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  • Originally posted by Engineers View Post

    Yeah something is very off about this team. They’re not playing for him. If theirs no guaranteed $$$ Marty needs to clean house. I just can’t get over the fact we passed over Barr for this bull****. Talk about a bad decision.
    Barr's not walking through that door. Be happy for him with the success he is having in Orono and the rewards that will likely come with it. It's a bigger stage and better payoff career-wise than he could ever get here.

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    • Originally posted by vicious View Post

      What do you think Marty can do to "put his arms around this fast?"
      Calling the coach in or having AD call him in to ask why this embarrassment is happening. If he doesn't get satisfactory answers then make the call.
      "Rick not want to be know as tough guy, Rick want to be known as team guy" Rick "Mongo" Bennett

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      • Originally posted by vicious View Post

        Barr's not walking through that door. Be happy for him with the success he is having in Orono and the rewards that will likely come with it. It's a bigger stage and better payoff career-wise than he could ever get here.
        I hardly ever agree with you but you're right. Sad though that RPI Hockey is thought of so poorly.
        "Rick not want to be know as tough guy, Rick want to be known as team guy" Rick "Mongo" Bennett

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        • Originally posted by AspyDad View Post

          Calling the coach in or having AD call him in to ask why this embarrassment is happening. If he doesn't get satisfactory answers then make the call.
          Both the President and AD were at the game.
          I've been lost since 1989. I got a breakaway on a frozen river and have been skating ever since.

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          • Originally posted by vicious View Post

            Barr's not walking through that door. Be happy for him with the success he is having in Orono and the rewards that will likely come with it. It's a bigger stage and better payoff career-wise than he could ever get here.
            No **** he’s not walking through the door. I’d be happy if RPI hockey wasn’t a complete joke. Good for him I’ll cheer for Barr all day. Barr has elevated Maine back to relevance in 3 years. Smith has somehow made us worse in 7 years.

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            • While I agree that Smith has a lot to do with the team this season, but I have to question the players also.
              There seems to be no leadership on the ice. They don't seem to care about the team or even themselves.
              It has been hard to watch all season, and yesterday was just awful. I feel sorry for the goaltenders. They seem to be the only players trying to do their job with no help from anyone else on the team.
              I don't think that even Barr could make a difference with this group.
              I think that the transfer portal will take care of the players, now who is going to take care of the coaches?
              Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
              Benjamin Franklin
              The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
              Gary Player

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              • Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
                While I agree that Smith has a lot to do with the team this season, but I have to question the players also.
                There seems to be no leadership on the ice. They don't seem to care about the team or even themselves.
                It has been hard to watch all season, and yesterday was just awful. I feel sorry for the goaltenders. They seem to be the only players trying to do their job with no help from anyone else on the team.
                I don't think that even Barr could make a difference with this group.
                I think that the transfer portal will take care of the players, now who is going to take care of the coaches?
                It's called quitting on the Coach
                "Rick not want to be know as tough guy, Rick want to be known as team guy" Rick "Mongo" Bennett

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                • Do you guys realize we were the only team in Division 1 to not allow fans in the building, after being in a small group of schools to cancel an entire season? Smith had a hot pipeline, a balanced and strong roster and a good goaltender before Covid hit and the program was trending way up. Early this season has been ugly without a doubt, but the fact is he’s put out a competitive Ecac team after the shutdown. RPI is not the same job as it used to be, and Ben Barr spends an awful lot of time in everyone's head for someone who hasn't been involved with the program in 7 years, and has a job at Maine with a better arena, better conference, and a ton of tradition. I don't know where the sense that he has "lost the locker room" is coming from, and feeling "sorry for the goalies" when that has been the biggest achilles heel does not make any sense. The fact is, Dave had elevated our program significantly by year 3, but had the rug pulled out from under him by past administration. It is short sighted to not see the big picture of where the program is, and instead throw around claims that Coach Smith has "lost the locker room".

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                  • 7 years into the McElroy/Smith Era if we are being honest with ourselves it hasn't worked. With the players we have and what's in the recruit bucket someone needs to make the case to me that help is on the way and it's going to get better because impericaly it's getting worse. This program used to be important coming to a game and the parking lots were full,cops at the foot of the hill directing traffic. Getting inside and standing 5 deep at the west end to get a glimpse at D'Amigo-Pirri-Laliberte-Haggerry-Zelewski-Kassdorf not to mention Oates-Servinis and Juno. This program needs to get back to relevance it can be done with the right guy who understands what this program was and can be again a guy kids want to play for, a guy kids think can get them to the show, that guy is out there for the taking we lost one(BB) lets not lose another. This team is more than the school it also belongs to the community . We don't need a.new rink or locker rooms we need someone leadng the program that cares. Pres. Schmidt were begging you please get this fixed !
                    What was the Guy who discovered milk doing to the cow ????????...Or for that matter how bout the fist Guy to drink it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • Originally posted by CMcGarvey View Post
                      Do you guys realize we were the only team in Division 1 to not allow fans in the building, after being in a small group of schools to cancel an entire season? Smith had a hot pipeline, a balanced and strong roster and a good goaltender before Covid hit and the program was trending way up. Early this season has been ugly without a doubt, but the fact is he’s put out a competitive Ecac team after the shutdown. RPI is not the same job as it used to be, and Ben Barr spends an awful lot of time in everyone's head for someone who hasn't been involved with the program in 7 years, and has a job at Maine with a better arena, better conference, and a ton of tradition. I don't know where the sense that he has "lost the locker room" is coming from, and feeling "sorry for the goalies" when that has been the biggest achilles heel does not make any sense. The fact is, Dave had elevated our program significantly by year 3, but had the rug pulled out from under him by past administration. It is short sighted to not see the big picture of where the program is, and instead throw around claims that Coach Smith has "lost the locker room".
                      The COVID excuse is getting old. Dan Jewell brought in Savory and the other good players were Reilly, Burgess that Nolan and Seth brought in. There is no empirical evidence that the program was trending up. We had made the NCAAs under the previous coach and were ranked at various times. With regard to Barr, it is a bitter pill because he wanted this job but we turned to an Atlantic Hockey coach who had a poor record. This program is at its lowest possible point since maybe the 60s when the great Garry Kearns saved it.
                      "Rick not want to be know as tough guy, Rick want to be known as team guy" Rick "Mongo" Bennett

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                      • Originally posted by AspyDad View Post

                        The COVID excuse is getting old. Dan Jewell brought in Savory and the other good players were Reilly, Burgess that Nolan and Seth brought in. There is no empirical evidence that the program was trending up. We had made the NCAAs under the previous coach and were ranked at various times. With regard to Barr, it is a bitter pill because he wanted this job but we turned to an Atlantic Hockey coach who had a poor record. This program is at its lowest possible point since maybe the 60s when the great Garry Kearns saved it.
                        Dan Jewell worked under Dave... How does Seth get credit for Reilly and Burgess but Dave doesn't get credit for Savory? There absolutely was evidence we were trending up, he recruited Ture Linden, Lacka, Babichuk, Leppanen, Johnson, Ashbrook, Mahshie, Gornall, Zieky, Kjellberg, Dubinsky, etc. All of those guys that left because of the choices made by RPI administration had success other places. Look at the video of those guys yelling in the locker room after clinching the bye in 2020 and tell me the program wasn't trending up and that Dave "loses locker rooms". COVID isn't an excuse, they were the only team in the country to not allow fans in the building, if you can't see how that would get us smoked on the recruiting trails then I don't know how else to explain it.

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                        • Originally posted by troyboy View Post
                          7 years into the McElroy/Smith Era if we are being honest with ourselves it hasn't worked. With the players we have and what's in the recruit bucket someone needs to make the case to me that help is on the way and it's going to get better because impericaly it's getting worse. This program used to be important coming to a game and the parking lots were full,cops at the foot of the hill directing traffic. Getting inside and standing 5 deep at the west end to get a glimpse at D'Amigo-Pirri-Laliberte-Haggerry-Zelewski-Kassdorf not to mention Oates-Servinis and Juno. This program needs to get back to relevance it can be done with the right guy who understands what this program was and can be again a guy kids want to play for, a guy kids think can get them to the show, that guy is out there for the taking we lost one(BB) lets not lose another. This team is more than the school it also belongs to the community . We don't need a.new rink or locker rooms we need someone leadng the program that cares. Pres. Schmidt were begging you please get this fixed !
                          Kirk McDonald
                          "Rick not want to be know as tough guy, Rick want to be known as team guy" Rick "Mongo" Bennett

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                          • Originally posted by CMcGarvey View Post

                            Dan Jewell worked under Dave... How does Seth get credit for Reilly and Burgess but Dave doesn't get credit for Savory? There absolutely was evidence we were trending up, he recruited Ture Linden, Lacka, Babichuk, Leppanen, Johnson, Ashbrook, Mahshie, Gornall, Zieky, Kjellberg, Dubinsky, etc. All of those guys that left because of the choices made by RPI administration had success other places. Look at the video of those guys yelling in the locker room after clinching the bye in 2020 and tell me the program wasn't trending up and that Dave "loses locker rooms". COVID isn't an excuse, they were the only team in the country to not allow fans in the building, if you can't see how that would get us smoked on the recruiting trails then I don't know how else to explain it.
                            I believe Babichuk was a SA guy (fwiw). Union operated under the same COVID rules we did ie: No Fans and in the 5 games since COVID U has outscored us 24-11 evidently they quarantined better than us. That was with a new Coach (fwiw)
                            What was the Guy who discovered milk doing to the cow ????????...Or for that matter how bout the fist Guy to drink it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            • They did allow fans in 21-22

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                              • Originally posted by CMcGarvey View Post
                                Do you guys realize we were the only team in Division 1 to not allow fans in the building, after being in a small group of schools to cancel an entire season? Smith had a hot pipeline, a balanced and strong roster and a good goaltender before Covid hit and the program was trending way up. Early this season has been ugly without a doubt, but the fact is he’s put out a competitive Ecac team after the shutdown. RPI is not the same job as it used to be, and Ben Barr spends an awful lot of time in everyone's head for someone who hasn't been involved with the program in 7 years, and has a job at Maine with a better arena, better conference, and a ton of tradition. I don't know where the sense that he has "lost the locker room" is coming from, and feeling "sorry for the goalies" when that has been the biggest achilles heel does not make any sense. The fact is, Dave had elevated our program significantly by year 3, but had the rug pulled out from under him by past administration. It is short sighted to not see the big picture of where the program is, and instead throw around claims that Coach Smith has "lost the locker room".
                                If we’re going to play the kick the can down the road game when does the clock reset then for Dave smith and his staff? Just for the sake of a fair shake when does the clock get reset. Is it last year… is it this year…. The facts are the facts his record in Troy is almost identical to his record in Buffalo.actually his record in Troy might be worse but You are who you are my dude. Enough with the nonsense he’s a mediocre coach he might be a great guy but that doesn’t mean much when you’re playing to win. So reset the clock to this year then he has 2 years left everyone is watching… including Marty and the new ad. Lol good luck

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