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hawthr
02-08-2011, 09:48 PM
For those who enjoy two doses of bracketology each Tuesday, Jayson Moy's weekly post is up, with RPI in the Manchester regional.

http://www.uscho.com/2011/02/08/bracketology-finding-a-better-place/

I have to say - after reading the comments, there are either a good chunk of RPI fans who read the blog who don't post on here, or we're gaining a bit of respect.

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2011, 07:10 AM
For those who enjoy two doses of bracketology each Tuesday, Jayson Moy's weekly post is up, with RPI in the Manchester regional.

http://www.uscho.com/2011/02/08/bracketology-finding-a-better-place/

I have to say - after reading the comments, there are either a good chunk of RPI fans who read the blog who don't post on here, or we're gaining a bit of respect.

I think it's mostly posters from around the ECAC and in the east for that matter (I recognize at least one as a Cornell fan, I think another is one of the Boston schools). Westerners probably don't see us as big travelers because either we didn't bring all that many to Colorado College this year, or to some of the other western league games.

realet
02-09-2011, 08:06 AM
Surprised this hasn't been brought up yet:

http://recordhockey.blogspot.com/2011/02/york-out-this-weekend.html


Rensselaer goaltender Allen York's concussion is a mild one; not mild enough to allow him to play this weekend, however.
The slender junior will again be sidelined when the Engineers battle Colgate Friday night at 7 and Cornell Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
Sophomore backup Bryce Merriam, fresh off a big victory over Princeton last weekend, will man the pipes as the Engineers, 9-5-1 in the ECAC Hockey play, attempt to hang on to third place and put some distance between them and Cornell and Dartmouth, both 9-5-2.

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2011, 08:18 AM
Surprised this hasn't been brought up yet:

http://recordhockey.blogspot.com/2011/02/york-out-this-weekend.html

This might actually be a good thing for this weekend. One thing that I think Cornell is very good at, and why they do so well against other teams, is scouting other teams and exposing their weaknesses. I think that's one of the reasons that we earned a shutout against them in one of our worst seasons in recent memory: They hadn't really seen Allen York play to get a good grasp on how to easily beat him, but they were more than familiar with Mathias Lange. I don't think they've really seen Bryce Merriam play enough to figure out what makes him tick.

Of course, one thing to remember: We still have to play Colgate first. Let's worry about them before we go on to the next game.

DrDemento
02-09-2011, 08:46 AM
This might actually be a good thing for this weekend. One thing that I think Cornell is very good at, and why they do so well against other teams, is scouting other teams and exposing their weaknesses. I think that's one of the reasons that we earned a shutout against them in one of our worst seasons in recent memory: They hadn't really seen Allen York play to get a good grasp on how to easily beat him, but they were more than familiar with Mathias Lange. I don't think they've really seen Bryce Merriam play enough to figure out what makes him tick.

Of course, one thing to remember: We still have to play Colgate first. Let's worry about them before we go on to the next game.

I understand your point-but I just don't see anything positive about York being sidelined. I would want to see BOTH our goaltenders at 100% for a weekend like this. We cannot be in a position where if one more goes down during some bumping in front of the net that we have neither one playing. This past weekend, princeton was all over Bryce and he took plenty of physical hits-thankfully he is a big dude and stood up well. I do not even want to think about playing our third goalie against either team this weekend.

Ralph Baer
02-09-2011, 09:23 AM
I understand your point-but I just don't see anything positive about York being sidelined. I would want to see BOTH our goaltenders at 100% for a weekend like this. We cannot be in a position where if one more goes down during some bumping in front of the net that we have neither one playing. This past weekend, princeton was all over Bryce and he took plenty of physical hits-thankfully he is a big dude and stood up well. I do not even want to think about playing our third goalie against either team this weekend.

Remember Barry Sherwood. There is always hope. :D

jmhusker
02-09-2011, 09:26 AM
This might actually be a good thing for this weekend. One thing that I think Cornell is very good at, and why they do so well against other teams, is scouting other teams and exposing their weaknesses. I think that's one of the reasons that we earned a shutout against them in one of our worst seasons in recent memory: They hadn't really seen Allen York play to get a good grasp on how to easily beat him, but they were more than familiar with Mathias Lange. I don't think they've really seen Bryce Merriam play enough to figure out what makes him tick.
Well heck then in that case we should put Coupal in on Saturday! :D

Would love to see York back but you just can't take a chance with a concussion. Merriam in net should be enough to keep the boys focused on Friday - a good thing I think. TV and Cornell on Saturday will keep them focused. Here's hoping we hit 20 wins this weekend.

redhead18
02-09-2011, 09:59 AM
Hockey's Future, January College Prospects Notebook writeup on Allen York:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/12773/college_prospects_notebook_january/Hockey's Future Podcast (http://hw.libsyn.com/p/c/3/9/c392cde8d80b9716/hfpodcast_djpowers020211.mp3?sid=fd41f0cda650774f4 45e9cae6c8f0377&l_sid=22478&l_eid=&l_mid=2434399) to go along with this article, the York segment starts about 3/4's through.

fr joe
02-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Remember Barry Sherwood. There is always hope. :D

Hopefully, no RPI netminder will need to make 71 saves against BU this weekend!:D
I want all of our players back, healthy and sound, this weekend. But there is something to be said about B Merriam being a bit of an x factor... :rolleyes: Going to be an interesting weekend... Ralph, shall you start the thread on Friday or shall I? ;) We do have records to maintain...

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Well heck then in that case we should put Coupal in on Saturday! :D

Would love to see York back but you just can't take a chance with a concussion. Merriam in net should be enough to keep the boys focused on Friday - a good thing I think. TV and Cornell on Saturday will keep them focused. Here's hoping we hit 20 wins this weekend.

Touché. I agree with Dr. D in that I would prefer York over Merriam (and in fact would prefer both goaltenders being healthy), but if we have to play Merriam, let's see what we can use to our own advantage. However, we have two days of practice and Colgate first. Let's go one day at a time.

Red Cloud
02-09-2011, 11:20 AM
Touché. I agree with Dr. D in that I would prefer York over Merriam (and in fact would prefer both goaltenders being healthy), but if we have to play Merriam, let's see what we can use to our own advantage. However, we have two days of practice and Colgate first. Let's go one day at a time.

Who's overlooking Colgate? Nobody. I don't get this constant scolding.

engineerhockeyfan
02-09-2011, 12:05 PM
I understand your point-but I just don't see anything positive about York being sidelined. I would want to see BOTH our goaltenders at 100% for a weekend like this. We cannot be in a position where if one more goes down during some bumping in front of the net that we have neither one playing. This past weekend, princeton was all over Bryce and he took plenty of physical hits-thankfully he is a big dude and stood up well. I do not even want to think about playing our third goalie against either team this weekend.

While we would all like to see York in the net, we will have to go with Merriam. I for one don't have a problem with that. Bryce is a capable goalie as he has shown last weekend.
The team needs to rally around him and play the uptempo style that works so well for us. When we sit back and hesitate, we get ourselves in trouble. Take care of Colgate early Friday night and then show the NHL network viewers that we are ready for primetime on Saturday.

AspyDad
02-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Who's overlooking Colgate? Nobody. I don't get this constant scolding.

RC, Excuse F Dude, I think he is a little conflicted the week we play Cornell because I remember him mentioning this summer that he has a long lost love in the Ithaca area.

Ralph Baer
02-09-2011, 12:52 PM
York update on Ken Schott's blog: http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2011/feb/09/rpi-goalie-york-getting-better-but-doubtful-for-we/

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2011, 01:11 PM
York update on Ken Schott's blog http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2011/feb/09/rpi-goalie-york-getting-better-but-doubtful-for-we/:

Dead link, Ralph. Consider taking out the colon.

DrDemento
02-09-2011, 01:23 PM
While we would all like to see York in the net, we will have to go with Merriam. I for one don't have a problem with that. Bryce is a capable goalie as he has shown last weekend.
The team needs to rally around him and play the uptempo style that works so well for us. When we sit back and hesitate, we get ourselves in trouble. Take care of Colgate early Friday night and then show the NHL network viewers that we are ready for primetime on Saturday.

We especially cannot hesitate to clear the puck out of our defensive zone. That was one of the few weaknesses obvious last Saturday. We often times seem to try to pass the puck out when we really need to forcefully shoot it out to relieve some pressure. I am, however, finding less and less to be critical of with this team. They do so many things well that we just overlook them. Bryce was fabulous in Princeton-his first period was one of the best 20 minutes by a goalie for RPI in a long time-but I just feel very edgy about playing this entire weekend without our 2 top goalies ready if needed.

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2011, 01:30 PM
We especially cannot hesitate to clear the puck out of our defensive zone. That wa one of the few weaknesses obvious last Saturday. We often times seem to try to pass the puck out when we really need to forcefully shoot it out to relieve some pressure. I am, however, finding less and less to be critical of with this team. They do so many things well that we just overlook them. Bryce was fabulous in Princeton-his first period was one of the best 20 minutes by a goalie for RPI in a long time-but I just feel very edgy about playing this entire weekend without our 2 top goalies ready if needed.

Perhaps we're overthinking the happy medium of when we should break it out to center, and when we should take the icing and shoot the puck out. I know that burned us in a couple games last year (including one involving a hat trick, and one involving our Friday opponent). I'd like to believe our players are working on that sort of puck maturity in practice.

knsmith
02-09-2011, 02:23 PM
York update on Ken Schott's blog http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2011/feb/09/rpi-goalie-york-getting-better-but-doubtful-for-we/:

This is at least more optimistic than Weaver's report. Hoping for a surprise with York ready to go. If not, Merriam's great effort at Princeton has me confident. I love Merriam's ability and willingness to get his *** behind the net and move the puck.

Ralph Baer
02-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Dead link, Ralph. Consider taking out the colon.

How is one going to **** then? ;)

DrDemento
02-09-2011, 04:14 PM
How is one going to **** then? ;)

You are really getting quite demented since you retired aren't you? But i love this stuff.:)