Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday news from the WSJ

The Wisconsin State Journal had a couple of good articles to pass along today.

First, All-American Candidate Jamie McBain, is he Hobey Baker worthy? My answer is that he should definately have his name thrown into the hat at this point. He is arguably the best defenseman in the NCAA's this season. He is 3rd in the WCHA is scoring (overall not just blue liners), 1st in the nation in defensemen scoring, and leads the Badgers w/ 5-23-28. He has lead the Badger blue liners in each of his first two seasons.

At the start of the season, I was going to have a McBain for Hobey campaign, but 60 didn't want me to jinx him. Supposedly I jinxed Kyle Turris last season from winning the Hobey...

All-American & Hobey Baker Candidate McBain is a difference maker for the Badgers, and this has to stand out making him an "MVP" type candidate. If he wasn't out there on the blue line this season, well I don't know what to tell you, but I don't think the Badgers would be 3rd in the WCHA, nor would the PP be remotely as good. He runs that PP like Peyton Manning runs the Colts, and when he is on his game on the PP the team rides right w/ him.

Go here and cast your fan vote for Jamie McBain for Hobey Baker. Its only 1%, but as Badger fans we should be able to make a difference.

Second, big props need to go out to Carol Marshall who has been doing outstanding things behind the scenes for hockey in the Madison area (and beyond) for decades. She even repairs the socks of the Wisconsin Men's hockey team and has been doing so for a long time. Carol and her husband Jack helped found the Blue Line club in the 60s, and have been season ticket holders way back to when the team played at Hartmeyer arena.

Hats off to Carol for all her hardwork over the years to the sport of hockey!