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RPI 2020 Off-season Overtime (Part II): The Hunt for Red October

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by DavidNardolillo View Post

    I don't have insight into this situation, but could be as simple as a potential promotion/salary increase. Assistant coaches tend to move frequently, especially if not the top assistant/associate head coach. Salaries for assistant slots tend to be low and variable across schools, and not always easy to increase the wages to retain someone.
    My point was that it was my understanding was that the asst. coaches weren't being paid at all during the year (I haven't been able to verify this). If that is so, it wouldn't be too hard to decide to leave for another job -- even if it was a lateral move financially --when daily realities like rent/mortgages and car payments are considered.

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
    I saw an item on Fox Business News earlier today reporting that all Ted's Fish Fry locations were closing. Ted's, of course, has been an institution in the Capital District since before most of us, even geezers like me, ever enrolled at the Tute. I always viewed Ted's fish fries as the Capital District's local food specialty, like hoagies and cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia.

    The Fox host began an interview with the owner of Ted's, but they lost the connection after about a minute and never got it back. The viewer was left with the impression that Ted's would be permanently closed, effective immediately.

    I did an Internet search, and other than the Fox video, I can find nothing indicating that Ted's was closing permanently. I did find an item on wgna.com, dated five days ago, saying that Ted's would be closing on Sundays, but was still vigorously trying to hire workers in order to remain open the other six days of the week. At no time during the abbreviated Fox video did Ted's owner say anything to the effect that "Well, a few days ago I said I was going to be closed on Sundays, but now I've decided that I'm not going to open at all, any day of the week."

    Perhaps somebody closer to the Capital District than I am can tell me - is it true that Ted's is permanently closed, or is it still the case that it is closed only on Sundays, and the Fox interview got cut off before that point could be clarified?
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/small-bu...orker-shortage

    Hard to believe, but it appears that it is true. They just opened a big brand new location across from UAlbany this winter. Wow. This is what happens when you pay people to stay home....another blow to the already hobbled restaurant scene in NY.

    Edit #2 -- I reached out to food writer Steve Barnes at the T/U and he said the Fox story is wrong and that Ted's were closing on Sundays (just Sundays) due to staffing, but they remain open Mon - Sat.
    Last edited by Wicked Slappaahs; 05-19-2021, 11:23 AM.

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by RPI fan 4 life View Post
    You were close, Doc. Gallagher’s Fish Fry was in Watervliet, near the Arsenal.
    Ted's is great to have around, but Gallagher's was my favorite.

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  • RPI fan 4 life
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    You were close, Doc. Gallagher’s Fish Fry was in Watervliet, near the Arsenal.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by DavidSec17 View Post

    I haven't been to a Teds in about a month or so, but there are so many of them in the area now, I have a hard time believing that they would all be closi
    Incredibly fond memories of Ted's from many years ago when they only had a couple of places. In those days, with extremely meager finances, my choices were limited and Ted's was frequented often. I seem to remember one competitor (i am thinking it was in Menands but cannot swear to it) called Gallagher's Fish Fry which was excellent.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Today is 19 May 2021. There are 136 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.








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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post

    Given that he's been furloughed for the past 8-10-12-14 ?? months, no one should be surprised that any coach is leaving Troy. Impossible to know what his motivations are, but that certainly isn't the least of them.
    I don't have insight into this situation, but could be as simple as a potential promotion/salary increase. Assistant coaches tend to move frequently, especially if not the top assistant/associate head coach. Salaries for assistant slots tend to be low and variable across schools, and not always easy to increase the wages to retain someone.

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
    Perhaps somebody closer to the Capital District than I am can tell me - is it true that Ted's is permanently closed, or is it still the case that it is closed only on Sundays, and the Fox interview got cut off before that point could be clarified?
    Ted's is still open, and only closed on Sundays (Pre-pandemic, they were open 7 days a week). The problem for Ted's is they have had a hard time hiring staff as capacity has increased, a problem shared by many restaurants. The owners decided to reduce hours so not to stretch people too thin. Ted's also has a new location across from SUNY Albany (the building previously housed Maggie's and before that Son's Tavern) so their staffing needs have increased.

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  • DavidSec17
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
    I saw an item on Fox Business News earlier today reporting that all Ted's Fish Fry locations were closing. Ted's, of course, has been an institution in the Capital District since before most of us, even geezers like me, ever enrolled at the Tute. I always viewed Ted's fish fries as the Capital District's local food specialty, like hoagies and cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia.

    The Fox host began an interview with the owner of Ted's, but they lost the connection after about a minute and never got it back. The viewer was left with the impression that Ted's would be permanently closed, effective immediately.

    I did an Internet search, and other than the Fox video, I can find nothing indicating that Ted's was closing permanently. I did find an item on wgna.com, dated five days ago, saying that Ted's would be closing on Sundays, but was still vigorously trying to hire workers in order to remain open the other six days of the week. At no time during the abbreviated Fox video did Ted's owner say anything to the effect that "Well, a few days ago I said I was going to be closed on Sundays, but now I've decided that I'm not going to open at all, any day of the week."

    Perhaps somebody closer to the Capital District than I am can tell me - is it true that Ted's is permanently closed, or is it still the case that it is closed only on Sundays, and the Fox interview got cut off before that point could be clarified?
    I haven't been to a Teds in about a month or so, but there are so many of them in the area now, I have a hard time believing that they would all be closi

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  • Waite21
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    I saw an item on Fox Business News earlier today reporting that all Ted's Fish Fry locations were closing. Ted's, of course, has been an institution in the Capital District since before most of us, even geezers like me, ever enrolled at the Tute. I always viewed Ted's fish fries as the Capital District's local food specialty, like hoagies and cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia.

    The Fox host began an interview with the owner of Ted's, but they lost the connection after about a minute and never got it back. The viewer was left with the impression that Ted's would be permanently closed, effective immediately.

    I did an Internet search, and other than the Fox video, I can find nothing indicating that Ted's was closing permanently. I did find an item on wgna.com, dated five days ago, saying that Ted's would be closing on Sundays, but was still vigorously trying to hire workers in order to remain open the other six days of the week. At no time during the abbreviated Fox video did Ted's owner say anything to the effect that "Well, a few days ago I said I was going to be closed on Sundays, but now I've decided that I'm not going to open at all, any day of the week."

    Perhaps somebody closer to the Capital District than I am can tell me - is it true that Ted's is permanently closed, or is it still the case that it is closed only on Sundays, and the Fox interview got cut off before that point could be clarified?

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Today is 18 May 2021. There are 137 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.








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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    As far as coach Smith and his future in Troy - I hope he is here for a long time. He seems to be making the right moves and starting to get this program back up to speed. And I could not be happier as a return to the good old days would be lovely. But with SAJ, when has making sense been a requirement for the RPI hockey program?
    I agree completely Doc. I was a skeptic when he was named HC, but he's surprised me and I'm glad I was wrong. He's done a lot to right the ship...and was robbed to see what kind of noise he could have made in last years playoffs. He'll have his hands full redoing the roster gains he made in the post-pandemic, thanks to Shirley's cower-in-place directives ...but I'll be rooting for him and the boys.

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by 25+years View Post
    Interesting Moser is looking at Vermont, a school that has not fared well the last 3-4 years. Barr has a lot of work cut out for him. I unde
    Given that he's been furloughed for the past 8-10-12-14 ?? months, no one should be surprised that any coach is leaving Troy. Impossible to know what his motivations are, but that certainly isn't the least of them.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by 25+years View Post
    Sorry....I realize he is a great recruiter, but that will take time and you have to be able to sell your program to the recruits. So Vermont is in a very similar boat as RPI. Perhaps he knows something the rest of us do not. As to Smith’s future, it wouldn’t make sense for RPI to fire a guy who essentially was showing success and had the rug pulled out from underneath him. Unless , of course, RPI has a better coach waiting in the wings for the opportunity of a lifetime. Maybe David Quinn called Shirley to see if there were any openings?
    As far as coach Smith and his future in Troy - I hope he is here for a long time. He seems to be making the right moves and starting to get this program back up to speed. And I could not be happier as a return to the good old days would be lovely. But with SAJ, when has making sense been a requirement for the RPI hockey program?

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Today is 17 May 2021. There are 138 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.









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