Since LetsGoDU is so fond of "timelines", here is one for them:
Oct 12th-Jan 10th: DU is on a magical run, going 17-4 to start the season, battling with rival CC for the MacNaughton, and well on their way to a #1 seed for the NCAA's.
Jan 11th: The infamous VideoGate with UW. The tying goal as time expired is disallowed. This is the second incident of the season in which a blown call has gone in favor of DU. UW fans complain; DU fans rejoice and make fun of the Badger fans. The hockey gods are angered over this. They decide to do something about it.
Jan 12th: UW blows out DU, 7-2. It has begun.
Jan 18th: Air Force beats DU for the first time in 28 years.
Jan 20th: It is announced that freshman dman John Ryder will miss the rest of the season with an injury.
Jan 26th-28th: DU loses 2 recruiting battles in a matter of 3 days, as MacWilliam commits to UND and Wiercioch commits to UW.
Jan 31st: It is announced that Brock Trotter would miss the MSUM series for undisclosed reasons.
Feb 1st-2nd: MSUM sweeps DU.
Feb 2nd: Tyler Ruegsegger is injured during the Sat night MSUM game.
Feb 7th: After a full week of speculation by DU fans, Trotter bolts for the pros with no explanation from DU. Could this be a Bad-Boyz cover-up?
Feb 8th-9th: Despite Trotter and Ruegsegger out of the lineup, DU still manages to get 3 points against Minnesota (not that tough this year). Have they turned it around?
Feb 15th: That's a negative. After going up 4-1 against UND, DU gives the game away, losing 5-4.
Feb 16th: UND completes the sweep, and manages to cleverly have Testwuide and Vossberg get suspended for a game due to their fighting fun.
Mar 7th: Ruegsegger finally returns to the lineup.
Mar 7th-8th: DU gets swept by CC, essentially handing the MacNaughton Cup to their biggest rival.
Mar 13th-14th: DU sweeps UMD in the first round playoffs, securing their spot in the F5.
Mar 21st-22nd: DU beats UND and then UMN (which had huge crowd support) in the F5 to win the Broadmoor trophy once again. The DU fans rejoice, as this surely means that the team has turned things around just in time for the NCAA's.
Mar 23rd: It is announced that DU has to face UW in the Madison regional with a shot at playing in the F4 in DU's own backyard. How sweet that would be for DU fans!
Mar 29th: DU gets pummeled by UW, 6-2, ending their season and ruining their chance at playing in the F4 in their hometown. It is a tough pill to swallow, especially being that UW was the only sub-.500 team in the tourney. In the end, the hockey gods prove that they have a sense of humor, as the team that started it all way back on Jan 11th now fittingly ends the Pioneers' season.