Friday, October 2, 2009

INCH pre-season stuff

Disclaimer: the following info and links are from InsideCollegeHockey (INCH). These are the same idiots who accused Badger fans of throwing coins on the ice at the 2008 Midwest Regional.

Let's start w/ recruit rankings. Two Badgers ranked in the Top 20 at their respective position. Craig Smith was ranked 11th among forwards, and Justin Schultz was ranked 3rd among blue liners. Personally I think Schultz, UMD's Dylan Olsen and DU's Matt Donovan are better players then gopher Nick Leddy who was #1.

Overall, the Badgers recruiting class was ranked 11th. Notre Lame was #1 followed by Denver.

INCH also graced us w/ their pre-season All-American teams. No Badgers were given any love, probably goes back to us fans throwing coins on the ice at the Kohl Center. I haven't seen much love for any Badgers this season even on All-WCHA picks. Now I can understand that at forward, though Derek Stepan WILL surprise the nation, but the blue line? Jake Gardiner, Ryan McDonagh, Brendan Smith and Cody Goloubef? Ever heard of these guys? My favorte thing about these "teams" is that Cade Fairchild is on the 2nd team and Patrick Wierdcock of DU is on the 3rd team. Cade Fairchild, when has he ever shown he deserves to be considered an All-American? Thanks for the good laugh INCH!

Lastly, INCH has their pre-season rankings.