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Red Cloud
08-31-2010, 12:28 PM
jerry york or jack parker is a better analogy

Jerry York has coached at three different schools.

DrDemento
08-31-2010, 01:00 PM
Rensselear? :mad:


Edit: As RC wrote.

At least all of the letters are there.;)

AspyDad
08-31-2010, 01:20 PM
official press release from Kevin re: BP signing
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/8/24/MHOCK_0824102406.aspx

Ralph Baer
08-31-2010, 01:21 PM
Blackhawks official press release on Brandon. Came out this morning.
http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=536636&navid=DL|CHI|home

I guess that it wasn't finalized until now because RPI just posted their press release http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/8/24/MHOCK_0824102406.aspx


Edit: Too slow again.

Wicked Slappaahs
08-31-2010, 01:27 PM
official press release from Kevin re: BP signing
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/8/24/MHOCK_0824102406.aspx

Funny, Kevin didn't mention the wedding. :D

IMO
08-31-2010, 03:38 PM
Funny, Kevin didn't mention the wedding. :D

:D

AspyDad
08-31-2010, 09:29 PM
We made the big time. Article about RPI Hockey and recent pro signings on SI.com (almost as good as making bleacher report:D ). The following is from the article:

RPI still bleeding talent

Another tough loss for Seth Appert's program at RPI -- and NCAA hockey in general -- as the Blackhawks this morning confirmed the signing of 19-year-old forward Brandon Pirri to a three-year deal. Pirri, who led all rookie scorers in the ECAC with 43 points in 39 games last season, was the second high profile defection from the team in a matter of weeks, following in the footsteps of former linemate Jerry D'Amigo (Toronto Maple Leafs).

Pirri, who was Chicago's second selection (59th overall) in the 2010 draft, impressed at rookie camp bu still has some way to go to reach his potential as a second-line center with the Hawks. He'll likely report to Saginaw of the OHL after training camp, but he could be assigned to Rockford of the AHL as well. Either way, he needs time to improve his conditioning, physical play and two-way game. Not sure it's easier to work on those elements in those leagues than the NCAA, but he certainly isn't the first talented prospect of late to see things that way. Shows just how much work former NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly has ahead of him in his new position as head of College Hockey, Inc.

Somebody apparently didn't tell Brandon he maybe going to Saginaw before heading to AHL. Interesting.

Link http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/allan_muir/08/31/niemi.news.notes/

Red Cloud
08-31-2010, 10:02 PM
Somebody apparently didn't tell Brandon he maybe going to Saginaw before heading to AHL. Interesting.


I'd say that's just a part of the conventional wisdom that Pirri needed another year at RPI before he was truly ready for the AHL, but it disregards the reality that Chicago needs bodies in their system and that's an obvious reason why he signed in the first place.

Ralph Baer
08-31-2010, 11:22 PM
Today is 1 September 2010. There are 37 days until RPI's next game.


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

Ralph Baer
08-31-2010, 11:52 PM
Somebody apparently didn't tell Brandon he maybe going to Saginaw before heading to AHL. Interesting.[/url] He must have realized that is a possibility, and it won't be under his control. Of course, all his talk about not wanting to go there could have been a "briar patch" act.

DrDemento
09-01-2010, 07:07 AM
I'd say that's just a part of the conventional wisdom that Pirri needed another year at RPI before he was truly ready for the AHL, but it disregards the reality that Chicago needs bodies in their system and that's an obvious reason why he signed in the first place.

Totally agreed-I wonder where he would be more likely to sustain an injury-the OHL or the NCAA? If it were me, I think I would feel safer at RPI for another year where I would assume the risk of injury was less. But that is just my $.02:confused:

DrDemento
09-01-2010, 07:08 AM
He must have realized that is a possibility, and it won't be under his control. Of course, all his talk about not wanting to go there could have been a "briar patch" act.

So sayeth Uncle Remus Baer. I had the same feeling but did not put it so eloquently.

Ralph Baer
09-01-2010, 07:15 AM
Totally agreed-I wonder where he would be more likely to sustain an injury-the OHL or the NCAA? If it were me, I think I would feel safer at RPI for another year where I would assume the risk of injury was less. But that is just my $.02:confused:

The chances are probably less at college because fewer games are played. There are Harry Z's in both places although perhaps more per team the OHL.

FlagDUDE08
09-01-2010, 07:31 AM
The chances are probably less at college because fewer games are played. There are Harry Z's in both places although perhaps more per team the OHL.

So they're a little more lenient with video cameras in Ontario? ;) :eek:

I'm not sure if the risk of injury is necessarily less at RPI, especially since certain teams liked to head-hunt him and D'Amigo (and sadly get away with it as well).

Ralph Baer
09-01-2010, 08:02 AM
So they're a little more lenient with video cameras in Ontario? ;) :eek:

I'm not sure if the risk of injury is necessarily less at RPI, especially since certain teams liked to head-hunt him and D'Amigo (and sadly get away with it as well).

Wherever he goes, if Pirri becomes a significant offensive producer, there will be hatchetmen after him.

DrDemento
09-01-2010, 08:12 AM
Wherever he goes, if Pirri becomes a significant offensive producer, there will be hatchetmen after him.

How true-just look at the list of concussions Brad Tapper had to endure in the AHL.

Ralph Baer
09-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Does anyone know if Joe Harkenrider was beaten out by Jeremy Coupal for the #3 goalie position, or did Harkenrider decide to concentrate on his studies?

Beman
09-01-2010, 08:40 AM
Wherever he goes, if Pirri becomes a significant offensive producer, there will be hatchetmen after him.

Did Brandon add any bulk in the off season? It seems to me he is "slight" for the ahl.
I always figured Pirri would stay till he was a junior and Jerry would stay at least till he ws a soph.

There are so many, thick, hard charging power forwards in the ahl grinding it out night in and night out. Worst case for BP is a home and home. A big nhl bound forward or defenseman sets his sites on him. Six periods of hell.

Ralph Baer
09-01-2010, 08:58 AM
Did Brandon add any bulk in the off season? It seems to me he is "slight" for the ahl.
I always figured Pirri would stay till he was a junior and Jerry would stay at least till he ws a soph.

There are so many, thick, hard charging power forwards in the ahl grinding it out night in and night out. Worst case for BP is a home and home. A big nhl bound forward or defenseman sets his sites on him. Six periods of hell.

Supposedly Pirri added bulk, but IMO he didn't look more bulky in the video from the Chicago rookie camp than he did last season.

Red Cloud
09-01-2010, 09:01 AM
Does anyone know if Joe Harkenrider was beaten out by Jeremy Coupal for the #3 goalie position, or did Harkenrider decide to concentrate on his studies?

Considering that no one knew about this until the roster was published, it seems like the answer is fairly obviously "no."

Or did he get kicked out of school? Abducted by aliens? How and why on the practice goalie changing is pretty low on the importance scale.