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Top-seeded Wisconsin has high expectations

Wisconsin already has one hockey championship this season, thanks to its women's team. Badger Nation won't accept anything less from the men's team, writes David Albright.

Updated: April 8, 2006, 10:12 AM ET
By David Albright | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- Only four hockey teams will take the ice Thursday at the Bradley Center, but there is a fifth contingent whose presence might end up having the greatest impact on the 2006 Frozen Four.

And it might have the most to lose.

Badger Nation will be out in full force before, during and after Wisconsin skates against Maine in the second national semifinal (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

The Badgers come in as the tournament's top overall seed, and they're the only No. 1 seed to advance out ...

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