Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Badger odds & ends

  • I know it's just INCH, but INCH has All-American and Hobey Baker Award Candidate Jamie McBain listed in their Hobey Tracker this week.
    The best of the Badgers' talented blueline bunch, McBain leads the nation's defensemen in scoring with 30 points, but his numbers are more impressive when viewed in the context of previous Wisconsin rearguards. To wit: If McBain maintains his current scoring pace, he'll likely hit 40 points late in the regular season or early in the playoffs, something that hasn't happened since Craig Anderson scored 42 points in 1997-98. He also has a decent chance of racking up the most assists by a Badger defenseman since Brian Rafalski had 34 helpers in 1994-95.
  • Yesterday, Todd Milewski had updates on a whole bunch of Badger alumni. (Thanks Todd!) Davis Drewiske and Andy Wozniewski were recently called up to the NHL, and Ross Carlson was recently called up to the AHL and scored the game winning SO goal in his 1st game up. Drewiske's and Wozniewksi's callups were also reported on uwbadgers.com.
  • I think Andy Baggot must read our blog. On Monday, Chuck remarked that Davis Drewiske has become the 9th member of the 2005-06 championship team to play in an NHL game. Today, Baggot has a blog post saying the same. Baggot further indicates that 9 is the most players from any Badger championship team to play in an NHL game (the 82-83 team had 8) and that the 86-87 Badger team also had 9 players to play in an NHL game.

  • Erika Lawler and Jessie Vetter both received WCHA honors this week, with Lawler being named WCHA co-offensive player of the week and Jessie Vetter being named WCHA defensive player of the week.

  • Here are the transcripts from Mike Eaves' and Mark Johnson's Monday pressers.
  • The official WCHA Women's website previews this weekend in the WCHA, highlighting the Badgers' series @ minnesota and reminding us that the Badgers and the gophers are the only 2 teams who are mathematically still in the running to win the regular season title.