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DisplacedCornellian
01-25-2010, 02:10 PM
And the same number of dynasties.

Same number of league championships too, no?

GreatLakerMohawk
01-25-2010, 02:32 PM
Greatlaker is right we have the same number of titles, but we have more trips to the tournament and frozen fours....:rolleyes:

If you're not first, you're last.

You guys were only a minute away from having a cool trophy last year, but that's OK you're in the middle of a dynasty.

Goaliefan
01-25-2010, 02:50 PM
Umm, getting back to Union hockey . . .

The few times Union has been ranked in the past always made me uncomfortable. Maybe it's my imagination, but it seemed as soon as that happened, things would start to go downhill. Let's hope they clear their heads this weekend.

Wholin1
01-25-2010, 03:05 PM
Umm, getting back to Union hockey . . .

The few times Union has been ranked in the past always made me uncomfortable. Maybe it's my imagination, but it seemed as soon as that happened, things would start to go downhill. Let's hope they clear their heads this weekend.
I agree there is plenty to deal with that is more important than the polls. Let's just get to Albany and worry about the rest afterward. ;)

Wholin1
01-25-2010, 05:33 PM
I just thought I'd mention that there was a collection for Haiti relief Friday night at Messa. I had thought initially that it was to take place the weekend before. I'm glad there was a good crowd and hopefully a lot of money was collected.

UnionHockeyManiac
01-27-2010, 11:37 AM
Anyone heading down to the Yale game on Friday? I'm thinking about it...

Wholin1
01-27-2010, 01:09 PM
I came across this letter to the Times Union sports editor in this past Sunday's paper.

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=892680&category=SPORTS

Red Cloud
01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
I came across this letter to the Times Union sports editor in this past Sunday's paper.

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=892680&category=SPORTS

I don't know what the hell that writer is smoking. The bulk of the T-U's completely worthless college hockey coverage has been blowing Union for two weeks now. Ask Tim Wilkin who Jerry D'Amigo is and he'll probably question if he's a new jockey in the 4th race at Belmont.

If this guy was smart he'd just start reading Ken Schott if he wants real reporting.

Wholin1
01-27-2010, 01:39 PM
If this guy was smart he'd just start reading Ken Schott if he wants real reporting.
Wow, that didn't take long. :D and I agree with you here.

SlyFoxMan7
01-27-2010, 01:41 PM
The Times Useless basically gives the lead to whichever team is performing better at that particular moment in time, based on overall standings.

aweise
01-28-2010, 07:25 AM
I don't know what the hell that writer is smoking. The bulk of the T-U's completely worthless college hockey coverage has been blowing Union for two weeks now. Ask Tim Wilkin who Jerry D'Amigo is and he'll probably question if he's a new jockey in the 4th race at Belmont.

If this guy was smart he'd just start reading Ken Schott if he wants real reporting.

For years, the TU would cover RPI as if they were the #1 team in the country every week. Union could barely get a column on the Scoreboard page of the Sports section and you'd rarely hear much about Clarkson or Cornell (both teams have a good fan base in this area).

But RC is right - these days, the TU will give plenty of coverage to the hot team, just like ESPN does with any NFL, NBA, or MLB team. And why Tim Wilkin is covering hockey is beyond me...that tells you all you need to know about the TU's coverage.

I only wish the Gazette didn't make you subscribe to read the online game recaps. :(

Red Cloud
01-28-2010, 07:27 AM
For years, the TU would cover RPI as if they were the #1 team in the country every week. Union could barely get a column on the Scoreboard page of the Sports section and you'd rarely hear much about Clarkson or Cornell (whose teams travel well and have a good fan base in this area).

Thank you for agreeing with my point that the TU's coverage has been garbage for a long time.

UnionHockeyManiac
01-28-2010, 11:54 AM
Anyone heading down to the Yale game on Friday? I'm thinking about it...

No longer thinking about it...I'm definitely going. Anyone else?

ADK11
01-29-2010, 10:48 PM
Cough, Cough.. Union's looking like they've caught Quinnipiacitis.. Sounded like Yale took 'em to the woodshed for most of the night and U was fortunate to keep it close. I know it's maybe a bit premature, but IMO tomorrow's game with Brown is a must-win or can kiss top-4 goodbye :mad:.

OsecnUC
01-29-2010, 10:53 PM
suddenly things are not looking as rosey. It was a fun, albeit short, sitting atop of the standings and climbing the rankings. Now we are in familiar territory, not knowing what to expect each time the boys take the ice. Let's hope things turn around Saturday...could be a key point in the season.
GoooooU

ADK11
01-30-2010, 10:50 PM
Maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but this was a very disappointing weekend.. this didn't look anything like the team I've seen up to this point. The d-men looked completely flustered and played with no poise. The puck seemed to be a hot potato that needed to be gotten rid of as soon as possible. Up front, the forwards were trying to make too many pretty passing plays with nobody actually wanting to SHOOT the puck at the net. And worst of all, the team was not physical and lost puck battles all over the place - especially in the 3rd periods both nights. U should have been able to outmuscle Yale and hold their own with Brown but they showed almost nothing the entire weekend. There were a couple bright spots, mostly Cain, Welsh, J. Simpson and the other grinders.. and thought Kinkaid was overall ok despite being left out to dry too often and showing a growing tendency to let up juicy rebounds. But the top players on the team simply didn't get it done.

I'm really at a loss as to why the team looked so lackadaisical. Maybe all this ranking stuff went to their heads and they think they can win without looking where they pass and not checking anyone. Maybe the young d-men have hit the wall mentally & physically (though this doesn't explain the mistakes by the upperclass d-men). Whatever it is, they better get it back quick because this league will leave you in the dust in a hurry. U is currently tied for 2nd but is only 4 points away from 7th and 5 points from 8th. A couple more weekends like this and U will be fighting for home ice. Team has to get back to strong work along the boards, poise & discipline in the defensive end, and puck possession & sniping in the offensive end.

I also have to admit that it really peeves me that RPI seems capable of beating any freaking ranked team they play, but U continues to struggle to win significant games against ranked teams. Its been almost 20 years in D-1 and I really think it's time for at least ONE big win. The Yale game was a prime opportunity and I'm sick of the "close but no cigar" syndrome.

Ralph Baer
01-31-2010, 01:24 AM
I also have to admit that it really peeves me that RPI seems capable of beating any freaking ranked team they play, but U continues to struggle to win significant games against ranked teams. See Seth Appert's comment after the last RPI-UC game.

ADK11
01-31-2010, 09:58 AM
See Seth Appert's comment after the last RPI-UC game.Careful Ralph, I may have to take back that positive rep I gave you ;) .

PBDutchman
01-31-2010, 01:42 PM
Tim Meigher's letter is spot on. However, I wish the press would just ignore the Dutchmen. Favorable coverage seems to be their curse!

cudmud
01-31-2010, 02:55 PM
I'm tempted to say the the post-Thansgiving dive was postponed to MLK weekend. However, I still have faith in this squad, and I expect to see them get back on track. We need to rally behind these guys.