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TigerFan86-87
03-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Wow, I guess expectations have risen dramatically. I can't see being a couple of bounces going the right way away from a return trip to the NCAAs as a "dismal failure".

It was a good season, perhaps not a great season, but certainly not a "failure". I'll admit that my expectations were also too high and I saw last night's game as a "disappointment". However, by any objective metric I should have known that the RIT-AFA was essentially a tossup and could go either way (as it did). Last year at this time, I was reminding myself to savor the AHA championship since it would be hard to repeat and not something that happens everyday. Unfortunately I forgot that and came away from yesterday disappointed instead of pleased at how close the Tigers came ... again.

Here's to next year and another couple of post-season runs for both the Men's and Women's teams.

(Oh, and that regular season title is valuable ... look at the nice playoff path it setup for RIT.)

I agree that "dismal failure" is not an appropriate description, IMHO. I must say that I tried from the minute the Wisconsin game ended until yesterday to temper the urge to think that they could go and do what they did last year again. The goal for this team for now should continue to be winning this tournament and making the NCAA's. Whatever happens in Nationals really is just gravy (and boy, did we have our share of gravy in 2010!). For the foreseeable future, the Tigers will be a # 15 or 16 seed and enormous underdogs if and when they make the NCAA's again. So expecting FF runs is just unrealistic. Knowing it is possible is certainly exciting, thanks to the 2010 team, however.
The only failure of this season in my estimation really isn't due to any shortfall of the team's, but of the local media. It is fantastic how much coverage the Tigers got this season (partially thanks to the Amerks sucking and the Sabres struggling much of the season until just recently). However, the FF run of last year is clearly what inspired the increased coverage and has aided in the reporters framing their stories about the Tigers almost exclusively with respect to the Frozen Four, creating an impression to the newly acquired and as yet relatively college hockey-uneducated "casual fans" that RIT is to be judged by whether or not they reach the Frozen Four. I know they're just trying to create excitement and make the stories interesting, but it's clear that most of the time they either don't know much about D-I hockey or just don't care because most of the viewers/readers don't either. I remember one Ch13 reporter (Toby Motika sp?) promoting the RIT-AIC series by mentioning that the two teams split their two games in the regular season, so they are really evenly matched on paper... ok, whatever. Then there's always the ones who mention when RIT is going to play UConn and talk about it as though their playing the UConn basketball team, not the perennially poor to mediocre hockey team. I just fear some of the "wave" of increased interest from the community can wane when it appears as though the Tigers are consistently not meeting expectations because they're not amongst the elite of D-I teams. Oh well. Maybe that's no big loss. The interest in the RIT community is still very strong and growing. They'll be fine.

lmg6841
03-21-2011, 01:26 PM
So AFA beats RIT 1-0 in the finals, and even though they went almost the entire season without a single USCHO poll vote, they are ranked. Awesome.

emmpee
03-21-2011, 03:56 PM
Tyler Brenner signs two-year deal with Maple Leafs; will report to AHL's Marlies.

http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=556754&navid=DL|TOR|home&navid=DL|TOR|home

BWTIGERSMAN
03-21-2011, 04:03 PM
well its official, Tyler Brenner is gone. Congratulations and good luck to him. http://www.realgmhockey.com/src_wiretap_archives/9271/20110321/leafs_sign_tyler_brenner_to_2_year_entry_level_dea l/

cplinford
03-22-2011, 10:07 AM
a little more detail about the signing

http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Leafs-Ink-RIT-Standout-Tyler-Brenner

Apparently Brenner had 5 offers on the table

Tiger98
03-22-2011, 12:38 PM
Wonder what the other 2 teams were.

XCTiger
03-22-2011, 05:02 PM
a little more detail about the signing

http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Leafs-Ink-RIT-Standout-Tyler-Brenner

Apparently Brenner had 5 offers on the table

Wow, he signed for pretty much the same deal as Tanev except 2 years rather than 3.

Checked deeper, and they are in the same ballpark. per capgeek.com:

Brenner (http://www.capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=1934)

Tanev (http://www.capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=1775)

mar7967
03-22-2011, 11:07 PM
Per Jared DeMichel on Twitter today: "Dirty dirty rumor,another RIT tiger joining the jackals tomorrow..corner crew might wanna drive to elmira to bring the noise #rit #rithockey"

d4rksabre
03-22-2011, 11:29 PM
Per Jared DeMichel on Twitter today: "Dirty dirty rumor,another RIT tiger joining the jackals tomorrow..corner crew might wanna drive to elmira to bring the noise #rit #rithockey"

My money is on Murph.

sammich824
03-22-2011, 11:36 PM
My money is on Murph.


I'm gonna go with Favot

jflory81
03-23-2011, 04:21 AM
I'm gonna go with Favot

I'm not sure Favot's going to be looking at ECHL deals seriously at this point. Over the summer for sure if nothing else happens, but I'm with darksabre...I think it's Murphy.

Bing
03-23-2011, 11:17 AM
I'm not sure Favot's going to be looking at ECHL deals seriously at this point. Over the summer for sure if nothing else happens, but I'm with darksabre...I think it's Murphy.

I'm wondering how Favot's size (5'7") impacts his chances of playing pro. It may be difficult for him to find a place with an AHL team.

cplinford
03-23-2011, 11:49 AM
I'm wondering how Favot's size (5'7") impacts his chances of playing pro. It may be difficult for him to find a place with an AHL team.

Players like Gionta and Gerbe have proven small players can make the pro's though it is still rare. Favot brings a lot to the table so I hope he gets a look. I think a big difference, in the play of the team, between the Uconn and AFA games was him being back in the line up

mar7967
03-23-2011, 12:44 PM
And it's Favot! He will be wearing #25 tonight for the Jackels.

http://ritathletics.com/news/2011/3/23/MHOCKEY_0323111100.aspx

jflory81
03-23-2011, 01:50 PM
And it's Favot! He will be wearing #25 tonight for the Jackels.

http://ritathletics.com/news/2011/3/23/MHOCKEY_0323111100.aspx

Bleh....guess he wasn't hearing anything at all from the higher levels. Shame. Thought he was our catalyst and best forward this year.....obviously Brenner/Favot's respective size has a lot to do with it...

Bing
03-23-2011, 03:40 PM
A question about Brenner's NHL Salary:

He only gets that money ($900,000/yr) if he gets called up to the NHL right? Otherwise he gets 67,500/yr in the AHL?

This leads me to Tanev who has been playing for the Canucks since Jan 18. He is also slated to receive $900,000 in the NHL and $67,500 in the AHL. So how much money is he currently making? Does he get paid per game?

Thanks for humoring me

Ed Trefzger
03-23-2011, 04:31 PM
And it's Favot! He will be wearing #25 tonight for the Jackels.

http://ritathletics.com/news/2011/3/23/MHOCKEY_0323111100.aspx

Also signing with the Jackals today is Canisius forward Vincent Scarsella.

RIT Winters
03-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Also signing with the Jackals today is Canisius forward Vincent Scarsella.

And they will both be on the roster with DeMike himself. Awesome.

XCTiger
03-23-2011, 06:50 PM
A question about Brenner's NHL Salary:

He only gets that money ($900,000/yr) if he gets called up to the NHL right? Otherwise he gets 67,500/yr in the AHL?

This leads me to Tanev who has been playing for the Canucks since Jan 18. He is also slated to receive $900,000 in the NHL and $67,500 in the AHL. So how much money is he currently making? Does he get paid per game?

Thanks for humoring me

The wonders of the two-way contract Yes, 900K in the NHL, 67,500 in the AHL. Does get his 90K bonus both years no matter where he plays.

I would imagine that Tanev is getting paid monthly, and they prorate depending on where he's playing. It sure looks like he's staying in Vancouver for the rest of this season and playoffs.

Also, the conversation on the Leafs forums on HFBoards is pretty negative about pretty much everything, including Brenner. Contrast that to the Vancouver boards that were fairly positive about Tanev even before training camp started. Now they freaking love him.

tiger4life
03-23-2011, 06:58 PM
[QUOTE
Also, the conversation on the Leafs forums on HFBoards is pretty negative about pretty much everything, including Brenner. Contrast that to the Vancouver boards that were fairly positive about Tanev even before training camp started. Now they freaking love him.[/QUOTE]

Welcome to the hockey crazy world that we call Toronto. Every little thing mentioned about the maple Leafs is front page and centre. A little like the Yankees maybe even worse!!