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DeepRed72
03-06-2017, 03:19 PM
Oh please. If Union and Yale can win "in modern era of college hockey," so can RPI.

Exactly my sentiments.

Red Cloud
03-06-2017, 03:24 PM
Didn't say it can't be done...It's tougher than it used to be.

Let me reiterate this. UNION COLLEGE WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2014.

It's clearly not.

Edit: Elaboration.

Union College exists in the ******* of New York State, and plays its home games in a rink that a great many D3 programs would say was ****. And they put up 7 goals on the University of Minnesota in the national championship game.

I defy you to show me a barrier that RPI has that isn't thrown there by its own administration.

jmhusker
03-06-2017, 03:29 PM
Have we ever actually fired a hockey coach before? I don't think so.
Addessa was fired was he not?

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 03:29 PM
Good grief. There are currently 62 people reading this thread.

Hi, everyone! :D

71 now

DeepRed72
03-06-2017, 03:31 PM
Didn't say it can't be done...It's tougher than it used to be.

I'm tired of all the rationalizations. What is hard is being a fan of a program that constantly under-performs. It is time to stop making excuses and take ownership.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 03:31 PM
Addessa was fired was he not?

You're right. :o

ServinisScores
03-06-2017, 03:41 PM
You're right. :o

No, Addesa technically resigned. It was all but a firing.

RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 03:42 PM
No, Addesa technically resigned. It was all but firing.

Yes, it was mainly due to the alleged racial comments involving a former RPI player.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 03:51 PM
Wow. Can't believe that SAJ bought out all those years remaining on his contract. I guess it is true about nice guys finishing last (or at least next to last).
The most interesting question now will be about the recruits. Will they still be coming to RPI next season (or beyond)?

The ones with NLI have to stay.

RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 03:55 PM
The ones with NLI have to stay.

The only ones who have signed a NLI are Ohrvall and Bailey Conger. But, that conversation is for the recruit thread.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 03:57 PM
The only ones who have signed a NLI are Ohrvall and Bailey Conger. But, that conversation is for the recruit thread.

Those are the only ones whom we know have signed letters. I am sure that others have also.

IMO, there is nothing at all wrong about discussing it here. A matter of fact, it is probably better.

RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 04:03 PM
One of the local TV stations mentions on a crawl on the bottom of the screen that RPI fires hockey coach "Seth Alpert". Embarrassing that they can't even spell the coaches name right after 11 years on the job.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 04:04 PM
One of the local TV stations mentions on a crawl on the bottom of the screen that RPI fires hockey coach "Seth Alpert". Embarrassing that they can't even spell the coaches name right after 11 years on the job.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad to hear about the release of <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/RPIAthletics">@RPIAthletics</a>. It is there loss. Can&#39;t wait to see what lucky place ends up w/ him next.</p>&mdash; Kyle Shiely (@WCCOKyle) <a href="https://twitter.com/WCCOKyle/status/838855021152305152">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It is there [sic] loss.

sk8tronthepond
03-06-2017, 04:04 PM
Those are the only ones whom we know have signed letters. I am sure that others have also.

IMO, there is nothing at all wrong about discussing it here. A matter of fact, it is probably better.

As far as I know, incoming recruits are not bound to the NLI when there is a coaching change.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 04:04 PM
Those are the only ones whom we know have signed letters. I am sure that others have also.

IMO, there is nothing at all wrong about discussing it here. A matter of fact, it is probably better.

If the ex-coach had any other NLIs, he would have mentioned them at the alumni event I went to. Given he was only allowed to mention those two, that's it.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 04:06 PM
As far as I know, incoming recruits are not bound to the NLI when there is a coaching change.

The NLI website clearly states that the contract is with the institution. RPI COULD choose to break the contract, but if they don't, the NLI signers are bound to attend RPI or go to MJ.

jericho
03-06-2017, 04:06 PM
One of the local TV stations mentions on a crawl on the bottom of the screen that RPI fires hockey coach "Seth Alpert". Embarrassing that they can't even spell the coaches name right after 11 years on the job.

Also shows you how much our local stations care. If it's not high school sports or Siena basketball, it barely gets a mention. Union's having a fantastic season again this year and even they barely get covered

rsfs04
03-06-2017, 04:10 PM
The NLI website clearly states that the contract is with the institution. RPI COULD choose to break the contract, but if they don't, the NLI signers are bound to attend RPI or go to MJ.

If I recall correctly, Bailey Conger had a NLI with St. Lawrence, but was allowed to back out with the coaching change there last off-season. I believe this interpretation is correct.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Wow, this thread has had more action in two days of off-season than about a month of the regular season. :eek:

rvd5star69
03-06-2017, 04:11 PM
Yerdon talked rpi For 30!seconds. Waste of time