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Go4PuckFan2.0
03-27-2015, 02:35 PM
Which is why I think Mark Johnson should not be the guy when push comes to shove.

That he's incapable of beating the Gophers should preclude him from consideration.

WiscDC
03-27-2015, 04:15 PM
"Comments are disabled for this video."

Yeah, probably for the best.

Have you seen YouTube comments? That's a good idea for every video!

solovsfett
03-27-2015, 05:23 PM
Yes they didn't want to play in Sauers style

Weird. Was it the wide open style they didn't like?

markwojo
03-27-2015, 08:30 PM
6 still > 5 So sad seeing a fellow conference mate get spanked by Duluth.

Greenbay97
03-27-2015, 08:49 PM
6 still > 5 So sad seeing a fellow conference mate get spanked by Duluth.

Sad, yes. Well, not really.

But now there is confusion. Whom shall we root against at the F4 in Boston? Unless the Souix make it there. Then the Triumvirate of Hate dictates rooting against NoDak.

Gurtholfin
03-27-2015, 08:51 PM
BC is still alive.

WiscDC
03-27-2015, 09:41 PM
6 still > 5 So sad seeing a fellow conference mate get spanked by Duluth.

Sad? Not at all. It's the gophers. I feel relieved.

Gurtholfin
03-27-2015, 10:07 PM
Sad? Not at all. It's the gophers. I feel relieved.


Sadly, that's the most entertained I've been by a college hockey game all season.

Gurtholfin
03-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Oh yeah and for Wisko who often asked whether we'd trade places with NoDak (in terms of season by season results) and always be good but unable to get over the hump.

Uh... yes. They look to be having a great time in Fargo tonight.

At some point, they will win another title and the failures at the FF will be forgotten and forgiven.


In the meantime, they get to watch winning hockey just about every freaking year.

Timothy A
03-28-2015, 07:35 AM
BC is still alive.

Hate BC and I'm a happy camper the rodents went down in flames. Go UMD, they are practically in WI.


Sadly, that's the most entertained I've been by a college hockey game all season.

You missed some dandies @ Labahn. The BU tilt in the ncaa's was awesome in particular.

Badger Hockey Digest on Youtube......The comments have been disabled all year, it's just not the last one.

I think BA has underestimated the fact that whatever obvious changes Eaves does make this offseason will not equate to more butts in seats. It may just slow down the bleeding.

It's a sad deal. Growing up, UW hockey was all the state had to be proud of sportswise. The Brewers had a few good runs, but the Packers and UW football and BB were not good, just also rans at best. Now UW hockey is the goat with 3 legs.

Almington
03-29-2015, 06:15 PM
I think BA has underestimated the fact that whatever obvious changes Eaves does make this offseason will not equate to more butts in seats. It may just slow down the bleeding.

It's a sad deal. Growing up, UW hockey was all the state had to be proud of sportswise. The Brewers had a few good runs, but the Packers and UW football and BB were not good, just also rans at best. Now UW hockey is the goat with 3 legs.

The bleeding will slow because their will be less blood to lose. Other than falling on his sword, their is nothing Eaves can do to fix the program. I think that fan apathy is just running too high and the required changes will take to long to save his job if the fans continue to bail on an Eaves lead program.

RedStripes
03-29-2015, 09:05 PM
Something I find interesting from the statement Alvarez made in support of Eaves and Eaves' comments on the Hockey Digest was the reference to bad seasons each has experienced in the past. Their examples were from the start of new regimes, not the result of years and years of work by the coach. There is a big difference between 4 wins when you're starting something new and 4 wins a decade later. That can't really be missing that, can they?

WiscTJK
03-29-2015, 10:33 PM
Something I find interesting from the statement Alvarez made in support of Eaves and Eaves' comments on the Hockey Digest was the reference to bad seasons each has experienced in the past. Their examples were from the start of new regimes, not the result of years and years of work by the coach. There is a big difference between 4 wins when you're starting something new and 4 wins a decade later. That can't really be missing that, can they?

They must be so high on bb and football they aren't noticing or more likely don't care. Well at least not caring about the fans perspective. Reading that alumni have disgust on the recruiting thread makes the support even more curious.

GoBucky!
03-29-2015, 11:42 PM
Something I find interesting from the statement Alvarez made in support of Eaves and Eaves' comments on the Hockey Digest was the reference to bad seasons each has experienced in the past. Their examples were from the start of new regimes, not the result of years and years of work by the coach. There is a big difference between 4 wins when you're starting something new and 4 wins a decade later. That can't really be missing that, can they? I feel things like this that Barry does is more of an insult to us fans than Shuchuk saying something out of frustration.

Almington
03-30-2015, 03:43 AM
I feel things like this that Barry does is more of an insult to us fans than Shuchuk saying something out of frustration.

In defense of Alvarez, he is a former coach not a lifelong administrator. If a coach doesn't believe that he can fix things next season he isn't going to get very good results. Alvarez is looking at this from a coaches point of view, not from a business point of view or considering the public relations/ fan relations impact.

I'm hoping that some of the people in the AD can convince him of the business POV and PR implications going forward, but I'm not hopeful.

At this point, Eaves hasn't has proven he can build a consistently successful program. In fact, the only three year stretch of NCAA appearances? Years 2, 3, and 4.

XYZ
03-30-2015, 05:47 AM
At this point, Eaves hasn't has proven he can build a consistently successful program. In fact, the only three year stretch of NCAA appearances? Years 2, 3, and 4.

It's been a death by a thousand cuts. It's been apparent since about 2008 and the sporadic great year (2010) or good year (2014) doesn't change that. And neither will the next good season. Both the peaks and valleys have been consistently matriculating themselves lower. The administration's inability to mitigate this before an assistant coach went to the paper to insult fans while concurrently stoking the biggest grease fire in program history speaks rather finely to your comment re: Alvrarez' administrative acumen. These things really aren't that hard. Then again, it took that place far too long to can Lisa Stone, too.


"Our women's basketball program has not reached and maintained the level of success I believe is possible," athletic director Barry Alvarez said.

Barry, does that mindset also apply to the men's hockey program? If not, you aren't doing your job.

Almington
03-30-2015, 06:17 AM
It's been a death by a thousand cuts. It's been apparent since about 2008 and the sporadic great year (2010) or good year (2014) doesn't change that. And neither will the next good season. Both the peaks and valleys have been consistently matriculating themselves lower. The administration's inability to mitigate this before an assistant coach went to the paper to insult fans while concurrently stoking the biggest grease fire in program history speaks rather finely to your comment re: Alvrarez' administrative acumen. These things really aren't that hard. Then again, it took that place far too long to can Lisa Stone, too

I think from a fan perspective Eaves has three major strikes against him:

1.) in the years UW is down, it is offensively a disaster. It's one thing to watch a great team pull off 2-1 win against another great team, it's another to watch a team and know of the other team scores three goals you are done.

2.) to many slow starts to a season. You just dig yourself in to much of a hole to really be considered a contender on the national stage and always seem to be playing catch up in conference races and the PWR.

3.) far to many losses in OT. Fans go home with a very bad memory that sticks with them.

WiscTJK
03-30-2015, 10:12 AM
Stat from USCHO says that NoDak has had 7 frozen fours in 11 seasons under Hakstol. That is impressive. Hey Barry and AD's - why can't Wisconsin have that kind of success?

UWisco
03-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Stat from USCHO says that NoDak has had 7 frozen fours in 11 seasons under Hakstol. That is impressive. Hey Barry and AD's - why can't Wisconsin have that kind of success?

But 0 national championships.

TUSCHWI
03-30-2015, 12:26 PM
Does anyone know when this talking to/meeting between Alvarez and Eaves is supposed to happen, or if it already has?