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Ralph Baer
04-26-2014, 02:35 AM
Today is 26 April 2014. There are 161 days (23 weeks) until RPI's next game.


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

vicious
04-26-2014, 11:42 AM
For those who are discontented with OGC, I do empathize....at the same time, I also do notice a striking dearth of alternatives.

sorry to report that as of this morning, Adam Oates now has a lot more time on his hands.

Ralph Baer
04-26-2014, 01:39 PM
sorry to report that as of this morning, Adam Oates now has a lot more time on his hands.

:(

DeepRed72
04-26-2014, 06:06 PM
sorry to report that as of this morning, Adam Oates now has a lot more time on his hands.

Please take note Shirley. You have an opportunity to get the hockey team back on the track to respectability. Bite the bullet, admit your error and change 'em up. Make Adam an offer he can't refuse. After all you have put the institute in the 'red', what's a few more dollars?

rsfs04
04-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Please take note Shirley. You have an opportunity to get the hockey team back on the track to respectability. Bite the bullet, admit your error and change 'em up. Make Adam an offer he can't refuse. After all you have put the institute in the 'red', what's a few more dollars?

What makes you think Adam is a better coach than Appert? He has five years of coaching experience, two of them as head coach. I have not watched much in ways of Caps games in the last two years, but I've never gotten the feeling they were a great coached team. They lost in the first round last year, and missed the playoffs this year, not much on his resume to say we must have this man.

And personally, I get the feeling Oates has no interest in coaching in the college game. I could be dead wrong, but that's the vibe I get from him.

Ralph Baer
04-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Official banquet summary with team awards http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2014/4/26/MHOCK_0426142139.aspx.


Edit: Unofficial comments are certainly welcome too. :)

Ralph Baer
04-26-2014, 08:23 PM
What makes you think Adam is a better coach than Appert? He has five years of coaching experience, two of them as head coach. I have not watched much in ways of Caps games in the last two years, but I've never gotten the feeling they were a great coached team. They lost in the first round last year, and missed the playoffs this year, not much on his resume to say we must have this man.

And personally, I get the feeling Oates has no interest in coaching in the college game. I could be dead wrong, but that's the vibe I get from him.

He seemed to have his good points and his problems as a coach, but IMO the Caps' problems were not mainly his.

I suspect that you are correct that he doesn't have much interest to coach at a college. He also probably does not have the necessary contacts to recruit college players although his playing ability would certainly open the door to recruiting forwards at a minimum, and he wouldn't be the first person to coach college without a coaching history there.

Ralph Baer
04-27-2014, 12:20 AM
Today is 27 April 2014. There are 160 days until RPI's next game.


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

Wicked Slappaahs
04-27-2014, 01:01 PM
sorry to report that as of this morning, Adam Oates now has a lot more time on his hands.

Ovie the Cancer strikes again

Ralph Baer
04-28-2014, 12:38 AM
Today is 28 April 2014. There are 159 days until RPI's next game.


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

DeepRed72
04-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Ovie the Cancer strikes again

A most impressive plus/MINUS, -35, ranked 753 of 755 players this season. Normally you have to work very hard to reach such a milestone but in his case it was just the opposite. He was the main reason why Washington did not make the playoffs - the poison in the locker room. He sealed Oates' fate after all you can't fire the 'star.'

Ralph Baer
04-29-2014, 01:24 AM
Today is 29 April 2014. There are 158 days until RPI's next game.


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

Ralph Baer
04-29-2014, 02:17 AM
Charlene Markham's report on the banquet:

Part 1 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=515
Part 2 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=517

Ralph Baer
04-30-2014, 12:12 AM
Today is 30 April 2014. There are 157 days until RPI's next game.


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

FreshFish
04-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Charlene Markham's report on the banquet:

Part 1 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=515
Part 2 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=517


When he got to his personal thank-yous, Guy especially thanked the fans for their support “whether we’re winning or struggling”

Nice that he didn't say "thanks to most of the fans except for two or three obnoxious posters on the USCHO team thread." ;)

ServinisScores
04-30-2014, 07:44 PM
He seemed to have his good points and his problems as a coach, but IMO the Caps' problems were not mainly his.

I suspect that you are correct that he doesn't have much interest to coach at a college. He also probably does not have the necessary contacts to recruit college players although his playing ability would certainly open the door to recruiting forwards at a minimum, and he wouldn't be the first person to coach college without a coaching history there.

I am an unabashed Adam Oates fan/home/fanboy, but his teams were incredibly unprepared. His mouthing off was his trademark style to get fired and away from one of the most overrated all-around players in Ovechkin; see his quotes prior to getting traded from the Bruins as evidence of him speaking up to get out.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-30-2014, 10:45 PM
A most impressive plus/MINUS, -35, ranked 753 of 755 players this season. Normally you have to work very hard to reach such a milestone but in his case it was just the opposite. He was the main reason why Washington did not make the playoffs - the poison in the locker room. He sealed Oates' fate after all you can't fire the 'star.'

If my math is right - 3 head coaches, 1 GM and counting. I would've traded him for a wheelbarrow load of picks about 3 yrs ago ..,

Oatsie will be back in NHL in short order. Mark it down.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-30-2014, 10:48 PM
Charlene Markham's report on the banquet:

Part 1 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=515
Part 2 http://rpihockey.net/blog/?p=517

I'm still waiting for my invite. ... I'm Irish , what can I say. I buy three season tickets and drop a ton of other dough to support the team and I don't get an email or snail mail invite...weak from an organizational perspective. I

Wicked Slappaahs
04-30-2014, 10:52 PM
Hockey mtg in Naples. Said to be considering the Rich Flair (Mongo) Bennett rule. - I .e. mandatory suspensions for end of game melees. Also , looking at OT procedures and the push to 3/4 visors from full cages.

Ralph Baer
05-01-2014, 01:28 AM
Today is 1 May 2014. There are 156 days until RPI's next game.


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