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  • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

    Originally posted by brookyone View Post
    I assume everyone who follows the Badger women closely is supportive of the idea to have an arena / rink for the women to play their home games and behind the plan to build a facility for that purpose. If that is seen as shooting for mediocrity, what would you like to see / have constructed as far as capacity for the women to have for their own arena, separate from the Kohl Center?
    Sorry, I meant to say that I WOULDNT call it shooting for mediocrity as much as Id call it accepting reality. Honestly, Im very pleased with the planned construction and have no complaints.


    That kinda sounds like one of those unfortunate stereotypes held by those who denigrate the sport. It is great hockey. I don't think the lack of checking negatively affects the sport in general, or it's entertainment value for a large percentage of die hard fans. I know there are fans that want to see checking allowed in women's hockey. Many current fans believe no checking actually enhances the game as well. Just the way I see it...no desire to spark that age old debate yet again.
    I agree with you 100%, Im just saying what most people who dont know womens' hockey think. In a lot of ways I think that no checking makes it better because the players have to rely on stickwork and skating ability to get scoring chances and to play defense instead of just running into each other.
    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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      Well Blogger, I'll give you this, you don't lack for opinions. I'll admit that I bring up the band issue several times during the season, because I think it's a big off-ice game experience issue and the UW athletic department/UW band has gotten very comfortable in not having anyone there, which I think is a shame. My hope is that I'm not the only person who this bothers and the appropriate people get contacted. Fair warning, if the season continues and the band fails to show up at all, I'll probably make mention of it again. I've been to a majority of the home games over the years, when was the tuba/flute experience? Doesn't sound good..

      We'll have to agree to disagree on Phil. I think his value to the game experience far outweighs the negative of him standing and leading cheers for what is probably a total of three minutes a game (and certainly not all with the game clock running). Plus, the beauty of general admission for the women's games is that you could easily avoid sitting right behind him.

      Lastly, for the time being, I'm not exactly sure who on this thread has been advocating for wanting to see more "drunk students/idiots" in the stands for women's games. I think that we can all agree that larger crowds (UW students included) would be a good thing assuming the balance of new people aren't there to shout obscenities and denigrate the women's game.

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        Originally posted by Badger Booster View Post
        Fair warning, if the season continues and the band fails to show up at all, I'll probably make mention of it again.
        If I were you, Id make a point to mention it even more often just because WHKY Blogger complains about it.

        We'll have to agree to disagree on Phil. I think his value to the game experience far outweighs the negative of him standing and leading cheers for what is probably a total of three minutes a game (and certainly not all with the game clock running). Plus, the beauty of general admission for the women's games is that you could easily avoid sitting right behind him.
        Agree, everyone loves Phil. If they didnt, they wouldnt let him lead the cheering section and wouldnt start chanting, "PHIL, PHIL, PHIL" when he doesnt start the, "we want more" chant quick enough.
        Lastly, for the time being, I'm not exactly sure who on this thread has been advocating for wanting to see more "drunk students/idiots" in the stands for women's games. I think that we can all agree that larger crowds (UW students included) would be a good thing assuming the balance of new people aren't there to shout obscenities and denigrate the women's game.
        Also agree. Honestly, Ive never had much of a problem with the students. Sure, they annoy the visiting team and the visiting fans as much as possible, but thats the appeal of them. The ones who get really out of hand get ejected from the arena by security anyways, so I dont see the issue.
        The Crease Creatures (student section), Phil and the crowd participation is what makes Badger hockey so awesome and the envy of the rest of the hockey world.
        Honestly, Badger womens' hockey could use the advantage of the Kohl Center crowd that the men enjoy and the more we can get people to turn out for the womens' games like they do for the mens', the better.
        Last edited by GoBucky36; 01-19-2011, 04:00 PM.
        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: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

          Big series this weekend in Duluth.

          Lets hope the girls are not phased by the hoopla surrounding the opening of Amsoil arena and keep moving forward extending their points lead.

          At the very least the undesired set back is not the end of the world as a comfortable points lead going into the weekend should alleviate any pressures that come with a shorter edge in the standings going in..
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            Should be a fun environment up there for the weekend. Curious what kind of crowds they'll draw. While I don't like conceding anything, a split wouldn't a bad result. Maybe Ohio State can do us a favor a take a game from the Gophers.

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              Dont even speak of a split. We need the ladies to keep their foot on the gas. Win, win, win, win, win!!!!!!
              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: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                Nice 4-1 Badgers.. Nice to spoil something on UMD for a change!

                I am sure the UMD faithful will be crowing that Irwin did not play and that was the difference but the Badgers won fair and square. UW even had a goal disallowed (kicked in) during the first period.

                Mark changed the lines up tonight. Cant say too much as the lines seemed to click just fine.

                I am sure UMD will be out for blood tomorrow.. Hopefully Haley "5 min Major" stays at home again!
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                MOP Winners: Bauer (07), Duggan (11), Knight (11), Vetter (06, 09)

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                MOP Winners: Darwitz (05), Killewald (00), Raty(12), Wendell (04)

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                • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                  Clearly, the Badgers weren't rattled by the environment. Great win and I'm sure they'll be ready for whatever the Dogs will throw at them tomorrow night.

                  Go Badgers!

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                  • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                    Originally posted by WHKY blogger View Post
                    I am sure the UMD faithful will be crowing that Irwin did not play and that was the difference but the Badgers won fair and square. UW even had a goal disallowed (kicked in) during the first period...Hopefully Haley "5 min Major" stays at home again!
                    Nope. I'm not convinced Irwin is really "injured" as reported. I'm thinking Miller had her sit out. And she earned that. The Badgers won fair and square. (And it was a 10-minute major. At least give her credit for all of it.)

                    Originally posted by Badger Booster View Post
                    Clearly, the Badgers weren't rattled by the environment.
                    What environment? That place was like a morgue. Another disappointing performace by a team that doesn't look like it's much interested in defending its national title. Congrats to the Badgers. They came to play and they did just that.

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                      Originally posted by JosephPSchmoe View Post
                      What environment? That place was like a morgue. Another disappointing performace by a team that doesn't look like it's much interested in defending its national title. Congrats to the Badgers. They came to play and they did just that.
                      Box score says 1,639 in a 6,764 seat building on opening night for the Women.. Come'on fans, you can do better than that....
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                      National Championships: 2011,2009,2007,2006; Runners Up: 2012, 2008
                      MOP Winners: Bauer (07), Duggan (11), Knight (11), Vetter (06, 09)

                      Minnesota
                      National Championships: 2012, 2005, 2004, 2000 (AWCHA); Runners Up: 2006
                      MOP Winners: Darwitz (05), Killewald (00), Raty(12), Wendell (04)

                      Minnesota-Duluth
                      National Championships: 2010, 2008, 2003, 2002, 2001; Runners Up: 2007
                      MOP Winners: Blais (10), Martin (08), Ouellette (03), Rooth (01)

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                      • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                        Bulldogs were outplayed in every aspect tonight. Kudos to the Badgers. If that team doesn't win another NCAA trophy in March, something will be VERY wrong!

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                        • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                          I also thought that they would pull a bigger crowd with it being women's opening night with the #1 team in country that is also a huge rival. Wonder if the bitter cold was a major factor in that?

                          Originally posted by WHKY blogger View Post
                          Box score says 1,639 in a 6,764 seat building on opening night for the Women.. Come'on fans, you can do better than that....

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                          • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                            Originally posted by WHKY blogger View Post
                            Box score says 1,639 in a 6,764 seat building on opening night for the Women.. Come'on fans, you can do better than that....
                            Wow, thats pretty pathetic for the, "state of hockey".
                            Glad the see the Badgers could ruin their little coming out party.
                            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: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                              Originally posted by WHKY blogger View Post
                              Box score says 1,639 in a 6,764 seat building on opening night for the Women.. Come'on fans, you can do better than that....
                              Originally posted by Badger Booster View Post
                              I also thought that they would pull a bigger crowd with it being women's opening night with the #1 team in country that is also a huge rival. Wonder if the bitter cold was a major factor in that?
                              Originally posted by GoBucky36 View Post
                              Wow, thats pretty pathetic for the, "state of hockey".
                              Glad the see the Badgers could ruin their little coming out party.
                              We'd all like to see bigger crowds, but if you take a look a attendance figures around D-I last night...or most any night, 1639 doesn't seem all that pathetic.

                              Wondering, do the Badgers have any fans that typically travel to road games? I'd think they'd get some at this arena that's basically right on the border.
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                              • Re: Wisconsin Badgers '10-'11

                                Originally posted by brookyone View Post
                                We'd all like to see bigger crowds, but if you take a look a attendance figures around D-I last night...or most any night, 1639 doesn't seem all that pathetic.

                                Wondering, do the Badgers have any fans that typically travel to road games? I'd think they'd get some at this arena that's basically right on the border.
                                From what I've seen over the years, the Bulldog fan base definitely travels better than do Badger fans. Mostly for UW, you see only family unless the men's team is in town the same weekend. One thing working against UMD in trying to draw a crowd is that the Duluth News Tribune doesn't give them much for coverage. I see last night they didn't have anyone assigned to the game, and the short summary they ran had Kim Martin playing in goal. At least most of those 1,639 were actual humans, unlike the creative counts turned in at a certain other venue.
                                "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
                                And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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