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    Please vote for your 4 choices to be on RPI's "Mount Rushmore." The poll will allow you to vote for more than 4 choices, but if you exceed 4 choices, your vote's weight will diminish by how many votes you cast (i.e. if you cast 5 votes, each vote will count as 80% (4/5) of its normal value). Also, there will be no concentration of a vote's weight (i.e. if you only vote for 1 your vote will count as 4 votes).

    Further, if RPI is the program that you follow and you want your vote to count for more than say a Sioux fan's vote, please register your program allegiance here...

    http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...theastern-Yale

    The voting will remain open for 35 days.

    Also, feel free to post "bios" of candidates if you wish.

    If you vote for "Other" please post the name of the person you wish to vote for.
    142
    Mike Addesa
    6.34%
    9
    Bob Brinkworth
    3.52%
    5
    Frank Chiarelli
    15.49%
    22
    Ned Harkness
    22.54%
    32
    President Houston
    5.63%
    8
    Joe Juneau
    16.20%
    23
    Garry Kearns
    0.00%
    0
    Adam Oates
    25.35%
    36
    Darren Puppa
    2.82%
    4
    George Servinis
    2.11%
    3
    Other: Please nominate within this thread
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.

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    Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

    Gah so somehow I only managed to vote for three people, though I was sure I checked four boxes, and it won't let me fix it. Adam Oates was my fourth. FS23, can you include that?

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      Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

      Originally posted by REDaero91 View Post
      Gah so somehow I only managed to vote for three people, though I was sure I checked four boxes, and it won't let me fix it. Adam Oates was my fourth. FS23, can you include that?
      Definitely.
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      • #4
        Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

        So why do you call us "Rensselaer" and you don't call the school 4 hours west "Rochester"?

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          Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

          Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
          So why do you call us "Rensselaer" and you don't call the school 4 hours west "Rochester"?
          2 main reasons: 1) USCHO lists the schools as Rensselaer and RIT, and 2) I didn't want there to be any confusion between RPI and RIT in picking which poll someone wanted to vote in.
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          • #6
            Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

            Originally posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
            Definitely.
            Thanks! And thank you for putting this together, it's a cool idea!

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            • #7
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              Harkness, Oates, Chiarelli, Juneau, Addesa, Puppa

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              • #8
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                I'm pleased to see that someone nominated Garry Kearns, the only person in the modern era of RPI hockey to have both played for the Engineers and been the team's head coach.

                As a player, he was a darned good one. As a head coach, he took over the program at its lowest ebb and brought it back to respectability. If he hadn't recruited the freshman class of 1965-66, a Division III team might be playing in the Field House today.

                I thought that there were four other choices even better than Kearns in this poll, but if there were room for a fifth face on our Mt. Rushmore, he would have been my choice.
                Last edited by Waite21; 06-29-2012, 11:23 AM.

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                  Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

                  Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
                  I'm pleased to see that someone nominated Garry Kearns, the only person in the modern era of RPI hockey to have both played for the Engineers and been the team's head coach.

                  As a player, he was a darned good one. As a head coach, he took over the program at its lowest ebb and brought it back to respectability. If he hadn't recruited the freshman class of 1965-66, a Division III team might be playing in the Field House today.

                  I thought that there were four other choices even better than Kearns in this poll, but if there were room for a fifth face on our Mt. Rushmore, he would have been my choice.
                  I suggested to FS23 to add Kearns and Brinkworth since I figured that everyone in RPI's Ring of Honor should be in the poll. You certainly are correct about his place in keeping RPI's program from folding. (On that note, Dale Watson et al. deserve a tip of the hat too.)
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                    Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

                    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
                    I thought that there were four other choices even better than Kearns in this poll, but if there were room for a fifth face on our Mt. Rushmore, he would have been my choice.
                    I had suggested to FS23 that we recognize four faces plus the sculptor, although I'd have honored President Houston as my # 5 pick.

                    Nice to see how much of a consensus we seem to have, it's refreshing to have so many people be so knowledgeable about a program's history.


                    I was really disappointed in "The Greatest Athlete of All Time" poll results over in the forum. Too many truly great athletes passed over for very good athletes in major sports. Every one picked for the elimination rounds is from one of the "big four" US sports leagues except Jim Thorpe, Carl Lewis, and Jesse Owens,and Pele, and not one woman made the round of 32.
                    Last edited by FreshFish; 07-02-2012, 09:36 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

                      Oops, forgot to vote for Ned Harkness.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mount Rushmore: Rensselaer

                        Originally posted by Wholin1 View Post
                        Oops, forgot to vote for Ned Harkness.
                        I'll forget to vote for him when Union's thread is started.
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