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jmhusker
10-20-2009, 03:54 PM
I worry all season long. These are 2 games we could and should win. But this team is very young and anything could happen. I would like to see us show more scoring touch than the one goal we garnered in Alaska for the weekend.
No Doc you worry all year round. There's nothing seasonal about "the dreaded (insert Doc's present concern here)". I'd like to know what your posts would have looked like in 1985.

DrDemento
10-20-2009, 04:14 PM
No Doc you worry all year round. There's nothing seasonal about "the dreaded (insert Doc's present concern here)". I'd like to know what your posts would have looked like in 1985.

I was worried then also-mostly during the Minn-Duluth game:)

Ralph Baer
10-20-2009, 04:22 PM
I was worried then also-mostly during the Minn-Duluth game:)

I was worried, and I watched it the day after it was played. :D

Ralph Baer
10-21-2009, 03:28 PM
Bryan Vines has been announced as the new Assistant Coach according to Ken Schott's blog. http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2009/oct/21/vines-named-rpi-assistant-coach/ A video is included.


Edit: Does anyone know what SA's shirt signifies? Did we lose an important game with 32 seconds left?

engineerhockeyfan
10-21-2009, 03:38 PM
I worry all season long. These are 2 games we could and should win. But this team is very young and anything could happen. I would like to see us show more scoring touch than the one goal we garnered in Alaska for the weekend.

I would like to see a decent start to these two games. Third period comebacks are fine against ranked teams, but the teams we are playing this weekend should be put away by the third period.
Winning breeds winning. this is a great weekend to start winning. :D

Go Puckman
10-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Edit: Does anyone know what SA's shirt signifies? Did we lose an important game with 32 seconds left?[/QUOTE]

That's how long it takes the band member with the flag, to run around the ice rink when we score :D

jmhusker
10-21-2009, 04:45 PM
I would like to see a decent start to these two games. Third period comebacks are fine against ranked teams, but the teams we are playing this weekend should be put away by the third period.
Winning breeds winning. this is a great weekend to start winning. :D
We need a strong start this year. Gotta have a sweep this weekend. Then, I think the game against Union next weekend becomes the key to this season. If we win that game then we have a path to 5 or 6 games above .500 by the time we hit the 2nd Thanksgiving game, and begin the tough stretch of our schedule.

We have not been 5 games over 500 since the last game of the '03-'04 season. :(

engineerhockeyfan
10-21-2009, 05:11 PM
We need a strong start this year. Gotta have a sweep this weekend. Then, I think the game against Union next weekend becomes the key to this season. If we win that game then we have a path to 5 or 6 games above .500 by the time we hit the 2nd Thanksgiving game, and begin the tough stretch of our schedule.

We have not been 5 games over 500 since the last game of the '03-'04 season. :(

I don't think that we should get ahead of ourselves. We need to play (as the saying goes) one game at a time.
This weekend looks like two teams we can take advantage of, but we have to play the games and not look to Union or some other day in the future.
We show promise, but have not accomplished anything yet.
We need to win a couple this weekend to get us started.
Sacred Heart first.

GreatLakerMohawk
10-21-2009, 05:12 PM
Edit: Does anyone know what SA's shirt signifies? Did we lose an important game with 32 seconds left?

It may not have to do with a game or sports at all and could be a specific RPI rallying cry.

Initial story: 15 firefighters treated after RPI chemical lab blaze (http://www.timesunion.com/ASPStories/story.asp?StoryID=815223)

RPI's follow-up report (http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2009/07/02/news/doc4a4c270441b2d156516853.txt)


After an investigation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute now says the time gap between a student contacting public safety to report a lab fire Monday night and the summoning of emergency services was only 32 seconds, some 11 minutes shorter than initially reported.

I shouldn't try to grasp at straws here, and this all could just be a wild coincidence as well, but perhaps there's a corollary being used here. Some folks in Troy were critical of RPI dragging their heels in reporting the fire (taking up to 12-15 minutes to do so) whereas the student did their job and did so in 32 seconds. The juxtaposition here being that others have been putting RPI's hockey team down and now its time for RPI to answer the bell and show everyone they're better than that.

It's a hell of a stretch to think that that's the case with this team t-shirt, but its the best I can do via google research. :)

Red Cloud
10-21-2009, 05:30 PM
They don't need to win in blowouts, but the team does need to win twice this weekend. This is a team that should be head and shoulders better than most if not all of Atlantic Hockey (Air Force and RIT seem like they can hold their own against top level teams), but especially those on the level of SHU and AIC.

FlagDUDE08
10-21-2009, 05:35 PM
They don't need to win in blowouts, but the team does need to win twice this weekend. This is a team that should be head and shoulders better than most if not all of Atlantic Hockey (Air Force and RIT seem like they can hold their own against top level teams), but especially those on the level of SHU and AIC.

Perhaps blowouts would garner votes?

Plus, I like hearing a certain 60's/70's theme song being played.

Not to mention this week will go a long way towards determining if we really have a TV curse.

DrDemento
10-21-2009, 08:42 PM
They don't need to win in blowouts, but the team does need to win twice this weekend. This is a team that should be head and shoulders better than most if not all of Atlantic Hockey (Air Force and RIT seem like they can hold their own against top level teams), but especially those on the level of SHU and AIC.

Absolutely! This weekend is a decent measuring stick. Hopefully we can start to put pucks in the net early in games and play with a lead for a while. Certainly this weekend is not the entire season but as RC says these are games that we need to win.

jmhusker
10-21-2009, 09:03 PM
I don't think that we should get ahead of ourselves. We need to play (as the saying goes) one game at a time.
This weekend looks like two teams we can take advantage of, but we have to play the games and not look to Union or some other day in the future.
We show promise, but have not accomplished anything yet.
We need to win a couple this weekend to get us started.
Sacred Heart first.
I've previously stated that we need to reach .500 this year in order for me to feel progress is being made. My comments were made with this in mind. That 9 game stretch at Thanksgiving is a tough one. If we enter it within a game or so above or below 500 then things could turn south again.

Wholin1
10-21-2009, 10:08 PM
Edit: Does anyone know what SA's shirt signifies? Did we lose an important game with 32 seconds left?
Ask Mrs. Appert? ;)

miker
10-22-2009, 04:52 AM
http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2009/10/21/sports/doc4adfd3a0360f3601531689.txt

Back check
10-22-2009, 07:12 AM
They don't need to win in blowouts, but the team does need to win twice this weekend. This is a team that should be head and shoulders better than most if not all of Atlantic Hockey (Air Force and RIT seem like they can hold their own against top level teams), but especially those on the level of SHU and AIC.

RPI would have their hands full with RIT (outshot SLU and Clarkson by a wide margin on the road), Mercyhurst, Holy Cross, and AF when they get playing better. Niagara and Robert Morris will strengthen the Atlantic Conference next season. Some of these programs have recruited very well and have excellent coaching.

engineerhockeyfan
10-22-2009, 07:48 AM
http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2009/10/21/sports/doc4adfd3a0360f3601531689.txt

Reading this article is like deja vu.
Anyone who posts on this thread has posted these exact thoughts.
Now lets see the team go out and win.

DrDemento
10-22-2009, 09:08 AM
Reading this article is like deja vu.
Anyone who posts on this thread has posted these exact thoughts.
Now lets see the team go out and win.

And for a change-perhaps win easily?

jmhusker
10-22-2009, 10:29 AM
And for a change-perhaps win easily?

I'll take wins however they come. SH tied CC last year on the road and it's their first game so they will be pumped. A solid effort and a win is good enough as a starter.

We should have an easier time against AIC and with luck get the easy win you're looking for.

It'll be interesting to see how our results compare to Union. I think they are better than some of the folks on this thread do. If we have similar goal differentials then I will be content.

Red Cloud
10-22-2009, 11:23 AM
RPI would have their hands full with RIT (outshot SLU and Clarkson by a wide margin on the road), Mercyhurst, Holy Cross, and AF when they get playing better. Niagara and Robert Morris will strengthen the Atlantic Conference next season. Some of these programs have recruited very well and have excellent coaching.

I don't recall talking about teams that will be joining the conference next year, and given what I've already seen from Mercyhurst and Holy Cross, I would have to say... you don't watch the ECAC as much as you think you do.