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RHamilton
03-14-2014, 07:08 PM
That's one. Two is mixing him up with Haggerty. Three is not knowing that he can't be sent to the AHL at this time.

Love this quote from that thread:


is this one of the ones where if he defies the odds and makes it in the NHL we have to listen to the words "...out of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute," in every national broadcast for the forseeable future

Yes.

Ralph Baer
03-14-2014, 07:18 PM
It's too bad that Jacob Hayhurst is probably still a HS junior http://ojhl_site.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=2409903. (This was posted with about 8:30 left in the first period.)

Ralph Baer
03-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Love this quote from that thread:

I had a chuckle when I read that also.

rvd5star69
03-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Both guys left early concern about this freshman class and next years coming in. Maybe Seth has 7. 5 foot 170 lbs guys coming in

ServinisScores
03-14-2014, 08:22 PM
I would respectfully disagree, in part, and reluctantly concur, in part.

In my business, that's fence sitting. ;)


It seems to me that we lack appropriate focus. Priorities aren't clear or are too diffuse. Attention to detail is spread too thin compared to the available resources. Hence my consistent mention of the support staff. A head coach is more of a CEO of a mid-sized business these days. What OGC needs more than anything else, I'd suggest, is a good HR person.

He has assistant coaches. Trainers. Athletic Director and his staff. What more does he need? A D1 hockey coach is not a CEO of anything. He needs to worry about player character, their educational capability, and mixing the right personalities and skill set to win. He has no P&L to worry about. Not marketing or sales. Just win, and graduate, baby!



In that regard, not so much a "consultant" as a "second opinion" might be helpful. That is exactly why even a small to mid-sized business has a board of directors, someone to provide perspective on long-term development. ANY coach has to deal with plenty of short-term tactical issues. There also has to be a process for long-term assessment as well. It seems to me that it is in this latter area that OGC is still learning and developing.


Again, he has a staff. His team is quite small, if you insist on relating it to a business. All of the support you recommend is pretty divisive, and top-heavy, like a government institution. :D

Stay@homeDad
03-14-2014, 08:43 PM
I have a feeling these two leaving are just the beginning of things to come. Guess I know now who the Vancouver scout was there looking at last Sunday.

rjohntute
03-14-2014, 09:29 PM
It's ok we still have our resident grandpa in Laliberté who scored like 400 goals in juniors. We'll be fine.

Vaportrail
03-14-2014, 09:42 PM
On a positive note, I've seen Drew Melanson play in the USHL, and you'll be happy with him next year. He'll make a difference for the Engineers.

turk181
03-14-2014, 09:47 PM
I have a feeling these two leaving are just the beginning of things to come. Guess I know now who the Vancouver scout was there looking at last Sunday.....so are you saying, "bad news comes in threes"?

Ralph Baer
03-14-2014, 10:16 PM
On a positive note, I've seen Drew Melanson play in the USHL, and you'll be happy with him next year. He'll make a difference for the Engineers.

I hope that you are right.

lugnut92
03-14-2014, 11:25 PM
I have a feeling these two leaving are just the beginning of things to come. Guess I know now who the Vancouver scout was there looking at last Sunday.

Who do we have left to lose? Lally is too small for the NHL and Neal really isn't ready.

jmhusker
03-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Who do we have left to lose? Lally is too small for the NHL and Neal really isn't ready.
Bradley, Leonard or Kasdorf?

Ralph Baer
03-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Today is 15 March 2014. There are 203 days (29 weeks) until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 4 October 2014 for the start of next season.

Stay@homeDad
03-15-2014, 08:29 AM
....so are you saying, "bad news comes in threes"?

Let's hope if it does it is only 3's and not 4's, 5's, or 6's.

Stay@homeDad
03-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Who do we have left to lose? Lally is too small for the NHL and Neal really isn't ready.

So are you saying after college his hockey career will be over? Who are we to judge who is ready for the next step? He had 1 more goal and the same amount of assists as Big Z this year. So was he not ready? Vancouver seemed to think so.

Stay@homeDad
03-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Who do we have left to lose? Lally is too small for the NHL and Neal really isn't ready.

Whose to say they have to go tot he NHL?

vicious
03-15-2014, 08:38 AM
just came across this: "Seth: the Movie."

http://www.championshipproductions.com/cgi-bin/champ/p/Hockey/All-Access-RPI-Hockey-Practice-with-Seth-Appert_HD-04128.html?crm=r-619

Schafer and Eaves each got 5 stars...this only got 4. Blasphemy!

FlagDUDE08
03-15-2014, 08:40 AM
What's good enough for Haggs is good enough for Diesel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhorDRFegJI

jmhusker
03-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Interesting that Zalewski signed with the Canucks - makes me wonder if this is good or bad for him. On the positive side, he gets to play for his home town team (Utica Comets) while he tries to become an NHL regular. On the negative, he gets to play for his hometown team and there are going to be a lot more distractions than if he played somewhere else. An AHL player from the local area is a local celebrity in Utica. Hopefully he has the personality that can ignore the distractions and keep working hard.

ibanezist00
03-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Interesting that Zalewski signed with the Canucks - makes me wonder if this is good or bad for him. On the positive side, he gets to play for his home town team (Utica Comets) while he tries to become an NHL regular. On the negative, he gets to play for his hometown team and there are going to be a lot more distractions than if he played somewhere else. An AHL player from the local area is a local celebrity in Utica. Hopefully he has the personality that can ignore the distractions and keep working hard.

He will play for Vancouver if he gets any ice time at all, for the rest of this season. Similar to Haggerty, he was signed after the NHL trade deadline so he is ineligible to be sent down to the AHL.