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WiscDC
12-16-2014, 12:19 PM
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Chart that.

I gave it a go. I chose a pie chart so you can see the number of wins, losses, and ties as a portion of the total games, like a graphical win percentage. (Edit: Apparently I can't embed images.)

http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png

Gurtholfin
12-16-2014, 12:28 PM
Here ya go!


<a href="http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>


How about you guys take it to another level with some weighting. Surely some losses are worse than others?

In addition, the tie to St. Norberts, while not an official game, still helps to tell the story of the season.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-16-2014, 12:37 PM
I gave it a go. I chose a pie chart so you can see the number of wins, losses, and ties as a portion of the total games, like a graphical win percentage. (Edit: Apparently I can't embed images.)

http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png


Maybe if you change "Losses" to "other" and set the default color for that category to white you'd have something. Like a piece of pie that's half wins and half ties. And ties are worth more then just grey! Sheesh!

No offense, but this is a terrible chart. blech. This is not how you recruit.

JF_Gophers
12-16-2014, 12:42 PM
The best way to minimize losses on a chart is to use large segments and a wide overall value range. This will squish the win/loss line down to almost a straight line. :)

Timothy A
12-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Here ya go!


<a href="http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/c2JPBGM.png?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>


How about you guys take it to another level with some weighting. Surely some losses are worse than others?

In addition, the tie to St. Norberts, while not an official game, still helps to tell the story of the season.

The tie is not a loss, so I'd redo the chart and list "losses" and "non-losses."

WiscDC
12-16-2014, 01:06 PM
<a href="http://i.imgur.com/NaWHjLH.png"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NaWHjLH.png"></a>

I did it artistically, with a heavy emphasis on the pencil tool in MS Paint. Keep in mind that this is only the last 2 months or so of Wisconsin men's hockey fandom. It doesn't take into account the university as a whole (good), the city and its surrounding area (good), Wisconsin women's hockey (good), other sports (generally good), the weather outside (TERRIBLE AND DEPRESSING! I liked the snow football game, but I wish we could switch the mid-November weather with the current weather! I wanted to skate at Vilas at least ONCE before heading back east, but nooOOOOoooo, we get weather more typical in the southern US! This is not what I signed up for when I decided to go north for college! I'm sorry, what were we talking about?).

burd
12-16-2014, 04:22 PM
UW hockey's win-loss chart gets me feeling a little emotional, as it evokes memories of the Dakota prairie. With one grain elevator.

Terry Switzer
12-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Maybe two to three years from now we can laugh at this when title # 7 finally comes to Madison.
Just saying.

icebadger
12-16-2014, 06:25 PM
I think Barry has a message for us.
<a href="http://imgur.com/9rCWEib"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/9rCWEib.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

NEWI Badger Fan
12-16-2014, 07:19 PM
I think Barry has a message for us.
<a href="http://imgur.com/9rCWEib"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/9rCWEib.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

Uh huh huh huh. Fire Eaves. Nuff said.

badgerhawk
12-16-2014, 07:30 PM
The best way to minimize losses on a chart is to use large segments and a wide overall value range. This will squish the win/loss line down to almost a straight line. :)

The best way to minimize losses on a chart is to, , "JUST F$#%#$@ WIN"

WiscTJK
12-16-2014, 08:05 PM
I think Barry has a message for us.
<a href="http://imgur.com/9rCWEib"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/9rCWEib.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

Awesome post. Very funny.

Seriously though take 1 million of the money Anderson had to pay to buy out his contract and buyout Eaves.

solovsfett
12-16-2014, 10:13 PM
Awesome post. Very funny.

Seriously though take 1 million of the money Anderson had to pay to buy out his contract and buyout Eaves.

agree 100%

buy him out. Win #7 w/Don Granato

markwojo
12-16-2014, 11:20 PM
In the category of things that might have made this season less painful....Alex, Who is Christian Dvorak?
In 30 games for London, 22 goals, 31 assists for 53 points for the former Badger commit. Hopefully we are not playing the same game with Brock Boesser in a couple of years.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
12-16-2014, 11:28 PM
In the category of things that might have made this season less painful....Alex, Who is Christian Dvorak?
In 30 games for London, 22 goals, 31 assists for 53 points for the former Badger commit. Hopefully we are not playing the same game with Brock Boesser in a couple of years.

Hmmm.

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Chuck Schwartz
12-17-2014, 01:41 AM
In the category of things that might have made this season less painful....Alex, Who is Christian Dvorak?
In 30 games for London, 22 goals, 31 assists for 53 points for the former Badger commit. Hopefully we are not playing the same game with Brock Boesser in a couple of years.

If people are holding out hope for Boeser, they should stop now and save themselves the hassle.

solovsfett
12-17-2014, 06:38 AM
That was absolutely not what I was suggesting. My point was very straightforward; if you chose to ignore it that is not my problem. But since I'm in a good mood I'll address your misguided assessment of my point: While I'm not inclined to use the word "embarrassing," a program like Wisconsin losing to Penn State two nights in a row isn't good. But it isn't necessarily terrible considering the nature of hockey. Losses can come in all sorts of unexpected and unfortunate ways.

However, a program like Wisconsin getting skated up and down the ice for 109 minutes by a second-year NCAA program is simply inexcusable. Whether that program is named Penn St., Minnesota Mankato State Cornfield Tech, St. Norbert or Alaska-North Pole doesn't really matter.

Now that all that has been settled, you're free to address my original point. Or, speaking of embarrassing, you could go back to your half-assed troll thread.

Up to you.

I think the problem for fans like myself and I *think* yourself and 2-3 others on here is we're thinking "Program like Wisconsin" as if UW actually is an elite program anymore. I've come to believe we're fooling ourselves. Wisconsin is NOT an elite program and hasn't been since the end of the 1994 season really. Maybe 1993. Depends on how you view the flame out of the Zent/Schier/Fairchild/Rafalski classes.

From 1995 to 2014 Wisconsin has been average and because of that any kid looking at colleges isn't necessarily going to think Wisconsin is an elite program they must play for. I mean why would they? 2006 is already 8 years ago so a kid who's 16 making a decision? He was 8 when that happened and Wisconsin hasn't done much to move the needle since then (yeah, got smoked by BC in Detroit in 2010...that didn't help any). Any mention of elite comes from history lessons: Badger Bob, Chris Chelios, Mike Richter, Scott Mellanby, Tony Granato, and on and on. But kids today may not even know who that coach was or those players were nor care.

.02

bucky15
12-17-2014, 07:08 AM
In the category of things that might have made this season less painful....Alex, Who is Christian Dvorak?
In 30 games for London, 22 goals, 31 assists for 53 points for the former Badger commit. Hopefully we are not playing the same game with Brock Boesser in a couple of years.

Dvorak plays on probably the best line in the CHL on the most recognizable team in the CHL. I think you could say he made a good hockey career move. It is nice to see he bounced back from the knee injury.

WiscTJK
12-17-2014, 07:43 AM
I think the problem for fans like myself and I *think* yourself and 2-3 others on here is we're thinking "Program like Wisconsin" as if UW actually is an elite program anymore. I've come to believe we're fooling ourselves. Wisconsin is NOT an elite program and hasn't been since the end of the 1994 season really. Maybe 1993. Depends on how you view the flame out of the Zent/Schier/Fairchild/Rafalski classes.

From 1995 to 2014 Wisconsin has been average and because of that any kid looking at colleges isn't necessarily going to think Wisconsin is an elite program they must play for. I mean why would they? 2006 is already 8 years ago so a kid who's 16 making a decision? He was 8 when that happened and Wisconsin hasn't done much to move the needle since then (yeah, got smoked by BC in Detroit in 2010...that didn't help any). Any mention of elite comes from history lessons: Badger Bob, Chris Chelios, Mike Richter, Scott Mellanby, Tony Granato, and on and on. But kids today may not even know who those players were nor care.

.02

As sad as this is, I tend to agree with you. A regime change is what is needed as a small first step.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-17-2014, 07:49 AM
I think the problem for fans like myself and I *think* yourself and 2-3 others on here is we're thinking "Program like Wisconsin" as if UW actually is an elite program anymore. I've come to believe we're fooling ourselves. Wisconsin is NOT an elite program and hasn't been since the end of the 1994 season really. Maybe 1993. Depends on how you view the flame out of the Zent/Schier/Fairchild/Rafalski classes.

From 1995 to 2014 Wisconsin has been average and because of that any kid looking at colleges isn't necessarily going to think Wisconsin is an elite program they must play for. I mean why would they? 2006 is already 8 years ago so a kid who's 16 making a decision? He was 8 when that happened and Wisconsin hasn't done much to move the needle since then (yeah, got smoked by BC in Detroit in 2010...that didn't help any). Any mention of elite comes from history lessons: Badger Bob, Chris Chelios, Mike Richter, Scott Mellanby, Tony Granato, and on and on. But kids today may not even know who those players were nor care.

.02


Since we've developed a penchant for charts recently, here's a (somewhat poor) one depicting all Wisconsin Hockey's wins by year since Badger Bob's first year through '14:

<a href="http://imgur.com/XdFFiev"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/XdFFiev.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>


It does illustrate what you are talking about in that from around '80 to '95. the Badgers never really experienced a big down year. Outside of that time period winning has been more volatile.

Sticklers will point out that the ol' Badger was not in charge in that 12 win season as he was away coaching team USA and took a couple of our best players with him. I include it this way for these reasons: 1) For simplicity and continuity. 2) It was still the team he recruited and he had the opportunity to plan for the guys he took away. Really little different than today's early departures is it? 3) It's hard to imagine even Bob Johnson being worth a dozen wins as a game coach. A great bench coach might get you a couple in a season as compared to an average one, at most.

The other thing I'd say needs to factor into comparing wins is the vast increase in parity over the years. The Badgers used to have 6-8 or more guaranteed wins on their schedule each year, such was the vastness of the gulf between the have's and have not's. That is just no longer the same at all.

So depending on one's definition of exactly what "elite" is, (is it #1? The top 3? The top 5, or 10, or 15? ) solo makes a good point.