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solovsfett
09-01-2011, 05:43 PM
Per Heisenberg, Butcher committed to DU today.

there's no excuse to lose this kid. Schuchuk and Butters (whomever is recruiting) better have their feet held to the fire. this is beginning to become a trend

Chuck Schwartz
09-01-2011, 06:59 PM
there's no excuse to lose this kid. Schuchuk and Butters (whomever is recruiting) better have their feet held to the fire. this is beginning to become a trend

I'm sure Butters and Shuey both are logging extensive time recruiting as is Eaves but certainly this isn't a good loss but like I said on twitter, it's far from the end of the world. Most are already aware that there is another in-state kid in this class who is just as high end with Ian McCoshen. Better land that kid.

RinkPig
09-01-2011, 08:23 PM
I'm sure Butters and Shuey both are logging extensive time recruiting as is Eaves but certainly this isn't a good loss but like I said on twitter, it's far from the end of the world. Most are already aware that there is another in-state kid in this class who is just as high end with Ian McCoshen. Better land that kid.

2 things:

1. Ever since Osiecki left you can't recruit D worth a ****! lol....how did that Schmaltz committ work out for you! :D Nobody wants to play for Eaves without Mark.

2. McCoshen is from Huson, WI...which is pretty much MN....there are soo many Hudson people that go to school and work in MN. Ian will look good in a Gophers uniform.;)

Half the people that live in Hudson are Vikings fans...which is unheard of from a drunkin Sconi city. They get all our local channels and the kid probably grew up watching the Mighty "M"

DPlaya
09-01-2011, 09:30 PM
Per Heisenberg, Butcher committed to DU today.

Someone had tweeted that on Tuesday, I had retweeted it (http://twitter.com/#!/DPlayawi).

Big loss for UW & Chuck is right that they need to land McCoshen now assuming it is going to work for them to do so....

UW only has one Senior on the roster and five Juniors, and they have five commitments over the next two years. They are likely spending time recruiting and evaluating 2014-2015 recruits for the most part but it's tough to see an in-state elite D for 2013 go elsewhere. I wonder if it is an issue for UW that Springer graduates after this year and Schultz will almost certainly be gone, and all they have committed for defense is Tim Davison who may be a 2013 recruit as he's not playing Junior hockey this year. If he's not ready and Butcher or McCoshen can't arrive until 2013 when only Ramage graduates, do they have the scholarship money flexibility to bring in a couple guys for 2012 and still bring in 2 or 3 in 2013? I suppose Ryan Little could move back to defense if needed.

solovsfett
09-01-2011, 11:31 PM
I'm sure Butters and Shuey both are logging extensive time recruiting as is Eaves but certainly this isn't a good loss but like I said on twitter, it's far from the end of the world. Most are already aware that there is another in-state kid in this class who is just as high end with Ian McCoshen. Better land that kid.

that's just it...they BETTER land that kid. if not the UW has serious problems.

Chuck Schwartz
09-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Another note on Butcher guys...don't forget that article I posted a few days ago. It's far from a lock that he ever even plays college hockey as Windsor will come after him hard.

dggoddard
09-02-2011, 02:25 PM
Another note on Butcher guys...don't forget that article I posted a few days ago. It's far from a lock that he ever even plays college hockey as Windsor will come after him hard.Its a lock.

He's coming to DU, you can bet the farm. Will's father Joe, DU assistant Steve Miller & Steve's younger brother played hockey together their entire lives in Sun Prairie, high school and USHL.

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2011/09/ushr-mentions-will-butchers-ties-to-du.html

Chuck Schwartz
09-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Its a lock.

He's coming to DU, you can bet the farm. Will's father Joe, DU assistant Steve Miller & Steve's younger brother played hockey together their entire lives in Sun Prairie, high school and USHL.

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2011/09/ushr-mentions-will-butchers-ties-to-du.html

The connection certainly gives good insight as to why he chose Denver. However I fail to see how just because his father played high school hockey with Steve Miller that it becomes a "lock" that he ends up there. Doesn't hurt that's for sure, but I'd never bet the farm. Especially with the way Windsor operates.

manurespreader
09-02-2011, 06:27 PM
Windsor also got a kid from Michigan who we thought might be one of ours. No one really knows the details, but windsor was very happy I can tell you.

dggoddard
09-02-2011, 07:18 PM
The connection certainly gives good insight as to why he chose Denver. However I fail to see how just because his father played high school hockey with Steve Miller that it becomes a "lock" that he ends up there. Doesn't hurt that's for sure, but I'd never bet the farm. Especially with the way Windsor operates.I understand your skepticism, but you have to look at the kids DU recruits. We've never lost a recruit to major juniors even though MJ went hard after Joe Colborne & Drew Shore.

Almost every kid that gets a schollie from DU is a straight A student. Consequently, DU leads the WCHA All-Academic team by a wide margin every season. DU only has 18 full schollies, they don't give out partials because of the high cost of tuition & board ($50,000). So DU better be **** sure the kid wants to go there before they get an offer. DU biggest weakness (high cost of tuition) has caused them to become very savvy in handing out schollies.

Will Butcher is a very good student and the family relationship between Killer & the family is tighter than USHR lets on.

BTW: I've always been a huge fan of Chuck's posts, blog postings and incredible inside info.

brianvf
09-03-2011, 01:22 AM
I understand your skepticism, but you have to look at the kids DU recruits. We've never lost a recruit to major juniors even though MJ went hard after Joe Colborne & Drew Shore.

No offense to DU, but it's only been a few years since Denver started landing "blue-chip" recruits again that were sought after by MJ. They may have gone hard after Colborne and Shore, but that's a pretty small sample size. If DU continues to land excellent recruiting classes, it won't be long before one of them bolts to the north (especially with how things were trending this year)...even with the angelic kids that DU recruits. ;) :)

I agree with Chuck...Butcher may very well end up at DU due to the connection in SP, but I certainly wouldn't bet the farm with how aggressive MJ have gotten lately.

Chuck Schwartz
09-03-2011, 12:57 PM
I understand your skepticism, but you have to look at the kids DU recruits. We've never lost a recruit to major juniors even though MJ went hard after Joe Colborne & Drew Shore.

Almost every kid that gets a schollie from DU is a straight A student. Consequently, DU leads the WCHA All-Academic team by a wide margin every season. DU only has 18 full schollies, they don't give out partials because of the high cost of tuition & board ($50,000). So DU better be **** sure the kid wants to go there before they get an offer. DU biggest weakness (high cost of tuition) has caused them to become very savvy in handing out schollies.

Will Butcher is a very good student and the family relationship between Killer & the family is tighter than USHR lets on.

BTW: I've always been a huge fan of Chuck's posts, blog postings and incredible inside info.

I hope you're right as selfishly I'd like to keep the best talent at the NCAA level. I just read Butchers quotes in that article in late May and don't feel as confident as you do. I find it hard to believe in the past 3+ months the kid has done such a complete 180 degree turn from these comments.

Some snippets:

“It’s not something I’ve crossed off my list,” said the 16-year-old Butcher

Windsor’s success with Americans like Cam Fowler, Kenny Ryan, Jack Campbell and Austin Watson has left the club with a good reputation.

“Those guys were all great players and did well,” Butcher said. “If they can, maybe I can.”

“I’m taking it year-by-year and we’ll see where I go,” said Butcher, who draws some comparisons to Fowler. “It’s got to be the right fit, no matter what it is.”

Exposed more to college hockey, Butcher said he knows about the OHL and Rychel helped fill him in on the program by sending a DVD highlighting the team’s two Memorial Cup run.

“That was really cool and fun to watch,” Butcher said. “That means a lot because Windsor’s a prestigious program.”

PS...thanks for the kind words DG, it's mutual.

Chuck Schwartz
09-03-2011, 11:16 PM
Badgers land (http://twitter.com/#!/MSRandR4Hockey/status/109999711020261377) Kevin Schulze a defenseman who played for Hill Murray high school last year and will play with Muskegon in the USHL this year under former UW assistant Kevin Patrick.

Chuck Schwartz
09-05-2011, 03:58 PM
Interviewed (http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2011/9/5/2406445/schulze-excited-to-be-a-badger#storyjump) Schulze for Bucky's 5th Quarter on Labor Day. Hope you guys like it.

B5Q: You played for a perennial powerhouse with Hill Murray and made it to the State Tournament as a junior. Can you talk a little bit about the experience of playing in the tourney and at the Xcel Energy Center in front of a packed house as a high school kid?

Kevin Schulze: It was amazing, growing up watching the State Tournament on TV that's what I dreamed of and playing in it was great. It was almost surreal playing in front of so many people in the biggest game on my life.

B5Q: You were named a tri-captain for the Pioneers this past season. Is that something that you take pride in and can carry with you to the next level?

Schulze: "Yeah I definitely take pride in that and I think it helped a lot with getting some experience being the leader."

B5Q: Your team had an opportunity to play an outdoor game this year during Hockey Day Minnesota at Moorhead that was broadcast on FSN, a game that your squad won 3-2. How amazing was that day?


Schulze: "It was unbelievable. It felt like I was a little kid again playing pond hockey in my backyard with the neighborhood kids."

B5Q: Can you give us a little insight as to how long you had been talking to the Badgers and maybe if you took any visits to Madison, how that whole thing played out?

Schulze: "Well I first started talking to Coach Butters last winter after I emailed him and he came out to one of my practices for Hill-Murray. Then after the season I played in a tournament for seniors called the Great 8 and I was still in contact with Coach Butters and in early May I went out for a visit. Then I was in contact with both Coach Eaves and Coach Butters throughout the summer and this past week I decided I wouldn't want to go to any other college than Wisconsin!"

B5Q: Were there any other schools that you were considering and in the end, why did you feel that Wisconsin was going to be the right choice for you?

Schulze: "I had been talking with a couple other schools throughout the last couple of months, but after visiting Madison and talking with the coaches there I knew that Wisconsin was the perfect fit for me. Not only hockey wise but academically as well."

B5Q: Twice you were overlooked for a roster spot in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League despite playing key roles for one of the best high school teams in the state. Is that something you use as motivation?

Schulze: "After not making Elite I was pretty disappointed and yeah, I think that i use it as motivation to try to prove to people that I was good enough to play in that league. Looking back on it though, I'm kinda glad that I didn't make it because if I had I might not be in this position right now."

B5Q: You were drafted by Muskegon and will play for former Wisconsin assistant Kevin Patrick this season before coming to Madison in 2012. The USHL is a great development league for players. Are you excited about getting an opportunity to grow your game in the USHL?

Schulze: "I am really excited about playing in the USHL. It is the best stepping stone for players who want to play college hockey. The best thing about my situation in Muskegon is I have a coach who knows first hand what it is like being a part of the hockey program at Wisconsin, and I'm going to try to not only become a better player under him, but also to try to get as much information out of him of what it is like in Madison."

B5Q: Most fans havenít had a chance to watch you play yet. Can you describe how you play the game, some of your strengths and some of the aspects of your game youíre looking to improve before becoming a Badger?

Schulze: "I would say that I am a play-making defenseman, I like to use my skating ability and my vision of the ice to make plays happen and set up my teammates. I think the biggest thing that I need to work on is my strength, and here in Muskegon I'm in a perfect position to do that with all of the knowledge the coaching staff has here and with the amazing facilities I have at my access to."

solovsfett
09-06-2011, 06:39 AM
Badgers land (http://twitter.com/#!/MSRandR4Hockey/status/109999711020261377) Kevin Schulze a defenseman who played for Hill Murray high school last year and will play with Muskegon in the USHL this year under former UW assistant Kevin Patrick.

is the other kid off the radar now, I forget his name, the one who wanted to commit for next year instead of this season on defense?

UWisco
09-06-2011, 07:15 AM
is the other kid off the radar now, I forget his name, the one who wanted to commit for next year instead of this season on defense?

Eddie Wittchow?

Chuck Schwartz
09-06-2011, 08:14 AM
is the other kid off the radar now, I forget his name, the one who wanted to commit for next year instead of this season on defense?

If you're talking about Wittchow no, he's not off the radar now. With Springer graduating and Schultz a lock to go pro 2 defensemen need to be brought in. It could be Schulze and Tim Davison. Could be Schulze and Wittchow. Could be Schulze and a mystery man who knows at this point. Hell Ramage could easily sign as well and we might need to bring in 3.

solovsfett
09-06-2011, 12:22 PM
If you're talking about Wittchow no, he's not off the radar now. With Springer graduating and Schultz a lock to go pro 2 defensemen need to be brought in. It could be Schulze and Tim Davison. Could be Schulze and Wittchow. Could be Schulze and a mystery man who knows at this point. Hell Ramage could easily sign as well and we might need to bring in 3.

Wittchow yes. well, I hope he's on-board along w/Mchoshen (sp?)

Chuck Schwartz
09-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Was in Blaine this weekend for the NAHL showcase and got to see Team Wisconsin as the Elite League was also playing there this weekend. Davison looked about the same as I've always seen him...quick, smooth, really good with the puck. Made a really nice play to step up and create an offensive two on one and had the patience to draw the defenseman to him to set up a teammate for a goal. He's going to need to play in the USHL next season IMO. He's got the skating and puck skills to step in to the Badgers next year but he's still got some growing to do and he needs to be more physical pushing guys around. Still think he's going to be a really solid player for Wisconsin some day.

Not many NAHL players will show up on our radar but I really liked Evan Janssen from Green Bay who now plays for Alaska. He centered their top line and really looked good. He's physical, decent wheels and can get his shot off quick. Shuey was watching his game and saw him score a really nice goal. May be a kid to keep an eye on.

JohnsonsJerseys
09-19-2011, 09:19 PM
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<pre>Adam Burish
Center
Born Jan 6 1983 -- Madison, WI
Height 6.00 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots R


Selected by Chicago Blackhawks round 9 #282 overall 2002 NHL Entry Draft

--- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ----
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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2001-02 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 61 24 33 57 122 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 19 0 6 6 32
2003-04 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 43 6 13 19 63
2004-05 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 41 13 7 20 41
2005-06 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 42 9 24 33 67
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 64 11 10 21 146 6 1 1 2 4
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 4 4 8 214 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 6 3 9 93 17 3 2 5 30
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 1 3 4 14 15 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 63 8 6 14 91 -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 232 19 16 35 414 32 3 2 5 32
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