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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    This is becoming the most frustrating season ever.
    If they would have put in the same effort on Friday night as they did last night, they would have come away with three points this weekend. And the same can be said about the Brown/Yale weekend.
    We have given away too many points this season. They show that they can play with the top teams in the league and then they go out against the bottom teams and let them dictate the play.
    At this point, our only hope is for them to get it all together in the playoffs.
    "Never bet for or against RPI"

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  • engineerhockeyfan
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    This is becoming the most frustrating season ever.
    If they would have put in the same effort on Friday night as they did last night, they would have come away with three points this weekend. And the same can be said about the Brown/Yale weekend.
    We have given away too many points this season. They show that they can play with the top teams in the league and then they go out against the bottom teams and let them dictate the play.
    At this point, our only hope is for them to get it all together in the playoffs.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    QU game highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg_3aiTrdnQ

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Just got back in from the road trip to Q. RPI skated hard, but Q is just a much better skating team and really made it hard for RPI to operate. RPI had less than 20 shots and never had any sustained threat on the Q goal. RPI created about 5 good chances, all of which came against the run of play, but Perets made the saves (some Q defensemen had some important blocks in there) including a really big save on Lacka early in the 3rd. RPI power play completely ineffective--Q put pressure on the puck handlers down low and that completely disrupted RPI. To be fair, that's been a winning strategy against the RPI power play for about 10 years now.

    Defensively, RPI played pretty well. Quinnipiac had twice as many shots on goal, but RPI made it hard for them to get clear chances. When they did, Marshall made some very good saves, including a spectacular one on a perfectly worked Q 3 on 2. However, we also saw the other side of Marshall: the Q goal was a shot along the ice from against the boards at the faceoff hashmarks.

    RPI looked gassed in the third period, but hung in there to almost grab a tying goal at the end with the empty net. It's clear, to me at least, that we've got some guys banged up. Some notable scratches, and some guys clearly laboring on the ice and playing through pain.

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  • 25+years
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    I watched the game and switched to Union vs Qpac end of the periods between periods of the RPI game. AndI have to say the Union game was far more entertaining. Union is trying to play like a team desperate for a higher spot in the standings whereas RPI is playing like a team that could care less where they finish. I have to say that Leppanen’s major penalty was stupid. The team is trying to even up the score and he pulls that. Perhaps they were looking past Princeton to tonight, but they simply cannot afford to do that.

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by RPI67 View Post

    Not a good loss tonight. Could be 1 point behind Cornell. Need speed tomorrow night. Sit #22? Penalties.
    Agreed, a tough loss to take after being in complete command to start the game. Too many penalties, but some of the calls, including those you mention against Addamo, were borderline calls, at best. You still need to adjust your game when the refs call it tight, but RPI didn't get the rub of the green on the calls last night. Some clear Princeton penalties were missed, including a dangerous slew foot, and the refs got conned a couple of times when Princeton players went down holding their faces and feigning contact to the head.

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  • RPI67
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Not a good loss tonight. Could be 1 point behind Cornell. Need speed tomorrow night. Sit #22? Penalties.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    pregame interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unzspmxqeJg

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    i agree with you. I think the results Laing put up have not been equaled (we won more games with some guys in net but his GGA and Save percentage was incredible. He had some streaks of simply being unbeatable. Just my opinion but i do go back as far as Bill Sack in 1963 (who was also very highly rated).
    Totally agree Doc! Laing is one of my all-time faves....I even have one of his sticks in my RPI collection. I recall Fridge telling the story of seeing Laing play while scouting another player and offering him on the steps of the team bus. Next time I see Fridge I'll have to ask him who he originally was there to see (I have a strong guess).

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  • sezenack
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    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Fq...42401e86f744c0

    New episode, great segment about recruiting at the end

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post

    I am sure the you are correct about style. I was going by results.
    Laing played at a time when I was making many trips to Troy and got to see him a lot in person. He was always in good position like Watson, but he did not have the glove hand that Watson shows.
    I would love to see Laing like results over the course of Watson's career.
    i agree with you. I think the results Laing put up have not been equaled (we won more games with some guys in net but his GGA and Save percentage was incredible. He had some streaks of simply being unbeatable. Just my opinion but i do go back as far as Bill Sack in 1963 (who was also very highly rated).

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  • engineerhockeyfan
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    Laing was a once in many decades surprise and had a great RPI career. But his style and appearance in goal was very different from what I have seen so far from Watson who appears more like Kasdorf or even Marsters.
    I am sure the you are correct about style. I was going by results.
    Laing played at a time when I was making many trips to Troy and got to see him a lot in person. He was always in good position like Watson, but he did not have the glove hand that Watson shows.
    I would love to see Laing like results over the course of Watson's career.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post

    That's good company, but he reminds me of my favorite RPI goalie. Joel Laing.
    Laing was a once in many decades surprise and had a great RPI career. But his style and appearance in goal was very different from what I have seen so far from Watson who appears more like Kasdorf or even Marsters.

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  • sezenack
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    And more importantly our win yesterday coupled with Cornell losing to Brown puts us 4 points behind Cornell. Both have 8 games remaining. Does anyone know what the tiebreaker is if we win the return match with them? Hopefully it isn't total goal difference or something else with the scores being important.
    It is wins (regulation + OT), no shootout wins.

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  • sezenack
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    Now that I have seen him a couple times he reminds me a lot of former RPI goalie (and a good one) Jason Kasdorf. Very early to say much but he has a presence in goal. Given a good set or two of defensemen in front of him with good communication, can be capable of making opposing forwards have to think more about trying to find a way to get one past him. Current save percentage and GAA would rank him in the top 3 I believe. Would like to see him play in person - and this Friday might be our chance as it is only 55 minute drive. I have been told Princeton updated their attendance policy for indoor events as of yesterday and this morning I went out early and did not see my shadow.
    They did. I will be at the Princeton game with a lot of family. It's cancer awareness night

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