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MarkEagleUSA
01-10-2010, 06:47 PM
How long before the annual Rand is the problem discussion begins?;)Does anyone really think he is? :confused:

MarkEagleUSA
01-10-2010, 06:48 PM
Plus, you guys are way too nice to be rivals with anyone.I think that's the first time we've been accused of that! :eek:

Red Cloud
01-10-2010, 07:37 PM
I think that's the first time we've been accused of that! :eek:

The RPI-Quinnipiac Albany Alliance of '07 might be contributing to that particular perception.

MinniQUFan
01-10-2010, 07:45 PM
Does anyone really think he is? :confused:

Haha, well we've had the discussion two or three times over the last few years. Someone always brings it up.

MarkEagleUSA
01-10-2010, 07:51 PM
Someone always brings it up.Yeah, I know... :mad:

My only complaint with Rand thus far this season is not resting Clarke and giving Hartzell and Cadieux more time. I really think Clarke should not have started at Brown or Holy Cross.

FlagDUDE08
01-10-2010, 07:58 PM
The RPI-Quinnipiac Albany Alliance of '07 might be contributing to that particular perception.

I personally was not a part of that particular event, however it was my perception that RPI and Quinnipiac got along quite well.

MarkEagleUSA
01-10-2010, 08:19 PM
I personally was not a part of that particular event, however it was my perception that RPI and Quinnipiac got along quite well.As far as I can tell we have no ill will towards RPI (ok, maybe just a little after this weekend but we'll get over it :p ).

allnightwong
01-10-2010, 08:36 PM
I personally was not a part of that particular event, however it was my perception that RPI and Quinnipiac got along quite well.

The band helping us out was huge. Our following has grown big time since then but when I got the text sitting in the TUC that our bus with whatever other fans were making the trip was turning around and heading home due to the snow, I was worried we'd be the only Q support in the arena...and then came the RPI band. Gotta love it.

ZYanksRule
01-10-2010, 11:17 PM
The band helping us out was huge. Our following has grown big time since then but when I got the text sitting in the TUC that our bus with whatever other fans were making the trip was turning around and heading home due to the snow, I was worried we'd be the only Q support in the arena...and then came the RPI band. Gotta love it.

That was also one year after we knocked RPI out in the playoffs at their barn, which made it all the more impressive.

Red Cloud
01-10-2010, 11:29 PM
That was also one year after we knocked RPI out in the playoffs at their barn, which made it all the more impressive.

We didn't think it was overly impressive. That was a team on its way out (and actually, you kinda did us a favor, since it ushered in the Age of Appert). So maybe we were kind of paying you back. :D

Plus, it allowed us a few years of Union jokes - Quinnipiac got a playoff series win in their first season in the ECAC, at the time Union was still wandering around looking for their first after 16 years.

UnionHockeyManiac
01-11-2010, 12:25 AM
We didn't think it was overly impressive. That was a team on its way out (and actually, you kinda did us a favor, since it ushered in the Age of Appert). So maybe we were kind of paying you back. :D

Plus, it allowed us a few years of Union jokes - Quinnipiac got a playoff series win in their first season in the ECAC, at the time Union was still wandering around looking for their first after 16 years.

Like I said before: Obsessed.

Btw, good luck to Wong and Lampe for getting nominated for the Hobey Baker award. Both have a pretty decent chance to crack the top ten.

ZYanksRule
01-11-2010, 12:34 AM
Looks like I'll be heading up to Hamden on Saturday for the game... amazingly, I have the day off.

It'll be my first game since graduation, which is a terrible job outta me.

FlagDUDE08
01-11-2010, 05:18 AM
Like I said before: Obsessed.

Btw, good luck to Wong and Lampe for getting nominated for the Hobey Baker award. Both have a pretty decent chance to crack the top ten.

If I wasn't sleeping, I would have said it before RC.

Plus, if we were obsessed, we would probably have a moniker as such within either our signature or profile biography. If anything, we're happy you gave Clarkson the dubious distinction of the first playoff series loss.

But hey, back on topic, all Q-Pac needs is a little jump start. A few non-conference games to calm down, and then you're facing Dartmouth, the 2nd-to-last place team. Just play your game (on all games except February 19th and any other time you guys play us :p ) and you should be fine, and have at least first round at home.

allnightwong
01-11-2010, 06:06 AM
That was also one year after we knocked RPI out in the playoffs at their barn, which made it all the more impressive.

I think Yanks was referring to the band helping us out as being impressive, rather than the series win. Basically, a year ago we knocked you out of the postseason and now you're hooking us up...that's the impressive part. That's how I read it.

FlagDUDE08
01-11-2010, 06:12 AM
I think Yanks was referring to the band helping us out as being impressive, rather than the series win. Basically, a year ago we knocked you out of the postseason and now you're hooking us up...that's the impressive part. That's how I read it.

Actually, if your school hadn't cancelled the first trip, we would have also helped you guys during that semifinal game (though it looks as if it wasn't necessary). I was a little shocked that your band asked. And even more surprisingly, Colgate did the same thing the next year. Some of our band members still have the Q-Pac T-shirts from that event.

Kepler
01-11-2010, 07:15 AM
We consider it a rivalry with Yale, but they've got Cornell and Harvard as rivals...

There's not much evidence that Yale considers Cornell special (beyond the normal Ivy fraternity). Harvard is obviously always their run-away arch rival, but Q could probably become their #2 with time.

Red Cloud
01-11-2010, 07:25 AM
Like I said before: Obsessed.

Notice how I moved on quickly from it? We've got our share Harvard jokes and St. Lawrence jokes and so on and so forth. You aren't special. Just bringing up Union in passing conversation doesn't equal obsession. Perhaps you should take a basic English class, junior.

Now get lost. Again, the adults are talking.

Quinn57
01-11-2010, 08:31 AM
1-6-1 since being ranked in the No. 4.

It seems like single time this team has gotten national press or been ranked high, they seem to falter. Either that or just they'll have a Dec/Jan slide seemingly each year. With different recruiting classes each experiencing the same fate, I think they have to take a long look and try to figure out why this keeps happening and what they can do to stop it.

MCL298
01-11-2010, 08:40 AM
Does anyone really think he is? :confused:


On one hand I don't think Rand is the problem but I'm not close enough to the team to know if he is.

Rand is not going to be the coach forever. He has done a great job and pretty much built the program to where it is today but I think that if a big name coach became available that QU felt could improve the program its worth exploring.

MarkEagleUSA
01-11-2010, 10:26 AM
1-6-1 since being ranked in the No. 4.

It seems like single time this team has gotten national press or been ranked high, they seem to falter. Either that or just they'll have a Dec/Jan slide seemingly each year.I really think that this team's problem is that they weren't supposed to do anything substantial this year. But they came out of the gate strong and took a bunch of people by surprise. Once the opponents figured out what we were doing right they adjusted their game plans accordingly.

Combine that with maybe living a bit high off the national rankings and press attention and it's easy to see how they maybe lost a bit of focus. The key is finding that early season magic/chemistry/whatever-you-want-to-call-it and make it work again. I really believe they can, but they're the ones that have to make it happen... those of us here can only talk about it.

I really haven't seen any of the red flags like they've shown in the last 2 or 3 seasons. As I said earlier, I haven't seen anyone on this team mail it in. Personally, I think they're trying too hard to make things happen and just need to relax.