Friday, October 16, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love


It's a bye week for the Badger Women, but I don't need to tell you that it's opening weekend for the Badger Men!

BADGER MEN: v. Colorado College, FRI/SAT 7 PM

UW 0-0-0
CC 1-1-0 (last weekend split w/ Northeastern: 4-2, 3-4)

Check out Gandalf's preseason Colorado College preview.

And if (like me for much of the summer) you've been hibernating, here are some links to get you ready for the Badgers' season:

uwbadgers Mike Eaves' season preview videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
WPT interview w/ Mike Eaves (thanks to sunpraire for the heads-up)
Gandalf's Wisconsin preview
Chuck's "If I were Eaves" series

Gameday Links
TV: FRI ONLY - FSN (live), Wisconsin Channel (tape delay Fri 10pm, Sat 6pm)
Radio: Madison - WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: WSUM (free) - no confirmation, but I'd expect they'll be broadcasting, insideBADGERSPORTS.com ($9.95/mo, but I can't figure it out), RXP (CC feed)
Video webstream: SAT ONLY - Big Ten Network ($2.99)
Live stats: CSTV gametracker
Live blog: Worgull (BN) -- I'll try to add the link when I have it

Weekly Shooutout Winner
Podge Turnbull won the weekly shootout, as well as a spot in tonight's lineup.

Lines
Bohmbach - Geoffrion - P Johnson
Murray - Stepan - C Smith
Mitchell - Street - Grotting
Bendickson - Dolan - Turnbull

McDonagh - Gardiner
Goloubef - Schultz
Smith - Ramage

Bennett
Gudmandson

Bennett gets the nod tonight; no word on who will get the start on Saturday, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Gudmandson.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
cctigers: preview, game notes
Baggot (WSJ): UW-Colorado College preview
Paisley (Colorado Springs Gazette): CC hopes for continued hockey success in Wisconsin
Gabriel (Daily Cardinal): Badgers jump into WCHA play with season opener against CC
Holt (Badger Herald): Wisconsin opens season at home

Other Articles
Baggot (WSJ): Pieces are falling into place as UW men's hockey team prepares to open its season
Baggot (WSJ blog): Bennet to start in goal for Badgers
Baggot (WSJ blog): Turnbull gets the nod for Badgers
Baggot (WSJ blog): A few good minutes with Patrick Johnson

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: Hmmm, no WCHA notebook, just a national notebook