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RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 03:14 PM
Wow, this thread has had more action in two days of off-season than about a month of the regular season. :eek:

Not a lot to talk about when you only win 8 games all season.

Red Cloud
03-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Yerdon talked rpi For 30!seconds. Waste of time

Proof positive that some people just aren't happy unless they're miserable.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 03:18 PM
Yerdon talked rpi For 30!seconds. Waste of time

That's 30 more seconds than anyone else.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ken Schott does something, but I dumped Facebook a while back (and couldn't be happier).

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 03:21 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I spoke with Seth Appert about being let go as <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> head coach. Quick quotes coming. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a>.</p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838861332728393729">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Appert: “As a coach, you know those things are always possible.&quot; (more) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838861710442315776">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More Appert Certainly, I have full understanding that two of the last three years weren’t what they should be. (more) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838861926541185025">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More Appert You always understand those things. (more) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838862143361515521">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Appert: But at the same point and time, I don’t spend time sitting around worrying about those types of things.(more) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838862294960517121">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Appert: You’re focused on trying to make the program better.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838862421964046336">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 03:39 PM
Not a lot to talk about when you only win 8 games all season.

Fair enough point. It is a bit odd to come to your team thread and have to thumb through four pages to catch up.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 03:46 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP SETH APPERT 2006-2017butstillbeingpaidforhiscontractthrough2021 GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE</p>&mdash; ANGRY DRUNK PUCKMAN (@DRUNK_PUCKMAN) <a href="https://twitter.com/DRUNK_PUCKMAN/status/838816522709712896">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">APPERT MAY BE GONE BUT HIS HAIR (AND WIN/LOSS RECORD) LIVES ON</p>&mdash; ANGRY DRUNK PUCKMAN (@DRUNK_PUCKMAN) <a href="https://twitter.com/DRUNK_PUCKMAN/status/838825875361705985">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 03:49 PM
USCHO article dated 4/19/06 when SA was hired http://www.uscho.com/2006/04/19/rensselaer-names-appert-head-coach/. It mentions that Dan Fridgen quit on 3/21/06. I didn't realize that it took less than a month to hire SA. Does it usually go that fast?

For the sake of getting things going, hopefully it does happen quickly yet wisely.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 04:11 PM
The Record also has some comments. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20170306/rpi-fires-head-coach-seth-appert-after-11-seasons

rvd5star69
03-06-2017, 04:20 PM
The Record also has some comments. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20170306/rpi-fires-head-coach-seth-appert-after-11-seasons

Gotta get rid of the assistants as well

ServinisScores
03-06-2017, 04:30 PM
The Record also has some comments. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20170306/rpi-fires-head-coach-seth-appert-after-11-seasons

From the article:


You never like to see it end the wrong way. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve done here. I know that when we arrived, we were on our way out of having any relevance in Division I hockey, and we got it back to having a really strong six or seven years in the NCAA Tournament, top 15 in the country. Unfortunately we struggled through the last three years, and that led to the decision today.

Replying to the bolded part, channeling John McEnroe "You cannot be serious?"

jmhusker
03-06-2017, 04:42 PM
From the article:

Replying to the bolded part, channeling John McEnroe "You cannot be serious?"
Alternative facts? Maybe he can go work at the White House next - they could use some good PR folks and being in touch with reality is optional.

RPI fan 4 life
03-06-2017, 04:48 PM
Alternative facts? Maybe he can go work at the White House next - they could use some good PR folks and being in touch with reality is optional.

Nah. They would never hire anyone with better looking hair than the Donald.

jericho
03-06-2017, 05:08 PM
From the article:



Replying to the bolded part, channeling John McEnroe "You cannot be serious?"

I was about to say the same thing.


Gotta get rid of the assistants as well

Can we fire some USCHO posters? I'd know two who I'd start with....

son-of-alumn
03-06-2017, 05:54 PM
not surprising, but I wonder if he would be interested

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UMass assistant, RPI alum Ben Barr should be #1 candidate to replace Seth Appert. Here’s a look at Barr and others: <a href="https://t.co/GQkWbttcJZ">https://t.co/GQkWbttcJZ</a></p>&mdash; SBN College Hockey (@SBNCollegePuck) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNCollegePuck/status/838825608515813377">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



At least most of the coaches mentioned know how to recruit in the northeast and have had a high profile throughout the region. The current staff was totally invisible to high school, prep and junior players (and worst of all - their advisors) throughout the northeast - and therefore RPI was therefore never even an option for most players within a 5 hour drive of Troy.

techtodenver
03-06-2017, 06:28 PM
Something tells me SA had some insight on the matter as well, I don't know if he is always up tight about 50-50 calls but he wouldn't stop giving it to the ref, instantly when he saw a potential call you would hear him scream the call he thought the ref should be making about 15-20 times Saturday night. He's always so calm in postgame interviews and in the few experiences I've seen him coach in person I don't think I've ever heard yell at the refs but I don't go to every RPI game so maybe that's not that case. Continuous screams of "wake up" came Friday night although I think any coach would be screaming that with how RPI was playing, maybe I'm off on this but his calming presence seemed to be non-existent, maybe it was a last ditch effort? I do feel bad for SA but to be honest Clarkson were in a similar situation not too long ago and I wanted Roll gone, best wishes to SA and his family and I'm sure he will find his feet.

vicious
03-06-2017, 06:33 PM
From the article:



Replying to the bolded part, channeling John McEnroe "You cannot be serious?"

I'm betting he was misquoted. It is the Ed Weaver-less Record, after all.

vicious
03-06-2017, 06:39 PM
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

Very true. Local stations and Times Union seem to care only about hoops and now lax. TU doesn't even bother to cover road games anymore while anything Siena/UAlbany gets pages and pages of coverage. Wish Beattie and Union SID would get on local media's case about it. Both programs deserve a lot more ink than they've gotten in recent years.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 07:04 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VIDEO: RPI fires men&#39;s hockey head coach Seth Appert <a href="https://t.co/8IMTgJJ4aO">https://t.co/8IMTgJJ4aO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838917318436585472">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

fishcore12
03-06-2017, 07:13 PM
Gotta get rid of the assistants as well

Yeah lets not have anyone running the program while the search goes on. Sounds like a solid plan.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 07:14 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good coach and person <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a> I wouldn't be where I am today without the coaching staff from RPI. All are exceptional people.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a></p>&mdash; Nick Bailen (@bails29) <a href="https://twitter.com/bails29/status/838882066641072130">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can't thank <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a> enough. Helped my dreams come true and start a career. Tremendous person and coach. See you at the rink soon.</p>&mdash; Jeremy Coupal (@JeremyCoupal) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeremyCoupal/status/838904311149056000">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Although there may be others, it might be saying something that I only found two former players who tweeted about it.