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ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-01-2016, 03:01 PM
I'm wondering if the thought isn't to get a scholarship goalie to come in next year and get us back on the "every other year, get a scholarship goalie" track that Eaves had us on for a while.

Saying that with total ignorance as to what our scholarship situation is.

Almington
06-01-2016, 05:14 PM
I'm wondering if the thought isn't to get a scholarship goalie to come in next year and get us back on the "every other year, get a scholarship goalie" track that Eaves had us on for a while.

Saying that with total ignorance as to what our scholarship situation is.

If recent hockey history has taught us anything, it's the importance of having two capable returning goalies on the roster at any given time because you never know what you'll get from a freshman.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-01-2016, 05:41 PM
If recent hockey history has taught us anything, it's the importance of having two capable returning goalies on the roster at any given time because you never know what you'll get from a freshman.

Well, time will tell on Berry. Jurusik has turned out very well, and I know we're only in this position because of Opilka but I don't know how often we can count on Tier II junior goalies as the answer.

Innova
06-02-2016, 08:53 AM
So I probably posted this in one of these threads 6 years ago when it was originally written, but it showed up my my FB "memories" yesterday, and it was fun re-reading it. Special interest to me is that Mosinee was mentioned in the WSJ article.


Link to article: Apparently Pavs has been good for a while. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703339304575240552470643856)

I feel a little bit like I am beating a dead horse, but I have to share this again. Last night during the first intermission when they showed the piece on Pavs, they also showed the goal he scored against Mosinee. So, little Mosinee High School made it to the Stanley Cup Finals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcA_0zbQ0Ms

ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-02-2016, 09:42 AM
I'll have to find that full segment

KaMiGo
06-02-2016, 10:14 AM
Well, time will tell on Berry. Jurusik has turned out very well, and I know we're only in this position because of Opilka but I don't know how often we can count on Tier II junior goalies as the answer.

I wonder if Opilka is kicking himself right now when he sees the coaching staff that he could be working with.

But then again, if Opilka had come would we have won enough games to keep Eaves around for another year or two?

bucky15
06-02-2016, 10:19 AM
I wonder if Opilka is kicking himself right now when he sees the coaching staff that he could be working with.

But then again, if Opilka had come would we have won enough games to keep Eaves around for another year or two?

I doubt he is kicking himself. I think he is pleased with how his year went and what his potential future holds. He made a good career move to go to Kitchener.

The Hallucination
06-02-2016, 12:11 PM
I got an email with a link to a Fan Advisory board application today. I filled it out, but neglected to mention I'm that girl who used to scream die at the kiss-cam, so I guess if they select me they're in for a bit of a surprise.

Timothy A
06-02-2016, 12:22 PM
I wonder if Opilka is kicking himself right now when he sees the coaching staff that he could be working with.

But then again, if Opilka had come would we have won enough games to keep Eaves around for another year or two?

Since we're climbing into the "what if" calculator, something I too enjoy doing once and a while....what if Oz had come back when MM was looking to replace Walsh & Scheuy? I actually have a little bitter taste in my mouth over how Oz made it a big deal that it was a no-brainer to come back to WI, yet he cold shouldered MM's reaching out to him about come back previously. If MM was still here and Oz was his right hand man, I would have had no problem with that.

Ford should be regretting leaving seeing how it all played out in the end. A degree from UW reads better than a degree from a tech school.

Timothy A
06-02-2016, 12:23 PM
I got an email with a link to a Fan Advisory board application today. I filled it out, but neglected to mention I'm that girl who used to scream die at the kiss-cam, so I guess if they select me they're in for a bit of a surprise.

The world needs more fans like you.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-02-2016, 12:45 PM
I got an email with a link to a Fan Advisory board application today. I filled it out, but neglected to mention I'm that girl who used to scream die at the kiss-cam, so I guess if they select me they're in for a bit of a surprise.


The world needs more fans like you.

What TA said.

BadgerHockey9
06-02-2016, 01:10 PM
[QUOTE=Timothy A;6329227]Since we're climbing into the "what if" calculator, something I too enjoy doing once and a while....what if Oz had come back when MM was looking to replace Walsh & Scheuy? I actually have a little bitter taste in my mouth over how Oz made it a big deal that it was a no-brainer to come back to WI, yet he cold shouldered MM's reaching out to him about come back previously. If MM was still here and Oz was his right hand man, I would have had no problem with that.

Ford should be regretting leaving seeing how it all played out in the end. A degree from UW reads better than a degree from a tech school.[/QUOTE

Michigan Tech is a highly regarded engineering school...Pretty hard to get into also..

KaMiGo
06-02-2016, 01:49 PM
Michigan Tech is a highly regarded engineering school...Pretty hard to get into also..

Michigan Tech is indeed a great school, in a beautiful location, and they have a winder festival like few others.

I work with a guy who went to MTU. Whenever they play the Badgers I refer to the other school as "Michigan Technical College" just to mess with him...

markwojo
06-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Since we're climbing into the "what if" calculator, something I too enjoy doing once and a while....what if Oz had come back when MM was looking to replace Walsh & Scheuy? I actually have a little bitter taste in my mouth over how Oz made it a big deal that it was a no-brainer to come back to WI, yet he cold shouldered MM's reaching out to him about come back previously. If MM was still here and Oz was his right hand man, I would have had no problem with that.

Ford should be regretting leaving seeing how it all played out in the end. A degree from UW reads better than a degree from a tech school.

Why would Oz or any respected assistant with a good job come to Wisco with dead man walking as the guy you would be assisting? The ship was taking on water and sinking and Oz was in the process of securing a 3 year deal (pretty sweet length for an AHL assistant) just down the street from home with an organization that has been a Cup winner 3 of the last 7 years and seen the head coach of the team he is an assistant for ascend to an NHL head coaching gig. To me had Oz come back, it would only have potentially prolonged the inevitable...that Eaves would fail. Eaves was damaged goods among the fans, prospective players, junior coaching circles, alumni, and just about any other major stakeholder in Wisconsin hockey.

Timothy A
06-02-2016, 03:10 PM
Why would Oz or any respected assistant with a good job come to Wisco with dead man walking as the guy you would be assisting? The ship was taking on water and sinking and Oz was in the process of securing a 3 year deal (pretty sweet length for an AHL assistant) just down the street from home with an organization that has been a Cup winner 3 of the last 7 years and seen the head coach of the team he is an assistant for ascend to an NHL head coaching gig. To me had Oz come back, it would only have potentially prolonged the inevitable...that Eaves would fail. Eaves was damaged goods among the fans, prospective players, junior coaching circles, alumni, and just about any other major stakeholder in Wisconsin hockey.

He could have been the solution, the savior of his beloved school.

I poke fun at tech just to stir the pot like the old WCHA days. One of my best friends is a Tech alum, heck of a smart guy, almost as smart as this Whitewater guy typing right now. ;)

KaMiGo
06-02-2016, 05:10 PM
I don't know if I missed it or if there wasn't a social media blast about it...but the full schedule is released.

http://www.uwbadgers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey

It looks like the OSU away series will be Thursday at Columbus and Saturday at MSG.

Beyond that and the Fri/Sun series with BC to allow for the late football game we are (at least for now) locked in to Fri/Sat series.

I'm not sure if this is the Big Ten giving up on trying to get lots and lots of hockey on TV by using Thursday and Sunday windows, or if they are just going to max out on Fri/Sat with 4 games per week.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
06-02-2016, 05:23 PM
I don't know if I missed it or if there wasn't a social media blast about it...but the full schedule is released.

http://www.uwbadgers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey

It looks like the OSU away series will be Thursday at Columbus and Saturday at MSG.

Beyond that and the Fri/Sun series with BC to allow for the late football game we are (at least for now) locked in to Fri/Sat series.

I'm not sure if this is the Big Ten giving up on trying to get lots and lots of hockey on TV by using Thursday and Sunday windows, or if they are just going to max out on Fri/Sat with 4 games per week.

That's good for the fans. I guess we'll know the intentions when we see the BTN schedule.

WiscTJK
06-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Looks like no "bye" weeks after Jan 20, which is nice, and two weeks to prepare for the goofs coming to town that weekend.

KaMiGo
06-03-2016, 11:15 AM
I'm not a huge fan of the early game after semester break and then another bye right away. I'd rather get an extra week to extend the break and get into a full schedule. However, in looking at the rest of the BIG schedule, that seems to be pretty common with all of the other teams.

First games back are either Jan 6 or Jan 13. All of the teams get a bye sometime in January and then a full schedule for February and March of 6 straight regular-season weekends and then the tourney.

On the other side of things, it looks like the NCHC is scheduling almost all of their teams with a bye in February or March.
The only outsider is WMU with their last bye in early January, they play in the GLI at the end of December and don't start again until Jan 13 but then they play straight through the rest of the season.

Wisko McBadgerton
06-03-2016, 05:46 PM
I'm that girl who used to scream die at the kiss-cam

I'm pretty disappointed no one has posted a link to video of this yet.