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  • Timothy A
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    The women's fill the bowl game will be the highest attended single hockey game of the season and it won't even be close. The lower 2 tiers are sold out and most of the third is sold except for the ends.

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by LordofBrewtown View Post

    Here's the thing. If they really are trying to mothball/kill men's hockey, cancelling hockey season tickets only plays into their hands and gives them an excuse to follow through, especially if they view it as something that 'detracts' from football or basketball. To get their attention, we would really have to send e-mails to the effect that we believe they are sacrificing hockey for football, and we'll be cancelling our football tickets/donations until such time as we see improvement in the hockey program. That's what it would take to get McIntosh's attention.
    Great point because we have football and basketball tickets as well. Not just that but we’re paying into the Badger fund to retain those seats.

    I assume football tickets not renewed won’t concern them because the excitement of Fickell’s momentum will likely lead to sell-outs all next year.

    something to consider regardless as the AD has ****ed me off beyond belief.

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  • LordofBrewtown
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    Originally posted by solovsfett View Post

    Jason King should be fired immediately but…maybe they want to mothball the men’s team. And that’s why King can’t bother to respond to emails and shows no interest in getting coverage for what was once the flag ship team on campus.

    they’re 10-13. You know Granato and Osiecki will say they’ve got the next Heatley/Caufield coming in next year in Fink and THAT will be the final piece to get the team winning consistently.

    I mean they’ve probably already said it to Mac (and what the hell does he know about hockey anyway) and he probably believes them.

    but whatever. I’m going to take control in March of our 6 season tickets so we won’t be renewing (if my Dad keeps them he’d renew). The AD has shown 0 effort and less than 0 ****s to give about men’s hockey.
    Here's the thing. If they really are trying to mothball/kill men's hockey, cancelling hockey season tickets only plays into their hands and gives them an excuse to follow through, especially if they view it as something that 'detracts' from football or basketball. To get their attention, we would really have to send e-mails to the effect that we believe they are sacrificing hockey for football, and we'll be cancelling our football tickets/donations until such time as we see improvement in the hockey program. That's what it would take to get McIntosh's attention.

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  • Timothy A
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    Of course they can't stand success. Played a great d game but in the 3rd period when they needed to ramp up the pressure they totally fail to do so. A broken record. They haven't swept a big 10 series in over a year.

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  • robertearle
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    I flipped channels over from football to check the score, and happened to catch a between-periods interview with Shay Donovan, and caught him dropping an F-bomb!

    The interview is going along, usual kinds of questions and answers. Brian Posick asks how do you handle not dressing every night. Donovan says "it 's a mentality you have to have, keep up the intensity in practice, because you know your number can be called at any time and you have to be effing ready when it is." He realizes it, Posick hears it, everybody is laughing, and Posick says "Shay I think this is the first time we've interviewed you, and it's probably going to be the last."

    it was awesome.

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by druzy192 View Post
    Went to game tonight because box seats for free. Upper deck is blocked off. Blocked off. Never have I ever. The second floor is a ghost level. Been 3 years since I've been here. Pretty disgusted on every level. Email that stupid f%ck Jason king
    Jason King should be fired immediately but…maybe they want to mothball the men’s team. And that’s why King can’t bother to respond to emails and shows no interest in getting coverage for what was once the flag ship team on campus.

    they’re 10-13. You know Granato and Osiecki will say they’ve got the next Heatley/Caufield coming in next year in Fink and THAT will be the final piece to get the team winning consistently.

    I mean they’ve probably already said it to Mac (and what the hell does he know about hockey anyway) and he probably believes them.

    but whatever. I’m going to take control in March of our 6 season tickets so we won’t be renewing (if my Dad keeps them he’d renew). The AD has shown 0 effort and less than 0 ****s to give about men’s hockey.

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  • druzy192
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    Went to game tonight because box seats for free. Upper deck is blocked off. Blocked off. Never have I ever. The second floor is a ghost level. Been 3 years since I've been here. Pretty disgusted on every level. Email that stupid f%ck Jason king

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    I never did get a response from King (and I was cordial in the email as usual). When I questioned Madison.com about eliminating the beat writer, they responded by saying they are sill covering hockey, to which I replied anyone can write a game story from a box score, how about some quotes from players, coaches, human interest stories, quirky stats or performance analysis? My reply got no response, so now I just email them after every game. The U18 game could have had a book written about it. I think irreparable damage has been done. Hope and reality hardly ever cross paths.
    This is part of what I’m talking about. They DON’T care and it’s at least partly because the AD doesn’t care.

    they need to make the statement NOW. Not at season’s end, not in 3 weeks,…NOW!

    how much more evidence do we need? The longer this drags out the longer it takes to recover, IF tfe AD even wants men’s hockey anymore.

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  • WiscTJK
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    I never did get a response from King (and I was cordial in the email as usual). When I questioned Madison.com about eliminating the beat writer, they responded by saying they are sill covering hockey, to which I replied anyone can write a game story from a box score, how about some quotes from players, coaches, human interest stories, quirky stats or performance analysis? My reply got no response, so now I just email them after every game. The U18 game could have had a book written about it. I think irreparable damage has been done. Hope and reality hardly ever cross paths.
    I got the same response from madison.com and they will probably lose my subscription if things don't improve.

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  • Timothy A
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    I never did get a response from King (and I was cordial in the email as usual). When I questioned Madison.com about eliminating the beat writer, they responded by saying they are sill covering hockey, to which I replied anyone can write a game story from a box score, how about some quotes from players, coaches, human interest stories, quirky stats or performance analysis? My reply got no response, so now I just email them after every game. The U18 game could have had a book written about it. I think irreparable damage has been done. Hope and reality hardly ever cross paths.

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  • WiscTJK
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post

    Yes is seems to have been a mistake to think TG's coaching and motivation could work on college kids when it failed in the NHL. I wonder if BA dug deep and evaluated TG's coaching like you would typically do or was he just smitten with the fact that TG wanted the job and offered it to him. I think it would be fair to say that we as fans did indeed completely overlook his NHL failings and did not see it as a predictor on the success level at UW. It may have worked if Donnie was still on the staff.
    I think this is a reasonable and correct take and booya's post as well. I feel bad for the kids.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by digitalbooya View Post
    The team is unwatchable for me, which is a sad state. I decided to watch the movie Prisoners on Netflix with my roommate over watching the hockey game on Friday.

    When you think about it, the team is the exact same character as Granato. Couldn’t properly lead a stud filled Colorado team. Was on the coaching staff for a pretty bad Detroit Red Wings team. Hell, even as a player at UW, they never made the tournament when he was here.
    Yes is seems to have been a mistake to think TG's coaching and motivation could work on college kids when it failed in the NHL. I wonder if BA dug deep and evaluated TG's coaching like you would typically do or was he just smitten with the fact that TG wanted the job and offered it to him. I think it would be fair to say that we as fans did indeed completely overlooked his NHL failings and did not see it as a predictor on the success level at UW. It may have worked if Donnie was still on the staff.
    Last edited by Timothy A; 01-16-2023, 12:12 PM.

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  • ICECAT1811
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    ******MISSING PERSON*******
    Ty Smilanic…..6 ‘0 185 long brown hair

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  • digitalbooya
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    Originally posted by WiscTJK View Post

    In some respects worse. Team USA is a great team. Their 12-4 or something like that against d1 teams. You lose, you lose. Don’t lose, lack discipline, get chippy, and end up hurting your team the next game too. They were already getting chippy at the end of the second down 1-3. And the third was a train wreck.
    The team is unwatchable for me, which is a sad state. I decided to watch the movie Prisoners on Netflix with my roommate over watching the hockey game on Friday.

    When you think about it, the team is the exact same character as Granato. Couldn’t properly lead a stud filled Colorado team. Was on the coaching staff for a pretty bad Detroit Red Wings team. Hell, even as a player at UW, they never made the tournament when he was here.

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by digitalbooya View Post

    As bad or worse than losing to said high school players 6-1?
    Brian Posick said there’s no shame in losing to these high school kids because they’re all high NHL draft picks.

    I can’t fathom being drunk enough to ever even consider a loss like this being anything but a total embarrassment.

    I mean, blah blah blah I’m an old timer but once upon a time the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Hockey team defeated the goddamn U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey team. But hell that was decades ago so it doesn’t matter anymore.

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