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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Good question. It's hard to remember, but I thought that Coach Smith also once said that he was injured. I could be wrong.
    I thought he was in the doghouse, as I don't recall any sort of injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    I thought he was in the doghouse, as I don't recall any sort of injury.
    That would make sense considering his performance this season. But It seems odd that he played every game without a single point this season, and as soon as he sat once, he has not played again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    That would make sense considering his performance this season. But It seems odd that he played every game without a single point this season, and as soon as he sat once, he has not played again.
    Last game he played was vs. Harvard, so it can't be a direct result of the transfers. Looks like Meirs Moore was the one who stepped up over him. Ott was also having some issues, but cracked the lineup.

    DiGrande we've also not seen much from at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Last game he played was vs. Harvard, so it can't be a direct result of the transfers. Looks like Meirs Moore was the one who stepped up over him. Ott was also having some issues, but cracked the lineup.

    DiGrande we've also not seen much from at all.
    The thing about Jerry is that he had a good season last year. I am sure that like me, you expected him to contribute this season. DiGrande didn't do much in the USHL last year either, and we hoped that he would be like Miller of M&M fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    I hope so too, and fear that's what happened. Although I commend him for gutting it out on the two big games.
    Hayhurst told me that the actually injury occurred against Brown but the symptoms didnít become apparent until Sunday. Xrays werenít conclusive and they couldnít get an MRI until Wednesday. If they had done the MRI first he wouldnít have played against Union. As for DiGrande heís injured and has been since before Thanksgiving. Lower body for him. From what Iíve hear Jerry is not injured and itís more about his play and others stepping over him.

    Team stepped up last night with their top point getter and top goal scorer out. That tends to happen. The real test will be tonight. Cornell is going to be a big test. Iím thinking itís going to be a tough one. How they handle the test is more important to me the a win or a loss. A hard fought loss doing all the right things is better than a lucky win in my opinion. Now a well executed win is what we all want to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    The thing about Jerry is that he had a good season last year. I am sure that like me, you expected him to contribute this season. DiGrande didn't do much in the USHL last year either, and we hoped that he would be like Miller of M&M fame.
    Sadly, it looks like the sophomore slump bit, just as it has with Marshall. I only hope Savory doesn't suffer the same next year. That kid might have a chance to make some noise in the next couple years.

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    I to was in attendance. We made a sign that said
    " On the 8th day God created Gorilla Monsoon". It made the broadcast and he commented on it. Good times. Hoping for a big effort tonight.
    As well it should have. Great sign. Definitely not a case of "going to the well once too often" and getting "a boot to the bread basket and a shot right in the kisser for his troubles". One can only hope that the late and great Gorilla along with the Brain both made it through the golden gates and are together again calling the action up there. I am sure those up there are getting the same kick out of "a regular fountain of misinformation" and 'will you stop" than we all did.

    By the way, it should be pointed out that prior to both being the good guy announcer of the last couple of decades plus of the 1900's and one of the best in ring heels of the 60's and 70's, the Gorilla could also get it done for real. He is a two sport inductee (wrestling and football) in the Ithaca College athletic hall of fame under his real name of Gino "Bob" Morella.

    Occasionally during the broadcasts, the Gorilla would refer to a sign his college wrestling coach supposedly put on the ceiling of the gym where the wrestlers practiced. It read "if you are reading this you are not wrestling".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Good question. It's hard to remember, but I thought that Coach Smith also once said that he was injured. I could be wrong.
    Maybe I got that wrong. I correctly identified Polino in a sling last weekend, but perhaps the second player I saw with a boot and crutches was DiGrande and not Jerry. He seemed tall so I speculated it was Jerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noresmen View Post
    Hayhurst told me that the actually injury occurred against Brown...

    Team stepped up last night with their top point getter and top goal scorer out. That tends to happen. The real test will be tonight. Cornell is going to be a big test. I’m thinking it’s going to be a tough one. How they handle the test is more important to me the a win or a loss. A hard fought loss doing all the right things is better than a lucky win in my opinion. Now a well executed win is what we all want to see.
    Tie was hard fought, well earned. Cornell had about a 3:1 advantage in SOG. We had slight edge in faceoffs. I can picture a different result if Cornell had the faceoff edge. All this without Hayhurst, Polino, etc.

    The team is progressing... hoping for continued progress in February. The potential is there.
    We have a one-game weekend coming up. Focus and move forward!
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    Note-Owen Savory now has the third best save percentage in the country. I think we have our #1 goalie and it is nice to see that he is a freshman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    Note-Owen Savory now has the third best save percentage in the country. I think we have our #1 goalie and it is nice to see that he is a freshman.
    I like the fact that he is not a kid. He seems to be coming into his own and I really like the confidence he is playing with. We can ride him for three more years and that can't be bad.
    Since I started following RPI in 1993, we have had some very good goalies, and my favorite has always been Joel Laing. Savory reminds me a lot of him and that is not a bad thing.
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    I like the fact that he is not a kid. He seems to be coming into his own and I really like the confidence he is playing with. We can ride him for three more years and that can't be bad.
    Since I started following RPI in 1993, we have had some very good goalies, and my favorite has always been Joel Laing. Savory reminds me a lot of him and that is not a bad thing.
    While I am certainly very happy that he is doing well, and not allowing older recruits would be age discrimination, it has bothered me for decades when players matriculate who are older than I was the day that I graduated from RPI (20 years, 5 months, and 5 days). JMHO. Note also that Savory is older than Marshall who is a year ahead of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    I like the fact that he is not a kid. He seems to be coming into his own and I really like the confidence he is playing with. We can ride him for three more years and that can't be bad.
    Since I started following RPI in 1993, we have had some very good goalies, and my favorite has always been Joel Laing. Savory reminds me a lot of him and that is not a bad thing.
    No question he is the real deal. He has kept the team in every game despite being widely outshot in some of them . I imagine Cornell realized early on they were in a dog fight. And it must have bought them back to our big upset win out there last year. Unfortunately in the 5 game span over the 8 days we scored 6 goals/ 1.2 goals per game. But all in all. considering how tired they must be, I thought it was great and vety encouraging to see they still had something left in the tank in OT. But the most amazing thing I saw was in the post game comments: Who the hell dresses Savory? That is one interesting shirt. Be better if it was red and white, though. Then he could order them for the whole team.

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    Are we playing Cornell again today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    While I am certainly very happy that he is doing well, and not allowing older recruits would be age discrimination, it has bothered me for decades when players matriculate who are older than I was the day that I graduated from RPI (20 years, 5 months, and 5 days). JMHO. Note also that Savory is older than Marshall who is a year ahead of him.
    I think we have to do something to compete in the tough ECAC, and I would rather bring in older players than ease the academic requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    I think we have to do something to compete in the tough ECAC, and I would rather bring in older players than ease the academic requirements.
    My gut feeling is that academic requirements have been going down for many years, but I do agree that they are more important.

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    No question he is the real deal. He has kept the team in every game despite being widely outshot in some of them . I imagine Cornell realized early on they were in a dog fight. And it must have bought them back to our big upset win out there last year. Unfortunately in the 5 game span over the 8 days we scored 6 goals/ 1.2 goals per game. But all in all. considering how tired they must be, I thought it was great and vety encouraging to see they still had something left in the tank in OT. But the most amazing thing I saw was in the post game comments: Who the hell dresses Savory? That is one interesting shirt. Be better if it was red and white, though. Then he could order them for the whole team.
    As far as the shirt Savory was wearing, i have the same one. No, wait a minute, I don't have the shirt, Jenny has that as draperies in one of the rooms!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    My gut feeling is that academic requirements have been going down for many years, but I do agree that they are more important.
    RB- i agree but i would add that not only are requirements going down, grades have gone up considerably. In our day the most common grade seemed to be a C or at most a B. Now at most schools, and i suspect even at RPI, just about everyone gets an A. (often for just enrolling in the course and shoing up)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    RB- i agree but i would add that not only are requirements going down, grades have gone up considerably. In our day the most common grade seemed to be a C or at most a B. Now at most schools, and i suspect even at RPI, just about everyone gets an A. (often for just enrolling in the course and shoing up)
    Ok, Iíll be a tough grader and give you a B- for spelling

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