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Ralph Baer
10-03-2015, 08:16 PM
discuss. ;)

DrDemento
10-05-2015, 12:15 PM
I watched most of the exhibition game. Early we seemed to be the better team with more speed and better chances. It just looked like we got either tired or complacent later and were playing an exhibition game that did not count. Defense seemed to slow down, not communicate or just get lazy. Next two games will tell us how far we are from the higher echelon teams. UML is certainly not a Canadian exhibition match up and BC, well, I am happier to get them early in the season as i am sure they will be one of the biggest challenges we face.

Patronick
10-06-2015, 04:25 AM
Lowell hasn't played RPI since the 2012 Frozen Holiday Classic.

Once Lowell got their legs under them I thought they looked good against New Brunswick last Sunday. They got a little pass happy in the offensive zone (IMO) later in the game and should put more pucks on net. Also the finish isn't there yet; Lowell squandered a few 2-on-1's (one with no shot getting off, oy vey) and breakaway chances, but I think that will all settle down as they get into the season. Lowell's top forwards will be CJ Smith and Evan Campbell.

I don't know a whole lot about RPI. I read that they had a frosh ruled partially eligible and that he'll have to sit. I know they were picked to finished 10th in both the media and the coaches polls. Who are the players to watch for the Engineers?

engineerhockeyfan
10-06-2015, 06:45 AM
I watched most of the exhibition game. Early we seemed to be the better team with more speed and better chances. It just looked like we got either tired or complacent later and were playing an exhibition game that did not count. Defense seemed to slow down, not communicate or just get lazy. Next two games will tell us how far we are from the higher echelon teams. UML is certainly not a Canadian exhibition match up and BC, well, I am happier to get them early in the season as i am sure they will be one of the biggest challenges we face.

I watched the whole exhibition game, and thought that the offense was ok. Passing was on target for most of the game and a lot of shots were taken. To many open shots missed the net. Hopefully that was just rust.
Third period defense was non existent. Lazy defense caused all the goals scored in that period. Hackett looked pretty good considering what was in front of him.
I hope to go to the BC game, but I will wait until after Friday's game to make that decision.
I did like the energy line, those kids are going to be fun to watch.

lugnut92
10-06-2015, 09:27 AM
Who are the players to watch for the Engineers?

Kasdorf is an amazing goalie when he's not hurt. Not quite so amazing that the Jets would choose him over your Hellebuyck, but still pretty **** good. On the offensive front, we prefer to do it "by committee" (i.e., we don't score very much). Drew Melanson is our top returning scorer, and Milos Bubela is our other main goal scorer. Lou Nanne and Riley Bourbonnais also show flashes of brilliance.

Jasma
10-06-2015, 11:02 AM
Kasdorf is an amazing goalie when he's not hurt. Not quite so amazing that the Jets would choose him over your Hellebuyck, but still pretty **** good. On the offensive front, we prefer to do it "by committee" (i.e., we don't score very much). Drew Melanson is our top returning scorer, and Milos Bubela is our other main goal scorer. Lou Nanne and Riley Bourbonnais also show flashes of brilliance.

Nanne didn't play in the exhibition. Any word on why?
Miller also still out with wrist injury. Hopefully he is back by the ECAC opener at Union.

turk181
10-06-2015, 01:56 PM
Nanne didn't play in the exhibition. Any word on why?
Miller also still out with wrist injury. Hopefully he is back by the ECAC opener at Union.Miller should’ve found out on Mon. if he’ll be able to play this weekend. Tironese might be good to go but if he’s scratched it could be just a scratch. He is nicked up but not badly. Nanne probably won’t be ready till late Oct. early Nov. No, I won’t reveal injuries.

lugnut92
10-06-2015, 04:27 PM
Anyone have any idea what Lowell's video streams are like? Looks like it'll be $10 for the one game, so I want to know if the stream is worth it.

Jasma
10-07-2015, 09:58 AM
Miller should’ve found out on Mon. if he’ll be able to play this weekend. Tironese might be good to go but if he’s scratched it could be just a scratch. He is nicked up but not badly. Nanne probably won’t be ready till late Oct. early Nov. No, I won’t reveal injuries.

Good news if true about Miller and Tironese. Miller provides experience and grit. Two important ingredients if this team is going to be successful. Too bad about Nanne. The team needs his scoring touch. It appears that he might be one of those guys who will just never be healthy long enough to live up to his potential.

FlagDUDE08
10-08-2015, 05:37 AM
Lowell hasn't played RPI since the 2012 Frozen Holiday Classic.

Once Lowell got their legs under them I thought they looked good against New Brunswick last Sunday. They got a little pass happy in the offensive zone (IMO) later in the game and should put more pucks on net. Also the finish isn't there yet; Lowell squandered a few 2-on-1's (one with no shot getting off, oy vey) and breakaway chances, but I think that will all settle down as they get into the season. Lowell's top forwards will be CJ Smith and Evan Campbell.

I don't know a whole lot about RPI. I read that they had a frosh ruled partially eligible and that he'll have to sit. I know they were picked to finished 10th in both the media and the coaches polls. Who are the players to watch for the Engineers?

As was done with you guys, here's something a little more detailed: http://www.withoutapeer.com/2015/10/know-thyself-rpi.html

turk181
10-08-2015, 09:03 PM
SA’s pregame video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO36ReS3_ow&feature=youtu.be

ScottK
10-08-2015, 10:34 PM
SA’s pregame video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO36ReS3_ow&feature=youtu.be

Lowell's video preview: https://youtu.be/pI2lKoxo9kc

Ralph Baer
10-09-2015, 11:14 AM
Ed Weaver is spreading cheer. ;) RPI players out by injuries: Tironese, Miller, Wood, Rodriguez. :eek: Nanne will be back in the lineup. Moore will play up front. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20151009/college-hockey-injury-riddled-rpi-ready-for-opener-vs-umass

turk181
10-09-2015, 11:46 AM
Ed Weaver is spreading cheer. ;) RPI players out by injuries: Tironese, Miller, Wood, Rodriguez. :eek: Nanne will be back in the lineup. Moore will play up front. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20151009/college-hockey-injury-riddled-rpi-ready-for-opener-vs-umasswell, looks like what I was told concerning Nanne was wrong. Don’t like not seeing Rodriguez. He took that slash to the hand/wrist last week & never returned. He was in obvious pain when he skated off. 1st game & we’re playing D-men upfront already.....shoot me now.

Jasma
10-09-2015, 12:16 PM
well, looks like what I was told concerning Nanne was wrong. Don’t like not seeing Rodriguez. He took that slash to the hand/wrist last week & never returned. He was in obvious pain when he skated off. 1st game & we’re playing D-men upfront already.....shoot me now.

The injury situation is very distressing. This is at least the third straight year where there have been significant injuries to multiple players. It's not even mid-October. Not only does that make it more difficult on game day, but,as Appert said in Weaver's story, it makes it very difficult to do what needs to be done in practice. Injuries are part of all sports and there are stretches where a team seems to have more than its share, but this is the 3rd year in a row. You have to wonder what's up.

BTW, nice to see the Retched finally run something on RPI sports. Their on-line site has had almost nothing on football and I think this is the first story on hockey. Maybe the print editions run more, but I can't see why anyone would actually spend money to find out.