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Ralph Baer
03-15-2010, 11:14 AM
Chase Polacek is a finalist for ECAC Player of the Year http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/3/15/MHOCK_0315104019.aspx.

Red Cloud
03-15-2010, 11:51 AM
No, but how many posts are truly necessary?

Apparently, my attempt to be nice to soxrox was in error. A rare miss on my part. But let this be a lesson that everyone gets the benefit of the doubt from Red Cloud unless they choose to display their rear end. :D

Wholin1
03-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Chase Polacek is a finalist for ECAC Player of the Year http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/3/15/MHOCK_0315104019.aspx.
What are his chances? I would think Backman has "hurt" his badly. CP gets my (non)vote.

Jasma
03-15-2010, 01:36 PM
What are his chances? I would think Backman has "hurt" his badly. CP gets my (non)vote.

My money is on Ben Scrivens for POY. Nate Leaman was named ECAC Coach of the Year today; and deservedly so.

RPI may not be shutout, however, as D'Amigo is in the running for ECAC Rookie of the Year.

FlagDUDE08
03-15-2010, 01:49 PM
I think that Scrivens will probably get the award. This is because Chase is only a junior (though Brinkworth did get the award twice), and because we didn't get past the first round. Of course by the same token, that would probably mean that Kinkaid would get the Rookie award. I do hope they go to RPI players, but I do have some doubts.

GreatLakerMohawk
03-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Yes, give the award to the system goaltender.

Ralph Baer
03-15-2010, 02:18 PM
I think that Scrivens will probably get the award. This is because Chase is only a junior (though Brinkworth did get the award twice), and because we didn't get past the first round. Of course by the same token, that would probably mean that Kinkaid would get the Rookie award. I do hope they go to RPI players, but I do have some doubts.

Cavosie was also a junior.

Red Cloud
03-15-2010, 02:29 PM
I think that Scrivens will probably get the award. This is because Chase is only a junior (though Brinkworth did get the award twice), and because we didn't get past the first round. Of course by the same token, that would probably mean that Kinkaid would get the Rookie award. I do hope they go to RPI players, but I do have some doubts.

Losing streak, Dude.

Red Cloud
03-15-2010, 02:32 PM
The only reason I think Scrivens has a shot at POTY is because I'm far too used to watching RPI players boned out of nominations and/or awards that they've probably earned. Was Scrivens the best goaltender in the ECAC this year? Yes, he was. Best player? Yeah, I don't know about that.

Backman wasn't the best player on his team. That would be Broc Little, in my view.

If there was one award that I see an RPI player getting though, it's this one. Polacek has a far better shot at winning POTY than York for Dryden (who won't even come close) or D'Amigo for ROTY (since he's not the best rookie on his team).

Wicked Slappaahs
03-15-2010, 02:34 PM
I think that Scrivens will probably get the award. This is because Chase is only a junior (though Brinkworth did get the award twice), and because we didn't get past the first round. Of course by the same token, that would probably mean that Kinkaid would get the Rookie award. I do hope they go to RPI players, but I do have some doubts.

Let's be clear. If it isn't Chase, it will be a farce. Scrivens wiil win the Dryden but he isn't the POY IMO. As GLM stated he is a product of the D-first system. Polacek was nothing short of outstanding this year.

FlagDUDE08
03-15-2010, 03:35 PM
I totally agree, Chase has been nothing short of amazing this year. I am merely concerned about additional factors that may be taken into account. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY hope that he gets POTY, and that D'Amigo gets ROTY. I, though, similar to RC, am so used to seeing RPI get hosed, that I am predicting it to happen. I hope my prediction is untrue.

DrDemento
03-15-2010, 03:49 PM
I agree strongly-over the years RPI has been robbed of several of the ECAC awards. My question is why? Anyone have some reasonable explanation for this? Why the negative bias?

Ralph Baer
03-15-2010, 05:15 PM
Brandon Pirri is listed as Chicago's #10 prospect and Jerry D'Amigo as Toronto's #10 in the Hockey News's Future Watch issue.

Ralph Baer
03-16-2010, 12:15 AM
Today is 16 March 2010. There are 206 days until RPI's next game.


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

MarkEagleUSA
03-16-2010, 05:22 AM
Today is 16 March 2010. There are 26 days until RPI's next game.Getting a little anxious Ralph? :p

Ralph Baer
03-16-2010, 06:02 AM
Getting a little anxious Ralph? :p

Must have. :D

Ralph Baer
03-16-2010, 06:07 AM
Brandon Pirri is listed as Chicago's #10 prospect and Jerry D'Amigo as Toronto's #10 in the Hockey News's Future Watch issue.

Here is what they wrote:

BRANDON PIRRI
C, 18, 6-0 160
RPI (ECAC)
28-8-25-33-45
Scouts call his skill and instincts exceptional; more of a playmaker than finisher.
Acquired
2009 draft, 59th overall

JERRY D'AMIGO
RW, 18, 5-11, 196
RPI (ECAC)
24-8-14-22-12
WJC was coming-out party, scoring five times in final three games to help U.S. to gold.
Acquired
2009 draft, 158th overall

DrDemento
03-16-2010, 07:48 AM
Here is what they wrote:

BRANDON PIRRI
C, 18, 6-0 160
RPI (ECAC)
28-8-25-33-45
Scouts call his skill and instincts exceptional; more of a playmaker than finisher.
Acquired
2009 draft, 59th overall

JERRY D'AMIGO
RW, 18, 5-11, 196
RPI (ECAC)
24-8-14-22-12
WJC was coming-out party, scoring five times in final three games to help U.S. to gold.
Acquired
2009 draft, 158th overall

I'll be there are several teams that had choices they could have used before #158 that are kicking themselves pretty good right now.;)

Jasma
03-16-2010, 09:08 AM
I agree strongly-over the years RPI has been robbed of several of the ECAC awards. My question is why? Anyone have some reasonable explanation for this? Why the negative bias?

Since this thread is populated mostly by rabid RPI fans, I think that sometimes a little paranoia breaks out. You may be right about RPI getting boned on post-season individual awards in the past, but if so, please provide some specifics. The top post-season awards usually find their way to the top 3-4 teams, since it is reasonable to say that they would have more of the better players. I would have to do a little research, but I think RPI has had only one or two winning seasons in the past decade and finished in the top four of the ECAC just once in that time. They had two terrific players in that time in Cavosie and Murley. I think both received some ECAC honors. I know Ralph or someone else will correct me if I missed something, but you get my point. RPI has not been among the elite in this league for some time.

They finished 6th in the ECAC this year and just one game over .500 overall, yet had one player on the ECAC first team, one on the 2nd team and two on the rookie team. Polacek is a finalist for the POY Award and D’Amigo is rumored to be the choice for Rookie of the Year. I think they are well represented and primed to make the jump to elite status in the ECAC next season. It is very tough to be patient, but I think we are just about there.

IMO
03-16-2010, 11:59 AM
Since this thread is populated mostly by rabid RPI fans, I think that sometimes a little paranoia breaks out. You may be right about RPI getting boned on post-season individual awards in the past, but if so, please provide some specifics. The top post-season awards usually find their way to the top 3-4 teams, since it is reasonable to say that they would have more of the better players. I would have to do a little research, but I think RPI has had only one or two winning seasons in the past decade and finished in the top four of the ECAC just once in that time. They had two terrific players in that time in Cavosie and Murley. I think both received some ECAC honors. I know Ralph or someone else will correct me if I missed something, but you get my point. RPI has not been among the elite in this league for some time.

They finished 6th in the ECAC this year and just one game over .500 overall, yet had one player on the ECAC first team, one on the 2nd team and two on the rookie team. Polacek is a finalist for the POY Award and D’Amigo is rumored to be the choice for Rookie of the Year. I think they are well represented and primed to make the jump to elite status in the ECAC next season. It is very tough to be patient, but I think we are just about there.

Not sure I understand your point here. How do INDIVIDUAL awards have anything to do with TEAM STANDINGS? You are making a huge assumption that a better team-deeper in talent- would have the best player. Where is the logic in that? Both Di Amigo and Polacek win this year AND the issue with refs over calling penalties is in the past.