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Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
The one thing that did amuse me in this thread was the couple of posters who read the title and just naturally assumed this was the regular gofer season thread. On the other hand, the Huskies lost 5-1 to Providence on Tuesday and are right back to #50 so I suppose it's understandable.

Should the goofs get handled this weekend against # 44 in East Lansing, they might as well just move in here permanently!:p

captain beefheart
12-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Hey, I like this thread. We get to talk about Gopher Hockey, which is always awe inspiring, yet leave all the line juggling and who makes a better third line winger mumbo-jumbo out of it. Rah!

Go4PuckFan2.0
12-05-2014, 08:58 AM
The one thing that did amuse me in this thread was the couple of posters who read the title and just naturally assumed this was the regular gofer season thread. On the other hand, the Huskies lost 5-1 to Providence on Tuesday and are right back to #50 so I suppose it's understandable.

Should the goofs get handled this weekend against # 44 in East Lansing, they might as well just move in here permanently!:p

Split on the road, sweep at home.

That's the mantra.

Either way, come Monday, the Gophers are relevant.

Come Monday, the BADgers will be as irrelevant then as they are today.

And will remain so for the Rest. Of. The. Year.

Now be gone with you and your team that brings a new meaning to BAD hockey. I laugh in the general direction of Madison.
:-)

Tiggsy
12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
The one thing that did amuse me in this thread was the couple of posters who read the title and just naturally assumed this was the regular gofer season thread. On the other hand, the Huskies lost 5-1 to Providence on Tuesday and are right back to #50 so I suppose it's understandable.



I'm not sure how effective ripping a team like Northeastern is when they are still pretty far above yours. But I guess that is what happens when you are stuck at one win and still at the bottom of the rankings with elite company of American International. Oh wait... even they have more wins then bucky. How many weeks has bucky been at the bottom now? They should feel right at home.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 10:25 AM
I'm not sure how effective ripping a team like Northeastern is when they are still pretty far above yours. But I guess that is what happens when you are stuck at one win and still at the bottom of the rankings with elite company of American International. Oh wait... even they have more wins then bucky. How many weeks has bucky been at the bottom now? They should feel right at home.

Nobody is "ripping" on Northeastern. In fact I congratulated them in my very first post and they do have some quality players like Kevin Roy that I think quite highly of. But I'll concede you do have a point in that I could have titled this thread as Northeasern Hockey: Greatest Statistical Upset in History? (which I still believe it is) But that just seems like much less fun to me.

I'm not sure how Bucky's standing plays into it, and while there are two or three threads additional threads started by gophers to discuss the Badgers shortcomings so far, I don't mind discussing it here if you guys insist. Bucky isn't at the bottom, AIC is below us in RPI and rightfully so. I feel confident in saying the Badgers could beat them in a weekend series. Probably. Niagra might be a different story...

But unlike the goofs, we haven't lost to a lower ranked team all season! And I certainly expect that overachieving trend to continue.

mnstate0fhockey
12-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Nobody is "ripping" on Northeastern. In fact I congratulated them in my very first post and they do have some quality players like Kevin Roy that I think quite highly of. But I'll concede you do have a point in that I could have titled this thread as Northeasern Hockey: Greatest Statistical Upset in History? (which I still believe it is) But that just seems like much less fun to me.

I'm not sure how Bucky's standing plays into it, and while there are two or three threads additional threads started by gophers to discuss the Badgers shortcomings so far, I don't mind discussing it here if you guys insist. Bucky isn't at the bottom, AIC is below us in RPI and rightfully so. I feel confident in saying the Badgers could beat them in a weekend series. Probably. Niagra might be a different story...

But unlike the goofs, we haven't lost to a lower ranked team all season! And I certainly expect that overachieving trend to continue.

Translation: Considering the state of your program (second to last in the Pairwise, half empty arena, program is bleeding top recruits, etc...) our misgivings are all you have. We get it :)

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Translation: Considering the state of your program (second to last in the Pairwise, half empty arena, program is bleeding top recruits, etc...) our misgivings are all you have. We get it :)

Well, on the other hand, there's also this:

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Now I don't know who this "unknown" character is, but I do know he's quoted one heck of a lot, so people generally must think he's got something going on.


So despite his poor punctuation, if we're to take unknown's word for it, Wisco can be no worse than #34, and the gofers no better than #51. :p

Tiggsy
12-05-2014, 11:09 AM
But unlike the goofs, we haven't lost to a lower ranked team all season! And I certainly expect that overachieving trend to continue.

You have this amazing grasp on the obvious. When there is only one team "below" you (according to PWR rankings though you are actually tied) and you don't play them at all, you are correct. It will be difficult for a lower ranked team to beat bucky. But at least you seem to have the realization by very clearly implying that bucky's home is pretty much near the bottom this year. Most can't stomach talking about your team, so joining the obsession most everyone else has by talking about us. Makes perfect sense to me.

gopher wes
12-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Translation: Considering the state of your program (second to last in the Pairwise, half empty arena, program is bleeding top recruits, etc...) our misgivings are all you have. We get it :)
Aren't you being a little generous with the "half empty" part of this post?

gopher wes
12-05-2014, 11:15 AM
The one thing that did amuse me in this thread was the couple of posters who read the title and just naturally assumed this was the regular gofer season thread.
Don't flatter yourself. You didn't even use the right smiley....

mnstate0fhockey
12-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Aren't you being a little generous with the "half empty" part of this post?

Pity overcame me, so I embelished :)

I don't think how truely horse crap his program has become has really sunk in with Wisko yet.

Go4PuckFan2.0
12-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Nobody is "ripping" on Northeastern. In fact I congratulated them in my very first post and they do have some quality players like Kevin Roy that I think quite highly of. But I'll concede you do have a point in that I could have titled this thread as Northeasern Hockey: Greatest Statistical Upset in History? (which I still believe it is) But that just seems like much less fun to me.

I'm not sure how Bucky's standing plays into it,....

You're not?

Well, let me hold your hand, my good man!

Name another program in NCAA D1 hockey history that went from a top 4 seed in the NCAA tournament to the 59th ranked team.

In the same year.

That's a far greater fall from grace.

And that's not a one game evaluation, that's from a larger sample size.

Which makes it far more significant.

And just out of curiosity, what were the BADgers ranked when they lost - at home - to a then Penn State club team?

That could be the answer that you seek.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 12:48 PM
You're not?

Well, let me hold your hand, my good man!

Name another program in NCAA D1 hockey history that went from a top 4 seed in the NCAA tournament to the 59th ranked team.

In the same year.

That's a far greater fall from grace.

And that's not a one game evaluation, that's from a larger sample size.

Which makes it far more significant.

And just out of curiosity, what were the BADgers ranked when they lost - at home - to a then Penn State club team?

That could be the answer that you seek.

You make a good point, although obviously we lost 13 guys and 90% of our scoring. You lost what? Condon and Shibrowski from a 5 loss team?

A one game evaluation---> Well you are 1-4 in your last 5, including losing to the U-18's and NU. Your only win coming against a BC team that is 3-6 in their last 9. Now I don't think you'll necessarily make #59, but you're certainly not headed upwards at the moment. And I'm sure your not trying to argue you're satisfied


The Badgers were 14-11-5 at the time of the PSU loss, so I highly doubt it qualifies. So far nobody has come up with a greater disparity then the MN-NU game, and I don't think it exists. Gopher's are the proud owners of the biggest underachievement in tourney history and now in the regular season as well. Oh sure, maybe it's just another record to you guys, but I think it deserves some real recognition here.

Tiggsy
12-05-2014, 12:58 PM
A one game evaluation---> Well you are 1-4 in your last 5, including losing to the U-18's and NU. Your only win coming against a BC team that is 3-6 in their last 9. Now I don't think you'll necessarily make #59, but you're certainly not headed upwards at the moment. And I'm sure your not trying to argue you're satisfied




When you're at the bottom, you have no way to go but up. Still given that, you've only managed to overtake a single team. Quite an accomplishment. Wait... no it really isn't. Even if we were in a complete freefall you would never overtake us because we have already more then doubled your likely season win total. Or is that giving WI too much credit? Probably.

Bonin21
12-05-2014, 01:12 PM
You make a good point, although obviously we lost 13 guys and 90% of our scoring. You lost what? Condon and Shibrowski from a 5 loss team?

That's your staff's fault with the unbalanced classes. Just face it, your recruiting is not great right now and ours is overall probably top three in the nation. Wisconsin youth hockey is brutal so you'll always be fighting an uphill battle.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 01:15 PM
When you're at the bottom, you have no way to go but up. Still given that, you've only managed to overtake a single team. Quite an accomplishment. Wait... no it really isn't. Even if we were in a complete freefall you would never overtake us because we have already more then doubled your likely season win total. Or is that giving WI too much credit? Probably.

Oh come on Tiggsy, given each team's circumstances on paper coming in, if Wisco were to finish ahead of goofy this year it would probably be an even bigger underachievement for you guys then this last one. Of course I do understand that with out a Wisconsin born kid to lead your team you probably do have much lower expectations, but still...

ScoobyDoo
12-05-2014, 01:24 PM
It was a top 5 all time loss. Not surprised. Now can we all move on or do we need to continue the urination contest?

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 01:26 PM
That's your staff's fault with the unbalanced classes. Just face it, your recruiting is not great right now and ours is overall probably top three in the nation. Wisconsin youth hockey is brutal so you'll always be fighting an uphill battle.

Agreed. And to be serious for one second, I do feel good about the kids we have this year and have coming in. We'll be back in the race soon, but this is most certainly at the heart of all Badger frustration.

And now back to work:

Gopher Hockey: Doing less with more for nearly a century!

Tiggsy
12-05-2014, 01:29 PM
It was a top 5 all time loss. Not surprised. Now can we all move on or do we need to continue the urination contest?

Not sure we can move on yet. Wisco McB seems pretty intent to continue this and there's enough of us to keep him busy. Too bad he couldn't find any other bucky fans to help him out here, but they seem to realize bucky is a lost cause this year.

Wisko McBadgerton
12-05-2014, 01:29 PM
It was a top 5 all time loss. Not surprised. Now can we all move on or do we need to continue the urination contest?

Probably, unless Wisco or Goofy loses tonight, then probably not.