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vicious
03-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Respectfully disagree in part with last sentnce, based on your own earlier observation: the "guys in the locker room" depend upon the entire coaching staff, not just OGC, for guidance. For setting tangible goals, how about something concrete, specific, detailed, and immediate: "in this period, on D keep the center clear by forcing them to the side. On the PP, let's put a big body in front of the net to distract them." in other words, tangible goals related to performance on the ice.

My hunch is that OGC needs to build out a deeper, stronger staff of assistant coaches. Each one strong in teaching a fundamental aspect of the game. You only gain mastery through successful repetition.

Fair enough. I think any head coach sets the tone and assistants complement it. I absolutely agree with improvement among assistant coaches. A veteran assistant, someone who's been around awhile, would greatly benefit the entire coaching staff, IMHO.

vicious
03-11-2014, 06:09 PM
I would love to see Coach Apperts inbox from yesterday and today. Bet he got some good laughs out of all the experts who sent him an email.

Well let's see, he's now 114-152-37 (.437) in eight seasons. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to read a few of 'em? :)

ServinisScores
03-11-2014, 06:17 PM
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.

Well said John, need to install the culture and expectation of winning again. The atmopshere and the other incidentals come with winning. There were quite a few dark and quiet evenings back in the early 80's.

I'm not sure why anyone gives a 44-year season ticket holder gruff - he's paid his dues, and if he's speaking with not renewing his seats, he's entitled!

Lastly, there are quite a few alumni who don't post here, who are sick about a) the complete erosion of winning culture and b) the fact Union has far outrun RPI in recent performance and establishing that program as the CD program to be involved with.

fishcore12
03-11-2014, 07:13 PM
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.

All your points are true, all I was trying to say is that some folks come here and dump on this team when they are down. Im sure as heck not going to start chanting lets go U like some moron did in my section after the final horn sunday night. Show up support the team but don't be that person who only shows up when times are good and then jump ship once they go bad. But thats the way the sports world is today.

fishcore12
03-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Well said John, need to install the culture and expectation of winning again. The atmopshere and the other incidentals come with winning. There were quite a few dark and quiet evenings back in the early 80's.

I'm not sure why anyone gives a 44-year season ticket holder gruff - he's paid his dues, and if he's speaking with not renewing his seats, he's entitled!

Lastly, there are quite a few alumni who don't post here, who are sick about a) the complete erosion of winning culture and b) the fact Union has far outrun RPI in recent performance and establishing that program as the CD program to be involved with.

I've said it before, I'm not an Alum so in all reality I have no input on what goes on in Troy other than my measly 2 season ticket purchase each season. He is entitled to not renewing his seats and that's great. I'm sure his entertainment dollars will be spent elsewhere in the capital district and importantly stay in the capital district. One can buy quite a few good pints of beer at local brewery's and enjoy some nice meals on what it costs to get season tickets. Go local economies.

rvd5star69
03-11-2014, 07:39 PM
I think John k is ting he has Been loyal all these years. His time, effort, money all to rpi and we haven't had much to feel happy about in a long time.

Stay@homeDad
03-11-2014, 07:48 PM
All your points are true, all I was trying to say is that some folks come here and dump on this team when they are down. Im sure as heck not going to start chanting lets go U like some moron did in my section after the final horn sunday night. Show up support the team but don't be that person who only shows up when times are good and then jump ship once they go bad. But thats the way the sports world is today.

You mean like the people who come to games and leave when we are down 2 or more goals because they do not think we will make a come back? I know a few like that but won't mention any names.

fishcore12
03-11-2014, 07:51 PM
You mean like the people who come to games and leave when we are down 2 or more goals because they do not think we will make a come back? I know a few like that but won't mention any names.

As long as the check clears or the cash is green for the tickets purchased, does it matter how long the ticket holder stays? I have never left a game early but that's just because I'm a Bills and Braves fan and a. don't know any better and b. have saw worse before.

RedWrister
03-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Bring back Addessa, Bring back beer at the concessions, PUT THE BAND BACK BEHIND THE NET, Bring back the Tri-State League, Bring back the posts that obstruct the view...GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
I had been calming myself before posting about this season but your incredibly disrespectful posts jarred me from my stupor. Few posts have made me angrier than your recent string. This fellow is a longtime fan who expressed the frustration that many of us feel. Also, several weeks ago he correctly predicted how this season was heading and he was ridiculed by the "believers". Stop your nonsense, everyone is entitled to their opinion. A number of folks who have expressed doubts about this coach have been bullied. Well no more, the honeymoon is over. Due to the abject neglect of this admini$tration, OGC is going nowhere. It's sad and depressing to fear that the program is going nowhere as well.

fishcore12
03-11-2014, 08:55 PM
I had been calming myself before posting about this season but your incredibly disrespectful posts jarred me from my stupor. Few posts have made me angrier than your recent string. This fellow is a longtime fan who expressed the frustration that many of us feel. Also, several weeks ago he correctly predicted how this season was heading and he was ridiculed by the "believers". Stop your nonsense, everyone is entitled to their opinion. A number of folks who have expressed doubts about this coach have been bullied. Well no more, the honeymoon is over. Due to the abject neglect of this admini$tration, OGC is going nowhere. It's sad and depressing to fear that the program is going nowhere as well.

I calmed myself as well. I sat back and read about how the concessions were horrible, and the band needs to be in a certain spot, and laughed it off. Should I have posted about a longtime fan being angry with the on-ice product, no I shouldnt have and yes he predicted how the season was heading, but I guess Im too stupid and blind to see where it was heading, and hoped it would turn around. I was wrong. Yes our coach is not going anywhere, but to read on and on about what people who, like myself, have never coached a college team makes me sick. We here have no say on what goes on, the big money donors do and I wish you all a great summer, enjoy the outdoors and all this great area has to offer. See some of you in the fall.

hockeymascot
03-11-2014, 09:05 PM
I had been calming myself before posting about this season but your incredibly disrespectful posts jarred me from my stupor. Few posts have made me angrier than your recent string. This fellow is a longtime fan who expressed the frustration that many of us feel. Also, several weeks ago he correctly predicted how this season was heading and he was ridiculed by the "believers". Stop your nonsense, everyone is entitled to their opinion. A number of folks who have expressed doubts about this coach have been bullied. Well no more, the honeymoon is over. Due to the abject neglect of this admini$tration, OGC is going nowhere. It's sad and depressing to fear that the program is going nowhere as well.

I agree with you. Should you not conform to accepting less than average on behalf of the team's performance, you are ridiculed. But I am here to state that most RPI posters on this board are responsible. You all thought that eight years ago, a coaching change was needed. Well, look at where you are now, compared to where you were then. The bottom line is that Shirley Jackson wanted to make a change based on fans wishes. What were the reasons for a coaching change back then? You don't need to go into a Fridgen vs Appert debate, because quite frankly, that would be an insult to Coach Fridgen. So here we are, eight years later and you want another change. Maybe you and Shirley should have put the resources into what you had at the time.

Ralph Baer
03-12-2014, 01:33 AM
Today is 12 March 2014. There are 206 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 4 October 2014 for the start of next season.

troyboy
03-12-2014, 08:11 AM
To anyone whom is contemplating not renewing your season tickets that is your perogative I do have a request if your in Sec 9 on the isle if you notify me so I can apply for your seats I will be more than glad to pay for a limo ride to Schenectady so you can purchase your Union season tickets you will fit in well with the rest of the experts and cry babies over there. Good riddance and remind me to never get in a fox hole with any of you bedwetters. I myself can't wait for next year we have some good players comig in I'm especially pumped to see Melanson,Tironese and Nanne arrive in Troy to see what they will bring to the table. Bring on the Banquet....GO RED!!!!! GO SA!!!!!!

AspyDad
03-12-2014, 08:14 AM
You mean like the people who come to games and leave when we are down 2 or more goals because they do not think we will make a come back? I know a few like that but won't mention any names.

or post under two names...IWill...I mean S@HD

AspyDad
03-12-2014, 08:16 AM
To anyone whom is contemplating not renewing your season tickets that is your perogative I do have a request if your in Sec 9 on the isle if you notify me so I can apply for your seats I will be more than glad to pay for a limo ride to Schenectady so you can purchase your Union season tickets you will fit in well with the rest of the experts and cry babies over there. Good riddance and remind me to never get in a fox hole with any of you bedwetters. I myself can't wait for next year we have some good players comig in I'm especially pumped to see Melanson,Tironese and Nanne arrive in Troy to see what they will bring to the table. Bring on the Banquet....GO RED!!!!! GO SA!!!!!!

The big man is in the house!!!!!!

vicb
03-12-2014, 08:16 AM
Only 3 days left to get your Quarterfinal Round Picks into the ECAC Pick The Playoffs.
You have until 7PM Friday.

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?108745-ECAC-Pick-The-Playoffs-2014

AspyDad
03-12-2014, 08:21 AM
I had been calming myself before posting about this season but your incredibly disrespectful posts jarred me from my stupor. Few posts have made me angrier than your recent string. This fellow is a longtime fan who expressed the frustration that many of us feel. Also, several weeks ago he correctly predicted how this season was heading and he was ridiculed by the "believers". Stop your nonsense, everyone is entitled to their opinion. A number of folks who have expressed doubts about this coach have been bullied. Well no more, the honeymoon is over. Due to the abject neglect of this admini$tration, OGC is going nowhere. It's sad and depressing to fear that the program is going nowhere as well.

You guys who come in here and want to pea and moan are thin skinned. Fishcore had a take and it was not disrespectful, it just doesn't line up with your whinning world view. No one ridiculed anyone, grow some thicker skin. I have no issues with peps on the board who go after me for supporting Seth so take it like a man. (

Red Cloud
03-12-2014, 08:21 AM
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.

AspyDad
03-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Fire the PA announcer.

Hey I like Al.

AspyDad
03-12-2014, 08:34 AM
But I am here to state that most RPI posters on this board are responsible. Who's the judge on this....you?????