Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

-- The Cure
BADGER MEN V. TIGERS: FRI @ 7 PM, SAT @ 6 PM
** Just an added emphasis of Saturday's 6 PM start **

Gameday links
TV: Saturday only - live on FSN, tape-delay (10:30PM) on WPT
Radio: WIBA 1310, yahoosports ($4.95/mo), ESPN 540 in Milwaukee (Friday only)
Video webstream: Friday only - uwbadgers
Livestats - uwbadgers
Game blogs: No live interactive blogging (road games only), but Milewski always has a game post with pre/post game comments.

Lines
Bohmbach-Geoffrion-Gorowsky
Murray-Stepan-Davies
Mitchell-Bendickson-Grotting
P. Johnson-Dolan-Turnbull

Gardiner-McBain
McDonagh-Goloubef
Little-C. Johnson/Springer (Milewski had Johnson, Baggott had Springer)

Connelly
Gudmandson


Series Previews
uwbadgers: Game Notes
cctigers: Series preview, Game Notes

I normally just scan the Badgers' game notes, but I gotta tell ya, I like this week's a lot. All sorts of nice things about All-American Candidate Jamie McBain, Blake Geoffrion, Aaron Bendickson, Derek Stepan, and Ben Grotting.

Milewski (TCT): Wisconsin Badgers' men's hockey vs. Colorado College
Baggot (WSJ): UW-Colorado College preview

Both of those previews talk about Chad Rau and shorthanded goals. Someone please tell Andy and Todd that Kyle Klubertanz is Finland.

Colorado Springs Gazette: Colorado College at Wisconsin preview
Schwab (Gazette blog): CC has had success against Wisconsin

Other Articles
Milewski (TCT): Special teams special -- and critical -- for UW
Baggot (WSJ): Schedule favorable for home stretch
Schwab (Gazette): CC's Owens prefers home away from home
Schwab (Gazette blog): Vlassopolous out four weeks
Milewski (TCT): Bemidji State has to show it'll be viable in the WCHA (and other items)

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: WCHA stick salute, bench minor, great weekend getaway; Lucia speaks on illness, WCHA open to expansion applications


BADGER WOMEN v. FIGHTING SIOUX: FRI @2 PM, SAT @ 12 PM
** Just an added emphasis of Saturday's noon start **

Gameday links
TV: none
Radio: Sat only - WIBA 1310
Video Webstream: both games - uwbadgers
Live Stats: uwbadgers
Live blog: none (road games only)

Series Previews
uwbadgers: Series preview, Game Notes
fightingsioux: Series preview, Game Notes

Other Articles
Milewski (TCT): Top-ranked UW's offensive balance better than title years
Potrykus (Milwaukee JS): UW's Johnson gets back to work
Schlossman (GF Herald): Ailing Sioux face Badgers
Boger (Dakota Student): Women's hockey team playing well

By the way, I wanted to include this blurb from the Badger Women's Hockey Insider email:
Last weekend in Minnesota Duluth I did the first women's hockey blogs of the season. From a lot of the comments I feel it was pretty successful and I look forward to doing it again when we hit the road. I got some feedback and I will try to implement those suggestions in my future blogs. If anyone has suggestions or comments, feel free to e-mail me by replying to this e-mail or contacting me at jb5@athletics.wisc.edu.
I thought Jacqueline did quite a nice job last weekend, and I look forward to following her game blogs in the future. Thanks for doing this, Jacqueline!