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FreshFish
02-23-2016, 12:04 PM
this has been one of the better Appert-led clubs, a lot of energy, a lot of playing for each other, and the results have shown on the ice. Are they closing out games? No. Could you realistically expect them to, after the last 2-3 years? No. The collective emotional IQ of the team is growing - the Brown/ Harvard wins are good examples of that. A team does not just form in the spate of 10 games. And it's ok to be critical. The denouncing of the team and program that happens with 1 or 2 posters is what i find inexcusable.

Indeed. There is a huge difference in attitude and spirit between "here are areas we could improve, better face-off win percentage, clearing the defensive zone with a lofted puck once in awhile, crashing the net more when we are on the power play...." and "grumble groan whine this team is #@*R!! my pet goldfish could do better!"

lugnut92
02-23-2016, 12:06 PM
Have you read this which I posted on the Union women's thread earlier?

I did. That's what made me realize that they've had the same head coach for the last 9 seasons of utter futility. It's unbelievable.

DrDemento
02-23-2016, 12:11 PM
One thing that is certainly going for us is that we've had "late season luck" in the past, especially when it comes to the opponents we have (and why the heck do we almost always seem to play them late in the year?! Too much of an outlier for New England or something?). Not to mention, the opportunity to get the "sweep Cornell" monkey off our back; last time we did that was the 90's, yes? The "late season luck" seems to work best if we have nothing to lose. We already know we're getting another home weekend. Just play our game, and enjoy it.

Oh, and can we tell them again each night we're playing the #1 team in the nation? :p:D

Can we expect a fair shake this weekend at Cornell? I wonder if we will get (out of retirement) Tim Kotyra and John Murphy as we did in March 2009.

DrDemento
02-23-2016, 12:13 PM
Have you read this which I posted on the Union women's thread earlier?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: Would a men's hockey coach at <a href="https://twitter.com/UnionAthletics">@UnionAthletics</a> be fired with this record? (Free link.) <a href="https://t.co/imLGosIBKv">https://t.co/imLGosIBKv</a> <a href="https://t.co/dpbjSYdLaf">pic.twitter.com/dpbjSYdLaf</a></p> Daily Gazette Sports (@dgazettesports) <a href="https://twitter.com/dgazettesports/status/702162280323088385">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

There are some jobs that you just do not want take on. Would you want to clean cesspools all the time? Personally i wonder what that pays.:rolleyes:

turk181
02-23-2016, 12:15 PM
.....as long as we’re killing time. I’ve never seen this done before. Craig Smith of Nash. last night in OT vs Mont. He actually shoots it AND blocks it........ <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Smith makes a save on his own shot <a href="https://t.co/eGPytrmxhN">pic.twitter.com/eGPytrmxhN</a></p>&mdash; Stephanie (@myregularface) <a href="https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/701969481736855552">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

FlagDUDE08
02-23-2016, 12:17 PM
Addressing that for a moment, how have they possibly had the same coach all this time? They're so so so bad. It's almost enough to make me feel bad for a Union team.

Probably waiting for the ECAC to change the rules and let them into the playoffs.

FlagDUDE08
02-23-2016, 12:19 PM
Can we expect a fair shake this weekend at Cornell? I wonder if we will get (out of retirement) Tim Kotyra and John Murphy as we did in March 2009.

Maybe we'll end up with Mike Noeth (Jr.).

Ralph Baer
02-23-2016, 12:37 PM
.....as long as were killing time. Ive never seen this done before. Craig Smith of Nash. last night in OT vs Mont. He actually shoots it AND blocks it........ <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Smith makes a save on his own shot <a href="https://t.co/eGPytrmxhN">pic.twitter.com/eGPytrmxhN</a></p> Stephanie (@myregularface) <a href="https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/701969481736855552">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

I think that violated the laws of physics. ;)

FreshFish
02-23-2016, 12:46 PM
...[I picked the team to finish 11th and right now they are tied for 5th, one point out of 4th....and so rather than acknowledge that the team is doing way better in the standings than I expected, I will veer off into some totally unrelated subject and hope no one notices that I am again...]....

:facepalm:

lugnut92
02-23-2016, 12:51 PM
.....as long as we’re killing time. I’ve never seen this done before. Craig Smith of Nash. last night in OT vs Mont. He actually shoots it AND blocks it........

That's rough, buddy.

FreshFish
02-23-2016, 12:52 PM
There are some jobs that you just do not want take on. Would you want to clean cesspools all the time? Personally i wonder what that pays.:rolleyes:

I had a similar job like that in college. While the hourly pay was not that great, I was guaranteed a certain number of minimum hours even if I finished sooner.

It was not "all the time" though....it was only on Saturday and Sunday mornings, I had to clean up the dorm party room from the night before. Rubber boots, rubber gloves, and a respirator made it tolerable. Usually took just under 2 hours, and I was paid for 4 hours (yes there was an inspection afterward).

Ralph Baer
02-23-2016, 01:00 PM
I had a similar job like that in college. While the hourly pay was not that great, I was guaranteed a certain number of minimum hours even if I finished sooner.

It was not "all the time" though....it was only on Saturday and Sunday mornings, I had to clean up the dorm party room from the night before. Rubber boots, rubber gloves, and a respirator made it tolerable. Usually took just under 2 hours, and I was paid for 4 hours (yes there was an inspection afterward).

Was that RPI?

Ralph Baer
02-23-2016, 01:39 PM
Grandpa is opening a new business.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lou Nanne's steakhouse in Edina opens on March 15. <a href="https://t.co/1T48W4UdOf">pic.twitter.com/1T48W4UdOf</a></p> Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/LetsPlay_Hockey/status/702186025599107072">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What can we say? The kid's a legend. <a href="https://t.co/szK6KN9rOO">https://t.co/szK6KN9rOO</a></p>&mdash; Without a Peer (@without_a_peer) <a href="https://twitter.com/without_a_peer/status/702187727161319426">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

:D

DeepRed72
02-23-2016, 02:33 PM
I think that violated the laws of physics. ;)

Not really. I've done that on several occasions with a golf club. It is called a penalty stroke. :D

DeepRed72
02-23-2016, 02:36 PM
So right. Some are always miserable and some are always sarcastic. I am fortunate and have these wide mood swings. I never know which way the day will go. I can be on top of the world or the bottom of the pit but when I take my Lithium everything evens out and it is like skating on a smooth millpond.

C'mon now Doc. I think my being a manic depressive is a good thing almost half the time.

DrDemento
02-23-2016, 04:05 PM
C'mon now Doc. I think my being a manic depressive is a good thing almost half the time.
I feel the same way. My glass is both half full and half empty.

hawthr
02-23-2016, 07:23 PM
This.



https://youtu.be/EZ734u4bFQA

jericho
02-23-2016, 08:22 PM
This.



https://youtu.be/EZ734u4bFQA

Is that Flaggy's father?

fishcore12
02-23-2016, 08:51 PM
I hear quite often from people at HFH that they are disappointed that I am not active anymore. However, I left a wonderful legacy for all of you. There has been talk of putting me up in the ring of fame but my humility will not allow that. Feel free to come up to me in Section 9 to get my thoughts SS. I'm the very handsome man that sits in that section.

It will happen someday, You'll be among the greats.

FreshFish
02-24-2016, 08:33 AM
I feel the same way. My glass is both half full and half empty.

an engineer might say that your glass is twice as big as it needs to be....