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Ralph Baer
03-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Well, different kids are wowed by different things. Some are bowled over by a school that's merely close to home. Some like the North Country's seclusion, others are turned off by it. Some will find Troy to be a city with character, others will find it a dump. Some are turned on by educational opportunities or merely the offer of a scholarship. Facilities certainly play a role, but what each potential recruit wants in a building is different.

Troy is a dump with character. ;)

Ralph Baer
03-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Over 100 posts today. :eek:

AspyDad
03-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Johnk, the true colors came out on you today. You like to call my brother and me name callers but you went right for the low road. That speaks volumes enough. You’re an insider … close personal friends blah blah blah... what you are is a blowhard name dropper want to be. None of us are happy about the losses and I have no issues with you stating your case but come on. Let’s talk about the upgrades to HFH, that was all Seth because I know people at the Tute. Do you think Shirley one day said “hey, let’s put a state of the art scoreboard up”. No Seth sold that. He was in the lower third of schools playing hockey and in a short time brought them back to national relevance. Lastly, it’s a hockey board, stop calling people gay and that there a “joke”. Have a nice offseason.

AspyDad
03-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Troy is a dump with character. ;)

Fighting words ;)

DrDemento
03-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Are you still going?

This morning gave my tickets to 2 friends who will appreciate the games more than we would without RPI participating. They have given us tickets often and it is our way of paying them back a little.

johnk
03-08-2011, 03:44 PM
Way to keep it classy Johnk.


Johnk, the true colors came out on you today. You like to call my brother and me name callers but you went right for the low road. That speaks volumes enough. You’re an insider … close personal friends blah blah blah... what you are is a blowhard name dropper want to be. None of us are happy about the losses and I have no issues with you stating your case but come on. Let’s talk about the upgrades to HFH, that was all Seth because I know people at the Tute. Do you think Shirley one day said “hey, let’s put a state of the art scoreboard up”. No Seth sold that. He was in the lower third of schools playing hockey and in a short time brought them back to national relevance. Lastly, it’s a hockey board, stop calling people gay and that there a “joke”. Have a nice offseason.

Yes the last coach never asked for any upgrades to the fieldhouse or more money for the hockey budget:rolleyes: Well this blowhard whose wife runs the show better stop the name calling. And my so called reporter friend that makes me a name dropper better go back to being a so called reporter. I don't need to drop any names and you "know" people at the Tute so how has the changed any of the results or lack there of them?

hockeymascot
03-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Do you think Shirley one day said “hey, let’s put a state of the art scoreboard up.

This was an upgrade plan to HFH that was in the planning stages before Seth arrived, which was part of the lure for a new coach.

FlagDUDE08
03-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Yes the last coach never asked for any upgrades to the fieldhouse or more money for the hockey budget:rolleyes: Well this blowhard whose wife runs the show better stop the name calling. And my so called reporter friend that makes me a name dropper better go back to being a so called reporter. I don't need to drop any names and you "know" people at the Tute so how has the changed any of the results or lack there of them?

Anything more about your experiences and who you know, Paul Stewart? ;)

AspyDad
03-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Yes the last coach never asked for any upgrades to the fieldhouse or more money for the hockey budget:rolleyes: Well this blowhard whose wife runs the show better stop the name calling. And my so called reporter friend that makes me a name dropper better go back to being a so called reporter. I don't need to drop any names and you "know" people at the Tute so how has the changed any of the results or lack there of them?

Last coach asked and never delivered (point one). You started the name calling and then inferred I was gay (point 2). If you are Ken's friend which I have no doubt you are, you are really not a good representive by calling people gay (point 3). I will allow you the last word. Have a nice life.

pensfan08
03-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Anything more about your experiences and who you know, Paul Stewart? ;)

Ok, yes he deserves some hassle, but really dropping a bomb and insulting him like that, there is no place for that on this board, what did he ever do to warrant that treatment?

AspyDad
03-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Over 100 posts today. :eek:

You're welcome.

johnk
03-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Anything more about your experiences and who you know, Paul Stewart?


No I will just be a name dropper so not gonna bother, but if you want to send an email off of this board I would be glad to let you know where I get my info from which for the most part is pretty accurate. As far as most of what I post on here, its just an opinion. The people that know me on here mostly know me from my second business which is a pub in the Schdy area that many of the people I have met in the college hockey world frequent since we carry many of the games of the dish. No great inside info and nothing thats gonna feed the poor or create world peace but some very good people affiliated with RPI, Union and the local media who are just trying to do their jobs and yes we talk alot about college hockey. Especially since my Godson is from the area and playing for the Chicago Steel in the USHL and has decommited from Ohio State after their coach was fired.

johnk
03-08-2011, 04:05 PM
Last coach asked and never delivered (point one). You started the name calling and then inferred I was gay (point 2). If you are Ken's friend which I have no doubt you are, you are really not a good representive by calling people gay (point 3). I will allow you the last word. Have a nice life.

Apologize about the gay comment and really have beat this whole subject and day to hell. Have a good off season and believe it or not, we are on the same side here!

FlagDUDE08
03-08-2011, 04:11 PM
No I will just be a name dropper so not gonna bother, but if you want to send an email off of this board I would be glad to let you know where I get my info from which for the most part is pretty accurate. As far as most of what I post on here, its just an opinion. The people that know me on here mostly know me from my second business which is a pub in the Schdy area that many of the people I have met in the college hockey world frequent since we carry many of the games of the dish. No great inside info and nothing thats gonna feed the poor or create world peace but some very good people affiliated with RPI, Union and the local media who are just trying to do their jobs and yes we talk alot about college hockey. Especially since my Godson is from the area and playing for the Chicago Steel in the USHL and has decommited from Ohio State after their coach was fired.

If you want to provide info, that's cool, and I'd be happy to read it, along with a lot of other things on this forum. I just didn't like how you used "who you know" and your experiences with the coaches as your basis for why your opinions were dogma, or at least how I perceived your original posts in this debate. Have a good one, and all the best to your spring/summer business at your pub; I'm sure you'll make a killing this weekend.

Red Cloud
03-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Apologize about the gay comment and really have beat this whole subject and day to hell. Have a good off season and believe it or not, we are on the same side here!

Very big of you to do that. In light of this apology to my friend, I apologize for calling you an embarrassment.

TuteScrooge
03-08-2011, 04:32 PM
I posted last week before the Colgate series that the team had seems past peak and was a bit uninspired. I think that I also commented on not having ever seen Appert as demonstrative as during the time out that he took at the end of the game against Princeton. All in all, I think that the end of the season has been a bit of a let down for all of us, but mostly for the team and coaches. I think that we all see where this program is going and just want more, and there is nothing wrong with that. Its what makes good teams and good programs great.

Here's where it all comes together for me - I grew up in Troy and have been going to games since the early '70s. I have personally known some of the coaches and players throughout the years. My son plays youth hockey and the players dedicate their time to come to practices. I have met Coach Appert a couple of times and personally know Col. Knowlton. I have played and coached youth hockey for almost 20 years, and can tell you with an absolute certainty that this program and these individuals are what I would want my boys to be associated with. My oldest is in the process for admission to RPI and I have never been happier in my life than thinking about him being admitted and earning his degree from here. My youngest sees this team and these coaches and members of the athletic department and looks at them as people he is excited to be around, and less about wins and losses. He even told Appert that he some day dreams of playing for him and on this team (when he was 14).

So, we can hold our heads because we didnt get what we wanted (AC and an NCAA berth), and we can complain about the "what ifs" with D'Amigo, Pirri, and the refs (who really are horrible), OR we can recongize the gem that we have with this AD, Coach, and these Players. These are some truly special people here. I agree with whoever else said it - you just want wins, then follow Cornell or dream of having people like Harry Z as your teammate. Not going to happen here. I'll take what we have been blessed with and what is being built. I was not fortunate enough to go to RPI, but I can tell you that I am honestly happy for and proud of these kids and this program - and as said before, would die to have my kids associated with the school and the people in this program. A great thing is being built. Count on it.

G**D*** it Senna, why did you have to go and be all rational on us ?!!?

AspyDad
03-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Apologize about the gay comment and really have beat this whole subject and day to hell. Have a good off season and believe it or not, we are on the same side here!

All is well. People blowing steam off after a tough loss. My best to your godson and to you.

DrDemento
03-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Nice to have peace and quiet again. Now let's just keep our fingers crossed that all the things that have to happen to get us into the NCAA field happen as we need them to. It is a very long shot-but you never know.

hab
03-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Here's a switch of topics. Shouldn't the regular season count for more than it does now under the current ECAC playoff system? What I mean is that the regular season seems to be increasingly irrelevant when the lower tier team in the standings needs only to heat up at the end of the season and knock of the higher seeds whose entire season's body of work no longer matters. I'm not sure if I would be taking this position if Union was still the league bottom feeder, but does it really make sense for every team to be guaranteed a playoff spot? Even the NBA and the NHL knock out a few teams. I know the easy answer is, take care of business in the playoffs, but it's such a long regular season, shouldn't it count for more?

It doesn't take much to get me going on this topic. Any league that allows all teams into the playoffs is relegating their regular season to a long drawn-out exhibition series. On the women's side of the ECAC, some of the most exciting games are those in the second half of the season amongst the 7 or 8 teams fighting for the 4 or 5 (out of eight) playoff spots that are still undecided. Eliminating one round of playoffs would allow for one more non-conference weekend.

hab
03-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Lest my previous post suggest that I am merely disappointed that RPI lost to a 12th place team, let me also add that a system that allows the possibility that a team that finishes fifth in their conference and then loses to a 12th place team to possibly advance to the NCAAs is absurd. RPI did nothing down the stretch to suggest that they deserve to extend their season.