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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Are the students in the band the ones making the decision not to play? At UM games, most of the band shows up even when it is a marathon weekend with football and other sports. I don't think that they are much different than players; after putting in all the hours to practice, playing for games is fun. I'm sure if you asked the band members, they'd say that they enjoy playing at LaBahn and would like to do so more often.
    I just made the shift over to "if they don't want to be there, then I don't want them there anyway". I just need to enjoy what I can control and stop trying to control what I can't.

    BIG series this weekend. OSU is scoring a lot, so is UW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post

    Not a fan of the crest jersies, and not the tan ones as all. But that's just silly old me.
    I didn't like those either. I thought they looked cool when the first photos were posted, but seeing them in person, they looked really disjointed an dim. The university crest just didn't seem to fit, so it looked like someone took a (very) old school jersey and glued a printout of that UW crest on the front. They looked weird. Not like the clown outfits the men's team wore last year, but still weird.

    I often like super-old style alternates (whether or not it's based on a real previous design) as long as collars are avoided, and I think cream/tan/whatever can work, but it looked dull (maybe because everything else was bright white and red).

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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2019-2020 Season Thread

    Tim said : Not a fan of the crest jersies, and not the tan ones as all. But that's just silly old me.

    Quote Originally Posted by WiscDC View Post
    I didn't like those either. ... seeing them in person, they looked really disjointed an dim. .
    So, when you guys come across one at a yard sale ten years from now, you'll pick it up and then pass it along to me? :-)

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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2019-2020 Season Thread

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    Tim said : Not a fan of the crest jersies, and not the tan ones as all. But that's just silly old me.

    So, when you guys come across one at a yard sale ten years from now, you'll pick it up and then pass it along to me? :-)
    No problem. I'll be on the lookout.

    I just watched a replay of the Friday game, man did Watts fumble away about 6 prime chances. Coulda had a 10 pt night. But the PPG was a beauty, a shot off the pass from the goal line, something that UW players typically don't do much of. Roque also scored on a shot off the pass as well. I hope this is a trend.
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2019-2020 Season Thread

    Another tidbit from the broadcast was Watts was also considering a yucky school to the west of WI.

    It will be interesting to see how the lines are tweaked to improve the output of the 2nd and 3rd lines. It may be a good idea to move SS to the 2nd line to give them a creator on that line. Splitting Watts and Roque up would be bonkers.

    Interesting that one of the PP's had 4 forwards. Obviously they believe a lot in Curl and want her to touch the puck more with top end talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    Another tidbit from the broadcast was Watts was also considering a yucky school to the west of WI.
    Didn't know she was considering Lindenwood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post

    Interesting that one of the PP's had 4 forwards. Obviously they believe a lot in Curl and want her to touch the puck more with top end talent.
    Four forwards on a PP is nothing new for Mark Johnson. He's does that fairly regularly over the years. I can remember both Knight and Duggan at times being the sort-of 'second defense' during a PP. It is aggressive, and maybe not something we'd see against better opponents.

    The two guys sitting next to me on Friday were commenting to one another how the PP was looking disjointed and ineffective; I pointed out to them that it was four forwards, and they said maybe that was putting a forward (or two) out of their normal position and having them thinking 'defense' when they should be thinking offense.

    Steffen was the lone defender, which makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
    Didn't know she was considering Lindenwood...
    Right! Kind of odd to consider UW and Lindenwood....
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    Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    Right! Kind of odd to consider UW ....
    True dat.
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2019-2020 Season Thread

    2 quality wins. Game one a tight nail biter until the end, the kind of game that could have ended up in a loss with a bad bounce, though UW's special teams were better, they outshot and out-faceoffed them. Game 2 was another tight one after 2, but awesome to see them lay the wood on OSU in the 3rd period and run away with it. I won't fret about giving up 3 goals until/if I see video on what happened, 1.5 gaa over the weekend against a top 10 team on the road is nothing to get all worked up over. Fantastic weekend for the ladies.
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    Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
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    Timothy A --> Great hockey mind... Or Greatest hockey mind?!?"

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    I am officially concerned about UW's top heavy scoring. The top line F have 16G 43 pts, the rest of the F have 10G 15 pts. The D have 22 pts. There's no creativity presence on those 3 lines. They are very responsible defensively and can hem people in, but not a lot of wow scoring factor. Norby and Curl are in tremendous slumps with 3 combined goals on 60 shots. They aren't getting in high percentage situations. Maybe for the LUI series they toy with all 4 lines. The top line won't be able to sustain this pace. There's no way the PP will stay above 50% and they do get pts off of that. They will need other F to be able to produce. It will be interesting to see in a few weeks how the rodents deal with that line, if they are still together. I suspect they will be.
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    Originally Posted by Wisko McBadgerton:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    I am officially concerned about UW's top heavy scoring. The top line F have 16G 43 pts, the rest of the F have 10G 15 pts. The D have 22 pts. There's no creativity presence on those 3 lines. They are very responsible defensively and can hem people in, but not a lot of wow scoring factor. Norby and Curl are in tremendous slumps with 3 combined goals on 60 shots. They aren't getting in high percentage situations. Maybe for the LUI series they toy with all 4 lines. The top line won't be able to sustain this pace. There's no way the PP will stay above 50% and they do get pts off of that. They will need other F to be able to produce. It will be interesting to see in a few weeks how the rodents deal with that line, if they are still together. I suspect they will be.
    This has been my chief takeaway from the first couple of weeks. It's getting to the point where I don't expect any real offensive pressure if lines 2-4 are on the ice. Watts, SS and Roque are phenomenal. I don't think you want to have to break that trio up. But, you might have to at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCSmooth View Post
    This has been my chief takeaway from the first couple of weeks. It's getting to the point where I don't expect any real offensive pressure if lines 2-4 are on the ice. Watts, SS and Roque are phenomenal. I don't think you want to have to break that trio up. But, you might have to at some point.
    30 goals scored so far; 16 by the first line, 14 by others (though that gets skewed a bit when you mix in PP units, etc.). First line generally gets 40% of the overall ice time? 50%?

    Shots taken by line are 76, 69, 30, 20. You can argue that the first line in making more of their chances, they are simply 'better shots', etc. And to an extent that is true. You could also argue that the second line has been a little unlucky.

    I'm not concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertearle View Post
    Shots taken by line are 76, 69, 30, 20. You can argue that the first line in making more of their chances, they are simply 'better shots', etc. And to an extent that is true. You could also argue that the second line has been a little unlucky.
    These are some excellent numbers for look at. I contend that the 2nd line isn't unlucky but not just as talented as the first line, which isn't a cut on anyone, the lines and scoring bear that out. Norby has to have a bad luck streak right now, she's shooting .029, last year she was .078, the year before .074. Maybe she should shoot less and look to pass more?

    A case for breaking up the superline. Look at Curl. Last year she played with SS and Roque and her shooting % was .14. This year it's .080. She's not being put into prime scoring chances by her linemates. She's also playing C and not W, in which may take some time for her to grow into the C role. On the other hand, can UW win it all with a dominate line like that? OSU couldn't stop them, will UM or some Eastern team be able to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    On the other hand, can UW win it all with a dominate line like that? OSU couldn't stop them, will UM or some Eastern team be able to?
    One cannot predict with any degree of certainty, but based on early results it doesn't appear that any team is capable of shutting them down completely, especially over a weekend series. The real question may be, can the arguably better-balanced Gophers (or other top team) outscore the Badgers when that star-studded No. 1 line is not on the ice? I guess we'll find out in a little less than three weeks.
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    The real question may be, can the arguably better-balanced Gophers (or other top team) outscore the Badgers when that star-studded No. 1 line is not on the ice? I guess we'll find out in a little less than three weeks.
    Looking very forward to it. The 2 and 3 lines are solid defensively, so maybe a deeper rodent team still can't score on them, but they won't get scored on either. It's at MN so Frosty gets to dictate who faces who. It will also be interesting to see which of the Fr D get more PT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    Looking very forward to it. The 2 and 3 lines are solid defensively, so maybe a deeper rodent team still can't score on them, but they won't get scored on either. It's at MN so Frosty gets to dictate who faces who. It will also be interesting to see which of the Fr D get more PT.
    There are a couple of things that UW should be on the lookout for, when facing an opponent for the first time. LIU has a special deke move that they will not hesitate to try on breakaways - it is known as the 'Long Island Ice Tease'. Also, the noise you will hear when they score a goal: you guessed it, the 'Long Island Sound'. The manner in which the players communicate among themselves is known as the 'Long Island Expressway.'

    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leather helmet View Post
    There are a couple of things that UW should be on the lookout for, when facing an opponent for the first time. LIU has a special deke move that they will not hesitate to try on breakaways - it is known as the 'Long Island Ice Tease'. Also, the noise you will hear when they score a goal: you guessed it, the 'Long Island Sound'. The manner in which the players communicate among themselves is known as the 'Long Island Expressway.'

    That is all.
    The L.I.E. is also known as the Distressway. They may be forced to choose that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leather helmet View Post
    There are a couple of things that UW should be on the lookout for, when facing an opponent for the first time. LIU has a special deke move that they will not hesitate to try on breakaways - it is known as the 'Long Island Ice Tease'. Also, the noise you will hear when they score a goal: you guessed it, the 'Long Island Sound'. The manner in which the players communicate among themselves is known as the 'Long Island Expressway.'

    That is all.
    A breakaway is probably something the Badger goalie is not going to see.
    Here are the shots and goals playing UConn:
    52-14 6-1
    53-9 4-0
    My guess is the Badgers will get 60+ shots at least one game, and give up less than 10 at least one game
    Thatís the real drama, can LUI get more shots than the Badgers can score goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    A breakaway is probably something the Badger goalie is not going to see.
    Here are the shots and goals playing UConn:
    52-14 6-1
    53-9 4-0
    My guess is the Badgers will get 60+ shots at least one game, and give up less than 10 at least one game
    Thatís the real drama, can LUI get more shots than the Badgers can score goals.
    I love the chant "More goals than shots!" It's my favorite. I got to do that one when PSU was in town.
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