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AspyDad
11-16-2011, 12:58 PM
My only point is to not ask for something from them that we wouldn't be willing to do ourselves. It's so easy to quit when things are not going your way. I for one believe that the team can sense how their fans feel, and if we are disinterested, then they may be too. Remember, they are college kids, extraordinary as they are. Let me put this way - even after losses, I have stayed with my boys and the players come out and engage them because it's important for the fans and the kids. What if we now abandon them ? I personally think that would be **** poor. To the extent possible, we will be there and afterwards for every game from now on. We are all in this together. Divided we all lose.

Well said my friend. The players, SA and the staff have been incredibly gracious to the fans. I believe in SA and these group of guys and I know that they can turn it around. SA has included the fans in the RPI Hockey family and we should support him and the players even during the rough patches.

FreshFish
11-16-2011, 01:19 PM
I was pleased with the crowd at the Brown game sticking with it and supporting the team despite the long scoring drought, and in the first several minutes of the Union game, but as soon as Union scored to tie it the energy left the building entirely. One goal against and the crowd had already decided the game was over. Say what you will, but that has to have some effect on the guys on the ice.

No doubt....and a more mature team (which we will have, in time) will also sense that and say "we need to get the crowd back into the game" and do something to pump them up. A big hit, an extra burst of energy, what have you.

As you are saying, there often is a reciprocal relationship between the crowd and the team's play. The team can feed off crowd support; the team also can do some things to encourage crowd support to which the crowd must then respond.

FlagDUDE08
11-16-2011, 02:09 PM
http://www.withoutapeer.com/2011/11/early-returns.html Absolutely. -_-

Heck, you could do this as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDAq5tyfk9E

Oh, why not, the Steve Porter remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exOxUAntx8I

rvd5star69
11-16-2011, 02:43 PM
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I would like to see die old in net at rit. Also would like to see smith,burghs in lineup. Seniors that hit someone. Why not curadi too at d.



QUOTE=FreshFish;5267729]No doubt....and a more mature team (which we will have, in time) will also sense that and say "we need to get the crowd back into the game" and do something to pump them up. A big hit, an extra burst of energy, what have you.

As you are saying, there often is a reciprocal relationship between the crowd and the team's play. The team can feed off crowd support; the team also can do some things to encourage crowd support to which the crowd must then respond.[/QUOTE]

fr joe
11-16-2011, 02:51 PM
Thanks, johnk, Senna & Red Cloud. Comments that add to the conversation after a frustrating night.
This layoff is a good time to listen/focus on what the coach is saying (Wetrust in Seth...) to regroup, and have a solid week + of practice.

Team will respond to fans. Fans will support the team, they're waiting to erupt.

Ralph Baer
11-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Edit: If a decision is made in the next few weeks that RPI will be joining Hockey East in 2013 I will quickly get over the depression from the start of this season and rethink my cancellations of these road trips. Has something come out recently that I missed about the possiblity of a move?

Ralph Baer
11-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Team will respond to fans. Fans will support the team, they're waiting to erupt. There must be a lot of pent up energy in that case. :)

FlagDUDE08
11-16-2011, 03:10 PM
I would like to see die old in net at rit. Also would like to see smith,burghs in lineup. Seniors that hit someone. Why not curadi too at d.


After some major FYPing...

This. Just like the NHL, if the other team wears orange and black, there's only one thing you do: HIT THEM! :D
Plus, we haven't seen Curadi play very much at all, what, 2 games this year?
On top of all of this: what's happening thus far isn't working. Why not switch it up a little?

FlagDUDE08
11-16-2011, 03:11 PM
There must be a lot of pent up energy in that case. :)

Some has erupted. Sadly, the eruption from the fans has not been properly directed in most cases.

Ralph Baer
11-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Some has erupted. Sadly, the eruption from the fans has not been properly directed in most cases.

Not surprising. I add that the title of this thread remains valid.

DrDemento
11-16-2011, 04:48 PM
After some major FYPing...

This. Just like the NHL, if the other team wears orange and black, there's only one thing you do: HIT THEM! :D
Plus, we haven't seen Curadi play very much at all, what, 2 games this year?
On top of all of this: what's happening thus far isn't working. Why not switch it up a little?

Why not switch up a lot? Mix up the lines and the defense-shuffle the deck and deal a new hand. Most important-during the games-when things are not going well or working-make the changes in what we do right then. We do not seem to adapt to what other teams are doing to us. We are very predictable.

FlagDUDE08
11-16-2011, 04:52 PM
Why not switch up a lot? Mix up the lines and the defense-shuffle the deck and deal a new hand. Most important-during the games-when things are not going well or working-make the changes in what we do right then. We do not seem to adapt to what other teams are doing to us. We are very predictable.

I remember during one of the Union games Coach tried doing this jumble. And it wasn't obvious special teams, either. It was a complete mix-up of the lines to try to confuse Leaman. Sadly, we had a last-minute breakdown, and "32 Seconds" brought about new meaning...

fr joe
11-16-2011, 04:55 PM
Well said my friend. The players, SA and the staff have been incredibly gracious to the fans. I believe in SA and these group of guys and I know that they can turn it around. SA has included the fans in the RPI Hockey family and we should support him and the players even during the rough patches.

Well said, Aspydad

AspyDad
11-16-2011, 07:55 PM
Well said, Aspydad

Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.

FlagDUDE08
11-16-2011, 08:16 PM
Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.

Laudamus Te, benedicimus Te, adoramus Te, glorificamus Te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam Tuam.

turk181
11-16-2011, 08:55 PM
Pierre McGuire & Eddie Olzeck talking about Oates, Adessa &,"that great RPI team of '85" during the Sabre/Devils game. McGuire saying he thought Oates may have been the greatest college player of all time. Discussion started by asking if Oates should be in the HOF. All said absolutely.

Wicked Slappaahs
11-16-2011, 09:42 PM
Why not switch up a lot? Mix up the lines and the defense-shuffle the deck and deal a new hand. Most important-during the games-when things are not going well or working-make the changes in what we do right then. We do not seem to adapt to what other teams are doing to us. We are very predictable.

JL, Higgs and O'Grady (all 3 being centers) have been back for what, 2, 3 games? In their absence, there's been constant line shifting going on up front. Appert even referred to the line turmoil when those guys were out. The d-pairings have been shuffled the last few games also.

I think what the forwards lack is a bit of timing and chemistry that only comes with consistent practice and game time together. Defensively, we don't play with much of an edge and we're not making good decisions with the puck...a good chunk of our GA have been from turnovers in the d zone... ill advised passes in front of or behind the net, etc.

The good news is its fixable stuff. We're dressing 10 or 11 underclassmen every night..its gonna take some time people. Hopefully the injury bug stays away and we can gel a bit on O. That's how I see it anyway.

Wicked Slappaahs
11-16-2011, 09:44 PM
.... Discussion started by asking if Oates should be in the HOF. All said absolutely. Amen.

troyboy
11-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Im all in...I will never turn my back on this team......Just speaking for myself Seth and his staff have forgotten more about Hockey than I'll ever know...so I will leave it to them with every confidence that it will all work out and we will become the team we all want to be...remember we lost the nucleus of this team 2 years ago...2 players that this was going to be their year to shine and it would have been bright...but we move on....thats not an excuse or a 'if only it could have been' thats the fact of the matter.....I suspect the plan was to have this be JDA and BP's third and final year but it didn't happen...take this team and add back in JDA,BP and Yorkie and wonder...thats not something you recover from quickly take the Edmonton Oilers and remove Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier or The Islanders and remove Mike Bossey and Bryan Trottier or for that fact the Bruins and remove Bobby Orr(the real great one) and Phil Esposito I believe you would have seen much different results in fact after they left or retired 2 of those teams still haven't recovered and one just got back to the mountain last year.So IMO we are in a mini re rebuild...we have top recruits in the pipeline and better days are coming Im sure of it...this team is not done yet but it is a team that needs to over achieve a little...The Union game was a dismal performance and Im sure they're aware of it...so lets hope thats the bottom and its all upward from here on in...LETS GO RED !!!

fr joe
11-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Again, well said! :)