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Ralph Baer
02-15-2014, 09:13 PM
Discuss. :)

DrDemento
02-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Home at HFH for 2 big games-if we want to make any sort of move up in the standings anything less than a sweep is a disappointment. Oddly i find myself rooting for Union to beat Clarkson this week and then both Yale and Brown next week. It is all about home ice and all about the match ups in the playoffs. Anyone can be tough-witness dartmouth at Clarkson tonight. Some years we can see some match ups as being more favorable but this year-on any given weekend-who knows? We just have to hope we become the most difficult team for anyone to play-an dof course get healthy and stay healthy.

critsports
02-15-2014, 09:29 PM
North Country is coming into your barns on a downer. My Saints can't do much at Appleton but appear to play better on the road. Still.....1 point at home and a loss to Dartmouth really stings. Even Clarkson has lost some of their early season swagger....losing to Harvard and just barely getting by Dartmouth tonight.

I'd have to say things heavily favor the Capitol District teams. North Country is limping in.

turk181
02-15-2014, 09:32 PM
North Country is coming into your barns on a downer. My Saints can't do much at Appleton but appear to play better on the road. Still.....1 point at home and a loss to Dartmouth really stings. Even Clarkson has lost some of their early season swagger....losing to Harvard and just barely getting by Dartmouth tonight.

I'd have to say things heavily favor the Capitol District teams. North Country is limping in.CCT lost BIG to Dartmouth tonight, 6-1.

RPI fan 4 life
02-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Of course you have to root for Union to beat Clarkson on Friday. We're not going to catch Union in the standings. We now would have the tie breaker over Colgate and Cornell and can still split the series with Clarkson and Yale. So in a way we can still control our own destiny for a Top 4 berth (never thought I would be saying that this year).

critsports
02-15-2014, 10:12 PM
CCT lost BIG to Dartmouth tonight, 6-1.

Old eyes....when I looked at the scoreboard it looked like 1-0. All the more reason for optimism in Troy and Schenectady.

lugnut92
02-15-2014, 10:26 PM
I'll be up in Troy for Saturday's Senior Night. I have to woo potential Yale students on Friday.

drshoen
02-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Clarkson's smoke & mirrors act has finished early. The results this weekend look like the last-place team that was predicted at the beginning of the year, just awful. I'd say we have very little chance to get any points this weekend.

TimU
02-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Discuss. :)

OK.

Umm . . . uhhhhh . . . well . . .

Sorry Ralph, I tried but I have nothing to say.

engineerhockeyfan
02-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Clarkson's smoke & mirrors act has finished early. The results this weekend look like the last-place team that was predicted at the beginning of the year, just awful. I'd say we have very little chance to get any points this weekend.

Last I checked, this is still the ECAC. Anything can happen. I like our chances this weekend, but we still have to play our game and stay out of the penalty box.
Clarkson will not just roll over for us, and SLU always seems to give us trouble.
That said, if we stay focused and play to our capabilities, we should prevail. I have tickets for the Yale game, and that is looking like it could be for a top four finish.
One can only hope.

Muskieman
02-17-2014, 10:58 AM
OK.

Umm . . . uhhhhh . . . well . . .

Sorry Ralph, I tried but I have nothing to say.

I think Tim's saying that he has no clue what to expect out of SLU. I certainly am clueless. As for Clarkson, Sexton and Bissette have been injured the last few weeks, and T.J. Moor recently left the team for personal reasons. I think losing those-3 guys has contributed to their recent tailspin. On paper, the CD teams should both sweep, but SLU sweeping wouldn't surprise me either. Again, I have no clue what SLU will do (or not do) :confused:.

ibanezist00
02-17-2014, 11:03 AM
I think Tim's saying that he has no clue what to expect out of SLU. I certainly am clueless. As for Clarkson, Sexton and Bissette have been injured the last few weeks, and T.J. Moor recently left the team for personal reasons. I think losing those-3 guys has contributed to their recent tailspin. On paper, the CD teams should both sweep, but SLU sweeping wouldn't surprise me either. Again, I have no clue what SLU will do (or not do) :confused:.

Sad part is, as an RPI fan I have no idea what to expect either. Our main assist machine Laliberte is still likely to be out this weekend but we seemed to do okay without him on the ice this past weekend. We seem to be somewhat evading our second period/very late game collapses lately which is good. I really have no other half-baked armchair coach analysis to add.

Wholin1
02-17-2014, 11:47 AM
If I am correct Union can clinch at least a tie for a Cleary Cup with 4 pts this weekend. Of perhaps greater significance is whether Carr, Novak, Ikkala are back from injury and Roy from illness. All 4 were out of the lineup on Saturday. Overcoming 2 deficits of 2 goals with a depleted lineup to get the tie with Colgate shows how well this team deals with challenges.

lugnut92
02-17-2014, 12:42 PM
If I am correct Union can clinch at least a tie for a Cleary Cup with 4 pts this weekend. Of perhaps greater significance is whether Carr, Novak, Ikkala are back from injury and Roy from illness. All 4 were out of the lineup on Saturday. Overcoming 2 deficits of 2 goals with a depleted lineup to get the tie with Colgate shows how well this team deals with challenges.

Four points would guarantee Union the one seed, though not the Cleary. They own the tiebreaker with Quinnipiac by virtue of league wins (4 points this weekend would give Union 16 ECAC wins to Quinnipiac's maximum of 15).

Saints#1
02-18-2014, 06:50 PM
I remember last years Capital District road trip quite clearly. It was not a very good showing. Hopefully a different Saints team shows up this year. Heck, I'll just take a Saints team that can be competitive at this point :(

Dutchman
02-18-2014, 08:34 PM
If I am correct Union can clinch at least a tie for a Cleary Cup with 4 pts this weekend. Of perhaps greater significance is whether Carr, Novak, Ikkala are back from injury and Roy from illness. All 4 were out of the lineup on Saturday. Overcoming 2 deficits of 2 goals with a depleted lineup to get the tie with Colgate shows how well this team deals with challenges.

You are correct:

The Cleary Cup, named for former Harvard player and coach Bill Cleary, is awarded to the team with the best record in league games at the end of the regular-season. There is no tie-breaking procedure should two or more teams end the season with the same record and the trophy is shared. A tie breaking procedure is applied to determine the top seed in the ECAC conference tournament. The Cleary Cup winner is not given any special consideration in the NCAA tournament as the ECAC awards its automatic bid to the winner of the ECAC tournament.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECAC_Hockey

There is no tie breaking procedure for the cup, only for the ECAC seeding.

Stay@homeDad
02-18-2014, 09:27 PM
You are correct:

The Cleary Cup, named for former Harvard player and coach Bill Cleary, is awarded to the team with the best record in league games at the end of the regular-season. There is no tie-breaking procedure should two or more teams end the season with the same record and the trophy is shared. A tie breaking procedure is applied to determine the top seed in the ECAC conference tournament. The Cleary Cup winner is not given any special consideration in the NCAA tournament as the ECAC awards its automatic bid to the winner of the ECAC tournament.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECAC_Hockey

There is no tie breaking procedure for the cup, only for the ECAC seeding.

I'm surprised someone form Union can research, read and comprehend...

Dutchman
02-18-2014, 09:38 PM
I'm surprised someone form Union can research, read and comprehend...

Its only because of my two graduate degrees from RPI that I am able to read all that technical stuff.

By the way, how is the breast feeding coming? Are you wiping your nipples after every feeding? Also, remember to wash your hands after you change those diapers. You don't want to get that stuff in your food.

Do you wear one of those bra's that opens in the front so you can breast feed on the go? What does your spouse think of "Stay@homeDad". How have the tuperware parties been?

FlagDUDE08
02-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Its only because of my two graduate degrees from RPI that I am able to read all that technical stuff.

By the way, how is the breast feeding coming? Are you wiping your nipples after every feeding? Also, remember to wash your hands after you change those diapers. You don't want to get that stuff in your food.

Do you wear one of those bra's that opens in the front so you can breast feed on the go? What does your spouse think of "Stay@homeDad". How have the tuperware parties been?

One wonders how you have so much experience with that sort of stuff... ;)

fishcore12
02-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Well there goes any talk of this weekends games....