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Almington
01-03-2015, 05:18 PM
I wonder if Barry lets him save face and step down, if Eaves would still get his buyout.

Everything is negotiable.

vizoroo
01-03-2015, 05:20 PM
Even Bucky fans were stunned by a #10 ranking in the preseason polls (after losing 60 to 70 percent of point production).
But would incredulous be more accurate for the BADgers performance this season?
The worst record in college hockey :eek: Simply Unbelievable!

Eleven freshmen--but they wouldn't have been recruited if they weren't talented. BTW UNO has a 11 freshmen this year and Denver had 10 plus preseason tryout from the Club team last year. It happens.

Maybe UW All American Eaves should step aside for UW situation player Gwozdecky.;)

The Rube
01-03-2015, 06:07 PM
I definitely heard at least 3 a**hole chants, though not all of them really took off. It's less likely to happen as most people here don't hate MTU and the overwhelming majority of MTU fans seemed perfectly pleasant. Even that loud group of Huskies fans in 210(?) were fine, and we did a few chants in response (anything is better than "a**hole" - I never do that one), in addition to just doing a "let's go red" to drown them out after MTU goals and build a wall of sound around Peterson.

It'll be interesting to see what the student section is like moving forward, considering the results so far. From what I've seen, it's been pretty great this year for the 3 games that didn't conflict with the Big Ten football championship or holidays/breaks.

I was a little surprised by how many MTU fans were in the building, but then I thought for 2 seconds and wasn't surprised. Winning team against a bad team? Seems like it might be worth a trip. As far as out-cheering UW fans is concerned, I'd like the old people to be louder, but after things fell apart, there wasn't much to cheer about - not with intensity, anyway.

Tech usually travels well, so add some success to their squad, and there you go.

stuckinwi
01-03-2015, 06:22 PM
A lot of us here are localish alums as well. My username is still relevant as I'm up in Neenah.

The Rube
01-03-2015, 06:28 PM
A lot of us here are localish alums as well. My username is still relevant as I'm up in Neenah.

We have quite a few alums in the Twin Cities area. I see quite a number of MTU bumper stickers and such around town.

markwojo
01-03-2015, 06:33 PM
I've had 4 season tickets since the year the program moved into the Kohl. If Eaves is retained, I'll be dropping those tickets. I always have had an affinity for Badger hockey from being able to watch the games over the air on antenna on channel 3 and WPTV back to the 70's. When the Blackhawks fell into an abyss (incidentally...Badger hockey at this point is eerily similar to the Hawks in the mid 90's....awful hockey on the ice and a morgue like atmosphere in a half empty building), I traded participating in a portion of a Hawks season ticket package (6 games a year...give or take) for the Badgers season tickets.

The time to make a move is now...Eaves to the dumpster and go grab Don Granato who can maybe use his current position to salvage this recruiting class and give us a chance with a legacy recruit in Boesser who's going elsewhere is inexcusable as is missing elite Wisconsin player after elite Wisconsin player the last several years (the pain is only exasperated when the state does not produce that many elite players). It is disgusting watching 4 Wisconsin natives playing for the US in the WJC and have none chose to play college hockey in Madison.

The Rube
01-03-2015, 06:37 PM
I've had 4 season tickets since the year the program moved into the Kohl. If Eaves is retained, I'll be dropping those tickets. I always have had an affinity for Badger hockey from being able to watch the games over the air on antenna on channel 3 and WPTV back to the 70's. When the Blackhawks fell into an abyss (incidentally...Badger hockey at this point is eerily similar to the Hawks in the mid 90's....awful hockey on the ice and a morgue like atmosphere in a half empty building), I traded participating in a portion of a Hawks season ticket package (6 games a year...give or take) for the Badgers season tickets.

The time to make a move is now...Eaves to the dumpster and go grab Don Granato who can maybe use his current position to salvage this recruiting class and give us a chance with a legacy recruit in Boesser who's going elsewhere is inexcusable as is missing elite Wisconsin player after elite Wisconsin player the last several years (the pain is only exasperated when the state does not produce that many elite players). It is disgusting watching 4 Wisconsin natives playing for the US in the WJC and have none chose to play college hockey in Madison.

I vaguely recognize your username, and recall you are a decent Sconni poster (SHUDDER ;) ). You bring up good points about WI losing what players they have in-state. IMO, and correct me if wrong, but WI doesn't really care about hockey. It's a football (and maybe secondly a bouncyball) school. Hockey? Meh at best. And in the old WCHA, that might have been alright, given the number of weaker schools in the conference. In the B1G Mistake? That doesn't fly.

It's a common feeling, at least for this year, it's MN and the rest. Hell, PSU is even being talked about for being the 2nd best team in the conference. PSU! You kidding me? That is insane.

markwojo
01-03-2015, 06:49 PM
I vaguely recognize your username, and recall you are a decent Sconni poster (SHUDDER ;) ). You bring up good points about WI losing what players they have in-state. IMO, and correct me if wrong, but WI doesn't really care about hockey. It's a football (and maybe secondly a bouncyball) school. Hockey? Meh at best. And in the old WCHA, that might have been alright, given the number of weaker schools in the conference. In the B1G Mistake? That doesn't fly.

It's a common feeling, at least for this year, it's MN and the rest. Hell, PSU is even being talked about for being the 2nd best team in the conference. PSU! You kidding me? That is insane.

I think you are very warm in your perception of some of the underlying problems. The pinnacle of Wisconsin hockey was in the 70's and 80's and bounceyball and footyball were awful in Madison. Football and basketball success has probably altered the hierarchy of sports significance to students, fans, prospective athletes, ect. Not saying you can't have excellence in multiple sports or across the spectrum, but I do think hockey is viewed much differently today then a couple decades ago.

Almington
01-03-2015, 07:31 PM
I vaguely recognize your username, and recall you are a decent Sconni poster (SHUDDER ;) ). You bring up good points about WI losing what players they have in-state. IMO, and correct me if wrong, but WI doesn't really care about hockey. It's a football (and maybe secondly a bouncyball) school. Hockey? Meh at best. And in the old WCHA, that might have been alright, given the number of weaker schools in the conference. In the B1G Mistake? That doesn't fly.

It's a common feeling, at least for this year, it's MN and the rest. Hell, PSU is even being talked about for being the 2nd best team in the conference. PSU! You kidding me? That is insane.

The current conference alignment has no impact on UW's situation. The cycle of highs and lows existed before the formation of the Big Ten. In fact, most of the games this season have been against teams they would have played under the old alignment.

Im sure that having the hockey team take a back seat to football and basketball hurts somewhat with recruting particularly because UW isn't constantly in the minds of local players. Of course, consistant success would fix the lack of media.

That wouldn't change the rumored poor reputation that I've heard Eaves has among WI HS/junior coaches.

burd
01-03-2015, 07:33 PM
correct me if wrong, but WI doesn't really care about hockey. It's a football (and maybe secondly a bouncyball) school. Hockey? Meh at best. And in the old WCHA, that might have been alright, given the number of weaker schools in the conference. In the B1G Mistake? That doesn't fly.


I'm not sure what you mean, Brent. Is there a weaker conference in the country than the B1G? OSU, Penn State, Mich and Mich State aren't football and basketball first schools?

The Rube
01-03-2015, 07:41 PM
I'm not sure what you mean, Brent. Is there a weaker conference in the country than the B1G? OSU, Penn State, Mich and Mich State aren't football and basketball first schools?

Traditionally, you had MTU, UAA, and even Mankato once in a while, with the WCHA. There USUALLY was a clear top 6 and bottom 6. WI happened to fall into the lower part of the top 6. They can't do that anymore.

Wisko McBadgerton
01-03-2015, 07:49 PM
Don't you goofs have some lonely goats to attend to somewhere?

0-0 after 1. Still look over-matched but it's funny how when you move your feet and win a few puck battles here and there you keep yourself in the game.

WiscTJK
01-03-2015, 08:13 PM
Don't you goofs have some lonely goats to attend to somewhere?

0-0 after 1. Still look over-matched but it's funny how when you move your feet and win a few puck battles here and there you keep yourself in the game.

I love how the stupid goofer trolls feel they need to come here and give their opinion. We don't care what you think!

Wisko McBadgerton
01-03-2015, 08:30 PM
Well... Soleway to Zully puts Bucky up 1-0 after 2. Badgers came alive and looked like the better team the last five.

I am switching to double tequilas.

Gurtholfin
01-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Great bounce back win.

Rumpel with an incredible bounce back of his own.

WisconsinWildcard
01-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Great bounce back win.

Rumpel with an incredible bounce back of his own.

Probably one of the best efforts in goal I have seen. Glad he was able to get the shut out. Sadness scotch has turned into celebratory scotch.

Gurtholfin
01-03-2015, 09:24 PM
2nd most saves ever by a Wisconsin goalie.

Gurtholfin
01-03-2015, 09:25 PM
Apparently... we're on a lily pad.

:D

UCBadger
01-03-2015, 09:31 PM
The Bucky hockey bobble head (http://www.ebay.com/itm/University-of-Wisconsin-Badgers-Bucky-Mascot-Hockey-Bobblehead-SGA-2002-/301465133545?) I got for Christmas is nodding his head tonight!

The Rube
01-03-2015, 09:34 PM
I love how the stupid goofer trolls feel they need to come here and give their opinion. We don't care what you think!

Pretty sad when we give an honest opinion (and might even feel a bit sad) and get ripped. A rivalry is no fun when one team (hint: you) sucks arse.