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Badger Booster
03-04-2016, 08:28 AM
Now that Gard is out of the way, it's Kelsey's turn, then MM.

Dominoes are starting to fall. Sounds like Gard's contract is in full negotiation mode and sounds like the axe is about to fall on Kelsey maybe as soon as today.

While that may not give any direct indication of which way they are going with Eaves, it's not like they will have too many things to do when the season ends in two weeks. Jason King doesn't oversee women's basketball so it should be all hands on deck dealing with the men's hockey situation.

It's sad that all the buzz about men's hockey in March has nothing to do with anything on the ice.

RedStripes
03-04-2016, 08:50 AM
It's sad that all the buzz about men's hockey in March has nothing to do with anything on the ice.

It would be fun to actually spend time talking about a player's great pass or clutch goal or game-saving kick save again someday.

bucky15
03-04-2016, 09:07 AM
It would be fun to actually spend time talking about a player's great pass or clutch goal or game-saving kick save again someday.

I think with the right coach, the program is going to turn around quite fast. We have some nice forward recruits coming in (as well as some nice forwards already on the team), just need to shore up the backend of things.

On the attendance side of things, I think it will take a few good years to gain back some of the casual fans.

MadCityRich
03-04-2016, 09:32 AM
I think with the right coach, the program is going to turn around quite fast. We have some nice forward recruits coming in (as well as some nice forwards already on the team), just need to shore up the backend of things.

On the attendance side of things, I think it will take a few good years to gain back some of the casual fans.

I agree regarding the casual fan, (I don't trust the incoming talent, yet), but I think with a coaching change, attendance will bounce back immediately with the hockey faithful. After all, that's what we've been asking for, eh?

I'm really getting anxious about this season to end. It used to be, "How far will we go this year?" Now it's, "Will Eaves get replaced?"

Red_Rob
03-04-2016, 10:43 AM
I was bored and curious tonight.

OT record in the last 10 years is 8-20-47 (3 wins came in one season 13/14)


This year, take away the wins against ASU, which is a D3/club team and we once again have only 4 wins.

if you're bored you can look at all sorts of things over MM's tenure here. I still update this after every game.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xYtWeVIKJcgfh2mfNrTSrAjezVE6M6NngkO5CJ8wUbU/edit#gid=212247426

bucky15
03-04-2016, 11:01 AM
I agree regarding the casual fan, (I don't trust the incoming talent, yet), but I think with a coaching change, attendance will bounce back immediately with the hockey faithful. After all, that's what we've been asking for, eh?

I'm really getting anxious about this season end. It used to be, "How far will we go this year?" Now it's, "Will Eaves get replaced?"

I think we have some skilled forwards coming in. With the right hire, I don't think we lose any recruits currently committed to come in.

If Eaves doesn't get canned, it would be a slap in the face and an embarrassment for the UW athletic department. If they don't win another game this year (statistically speaking is most likely to happen), it is pretty much back-to-back 4 win seasons. That is mind blowing, 8 wins total in two years. I am taking off the ASU wins, a state D3 team tied them twice this year. I am not taking anything away from UWEC, but they are in a lower division and should not be on a equal playing field with UW......but they kind of currently are, which is the HUGE problem that needs to be addressed by firing the head coach.

bucky15
03-04-2016, 11:02 AM
if you're bored you can look at all sorts of things over MM's tenure here. I still update this after every game.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xYtWeVIKJcgfh2mfNrTSrAjezVE6M6NngkO5CJ8wUbU/edit#gid=212247426

I love stats, thanks for the link and keeping up with this.

oldtyme25
03-04-2016, 11:04 AM
It is now 8 hours until faceoff and not one post or even a mention about tonight's game or series. As you can see from this board and attendance at the Kohl Center, most fans have checked out on the season and now are only hoping that Barry and King have the balls to ax MM.

Timothy A
03-04-2016, 11:13 AM
It would be fun to actually spend time talking about a player's great pass or clutch goal or game-saving kick save again someday.

Kunin scored with 9 seconds to go a few weeks ago. This team has had some clutch late game goals scored by them.

Let's go RED!

bucky15
03-04-2016, 11:28 AM
Might be an interesting read for some.

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/big-ten/2016/3/4/11160358/brad-traviolia-uscho-oped-big-ten-age-proposal

Timothy A
03-04-2016, 12:43 PM
We should take some time and say thanks the to seniors, Wittchow, Schulze and Miller. I always feel a little sad for them as their time @ UW draws to an end. Eddie and Kevin pretty much started all 4 years, they have gone from the awesomeness of a #1 seed to the absolute basement. It would be fascinating to hear what they have to say about the whole experience in a few years when the dust settles. I was hopeful Adam would be a factor this year after Opilka bolted, but that was not the case. I'm sure he contributed in terms of practice and team chemistry. Make a good use of your education boys.

On Wisconsin lads, On Wisconsin.

RedStripes
03-04-2016, 12:50 PM
Kunin scored with 9 seconds to go a few weeks ago. This team has had some clutch late game goals scored by them.

Let's go RED!
Not saying we haven't had one or two of those, just that those isolated moments have been overshadowed by bigger issues

Timothy A
03-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Not saying we haven't had one or two of those, just that those isolated moments have been overshadowed by bigger issues

Agreed, but when compared to last year, at least they've been in position to pull out a tie. ;) Channeling my inner JK.

It is a great day for hockey. I'll be watching on ASN somehow, somewhere.

gwhinwi
03-04-2016, 04:53 PM
Well, Kelsey has been fired. I guess Barry will be too busy with that to do anything with Eaves now.

Just mentally preparing for another season of more glorious metaphors such as these...

"Part of building is to learn how to use a hammer correctly. For the last few years we've been hitting the thumbs and forefingers that were holding the nails and now that each of those digits are unrecognizable bloody stumps, they're out of the way and we can really start working on those nails."

MadCityRich
03-04-2016, 09:26 PM
We should take some time and say thanks the to seniors, Wittchow, Schulze and Miller. I always feel a little sad for them as their time @ UW draws to an end. Eddie and Kevin pretty much started all 4 years, they have gone from the awesomeness of a #1 seed to the absolute basement. It would be fascinating to hear what they have to say about the whole experience in a few years when the dust settles. I was hopeful Adam would be a factor this year after Opilka bolted, but that was not the case. I'm sure he contributed in terms of practice and team chemistry. Make a good use of your education boys.

On Wisconsin lads, On Wisconsin.

I'm pretty sure Miller has a bright future; I believe he is pursuing medical school. Really bright future!

Timothy A
03-05-2016, 07:30 AM
I'm pretty sure Miller has a bright future; I believe he is pursuing medical school. Really bright future!

Screw medical school, wow did he play great last night! Love the aggressiveness coming out past the top of the circle. I wouldn't mind seeing him play again tonight, though every puck Jurusic sees in a game makes him better for next year.

This group of guys has been a lot better at finishing (the freshmen), but last night was not one of them, unfortunately. The end of the 3rd period with all the pressure and chances was amazing. They got a line change in while holding the O zone, they looked like the UW women for awhile. The Kunin/Besse/Hughes line has been great the last month or so, I hope they all come back next year. Kunin's instincts are the best I've seen in years, probably since the 2010 team (WAY too long of a drought).

Linhart was bad (paired with Eddie). He was part of the 2 on 0 debacle. He was on the pk and just left the scorer untouched though he was standing right there next to him. If UW does not do something to improve the D corp, they still are not going to win many games though they are scoring more.

I wonder why Tischke was out and Bunz was in. I thought Tischke had been coming around a bit, but Bunz didn't have any major issues. Sexton must still be hurt therefore McGuire was in for him, and I thought he played ok as well. I will tweet at Baggot, maybe he'll tell me something, maybe he won't. Inquiring minds want to know.

BuB
03-05-2016, 07:38 AM
I really hope they can find a way to pull the game out tonight. These guys have been through two years of absolute manure...it would be nice for them to skate off the KC ice for the last time with a W.

Let's Go Red!

WiscTJK
03-05-2016, 07:41 AM
Four games (most likely) left in the year. Get this year over and make the changes that need to be made..... I am going tonight but can't say I am excited. Honoring the seniors will probably be the highlight.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-05-2016, 07:45 AM
Take this with the requisite grain of salt. From a friend in Madison:


According to a guy we bowl with who apparently knows someone in the athletic dept., eaves is a done deal. Barry is asking the alumni associate for the money to buy him out and they are going to make a deal which includes using pat richters 's consulting group to replace him

BuB
03-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Take this with the requisite grain of salt. From a friend in Madison:

I will take that news with a grain of salt, block of salt or a Siberian salt mine....whatever it takes.