Archive for June, 2009

There’s two positives

June 30, 2009

Stars have extended an offer to Fishsticks, which makes me extremely happy.

But not as happy as them signing Jere Lehtinen to a 1-year deal.  Thank God.  I have been having nightmares about a lack of finns on this team.

Now onto nightmares of being Russianless

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Welcome the new coach, Marc Crawford

June 11, 2009

The Stars officially announced today the firing of Dave Tippett and the hiring of new head coach Marc Crawford.  Mark Lamb has also been given the boot. 

I make it no secret I was a big fan of Tippett, but I will give Crawford a chance.  The numbers, however, aren’t too uplifting.   He was fired by the Kings in 2008, so he was not coaching during the 08-09 season, so here are the compareable numbers between both coaches between the 02-03 and 07-08 seasons.

Tippett: 235-121-54 With the Stars
Crawford: 189-163-58 With the Canucks and Kings

That is a big difference.  The one thing he has going for him was winning a Stanley Cup, which Tippett has not done.  But that was also in 1996, 13 years ago.  I’m going to admit, I am definitely a tad worried about this upcoming season.  But here’s hoping that Crawford can prove me wrong in thinking he was a bad choice for coach.

no. no no no no no NO

June 10, 2009

What in the world. Are you people thinking.

TSN reports that the Dallas Stars have fired coach Dave Tippett.

Oh. My.  God.

Peace out HullJack

June 1, 2009

So, one big move has been made already this off-season, the Stars now have a new General Manager; the fan favorite Joe Nieuwendyk.

I can’t say I’m not sad about this, as much as I think Jackson was fantastic as the GM job Brett Hull was definitely not. 

Now, make us proud Nieuwy and get Zubov and Lehts signed k?