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Red Cloud
03-09-2010, 05:55 PM
I hope that you are correct. I will be most happy to eat my words.

Eat your words? Ralph, how can you eat your words when you aren't saying either way? That doesn't make any sense. Why not just come out and say you don't think he's coming?

DrDemento
03-09-2010, 06:13 PM
RPI has been struggling with staying out of the box for the last twenty or so years. Wish I knew why...:mad:


It has gone on for much longer than that. In fact, I can't recall when it wasn't the case. I can only guess it has now become our reputation. The problem though is now we are even getting called for penalties frequently when we are already on the penalty kill. I have never seen so many 5 on 3 situations as in the past couple years. I frequently glance at other team's boxscores and maybe I am missing something but I don't see nearly as many double shorthanded situations. Kind of a shame because this year we really were not all that bad when we were down only 1 man.:(

Shoot the Puck
03-09-2010, 07:28 PM
And I'm simply saying that it's not a big deal, because it wasn't unexpected.

Unless you're someone important, and you're not, kindly show yourself out of here. Nothing will come of this, so why bother? I'm not playing 20 questions on something this inane.
While I did not see this myself, I have friends who mentioned to me how rude the Brown players were leaving the rink. They sit near where the visiting team leaves and stated that they had not seen such rude actions in other teams. Same things that were mentioned - waving goodbye to the fans and pretending to be crying. While not obscene, it is not the type of thing that I would think that would be condoned by the aschool or coach. Doesn't leave a good impression regarding the school, as the team is representative of the school. Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of what happened, but if it doesn't, oh well........doesn't really matter anyway.

Ralph Baer
03-09-2010, 07:45 PM
Eat your words? Ralph, how can you eat your words when you aren't saying either way? That doesn't make any sense. Why not just come out and say you don't think he's coming?

I don't think that he is coming. :)

DrDemento
03-09-2010, 08:30 PM
I don't think that he is coming. :)

Where is the hemlock?:(

Red Cloud
03-09-2010, 09:00 PM
I don't think that he is coming. :)

OK, there you go. And since there's been nothing concrete indicating that he won't be, WS won't be the only one who owes me a beer. :p

burgie12
03-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Of all the posters involved, I (and possibly burgie12, though he doesn't seem to be involved at this point) was the only one close enough to possibly hear anything they had to say. I did not hear anything. As for obscene gestures, as I said, I was not paying attention to that, so I can neither prove nor disprove.

I stopped paying attention to the Brown players as soon as the Cullen-Volpatti situation was resolved. I was giving my support to the Engineers as they were giving their stick salute and leaving the ice.

(Sorry for the late response, but I'm on break. :D)

Also, FD, I wouldn't be so sure that the Brown players were making their gestures towards us in 33... they may have been directing it more towards Section 8 / 9, as they were exiting the ice.

On other topics:
Talk of lines is clearly too early.

Yes, we take too many penalties. A bunch are dumb freshmen mistakes, but others are reputation based, and more are from going over the line / the refs not knowing where the line is on a given shift.

Is it hockey season yet?

DrDemento
03-09-2010, 09:34 PM
Yes, we take too many penalties. A bunch are dumb freshmen mistakes, but others are reputation based, and more are from going over the line / the refs not knowing where the line is on a given shift.

Is it hockey season yet?

Agree completely. Having watched most of the games broadcast I must say that this year the refs gave a confusing message almost every night. It has to be difficult to be a player and try to figure out what you can do on any given night. Some nights in some rinks with some refs you can get away with a completerly different game than the very next night. Years ago it seemed it was only one or two well known refs who were making most of the horrible calls-now it seems that there is just no consistency and at the risk of sounding like a homer-we did seem to get the brunt of the calls against us this year. I am not sure what coach SA can do about it other than to coach this team to play in such a way so as to minimize the chances for these calls being made (even at the expense of sacrificing some aggressiveness). I hope that does not become the situation because this team is fun to watch and there is an ocean of talent there. I just hope to see the same level of improvement next year as we had this year(if we do, we could be fighting for the top of the ECAC and grab an NCAA bid).

rvd5star69
03-09-2010, 10:13 PM
My dad brought up a good point. Maybe after fri Seth told guys to start playing browns style and get away from our style. Food for [email protected]

burgie12
03-09-2010, 10:22 PM
My dad brought up a good point. Maybe after fri Seth told guys to start playing browns style and get away from our style. Food for [email protected]

I disagree wholeheartedly. RPI won on Saturday by speeding up and down the ice, playing an excellent transition game, and just all-around outskating Brown.

I don't blame the losses on Friday or Sunday on the wrong playing style, I blame it on being outworked by a team that was more willing to play clutch-and-grab.

FlagDUDE08
03-09-2010, 11:30 PM
My dad brought up a good point. Maybe after fri Seth told guys to start playing browns style and get away from our style. Food for [email protected]

Hold on a minute... RVD actually typed in a complete sentence?!?!?! Is hell freezing over? :D

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 12:56 AM
OK, there you go. And since there's been nothing concrete indicating that he won't be, WS won't be the only one who owes me a beer. :p

When did I write that I would buy you a beer? :p

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 12:58 AM
Today is 10 March 2010. There are 212 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 8 October for the start of next season.

Laylat
03-10-2010, 02:06 AM
When did I write that I would buy you a beer? :p

you didn't have to. A proclamation about whether a recruit is coming or not is made with the agreement that when proven wrong, beer will be bought! hear hear. Jacob Laliberte will be coming to rpi this next year and if he doesn't I swear I will wear my kool aid man costume to every home game next year -- a costume I thought I would only be foolish enough to wear on freakout :D

Red Cloud
03-10-2010, 07:55 AM
When did I write that I would buy you a beer? :p

You didn't. I told you you're going to buy me a beer. :p

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 07:56 AM
Hockey's Future discusses 10 free agents who have NHL interest http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11936/ten_free_agent_collegians_gaining_nhl_interest/.


Chase Polacek, C, 20
Junior, RPI

Since arriving in Troy, NY two seasons ago, Chase Polacek has continued to build on a stellar career. This year, he has taken both the ECAC and the entire NCAA D-I by storm.

The Edina, MN native currently ranks second in the nation with 52 points (26 goals, 26 assists) playing in all 38 games to date. His 26 goals lead the nation. It is also more than double what he posted last season. All but two of Polacek’s points have come in ECAC play, where he currently leads the league in both points (50) and goals (26). Most recently, he was named to the ECAC All-First Team.

Polacek is a small (5’8/175) and speedy center. He utilizes his diminutive stature to great advantage, particularly in traffic. His speed and quickness also make him difficult to contain. He has great finishing ability and is also offensively creative. He can get to the net. He is tenacious and durable as well.

Red Cloud
03-10-2010, 07:58 AM
All but two of Polacek’s points have come in ECAC play, where he currently leads the league in both points (50) and goals (26).
Uh... what?

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 07:58 AM
You didn't. I told you you're going to buy me a beer. :p

:p :D

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 08:22 AM
Uh... what?

Good question. I suspect that they are considering the ECAC and not the ECACH. I think that would include all eastern teams and just omit his two points vs. Michigan.

However those were goals, so maybe not. :)

It does bring the whole article into question.

Ralph Baer
03-10-2010, 12:56 PM
Link to yesterday's Pipeline Show, mentioned yesterday, including Ken Schott's segment http://www.thepipelineshow.com/media_detail.php?show=2010-03-09 00:00:00&sn=5.