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Beman
11-24-2010, 11:15 PM
Seth wants to win the Christmas tourney I mean Holiday tourney. Merriman won't start.
I thought he moved the tournament to this weekend because it was the only way RPI could get "quality teams"
Too many other Holiday Tourneys during Christmas week so it was difficult to get top notch teams to come to Troy.

Now he brings in three tomato cans. Please

jmhusker
11-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Because of your first statement, I disagree with your Merriam sentiment. Seth needs to win some games and he really needs to win the tourney. With both Appert & JFK out vs. UConn, this is no time to mess around with musical goalkeepers. York has the keys to the bus.
I hear you. I didn't say I expected Merriam to start I said I expect to see him.

fishcore12
11-25-2010, 07:42 AM
Seth wants to win the Christmas tourney I mean Holiday tourney. Merriman won't start.
I thought he moved the tournament to this weekend because it was the only way RPI could get "quality teams"
Too many other Holiday Tourneys during Christmas week so it was difficult to get top notch teams to come to Troy.

Now he brings in three tomato cans. Please

He didnt move the tournament to this week. It was moved before he got here. This isnt the old days where $$ had nothing really to do with where a team played, thats why we dont see the powerhouse teams coming in year after year. Im sure UAH being invited was a sign of a program helping out a struggling program looking to fill a schedule. I wouldnt call UConn and BG pushovers, BG does still play in the CCHA correct...you know that league with Miami (OH), Michigian, Michigan State, and Notre Dame, so they will be a tough team if we see them saturday night. Saying this as nice as I can cause it Thanksgiving, If you do not like the teams coming, stay home and watch high school football or whatever they show the night after thanksgiving.

Wicked Slappaahs
11-25-2010, 08:35 AM
I hear you. I didn't say I expected Merriam to start I said I expect to see him.
OK got it, good point. Indeed, that would be the best possible scenario - RPI with a large lead and Merriam getting ice time.

Beman
11-25-2010, 10:44 AM
He didnt move the tournament to this week. It was moved before he got here. This isnt the old days where $$ had nothing really to do with where a team played, thats why we dont see the powerhouse teams coming in year after year. Im sure UAH being invited was a sign of a program helping out a struggling program looking to fill a schedule. I wouldnt call UConn and BG pushovers, BG does still play in the CCHA correct...you know that league with Miami (OH), Michigian, Michigan State, and Notre Dame, so they will be a tough team if we see them saturday night. Saying this as nice as I can cause it Thanksgiving, If you do not like the teams coming, stay home and watch high school football or whatever they show the night after thanksgiving.

I really don't care who moved it. The purpose was to get quality teams. OK UAH I understand. UConn they are a real power they lost 2 to RIT, lost to national power Bentley and needed 2 goals in the third to beat AIC.

BG, I don't care what league they are in they are still 5 & 9 scoring about 2 goals a game. They lost to Clarkson 4 zip and Clarkson has lost to Dartmouth and Cornell by a combine 11 goals. Yeah BG must be a real power.

I don't blame Seth, but face it he wants to get the engineers a Holiday Tourney.

There ain't no "Mel" Wakabayashi in this tournament.

BTW Go Flying Horses!!

Red Cloud
11-25-2010, 11:11 AM
I really don't care who moved it. The purpose was to get quality teams. OK UAH I understand. UConn they are a real power they lost 2 to RIT, lost to national power Bentley and needed 2 goals in the third to beat AIC.

BG, I don't care what league they are in they are still 5 & 9 scoring about 2 goals a game. They lost to Clarkson 4 zip and Clarkson has lost to Dartmouth and Cornell by a combine 11 goals. Yeah BG must be a real power.

I don't blame Seth, but face it he wants to get the engineers a Holiday Tourney.

There ain't no "Mel" Wakabayashi in this tournament.

BTW Go Flying Horses!!

http://i256.***********.com/albums/hh165/reddcloudd/stop-whining.jpg

engineerhockeyfan
11-25-2010, 11:22 AM
http://i256.***********.com/albums/hh165/reddcloudd/stop-whining.jpg

Wow, Red Cloud and Beman back at it again. Who says we don't have anything to be thankful for. :D

Ralph Baer
11-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Wow, Red Cloud and Beman back at it again. Who says we don't have anything to be thankful for. :D

:)

fishcore12
11-25-2010, 11:36 AM
I really don't care who moved it. The purpose was to get quality teams. OK UAH I understand. UConn they are a real power they lost 2 to RIT, lost to national power Bentley and needed 2 goals in the third to beat AIC.

BG, I don't care what league they are in they are still 5 & 9 scoring about 2 goals a game. They lost to Clarkson 4 zip and Clarkson has lost to Dartmouth and Cornell by a combine 11 goals. Yeah BG must be a real power.

I don't blame Seth, but face it he wants to get the engineers a Holiday Tourney.

There ain't no "Mel" Wakabayashi in this tournament.

BTW Go Flying Horses!!

Like I said on the first page of this thread. I hope we dont see the UConn that tied Union and Maine. Sure they have dropped off a bit since then, but RPI has a history of playing down to the level of its opponents and if UConn is allowed to stick around they might cause fits and send RPI to the 3rd place game. BG is still a CCHA school, I dont care what the record is. They play higher level opponents night in and night out in the CCHA so they can play. Sure this isnt UND, Miami (OH) and BC coming in, and it never will be unless some serious cash gets thrown at them to come but it is still a chance for the teams to get some games in during a break in the season. E-mail Coach Appert and give him a list of schools you would like to see come in next year and the years after. Im sure he would love to hear from the fans who they would like to see.

DrDemento
11-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Unusual things happen in the RPI Holiday Tournament-over the years Jenny and I were at every one from 1975-2002. Sometimes what appears to be a weak team just gets up for the games and as has been said, too often we play down to the competition. In spite of the comments about the weakness of this year's teams-SA will not be taking anything for granted. The boys need these games to build some more confidence for a relatively young team. The fans need this to build some spirit in the HFH. And I need this because I am just fed up with losing our own tournament for so many years. I certainly do not want to lose any game-but now i not only want to win, I want to win some games comfortable so that late in the third period the officials cannot affect the outcome.

engineerhockeyfan
11-25-2010, 12:07 PM
And I need this because I am just fed up with losing our own tournament for so many years. I certainly do not want to lose any game-but now i not only want to win, I want to win some games comfortable so that late in the third period the officials cannot affect the outcome.

Well said. It is disheartening to lose this tournament year after year. :(

Ralph Baer
11-26-2010, 03:15 AM
Record article by Ed Weaver http://troyrecord.com/articles/2010/11/26/sports/doc4cef3fed21779611533745.txt?viewmode=fullstory.

DrDemento
11-26-2010, 06:20 AM
Record article by Ed Weaver http://troyrecord.com/articles/2010/11/26/sports/doc4cef3fed21779611533745.txt?viewmode=fullstory.

"Since last winning its own tourney in 2002, RPI has a 3-11-2 record in the event." Just shocking-and time to turn this statistic around real fast.

rvd5star69
11-26-2010, 08:25 AM
the game tonight is 730 or 7 pm? Weaver and Uscho say 7:30. Schott and RPI website say 7pm

unionbob
11-26-2010, 09:44 AM
hmmmm curious......so if RPI wins tournament how do you feel knowing you invited teams you could possibly beat with a combined 8 wins, 5 of those coming from one team, just so you give yourself a chance to win. :)

DrDemento
11-26-2010, 09:54 AM
hmmmm curious......so if RPI wins tournament how do you feel knowing you invited teams you could possibly beat with a combined 8 wins, 5 of those coming from one team, just so you give yourself a chance to win. :)

I would feel about the same as when we just beat Union in OT. A win over anyone feels good-but winning both games for the first time since 2002 would certainly feel nice. (didn't Union have a little problem with UConn earlier this year?);)

DrDemento
11-26-2010, 09:55 AM
the game tonight is 730 or 7 pm? Weaver and Uscho say 7:30. Schott and RPI website say 7pm

I think it depends on how long the first game runs-if it plays out slowly due to lots of penalties or goes into OT. They need about 45 minutes between the games. I would suspect strongly that we will not start at 7PM.

Red Cloud
11-26-2010, 10:01 AM
hmmmm curious......so if RPI wins tournament how do you feel knowing you invited teams you could possibly beat with a combined 8 wins, 5 of those coming from one team, just so you give yourself a chance to win. :)

I dunno. How does it feel to have inflated your record and offensive numbers by lining up a tomato can at home twice in a row to start the season?

Let's play this stupid game.

Ralph Baer
11-26-2010, 11:37 AM
Brain Sullivan picks RPI to win both game http://www.uscho.com/ecac-blog/2010/11/26/ecac-hockey-picks-week-9/. Interesting that he doesn't mention the possibility of an RPI-UAH match.

rvd5star69
11-26-2010, 11:48 AM
when the schedule is made...... no one knows how bad or good these teams will be......... huntsville was in ncaa tourney a few years ago.....