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The Zlax45
12-09-2017, 10:36 PM
What a turn around from the night before. Providence has to be thinking, WTH?

Better team won tonight with a ton of shot blocks.

RIT Winters
12-10-2017, 10:52 AM
And now we have ourselves a true goalie controversy, gentleman!

komey1
12-10-2017, 12:21 PM
I expect conference championships most years, occasional Frozen Four trips.


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Personally, I think that is a little unrealistic or you are going to be in for a lot of disappointment. RIT will be a contender more often than not, but the league is leaps and bounds above where it was when RIT started playing in conference, and in a one and done scenario in the playoffs - anything can happen. Just ask Robert Morris about that. As for Frozen Four trips - that's going to be tough to repeat. RIT is not Minnesota or BC - at least not yet.

LtPowers
12-10-2017, 12:39 PM
Personally, I think that is a little unrealistic or you are going to be in for a lot of disappointment. RIT will be a contender more often than not, but the league is leaps and bounds above where it was when RIT started playing in conference, and in a one and done scenario in the playoffs - anything can happen. Just ask Robert Morris about that. As for Frozen Four trips - that's going to be tough to repeat. RIT is not Minnesota or BC - at least not yet.

I guess it depends on what you mean by "expect".


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blazer777
12-10-2017, 12:43 PM
And now we have ourselves a true goalie controversy, gentleman!

I pick Short!

curry
12-11-2017, 08:57 AM
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StimulisRK
12-11-2017, 10:06 AM
FINALLY (in reference to an OOC win)

Scott Biggar
12-11-2017, 11:19 AM
This team can be really good if it can get some consistent goaltending.

Perhaps you meant to say "This team can be really good if all facets can play well at the same time."

As has been noted, even by Providence fans, Friday's issue was not goaltending. On Saturday, while it was great to see Short get his first careen shutout, the dramatic difference in the game was not due solely to goaltending either. The skaters played very differently on Saturday.

TigerFan86-87
12-11-2017, 12:31 PM
I guess it depends on what you mean by "expect".


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I didn't know "expect" had multiple definitions. :p

TigerFan86-87
12-11-2017, 12:35 PM
As for Frozen Four trips - that's going to be tough to repeat. RIT is not Minnesota or BC - at least not yet.
Agreed. The league has a whopping total of ONE Frozen Four appearance, so occasional appearances by any one team in AHC is highly unlikely.

I suspect he said that with tongue firmly pressed in cheek, though.

TigerFan86-87
12-11-2017, 12:40 PM
And yet, they have 2 NCAA appearances, including a win.

Ruby was relatively highly rated, but was inconsistant. Rotolo was a decent, but not great goalie. Dracett came in as a top goalie in his league and started out well in conference play. He's slumping a bit now, and Short is making the most of his opportunity so far.

Maybe instead of "dependable/good" it should be "difference-making/top-flight". Rotolo would definitely fit the dependable/good category (at least). But it is true that since Madolora left, they haven't had a difference-maker in net for an extended period since. One could argue that Ruby's 2014-15 season was pretty darn great, but it kind of went un-noticed since the team struggled to support him with goals in the first half.

TigerFan86-87
12-11-2017, 12:42 PM
I also think the question is: what SHOULD the expectations of the program be?

For me, the expectation is making the AHC semifinals most years and occasional conference championships.

Agreed.
I would just add that they be in position to earn a first round bye most years as well.

35TH40TH
12-11-2017, 02:31 PM
I pick Short!

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blazer777
12-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Perhaps you meant to say "This team can be really good if all facets can play well at the same time."

As has been noted, even by Providence fans, Friday's issue was not goaltending. On Saturday, while it was great to see Short get his first careen shutout, the dramatic difference in the game was not due solely to goaltending either. The skaters played very differently on Saturday.

So, a team effort you say!

LtPowers
12-11-2017, 04:54 PM
I didn't know "expect" had multiple definitions. :p

Perhaps not, but it can be used in different contexts and with different degrees.


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Downstate_RIT_Fan
12-13-2017, 12:41 PM
Big announcement coming up at 1pm on campus today. Even former Prez Destler is supposed to be there. Lots of speculation about the announcement, some say a new parking garage, others guesses involve the hacking of Destlers weather machine :) , but for me I am hoping for the school to move to all D1 sports.

Downstate_RIT_Fan
12-13-2017, 01:15 PM
Big announcement coming up at 1pm on campus today. Even former Prez Destler is supposed to be there. Lots of speculation about the announcement, some say a new parking garage, others guesses involve the hacking of Destlers weather machine :) , but for me I am hoping for the school to move to all D1 sports.

Nope. They did receive a nice gift though $$$, that will likely be used for academics and facilty improvements.

palmettofriar
12-13-2017, 09:26 PM
Better team won tonight with a ton of shot blocks.

RIT certainly was awesome in Providence. Good luck after the break.

LtPowers
12-27-2017, 11:35 PM
Due to prodigious snowfall, RIT's games against Mercyhurst have been delayed by one day. They'll be playing Saturday--Sunday, the latter at 4:05.


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Ed Trefzger
12-28-2017, 05:22 PM
I just was notified by the RIT sports information department that the games at Mercyhurst this weekend have been postponed. Dates for rescheduling them are TBD, but it is likely that they will be made up as two single midweek games.