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Thread: RPI Offseason Thread: 7 Months of Drivel

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymascot View Post
    Should you not conform to accepting less than average on behalf of the team's performance, you are ridiculed.
    Toughen up.
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    I've sat back and taken in all that there is to take in with this thread. I've had some time to process Sunday's monumental collapse, and I believe I've come up with an eminently reasonable solution to this team's problems that everyone here should find acceptable.

    Fire everyone.

    Fire the coach.

    Fire his assistants.

    Fire the AD.

    Fire the assistant AD.

    Explain to me what exactly it is the director of hockey operations does, and then fire him.

    Fire anyone who helps with recruiting and replace them with FlagDUDE08. He will use a USHR subscription and the internet, and he will do a better job.

    Fire the equipment manager.

    Fire the trainers.

    Fire the PA announcer.

    Fire the guy who designed the jerseys.

    Fire the entire marketing department.

    Revoke the scholarship from every single player on the team. I don't care what happens in return.

    Fire the guy at Houston Field House who makes the hot dogs. Every time I eat one, I taste three decades of failure. Way to go, *******s: you've somehow managed to ruin hot dogs.

    Travel back in time and fire Liver Houston, who thought it was a good idea to bring hockey back to RPI.

    **** every fan of any other team that claims to "hate" the Engineers. You haven't earned the right to say that.

    Make it so I don't feel like calling social services whenever I see a kid wearing an RPI jersey.

    Stop celebrating the 1964 team. Breaking news: they lost. Looking forward to the 2061 pregame ceremony where we applaud the 2011 team and pretend we don't know how it ended.

    But hey, speaking of 2061, it's entirely possible that we'll have won a national championship by then. Here is a brief list of things that are more possible:

    • Complete nuclear annihilation

    • Massive earthquake destroys Troy

    • Massive earthquake destroys the Frozen Four city with the Engineers leading by 3 with 30 seconds left in the national championship game

    • Siena starts a varsity team, wins the national championship in first year of existence

    • Siena basketball team makes the Frozen Four

    I wouldn't wish the Engineers on my worst enemy. If Adolf Hitler was contemplating becoming a hockey fan, and was enamored by the disciplinary stylings of Seth Appert, I'd beg him to reconsider. Hitler, you have a reputation to uphold.

    God **** it.

    **** this team.
    Can we also fire the anthem singer?

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    Can we still keep Sachi?
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    Thread over... REDRocket wins!!!

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    After reading the past few pages, I must say, mission accomplished. Those who have been disappointed with this team have a voice, and the apologetics are running out of excuses to shout them down.

    I'm sure many think that I've decided to swap loyalties to Colgate already. Sorry, Charlie. As a Bills and Sabres fan, I'm used to this, and was not surprised to see us choke, but doesn't mean I'm hanging up the RPI jersey any time soon. If Appert is depending on assistants to help with creativity with plays out there, so be it. However, I don't see much of a change from when Monty and Kurulak were assistant coaches with us, so it must be coming down to the ultimate strategy.

    The investments put into the athletics program at RPI have been exceptional. Look at the locker room improvements, the training facilities at ECAV, and much more. The kids have the tools they need. Now, they must be expected to succeed. When you're in the real world facing a deadline to have a project complete, you don't throw your hands up to the sky and let the bridge collapse, similar to what I heard last week. You apply focus to the correct areas so that everything is pristine and in great working order.

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    Keep Richard. He turns the lights on after the anthems and to start each period.

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    Re: RPI Offseason Thread: 7 Months of Drivel

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cloud View Post
    blah blah blah
    Sarcasm aside, what would you recommend changing?
    Let's give a cheer for old Rensselaer... You bring the whiskey, I'll bring the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    If people only showed up on here when things were going good we would still be on the first RPI thread. I will have my season tickets and go to some games but Sunday night was the last straw for more than a few. We have went from 12 season tickets to 6 and next year looks like 5. If you think this program is headed in the right direction you are sorely mistaken. There is a losing culture in Troy that needs to be fixed. There is a winning culture and high expectations in Schenectady. They are an entertaining team to watch. Outside of a few on this board, believe it or not, there are plenty of people in the CD that root for both teams. Where do you think those people are spending their money to be entertained? I don't think any of us are expecting 1984 or 1985 but a 12 year dry spell from the ECAC's? Not one single NCAA goal in 30 years? Not winning a single home playoff series in the last 5? Most of those played to a less than half full fieldhouse! You keep enjoying yourself watching these games, but don't blame others who don't.
    John I numbered you among the few people whom understand the landscape and was a rational thinker now to find out your just your average fan is somewhat surprising to me. I really thought you "Got It" guess i misjudged EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT !!!!!(in myself)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI_2003 View Post
    Sarcasm aside, what would you recommend changing?
    I was being totally serious, just like everyone else here. This is serious business.
    Keep an open mind. Just don't be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

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    RC talks about a massive earthquake, but probably forgot the 5.1 that epicentered in AuSable Forks about 12 years back or so. Or, like me, he slept through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cloud View Post
    I was being totally serious, just like everyone else here. This is serious business.
    Deflection noted. Now kindly answer the question please.
    Let's give a cheer for old Rensselaer... You bring the whiskey, I'll bring the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    After reading the past few pages, I must say, mission accomplished. Those who have been disappointed with this team have a voice, and the apologetics are running out of excuses to shout them down.
    If you notice I very rarely take you on but this is pablum. You set up the fire SA thread so all our detractors can come in and go after us. You have driven more people away with your constant nitpicking than the "apologists" ever will. If your fed up than stop posting 25X a day. If you want to have a voice, email Seth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDRocket View Post
    Can we still keep Sachi?
    If she goes, I'm done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    After reading the past few pages, I must say, mission accomplished. Those who have been disappointed with this team have a voice, and the apologetics are running out of excuses to shout them down.

    I'm sure many think that I've decided to swap loyalties to Colgate already. Sorry, Charlie. As a Bills and Sabres fan, I'm used to this, and was not surprised to see us choke, but doesn't mean I'm hanging up the RPI jersey any time soon. If Appert is depending on assistants to help with creativity with plays out there, so be it. However, I don't see much of a change from when Monty and Kurulak were assistant coaches with us, so it must be coming down to the ultimate strategy.

    The investments put into the athletics program at RPI have been exceptional. Look at the locker room improvements, the training facilities at ECAV, and much more. The kids have the tools they need. Now, they must be expected to succeed. When you're in the real world facing a deadline to have a project complete, you don't throw your hands up to the sky and let the bridge collapse, similar to what I heard last week. You apply focus to the correct areas so that everything is pristine and in great working order.
    Is there any amount of money that could entice you to switch to Colgate I could start the fundraising activities post haste !
    What was the Guy who discovered milk doing to the cow ????????...Or for that matter how bout the fist Guy to drink it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyboy View Post
    John I numbered you among the few people whom understand the landscape and was a rational thinker now to find out your just your average fan is somewhat surprising to me. I really thought you "Got It" guess i misjudged EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT !!!!!(in myself)
    No I think I understand and "get it". I have been going to these games since Jim Salfi was coaching. I have seen alot including a personal friend of mine getting fired as head coach of this team. Show me one sentence in my above post that says I don't get it. I'm not going to sugarcoat anything just because I am a fan. The EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT has been on the ice!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Can we also fire the anthem singer?
    Cheap shot. She gives it all she's got!!!!
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    Re: RPI Offseason Thread: 7 Months of Drivel

    Last season, in the second half, we saw the great type of hockey a Seth Appert coached team can play. This year, we saw the less-than-desirable type of hockey a Seth Appert coached team can play. We've all beat to death the issues of this team, particularly the mental ones. The goal differences from period to period are staggering and sign of a team that didn't know how to finish a game. To many games at home that either started flat (North Country weekend), or ended flat (UNH, Har, Corn, Quin, Game 3). But looking past those, looking at the team, the things that stand out to me were the down recruiting class, and lack of offensive production from the blue-line.

    This team scored 104 goals this year, only 11 were from defensemen. Losing Nick Bailen hurt more than I ever imagined. And worse, just three came from freshman. Your team should never count on these two groups for scoring, but without them you are limiting your ability to produce. Particularly on the blue line, as you make the opponent have to focus on just three skaters, at all times, to try and stop.

    I think the coaching staff was aware of these deficiencies this season, and have at least begun to address them in the next, and future recruiting classes. The forwards I expect to see next year (Melanson, Tironese, Nanne) appear to without question bring more to the table than this years, and the defensemen (Wilson, Moore, ____) should help on the offensive side.

    I have been following RPI hockey now for three years, so the only knowledge of Appert's tenure prior to that I get second handed, mostly from this board. I know of all the playoff failures, have witnesses two myself, and realize that losing four straight times at home is more that bad luck. But at this time last year, we were all looking forward to the potential of this year. This failure, not just last weekend but the season as a whole, goes far beyond losing Kasdorf and all the way to Appert's lap. Considering what I've seen and heard these past few years, I'm personally in favor of giving Appert one more year as head coach. If everyone comes back, and the players expected to come in can contribute in the first year, there is a lot to look forward to next year, and I again will have high expectations. I will always support RPI hockey, but will only support this coach one more year unless things turn for the better.


    *The blank in the recruits is for either Bell or Prapavessis, one of which I expect on campus this fall. All these guys and others are expected this fall, but I personally think we'll see three F and three D, paring early departures. Just my gut feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AspyDad View Post
    If you notice I very rarely take you on but this is pablum. You set up the fire SA thread so all our detractors can come in and go after us. You have driven more people away with your constant nitpicking than the "apologists" ever will. If your fed up than stop posting 25X a day. If you want to have a voice, email Seth.
    If I've driven people away, then why the heck is there still a lot of posting going on around here? If anything, your ilk have driven some great people away from this board (such as cmmarkham) because they have very sound opinions but are shouted down because they don't perfectly conform to your socialist manifesto. I've shown them that it's OK to post here and do not have to put up with the attempts to create "political correctness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    No I think I understand and "get it". I have been going to these games since Jim Salfi was coaching. I have seen alot including a personal friend of mine getting fired as head coach of this team. Show me one sentence in my above post that says I don't get it. I'm not going to sugarcoat anything just because I am a fan. The EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT has been on the ice!!!!
    Me too. Endured many 7-6 losses w/ Pete Dicenzo getting three penailites. I have no issues with the friend you talk about but you know that he mailed it in at the end. The women's coach was doing the recruiting, I know that and you know that. SA puts his heart and soul into this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AspyDad View Post
    Cheap shot. She gives it all she's got!!!!
    I'm asleep halfway through it because she takes forever and a day. And if I went to a game where the team gets shut out, usually Norris has to drag me out of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    If I've driven people away, then why the heck is there still a lot of posting going on around here? If anything, your ilk have driven some great people away from this board (such as cmmarkham) because they have very sound opinions but are shouted down because they don't perfectly conform to your socialist manifesto. I've shown them that it's OK to post here and do not have to put up with the attempts to create "political correctness".
    Get this straight, I was not on the board when Charlene left. if you call me a communist one more time I'll take your summer pass to Dungeons and Dragons fantasy land camp away.
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