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The Wisconsin Badgers have churned out a whole plethora of professional hockey players, including many at the NHL level. And so Wisconsin invites their alumni back during the summer to train and get ready for the upcoming season. And for the Wisconsin players, they get to train with the pros and learn a few things. Attending the alumni camp is, among other NHL players, Ryan McDonagh. Here is the list of other attendees:Blake Geoffrion, Matthew Ford, Davis Drewiske, Craig Smith, Joe Piskula, Joe Pavelski, Ben Street, Jake Dowell, Tom Gilbert, Brian Elliott, Ryan McDonagh, John Mitchell Podge Turnbull, Patrick Eaves, Jack Skille, and Adam Burish.It is also believed that Derek Stepan took part as well at some point. It's good that McDonagh (and possibly Stepan) are training with other pros. Even for something as simple as weightlifting or skating drills, these players are competitive by nature and so having others to train "against" gives them extra drive. The best quote ...
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No question, the Rangers made a huge splash this summer with the acquisition of Rick Nash. Thanks to the move the Rangers find themselves with more (legitimate) elite talent than they have had in well over a decade but at some stage even top line players need offensive support. Even the dominant Edmonton Oilers of the 1980’s had role players step up when needed.
With the loss of...
Sean Avery went on New York's Q104.3 yesterday morning and officially announced his retirement. He also said this about the Rangers loss to the Devils in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals last season..."The New York Rangers would have beaten the New Jersey Devils if Sean Avery was on the team this year."Here's full interview......there's been a lot of ups and...
During trying times of emptiness and pessimism like the current CBA holdout period, it's understandable for Ranger fans - correction: sports fans - to get very disillusioned with the pro athletes we so revere and admire. For hockey fans around the globe,
discussions that once were excitable about how much we enjoy their play, their commitment, their passion and
Henrik Lundqvist told Expressen that he'll stay in NA for the fall. If lockout cancels the whole season, he wants to play for Frölunda. #NHL— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) August 29, 2012
...while I hate the idea of Lundqvist possibly being injured playing for a Swedish elite league team, I guess the guy has to stay in shape somehow....and please kill me if the entire season...
Three men were arrested on Tuesday in Madison, Wis. on battery charges stemming from an Aug. 1 attack on Badgers running back Montee Ball.
MADISON, Wis. The final piece to the Wisconsin football depth chart puzzle has been solved at least temporarily.Badgers coach Bret Bielema said following Thursday's practice that junior Zac Matthias would start at right guard during Wisconsin's season opener against Northern Iowa on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Matthias, a 6-foot-5, 320-pounder from Hemlock, Mich....
MADISON, Wis. The flowing blonde mane and thin mustache curling down below the creases of his mouth suggest Beau Allen is a guy who doesn't take things too seriously.The words Allen uses to describe his appearance only add to that notion."I'm not the best looking guy," Allen said. "But I'm fine with that, man. I'm a D-lineman. That's how it'...
No. 12 Wisconsin opens the season at home Saturday against Northern Iowa.
All eyes are on Badgers running back Montee Ball, who was attacked and beaten up near campus a month ago, leaving him with a concussion that caused him to miss part of camp. Three men were arrested in connection with the incident this week.
Ball scored 39 touchdowns to tie Barry Sanders' NCAA record last...
The comparisons between new Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien and predecessor Russell Wilson are inevitable, given their similar backgrounds. Both players transferred from ACC schools and were eligible to play right away.
But going into the 12th-ranked Badgers' season opener against Northern Iowa on Saturday, coach Bret Bielema (BEE'-leh-mah) hopes people give O'...
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Police have arrested three suspects in the assault on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. Ball sustained a concussion when he was attacked by several men near campus August 1st. All three are listed as Wisconsin students- Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks.
They were all arrested on charges of "party to the crime of substantial...
The NHL and NHLPA held multiple extensive meetings yesterday in New York City and the NHL made its first counter-proposal to the players. As part of the NHL's proposal, the salary cap for the 2012-2013 season would drop down to $58 million. From TSN's Darren Dreger: "The cap for 2012-13 - projected to be $70.2 million under the existing CBA - would be cut to a fixed...
There will be a lot of people that will say that because Wisconsin lost Russell Wilson they won’t do very well this season, but I am not one of those people. I am a Danny O’Brien believer.
O’Brien is a transfer from Maryland who is coming off of a broken arm, but in his freshman season at Maryland, O’Brien passed for 2200 yards and 22 TDs. He also rushed for 12...
Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park says this is a big year for Rangers prospect Shane McColgan (2011 - 5th), who was traded from Kelowna Rockets to the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL this offseason because he has not lived up to expectations..."The Blades traded for McColgan to give them an experienced scorer who adds grit and a willingness to work hard but they also need McColgan...
Alright, after a bit of off time we're doubling down on our attempt to remind you of what was said and thought about each position entering camp and where we now stand heading into game one against Northern Iowa.
If you've missed any of this weeks revisits it was started with the Wide Receivers and it's now time to move on to the other side of the ball.