nice article by Baggot: http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2017/3...rs-roster.aspx
So...what are you feeling? I think the Badgers will be ready for the rematch. The defense was really challenged last time and I think OZ will be able to make some chicken salad out of chicken ****. Of course, hoping for at least a split. This thread is so quiet; no mention of PSU; no Wisconsin @ PSU thread; I had to go to page 3 (Feb 21) to find anything posted by a PSU fan. This is a yuge series......WHAT THE Fire trUCK?
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." Vince Lombardi
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man; free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case, my enemy is a varmint....and a varmint will never quit...ever. They're like Viet Cong...Varmint Cong, so you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower...and that's all she wrote. Au revoir, gopher." Carl Spackler 1980
A split this weekend would be nice but more than that would be outstanding. I don't think many of us thought we would be in a position with two weeks left to put ourselves into the tournament at this time last year. It's amazing how a new crop of coaches and a new playing style can change a hockey team.
However, G2O is a tremendous staff and this team played great since psu and I think the coaches have gotten a lot out of this team the past two weeks.
So, I'm getting some thinner after work and will be excited to tune in
Game Day! What happened a couple of weeks ago was definitely out of character for this team. Also, I think that was the best that Penn St's D had played this year. Much closer games.
this site recently. It gives the range of possible PWR landing spots based on the possible weekend outcomes. It also shows it as a probability function so you can see how likely it would be to land at any given spot given any outcome from the team.
You can see that Wisconsin can end up anywhere from 9th with a sweep and other things going our way all of the way down to 19thif we get swept and things go against us.
Likely outcomes are: sweep and get to 9th, split and sit at 13 or 14, get swept and end up at 18th
Possible outcomes are: sweep = 9-10, split = 11-16, swept = 15-19
Conversely, Penn State's possibilities are:
Sweep = 5-7, split = 9, swept = 11-15
Stick tap to Innova for posting a picture the other day to remind me how to code the post so the pictures actually show up in the post
A sweep obviously would be awesome, but I think a split is a more likely outcome. Really, they just need to avoid getting swept. I'm hoping for a split, taking care of business against OSU, and then we'll see how things fall...
Of their 4 remaining games, winning 3 will put the Badgers inside the bubble headed to the B1G Tourney at 12 or better PWR and in good shape. Win 2 and they will be on the bubble at 13-16 and almost certainly needing 1 or more wins post season plus maybe some help. Win 1 or 0 and (likely) 3 wins to the B1G Championship is the only way in. Given that, it is critical to get a win this weekend.*
Personally I think the Badgers are a bit better on a small sheet as it's a bit easier to cover in your own zone and not lose a guy free to the net in a smaller space, plus they score in transition or off neutral zone turnovers which isn't really hindered a lot by a smaller sheet. Otoh, they last played on a small sheet 7 games ago at MSU.
Of course PSU is a good team with good players and as we saw here it really comes down to compete level, something Penn St. dominated all weekend here. If the Badgers are to go to the NCAA's it looks like they are just going to have to physically out work PSU on every play of every period this weekend to hopefully turn the tables.
*Edit: I should add that garnering at least a split both weekends guarantees no worse than 2nd in the B1G and a huge bye to the semi at the B1G tourney.
I agree and G2O deserves a ton of credit, I think in particular the way they have gone about instilling confidence in the players and the team. You never hear Tony be anything but positive about the boys, even when they have earned some criticism. I think he said the other day and it's true, all these guys were all recruited to Wisconsin because they are good players, and the staff has done a tremendous job in re-instilling that idea in the boys.
I would have to say too though that it helps that a lot of these guys have grown up quite a bit. Two years ago WI was 42nd in the country in average weight of players and today they're 9th, at just a touch under 193#'s. That quite a help in competing for pucks and winning battles.
Interesting point by Wisko on the lad's weight and winning 1 on 1 battles.
No tv tonight? ERRR! I'm anxious to watch this series.
Heads up the gals are playing the sue @ 2 today. Fire up the computers and "work" really hard this afternoon. I know I will be.
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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?!?"
If Berry plays well and wins tonight, is this the weekend he gets the Saturday nod over Jurisic? I thought it was a strong possibility against the Goofs given how "on" Jack was for most of the night. As important as these last two weeks are, does Tony finally ride the hotter goalie?
They don't have a single game option, or a single month option. The least expensive way would be to get the monthly pass ($9.95) and cancel your subscription before it automatically renews. Personally, I don't know that it is worth $10 to watch a single game.
I've tried it in the past, and their systems is kind of messy. You can subscribe through the website easily enough, but you have to e-mail a request to have your account canceled. That business model seems kind of shady to me. Like they are planning on getting the renewals because people can't find the "cancel" button on the website so they just give up and let it keep racking up $10/month.
I guess things may have changed since my last experiences with BTN+. See post by GBBadger14 for updated info
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Does anyone else use BTN2Go a lot and find it incredibly annoying that they show tweets and news stories right on the badgers home page? Makes for a real pain in the butt when I want to go on and start watching a game from the beginning when it's already started.
Still, how crazy is it that this team is now good and exciting enough that we actually considered paying for a steam? The last couple of seasons we often couldn't be bothered even when they were on BTN proper.
I had BTN Plus for a month earlier in the year when almost every woman's game was on there and it was painful most times. There would be lockups in the stream, massive time delays, and they didn't seem to care one bit when you complained about it.
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