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  • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

    Some quotes from the Badgers regarding the game vs UV and the upcoming game against SCSU:
    http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-ho...032710aaf.html
    Wisconsin Head Coach Mike Eaves
    Opening Statement...
    "Our thoughts as a coaching staff is that it was a typical tournament game. It was highly intensive out there. I thought the first period, we weren't as good as we had hoped - a lot of that had to do with the Vermont team. I thought in the second period, we got our feet moving better, did better things in terms of supporting the puck, winning to races and winning battles and overall picking it up after that point. Obviously, the power play was huge tonight. It created a lot of scoring chances for us and goals. And in the end when the game was on the line, we got a big save from (Gudmandson) with about three minutes to go, and then I thought we did a good job when they pulled their goaltender. We looked like we knew what we were doing, and that's a good thing going on further into the playoffs.

    On Blake Geoffrion and Brendan Smith:
    "In a big game, they played the way they are capable of. If you're going to win these types of games, you're best players have to be your best players. They were that tonight for us."

    On the physical style of the Badgers:
    "The base of our pyramid is to play hard. You have to give yourself a chance to win when you play hard and play physical. Certainly, we don't want to take penalties...playing hard is part of what you have to do in this game to win. As I said, we don't want to take penalties, but we want to be on that edge."

    On the start of the game:
    "We got the first goal, which is certainly what we wanted. But we weren't playing the way we wanted. Part of it was Vermont, part of it was the delay, part of it was nerves. It was a semifinal - game 7. I don't care what you say, the kids know that, and that's why it's pleasing to us as a coach that they settled down in the second."

    On playing SCSU:
    "We certainly know what's ahead of us. This is our sixth time playing. We know that Mr. Lee is playing very well right now. We fired 20 shots on him in the third period and couldn't quite solve him, so we know that will be a challenge. It's going to be a great game, both teams know each other inside out...I think people that show up tomorrow at the Xcel (Energy) Center are going to see a whale of a college hockey game."



    Wisconsin Junior Defenseman Brendan Smith
    On why the power play was working in their favor:
    "The biggest thing is that we were moving the puck. We use this method a lot, "The Twig," we take what is given. We did that a lot. If they took me we went down to Mikey (Davies) and Mikey is so talented with the puck he fould Blake (Geoffrion) or back up to (Derek) Stepan. I think we just took what was given and that was good for us. I felt that sometimes they were running around and they didn't know who to cover. I think it worked for us and hopefully we can take it out tomorrow."

    On "The Twig" theory:
    "First it was a good play by Steps taken behind the net and back to me. I just got the puck and shot it. I wasn't even really looking at the net. We hadn't had a shot for a bit, I just shot and wished it went in."

    Wisconsin Senior Center Blake Geoffrion
    On the conversation after the first period:
    "I think the biggest thing is we were getting out-worked and losing a lot of battles along the wall. We talked about getting the puck in and getting the puck out. We didn't have the support there we needed and we were losing a lot of battles. We talked about that and getting it going a bit and playing Wisconsin hockey and dictating our style of play. We came back out in the second and fired on all cylinders."
    A Badger living in Buckeye country.
    Originally posted by MadCityRich
    He blossomed after he left the U, and they still named a city in Minnesota after him?
    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet
    Sieve, Minnesota? Never heard of it.
    Originally posted by Timothy A
    I know my distain of anything and everything related to IL or MN is totally insane, but that's me; you can't change the genetics.
    "The state of North Dakota may not exist. It's like South Dakota's Canadian girlfriend." -- Stephen Colbert

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    • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

      Go WCHA.
      I like chocolate milk and Kate Beckinsale and Lauren Graham and Brooke Burke and Elisha Cuthbert and Eva Longoria.

      Fighting Sioux Hockey

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      • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

        Oh Yeah BABY!
        Wisconsin Hockey: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 WE WANT MORE!
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        Come to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
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        Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
        "Baggot says Hughes and Rockwood are centering the top two lines...
        Timothy A --> Great hockey mind... Or Greatest hockey mind?!?"

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        • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

          Originally posted by brianvf View Post
          Go WCHA.
          ditto.
          Originally posted by Skeeterman
          Lady Wore Black is a hottie.
          "I love hockey, it is such a great sport. I love how the outfielders use their baseball bats to hit the ball across the ice field, pass the punter for nothing but net shot from downtown." - Unknown

          "No matter what happens in college hockey tournament, the Yankees will not win the World Series this year." - Mr. wore Black

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          • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

            Wisconsin is a solid team. I was hoping Vermont would pull the upset, but couldn't quite get it done. I was expecting Wisconsin to beat SC tonight, which they did. Good luck in the frozen four! Part of me wants BC to make it for hockey east, but part of me doesnt (due in part to their cocky fan base ) I kind of hope RIT wins it all. That would certainly depict the parity in division one college hockey.

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            • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

              Originally posted by Dude Love View Post
              Not scared in the least of Wisconsin.
              How 'bout now?

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              • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                This is sweet!
                "This world is your world. Take it easy, but take it." - Woody Guthrie

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                • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                  Originally posted by Dude Love View Post
                  Not scared in the least of Wisconsin.
                  Your mistake.

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                  • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                    I am biased, but I think that this regional had three tremendous games. No blow-outs, just four great teams.

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                    • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                      Originally posted by Pucky-Bucky Backer View Post
                      I am biased, but I think that this regional had three tremendous games. No blow-outs, just four great teams.
                      I'd say it's clinched the "most entertaining bracket" award. Albany clinched the most surprising outcome award.

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                      • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                        Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
                        How 'bout now?
                        Nope....not even now. We were in it right til the end. I bet the pucker factor was high when Mosey put in that 3rd goal. A great season for an SCSU team that was picked to be middle of the pack.

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                        • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                          Originally posted by nuke View Post
                          Nope....not even now. We were in it right til the end. I bet the pucker factor was high when Mosey put in that 3rd goal. A great season for an SCSU team that was picked to be middle of the pack.
                          You have no idea.

                          You made a game of it, but we controlled the game and enjoyed the better of the play.

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                          • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                            Just got back after the 10-hour drive/ride home.

                            What a great weekend of hockey to watch. Congratulations to the Badgers and all the teams that were represented.

                            It was great to see so many die-hard hockey fans. Had a great time at every game and had fun conversing some with Badger and Husky fans.

                            What a great arena to watch a game in. I can't imagine there is a bad seat in the place. Had to bring my sweatshirt on Saturday as it was colder than I expected, but overall a great place.

                            The 2 OT game was the longest I've been in attendance for and with breakaways for both teams in OT in a playoff game, was the best overall game I've ever been at.

                            Once again this weekend showed that to a person NMU has some of the best and most dedicated fans in all of hockey. Our fans and band represented the University well and it was once again great to see NMU president Wong at the game. I was proud to be associated with the University and proud to be a Wildcat.

                            Now let's start thinking towards next year and Green Bay and St. Paul.

                            Go Cats!
                            Embrace the hate.

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                            • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                              http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-ho...032810aaa.html
                              Senior John Mitchell (Neenah, Wis.) scored two goals to lead the Wisconsin men’s hockey team past St. Cloud State 5-3 and give the Badgers their first Frozen Four appearance since winning the national title in 2006.

                              Wisconsin (27-10-4) is slated to face RIT (28-11-1) in the semifinal round of the 2010 Frozen Four in Detroit on April 8. The Badgers will make their 11th Frozen Four appearance in program history.
                              A Badger living in Buckeye country.
                              Originally posted by MadCityRich
                              He blossomed after he left the U, and they still named a city in Minnesota after him?
                              Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet
                              Sieve, Minnesota? Never heard of it.
                              Originally posted by Timothy A
                              I know my distain of anything and everything related to IL or MN is totally insane, but that's me; you can't change the genetics.
                              "The state of North Dakota may not exist. It's like South Dakota's Canadian girlfriend." -- Stephen Colbert

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                              • Re: West Regional: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 Vermont, #2 St. Cloud vs. #3 Northern Michigan

                                Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
                                You have no idea.

                                You made a game of it, but we controlled the game and enjoyed the better of the play.
                                Obviously you missed the 2nd and 3rd periods and first half of the first OT, where both the shots on goal and quality scoring chances were heavily in NMU's favor...
                                "The use of common sense and logic will not be tolerated and may result in fine and/or suspension."- Western Professional Hockey League By-laws. 1999-2000.

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