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Wisko McBadgerton
01-10-2015, 11:35 PM
That unfortunately wasn't very surprising. The Badgers definitely were making things easier for BU than they did last night while on defense.

Did anyone see a replay of Besse getting drilled in the head? We were all pretty sure that that is what happened along the boards to the right of the UW bench (when facing the bench side).

I thought they should have called it based on the fact that I've seen that play called as contact to the head every time. It was a typical taller player nailing a shorter player type thing. Glad Besse was able to shake it off and get back in the game. I thought he played pretty well tonight, great with the puck, but still has to get better without it. The Canadian line is really coming on as well. Zully on a 7 game point streak and Soleway had perhaps his best weekend as a Badger. Team showed some moxie on the weekend and put up a fight. For the first 30 minutes or so they looked pretty good. Got the puck deep, got good shots, didn't give up a lot....but make a couple of mistakes and Eichel showed immediately why everyone's so high on him. BU is going to be a very tough out in the tournament. Good for this team to play these tough teams even though losing sucks ***.

On to the Goofs. Somebody has to win next week. Why not us?

UWisco
01-10-2015, 11:43 PM
That unfortunately wasn't very surprising. The Badgers definitely were making things easier for BU than they did last night while on defense.

Did anyone see a replay of Besse getting drilled in the head? We were all pretty sure that that is what happened along the boards to the right of the UW bench (when facing the bench side).
Was a penalty. The fact that an elbow was called on us immediately after made me almost lose it. Leads to a goal and an onslaught. Crap game. How clueless refs like that keep their job blows my mind. Unacceptable. And I know I harp on officiating all the time but come on. Horse crap.

Flatlander14
01-11-2015, 03:00 AM
Was a penalty. The fact that an elbow was called on us immediately after made me almost lose it. Leads to a goal and an onslaught. Crap game. How clueless refs like that keep their job blows my mind. Unacceptable. And I know I harp on officiating all the time but come on. Horse crap.

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WiscTJK
01-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Was a penalty. The fact that an elbow was called on us immediately after made me almost lose it. Leads to a goal and an onslaught. Crap game. How clueless refs like that keep their job blows my mind. Unacceptable. And I know I harp on officiating all the time but come on. Horse crap.

If the team plays with the energy of Friday and the first period Saturday, that missed penalty call doesn't matter. The score indicates what I saw on the ice. It wasn't the refs.....

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 10:07 AM
Was a penalty. The fact that an elbow was called on us immediately after made me almost lose it. Leads to a goal and an onslaught. Crap game. How clueless refs like that keep their job blows my mind. Unacceptable. And I know I harp on officiating all the time but come on. Horse crap.

It was curious considering how tight they called hooking/slashing for most of the series and I do remember thinking at the time that it was a big turnaround. At the time BU was finally in the midst of a stretch of wearing down our guys by possessing the puck in our end so that by the time we'd get it out we had to change up and face another rush. Right call there put us on the pp and maybe changes the mojo back to us a little, but I really think Eichel was not going to be denied, and it's likely just a matter of time before he gets to anybody. I have a greater appreciation for how we played Friday after last night. I thought they blew an obvious CFB/Boarding call on Friday when Soleway got knocked into the boards headfirst too. Ke sera sera...

Interesting that it appears very likely that if the Badgers were somehow to get on enough of a roll to win the B1G regular season they would probably be out of the tourney, although not quite mathematically eliminated yet I don't think. And auto bids would probably put the goofs out of it today. If you could RPI just the last 11, Badgers and gofers would be pretty similar, with the 2 second miracle probably keeping Bucky from coming out ahead. Have to build on the good things we did this weekend and eliminate more mistakes. From where we were two weeks ago, wondering if these guys can ever win a game, I think that if they continue moving forward, these guys can still win some games and have a chance to get in the mix at the end.

srkbadger
01-11-2015, 10:19 AM
It was curious considering how tight they called hooking/slashing for most of the series and I do remember thinking at the time that it was a big turnaround. At the time BU was finally in the midst of a stretch of wearing down our guys by possessing the puck in our end so that by the time we'd get it out we had to change up and face another rush. Right call there put us on the pp and maybe changes the mojo back to us a little, but I really think Eichel was not going to be denied, and it's likely just a matter of time before he gets to anybody. I have a greater appreciation for how we played Friday after last night. I thought they blew an obvious CFB/Boarding call on Friday when Soleway got knocked into the boards headfirst too. Ke sera sera...

Interesting that it appears very likely that if the Badgers were somehow to get on enough of a roll to win the B1G regular season they would probably be out of the tourney, although not quite mathematically eliminated yet I don't think. And auto bids would probably put the goofs out of it today. If you could RPI just the last 11, Badgers and gofers would be pretty similar, with the 2 second miracle probably keeping Bucky from coming out ahead. Have to build on the good things we did this weekend and eliminate more mistakes. From where we were two weeks ago, wondering if these guys can ever win a game, I think that if they continue moving forward, these guys can still win some games and have a chance to get in the mix at the end.

If getting in the mix means something other than a sixth place Big Ten finish, then maybe. Anything else is pure delusion. Realistically they might be able to fight it out with Sparty for the bottom two spots. That's what getting in the mix means for the Badgers this year.

WiscTJK
01-11-2015, 10:39 AM
I have a sick feeling the goofs will find playing Wisconsin will be just the medicine they need.... we will see.

burd
01-11-2015, 10:52 AM
I have a sick feeling the goofs will find playing Wisconsin will be just the medicine they need.... we will see.

Maybe, but a win or two would sure taste good for the Badgers. It's always a double benefit when you beat the gophs.

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 10:58 AM
I have a sick feeling the goofs will find playing Wisconsin will be just the medicine they need.... we will see.

I agree. Time for the Badgers to Kevorkian the gofers and put them out of their misery.

solovsfett
01-11-2015, 05:55 PM
"This was a dress rehearsal for playing well on Saturday night after a tough Friday night game, and the reviews weren't very good," Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. "So, we're not quite ready for prime time."

seriously? HOW CAN YOU TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?

If you're not effing ready for prime time (assuming and presuming you mean playing as hard as you can for 120 minutes every weekend) by the 2nd or 3rd week of the season you can forget it...Never mind being 3+ months into the season and not being ready...

Chuck Schwartz
01-11-2015, 07:09 PM
"This was a dress rehearsal for playing well on Saturday night after a tough Friday night game, and the reviews weren't very good," Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. "So, we're not quite ready for prime time."

seriously? HOW CAN YOU TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?

If you're not effing ready for prime time (assuming and presuming you mean playing as hard as you can for 120 minutes every weekend) by the 2nd or 3rd week of the season you can forget it...Never mind being 3+ months into the season and not being ready...

Out of curiosity, since you've ripped every quote I've used from Eaves on my blog the past few weeks, what could he have said that wouldn't make you freak out?

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 07:39 PM
Out of curiosity, since you've ripped every quote I've used from Eaves on my blog the past few weeks, what could he have said that wouldn't make you freak out?

In before Bonin with "I quit."


In before solo with "The players suck, the assistants suck, I suck, and we are never going to win another game at Wisconsin because I have single handedly destroyed the program. Now I have ten minutes for questions before go I hang myself. "

Seriously though, anyone that thinks that the Badgers lost this weekend because they didn't play hard is missing quite a lot.

Gurtholfin
01-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Out of curiosity, since you've ripped every quote I've used from Eaves on my blog the past few weeks, what could he have said that wouldn't make you freak out?

You have a blog?

icebadger
01-11-2015, 08:22 PM
Out of curiosity, since you've ripped every quote I've used from Eaves on my blog the past few weeks, what could he have said that wouldn't make you freak out?Maybe the calling an actual game a "dress rehearsal" part?

I know we're not a very good team but geez, you can't say that.

Timothy A
01-11-2015, 08:39 PM
Out of curiosity, since you've ripped every quote I've used from Eaves on my blog the past few weeks, what could he have said that wouldn't make you freak out?

Your just a victim of Mike "Analogy" Eaves. The guy could have said, "we hoped to carry over our good play from yesterday, but we didn't. We'll crack the lads in practice and in the filmroom so we can try and hammer the our biggest rival, rodents". I like fishing, I was hoping for another fishing analogy. Yesterday was more like the last scene in Jaws except the shot at the tank in the shark's mouth missed and Brody joined Quint in the belly of the beast. Did we really think they could beat and tie BU anyway?

You also know Solo has on a bit of a negative aura right now, as do quite a few faithful as we all know.

Bring on the rodents. Nothing would please me more than embarrsing them by beating them.

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 08:55 PM
Maybe the calling an actual game a "dress rehearsal" part?

I know we're not a very good team but geez, you can't say that.

I'm sorry but I'm not sure I'm following you. For context, he was talking about post season play when you have to play hard the first night and then come back the next and play hard or you're out. If that helps at all?

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 09:02 PM
You also know Solo has on a bit of a negative aura right now, as do quite a few faithful as we all know.

Bring on the rodents. Nothing would please me more than embarrassing them by beating them.

But....but... I thought solo was in love!

Actually I think he's more or less the same. That's why I respect him, he's consistent and doesn't ever falter. Well... almost never. After we swept #1 goofs and won the B1G last year he got a little shaky for awhile there, but I forgive him.

The prideonice people are embarrassed every time we beat them, no matter the circumstances. That's a little of the beauty of it.

icebadger
01-11-2015, 09:19 PM
I'm sorry but I'm not sure I'm following you. For context, he was talking about post season play when you have to play hard the first night and then come back the next and play hard or you're out. If that helps at all?Oh, I know the context. It's just a phrase that doesn't work here, IMO.

Wisko McBadgerton
01-11-2015, 09:52 PM
Oh, I know the context. It's just a phrase that doesn't work here, IMO.

Ok, I thought perhaps I missed something important. I grant that Eaves' metaphors and analogies are as lame as a duck.

Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that is actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

On the other hand they're also bit like my brother in law, Phil. But unlike Phil they may on occasion work a little.

WiscTJK
01-11-2015, 10:06 PM
Seriously though, anyone that thinks that the Badgers lost this weekend because they didn't play hard is missing quite a lot.

Friday for most of the game and Saturday night for about a period and a half. But not the full 120 minutes. But being that you are the eternal optimist for Eaves and the direction of the program, they played harder than they have all season.

And in ended with one point.....