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Ralph Baer
02-19-2011, 08:06 PM
The last weekend of the regular season. Lot's of possibilities still there for the playoffs.

DrDemento
02-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Huge two game set for us. Princeton is no walk in the park-even though we beat them at Hobey Baker rink. They are an aggressive forechecking machine. We just have to find a way to play friday night like it was saturday. We have a lot on the line in these 2 games-and a healthy Mike Bergin would help a lot.

Waite21
02-19-2011, 08:36 PM
With York seemingly back in the groove and Bergin (possibly) making his reappearance, RPI should be favored to win both games.

If they do, and if Yale takes care of Cornell at the Whale, RPI will finish in the top four.

I'm not going to worry about the other possibilities right now, but I do know that finishing lower than sixth is not one of the possibilities. ;)

DrDemento
02-19-2011, 09:11 PM
We need Yale to play like Yale can-tomorrow beating Princeton and next week handling Cornell. It would be nice for things to work our way with dartmouth also. But the only thing we can do is our part-we have to play a good friday night game against Princeton and come back without a let up to handle QU on saturday. We do that and we have a decent chance for a bye and a good chance of holding onto an NCAA position for the tournament.

allnightwong
02-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Tentatively planning on making the trip to the District next week. Any suggestions for a cheap but not sleazy hotel in Schenectady as that will be the site of QU's first game. We'd go to both games but probably head back to CT after the RPI game. Also any advice on tickets would be appreciated.

UnionHockeyManiac
02-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Tentatively planning on making the trip to the District next week. Any suggestions for a cheap but not sleazy hotel in Schenectady as that will be the site of QU's first game. We'd go to both games but probably head back to CT after the RPI game. Also any advice on tickets would be appreciated.

The Parker Inn and The Hampton Inn are both decent hotels in a good neighborhood. They are actually right next to each other on State Street and about a 3 minute drive from the rink. You wouldn't want to walk it though. Also, you should leave early because parking is nearly impossible.

www.parkerinn.com
http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=ALBSYHX

I don't think I'm going to be make it up to Schenectady in time for the Friday night game but I'll be there on Saturday.

engineerhockeyfan
02-20-2011, 07:51 AM
Friday night is a must win if we are to get a shot at a bye. Princeton is no push over and Fridays have not been kind to us. If it would help, I would be happy to go to Troy Friday afternoon and beg the team to come out with a purpose and put away the Tigers early.
Is it too much to ask the team to play one good game on a Friday night?

Waite21
02-20-2011, 02:23 PM
Yale did what RPI wanted them to do against Princeton, winning 5-4 on a late third period goal. RPI enters the final weekend in fifth place, one point behind Dartmouth and Cornell and one point ahead of Princeton.

Sounds like it was a terrific game. The Tigers gave the Elis all they could handle.

We should expect no less from them on Friday.

turk181
02-21-2011, 10:52 AM
if it is true, as SA always remarks, that the Seniors must lead this team, then this is the week (Senior Night, Sat.) they MUST lead...starting today! Kick butt in practice...pay attention to details during film sessions...eat right....rest at night....and for goodness sake, come out Friday night with some BALLS!!!! As for our role as fans....let's not wait for something to cheer for let's start right from the Anthem...no, from when they come off the ice after the pre-game skate, let's be there behind the bench as they come off, shouting encouragement. Let's "ROCK THE RED"!!!!!!!!!!!

DrDemento
02-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Princeton has as much to play for as we do-friday should be a real barn burner. Some teams have more at stake this weekend than others. We can only hope that the opponents of Dartmouth(although SLU and Clarkson really have little to gain this week) and Cornell feel the same urgency to win that we do. As usual, the crucial part of the ECAC standings will be decided about 9:15PM on the last saturday night.

aweise
02-23-2011, 07:17 AM
Princeton has as much to play for as we do-friday should be a real barn burner. Some teams have more at stake this weekend than others. We can only hope that the opponents of Dartmouth(although SLU and Clarkson really have little to gain this week) and Cornell feel the same urgency to win that we do. As usual, the crucial part of the ECAC standings will be decided about 9:15PM on the last saturday night.

9:30 if some of the games go into OT. :)

LTsatch
02-23-2011, 07:30 AM
Watch out for Quinnipiac as well, They were quite chippy in their loss to Yale and really manhandled them in the first period. Obviously Yale outskated and outpassed the checking, but they physically can and will take a team off of their game if given the opportunity.

engineerhockeyfan
02-23-2011, 07:32 AM
if it is true, as SA always remarks, that the Seniors must lead this team, then this is the week (Senior Night, Sat.) they MUST lead...starting today! Kick butt in practice...pay attention to details during film sessions...eat right....rest at night....and for goodness sake, come out Friday night with some BALLS!!!! As for our role as fans....let's not wait for something to cheer for let's start right from the Anthem...no, from when they come off the ice after the pre-game skate, let's be there behind the bench as they come off, shouting encouragement. Let's "ROCK THE RED"!!!!!!!!!!!

Yale still has a chance to finish first in the regular season, but I am not sure that that is enough to motivate them against Cornell. But on talent alone, Yale should win that game, giving us a chance at a top four finish if we can sweep the weekend.
All of this would be irrelevant had we played on Friday nights the same way we did on Saturday. :(

DrDemento
02-23-2011, 07:41 AM
Yale still has a chance to finish first in the regular season, but I am not sure that that is enough to motivate them against Cornell. But on talent alone, Yale should win that game, giving us a chance at a top four finish if we can sweep the weekend.
All of this would be irrelevant had we played on Friday nights the same way we did on Saturday. :(

Or not allowed 2 OT goals a couple weekends ago.:mad:

LTsatch
02-23-2011, 07:42 AM
Yale still has a chance to finish first in the regular season, but I am not sure that that is enough to motivate them against Cornell. But on talent alone, Yale should win that game, giving us a chance at a top four finish if we can sweep the weekend.
All of this would be irrelevant had we played on Friday nights the same way we did on Saturday. :(

Yale hates Cornell, last regular season home game, senior night, win streak against Cornell to protect, keep number one seed in pairwise, believe me they will be motivated. I also really don't think there is a switch you can turn off with these guys.

FlagDUDE08
02-23-2011, 08:11 AM
Watch out for Quinnipiac as well, They were quite chippy in their loss to Yale and really manhandled them in the first period. Obviously Yale outskated and outpassed the checking, but they physically can and will take a team off of their game if given the opportunity.

I believe they took both RPI and Union to overtime at TD. Union squeaked out the win, while RPI took the tie. I'm sure Union will be ready for them; we're focused on Princeton first.

Jasma
02-23-2011, 08:54 AM
With York seemingly back in the groove and Bergin (possibly) making his reappearance, RPI should be favored to win both games.

If they do, and if Yale takes care of Cornell at the Whale, RPI will finish in the top four.

I'm not going to worry about the other possibilities right now, but I do know that finishing lower than sixth is not one of the possibilities. ;)

I remember back in early January someone saying that RPI should be favored in all but one or two of the remaining games. Yale was one exception mentioned and they won that one. As anyone paying attention in this league the past decade or so can attest, being dubbed a favorite in any particular ECAC game means virtually nothing. This league generates more "upsets" than Saratoga.

Most seasons we see one or two teams stay healthy, play consistently well and rise to the top. There are usually a couple of teams that sink quickly to the bottom of the standings and stay in there. The middle seven or eight usually jockey for position all season and spots three through seven or eight are in flux until the last regular season game is decided.

Bring your A game, work like hell in the corners and get good goaltending and you will probably succeed. Fail to do any of that on any given night and you will probably lose.

This team seems to have gotten its grind-it-out attitude back, along with some injured players, so if they are ready to play Friday night, this could be fun.

Let's Go Red!

Jasma
02-23-2011, 09:00 AM
If you are going to Troy for the Saturday games, don't stay in Sch'dy. Drive about 15-20 minutes east on Route 7 and you will find a slew of hotels near the Northway (I-87). There are Hamptons, Holiday Inns, and independents all over the place.

If you do stay in Sch'dy. Try Katie O'Byrnes or clinton's Ditch on Erie Blvd for after-game libations and good pub food.

Jasma
02-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Yale wants to win out to keep a number one seed in the NCAA Tourney. they have a lot to play for.

engineerhockeyfan
02-23-2011, 09:48 AM
Yale hates Cornell, last regular season home game, senior night, win streak against Cornell to protect, keep number one seed in pairwise, believe me they will be motivated. I also really don't think there is a switch you can turn off with these guys.

I hope you are right. I have a question for you. While I enjoy your posts here and your insight, why the RPI thread?
We don't get too many fans from other schools posting regularly on this thread. Is there some hidden RPI alliance in your past?
Please don't take this as a negative, just curious.