4 wins may be a good season at this point. Every time I get an email saying last chance to get season tickets, I am more resigned to the fact I made the right choice to scrap the tixs. I really don't blame Opika for bailing a dumpster fire with a dead man walking as head coach. The blame really falls at the feet of Alvarez and the athletic department for completely misreading the landscape of the program. The fan base, potential recruits, and alumni (players) have abandon the program in mass. Most no longer believe that it was just a down year and Eaves will turn things around and rebound ever much less quickly. At some point, whether Eaves is a "good" coach, knows his x's and o's, is great with cliché's doesn't matter if no one will come play for him. Everyone loses guys to the OHL at some point (or even a verbal commit to another school), but the recent quality/quantity of that happening at UW is a telltale sign of where the program is at.
Wisconsin hockey edges closer and closer to the dark days of the Blackhawks when I finally abandoned a part of a season ticket package to the Hawks and traded my entertainment dollars into getting season tickets to the Badgers the season they moved into the Kohl. Rock bottom will be when there are as many rodent or sue fans in the Kohl as there are Badger fans like when Wing fans outnumbered Hawk fans in the United Center.