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FlagDUDE08
11-04-2013, 02:11 PM
No doubt-and every week we stay up there(especially in the top 10) is helpful. I just have the impression that some voters really do not follow as closely as they should-and simply vote for what they recognize from the previous weeks + or - a little depending on results that they are aware of. I would think that the psychology of familiarity has some effect.

Perhaps this is why USCHO gets opinion from people across the country. We do know that AspyDad's favorite writer gives some ECAC representation as he has one of the fifty votes. I seem to recall someone asked him that question in an interview in what causes him to cast his ballot the way he does.

lugnut92
11-04-2013, 07:27 PM
I was looking at our team stats at collegehockeystats and found something that's pretty telling about our season so far, specifically our inability to keep the foot on the gas for all 60:



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Shots | 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG |
RPI | 86 87 53 0 226 |
Opponents | 52 84 76 1 213 |
Difference| +34 +3 -23 -1 +13 |
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We pepper the net with shots for the first and second, but pull way back after 40 minutes and give up a ton. The goal differential isn't really there (we're +1 in the 3rd), but when you get out-shot that badly, you're probably getting out-possessed (unfortunately we can't get Corsi/Fenwick for college games), and it's going to bite you eventually.

DrDemento
11-04-2013, 09:09 PM
I was looking at our team stats at collegehockeystats and found something that's pretty telling about our season so far, specifically our inability to keep the foot on the gas for all 60:



----------|------------------------|
Shots | 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG |
RPI | 86 87 53 0 226 |
Opponents | 52 84 76 1 213 |
Difference| +34 +3 -23 -1 +13 |
----------|------------------------|


We pepper the net with shots for the first and second, but pull way back after 40 minutes and give up a ton. The goal differential isn't really there (we're +1 in the 3rd), but when you get out-shot that badly, you're probably getting out-possessed (unfortunately we can't get Corsi/Fenwick for college games), and it's going to bite you eventually.

Lug: Just add this thought-we are 5-2-1 and have led going into the third more often than not. It is perfectly natural to sit on a lead a bit-something we really need to learn to do well. The team behind will throw everything at the net they can in the third. I would not yet read into those stats. I am far more concerned about the second period-for some weird reason more years than not it has been the Dreaded Second that I have posted about so often. What would be nice to see, is how we are doing if we break down and look at the first 5 minutes of each period-do we come out ready and rocking or not. I think it has at least appeared we do that in the first period but i am not at all sure about the other two periods.

fr joe
11-05-2013, 06:22 AM
We're still #10 on the USCHO poll http://www.uscho.com/rankings/.

Playing well in early season OOC games matters now, and if we continue to play well, it will matter in March, too. Laying a good foundation...

Wicked Slappaahs
11-05-2013, 09:18 AM
Playing well in early season OOC games matters now, and if we continue to play well, it will matter in March, too. Laying a good foundation...

Deafening silence on the Kasdorf front. Seems like they are going the rehab route -- to see how it responds. Then again, he could've already had surgery for all we know...:eek::p:p

Ralph Baer
11-05-2013, 09:31 AM
As I have mentioned before, I will be at the games this weekend. Is there any place that posters get together between periods or prior to the first period?


Edit:

Today is 5 November 2013. There are 3 days until RPI's next game. ;)

FlagDUDE08
11-05-2013, 10:44 AM
As I have mentioned before, I will be at the games this weekend. Is there any place that posters get together between periods or prior to the first period?


Edit:

Today is 5 November 2013. There are 3 days until RPI's next game. ;)

Last time I went to one of these get-togethers, it was near the zamboni entrance and they threw me in the snowbank. :eek::p:D

turk181
11-05-2013, 11:01 AM
As I have mentioned before, I will be at the games this weekend. Is there any place that posters get together between periods or prior to the first period?


Edit:

Today is 5 November 2013. There are 3 days until RPI's next game. ;) I generally don't leave my seat between periods but during the pregame skate you will should find the usual suspects; aspy, troyboy, babo & hubster, realet, grussinko, jcrawford, myself (I may have missed some other posters) & some players parents standing along the glass in front of Sect.18.

Ralph Baer
11-05-2013, 11:27 AM
I generally don't leave my seat between periods but during the pregame skate you will should find the usual suspects; aspy, troyboy, babo & hubster, realet, grussinko, jcrawford, myself (I may have missed some other posters) & some players parents standing along the glass in front of Sect.18.

Some of us need to visit the John between periods. :D

By the pregame skate I assume you mean the time when they skate and have some drills before returning to the locker room, not the time immediately before the game starts.

turk181
11-05-2013, 11:40 AM
[QUOTE=Ralph Baer;5804544

By the pregame skate I assume you mean the time when they skate and have some drills before returning to the locker room, not the time immediately before the game starts.[/QUOTE].......Correct.

RKarger
11-05-2013, 12:12 PM
Apparently Friday night is superhero night, wear a costume or just a t-shirt and enter to win tickets to the new Thor movie and other prizes.

https://twitter.com/Sachi_Ena/status/397443158419599360/photo/1

Friday Cornell's band will also be at the game.

Saturday is Greek Appreciation night so expect most of the fraternities/sororities to be there. Should be a fun weekend! Wish I could be there.

RKarger
11-05-2013, 12:36 PM
Brock Higgs was nominated for ECAC POTW, and Scott Diebold was nominated for GOTW, however neither won as Quinnipiac swept the awards.

http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/Weekly_Awards/20130511_M_Weekly_Awards

FlagDUDE08
11-05-2013, 03:53 PM
Ryan Haggerty is your undisputed nation's goal leader with 10. He is also tied for most PPG with 4.

Currently, the team is 4.00 GF/G, with 2.12 GA/G. We make the second least trips to the box in the country at 7.5 PIM/G (likely to change since we're playing Cornell on Friday), 22.9% on the PP and 85.2% on the kill.

DrDemento
11-05-2013, 05:14 PM
Ryan Haggerty is your undisputed nation's goal leader with 10. He is also tied for most PPG with 4.

Currently, the team is 4.00 GF/G, with 2.12 GA/G. We make the second least trips to the box in the country at 7.5 PIM/G (likely to change since we're playing Cornell on Friday), 22.9% on the PP and 85.2% on the kill.

Saw those stats in a few places already-thanks for putting them together. I cannot remember us having a +1.88 goal differential in our favor in a long time. Very early in the season to draw any sort of conclusion-but that differential obviously was affected negatively by BC quite a bit or else we might be at the top of the list of Division I schools. All of this just points to what a nice start we have had. You are right though about the penalty minutes-now that we face the ECAC teams we should see those numbers rise accordingly. The way we have looked on the penalty kill makes me feel a bit more comfortable that we can handle that as long as we are not put down 2 men for too long.

Ralph Baer
11-05-2013, 08:12 PM
Saw those stats in a few places already-thanks for putting them together. I cannot remember us having a +1.88 goal differential in our favor in a long time. Very early in the season to draw any sort of conclusion-but that differential obviously was affected negatively by BC quite a bit or else we might be at the top of the list of Division I schools. All of this just points to what a nice start we have had. You are right though about the penalty minutes-now that we face the ECAC teams we should see those numbers rise accordingly. The way we have looked on the penalty kill makes me feel a bit more comfortable that we can handle that as long as we are not put down 2 men for too long.

Correct. The last time we were higher than that was 84-85 at 3.82. The highest since 84-85 was 1.56 in 93-94.

DrDemento
11-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Correct. The last time we were higher than that was 84-85 at 3.82. The highest since 84-85 was 1.56 in 93-94.

I did not know the numbers from back then but it seemed like it had been a long time. It has to be a really more relaxed feeling when we can build up a 2 or more goal lead and play while ahead. No time to rest on our laurels though-the ECAC schedule will be very demandingand I am sure we will see a ton of special teams play. This may not be a crucial weekedn but it sure is a statement weekend. Coming away with 3 or more points and we are solidly in the top 10.

LTsatch
11-06-2013, 01:39 PM
Deafening silence on the Kasdorf front. Seems like they are going the rehab route -- to see how it responds. Then again, he could've already had surgery for all we know...:eek::p:p

Ken Schott just reported on his blog and twitter that Kasdorf will be having season ending shoulder surgery. Good luck and health to the young man, hopefully the surgery goes well.

lugnut92
11-06-2013, 01:56 PM
Ken Schott just reported on his blog and twitter that Kasdorf will be having season ending shoulder surgery. Good luck and health to the young man, hopefully the surgery goes well.

It sucks for this season, but it's probably for the best. He'll definitely qualify for a medical redshirt, and hopefully he'll come back strong next season. I can't help but wonder if this will turn the Jets off of him and allow him to play out more of his eligibility with us. They'll at least wait to see how he does when he comes back next year (assuming he takes the starting spot back from Diebold).

Wholin1
11-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Ken actually quoted Appert as saying he would probably be having surgery, but reading between the lines it seems inevitable. Hopefully he comes back 100%. http://dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2013/nov/06/appert-says-rpi-goalie-kasdorf-likely-to-have-seas/

DrDemento
11-06-2013, 03:42 PM
It sucks for this season, but it's probably for the best. He'll definitely qualify for a medical redshirt, and hopefully he'll come back strong next season. I can't help but wonder if this will turn the Jets off of him and allow him to play out more of his eligibility with us. They'll at least wait to see how he does when he comes back next year (assuming he takes the starting spot back from Diebold).

Not my favorite joint to have surgery performed. I have had it twice. The mechanics of the shoulder are a bit complicated in humans(not somuch in many other animals like dogs who have no clavicles). There is no doubt in my mind that any surgery will be successful-as judged by whether the shoulder will improve so that it will not dislocate or separate as easily. What just cannot be predicted-is whether a top athlete having this surgery will retain or regain the range of motion he had before. That range being most crucial for certain sports(tennis, golf) and even more so for certain position players in other sports(pitchers, quarterbacks). Whatever happens, surgery or not, here's wishing this extremely talented young man a totally successful recovery. I am selfish and would want him back in cherry and white for next year-but could fully understand if he chooses otherwise.