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Wicked Slappaahs
03-19-2010, 10:41 AM
First time poster, so be gentle Ralph. Not only do Chase and Jerry deserve kudos but also Coach Appert for bringing these talented guys to Troy. Those in the fan base that constantly harp on Coach need to realize what he has brought to us w/ Jerry, Pirri and Chase. Let's just hope the lousy refs in ECAC don't chase Jerry and Pirri away . Let's Go Red!!!!!

Good point Aspy -- and welcome ! Appert, Montgomery and Kurulak all deserve credit for pounding the pavement for this excellent group of guys.

Wicked Slappaahs
03-19-2010, 10:48 AM
Not to ruffle any feathers, but 50% of the time, the ECAC stopped four. Don't get me wrong, I think Laliberté will be a great addition to our crew, but with a little more consistent play, then I will agree with 100% of your statement, DrD.

We definitely don't have an issue with offense. PotY and RotY honors certainly proves this. Defense is definitely a bit of a question mark, as we've lost 4+ defensemen (Brutlag I'm counting because he's gone to forward, and the + is Vassel since he was a big help to the defense in the final couple of weeks of this season). I'm excited about the upcoming team, but don't want to count chickens before they hatch.

These 6.5 months will be agony.


I'm ready to go on record as thinking our defense will not suffer a drop off and in fact, stands a chance of being markedly improved next season.

Bailen alone is a plug-in first liner, IMO. My gut tells me that after seeing Brown and others run over our defenceman and York, Seth will bring in the B.R.O. - - Luke Curadi -- to rule the paint next fall. We've got enough guys blue liners who can handle the puck, we need at last one guy who will, without hesitation, rule the red zone.

Wicked Slappaahs
03-19-2010, 10:50 AM
Not to ruffle any feathers, but 50% of the time, the ECAC stopped four...

Stopped four what? :confused:

Wicked Slappaahs
03-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Carve this one in stone-Laliberte can be a superstar at the NCAA level. Put him into the current RPI lineup with Pirri, D'Amigo, Polacek and O'Grady and you will see an offense like we haven't had in a long time. The ECAC teams perhaps can stop one or two fellows but I just don't see many teams able to shut down that much offense. Now if only the defense could keep up with that-then we really might have something next year:eek:

Now, if we can just get him entered into RPI's student locator...:eek: :rolleyes:

Ralph Baer
03-19-2010, 10:57 AM
Now, if we can just get him entered into RPI's student locator...:eek: :rolleyes:

None of the recruits, except Greg B, are there yet, so that hasn't concerned me.

Ralph Baer
03-19-2010, 10:58 AM
Stopped four what? :confused:

Good, I wasn't the only one who didn't get that. :)

babo
03-19-2010, 11:29 AM
Stopped four what? :confused:

Misspelled? Maybe it was 'stopped for [a cup of cocoa?]' :p

Ralph Baer
03-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Misspelled? Maybe it was 'stopped for [a cup of cocoa?]' :p

My original thought was that the ECAC stopped four as in number 4, Bryan Brutlag.

redhead18
03-19-2010, 11:52 AM
My original thought was that the ECAC stopped four as in number 4, Bryan Brutlag.
Just a guess, but I think "stopping four" might mean, stopping the four stars in D'Amigo, Polacek, Pirri and Laliberte. :confused:

Ralph Baer
03-19-2010, 11:58 AM
Just a guess, but I think "stopping four" might mean, stopping the four stars in D'Amigo, Polacek, Pirri and Laliberte. :confused:

The quote was "stopped four" not "stopping four," so JL couldn't have been one of them.

IMO
03-19-2010, 12:04 PM
The quote was "stopped four" not "stopping four," so JL couldn't have been one of them.

O'Grady-Kerrins-the possible forth? Will the Forth Player Please Stand Up :D !

FlagDUDE08
03-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Just a guess, but I think "stopping four" might mean, stopping the four stars in D'Amigo, Polacek, Pirri and Laliberte. :confused:

You are the closest, except replace Laliberté with O'Grady. We had four of the five people mentioned already at RPI, and in 50% of the games, they were stopped, although that is only basing upon the team's win/loss record (I think the times they were stopped and we won vs. the times they went on a rampage and we lost even out). I suppose I should have said "four fellows" to be consistent with DrD's post. Either that, or quoted it.

And IMO... very funny. -_-

Ralph Baer
03-19-2010, 03:56 PM
Phase II http://hobeybaker.com/voting/

Vote early; vote often. :D

DrDemento
03-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Phase II http://hobeybaker.com/voting/

Vote early; vote often. :D

Yup-come on gang-let's show him the support he deserves. It may not mean much in the scheme of things but sure would be nice to have a strong showing in the poll.

FlagDUDE08
03-19-2010, 08:15 PM
I know I've put in a few votes. It'll probably be a longshot, but hopefully he gets some really good consideration.

Beman
03-19-2010, 11:38 PM
I'm ready to go on record as thinking our defense will not suffer a drop off and in fact, stands a chance of being markedly improved next season.

Bailen alone is a plug-in first liner, IMO. My gut tells me that after seeing Brown and others run over our defenceman and York, Seth will bring in the B.R.O. - - Luke Curadi -- to rule the paint next fall. We've got enough guys blue liners who can handle the puck, we need at last one guy who will, without hesitation, rule the red zone.

The defense should be better, agreed.
The talent on this team is great in transition to offense, but lack toughness when they turnover the puck. One reason, but not the only one is age. Brown had a few 85's out there who happen to be talented. Throw a couple 91's from the engineers at them and the match up in transition to defensive for RPI becomes very difficult. 6 year difference is crazy!!
Another year to grow, lift weights, things should change. The forwards have to get stronger, and tougher.
You can't depend on your defensemen to control everything in your end.

Ralph Baer
03-20-2010, 12:25 AM
Today is 20 March 2010. There are 202 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 8 October for the start of next season.

vizoroo
03-20-2010, 12:33 AM
Congrats to my fave, JeryyD'Amigo, and Chase Polacek for their ECAC Awards.

And again Congrats to Chase for being a Hobey Finalist.

AspyDad
03-20-2010, 07:29 AM
Did you guys see these interviews w/ Chase, Jerry and CA.
http://www.dailygazette.com/videos/2010/mar/18/433/

Ralph - Who do you root for, Union or Cornell? Personally I'm rooting for snow - what a nightmare Final. Prediction, Cornell will clutch and grab, trap their way to Championship.

Ralph Baer
03-20-2010, 05:07 PM
Did you guys see these interviews w/ Chase, Jerry and CA.
http://www.dailygazette.com/videos/2010/mar/18/433/

Ralph - Who do you root for, Union or Cornell? Personally I'm rooting for snow - what a nightmare Final. Prediction, Cornell will clutch and grab, trap their way to Championship.

I linked the interview yesterday.

Much as it pains me, I'm rooting for Cornell.