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AspyDad
11-30-2011, 12:02 PM
Heres a November update on the Hockey East watch from WaP:

http://www.withoutapeer.com/2011/11/hockey-east-watch-november-update.html

Back to back nights against Capt. Jack's Terriers. Getting boozed up with babo in beantown in some of its Irish establishments..this is what dreams are made of my friends.

lugnut92
11-30-2011, 12:22 PM
The Board of Trustees brushed off the resolution almost immediately, so Shirley will be around as long as she wants to (at least for the forseeable future). On a related (but still not hockey-related) note, the cabinet seemed to show their displeasure with the Student Senate in their Pizza with the Cabinet event by having only one member of the cabinet (and the new HASS dean) in attendance despite having more positive RSVPs just days prior. Definitely an interesting time on campus at RPI these days.

redhead18
11-30-2011, 12:35 PM
Back to back nights against Capt. Jack's Terriers. Getting boozed up with babo in beantown in some of its Irish establishments..this is what dreams are made of my friends.Not bad... personally Id look forward to the back to back nights against (hopefully by then) Monty's Blackbears and a weekend cc-skiing in Acadia and dining on some fresh lobster in Bar Harbor. :)

Although, the extra games in Boston would give me more chances to hit up my favorite pub Cornwall's in Kenmore Square.

DrDemento
11-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Although deep inside I feel the possible move to HE is in the best interest of the RPI hockey program-I am sure going to miss the games at Princeton (been to almost all of them since 1974).:(

redhead18
11-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Although deep inside I feel the possible move to HE is in the best interest of the RPI hockey program-I am sure going to miss the games at Princeton (been to almost all of them since 1974).:(Id definately miss going to Baker Rink, its one of my top three favorite rinks Ive been to. I havent been down to Princeton in a few years but I remember my first trip there sitting with Nate Marsters brother thinking to myself d*** its cold in here! :D

DrDemento
11-30-2011, 02:51 PM
Id definately miss going to Baker Rink, its one of my top three favorite rinks Ive been to. I havent been down to Princeton in a few years but I remember my first trip there sitting with Nate Marsters brother thinking to myself d*** its cold in here! :D

I have said it all the time-the coldest spot on earth is not in Siberia-it is in Baker Rink after you have sat on those uncomfortable seats for about an hour. Usually we have to take occassional walks outside to warm up (even when it is frigid outside)

Ralph Baer
11-30-2011, 02:54 PM
I have said it all the time-the coldest spot on earth is not in Siberia-it is in Baker Rink after you have sat on those uncomfortable seats for about an hour. Usually we have to take occassional walks outside to warm up (even when it is frigid outside)

It always seemed to me that the HFH (not yet called the HFH) was much colder before the renovation in the early 1980's than it is now.

AspyDad
11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Not bad... personally Id look forward to the back to back nights against (hopefully by then) Monty's Blackbears and a weekend cc-skiing in Acadia and dining on some fresh lobster in Bar Harbor. :)

I have heard the Monty to Maine one before but when RH says it I certainly take notice.

FlagDUDE08
11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
It always seemed to me that the HFH (not yet called the HFH) was much colder before the renovation in the early 1980's than it is now.

HFH gets so warm I have to wear shorts there, even at ice level!

AspyDad
11-30-2011, 03:16 PM
Speaking of good Irish joints, Where has my old friend johnk been?

Ralph Baer
11-30-2011, 03:21 PM
HFH gets so warm I have to wear shorts there, even at ice level!

Not quite, but it is much warmer than before 1980.

johnk
11-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Speaking of good Irish joints, Where has my old friend johnk been?

I'm Here. Nothing much to add to conversation right now. Was furious after the Union game so I made one post after that game as I try to figure where this years squad might be headed. The RIT game (didn't attend, just watched on TW3) had some positives so right now all we as fans, and the team themselves can do is look for signs of improvement one game at a time.

Also wanted to mention that at the Rangers game against Philly on Saturday they announced the alumni squads for the WInter Classic and Neil Little will be one of two goalies for the Flyers.

DrDemento
11-30-2011, 04:28 PM
Not quite, but it is much warmer than before 1980.

Absolutely! HFH was never frigid-but it was most certainly colder back in the 1970's and early 1980's. After that it was variable-sometimes fairly cold but mostly down in the lower level seating. Once you got up above row K it was always pretty warm. We have been to all the ECAC rinks including those that are no longer in the league-Army and Vermont. They have all been pretty much like HFH-Baker Rink is the exception-Princeton University certainly has no problem paying their air conditioning bill!

rpi82
11-30-2011, 05:12 PM
A friend had to change his plans for Saturday night so I have at least two (and maybe as many as 4) tickets available for the game at the Q on the visitor's side. If anyone is interested, my only request is that you must support the boys in cherry and white. I can be contacted via the "send email" link on my profile page.

jericho
11-30-2011, 05:40 PM
HFH gets so warm I have to wear shorts there, even at ice level!


Try going up to the catwalk sometime. :rolleyes:

FlagDUDE08
11-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Try going up to the catwalk sometime. :rolleyes:

I've never been there. Wouldn't mind checking it out.

rpi82
11-30-2011, 07:37 PM
A friend had to change his plans for Saturday night so I have at least two (and maybe as many as 4) tickets available for the game at the Q on the visitor's side. If anyone is interested, my only request is that you must support the boys in cherry and white. I can be contacted via the "send email" link on my profile page.

Tickets are claimed. Thanks.

Waite21
11-30-2011, 07:41 PM
Absolutely! HFH was never frigid-but it was most certainly colder back in the 1970's and early 1980's. After that it was variable-sometimes fairly cold but mostly down in the lower level seating. Once you got up above row K it was always pretty warm. We have been to all the ECAC rinks including those that are no longer in the league-Army and Vermont. They have all been pretty much like HFH-Baker Rink is the exception-Princeton University certainly has no problem paying their air conditioning bill!

Legend has it that Ned Harkness, in years when he had players with size but not much speed, had the Field House staff crank up the thermostat, in the hope that softer ice might slow some of the opposing teams down closer to the speed of RPI's big old bears.

But I thought we were supposed to be emphasizing speed nowadays. I'm surprised that Appert isn't screaming for the place to be cooled down to the level of Baker Rink.

Maybe there's a reason why RPI and Princeton have spent the last four years winning in the other team's rink.

babo
11-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Shirley you jest. ;)

And don't call me Shirley!:p;)

DrDemento
11-30-2011, 08:44 PM
Legend has it that Ned Harkness, in years when he had players with size but not much speed, had the Field House staff crank up the thermostat, in the hope that softer ice might slow some of the opposing teams down closer to the speed of RPI's big old bears.

But I thought we were supposed to be emphasizing speed nowadays. I'm surprised that Appert isn't screaming for the place to be cooled down to the level of Baker Rink.

Maybe there's a reason why RPI and Princeton have spent the last four years winning in the other team's rink.

Lots of Ned stories around. There are those who swear he had the fieldhouse staff open the doors at the end behind the RPI team so they skated with the wind. Having met the man way back when, I am convinced he would do whatever he felt was necessary for his team to get an advantage. One wonders where this program would have been without him?