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  • #31
    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    Ralph-Don't try to read between the lines-I never complained about anything. I merely pointed out a statistic that was fairly obvious. Our list of recruits consisted of much smaller players than that of Cornell and Princeton. Nothing more and nothing less. i just wondered why when we seem to be scouting the same kids at the same places?
    Agreed Doc. These are merely observations....nothing more. In keeping with that I see Cornell just received a commit for 2015 from Donovan Ott (F) out of Selects Academy (6'1 200). Again, just an observation.
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    • #32
      Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

      Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
      Ralph-Don't try to read between the lines-I never complained about anything. I merely pointed out a statistic that was fairly obvious. Our list of recruits consisted of much smaller players than that of Cornell and Princeton. Nothing more and nothing less. i just wondered why when we seem to be scouting the same kids at the same places?
      I will retract that statement.
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      • #33
        Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

        Originally posted by turk181 View Post
        Agreed Doc. These are merely observations....nothing more. In keeping with that I see Cornell just received a commit for 2015 from Donovan Ott (F) out of Selects Academy (6'1 200). Again, just an observation.
        Probably another pylon.
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        • #34
          Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

          Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
          Probably another pylon.
          Cornell are now the Protoss? All the reason to bring back the (Zerg) Swarm!

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          • #35
            Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

            Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
            I will retract that statement.
            No need to-just take a couple of valium and mellow out. There is plenty of time to get ourselves all upset in 32+ days or so.
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            • #36
              Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

              Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
              Cornell are now the Protoss? All the reason to bring back the (Zerg) Swarm!
              I miss the BEE!!!
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              • #37
                Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                Originally posted by turk181 View Post
                Agreed Doc. These are merely observations....nothing more. In keeping with that I see Cornell just received a commit for 2015 from Donovan Ott (F) out of Selects Academy (6'1 200). Again, just an observation.
                There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Princeton is making a concerted effort to be a bigger more physical team over the next few years. Whther the other Ivies and ECAC teams do the same or not I just don't know. Obviously Cornell has lived and died with size for years. Ralph is absolutely correct, however-size can only help if the talent level is there.
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                • #38
                  Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                  Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Princeton is making a concerted effort to be a bigger more physical team over the next few years. Whther the other Ivies and ECAC teams do the same or not I just don't know. Obviously Cornell has lived and died with size for years. Ralph is absolutely correct, however-size can only help if the talent level is there.
                  BC has been living off of a lot of very short players for years.
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                  • #39
                    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                    I miss the BEE!!!
                    I also miss Puckman having a more prominent role. That is, it should be used as the logo and on the uniforms.
                    Last edited by Ralph Baer; 09-04-2012, 04:06 PM.
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                    • #40
                      Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                      Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
                      BC has been living off of a lot of very short players for years.
                      They usually have a nice mix-lots of smallish quick forwards and a couple of big bangers. And they can roll out 3-4-5 lines of them anytime they want. I wish we could do that and reload every couple years like they can. Just not possible for lots of recruiting reasons at this time. I actually think we have a bit of that mix for this year-with some real talent and size on defense. Not yet ready to predict win totals but i suspect we will do a lot better than many suspect.
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                      • #41
                        Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                        Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                        They usually have a nice mix-lots of smallish quick forwards and a couple of big bangers. And they can roll out 3-4-5 lines of them anytime they want. I wish we could do that and reload every couple years like they can. Just not possible for lots of recruiting reasons at this time. I actually think we have a bit of that mix for this year-with some real talent and size on defense. Not yet ready to predict win totals but i suspect we will do a lot better than many suspect.
                        I think this year the offensive talent in our freshman class forwards is mainly in the bigger guys.
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                        • #42
                          Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                          Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
                          I think this year the offensive talent in our freshman class forwards is mainly in the bigger guys.
                          Agreed-but i think we have more depth all over the place than we have had in some time. Not the superstar 2nd and 3rd round draft choices-but just pretty solid from top to bottom. I think we will just be trying to succeed by committee-and some times that works out really well.
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                          • #43
                            Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                            Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                            Agreed-but i think we have more depth all over the place than we have had in some time. Not the superstar 2nd and 3rd round draft choices-but just pretty solid from top to bottom. I think we will just be trying to succeed by committee-and some times that works out really well.
                            Hopefully this will be one of those times.
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                            • #44
                              Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                              Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                              There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Princeton is making a concerted effort to be a bigger more physical team over the next few years. Whther the other Ivies and ECAC teams do the same or not I just don't know. Obviously Cornell has lived and died with size for years. Ralph is absolutely correct, however-size can only help if the talent level is there.
                              I think key ingredients for recruiting "smaller" guys is brains, grit and attitude. Take Bailen for instance - he might be small in stature, but he never misses an opportunity to blow a guy up. He plays like a guy who is 4" taller and 50 lbs. heavier. The opposite is also true. You can recruit a big kid who plays "soft" i.e. who doesn't use the physical attributes that the good lord gave him. I'll take a Bailen type kid any day, over a big kid who doesn't command respect on the ice.
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                              • #45
                                Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13

                                Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post
                                I think key ingredients for recruiting "smaller" guys is brains, grit and attitude. Take Bailen for instance - he might be small in stature, but he never misses an opportunity to blow a guy up. He plays like a guy who is 4" taller and 50 lbs. heavier. The opposite is also true. You can recruit a big kid who plays "soft" i.e. who doesn't use the physical attributes that the good lord gave him. I'll take a Bailen type kid any day, over a big kid who doesn't command respect on the ice.
                                I agree about Bailen, but you can't have a defense with only Bailens. A matter of fact, I wouldn't play two dmen like him in the same pairing even on the powerplay (except perhaps when needing a goal or two to tie at the end of the game).
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