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  • bgtrpi
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Still looking for suggestions for a title for an offseason thread which we better not need today or tomorrow.
    Looking for Consistency

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Still looking for suggestions for a title for an offseason thread which we better not need today or tomorrow.

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by ServinisScores View Post
    I stand with rpi82 and vicious. Pandemics and administrations come and go. The teams, the legacy, and the boys endure. They have persevered through significant challenges and deserve our support. LGR!

    PS - the Talking Neers podcast has become a must listen and the last episode was great! Keep up the great work!!!
    Agree but would add that both the pandemic and the administration both lasted far too long.

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  • ServinisScores
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    I stand with rpi82 and vicious. Pandemics and administrations come and go. The teams, the legacy, and the boys endure. They have persevered through significant challenges and deserve our support. LGR!

    PS - the Talking Neers podcast has become a must listen and the last episode was great! Keep up the great work!!!

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  • rpi82
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    Originally posted by vicious View Post

    I am a non-student going Friday night and Sunday (if there's a game to be played). Family commitment keeps me from going Saturday night. Well said rpi82. I also go back to the Ian Harrison days and made the trips to Boston in the 80s and was in Detroit in 1985. Many years of incredible wins, memorable players, coaches, and plays, and some heartbreaking losses. Regardless of restrictions, feelings about Shirley etc. I set that aside and attend to show my support for the team.
    Thanks. I get that many feel they've been mistreated far more than they should have to tolerate, but I thought the Talkin' 'Neers episode was very telling. It's clear that the players, who've suffered the impact of the pandemic and the administration response more than anyone, are looking forward to RPI-style fan support and I hope they get it. I'll watch Friday and Saturday, either live or a few hours delayed, but that doesn't help the team. I hope the crowd that does show up gives them the lift they need. If not, I hope they at least make it through to Sunday and I'll make every effort to get there.
    Last edited by rpi82; 03-03-2022, 09:57 PM.

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  • vicious
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    Originally posted by rpi82 View Post
    Many have given great reasons not to grace HFH with their presence this weekend and I respect them. I cannot go on Friday or Saturday anyway due to major family commitments. However, if there's a game on Sunday I'm going to make every effort to be there. There's only one reason and it dates back to the very first game I saw two years before enrolling as a student. My late brother couldn't make the game so he gave his tickets to me and a friend. It was a truly incredible game featuring the RPI debut of Ian "Goober" Harrison against #1 Michigan. The Engineers stormed back from a 5-1 deficit to win the game and I was hooked. I love RPI hockey and it's a passion that has stayed with me for 46 seasons (well, 45 with one to the pandemic) that has ranged from the truly awful to some of the best college hockey has ever seen. No matter where we lived there hasn't been one active season during those years that I haven't been to at least one game in Troy and one on the road. It's just part of me and no administration or pandemic inconvenience can really change that.
    I am a non-student going Friday night and Sunday (if there's a game to be played). Family commitment keeps me from going Saturday night. Well said rpi82. I also go back to the Ian Harrison days and made the trips to Boston in the 80s and was in Detroit in 1985. Many years of incredible wins, memorable players, coaches, and plays, and some heartbreaking losses. Regardless of restrictions, feelings about Shirley etc. I set that aside and attend to show my support for the team.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    pregame interviews
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJr9YhYfi-w

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  • RPI fan 4 life
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    Unfortunately I have already made plans for this weekend in advance, so I will be unable to attend. But I will be able to post in here.

    interesting playoff info. All 4 road teams this weekend are Ivy League schools and all playoff games are being played in NY State.

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  • RPI67
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    Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2aL...646060524047cd

    Great episode of Talkin' Neers right before playoffs, honestly one of our best ever episodes. McIsaac and Gagnon are absolute characters too
    Thanks.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Ture Linden is Finalist for @ecachockey Best Defensive Forward
    https://twitter.com/RPIAthletics/sta...48029982654464

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  • sezenack
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    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2aL...646060524047cd

    Great episode of Talkin' Neers right before playoffs, honestly one of our best ever episodes. McIsaac and Gagnon are absolute characters too

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  • rpi82
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    Many have given great reasons not to grace HFH with their presence this weekend and I respect them. I cannot go on Friday or Saturday anyway due to major family commitments. However, if there's a game on Sunday I'm going to make every effort to be there. There's only one reason and it dates back to the very first game I saw two years before enrolling as a student. My late brother couldn't make the game so he gave his tickets to me and a friend. It was a truly incredible game featuring the RPI debut of Ian "Goober" Harrison against #1 Michigan. The Engineers stormed back from a 5-1 deficit to win the game and I was hooked. I love RPI hockey and it's a passion that has stayed with me for 46 seasons (well, 45 with one to the pandemic) that has ranged from the truly awful to some of the best college hockey has ever seen. No matter where we lived there hasn't been one active season during those years that I haven't been to at least one game in Troy and one on the road. It's just part of me and no administration or pandemic inconvenience can really change that.
    Last edited by rpi82; 03-02-2022, 10:22 PM.

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  • tony/troy
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Does any nonstudent here intend to go?
    Would not back it up with a certified check for $10,000 but I'll bite. Estimate a crowd approaching 500 made up mostly of 35-40% of the most committed and dedicated fans with season tickets (last I heard about 1,000 in total).

    Students will probably number near zero as they are on break and mostly not here.

    The nowhere near as committed and dedicated walk up crowd possibly could provide the rest of the 500. However, keep in mind that this less invested group is the most likely to stay away in droves upon learning that they MUST go to only one door to enter, MUST present a card proving full vaccination including booster and MUST wear a mask for well over two hours. Just too many MUSTS for less invested paying customers, especially since they now all simply have far better options for their entertainment dollar in this area requiring absolutely NONE of the preceding.

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  • tony/troy
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    Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post

    Totally agree and my guess is you are spot on re: ECAC insisting on a fan presence.

    After much debate, our HFH crew is opting out and instead will GATHER TOGETHER in solidarity at a nearby establishment to watch the game on TV. I won't set foot on the campus or spend a nickel until she is gone. Period. If and when RPI wins the weekend series I will travel to cheer them on in person in the host's barn.
    Not that this forum is intended to be advertising for local establishment. It is not. But, any interest in naming the establishment.

    If day to day circumstances permit, may be kind of nice to drop by and again see and chat with people you may actually know at least casually but have not seen in a totally absurd, unacceptable and unbelievable two years.

    To the animals calling the shots at that place, something like this would constitute a totally novel concept beyond their comprehension capabilities.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by DavidNardolillo View Post

    The seating is general admission. No restrictions on where you may sit have been announced, and I doubt the field house staff are going to be asked to intervene in people's seating choices.

    I am looking forward to going to the games!
    Does that mean that the first one to get to Shirley's throne can watch from there? She's quite unlikely to be there.

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