Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

Monday, you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday - watch the walls instead
It's Friday, I'm in love

BADGER MEN v. DENVER: FRI/SAT 7 PM

Gameday Links
TV: Friday - NHL Network, MyMadison TV; Saturday - FSN WI, FSN RM; both nights - tape-delay on WPT
Radio: WIBA 1310 (Madison), ESPN 540 (Milwaukee), yahoosports ($4.95/mo)
Video webstream: none
Livestats: uwbadgers
Game blogs: none that I'm aware of

Lines
Andy Bohmbach-Blake Geoffrion-Tom Gorowsky
Jordy Murray-Derek Stepan-Michael Davies
John Mitchell-Aaron Bendickson-Ben Grotting
Patrick Johnson-Sean Dolan-Matt Thurber

Brendan Smith-Jamie McBain
Ryan McDonagh-Cody Goloubef
Jake Gardiner-Craig Johnson

Shane Connelly
Scott Gudmandson

So, looks like Thurber's back in and Turnbull's back out, with Bardis and Hickey sitting as well.

As you know, Smith is back. I remember reading in one of the articles that Smith's minutes may be monitored but that he'll return to his spot on the 2nd PP unit. Little and Springer are both healthy scratches. Depending on how things go tonight, I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see one of them replace CJ on Saturday, although I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see CJ play both nights, either.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
denverpioneers: preview, game notes

Baggot (WSJ): UW vs. Denver preview
Baggot (WSJ Badger Blog): Picking at old wounds
Breiner (Daily Cardinal): UW ready to battle for top spot
Bleach (Badger Herald): Men's hockey to host 1st place UD (sic)
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): UW aims to get back on track against Denver
Byers (Badger Herald): Rematch against Denver brings playoff implications
Worgull (BN): Charting the course (premium content)
Joyce (Isthmus): Underrated rivalry
Rooney (Rocky Mountain News): Pioneers face tough test against Badgers

Other Articles
Baggot (WSJ): Small details could make big difference
Baggot (WSJ): Wiercioch is UW's loss, Denver's gain
Chambers (Denver Post): Wiercioch expecting to hear boos
Breiner (Daily Cardinal): McBain steps up as a leader
Mason (Badger Herald): Craig Johnson makes noise on the ice
Baggot (WSJ Badger Blog): Seeing is believing (John Mitchell)

From the Lunatic Fringe (and I use that phrase affectionately here)
Let's Go DU: Wisconsin blogger notes Wiercioch's success
Puck Swami's Know Your Foe: The University of Wisconsin Badgers
And of course, our contributions (courtesy of Gandalf): Boo for Patrick Who; Man, defecting isn't cool

I'm a bit confused, though. (Yeah, yeah, I know.) Why are all of Puck Swami's blog entries posted by dggoddard?

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: WCHA stick salute, bench minor, great weekend getaway; Checking in around the WCHA; Hobey Tracker (McBain)


BADGER WOMEN v. BEMIDJI, FRI/SAT 2 PM

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

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
bemidjistate: game notes
Donahue (Badger Herald): In home finale, Badgers face off vs. Bemidji State
Storlie (Daily Cardinal): One more time for senior class

Other Articles
uwbadgers: Ammerman earns 4th WCHA honor
uwbadgers: Evans announced as WCHA scholar-athlete
Mosgaller (Badger Herald): Johnson leaving coaching void (2009-10)
Baggot (WSJ Badger Blog): Proposed facility update

On Saturday, the Badgers will honor the senior class. From Jacqueline Boscacci's Badger Women's Hockey Insider:
At Saturday’s game the Badgers will honor its best class to ever come through the Wisconsin women’s hockey program. The class of 2009 has been to the NCAA title game in each of its last three seasons, winning twice. Seniors Jessie Vetter, Erika Lawler, Alycia Matthews, Rachel Bible, Angie Keseley and Kayla Hagen will all be honored for all of their contributions to the Badgers success over their years.
Also per Boscacci's Insider, the Badgers will also honor their fans on Saturday with Fan Appreciation Day. Fans will get a raffle ticket upon entry for a chance to win prizes during the game. Students get in free with a valid student ID and will get free pizza (while supplies last.)