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Ralph Baer
04-20-2010, 10:09 PM
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previous thread http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=89396

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 12:12 AM
Today is 21 April 2010. There are 170 days until RPI's next game.


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

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 01:20 AM
I don't know if you all have had this discussion but do we all agree that Brutlag needs to stay at Forward? Good strength to win individual battles in the corner and goes to the net. Watching RPI the last several years I have had some concerns that they don't go to the front of the net enough. Brut is tough and will help in this area. Rotate him at the point on the power play because he walks the blue line very well. Here's a good power play combo -- Jerry, Pirri, Bruts , Chase and ???? What say you Uncle Ralph? Who should be the fifth on the PP? Also, I will be attending the banquet. You can recognize me because I will be the one asking SA if he thinks he can close the deal on Laliberte:D Hope this finds you all well. Several people have commented. I think that SA will go with Bergin on the first powerplay unit, not Brutlag. Perhaps JL as the other forward.

We indeed have discussed where Brutlag's future lies. I feel it is at forward although he probably will be on the point on the second PP unit.

FlagDUDE08
04-21-2010, 06:17 AM
Several people have commented. I think that SA will go with Bergin on the first powerplay unit, not Brutlag. Perhaps JL as the other forward.

We indeed have discussed where Brutlag's future lies. I feel it is at forward although he probably will be on the point on the second PP unit.

I think the only issue with this is that we really don't have someone to screen the goalie or work the front of the net if we put JL there; MAYBE D'Amigo, but I'm not sure if he's best suited for that. Paul Kerins really stepped up on that role this past year. This might seem a little crazy, but what about putting Joel Malchuk there? I know that you want quite a few snipers for the power play unit, and Malchuk is well suited for the bruiser line, but the perfect guy to grab rebounds or make deflections is essential IMO, and Joel seems to have that keen eye for it. I'd use JL if we had 5 forwards on the PP, but I think we learned from the BU game what happens when you do that.

IMO
04-21-2010, 07:43 AM
I think the only issue with this is that we really don't have someone to screen the goalie or work the front of the net if we put JL there; MAYBE D'Amigo, but I'm not sure if he's best suited for that. Paul Kerins really stepped up on that role this past year. This might seem a little crazy, but what about putting Joel Malchuk there? I know that you want quite a few snipers for the power play unit, and Malchuk is well suited for the bruiser line, but the perfect guy to grab rebounds or make deflections is essential IMO, and Joel seems to have that keen eye for it. I'd use JL if we had 5 forwards on the PP, but I think we learned from the BU game what happens when you do that.

Joel played that roll several times this year on the PP this past year.

DrDemento
04-21-2010, 09:11 AM
The power play will be fine, the goal tending will be fine, playing short handed will be OK-what have we forgot? Oh the DEFENSE!! This may be the key to the season-what can we expect from our returnees and the few additions? Will we have the guys back there who can get the puck up out of the defensive zone to our talented forwards? Will we have the size on defense to keep the crease clear so York will have the chance to see most of what is coming at him? If the defense can do its job, then I will be a happy camper sitting in section 105 in AC next March 18 and 19.:D

FlagDUDE08
04-21-2010, 12:39 PM
The power play will be fine, the goal tending will be fine, playing short handed will be OK-what have we forgot? Oh the DEFENSE!! This may be the key to the season-what can we expect from our returnees and the few additions? Will we have the guys back there who can get the puck up out of the defensive zone to our talented forwards? Will we have the size on defense to keep the crease clear so York will have the chance to see most of what is coming at him? If the defense can do its job, then I will be a happy camper sitting in section 105 in AC next March 18 and 19.:D

This is an absolute definite. The forwards are doing their job blocking shots as much as possible, but if we don't have someone to plant the front forward on his rear, then it's only a matter of time. Allen's good, but he isn't a god. IIRC, the defense is what did cost us a couple games this year: Harvard at home, Colgate on the road, possibly also Dartmouth on the road (though that was more of getting the puck out the defensive zone, it's still akin to your point). It was little individual mistakes that caused a team "collapse". Maturity will help on this point, and although we won't have it from most of the D corps (only 3 are "veteran" players, 4 if you count the transfer), our freshmen will need to step up.

FlagDUDE08
04-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Joel played that roll several times this year on the PP this past year.

He did play that role... on the second PP line. I think, given his play this year, he'll be ready to step up to the top line next year.

As a side note, I think that either he or Paul Kerins will get Most Improved Player award this year, with Christian Jensen as an inexpensive longshot.

GRussinko
04-21-2010, 03:00 PM
Confirmed: SA's contract has been extended through 2014.

http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/4/21/MHOCK_0421105751.aspx

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Confirmed: SA's contract has been extended through 2014.

http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/4/21/MHOCK_0421105751.aspx

Good to hear. :)

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 03:28 PM
He did play that role... on the second PP line. I think, given his play this year, he'll be ready to step up to the top line next year.

As a side note, I think that either he or Paul Kerins will get Most Improved Player award this year, with Christian Jensen as an inexpensive longshot.

That is tough. I think that I would go with Kerins.

FlagDUDE08
04-21-2010, 03:39 PM
That is tough. I think that I would go with Kerins.

I had also included Jensen because since when he had to step up to the task against SLU, he has been getting progressively better, though draft pick status, meaning he's probalby just getting back to task, makes this a longshot. I almost want to think that Kerins' big numbers came out of opportunity where the opposition almost forgot about him after being too pre-occupied with Polacek Pirri and D'Amigo (wow that sounds like a law firm at first), but the same could be said for Malchuk, and Joel was pretty consistent through the season.

Might as well flip a coin; moose is Malchuk, queen is Kerins.

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 04:02 PM
I had also included Jensen because since when he had to step up to the task against SLU, he has been getting progressively better, though draft pick status, meaning he's probalby just getting back to task, makes this a longshot. I almost want to think that Kerins' big numbers came out of opportunity where the opposition almost forgot about him after being too pre-occupied with Polacek Pirri and D'Amigo (wow that sounds like a law firm at first), but the same could be said for Malchuk, and Joel was pretty consistent through the season.

Might as well flip a coin; moose is Malchuk, queen is Kerins.

Moose Malchuk. Sounds like a good nickname.

No comment about the other choice. :D

Red Cloud
04-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Might as well flip a coin; moose is Malchuk, queen is Kerins.

Fail.

FlagDUDE08
04-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Moose Malchuk. Sounds like a good nickname.

No comment about the other choice. :D

Well played. Serves me right for pulling a Canadian quarter out of my pocket. Darn cafeteria.....

Ralph Baer
04-21-2010, 04:16 PM
Just to keep this in the new thread.

2010
Jacob Laliberté C Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 50-62-48-110- 34
Playoffs 12- 3- 6- 9- 2 season over
Total 62-65-54-119- 36
Brock Higgs LW Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL) 48-22-34- 56- 82
Playoffs 17- 6-12- 18- 16 season over
Total 65-28-46- 74- 98
Johnny Rogic RC Alberni Vly Bulldogs (BCHL) 59-18-29- 47- 36
Playoffs 13- 6- 4- 10- 8 season over
Total 72-24-33- 57- 44
Matt Tinordi LW Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) 59-23-22- 45- 69
Playoffs 3- 0- 1- 1- 2 season over
Total 62-23-23- 46- 71
Nick Bailen RD Indiana Ice (USHL) 58-14-27- 41- 97
Playoffs 7- 0- 4- 4- 6 04/23/10
Total 65-14-31- 45-103
Guy Leboeuf LD Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 62-10-19- 29- 66
Playoffs 12- 1- 5- 6- 12 season over
Total 74-11-24- 35- 78
Nick Quinn LD Aurora Tigers (OJAHL) 10- 2- 7- 9- 6
Orangeville Crushers (CCHL) 27- 5- 6- 11- 20
Playoffs 0- 0- 0- 0- 0 season over
Total 37- 7-13- 20- 26
Greg Burgdoerfer RW not playing 0- 0- 0- 0- 0

2011
Patrick Koudys LD Burlington Cougars (CCHL) 50- 5-28- 33- 42
Playoffs 12- 0- 1- 1- 16 season over
Total 62- 5-29- 34- 58
Luke Curadi LD Penticton Vees (BCHL) 58- 7-10- 17- 98
Playoffs 16- 0- 1- 1- 22 season over
Total 74- 7-11- 18-120


2010 women
Toni Sanders F Susquehanna Rapids U19 Red 34-53- 9- 62- 42 season over
West York HS Boys Team 18-27-19- 46- ? season over
Total 52-80-28-108- ?
Missy Mankey F Hopkins HS Minnetonka MN 31-15-10- 25- 28 season over
Jordan Smelker LW Team Alaska U19 30-22-16- 38- 6 season over
Madison Marzario RD Shattuck St Mary's 22- 1- 9- 10- 50 season over
Nona Letuligasenoa D NAHA White ?- ?- ?- ?- ? season over

AspyDad
04-21-2010, 05:05 PM
This is great news about Coach Appert. I think SA is building something special in Troy. He is playing a different style than ECAC clutch and grab and for that he deserves credit. Look at Natl Champs and the open style they played. On a personal level, I'm sure we all have had dealings with Seth and know what a class guy he is. He is an excellent rep in the community for RPI. I congratulate President Jackson for locking him up.

Wholin1
04-21-2010, 06:13 PM
I congratulate President Jackson for locking him up.
I'll add my congratulations as well. It's my understanding though that even though under contract there is generally a provision allowing the coach in these situations to leave early. Is that correct or does the interested party / school need to get permission to talk to the coach under contract?

Wicked Slappaahs
04-21-2010, 06:57 PM
This is great news about Coach Appert. I think SA is building something special in Troy. He is playing a different style than ECAC clutch and grab and for that he deserves credit. Look at Natl Champs and the open style they played. On a personal level, I'm sure we all have had dealings with Seth and know what a class guy he is. He is an excellent rep in the community for RPI. I congratulate President Jackson for locking him up.Credit should go to Col. Knowlton, not Shirley...all she did was nod her head when the proposal hit her desk.

Now if we can get the officials to realize we're playing a different style we'll be all set...sadly, after this year's display I'm not optimistic.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-21-2010, 07:11 PM
I'll add my congratulations as well. It's my understanding though that even though under contract there is generally a provision allowing the coach in these situations to leave early. Is that correct or does the interested party / school need to get permission to talk to the coach under contract?

It all depends what was woven into the contract. If Seth asked that "dream job" schools X & Y be included in the contract language, then he could conceivably break the contract to leave for a post at those schools, should an offer come his way.

Generally speaking, I believe schools need permission to talk to coaches who are under contract....but others may well have better understanding of this.