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blazer777
01-17-2018, 12:58 PM
The coaches should tell the team to go and win the third, and then put it behind you...

But my GPS says there's a cliff ahead and it's not recalculating!

TigerFan86-87
01-17-2018, 01:39 PM
But my GPS says there's a cliff ahead and it's not recalculating!

You're GPS feed might be a bit late. I think that cliff might be either directly below us or entering the rear view mirror at this point.

The Tigers started the New Year winning the first period against a very good NU team by a 3-0 score.
Then they managed to go 265 minutes of play being outscored 18-3.
Then they won their second 3-0 period of the year immediately after that in a pretty much meaningless period of hockey. I'm sure Mercyhurst was less than interested in a Tuesday night third period of a game while ahead by 6 goals.
Now the Tigers have first place Canisius coming to town for two? This could get much uglier very quickly. They went 0-4 against the Griffs last season. At least they can't do much worse than that this year.

Downstate_RIT_Fan
01-17-2018, 03:57 PM
You're GPS feed might be a bit late. I think that cliff might be either directly below us or entering the rear view mirror at this point.

The Tigers started the New Year winning the first period against a very good NU team by a 3-0 score.
Then they managed to go 265 minutes of play being outscored 18-3.
Then they won their second 3-0 period of the year immediately after that in a pretty much meaningless period of hockey. I'm sure Mercyhurst was less than interested in a Tuesday night third period of a game while ahead by 6 goals.
Now the Tigers have first place Canisius coming to town for two? This could get much uglier very quickly. They went 0-4 against the Griffs last season. At least they can't do much worse than that this year.


I’m still digesting last nights post game interview with our radio guys if you caught it. I paraphrase, the team has lost its confidence and there’s not much we can do about it. They basically have to figure it out on their own.

I beg to differ. I was disappointed in that line of thought. There is plenty you can do. Start by telling them that they are elite D1 hockey players that have accomplished great things to get where they are now. Put the “C” on the sweaters of the players that will keep the fire burning in the locker room and on the ice.

That’s a badass bunch of RIT hockey players, go out and prove it and stop with the whining and the butt hurt about giving up a late goal in the second period of the first game against Niagara and having the wheels fall off and losing our mojo.

Geez.

Ranting a bit. Sorry.

Downstate_RIT_Fan
01-17-2018, 08:58 PM
In other news RIT alum Danny Smith gets a call up to the ECHL

http://huntsvillehavoc.com/view/huntsvillehavoc/home-page-996/news/news_498238

Scott Biggar
01-18-2018, 10:15 AM
I’m still digesting last nights post game interview with our radio guys if you caught it. I paraphrase, the team has lost its confidence and there’s not much we can do about it. They basically have to figure it out on their own.

I beg to differ. I was disappointed in that line of thought. There is plenty you can do. Start by telling them that they are elite D1 hockey players that have accomplished great things to get where they are now. Put the “C” on the sweaters of the players that will keep the fire burning in the locker room and on the ice.

I think you missed Coach Wilson's next statement "I'm glad we have a supportive staff..."

That goes directly to your statement about "Start by telling them ...."

Tom Naeger
01-18-2018, 11:21 AM
I believe I have made this point in the past, but if you are looking for a firy coaching staff than you are going to be disappointed. That is just not Wayne's style. Not that he is hands off. He has sat players, sent them off in the middle of a game, and suspended guys in the past. But majority of his style is to stay calm and be positive.

I personally think some guys need a kick in the behind and to a degree I'm sure they are getting it. But this team might need their world blow up a bit. To me there been a bit of a consistency problem that really started last year. And I believe it's mostly mental. You see top notch hockey and then some really silly and foolish play. I think it's a problem that has developed in the room and not sure if kid gloves will solve it.

That being said, you have as much coaching experience as you can wish for here. They have a history of knowing their team well. But even experts can be wrong sometimes...

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Downstate_RIT_Fan
01-18-2018, 12:03 PM
I think you missed Coach Wilson's next statement "I'm glad we have a supportive staff..."

That goes directly to your statement about "Start by telling them ...."

Didn’t miss any part of that interview. You won’t find a bigger fan of Coach Wilson than me. I just thought stating that the team is losing because of confidence problems is not something I’ve ever heard from him before.

Just one fans opinion Scott. Hope they figure it out. Maybe some confidence pills. :)

RIT Winters
01-19-2018, 09:24 PM
Love losing games on missed calls by the Atlantic Hockey refs!

Tom Naeger
01-19-2018, 09:45 PM
Love losing games on missed calls by the Atlantic Hockey refs!

Just took another look. Yep was offsides, figures... Remember the AHA Semis against Canisius? Lots of people at Canisius thought the game winning goal was offsides. I still think it probably was, but you can not tell by the camera angel as you lose site of the puck near the boards. The view we have tonight clearly shows it was offsides...

I thought Canisius controlled a good part of the game. RIT as they've been doing lately did a lot of good things, but just not enough to win a hockey game.

jflory81
01-20-2018, 03:33 AM
They were badly outplayed from the beginning of the 2nd period up until Canisius scored their 3rd goal. Even after that point it felt like the Griffs could create chances at will, but RIT was starting to create offense too. Andriano deserved better. Save percentage can be deceptive, and it certainly is in this case. If he didn't play well, we could have easily given up 10 tonight. Shambolic defensive play.

blazer777
01-20-2018, 03:36 PM
And in other news, AFA has been forced to cancel all athletic events due to the government shut down. Sacred Heart gets the night off!

komey1
01-20-2018, 03:48 PM
Love losing games on missed calls by the Atlantic Hockey refs!

RIT lost the game because our defensemen were as much of spectators as the Corner Crew when it came to Canisius on the rush.

Downstate_RIT_Fan
01-21-2018, 07:14 AM
RIT lost the game because our defensemen were as much of spectators as the Corner Crew when it came to Canisius on the rush.

Good bounce back.. Seems Adriano has earned another start heading into Holy Cross next weekend..

LtPowers
01-21-2018, 09:42 AM
Kevin Oklobzija writes "Brown, the ‘garbage man’ for RIT, comes up big" (http://www.pickinsplinters.com/2018/01/20/brown-the-garbage-man-for-rit-comes-up-big/)

TigerFan86-87
01-22-2018, 01:07 PM
The view we have tonight clearly shows it was offsides...
I saw the replay a few times and am not so sure it was that obvious. It certainly looks that way because of the offending (allegedly) skater lifting his leg, but I couldn't tell whether the skate came off the ice before or after the puck entered the zone completely.
Either way, though, they really should have spent a little more time reviewing it seeing as how close it appeared. I get the feeling they didn't even review the offsides at all. I think they reviewed the entry of the puck into the net. Shame on them.

Regardless, the Tigers didn't lose because of a blown offsides call. They lost because they "...had no answer to 13" as stated by Coach Wilson. McLaughlin was pretty spectacular on Friday. Thankfully, the Tigers were able to contain him on Saturday.

TigerFan86-87
01-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Kevin Oklobzija writes "Brown, the ‘garbage man’ for RIT, comes up big" (http://www.pickinsplinters.com/2018/01/20/brown-the-garbage-man-for-rit-comes-up-big/)

They can call him whatever they want. I think that guy would be a legitimate superstar in this league and a Hobey finalist if he had better line-mates. I sometimes wonder why Powell and Brown don't play on the same line. I know that would not help spread the scoring out, but I think the two of them together could maybe produce a few more (timely) goals than their two lines separately. But then again, I'm not a hockey coach. They know way more than I do.

TigerFan86-87
01-22-2018, 01:23 PM
rit lost the game because our defensemen were as much of spectators as the corner crew when it came to Mclaughlin on the rush.
fyp

Downstate_RIT_Fan
01-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Kevin Oklobzija writes "Brown, the ‘garbage man’ for RIT, comes up big" (http://www.pickinsplinters.com/2018/01/20/brown-the-garbage-man-for-rit-comes-up-big/)

Nice article.

BTW "firsties" are seniors in West Point speak. :)

Dan Rubin must of picked up some of the lingo hanging out with the West Point folks.

http://www.uscho.com/atlantic-hockey-blog/2018/01/22/three-things-nobody-can-feel-good/

Tom Naeger
01-23-2018, 10:06 AM
I saw the replay a few times and am not so sure it was that obvious. It certainly looks that way because of the offending (allegedly) skater lifting his leg, but I couldn't tell whether the skate came off the ice before or after the puck entered the zone completely.
Either way, though, they really should have spent a little more time reviewing it seeing as how close it appeared. I get the feeling they didn't even review the offsides at all. I think they reviewed the entry of the puck into the net. Shame on them.

Regardless, the Tigers didn't lose because of a blown offsides call. They lost because they "...had no answer to 13" as stated by Coach Wilson. McLaughlin was pretty spectacular on Friday. Thankfully, the Tigers were able to contain him on Saturday.

It's not a obvious as the TV guys made it sound, but if you watch it enough you can tell he is clearly offsides, took me and a higher ranking member of the RIT Hockey media about 4 or 5 times watching it before we were sure. What bothered me more was how RIT played it, watch the video and you see everyone including the forwards skating towards the net, even the forwards have their back to the puck carrier, just horrible and a sign they were intimated by #13.

I am actually a little frustrated by Saturday game, they dominated Canisius. Which yes brings me joy but it also shows what talent is on this team and what they should be able to do every night...

TigerFan86-87
01-23-2018, 12:37 PM
I am actually a little frustrated by Saturday game, they dominated Canisius. Which yes brings me joy but it also shows what talent is on this team and what they should be able to do every night...
Very true.

Conversely, that was also one of those games where if RIT had allowed just 2 or 3 goals, we'd be bemoaning the missed chances... again