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    Was surprised to see Jasper Ohrval playing for UAH. He did get a lot of ice time. Is he going to be an aeronautical engineer or unhappy at RPI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Puckman View Post
    I highly doubt we will see Lacka this weekend. He could not even hang on to his stick when skating to the bench.
    Regrettably I have the same feeling as well. And even if he were fit to go, would we risk him before league play starts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    Was surprised to see Jasper Ohrval playing for UAH. He did get a lot of ice time. Is he going to be an aeronautical engineer or unhappy at RPI?
    He was a management major, so I assume the latter, at least in terms of the coaching change. It did seem like we recruited him to bring his brother in, who looked very skilled, albeit rough around the edges. If he also goes to UAH, they will have a fine player at their disposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Regrettably I have the same feeling as well. And even if he were fit to go, would we risk him before league play starts?
    So we will be playing our third game of the year and won't dress anyone who scored a goal in the first two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    He was a management major, so I assume the latter, at least in terms of the coaching change. It did seem like we recruited him to bring his brother in, who looked very skilled, albeit rough around the edges. If he also goes to UAH, they will have a fine player at their disposal.
    I think that SA was interested in JO for his own sake.

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    RPI Hockey 2018 - 2019 (Part II): Engineers in a Train Wreck

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    That's my mood today.
    Mine also. I did not start the season with as much optimism as usual but it really fell to a low point when in the last game I saw Lacka head off to the Lacka-room with an injury. He was one of the two positive impressions I had after the first weekend. Add that to the losses noted on the Recruit Thread, and I may be watching a lot less hockey this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizoroo View Post
    Was surprised to see Jasper Ohrval playing for UAH. He did get a lot of ice time. Is he going to be an aeronautical engineer or unhappy at RPI?

    I said it earlier, he's training for the Space Force

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    I said it earlier, he's training for the Space Force
    He's Swedish, and Obama's not in office anymore.
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    As a distraction to what may be a very long season....let's see how well we engineers score on a grammar quiz:

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    I can't speak to the individual recruits, but the departure of the Ohrvalls was not much of a loss.

    Do we know how long Lacka is out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ServinisScores View Post
    I can't speak to the individual recruits, but the departure of the Ohrvalls was not much of a loss.

    Do we know how long Lacka is out?
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    I really don't know what you guys expected. We have a team that hasn't played together and it shows. The lines have no chemistry and the defense is all over the place.
    We are going to need time to gel. We improved Saturday night, and that bodes well for the future, as these guys can still get much better.
    The problem will still be scoring, as we have not shown any improvement in that department.
    It may very well be a long season, but I will give them a chance at least until January to come together as a team.
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    I really don't know what you guys expected. We have a team that hasn't played together and it shows. The lines have no chemistry and the defense is all over the place.
    We are going to need time to gel. We improved Saturday night, and that bodes well for the future, as these guys can still get much better.
    The problem will still be scoring, as we have not shown any improvement in that department.
    It may very well be a long season, but I will give them a chance at least until January to come together as a team.

    Scoring doesn't just happen. Players rely on chemistry. Nothing has changed from last year or the year before that for that matter with this team. The lines are still mismatched as far as talent and skill is concerned IMO. You can't change players game to game or period to period for that matter. Why are 37, 63 and 88 for the Boston Bruins one of the best lines if not he best line in the NHL the last two season? They have chemistry. They play together night in and night out. I haven't seen a player in the last 2 years under this coach been with the same 2 linemates for more than 3 or 4 games. That's not enough time to build chemistry. You can't have slow footed skaters with speedsters. It goes on and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RegalFan View Post
    Scoring doesn't just happen. Players rely on chemistry. Nothing has changed from last year or the year before that for that matter with this team. The lines are still mismatched as far as talent and skill is concerned IMO. You can't change players game to game or period to period for that matter. Why are 37, 63 and 88 for the Boston Bruins one of the best lines if not he best line in the NHL the last two season? They have chemistry. They play together night in and night out. I haven't seen a player in the last 2 years under this coach been with the same 2 linemates for more than 3 or 4 games. That's not enough time to build chemistry. You can't have slow footed skaters with speedsters. It goes on and on.
    A post I can agree with fully! Have only been saying that her since 1999 when the board started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    I really don't know what you guys expected. We have a team that hasn't played together and it shows. The lines have no chemistry and the defense is all over the place.
    We are going to need time to gel. We improved Saturday night, and that bodes well for the future, as these guys can still get much better.
    The problem will still be scoring, as we have not shown any improvement in that department.
    It may very well be a long season, but I will give them a chance at least until January to come together as a team.
    EHF I am a bit of disagreement here. The score may have been closer but we were not better in at all the second night. Friday I felt i saw some things we could work with. At least for the first two periods in which I felt we played well. Take away some of the power play time and we were at least fair 5 on 5. Saturday, I cannot find anything that made me feel we were competing well with UMass. Holding them to 2-1 late into the third period was miraculous. But we did not even show the urgency that you need late to tie that game up. We could not control the puck. Someone pointed out in a previous post that we could not string two passes together. We seemed to make all the wrong decisions and I cannot count how often two of our own players knocked into each other. UMass had so much skating room (especially just inside our blue line) that they could have set up a catered affair. I felt and others can disagree, that Friday was a tighter game at 6-1 and that Saturday was a blowout at 3-1. Just my opinion and i am probably as usual in the minority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RegalFan View Post
    Scoring doesn't just happen. Players rely on chemistry. Nothing has changed from last year or the year before that for that matter with this team. The lines are still mismatched as far as talent and skill is concerned IMO. You can't change players game to game or period to period for that matter. Why are 37, 63 and 88 for the Boston Bruins one of the best lines if not he best line in the NHL the last two season? They have chemistry. They play together night in and night out. I haven't seen a player in the last 2 years under this coach been with the same 2 linemates for more than 3 or 4 games. That's not enough time to build chemistry. You can't have slow footed skaters with speedsters. It goes on and on.
    You can have all the chemistry you want, but if you can't finish with the puck in the net, it's all for naught. Good passing and finding openings is definitely attributable to what you stated. And it's going to happen that the puck misses with or without a deflection, a shot gets blocked, or the goalie swallows it up for a faceoff. Under 2 GPG just isn't going to cut it though, even below 2.5 isn't all that hot (the previous few years). And when the game is over, or the month, or the season, one thing is in common: Losers ask how, winners ask how many. So let's figure out how to finish the chances we do get, and we'll be a tough team.
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    EHF I am a bit of disagreement here. The score may have been closer but we were not better in at all the second night. Friday I felt i saw some things we could work with. At least for the first two periods in which I felt we played well. Take away some of the power play time and we were at least fair 5 on 5. Saturday, I cannot find anything that made me feel we were competing well with UMass. Holding them to 2-1 late into the third period was miraculous. But we did not even show the urgency that you need late to tie that game up. We could not control the puck. Someone pointed out in a previous post that we could not string two passes together. We seemed to make all the wrong decisions and I cannot count how often two of our own players knocked into each other. UMass had so much skating room (especially just inside our blue line) that they could have set up a catered affair. I felt and others can disagree, that Friday was a tighter game at 6-1 and that Saturday was a blowout at 3-1. Just my opinion and i am probably as usual in the minority.
    Doc, we stayed out of the box for the most part Saturday, and that is an improvement. As for the play, we don't get a six month preseason to get a team together. Half of the team consists of new players, and they play like they don't know each other.
    I just want to give them a chance to get to know each other. We have an extra day of practice this week, and I expect an improvement over last week. But there is no guarantee that it will happen.
    I just won't give up on these guys until they have had time together.
    I totally agree with the fact that they don't show any urgency at any time during the game. They don't seem to have the energy to kick it up a notch. That could be a reflection of the coach. He seems very laid back to me and that may need to change. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    Doc, we stayed out of the box for the most part Saturday, and that is an improvement. As for the play, we don't get a six month preseason to get a team together. Half of the team consists of new players, and they play like they don't know each other.
    I just want to give them a chance to get to know each other. We have an extra day of practice this week, and I expect an improvement over last week. But there is no guarantee that it will happen.
    I just won't give up on these guys until they have had time together.
    I totally agree with the fact that they don't show any urgency at any time during the game. They don't seem to have the energy to kick it up a notch. That could be a reflection of the coach. He seems very laid back to me and that may need to change. JMO
    Do not get me wrong, all of your points are valid. It is early in the season and lots of new guys getting to know each other. But this is also the same for every other team and as we 'get to know each other and get better', so will every other team. Also, these are not midgets playing out there, they are for the most part 20+ years old men who have played hockey all over the place for much of their lives. If by this stage (both age and hockey experience) they cannot adapt quickly to each other and NCAA Division I play, what makes any of us think they will? After 55+ years of RPI hockey I do not throw in the towel easily. But i must say that our poor starts to the season have become the routine and I for one would just like to see us come out of the gate with some TNT in our skates and I just do not see it this year. In 2 days we get Connecticut. A team that years ago would not even appear on our schedule. Let's see how Saturday goes and we will have more information about how this season might progress.
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