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Chuck Schwartz
06-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Andy Baggot says Troy Ward has accepted the Madison Capitols job. He was who I was referring to last week that would raise a few eyebrows.

WiscTJK
06-09-2015, 09:31 AM
I do wonder what Steve Miller will be up to since he left Providence for "family reasons" to return to Denver (the city) about 10 days ago. He's said that he doesn't have any plans to take any job at this point.

Troy Ward is my eyebrow raiser.

Looks like Wisko is the winner per Andy Baggot and Chuck is tweeting it too.

WiscTJK
06-09-2015, 09:32 AM
Andy Baggot says Troy Ward has accepted the Madison Capitols job. He was who I was referring to last week that would raise a few eyebrows.

Any word if he interviewed with UW?

Chuck Schwartz
06-09-2015, 09:34 AM
Any word if he interviewed with UW?

I don't believe so.

Edit: I was told Ward did reach out to Eaves.

WiscTJK
06-09-2015, 09:36 AM
He's gone thru alot of different jobs over the years....

Wisko McBadgerton
06-09-2015, 10:04 AM
I'm here to collect my fabulous prizes!

For me it would have been a bit more of an eyebrow raiser if Ward ended up on the UW staff. I would have really liked to have OZ back, but somewhere in the back of my mind I was always kind of wondering if you ever can really go back? Often times it's tried and the stars just don't align the same and it just doesn't seem to work out the same way. All in all, I'm satisfied with the way things worked out.

WiscTJK
06-09-2015, 12:09 PM
Need someone creative to start a new recruiting thread with some catchy name.

This is my lamo try....

Wisconsin Recruiting Vol. XXXIV: Come play for MM and the PhD of coaches!

Wisconsin Recruiting Vol. XXXIV: Best puppy trainers east of the Mississippi!

Innova
06-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Need someone creative to start a new recruiting thread with some catchy name.

This is my lamo try....

Wisconsin Recruiting Vol. XXXIV: Come play for MM and the PhD of coaches!

Already done. http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?113154-Wisconsin-Hockey-Recruiting-Vol-XXXIV-Go-pick-me-out-a-winner-Strand

WiscTJK
06-09-2015, 12:17 PM
Already done. http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?113154-Wisconsin-Hockey-Recruiting-Vol-XXXIV-Go-pick-me-out-a-winner-Strand

I always look for the little green arrow, and obviously with the new thread, there wouldn't be any. Yes I am dumb............

Timothy A
06-10-2015, 04:58 PM
Bittner seems like an intense fellow and an expert in D from reading the press release, just what UW needs to clean up their abhorrent play in the D zone and pk. I thought 10-12 wins was going to be the total next year just based on the influx of talent and experience, but Strand and Bittner make .500 seem like a real possibility. I'm kind of excited about next year now that MM has what seems to be a very competent staff, which we were not sure he was capable of doing. A tip of the hat to MM.

Gandalf the Red
06-10-2015, 06:01 PM
Bittner seems like an intense fellow and an expert in D from reading the press release, just what UW needs to clean up their abhorrent play in the D zone and pk. I thought 10-12 wins was going to be the total next year just based on the influx of talent and experience, but Strand and Bittner make .500 seem like a real possibility. I'm kind of excited about next year now that MM has what seems to be a very competent staff, which we were not sure he was capable of doing. A tip of the hat to MM.

I think you are still being a little (or a lot) hopeful. I am certainly more hopeful as well, but it doesn't take much after a 4 win season and the firing of both assistants, while the head coach who oversaw the disaster was retained. I am thinking 10 wins is a good goal. At this point, I would rather be pleasantly surprised than hopeful and have my spirit crushed again.

Still on the fence about season tickets. When a friend called w/ a Blake Geoffrion ticket for me that killed my immediate desire to renew. Thinking of focusing on the Women's team this season.

solovsfett
06-10-2015, 06:28 PM
Bittner seems like an intense fellow and an expert in D from reading the press release, just what UW needs to clean up their abhorrent play in the D zone and pk. I thought 10-12 wins was going to be the total next year just based on the influx of talent and experience, but Strand and Bittner make .500 seem like a real possibility. I'm kind of excited about next year now that MM has what seems to be a very competent staff, which we were not sure he was capable of doing. A tip of the hat to MM.


I'm cautiously optimistic but I also think anything less than 20 wins (not possible) and eaves should be fired. So on that level Eaves can only fail and it's entirely his fault, he's out the team I this position and the administration chose to retain him for reasons I will never understand.

Having said that, I think 10 wins is what to expect and here's why: freshman goalie, weak d-core (they're about 2 stud players short on d) and an anemic offense where each night they'll be suiting up no less than 4 and possibly as many as 6 guys who are not Wisconsin hockey caliber abd by that I mean 1984-1994, 2005-2006, 2009-2010 caliber, not the huge and abhorrent chunks of average to garbage in between caliber

Timothy A
06-10-2015, 09:27 PM
Thinking of focusing on the Women's team this season.

You can't go wrong with the gals. We sure are spoiled with them being a perennial powerhouse. If only the band was at every game, then it would be perfect.

Timothy A
06-10-2015, 09:39 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic but I also think anything less than 20 wins (not possible) and eaves should be fired. So on that level Eaves can only fail and it's entirely his fault, he's out the team I this position and the administration chose to retain him for reasons I will never understand.

Having said that, I think 10 wins is what to expect and here's why: freshman goalie, weak d-core (they're about 2 stud players short on d) and an anemic offense where each night they'll be suiting up no less than 4 and possibly as many as 6 guys who are not Wisconsin hockey caliber abd by that I mean 1984-1994, 2005-2006, 2009-2010 caliber, not the huge and abhorrent chunks of average to garbage in between caliber

Just curious who you rate UW caliber vs not UW caliber.

My guess...
UW caliber??? Besse, Soleway, Hughes, Rockwood, Malone, Freytag, Kunin, Johnson
Not???Cavalini, McGuire, Ustaski, Wagner, Ford, Shuchuck

D...UW???Wittchow, Schulz, Dougherty, Tischke....not???Davison, Linhart, Bunz

Tischke sure had quite a few McD imitations on the film I saw. He's gonna be a good one.

Almington
06-11-2015, 01:20 AM
I'm cautiously optimistic but I also think anything less than 20 wins (not possible) and eaves should be fired. So on that level Eaves can only fail and it's entirely his fault, he's out the team I this position and the administration chose to retain him for reasons I will never understand.

Having said that, I think 10 wins is what to expect and here's why: freshman goalie, weak d-core (they're about 2 stud players short on d) and an anemic offense where each night they'll be suiting up no less than 4 and possibly as many as 6 guys who are not Wisconsin hockey caliber abd by that I mean 1984-1994, 2005-2006, 2009-2010 caliber, not the huge and abhorrent chunks of average to garbage in between caliber

Only 6? Really? Given your history on this issue, Id have guessed it be much closer to 12 or 15.

To me, the bigger issue is that there are a handful players on this team that have no place on any D1 team, let alone one attempting to play Eaves system. Even if the don't play in games, they are not able to push the other players enough in practice for the top players to improve, IMHO.

solovsfett
06-11-2015, 07:52 AM
Just curious who you rate UW caliber vs not UW caliber.

My guess...
UW caliber??? Besse, Soleway, Hughes, Rockwood, Malone, Freytag, Kunin, Johnson
Not???Cavalini, McGuire, Ustaski, Wagner, Ford, Shuchuck

D...UW???Wittchow, Schulz, Dougherty, Tischke....not???Davison, Linhart, Bunz

Tischke sure had quite a few McD imitations on the film I saw. He's gonna be a good one.

For me on Defense Wittchow and Schulze are very good. After that it's a major drop-off with the guys looking pretty pedestrian IMO.

Shuchuk, Ford, Cavallini, McGuire are the 4 I'm thinking of right off the bat on O. Beyond that I have questions on Ustaski and possibly Wagner.

The bottom line is this team isn't ready to win 15 or more games and that's if you'd throw Dany Heatley or Robbie Earl into the mix...so I'll be very pleasantly surprised if they can achieve more than 10 wins with the line-up they have

solovsfett
06-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Only 6? Really? Given your history on this issue, Id have guessed it be much closer to 12 or 15.

To me, the bigger issue is that there are a handful players on this team that have no place on any D1 team, let alone one attempting to play Eaves system. Even if the don't play in games, they are not able to push the other players enough in practice for the top players to improve, IMHO.

It's true I don't like Eaves' system and it's stifling of creativity ( which when you think about is odd given who Mike played for in Madison) and that may have caused me to underrate players and say the whole team sucks...I don't know...

Gurtholfin
06-11-2015, 11:00 AM
A bit off topic...

Getting ready for a garage sale and am cutting down on the number of pint glasses that I have.

I've got an extra 2006 National Champions one that I'm thinking of throwing on eBay. Thought I'd see if anyone here wants it first.

Looking for $20... believe I paid $10.


It's in perfect shape, only hand washed (never in the dishwasher).

I have two more that I'm keeping.

If I don't get a taker here or on eBay, I'll put it in the back of a cabinet. This isn't a fire sale.


It'd be easiest if the buyer was in Madison, but I'd consider shipping it although the cost would go up to $25.

NEWI Badger Fan
06-11-2015, 05:59 PM
Suggest you do not sell the 2006 pint glass. It represents the last milestone in the storied program. When Badger Hockey is a National power (maybe 2018 with Eaves), you may wish to sip a beer in the glass during the National Championship game. Just saying....

Sell your Hawks 2009-2010 mug instead :).....

Gurtholfin
06-12-2015, 12:13 PM
Suggest you do not sell the 2006 pint glass. It represents the last milestone in the storied program. When Badger Hockey is a National power (maybe 2018 with Eaves), you may wish to sip a beer in the glass during the National Championship game. Just saying....

Sell your Hawks 2009-2010 mug instead :).....


A few things...

I don't really drink much beer anymore.

I have 3 of these glasses, so I can still have a tall mixed drink to celebrate and enjoy our return to prominence when it inevitably happens.

I seem to be accumulating more and more Hawks swag - including pint glasses from the recent pair of titles. Not looking to downsize that anytime soon