4 wins may be a good season at this point. Every time I get an email saying last chance to get season tickets, I am more resigned to the fact I made the right choice to scrap the tixs. I really don't blame Opika for bailing a dumpster fire with a dead man walking as head coach. The blame really falls at the feet of Alvarez and the athletic department for completely misreading the landscape of the program. The fan base, potential recruits, and alumni (players) have abandon the program in mass. Most no longer believe that it was just a down year and Eaves will turn things around and rebound ever much less quickly. At some point, whether Eaves is a "good" coach, knows his x's and o's, is great with cliché's doesn't matter if no one will come play for him. Everyone loses guys to the OHL at some point (or even a verbal commit to another school), but the recent quality/quantity of that happening at UW is a telltale sign of where the program is at.
Wisconsin hockey edges closer and closer to the dark days of the Blackhawks when I finally abandoned a part of a season ticket package to the Hawks and traded my entertainment dollars into getting season tickets to the Badgers the season they moved into the Kohl. Rock bottom will be when there are as many rodent or sue fans in the Kohl as there are Badger fans like when Wing fans outnumbered Hawk fans in the United Center.
Last edited by markwojo; 07-02-2015 at 01:37 PM.
mark, everything you say makes sense. I needed this advice last week
Just waiting for UW to announce that the UW athletic ticket database has been hacked and our CC information has been compromised (but just for the hockey fans). Then again, the athletic department may not even notice.
There is an extremely tight timetable right now to find a goalie. Not only do you have to recruit one out of thin air, but you have to get him accepted to school. We know how hard it is to get some kids into UW. Coaching staff better be BURNING up phone lines right now.
Should have a replacement in relatively short order, possibly as soon as Monday. May not go public for a while though, as I'm sure they'll want to make sure he can get into school before announcing anything.
I can't say for certain, but Matt Jurusik is a name I'm hearing could be a potential goaltending replacement. He had a huge year for Janesville (NAHL) and is likely the top uncommitted goaltender out there right now.
Gurt, you are me, except I went to 4 games last year, all losses. I'm not a bandwagoner, I've literally been going to games for decades. I'm in protest mode, as I posted in the past. The money is going for NHL games. **** it.
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." Vince Lombardi
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man; free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case, my enemy is a varmint....and a varmint will never quit...ever. They're like Viet Cong...Varmint Cong, so you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower...and that's all she wrote. Au revoir, gopher." Karl Spackler 1980
According to Jeff Cox, Wisconsin has contacted Casey DeSmith about the open goaltending job. Would be a graduate transfer.
He was kicked off UNH's team for a domestic arrest. You can google his history.
I'm sure they've talked to a number of options, so this isn't a surprise at all.
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