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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Whiner of the Week

Here it is, the Inaugural WOTW.

Looking back through this past week's WCHA series, it really wasn't hard to find the event that would result in the WOTW. I am speaking, of course, of the now infamous DU/UND scuffle that produced the Vossberg/Radke fight.

After this event, I sat back and waited for the whining to begin. And it certainly didn't take long. You had DU fans talking about the UND thugs...and soon after every other WCHA team shared that sentiment. And then, naturally, you had the Sioux fans denying that Radke (and the rest of the UND participants) were goons, and that it was just hard-nosed hockey.

(Truthfully, on Friday night I was a bit worried that I would have to give the first WCHA WOTW to Miami fans...after their loss to FSU they were still demanding respect and claiming that they were not overrated. Thankfully, the DU/UND scrum occurred to save me from doing that). :)

So, who do I pick to be WOTW? I knew it would be between DU fans or UND fans. I was personally leaning toward the UND fanbase when...Gwoz came out with his good old "code" rant:

"And the thing that really surprised me was, there was no evidence of the code of hockey, if you will, that when you get the guy down, it's over," Gwozdecky said. "These guys have grown up playing competitive hockey, and there is an honor system where, when you've got the guy down, it's done."

Now that's all well and good, but it seems to contradict this video from last year between Testwuide and Gordon from UMN. And then, this Vossberg interview came out where he made it sound like he was just an innocent bystander, even though the video shows him drop the gloves while Radke is still pushing him around. So that clinched it. Congratulations are in order, the Inaugural WOTW goes to:

George Gwozdecky, the DU Pioneers, and the DU fanbase


Anonymous said...

Get a life!!!

Anonymous said...

There not called the fighting souix for no reason.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of this blog?? We want hockey news, not this BS.