Archive for the ‘Mike Smith’ Category

Stars get 2 points in FL trip

January 24, 2009

So, we won’t even mention the 4-2 loss against the Lightning Monday.  That was, well, it was pathetic.  The Stars allowed their first short-handed goal, and despite plenty of power play opportunities weren’t able to get the job done.  It was nice to see Halpie, Jussi and Smitty again though.

Wednesday, they took on the Florida Panthers and was a much better outcome winning 4-1.  Mike Ribeiro got his first career hat trick!!!  SO EXCITING!  Good job Lil Ribbons!!!

Sorry to be MIA so much lately, the All-Star events are this weekend.  I will make a post tomorrow with some fun about the game, and will be liveblogging the game Sunday.

Avery vs. Brodeur tomorrow night.

October 21, 2008

I don’t think anyone will forget this from the last playoff series:

As Ludy put it “this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.”  Let us hope that tomorrow night when the Stars visit the Devils we don’t see this agian.  The Devils are off to a great start this season going 4-1 in their first 5 games.  Brodeur has some extra motivation this year, since this is the year he will probably become the winningest goaltender in NHL history.  Good job Brodeur!!!  Game starts at 6!

A few other notes…

For those who haven’t seen yet, the Stars will be holding only one Dr. Pepper Luncheon this year.  It will take place November 18th at the American Airlines Center.  You can even sit at the table with a player!  The new 3rd jersey’s will be unveiled that night, as well, so you’ll get to be the first people to see it in person.  You can purchase your tickets here.

Also, Ralphie was on NHL Live today and was asked when Lehtinen and Zubov are returning.  His answer:

Zubov probably November 1st-ish, Lehtinen probably next week.

BEST NEWS EVER!

Quick Addition: Just checked some of the scores from tonight and Smitty FINALLY got his first win of the season in net with Tampa Bay!  3-2 in overtime against the Thrashers!

That’s right you extend Smitty!

July 14, 2008

So, 3 days after Jay Feaster resigned, the Tampa Bay Lightning gave Smitty a 2-year contract extension.  Bout effing time you came to you senses Bolts and realize YOU NEED HIM instead of shopping his butt around.

Shame on you!

2007-08 Dallas Stars Players Stats

May 21, 2008

Up to date stats on each player for the season. This list includes anyone who has put on a Stars jersey this season, no matter how short their stay was.

13 – Krystopher Barch
14 – Stu Barnes
43 – Philippe Boucher
25 – Chris Conner
44 – B.J. Crombeen
06 – Trevor Daley
21 – Loui Eriksson
92 – Todd Fedoruk
28 – Mark Fistric
02 – Nicklas Grossman
15 – Niklas Hagman
11 – Jeff Halpern
40 – Johan Holmqvist
42 – Dan Jancevski
36 – Jussi Jokinen
26 – Jere Lehtinen
22 – Junior Lessard
39 – Joel Lundqvist
20 – Antti Miettinen
09 – Mike Modano
10 – Brenden Morrow
05 – Matt Niskanen
04 – Mattias Norstrom
29 – Steve Ott
17 – Toby Petersen
63 – Mike Ribeiro
91 – Brad Richards
03 – Stéphane Robidas
41 – Mike Smith
31 – Tobias Stephan
35 – Marty Turco
16 – Brad Winchester
56 – Sergei Zubov

I hate so many days between games

March 25, 2008

I’m finding I have nothing to do when there is no hockey on.  So I have taken up crocheting.  Goodness.

Though, if you want something entertaining, there is a lovely new video on the Tampa Bay Lightning site about Mike Smith.

Some new contracts

March 12, 2008

The Dallas Stars have signed Chris Conner (EEEE) and Tobias Stephan to one-year contracts.  Oh I am excited.  I get to see Conner for another year.  Maybe he will actually play with the Stars next season and I can get some wear out of my Conner jersey. 

They also signed Sergei Korostin from the Texas Tornado to a 3-year entry level contract.

YAY CONNER!

Also, the Tampa Bay Lightning have posted a video of interviews with Halpie, Smitty and Jussi.  It’s mostly Halpie and Smitty, but yayy it made me smile.

Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist to Dallas

February 26, 2008

It is with a sad and heavy heart to report that HullJack have traded Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and Mike Smith for center Brad Richards and goalie Johan Holmqvist from Tampa Bay.

I will not lie that I am not pleased about this trade, at all. I lost Halpie and Juicy in one felt swoop.

So with this sadness, I think it is now time to say goodbye to 2 of my favorite players, and Smitty.

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Boo Boo officially off injured reserve

February 25, 2008

Patty was not the only one celebrating this; though I’m sure she was probably the loudest! I know we are all extremely excited to finally have Boucher back in our line up!!!! HEY HEY BOO BOO GLAD YOU’RE BACK!

nooobrenden.pngI don’t know if you noticed this during the games Friday and Saturday, but it is a no no. Brenden Morrow was apparently wacked in the eye during practice Thursday. As I said, this is a no no. It seems I need to have a talk with someone about proper Morrownator etiquette.

In other news, TSN is reporting that Stars are offering Tampa Bay a large package (that includes Mike Smith) for Brad Richards. All I have to say about this is no. No no no no no no no no no. NO! (And I swear to Baby Hockey Jesus if I find out Mittens is involved in this I will go balistic. At least I know Brenden is safe.)

Morrow and Ribeiro lead team past Preds

February 24, 2008
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Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro both had 4 points in the Stars 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators.  The Preds were without some key guys, but so were the Stars.  Nashville came in knowing they had to play a tight game to try to earn a spot in the playoffs, but it wasn’t enough.

Antti Miettinen opened the scoring 11 minutes into the first period, with a goal from Jussi Jokinen and Trevor Daley.  Nashville countered 13 minutes in with a power play goal from Ville Koistinen (assisted by Vernon Fiddler and Radek Bonk.)   Nashville had a second chance to score in the 1st, when Stéphane Robidas took a delay of game penalty just 30 seconds after Lundqvist took a hooking call, but Stars managed to show off their penalty killing skills.

The second period scoring was done by all Stars; two of them to be exact.  Loui Eriksson got his first of the night 17 minutes in, with assists from Mattias Norstrom and Brenden Morrow.  Erikssons goal was bookended by Mike Ribeiro; scoring one goal just under 6 minutes in from Brenden Morrow and Matt Niskanen and a second goal with 4 seconds left in the second.

J.P.  Dumont scored for the Preds just under 3 minutes into the third, with assists from former Star (and current Preds captain) Jason Arnott and Jerred Smithson.  Stars then scored two more goals; one from Brenden Morrow (assisted by Mike Ribeiro) and Eriksson’s second of the night assisted by Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro.   The Nashville Predators ended up getting a goal in right at the buzzer, to make the final 6-3 Stars.

Stars started Mike Smith, and he made some great saves.  It’s nice to know we have a back up goalie who can really hold his own.

The three stars of the night were

  1. Mike Ribeiro
  2. Brenden Morrow
  3. Loui Eriksson

Mike Ribeiro also took the number 1 spot on NHL.com for the three stars of Saturday night.

And now some very upsetting news; Sergei Zubov is expected to be out 3-4 more weeks.  He had surgery  Sunday morning to place a screw into the fractured bone in his foot.  Oh goodness.  He should be back in time for the playoffs.

“If everything goes as planned, he should be back by the last week of March and then we’ll have that week and a week and half in April,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said of the start of the playoffs April 9. “That’s the plan.”

Most Valuable Player

February 18, 2008

So with a few days until our next game, and the fact that I’m working on President’s Day and have nothing to do; I decided to attempt to mathematically calculate who the Stars most valuable player is.  I decided to go by the points system NHL.com uses when they choose the 3 Stars of the Night.  I know that just going by nightly Star picks for games is probably not the most accurate, but I was surprised that the top 10 players were pretty much who I personally thought the top 10 should be.  So maybe it’s not as off as one would assume…

So anyway.  Here we go, the point system

  • 1st star of the night earns 30 points
  • 2nd star of the night earns 20 points
  • 3rd star of the night earns 10 points

So without further ado, here is the entire list of the most valuable players, as determined by Star choices.

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