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jflory81
03-12-2011, 01:46 AM
Burke may have been there for Brenner, but you have to think that Burt may have opened his eyes as well. He was absolutely flying tonight. I'll also say I would be shocked if Madolora wasn't on a few team's watch lists.

RIT Winters
03-12-2011, 03:47 AM
Burke may have been there for Brenner, but you have to think that Burt may have opened his eyes as well. He was absolutely flying tonight. I'll also say I would be shocked if Madolora wasn't on a few team's watch lists.

Yeah, Burt looked to be really playing up to his potential tonight. There were a few times he held it maybe a little too long, but he didn't turn it over and got 2 points on the evening. Definitely good stuff.

I'm going to hope no one is scouting out Madolora yet..that man needs to stay between the pipes for 2 more years. Realistically though, if DeMike can make it professionally, Madolora definitely can.

On that note, did anyone else see that DeMike got traded to the Elmira Jackals? He's no longer in the Caps system which seems disappointing, given that he was given multiple shots at the AHL level and practiced with the Caps on more than one occasion. Hopefully the Ducks treat him well.

RITProf
03-12-2011, 06:12 AM
Actually, I say don't play him for the better for the team.

I agree. I'm not sure that sort of play helps the team tonight and it might be good to be sure to have him for one of the games next weekend (assuming a win this weekend).

CornwallAce
03-12-2011, 10:56 AM
Thank you komey for your comments. I went to the Union College game, not realizing that the AIC/RIT game was on TV here in the Albany/Troy area. After the crap seats I had at the Union game(sold out, squeezed in SRO), I'm staying home and flipping back and forth between both games tonight.

But anyways, to take a penalty like that when you're winning, with 30 seconds left is absolutely classless. The way the AHA has called their penalties this year, I'm stunned they reduce anything. Lets not bring in the Ohio State consistency.

jgRIT
03-12-2011, 11:10 AM
On that note, did anyone else see that DeMike got traded to the Elmira Jackals? He's no longer in the Caps system which seems disappointing, given that he was given multiple shots at the AHL level and practiced with the Caps on more than one occasion. Hopefully the Ducks treat him well.

He explained via his Twitter that his ECHL rights were traded, but he's still signed with Hershey. So now he's closer to Rochester and still in the Caps system :)

sammich824
03-12-2011, 12:21 PM
Has anyone watched the replay of the McReynolds hit? I watched it last night when I got home and it was clear that the AIC player lost his balance just before McReynolds made contact. It wasn't a dirty hit, just an unfortunate one.

I thought McReynolds had a great game last night. He played hard and stayed out of the box.

RIT Winters
03-12-2011, 12:58 PM
He explained via his Twitter that his ECHL rights were traded, but he's still signed with Hershey. So now he's closer to Rochester and still in the Caps system :)

Yeah, I saw that later last night. Very interesting system. The Jackals traded for a player that they could lose at any given moment to the Bears/Caps. Very interesting.

This does make me want to go to a Jackals game though, front row in an RIT jersey for DeMike.

Jason6787
03-12-2011, 01:34 PM
Burke may have been there for Brenner, but you have to think that Burt may have opened his eyes as well. He was absolutely flying tonight. I'll also say I would be shocked if Madolora wasn't on a few team's watch lists.

Agreed on Madolora, but he does have one thing going against him, I think - age - he's already 24. So 2-3 years of seasoning in minors, he's at a minimum 26-27 before NHL level, and that's if he left school now. Not sure how many NHL teams are willing to take that chance on someone who could be approaching 30 by the time they enter the NHL. But he certainly didn't hurt his chances with his play last night in front of Burke. :)

P.S. - While I'd be happy for Brenner, I really hope Toronto isn't the team that takes him - I don't want to have to cheer for the Leafs! Bad enough I'm a Canucks fan now...

slewwwwwfoot!
03-12-2011, 03:49 PM
Has anyone watched the replay of the McReynolds hit? I watched it last night when I got home and it was clear that the AIC player lost his balance just before McReynolds made contact. It wasn't a dirty hit, just an unfortunate one.

I thought McReynolds had a great game last night. He played hard and stayed out of the box.

I watched the replay as well, and suffice it to say, I did not conclude the same thing.

It wasn't to the numbers, sure, but it wasn't from the side, either; I'd say somewhere in between. Regardless, it was blind-side into the boards, and McReynolds destroyed him - IMO, not a case of "the other guy fell awkwardly into the boards."

These things are surprisingly subjective, I've noticed.

RIT Winters
03-12-2011, 09:25 PM
Another good name tonight. Madolora looked really strong, Burt had another great game, and the team rallied together well after going down 1-0 fairly early.

Madolora's taunting of that goon after we scored on the powerplay (after Madolora got dogpiled and almost had his face slashed) made the night for me. I hope that there is video of that somewhere.

Also, Favot's DQ was absolutely awful. Wayne Wilson said he wants to appeal it, and hopefully it gets reduced. Going into the semi's without Favot is not an idea I am fond of. Favots goal was also given to Brenner, so Favot is no longer tied for the all time points lead. And if he remains DQ'ed, he'll only have one game to get it back. Really disappointing.

RITProf
03-12-2011, 09:36 PM
he'll only have one game to get it back.

Let's hope there's more than just one more game! ;)
(also hope the DQ does get reversed; does anyone know if that is possible?)

RIT Winters
03-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Let's hope there's more than just one more game! ;)
(also hope the DQ does get reversed; does anyone know if that is possible?)

McReynolds was reduced after the game last night. So, in theory.

RITProf
03-12-2011, 09:48 PM
McReynolds was reduced after the game last night. So, in theory.

But apparently that was done by the ref before the official score sheet was signed. This time it's a done deal unless the league does consider appeals of DQs. Maybe they do; I never really paid attention to that before???

slewwwwwfoot!
03-12-2011, 09:53 PM
From listening to WITR, it doesn't sound like anyone is sure.

Did anyone get a good look at the hit? I couldn't tell what happened from where I was, and myself and people around me were really surprised to see 5:00 go on the board and Favot leave. I saw an AIC guy go hard into the boards, but I didn't see much contact at all.

mar7967
03-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Canisius and Holy Cross is the only game tomorrow night...
If Canisius wins, we will play them at Blue Cross. If Holy Cross wins, we will play UConn...I think I would rather play UConn honestly

RIT Winters
03-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Canisius and Holy Cross is the only game tomorrow night...
If Canisius wins, we will play them at Blue Cross. If Holy Cross wins, we will play UConn...I think I would rather play UConn honestly

From the stats it looks like their game tonight was quite intense. Holy Cross had 51 shots, including 12 in overtime and yet Canisius won it. Sacred Heart also skated right with AF until late in the 3rd when AF got some insurance goals. For a team in the basement all year, they certainly played AF hard.

While I agree I'd rather play UConn, it's clear they are not the team that got blown out of Ritter earlier this year. They've got a winning record and could definitely play spoiler.

jflory81
03-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Another good name tonight. Madolora looked really strong, Burt had another great game, and the team rallied together well after going down 1-0 fairly early.

Madolora's taunting of that goon after we scored on the powerplay (after Madolora got dogpiled and almost had his face slashed) made the night for me. I hope that there is video of that somewhere.

Also, Favot's DQ was absolutely awful. Wayne Wilson said he wants to appeal it, and hopefully it gets reduced. Going into the semi's without Favot is not an idea I am fond of. Favots goal was also given to Brenner, so Favot is no longer tied for the all time points lead. And if he remains DQ'ed, he'll only have one game to get it back. Really disappointing.

How in the world did Favot's goal get changed? I watched the replay of the goal after I read this, and I see no way how that goal could be anyone but Favot's.

And yes, the DQ was awful.

slewwwwwfoot!
03-12-2011, 11:33 PM
Both of them have good goaltending - Bartus and Morrison. A hot tender for either of them could spell headaches.

Fortunately we've got Madalora on our side to even the scales.

Ed Trefzger
03-13-2011, 12:19 AM
Disclaimer: these are my views wearing my radio hat and not those of USCHO.com:

I called it as Favot's goal when it happened and the whole radio team was convinced Favot got a piece of it before it crossed the line when we watched the replay. Originally the stats folks agreed, although one of the writers who watched (who is as unofficial as we are) did not. I think the change came from the RIT bench.

The DQ on Favot was heinous. I wouldn't have argued against a DQ for McReynolds on Friday. No way did Favot deserve a DQ on Saturday. The player who he pushed tripped over another fallen player and that's why he went to the boards. But Favot wasn't out to nail the guy like McReynolds did on Friday. It was, sadly, typical of the quality and inconsistency of officiating that we've seen all season and that declines each year.

I'm already very close to getting myself in hot water from previous comments calling out the league and its officials -- not for playing favorites, but for being inconsistent and missing so much. So I'll stop now. But it's a disaster not only in this league but in college hockey in general. The leagues and NCAA won't admit it, but if it wasn't a problem, they wouldn't have so much footage showing poor officiating and bad positioning for their annual rules video.

RIT Winters
03-13-2011, 12:39 AM
You would think/hope that there would be some kind of appeals process in place for something this serious. DQing arguably our most important player on an iffy call (at best) is bad enough..not letting us appeal is even worse. Given that they did not change it before the score card was signed like McReynolds is a bit concerning, as I think that might mean an uphill battle.

I would imagine we'll know within the next day or two if it's even possible, and whether or not we'll benefit from it if it is.