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  • #31
    Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    You're wrong. Yale is a lock.
    Picking Yale as a lock? Ralph, that's sublime!
    Here we come!

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    • #32
      Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

      Originally posted by fr joe View Post
      Picking Yale as a lock? Ralph, that's sublime!
      Pretty good double entendre yourself.

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      • #33
        Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

        AC is a bad idea. It's winter time folks. What the hell is there to do in AC in March? And don't mention casinos and shopping. If I want that I can go to Connecticut.

        Any chance Tony Soprano can drop the puck though?

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        • #34
          Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

          Originally posted by jmhusker View Post
          AC is a bad idea. It's winter time folks. What the hell is there to do in AC in March? And don't mention casinos and shopping. If I want that I can go to Connecticut.
          Casinos and shopping.

          You could go swimming, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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          • #35
            Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

            At least Colgate won't have to play in an arena that we believe is cursed, but Atlantic City? It's a long hike for the North Country duo and Dartmouth. Only Princeton benefits from this.
            Colgate '09

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            • #36
              Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

              As a Princeton fan and alum, I'm extremely excited to see the tournament move to A.C.; however, more objectively, it seems like a very weird choice that may alienate the ECAC's core followers (those being the fans and alumni of its member schools, all of which are rather far north of A.C.).

              No more 3 hour trips north during spring break for the band and the 5 to 10 students that typically go to Albany!
              MAKE HOBEY PROUD!

              "If there really is a hoop heaven, the house band would be Princeton's, troubadours in straw hats who played the theme from "Underdog" late in the Tigers' victory."
              - Sports Illustrated 3/25/96
              "We have 7 national championships. Who's ever heard of you guys?"
              -Drunk NoDak Fan at 2008 Midwest Regional

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              • #37
                Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
                Did anyone?
                Atlantic City was mentioned to me by some folks in the know about a month ago and it was told to me then that AC's bid was very strong and all their facilities checked out.

                I know it's stupid to say all of this now, but playing the role of the board's version of Eklund isn't my bag either.

                This should be interesting to see how this shakes out.
                R.I.P. NASC/MCLA Mohawks Hockey

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                • #38
                  Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                  Originally posted by Puck Swami View Post
                  The real benefit is that its out of Albany. Albany is a nice government town, but on weekends, it's pretty much grim.
                  Only to those foolish enough to not heed the suggestions of those who call this area home. Much the way most of the SLU fans seemed to do by being hard-headed and thinking they know best how to plan a trip.

                  It'll be fun when they book a hotel in a sketchy neighborhood and then cry about... Hmm, everything. I can't wait to read the complaints about how the casinos stole all their money.
                  R.I.P. NASC/MCLA Mohawks Hockey

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                  • #39
                    Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                    ballsy.
                    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                    • #40
                      Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                      Originally posted by GreatLakerMohawk View Post
                      Only to those foolish enough to not heed the suggestions of those who call this area home. Much the way most of the SLU fans seemed to do by being hard-headed and thinking they know best how to plan a trip.

                      It'll be fun when they book a hotel in a sketchy neighborhood and then cry about... Hmm, everything. I can't wait to read the complaints about how the casinos stole all their money.
                      I should have called you! My lingering memory of Albany was in 2000 when I stayed at the world's worst Ramada (I assume its gone now) near the bus station during the NCAA regional (the one where BU and St. Lawrence played for what seemed like 3 weeks). It was a brutal weekend.

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                      • #41
                        Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                        Originally posted by Puck Swami View Post
                        I should have called you! My lingering memory of Albany was in 2000 when I stayed at the world's worst Ramada (I assume its gone now) near the bus station during the NCAA regional (the one where BU and St. Lawrence played for what seemed like 3 weeks). It was a brutal weekend.
                        Good call. It's been renovated and rebranded as a Holiday Inn Express. Same neighborhood though.

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                        • #42
                          Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                          Originally posted by Puck Swami View Post
                          I should have called you! My lingering memory of Albany was in 2000 when I stayed at the world's worst Ramada (I assume its gone now) near the bus station during the NCAA regional (the one where BU and St. Lawrence played for what seemed like 3 weeks). It was a brutal weekend.
                          It's better quality place, yes, but I would not recommend anyone to go there because of the "customer service" a friend of mine received there a few months back where she had the police called on her for having a couple of friends drop her off at her room after a night out. And yeah, I was one of those friends. Just asinine.
                          R.I.P. NASC/MCLA Mohawks Hockey

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                          • #43
                            Re: The ECAC Championships are moving...

                            Originally posted by jmhusker View Post
                            AC is a bad idea. It's winter time folks. What the hell is there to do in AC in March? And don't mention casinos and shopping. If I want that I can go to Connecticut.
                            Casinos and shopping are what people go to AC to do, whether it's winter or early spring or summer. There are tons of better places in NJ if you want to go to the beach.

                            Originally posted by Puck Swami View Post
                            I should have called you! My lingering memory of Albany was in 2000 when I stayed at the world's worst Ramada (I assume its gone now) near the bus station during the NCAA regional (the one where BU and St. Lawrence played for what seemed like 3 weeks). It was a brutal weekend.
                            I stayed there once too; that hotel is crappy. There are plenty of better options though, for what it's worth.
                            Cornell University Men's Hockey
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                            • #44
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                              I think the ECAC had defunct tournaments at Madison Square Garden (Colgate vs. Cornell for one?) to stimulate urban interest...AC seems too close to the Mason-Dixon Line. Give it a few years and we'll be playing in Tallahassee.

                              The environment of low-key Lake Placid always seemed more appropriate despite attendance, just as urban Boston seems appropriate for BC and BU. I don't see any phenomenal success with AC attendance but the venue has GOT to be better. Hopefully the ice won't be melting and the puck can actually be played along the boards.

                              Guess anything's worth a try.
                              C O L G A T E
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                              https://youtu.be/kZQlE5kElCw
                              https://youtu.be/igZA9I9pcf4
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LPzB_eLZqA

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                              • #45
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                                Originally posted by nut_case View Post
                                Having attended 41 straight Tournaments...
                                Wow, you really ARE a nut case! That's incredible!
                                C O L G A T E
                                1990 NCAA FINALS
                                https://youtu.be/kZQlE5kElCw
                                https://youtu.be/igZA9I9pcf4
                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LPzB_eLZqA

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                                ECAC Pick the Standings Champion, 2008
                                ECAC Pick 'Em Champion, 2010 & 2015
                                ECAC Pick the Playoffs Champion, 2016

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