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XCTiger
09-26-2011, 11:59 AM
The dreaming is fine for the offseason, but when the puck drops it's time for doing. Here's to the Tigers doing some damage to the opposition this season.

komey1
09-26-2011, 07:07 PM
It's going to be interesting. RIT has not traditionally done that great to start the season. At the same time, RIT has a ton of home games early and they have a good record there. No preview of the exhibition game for obvious reasons, but those Facebook fans will have my previews.

cplinford
09-27-2011, 08:19 AM
I am hoping for 1 or 2 more OOC wins this year and hopefully the same in conference performance :)

Tweedle Dee
09-27-2011, 08:25 AM
I am hoping for 1 or 2 more OOC wins this year and hopefully the same in conference performance :)

I'll be right as rain if they can take one game from Wisconsin.

kbranch
09-27-2011, 08:54 AM
Question for those familiar with the recruiting pipeline and process - RIT is now two seasons removed from the Frozen Four run. We all know what that experience has done for the fan base, national exposure, community awareness, etc. With all that, is this the first year we actually see a difference in the recruits that hit the ice for RIT? I assume there is a lag between increased awareness of the program and actually landing higher caliber recruits, but is it one, two, or three years?

cplinford
09-27-2011, 09:12 AM
Question for those familiar with the recruiting pipeline and process - RIT is now two seasons removed from the Frozen Four run. We all know what that experience has done for the fan base, national exposure, community awareness, etc. With all that, is this the first year we actually see a difference in the recruits that hit the ice for RIT? I assume there is a lag between increased awareness of the program and actually landing higher caliber recruits, but is it one, two, or three years?

I think we are already seeing it. I am basing this solely on having 5 freshman over 6 feet tall this year compared to the senior class which has 1 player over 6 feet tall. Normally it seems like we tend to get smaller players over looked by other schools. Obviously this is a truly scientific observation :)

JRZ DVLS
09-27-2011, 09:21 AM
I think we are already seeing it. I am basing this solely on having 5 freshman over 6 feet tall this year compared to the senior class which has 1 player over 6 feet tall. Normally it seems like we tend to get smaller players over looked by other schools. Obviously this is a truly scientific observation :)
Not only that but as was mentioned in the other thread, the emergence of Tanev, and a little lesser Pinner in the BC area is a bonus considering RIT recruits pretty heavily in the BCHL and AJHL.

JRZ DVLS
09-27-2011, 05:03 PM
Well It sounds like Pinner will be out of the Nuck lineup for a little while. Separated Shoulder out indefinitely. Likely 6 weeks easy.

komey1
09-27-2011, 05:06 PM
RIt was 3rd among the "others receiving votes" in the first USCHO poll. They will be looking to continue their streak of beating at least one ranked team a year this year. A couple opponents are already ranked, and Air Force is ahead of RIT in the "others receiving votes" so perhaps they can get there as well.

XCTiger
09-27-2011, 05:06 PM
Well It sounds like Pinner will be out of the Nuck lineup for a little while. Separated Shoulder out indefinitely. Likely 6 weeks easy.

Really tough break for him as he was making a pretty good name for himself. Will end up in Chicago, but hopefully will get a call up during the season.

BC/HE
09-27-2011, 08:10 PM
Just a little tease but while RIT is preparing for Niagara by playing Brock, Niagara will be preparing for the game by playing Michigan.

cplinford
09-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Just a little tease but while RIT is preparing for Niagara by playing Brock, Niagara will be preparing for the game by playing Michigan.

and Brock doesn't even list playing RIT on their schedule for the year :(

cplinford
09-28-2011, 08:44 AM
Just an interesting observation, looking at the Brock roster all but 1 of their defensemen is over 6 foot 200 lbs. Hopefully the Tigers have speed on them :)

5hole
09-28-2011, 08:51 AM
Just an FYI ... This was posted late last night on the Niagara forum (by our resident RIT fan):


BREAKING: Notre Dame and RPI to Hockey East
http://redskinwarriors.com/2011/09/27/breaking-notre-dame-and-rpi-to-hockey-east/

Just wanted to pass this along.......even if it's not the most "official" source in the world.

...

komey1
09-28-2011, 11:27 AM
IF RPI goes to HE, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the ECACHL does to fill that spot.

Red Cloud
09-28-2011, 11:30 AM
IF RPI goes to HE, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the ECACHL does to fill that spot.

I have to think their first call is going to be to Wayne Wilson. You guys certainly fit better in the ECAC than any other team out there right now that would be likely to have interest (which, given the present state of affairs and recent history, is probably RIT and Holy Cross, end of list).

BTW, take that blog posting about ND and RPI being a done deal with a healthy grain of salt.

komey1
09-28-2011, 11:36 AM
No doubt that rumors are just that. But I think it's been a given that IF RIT were to leave AHA, it would be for the ECACHL.

RITProf
09-28-2011, 11:42 AM
I think RPI and ND to HE is pretty much a dream scenario for RIT. In many ways, the stage is set for a move to ECACHL, it's just a matter of having an opening available (and hoping those on the other end like the idea of RIT as well). It will be interesting to see how things pan out in the next few days.

And ... can't wait for Saturday.

Zyklon
09-28-2011, 02:18 PM
Just an FYI ... This was posted late last night on the Niagara forum (by our resident RIT fan):

Another related article to your post http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/09/28_notre_dame_decision_not_the.php

TigerFan86-87
09-28-2011, 02:25 PM
I think RPI and ND to HE is pretty much a dream scenario for RIT. In many ways, the stage is set for a move to ECACHL, it's just a matter of having an opening available (and hoping those on the other end like the idea of RIT as well). It will be interesting to see how things pan out in the next few days.
ECACHL would be great (assuming RIT keeps growing the program - need to be better to compete there). It would be kind of a shame if it were to happen because RPI is leaving. That's one team I would have especially liked to see be a regular conference opponent for the Tigers (if this move were to actually happen). Not that they couldn't schedule a semi-regular NC thing with them, but being in conference is better for making rivals.
As much as we still must take the ND/RPI to HE "news" with a grain of salt, we also must remember any move by RIT is totally speculation so far as well. Last I heard, no one has reported anything from or about RIT going anywhere from any official source, just that they've expressed their complete disinterest in moving to any form of the CCHA. And if anyone on here has heard anything, they're really good at keeping a secret.