as a Head Coach. Granted he didn't go there directly. :)

RPI fan 4 life
10-24-2013, 07:45 AM
They already have one of our AC's as a Head Coach. Granted he don't go there directly. :)

Should make for an interesting 2 games when they come to HFH in December. Maybe you should come... :)

Wicked Slappaahs
10-24-2013, 08:11 AM
According to the Denver thread here, Bryan Vines is a possibility for the Denver AC post to be vacant in January. So is Sean Kurulak.

I'd HATE to see Vinsie go -- not only cuz he's done great work with our D corps, but because it might very well mean that Aspy's infatuation --the lovely and talented Sachi Ena -- would depart with him. I'm not sure his delicate psyche could handle it. :D

But seriously, either coach would be a strong candidate. I'm a bit nervous that Vines would depart, as he is D guy and the departing DU AC is also. Hopefully Coach V wants to stick here and help finish what Seth is building.

I would think (hope?) that Kuralak would have the inside track, as he is based in Colorado ( I believe the DU A/C is leaving in Jan.) and as a local hockey director is tuned in to the top young local talent.