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GoBucky36
03-13-2010, 12:17 AM
that doesn't make any sense.
Especially considering that I used to live about 30 miles south of Madison and most of the home games were either on channel 14 or were replaying at 10 or 11pm on PBS.

GoBucky36
03-13-2010, 12:19 AM
http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/031210aac.html

The No. 3 Wisconsin men's hockey team (23-9-4, 17-8-3 WCHA) won the opening game, 4-1, of the best-of-three series against Alaska Anchorage (11-22-2, 9-17-2 WCHA) Friday night in the Kohl Center. All four Wisconsin goals were scored by different Badgers in the opening-round victory.

solovsfett
03-13-2010, 01:06 AM
so.....I didn't get a chance to listen or watch tonight and it seems there is disagreement on the play of UW.

gudmanson was ok or lousy? key players played poorly, Davies and Stepan?

if so, this is a continuation of last weekend then...good grief

Gurtholfin
03-13-2010, 01:18 AM
so.....I didn't get a chance to listen or watch tonight and it seems there is disagreement on the play of UW.

gudmanson was ok or lousy? key players played poorly, Davies and Stepan?

if so, this is a continuation of last weekend then...good grief

I didn't say lousy. I think the choices were "lights out" and OK. And I didn't notice Davies playing poorly.

We were better than last week but one telling stat could be 0 for 8 on the PP.

solovsfett
03-13-2010, 01:20 AM
I didn't say lousy. I think the choices were "lights out" and OK. And I didn't notice Davies playing poorly.

We were better than last week but one telling stat could be 0 for 8 on the PP.

thanks.

hopefully UW can sweep. After seeing the box scores of DU-Tech, MSU-Mankato/SCSU, it really shows no-one can be taken for granted/easy points in this league.

Gurtholfin
03-13-2010, 01:24 AM
thanks.

hopefully UW can sweep. After seeing the box scores of DU-Tech, MSU-Mankato/SCSU, it really shows no-one can be taken for granted/easy points in this league.


Agreed and I hope we close them out tomorrow even though I'd have tix for a game 3. No reason for us to be mucking around in this series. Time to move on. Hopefully.

WeWantMore
03-13-2010, 07:41 AM
Yep, you guys pretty much echo my thoughts, a good but certainly not great performance. I think the goal late in the 1st relaxed things a bit, we were sitting on just 3 SOG for a pretty long stretch there. A shame that Gudmandson's shutout got spoiled. Like you guys said, let's take care of business tonight, and let the other teams worry about OTs and Game 3s and such.

VarsityWisconsin
03-13-2010, 09:50 AM
I didn't say lousy. I think the choices were "lights out" and OK. And I didn't notice Davies playing poorly.

We were better than last week but one telling stat could be 0 for 8 on the PP.

Wrong. I quoted Gudmanson as a Rock Solid B performance. Get your facts straight.

UnWanted22
03-13-2010, 10:11 AM
The wife just changed our plans....we are going to the game tonight....we got tickets online....we will be leaving in an hour or so.....3 hour drive....see you all at the game.....Go Bucky.....

Madtown
03-13-2010, 10:30 AM
was at the game last night...power play looked out of sync for most of the night. Seemed like the puck was always on edge and bouncing. Goodmanson played decent in my mind. Just need a couple solid games to build my confidence in him again. Overall I thought we played good, Alaska did a good job pluggin up the center of the ice. Hope to finish them off tonight and look good doing it. However if it were to get to a game three, it might be good for the team to play a game where its one and done and see how they respond. Can't complain about a 4-1 win. I can complain about how empty the place was for a playoff game. Do the Fri season ticket holders get the Fri playoff game? The end behind the badger goal was pathetic looking. Tonight should be better, maybe those that traveled to see the basketball team will be back in town tonight. It just amazes me how we are 3rd in the nation and nobody seems to know.

WeWantMore
03-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Did anyone see what exactly happened at the end of the 1st? I was looking at something else and missed the incident, but Clark got a penalty for embellishment?

GoBucky36
03-13-2010, 12:53 PM
so.....I didn't get a chance to listen or watch tonight and it seems there is disagreement on the play of UW.

gudmanson was ok or lousy? key players played poorly, Davies and Stepan?

if so, this is a continuation of last weekend then...good grief
He was good, he just wasnt the best at catching the puck/freezing the puck.

Crainer
03-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Clark and Geofferion were jawing at each other, Geofferion skating backwards, Clark skating toward him. Geofferion shoved Clark in the chest, and Clark acted like he took a 12 ga at point blank range. Dinged Geofferion for the shove, Clark for just looking like an idiot!

Anyone notice PJ can't even get in a fight without screwing it up!!!

TUSCHWI
03-13-2010, 02:24 PM
so.....I didn't get a chance to listen or watch tonight and it seems there is disagreement on the play of UW.

gudmanson was ok or lousy? key players played poorly, Davies and Stepan?

if so, this is a continuation of last weekend then...good grief

I watched the game on TV and IMO this was NOT a continuation of last weekend at all. They came out flying, hard hits, getting good opportunities, won a large majority of faceoffs. They seemed to cool off after it got to 4-0. Gudmanson was solid. Davies looked good, fast and strong.

The first PP unit stunk but it wasn't from a lack of effort like last weekend. It seemed as if it couldn't figure out Anchorage's defense which took away both the Geoffrion and and B. Smith option. Then Davies and Stepan in particular didn't know what to do. Granted, I was watching this on TV and not in person but that's my take.

TUSCHWI
03-13-2010, 02:29 PM
Something I just noticed in the Bracketology thread. With Bemidji State losing to Niagara, if Niagara wins the CHA tournament and autobid, the NCAA committee might want to place them in Albany to boost attendance. If Niagara is the overall 16th seed, and DU remains #1 in the PWR, that would send DU out East (because the overall #1 is guaranteed to play the #16 I think) and make it easier for UW to get to St. Paul.

The only question is whether or not the AHA or CHA auto bid is #16.

jwilli
03-13-2010, 06:09 PM
Something I just noticed in the Bracketology thread. With Bemidji State losing to Niagara, if Niagara wins the CHA tournament and autobid, the NCAA committee might want to place them in Albany to boost attendance. If Niagara is the overall 16th seed, and DU remains #1 in the PWR, that would send DU out East (because the overall #1 is guaranteed to play the #16 I think) and make it easier for UW to get to St. Paul.

The only question is whether or not the AHA or CHA auto bid is #16.
This comment doesn't really belong in the UAA/UW thread, but there is no way the committee places the #16 seed close to home and then brings the #1 seed along. Denver will get St. Paul. The only way the Badgers will play in the St. Paul regional is if they can pass Denver in the PWR and I don't believe that is mathematically possible.

Red Cloud
03-13-2010, 06:20 PM
This comment doesn't really belong in the UAA/UW thread, but there is no way the committee places the #16 seed close to home and then brings the #1 seed along. Denver will get St. Paul. The only way the Badgers will play in the St. Paul regional is if they can pass Denver in the PWR and I don't believe that is mathematically possible.

Not the case. There's a distinct possibility that the committee will choose to cut down on the number of flights they have to dole out to #1 seeds (since they're the only ones that they can control where they get sent due to a need for bracket integrity). Denver has to fly to any of the four locations, while the other likely #1 seeds wouldn't have to fly to their closest location.

jwilli
03-13-2010, 06:28 PM
Not the case. There's a distinct possibility that the committee will choose to cut down on the number of flights they have to dole out to #1 seeds (since they're the only ones that they can control where they get sent due to a need for bracket integrity). Denver has to fly to any of the four locations, while the other likely #1 seeds wouldn't have to fly to their closest location.
I think this is still speculation. I realize Moy has suggested this and a believe I saw a quote by some NCAA official that it may be considered, but the committee's No. 1 rule has been to place the #1 seed closest to home. Taking Denver out of WCHA country and forcing their traveling fans to pay a higher airfare, is fundamentally in conflict with rewarding the #1 seed. I seriously doubt it will happen.

Red Cloud
03-13-2010, 06:35 PM
I think this is still speculation. I realize Moy has suggested this and a believe I saw a quote by some NCAA official that it may be considered, but the committee's No. 1 rule has been to place the #1 seed closest to home. Taking Denver out of WCHA country and forcing their traveling fans to pay a higher airfare, is fundamentally in conflict with rewarding the #1 seed. I seriously doubt it will happen.

Bracketology itself is speculation. The concept of "rewarding the #1 seed" is also speculative. Diminishing flights for #1 teams is a stated goal of the committee.

In this case, there is no "close to home" for Denver. That's the way it is. Fortunately, since Denver's not the #1 overall seed, your argument is moot anyway.

Puck Swami
03-13-2010, 06:38 PM
Taking Denver out of WCHA country and forcing their traveling fans to pay a higher airfare, is fundamentally in conflict with rewarding the #1 seed. I seriously doubt it will happen.

If you ask the 100 travelling Denver fans where they'd like to play, they'd tell you they don't care what city it's in as long as Denver has the best possible bracket for it's seed. In other words, there is very little advantage to our playing in St. Paul or 'WCHA country'.. We may be much better off flying East in terms of bracket, and we'd vastly prefer that than having to play a team like North Dakota or St. CLoud close to their home fans.