Friday, October 15, 2010

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

I've had this song in my head all week. I'm not gonna lie; I love this song and I'm gonna listen to it the entire time I write this post. It's Friday, Badger Hockey is back at the Kohl, and I'm in Love. Go RED!

BADGER MEN v. Alabama-Huntsville: FRI 7 PM / Sun 1 PM

UW: 1-1-0 overall (last weekend 3-4 loss to BU and 6-0 win over Holy Cross
UAH: 1-1-0 overall (last weekend 4-2 win over and 1-4 loss to Ferris State)

Gameday Links
Sunday Tailgate

- Friday - FSN (live), The Wisconsin Channel (tape-delay 11PM)
- Sat - Big Ten Network (tape-delay Oct 19 @ 3PM)
Radio: Friday - WIBA 1310; Sat - WTSO 1070
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo),
Video webstream: Friday - none; Sunday - ($7.95/mo)
Live stats: CBSSports Gametracker - Friday, Sunday
Live blog: - Capobianco (uwbadgers)?, Worgull (BN)? (Capo usually only does road games so I don't really expect one, but the game notes have a live blog listed. I don't know for sure if Worgull is doing a blog, but he always did last year. If he does, a link will be on the front page of BN at gametime.)

Weekly Shooutout Winner
This week, KEEGAN MEUER won the shootout.

Badger Lines
I don't see tonight's line-up posted yet. If I see it later, I'll go ahead and edit. In the meantime (per Baggot), here are the lines that were used in practice on Wednesday. (I'm assuming Goody gets the start Friday (Bennett on Sunday) and that the 5th F line and 4th D pairing sit tonight (with changes made Sunday).)

Jordy Murray - Craig Smith - Mark Zengerle
Patrick Johnson - Sean Dolan - Ryan Little
Podge Turnbull - Derek Lee - Tyler Barnes
Michael Mersch - Jefferson Dahl - Gavin Hartzog
Jason Clark - Keegan Meuer - Sean Little

Jake Gardiner - John Ramage
Craig Johnson - Justin Schultz
Eric Springer - Frankie Simonelli
Chase Drake - Joe Faust

Scott Gudmandson
Brett Bennett

Charger lines
I don't see them listed anywhere yet, but hopefully Geof will put them up on his UAHhockey blog sometime today. Keep an eye out for a couple of Geoffrion brothers - freshman Brice wears #5 and sophomore Sebastian wears #22 - and for Wisconsinite Justin Cester (sophomore, #26).

Here's what Mike Eaves said in his weekly presser about the Geoffrion boys: "Well, they play with great energy. They’re energy guys. They play physically hard, a lot like Blake was a freshman with us, he played with great energy and hit everything that moved. They play with that same type of energy."

About Sebastian, Brett Bennett said, "I played with Sebastian in juniors. He was our fighter on our team. He was like a [New York Rangers forward Sean] Avery-type if you can compare him to anyone in the NHL." [Gabriel]

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
uahchargers: (nothing yet)
Baggot (WSJ): Either I can't use the internet, sucks and doesn't have things posted right, or Baggot didn't write an article today. *shrug*
Gabriel (Daily Cardinal): Wisconsin readies the home ice as team prepares for UA-Huntsville
Henson (Badger Herald): Eaves' "junkyard dogs" ready for home debut
Powers (HF): Alabama-Huntsville and Atlantic Hockey 2010-11 season preview (has some more quotes regarding the Geoffrion brothers)

Other Articles/Links
uwbadgers: Mike Eaves' weekly presser
Baggot (WSJ): Switched from defense, Little is already scoring points
Baggot (WSJ): Eaves looking for some separation
Milewski (USCHO): New start for Alabama-Huntsville for 2010-11, in a number of ways
Holt (Badger Herald): Young Badgers to rely on senior goaltenders
Worgull (BN): A Young Animal House (premium content)
Bucketine (USCHO): Don't read too much into early WCHA results

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA (Spisak)
INCH: Friday Four-cast, First Shift (national notebooks)

HatchetJoe says . . .
Michael Mersch for Hobey . . .