Friday, November 5, 2010

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 @ minnesota: FRI / SAT 7PM

There is a lot of history and these are two teams that don't like each other, in any sport. There is a little hatred but that is the way hockey should be played. -- Jordy Murray

These weekends that we have this month are going to be big series, definitely the strongest month of our season. So if we can start it off with a sweep right here it would be huge. We're looking at it like four points we need to have on the road, and we won't be satisfied unless we get all four. -- Sean Dolan [Evans]

UW: 2-1-1 WCHA, 5-2-1 overall (last weekend 5-2, 4-1 v. mtu)
minn: 3-3-0 WCHA, 5-3-0 overall (last weekend 4-1, 9-4 @ cc)

Gameday Links
TV: Friday - FSN Wisconsin, FSN North; Saturday - BigTen Network
Radio: Friday/Saturday WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo)
Video webstream: none
Live stats: gophersports
Live blog: - Capobianco (uwbadgers)

Weekly Shooutout Winner
This week, SCOTT GUDMANDSON won the shootout.

Previous Winners:
10/28 Ryan Little
10/21 Jefferson Dahl
10/14 Keegan Meuer

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

Jake Gardiner - Justin Schultz
Craig Johnson - John Ramage

Joe Faust - Frankie Simonelli

Scott Gudumandson
Brett Bennett

gopher lines
Usually I get the opposing team's lines from Baggot, but the link on for the UW-minn preview yields nothing more than game time, TV coverage, and radio coverage. If I have time before I go to work, I'll try to find this info elsewhere, otherwise if anyone else wants to add them in, please feel free.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
gophersports: preview, game notes
Baggot (WSJ): New lineup ready for shorthanded gophers
Evans (Daily Cardinal): Latest installment of Border Battle features many Minnesota connections
Holt (Badger Herald): Badgers head west for border battle
Augustoviz (StarTribune): Wisconsin at Gophers
Augustoviz (Star Tribune): Facing off against new challenger this week in five WCHA series
Augustoviz (Star Tribune): On Gophers' series with Wisconsin, injuries and illnesses
Magill (CNH): Now and Always . . . Rivals

Other Articles/Links
Baggot (WSJ): With a Gardiner on each team, Minnesota series will feature true sibling rivalry

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA (Buckentine), Weekend of Oct 29-30 (Spisak)
INCH: WCHA notebook, Friday Four-cast, First Shift

HatchetJoe says . . .
Michael Mersch for Hobey . . .
(In a stunning development, HatchetJoe refused to accept a case of Schlitz in exchange for a different quote. I figure he's planning on stealing the Schlitz from me later while I'm not paying attention. (Although "planning" might be a strong term, as I'm not sure HatchetJoe is really the planning type.))