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LTsatch
07-23-2011, 01:15 AM
I would like to know what the ECAC faithful expect from their team this year, it may be too early for predictions, but I would be happy with Yale being in the top three of the conference with an outside chance of post season play. They will be VERY young next season but I think the Coach will have them performing well as we expect. Looking at Yale's incoming class they seem to be keeping in the small/fast tradition that Allain likes. Goalie will be a huge question mark for Yale as well as many new D-Men. Looking forward to the upcoming season, who are the favorites and who is gonna win the cup this year?

FlagDUDE08
07-23-2011, 06:49 AM
#26 - Union
:D

alnike
07-23-2011, 01:39 PM
From a CCHA-fan perspective, it seems like Yale and Union have enough "offense" returning to contend for 3 or 4 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

vicb
07-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Fear THE NORTH COUNTRY :rolleyes:

DrDemento
07-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Fear THE NORTH COUNTRY :rolleyes:

I do-the roads can be very icy.:p

joecct
07-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Fear THE NORTH COUNTRY :rolleyes:That will be a welcome change

hockeyenthusiast
07-23-2011, 08:34 PM
I see Yale, Cornell, and Union in the top 3, from then on it's wide open. I don't think there will be a really baaad team in the ECAC this year, especially because I expect the Raiders to be better.

LynahFan
07-25-2011, 07:11 AM
If Union finishes in the top 3, I will tip my cap to them - they're going through a brutal offseason right now. I see them slipping back into the pack next year.

FlagDUDE08
07-25-2011, 07:29 AM
If Union finishes in the top 3, I will tip my cap to them - they're going through a brutal offseason right now. I see them slipping back into the pack next year.

Given what they said about RPI last year, I will not be so quick as to draw this conclusion on this basis.

Here's a big question: if they put emphasis on diving and embellishment this year, will they actually call it?

joecct
07-25-2011, 07:32 AM
I see Yale, Cornell, and Union in the top 3, from then on it's wide open. I don't think there will be a really baaad team in the ECAC this year, especially because I expect the Raiders to be better.
In order to get multiple NCAA bids, your conference needs an equal amount of bad teams to allow the good teams to have a great win %.

Parity may be great for the fans, but it is death to the PWR.

Ralph Baer
07-25-2011, 07:43 AM
In order to get multiple NCAA bids, your conference needs an equal amount of bad teams to allow the good teams to have a great win %.

Parity may be great for the fans, but it is death to the PWR.

"your conference"? It isn't yours also anymore? Where is Clarkson going? ;)

FlagDUDE08
07-25-2011, 07:45 AM
"your conference"? It isn't yours also anymore? Where is Clarkson going? ;)

Probably making Sully happy and joining the CCHA. :eek:;)

LynahFan
07-25-2011, 08:30 AM
Given what they said about RPI last year, I will not be so quick as to draw this conclusion on this basis.
5th seed = back in the pack in my book. You may disagree with that characterization, but either way it is certainly not "top 3." :)

joecct
07-25-2011, 10:04 AM
"your conference"? It isn't yours also anymore? Where is Clarkson going? ;)The global your. The logic applies to all conferences. Somebody in the NCHC is going to be really disappointed by reality.

FlagDUDE08
07-25-2011, 10:36 AM
5th seed = back in the pack in my book. You may disagree with that characterization, but either way it is certainly not "top 3." :)

It's still an improvement from 6th, though. ;) I'd explain, but I promised that there'd be no math. :D

Ralph Baer
07-25-2011, 11:38 AM
The global your. The logic applies to all conferences. Somebody in the NCHC is going to be really disappointed by reality.

Do you think that NCHC fans stoop to read ECAC threads? ;)

FlagDUDE08
07-25-2011, 12:30 PM
Do you think that NCHC fans stoop to read ECAC threads? ;)

The RPI thread gets a couple check-ins from Denver fans. ;):p

drshoen
07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Fear THE NORTH COUNTRY :rolleyes:

Boy, I hope so!

LTsatch
07-25-2011, 05:42 PM
Do you think that NCHC fans stoop to read ECAC threads? ;)

Only if a Yale fan starts it!:D Oh BTW the thread must contain the word "circles" in the title. They should chime in at any moment.

Red Cloud
07-25-2011, 06:06 PM
5th seed = back in the pack in my book. You may disagree with that characterization, but either way it is certainly not "top 3." :)

I admit it, I laughed.

At you.