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Ralph Baer
09-22-2009, 06:40 AM
A nice article in the Record about Jerry D'Amigo and Brandon Pirri http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2009/09/22/sports/doc4ab85268d195f449356683.txt.

FlagDUDE08
09-22-2009, 07:03 AM
15% power play?!

I'd make a stupid bet here, but knowing my luck it'd probably happen.

Of course, I did make a buck off last year's power play. :P

Ralph Baer
09-22-2009, 07:03 AM
A nice article in the Record about Jerry D'Amigo and Brandon Pirri http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2009/09/22/sports/doc4ab85268d195f449356683.txt.


A 50 percent increase in wins, allowing for four ties and allowing for a split of six playoff games, would give them 19-19-4 record. This is confusing. Last year we had 10 wins. 50% increase makes it 15. A split of 6 playoff games brings it to 18. :confused:

Enough of that. A split of 6 games in the playoffs? It means going 3-3. The only way to have that happen without making the NCAA tourney is to go 2-1 in the first round and 1-2 in the second round. If one gets to Albany, one either has won 4 games or 2 games before. The former case won't allow for a split of 6 games since 4 have already been won. The latter case would only result in either 4 or 5 games total being played.

There are several possibilities for going 3-3 in the playoffs including a first or second-round loss in the NCAA tourney.


Edit: It is even possible, although unlikely, to make it to Detroit with a 3-3 total playoff record if RPI gets a bye and loses 0-2 or 1-2 in the ECAC semis but still is selected for the NCAA tourney.

Ralph Baer
09-22-2009, 07:39 AM
15% power play?!

I'd make a stupid bet here, but knowing my luck it'd probably happen.

Of course, I did make a buck off last year's power play. :P

I always seem to be very optimistic about the team this time of the year. That has burned me each of the last few years. In any case, I will be quite disappointed if we don't get to 15%.

DrDemento
09-22-2009, 08:00 AM
This is confusing. Last year we had 10 wins. 50% increase makes it 15. A split of 6 playoff games brings it to 18. :confused:

Enough of that. A split of 6 games in the playoffs? I'll take that. It means going 3-3. The only way to have that happen without making the NCAA tourney is to go 2-1 in the first round and 1-2 in the second round. If one gets to Albany, one either has won 4 games or 2 games before. The former case won't allow for a split of 6 games since 4 have already been won. The latter case would only result in either 4 or 5 games total being played.

There are several possibilities for going 3-3 in the playoffs including a first or second-round loss in the NCAA tourney.


Edit: It is even possible, although unlikely, to make it to Detroit with a 3-3 total playoff record if one gets a bye and loses 0-2 or 1-2 in the ECAC semis but still is selected for the NCAA tourney..

RB: You're making me dizzy:confused:

Ralph Baer
09-22-2009, 08:02 AM
RB: You're making me dizzy:confused:

Sorry. Don't worry, I get confused whenever you talk about medicine. :D

engineerhockeyfan
09-22-2009, 09:19 AM
I like Pirri's confidence and cockiness (?). You have to have that to be a true goal scorer.
I think that Helfrich and Polacek will still lead the team in scoring this year, but the numbers will be a lot higher. Due to the opposition paying more attention to Pirri and D'Amigo. With the extreme weakness in the offense in the last two years, I don't see any problem with a 50% increase in scoring.
If the two freshmen live up to their stats, we could actually see a 100% increase.
Now all they have to do is perform. :cool:

burgie12
09-22-2009, 09:22 AM
This is confusing. Last year we had 10 wins. 50% increase makes it 15. A split of 6 playoff games brings it to 18. :confused:

If we work backwards, 19-19-4 with a split of 6 playoff games means a record of 16-16-4 in the regular season.

Let's make a guess and assume that they were averaging the past two season's win totals. 16 is a 52% increase from 10.5. Not a very accurate assumption, but one that can be made.

Also, getting a top-4 spot in the conference with only a .500 record? Our non-conference schedule isn't that tough, especially with the number of AHA teams we've scheduled this year. Makes it difficult to assume a bye for the league playoffs.

redhead18
09-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Any ideas on what the line combos and D pairings might look like to start the season? How about a powerplay unit?

Ralph Baer
09-22-2009, 09:57 AM
If we work backwards, 19-19-4 with a split of 6 playoff games means a record of 16-16-4 in the regular season.

Let's make a guess and assume that they were averaging the past two season's win totals. 16 is a 52% increase from 10.5. Not a very accurate assumption, but one that can be made.

Also, getting a top-4 spot in the conference with only a .500 record? Our non-conference schedule isn't that tough, especially with the number of AHA teams we've scheduled this year. Makes it difficult to assume a bye for the league playoffs.

Good point about not getting a bye with a .500 record.

Red Cloud
09-22-2009, 11:43 AM
Also, getting a top-4 spot in the conference with only a .500 record? Our non-conference schedule isn't that tough, especially with the number of AHA teams we've scheduled this year. Makes it difficult to assume a bye for the league playoffs.

3 points on home weekends, 2 points on road weekends, and you've got a bye. Points vs. Union become bonus points.

DrDemento
09-22-2009, 12:28 PM
3 points on home weekends, 2 points on road weekends, and you've got a bye. Points vs. Union become bonus points.

That formula has worked virtually every year.

Waite21
09-22-2009, 01:04 PM
I'm looking at the picture of D'Amigo and Pirri in the Record article and I notice that there are three banners hanging in the background, labeled, respectively, "NCAA 1954," "NCAA 1985," and "AWCHA 1994."

I don't remember the third banner hanging there during my visit to the Field House last season. Has RPI suddenly and belatedly come to the realization that it won something 15 years ago?

jmhusker
09-22-2009, 01:19 PM
I'm looking at the picture of D'Amigo and Pirri in the Record article and I notice that there are three banners hanging in the background, labeled, respectively, "NCAA 1954," "NCAA 1985," and "AWCHA 1994."

I don't remember the third banner hanging there during my visit to the Field House last season. Has RPI suddenly and belatedly come to the realization that it won something 15 years ago?
I guess the women won the club level championship.

Speaking of the picture though, I don't like the newspaper socks much at all (black and white and red all over). We need to reduce or get rid of the black or the white - I don't care which. Three colors rarely works on socks when the base color is dark.

Of course maybe it's just the color levels in the picture. The pants look red and the socks and jerseys look like they have some orange mixed in.

burgie12
09-22-2009, 01:24 PM
3 points on home weekends, 2 points on road weekends, and you've got a bye. Points vs. Union become bonus points.

So, I looked back through 02-03, which is when the playoff format changed to the current structure.

In theory, this strategy holds. In the past three years, 24, 25, and 26 points gave the team a first-round bye. So, even one point against Union gives us home-ice in the second round.



Year Pts Record Team
02-03 26 13-9-0 Yale
03-04 27 10-5-7 Dartmouth
04-05 29 13-6-3 Vermont
05-06 27 13-8-1 Harvard
06-07 24 10-8-4 Cornell
07-08 25 10-7-5 Union
08-09 26 11-7-4 St. Lawrence


However, no fourth-place team in the past seven years has had a record less than two games over .500. Meaning that we would have to be two games under .500 in non-conference games.

Embarrassing losses to Sacred Heart and ZooMass last year should be motivation enough to get those early wins. A win against at least one of the Alaska teams, Army, AIC, Niagara, and Bentley leaves us at 6-8. A possible game against MTU for the consolation of the GLI or LSSU in our home tourney plus a game against Union are all opportunities to go .500 in non-conference play.

I'm hopeful, but I don't see us going from 7-25-2 to above .500 in one year, even with our incoming recruits. So, if we go .500 in non-conference play, that means that we go .500 in ECAC play, too. Theoretically, that's good enough to give us a bye, but empirical data varies.

But, then again, that's just my opinion. And, as I've said before, there's a reason they play the games. So, let's drop the puck already!

jmhusker
09-22-2009, 01:29 PM
I always seem to be very optimistic about the team this time of the year. That has burned me each of the last few years. In any case, I will be quite disappointed if we don't get to 15%.
I'll be disappointed if one of either Pirri or D'Amigo doesn't score as many goals than the entire senior class that just graduated (16 goals).

I'll also be disappointed if we don't have at least five 10 goal scorers.

GreatLakerMohawk
09-22-2009, 02:13 PM
The new road jerseys look pretty freaking awesome.

rpi82
09-22-2009, 02:45 PM
I'm looking at the picture of D'Amigo and Pirri in the Record article and I notice that there are three banners hanging in the background, labeled, respectively, "NCAA 1954," "NCAA 1985," and "AWCHA 1994."

I don't remember the third banner hanging there during my visit to the Field House last season. Has RPI suddenly and belatedly come to the realization that it won something 15 years ago?

The women's banner has been there for years............

Wicked Slappaahs
09-22-2009, 02:47 PM
I guess the women won the club level championship.

Speaking of the picture though, I don't like the newspaper socks much at all (black and white and red all over). We need to reduce or get rid of the black or the white - I don't care which. Three colors rarely works on socks when the base color is dark.

Of course maybe it's just the color levels in the picture. The pants look red and the socks and jerseys look like they have some orange mixed in.

I think the lighting washed out the red in the photo...rest assured it will be a beuatiful cherry color ! I like the uni's including the socks. I do think the photo is a bit too "pretty", but I understand that marketing is a necessary evil...:D

GRussinko
09-22-2009, 04:23 PM
I think the lighting washed out the red in the photo...

As a photographer friend of mine said to me regarding shooting in HFH: "I've seen professionals cry trying to get good photos with the lighting in here." The ice can look pink, blue, red, or any color in between depending on the exact angle you look from as well as various fluctuations in the lights themselves. Sometimes it even looks white, but not very often. :p So I wouldn't be surprised if the photo isn't entirely representative of the jerseys.