*... and cue music*
With Luke and Opilka-wan
stranded far far away aboard
NTDP, the rag-tag remnants of
the Badger Alliance struggle for
survival against the Evil Empire.
Does anyone have positives to take from this past weekend? I didn't get to listen to either game.
0-6....At this point going .500 (which was my hope for the season) seems out of reach
Everything in its right place, Wisconsin Hockey National Champs!
"but you're not as confused as him are you. it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel". Tap pt 1.
"I think it's ****ing stock. What--? Which part of that is unclear to you? I think it sounds stock to my ears. I mean, do you want me to write it down?" Tap Pt. 2
Who???! So What!!!! Big Deal!!!!
At least we scored? And got swept by a really good team?
Lowered Expectations aside, "hope " is a fairly disingenuous concept here.
Last edited by ExileOnDaytonStreet; 11-10-2014 at 09:00 AM.
Jack Dougherty looked good. Kevin Schulze is one of the best skaters I have seen at UW in a long time. Ustaski moves pretty well for a big man. Besse played real well Saturday, throwing his body around. Other Freshman were a mixed bag of looking good and looking lost at times.
Wittchow sounds like a broken finger, so that is going to hurt the D. They can't run Schulze as much as they did this weekend, all year, or he is going to wear down.
Still 0-6 is pretty rotten. Worst start since 1932....
Rumpel has pretty bad numbers so far (.883 save %), so if he gets back to where he was in previous years that would give you guys some hope. Has he just been struggling or is it the young D in front of him?
Doesn't really matter though, as they lost anyways. Might as well get them playing time so they can get experience as we endure this terrible start.
I knew, you all knew, this was going to be a tough season with all the freshman but I didn't count on Rumple being average so far. It "seems" like the team as a whole is growing and progressing and able to go toe-to-toe with a great team but they need to find that extra something so they don't collapse when something bad happens in the 3rd period. I know some of it is youth, but the older players leadership and coaching needs to own that and step up.
For nearly all freshmen, there are hard lessons to be learned that this level. For D men, it's doubly tough. Badgers will come back. They were right with UND for extended periods both nights.
Just wondering, from people who have actually been able to see the games, if it was him, the 3 Frosh on D, or both, that are struggling (since he was pretty much the lone bright point coming into this season).
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