A few thoughts collected over the last 10 days:
- not sure of expectations for any new coach, much less this one. I think the needle moved this year in terms of team play, cohesion, perseverance, and results. Considering where the program was coming from 24 months ago, I think it's reason for optimism.
- Chase Polacek, BRandon Pirri, Jerry D'Amigo, Ryan Haggerty, Riley Bourbonnais, Jacob Hayhurst - these are a few of the "snipers" the team had in the past, and supposedly needs. I call BS. They need a bunch more players going a bunch more goals. One single player wont fix the overall issue here - better skating and puckhandling breeds more goal scoring opportunities. Opponents like Yale, Clarkson, QU who are good skating and physical shows the gaping hole in the team
- seeing Brown make the ECAC FF again renders the facility/support issue less important. Maybe the focus is on the education available? No one can ever tell me RPI's support from the students and administration is less than Brown and Dartmouth, nor are the facilities far more superior. I would argue needs to invest to keep up w/ educational parallels like Clarkson, Colgate, QU, but it's not THE limiting factor in attracting players and putting out a winning product.
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It's silly to interpret "we need a sniper" as "we need one and only one player that is capable of scoring." When we're coming off a season where no one scored more than 10 goals (though Zieky and Polino would likely have gotten there if they'd played all 36), I don't think it's unreasonable for someone to hope for someone actually capable of executing. Obviously we'd all like 18 players with that kind of talent, but we have to start somewhere.
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GO GO GO YOU RED RED RED!!! and I guess Yale?
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2017-2018 RPI Pick to Click – Champion
2013-2016 RPI Pick to Click – Back-to-Back-to-Back Runner-Up
2014-15, 2018-19 ECAC Pick the Standings – Last Place
Then again, perhaps just the wishful ramblings of a fan and the premature dismantling of our hopes was pre-ordained by the gods in Chicago and Toronto..
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Today is 18 March 2019. There are 201 days until RPI's next game.
This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.
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I've been lost since 1989. I got a breakaway on a river and have been skating ever since!
I'm basing this all on Savory turning in another really solid season next year (goals allowed in league play dropped from 86 in 2017-18 to 67 this past season.).
Sodexo has the food vending contract for the entire campus - ANY changes or additions made would need to go through them contractually.
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