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Ralph Baer
10-29-2011, 08:10 PM
The ECAC season starts with the dreaded North Country trip. :eek:

We could find out if RPI's tough schedule or CCT's confidence-building schedule is a better way of starting the season.

DrDemento
10-29-2011, 09:00 PM
The North country may not be the horror that it has been in the past-but you can never take Clarkson or SLU for granted. RPI is a better club than their 1-6 OOC record shows. But this is never easy and unless we get healthy fast, we will have trouble scoring up there.

critsports
10-29-2011, 09:44 PM
The North country may not be the horror that it has been in the past-but you can never take Clarkson or SLU for granted. RPI is a better club than their 1-6 OOC record shows. But this is never easy and unless we get healthy fast, we will have trouble scoring up there.

So far our D and Goalies haven't been able to keep many pucks out of the net so we could be the tonic for your ills!!! We have had two weeks off and it will be interesting to see if they learned anything in that time.

Ralph Baer
10-30-2011, 04:51 AM
So far our D and Goalies haven't been able to keep many pucks out of the net so we could be the tonic for your ills!!! We have had two weeks off and it will be interesting to see if they learned anything in that time.

Any news about Coach Marsh?

hockeyplayer1015
10-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Any news about Coach Marsh?

Last I heard, maybe 2 weeks ago, was he was doing better but still no timetable for his return.

As Mike said, we haven't been able to stop a puck if it hit our goalies in the chest. Ok, maybe a bit overboard there, but it has been anything but good. I, too, am interested to see how improved the team is after the early break, but I kind of expect Friday will be ugly as the team adjusts to game speed again. I'm not expecting SLU to come away with any more than 1 point for the weekend, as Union should beat us and RPI, on paper, is a better team than their record despite the tough schedule. Wish I could be up at Appletown for the games, but alas, that **** j-o-b will keep me away from the north country until mid december.

DrDemento
10-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Any news about Coach Marsh?

I have always been impressed by his ability to make the necessary adjustments during a game. Not a lot of coaches can do that. He always seemed to have at least a plan B ready when plan A was not working.

drshoen
10-30-2011, 07:20 PM
The ECAC season starts with the dreaded North Country trip. :eek:

We could find out if RPI's tough schedule or CCT's confidence-building schedule is a better way of starting the season.

I wish the schedule was reversed, and we played RPI Saturday. I'm sure you will come up here angry over the last several games, and fear you'll take it out on us. Would much rather you beat up SLU, then came to Potsdam Saturday tired from all the goals you score.

The best thing about our schedule (other than the obvious record difference) is that Karpowich has played really well, and hopefully goes into the weekend with extra confidence. I think we can keep it close, and hopefully win it. (Then you can take out even more frustration Saturday!) But with the schedule discrepancy, it's really tough to tell how good/bad either team really is.

Ralph Baer
10-30-2011, 07:36 PM
I wish the schedule was reversed, and we played RPI Saturday. I'm sure you will come up here angry over the last several games, and fear you'll take it out on us. Would much rather you beat up SLU, then came to Potsdam Saturday tired from all the goals you score.

The best thing about our schedule (other than the obvious record difference) is that Karpowich has played really well, and hopefully goes into the weekend with extra confidence. I think we can keep it close, and hopefully win it. (Then you can take out even more frustration Saturday!) But with the schedule discrepancy, it's really tough to tell how good/bad either team really is.

One certainly can't tell much from the comparative results to date. Also RPI is supposed to get some or all of its injured players back. If they are playing at full strength they should make a big difference. It has been tough playing without three of our supposedly top four centers.

lugnut92
10-30-2011, 10:39 PM
All three injured players took part in the team pre-game stretch/warm-up at the east end of the Field House. Whether or not that means they'll be back this week, I don't know.

Beman
10-30-2011, 11:38 PM
Live by the sword.....

The ECAC season starts with the dreaded North Country trip. :eek:

We could find out if RPI's tough schedule or CCT's confidence-building schedule is a better way of starting the season.

Ralph Baer
10-31-2011, 02:23 AM
All three injured players took part in the team pre-game stretch/warm-up at the east end of the Field House. Whether or not that means they'll be back this week, I don't know.

Did you include Neal too? That makes four.

TimU
10-31-2011, 06:41 AM
For SLU, it's very simple: they have to figure out how to stop giving up 6+ goals per game. At this point, it doesn't matter who or where they're playing.

Red Cloud
10-31-2011, 07:42 AM
the ecac season starts with the formerly dreaded north country trip.

fyp

RKarger
10-31-2011, 08:13 AM
Did you include Neal too? That makes four.
I definitely saw Neal there when they were warming up at that end of the field house.

REDaero91
10-31-2011, 08:46 AM
Laliberte had a cast on Friday, which had been downgraded to a splint by Saturday's game. Higgs had his fingers taped on Saturday--so maybe he'll be good to go by this weekend? O'Grady has been cleared to exercise, but I don't know if that includes contact, which is the next step before being able to play again.

turk181
10-31-2011, 10:42 AM
Was Neal out because of an injury? Even if the 3 are back for the NC trip keep in mind they've not seen game action for several weeks now. Both Higgs & JL to have x-rays Monday...Higgs should be cleared, JL...optimistic, O"Grady.....?

REDaero91
10-31-2011, 12:28 PM
Was Neal out because of an injury? Even if the 3 are back for the NC trip keep in mind they've not seen game action for several weeks now. Both Higgs & JL to have x-rays Monday...Higgs should be cleared, JL...optimistic, O"Grady.....?

I don't think he was officially, but in Ken Schott's pre-game interview, Appert said Neal had a "minor leg injury" from practice. He sounded as if it wasn't anything a few days of rest couldn't cure, so fingers crossed.

RHamilton
10-31-2011, 01:03 PM
All three injured players took part in the team pre-game stretch/warm-up at the east end of the Field House. Whether or not that means they'll be back this week, I don't know.

They were warming up on your end for once! They usually warm up on the West end; our crew risks life, limb, and equipment each time we squeeze our way past. Their soccer ball has hit our camera in that corner in the past as well. It's dangerous!



Question for Clarkson fans -- what's the likelihood of the RPI game selling out?

RKarger
10-31-2011, 04:27 PM
They were warming up on your end for once! They usually warm up on the West end; our crew risks life, limb, and equipment each time we squeeze our way past. Their soccer ball has hit our camera in that corner in the past as well. It's dangerous!



Question for Clarkson fans -- what's the likelihood of the RPI game selling out?
They were actually down where the stage used to be - seems like a good idea, no one has to squeeze past them there. They looked like they were having fun - it was nice to see their spirits were still high despite the results of the past few games. :)

lugnut92
10-31-2011, 04:40 PM
They were warming up on your end for once! They usually warm up on the West end; our crew risks life, limb, and equipment each time we squeeze our way past. Their soccer ball has hit our camera in that corner in the past as well. It's dangerous!



Question for Clarkson fans -- what's the likelihood of the RPI game selling out?

I meant west, I just can't direction good. :p

EDIT: NO I MEANT EAST.